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  • Android rocks, Windows Phone 7 rolls (slowly)

    The Android mobile operating system thoroughly dominates the U.S. consumer smartphone market, while Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 OS is off to a slow start, according to a new survey by market researcher The NPD Group. And while Apple's share of the consumer market is falling, the iPhone will likely get a boost once Verizon Wireless starts offering the top-selling handset in February.

  • PC survey of SMBs indicates optimistic outlook

    A survey conducted by The NPD Group projects that 77 percent of SMBs are planning to spend more, or at least the same, on new PC hardware in 2010 compared to 2009 PC spending. The SMB Technology Report suggests that the increased PC spending is a harbinger of a better economy--driven by new business and new hires.

  • Colorful laptops may feel the blues, analysts say

    Some laptop makers are trying to outdo each other with colorful, personalized laptop designs, but analysts say the trend is unlikely to take off and that price and size remain the top priorities for buyers.