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SlashGear Week In Review – 03/30/08 – 04/05/08

SlashGear Week In Review – 03/30/08 – 04/05/08

Well, a lot has happened this past week and this is just a little recap for those of you that aren’t big fans of back reading through pages of articles. I highly recommend you at least skim through and make sure there isn’t something really interesting that you missed, but here’s a brief overview.

Why are Computer Manufacturers regressing with technology?

Why are Computer Manufacturers regressing with technology?

Is it just me or is it a growing trend these days for more and more of the excitable and highly marketable to be using low end, often times single-core, processors of the past? Why did Intel and AMD even bother developing dual and quad core chips when we were going to wind up going back to single core chips, and even VIA processors?

iPhone – PWNED by the iPhone Dev Team, PWNAGE 4 Life!

iPhone – PWNED by the iPhone Dev Team, PWNAGE 4 Life!

The iPhone Dev Team is unveiling today a new tool. They are calling it PWNAGE. Essentially it is to be the iPhone hack to end all iPhone hacks, or something totally opposite of that. This single hack is supposed to make the iPhone so easy to hack, and all subsequent firmware updates so easy to crack, that the iPhone Dev Team will finally be able to get back to doing what they enjoy instead of constantly having to hack the latest firmware.

NTT DoCoMo plans on removing high-end functionality of its Mobile OS to accomodate international market

NTT DoCoMo plans on removing high-end functionality of its Mobile OS to accomodate international market

Sometimes less is more. NTT DoCoMo decided to strip down its mobile OS to allow manufacturers to develop in conjunction to international market needs. Many phone manufacturers such as Mitsubishi has pulled out from Japanese market due to over crowded players – and to focus on international market instead. By doing this, NTT DoCoMo allows manufacturers to export low cost handsets to exploding market such as China and Thailand. Many analysts see this trend will be followed by NTT DoCoMo’s competitors.

[via Phone Mag]