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2010

Google Calendar Sync will keep Outlook 2010 up to date

August 17th, 2010

Just a quick note here… Google has announced that its calendar desktop syncing conduit for Outlook — Calendar Sync — is now compatible with Microsoft Outlook 2010. The blog writes that Outlook 2010 support has been one of the team’s top feature requests. Currently, only the 32-bit version of Outlook 2010 is supported, but keep your eyes on the …

2011 Audi A8 to ship with mobile hotspot capability built-in

August 13th, 2010

Your EVO 4G, EPIC, DROID 2, and DROID X all have hotspot capabilities when they leave the factory. So why not your car? Audi has announced that they will have a factory installed “Marvell Mobile Hotspot” built-in to the new 2011 Audi A8 that is set to debut later this year. The hotspot will allow you to connect up …

Apple iPod Event Slated For Mid-September?

August 11th, 2010

Rumor has it that Apple will be scheduling its annual iPod event for mid-September, which is a little bit later than in years past. This contradicts rumors from just last week that the event would be held in mid-August. Apple has held these iPod events every year since 2005. Last year, they announced their September …

AT&T, Verizon Wireless have 62% of U.S. mobile subscriber base

August 10th, 2010

A report filed by FierceMobileContent is filled with some pretty interesting statistics about the U.S. wireless market. According to the report, AT&T and Verizon Wireless raked in 75% of all mobile data revenue in Q2 of 2010 and account for 62% of the U.S. wireless customer base. Mobile data revenues grew 6% quarter-over-quarter (22% year-over-year) to $13.2 billion. …

Exclusive: Verizon Wireless 2010/2011 roadmap!

August 9th, 2010

One of our Verizon Wireless sources has dropped a whole bunch of info in our laps. We’re talking intimate details of Verizon Wireless’ plans for the rest of 2010, 2011 and even some 2012 plans. Android tablets, LTE MiFi units, Android 3.0, video conferencing, and a whole lot more. Read on for the full details!

Worldwide smartphone market share grew 64% in Q2, Android shipments grew 886%

August 2nd, 2010

Analytics firm Canalys has released their Q2 2010 smartphone market share metrics, and the numbers show Android continues its explosive growth. In Q2, the top three smartphone vendors in the U.S. were RIM, Apple, and HTC  respectively. Worldwide, the top three smartphone vendors were Nokia, RIM, and Apple respectively. The statistic in this report that …

Samsung to introduce its Android tablet in Q3 2010

July 30th, 2010

Add Samsung to the long list of hardware manufacturers that are confirmed to be jumping on the Android tablet bandwagon in 2010. Samsung was not forthcoming with details but did confirm on Friday that its upcoming Android-powered tablet will sport a 7-inch display, placing it squarely in the middle of the 5-inch Dell Streak and …

HTC Q2: 66% revenue growth, 5.4 million units sold

July 29th, 2010

HTC posted their Q2 report card today, and it looks pretty darn good. The Taiwanese handset maker reported roughly $1.8 billion (USD) in revenues, which is up over 66% year-over-year. The company also sold 5.4 million handsets in Q2, up from 2.4 million in the year prior, beating their quarterly guidance. The company also had this in …

Motorola Q2: mobile sales down 6%, 2.7 million smartphones shipped

July 29th, 2010

This morning, Motorola announced their Q2 2010 earnings, and the information looks so-so to be honest. The company as a whole saw sales of $5.4 billion during the quarter, earnings of $162 million, and earnings per share of $0.07 (up from $0.01 in the previous year). The mobile division sold 2.7 million handset, generating $1.7 …