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Kelly Hodgkins

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Apple jumps into the mobile search business with its acquisition of Siri

April 29th, 2010

Apple is on a shopping spree, scooping up everything from chip manufacturers to personal mobile assistants. Several days ago, an FTC filing revealed that Apple is acquiring Siri, creator of a mobile application that serves as your personal search assistant. Similar to Android’s voice search, Siri allows you to ask it a question like “nearest …

Verizon Wireless rolls out webOS to the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus

April 29th, 2010

Starting today, Verizon Wireless is rolling out the webOS update to Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus owners. The update is a mere 11 mb in size and contains minor bug fixes including one that addresses that annoying “sticky key” problem in which a single key press produces double letters. Pinch to zoom …

HTC DROID Incredible sold out, new orders ship May 4th

April 29th, 2010

In the real world, the early bird catches the worm..and in the world of mobile technology, the early bird gets the phone. Such is the case with the highly anticipated HTC DROID Incredible, which debuted early this morning on Verizon Wireless’ website, and sold out within two hours. We don’t know how many units Verizon …

HP committed to building out webOS

April 28th, 2010

HP just wrapped up its conference call regarding its acquisition of Palm. Based upon what we heard, HP doesn’t seem to be particularly interested in anything but webOS, which it plans to build out as a part of its connected mobile ecosystem. Here are some of the highlights of what HP has in store for …

HP purchases Palm for $1.2 billion

April 28th, 2010

Hewlett Packard today announced that it is acquiring Palm for a cool $1.2 billion, or $5.70 per share of common stock. The acquisition has been approved by the boards of both Palm and HP, but is subject to regulatory approval. All of the regulatory wrangling is expected to be completed by the end of HP’s …

Microsoft and HTC announce a patent licensing agreement

April 28th, 2010

With Apple and its team of lawyers breathing down its back, HTC has been exploring opportunities to quickly bolster its patent library and provide protection for its Android efforts. HTC was rumored to be eyeballing Palm’s large treasure chest of patents, and its acquisition potential, but reportedly snubbed its nose at the ailing handset manufacturer …

Apple announces WWDC gets underway June 7th

April 28th, 2010

Its official, folks. Apple has confirmed the dates for its highly anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference. So mark your calendars for June 7th through the 11th and get ready for some iPhone and OS X related news. Thanks, Mike!

Android 2.2 to include full support for Adobe Flash

April 27th, 2010

In an interview with the New York Times, Andy Rubin, VP of Engineering at Google, put to rest all the rumors and confirmed that the upcoming Android 2.2 release known as “Froyo” will include support for Adobe Flash. Flash for Android was first demonstrated on the T-Mobile G1 back in November 2008 and the Android …

Google jumps into the casual gaming market by acquiring Labpixies

April 27th, 2010

Google went shopping recently and added Labpixies to its repertoire of acquired properties. For those unfamiliar with the small start-up out of Israel, Labpixies is a development company that has produced a plethora of casual games and applications/gadgets for Facebook, Android, the iPhone OS, and more. Labpixies was also one of the first development teams …