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  • HTC Evo 4G: What's inside first WiMAX smartphone

    The latest gadget disassembled by iFixIt is the HTC Evo 4G smartphone. And just in time. The first phone capable of running on a WiMAX network is <a href=" ">due on Sprint's network</a> at the end of this week.

    Written by John Cox02 June 10 01:41
  • The web will unify fragmented mobile OS world, says Opera

    Norwegian browser maker Opera has high hopes for the combination of mobile browsers and HTML 5, which will let web-based applications compete better with native applications, according to co-founder Jon von Tetzchner.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs01 June 10 01:58
  • Microsoft's Kin Two carries aging Nvidia Tegra chip

    Semiconductor research firm Chipworks has disassembled Microsoft's Kin Two smartphone to find that the device is powered by an aging Tegra chip from Nvidia that could be outdated by the end of this year.

    Written by Agam Shah19 May 10 06:25
  • Verizon FiOS TV feeds Twitter, Facebook generation

    The modern big-screen, high-definition television is not only taking on the PC for basic Web access. It's now becoming a social networking device serving Twitter and Facebook users -- as they watch TV.

    Written by Matt Hamblen10 May 10 20:12
  • Sony developing devices to compete with Apple

    Sony is countering Apple by developing its own handheld products that include a tablet-like device and a smartphone that can download and play PlayStation games, The Wall Street Journal said in a news report on Thursday.

    Written by Agam Shah05 March 10 05:41
  • iPad hype drives away consumers, survey says

    When the over-the-top hype met the reality of Apple's iPad, a majority of consumers decided they didn't need, and wouldn't buy, the new device, a survey published today said.

    Written by Gregg Keizer06 Feb. 10 06:24
  • Windows Mobile smartphone sales plunge 20% in Q3

    Sales of smartphones running the Window Mobile operating system declined 20% in the third quarter at the same time that total smartphone sales surged 13%, according to an analysis of newly released sales data from Gartner.

    Written by Matt Hamblen13 Nov. 09 08:07
  • Android comes to an e-reader called Alex

    Android is known for smartphones but the mobile platform will also power the new Alex e-reader from a Fremont, Calif., company called Spring Design.

    Written by Matt Hamblen20 Oct. 09 08:05
  • Zenprise smartphone management software gets new features

    The continuing spread of smartphones inside and outside of office walls is leading more and more corporate IT departments to consider third-party software offerings for assistance in managing and maintaining the integrity of their BlackBerry/iPhone/Palm device deployments.

    Written by Al Sacco09 Sept. 09 07:18