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Apple now 4th global phone vendor; RIM drop to 5th & Sony Ericsson kicked out

Apple now 4th global phone vendor; RIM drop to 5th & Sony Ericsson kicked out

Apple has jumped RIM in the top five mobile phone vendor rankings, with strong iPhone sales giving them the number four position and pushing the BlackBerry maker into fifth place.  The news follows Apple CEO Steve Jobs' dismissive report on RIM during his company's recent financial results call, and also signifies an even more significant fall from grace by Sony Ericsson, which has dropped from the IDC tracker for the first time since 2004.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Will Get Amazon’s Kindle Application

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Will Get Amazon’s Kindle Application

Research In Motion has officially unveiled the brand new PlayBook, the company's first tablet device, and they're pulling out all the stops. For fans of the BlackBerry lineage, getting the Amazon Kindle application on their device was a good day, and for those already thinking about picking up the tablet device with the BlackBerry logo on there, you'll be happy to know that Amazon is planning on releasing the Kindle application for the tablet device.

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Movie Review: Step Up 3D. Seriously.

Movie Review: Step Up 3D. Seriously.

I'm not going to lie and say that there was no small part of me that actually wanted to see "Step Up 3D" for my own enjoyment. I could claim that I got dragged along to this movie by my wife. Worse, I could try to convince you that I only went to see this movie in the name of research; that I had no passing interest of my own. But really, I just wanted to see a movie with really cool dancing in 3D.

3D launches have been predominantly fantasy and science fiction movies, for obvious reasons. These movies were already spending millions on special effects. So I was curious to see how 3D would make the leap to other genres.

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BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 gets official

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 gets official

Having been spotted up for sale on Rogers' site last week, and in the wild many times before that, it hardly comes as a surprise to see RIM make the BlackBerry Curve 3G official.  The new messaging smartphone has a 2-megapixel camera, dual-band UMTS/HSPA and a 2.8-inch QVGA display.  It's also BlackBerry 6 "ready", which means the Curve 3G 9300 will run BlackBerry 5 at release and will likely see an OS 6 release later in 2010.

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The Humanity of Facebook

The Humanity of Facebook

I remember the first time I told my parents about Facebook. My father, who can often sound like the Dad in @sh*tmydadsays, immediately called out Facebook as self-aggrandizing drivel. What could I say? He was absolutely right. It is a selfish act, ripe for comic plunder. I can hear Louis Black in my head asking: "Why do you think you're so important that you need to tell the whole world what you're doing right now?"

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Samsung Epic 4G Official for Sprint

Samsung Epic 4G Official for Sprint

One might imagine that this had come out of left field, but if you'll recall, we've actually seen this phone before. It broke cover thanks to a tipster, and while we had originally put the moniker Galaxy S Pro on it, obviously Sprint and Samsung had a different agenda. Courtesy of Sprint, we've got official word that the Samsung Epic 4G (have to love the new trend, right?) is indeed coming "soon," and it's packing quite a mean punch.

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Nokia N8 first-impressions [Video]

Nokia N8 first-impressions [Video]

Nokia's N8 remains one of the more interesting smartphones of 2010, and we leapt at a chance to have an extended play with the Symbian^3 handset as it made its debut in London this morning. Toting a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen with multitouch support, 12-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, 720p HD video recording and a Xenon flash, and a slick anodised aluminium chassis, our biggest question was whether Nokia's OS fettling had been enough to make the N8 competitive with what's an increasingly competitive smartphone market. Check out our impressions - and some hands-on video - after the cut.

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Apple iPhone 4 Officially Announced

Apple iPhone 4 Officially Announced

Well, that didn't take long at all. Steve Jobs has come out on stage at this year's WWDC to blow the socks off everybody out there, and while he believes that the iPhone 4 is, “Beyond a doubt the most precise thing, the most beautiful thing we’ve ever made," we'll have to wait and see it in our hands (hopefully today) before we can make a final judgment. But, it's announced!

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HTC Legend official: AMOLED & “Hidden Power” design

HTC Legend official: AMOLED & “Hidden Power” design

The HTC Legend, successor to the company's widely-loved Hero, has been made official at Mobile World Congress 2010 this week. A little smaller than the Hero, the Legend has a 3.2-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with multitouch support, dualband UMTS/HSPA (900/1800) and a frame milled from a single block of aluminum. In fact the Legend is an example of HTC's "Hidden Power" design ethos, a concept whereby good looks are delivered through slick functionality; in this case, the aluminum is not only the shell but the chassis, meaning HTC can make their devices smaller.

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Citizen Gadgetry

Citizen Gadgetry

I love watching excellence in motion. Watching Fred Astaire dance, reading a poem by Robert Frost, watching Michael Jordan play ball, Tiger Woods play golf or opening new products that have the ability to bring a smile to my face. They all share one thing, these folks make it look so easy. The result of hard work and tireless practice is that the performance appears almost effortless. Of course, that's never the case.

I'm constantly amazed at the number and the degree of badly designed products out there that come to market. I'm talking bad stuff. I mean stuff that had to go from concept, to design, to prototype and eventually make it to the retail channel. Stuff so bad that it's impossible to imagine that anyone in their right mind signed off on the process and the steps along the way. The stuff that makes you scream…"what were they thinking?" You don't need to be a genius to know that some of this stuff just won't work. It isn't rocket science, it's just focusing on the basics and this is why much of the criticism is warranted.

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