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Apple has 53.3% of US sales in last trimester, Android strong in EU According to data gathered by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech Apple has secured a 53.3% sales share in the US in the 12 weeks ending on November 25. The main culprit for the impressive result is the iPhone 5.

Apple has passed the 50% mark for the first time ever, scoring a huge 17.5 percent points growth compared to the same period of last year…

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HTC to release two Windows 8 RT Tablets in 2013
According to reports from Bloomberg, HTC is planning to release at least two Windows RT tablets next year.

According to people familiar with the matter HTC is working on a 12-inch tablet and a 7-inch version capable of making phone calls. The 7-inch tablet would be the first tablet of that size for Windows RT and will face tough competition from the iPad mini, Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire…

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Nielson totals for 2012 see Google dominate the US The Nielson Company, one of the global leaders in consumer market research and trend analysis, has released its Nielson Tops of 2012 report, which looks at the top Web and mobile companies between January and October of 2012.

On all fronts, Google was able to maintain its position at the top of the mountain…

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RIM's first full-touch BB 10 phone to be called BlackBerry Z10? RIM has a January 30 event on its calendar when it will probably officially announce its new BlackBerry 10 OS and the first smartphones to carry it. We've seen them leak several times before, but now a marketing image has made its way to the Internet.

It shows the L-Series phone we've seen on video before, but this time it comes with a name – the BlackBerry Z10…

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It’s finally the end of the week, and it appears that AT&T has decided to celebrate the arrival of Friday by lighting up several new cities with its flavor of 4G LTE coverage. The big blue carrier announced this morning that its LTE service is now available in a number of locales across the country, including Boise, Idaho and New Haven, Conn…

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Software update for T-Mobile HTC 8X released
T-Mobile has announced that the software update for its HTC Windows Phone 8X is now available.

The update was delayed for 24 hours because some last minute “tweaking” was needed.
The new update brings the following improvements:
Update 8.0.10211.204

Messaging improvements. A great messaging experience is now even better…

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Is Windows Phone 7.8 more than skin deep?7.8 running on a Lumia 800
In a word: No. But before thinking that this is necessarily a bad thing, let’s just think about what the “skin” or UI actually does for an OS.

Apple are confident in their formula for the homescreen that it has remained more or less unchanged since it was first released. Android manufacturers likewise tend to try and differentiate phones by both the physical design of their phones as well as various corruptions of the homescreen…

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Verizon expanded its 4G LTE network to 29 new markets
Starting today customers in additional 29 markets can enjoy 4G LTE super speeds.

Verizon launched 4G LTE service in the following markets: Selma, Ala.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Prescott, Ariz.; Yuma, Ariz.; Eureka, Calif.; Burlington, Iowa; Marshalltown, Iowa; Mason City, Iowa; Oskaloosa, Iowa; Ashland, Ky…

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Rumor: Sony Yuga to be called Xperia Z, to get IP57 certification Sony's flagship for next year, the C660X Xperia Yuga, is bound to get a more market-friendly name before launch and rumor has it that it will be Xperia Z. The phone will also have IP certification for dust and water resistance and a low-reflectivity screen.

The Sony Xperia Z is set to receive IP57 certification for dust and water resistance, similar to the upcoming Xperia V or the HTC J…

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Time to put on your patent agreement party hats! Nokia announced this morning that it and RIM have entered into a new patent licensing agreement that will put an end to all patent-related lawsuits going on between the companies. Additionally, any pending legal actions that came as a result of Nokia’s arbitration victory over RIM last month will be withdrawn…

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Google Nexus 4 v Samsung Galaxy S III: Fan favorites Android devices come from all walks of life, but in each generation there is a "chosen one". In 2012, it's the Nexus 4 and, as an overall package, this is probably the best Google has ever delivered. Yet, by a mean twist of fate, it has the most formidable…

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Finishing out the top five of the Official Smartphone Rankings, the HTC DROID DNA didn’t go anywhere and is featured on this Friday December 21, 2012.  Wanting to be able to customize his OS, PhoneDog fan AZNMARKET decided the HTC DROID DNA was the smartphone for him.  
“best upgrade ”  By AZNMARKET on November 29, 2012
Coming from an iPhone 4s 16gb the memory didn’t bother me…

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