BlackBerry Maker RIM Might Be Bought: Cisco and Microsoft Possiblities

How is this for a rumor? The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone series—Research In Motion (RIM)—might be the target for a takeover.  Shaw Wu, an analyst for Kaufman Bros., claims that while it is a possibility that is helping fuel RIM’s stock price (RIMM) rise of 12% over the past couple of days (along with ...

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Windows Phone 7 Gets Reviewed—Microsoft Has a Chance but Initial Flaws Might Damage WP7 Brand

Windows Phone 7 is a dramatic change from the past for Microsoft. The only problem is, is it enough? Sure, the new operating system combines what Microsoft learned from the Zune and Kin with its experience from past versions of Windows Mobile and Windows, but besides that, it has little in common with what the ...

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WP7 Apps Are a Coming–736 Online Right Now

Microsoft’s coming Windows Phone 7 (WP7) Marketplace has a lot to live up to. Competitors like iOS and Android have apps numbering in the hundreds of thousands already and WP7 smartphones are not even on the market yet. Without a successful market for apps, the platform could die before it even gets off the ground. ...

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Ready for WP7? Microsoft Needs Apps to Be Successful

Microsoft is a huge company with years and years of successful operating system development and launches under its belt. Windows Phone 7 (WP7) has just been made official and plenty of new WP7 smartphones from manufacturers like Dell, HTC and Motorola are on their way. The real question is whether or not Microsoft is going ...

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Microsoft and WP7: When in Doubt, Spend a Billion Dollars

  Microsoft has a tried and true strategy when launching products—when in doubt, spend billions. Who needs things like features, reliability or a comprehendible user interface when you can just drop an uppercase ‘b’ worth of dough into advertising? Not to say that Windows Phone 7 (WP7) lacks anything or is difficult to use, but Microsoft ...

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A Closer Look at the WP7 Dell Venue Pro from T-Mobile

T-Mobile certainly annoyed AT&T when it held its own Windows Phone 7 launch party by itself on Monday. While AT&T is getting three Windows Phone 7 (WP7) models, T-Mobile surprised everyone by coming out with not one, but two of its own WP7 phones despite AT&T being the preferred carrier or some other such nonsense.  ...

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Windows Phone 7 Arrives: 5 Devices

Windows Phone 7 arrived today and Microsoft has already launched a site to showcase the five available smartphones that will run the new operating system. So what phones are going to be running Windows Phone 7 (WP7)? AT&T is getting the Samsung Focus, LG Quantum and HTC Surround. T-Mobile has the HTC HD7 and the ...

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The Future of Smartphones on No-Contract Carriers: Cricket Wants WP7 and iPhone

The big carriers naturally have the newest and ostensibly best smartphones available. However, smaller, regional carriers that often have no-contract plans want in on the fun. After all, the future of phones is smartphones so they cannot afford to get left behind. Cue Cricket Wireless. The company relies on roaming deals to provide nationwide coverage, ...

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Microsoft Talks to Adobe: Buyout Possible?

Microsoft is making headlines but probably not for the reasons it wants to. Sure, Windows Phone 7 (WP7) launches with AT&T and T-Mobile on Monday but possibly the bigger story is that Microsoft's CEO had a secret meeting with Adobe's CEO. That's right, Steve Ballmer went to Adobe's HQ to talk to Shantanu Narayen with ...

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Windows Phone 7 Launches Next Week: Success or Failure?

Microsoft is debuting its new Windows Phone 7 operating system next week and it might be the last chance Microsoft has to get back into the mobile game. AT&T is its 'preferred partner' or whatever that means. So T-Mobile will be going ahead with its own Windows Phone 7 (WP7) launch and a phone from ...

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Windows Phone 7 Almost Here: Samsung’s Omnia 7 Shows up in Video

  Windows Phone 7—Microsoft's latest stab at a mobile operating system—is set to be officially announced next week. While the new OS isn't quite 'official' yet, it is a done deal. One of the first smartphones to launch with Windows Phone 7 (WP7) will be the Samsung Omnia 7 and it has just been spotted on ...

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HTC Mozart Specs Leaked

The coming Mozart from HTC will be arriving in the UK sometime near the end of October. US customers will most likely be waiting until sometime in November to get their hands on one, but at least the news from Engadget can bring a little warmth into your heart until then. Here are the specs ...

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AT&T Snags Exclusive Contract with Microsoft for Windows Phone 7

AT&T seems to be everywhere these days, gobbling up exclusivity contracts with nearly every smartphone manufacturer that it can, ostensibly because it is losing its iPhone contract in the near future. It managed to grab exclusivity with the new BlackBerry Torch 9800 and appears to have the lead concerning Windows Phone 7 (WP7). According the ...

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Motorola ES400S Runs ‘Windows Embedded Handheld’

Sprint, Motorola and Microsoft have all teamed up to create a new smartphone. Called the ES400S, it runs a new operating system dubbed 'Windows Embedded Handheld'. The new phone is targeted at enterprise users and packs quite a punch. Here's the standard quick overview of what it delivers (from Sprint's press release): 3” VGA touchscreen 3.2 MP camera ...

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Windows Phone 7; “The First Phone designed to get you what you need and get you back to what matters”

Oh boy the new Windows Phone 7 is on its way. We have seen a barrage of leaks, pictures and all kinds of other information surrounding the new OS. In the past we have seen one “official” commercial that aired before a special showing of the movie Lawrence of Arabia. The commercial showed really nothing ...

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