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May, 2010

May 29, 2010  7:21 AM

Adobe Flash Player Requires Android OS 2.2

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There's good news and bad news about the Adobe Flash Player for Google's Android OS. The good news is that the beta debuted on schedule. In fact, it's available now. The bad news is that it only runs on smartphones with Android OS 2.2. This means that just about everyone who wants this feature...

May 21, 2010  1:31 PM

Giving One Carrier Exclusive Access to a Phone Is a Mistake

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Verizon customers, ever wondered why you can't get an iPhone? It's because Apple and AT&T have an exclusive contract that prevents any other U.S. carrier from offering this smartphone. Such deals are completely legal, but not a good idea. The poster child for what can go wrong is the Palm...

May 19, 2010  9:00 AM

Android OS on Top in U.S., but More iPhones Sold Globally

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U.S. Smartphone Market Share in Q1 2010Market research firm NPD Group recently announced that Google's Android OS outsold the Apple iPhone in the U.S. last...

May 15, 2010  1:00 AM

Nokia, Another Reorganization Is Not What You Need

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Nokia announced this week that it's going through a major reorganization this summer. It is currently organized into Devices, Services & Software, and Markets. After July 1 this will change to Mobile Solutions, Mobile Phones, and Markets. In its simplest form, Nokia is creating a unit that...

May 6, 2010  8:02 AM

Why We Won’t See a Windows-based Tablet Comparable to the iPad

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Many people are asking for something they mistaken think is easy: a tablet computer running the full version of Microsoft Windows that's comparable to the iPad. This isn't very realistic. The reason the iPad runs the iPhone OS and not Mac OS X is because Apple couldn't make a device the size...

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