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Kelly Hodgkins

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Sony Ericsson X10 Mini and Mini Pro rooted

July 31st, 2010

Owners of a Sony Ericsson X10 Mini or a Mini Pro will be happy to know that the folks at xda-developers have been able to achieve root on these two Android devices. The root requires some familiarity with adb and terminal commands and apparently takes advantage of the same exploit used to root the DROID X, Devour, and …

Dropbox launches a limited beta version for the BlackBerry

July 31st, 2010

Popular online storage solution Dropbox has just launched its BlackBerry client as a limted beta. The app, compatible with OS 5.0 devices, already was gobbled up by the 500 user slots for testing. Those that snagged a copy are reporting that the application is similar to the Android and iPhone client, but is still missing some …

Google now serves up mobile ads based upon your location

July 31st, 2010

Google has introduced new location-aware advertising for iPhone and Android handsets. Advertisers will now have the ability to select a “location extension for display” option that will serve up their ads based upon a user’s GPS coordinates. Ads will appear within mobile applications and mobile browsers and will allow users to get mapping and contact …

Simple fix for iOS 4 sluggish performance?

July 30th, 2010

On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was investigating the sluggish performance of iOS 4 on the iPhone 3G. While Apple is beginning an investigation, a reader over at Neowin was hands on with an iPhone and may have stumbled upon a quick fix. The problem is apparently remedied by turning off all …

Samsung to introduce its Android tablet in Q3 2010

July 30th, 2010

Add Samsung to the long list of hardware manufacturers that are confirmed to be jumping on the Android tablet bandwagon in 2010. Samsung was not forthcoming with details but did confirm on Friday that its upcoming Android-powered tablet will sport a 7-inch display, placing it squarely in the middle of the 5-inch Dell Streak and …

Samsung Galaxy S to get Android 2.2 in September

July 29th, 2010

Samsung’s official UK arm confirmed via twitter that the mobile manufacturer is working on an Android 2.2 update for its Galaxy S handset. The update will hit the Galaxy S in September and will be deployed across all wireless networks in the UK. No word on when this highly anticipated update will hit the Captivate,Vibrant, …

Nintendo to unveil 3DS launch details on September 29th

July 29th, 2010

Nintendo confirmed on Thursday that it is holding an event to announce the details of a new product on September 29th. This centerpiece product for this upcoming event is most likely the Nintendo 3DS, a 3-D portable gaming device unveiled by Nintendo earlier this year. If this supposition pans out, then we can expect Nintendo to announce the official …

LG's android tablet to drop in Q4 2010

July 29th, 2010

LG announced earlier this month that it was launching an Android-powered tablet as part of its new Optimus brand. On Thursday, the Korean company confirmed that it will be launching this Android tablet in Q4 2010. Though Q4 2010 is still a broad window for launch, the timing suggests that LG is trying desperately to …

Amazon lets Kindle inventory dwindle to clear way for new model?

July 28th, 2010

Amazon reduced the price on its popular eReader and the book reading device has flown off the shelves. So fast that anyone looking to snag a Kindle at this moment in time will be faced with an wait of unknown duration as the eReader is temporarily out of stock. The last time the Kindle went …

ZTE Peel for the iPod Touch passes through the FCC on its way to Sprint

July 28th, 2010

The ZTE Peel 3200, a Sprint-branded sleeve with mobile hotspot functionality and EV-DO connectivity, was spotted at the FCC. The curious device sports a sleeve-style form factor that appears to be ideally suited for the iPod Touch. Details are sparse on the device but it is clearly a mobile hotspot with integrated GPS and support for …