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Topic: Windows Mobile

iPhone 4S launch propels surging Apple 20% to close the gap with Android

01/18/2012, 08:01 am

The launch of the iPhone 4S last October had an "enormous impact" on the U.S. smartphone landscape, boosting Apple's share among new buyers by almost 20 percent and putting it neck-and-neck with Android in December.

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54% of future smartphone buyers say they'll choose Apple's iPhone

01/09/2012, 08:01 am

A new survey has found Apple has "explosive momentum" at the beginning of 2012, with more than half of people who plan to buy a smartphone in the next 90 days choosing Apple's iPhone.

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Microsoft says Windows Phones have had Siri-like functionality for over a year

11/23/2011, 04:11 pm

Microsoft's Craig Mundie said that the iPhone's Siri voice recognition software is not new technology as a similar system has been available on the Windows Phone for over a year, and claims Apple marketed the capability to shift focus away from the iPhone 4S's lack of new features.

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HTC eyeing webOS purchase to compete with Apple's iOS

09/12/2011, 11:09 am

Smartphone maker HTC has publicly stated it is considering buying its own mobile operating system platform, with HP's webOS a potential option for acquisition.

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46% of smartphone buyers prefer Apple's iOS, 32% choose Google Android

07/18/2011, 08:07 am

Among consumers who plan to buy a smartphone in the next three months, the iPhone is the top choice, with nearly half of all prospective buyers choosing Apple.

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Windows Phone 7 hits 5,000 apps in 2 months, equaling Palm's webOS

12/30/2010, 03:12 pm

Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform now has more than 5,000 applications written for it, well behind the 300,000 for Apple's iOS, but matching the total number of programs for Palm's webOS in just over two months.

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Apple hiring members of rival RIM's enterprise sales team

11/23/2010, 05:11 pm

Apple's efforts to muscle its way into the corporate market with iPhones and iPads is getting an infusion of talent from Research In Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, with at least five employees making the switch in the last year and a half.

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Bank of America, Citigroup testing iPhone to replace BlackBerry [u]

11/05/2010, 05:11 pm

Two of America's largest banks are actively testing Apple's iPhone as a replacement of their existing RIM BlackBerry devices for corporate email.

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Android edges Apple iPad as second-most-popular mobile development platform

11/04/2010, 02:11 pm

Google's Android platform has narrowly overtaken the Apple iPad in terms of total developer support for mobile devices, though the iPhone remains the most popular software destination, according to a new report.

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Microsoft may use Windows Phone 7 event to show off tablets

10/05/2010, 09:10 am

A new rumor suggests that Microsoft, concerned by the success of Apple's iPad, will use next week's Windows Phone 7 unveiling to show off new touchscreen tablets it will have available this holiday season.

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Google Android closes gap with Apple iPhone in consumer interest

09/30/2010, 03:09 pm

A new survey of prospective smartphone buyers has found that hype from the iPhone 4 has died down, and Apple's smartphone is only slightly more preferable to consumers than devices running Google Android.

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Apple's iOS holds strong as Android's enterprise presence surges

09/22/2010, 03:09 pm

While Google's Android mobile operating system has seen a fivefold increase in availability in the corporate market over the last nine months, Apple's presence with iOS has held strong and still nearly doubles that of Android.

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Microsoft employees hold funeral parade for iPhone, Blackberry

09/10/2010, 08:09 pm

Celebrating Windows Phone 7's "Release to Manufacturing" status, Microsoft employees held a morbid funeral parade for the iPhone and Blackberry.

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Apple projected to ship 130M iOS devices in 2014 as Android hits 259M

09/10/2010, 11:09 am

Apple is projected to sell 130 million iOS-based mobile devices per year by 2014, but both Google Android and Nokia Symbian are expected to each double that amount, according to Gartner.

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Microsoft begins Windows Phone 7 media blitz with new teaser ad

09/06/2010, 09:09 pm

Microsoft has posted its first teaser video advertisement for the upcoming Windows Phone 7.

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Microsoft to spend over $500m to catch up to iPhone, Android

08/26/2010, 10:08 pm

Marketing costs for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 launch will add up to more than half a billion dollars as it re-enters the smartphone market, a new report claims.

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Online dating service finds iPhone owners have more sex partners

08/11/2010, 10:08 am

Owners of Apple's iPhone on average have more sex partners by age 30 than those who own other handsets, and the iPhone takes more attractive photos than competing smartphones, a survey of users of an online dating service has found.

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Millions of Android users hit by malicious data theft app (u)

07/29/2010, 12:07 am

An app distributed by Google's Android Market has collected private data from millions of users and forwarded it to servers China, validating Apple's uniquely strong stance on mobile security in the iPhone App Store.

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HP's webOS 2.0 to take on iPhone 4, iPad later this year

07/23/2010, 03:07 pm

After making comments to the contrary this summer, Hewlett-Packard is now positioning its acquired Palm webOS as a competitor to Android and iPhone 4, as well as Apple's iPad, relegating its Windows 7 Slate PC offerings to a business tablet niche.

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Microsoft exec compares Apple's iPhone 4 to Windows Vista

07/14/2010, 03:07 pm

A Microsoft executive has said that the iPhone 4 could become Apple's version of the maligned Windows Vista operating system -- implying the product could be a misfire that will leave a bad taste in the mouth of consumers.

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