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    by Published on 12-19-2011 07:30 PM
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    According to Amplified Analytics Windows Phone has the highest satisfaction rate amongst smartphone OS's.

    Their finding was based on:

    82,620 customer reviews of 318 smart phones published online by December 15th 2011.
    Regarding WP7:

    Windows phone customers’ expectations were exceeded by their experience with a wider margin...

    ... It appears that Nokia’s decision to migrate their phones to Window OS is a wise one...
    How's your experience? Talk about it here.

    Via: Customer Think | Neowin
    by Published on 12-18-2011 01:43 PM
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    Apple has released a Holiday-themed ad for Siri, featuring Santa.

    by Published on 12-16-2011 09:55 PM
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    NEW YORK – Cable company Cox Communications on Friday said that it has agreed to sell some of its airwave licenses to Verizon Wireless for $315 million and will resell Verizon service in its stores.

    The deal mimics on struck between Verizon Wireless and three other cable companies two weeks ago. Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks gave up their ambitions to run their own wireless network and signed co-marketing agreements with Verizon.

    Unlike the other cable companies, Cox had taken steps to use its spectrum. But it gave up on its plans to build a wireless network earlier this year, saying it couldn't compete with bigger cellphone companies.

    Privately held Cox is the third-largest cable company in the country. It is based in Atlanta and has about 6 million customers.
    More: Yahoo! News | Forum Discussion
    by Published on 12-14-2011 11:14 AM
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    The Lumia 710, Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 device for the U.S., will hit T-Mobile on January 11th for $49.99 (after $50 MIR)

    Lumia 710 features:

    - 800x480 3.7-inch LCD display with "ClearBlack" technology
    - 1.4-gigahertz Qualcomm processor
    - 512MB of RAM
    - 5-megapixel camera
    - 8GB of storage
    - WP7 Mango
    - HSPA 14.4 (downlink)

    More info and specs: T-Mobile

    Any T-Mobile users interested in this? Talk about it here.
    by Published on 12-13-2011 10:12 PM
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    Today the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board recommended that all states ban drivers from talking and texting while behind the wheel. This was the result of their investigation into several vehicular accidents where distractions caused by electronics are primarily to blame.

    “No call, no text, no update is worth a human life,” said NTSB chairman Deborah Hersan.
    The NTSB can only make the recommendation, it's up to the states to turn it into a law.

    Do you support this decision? Talk about it here.

    NY Times | Via: Phone Scoop
    by Published on 12-09-2011 03:09 PM
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    HP to enable creativity of the community to accelerate the next-generation web-centric platform

    PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 9, 2011 – HP today announced it will contribute the webOS software to the open source community.

    HP plans to continue to be active in the development and support of webOS. By combining the innovative webOS platform with the development power of the open source community, there is the opportunity to significantly improve applications and web services for the next generation of devices. ...
    by Published on 12-07-2011 10:43 AM
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    Sprint is the least attractive network for the iPhone 4S despite its offer of unlimited data, according to a study, suggesting consumers may be better off with AT&T or Verizon.

    The iPhone’s top data speed on AT&T’s network was twice as fast the top speed it reached on Verizon and Sprint, according to a study done by Apple Insider. Meanwhile, Verizon proved to offer the best overall coverage on the device, providing service in the most areas.

    Sprint, however, offered the slowest data speeds and worst overall coverage “by far” in the areas tested in the study.
    What is your experience? Talk about it here.

    Apple Insider Via: Forbes
    by Published on 12-06-2011 09:27 AM
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    Windows Phone needs LTE, stat

    While Android and the iOS are taking off for Verizon, one platform that has stalled at the carrier is Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. Verizon quietly put out one Windows Phone handset in the market this year, and Walden didn't seem particularly excited to be adding more.

    For Verizon, the biggest problem with Windows Phone is the lack of support for LTE. Microsoft has said it would add LTE support, but hasn't been specified as to when.

    "We've communicated to Microsoft that LTE is critical to us," she said. "We need to see a timeline that makes sense if we want to continue to represent them."

    Given Verizon's LTE focus, it'll be hard to see a handset maker successfully convince Verizon to take a chance on a 3G Windows Phone product.

    Verizon continues to work with Microsoft on this issue, Walden said, but didn't have anything new to discuss.
    CNET Via: Neowin | Forum discussion
    by Published on 12-05-2011 10:39 PM
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    U.S. Judge Lucy Koh last week declined Apple's request to bar Samsung from selling Galaxy devices in the country while the case moves through the court system. It appears certain portions of the publicly released court order weren't properly redacted:

    Reuters now reveals how that redacted portion of the court order came to light, as the initially-posted court order had mistakenly allowed the redacted text to be visible upon copying and pasting.

    In her 65-page ruling denying Apple's request for a preliminary injunction against Samsung, Koh attempted to redact nearly two dozen sentences or short fragments. But because of a formatting characteristic in the prior electronic version, the redacted material can be viewed by copying text from the PDF and pasting it into another document.
    Perhaps most significantly, Koh cites as part of her rationale Apple's admission that Samsung is more likely to take market share from other Android manufacturers than it is from Apple.

    According to the redacted portions, Apple's own studies show that existing customers are unlikely to switch from iPhones to Samsung devices. Instead, the evidence suggests an increase in sales of Samsung smartphones is likely to come at the expense of other smartphones with Android operating systems, Koh wrote.
    Reuters Via: Mac Rumors

    Maybe it's time for them to bury the hatchet? What do you think? Talk about it here.
    by Published on 12-05-2011 10:01 PM
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    Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) intends to launch its first LTE handsets running on its forthcoming FDD-LTE network sometime in the second half of 2012, according to Sprint CFO Joseph Euteneuer.

    In a wide-ranging interview at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, Euteneuer also said Sprint's LTE network will be "very competitive to what's out in the marketplace" in terms of LTE network speeds when the company does launch LTE service by mid-2012. Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) have said that their LTE networks deliver average downlink speeds of 5-12 Mbps.

    Sprint plans to first launch FDD-LTE on its 1900 MHz spectrum next year as part of its Network Vision network modernization project. Euteneuer also said that starting in 2012 Sprint will deploy LTE service on its 800 MHz spectrum as it moves iDEN customers on that spectrum to Sprint's CDMA push-to-talk service. Euteneuer said Sprint just deployed its first multi-mode base station as part of its Network Vision project, which is being constructed by Alcatel-Lucent (NASDAQ:ALU), Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and Samsung.
    Fierce Wireless | Forum discussion
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