Archive for September, 2011

Meltemi tipped as Nokia’s new open-source OS ambition

Meltemi tipped as Nokia’s new open-source OS ambition

Nokia is rumored to be developing an open-source OS for its low-end handsets, codenamed Meltemi, despite having failed to drive MeeGo to the point where it could save the company's smartphones. Apparently being led by Nokia EVP of Mobile Phones Mary McDowell, so the WSJ's sources tell them, Meltemi named after "the Greek word for dry summer winds that blow across the Aegean Sea from the north."

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Nokia slashes 3,500 more jobs, shutters factory

Nokia slashes 3,500 more jobs, shutters factory

Nokia has announced it is slashing its workforce by 3,500, shutting its Romanian production facility by the end of the year while also shuttering the Location & Commerce sites in Bonn, Germany and Malvern, US. The reductions - which are expected to be completed by the end of 2012 - are described by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop as "painful, yet necessary, steps to align our workforce and operations with our path forward," and come before the company has even officially unveiled its first Windows Phone handset.

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LaCie LaPlug promises simple USB HDD network shares

LaCie LaPlug promises simple USB HDD network shares

LaCie has unveiled the LaPlug, a straightforward network bridge that can get USB hard-drives and printers shared across your local network and set up for remote access across the internet. Packing four USB 2.0 ports, gigabit ethernet and a WiFi b/g/n connection into one of LaCie's typically discrete boxes, the LaPlug offers DLNA/UPnP streaming to send multimedia content from hooked up drives to your PS3, Xbox 360 or smartphone/tablet.

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Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011 Google Episode announced for CTIA

Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011 Google Episode announced for CTIA

Samsung has announced their next Unpacked event, this one set to take place at the Autumn edition of CTIA and officially presented together with Google. This is Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011 "Google Episode" and it seems pretty likely that it'll taste distinctly like vanilla ice cream. Ice Cream Sandwich, that is; the next big version of Android set, quite likely, to be hosted on a Samsung device by the name of Nexus Prime. Sound like a likely scenario to you?

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iPhone 5 survey shows 41 percent plan to purchase

iPhone 5 survey shows 41 percent plan to purchase

According to a study by mobile ad network InMobi, 41 percent of North American mobile phone owners plan to purchase Apple's upcoming iPhone 5. The forecast surveyed users in the US, Canada, and Mexico and found that if the next-gen iPhone turns out to be a more radical update then over 50 percent of those users would make the purchase within the first six months.

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Ice Cream Sandwich gets two-minute video tour

Ice Cream Sandwich gets two-minute video tour

The much anticipated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is expected to be a major revamp that will unite and streamline the platform for both smartphones and tablets. And now the update has been leaked in a two-minute video tour that gives us a nice little preview. The clip allegedly comes from a lucky eBay shopper who picked up a Samsung Nexus S only to find that it was running a build of the next-gen Android platform.

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