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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.

SNL Verizon 4G LTE skit gets it right in so many ways

SNL writers create some clever spoof commercials and the latest one about Verizon and it’s 4G LTE network is an instant classic. I am sure many readers can relate to this skit.

Ice Cream Sandwich update rolling out to select HTC devices in March

HTC announced that owners of many of their current Android smartphones will start seeing the ICS update in March.

I'm getting off the Path until they delete ALL the data and start over

Path messed up by grabbing user contact data without asking and now is scrambling to figure out how to calm people down. A full wipe of all data is a good first step, but anything less is unacceptable.

Shazam for TV will enhance your Super Bowl experience

You might think Shazam is just for identifying music, but if you use the app this weekend during the Super Bowl you will find several ways to enhance your experience.

Have a Thin Mints craving? Find your local Girl Scouts cookie booth and pay with your mobile

One of the small joys of winter is enjoying a Thin Mints cookie from the Girl Scouts with a cup of coffee or milk. This year they are celebrating 100 years and your mobile phone can help you get your cookie fix.

Samsung moving up on Nokia as Apple passes LG for 3rd place in global phone share

Samsung cut Nokia’s worldwide lead from 10% to just 4% in 2011 and Apple passed up LG. 2012 will likely see continued rise of Samsung and Apple in the global phone market.

Sleek BlackBerry London smartphone could challenge the iPhone

There has been a lot of armchair quarterbacking taking place for RIM and if they can get a device like the one rumored at then they may still be in the running for the 3rd smartphone platform.

Nokia's continued feature phone focus may be one of their smartest moves

Smartphones seem to be all the rage today, but it turns out feature phones may still be more profitable than smartphones with over 70% of phones sold around the world being feature phones.

Careful with custom Android ROMs, you could be the problem

One of the reasons many smartphone enthusiasts pick up an Android smartphone is to tweak it with custom ROMs. However, you should also be careful or you could make things worse like I did.

HTC to focus on quality, not quantity, in 2012

HTC makes a lot of phones, but many only have slight improvements over existing models and thankfully we are now hearing they will reduce the number of devices and focus on quality improvements.

Windows Phone Wednesday: Back to WP as primary platform on T-Mobile

Windows Phone may finally start seeing some real adoption in 2012, but even if it doesn’t it is my personal preferred platform and you will see more regular Windows Phone Wednesday articles this year.

Why aren't iPhones assembled in the U.S.? It's not due to labor costs

The iPhone is manufactured in China and in a very detailed and well-researched report the New York Times explains how it is not primarily due to the higher cost of labor in the U.S.

RIM co-CEOs finally step aside, Thorsten Heins to take over as CEO by himself

RIM needs to make changes and figure out a strategy to stay competitive in the smartphone market and a major first step was taken last night with the announcement that the co-CEOs are stepping down.

Should RIM adopt Android or Windows Phone to stay alive?

RIM’s smartphone market share continues to decline and nothing new is coming until at least the end of 2012. What should they do to stay relevant in today’s fast moving mobile world?

Consumers choosing smartphones with iPhone 4S helping close the Android-iOS gap

You may be seeing a lot of people looking at their smartphones on your daily commute and according to a recent Nielsen survey over 46% of U.S. mobile consumers now have smartphones.

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