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September 19, 2012, 1:05 PM

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Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
The iPhone Takes to the Big Screen  —  The world's most popular smartphone becomes significantly faster, thinner and lighter this week, while gaining a larger, 4-inch screen—all without giving up battery life, comfort in the hand and high-quality construction.  —  [ See post to watch video ]
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The iPhone 5  —  The iPhone 5 is really nice.  It feels great, looks great, has the best display I've seen at any size, runs noticeably faster, networks noticeably faster, is way thinner and lighter than any of its predecessors, takes better photos, and, in my six days of testing, gets totally decent iPhone-4S-level battery life.
More: Fortune
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
First iPhone 5 Reviews: Thinner, Lighter, LTE “Stunningly Fast”  —  The embargo has just lifted on the first iPhone 5 reviews.  Apple has provided some publications with an early review unit of the iPhone 5.  We are collecting some of the more interesting points from each review, but you can click each title to read the full writeup.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows Phone 8X by HTC has a 4.3-inch display and Beats, launches early November  —  HTC is unveiling its flagship Windows Phone 8 handset today, the Windows Phone 8X.  The branding might sound Microsoft-like, but there's a good reason for that — the two companies have joined forces …
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
HTC Unveils Phones Running Microsoft's Mobile Software  —  As the first manufacturer to support Google's Android software, HTC, the Taiwanese handset maker, was briefly the top American smartphone maker before it was surpassed by Apple and Samsung.  Now HTC is pushing another underdog: Microsoft's Windows Phone software.
Gideon Spanier / London News:
Sir Jonathan Ive and entire Apple design team fly to London to collect prestigious D&AD awards  —  Apple has been named the best brand and the best design studio of the last 50 years at the D&AD Awards, one of the world's most prestigious prizes for advertising and design.
Claire Cain Miller / NYT Bits:
Google Updates Android Maps App as Apple Moves On  —  The fight over mobile maps is on.  —  Google plans to add new features to its Google Maps app for Android phones on Wednesday.  Conveniently, it is the same day that Apple's latest mobile operating system is due to be released …
Spencer E. Ante / Digits:
Former TechCrunch Editor Erick Schonfeld To Run DEMO  —  The technology conference wars just got a bit more dramatic.  Former TechCrunch editor Erick Schonfeld is taking over the management of DEMO from VentureBeat editor in chief Matt Marshall, who is returning to the tech blog exclusively …
Robert McMillan / Wired:
No-Name Company Sues Internet, Misunderstands GitHub  —  A virtually unknown company called PersonalWeb Technologies has launched a series of patent infringement suits against some of the internet's most important companies, including Facebook, Apple, Yahoo, Microsoft, and IBM.
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
OpenStack gets real  —  After a sometimes contentious incubation period, the OpenStack Foundation is now official, with a new 24-member board chaired by SUSE exec and Linux Foundation director Alan Clark; 5,600 members; and $10 million in backer's funding.  Rackspace's Jonathan Bryce …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Mainstream apps optimized for iPhone 5, Passbook, & iOS 6  —  I f you want to take full advantage of iOS 6 and the new iPhone 5′s extra screen real estate, you will want to pick up some of the apps and updates below, which are specifically optimized for the device's bigger screen size and latest OS.
Paul Spain / Tech Jungle:
Acer shares Windows 8 tablet pricing  —  Acer shares Windows 8 tablet pricing  —  Microsoft New Zealand have been showcasing a number of Windows 8 devices from Acer at events in recent weeks.  The Acer Iconia Tab W510 and Iconia Tab W700 particularly stood out to me so I asked for more detail.
More: ZDNet

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