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  • Samsung pursues enterprise users

    Looking to sell more phones and tablets to enterprises -- and get around Android's reputation as not yet enterprise-ready -- Samsung is developing its own software, helping customers build their own app stores and reworking its sales operation.

  • Sony Ericsson updates Xperia X10 to Android 2.3

    Sony Ericsson is planning to upgrade the Xperia X10 to Android 2.3 at the end of the second quarter or the beginning of the third quarter, the company said in a blog post on Friday.

  • Verizon Wireless rolls out data monitoring widget for mobile users

    Verizon Wireless CIO Ajay Waghray ORLANDO -- IT innovations at Verizon Wireless have been put to work behind recent online customer account management systems and upgrades to Verizon store kiosks, said Ajay Waghray, CIO at Verizon Wireless.

  • Microsoft extends system management to Apple, Android devices

    Microsoft is recognizing enterprise realities with its new accommodations for rivals' smartphones in an upcoming version of System Center Configuration Manager, an industry analyst said on Thursday.

  • Motorola investigates Atrix voice problems

    Motorola is investigating voice quality issues that some users of the Atrix -- the phone notable for its ability to dock with a laptop-like device -- are reporting.

  • Microsoft website helps users track Windows Phone update

    Microsoft has put up a website that allows owners of Windows Phone 7-based smartphones to find out when they will be offered the copy and paste update, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday.

  • Water shortage looms for Taiwan science park

    Lower-than-normal rainfall around a major technology manufacturing area in Taiwan, the Hsinchu Science Park, has prompted the government to cut water pressure at night and study more stringent measures going forward.

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    Android, not Apple set to be dominant mobile OS: analysts

    Smartphones which run on the Android operating system (OS) are expected to overtake those on the Apple iOS by 2016, analyst firm Ovum has claimed.

  • Groups defend drunk-driving checkpoint software

    Makers of applications that locate drunk-driving checkpoints are misunderstood, defenders said Wednesday, a day after four U.S. senators called for smartphone makers to pull applications from their services.

  • Emerging iPhone, iPad 2 app enables remote surveillance

    An iPad app that may soon play a pivotal role connecting soldiers on the street with airplanes hovering high above will be shown for the first time next month at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas.

  • iPhone, Android, Windows and Linux: Microsoft now manages them all

    Microsoft hates when customers buy products that weren't built in Redmond, but Steve Ballmer and crew aren't going to miss a moneymaking opportunity, even if that means managing iPhones, iPads, Androids and, yes, even Linux computers.

  • Metrico report puts EVO Shift on top

    Metrico tested six "4G" phones from T-Mobile and Sprint and found that in a mobile scenario Sprint's HTC EVO Shift had the best data download speed of all the devices, delivering nearly 6 Mbps.

  • Microsoft updates Bing for mobile browsers

    Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out some updates to its Bing for Mobile browser service including real-time public transportation updates for select cities and the inclusion of apps in results when searching on the iPhone.

  • HTC focuses on content with new exec appointment

    High Tech Computer (HTC) named its first chief content officer this week, showing how the Taiwanese smartphone maker aims to push more deeply into content, in addition to hardware, for a long-term competitive edge.

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    Telstra unveils HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 smartphone

    Telstra, HTC and Microsoft have teamed up to launched the first high-profile Windows Phone 7 smartphone onto the Australian market with the HD7 on the Next G network.