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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.

Apple may finally be providing their own mapping solution in iOS 6

Apple has always included Google Maps in their iOS products and left high end navigation and mapping up to 3rd party developers. It looks like Apple may finally be stepping up and trying to take on Google Maps Navigation found on Android devices.

Bible App by YouVersion crosses the 50 million installed milestone

Many applications today are available on multiple platforms, which helps them achieve higher installation milestones. YouVersion’s Bible App just passed the 50 million installed level, which is quite an achievement.

Appreciate helps you discover apps in the Google Play Store

With nearly half a million apps in the Google Play Store, finding new apps to install can be a daunting task. Thankfully, Appreciate Personal App Market helps apply smart filtering to the Store.

RIM and Microsoft in 2012: Obvious advantage goes to Microsoft

While Apple and Google enjoy success at the top, RIM and Microsoft are left trying to define their place in the smartphone world. IMHO, Microsoft has the advantage.

iPhone 4S, Nokia N8, Lumia 900, N9, and HTC One X camera phone shootout

The cameras on phones just keep getting better and better and the great thing is that most of the higher end models compare well with each other too.

CTIA 2012: Nokia announces new exclusive Lumia Windows Phone apps

Nokia offers Lumia owners special exclusives on software and services and today at CTIA they announced a few more upcoming titles. All WP users benefit though as more titles are coming to the entire platform as well.

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