Research in Motion planning on expanding beyond smartphones

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In case you couldn’t already figure it out from the company’s tablet ambitions with the BlackBerry PlayBook, Research in Motion has effectively put out a formal statement saying that the company is interested in doing more than just smartphones; they want to extend the focus “to mobile PCs and solutions through offering tablet PCs and much more application progrms.”

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BlackBerry Torch 2 doubles processor speed of predecessor

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The original BlackBerry Torch represented an interesting form factor for the folks at Research in Motion. You get a touchscreen and a slide-out keyboard, as well as the optical trackpad. Still, it left consumers wanting more and that’s where the newly announced BlackBerry Torch 2 is supposed to come into the picture.

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Microsoft phantom data conspiracy sends out 50MB of Windows Phone 7 data each night

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You’ve heard of vampire power. That’s when you leave something plugged into the wall and it continues to draw electricity even if it doesn’t need it. Well, a similar phenomenon seems to be happening with Windows Phone 7 devices, sucking extra data when the user doesn’t even think it is.

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Android set to overtake BlackBerry for 2nd place in USA

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The newest data is for November 2010 and it shows that RIM’s BlackBerry dropped from 33.9% in June to just 26.1% in November. By comparison, Google Android-based devices rose from 15% to 25.8% over the same time period with no real sign of slowing down. That puts Android within fractions of a percentage point of RIM. For frame of reference, Apple is sitting relatively steady at 28.6%.

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HTC Thunderbolt with Verizon 4G LTE photos surface

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A rose by any other name… though HTC probably doesn’t want you referring to this device as a rose. Over the course of its development life this smartphone has been called the HTC Incredible HD and the HTC Mecha. Well, it looks like Verizon and HTC have finally settled on an official name and it’s the HTC Thunderbolt. Thor would be proud.

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Sony confirms PSP phone, but doesn’t confirm PSP phone

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Confused? You betcha! Kazuo Hirai is the big cheese at Sony Computer Entertainment and he recently had an interview where he was to discuss the PSPhone (or PSP phone, if you prefer). In the interview, he basically confirms that they’re working on such a device.

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Palm Pre 2 smartphone with HP webOS 2.0 launched

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When HP went ahead and bought Palm, we figured that the new partnership held a lot of promise. Palm did a great job designing webOS and HP has massive infrastrucutre and funding to back up these projects. For Canadians, the partnership has now to fruition with the exclusive launch of the Palm Pre 2 through […]

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Leaked LG B smartphone has bigger IPS screen than iPhone 4

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When it comes to display technology, IPS (in-plane switching) is just about the cream of the crop. That’s why it’s the kind of tech that goes into the Retina Display on the iPhone 4. However, if you think that the screen quality on Apple’s device is impressive, wait until you check out the LG “B” smartphone by comparison.

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What you need to know about Thursday’s Google Nexus S launch

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Are you ready to upgrade from your Nexus One into the brand spanking new Google Nexus S? Are you completely stoked about Android 2.3 Gingerbread and can’t wait to bite into that delicious fresh take on the Google’s mobile OS? Well, then you’ll need to read this primer on the Nexus S launch before you waltz into your local store on Thursday.

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Handful of Symbian UI updates coming to Nokia smartphones next year

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As I’m sure you’ve already noticed, Nokia has been steadily losing its smartphone market share to alternatives like Android phones and the Apple iPhone. In an effort to get your attention back, the Finnish giant is prepping for a very big 2011. They’re not moving to the Android side, but they are working on “four or five” updates to the Symbian UI. Dual core phones are on the way too.

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Google’s Android Market about to get an extreme makeover

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I don’t think that Google has to do very much to spark some new interest in the Android Market, because the app developers are already recognizing the huge potential that it offers since it opened up to global markets, but that’s not stopping the search engine giant from giving the app marketplace a small overhaul. Even Google needs a new wardrobe from time to time.

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Eldar Murtazin leaks AT&T-branded Nokia X7 smartphone

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This Eldar guy must have a thing for a certain cell phone maker in Finland, because it seems like he is leaking a new Nokia phone every other day. He reviewed the N8 before it was released, he leaked the Nokia N9 (which may or may not be the same as the E7), and now he’s leaking the X7 with AT&T branding.

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Google Nexus S smartphone officially unveiled with Android 2.3 Gingerbread

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After all those rumors and spyshots, Google has officially unveiled its successor the original Google Nexus One smartphone. The Google Nexus S is officially here and the first Android smartphone of the bunch to come pre-loaded with the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.

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