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BlackBerry 10 launch: The complete guide

Research In Motion--now called 'BlackBerry'--has launched its long-awaited, much-delayed BlackBerry 10 OS and handsets. Here's your complete guide, from the OS' development to a first look at the Z10 device.

January 30, 2013 by

Samsung plots Bada 2.0 for all Wave handsets

Samsung will upgrade all of the handsets in its Wave range with the second version of the Bada operating system, bringing new features such as near-field communication (NFC), multitasking and Wi-Fi Direct to the phones.The official Samsung Bada Twitter account confirmed that the OS would be rolling out to older Wave devices from the fourth quarter of 2011.

September 12, 2011 by

Windows Phone Mango plugs in Skype video

Mango, the next version of Windows Phone 7, will support Skype video calling, attendants at a Microsoft Tech Ed session have heard.In addition, handsets with the Microsoft mobile OS update will have forward-facing cameras, according to a post on Twitter by technology consultant Paul Spain.

August 26, 2011 by

Nokia X7 and Symbian Anna

While we wait for the first Nokia handsets running Windows Phone later this year, Nokia has two other operating systems on the go. Meego, an OS co-developed by Nokia and Intel, has made an appearance on the N9 while Anna, a revamped version of Symbian^3 for touchscreen devices, has debuted on two new handsets, the Nokia E6, a small-screen device with a mini-QWERTY keyboard, and the X7, a larger multimedia-friendly handset.

July 14, 2011

LG Optimus One: entry-level Android 2.2

When covering Android smartphones we generally evaluate high-end handsets aimed at mobile professionals. However, such devices are not the only drivers of the impressive growth that Google's mobile OS has shown since its launch in October 2008.

November 9, 2010

Is Microsoft planning a "major rewrite" of the Windows Phone OS?

It's very messy for Microsoft to start talking about future releases of the Windows Phone OS before anyone has seen any handsets, while also not having a clear message about future upgrade paths. People buying WP7 handsets will need a certain level of certainty that their handsets will be upgradeable to future OS versions. Guesses and assumptions that, of course, first generation handsets will be compatible with furture releases is not enough.

September 17, 2010 by

Android sales soar in the UK

Sales of contract-tied handsets running the Google Android mobile OS have risen 340 percent within the space of three months, according to a market research report

July 27, 2010 by

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