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Microsoft Selling Three HTC Windows Phones For 1 Cent

Microsoft Selling Three HTC Windows Phones For 1 Cent

In preparation for its Windows Phone 7.1 Mango update, Microsoft is trying to boost the numbers in Windows Phone users by starting a sales promotion for three of its high-end handsets. The company is now offering the HTC HD7, HTC Arrive, and the HTC Trophy each for only one cent with a new two-year service agreement plus data plan.

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Android Tablets Have Room to Grow

Android Tablets Have Room to Grow

In talking with some some analyst colleagues both in the industry and financial sector, I've come across some interesting perspectives regarding Android tablets. Most of it extremely shortsighted and uninformed, yet these are credible voices with powerful opinions. My goal in this article is to add some perspective about the tablet market but also point out why Android tablets are not doomed to fail.

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Ricoh color e-paper display promises 2.5x brightness

Ricoh color e-paper display promises 2.5x brightness

Ricoh has revealed a new color e-paper technology that, the company reckons, offers 4x the color range of existing systems, along with 2.5x the white reflectivity brightness for cleaner text and images. On show at SID 2011 this week, the new display uses a lamination electrochromic method of production which forms separate cyan, magenta and yellow organic layers between two substrates.

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Visa Announces Mobile Payments Plan, Most Comprehensive Say Analysts

Visa Announces Mobile Payments Plan, Most Comprehensive Say Analysts

Last week, Visa revealed that they were set to make a big announcement soon regarding their mobile payments strategy, and indeed they have today. They intend to launch their cross-channel digital wallet system in the U.S. and Canada by this fall. Their strategy is ambitious, but also deemed most comprehensive of all the mobile payments contenders, including Google, ISIS, and Sprint.

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iPad 2 shipping now within 1-2 week range

iPad 2 shipping now within 1-2 week range

Waits for the iPad 2 are getting down to a reasonable timeframe now, as the Apple Store is showing 1-2 week delivery times. So it looks like the craziness surrounding the iPad 2 launch has finally started to calm down, and supply is catching up with demand. A few days after launch, shipping time was up to 3-4 weeks. The demand for the device is still high, and the iPad still predicted to be the bestselling tablet through 2015. Now, though, it may begin to be a bit easier to get your hands on one.

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PC Market Not Looking Pretty for Q1 2011

PC Market Not Looking Pretty for Q1 2011

Research firms Gartner and IDC have come out with their quarterly look at the PC market in the US and worldwide. With some exceptions, the results are not good. Only three companies, Lenovo, Apple, and to a lesser extent, Toshiba, posted gains for PC sales in Q1. The two reports differ on how large the decline in the total market is, and also on the cause. Is it tablets? Lack of innovation in PCs? Or just a lingering hangover from big Q4 spending? See all the numbers after the cut.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 11, 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 11, 2011

Behold, the day has come when the great one, mister Steve Jobs himself, will be releasing an official biography of his whole entire life. This book will be called "iSteve: The Book of Jobs," and will be blasting out on shelves (we're assuming it'll be printed on paper too,) inside 2012. Between that and Photoshop integration famous art software into the iPad, I think we're pretty much set for news today. Oh you'd like a whole lot more? Well let's take a look then - perhaps there's more deeper in the bag.

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RIM CEOs blast critics for lack of appreciation; PlayBook will be focussed attack not iPad all-rounder

RIM CEOs blast critics for lack of appreciation; PlayBook will be focussed attack not iPad all-rounder

RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has struck out at critics, questioning "why there's this negative sentiment" within the industry which maintains the company has lost its momentum. "Why is it that people don’t appreciate our profits? Why is it that people don’t appreciate our growth?" the outspoken exec asked the NY Times. "Why is it that people don’t appreciate the fact that we spent the last four years going global? Why is it that people don’t appreciate that we have 500 carriers in 170 countries with products in almost 30 languages?"

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Android to own 49% of smartphone market by end of 2012

Android to own 49% of smartphone market by end of 2012

Research firm Gartner has released its latest stats for the smartphone market and the company thinks that Android is heading towards a very dominant position in the next year or so. According to the firm Android will own 49% of the smartphone market by 2012. The growth of Android is very impressive over the last few years.

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