HTC Now The Top Smartphone Vendor In The US

We recently heard that Samsung has taken the top spot for the number of smartphones shipped worldwide, and now it would appear, according to recent research, HTC has now taken the top spot for the smartphone market in the US.

According to analysts Canalys, HTC is now the number one smartphone vendor in the US, shipping a total of 5.7 smartphones in the US for quarter 3 of 2011, which is apparently higher than both Apple and Samsung in the US.

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Battlefield 3 Sells 5 Million Copies In Its First Week To Become EA’s Fastest Selling Game

Battlefield 3 has become EA’s fastest selling game ever after selling 5 million copies in its first week on release. The highly anticipated first person shooter which we have been featuring here on Geeky Gadgets in the run-up to its launch was released on October 25th and uses the new Frostbite 2 gaming engine.

There have been a few teething issues with its launch however with a number of players experiencing problems logging on to multiplayer games and with multiple crashes during gameplay. However EA now say that nearly all the issues have been corrected and they’re working hard to correct the remaining few.

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Asus Transformer Prime To Come With Honeycomb, Go On Sale Next Week?

Asus are expected to officially announce the new Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet next week, and it is possible that the device will also go on sale next week, and it looks like it will ship with Android Honeycomb.

Asus are expected to provide an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Transformer Prime, some time before the end of the year and we already know some of the specifications on the tablet which include NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 Kal-El quad core processor.

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X-Mini KAI Pocket Bluetooth Speakers

Last year we featured X-mini’s pocket Bluetooth speaker creation in the form of the X-mini 1.1 portable speakers. Now X-mini have unveiled their latest speaker creation in the form of the KAI, which stands for Key Audio Initiative and will be the first model in its new speaker range.

The pocket KAI speakers are equipped with Bluetooth connectivity allowing you to use them with Bluetooth equipped smartphones, tablets and devices, and are also fitted with a microphone which allows them to be used for conference calling if required.

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BMW 3 Series Now Equipped With Full-Colour Heads Up Display

BMW has today announced that its 3 Series automobiles produced in 2012 will now come equipped with a full-colour heads up display (HUD). The heads up display was originally created for use in jet fighters and was designed to provide the pilot with crucial data in an easy to access display which prevented the pilot from being distracted.

The same full-colour heads up display within the 3 Series BMW will provide the driver with data about the car’s speed and navigation in a virtual form in a high-quality resolution within the direct field of vision.

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Asus PadFone To Launch In February 2012

The last thing we heard about the Asus PadFone was that it would go on sale in the early part of 2012, and now it would appear that the PadFone will launch in February of 2012, according to Sean Hollister from The Verge.

The Asus PadFone is basically two devices which can be joined together to form a tablet, and it consists of a 4 inch smartphone, which makes up the brains of the tablet and a 10 inch tablet dock.

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Samsung Asks Court To See iPhone 4S Source Code

Samsung has been trying to gets Apple’s iPhone 4S smartphone banned in Australia since the iPhone 4S went on sale last month, and there are now more developments in the case between Samsung and Apple in Australia according to Smart Office.

Samsung are claiming that Apple has violated three of its 3G wireless patents in Australia, and they have asked the court for access to the source code for the iPhone 4S from Apple as well as seeking details on agreements Apple has with the major mobile carriers in Australia, which include Vodafone, Telstra and Optus.

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Google Reader Updated With Clean User Interface And Google+ Intergration

Google has today rolled out the new update for its Google Reader service which was announced in a short time ago and now integrates much more closely with Google+.

Its integration with Google+ now includes the addition of a +1 button that replaces the old “Like” button and also brings with it the closure of a few services within Google Reader including friending, following, shared items and comments. Which have now all been passed over to Google+. There are export facilities available if you need to export your friends, following or shared items data from the old Google Reader system.

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Google To Launch Native Gmail iPhone App

Google’s Gmail is already available for the iPhone via a web app, but it looks like Google may have other plans for Gmail on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, a native Gmail app for iOS devices.

According to TechCrunch’s MG Siegler the app has already been submitted to Apple for approval and could launch very soon, and the app is expected to bring all the features of Gmail to the iPhone and iOS devices.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Hands On: The Tablet Phone Has Arrived

Our first look at the lower profile half of Samsung’s new flagship device line-up left us intrigued and confused in equal measure. And impressive as the technology on display was, the implications of seeing a new device category just whooshing into existence in front of your very eyes would give anyone pause. Chances are you’ve seen a combination of 1.4 Ghz processor, 1 GB of RAM and Gingerbread at work, just not quite in this particular ensemble.

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