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Global smartphone growth flat for 2016 as mature markets see declines, according to IDC

Global smartphone growth flat for 2016 as mature markets see declines, according to IDC. Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to reach 1.46 billion units with a year-over-year growth rate of 1.6% in 2016 according to the latest forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.

Motorola Mobility gives South Asia the Motorola RAZR™ MAXX and Motorola RAZR™ V

Motorola Mobility expands the RAZR™ mobile phone family to South Asia with the new Motorola RAZR™ MAXX and Motorola RAZR™ V. Motorola Mobility is bringing the longest-lasting mobile smartphone on the market Motorola RAZRTM MAXX, and the sexy yet affordable Motorola RAZRTM V to India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Motorola RAZR MAXX will be available with Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread), and will receive an over-the-air upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) soon after.

Verizon Wireless gets DROID X2 by Motorola with double the power

Verizon Wireless gets DROID X2 by Motorola with double the power. The DROID X2 from Motorola will be available for putchase online on May 19th, next week. boasts Verizon Wireless’ first dual-core 1GHz processor for fast webpage loading and Adobe® Flash® Player, allowing customers to experience rich content online. The 4.3-inch scratch-resistant and anti-reflective qHD display delivers a sharp, clear view ideal for watching movies, typing emails and playing your favorite games.

ROCK BAND™ coming to Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE mobile broadband network

ROCK BAND™ coming to Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE mobile broadband network. Popular music game, designed for Android, will bring friends together over a cellular network for the first time. Debuted during the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), ROCK BAND will be coming to select 4G smartphones from Verizon Wireless later this year. Verizon Wireless; EA Mobile™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq: ERTS); Harmonix Music Systems Inc., the world’s premier music video game developer; and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) announced the new ROCK BAND game today.

Best Buy Mobile(R) launches four new smartphones

Best Buy Mobile(R) launches four new smartphones. Pre-sale began last week on four exclusive mobile devices, Sony Ericsson Xperia(TM) X10 in white with The Essential Taylor Swift Experience, Dell Streak(TM), HTC Surround(TM) based on Windows Phone 7 and White Samsung Fascinate(TM). All four devices are exclusive to Best Buy Mobile.

Detroit metro area gets 4G LTE from MetroPCS

MetroPCS brings first commercial 4G LTE services to Detroit offering the only mobile 4G experience with the Samsung Craft mobile smartphone. Detroit is the third U.S. city where MetroPCS is offering commercial 4G LTE service, with additional major metropolitan areas to follow later this year and into early 2011. With a state-of-the-art 4G LTE network and an advanced entertainment handset with a brilliant AMOLED screen, MetroPCS’ predictable, flexible and affordable service plans provide a compelling value to consumers while meeting their growing demand to do more with video, social networking and higher speed Internet access.

Skype for Android(tm) Now Available

Skype for Android(tm) now available and supports Android 2.1. Smart phone users globally will now be able to experience the benefits of Skype on the move using either a WiFi or mobile data connection (GPRS, EDGE or 3G) In the US, Skype for Android works over WiFi only. Skype for Android is not available in China and Japan at this moment.

Over 55 million smartphones were shipped 1st quarter of 2010

The world’s smartphone markets continued to build on their strong 4Q-2009 performance in the first three months of 2010. According to the latest ABI Research data, a little more than 55 million smartphones shipped during the quarter.

Get the HTC EVO in white from Best Buy now

Best Buy(R) offers exclusive launch of HTC EVO(TM) 4G from Sprint in White. The HTC EVO 4G in white goes on pre-sale June 18 and supposedly lands in Best Buy and Best Mobile stores July 11.

Best Buy Mobile, the mobile specialty retail unit of Best Buy Co. Inc, announced availability of HTC EVO 4G from Sprint in white, an eye-catching sibling of the HTC EVO 4G that continues to create buzz in the mobile phone marketplace which is sold out pretty much everywhere.

World’s first 3G/4G Android mobile phone from Sprint and HTC, EVO™ 4G

World’s first 3G/4G Android mobile phone from Sprint and HTC, EVO™ 4G. HTC EVO 4G offers one of the most robust multimedia experiences on a wireless phone today; features Android™ 2.1, one of the industry’s largest touch-screen displays, 8.0 MP camera, HD video capture, HDMI output, Mobile Hotspot capability and HTC Sense™.