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Amazon, Samsung, HTC… who’ll be webOS’ new suitor?

Amazon, Samsung, HTC… who’ll be webOS’ new suitor?

HP's decision to amputate its webOS hardware line and attempt to tourniquet the cash gush has left the platform's future in the air. The TouchPad and Pre lines may be dead in the water, but HP has made it clear that the company is "not walking away from webOS" but instead, according to developer relations VP for the platform Richard Kerris, intends to "explore the best hardware partner for it." Who, though, might be in the market for a plucky platform yet to find a manufacturer who can match it with appealing hardware? With the mobile segment in its current flux, there are some big names out there who could well be interested.

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Nokia Siemens Starts Laying Off 1,500 Employees

Nokia Siemens Starts Laying Off 1,500 Employees

Nokia Siemens Networks announced today that it will begin it's planned layoff of 1,500 employees. The decision comes following its acquisition of Motorola's networking business for $1.2 billion. The employees to be axed will come primarily from the WiMax and GSM departments of the former Motorola unit.

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Huawei Vision pairs Gingerbread with HTC and Samsung style [Update: Price]

Huawei Vision pairs Gingerbread with HTC and Samsung style [Update: Price]

Huawei, so far, has been content to push out low-cost Android smartphones and the odd tablet; now it seems the company has set its sights far higher. The Huawei Vision pairs a 3.7-inch touchscreen with Qualcomm's 1GHz MSM8255 processor, 512MB of RAM and 2GB of ROM, and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread in an HTC-style unibody chassis that will be available in silver, rose gold and charcoal.

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Nokia, ZTE and Huawei face InterDigital 3G patent lawsuit

Nokia, ZTE and Huawei face InterDigital 3G patent lawsuit

The ebb and flow of the patent battles in the tech world never cease to amuse me. They are never ending for many firms. Nokia is one of the tech firms that is always on the giving or receiving end of legal drama. Not too long ago Nokia beat Apple in court and Apple was forced to pay licensing fees to Nokia. Nokia is now on the other side of a legal dispute with a suit filed by InterDigital.

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Android legal losses reportedly prompt exodus to Windows Phone and MeeGo

Android legal losses reportedly prompt exodus to Windows Phone and MeeGo

HTC's recent legal loss in the ITC Apple patent case, along with Microsoft's aggressive patent push amid Android OEMs, has reportedly left manufacturers increasingly wary of Google's open-source OS. According to the 21st Century Business Herald, growing Chinese brands like ZTE and Huawei are looking to adopt Windows Phone Mango either as a placatory measure toward Microsoft or the first step in a transition from over-reliance on Android. However, the platform spat could also have an unlikely beneficiary: MeeGo.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – June 26, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – June 26, 2011

New hope for the Nokia and Microsoft partnership came this week with the unveiling of the N9 MeeGo handset and the Windows Phone Mango version of it dubbed the "Sea Ray." The N950 sports a similar styling but will have a larger screen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and be deemed a developer-only device. All in all, a positive week in developments for Nokia, but not so much for RIM. The BlackBerry maker began layoffs this week and further cut back sales estimates of the PlayBook tablet.

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Huawei Glory Revealed, Inexpensive Gingerbread Superphone for MetroPCS

Huawei Glory Revealed, Inexpensive Gingerbread Superphone for MetroPCS

It's not often that we speak of Huawei at all, much less on how they're creating a superphone for Android. This device is what's possibly a dual-core but by all evidences a single-core processor*-having superphone running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and rocking a 4-inch 854x480 pixel resolution display with an 8-megapixel camera on the back. Sound like a phone that's going to run you $400 or more? How does sub-$300 off contract sound to you?

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Android 3.2 Honeycomb update in “next few weeks”; Huawei MediaPad tipped for August

Android 3.2 Honeycomb update in “next few weeks”; Huawei MediaPad tipped for August

Huawei's new MediaPad tablet was billed as the world's first Android 3.2 Honeycomb device, though the company neglected to confirm exactly when it - and the updated version of Android - might arrive. According to This is my next's sources, however, the refreshed Honeycomb is expected to hit existing slates like the Motorola XOOM within the "next few weeks" while the MediaPad - and other 7-inch Android 3.2 tablets - should arrive in August.

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Huawei MediaPad brings Android 3.2 on 7-inch 1.2GHz dual-core

Huawei MediaPad brings Android 3.2 on 7-inch 1.2GHz dual-core

Huawei has made its MediaPad tablet official, billing the slate as the world's first 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb model. Built around an IPS capacitive touchscreen, the 10.5mm thick MediaPad runs Qualcomm's 1.2GHz dual-core processor and has twin cameras - a 5-megapixel autofocus unit on the back, supporting HD video recording, along with a 1.3-megapixel webcam up front for video calls - together with HSPA+ 14.4Mbps connectivity and an HDMI port.

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