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Kelly Hodgkins

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Palm shareholders approve HP merger, deal set to close early July

June 25th, 2010

Unofficial sources are letting it be known that the Palm shareholder meeting held Friday morning ended on a positive note with the shareholders approving the buyout offer from HP. The reportedly short and sweet meeting was awash with tidbits of interesting information regarding the future of Palm and webOS which include: Confirmation that Rubenstein will …

DROID X gets disassembled, gawked at

June 25th, 2010

Are you fascinated with the innards of a mobile device and dying to see what is inside of Verizon Wireless’ flagship DROID X handset? If you answered with an enthusiastic “Yes!”, then check out the disassembly video and 26 photo exposè put together by DROIDX.net. Unlike iFixit which painstakingly identifies each and every component, this disassembly is more …

Some Apple iPhone 4s are shipping with reversed volume keys

June 25th, 2010

In a manufacturing oops from Foxconn, some iPhone 4s have apparently slipped through quality assurance and are being shipped with reveresed volume keys. The reversed keys are cosmetic only and still function normally with the top button as the volume up and the bottom as the volume down. Such mistakes are not surprising (but they are embarrassing) when …

Fox Mobile launches BitBop video streaming service for BlackBerry handsets

June 25th, 2010

Fox Mobile announced on Thursday that it is launching a streaming video service that will rival Hulu. The service will feature full-length, on demand television programming from CBS, Fox NBC, A&E, Comedy Central, Discovery, FX, MTV, and USA. Though not available at launch, full-length movies will be added by the end of the year. Targeting …

Clearleap to bring on-demand cable TV to Roku

June 25th, 2010

Folks on the fence about a Roku box may be swayed by the news that Roku is teaming up with Clearleap to bring on-demand cable TV programing to the video streaming platform. Clearleap is a growing company that serves as the middle man between cable, satellite and telephone companies that have on-demand content and video …

Apple iPhone 4 and 3G go under the microscope

June 25th, 2010

Before you bemoan the retina display of the iPhone 4, take a look at these images from Ryan White and Bryan Gauntt, two PhD candidates from Penn State University. The pair compared the iPhone 4 and the 3G under a microscope and uncovered the stark difference in pixel size between the two displays. The iPhone …

Swype looking to expand beyond Android, targeting the iPhone and tablets

June 24th, 2010

With its unique swiping keyboard, Swype is taking the Android world by storm. The novel input method is gaining worldwide exposure with its inclusion on high profile handsets like the DROID X and by its free public beta for Android handsets. According to Chief Executive Mike McSherry, Swype expects to ship its keyboard on 50 handsets this year, …

Intel to release x86 compatible version of Android 2.2 later this summer

June 24th, 2010

Intel confirmed that it is close to bringing Android 2.2 to the Intel Atom and other x86 platforms. According to Renee James, Intel’s VP of Software and Services, Intel will be releasing its x86-friendly port of Froyo to the masses via the Android Open Source Project sometime this summer. This will open the door for manufacturers …