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  • First Windows "Mango" Phone unveiled

    The first smartphone based on the new "Mango" edition of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform was unveiled on Wednesday in Tokyo.

  • Mozilla's Boot to Gecko: A Mobile OS that could succeed

    Mozilla, the makers of the Firefox browser, hopes to revolutionize the modern operating system with Boot to Gecko, a universal-platform OS primary aimed at mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets that could theoretically drive futuristic desktops as well.

  • App Store, Android Market spur explosive app download growth

    Thanks to Apple's App Store, Google's Android Market and a number of smaller online stores, the explosive growth of mobile application downloads continues.

  • InterDigital sues Nokia, Huawei and ZTE

    InterDigital on Tuesday said it has filed complaints with the U.S. International Trade Commission and federal court against Nokia, Huawei and ZTE, charging the companies with patent infringement.

  • The 5 biggest IT security mistakes

    Like cleaning the windows, IT security can be a thankless task because they only notice when you don't do it. But to get the job done in the era of virtualization, smartphones and cloud computing, you've got to avoid technical and political mistakes. In particular, here are five security mistakes to avoid:

  • Timeline: RIM's rapid decline

    As hard as it may be to believe, it was just over two years ago that Research in Motion was still considered one of the premiere innovators of the smartphone industry.

  • Mozilla to build mobile OS for the Web

    Mozilla has launched a new project to build an operating system for mobile devices that will run applications primarily on the Web.

  • BlackBerry maker RIM axing 2,000 jobs, 11 per cent of workforce

    Research in Motion, which has been losing ground to Apple, Google and even Microsoft in the mobile market, announced Monday it is cutting 2,000 jobs, or about 11 per cent of its workforce.

  • Apple releases iOS 4.3.5 to fix certificate validation

    iOS 5's on-device delta updates can't come soon enough. Just a week and a half after releasing iOS 4.3.4, Apple has dropped iOS 4.3.5.

  • Good: iOS significantly beating Android in enterprises

    Despite Android's strong overall growth, enterprises appear to continue to be wary of the mobile operating system, according to data released by Good Technology.

  • RIM COO retires as company lays off one-tenth of staff

    Research in Motion will lay off 2,000 staff, or a little more than 10 percent of its workforce, and make changes to its senior management team, it announced Monday. Chief Operating Officer for Blackberry, Don Morrison, will retire, but Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis will continue to share the CEO role and that of chairman.

  • HTC Sensation review

    The HTC Sensation is a high-end Android smartphone equipped with a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen.

  • Motorola should consider monetizing patents, says investor

    Motorola may start looking at ways to make more money from its patent portfolio, if investor Carl Icahn has his way.

  • Google: Sun offered to license Java for $US100 million

    Sun Microsystems offered to license its Java technology to Google for $US100 million, a Google attorney said, attempting to show that Oracle is out of touch as it seeks billions from Google for patent infringement.

  • HTC unveils smartphone for Chinese Twitter-like service

    After announcing smartphones with a dedicated Facebook button, HTC is trying the same formula in China. This time it will have a button connecting to one of the country's largest Twitter-like services in the country.