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With Sprint reportedly not planning to allow the Google Nexus One on its network, is the Nexus One even more of a failure than before? Not really, because Sprint has nothing to gain by supporting the Nexus One. Sprint’s decision won’t hurt Google Android either. Read more »

Need to know which carriers are offering 3G data plans for Apple’s iPad? Our rundown of carriers by country will keep you up to date as we gather plan information and details, along with updates in the future as more details are announced around the world. Read more »

Anttenna today launched as a free iPhone application for consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer exchanges of goods and services. Within a a few minutes, users create a listing of 140 characters or less, which appear on a map, allowing for hyper-local, real-time market transactions on a handset. Read more »

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More Google Android phones were sold during the first quarter of 2010 in the U.S. than iPhones. Customers of Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. carrier in terms of subscribers, can’t buy an iPhone, but they can choose from a wide range of different Google Android smartphones. Read more »

Thanks to iPad’s connectivity and cloud services like Google Docs, you can be pretty productive — if you have the right software and workflow. In this weekend project, I’ll show you my current solutions which are working well enough for me to leave the notebook behind. Read more »

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Join James, Matt and Kevin live for this week’s audio podcast where they’ll cover this week’s mobile technology news and share experiences with the latest software, hardware and web services. If you missed the live show, you can grab an MP3 audio recording. Read more »

Sales in the smartphone market far outpaced that of feature phones in the first quarter of 2010, with each of the top five handset makers registering sales growth. As to the handset makers that gained market share — they all used one of two platforms. Read more »

Motorola is finding success with its Android-powered Droid, but its co-CEO has previously indicated he wants Motorola to have its own mobile OS and supporting ecosystem. An engineer’s LinkedIn profile could indicate Motorola purchased a Linux-based mobile platform that comes with its own app store. Read more »

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The 24-member Wholesale Applications Community today announced initial plans to create a carrier independent mobile handset application development and distribution platform. This will offer developers a chance to write an app and deploy across multiple handsets on different carriers — but is it really about money? Read more »

Bandwidth.com today launched two new iPhone applications targeted at both consumers and small business customers: Holdr and Conference Starter. One app gets people together on the phone while the other frees you from annoying hold music as you wait to speak to a real, live person. Read more »

T-Mobile USA today introduced the myTouch 3G Slide, but while at first blush it may appears to be an incremental upgrade to the currently available myTouch 3G in the form of three hardware changes, its software functionality makes clear this upgrade is more than just incremental. Read more »

Practically anyone can create a Nokia smartphone application thanks to the new Ovi App Wizard. This is a step in the right direction for Nokia, but it’s not likely to raise the Ovi Store to parity with Apple’s or Google application stores. Read more »

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Mint for Android officially lands today and I’ve been using it for a few days on my Google Nexus One. It was worth the wait, because it’s not a watered-down, first effort on a new platform. It’s just as functional and effective as its iPhone counterpart. Read more »

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Join James, Matt and Kevin live for this week’s audio podcast where they’ll cover this week’s mobile technology news and share experiences with the latest software, hardware and web services. If you missed the live show, you can grab an MP3 audio recording. Read more »

Qt isn’t the only game in town when it comes to programming software for Symbian 3 devices. Symbian apps can also be developed using web standards of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. I spoke with Larry Berkin from the Symbian Foundation on what this means for developers. Read more »

Given recent economic challenges around the globe, one might conclude that demand for the web is down, but apparently not. According to a report from research firm TeleGeography, international bandwidth usage continued to grow in spite of the global recession of the past few years. Read more »

As netbook sales slow, Intel reportedly plans to pack more power into its next-generation Atom, which currently powers netbooks. And now notebooks are entering price levels where once only the lowly netbook dared to tread. Is the end of the netbook market near? Read more »

In a preview of its upcoming State of the Web report, Opera says that Apple’s iPhone is the currently the No. 3 device used by Opera Mini users worldwide. That’s a nice statistic, but the follow-up information doesn’t show that iPhone owners are leaving Safari behind. Read more »

Android fragmentation isn’t getting any better, according to a new metrics report from AdMob. Traffic measurements show a relatively even split among the three Android versions, which causes issues for consumers and developers alike. Given the control of carriers and handset makers, what can Google do? Read more »

Nokia today unveiled the N8, its first handset that uses both the Symbian 3 operating system and the Qt cross-platform application framework. With the new operating system, Nokia hopes to reverse market share losses and prove that it can still reign atop the smartphone world. Read more »

Research In Motion introduces two slight refreshes today in the Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G. Incremental upgrades are always welcome, but they’re not enough to fend off other maturing smartphone challengers. Research In Motion needs to get moving on its new BlackBerry operating system. Read more »

The list of potential bidders and partners for Palm is dwindling each day. With the recent rise of mobile social networking activities, perhaps Palm needs to consider a non-traditional partnership by turning its webOS handsets into Facebook phones. Read more »

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Join James, Matt and Kevin live for this week’s audio podcast where they’ll cover this week’s mobile technology news and share experiences with the latest software, hardware and web services. If you missed the live show, you can grab an MP3 audio recording. Read more »

We’ve seen a myriad of cell phone radiation studies before, but COSMOS aims to provide the largest. The COSMOS study hopes for 250,000 volunteers over a 30 year period, making it potentially the most comprehensive proactive research effort on cell phone radiation to date. Read more »

Nokia is still on track to deliver its vastly overhauled smartphone operating system in Symbian 3 in the second half of this year. With increased competition worldwide and competitors maturing their own platforms, Nokia needs to step on the gas pedal and accelerate delivery. Read more »

Adobe is finally throwing in the towel, saying it will no longer invest in CS5 for Apple’s mobile OS. But it shouldn’t have taken Adobe this long to realize it wasn’t welcome on the iPhone — the company played a waiting game and it lost. Read more »

There are more book titles in the iTunes App Store than any other type of app, but they simply aren’t in demand, according to Apptizr, an iPhone application recommendation service, which gleaned such data and has recommended 10 million software suggestions to its users. Read more »

GPS navigation maker Garmin is trying the smartphone game again with a new model for T-Mobile. Only this time, Garmin is using Google Android. How can a GPS company compete with Google Navigation on a handset? There’s one key advantage that Garmin is able to offer. Read more »

Ground Truth, a mobile measurement firm, today reported that consumers use phones more for social networking than any other purpose. This usage is giving rise to social mobile handsets, five of which are already available to ride the social mobile wave. Read more »

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