Monthly Archives: January 2012

Online petition asks Apple for ‘ethical’ iPhone – msnbc.com

By Suzanne Choney An online petition asking Apple to “address dangerous conditions in factories” making the next iPhone has gotten 35,000 signatures in the first 24 hours of the effort. “I use an iPhone myself. I love it, but I …

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Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx review

Most of today’s smartphones, especially those of the LTE-enabled persuasion, have earned a bad rap for exceptionally bad battery life, with large displays and hungry radios that suck the juice out faster than a three year-old can down a CapriSun. …

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RIM’s comeback plan for Blackberry: cartoon superheroes? – Fox News

Research In Motion’s newly appointed CEO Thorsten Heins said during his first day on the job that hiring a new marketing boss and revamping the company’s marketing strategy was among his first orders of business. If some of us were …

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Should you feel guilty for buying your iPhone?

People stage a protest against Foxconn, which manufactures Apple products in mainland China, in May 2011 in Hong Kong. Some people are considering a boycott of Apple over conditions in Chinese factories A recent New York Times story shed some …

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EU probes Samsung, Germany blocks its tablets – The Associated Press

EU probes Samsung, Germany blocks its tablets By DAVID RISING, Associated Press – 18 minutes ago  BRUSSELS (AP) — Samsung took a hit in its battle against arch-rival Apple on Tuesday, when the European Union announced it will investigate whether …

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How LevelUp aims to shake up mobile payments

If retailers don’t have smartphones to use in the store, LevelUp and T-Mobile are partnering to offer them for a monthly fee. Pictured here is an iPhone getting scanned by the supplied phone, which comes with a counter-friendly base. (Credit: …

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Can RIM CEO Thorsten Heins Save the BlackBerry? – Newsweek

Thorsten Heins bristles when asked why anyone would buy a BlackBerry instead of an iPhone. “I always get this question, with people comparing us to Apple,” says Heins, who was just named CEO of Research in Motion, maker of the …

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T-Mobile keen to help iPhone users, plans to offer new procedures for unlocked phones

The iPhone might not officially be on the magenta network, but T-Mobile isn’t about to turn its back on a million paying customers, either. According to a document obtained by TmoNews, the network plans to offer new “common procedures, information …

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In Europe, Some Lovers of the BlackBerry Now Seek A New Flavor

The iPhone has taken a big bite out of the BlackBerry in a market where the older phone once dominated: business customers in North America. Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times Thorsten Heins, RIM’s new chief, said the company’s focus …

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NEC to cut 10,000 jobs as iPhone continues assault on Japan

by Edward Moyer January 29, 2012 7:24 PM PST Land of the rising phone. Japan’s NEC will cut nearly one in ten of its workers, as the iPhone continues to gobble up the market for smartphones. The company said this …

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