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HTC teases own Siri-like voice assistant app

HTC teases own Siri-like voice assistant app

HTC looks to be working on its own version of Apple's Siri intelligent voice assistant app. The Taiwanese manufacturer posted a teaser image today revealing both an odd sense of humor and a potential Siri rival. Posted to both Facebook and Twitter, the image depicts what appears to be HTC's own assistant app interacting with a dog.

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Nokia rolls out Lumia 900 Camera Extras app

Nokia rolls out Lumia 900 Camera Extras app

Nokia has begun rolling out new camera features for its Lumia 900 smartphones in the US and China. The new features are bundled in a Camera Extras app that can be downloaded from the Nokia Collection in the Windows Phone Marketplace. It brings four new camera capabilities, including smart group shot, action shot, panorama, and self-timer.

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CloudOn’s Office for iPad app to get group collaboration tools

CloudOn’s Office for iPad app to get group collaboration tools

Known for bringing Microsoft Office to the iPad, startup CloudOn has just closed a $16 million round of funding and is teasing much bigger plans ahead. The company revealed that it wants to re-imagine the way productivity works in the mobile age. Besides expanding globally with the new funding, it wants to develop new group collaboration tools and integrate the different major productivity platforms from Microsoft, Google, and Apple.

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RIM confirms first BlackBerry 10 device won’t have physical keyboard

RIM confirms first BlackBerry 10 device won’t have physical keyboard

RIM confirmed today that its very first BlackBerry 10 device will not be featuring a physical keyboard, which has been iconic of the brand. Instead, it will go the route of touchscreen only, featuring a soft-keyboard like the one previewed on the developer version back at BlackBerry World. However, RIM does note that Blackberry 10 devices with physical keyboards will be available in the future.

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Satechi unveils 10,000mAh Portable Energy Station

Satechi unveils 10,000mAh Portable Energy Station

Satechi has unveiled a new USB-based portable charging station that's powerful enough to charge most all your mobile devices, even the power-hungry New iPad. The Satechi Portable Energy Station as it's called packs a 10,000 mAh battery and offers both a 1 amp and a 2 amp USB port all in one small and lightweight design.

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AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S III launch also delayed

AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S III launch also delayed

Strong demand for the Samsung Galaxy S III, and possibly some supply issues having to do with the pebble blue version, is causing delays in launching the device. AT&T is the latest carrier tipped for a delay with launch date extended from tomorrow, June 21, to next week, June 28. It was reported yesterday that T-Mobile was experiencing a similar delay, with a full-fledged launch set for June 27 instead of the originally planned June 21.

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Foxconn CEO says iPhone 5 will put Samsung Galaxy S III to shame

Foxconn CEO says iPhone 5 will put Samsung Galaxy S III to shame

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has inadvertently confirmed the iPhone 5 and openly dissed rival Samsung in a recent report. According to FocusTaiwan, citing China Times, Gou said that the next-gen iPhone will put the Samsung Galaxy S III to shame. And although it may, Gou's choice words also come from a deep resentment for the South Korean manufacturer, which he vows to beat in the next five years.

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