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E Ink Testing Capacitive and Electromagnetic Touchscreens for E-Paper Devices

E Ink Testing Capacitive and Electromagnetic Touchscreens for E-Paper Devices

E Ink, based out of Taiwan, has just revealed that they have built two new e-paper devices, which are currently being subjected to their individual tests, courtesy of their potential buyers. The two devices should be released into the market some time later this year, or at the latest early next year. All of this was unveiled from the company's chairman, Scott Liu. The main draw of the pair of gadgets, is the capacitive or electromagnetic touchscreens.

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Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview

Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview

Tensions must be high at Microsoft.  The recent embarrassment of the short-lived KIN project has left all eyes on Windows Phone 7, not only to justify its own existence but also to legitimize the company's place in the mobile ecosystem.  With iOS4 freshly released, Android developing at a rapid rate, and webOS now under the auspices of HP, those in the market for a smartphone are spoiled for choice; never before has it been so competitive.  A few months out from release, SlashGear has been given a Windows Phone 7 device - the latest OS build running on Samsung hardware - for a technical review.  Check out our findings after the cut.

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Motorola Devour Review

Motorola Devour Review

The Motorola DEVOUR left us underwhelmed from the press shots piqued our interest when we played with its excellent metal casing at MWC 2010 last week, and prompted confusion when we saw how closely it would be priced to the Motorola DROID. With a review unit in hand, the argument becomes a whole lot more straightforward, but is that in Motorola's favor? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Windows Mobile 6.6 in Feb 2010 with native capacitive touch support?

Windows Mobile 6.6 in Feb 2010 with native capacitive touch support?

Despite their best efforts with Windows Mobile 6.5, Microsoft's smartphone platform continued to fall behind in mindshare faced with Android, iPhone OS and webOS, and the latest rumors are that the company plans an incremental update in order to tide us over until Windows Mobile 7.  Digitimes' industry sources reckon that Microsoft plan to release Windows Mobile 6.6 (codenamed Maldives) in February 2010, and while no specific event is mentioned it seems likely that such a launch would take place at Mobile World Congress 2010.

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Google Nexus One phone

Google Nexus One phone

It’s fascinating how news can spread so quickly even on a late Saturday afternoon. Earlier today, Google publicly confirmed on their blog that they’ve handed out a new Android 2.1 powered device to employees worldwide. These very phones now have a name – Google Nexus One phone.

Update: Another new in-the-wild photo, courtesy of Twitter user Cory O'Brien. He says "Google Phone = iPhone + a little extra screen and a scroll wheel. Great touch screen, and Android."

Update 2: More intrigue, as industry insider Eldar Murtazin - who we last heard predicting Foxconn as the supplier for the 4th-gen Apple iPhone - claims the Google Nexus One speculation is off the mark and that the incorrect rumors may initially have been driven by Apple.  Full details after the cut.

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Motorola Droid Review

Motorola Droid Review

If you can predict a device's success by site stats then we'd say the Verizon DROID by Motorola is going to be a hit. A week after launch and the DROID is still topping the charts for reader interest, and you've been peppering us with questions and comments about the Android 2.0 device. Set to hit shelves this coming Friday, the Verizon DROID is already being heralded as the device that will change Motorola's fortunes; is that hyperbole, or is the DROID really that good? We've been putting the smartphone through its paces, so read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Motorola CLIQ and MOTOBLUR review

Motorola CLIQ and MOTOBLUR review

As Motorola have found over the past couple of years, it's taking an increasing amount to get geeks and gadget lovers to stand up and pay attention to a new cellphone. Right now, one sure-fire way of doing that is by launching an Android device, and so that's what the ailing mobile giant has done in the shape of the Motorola CLIQ (aka the DEXT outside of the US). Not only does the CLIQ promise to make a splash among Android handsets, it also marks the debut of Motorola's attempt to corral social networking into a mobile device. In our review we'll not only be looking at the CLIQ hardware, as Motorola's first-generation Android smartphone, but at MOTOBLUR and its potential beyond the CLIQ. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Sprint HTC Hero Review

Sprint HTC Hero Review

We weren't short of praise for the HTC Hero when we reviewed the European GSM model back in July, and since then there's been no small amount of anticipation for the US version of the device. That arrives on Sprint come October 11th, and we've been playing with it to see whether its lost its charm in the journey across the Atlantic.

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