Author Archives: Samia Perkins

Samia Perkins is a writer and editor at SlashGear and Android Community. She is a science geek, former science teacher, technical writer, and a mom of two. She has been writing for R3 Media since January, and also is the author of SlashGear's Science Week in Review.

Microsoft Reveals Details of Mango

Microsoft Reveals Details of Mango

Microsoft has given the most detailed look yet into Mango, the newest version of Windows Phone, at its annual show for Web and phone developers, Mix11. Microsoft's Joe Belfiore also assured us all that the rocky start that Microsoft has had in the phone platform is now behind it, and this new OS will be rolled out without glitches. Read more about the details of Mango after the cut.

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Super Jumbo Jet Clips Smaller Plane at JFK

Super Jumbo Jet Clips Smaller Plane at JFK

An Air France super jumbo jet taxiing out to the runway clipped the tail of a regional Delta plane at JFK Airport last night, spinning it forcefully. The huge Air France A380, which can seat over 500 passengers, struck Comair flight 6293, which had just landed from Boston and was taxiing to the gate. There were 62 passengers and four crew members on board the smaller plane, and fortunately, no one was hurt. See the video after the cut.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Sales Manual Leaked

BlackBerry PlayBook Sales Manual Leaked

If you are anxious to see the BlackBerry PlayBook, you can get a little preview from a leaked guide for retail salespeople. The guide is quite thorough, and includes information about everything from hardware features to usability to accessories. It also reveals (not surprisingly) that RIM is positioning the tab for consumers, not just its business users. See the guide and read more after the cut.

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Pokémon Global Link, New Pokémon Worlds Launches April 13

Pokémon Global Link, New Pokémon Worlds Launches April 13

Pokémon Company International has announced the launch of Pokémon Global Link on Wednesday, April 13th. Global Link had been delayed indefinitely due to the Japan tsunami and earthquakes. Through the Global Link website, users can access post-game worlds, including Dream World and Global Battle Union. Users can also save their progress online.

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Sony Drops PS3 Jailbreaking Lawsuit

Sony Drops PS3 Jailbreaking Lawsuit

Sony has reached an agreement with PlayStation 3 hacker George "Geohotz" Hotz. They dropped their lawsuit in exchange for his promise to never again tinker with the game console or any Sony product. Hotz got into trouble after publishing an encryption key and software tools in January that let Playstation owners gain complete control of the game console, or jailbreak it. He was accused of violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, in addition to other laws.

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Samsung to Release Two NFC-enabled Bada 2.0 Phones

Samsung to Release Two NFC-enabled Bada 2.0 Phones

Samsung plans to release two NFC-enabled smartphones later this year, based in their proprietary OS, Bada 2.0. Samsung reported last week that the French arm of the company had sold 2.1 million smartphones in France in 2010, and expects to sell 6 million this year, with 25% of the phones running on Bada. A high end model is due out in September and a low end model will follow in November.

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Twitter for Blackberry Officially Released Today

Twitter for Blackberry Officially Released Today

Twitter now has an app for BlackBerry smartphones. v1.1 is officially out of beta and will be available in BlackBerry App World today. The app has been in beta for six weeks, being tested by users in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. The new release includes many new features, such as the ability to add locations to tweets, and Push @mentions. Continue after the break to see more.

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