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Amazon's Huge Advantage in Mobile...

It has a business model that can easily cross over to smartphone platforms while most others don't.

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Price Conscious Mobile Customers Drive Biz Model Innovation

Low average revenue per user in emerging markets of Asia pushes mobile operators to become innovative in pricing models, say analysts.

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Kindle Fire Forecast Cut By Analyst Amid Nexus 7 Concern

Analyst firm Cowen says its previous forecast for sales of Kindle e-readers 'is proving unrealistic.' [Read more]...

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Samsung Swallows Up CSR Mobile and Location Patents for $310 million

The S-Wallet has opened and absorbed $310 million-worth of connectivity and location patents from British chip company CSR, which already supplies SiRF GPS chips to Galaxy devices. In addition to boosting its patent portfolio, Samsung also invested $34 million to buy a five percent stake in the firm itself, giving it access...

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At Break-Even Pricing, Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire 2 are Tough Competition

Google began shipping pre-orders to the Asus-manufactured Nexus 7 on July 13, featuring Android 4.1 and a $199 (8GB) price aimed directly at Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Judging from the early reception, the Fire has met its first major rival in the 7-inch tablet market: Nexus 7 inventory is sold out, and new orders won’t ship for at least another week on Google’s online site, and possibly until August at retailers, according to CNET.

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