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Reuters creates an nice image of who’s suing who in mobile

Earlier this week HTC filed a lawsuit against Apple for infringing on 3 of their patents. This is one of many that’s currently happening in the mobile industry. Others patent-infringement cases include Apple vs. Samsung, Samsung vs. Apple, Motorola vs. Apple, Microsoft vs. Motorola and RIM vs. Kodak. Reuters has taken the time to make

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Rogers planning to launch NFC mobile payments Q1 2012, report says

In Canada we have a limited selection of devices that are NFC enabled, top of mind is the Nexus S and the BlackBerry Bold 9900. There are many uses for Near Field Communications, the most common is the ability to make mobile payments and transactions. A recent survey revealed that 40% are interested in using their

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Bell and Virgin also drop iPhone 4 16GB to $99

There’s a trend happening in Canada. One carrier comes out with a new awesome plan, or decides to reduce the price of a certain handset… then miraculously others follow. Yesterday it was TELUS that cut the price of the iPhone 4 16GB to $99. Now both Virgin and Bell have responded with the same offer.

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SaskTel to release the Samsung Galaxy Gio

The Samsung Galaxy Gio is another Android device that will soon be coming to SaskTel. For the record, since SaskTel launched their “4G” new network we’re impressed how quickly they bring on new devices. The Gio will be their 5th Android device an it runs OS 2.3, has a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 800 MHz processor, 3

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BlackBerry Curve 9360 coming to Virgin Mobile

Want more BlackBerry news? Here you go: Virgin Mobile will also add the entry level BlackBerry Curve 9360 to their lineup soon. We’ve been given no official launch date, but if it’s anything like parent-company Bell we’ll see this be available to Virgin Members on August 29th. There’s a few prices flying around but we’re

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HP to “discontinue operations for webOS devices”

This is not good news for those who love the webOS platform. Rumours circulated today the HP was going to spin off their PC business to Autonomy Corporation. In a press release just minutes ago they stated that they’re “in discussions with Autonomy regarding a possible offer for the company”… but the bigger news in

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Image: Factory workers inspecting the iPhone 5 display (real or fake?)

Anything is possible right? Hollywood can recreate anything, some say movie execs created the only moon landing… so this pic you can take it as either real or fake. Apparently this image was shot from an insider at the Wintek plant in China, showing assembly line working carefully inspecting the display in the next iPhone.

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