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Android Ranks No. 1 in U.S. Mobile OS Market: comScore

Google's mobile OS Android dethroned Research In Motion's BlackBerry platform to lead the market for the first time in a comScore survey.

Google Uses Kill-Switch to Address Malware at Android Market

The Internet giant moves beyond removal of infected Android apps to fix malware outbreak at the Android Market.

Samsung Mulling 10-Inch Galaxy Tab Price Cut

The Korean electronics giant is re-evaluating the price and features of the new Galaxy Tab in the wake of the iPad 2 debut.

Apple Seeking Unlimited iTunes Downloads Across Mobile Devices

iTunes users may be granted unlimited downloads of purchased music to their family of Apple mobile devices, according to reports.

iPad 2 Not an Enterprise Slam Dunk?

Analyst says Apple missed an opportunity to push out would-be tablet competitors in the enterprise.

Why iPad to Grab 80% of Tablet Market: Analyst

We break down why the iPad 2 will help Apple retain its vaunted spot in the tablet market as well as update where the competition stands.

Malware Discovered in Android Market

Google moves quickly to remove the offending mobile apps. What should users concerned about smartphone security watch out for?

Steve Jobs: iPad 2 Coming March 11 on Verizon, AT&T

Jobs presents faster, slimmer iPad 2 and calls 2011 "year of the copycats" as Apple's second tablet debuts before most competitors are out of the gate.

Tablets Are Future Cash Cows for Carriers: Report

Tablets and e-readers are poised to be big money-makers for wireless data carriers -- if they move to multiple-device data plans, according to one analyst.

RIM Responds to BlackBerry PlayBook App Dev Gripes

A developer says the process for creating apps for the PlayBook are costly and cumbersome -- RIM responds.

Apple to Offer SMBs Tech Support Plan for iPads, Macs

Apple is pushing further into the enterprise with a tech support plan called Joint Venture that's aimed at small businesses using iPads and Macs, according to reports.

25 Windows Phone 7 Tips for Optimum Smartphone Performance

We outline 25 hot tips for smartphone users running the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system.

MDaemon Messaging Server for SMBs, Twitter Update for BlackBerrys on Tap

The new BlackBerry edition of RIM's Windows-based messaging and wireless server offers synchronization, security, IT policy management and control features for small businesses. Plus, an update to Twitter for BlackBerry.

Critics' Choice: Motorola Xoom Tablet Review

Is Motorola's Android 3.0 tablet the first true iPad challenger? Read our consensus review of the Xoom for the details on performance -- how it runs Android apps, conducts video chat and more.

Kaspersky Lab Extends Mobile Security to Android, BlackBerry Operating Systems

Internet security firm expands scope of service to include smartphones running the Android and BlackBerry mobile OSes.

Microsoft Divulges More on Windows Phone Problems

Microsoft gives more info on bricked Windows Phones, while an enthusiasts' site claims to have a workaround for some crashed devices -- but use at your own risk.

'Small' Windows Phone Update Has Big Impact

After Microsoft quietly sent out an innocuous-seeming update to its new smartphone operating system earlier this week, some users' phones were bricked.

Apple Gears Up for iPad 2 Release?

Invitations to a media event in San Francisco March 2 point to an updated iPad release. Also, Apple shareholders vote on CEO succession plans.

Sen. Warner Introduces Spectrum Auction Bill

Virginia Democrat offers legislation to authorize the Federal Communications Commission to conduct so-called incentive auctions to reallocate spectrum from TV broadcasters to wireless broadband providers.

Dell's Aggressive Mobile Roadmap Includes Multiple Tablets

An website dedicated to the Android OS published what it says is Dell's secret mobile roadmap.

Budget iPhone on Tap, AT&T iPhone Faster than Verizon's: Report

The Verizon iPhone is better at call performance while AT&T's has faster transfers, and details of a new budget iPhone reportedly in the works.

Moto Chief: Honeycomb Mobile OS to Include Google Music Service

Motorola's Sanjay Jha suggests that when the Xoom ships with Android 3.0 it will include a digital music offering backed by Google.

iPad Shipments Propel Apple Past HP to Top Mobile PC Position

Apple surges to the top spot in DisplaySearch rankings of mobile PC shipments in Q4, beating out HP and Acer.

Google Answers Apple With More Flexible Digital Content Payment Plan

Google rolls out publisher-friendly payment plan for online content, one day after Apple's new -- and controversial -- digital content payment system is trotted out.

Good Technology, Sprint Offering Android Mobile Device Management

Mobile management firm Good Technology and Sprint are partnering up to provide mobile security and messaging tools for Android devices.

Update: Disgruntled Nokia Shareholder Group Disbands

A small band of disaffected Nokia shareholders that want to rescind the pact with Microsoft appears to have given up the fight.

