Archive for Mar 29, 2010

HTC HD2 Windows Phone 7 ROM gets video demos

HTC HD2 Windows Phone 7 ROM gets video demos

Microsoft's confirmation that the HTC HD2 wouldn't be eligible for an official Windows Phone 7 upgrade certainly put a dampener on expectations of what's still the best Windows Mobile device around.  Of course, it also lit a fire under the developer community to come up with an unofficial WP7 ROM for the HD2, and sure enough - with devices running the full OS not expected until toward the end of 2010 - you'll soon be able to load an almost fully functional build of the new platform onto your HD2.

The hack is the handiwork of a team of Russian tinkerers over at htcpedia, who have managed to get the WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth all working and pretty much everything else.  Still causing issues, however, are the graphics drivers, and the device is showing some unwanted lag.  We're guessing work is being done on optimizing the code for the HD2, and that lag should get brought down.

Video demos after the cut

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Apple iPad preorders now shipping

Apple iPad preorders now shipping

Anyone looking for some good news to wake up to on a Monday morning could do worse than a shipping notice for their pre-order iPad.  We're seeing multiple reports on Twitter that Apple have begun sending out the WiFi version of the iPad in advance of its April 3rd debut.  The presumption is that Apple have - as with the iPhone before it - negotiated fixed delivery dates with their courier, so customers probably shouldn't expect to see their iPad a few days early.

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Best Buy iPad April 3rd Launch Day Playbook Unveiled

Best Buy iPad April 3rd Launch Day Playbook Unveiled

There's no telling to what lengths people will go to make something look real, but we're going to have to say that this would be going too far. Remember that Best Buy playbook that got leaked yesterday? Well, it looks like it got confirmed through a more concrete, 15-page PDF. There's not much here in the form of what we don't already know, but it's good to see that Best Buy, which is the only third party retailer able to even sell the iPad, is taking this very seriously.

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Apple iPad App Store Shown Off in Video

Apple iPad App Store Shown Off in Video

Less than a week. That's the length of time remaining for the hundreds of thousands of people out there who pre-ordered their very own Apple tablet. And in classic Apple pre-launch goodness, we're in the middle of a deluge of images, leaked information, and general goodness regarding what's coming. This time around, we've got video of what we should expect from the iPad App Store come this Saturday, cover flow and all.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 13 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 13 2010

Welcome to the latest edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! Lots of cool stuff last week, the VAIO E notebooks went official with bright colors and 14 or 17-inch screens. The rigs can be had with various Intel CPUs. MEDL Tech unveiled a cool portable display with a 13-inch screen. The little display is perfect for notebook users on the go thanks to an internal rechargeable battery.

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Spotify Adding United States to Future Subscribers in Third Quarter 2010

Spotify Adding United States to Future Subscribers in Third Quarter 2010

We wouldn't necessarily say that Spotify, a music streaming service in Europe with more than 7 million subscribers, has had a rough history. In fact, with 7 million subscribers and 325,000 of those being paid subscribers, we'd say the service is doing really well for itself. Of course, anyone who's been paying attention to the service's touch-and-go dialogue about coming to the States knows that it's been a long time coming. It doesn't help that it got approved for Apple's App Store, for use on the iPod Touch and iPhone, across the pond either. But, it looks like all of that is about to change.

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Apple iPad Will be Sold in Best Buy Starting April 3rd

Apple iPad Will be Sold in Best Buy Starting April 3rd

The tablet from Apple, affectionately called the iPad, launches this Saturday. We're starting to see rumors of increased sales, along with leaked images of the impending iPad App Store. It's all coming to a head, with Saturday marking the official release of one of Apple's most sought after devices. This is, what, six years in the making? Something like that. In any event, there's been a few ups and downs regarding exactly where the iPad would be sold. Online, obviously, but anywhere else? Apple Retail Stores: check. And then AT&T managed to get name dropped, but that's been summarily shut down. But, Best Buy's name keeps popping up, and now it looks like we can officially say it's been confirmed.

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The Daily Slash: March 26th 2010

The Daily Slash: March 26th 2010

It seems just like yesterday we were doing this. Oh, right. Well, we're glad you're back! And if you're new, welcome to The Daily Slash, where we grab the few, random, interesting stories from around the Interwebs, and we list them right here for you. Tonight, we've got two giants in the tech world meeting face-to-face, a shack with a radio in the name leveraging the possibilities of a sale, a hotel that's got some wheels, and finally a computer that's got a graphics card in it that may make your heart skip a beat. All in a day's work. So, sit back, and let's get into it.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470/480 Graphics Cards Break Cover

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470/480 Graphics Cards Break Cover

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 and 480 graphics cards have had somewhat of a torrid love affair with the media as of recent. Sources last month were telling us that, even if NVIDIA officially announced the cards on March 26th, that the actual number of cards would be very limited. If that's true, it doesn't seem that anyone told NVIDIA, as the company is promising "tens of thousands" of the cards available at launch. We might be willing to place bets on that being more than enough to stem the initial demand.

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Apple iPad App Store Images Leak, Shows Off Apps and Prices

Apple iPad App Store Images Leak, Shows Off Apps and Prices

If the iBookstore wasn't enough to talk about, there's always the App Store specifically designated for the iPad. While we know that iPhone/iPod Touch applications are going to work on the Apple tablet, that hasn't stopped developers from utilizing the iPhone SDK 3.2 from creating applications for the iPad. Meaning, they'll have more functionality, along with better resolution. All in all, a win-win situation for us consumers. If you've been aching to see a sneak peak of what you should expect next Saturday, here's your first glimpse.

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XPERIA X10 Review

XPERIA X10 Review

If it feels like it's a long time since we first saw the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10, that's because it really has been. First announced back in November 2009, and only now approaching the market, the X10 runs the risk - like other Sony Ericsson smartphones, it has to be said - of making promises that prove underwhelming by the time it delivers on them. With handsets like the Nexus One already on the market, is there still a place for the XPERIA X10? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Sony MDR-EX38iP Are Made for Your iPhone and iPod

Sony MDR-EX38iP Are Made for Your iPhone and iPod

There's not enough iPod/Touch/iPhone headsets out there, are there? Certainly not. So thankfully we have companies like Sony who will keep pushing them out, to our heart's content. This time around, we've got three different versions of the in-ear buds to go around. The MDR-EX38iP (which is pictured), DR-EX300iP, and the MDR-E10iP.

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