Strategy Analytics: Android gobbled up 70% of global market share in Q4 2012

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Android accounted for seven in ten smartphones shipped around the globe in the fourth quarter of last year, according to Strategy Analytics. With an estimated 152 million smartphones shipped in Q4 ’12, Android nearly doubled in volume over the previous year. Last year saw the platform ...

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Fox Digital Entertainment begins hyping Alien Vs. Predator: Evolutions

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Fox Digital Entertainment has started up the hype machine for the latest release in the ongoing saga of Alien Vs. Predator. The game, Alien vs. Predator: EVOLUTION (AVP: EVOLUTION), is developed by Angry Mob Games (Muffin Knight, Predators) and looks to raise the bar in terms of visually ...

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Verizon, AT&T consider monthly installments for devices

Verizon and A&T are both considering the switch to full-priced cell phones, according to a recent Reuters report. The two carriers are are weighing whether to follow T-Mobile into the non-subsidized smartphones territory and offer monthly installments. “That’s something we’ve looked ...

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HTC schedules press event for February 19

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HTC is sending out invitations to a press event for February 19 where it is expected that a new flagship smartphone will be announced. Presumably, this is the day where see the official unveiling of the long-rumored HTC M7. Very little is known about the event as of now however HTC does plan to ...

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Samsung Galaxy Express announced for international markets

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Samsung today announced that the Galaxy Express will be headed to international markets in the coming months. Details include Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 5-megapixel camera, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB internal storage. Like most Android phones ...

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Nexus 7 refresh reported to feature HD display, thinner bezel

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The Nexus 7 will be refreshed with a “full HD” 1080p display and thinner bezel, reports Digitimes. Expected to carry the same attractive $200-$250 price point as the current model, the tablet is said to be manufactured by Asus. Citing sources with access to “engineering ...

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Swiftkey Flow beta inches toward final release with new update

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Swiftkey Flow moved on step closer to a final, official release today with the rollout of a new beta version of the keyboard app. As one might expect, the 4.0.0.76 update includes even better predictability and easier changing or correction of previous words. Additionally, the new build also ...

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ZTE jumps into 8-inch tablet game with V81

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ZTE has become the latest hardware maker to toss the proverbial hat into the 8-inch tablet ring. The Chinese manufacturer today announced the V81, and 4.1 Jelly Bean experience that mimics the same same size and resolution of the iPad mini. Details include a 1024 x 768 screen, dual-core 1.4GHz ...

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T-Mobile gets StarStar Me vanity calling service

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T-Mobile today began offering the StarStar Me vanity calling service, bringing personalized mobile phone numbers to the nation’s fourth largest provider. Available for $2.99 per month, the service lets users pick out a customized **NAME for handing out to friends and contacts. This way, ...

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Verizon to intro new pair of unlimited prepaid plans February 1

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Verizon is expected to introduce a pair of new unlimited prepaid calling and text plans on February 1, according to PhoneArena. A post from late last week tells of new $60 and $70 options which offer unlimited talk and text. At $60 per month, customers will get 500MB of 3G data, however the $70 ...

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Sprint debuts rugged, waterproof Kyocera Torque

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Sprint today announced the next Android smartphone to offer 4G LTE service on the Now Network, introducing the rugged and waterproof Kyocera Torque. Pricing and exact availability is still unknown however the carrier expects it to show up in the “coming weeks”. Details for the ...

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Samsung now offering special edition Garnet Red Galaxy Tab 2

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Samsung has today begun selling a new Garnet Red Edition of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for a limited time. The special edition comes with preloaded with 4.1 Android Jelly Bean, costs only $219.99 and includes a matching Garnet Red case. Valued at $50 by itself this is quite a package for the money. ...

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Imagine how cool a Google Now smart watch would be

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There’s plenty of chatter rolling around the internet this week with talks of Google getting into the smart watch game. Presumably powered by Android it is also possible that the watch may be something that runs on its own. Whatever it is and whenever it ultimately arrives, I’m ...

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HTC announces Desire U for Taiwan

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HTC today announced a new phone for its home country of Taiwan, pulling the curtain back for the Desire U. Specifications for the entry-level smartphone include a 4-inch WVGA (480×800) display, 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, and 5-megapixel camera. Priced at roughly $275 ...

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Samsung intros rugged and waterproof GALAXY Xcover 2

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Samsung today introduced the next member of the Galaxy family, the rugged and waterproof Xcover 2. Pricing and availability are unknown at this point however we expect this is one device that will stay outside of the United States.   Details include a 4-inch WVGA display, 1GHz dual-core ...

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