BlackBerry and iPhone Dominated the Year in U.S. Phone Sales

The iPhone took 3 of the top 10 spots in smartphone sales this year.

Nielson has released its list of the most popular phones in the United States over the past year and the results are quite surprising. Both iPhone maker Apple and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion easily dominated the list which was not limited to just smart phones. (Keep in mind that Nielson tracked from September 2009 ...

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Will Verizon Remain on top If the iPhone Doesn’t Come in 2011?


Verizon Wireless is often touted as the largest wireless carrier in the United States and rightfully so, but the line dividing first place from second place is growing thinner and thinner. According to Apple Insider, some of the most recent figures place Verizon’s number of customers at 92.1 million compared to AT&T’s 90.1 million. A ...

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Ford’s SYNC System Goes Live: iPhone, Android and BlackBerry Supported

    Ford has just updated its SYNC system to support its new AppLink framework, allowing smart phones to interface with its cars. While only the 2011 Ford Fiesta supports the AppLink system so far—after a firmware update done through a USB thumb drive—the company’s other cars with SYNC are expected to soon follow. Some Android and ...

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Word Lens Turns iPhones into Camera-based Translators

Now it's Spanish, now it's English. Believe it.

  Forget clunky pocket dictionaries when traveling abroad and even smart phone based translators that require users to enter text to be translated—Quest Visual’s new World Lens app on iTunes uses the camera in iPhones to translate through the power of augmented reality. Signs, menus, you name it can all be viewed through the app and ...

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Google Voice App Finally Arrives on Apple’s iPod touch and iPad

Google Voice iOS app screenshot

Google’s Google Voice app was released back in November for the iPhone but Apple’s two other iOS devices—the iPod touch and the iPad—didn’t get the app. In a strange twist, Google released an iPhone only version. The company has fixed that however, and is now offering the app for the iPod touch and the iPad ...

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Verizon iPhone LTE 4G Rumored to Be Announced after Christmas


You will want to take this news with a healthy dose of skepticism but given the number of people out there impatiently waiting for Verizon Wireless to finally starts selling a model of Apple’s iPhone, I think this is worth tossing out there: Verizon will reportedly receive an LTE 4G compatible iPhone right after Christmas. ...

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iOS App Roundup: Infinity Blade, Thoughts and Eternal Legacy

Screenshot of the iOS game Infinity Blade

Quite a few interesting apps have come out recently for Apple’s iOS platform. ChAIR Entertainment’s highly anticipated game—Infinity Blade—was released yesterday. Just a day before that, Gameloft released an RPG called Eternal Lagacy that just screams Final Fantasy. Oh, and if your thumbs need a break from gaming on your iPhone, Jawbone launched its Thoughts ...

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European Carriers Want Apple to Pay for iTunes Data Usage

Apple iTunes logo

It looks like it is not just AT&T that is having problems handling the enormous data usage generated by Apple’s wildly popular iPhone model of smart phones—European carriers are also feeling the weight on their networks. However, unlike AT&T, who has remained silent about how much network usage the iPhone consumes, European carriers France Telecom ...

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White iPhone 4 Delayed until Spring 2011 Now—Anyone Still Waiting for It?

Picture of a white iPhone 4 from Apple

It’s official—Apple’s coveted but surprisingly still missing white iPhone 4 model will not appear in stores until “Spring 2011” according to the company. This information comes courteous not of an official press release or statement by Apple but instead on signs that are starting to appear in Apple Stores. Why the massive delay for the ...

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Verizon iPhone Hints from Motorola and More iPhone 5 Speculation

    The rumors of a version of Apple’s iPhone hitting Verizon’s wireless network early next year have somehow morphed into an assumption in the media and recent comments by Motorola’s co-CEO are only adding fuel to the fire. Sanjay Jha has said to investors that a “new competitive dynamic” could mess up Motorola’s so far successful ...

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Age and Gender Has Some Determination over Smartphone OS Preference

A chart showing smartphone OS preferences in the US and divided by gender

Who you are probably affects your smartphone preferences a lot more than you realized—data from Nielson’s October 2010 Smartphone Operating survey of 9,200 in the US shows that there is a link between someone’s preferred smartphone OS and their age and gender. Those between the ages of 18 and 24 are on average, 35.9% likely ...

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Apple’s iPhone Passes RIM’s BlackBerry for Top Spot in US Smartphone Market Share

Smartphones now command nearly 30% of the larger phone market in the US according to Nielson. Even more interesting is the fact that according to the company’s survey, Apple’s iPhone has passed RIM’s BlackBerry for the lead in smartphone operating systems.  The iPhone commands 27.9% of the market while the BlackBerry holds on at 27.4%. ...

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Apple’s iPhone Is Dominating Japan—Vader Strikes Back

Japan has always been a somewhat different world and NTT DoCoMo’s new advertisement for the Galaxy S is no exception. Darth Vader shows up as the pitchman/metaphor for the Android powered smartphone in more than one advertisement from the carrier. Given the iPhone’s recent success in Japan, NTT has to do something since it lost ...

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Will the iPhone UberTwitter App Makes BlackBerry Owners Switch?

The popular Twitter client app, UberTwitter, is available for Apple’s iPhone for free through iTunes right now. The improved, non-beta version of UberTwitter will be launched sometime in December and bring more features after the usual big fixes and user feedback are implemented.  (The current version on iTunes is 1.0.2 so I am not sure ...

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iOS 4.2 Is Finally Here!

Apple finally released version 4.2 of iOS today and everything you wanted or expected in the update is there. AirPlay is finally here and the iPad finally can multitask. More details after the jump. Now that iOS 4.2 has been released, iPad and iPhone/iPod touch users are finally running the same operating system. iOS users should ...

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