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BlackBerry Overhauls OS to Match iPhone, Droid

Research In Motion Ltd. will offer up the overhauled BlackBerry OS 6.0 next quarter, along with a new Web browser. While no one should expect the refreshes to be earth-shatteringly different, the goal is to make BlackBerrys more accessible and intuitive. The corporate-focused, static interface has long been a gripe, especially of consumers who aren’t […]

Google Launches Nexus One, Shakes Up Delivery Models

Google Inc. is taking a page from Apple Inc., launching its own branded mobile phone this week – the first of many, apparently. But it’s also shaking up the accepted mobile delivery model by launching its own consumer electronics-type storefront for the gadget, in theory wresting away control from the carriers. Google execs were quick […]

Verizon Puts BlackBerry Storm 2 on Sale

On Wednesday Verizon Wireless made the long-awaited BlackBerry Storm 2 available online, and retail stores will have availability as the day goes on. The update to Research in Motion Ltd.‘s first touchscreen BlackBerry will cost $180 after an online discount or $100 mail-in rebate. It’s also available as part of a two-for-one program for family […]

Sprint Puts Android-Based Hero on Sale

Sprint-Nextel Corp. has officially launched the HTC Hero smartphone, based on the Android operating system. The gadget goes for $180 after rebate with a two-year contract. Sprint is also requiring a data plan. The device offers a 3.2 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, a 5-megapixel camera, and expandable memory […]

Android Tablet Due Sept. 15

Google’s Linux-based Android mobile operating system has been fingered for powering mobile devices beyond the smartphone for some time now. On Sept. 15, Archos Technology will unveil just such a device, a tablet computer. At the Sept. 15 press conference, the company will showcase the touchscreen device, it said this week. The tablet will have […]

Sprint Launches WiMAX in Atlanta, Vegas, Portland

As expected, Sprint-Nextel Corp. has launched Atlanta, Las Vegas and Portland, Ore. as 4G WiMAX markets. The service is three-to-five times faster than current 3G speeds, offering peak downlink speeds of more than 10mbps and average downlink speeds of 3-6mbps. It is available for a $10 per month premium over current Sprint 3G mobile data […]

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