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Top 10 Mobile Stories Of 2010

As the workforce became increasingly mobile, developers hustled to ensure their phones, tablets, and notebooks were the products of choice for these increasingly dispersed employees. The smartphone wars heated up, as Apple, Google, Research In Motion, Nokia, and Microsoft battled for dominance. In addition to facing-off over hardware features and capabilities, many phone operating system developers competed over retail outlets and handset manufacturers. They also lured developers to build applic
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For, perhaps, the first time in its more recent charmed history, Apple became the butt of late-night talk-show hosts' jokes with the discovery of "Antennagate," a malfunctioning antenna on the iPhone that generated consumer complaints, cries of "recall," and worries of the high price the error could cost the company. In fact, Piper Jaffray estimated about 20% of respondents opted not to buy the device because of the reception problem. Yet consumers continued to buy the hot-selling item, and Apple in September announced it would stop offering its work-around free iPhone 4 case and its full refund program.

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Apple Boosts iPhone Sales Projections

Best Buy Jumps Into 'Antennagate' With Free Shields

Smartphone Death Match: iPhone 4 Versus Droid X

Piper Jaffray: Antennagate Cost Apple 20% In Sales

iPhone 4 Bumper: There's An App For That

Consumer Reports Still Thumbs Down On iPhone 4

iPhone 4 Escapes Recall; Apple Offers Free Cases

5 Ways To Fix The iPhone 4's Antenna Problem

Apple Shrugs Off 'Antennagate'

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