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Amazon's Next Big Thing: Its Own Smartphones

Amazon has become an surprising gadget rock star. Skeptics bet against the original Kindle, which became a blockbuster, and the Kindle Fire is the first non-iPad tablet to sell well. Next stop for Amazon's gadgeteers: smartphones.

Motorola's Problems in a
Single Word: iPhone

After 80 years of tech achievements, Motorola has run into a nemesis that's unlike others it has overcome in the past. And it's not for lack of trying. Even as Motorola prepares to split itself and launches new products, it keeps getting upstaged by the iPhone.

Motorola Joins
the Patent Wars,
Suing Apple

No less than four major mobile companies -- Apple, HTC, Microsoft and now Motorola -- are currently suing each other over cell-phone technology. At issue is the intellectual property that underlies several popular mobile devices.

Looking for a Savvy Smartphone Pick? Dial Marvell Technology

The reason Marvell could be a good bet now: Its chipsets are favored components in practically all mobile handsets and other hand-held consumer electronics, including RIM's BlackBerry, Apple's iPhone and iPad, Amazon's Kindle and other devices.

Wireless Watch: Expect a Rebound in 2010

After a year in which the cell phone industry was happy with flat numbers, 2010 should see growth for an array of reasons, from next-gen handsets and 4G networks to mobile video and a game-changing entry from Google.

Google Phone Rings Up Apple

In the heart of the holiday phone-buying season, AT T handed Google a fabulous present and partner Apple a lump of coal. Both were wrapped in one spectacular network failure, which stranded thousands of the Web's most vocal and demanding iPhone users.