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HP tipped to sell mobile patent portfolio

Desperate times call for desperate measures and it seems that HP has reached that stage indeed. The PC maker, who has been hard hit by a steadily declining PC market, is reported to be trying to regain some financial ground by selling off several mobile patents that it still holds.

Nexus 7 hacked to work with the Palm Touchstone charger

One thing the internet seems to be good for is checking out device mods that others are willing and/or capable of doing. And on that note, it looks like one user has hacked the Nexus 7 to make it work with the Palm Touchstone chargers. Or more accurately, hacked the Nexus 7 to work with two Palm Touchstone chargers.

Amazon looking to buy Palm, says HP tipster

If sources can be believed, the last parts of what used to be Palm will soon be housed within the Amazon corporate empire. A VentureBeat tipster claims that the online retailer is looking to buy some or all of the storied handheld manufacturer from its current owner, HP,  who wants to recoup at least some of its losses from its disastrous run with WebOS. While HP has been trying to offload the subsidiary and its properties for some time, Amazon is said to be closest to an actual purchase.

comScore numbers show Android is still smartphone market leader by a big margin

The last time we talked about comScore numbers was in June and they showed what the market looked like in May. The new comScore report compares the growth in the segment for the quarter ending in May versus a three-month average for the ending in February 2011. The numbers found that the Android platform was the dominant OS on the market with 38.1% in the quarter ending in May 2011.

Android loses out to iPhone bigtime in JD Power Satisfaction Ratings

Oh snap, looks like JD Power still loves the iPhone more than every other phone they've got a rating for, those dastardly dudes. They've got every other bigtime brand on there, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, and even Nokia, Palm, and RIM Blackberry, though we're also not sure how they found those groups to top Samsung and their Galaxy S device line. Of course you could notice that Apple scores amongst the lowest for battery function, that owing a bunch to the researchers found that those using social networks (battery drainers) enjoyed their phones significantly more than those who had no use for such things.

EVO 4G Is The Best Selling Phone in Sprint’s History

This is no surprise, the EVO had the biggest opening day of any phone that has ever been offered by Sprint. There has been reports of this handset selling out everywhere from Sprint store’s, Radio Shack’s and even a few Best Buy locations. The EVO out sold both of the previous record holders, the Palm Pre and the Samsung Instinct.

Android With A Palm Pre Like Form Factor?

If you love Android but also like the styling of the Palm Pre you can soon have the best of both worlds. Introducing, the upcoming Alcatel OT-980 Android slider phone from a French OHA member and new comer to the Android game. 

Will samsung dump windows mobile for android?

As time goes by, more and more cellphone makers start to question if they should jump out of the Windows Mobile bandwagon. Back at the end of October, we talked about Android becoming a mobile superpower...well, not exactly, but close. Anyway, Samsung is the latest manufacturer we hear from, that wants to slowly drop the Redmond OS in favor of the much hotter Android platform. Google’s open source OS; Android, is becoming a must have for many, and that's something that cellphone makers see as an opportunity to get more revenue. HMC Investment Securities analyst Greg Noh, said that Samsung will use Windows Mobile on just 50% of their handsets in 2010, that's down from 80% this year. Not only that but, Greg estimates that only 20% of Samsung handsets will use the WinMo platform by 2012. Well, so far, Samsung has not confirm or deny these claims. But we can be sure of one thing, the exodus away from Windows Mobile is a fact. Not just from Samsung and Palm, many believe others will follow, unless the Redmond giant begins to do better, much much better on the WinMo platform.