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Top 10 Mobile Stories Of 2010Top 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

Alison Diana

December 29, 2010

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Lines of people waited hours for the honor of ownership when Apple released its iPhone 4, a marketing frenzy relatively undamaged by later reports of problems with the antenna that caused phone calls to drop, forcing Apple to implement a return policy for dissatisfied customers. In fact, within three days of its June launch, Apple sold more than 1.7 million iPhone 4 units direct and through partner AT&T, the company said. The model features FaceTime, a simple video-calling capability, and the high-resolution Retina display.

Whereas mobility once meant hefty luggables, today's mobility mavens now have their choice of netbooks and a new era of tablet computer. Propelled by Apple's introduction of the iPad -- and Research In Motion's anticipated early 2011 roll-out of its PlayBook-tablets are taking the consumer and business world by storm. Many IT departments now are incorporating these devices into future plans, sometimes replacing notebook purchase plans with tablets, according to some research estimates. SEE ALSO: Apple Sells 1.7M iPhones In 3 Days Review: iPhone 4 First Look Apple iPhone 4, A True Teardown iPhone 4 Launch: 1.5M Sold, 77% To Upgraders Apple's FaceTime App Is Awesome Apple iPhone 4 Rated Most Reliable Smartphone BlackBerry Torch Cheaper To Build Than iPhone 4 Smartphone Death Match: iPhone 4 Versus Droid X Apple Delays White iPhone 4 Again iPhone 4 Has Glitchy Antenna, Users Say Fix iPhone 'Death Grip' For Free, Urges Senator Apple Boosts iPhone Sales Projections iPhone 4 On Verizon In 2011?

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Alison Diana

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Alison Diana is an experienced technology, business and broadband editor and reporter. She has covered topics from artificial intelligence and smart homes to satellites and fiber optic cable, diversity and bullying in the workplace to measuring ROI and customer experience. An avid reader, swimmer and Yankees fan, Alison lives on Florida's Space Coast with her husband, daughter and two spoiled cats. Follow her on Twitter @Alisoncdiana or connect on LinkedIn.

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