Apple Spells Out iPhone, iPad Content Subscription Terms

Although Apple is simplifying access to content, it is also strictly enforcing revenue sharing terms.

HTC Unveils Flyer Tablet with Digital Pen, Facebook Phones and Updated Android Smartphones

The Android pioneer enters the tablet PC race with 4G Flyer and revamps its Android smartphone line with something for everyone.

Apple Prepping 4-Inch Display for iPhone 5?

Put the white iPhone 4 and iPad 2 rumors on the back burner: today it's all about the iPhone 5's screen size and keyboard -- yes, keyboard.

Microsoft Chief Ballmer Talks Windows Phones at Mobile World Congress

The company’s execs outlined an upcoming major update to Windows Phone 7 aimed at making it more attractive to buyers. Meanwhile, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said during his keynote that the Microsoft deal will pay it "billions."

Dell Introduces Mobile Device Management Services

The made-to-order PC maker continues its transformation from vendor to IT services company with a portfolio of six mobile management services.

Will Tethering Kill RIM's PlayBook Line of Tablet PCs?

As RIM announces two new PlayBook models -- an LTE and an HSPA+ version --we highlight the key pros and cons of the original PlayBook and consider the rumor of Android compatibility.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Running Honeycomb Coming Soon

The electronics giant unveils the specs for the follow-up to the Samsung Galaxy Tab as the Android tablet sector continues to surge.

Nokia: Windows Phone 7 Will Anchor Its Smartphones

Microsoft and Nokia announce a deal that may give the software maker's mobile operating system the boost it needs to remain a contender in the smartphone race.

Will Apple Surprise With Cheaper iPhone?

Apple is reportedly working on a a lower cost model of the iPhone and a few other surprises.

Nokia, Microsoft to Announce Alliance on Friday?

The day before Nokia's new CEO holds a strategy briefing, informed sources say part of the event will likely be the announcement of a deal between the two ailing giants.

Verizon iPhone: Better for AT&T than Android

The rollout of a CDMA edition of the iPhone is good news for Verizon, Apple and both of their customers. There may even be some bright spots in it for AT&T, which loses its three-and-a-half year iPhone exclusivity today, while Google's Android may take a hit.

Obama to Outline Wireless Broadband Initiative

Ahead of president's trip to stump for National Wireless Initiative, White House details funding breakdown, promising deficit reduction while delivering mobile broadband to 98 percent of population.

New Nokia Head: We're on a 'Burning Platform'

Leaked memo to the troops portends a major restructuring of the ailing Finnish phone titan, possible link up with Windows Phone 7.

Top 5 Tablet PCs: Compare and Contrast

We highlight all the key specs -- carriers, price, screen size and display type, connectivity and camera functionality -- of the iPad, the expected iPad 2, Xoom, PlayBook and Galaxy Tab.

Mobile Device Management Firm Zenprise: Push Mobile Apps to Android Tablets, Smartphones

Zenprise introduces new mobile management tools that bring automatic provisioning of apps, presentations and video to Android devices.

Alcatel-Lucent lightRadio: The Future of Mobile Broadband?

How do you deliver more 2G/3G/4G connectivity to increasingly demanding mobile users without more invasive cell towers?

Apple Prepping iPad 2, iOS 4.3, White iPhone 4?

Rumors abound about the iPad 2 release date, the launch of iOS 4.3 and the sale date for the white iPhone 4.

Analyst's Letter Sparks Nokia, Microsoft Rumors

A European stock analyst publishes an "open letter" to the heads of Nokia and Microsoft. His message: use Windows Phone 7 on Nokia smartphones and maybe strike gold.

26% of iPhone Users Will Switch to Verizon, iPhone Pre-Orders Set Record

uSamp survey finds that iPhone fanatics are more than willing to switch wireless carriers as Verizon Wireless announces record-breaking pre-order volume.

iPad Guide: How To Show Video on the iPad in the Enterprise

We outline the tools, apps and services that companies need to use the iPad to show videos -- to customers one-on-one, to larger audiences, and to employees everywhere.

RIM Flips Switch on App World 2.1

Revamped mobile app store now includes support for in-app payments, an improvement that will be particularly appreciated by gaming app developers.

Android Mobile OS Alert: Google Sweetens Honeycomb Pot, Demos Updates on Xoom

Google unveils media rich update to the Android operating system designed for tablets as well as key improvements to Android Market.

5 Key Emerging Trends in the Mobile Cloud Sector

Mobile cloud computing is a hot new trend that's still in its infancy -- but it's not too early for mobile management get up to speed on the pertinent issues impacting this development.

Cisco: Global Mobile Data Traffic Explodes

According to new Cisco study, global mobile traffic grew by 159 percent in 2010 -- what's going on and what does it mean for both fixed and wireless networking?

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