Archive for Aug 31, 2011

DROID BIONIC promotion begins with DroidDoes.com and DroidLanding

DROID BIONIC promotion begins with DroidDoes.com and DroidLanding

We're getting very close to the launch of the long delayed Motorola Droid Bionic. The rumored September 8 launch may very well be true as promotions for the handset have now kicked off big time. An official Droid Bionic page has gone live on DroidDoes.com along with the scavenger hunt initiation on @DroidLanding.

UPDATE: Check out SlashGear's first-impressions of DROID BIONIC!

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Apple loses another iPhone prototype at a bar

Apple loses another iPhone prototype at a bar

Despite the high-profile incident last year with an Apple employee losing an iPhone 4 prototype at a bar, it seems the same blunder has happened again for the iPhone 5. But this time, the lost prototype, gone missing since late July, managed to stay under the radar until CNET reported learning of it today.

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HTC Eternity 4.7-inch Windows Phone Mango handset hits FCC

HTC Eternity 4.7-inch Windows Phone Mango handset hits FCC

HTC's very first Windows Phone Mango handset called the HTC Eternity has just passed through the FCC, ready for an imminent launch. The major Windows Phone update is rumored to start rolling out as soon as tomorrow with all the major manufacturing partners expected to debut their first Mango handsets during IFA 2011.

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Samsung Series 7 Slate to be upgradeable to Windows 8

Samsung Series 7 Slate to be upgradeable to Windows 8

Samsung debuted a new tablet today called the Series 7 Slate. But this wasn't another Android tablet, instead, oddly it ran Windows 7 with the company confirming plans to make the device upgradeable to Windows 8. Some early hands-on impressions of the device say that it may be the best Windows 7 tablet ever made.

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HTC may offer Sensation Special Edition with Beats

HTC may offer Sensation Special Edition with Beats

HTC may soon be offering the Beats by Dr. Dre audio technology in one of its current smartphones. Rumors pointed to the upcoming HTC Vigor as the first handset to feature Beats technology, but that may not be the case according to a document obtained by CNET. Instead, it looks like HTC will offer a Sensation Special Edition to sport the new fine-tuned audio experience.

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Microsoft explains Windows 8 dual-interface design

Microsoft explains Windows 8 dual-interface design

Microsoft Windows chief Steven Sinofsky has taken to the Building Windows 8 blog to explain the company's decision to keep two interfaces: the traditional desktop UI and the more tablet-friendly Metro UI. His explanation seemed to be in response to criticism and confusion after the latest details were revealed on the new Windows 8 Explorer interface.

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Facebook to launch music service on September 22

Facebook to launch music service on September 22

Facebook's long rumored music service may finally hit the social platform later next month. We reported back in June, that the music service could launch at the company's f8 developer conference, and now a new report from CNBC's Jon Fortt further confirms that the service will indeed be unveiled during the event on September 22.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S unveiled with 1.4GHz, Video Unlimited

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S unveiled with 1.4GHz, Video Unlimited

Sony Ericsson has unveiled a successor to its Xperia Arc smartphone called the Xperia Arc S that features a faster processor and more entertainment options. This new handset comes running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and has access to Sony's "Unlimited" brand of video and music services.

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IFA 2011: Sony outs A-Series and S-Series Bluetooth Walkman players along with E460

IFA 2011: Sony outs A-Series and S-Series Bluetooth Walkman players along with E460

I haven't owned or used a Walkman since the 80's when they were big yellow devices that played cassette tapes. Sony has a bunch of new Walkman players that it has unveiled at IFA 2011 and most support Bluetooth wireless playback. The Walkman A860, S760, and E460 players all support MediaGo software for drag and drop media transfers.

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Nokia’s first Windows Phone spied in leaked photo with blurry specs

Nokia’s first Windows Phone spied in leaked photo with blurry specs

Nokia's very first Windows Phone 7 Mango handset has made an appearance in what's purported to be a leaked carrier presentation sheet. Codenamed "Sea Ray," the handset first surfaced in an internal company video of Nokia CEO Stephen Elop introducing the phone to employees. But since then, little has been revealed about the device, and now it has possibly turned up again as the Nokia 703 with specs listed, though conveniently too blurry to be read.

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Sony unveils SRS-BTV25 and RDP-V20iP smartphone 360-degree speakers at IFA 2011

Sony unveils SRS-BTV25 and RDP-V20iP smartphone 360-degree speakers at IFA 2011

Sony is at IFA 2011 with a hoard of new gear for geeks to lust after. One of the new items Sony is showing off gives your smartphone balls, or at least one ball. The ball shaped speaker is called the SRS-BTV25 and it comes in black or white colors. It is designed to have a 360-degree soundscape. The idea with speakers like this is that you can place it anywhere in a room and get the same sound quality.

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Samsung unveils Series 7 laptops, sleek aluminum, Intel Core i5, i7, starting at $999

Samsung unveils Series 7 laptops, sleek aluminum, Intel Core i5, i7, starting at $999

Samsung today announced new Series 7 laptops that slot in between their costly high-end Series 9 and their more budget-friendly Series 3. Taking aesthetic cues from MacBook Pros, these sleek Series 7 laptops use a brushed aluminum chassis that's thin and compact yet solid and non-flexing. But other than good looks and a compact form, the laptops pack plenty of performance inside.

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