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The Daily Slash: November 9 2010

The Daily Slash: November 9 2010

Let me talk to you for a moment about a couple of the odder things that happened today, and this is outside the story you're going to hear about in the special "The Daily Slash" section you all know and love. First, there's a lot of ports, ROMS, and hacks flying around the smartphone world on a day-to-day, but today there was a rather important one surfacing: Android to iPhone. Like two rival gangs having a child together. No violence between them yet, but someone DID get shot today - a Galaxy Tab. In response, Angry Birds released 45 new levels, and someone records a UFO on an HTC EVO 4G. TRON throws a card into the hat with their 3rd giant trailer, iPhone's GLASSGATE ramps up, and all Apple handhelds grow a little tail. All this and more, today, on THE DAILY SLASH!

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Carrying a Torch for RIM – the Gartenberg Take

Carrying a Torch for RIM – the Gartenberg Take

This was a momentous week for RIM. They announced the new BlackBerry Torch a capacitive touch screen slider along with the latest version of their platform, BlackBerry 6. In a year where phones and platforms are changing dramatically, will this be enough for RIM to slow down market share loss and help win the hearts and minds of consumers that may be looking elsewhere for additional functionality beyond what RIM has traditionally provided?

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RIM Lands BlackPad.com, Tablet Rumors Heat Up

RIM Lands BlackPad.com, Tablet Rumors Heat Up

It's been a little bit of time since we last heard a rumor about the (supposedly) inevitable tablet from Research In Motion, so now's as good as time as any. The company based out of Waterloo has bought a new web address, apparently making sure that they get to keep the name, "BlackPad." It's changed hands in the past, and so the current belief is that RIM paid some kind of sum to the previous owner, but those details are missing from this new report.

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The Daily Slash: July 5th 2010

The Daily Slash: July 5th 2010

It's now been a day since the festivities of your Fourth of July adventures should have ended, but considering today was a "bank holiday," we wouldn't be too surprised to hear that you're still pretty preoccupied with other activities. But, if you're reading this, then you must know what's really important. Right? Right. So, with that out of the way, welcome to tonight's edition of The Daily Slash. In the Best of R3 Media, we've got a Charm from Motorola, a Gravity Phone, and some good news for one lucky customer who Intercepted a device. And then in the Dredge 'Net, we've got quick chargers for electric cars on the horizon, fingerprint sensors going into photocopiers, and Sony's cut down on their eReader prices.

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First Hands on with KIN One and Two – Where Mobile and Social Networks Collide

First Hands on with KIN One and Two – Where Mobile and Social Networks Collide

The KIN embargo is now lifted and I can now talk about the devices experience as well as pricing. Here's some initial thoughts.

Device pricing - The KIN One is $49 and the KIN Two is $99. That price includes a $100 rebate. That's pretty reasonable and in line with most high end feature or low end "smart" devices. The truth is KIN is neither of those things, although I expect a lot of folks to compare it to one, the other or both. The reality is the KIN is really a cloud phone. Its value is derived from cloud services, as well as the KIN Studio on the web. There's a lot that's different about these devices and a good deal of what Microsoft does here will be dependent on how well they can message this to their target demographic.

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The Daily Slash: April 8th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 8th 2010

How many of you are still reeling from that Apple keynote this morning? We understand where you're coming from. Those features are a long time coming, but it looks to us that Apple has indeed made it worth the wait. Then again, you might have a different opinion altogether. Thank goodness we have the Daily Slash to distract us from all that Apple news, right? Right. And sure enough, we're going to make sure that we skimp the Cupertino-based news in tonight's edition. First up, with the Best of R3, we've got a seemingly confirmed release date for a pretty incredible device. And then we've got a giveaway to announce on EI. And finally, a little leak for the right moment. And finally, in the dredge net, we've pulled up a cordless light that activates based on movement. We've also got a pretty awesome invention that'll help you if you're lost in the woods. And finally, we get some more confirmation about two new devices from RIM and LG.

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Nokia Symbian^3 2010 plan detailed: 12MP N8-00 tipped for Summer

Nokia Symbian^3 2010 plan detailed: 12MP N8-00 tipped for Summer

Slightly more believable than the N98 render from earlier today comes word on the first range of Symbian^3 devices Nokia plan to push out in 2010 and the range nomenclature the Finnish company is shifting to.  According to French site Tom's Guide, Nokia are planning to drop their Classic and XpressMusic differentiators and instead settle on five letter-prefix segments, as well as launch a device - the N8-00 - a 12.3-megapixel smartphone with HDMI and HD video recording.

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Verizon introduces the leader of the DROID army – First Take

Verizon introduces the leader of the DROID army – First Take

Recently I asked, if a DROID could take on the Death Star? Now, Motorola and Verizon, along with some help from Google launched DROID. I've spent the day with a device and here's what I think so far. First, Verizon was clear that DROID is going to be a family of devices running Android, Motorola's device will be the only one called DROID, others will be known as the DROID-XXX. DROID is the first Android 2.0 device and the Google branding points to the fact that this is stock Android. And I do mean stock Android: there are zero Verizon services on this device (with the exception of a non-branded visual voicemail app). No VCast. No nothing. One wonders if Verizon were willing to go to this length a few years ago, would the iPhone have landed on Verizon? Android 2.0 is a great update and finally is starting to feel complete. Compared to V1 Android running HTC Sense, it's a mixed bag. HTC’s UI is lightyears ahead of stock Android in my opinion but the DROID performs so much better than any Android V1 phone I've used and is nearly feature complete that it's hard to recommend a V1x device at this point.

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