BlackBerry AK is a Touchscreen-Equipped Apple Killer

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Chalk this one up in the unconfirmed rumor column, but there’s word going around that Research in Motion is working on a BlackBerry that is designed to dethrone the iPhone. And they’ve codenamed it “AK” for Apple Killer (no apparent reference to the assault rifle). This is a decidedly different handheld than the upcoming BlackBerry […]

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CTIA Best in Show Awarded to Samsung Instinct

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The CTIA Wireless 2008 show is one of the best places to see the latest and greatest in cell phone technology, so it’s always interesting to see which mobile phone takes home the award for being the absolute best handset on display at the show. After scouring through all the various offerings, the blue ribbon […]

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Video Review: Samsung Giorgio Armani Touchscreen Phone

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It’s easy enough to say that these phones are attacking the same chunk of the market as the Apple iPhone, but when you consider products like the LG Prada and the Samsung Armani, the Korean variants have definitely taken a more upscale approach by partnering with high-end fashion companies. Not to say that the functionality […]

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AT&T Roadmap Points Toward Business-Minded iPhone

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AT&T wants to prove NASA wrong. The general public probably views the Apple iPhone as more of an entertainment-minded handset than one that is appropriate for business purposes, but AT&T is aiming to market a more business-oriented model that’ll make its way into boardrooms across the country. This internal AT&T slide encourages sales people to […]

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iPhone Beware, the Samsung Croix Touchscreen Phone Is on the Prowl

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Wow, is everyone making a cell phone to compete directly against the iPhone these days? I thought the iPhone didn’t offer anything particularly novel to the mobile phone game — we’ve seen plenty of full touchscreen phones before — but man alive are there are a lot of handsets that bear an uncanny similarity to […]

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It Costs Apple How Much to Make an iPhone?!?

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We all know that the retail price for an 8GB iPhone is $599 with a two-year contract, but how much does it actually cost the people in Cupertino to produce a single unit. You might be surprised by the answer. In the world of video games, there are some rather disparate stories. For each PlayStation […]

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Fairplay DRM music to work on a non-Apple DAP?

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I think the stars are aligned tonight, because we’ve come across a simple, straight-forward solution that essentially tricks “iTunes into thinking that the [non-Apple] device is an iPod.” In this way, Fairplay DRM-protected content can quickly and easily find its way onto your favorite Creative Zen, Sandisk Sansa, or Samsung Yepp. DoubleTwist Ventures, a partnership […]

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Samsung announces Media Studio to compete with iTunes

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Samsung has seen how well Apple is doing with its iTunes music store and now they want a piece of the Action. The Korean company has unveiled their own version, which they have called Media Studio. It is a major upgrade of their existing Yepp Studio software. Using Media Studio, Samsung MP3 player owners are […]

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DVD Format War Frustrating Retailers

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The current struggle for supremacy in the DVD technology sector is frustrating consumers and retailers. The high-stakes war between HD DVD and Blu-ray is certain to escalate this year and could, electronics retailers warn, leave both out in the cold. At the heart of the matter is a disagreement between Toshiba and Sony over which […]

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Apple inks new deal to secure Flash memory for iPod

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On Monday, Apple, in a move to preempt any threat to its supply of flash memory used in its iPod, has decided to pay in advance $1.25 billion to its suppliers amid growing demands for chips. The payments will be made over a period of three months to some of the leading suppliers of NAND […]

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Move over iTunes, Samsung wants a piece

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Trying to improve sales of its portable music players, Samsung, said on Thursday it will offer technical support to its online music partners such as Napster and Yahoo Music. Samsung would be following Apples example. By offering iPod owners an easy way to download music, store it on their PC and then transfer it to […]

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Samsung develops MP3 player for Napster

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Samsung Electronics and Napster are forging a technology and marketing partnership to improve the experience of consumers using digital music. The partnership – announced today at Samsung’s DigitALL Inspiration 2003 Showcase by Eric Kim, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Marketing Operations and Digital Solution Center for Samsung Electronics, and Chris Gorog, Chairman and […]

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Windows Phone 7 incentives give some a free Xbox and others a Zune Pass

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That’s what you call synergy. Or leveraging your other brands. Or going all out with your marketing. Whatever you want to call it, it seems that Microsoft is taking this whole Windows Phone 7 business pretty seriously and it’s not afraid to give out some free stuff to attract your interest.

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CherryPad 7-inch Android tablet pops the $200 price point

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CherryPal is now shipping their $188 Android tablet. It’s less than half the price of an iPad, and the company says early user experiences of the CherryPad are “extremely positive.” With Android 2.1 on board, the CherryPad has full access to the Android Market. We’ve heard of other tablets not getting full access, so this is something substantial with all things considered.

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