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Slacker Radio announces Roku and Xbox 360 support

Slacker Radio is one of the best streaming music services and recently announced support for Roku devices and the Xbox 360. It is one of the best multi-platform solutions with an excellent music selection.

Nokia Maps for Lumia Windows Phones updated to version 2.0

Nokia continues to differentiate and optimize the Lumia devices so that they are clearly the Windows Phone brand to purchase at this time. Nokia Maps gets a nice update to improve the functionality.

The Dark Knight Rises on the Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia does a good job of tying in movies to their devices and Lumia owners can now get some exclusive new Batman content for free.

T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon announce Samsung Galaxy S III availability

T-Mobile and Verizon are the first two major US carriers to announce the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III and it is great to see the form factor being maintained rather than changed like often happens when these devices come to the US.

MOTOACTV update, ICS for SGS II, Flipboard for Android, and HTC clearance (MobileTechRoundup show #270)

Motorola continues to update the MOTOACTV device, turning it into an even better smart watch. There are updates coming soon for Galaxy S II owners and Flipboard can be downloaded now for Android owners.

AT&T slashing international roaming data rates, but Tru SIM is still better option

AT&T is cutting their international data roaming rates to compete with Verizon while Sprint and T-Mobile should probably never be used for data when outside the United States.

Flipboard for Android now available, you don't need a Samsung Galaxy S III

Flipboard has changed the way I consume feeds on my iPad and now it is available for Android owners as well.

HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE clear Customs, still no official Sprint launch date

The two latest HTC Android devices are now shipping through Customs and should be arriving at stores soon. Pre-orders arrived for Sprint customers, but an updated in-store launch date has not been announced.

Evernote helps Android users remember new people with Hello app

I believe our smartphones should work for us and enhance our lives so when I see apps like Hello I get excited about what developers can do to make this a reality. If you have trouble remembering people you meet, then install this free application now.

Consuming thoughts of a smartphone addict; do I accept or refuse delivery of the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE?

I wish it was easier to make choices about smartphones and carriers, but it seems no one can get it done just perfectly for me so I hold many internal debates in my head as I try to figure out what is best for me.

RunKeeper drops Windows Phone support, use Sports Tracker instead

RunKeeper is a popular fitness tracking GPS application, but recently dropped support for Windows Phone. Thankfully, a better application that works on nearly all mobile platforms can be found in Sports Tracker.

Google launches new Search app for iPhone, Google+ is fantastic too

Google creates some excellent applications for iOS and two recent updates that you should download include Google Search and Google+ for the iPhone.

Nokia changes date and scale of Nokia World

Nokia announced they are changing the focus of Nokia World this year and targeting their operator and retail partners with other smaller events being planned for other audiences.

Consumer Reports recommends Nokia Lumia 900 for dads and grads

I am a bit fickle with my smartphones and tend to switch between phones and carriers quite a bit. I wrote that I picked up my own white Nokia Lumia 900 a couple weeks ago and then last Friday I returned it because I already had Verizon and T-Mobile and just ordered the Sprint HTC [...]

T-Mobile doesn't think shared data is the answer for families

As a guy who uses a LOT of mobile devices, I have been asking for shared data (just like minutes) for years. However, now that carriers are getting ready to roll these out I have changed my mind and am satisfied with the current plan structures.

Apple rumors and patent power, Windows Phone, and Amazon Wireless (MobileTechRoundup show #269)

Kevin and I talk a lot about our personal choices and in this week’s show you will hear about a few moves I made in regards to my smartphones and many other mobile musings.

Another ZDNet Great Debate lost, still not giving up on Windows Phone

I win the popular vote, but can’t seem to win the argument as I continue to support the Windows Phone platform in ZDNet Great Debates. I’m sticking with Windows Phone for the long haul though.

Verizon to kill grandfathered unlimited data plans, makes my decision to leave easier

There are still people, like me, that have unlimited data on Verizon, but we now hear that this service will be killed off to transition people to a shared data plan sometime this year.

Apple gets new HTC devices held by Customs; maybe I will see LTE network before the EVO 4G LTE

The lawsuits in the mobile space are plentiful and it looks like this one from Apple against HTC has some real teeth to it as HTC’s newest devices are being held up in Customs for an indefinite period of time.

LinkedIn comes to Windows Phone

LinkedIn is finally now available for Windows Phone and it looks great.

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