Google buy Motorola Mobility: How fighting the patent war could damage Android

Google, in something of a shock move, revealed today that they had bought Motorola Mobility, manufacturer Motorola's mobile arm, for a reported $12.5 billion. For years Google have been rumoured to be entering the hardware manufacturing game, testing the…

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Gerald LynchGoogle buy Motorola Mobility: How fighting the patent war could damage Android

Microsoft boast of 400 million Windows 7 sales, not so good WP7 numbers

Microsoft's annual Worldwide Partner Conference kicks off in Los Angeles today, and keynote-leading CEO Steve Ballmer was both his usual bullish self but also surprisngly frank when it came to discussing his firm's smartphone performance. The success of Windows…

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Gerald LynchMicrosoft boast of 400 million Windows 7 sales, not so good WP7 numbers

Next-gen WP7 phones let users "do things they had never imagined" says Ballmer

Microsoft head honcho Steve Ballmer has been speaking at the 2011 Imagine Cup finals, talking up the "second generation" of his companies Windows Phone 7 handsets. While Windows Phone 7 was a bold move forwards from the Windows Mobile…

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Gerald LynchNext-gen WP7 phones let users "do things they had never imagined" says Ballmer