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JR Raphael is a writer as well as a mammal. His stories are syndicated in dozens of publications and frequently clicked on by cats pawing haphazardly at their owners’ phones.

With a reputation as both "a leading voice in the mobile space" and "a guy who makes up quotes about his reputation," JR spends much of his time these days covering Android and other parts of the Google universe. He launched the Android Power blog in 2010 to serve as an unfiltered home for his various mobile musings. The blog has since grown to include a diverse mix of analysis, hands-on impressions, and consumer advice (which, in the spirit of full disclosure, is alarmingly high in unsaturated fat).

Android Power aside, JR is a contributing editor at Computerworld, where he reviews phones, tablets, and other devices; a regular contributor to InfoWorld, where he writes long-form feature stories; and a contributor to several other publications. The Washington Post, NBCNews.com, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek are just a few of the places where his byline has appeared.

JR is a frequent guest on the TWiT Network’s All About Android show as well as Mobile Nations’ Android Central Podcast. He has appeared on ABC World News and been cited in such places as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and USA Today. He was even quoted in Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of Steve Jobs (yes, really!).

Despite his refusal to comb his hair, JR’s work has been honored with numerous awards, including two Emmys, three Murrows, and a smattering of top distinctions from the Associated Press. He has also been honored by the American Moustache Institute, though he’s been advised to keep that one quiet.

In his spare time, JR enjoys blinking, drawing polka dots, and imagining a world with no hypothetical situations.

Keep up with JR:

Motorola's Droid X Display Issue: No, It's Not Another 'Antennagate'

A closer look comparing Motorola's Droid X screen glitch and Apple's iPhone antenna issue

Why Apple's iPhone Defense Is Total Nonsense

When Steve Jobs took the stage at Apple's headquarters last week, it was no surprise he came across as smug and defiant.

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Motorola Droid X Sold Out? Not Necessarily

Verizon's Motorola Droid X may be sold out in most places, but you can get your hands on one right now -- if you know where to look.

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Verizon's Droid X: 12 Apps to Get You Started

So you've got the new Droid X from Verizon--now what? Here are 12 top-notch apps to help you start your Android journey.

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iPhone 4 Fiasco: No Easy Fixes For Apple

Apple has dug itself into a deep hole with its iPhone 4 antenna debacle -- and the prospect of escaping with grace grows more difficult by the day.

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Android Gains, Apple Wanes -- Oh Yes, Yet Again

Don't look now, Apple fanatics, but Android's just made another noteworthy leap in mobile market share.

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Apple's iPhone App Fraud: Where Were the App Police?

How is it that sketchy, fraud-associated apps sailed right into Apple's iPhone App Store while perfectly legit programs are banned left and right?

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Microsoft Kin: A (Not So) Fond Farewell

Microsoft Kin, a pseudo-smartphone aimed at teenagers, died Wednesday at Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond, Washington. The Kin was only seven weeks old.

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Verizon iPhone in January? Wait a Minute...

The iPhone is coming to Verizon next January, a new report proclaims. Before you get too excited, though, you may want to read this.

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Google: Android 2.2 Is Now Officially Official

Next version of the Android OS, called Froyo, is now making its way to Nexus One users. Who will get it next?

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The 10 Most Uncool Moments in Tech

When companies try too hard to be hip, disastrous things can occur. Herein lie 10 of tech's most outrageously out-of-touch moments. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Samsung Galaxy S: A Carrier-By-Carrier Guide

Samsung's new Galaxy S Android phone is hitting America in a big way, with different editions debuting on five different carriers. Here's a breakdown of how the handsets compare.

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Motorola's Droid X and the Keyboard Death Debate

Don't believe what you've read: The debut of Verizon's Motorola Droid X does not signal the death of the physical smartphone keyboard. Here's why.

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Verizon's Droid X Launch: 3 Big Surprises

After weeks of rumors and anticipation, Verizon's next-generation Droid phone is finally here.

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Google Voice: Your Guide to Getting Started

Google's officially opened the gates and invited all of America into Google Voice, its customizable phone management service. Here's a quick guide to getting started.

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