TazTag to be first phone with both NFC and ZigBee at MWC

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Much hoopla has been made over the magical synergistic qualities of NFC, from payment options to data transfer on Google’s Android 4.0 ICS. ZigBee might be new to most people, but it’s basically a much more advanced and efficient wireless network than anything currently in place, ...

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SwiftKey offers SDK up to handset and tablet makers

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SwiftKey is in Barcelona this week, chatting up their uber-smart keyboard alternative with handset and tablet makers.  To take things even further, the guys have announced that they are now allowing smartphone and other device makers the opportunity to utilize their technology by way of an SDK. ...

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Shazam shows what it can do with Android Beam, World’s fastest tagging and instant sharing

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Today in Barecelona, at the Mobile World Congress, Shazam let everyone in on their latest development. Striving to be the fastest ID content experience on the Android platform, Shazam is leading the way. With improvements to their already fast service, we can expect to ID songs in a little as ...

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Gameloft bringing its most popular HD games to Intel smartphones and tablets

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One of the dangers of entering the tech market with a new product is the necessary adaptation that other manufacturers or developers will have to make to support your product. This is especially true in the processor market, where many software and firmware companies of entrenched themselves in ...

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Millenial Media releases 2011 year in review report, Android takes home the gold

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2011 was certainly a big year for Android, so it’s not really a surprise to us that Millenial Media’s Mobile Mix year in review report shows Android on the top in nearly every aspect of the mobile world. The most notable facts include: In 2010, iOS held the market share with 41%, ...

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New T-Mobile strategy structured to bring LTE in 2013

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What’s 4 billion dollars get you these days? At T-Mobile, that sum of dinero will buy you a new network. A little over a month ago, T-Mobile said they weren’t too concerned with deploying LTE as they claim it provides little benefit over the existing HSPA+ 4G they use now. Perhaps a ...

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Samsung R920 turns out to be the Galaxy S Lightray 4G for MetroPCS

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A month ago, we showed you the first leaked shots of an upcoming 4G device, the Samsung R920, for MetroPCS. The device, as we have just learned, was actually the Samsung Conquer 4G, which is available in the U.S. on Sprint. Now MetroPCS is planning to launch it as the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray ...

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ZTE to Launch two Ice Cream Sandwich powered phones at MWC

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It seems that Chinese companies are planning to rock at MWC 2012. First Huawei announced that they are gearing up to launch new tablet and smartphone at MWC, and now ZTE has announced that they will launch two new Android devices at the Mobile World Congress. The good news is that both will be ...

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U.S. Cellular offers sweet deals for new customers

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When people are searching for a new smart phone they usually head to one of the four major carriers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile). Oftentimes the smaller regional carriers are forgotten, even though in some scenarios they may be the better choice. Many factors should go into deciding ...

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Gartner: Android accounts for more than half of smartphones in Q4

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According to research firm Gartner, Android captured 50.9 percent of all smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2011.  Pulling just over half of all sales in the final three months of the year, it’s enough to double Apple’s iOS 23.8 percent share.  Symbian, for its part slid from ...

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Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 Shows up at FCC

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We have seen Samsung’s high end phones like the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Note, but for some people they cost an arm or a leg. For such people, Samsung has a special phone known as the Galaxy Mini, which was launched last year. A few days ago, we showed you its successor,... ...

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GameLoft releases Real Soccer 2012 for Android

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If you’re a big soccer fan, then we’ve got some good news for you! GameLoft has just announced Real Soccer 2012, and it’s available for free from the Android Market right now! I could explain the game to you, but the video below does such a better job at that. Although the ...

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Vonage intros app with free calling, texting to other users

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Skype gets some competition with Vonage's free mobile-to-mobile and mobile-to-Vonage client.

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Rdio users rejoice as update brings lots of needed features

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For the past couple of years, Rdio has been one of the major players in the cloud-based music scene. Along with their lovely website player, they have apps on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7. Over time though, it seemed like the website and the iOS app were getting the majority of the ...

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NPD Group: Nearly 3 in 5 first-time smartphone buyers choose Android

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According to new data out of the NPD Group, nearly 3 out of every 5 new smartphone buyers are picking up Android devices. The information collected over the fourth quarter of 2011 tells us that people prefer Android 57% of the time, followed by iOS with a 34% share. Now before you say, ...

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