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  • Predictions gone wrong: Losing bets analysts made for 2013

    Cast your mind back to the late 2000s -- when the iPhone 3G beguiled consumers and the iTunes App Store began shifting users' ideas about how they bought and used software, when Microsoft pros saw nothing but clear skies after Windows 7 cleared out the Windows Vista storm, when green technology was touted as a transformative force in IT.

  • Did HP just give webOS the death sentence?

    As an open-source project with uncertain backing, webOS has a tough road ahead of it, analysts said on Friday.

  • Qualcomm and Android alliance defines mobile market

    "Wintel" is the term that for years defined Windows-based computers running Intel chips. Now a similar expression is emerging for smartphones: "Quadroid."

  • Is Symbian dying? Vendors abandon platform

    Nokia will soon be the only manufacturer using the Symbian mobile operating system, as Samsung is the latest to announce it will stop making phones that run Symbian. The news comes shortly after Sony Ericsson said it will also stop making Symbian devices, in what could be a fatal blow for the OS.

  • Are hackers spying on you from your mobile phone?

    Imagine sitting in a café and discussing the details of a business proposal with a potential client. Neither you nor the client has a laptop; you're just two people having a conversation. But unbeknownst to you, someone half a world away is listening to every word you say. Later, as you leave, you receive a text message referring to the proposal and demanding money in exchange for silence.

  • Meego and Windows Phone 7 challenge Apple and Google mobile dominance

    Three traditional powerhouses in computing and communications - Microsoft, Intel and Nokia - have kick-started major revamps to their technology to adapt to a quick-changing smartphone market.

  • A sneak look at Nokia's Symbian update

    Nokia is upping the ante against rivals such as Apple and Go ogle with its preview of the upcoming iteration of Symbian OS (V3) for touchscreen devices. The upgraded mobile operating system is expected sometime next year, together with a bunch of new devices.

  • Can open source fly on mobiles?

    When Nokia hands the Symbian OS over, the majority of the world's smartphones will be on an open source OS. Will it change the game, or suffer fragmentation and undue vendor influence?

  • Why Microsoft might win the smartphone OS wars

    What the mobile industry needs is a standard high-level OS, says Ira Brodsky. And he thinks Windows CE is the tool for the job.

  • It's time we stopped talking about "smartphones"

    What is a smartphone? No-one can agree, so let's dump the word, and start talking sense about mobile devices.

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