Apple partner China Unicom will start selling its own smart phone later this year.
Apple's iPad won't be the only tablet under the tree this year. HP's Slate, Amazon's Kindle and Samsung's Galaxy Tab are poised to pose a challenge.
Smart phones running on Google's operating system continue to gain momentum in the US market.
Yet another news publication says it has confirmation of a Verizon iPhone out early next year.
The communications giant manages to top expectations, but its earnings aren't exactly inspiring.
EA acquires Chillingo, the publisher of the popular mobile game app, for about $20 million.
An iPhone on the nation's largest wireless carrier would be nice, but Verizon's stable of smart phones shows Apple may need it more.
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