SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 18th, 2012

Oct 18, 2012
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This morning it's all about the sales of the Nokia devices, with 2.9 million Windows Phones shipped thus far, North American phone sales slashed in half in the third quarter, and Q4 set up for less than excellent results. Meanwhile it appears that Apple will indeed have to pay for advertisements that say they're sorry for saying the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was a copy of the iPad. The underage workers at Foxconn have had an issue released on them by Nintendo.

You'll have a fabulous time taking a look at our hands-on with Sharp's AQUOS TAB SHT21 with IGZO screen, ready to keep you up in arms against the rest of the LCD warriors. The staff at Microsoft is learning now how to tell the difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT. Twitter has used its country censorship block for the first time ever.

There's a bit of the ol' sell-out happening at Microsoft this week as they've got no more pre-orders available for the $499 version of the Surface RT - imagine that! There's a report out there that says Apple may acquire the dying Color app family - or just parts of it, perhaps.

Toshiba has also begun pre-orders of its Windows 8 PCs by the boatload. There's a lovely Android event appearing in invites for the 29th of October - we smell Nexus! There's been a ruling on Apple's request to seal financial documents which says that no, Apple may not have those documents sealed. Verizon has let it be known that 651,000 iPhone 5 units have been sold in the third quarter of this year alone, that being just a tiny slice, comparatively, to their 6.8 million smartphones sold altogether.

It's time for Newsweek to go all digital with their final print magazine being complete here in 2012. There's a new bit of science that's saying it's possible that the moon and Earth were once one in the same. Acer as refreshed a few desktops for Windows 8 including the Acer Aspire ME and XC. There's a new Acer Iconia A110 out there that's bringing on a new chapter in the inexpensive tablet universe.


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