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Kelly Hodgkins

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HTC Mozart and Mondrian to be Windows Phone 7 handsets

July 8th, 2010

XML files with user agent profile information found on HTC’s website reveal that the HTC Mozart and the Mondrian will be Windows Phone 7 handsets. The XML files confirm much of what was rumored about the handsets including the presence of a 480×800 display, a keyboard-less slate form factor, Bluetooth with A2DP and various hands-free …

Rumor: Apple's 4th generation iPod Touch getting HD video recording and Facetime?

July 8th, 2010

UK retailer John Lewis, self-admittedly, compiled a list of the “noises we’re hearing from suppliers” and guesstimated the initial specs for the fourth generation iPod Touch. The retailer postulated that the upcoming iPod Touch refresh will feature a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with HD video capability and built-in flash, YouTube uploading, accelerometer, and gyroscope. The portable …

Microsoft Xbox Live revenues to top $1B

July 8th, 2010

According to analyst estimates, Microsoft’s Xbox Live premium gaming service may generate over $1 billion in revenue for the fiscal year that ended on June 30th. Much of this revenue is coming from Xbox Live Gold members who pony up cash for additional content like game add-ons, avatars, and movies. Microsoft was uncharacteristically forthcoming about …

YouTube launches HTML5-enabled mobile website, native YouTube apps soon to be obsolete

July 8th, 2010

YouTube announced on Wednesday that it has launched an improved mobile website with HTML5-friendly video. YouTube’s refreshed mobile web site, m.youtube.com, now offers faster performance and an improved touch-friendly user interface. Many of the popular elements of the full YouTube website are now available on the mobile site, including search suggestions, support for like/dislike buttons, and …

American Eagle offers a free smartphone for trying on a pair of jeans

July 8th, 2010

American Eagle announced on Wednesday that it is launching a new back-to-school promotion that will give a free smartphone to everyone who tries on a pair of jeans. Customers exiting the fitting rooms will receive a card with instructions on how to select a carrier and claim a free phone which, of course, requires a …

Asustek: T-Mobile Garminfone is shipping as expected

July 7th, 2010

Asustek is standing up to the press and refuting analyst claims that sales of the T-Mobile Garminfone are lagging. According to Asustek, the Garminfone is shipping as expected and consumer demand is positive. This statement seemingly contradicts a research note by analyst Yair Reiner who estimated that T-Mobile was selling a mere five handsets per …

T-Mobile second half 2010 roadmap leaked

July 7th, 2010

T-Mobile’s roadmap for the second half of 2010 has made its unofficial appearance on the internet courtesy of Android Spin. The blurry screenshot is light on the details but does reveal that T-Mobile has a total of five Android handsets in its pipeline; two from Motorola, two from HTC (including the rumored Emerald), and one …

HTC provides explanation for 30FPS limitation of the HTC EVO 4G

July 7th, 2010

An HTC represesntative in attendance at the HTC Aria event in Chicago last night, reportedly provided some insight into the 30FPS limitation that has been reported on the HTC EVO 4G. As was suspected, the 30FPS limit is imposed via software, but it is a hardware limitation that lies at the heart of this issue. Though …

Borders launches Kobo-powered online eBook store

July 7th, 2010

Borders dove head first into the eBook market today with the launch of its new eBook store. Powered by the Kobo eReading service, the online bookstore will launch with a catalog of over 150,000 eBooks in ePub, PDF, and Adobe DRM format. Supporting a wide variety of platforms, Border’s eBooks can be read on your PC or …