Android and Apple's iOS rule the roost, but a bevy of others gun for the number three slot.
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And now, for your reading pleasure, the very worst from the tech world in 2012.
Here is the first wave of Windows Phone 8 smartphones, from Microsoft's launch partners Nokia, Samsung and HTC.
Microsoft has been pretty coy about letting its upcoming Windows Phone 8 devices off the leash, so we haven't seen much about them. Here's a glimpse of the ATIV S - essentially the Galaxy S III, with a different OS.
Sponsored by SAP
IDC has been surveying mobile developers for the past two years. In mid-May, it polled more than 3,500 developers in a survey sponsored by platform vendor and SAP partner, Appcelerator, to gauge their feelings about Apple versus Google in the enterprise, their interest in Windows 8/Microsoft Surface, what their pain points are, and more. Here is what they said, with my commentary.
Nokia has reigned in camera phone technology over the years and the 808 PureView demonstrates the pinnacle of their imaging success. However, the camera is partnered with a dead OS that holds it back, especially with a price of $699 before tax and shipping.
Just because you don't have an iPhone doesn't mean that you can't produce superior photos - with the help of Android apps.
A tour of the best Android smartphones currently available.
With iOS 6 set to be announced at WWDC 2012 in June, what can we hope to see in the next-generation iPhone and iPad operating system?
The T-Mobile HTC One S is the first HTC One series to launch in the U.S. and it is a fantastic device that should appeal to many people. The device sports Android Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 4.0.
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 with LTE is a beautiful piece of hardware, but the price is too high with a 2-year contract and it comes with last year's operating system. It's tough to argue with the Super AMOLED Plus display and the customizability of the Android OS though too.
The BlackBerry PlayBook is a solid tablet and the new BlackBerry Mini Keyboard helps make it even better for the enterprise user. While the keyboard is expensive at $120, if you use your PlayBook for writing and remote access it may be valuable enough for your needs.
With less than six months before Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone, what do we want -- and need -- in a new smartphone?
Jailbreaking is "legal, ethical, and just plain fun", and allows you to use your iPhone exactly how you want it to.
People are looking for ways to use mobile technology to get healthier and several companies now have products to aid you in this endeavor. We don't always need to track intense workouts, but need ways to track the other 23 hours of our life.
The OS 2.0 update brought support for Android apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook. While many Android apps are available in BB App World, there are still many missing that can be side-loaded onto the device. This is similar to how apps are loaded on the Kindle Fire and B&N Nook Tablet.