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HP Exploring Possibility Of Licensing WebOS And Samsung Is Said To Be Interested





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According to Bloomberg’s report, HP is interested in licensing its mobile operating system webOS to other companies, which may open the door for yet another competitor in the tablet and smartphone market.

"We are talking to a number of companies," Apotheker, president of the company, stated in Beijing, refusing to give more details."I can share with you that a number of companies have expressed interest. We are continuing our conversations."


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Apple’s iPhone 3GS going to compete with Android in India



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On May 27 the iPhone 4 was officially put on the market of India with the price starting at 34,500 Indian rupees (around $760) for version of 16 GB with a two-year service agreement. But the price for iPhone as high as $760 (which the government is not satisfied with) makes the iconic item out of reach for the 41.6 percent of the India’s population that lives below the poverty line of $1.25 a day.


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The Judge Probably Will Deny Apple’s Request To Ban Amazon’s Usage Of App Store Term



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According to Bloomberg's report, the court will probably deny the Apple’s request to ban Amazon from using App Store term. This term is used by Amazon as the header name of its online store that markets and sells applications working on Google’s Android platform. Apple filed a suit in March this year over potential confusion about App Store term.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011. 19:15

Amazon’s Tablet Is Expected In 60 Days. Will It Present Serious Challenge To iPad?



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We’ve heard rumors that Amazon is planning multiple mobile devices and their chief Jeff Bezos teased us to “stay tuned”.

Besides, they cut the Kindle’s price by $60 and made the device open for developers in reaction to original iPad release.

As DigiTimes reports, Amazon is readying to launch the tablet PC powered by Android at some moment from August to September, which is the narrowest time frame of possible release given by the market sources:


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TiVo Is Working On Another iOS App



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It has been known for some time that TiVo is developing new companion applications for devices based on iOS and that they already finished free iPad application for the Premiere box. The issue of CEPro magazine in June sheds more light on the company's plans by citing Bard Williams, head of channel and retail marketing for TiVo:

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Monday, June 20th, 2011. 23:31

Now Adobe’s Flash Builder and Flex framework supports iPhone and iPad



This morning Adobe announced a large number of software updates to the Flex Framework and Flash Builder that will make it possible for developers to create projects for BlackBerry PlayBook, iPhone and iPad, besides Android support that was implemented in April.

Now version 4.5 of Flex and Flash are added to Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium and Master Collection, but also they can be bought separately (Flash Builder Standard for 249$, Premium for 669$). In a blog post Adobe’s Puneed Goel gave praises to the release:

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Yahoo! Unveiled Its Search Engine Gor iOS Apps



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Today Yahoo! revealed new tools that can help in seeking apps for your iOS device. It's a dedicated search engine Yahoo! App Search and iOS app called Yahoo! App Spot.

Besides using standard app descriptors the tools also introduce and utilize rich categories, personalized recommendations, user reviews on the web, different ratings and so on.

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Mobile advertisers take a second look on dumbphones



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Here is good news for RIM so regularly criticized by Apple: advertisers of mobile devices didn’t forget about the platform and are currently taking a second look on it, which results in rising of dumb phone advertising, stated an advertising network Millennial Media this Wednesday.

This surprising comeback has expressed in 6 percent grew of mobile ads on RIM devices in May, while "feature phones" make up 17 percent of Feature Phone, Smartphone and Connected Devices mix in May, as estimated by Millennial Media. The key to these surprising figures may be in the BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Bold 2 taking a place among top five mobile phones using served ads.

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Written by SimplyMax

Thursday, June 16th, 2011. 16:40

Patent Dispute Between Apple And Nokia Is Resolved, Apple Will Pay For Licenses



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Nokia announced that it had entered into agreement with Apple, and now the prolonged legal argument between two corporations is coming to an end with two parties withdrawing their complaints to the International Trade Commission.

A press release that announced the signed patent license agreement was issued by Nokia early Tuesday. Agreement stipulates that Apple have to make a one-time payment to Nokia as well as ongoing royalties. But exact details of the agreement are kept in secret. The statement also reads that Nokia has put about 43 billion EUR into research and development in the course of last 20 years, creating a patent portfolio that consists of  10,000 patent families.

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011. 18:27

HTC May Become Top US Smartphone Maker Instead of Apple



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DigiTimes sources revealed this week that HTC may challenge Apple's position of the top U.S. smartphone maker.

Here's the deal: HTC has smartphones available on all four U.S. carriers, while Apple partners only with AT&T and Verizon. The HTC Thunderbolt is reported as the second most popular smartphone on Verizon's network, while Apple's iPhone is the first one. The best-selling Android smartphone on AT&T is also of HTC (The Inspire 4G).

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Saturday, June 11th, 2011. 16:52

Over 200 Million iOS Devices Sold, 25 Million iPads And $2.5 Billion Paid To Developers



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In just 14 months, Apple has sold over 25 million iPads. So now the total number of devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) running iOS had reached 200 million since the original iPhone launched in 2007. Apple’s iOS has got the first place among mobile software with 44% of the total market (Android took 28% of the market and RIM - 19%).

Our customers couldn’t wait to get their hands on the iPad 2. In the first 14 months, we’ve sold 25 million iPads

Over 15 billion songs were sold through the iTunes store. The iBookstore has over 130, 000 downloads. Apple now has 225 million accounts aggregated from the iTunes, iBooks and App Stores. Over 14 billion downloads were made from the App Store, so developers received over $ 2,5 billion dollars since 2008 when the App Store was launched.




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WWDC 2011 liveblog: iOS 5, OS X Lion, iCloud and more!



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WWDC 2011 liveblog: iOS 5, OS X Lion, iCloud and more! (stevejobswwdc2011liveblogkeynote1117)


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Monday, June 6th, 2011. 20:25

Android and iOS Continue To Dominate In US Smartphone Market



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comScore has released the results of its April survey (comScore surveyed over 30,000 mobile phone subscribers.) of mobile phone usage in the United States. Surpassing Research in Motion, Apple took the solid second place among smartphone platforms and now iOS holds 26.0% of market. Google’s Android leads the pack with 36.4% of the market, an increase of 5.2 percentage points over the three month period. Research in Motion's BlackBerry operating system has slipped to 25.7%. When looking at mobile phone manufacturers overall, Apple is now the fourth largest vendor with a share of 8.3% of the US market. Samsung remains number one with 24.5% of the market, followed by LG and Motorola.




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Saturday, June 4th, 2011. 22:44

Apple’s App Store Processes 59% Of All Mobile App Downloads



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A new report issued by Research2Guidance shows that Apple dominates among other mobile application stores in terms of application downloads. In first quarter of 2011 59% of all applications were downloaded from the Apple’s App Store. Though the numbers are quiet large, they demonstrate a fall in 22% comparing with 81% then the App Store first opened. During the report 58 application stores were surveyed. Noteworthy, there were only 18 application stores when the iPhone App Store launched in July of 2008. The Android Market is the strongest competitor to the App Store that led to 24% fall of the App Store’s share of application downloads.  Though, resent numbers show 2% increase of App Store’s share. Moreover, users, who already spent significant amounts of money on apps, unlikely want to switch to other mobile platform.




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Samsung: Apple's Accusations Are Not Legally Problematic



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According to Samsung mobile communications business head, Apple’s statement that Samsung completely dubbed such devices as iPhone and iPad has absolutely no grounds. Here is what J.K. Shin said to the interviewer from The Wall Street Journal:

"We didn't copy Apple's design. We have used many similar designs over the past years and it [Apple's allegation] will not be legally problematic."


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