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Dell is finally throwing in the towel when it comes to smartphone production. Finding itself unable to turn a profit against larger competitors, Dell is bowing out of the industry.
Anyone who cares about energy independance or the Green Movement is likely wondering if there's anything they can do to help. There is an easy thing all phone users can do: unplug their charger.
In a move to focus more on emerging markets and higher-margin products, Dell has announced that it has stopped selling smartphones in the U.S.
There's overclocking, and then there's this: University researchers are in the early stages of putting multi-core processors in smartphones to work in bursts of up to 16 times their normal speed during times of need.
Foxconn, which produces smartphones and tablets for a wide variety of companies, has drawn considerable criticism for its employees' working conditions. Today, the company announced a significant pay raise for its workers.
While smartphone manufacturers race to release high-end handsets with dual-core chips, Microsoft continues to offer solely single-core-equipped phones. So why does the Windows Phone maker stray from the pack in its adoption of a faster CPU?
Dell was among the companies that released a device running Windows Phone last year, but there are signs that this might be its only offering with Microsoft's mobile operating system.
Microsoft has finally begun rolling out Windows Phone 7.5, though not all Windows Phone owners will be getting the update right away. Customers should check Microsoft's web page to verify when their devices will be getting the upgrade.
AT&T customers can now purchase a version of the Dell Venue Pro that fully supports their carrier. This high-end device running Microsoft Windows Phone 7 includes a large screen and a sliding keyboard.
After numerous delays and technical issues, Microsoft has begun gradually rolling out its Windows Phone 7 updates to T-Mobile customers who have an HTC HD7 or a Dell Venue Pro today.
Current indicators suggest that the smartphone market will grow almost 50% in 2011, as millions of consumers leave their old phones behind in favor of more advanced technology. And market analysis firm IDC predicts the Android OS will come to dominate this market in the coming years.
As its "NoDo" update woes continue, Microsoft has now made an attempt to at least increase transparency by posting a loose release schedule for the different versions of this problem-plagued Windows Phone 7 update on its website.
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