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Windows Phone 7 emulator hacked for full functionality

Windows Phone 7 emulator hacked for full functionality

It only took a matter of hours after Microsoft released the Windows Phone 7 series developer toolkit for someone to rip the full smartphone build from it, and now the software has been hacked a little more.  Turns out, there's plenty more functionality in the emulator ROM than appears at first glance, it's just that Microsoft have done some work to keep certain elements hidden.  Dan Ardelean, however, has modified the BIN responsible for which features are accessible, bypassing Microsoft's lock-down.

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Apple iPad PowerVR SGX graphics confirmed

Apple iPad PowerVR SGX graphics confirmed

Apple have quietly confirmed that their iPad tablet is based on the same type of PowerVR SGX graphics hardware as the iPhone 3GS and current-gen iPod touch. Developers digging through the latest iPad SDK beta 3 documentation have found a paragraph comparing the iPad's graphics capabilities to other SGX-based hardware, including OpenGL ES support.

Apple iPhone/iPad video calling tipped in 3.2 SDK

Apple iPhone/iPad video calling tipped in 3.2 SDK

Rumors - and complaints - about the absence of video chat functionality in the iPhone and iPad aren't anything new, but seemingly fresh to the table are signs in the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK of video calling in a future hardware build.  9to5mac spotted "AcceptVideo" and "DeclineOrEndVideo" icons in the SDK, as well as hints of deeper software functionality and apps in the underlying code.

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Next iPhone codename revealed in newest SDK

Next iPhone codename revealed in newest SDK

With iPad buzz out and about, those worried that Apple might be slacking on building its other product (yes, the iPhone) may now breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now.  The latest iPhone operating system 3.2 SDK reveals that the next iPhone is currently in the works, specifically, the codename of the new iPhone, the “N89”.

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Android 2.1 SDK Released

Android 2.1 SDK Released

The Android 2.1 SDK is now finally available, being the first official SDK to actually be released after the availability of a phone running it (the Nexus One).  Note to users:   "Android 2.1 does not add significant user features, see the Android 2.0 Platform Highlights document for the latest user features."

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Samsung bada: do we need a new smartphone OS? [Video]

Samsung bada: do we need a new smartphone OS? [Video]

As promised, Samsung have unveiled their new smartphone platform, bada, and SlashGear were at the London event this morning.  It's important to note that bada seems at a relatively early stage; the first handset running the platform won't go on sale until sometime in the first half of 2010, and Samsung didn't have any prototype phones for us to look at.  They did, however, outline some of their thinking behind bada, and show a demo video of the conceptual UI which you can see after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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