Archive for Mar 29, 2011

Nokia E6-00 leaks in full: Video, Specs, More

Nokia E6-00 leaks in full: Video, Specs, More

We've been gradually building a picture of the Nokia E6-00 over the past few months, but the unannounced Symbian smartphone has just seen its biggest leak to-date. A prototype has apparently found its way to the NokioTeca forums and been thoroughly snapped, tested and detailed. On the confirmed list, a VGA resolution capacitive touchscreen, paired with a physical keyboard, and an 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording.

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Firefox 4 for Android released: 3x faster than stock browser [Video]

Firefox 4 for Android released: 3x faster than stock browser [Video]

Mozilla has released Firefox 4 for Android, with the company promising that the new browser is up to three times faster than the stock Android browser. That's thanks to new JavaScript engine tweaks, but there's also support for tabbed browsing, Firefox Sync and add-ons.

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JBL OnBeat speaker dock supports iPad 2

JBL OnBeat speaker dock supports iPad 2

JBL's latest iPod speaker dock has broken cover, and the JBL OnBeat joins the rare group of those units that support the iPad as well. Thanks to a range of docking clamps - which rotate to support iPhone and iPod touch landscape orientation - the OnBeat will accept your iPad or iPad 2, along with a 3.5mm aux-in for using other PMPs.

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AMD Radeon HD 6790 tipped to bring mid-range battle to GeForce GTX 550 Ti

AMD Radeon HD 6790 tipped to bring mid-range battle to GeForce GTX 550 Ti

AMD may have got a spanking with NVIDIA's GTX 590 - on paper at least - eclipsing their own Radeon HD 6990, but the company isn't wasting time weeping and applying cooling balm. Instead it's apparently readying the AMD Radeon HD 6790, according to NordicHardware, set to take on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 550 Ti in the lucrative mid-range segment, with a Barts LE core based on the GPUs used in the Radeon HD 6800 series.

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HP exec slaps Apple for “absurd” philosophy toward partners

HP exec slaps Apple for “absurd” philosophy toward partners

We've always been told that it's better to talk up your abilities than criticize those of your rivals, but it seems HP couldn't bottle up its Apple resentment any longer. HP exec Stephen DeWitt told CRN that Apple's poor commitment to its partners is their biggest weakness, describing its philosophy as "absurd" and suggesting that HP would be looking to create the equivalent of an "Elite" line in its webOS-based mobility products.

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Lenovo ThinkPad W520 on sale now: Quadcore undercuts MBP by $550

Lenovo ThinkPad W520 on sale now: Quadcore undercuts MBP by $550

Lenovo's ThinkPad W520 mobile workstation has gone up for sale, with the 15.6-inch notebook priced from $1,449 with an Intel Core-i7 processor. Announced back in February, the W520 starts out with a 2.7GHz Core i7-2620M chip, 4GB of RAM and NVIDIA Quadro 1000M Optimus graphics, but $1,649 gets you the quadcore 2.2GHz Core i7-2720QM processor.

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LG Smart TV Upgrader ST600 priced/dated; Plex support incoming

LG Smart TV Upgrader ST600 priced/dated; Plex support incoming

LG's Smart TV Upgrader ST600 is apparently only weeks away from launch, with Amazon taking orders for the internet-enabled STB and suggesting a ship-date in two to five weeks time. Priced at $129.99, the ST600 will turn any TV - and it needn't be an LG model - into a smart TV, complete with Netflix, VUDU and CinemaNow streaming, a browser, and LG TV Apps. However, there's also Plex functionality in the pipeline as well.

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Nokia accuses Apple of further patent theft

Nokia accuses Apple of further patent theft

Nokia has filed a second ITC complaint against Apple, claiming that seven patents it holds are being infringed "in virtually all of its mobile phones, portable music players, tablets and computers." According to the Finnish company's patent lawyers, Apple is using Nokia IP in its multi-tasking OSes, data sync technology, positioning, call quality and the Bluetooth accessory systems.

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Samsung’s WiFi-only Galaxy Tab priced and dated

Samsung’s WiFi-only Galaxy Tab priced and dated

The Samsung Galaxy Tab P1010 - the WiFi-only version of Samsung's 7-inch Android 2.2 tablet - has gone up for pre-order at Amazon UK, complete with an estimated ship date of March 31. Priced at £299 ($477), or £100 less than the unlocked 3G-equipped P1000, the new version has the same 1024 x 600 touchscreen, WiFi, single-core 1GHz processor and 16GB of storage.

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Windows Phone number two smartphone OS by 2015 predicts IDC

Windows Phone number two smartphone OS by 2015 predicts IDC

Android will take the top spot for smartphone OS worldwide in 2011, analysts IDC have predicted, pushing iOS into third place behind Symbian. As for Microsoft, while the Symbian-faithful aren't entirely convinced by Nokia's decision to climb aboard the Windows Phone train, IDC is more confident in the two companies' partnership. "By 2015, IDC expects Windows Phone to be number 2 operating system worldwide behind Android," senior research analyst Ramon Llamas predicts.

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LTE iPhone 5 in time for Holiday 2011: Apple Rumor Roundup

LTE iPhone 5 in time for Holiday 2011: Apple Rumor Roundup

With it looking unlikely that Apple will be bringing the iPhone 5 to WWDC 2011 in early June, speculation has returned to circling how the company's hardware plans may shape up for the rest of the year. Rather than a June launch, there are suggestions that Apple will release the white iPhone 4 later in the spring and use that to prolong the handset's shelf-life until a Q4 2011 refresh. That later date might allow for the inclusion of 4G LTE connectivity, in an attempt to better take on what's expected to be a growing number of LTE-equipped Android devices.

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Popcorn Hour C-200 media player gets iPlayer update

Popcorn Hour C-200 media player gets iPlayer update

We have talked about the Popcorn Hour C-200 streaming media player a long time ago when the device first launched. The launch of that device was a few years ago now, but Syabas, the market of the Popcorn Hour device hasn’t forgot about the owners of the C-200.

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