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Microsoft Menlo smartphone prototype spotted

Microsoft Menlo smartphone prototype spotted

Microsoft's Menlo "frankenOS", said to be an attempt by the company to develop a new mobile platform, has birthed its first prototype, with the suitably hacked-together device you see here being included as part of a new Microsoft Research publication.  According to "User Experiences with Activity-Based Navigation on Mobile Devices" [PDF link], the test hardware "is a prototype mobile device with a capacitive touch screen (4.1-inch diagonal, 800x480) running Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 which incorporates a Bosch BMA150 3-axis accelerometer and Bosch BMP085 digital pressure sensor (barometer)."

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Papermaster lacked Apple “creative thinking” says WSJ; Jobs green-lighted iPhone 4 antenna

Papermaster lacked Apple “creative thinking” says WSJ; Jobs green-lighted iPhone 4 antenna

Further speculation on Mark Papermaster's departure from Apple has emerged, with the WSJ weighing in with some sources of their own.  Their insiders say Papermaster - who, it was revealed over the weekend, has either resigned or been fired from his position as senior vice president for mobile devices at Apple - had been experiencing ongoing "difficulty maneuvering Apple's internal politics" and had "lost the confidence" of CEO Steve Jobs "months ago".

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Apple Hexacore Mac Pro on sale now

Apple Hexacore Mac Pro on sale now

The updated Apple Mac Pro desktop has gone on sale, complete with a choice of quad- and hexacore Intel processors.  Announced at the end of July, the new Mac Pros start from $2,499 - for a single 2.8GHz quadcore Xeon, 3GB of RAM and a 1TB hard-drive - while single-chip hexacore machines using Intel's 3.33GHz Xeon bump that to $3,699.

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HTC Android CDMA/GSM smartphone tipped for Verizon early 2011

HTC Android CDMA/GSM smartphone tipped for Verizon early 2011

An unnamed HTC smartphone with dual CDMA/GSM for the Verizon and Vodafone networks has leaked, believed to be on the way for a Verizon launch in early 2011.  The handset - which is currently running Android 2.2 - has a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard and is tipped to use a 1.2GHz processor, likely Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon.

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iPhone 4 “antenna guy” Mark Papermaster leaves Apple

iPhone 4 “antenna guy” Mark Papermaster leaves Apple

The iPhone 4 antenna saga looks to have claimed a high-profile victim, as Mark Papermaster - the executive responsible for the Apple smartphone's hardware - has left the company.  According to the NY Times, Papermaster's role will be immediately assumed by Bob Mansfield, SVP of Mac hardware engineering.  There's no official word on whether Papermaster left Apple of his own accord or was fired from his position.

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HTC Desire HD spotted in wild running Froyo

HTC Desire HD spotted in wild running Froyo

HTC's upcoming Desire HD has apparently leaked into the wild, with a photo of the 3G-only EVO 4G showing up on forum Uwants.  According to the screenshot, the Desire HD is running Android 2.2 Froyo with HTC's own Sense UI on top; we're expecting it to have a 4.3-inch WVGA display, like the EVO 4G, but lack WiMAX connectivity.

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Able Planet XG Foldable Active Noise Canceling Headphones Review

Able Planet XG Foldable Active Noise Canceling Headphones Review

Able Planet have carved something of a niche for themselves, with a range of headphones that mix together active noise cancellation you'd usually see on high-end travel headphones and prices you'd expect from the highstreet. Their latest are the Extreme XNC230W headphones, an entry-level pair that promise more portability while still cutting out background audio. Check out the full review after the cut.

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Speck Fitted iPad Case Review

Speck Fitted iPad Case Review

When is a case not a case? When it's a shell, and with Speck's Fitted Case for iPad that's just what you're getting: a hard shell that protects the back and edges of your tablet, but does little to impede use. Are the anti-bulk benefits worth the risk of leaving so much of the iPad exposed? Check out our review after the cut.

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Google Earth is now available for Android 2.1

Google Earth is now available for Android 2.1

After over two years since it was released for the iPhone, Google Earth has finally made available to Android users. It takes advantage of the voice recognition features on Android 2.1; unfortunately users with devices running Android older than 2.1 would have to wait before they can use this app.

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LG X140 Netbook Spotted in the wild

LG X140 Netbook Spotted in the wild

Wayerless managed to get a hands-on time with the upcoming LG X140 netbook. It is powered by the new 32nm Intel Atom N450 and equipped with 160GB HDD, 1GB RAM, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, 1.3 Megapixel webcam, plus six cell-battery. The screen panned 10.1” with resolution of 1024x600.

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Android Motorola MOTOSPLIT to have dynamic dual-sliding touchscreen QWERTY?

Android Motorola MOTOSPLIT to have dynamic dual-sliding touchscreen QWERTY?

Over at Android Community they've acquired a leaked image and some information about the rumored Motorola MOTOSPLIT, the distinctive Android smartphone expected to arrive on AT&T come Q3 2010.  According to the source, the MOTOSPLIT's QWERTY 'board can actually be a numeric keypad or indeed any layout; that's because it uses touch-sensitive monochrome displays for keys, which can dynamically change to suit use.

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Pure Sensia touchscreen WiFi radio hands-on

Pure Sensia touchscreen WiFi radio hands-on

Pure's radio range has been taunting would-be US buyers for a while now, so it's good to see that the company is finally bringing some models over to North America.  We grabbed some playtime with the Pure Sensia at CES 2010, first announced in Europe back in September 2009 and now delivering its 5.7-inch touchscreen, WiFi b/g and FM radio, web-widgets and more to the US market.

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