Pentagon drops RIM exclusivity; eyes up iPhones, Androids

Pentagon drops RIM exclusivity; eyes up iPhones, Android phones
On the same day the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, a division of the U.S. Homeland Security, said it was looking to ditch the BlackBerry smartphone from its employees hands in favor of Apple's iPhone, the Pentagon had similar ...

Nokia not blocking multiple users on Android phones
Google earlier this week unveiled Android 4.2, an updated version of Jelly Bean that will come with the company's new line of Nexus devices. One of the big features of the OS is the ability to add multiple user accounts. However, it will only work on ...

A smartphone for Christmas: Samsung or Apple?
The Guardian (blog)
My son recently bought a Google Nexus 7 tablet and my wife was highly impressed. I thought that was Christmas sorted, but she says a smartphone would suit her better as the bottom-of-the-range Android she uses is struggling to get by. I thought I could...

The Guardian (blog)

Samsung Says Tablets to be New Growth Engine
Wall Street Journal (blog)
After a slow start in ramping up its tablet business Samsung Electronics Co. , the biggest smartphone maker by shipments, has signaled it will aggressively push out new models to expand in the market. Google: Google has two new Nexus devices it ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Apple slapped for Samsung statement, but come on, give peace a chance
Computerworld (blog)
The UK court may have reprimanded Apple for its Samsung statement but I already know it's likely I'll always feel Apple [AAPL]is justified in thinking Google was inspired by many of its iOS ideas when it came to development of the Android OS. That's my ...

Archos 80 Cobalt tablet runs Android ICS with an 8-inch screen
TG Daily
The Archos 80 Cobalt boasts a slightly larger screen than the budget Android tablet norm at 8-inches, but its retail price will ultimately help determine the fate of the device. Interestingly, the 8-inch 1024 x 768 display sports an aspect ratio of 4:3 ...

Apple offers up to $1 per device for Motorola Mobility patents
The patents in question are considered vital to the UMTS, GPRS, GSM and 802.11 standards in which they are used, so Motorola Mobility is required to license them to competitors on "fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms," often referred to by ...

Samsung spills UK launch date for Galaxy S III Mini
According to Samsung, the device will launch on 8 November with free games preinstalled — The Sims 3 and Bejewelled 2, to be specific — as well as 50GB of free Dropbox storage for the next two years. The S III Mini is pitched as a more compact ...

Smartphone, tablet markets saturated
Squamish Chief
If you've been looking to finally upgrade your old cellphone, or get into the tablet market, be ready to wade through an almost endless field of choices and options available to electronics consumers today. To be honest, there are almost too many hand ...

Q3 Smartphone Shipments Exceed 157m, with Samsung Cementing Place as ...
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RIM's recent results - which run to a different financial schedule - nevertheless hint at continuing problems for the Canadian firm with just 7.7 million quarterly smartphone shipments. MeanwhileSamsung's Android competitors including HTC and Motorola ...

Apple statement on Samsung tablets ruled non ... - Android Central
By Alex Dobie
When Apple issued its legally-mandated statement, indicating that Samsung had not copied the iPadin its Android tablet range, we speculated that the British High Court might be displeased at the tone and content of the company's message.
Android Central - Android Forums,...

Concept: iOS icons get a Windows Phone Live Tile and Android ...
By Matt Brian
What would Apple's iOS look like if you took WP8's Live Tile approach, mixed it a bit with Android'swidgets? We're sure it would look a little like this. ... Concept: iOS icons get a Windows Phone Live Tile and Android widget makeover [Video]. 442 ... As the smartphone wars rage on, both Google and Microsoft have iterated their own mobile operating systems to differentiate themselves from their rivals. Microsoft might be on the receiving end of a lawsuit over the use of Live Tiles in its ...
The Next Web

Archos 80 Cobalt Android ICS tablet not a head turner » Phone ...
By Gary
In the last week or so we have seen the tablet PC market getting even more crowded than it already is with a number of new products being announced by Apple and Google among others. Not all of the new ... There is a two megapixel camera on the back of the device, while there is only 8GB of on board storage, but luckily this can be expanded by via the micro SDHC port, which is a nice feature on an Android tablet that many Nexus 7 owners would like to see. While the Archos 80 ...
Phones Review

Google removes Nexus Q from Android landing page | Expert Reviews
Now, however, it seems unlikely that the Nexus Q will even see the light of day. The company'sAndroid product landing page, updated to reflect the launch of the Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10tablet, no longer features the Nexus Q at all.
Expert Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini gets a launch date in the UK | Android ...
By Dave LeClair
Samsung recently announced the Galaxy S III Mini, and it was not exactly met with praise and love from the phone buying public. Still, it's based on the ultra.
Android Community

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with 4G LTE hits Sprint on November 11th for $550
As for the tablet itself, it's otherwise identical to the WiFi-only model, including a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.0 for an OS (no word on upgrades just yet).... Sprint Mobile Broadband Passes for tablets ...

