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No Tablet-Centric Windows OS Until At Least 2012

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Despite what some of those slate sellers might lead you to believe, Windows 7 is pretty terrible for tablets. I don't care if you're only interested in enterprise customers; the interface just doesn't work for a finger-based usage and Microsoft kinda knows that. And that's why they're taking so bloody long to come up with an OS that works better for tablets.

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Nielsen Breaks Down Smartphone Market Share by Brand and Age

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So, in the battle royale involving a little green bot, a half-bitten produce, and some Canadian fruit, who reigns supreme? Nielsen has compiled its statistics for the period covering November 2010 to January 2011 and is presenting it in the form of a couple colorful stacked bar graphs.

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Danger Sidekicks Getting Literally Kicked

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Before smartphones became all the rage, the hip way to access your email and IM your friends was through a Sidekick device. Those days, however, are now numbered. T-Mobile has announced that it's killing Danger. And no, they're not referring to the guy who has Danger as his middle name.

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HTC Arrive with Windows Phone 7 Set to Arrive at Sprint Next Month

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It's not quite a WP7 device from Nokia, but it is the first Windows Phone 7 handset to finally make its way over to Sprint. You didn't think that the "Now Network" would be left behind in Microsoft's smartphone revolution did you?

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Angry Birds 3D For Windows Phone 7 In The Works

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To be fair, the headline for this article is the combination of two confirmations that have come by way of Rovio head honcho Peter Vesterbacka. That said, it’s not completely unheard of for these two confirmations to really combine with one another. First, Rovio has indeed confirmed that they are “working on” a version of Angry Birds that will be ...

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The “Reason” Why Nokia Said No To Google Android

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Ask a good number of smartphone enthusiasts and they may have told you that Nokia should have ditched Symbian in favor of Android a long time ago. Why, then, did the Finnish phone giant opt out of embracing Google? Why did it choose Microsoft instead?

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Nokia Microsoft Team Up, Bill Gates Dumps 90M Shares

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After all kinds of rumor and hearsay, the relationship is now official. Nokia and Microsoft are going steady. Elop and Ballmer even exchanged promise rings. (Okay, not really, but they may as well have.)

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Apple or Microsoft, iOS or Windows Phone 7? Why not both?

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In an attention-grabbing demonstration of phone envy, theme creator Wyndwarrior has effectively created an iPhone theme that duplicates the Windows Phone 7 experiences for your Apple smartphone.

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Sony Ericsson has new Windows Phone 7 devices in the pipeline

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As promised, or most likely closer to, as rumored. Dating back to last summer it seemed that Sony Ericsson had decided to invest its interest more deeply in the area of Windows Phone 7. When rumors first arose, the Swedish collaborative venture only passively mentioned that it was looking into the new Microsoft mobile OS as a possible platform for its devices. However, as shipments and demand began to decline, Sony Ericsson must have started to explore new opportunities in an attempt to draw interest to its products in a saturated smartphone market.

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Concept “tube” phone swaps its guts with cartridges

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What if you could maintain the exact same outward appearance for your phone while completely upgrading its internals? Rogue designer Antoine Brieux is exploring precisely this idea with his HTC Tube smartphone concept.

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Geohot invited to jailbreak Windows Phone 7

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George “Geohot” Hotz. He survived Apple's lawsuit for jailbreaking the iPhone. More recently, he's sitting as the defendant in a Sony lawsuit for hacking and bringing homebrew to the PS3.

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ChevronWP7 prevents Windows Phone 7 from re-locking after Zune sync

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Just as you can root your Android device and jailbreak your iPhone, you can also unlock your Windows Phone 7 device. However, every time that you sync it back up with Zune, you might find yourself with a locked device again. How can you get around this?

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Sony Ericsson sticking with Android smartphones for now

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XPERIA X10. XPERIA Arc. XPERIA Play. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Sony Ericsson is very much cozying up with Google Android, but now the company has made it official. I wouldn't go so far as to say SE is putting a ring on it, but they are sounding pretty committed.

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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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Windows Phone 7 now with 5,000 mobile apps (and growing)

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No, this number is nowhere near as impressive as what you'd find through the App Store for the Apple iPhone and other iOS devices, but it represents a major milestone for Microsoft's latest mobile operating system. If you happen to be rocking something like the Samsung Focus or HTC Surround, you can now go to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace and find no fewer than 5,000 apps.

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