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iPhone 5 Invites, New Kindle Fire, Windows Phone 8: Get Ready for a Huge Week in Mobile News!

iPhone 5 Invites, New Kindle Fire, Windows Phone 8: Get Ready for a Huge Week in Mobile News!

Todd Haselton

I landed on Sunday after spending a week in Berlin for IFA 2012. There were tons of products there and we covered a lot of them. But this week could prove to be much bigger in the mobile field. I don't usually drink caffeine but, today, I woke up and drank two iced coffees and cracked my knuckles in preparation for what's certain to be one of the most exciting mobile weeks so far this...

Nokia is Concocting a PureView/Windows Phone 8 Recipe That Just Might Work

Nokia is Concocting a PureView/Windows Phone 8 Recipe That Just Might Work

Brandon Russell

The ingredients are there, and the pot is being stirred. Can Nokia, after its mildly successful foray with Windows Phone 7, become the powerhouse it once was by introducing PureView into its WP formula? With Android and iOS bigger than they’ve ever been, the holiday season will likely consist of the same two-horse race. But Nokia’s got a ringer waiting in the wings that just might tilt...

ASUS Vivo Tablet Line Follows in the Footsteps of Company's Popular Transformers

ASUS Vivo Tablet Line Follows in the Footsteps of Company's Popular Transformers

Brandon Russell

ASUS on Wednesday announced a pair of tablets designed to combine its renowned hardware with Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 experience. If ASUS can manage to replicate the beautiful slates it put out running Android, I’d be comfortable in saying these will be ones to watch out for in the coming months. Surface should be shaking in its boots. First up is the ASUS Vivo Tab, a...

Consumers Don't Want Windows Phone Devices, Says Analyst

Consumers Don't Want Windows Phone Devices, Says Analyst

Sean P. Aune

According to at least one analyst, consumers are simply not interested in Windows Phone devices. Bernstein Research’s Pierre Ferragu issued a note to investors this week that suggested they should continue to consider Nokia stock to be listed at an “Underperform rating” despite it enjoying a surge in the days following the Apple Vs. Samsung verdict. Ferragu didn’t pull any punches in...

$200 Tablets: Amazon Started the Battle, Microsoft Will Enter, But Apple Will Win It

$200 Tablets: Amazon Started the Battle, Microsoft Will Enter, But Apple Will Win It

Todd Haselton

Amazon exploded onto the tablet scene with the instantly popular Kindle Fire. The tablet was a runaway success, not only because Amazon has a complete ecosystem that includes music, ebooks, videos and more, but because it came in at a $200 price tag. It quickly attracted every would-be tablet buyer away from more expensive $500-$600 tablets and gave them a travel-friendly 7-inch device...