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AT&T Mobility CEO spotted at Facebook Phone event

AT&T Mobility CEO spotted at Facebook Phone event

This morning as we prepare to enter the Android-centric Facebook event, we've spotted no less than Ralph de la Vega himself: AT&T Mobility President and CEO. As the mobile carrier's president steps into Building 16 at 1 Hacker Way, it essentially means a lock for a real-deal Facebook Phone coming up later today.

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HTC first Facebook phone press photo leaked

HTC first Facebook phone press photo leaked

Those of you still skeptical about the possibility of an HTC Facebook Phone can toss in the rest of your chips - there's been a full leak of the so-called "HTC first" this afternoon. This leak includes one extremely clear photo of the device in question from the notoriously accurate @evleaks, leaker of so many devices such as this in this same manner that we've simply come to trust the man. This device is one that will be launching with Facebook's own customized user interface over Android later this week.

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Microsoft BUILD registration open now – early bird gets the discount!

Microsoft BUILD registration open now – early bird gets the discount!

Developers hoping to jump aboard the Microsoft BUILD ship should get their clicking fingers out now because Early Bird registration has begun! Those of you developers out there that find themselves amongst the first 500 signing up for the conference today through http://www.buildwindows.com/ will be grabbing a $500 USD discount under the price that the rest of the crowd will be paying - make with the keyboards!

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Does the HTC Facebook Phone belong in your pocket?

Does the HTC Facebook Phone belong in your pocket?

This week the Facebook Phone has been revealed. Unofficially, of course, but in a run-down of the software that comes within the device more in-depth than we'd otherwise be skeptical about. What we've got here is a midrange smartphone from HTC that runs the big news: Facebook Home. This software is at once a simple app for Android AND a user interface that takes over Android fully. The HTC smartphone hardware is almost like an afterthought.

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HTC “Facebook phone” Android software integration tipped

HTC “Facebook phone” Android software integration tipped

When the original Facebook phone was introduced, it was created by HTC, and it certainly didn't do very well on the market. With both the HTC Salsa and the HTC ChaCha having been released and selling so few units that they didn't warrant a follow-up in the many, many quarters that followed, it doesn't seem very logical that the social network and the manufacturer would want to create such an amalgamation again. And it's not as if HTC is swimming in cash at the moment, either.

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Facebook event to reveal “real” Android app (not a phone)

Facebook event to reveal “real” Android app (not a phone)

If you've been following the Facebook press events that have occurred over the past couple of years, you know one thing is rather apparent: they love to hold press conferences. Zuckerberg and the Facebook crew have held press conferences for everything from the opening bell on their IPO top an announcement about possible Facebook couponing. Here's the long and short it, it being the April 4th Facebook event: if Facebook wanted to make a Facebook phone, they wouldn't do it like this.

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NVIDIA’s GTC kicks off with stunning real-time rendering

NVIDIA’s GTC kicks off with stunning real-time rendering

Jen-Hsun Huang stepped on stage this week at GTC 2013 with words on the GPU, the graphics processing engine that NVIDIA uses to push the envelope in many, many more ways than one. Five features were announced as coming on through the conference: breakthroughs in computer graphics, updates on development, a roadmap update for NVIDIA, an update on remote graphics, and a brand new product announcement. While we're expecting this conference to hold quite a bit of news on computing outside the mobile world with Tegra, there's certainly going to be some amazing Android-based excellence coming on too.

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