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Sony phasing out feature phones, banking on Smartphones

Now that Sony completely owns the Sony Ericsson phone company it has decided to start phasing out feature phones. This means that Sony will most likely be basing its future on the Android operating system.
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Apple awarded patent for unlocking touchscreens

If you own a phone or tablet that requires you to slide the screen to unlock the device then it is now officially infringing on Apple's latest patent. Apple now owns the patent for unlocking touchscreen devices with a sliding motion.

BlackBerry trade-ins reach all time high

Due to the recent BlackBerry outage and the iPhone 4S announcement BlackBerry owners are trading-in their devices more than ever before.
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Update: Motorola to release Ice Cream Sandwich information 6 weeks after public release, updated again

Motorola tweets plans to release new hardware six weeks after the release of the Ice Cream Sandwich software.
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Jobs wanted to ‘destroy’ Android, biography says

According to the forthcoming Steve Jobs biography, the Apple co-founder was intent on destroying Google's Android mobile operating system, as he considered it to be a "stolen product."

iOS 5 accounts for 20% of all iOS web traffic after only five days

In just five days iOS 5 has become the second most popular version of iOS, and accounts for 20% of all iOS web traffic.
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Droid RAZR image leaked, shows off a super slim figure

A leaked image of the rumored Droid RAZR appears a day before the October 18 Motorola press event. The Droid RAZR is rumored to be an extremely thin Android phone on Verizon's 4G LTE network.
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Samsung and Google reschedule Ice Cream Sandwich announcement to October 19

Samsung and Google announce the rescheduled Android Ice Cream Sandwich event to October 19 in Hong Kong. Due to the time difference the event will happen at 10PM EST October 18 and will be live streamed on YouTube.

Nearly 7 percent of U.S. traffic comes from handheld devices

With more consumers breaking out smartphones and tablets to browse through the Web, the percentage of U.S. traffic that's attributed to handheld devices is on the rise.
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HTC Sensation XL, 4.7inch 1.5GHz Beats audio Android phone

HTC announces Sensation XL a 4.7inch Android phone with Beats audio, sadly this phone will not be coming to the United States.
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Verizon launches first budget LTE phone, the Pantech Breakout on September 22

Verizon and Pantech announce the first budget friendly LTE smartphone, the Breakout which will be available on September 22 for just $100.
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Intel partners with Google to optimize Android for Intel chips

Intel will attempt to shoulder its way into the cell phone and tablet market by partnering with Google and bringing Android to Intel chips.