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iPhone most satisfying smartphone but Android users loyal tips research

iPhone most satisfying smartphone but Android users loyal tips research

iPhone owners are most platform loyal, rating their smartphone satisfaction the highest, according to research by Zokem, but existing Android owners are most likely to stick to their platform of choice when buying a new device. That's the results of the latest batch of US stats, which suggest that iPhone and Android see the lowest platform churn among smartphone platforms.

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Samsung Apps hits 14m bada downloads: HDTV domination next?

Samsung Apps hits 14m bada downloads: HDTV domination next?

Samsung is celebrating the first anniversary of its Samsung Apps software market, with the app store now available in 109 countries and having seen more than 14m bada downloads in the past twelve months; problem is, they're less keen to shout about how many titles there are in there altogether.  Samsung Apps isn't just about smartphones, though; it's also their TV app platform, and with the company's executives talking about a home-grown smartphone/TV platform together with Android's HDTV potential, it leaves Samsung with a big decision to make.

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Samsung Will Push Android, Keep Bada and Windows Phone 7 in the Backseat

Samsung Will Push Android, Keep Bada and Windows Phone 7 in the Backseat

Being a phone manufacturer first, and a software developer second, means that you get options. Especially when you're in the smartphone market. For Samsung, who just recently unveiled Bada as their proprietary mobile Operating System, they've still got other platforms to jump onto and show off to the world, even if Bada isn't the success they'd probably like it to be. And, while Windows Phone 7 has been shown off (almost primarily) on a Samsung-manufactured device, it looks like the company has other plans: they're going to focus on Android, and put Windows Phone 7 and Bada in the background.

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Samsung Wave 723 tries bada on mainstream hardware

Samsung Wave 723 tries bada on mainstream hardware

We can't say we were overwhelmingly convinced with Samsung's bada smartphone OS back when we reviewed the Wave S8500, the handset's high-end specs doing most of the wowing, so we'll be interested to see how a more affordable model fares.  Samsung has just outed the Wave 723 (GT-S7320E), apparently intended to further "democritize" the smartphone market, with a 3.2-inch WQVGA LCD display, 5-megapixel camera and dualband UMTS/HSPA.

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Nokia E7, Samsung i8700 Cetus, HTC Gold and Ace all dated in UK cellphone roadmap leak

Nokia E7, Samsung i8700 Cetus, HTC Gold and Ace all dated in UK cellphone roadmap leak

Salt-cellars at the ready, but online phone comparison site Omio reckons they've got the scoop on some key UK handsets set to debut in the second half of 2010.  Billed as freshly leaked from an unspecified UK retailer, the roadmap contains such gems as the HTC Vision and hitherto-unheard-of HTC Ace arriving alongside the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 in October, while November will see HTC's first Windows Phone 7 device together with the QWERTY-blessed Nokia E7 and Samsung i8700 Cetus.

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Samsung extend bada with Wave 2 S5250 and Wave 2 Pro S5330

Samsung extend bada with Wave 2 S5250 and Wave 2 Pro S5330

Samsung had always promised that the Wave S8500 would be just the first of several bada devices, and now the second and third smartphones based on the platform have arrived.  The Samsung Wave 2 S5250 and Samsung Wave 2 Pro S5330 are more affordable versions of the original bada phone, each with a 3.2-inch WQVGA LCD display (rather than the Wave's Super AMOLED), no 3G (EDGE max) and a 3-megapixel camera.  The Wave 2 Pro also gets a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

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