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Why text messaging is here to stay

The text message is 20 years old, and the landscape for communication is continuing to change. What does the future bode for the aging tool?

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HTC announces the One SV, coming soon to the UK’s one and only 4G network

HTC has announced the One SV, a new 4G LTE phone headed for the EE network in the UK where it will help fill out the range of available hardware, which is currently dominated by high-end phones.

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First Windows Phone 8 update hitting select devices now, brings key bug fixes

Microsoft promised an update to Windows Phone 8 would appear in December, and sure enough, one has started to appear on international HTC phones, fixing several annoying bugs.

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Apple (sort of) fixes ‘potentially life-threatening’ error in its Maps app

Traveling in Australia? Using Apple Maps to navigate your way to the small town of Mildura in Victoria? Apple has now fixed the "potentially life-threatening" error in Maps, allowing you to travel secure in the knowledge you won't end up stranded and sweating…

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Is RIM using stealth advertising to promote BlackBerry 10 on Twitter?

As the launch date for BlackBerry 10 gets ever closer, so Research in Motion needs to promote its new operating system even harder. Its latest play is on Twitter, where it may be using stealth advertising techniques to get the word out.

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Crank up the rumor mill: iPhone 5S coming in June 2013 with improved camera, NFC and color options

An analyst who called it right with the iPhone 4S says Apple will launch an iPhone 5S handset in June 2013, sporting a better camera, NFC technology and a more powerful battery. And if neither black nor white does it for you, that's no problem – it'll be out…

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Watch out Nokia, Huawei is opening an R&D center on your doorstep

Smartphone manufacturer Huawei has announced that it will open a new research and development in Finland.

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T-Mobile isn’t paying for your phone anymore, and that’s a good thing

T-Mobile has an ambitious plan to end smartphone subsidies. Could you actually come out ahead by paying up-front for your phone?

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Surprise! Samsung and Apple are leading holiday sales in tech

A new report released by the IDC has indicated that Samsung and Apple are the two top competitors in the mobile space during this holiday season.

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In the midst of its war with Twitter, Instagram reveals major update; UPDATE: Twitter adds filters to mobile app

Fallout? What fallout? While you can no longer view Instagram images within Twitter, the app continues to innovate with a slew of new camera features as well as a new filter.

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Hands on: Falcon Pro swoops in as a legitimate Twitter client

There are so many Twitter clients available that it's hard to tell which is right for you without playing with them all. We're going to tell you up front that Falcon Pro makes a strong case to be your primary Twitter app. Here's why.

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Nintendo turns your iPhone or iPad into a Pokedex

One of Nintendo's biggest franchises is Pokemon. While Nintendo isn't letting its IP go to the new mobile platforms yet, The Pokemon Company has brought its full Pokedex to iOS devices - for a price.

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BBM 7 update brings Voice feature, other upgrades

Research in Motion has moved Blackberry Messanger 7 out of the beta zone and into the hands of the public. Starting today, a free update to the networking service is available. The biggest addition to BBM 7 is the new Voice feature, which allows free voice…

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LG sells 10 million L Series Android phones, says they’re for dedicated followers of fashion

LG has announced sales of its four L Series phones have reached the impressive figure of 10 million.

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Barnes & Noble reduces Nook Simple Touch e-reader to $80

Barnes & Noble knocked $20 off the cost of its Simple Touch e-reader over the weekend. Consumers can now pick up the dedicated reading device for $79.

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