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Top 10 smartphones to kick off 2012

It was a bit easier to pick my top 10 smartphones to start 2012 and I ended up with four of them being Windows Phone devices. Which is your current favorite?

RIM offering BB Dev Alpha devices to BlackBerry Jam developers

BlackBerry developers attending the early May BlackBerry Jam event in Orlando will be given prototype devices running a modified version of the PlayBook OS to help them start building apps for the new smartphone platform launching later in 2012.

Fitbit launches Android apps for activity monitor and food planning

The Fitbit is an excellent life tracking device and we finally now have an Android app to use with the monitor.

I am passionate about Windows Phone, just give it a try

Windows Phone may not have the mind share of other platforms, but those of us who use it daily are pretty passionate about it and will not give it up.

Oink shutting the gate on March 31st

Oink was launched a few months ago as an application and service to discover and rate the best things in the places you traveled, but they are shutting down on March 31st.

Next Verizon iPhone, actually all future smartphones, will support LTE

LTE is the fastest 4G network here in the U.S. and Verizon is continuing their aggressive rollout schedule through 2012. With the LTE iPad launching this week, we can count on the next iPhone also using this technology.

T-Mobile Bold 9900 update adds WiFi calling and mobile hotspot

The BB Bold 9900 has been out for several months and we are now finally seeing the release of an update with WiFi calling and the mobile hotspot feature. This device pairs nicely with the PlayBook and 2.0 update.

27 million iPhone owners use Instagram, Android version in testing

People are using their phones to take photos and apps like Instagram help enhance that experience through cool filters and tools. An Android version is in development and was shown off a bit at SXSW

SugarSync updates Android app with enhanced sharing and mobile file management

SugarSync was recently rated the top cloud solution in several reviews and this latest Android update helps them get even better. Sign up and use their free 5GB account now.

Is our security at risk when government agencies ditch BlackBerrys for iPhones?

The ATF announced they are switching from BB smartphones to the iPhone, following the announcement by NOAA that they are doing the same. Is security being compromised by these moves?

Nokia N9 1.2 update makes MeeGo even better (screenshot gallery)

The Nokia N9 is one of the best smartphones available, but the general public knows little about this MeeGo sporting device. This latest update improves an already great operating system.

HTC Sense 4 may set the bar for Android smartphones

Competition in the Android smartphone space will continue and manufacturers are working hard to earn your business. HTC’s new Sense 4.0 UI may be the best out there in a crowded Android market.

MWC 2012: ALK announces upcoming free CoPilot GPS offline navigation for iOS and Android

ALK Technologies announced upcoming GPS navigation software that gives you free offline and online navigation, similar to Nokia Maps, but for iOS and Android.

MWC 2012: Nokia announces 808 PureView with 41 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera

Nokia leads with high end camera smartphones and continues this trend with the Nokia 808 PureView that has a 41 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics.

MWC 2012: Skype for Windows Phone beta now available

Skype for Windows Phone is one of the most anticipated apps for this new platform and today a beta version is available for you to try out for free.

MWC 2012: HTC unveils the One series in three flavors, two bound for U.S. carriers

There will be lots of phone news from Spain this week and to kick things off HTC announced their new HTC One series. Thankfully, two of the three new devices are coming to the U.S.

Favorite iPhone 4S case: iSkin aura Year of the Dragon (Review)

There are hundreds of cases for the iPhone 4/4S and every once in a while something stands out above the rest. The iSkin aura Year of the Dragon case does just that and more.

Torn between two smartphones...feeling like a fool

As a person who owns multiple smartphones, it isn’t often that a couple make such an impression that they battle daily for my smartphone heart.

Family plan powered by Windows Phone, Galaxy Nexus love, Chrome for Android (MobileTechRoundup show #260)

Kevin and I had plenty to talk about as we covered the last two weeks in mobile tech. Things are heating up after the holidays with lots of mobile shows coming our way.

Hands-on with the Digital Innovations Speaker Dock for Android (review)

The new Digital Innovations Speaker Dock for Android lets you connect just about any Android device and enjoy audio while charging your device.

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