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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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Microsoft licenses GeoVector AR tech to challenge Google Goggles

Microsoft licenses GeoVector AR tech to challenge Google Goggles

Microsoft has licensed augmented reality technology from specialist GeoVector, potentially opening the door to "pointing-based local search" being included in future mobile devices like Windows Phone handsets. The deal - financial terms of which have not been revealed - covers "spatially aware mobile computing"; GeoVector holds patents in digital watermarking, as well as overlaying digital graphics on top of a live view, such as showing cut-aways and other information.

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Microsoft: Windows Phone is not for tablets

Microsoft: Windows Phone is not for tablets

Microsoft may have given a sneak peak of a new range of Windows Phone handsets coming down the line from Samsung, Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE at its Worldwide Partners Conference yesterday, but the company also renewed its denials that the platform would ever land on a tablet-scale device. Windows Phone president Andy Lees suggested that since the company "view a tablet as a PC," Electronista reports, putting Mango on a slate would be "in conflict" with the premise that a tablet should do anything a regular PC can.

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HTC Eternity leaks: 4.7-inch 1.5GHz WP7.1 Mango superphone?

HTC Eternity leaks: 4.7-inch 1.5GHz WP7.1 Mango superphone?

It's been a long time since we saw a new Windows Phone 7 device - barring Nokia's "Sea Ray" prototype - and so consider our interest piqued by the HTC Eternity, billed as a Windows Phone 7.1 Mango device that could well arrive in the early fall alongside the updated OS. HTC Inside scored the details, which tip a massive 4.7-inch WVGA Super LCD touchscreen, 8-megapixel main camera supporting 720p HD video recording, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and 1.5GHz processor.

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