The Top BlackBerry Smartphones of the Holidays for 2010

   Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s holiday shopping time. With Black Friday today, I decided to do a quick recap on the five new BlackBerry smartphones that Research In Motion (RIM) started selling this year. All of them will eventually get an update to BlackBerry OS 6 and three of the phones on the list already ...

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Acer Goes Big with 4.8” Smartphone, 7” and 10.1” Tablets

Acer has just announced three huge, new Android OS powered devices for early 2011. When I say huge, I really mean huge. While Acer has not yet announced the names yet for its new smartphone and two new tablets, it has released plenty of information on them. The smartphone has a 4.8” screen at a resolution of 1024×480 pixels. Full details after the jump!

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What Samsung is Building to Succeed the Galaxy S

According to a leaked presentation document from Samsung that Engadget got its hands on, the Nexus S isn’t the only super smartphone the company is working on for next year. The phone has no name or codename right now, but the specs might just blow you away. Can you say Super AMOLED 2 display? Unconfirmed specs ...

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Apple, Google and RIM May Battle but the Smart Money is in All Three

Smartphone operating system makers want you to buy their smartphones. Not only that, they want you to buy apps for their smartphones. While Apple and Research In Motion (RIM) make their own smartphones and write the operating systems for them, Google only makes its Android OS and then lets manufacturers like Motorola and HTC put ...

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Nokia Loses its MeeGo VP

  Nokia's Vice President of its MeeGo devices has confirmed that he resigned last week. Ari Jaaksi's resignation is particularly unsettling considering that Nokia is expected to announce a new MeeGo smartphone in the the next couple of months. While Mr. Jaaksi claims his resignation had nothing to do with Nokia's new CEO cleaning house, he ...

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Need an Android? Google Aggregates all Droids

  Google really wants you to buy an Android smartphone. After all, smartphones are its next big growth industry. It already controls most of the web searches on PCs, and now it wants a big share of the phone market. That's fine, since more competition means we get better phones. To promote its Android OS and ...

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The Economy Might Suck, but Smartphones Are Selling

Nearly three hundred million smartphones will be shipped this year by manufacturers. Analysis company IDC is predicting 269.9 million smartphones this year. That is a huge step up from last year's 173.5 million units. What is boosting the shipments by so much? Of course a large part of it is demand, but the newest flagship ...

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Is a glasses less 3D smart phone for you?

Sharp seems to think so. The company is known the world over for their consumer electronics and more recently introducing 3D technology that does not require those pesky and somewhat humiliating 3D glasses. Don’t ask me how this is possible, I couldn’t tell you. But if they do what they say there going to do ...

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Apple’s Success Makes it Clear that Carriers Will be Swamped

Apple’s success in the smart phone arena and the amazing power that it wields as a manufacturer are atypical and underscore just how adversarial future relationships between carriers and those who make their phones will become. Smart phone manufacturers like Apple want to build the best devices that they can. Wireless carriers are fine with ...

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RIM’s BlackBerry Still in the Lead

From all the hype on the news, you would think that the only two smartphone platforms that matter anymore are from Apple and Google. Not so fast there. Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) still holds the lead at 35% of the US market compared to Apple’s 28% and Google Android OS’s 9% (facts from Neilson ...

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