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Kelly Hodgkins

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Fujitsu to jump on the Android bandwagon?

July 11th, 2010

Several Japanese newspapers are reporting that Fujitsu is working on an Android smartphone. This first Android offering from the Japanese electronics giant is expected to land next year with NTT DoCoMo and will be the first smartphone in Fujitsu’s handset lineup. Details on the device are sparse but with the future merger of Fujitsu’s mobile …

HTC is not jumping into the tablet market

July 10th, 2010

HTC confirmed on Friday that it is not going to produce a slate device in the immediate future; despite earlier rumors that the mobile handset giant had an Android and possibly Chrome version in the works. Eric Lin, the Global PR and online community manager for HTC, had this to say about tablets: “We are …

iPhone 4 jailbroken by Geohot

July 10th, 2010

Late last month, news of root access and an early userland jailbreak of the iPhone 4 hit Twitter courtesy of @chpawn, @plantebeing, and @musclenerd. A mere few weeks later and we have word of another successful jailbreak, this time coming from well-known iPhone hacker Geohot. Neither party has released their jailbreak tools to the public …

Canadian law firm files class-action privacy lawsuit against Facebook

July 9th, 2010

Facebook’s privacy woes continue with a class action lawsuit that target’s the social network’s privacy policy and how it handles user data. The lawsuit was filed by Canadian law firm Merchant Law Group LL on behalf of Donald J. Woligroski and other class members. The suit accuses Facebook of misrepresenting its privacy policy and deliberately …

Mini-touchscreen component destined for an unknown Apple device surfaces

July 9th, 2010

Tw.apple.pro published a series of photos of an unusual Apple-branded touchscreen component. The photos were obtained from a source presumably deep within one of Apple’s manufacturing partners. The part measures 3 cm x 3 cm and contains what appears to be a display connector and a touchpad connector. Speculation is running rampant as no one, including …

Television providers considering smaller, cheaper TV packages?

July 9th, 2010

Cable and satellite television operators may be in talks with entertainment companies to develop new TV packages that offer fewer channels at a lower cost to consumers. With the average television bill hovering around $80, and the economy struggling, many subscribers are dropping this non-essential service and turing to cheaper, online alternatives like Hulu and …

LCD components for 4th generation iPod Touch reveal hole for front-facing camera?

July 8th, 2010

International trade company Alibaba has posted two purported components for the next generation iPod Touch. These products include an LCD assembly unit with digitizer and a stand-alone digitizer (both of which include a hole in the top center of the assembly that could be used for a front-facing camera). These components potentially support the notion of …