Archive for August, 2011

Samsung webOS rumors reignite amid ex-HP PC VP grab

Samsung webOS rumors reignite amid ex-HP PC VP grab

Speculation that Samsung will purchase webOS from HP continues, with the latest whispers out of notebook manufacturers suggesting that it's the little-loved smartphone and tablet platform that the Korean firm has its eye on, not HP's PC business. Samsung has already snapped up the former VP of HP's PC marketing team, DigiTimes reports, to give it a boost in its notebook sales; now, so the talk goes, it's considering a play for webOS.

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HTC Omega Mango smartphone hits auction site giving first real world photos of the smartphone

HTC Omega Mango smartphone hits auction site giving first real world photos of the smartphone

If you can’t wait to get your hands on a Windows Phone 7 Mango smartphone here is your chance to get one early. That is assuming you live somewhere that you are able to buy from the Algerian website Quedkniss.com. Someone has listed a working HTC Omega smartphone on the site for 370 Euro. The official announcement for the smartphones isn't expected until September 1.

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Samsung unveils ChatON service to compete with iMessage, BBM, and others

Samsung unveils ChatON service to compete with iMessage, BBM, and others

Samsung has announced that it will be rolling out a new messaging service that will allow users to chat across multiple devices. ChatON will be offered in over 120 countries in 62 languages. The service supports photos, video, voice messaging, location, contact sharing, calendar, and other multimedia content. The interesting part is that Samsung is looking to take ChatON outside its own ecosystem.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Australian launch further delayed under Apple assault

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Australian launch further delayed under Apple assault

Samsung's concessions to the ongoing Apple legal onslaught continue, with news that the company has agreed to put Australian launch plans for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 on ice until September 30. The agreement - which comes despite Samsung's earlier protestations that it had a separate version of the 10-inch tablet for Australia, that did not infringe any Apple technology - will see Apple detail the patents it alleges its Korean foe has overstepped by September 5, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, with Samsung responding by September 16. Until the end of the month, however, Samsung has acquiesced to neither selling nor even advertising the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country.

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HP TouchPad gets CyanogenMod Android first boot [Video]

HP TouchPad gets CyanogenMod Android first boot [Video]

HP's $100 fire sale of the TouchPad led to the webOS slate dropping into the hands of several developers, not least the CyanogenMod team, and they've been hard at work getting their customized version of Android running on the tablet. Already there's a video demo (which you can see after the cut) of Android booting on the TouchPad, and the team says it's hoping to release a multiboot ROM which will allow the users to choose between webOS, CyanogenMod and potentially other platforms too.

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How Target’s Mobile Ecosystem works and how it could Improve

How Target’s Mobile Ecosystem works and how it could Improve

Welcome to Minnesota, Earth - Target Brand department store originating right here in my midwest place of birth, aiming for and achieving a spread across North America like a wildfire - and like any forward thinking place of business, they want to get in on the mobile business to keep their show on the road. Therefor they've created Target Mobile Store, or simply "mobile" by Target Brand and powered by Simplexity - this group, if you did not know, only handles online sales of cell phones and wireless service, thus you wont see "SIMPLEXITY" plastered all over the electronics department at your local physical Target location. Inside the store you'll find an endcap with four devices, a wall full of display units, and several aisles away you'll find two Apple displays, another aisle containing two Android tablets.

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To Snark, or Not to Snark

To Snark, or Not to Snark

I used to be the kind of guy who would yell at customer service representatives on the phone. I would call up my bank, or my airline, and scream at the person on the other end as if it were his fault that I had accidentally paid my electric bill too early, thus insuring the account had insufficient funds for the next 4 visits to Starbucks. I don't think I ever ended one of those conversations without threatening to never, ever do business with that company again. I'm sure Delta was quaking in their boots thinking about losing the $389 in ticket sales I generate for them once a year. But somehow, they survived.

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Sonic the Hedgehog Coming to Android, iOS, Xbox 360, PlayStation, and MORE!

Sonic the Hedgehog Coming to Android, iOS, Xbox 360, PlayStation, and MORE!

It appears that the strangest of all Sonic the Hedgehog titles: Sonic CD, will be the first title to grace the gears of Android, iOS, Xbox 360, PlayStation Network, Windows PC, and Windows Phone soon. While we're certainly excited that everyone's favorite hedgehog will be coming to a whole mess of platforms, we've got to jump back at the idea that it wasn't Sonic and Knuckles, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or even Sonic Adventure that came out first, we're glad that at least one of the THIRTY Sonic the Hedgehog titles will make its way to every single one of our favorite platforms - we can play anywhere!

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