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Kelly Hodgkins

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Acer to launch two Chrome OS devices in June?

May 14th, 2010

Back in January, Acer’s president of IT Products division Jim Wong revealed that Acer was shooting to become the first manufacturer to produce a Chrome OS powered device. According to the latest rumor from Venture Beat, Acer will be delivering on that promise at the upcoming Computex Taipei trade show by debuting these aforementioned Chrome …

Google to halt Nexus One online sales, focus on retail channels

May 14th, 2010

The writing was on the wall when the Nexus One failed to materialize with both Verizon Wireless and Sprint and today, Google confirmed what the tech world had suspected — its online model for handset sales has failed. In a blog post, Google announced that it is working with upcoming global partners to bring the …

Dell Streak to launch on O2 Telefonica in June, AT&T this summer

May 14th, 2010

Michael Dell took the stage at the Citrix Synergy conference yesterday and, like any good CEO with a hot, new product on the horizon, he could not resist the opportunity to show off a shiny new Dell Streak. While the crowd at the virtualization conference was entertained with a minute long preview of the handheld …

U.S. Wireless carriers get graded, ranked for their Q1 2010 performance

May 14th, 2010

Strategy Analytics released its Q1 2010 metrics report for the U.S. Wireless carriers and it paints an interesting picture of the mobile landscape stateside. As expected, Verizon and AT&T led the pack with 92.8 million and 86.9 million customers, but were pretty much neck and neck where it really counts with churn, service revenue, data …

Verizon Wireless looking at rural carriers for 4G expansion

May 14th, 2010

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdams confirmed that the wireless carrier is considering rural carriers as a means of expanding its 4G network. Under this plan, Verizon Wireless would license its 4G spectrum for a small fee to rural operators who could then re-sell the service. Either Verizon or …

Steam now available for the Mac

May 13th, 2010

Mac gamers got some much needed love from the gaming industry on Wednesday as Valve released its highly aniticipated Steam game distribution platform for the Mac. Steam jumped on board the Mac platform offering 64 titles at launch that include Sid Meiers Civilization IV (Colonization, Warlords, and Beyond the Sword editions), World of Goo, Bejeweled …

Skype to drop Windows Phone 7, focus on iPhone, Symbian, and Android?

May 13th, 2010

Skype is reportedly turning its back on the upcoming Windows Phone 7 platform and is instead focusing its efforts on the iPhone, Symbian, and Android OS. Speaking at an event in Australia, Dan Neary, the Asia Pacific Vice President for Skype, confirmed that the VoIP software giant is not currently developing a version of its …

New International iPad pre-orders to ship on June 7th

May 12th, 2010

Apple is mum on the actual figures, but sales of the iPad apparently are continuing at a staggering pace, as the first production run of international iPad sold out in a mere two days. According to Apple’s international pre-order pages, current international pre-orders will now ship on June 7th, a full ten days after the …

HTC files patent infringement suit against Apple

May 12th, 2010

What, you didn’t think HTC was going to just sit and twiddle its thumbs while Apple was suing it, did you? Late this afternoon, HTC announced it has filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging the infringement of five of its patents. The specific patents involved in the suit were not divulged, but we do know …

Sharp unveils new 3D camera module for mobile devices

May 12th, 2010

The electronics industry is going ga-ga over 3D. By the end of 2010, we will have 3D in our televisions, 3D in our portable gaming devices, and — if Sharp has its way — 3D in our mobile phones. By way of press release, Sharp unveiled the world’s first HD-quality, 3D camera module targeted towards …