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NPD: Android on top, Windows Phone 7 gaining

NPD: Android on top, Windows Phone 7 gaining

A new report from research firm NPD's Connected Intelligence unit, reveals unsurprisingly that Android is still on top, but also suggests that its continued dominance is not guaranteed. The report shows that Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform may soon gain momentum with nearly half of smartphone owners, and those intending to own a smartphone, beginning to consider a Windows Phone 7 device as their next choice.

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Windows 8 phone functionality spotted

Windows 8 phone functionality spotted

Windows 8 could support voice calls, it's been suggested, after a Metro UI tile for phone functionality was spotted during a BUILD 2011 session last week. The slide, istartedsomething caught, has a Windows Phone 7 style "Missed Calls" dialog complete with times and dates of recent incoming voice calls. However, it's also possible that this could be a VoIP service, or indeed some form of wireless call management when pairing a Windows 8 tablet or phone with a Windows Phone 7 handset.

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White HTC Sensation and HTC Sensation XE due October 1

White HTC Sensation and HTC Sensation XE due October 1

A white HTC Sensation is incoming, it's been confirmed, with UK retailer Phones4u announcing that it has won the jump on other retailers to offer both the pale version of the existing Android smartphone and the new, Beats Audio enabled HTC Sensation XE from October 1. Meanwhile, the white HTC Radar will also be arriving at the retailer's stores on October 1, and the company is promising to put some heft behind Windows Phone marketing.

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Microsoft Windows 8 Complete Guide

Microsoft Windows 8 Complete Guide

During a lovely September week in 2011, Microsoft Windows 8 was announced and launched for developers. The event this launch occurred at was what Microsoft was presenting as a welcome to Windows 8, especially in regards to the 5,000 developers at BUILD, launching the platform with there eyes directly fixed on applications, the whole situation a large opportunity for developers. This is the beginning of Windows 8 as it exists in a sense that there's no product launch here from Microsoft, instead there's an opportunity for 3rd party developers to get on board here right at the start of the next-wave OS. What lies beneath is a living document which takes what Microsoft Windows 8 is at the start here in 2011 and how it will evolve over time.

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HTC talks Windows Phone 7, patent war, and why iPhones are not that cool anymore

HTC talks Windows Phone 7, patent war, and why iPhones are not that cool anymore

During the Mobile Future Forward conference today, HTC America's acting president Martin Fichter talked about the Google-Motorola deal, the patent war, and Windows Phone 7. He also expressed his opinions on the iPhone, saying that it's just "not that cool anymore." It's interesting to get more insight on HTC's perspective, especially following this mornings report that the company is considering buying its own mobile OS.

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AT&T promises Mango for existing Windows Phones

AT&T promises Mango for existing Windows Phones

AT&T has confirmed that its current line-up of Windows Phone 7 handsets will all get upgrades to 7.5 Mango sometime this fall, bringing the range in line with the three new models announced this morning. The HTC HD7S and HTC Surround, the LG Quantum and the Samsung Focus are all in line for an update, with AT&T promising to be "among the first carriers to start" the process. Meanwhile, AT&T also claims to sell more Windows Phone devices than any other US carrier.

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AT&T Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash plus HTC Titan due Q4

AT&T Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash plus HTC Titan due Q4

AT&T has announced a trio of new 4G Windows Phone 7 Mango handsets, the Samsung Focus S, HTC Titan and Samsung Focus Flash. Each packing HSPA+ connectivity, the Focus S and Focus Flash both get a 1.4GHz processor while the Titan - which we played with earlier this month - has a 1.5GHz chip. Meanwhile, there's an 8-megapixel camera on both the Titan and the Focus S, while the Focus Flash makes do with 5-megapixels.

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HTC Invites Press to September 20th Event, Android Handset likely

HTC Invites Press to September 20th Event, Android Handset likely

It's time for another bigtime event hosted by none other than HTC, manufacturers of mobile devices of many varieties, though we can expect Android for this specific date. Note before we go any further that it's Fashion Week in the city this event will be taking place in, New York City that is, so a "celebrate in style" note in the invite is more than appropriate. Earlier this month we got some hands-on time with two Windows Phone 7 HTC devices, the HTC Radar and the much larger HTC Titan, both of them at IFA 2011 in Berlin. What we've got left are leaks and notes galore on all sorts of devices, many if not all indications here pointing directly toward an Android device of some sort or another.

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Nokia launching HTML5 map app for iOS, Android

Nokia launching HTML5 map app for iOS, Android

Nokia Maps will soon be getting an HTML5 version so that it can be used on all mobile operating systems, especially the popular iOS and Android platforms. Formerly known as Ovi Maps, Nokia's map service has had a long history on Symbian handsets and could potentially rival Google Maps.

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