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250k downloads for AOL’s Android music app

At SXSW last month, AOL launched a new music app for Android smartphones called Play. Now the company says it has been downloaded 250,000 times in its first three weeks...
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Windows Phone 7 update will include multitasking

In a mobile World Congress keynote yesterday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced a key Windows Phone 7 update due later this year which will include multitasking, simultaneous game play with Xbox and the addition of the...
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7digital powers music hub on new Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone

Mobile World Congress is underway today in Barcelona, and music was a part of Samsung's glitzy press event last night.
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Google VP tweets “turkeys” insult about Nokia’s WP7 partnership

Nokia's big strategy announcement is coming tomorrow morning, and speculation that it involves a deal with Microsoft to make Windows Phone 7 smartphones is hotting up.
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Nokia CEO calls for change in ‘Burning Platform’ memo

In the last three years of smartphones, Nokia has fallen behind its rivals, missed major trends, and isn't even fighting them with the right weapons.
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LG underwhelmed by Windows Phone 7 popularity so far

LG was one of the key handset manufacturer partners for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 smartphone OS last year, so it should have a good idea of how popular it's been.
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160k Android handsets are being sold every day

Google has revealed that 160,000 Android smartphones are being sold every day, up from 60,000 in February, and 100,000 last month.
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Nokia wants to kill off the apps phone

Well, not quite as brutally as that sounds. But Nokia's latest attempt to seize mobile mindshare back from Apple and Google was a speech by EVP of services Tero Ojanpera at the MEM conference in London...
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Android apps bring music piracy to mobile

Google isn't just having to deal with piracy issues online. A series of apps have been released for its Android smartphones that sre designed to facilitate free downloads of copyrighted tracks. The apps include Music Junk,...
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Nokia revises its Q2 forecasts downwards

Nokia has admitted that it's being squeezed in the smartphone market, revising its financial forecasts for Q2. "multiple factors are negatively impacting Nokia's business to a greater extent than previously expected.
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iPhone gaining ground in US

According to new figures from Nielsen, Apple's iPhone is closing in on rival BlackBerry in terms of US ownership, gaining two percentage points to reach a 28% market share compared to BlackBerry's 35% share.
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Android picking up momentum with 100k daily activations

Google also gave an update on Android's growing momentum at the I/O conference, saying that it is now activating more than 100,000 new Android handsets every day...