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Windows Phone team steals away Samsung VP Kim

Samsung’s VP of consumer and enterprise services Gavin Kim has been poached by Microsoft and will now serve as general manager of the Windows Phone team, a move that will improve visibility and direction for the fledgling phone platform.

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Hands-on with Samsung’s new Galaxy S II phones

Samsung on Tuesday launched three powerful new Android phones under the Galaxy S II banner, corresponding to the three U.S. networks that will carry them: AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. We got a little closeup time with these monsters of the smartphone universe, and they’re pretty impressive.

Everybody’s hot for Samsung’s Galaxy S II, hits 3 million pre-orders

It looks like Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S II may be the Android smartphone to beat this year. The company announced on Sunday that worldwide pre-orders for the phone — the successor to last year’s wildly popular Galaxy S series — have hit 3 million.