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BlackBerry Maker Slashes 2K Jobs

Changes follow 12% drop in revenue

(Newser) - Research In Motion, the company that makes BlackBerry phones and tablets, is deleting about 2,000 names from its employee email list. The company announced it will cut the jobs—about 11% of its workforce—and reorganize its executives in order to better compete with Apple's iPhone and Google'... More »

Cops Nab Carjacker in 7 Minutes Via Phone App

Owner had left his Droid inside

(Newser) - These kinds of stories aren't all that unusual anymore, but this one must set a land speed record: Police in New Jersey caught a carjacker in 7 minutes because the owner had left his Droid inside, reports the Consumerist . He also happened to have the Lookout app, which allows users... More »

Droid a Savvy Choice for Smartphone Fans

Users sick of AT&T now have an option

(Newser) - Verizon has finally come up with a phone that will satisfy users who want an iPhone-quality smartphone to run on the firm's zippy 3G network, writes Walt Mossberg. The Motorola Droid, is, like the iPhone, "a powerful hand-held computer that happens to make phone calls," Mossberg writes. The... More »

Verizon Unveils Droid Smartphone

All looks promising, but some think OS is still no match for iPhone

(Newser) - Verizon's Droid smartphone—built by Motorola and powered by Google's Android—goes on sale Nov. 6 for $200. Some early opinions on the iPhone challenger:
  • The phone is "almost not worth writing about," notes Chris Dannen in Fast Company . It's "fine" but "doesn't advance" the Android
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Explore Galaxy With New Google App

Star Droid helps cellphone astronomers with GPS, maps, tags

(Newser) - Budding astronomers will soon have a new cell-phone tool that spots the stars they’re looking for, the Telegraph reports. Google’s Star Droid helps stargazers navigate the night sky using GPS technology that cross-references the user’s position with existing space maps, and adds identifying tags to the heavenly... More »

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