IntoMobile Holiday Tech Guide – Top 5 games

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Once you’ve purchased your new smartphone and loaded it up with apps and accessories, you’ll likely want to wind down by spending a few minutes playing a game on your new device. But with hundreds of thousands of games available on the iOS and Android app stores (and a lesser amount on Windows Phone), it’s…

Nokia Here lands on the App Store, brings voice guided navigation and offline maps

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As promised, Nokia’s HERE maps has launched on iOS this morning. Nokia’s mapping program has been one of the bright spots on the Windows Phone Marketplace for Lumia headsets, and with Apple’s in-house built Maps program facing significant glitches and growing pains, HERE will provide users a top-notch experience that Apple Maps can’t yet provide.…

Asymco: Apple and Samsung account for 99% of smartphone profits in Q3, HTC and LG only other profitable companies

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According to Horace Dediu of Asymco, there were only a few profitable smartphone makers in Q3 2012. Apple and Samsung combined to account for 99% of those profits, with operating profits of $7.95 billion and $5.1 billion, respectively. HTC accounts for about $168.8 million (using today’s currency exchange values) for about a 1% share. LG was…

(Update) Ballmer: “Modest” approach to ramping up supply for Surface RT tablet

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Update: This story has been partly debunked. Microsoft sent Pocketnow the following comment on Ballmer’s use of the word “modest”. “When asked about Surface, Steve’s use of the term “modest” was in relation to the company’s approach in ramping up supply and distribution of Surface with Windows RT, which has only been available via our online store and certain…

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