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Topic: Sony Ericsson

Motorola, Sony Ericsson explain to customers why they won't get the new Android 4.0 for months

12/08/2011, 05:12 pm

Unlike Apple, which immediately released its new iOS 5 on the same day for all its current devices, including models that are now over two years old, Motorola Mobility and Sony Ericsson are offering their customers excuses as to why the latest release of Google's Android 4.0 won't be available to them for many more months, if ever.

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Canada, US courts approve Apple-led group's $4.5B purchase of Nortel patents

07/11/2011, 08:07 pm

Courts in both Canada and the U.S. have approved the proposed $4.5 billion purchase of more than 6,000 wireless patents from bankrupt Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Nortel by Apple and five other companies.

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Inside look at $4.5B Nortel auction reveals battle of wills between Apple, Google [u]

07/01/2011, 10:07 pm

A behind-the-scenes profile of this week's auction for a group of patents from Nortel revealed a "fast and furious" battle between technology giants Apple and Google.

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Apple, Microsoft, RIM group bid wins Nortel patent auction for $4.5B

07/01/2011, 02:07 am

Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Nortel announced late Thursday that a consortium of companies, including Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Research in Motion and Sony, placed the winning bid in a high-profile auction for a collection of more than 6,000 patents.

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With more than $70B in cash, Apple could buy Nokia, RIM, HTC & Motorola

06/17/2011, 12:06 pm

Apple's cash is expected to top $70 billion at the conclusion of its current fiscal quarter, a sum so massive it could buy out rivals Nokia, Research in Motion, HTC and Motorola Mobility, according to a new analysis.

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Sony's next-gen PlayStation Vita priced to compete with Apple's iPod touch

06/07/2011, 03:06 am

During a keynote at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Sony confirmed its next-generation gaming device, formally named the PlayStation Vita, will cost $250 when it arrives in the U.S. later this year.

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Briefly: ProKit update; PlayStation phone; Display of the Year awards

05/17/2011, 10:05 pm

Apple issued on Tuesday ProKit 7.0 with fixes for a number of minor issues. Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play PlayStation phone is set to challenge the gaming appeal of the iPhone when it launches on May 26. Also, Apple won Display of the Year awards for the iPhone and iPad at this week's Society for Information Display conference in Los Angeles, Calif.

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Microsoft, handset makers take "App Store" trademark fight to EU

05/12/2011, 10:05 pm

Microsoft and several major handset makers, including HTC, Nokia and Sony Ericsson, are now opposing Apple's trademark of the term "App Store" in the European Union for being generic.

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Sony boss reportedly reveals Apple's plans for 8MP iPhone 5 camera - rumor

04/02/2011, 02:04 am

Reports emerged on Friday that, during an interview, Sony CEO Howard Stringer had accidentally confirmed plans to supply an eight-megapixel camera for Apple's next-generation iPhone.

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Sony to take on Apple with next-gen PlayStation Portable, Android game store

01/27/2011, 02:01 am

Sony will challenge Apple's iOS later this year with the just-announced next-generation PlayStation Portable, codenamed NGP, and a PlayStation Suite game store that will also be available on Google's Android mobile operating system.

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Leaked videos show Sony 'PlayStation Phone' in action

12/03/2010, 09:12 pm

Several videos of prototypes of Sony Ericsson's 'PlayStation Phone' have emerged, giving viewers an early look at Sony's answer to the increasing popularity of gaming on the iPhone.

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IDC: Apple passes RIM to become No. 4 global mobile phone vendor

10/29/2010, 02:10 am

A new IDC report shows strong iPhone sales have pushed Apple past Research in Motion, making the iPhone-maker the world's fourth-largest mobile phone seller in the third quarter of 2010.

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Leaked photos detail Sony's Android-powered 'PlayStation Phone'

10/27/2010, 02:10 pm

Leaked photos of a prototype device suggest that Sony could be planning to take on Apple's iPhone with a new Google Android-powered "PlayStation Phone," combining the company's PlayStation Portable platform with a smartphone.

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Sony Ericsson "PSP" phone could threaten Apple's iOS game revenue

08/11/2010, 09:08 pm

An unconfirmed report claims that Sony Ericsson is at work on a Playstation-branded Android smartphone with a new gaming ecosystem.

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Apple executives dodge data center, FaceTime questions in earnings call

07/20/2010, 08:07 pm

As usual, Apple's executives kept close to a carefully prepared script on the company's stellar financial results, being careful not to reveal too much about the company's future plans, including its data center cloud services and broader open support for FaceTime video calling.

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Gartner: Apple's record quarter made it world's No. 7 cell phone maker

05/19/2010, 11:05 am

New data released Wednesday by research firm Gartner shows Apple as the No. 7 overall worldwide cell phone maker, with a total 2.7 percent market share.

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Apple edges Motorola with 3% global cell phone market share

05/17/2010, 09:05 am

Apple moved ahead of rival Motorola in unit sales in the first quarter of 2010, with the iPhone taking a 3 percent share of the total cell phone market.

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Despite sales growth, Apple's iPhone loses market share - report

02/02/2010, 09:02 am

Though iPhone sales grew 18 percent in the fourth quarter, the overall market saw even greater growth, leaving Apple with a smaller market share during the holiday season, a new study has found.

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Microsoft 10K warns of iPhone, Mac threats as iPhone nears 1.1% share

08/03/2008, 10:08 am

A Microsoft filing with the US government reveals a newfound worry that the Windows developer's traditional stance of selling software alone won't work against an increasingly profitable Apple -- a concern that may magnify as iPhone 3G pushes Apple's cellular market share past one percent worldwide.

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Telecoms fight for the right to party with iPhone 3G

08/02/2008, 10:08 am

Apple's iPhone 3G is exciting more than just tech-savvy consumers wanting to play with the latest gadget. Worldwide, mobile service providers are fighting tooth and nail for the right to sell the new iPhone because of its ability to attract new customers and sell them on data service plans, which providers have previously found to be a difficult sell.

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