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Russia May Tax IPad, Samsung Galaxy Imports, Kommersant Reports


Russia may introduce a 5 percent import duty on GPS-equipped tablets including Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPad 2 and Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Tab, Kommersant reported, citing Federal Customs Service documents.

Official distributors of the iPad 2 WiFi+3G, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 in Russia will be required to pay the charge because the devices have a navigation system that competes with Russia’s Glonass, the Moscow-based newspaper said today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Alena Chechel in Moscow at achechel@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Brad Cook at bcook7@bloomberg.net

Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-24/russia-may-tax-ipad-samsung-galaxy-imports-kommersant-reports.html

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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in iPad, Samsung

 

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Steve Ballmer still disappointed by Windows Phone 7 sales


We’ve been reporting for quite some time now that Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 has been quite the disappointment in the smartphone industry. In an era where the iPhone is conquering the world with its unparalleled retina display, camera and usability, it’s hard for another company to even compare to the Apple giant.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke at the company’s financial analyst meeting on Wednesday and expressed disappointment of the Windows Phone 7 sales. “We haven’t sold quite as many as I would have liked in the first year. … I’m not saying I Love where we are, but I am very optimistic on where we can be,” he said during the meeting.

The Windows Phone 7 made quite the name for itself when it came to marketing and advertising ploys but lacked the fan following that Google and Apple are often accustomed to. Interestingly enough, Samsung and HTC embraced the WP7 platform and plan to launch devices using the next version of WP7. Mashable says that these mobile enterprises have the majority of their chips invested in Google’s Android, which makes for most of their smartphone sales. Nokia is the only dedicated hardware partner for Windows Phones and who really uses Nokia phones these days anyways?

We’re crossing our fingers that Nokia will be able to show some sort of result for the slow-rising WP7, but we won’t be holding our breath. I’m sure I’m not the only one that can’t get enough of the iPhone, or even Droid phones for that matter.

Source: http://www.businessreviewusa.com/technology/software/Steve%20Ballmer%20still%20disappointed%20by%20Windows%20Phone%207%20sales

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2011 in Google, iPad, iPhone, Windows Phone 7, WP7

 

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Hoping that 3rd time is a charm for Windows Phone 7 at MIX 2011


They say patience is a virtue and with Windows Phone 7, or other Microsoft’s offerings in the mobile space, I have to say that trait has been definitely tested at least for myself. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2011 in iPad, Windows 8, WP7

 

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TripAdvisor for Windows Phone 7 Released, Look Up Reviews, Find Cheap Rates


TripAdvisor.com announced the launch of its mobile app for Windows Phone 7. The app joins the site’s other successful mobile apps for the iPad, the iPhone, Android, Nokia and Palm smartphones, and its mobile website. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2011 in Android, iPad, iPhone, Nokia, Smartphone

 

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Windows 8 and Tablets: Will It Be a Step Forward or Just Another Feckless Attempt?


It is way too early for anyone with any real sense to answer the question posed in the headline of this post. That said the next period of time will see many attempt to do exactly that. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2011 in iPad, Microsoft, Windows 8, WP7

 

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St.George lite-ly banks on popularity of Windows Phone 7


St.George bank, owned by Westpac, has launched an “Australian-first app” feature “Mobile Banking Lite” letting customers “conveniently check their account balance and transaction history” – but why is it only “Lite” and not the full mobile banking deal? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2011 in Android, iPad, iPhone, Smartphone

 

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Microsoft accepts reality, offers IT tool for iPhones, iPads, and Android


Not everyone at Microsoft is marching in lockstep to the idea that Windows Phone 7 will rule the enterprise. At the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS), the company announced that it has released a beta of a tool to let IT manage iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Symbian devices, and Windows Phone 7 devices in the enterprise. Up until now, the tool only worked for Windows Mobile. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2011 in Android, iPad, iPhone, Microsoft

 

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