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China Telecom to sell iPhones; China Mobile still months away

Apple Inc has signed with China Telecom to sell its iPhone in China from next month as it looks to boost its flagging share of the world’s biggest mobile phone market. While Apple has now signed up with two of China’s big three carriers, the biggest, China Mobile Ltd, with more than 600 million subscribers, …

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Lenovo LePad K2 tablet benchmarks leaked

The Lenovo LePad K2, based on Nvidia’s Tegra platform 3, was tested using GLBenchmark.  The result was surprising.  It looks like someone’s been running benchmarks on the next-generation Lenovo tablet. When you run the GL Benchmark using the free edition the results are submitted to a public community database for the world to see.

Summary Box: Nook Tablet starts shipping Wed

Barnes & Noble Inc.’s Nook Tablet. Selling for $249, it is competing with Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle Fire ($199) and Apple’s iPad (starts at $499). Nook Tablet is Barnes & Noble’s first entertainment-centric tablet offering. The company’s previous tablet, the Nook Color launched in October 2010, was positioned as a Reader’s tablet.

Nokia Windows tablet coming in mid-2012: Report

Gradually, Nokia executives spread the idea that the manufacturer will enter the market of touch pads with Windows 8. Cellphone maker Nokia plans to launch a tablet that runs on Microsoft’s Windows operating system in the summer of 2012, the head of Nokia France told Les Echos newspaper in an interview published on Wednesday.

RIM Announces BlackBerry Bold 9790 and Curve 9380

Research in Motion has announced two new smartphones based on the BlackBerry 7 operating system — the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and the BlackBerry Curve 9380. Until the first BBX smartphones, Research in Motion continues expanding its range of BlackBerry smartphones running BlackBerry 7 operating system by announcing two new models to be marketed in the coming weeks.

Apple Orders Total Recall on 1st Gen iPod Nano

Apple has decided to recall its portable first-generation iPod nano, because of overheating issue. Apple has announced the iPod nano (1st Generation) Replacement Program. The company says it’s discovered, “in very rare cases,” that the battery in the iPod nano (1st generation) may overheat and pose a safety risk. Affected iPod nanos were sold between September …

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