Mobile Minutes: iPhone, UAE smartphones, Nokia 2520, Top ten tech stories


iPhone scores 100,000 China Mobile preorders – analyst
Apple’s iPhone 5S and 5C snared around 100,000 preorders from China Mobile customers in just two days, at least based on estimates from an analyst with Wedge Partners, per CNet.
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Smartphone surge in UAE leaves retailers sold out of most popular handsets
Sales of smartphones surged over the festive period with some stores selling out of popular handsets as smart devices became the gift of choice for young people, according to The National.
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Nokias new 2520 tablet is one to avoid
Nokia recently released its first-ever Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520. After testing the device, I wonder why Nokia bothered. Theres just not much to recommend about the device. Its design is unremarkable. Its screen is of lower resolution than those of its competitors. Its app store lacks the breadth and depth of selection that youll find for other tablets. And if those werent enough reasons to be unimpressed, theres this: It runs a version of Microsofts Windows that seems destined for the scrap heap because it has struggled mightily to find an audience among either consumers or device manufactures, BusinessMirror reports.
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Snapchat, Snowden among top 10 tech stories of 2013
In the world of tech, 2013 had it all: mystery, rivalry and breach of privacy. There were drastic redesigns, futuristic devices and a 140-character initial public stock offering, per The LA Times.
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