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September 1, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Starbucks’ new treat: a BlackBerry app

Following the success of its iPhone application released last September, Starbucks tonight is announcing a new version for BlackBerry smartphones. The app lets users check their Starbucks card balance, reload cards using a credit card and pay for drinks by displaying a barcode on the phone at some stores. BlackBerry users also get a new Starbucks store…

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August 2, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Android phone sales up 886%

Today’s jaw-dropper is the amazing growth of Android-based phones – up 886 percent in the second quarter, according to research firm Canalys. The surge also made Android the largest smartphone platform in the U.S., where it took 34 percent of the market in Q2. Crazy growth in the overall market for smartphones continues as mobile phone buyers,…

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Comments | Topics: Android, blackberry, Google