Archive for March, 2010

KDDI Toshiba IS02 (aka TG02) hits Japan in June

KDDI Toshiba IS02 (aka TG02) hits Japan in June

It's not just Sharp's new IS01 that's arriving in Japan sometime this year; carrier KDDI has also announced that it will be offering the Toshiba TG02 as the KDDI Toshiba IS02.  First launched at Mobile World Congress last month, the IS02 is a Windows Mobile 6.5.3 smartphone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 4.1-inch OLED touchscreen; unlike the GSM/UMTS versions demonstrated in Barcelona, however, the KDDI phone will have EVDO Rev.A.

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iPad EULA tips free 3.x & 4.x firmware updates; iPhone OS 3.2 SDK released

iPad EULA tips free 3.x & 4.x firmware updates; iPhone OS 3.2 SDK released

Apple have begun to distribute the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK, complete with final (aka "Golden Master") support for the iPad, as well as a number of new iPad-related files on their developer site.  The new offerings include a firmware build for the iPad - build 7B367 - and the End User Licence Agreement for Apple's software.  Buried into this latter file are apparent details as to how Apple will be managing future iPad software updates, and the good news is that, rather than an iPod touch-like paid model, it seems the tablet should (at least initially) get free firmware boosts.

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The Daily Slash: March 29th 2010

The Daily Slash: March 29th 2010

Can you feel the anticipation for the end of the week? Despite the fact it's only Monday, there's definitely more than just a handful of people out there waiting for the weekend. Nevertheless, welcome to another edition of the Daily Slash, where we bring you the other interesting pieces of news you may have missed during the daily grind. In tonight's issue, we have a few iPad stories that boast ridiculous numbers, as well as a little bit of (figurative) gold goodness. We've managed to wrangle up a DIY story that's destined to make you want to get medieval on someone you know, and we've got bookends straight from a galaxy far, far away. And, to tie it all up, we've got the end of an era. Got that popcorn ready? Great. Let's do it.

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Microsoft Zune HD 4.5 Update Coming Sooner Than Later, Updates Smart DJ and Adds Codecs

Microsoft Zune HD 4.5 Update Coming Sooner Than Later, Updates Smart DJ and Adds Codecs

Remember that promise from Microsoft at CES this year? They told us that they, for one, weren't going to forget the Zune HD (in as many words), and told us that a general update would be coming to address the company's Smart DJ feature, and add Xvid and AVI containers. Well, the update is finally coming in the next few weeks, and they are also including a special new feature that those of you with the Zune HD dock are going to enjoy.

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Apple iPhone Heading to Verizon Says Wall Street Journal [update]

Apple iPhone Heading to Verizon Says Wall Street Journal [update]

We're pretty confident in the fact that if you've paid attention to Apple over the last three years, then you probably expected Apple to be working on a successor to the iPhone 3GS. In fact, unless Apple had axed the project altogether, we imagine that many would consider that it's a sure thing. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is not only working on one iPhone, but two. And where's the second one going? You guessed it: Verizon.

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Microsoft Zune HD Buy-From-Radio Feature Target of Patent Suit

Microsoft Zune HD Buy-From-Radio Feature Target of Patent Suit

The ability to tag songs for a later purchase is one of the easiest, and most convenient ways to shop for songs that you may not have immediate access to. After all, the radio is still an avenue to learn about your favorite band's latest release, or to find new music in general. Microsoft has been tagging songs since late 2008, but it's a pretty big feature in the Zune HD's
catalogue.

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AT&T Dell Aero Gets Shown Off in Video [update]

AT&T Dell Aero Gets Shown Off in Video [update]

Android's on the rise, that's for sure. There's no doubt that the mobile Operating System from Google is one of the company's shining lights. But, what happens when you have Android on your phone, but none of the features that make it, you know, Android? When the Dell Aero was showcased at CTIA 2010, there wasn't much to show about the User Interface. And now, after seeing it in action, we know why.

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Google’s Nexus One Could Hit Verizon Wireless With Some Surprises

Google’s Nexus One Could Hit Verizon Wireless With Some Surprises

Hurry up and wait. That's what many on the Verizon Wireless network have been forced to do, ever since the Nexus One was announced back in January. Despite the fact the phone has been listed as "Spring 2010" since day one, that hasn't stopped people from impatiently waiting the handset's launch. It looks like Google is sticking to their guns, though, because there hasn't been much in the form of release date information other than that "Spring 2010" staring at you.

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