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Qualcomm AllJoyn proximity-based peer-to-peer technology hands-on

Qualcomm AllJoyn proximity-based peer-to-peer technology hands-on

This month we got the opportunity to speak with Qualcomm on a technology of theirs by the name of AllJoyn, made to allow proximity-based device-to-device communication possible without the use of an intermediary server. We've got hands-on looks with smartphone games, tablet games, music and document applications, and some tablet-to-television action as well all lined up for you here. Discover what makes Qualcomm's all-inclusive framework surrounding this powerful technology so great!

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Verizon Brings Intuit GoPayment Smartphone Credit Card Reader Hardware to the Masses

Verizon Brings Intuit GoPayment Smartphone Credit Card Reader Hardware to the Masses

Now this certainly isn't the first time we've seen a credit card reader on a smartphone, that's for sure, anyone whose been in an Apple store in the past year or so will tell you how odd (yet awesome) it feels to have the sales counter literally be every Apple rep in the store, but what Verizon is providing here is a wholly new vision of the concept. What this "free" credit card hardware represents is an inexpensive way for everyone with a smartphone or tablet to get their hands on the ability to accept payments anywhere and at any time. Have the folks at Verizon lost their mind, giving this solution away for free, or have they hit the nail on the head?

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iPhone 4, Infuse 4G, Droid Charge Among Most Popular Smartphones In June

iPhone 4, Infuse 4G, Droid Charge Among Most Popular Smartphones In June

If you've been wondering which smartphones are the most popular right now, then wonder no more. Canaccord Genuity analysts T. Michael Walkley, Charles John, and Mathew D. Ramsay have conducted a survey of carrier retail stores to see which smartphones were their top performers. The survey reports the top 3 handsets for each month and shows that the Apple iPhone 4 has a winning streak.

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HTC ThunderBolt update inbound?

HTC ThunderBolt update inbound?

We posted up our review of the HTC ThunderBolt back in March. We figured the Thunderbolt was the fastest phone for data fiends we had tested. However, the smartphone had some notable features missing. Reports that the Thunderbolt was randomly dropping the 4G connection started to surface this month and Verizon promised an update to fix the issue was coming soon. That update may be ready to land any day now.

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Verizon 4G LTE Down Nationwide

Verizon 4G LTE Down Nationwide

Verizon's experiencing some stumbling blocks the day before the commercial release of their new DROID Charge by Samsung. The LTE network that Thunderbolt users have been using with speeds of up to 12Mbps down is curently broken. Completely broken, as in down nationwide. This is only affecting the LTE component of Verizon's network, their 3G network is as strong as ever. Verizon is aware of the problem and has it's engineers working for a fix. For you Thunderbolt owners with a broken phone, there is also a workaround. This network outage is just five days after Verizon rolled out LTE to six more cities across the US.

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HTC Arrive Review

HTC Arrive Review

The following is an account of the HTC Arrive being handled by your humble narrator Chris Burns, a fellow who before handling this phone had literally never worked with Window Phone 7 before save for a couple of small interactions here or there. Therefor what you'll get is a thorough assessment of the hardware and a review of what I see as the future of mobile computing as it applies to Microsoft as well as the potential Windows Phone 7 has in a largely Android and iOS dominated market - and why with a little adjustment here or there, WP7 may dominate.

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