Archive for May 31, 2011

T-Mobile Sensation 4G Officially Announced

T-Mobile Sensation 4G Officially Announced

The fine folks at T-Mobile have sent out a press release regarding the new king of HTC devices, the HTC Sensation 4G. This device has been released in the UK for some weeks now, flying over the pond to hit the USA directly in the T-Mobile. The HTC Sensation on T-Mobile will of course be rolling out on T-Mobile's 4G network and will be out, as they're saying, "by June 15th," which means very possibly a bit sooner. This date is a bit further down the line than the original June 8th suggestion we last laid eyes on.

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T-Mobile HTC Sensation Pricing And Date To Be Revealed Tonight?

T-Mobile HTC Sensation Pricing And Date To Be Revealed Tonight?

The new flagship smartphone for HTC is their Sensation 4G, which is set to launch on T-Mobile very soon. When exactly, is still uncertain, but that uncertainty could soon be put to an end with an announcement this evening. T-Mobile has just posted a suggestive message on Twitter saying they have some "sensational" news coming later tonight.

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BlackBerry PlayBook 2 Details Surface?

BlackBerry PlayBook 2 Details Surface?

The BlackBerry PlayBook 4G version has yet to launch, and talk about version 2 is already cropping up. Early this month, rumors pointed to a 10-inch model to arrive sometime before the end of this year, but little has been heard about it since. Now, some insider sources are confirming the claim and providing a few additional details.

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Apple Letter Disregarded, Lodsys Sues App Developers Anyway

Apple Letter Disregarded, Lodsys Sues App Developers Anyway

Earlier this month, several iOS developers were threatened with patent lawsuits by in-app purchasing patent holder, Lodsys. Apple had licensed the IP from Lodsys and believes that it extends to their app developers. Apple even sent a letter stating that it would fight for its developers should Lodsys proceed. Well, apparently that didn't scare the patent troll at all, and today it has proceeded to sue 7 iOS app developers.

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Sprint Asks FCC To Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger

Sprint Asks FCC To Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger

When AT&T announced its plans to purchase T-Mobile for $39 billion, the most vocal opposition was third-place carrier Sprint. Very early on, Sprint warned U.S. regulators that the acquisition would "alter dramatically the structure of the communications industry" and said that AT&T and T-Mobile combined would be three times its own size. Today, Sprint officially filed a petition with the FCC to block the merger.

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Apple Update Removes MacDefender Malware

Apple Update Removes MacDefender Malware

Apple customers have been in for a rude awakening with the recent MacDefender malware problem. The trojan malware tricked unsuspecting users to enter their admin passwords and even credit card information. AppleCare staff were instructed not to assist with the removal of the malware, but that may have been because Apple was planning to send out a security update to take care of the problem.

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Apple iCloud To Offer Movies, TV Shows At Launch?

Apple iCloud To Offer Movies, TV Shows At Launch?

Apple, in an unusual move, confirmed the agenda for their upcoming WWDC developer conference to include the iCloud, iOS 5, and OS X Lion. Although it seems like they just killed some of the mystery and magic for the event, there's still so much unknown about the iCloud that it keeps us anxious and the rumor mills cranking. The latest claims suggest that the iCloud could serve up not only music, but also movies and TV shows.

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Microsoft Imposes “Troublesome” Restrictions On Tablets

Microsoft Imposes “Troublesome” Restrictions On Tablets

Microsoft Windows chief, Steven Sinofsky, is set to demo the new Windows 8 tablet OS at next week's D9 Conference. The Windows 8 OS is rumored to support both Intel and ARM processors, and will hopefully launch Microsoft into the tablet arena to wrestle with Apple's iPad 2 and the myriad of Android tablets. However, manufacturers are already complaining about Microsoft's restrictive hardware rules.

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Call of Duty Elite Service Closed Beta Taking Applications Now

Call of Duty Elite Service Closed Beta Taking Applications Now

The much anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is just a week away from an unveiling at the E3 2011 game developer conference. A new service called Call of Duty Elite is being developed that will bring a whole suite of social networking features to the new game as well as to its Black Ops predecessor. The beta version of the service is now ready for testing.

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Padfone-Like Tablet With iPhone Dock By ECS

Padfone-Like Tablet With iPhone Dock By ECS

The big buzz of the Computex 2011 pre-show was certainly the ASUS Padfone, the "revolutionary" tablet and smartphone hybrid. That announcement soon brought attention to similar concepts, including the Smart Book by AlwaysInnovating and the TransPhone by CMIT. And now we can add one more to the roster with an unnamed prototype from ECS.

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HP Recalls 162,000 More Laptop Batteries

HP Recalls 162,000 More Laptop Batteries

Remember the battery exploding problem for notebooks shipped almost four years ago? You would think after the various recalls that ensued, including one in 2008, and one just last year, that the issue would be over with. Well, today HP has just issued a recall for another 162,000 laptop batteries.

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MacBook Air Supplies Constrained, Refresh Imminent

MacBook Air Supplies Constrained, Refresh Imminent

Earlier this month it was rumored that the MacBook Air would soon be getting a refresh by a June or July timeframe. Now, retail sources from around the globe are tipping that supplies for the MacBook Air are constrained. This along with major price cuts on current models indicates that the refresh is indeed imminent.

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