SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 5, 2013

Eric Abent - Feb 5, 2013, 7:28pm CST
SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 5, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today we heard that Dell will be going private with the help of a $2 billion loan from Microsoft, while HP reacted to the news of the deal by saying that Dell has a “very tough road ahead.” We learned that OUYA will be sold at retail stores in June, and the 128GB iPad is now available on Apple’s online store. Samsung’s Galaxy brand has eclipsed Android, and Microsoft announced that it will be opening 11 new stores in the US by summer.

We heard a rumor that claimed Nokia will bring 41 megapixel sensors to standard smartphones, and learned that Jelly Bean is now running on 13.6% of devices. Huawei has a press event coming up at MWC 2013 and its invitation suggests we’ll see the Ascend P2, while AT&T added new markets to its 4G LTE network today. Redbox Instant will soon be rolling out of beta on Xbox 360 soon, and Jawbone UP will now connect you to Facebook Open Graph after today’s update.

Apple has launched Breakout Books to highlight indie authors, and BlackBerry 10 Android Jelly Bean integration was confirmed today. Dead Space 3 launched today with Electronic Arts announcing the first DLC for March, and the iOS 6.1 Jailbreak has seen some massive traffic since releasing. We learned that some lucky BlackBerry 10 developers are receiving a limited edition red BlackBerry Z10 handset for free, while at the same time hearing that the BlackBerry Q10 may not launch in the US until sometime early this summer.

The Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook is looking to take on the Macbook Air, and NASA announced that it will broadcast the Progress 48 resupply ship launch. Skeletal remains discovered under a UK parking lot have been confirmed to be King Richard III’s, and The Witcher III: Wild Hunt has been announced. Twitter is reportedly looking at two-factor authorization after a security breach, while Take-Two reported some strong financials for its fiscal Q3 2013. Finally tonight, we go hands-on with the new web-based Instagram feed, and Chris Burns tells us why HTC’s “new sound and camera experience” may simply be deja-vu. That does it for tonight’s Evening Wrap-Up, we hope you enjoy the rest of the night folks!

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