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Review: Motorola Quench

by: LIA TIMSON You can’t blame Motorola, or any other phone manufacturer, for jumping on the Android bandwagon and launching a seemingly unlimited number of handsets to take advantage of Google’s free operating system. So it was with some degree … Continue reading

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No Kin Do: Microsoft Keeps Limping Into the Mobile Era

The life of Microsoft’s Kin was hard and short — delayed development, feuding executives and last-minute changes in OSes were just some of the problems that reportedly plagued the platform. But the phone shoppers out there don’t care about behind-the-scenes bickering. They just want the coolest stuff out there, with touchscreens, real app stores and affordable prices, and Microsoft isn’t cooperating. Continue reading

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Topo Maps for iPhone Won’t Lose You

By: Chris Maxcer If you’re driving around on pavement in the United States, chances are you’re often within cellular service, which means you can use Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Maps and Google Earth, along with your iPhone’s built-in GPS feature, to … Continue reading

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Cellphone industry attacks San Francisco measure on radiation

San Francisco, a city that banned the plastic bag, now has waded into the muddy territory of cellphone radiation, setting off a call to arms in the $153 billion wireless industry. In June the Board of Supervisors passed a law … Continue reading

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The Great Success Of Microsoft’s Kin

By: Aaron Shapiro Last week, Microsoft killed its first phone product, Kin. Ad Age called it “One of the fastest launch-to-failure paths ever taken by a major marketer.” The New York Times quipped, “That didn’t take long,” pointing out that … Continue reading

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New ways to double phone battery life

by: John D. Sutte Think you need to buy a new phone to get better battery life? Maybe not, if researchers get their way. A handful of universities and research labs are working on simple changes to Wi-Fi technology that … Continue reading

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Indian mobile brands ring loud and clear

by: Bhupesh Bhandari Till a year ago, they were just irritants. Today, they are a serious threat. Homegrown mobile phone brands have blown a serious hole in the pockets of their multinational rivals. According to the Voice & Data annual … Continue reading

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