Category: Devices

Apple wins in court; sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 halted in U.S.

If you’ve been thinking about a Galaxy Tab 10.1, now would be a good time to buy one. Once U.S. retailers sell their current supplies they will probably not be able to get any more, at least for a while.

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Brazilian legislation may reduce taxes that hinder M2M development

Brazilian legislation may reduce taxes that hinder M2M development

The total amount of government taxes is one of the biggest barriers to widespread adoption of machine-to-machine (M2M) in Brazil. According to current laws, telecom operators have to pay the same taxes for either a mobile line or an M2M application. “Reducing taxes will allow a much quicker deployment of M2M,” said Diana Tomimura, project [...]

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ARCchart: BYOD could reduce smartphone sales $40B by 2016

ARCchart: BYOD could reduce smartphone sales $40B by 2016

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon could have a negative impact on manufacturing sectors, since cellphone sales could drop. This is what ARCchart, a London-based research and consulting firm, predicts in its latest report. The consulting firm estimates that BYOD could cost the smartphone industry U.S.$40 billion in potential revenue by 2016. Follow RCR Wireless News—Americas on Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to [...]

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M2M revenues expected to reach $92 billion in Latam by 2020

M2M revenues expected to reach $92 billion in Latam by 2020

By 2020, the Latin American region is expected to account for U.S.$92 billion of the total potential U.S.$1.2 trillion worldwide revenue for mobile network operators with machine-to-machine applications. “Latin America is [estimated to be] the fourth largest, and we believe it could have a better position,” said Ana Tavares, head of connected living at the [...]

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Google teams with Sony for Google TV

Google teams with Sony for Google TV

Google TV is coming; Miami Heat parade to be livestreamed

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HTC closes Brazilian operation

HTC closes Brazilian operation

Device manufacturer HTC Corp. is closing its Brazilian operations four years after it launched its presence in the country and after unveiling HTC Ultimate, the first Windows Phone 7.5 device, in Brazil.  “After careful analysis of our lines of business, HTC is closing our office in Brazil,” an HTC spokesperson said in a statement. “We will [...]

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Where are the phones? Galaxy S III delays likely due to testing

Where are the phones? Galaxy S III delays likely due to testing

Sprint and Samsung delayed launch of Galaxy S III, probably because tests showed that the phone needed last minute tweaks.

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Windows 8 could spell trouble for Apple, Google and even Nokia

Windows 8 could spell trouble for Apple, Google and even Nokia

Microsoft’s Windows 8 could give Apple a run for its money. It combines useful workplace tools with cool consumer apps.

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T-Mobile USA is first to offer Samsung Galaxy S III in U.S.

T-Mobile USA is first to offer Samsung Galaxy S III in U.S.

Samsung’s much-anticipated new Galaxy S III smartphone is scheduled to launch on all four of the major U.S. carriers, plus U.S. Cellular, but so far only T-Mobile USA is actually selling the phone. Today the carrier is offering the Galaxy S III on its website for $280 for the 16GB model and $330 for the [...]

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Microsoft shows off solo tablet effort with Surface

Microsoft shows off solo tablet effort with Surface

To some serious head scratching, Microsoft unveiled its Surface tablet device at a refreshingly non-star-studded event in Hollywood, Calif. (Sorry Steve Ballmer.) The device looks to somehow more thinly slice the space between current tablet devices and ultrabook computers, packing features from both segments. More importantly for Microsoft, the device is both powered by the [...]

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