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Kelly Hodgkins

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Android and iPhone driving smartphone sales

May 7th, 2010

Twenty-Ten may be written down in the annals of history as the year of the smartphone. According to IDC’s analysis, smartphone shipments increased a whopping 56.7% year-over-year with vendors shipping 54.7 million converged devices in Q1 2010 alone. This impressive growth rate doubles that of the overall handset market which grew a comparatively low 21.7% …

LogMeIn launches Ignition for Android beta

May 7th, 2010

LogMeIn jumped on the pre-release bandwagon by launching a beta version of its Ignition application. Similar to the iPhone version, the Android version will let LogMeIn users connect to their desktop computer systems using their Android handsets. Once connected, users can control the remote computer, share files, and edit documents remotely. Interested LogMeIn users can …

Google Goggles now does translations

May 6th, 2010

Camera-happy, jet-setting, Android users should take another look at Google Goggles today. Google has added a translation feature to its Goggles application that allows you to photograph a word or phrase in a foreign language and have the application generate the appropriate translation. A prototype version of the translation feature was originally introduced at MWC …

Nintendo's yearly profits drop, Wii sales fall

May 6th, 2010

Today, Nintendo posted its 2009-2010 fiscal earnings, and the Japanese gaming giant is beginning to stumble. For the first time in six years, Nintendo’s annual net profit fell, dropping 18% to ¥228.64 billion ($2.45 billion) in this fiscal year, which ended in March 2010. Nintendo blamed the slide on the appreciation of the yen, a …

Upcoming iPhone to record video at 720p HD?

May 5th, 2010

While some are exploring the outward functionality of the latest beta of iPhone OS 4, others are slowly picking apart the underlying architecture and mining clues about the potential hardware and functionality of the upcoming iPhone. The most recent discovery teases us with 720p HD recording which is revealed in the following two video presets: …

Microsoft KIN ONE and TWO available starting May 6th

May 5th, 2010

Life streamers should mark their calendars for May 6th as Microsoft’s socially-driven KIN ONE and KIN TWO handsets are slated to make their official debut on Verizon Wireless. With its 5MP camera and diminutive design, the clamshell KIN ONE will be available for a reasonable $49.99 after a $100 mail in rebate and 2-year contract. …

Microsoft and Nokia launch new Microsoft Communicator Mobile for E-Series handsets

May 5th, 2010

Last August, Microsoft and Nokia teamed up to bring Microsoft Office functionality to Nokia’s smartphone lineup. The first fruits of this joint venture have come in the form of the newly announced Microsoft Communicator Mobile. Just as the name implies, Communicator Mobile will improve the peer-to-peer communication within Nokia’s Symbian-powered handsets by allowing users to …

Google jumps on the online bookstore bandwagon

May 4th, 2010

Following in the footsteps of Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple, Google announced today that the search giant will be launching an online bookstore this summer. The bookstore will launch as Google Editions and will include a Google-managed online storefront as well as an affiliate program that will allow book retailers and independent shops to …

HTC Legend spotted at the FCC, on its way to AT&T

May 4th, 2010

Earlier this year, the rumors surrounding the HTC Legend were coming fast and furious with renderings, videos, and even a brief appearance on a Dutch website reminding us of its existence. After its formal announcement at MWC 2010 in February, the Legend lost a bit of its momentum and dropped off the proverbial tech radar. …