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Sony launches 13-megapixel smartphone with LTE, but only for Japan

Sony Mobile Communications has launched two new Android-based LTE smartphones for the Japanese market; the light-weight Xperia SX and the Xperia GX, which has a 13-megapixel camera, the company said on Wednesday.

3LM, Symantec and Wyse all aim to simplify management of mobile devices

At three different events in three different U.S. cities 3LM, Symantec and Wyse Technology are all showing upgraded or new products to help IT staff better cope with the smartphones, tablets and other devices users are allowed to bring to work.

IT budgets grow as SMBs spend more on tablets and cloud services, says survey

Small and medium-sized businesses are spending more money on IT, including adopting tablets, cloud services and virtualization to a greater extent, according to Spiceworks' State of SMB IT survey.

Samsung, Qualcomm join forces on wireless charging

Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm have joined forces and formed the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) which aims to accelerate the development of wireless charging, the companies said Monday.

LinkedIn tp buy SlideShare for $119M

LinkedIn is acquiring SlideShare, which allows its users to share presentations online, for US$118.75 million as it tries to find new ways to make its site more useful, the company said on Thursday.

Samsung launches the Galaxy S III smartphone

Samsung Electronics has launched the Galaxy S III, which comes with a quad-core processor, a bigger screen and a host of software features, including voice recognition, the company said at an event in London.

Xamarin has ported Android from Java to C#

Xamarin has ported Android to C# in an effort to improve its own development tools and show that the OS doesn't have to be dependent on Java.

Nokia sues HTC, RIM and Viewsonic over patent infringement

Nokia has filed claims in the U.S. and Germany saying that products from HTC, Research In Motion (RIM) and ViewSonic infringe a number of the company's patents, it said on Wednesday.

Nokia shipping 41-megapixel camera phone in May, hints at more to come

Nokia will start shipping the PureView 808 in May and has extended its deal with Carl Zeiss, which will result in further advancements in smartphone imaging in the coming months and years, the company said on Wednesday.

Sony launches first Vaio ultrabooks

Sony is joining Intel's ultrabook push with the new Vaio T family, which includes models with 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch screens, the company said on Wednesday.

Microsoft is taking a closer look at "racy" apps on Marketplace

Microsoft will from now on be paying more attention to the icons, titles, and content of apps on Marketplace, and expects them to get more subtle and modest in the imagery used, the company said in a blog post on Monday.

IDC also says Samsung grabbed the biggest smartphone share in Q1

The worldwide smartphone market grew 42.5 percent year-over-year during the first quarter, as Samsung Electronics overtook Apple for the smartphone leadership position, according to IDC's estimates.

Microsoft invests in new Barnes & Noble unit, settles litigation

Microsoft will invest US$300 million in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary, which will include the digital Nook and College businesses of Barnes & Noble, the companies said in joint statement on Monday.

LG to launch Cloud for sharing content across smartphones, TVs and PCs

LG Electronics will launch a beta of its LG Cloud service on Tuesday, that will allow users to access content across various electronic devices, the company said on Monday.

LG launches dual-core Optimus LTE smartphone in Europe

LG Electronics said on Friday that it will start selling the Optimus True HD LTE in Germany, Portugal, Sweden, helping the number of available LTE devices to slowly grow across Europe.

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