Internet rolls into Bangladesh villages on a bike
San Jose Mercury News
Dozens of "Info Ladies" bike into remote Bangladeshi villages with laptops and Internet connections, helping tens of thousands of people—especially women—get everything from government services to chats with distant loved ones. It's a vital service ...

Chinese Internet Firms Agree to Code of Conduct
Wall Street Journal
BEIJING—China's Internet search companies and a government-sponsored trade group agreed to a code of conduct on Thursday to moderate tensions in the increasingly competitive search environment in the fast-growing market. The Internet Society of ...

Wi-Fi Is Back—Starbucks Opens In the Aftermath
Wall Street Journal
"Yesterday we were getting Wi-Fi through the window of a closed Starbucks, so I'm glad we can actually sit inside this time," said Christina Eckes, a 35-year-old New York University employee from Amsterdam, who was camped out at a Starbucks on the ...

One month until they regulate the Internet
Fox News
A U.N.-sponsored conference next month in Dubai will propose new regulations and restrictions for the Internet, which critics say will censor free speech, levy tariffs on e-commerce, and even force companies to clean up their “e-waste” and make gadgets ...

Photos on Internet show second Chinese stealth fighter prototype undergoing ...
Washington Post
BEIJING — China has test flown a second model of a prototype stealth fighter, aviation experts said Thursday, in a sign of its aircraft industry's growing sophistication. Photos posted to the InternetThursday showed the radar-avoiding aircraft ...

4G: The business benefits
It has been a long and somewhat slow journey to get here, but this week the UK finally saw the launch of a 4G network by mobile operator EE. Formed from the merger of T-Mobile and Orange, EE has rolled out the faster broadband connectivity across 11 ...

The Kremlin's New Internet Surveillance Plan Goes Live Today
On the surface, it's all about protecting Russian kids from internet pedophiles. In reality, the Kremlin's new “Single Register” of banned websites, which goes into effect today, will wind up blocking all kinds of online political speech. And, thanks ...

Internet restrictions in Russia ready to go live
Law enforcement agencies will be able to block websites with content considered harmful to children under new legislation. Lawyers, politicians and internet experts are split on how the law will be enforced, sparking a debate on whether it will ...

Cell Phones, Internet After Hurricane Sandy: What You Need To Know
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Verizon, which provides Internet and telephone services and is the largest wireless carrier in the United States, was hit extremely hard in New York and New Jersey. According to Reuters, flooding from the storm damaged telecom equipment in ...
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed

Post-hurricane, New York's internet industry runs on diesel | The Verge
By Adrianne Jeffries
Why put a data center in New York City? It's common for internet companies to build data centers in safe places, with lots of open space to protect privacy, and a local government eager to subsidize construction. Facebook built its first data ...
The Verge - All Posts

Comcast Offers Up Its Wi-Fi Hot Spots For Free To Anyone In States ...
By Mary Beth Quirk
First AT&T and T-Mobile took a cue from the acts of generous individuals in helping out our neighbors by offering to share their networks for customers in the path of the storm, and now Comcast has announced it'll offer up free WiFi to those in need in ... This free Internet access should come as a relief to plenty of people, as the Federal Communications Commission said yesterday that about 25% of cable customers are without service in 10 states after Sandy rolled through on Monday .
The Consumerist

US Cellular bringing LTE to 30 additional markets on November 5th ...
By Mark Hearn
With 4G LTE capable smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S® III, Samsung Galaxy Metrix™ and the Samsung Galaxy Note™ II, customers have the ability to talk and access the Internet at the same time. Additionally, U.S. Cellular offers ...
Engadget Mobile

Russian 'internet blacklist' goes online — RT
The Russian law aimed at the protection of children from harmful web content – the so-called internetblacklist – has come into effect. From now on, authorities will be able to force certain web pages offline, even before a trial.
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