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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Roundup: Best and worst of 2012; new Blackberry photos leaked; starting your car with a phone; more

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January

Hottest WP8 phones: Interested in getting a Windows 8 phone? Here are some smartphones that get high marks.   Houston Chronicle

Last year's standouts: Here's Huffington Post's picks for the smartest, dumbest and weirdest of 2012.  Huffington Post

 

10 biggest letdowns: And here are some of the most notable disappointments last year.   Tech Radar

 

Not so happy Blackberry fans: Research in Motion will formally launch the Blackberry 10 on Jan. 30. But leaked images of its keyboard are getting cool receptions, even among Blackberry fans. Business Insider

 

Start your car with your phone? Hyundai is developing a prototype technology that could start your car with your NFC smartphone.    Gizmodo

 

12 things that will cost more this year: Start saving your pocket change. Here's a list of things that probably will cost more in 2013, including high-end TVs, new cars, computers, more.  DealNews.com

 

Samsung targets world domination: In phone sales, that is. The Korean manufacturer says it's targeting sales of 510 million phones in 2013. TechCrunch.com

 

Record downloads: Christmas Day app downloads reached 328 million, setting a new record.  Mashable

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 11:13pm]

    

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