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AMNews: Jonathan Ive Awarded Knighthood, EU Roaming Caps, Acer Iconia Tab A700, RIM Market Share Declines

The man behind some of the most iconic technological designs of the last decade, British-born Jonathan Ive, has been awarded a Knighthood in New Year Honours. The KBE was bestowed on Ive - who is the senior vice president of industrial design at Apple - by the Queen for "services to design and enterprise".

Several members of the European Parliament have warned that new Internet roaming caps to be implemented by the European Commission are too high. The EC plans to introduce new price caps in the hopes of reducing the maximum amount mobile phone companies can charge to users using mobile Internet on roaming.

News about Acer's Iconia Tab A700 tablet device first surfaced about a month ago and now an image of the device, which appeared in Russia, is now available. The fact that this is a tablet device is significant because with this device Acer will be entering the Tegra 3 club, which has very few members.

Research in Motion saw its smartphone market share decline further over the past three months while Android and iOS saw significant growth. According to new market metrics released by comScore, Android's smartphone share increased to 46.9 percent as of the end of November, growing significantly from 43.8 percent which was reported at the end of August.

Motorola is rolling out a software update for European users of its Android based Razr smartphone. The company said on its Facebook page that the update was currently being rolled out in Europe and would bring new features like camera enhancements, security features and Evernote integration.