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Roundup: Nexus 7; smartphone domination; App Store category for Food & Drink

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July

nexus7.jpgGoogle's Nexus 7 is red hot: If you want the new Nexus 7 tablet, you might have to wait. The device has been flying off the shelves since retailers began selling it Friday. Many stores have run out of the initial shipment, and online stores are out of stock and backordered. PCWorld

Smartphone domination continues: Two-thirds of Americans who bought a new mobile phone in the past three months chose a smartphone, according to a Nielsen report. Android is still leading by 51.8 percent to Apple's 34.3 percent. Washington Post

Apple adds category for foodies: Sorting through thousands of apps to find the perfect food-related app has been a challenge. Apple now made it a bit easier by creating the Food & Drink category, which will prominently feature apps related to grilling, cocktails, and craft beer. PCMag.com

Find some deals this month: July is prime time to find bargains on tablets, PCs and DSLRs. Many manufacturers, from Apple to Amazon, have back-to-school and other discount programs. Business Insider

Nokia cuts price for flagship phone: Many called the Lumia 900 Nokia's "last gasp" for survival. Just three months after launch, the manufacturer reduced the price to half of its original price in the U.S. market -- to $50 with a two-year contract with AT&T. New York Times

[Last modified: Monday, July 16, 2012 8:43am]

    

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