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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.

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ding* hoping to leverage Android One to connect 100% of India to the Internet.

ding hoping to leverage Android One to connect 100% of India to the Internet. In a country where the majority of data plans are pre-paid, top-up is going to play a vital role in maximising the potential of the Android One in India. The Indian Diaspora, who send approximately $70 billion back home through traditional money remittance channels every year, are in a strong position to help fuel this technological advancement by helping to keep the smartphones of their friends and families topped-up.

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Paick’s ultra slim smartphone battery charger is shaped like mobile devices

Sleek was designed around the concept of a providing a slim portable charger with the same design aesthetics as a smartphone. Available in white gloss, Sleek achieves this goal with cellphone-like dimensions of 5.7” x 2.9” x ½” (147 x 76 x 13mm) and a light weight of just 5 ounces (150g), with a UV processed surface featuring advanced anti-scratch technology.

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.

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.

Motorola DEVOUR now available on Verizon Wireless Network

Motorola DEVOUR now available on Verizon Wireless Network. DEVOUR is the second Android™-powered smartphone from Motorola to run on Verizon Wireless’ 3G Network. The phone comes with MOTOBLUR, Motorola’s unique content delivery service created to make wireless phones more personal and customizable. Additional features and specifications of Motorola DEVOUR can be found by visiting http://news.vzw.com/news/2010/02/pr2010-02-02c.html.

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™.

Charge Anywhere® and Verizon Wireless announce mobile payment processing solutions for business

Charge Anywhere® and Verizon Wireless announce mobile payment processing solutions for business. This new billing option provides qualified enterprise customers with the convenience of having services, such as CHARGE Anywhere®’s, billed to their Verizon Wireless bills. CHARGE Anywhere® offers business customers the technology to accept and process credit and debit card payments from their Verizon Wireless phones.