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[2 Aug 2009 | Comments Off on HTC, Maker of Android Smartphones, Drops Revenue Forecast for 2009 | ]

High Tech Computer (HTC), the Taiwan smartphone maker known for its popular devices running the Google Android operating system, such as the T-Mobile G1 and myTouch, has significantly lowered its revenue forecast for 2009. The only manufacturer immune to the current economy, it seems, is Apple. – Smartphone maker HTC lowered its 2009 revenue forecast for the year, after the Taiwan stock market closed for the day on July 31.
Instead of growth of about 10 percent, the Taiwan-based company is now predicting a “low to mid-single digit” …

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[31 Jul 2009 | Comments Off on Citrix to Bring Receiver Technology to Android-Based Devices | ]

Citrix Systems, which additionally offers its Receiver technology to users of Apples iPhone and RIM BlackBerry smartphone, is now looking to bring those capabilities to mobile devices running Googles Android operating system. Receiver lets mobile device users access their Microsoft Windows applications anywhere. – Citrix Systems is expanding its presence in the mobile space.
At its iForum Singapore event, which ran the week of July 27, Citrix officials showed off an early version of its Receiver product for mobile devices based on Googles Android operating system.
The Receiver for …

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[31 Jul 2009 | Comments Off on Apple, Nokia and BlackBerry Encouraging GPS Smartphone Growth | ]

Worldwide GPS smartphone shipments are expected to grow by 34 percent that year, compared to 2008 numbers, says a new report from Strategy Analytics. Mobile navigation services from Apple, Nokia and BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion are a major contributing factor. – GPS smartphone adoption is on the rise, according to a July 29 report from Strategy Analytics.
Worldwide shipments of GPS-equipped smartphones are expected to increase by 34 percent that year, compared to 2008 numbers, which would boost the number of units shipped from 57 million units …

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[31 Jul 2009 | Comments Off on Google Voice Emerging as iPhone Challenger | ]

News Analysis: Google Voice is in the news quite a bit lately, thanks to an Apple snub and an anti-iPhone rant. But its the Google Voice features that pose the real long-term challenge to the iPhone. These features, such as ability to assign Google Voice numbers to all the handsets a user owns, may prove to be very enticing for business as well as personal use. Apple may not be able to keep Google Voice down simply by rejecting it for the Apple App Store. – TechCrunch …

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[31 Jul 2009 | Comments Off on Novatel Wireless Expands Personal Hot Spot Line with MiFi 2372 | ]

The Novatel Wireless MiFi 2372 offers 3G World Wide Web speeds to multiple users, essentially anywhere theres a compatible cellular connection. The 2372 is a multimode hot spot optimized for HSPA, UMTS, EDGE and GPRS networks. Now all it needs is a carrier. – Novatel Wireless has expanded its MiFi
personal hot spot line with the addition of the MiFi 2372 with multimode
operation, making it available for use on HSPA, UMTS, EDGE and GPRS networks.
It joins the MiFi 2200, for CDMA 1xEVDO RevA networks, and the MiFi …

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[30 Jul 2009 | Comments Off on Senators Seek to Ban Texting While Driving | ]

States would be called for to ban driving while sending text messages or e-mailing under the careful Drivers Act. States that refuse to comply would face the loss of highway funds under the proposed legislation. – Lawmakers proposed federal legislation July 29 that would mandate that
states ban the sending of text messages or e-mail while operating a car or
truck. States would have two years to pass the ban or risk losing 25 percent of
their annual federal highway finding per year that they fail to comply …

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[30 Jul 2009 | Comments Off on Samsung and LG Lead Stabilizing Mobile Phone Market | ]

Samsung and LG reached new market share highs during the second quarter of 2009, which otherwise fell by 8 percent from a year earlier, according to Strategy Analytics. Apple managed to hold steady, with approximately 2 percent market share, but Nokia, Sony-Ericsson and Motorola all stumbled. – Global handset shipments fell by 8 percent in the second quarter of 2009, totaling 273 million units, compared to the 297 million units from a year earlier, according to new report from Strategy Analytics.
The decline is said to be …