Archive for November, 2012

Ballmer: Windows Phone sales “four times” greater than Autumn 2011

Ballmer: Windows Phone sales “four times” greater than Autumn 2011

It would appear that the Windows Phone universe is growing at a rate that's at least a little pleasing to the head of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, as he speaks this week at a shareholder meeting. This meeting was held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington, with the vast majority of its listeners and speakers signing in remotely - as is the common practice for these types of meetings, for those of you unfamiliar. Thus far the response to Steve Ballmer's comment on Windows Phone selling "four times the rate" it was last year appears to be: without Y, we cannot have X.

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Ballistic Every1 case goes top-class for Galaxy S III, iPhone 5, and Lumia 920

Ballistic Every1 case goes top-class for Galaxy S III, iPhone 5, and Lumia 920

If Ballistic cases are the gauge for how the industry is swinging, it's good news for Nokia and Microsoft's Windows Phone 8, because their newest and most hardcore unit is headed to all the heroes - including the Lumia 920. Included with the standard fare - that being the iPhone 5 first, then a Samsung device (the Galaxy S III here near the end of 2012), it's the Nokia Lumia 920 that's up for protection next. And this "Every1" case is a doozy, too.

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Nexus 4 T-Mobile Review

Nexus 4 T-Mobile Review

The difference between the Google Play Nexus 4 and the T-Mobile Nexus 4 is neither in the hardware nor in the software, but in the cost and agreement you'll be making with T-Mobile - but that doesn't mean we can't give some more time to Google's own smartphone hero for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean - for science! First be sure to take a peek at our original full Nexus 4 review as done by our own Vincent Nguyen, then have another dive in with the slight differences between it and the T-Mobile edition - must be something for the massive difference in price, right?

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Will.i.am iPhone accessory line kicking off with three vintage models

Will.i.am iPhone accessory line kicking off with three vintage models

The i.am+ accessory line has begun with a set of three iPhone covers that convert the device into a much more high-powered camera than the smartphone is on its own. This lineup is being launched by Black Eyed Peas musician will.i.am and will be expanded upon via an ecosystem online and through high-end shops throughout the UK (at first, anyway.) This was announced with great glee by will.i.am in London this week with a full-on music video showing tonight with none other than Britney Spears.

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Grand Theft Auto series still “special” because of infrequent releases

Grand Theft Auto series still “special” because of infrequent releases

The Grand Theft Auto series has been around for more than a decade now, and it's still as popular as ever. With Grand Theft Auto V releasing this coming spring, fans of the series are as about as excited as they could possibly get, thanks to a bunch of teasers in the form of trailers and screenshots. Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick says that the reason why the GTA series is still popular and "special" is that the game doesn't see annual releases.

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HTC hires new CMO to reboot marketing efforts

HTC hires new CMO to reboot marketing efforts

Times are tough for HTC, but the company is looking to keep things alive with a little bit of reshuffling going on in the executive wing. HTC has announced that it has hired Benjamin Ho as the company's new chief marketing officer to replace John Wang, who will be leaving HTC next month due to an undisclosed reason.

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RIM loses big to Nokia in Swedish patent dispute

RIM loses big to Nokia in Swedish patent dispute

In a ruling that may have wide-reaching results in an extremely negative sense for BlackBerry maker RIM, Nokia has won a patent dispute against said smartphone rival. This dispute had Canada's Research In Motion losing a legal battle between itself and Nokia in which a Swedish arbitrator has ruled that "RIM was in breach of contract and is not entitled to manufacture or sell WLAN products without first agreeing royalties with Nokia."

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