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Kelly Hodgkins

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Android 2.1 now available for the Sprint HTC Hero

May 19th, 2010

At long last, the much anticipated Android 2.1 update for the Sprint HTC Hero has been released to the public. For those not already rocking a rooted, updated device, this carrier-sanctioned update will bring your handset into the 21st century with Android 2.1, an updated Sense UI, and a few minor bug fixes. If you …

iPod touch with camera spotted in Vietnam

May 19th, 2010

That Asian Pacific pipeline of prototypes continues to flow with a new iPod Touch now gracing the front pages of blogs across the world. This latest leak showcases an iPod Touch with a rear facing camera and the designation DVT-1 which indicates that it is an early design. Very similar in appearance to the iPod …

HTC Wildfire lands at Virgin UK

May 18th, 2010

Virgin UK has come forward as the first carrier to officially support the newly announced HTC Wildfire. For those with short term memory loss, the Wildfire packs a 3.2 inch QVGA display, 5 megapixel camera, dual-band (900/2100MHz) 7.2Mbps HSPA, Wi-Fi, aGPS, and Android 2.1 with Sense UI. Expected to be an affordable handset with a price …

Amazon brings Kindle to Android

May 18th, 2010

Amazon is turning up the heat in the e-book market by porting their popular Kindle for iPhone and BlackBerry application to Android. The Android app will resemble its iPhone counterpart with the ability to read, preview, and purchase books from Amazon’s Kindle bookstore, navigate with the flick of a finger, and sync reading progress across …

Sony warily eyeing the tablet market?

May 16th, 2010

According to a recent report from Bloomberg, Sony is in a holding pattern when it comes to the growing tablet market. Sony has been considering a tablet for several years but has been waiting for the market to prove there was demand for such a device. With the Apple iPad boasting of early success, Sony …

Google admits to collecting private data during Street View sweeps

May 15th, 2010

Google came clean on its blog yesterday and admitted to accidentally collecting personal data while canvassing positioning data during Street View sweeps. The potentially damaging revelation came after the data protection authority (DPA) in Hamburg, Germany requested Google’s Street view data due to privacy concerns. An internal review of the collected data revealed that the software …

Search warrant in Gizmodo iPhone case released to the public

May 14th, 2010

Clifford Cretan, the judge who signed the search warrant in the Gizmodo iPhone case, issued a ruling on Friday that unsealed the contents of the highly controversial Jason Chen search warrant. Most of the details have already been discussed ad nauseum, but a few juciy tidbits have emerged: Apple, the company, not an individual employee …