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  • Microsoft Has Made 5x More Money From Android Than They Have From Windows Phone 7

    Depending on how you’re counting (whether or not you’re including slightly varied models or not, for example), Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 partners have released either slightly over or slightly under 10 different handsets since the platform’s debut. In that same time, how many Android phones has Microsoft released? Zero. Of course, no one would really expect Microsoft… Read More

  • HTC ThunderBolt, Google Nexus S 4G And More For Free On Amazon Monday (Update: Maybe not)

    Memorial Day isn’t usually a gift-giving holiday, but Amazon’s Memorial Day sale may put you in the mood to treat yourself. Almost 20 4G phones will be listed for free (with a contract, of course) on Amazon’s site on Monday, including some pretty top-of-the-line devices like the HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Droid Charge, LG Revolution, and Google Nexus S 4G. Update: See update… Read More

  • RIM Plans "Vigorous" Defense For "Meritless" Class-Action Suit

    BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) is not having the best year so far. The April launch of RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook received mixed reviews, to put it nicely, of what many called a “half-baked” product. And just a few days earlier, co-CEO Mike Lazaridis shut down an interview half-way through after a BBC reporter pushed questions on Indian security. Today, the… Read More

  • Do You Prefer Cell Phones Over Sleep? You're Not Alone

    Our obsession with our smartphones has grown into a full-blown addiction, according to a new survey in the iPass Global Mobile Workforce Report. According to iPass, one of every three mobile workers get up regularly throughout the night to check email on their phone, and nearly half of those surveyed admitted that they couldn’t sleep without a smartphone within reach. Read More

  • Cydle i30 Brings Live Television To The iPhone

    I happen to be a huge fan of television on demand. Without cable, I guess I’d have to be. In fact, If I was better at keeping up with Foursquare check-ins, I’d probably be the Mayor of Netflix, and I’ve had Hulu bookmarked since its launch. But every so often, I get jealous of those who can watch “real” TV, with their commercial references and obscure… Read More

  • PayPal Lawsuit Against Google Reveals Recruiting Saga And A Deal Gone Sour

    PayPal Lawsuit Against Google Reveals Recruiting Saga And A Deal Gone Sour

    Google is making a bold play to enter mobile payments, and PayPal doesn’t like it one bit. Shortly after Google announced its new mobile wallet for Android phones today, Paypal filed a lawsuit against Google and two former PayPal executives who now are in charge of mobile payments at Google (Osama Bedier and Stephanie Tilenius). The complaint (embedded below) alleges… Read More

  • Apple Sues NY Teenager For Selling $130,000 Worth Of White iPhone Conversion Kits

    The level of controversy surrounding the beautiful, yet mystical, white iPhone may have reached critical mass today. First, the launch was delayed by ten months, which peeved quite a few Apple fans, to say the least. Then, once the white iPhone finally reared its said-to-be fat head, reviewers had a field day claiming the smartphone was thicker than its black counterpart, which proved false. Read More

  • T-Mobile Recognizes The G2x's Issues, Promises Fix

    The G2x is a mighty fine phone, and one we’d almost always whole heartedly recommend to our friends looking to jump into the Android world. Alas, there’s a fairly decent chance that recommendation might result in some of our friends hating us. Here’s the problem: while it’s generally a mighty fine phone, there seems to be a batch or two out there floating around with… Read More

  • Nokia Promises Rapid-Fire Launch Strategy Post Mango

    Nokia has been positioning itself for a rapid-fire release strategy after the launch of the world’s first Windows Phone-powered Nokia handset, according to Jo Harlow, Nokia’s executive vice president of smart devices. Despite the fact that Nokia and Microsoft finalized their partnership back in March, we consumers will continue waiting for a Mango-flavored Nokia phone until Fall… Read More

  • Google Unveils Wallet And Offers: An Open Platform For Mobile Payments

    We’re here at Google’s massive HQ in New York City (they own an entire block) for what Google was calling a “partner event” but everyone knew was really an “NFC event”. Sure enough, Stephanie Tilenius, Google’s VP of Commerce, has taken the stage to announce Google Wallet and Google Offers. Read More

  • Google Releases Update To Maps 5.5 For Android

    Yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC, Marissa Mayer, Google’s location boss, projected that Google Maps would be accessed more by mobile than PC by 2012, so it’s no surprise that the search giant has enhanced its Maps app for Android, with an update to version 5.5. Read More