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Kelly Hodgkins

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Nokia announces the N8, its first Symbian^3 handset

April 27th, 2010

Thanks to Eldar Murtazin we had our less-than-favorable first look at the Nokia N8 earlier this week and today Nokia has made the handset official. The N8 will be Nokia’s first Symbian^3 handset and will be the flagship for its new and improved Symbian OS. The Nokia N8 has a knock-out set of specs that include: …

Motorola to replace Google's Android location services with Skyhook Wireless

April 26th, 2010

Motorola is reportedly ditching Android’s built-in location services on much of its Android handset lineup and  replacing it with the location service code from Skyhook Wireless — a location services company out of Boston, MA. With its less than accurate positioning data, Google’s built-in system has been the bane of handset manufacturers and Android app …

Bluetooth 4.0 to be finalized by June 2010, devices to launch late 2010

April 25th, 2010

Bluetooth SIG announced on Tuesday that the much anticipated v4.0 update to the Bluetooth protocol will be finalized and sent to manufacturers by the end of June 2010. The next iteration of the mobile connectivity protocol will feature ultra-low power consumption that could theoretically be powered for years by a coin-celled battery, faster transfer rates, …

ASUS producing a tablet with Core iX on board?

April 24th, 2010

According to Netbooknews.de, ASUS may be producing a tablet with a Core iX processor under the hood. Expected to contain either a Core i5 or  Core i7 processor, the tablet should ship with Windows 7. Said to have been in development since late last year, it is believed the device may be officially unveiled within …

Android Market surpasses 50,000 applications

April 24th, 2010

AndroLib, the definitive tracker of Android applications, claims the Android Market has surpassed the 50,000 application milestone. This figure is unofficial as Google has been reticent to disclose actual numbers. During its recent earnings call, Google said it was aware of 38,000 applications, although the accuracy of the figures came into question as they were …

Two camera-packing iPod touch prototypes appear on eBay

April 24th, 2010

Remember all those rumors that surfaced last year and spoke of an upgraded iPod Twith an on-board camera? Now is your chance to get your hands on not one, but two iPod Touch prototypes with the aforementioned rear-facing camera. The iPod Touches are designated DVT-1 and DVT-2 and are thought to be units produced for …

ASUS Eee Pad to be revealed in June, launch in Q3

April 23rd, 2010

And the tablets keep on coming. In addition to Dell, HP, and a plethora of smaller manufacturers, ASUS confirmed it too will be  jumping on the tablet bandwagon. Not surprisingly, the tablet will be known as the Eee Pad and will be powered by Android. Key features of the Eee Pad include a webcam, Adobe …

Google to iPhone users: No free navigation for you!

April 23rd, 2010

Much to the chagrin of iPhone users across the globe, Google has stated for the record that it will not be bringing Google Maps Navigation to the iPhone. Yesterday it was reported that Google’s Mobile Maps product manager promised iPhone users that the free turn-by-turn will be available in the App Store in the future. Definitely bad …

ARM's upcoming chipset roadmap leaked by Samsung

April 23rd, 2010

Whoops. While speaking about the future of its netbook platform, Samsung inadvertently detailed a handful of unannounced ARM mobile chipsets that it plans release over the next three. The chipsets start off with the Taurus (S5PV210), a single core Cortex-A8 CPU that clocks in at 1GHz, and culminate with the heavy hitting Aquila which boasts …