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Android overtakes iPhone for US handset sales

Google's Android was the second largest smartphone OS in the US in the first quarter of this year, according to NPD Group. It claims Android took a 28% share of new smartphone sales there, behind BlackBerry's 36%, but ahead...
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HP to buy Palm for $1.2bn

Smartphone maker Palm's long search for a suitor has reached a conclusion: the company is to be bought by HP for $1.2 billion. HP sees the acquisition as its way into the smartphone market, using Palm's webOS software to...
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Microsoft reveals Kin social/music handsets

Microsoft has unveiled two new smartphones aimed at teenagers. The Kin One and Kin Two have touchscreens and slide-out keyboards, and are the spiritual successors to Danger's SideKick, which was hugely popular with young...
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Sony Ericsson shows off two new Walkman phones

It's been routed in the smartphone market, but Sony Ericsson continues to push its Walkman line of feature-phones, with two new models unveiled yesterday. The Zylo and Spiro offer the usual music features, as well as built-in...
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New Zune HD coming later this month

Microsoft's investment in its Windows Phone 7 Series smartphone OS made some gadget-watchers wonder if its Zune devices were on the way out - the Zune software is a key part of the WinPho 7 platform.
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Windows Phone 7 Series signs up music services

Microsoft revealed more details about its upcoming Windows Phone 7 Series smartphone OS, including some of the companies already signed up to make apps for it.
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Nokia talks up its smartphone prospects

Nokia will sell more than 500 million handsets this year, according to its new mobile unit head Rick Simonson. He is also bullish about Nokia's chances of competing in the smartphone market.
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Talking of touchscreen Sony Ericsson phones…

Hopefully users will be less disappointed with SE's latest touchscreen handset, the Xperia X10.
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Sony Ericsson warns of huge loss for Q1

Handset maker Sony Ericsson expects to sell just 14 million mobiles in the first quarter of this year - barely half of the number it sold in the last quarter of 2008. Even more worryingly, the company expects to report a...
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Today’s big Nokia announcement is… three XpressMusic phones?

Nokia is holding a virtual press launch this morning that's music-related, and there's been plenty of speculation about the content.