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Android, BlackBerry Users To Switch To iPhone 5

Analyst Gene Munster surveyed 216 mobile phone users in Minneapolis, MN about smartphones. While this is not a very reliable report (due to the low number of users surveyed), this does put a picture in our minds what the average mobile phone users might be thinking. The report shows that over 94% of the surveyed iPhone users wanted to purchase the next generation iPhone. While …

iOS Most Popular Operating System, Android Still Behind, Windows Phone Beats BlackBerry [Report]

PRNewswire conducted a survey in the U.S., and concluded Apple iOS to be the most popular operating system in the smartphone market. According to the report over 51% of consumers plan to purchase an iPhone 5 within its first year of release. When asked what they would like to see in the next generation iPhone, most people choose a better battery life and a close …

U.S. Army Currently Testing iPhone, Android and Windows Phone

The U.S. Army is currently conducting several six week tests of the three most popular mobile operating systems, namely iOS, Android and Windows Phone. With the security and privacy soldiers need, one would think that the U.S. Army would prefer to have BlackBerrys due to their tight security. However, it seems as they have taken a different path, as they are testing the three main …

Nortel Patents Now Officialy Sold To Apple, Microsoft, Sony and RIM

The telecommunications company Nortel’s patents have now been sold to the Rockstar Consortium which includes Apple, Microsoft, Sony and Research In Motion after U.S. and Canada courts approved the transaction. After the Canadian telecoms company Nortel went bankrupt in 2009, they decided to sell their patents to somebody else. At first, many thought Google would win the patents when they offered $900 million, however right …

Over-The-Air Updates coming to iOS 5?

Apple has been in talks with Verizon about delivering iOS 5 updates via the air, much like Android and Blackberry devices do today.  Apple has long required the tethered update to iTunes, requiring you to plug in your device, open itunes, download, and install the update. One can assume that his functionality is already built into iOS, because the Apple TV currently does it’s updates …

BlackBerry Torch (white) Review

Recently, we were given the opportunity to get our hands on a BlackBerry Torch, white model, thanks to HomeShopping.pk. Since we are all iPhone and Android users here at iTD, it was a completely new and exciting experience to try out the device and the OS which was completely alien to us. While we won’t go deep down into the OS because a lot of …

The State of the Mobile App World [Infographic]

When it comes to comparing smartphones, apps play a very integral role. Whether it be to smash green pigs or to compose a literary essay, apps are the key to accomplishing specific goals. But just how frequently, and by whom, are apps used? Shoutem, an online mobile app creator, has released an infographic regarding app usage across iOS, Android, and RIM devices that answers some …

BlackBerry PlayBook Releasing On April 19th For $499, Available For Pre-Order Now!

Research In Motion (RIM) has made it official that they will be releasing their first tablet called the BlackBerry PlayBook on April 19th with a price tag starting at $499 in United States and Canada. It features a brilliant 7″ high-res capacitative mulit-touch display with a highly responsive fluid touch screen experience. It also offers unmatched web browsing on any mobile platform with full support …

Android Is Now The No.1 Smartphone OS In United States!

Back in May 2010, Android was in fourth place behind Blackberry, iOS and Windows Mobile in the overall smartphone market of United States. By the mid of 2010, it surpassed Windows Mobile while overtaking Apple’s iOS by the end of the year. Now, it has finally snatched the lead in the big US market, crossing Blackberry OS right at the start of 2011. Blackberryf now …

Steve Jobs Speaks! Takes Shots At Android, RIM Tablets & Trashes 7-inch iPad Specualtions

After announcing Apple’s successful first $20 billion quarter, CEO Steve Jobs made a guest appearance on a post-earnings conference and took some critical shots at Android and Blackberry tablets as well as ripping off the idea of a 7-inch tablet. First of all he took on RIM, the makers of Blackberry saying that they are fading away in front of Apple’s success with over 14.1 …