HTC has sold more than 24 Million handsets in 2010 hopes to compete with the iPad this year

HTC has announced today that has sold appreciatively 24.6Million handsets in 2010 and generated a net profit of $500M. Peter Chou has also expressed its desire to favorably compete against Apple iPad in the tablets segment when the company finally unveils its much rumored and anticipated Android slate devices in a couple of weeks.

“It’s a new market with many competitors, and we don’t want to rush into it,” Peter Chou, HTC chief executive, said.

“We hope the product we eventually unveil will be one that meets consumers’ needs.”

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Android source files contain code directly copied from Java

Florian Muller just hit Google’s newly appointed CEO, Larry Page, with a nice welcome present today. After much research he discovered that 43 Android source files contained coded directly copied from Java and 37 of them marked  “PROPRIETARY / CONFIDENTIAL” and “DO NOT DISTRIBUTE” by Oracle. In light of these new events the Oracle case against Google seems to have turned into a PR nightmare for the Mountain Vue search giant and I’m sure that OEM are going to be happy about that…not.

- Two months ago I took a close look at Exhibit J to Oracle’s amended complaint, which contained a synopsis of source code shipped by Google and Sun’s original Java code. I have since found six more files in an adjacent directory that show the same pattern of direct copying. All of them were apparently derived with the help of a decompiler tool. Those files form part of Froyo (Android version 2.2) as well as Gingerbread (version 3.0), unlike the file presented by Oracle.

- In addition, I have identified 37 files marked as “PROPRIETARY/CONFIDENTIAL” by Sun and a copyright notice file that says: “DO NOT DISTRIBUTE!” Those files appear to relate to the Mobile Media API of the Sun Java Wireless Toolkit. Unless Google obtained a license to that code (which is unlikely given the content and tone of those warnings), this constitutes another breach.

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Windows Phone 7 Mediaroom Client still in the works now codenamed Rome

Microsoft is apparently still working on a Mediaroom client for Windows Phone 7 that is not tied to AT&T’s U-Verse IPTV service (which is based on Mediaroom and already available on Windows Phone 7). According to Mary Jo Foley’s sources the projects codename is Rome and the infamous Roz Ho (who headed the Kin project..) is now part of the project. Can any AT&T user out there tell me who the U-Verse application performs on Windows Phone 7?

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T-Mobile offering the HTC HD7 for $99

If you still haven’t jumped into the  Windows Phone 7 bandwagon then this offer may interest you: For a limited time only T-Mobile is offering the HTC HD7 for $99 on a 2yr contract (after $100 mail in rebate). Or you can just wait a few more weeks until MWC just in case some new WP7 devices are unveiled and for more info about the future of the platform and its planned updates. You can also check out my in-depth Windows Phone 7 review and compare all the WP7 devices hardware specifications before taking the plunge.

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