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TI Developers Map Future of Cell Phone

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TI Developers Map Future of Cell Phone

Texas Instruments, perhaps the most underestimated company in our industry, held  its Developer Conference to launch new OMAP chips and showcase innovations.

"I'm more excited today, looking forward at the innovations coming in the next five or 10 years, than I have been in my 25 years with this company," says Mike Hames, TI's Senior VP for Applications Specific Products.

TI thinks these new OMAP chips will let customers invent entirely new products that combine audio, video, Continue reading...

Google's Android Prototypes Show Up in Europe

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Google's Android Prototypes Show Up in Europe

Texas Instruments, Qualcomm and ARM stands all had demos of Google’s Android at GSMA World Congress.

Naturally these stands were packed out with “Google-eyed” visitors but really there is nothing to see. Yes, you could see ARM’s prototype but it’s a welcome screen featuring a plain black background with a series of generic icons along the bottom. And yes, the icons open features like the Web browser, calendar, messaging, Gmail access and Google Maps.

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One Phone Shall Rule All

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Apple's iPhone is the most in-demand and most-satisfying phone, says researcher ChangeWave who says record numbers of US consumers are abandoning basic phones for more advanced models. iPhone and Blackberry lead the trend in a survey of 4182 consumers.  72% of iPhone owners are "very satisfied," while only 55% for Blackberry, 34% Motorola, 34% Sony Ericsson, 34% Samsung 34% and 305 for Palm.

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Technoslia doubles stores in Russia

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Technoslia doubles stores in Russia

With an 8% share of the Russian market for electronics and home appliances, Technosila is the country's No.3 retailer (behind leader Eldorado and No.2 M.Video).

The company will double the number of stores by 2010 focusing on Russia's fast-growing regions, including the Russian Far East and cities with populations of more than 100,000.

The retailer currently operates 132 outlets, 25 in Moscow and suburbs, in addition to 43 franchise shops. Its Internet subsidiary was launched in 2005.

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