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Kelly Hodgkins

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Fourth generation iPhone to have a lower total cost of ownership?

February 26th, 2010

In a note to investors, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty predicts that Apple will introduce a new iPhone model which will set a new standard for affordability. Huberty maintains that cost is the largest barrier to greater iPhone adoption and believes Apple will address this shortcoming during its next iPhone announcement expected at WWDC in …

Cisco to push the Internet into overdrive?

February 26th, 2010

A circulating rumor suggests that Cisco is developing a new technology to give the Internet a major speed boost. Details on this rumored technology are sparse but Cisco claims it will “forever change the Internet” and will “show what’s possible when networking gets an adrenaline boost.” The new technology will target telecommunication service providers and …

Symbian's S^4 interface gets previewed on video

February 26th, 2010

Symbian fans looking forward to the S^4 release can get a sneak peek at the interface for this upcoming OS courtesy of YouTube member mdanofierce. The two b-roll style  S^4 videos appear to be recorded from an emulator and reveal a multiple homescreen, touch-based interface that is peppered with widgets and a full-screen photo album …

Sprint confirms that webOS 1.4 will hit today with Flash 10 on board

February 26th, 2010

Sprint posted an update to its website stating that webOS 1.4 will hit the Palm Pre and Pixi handsets starting today. The update has a lengthy list of changes but most noteworthy is the inclusion of Flash 10 capability for the Pre. The change log notes that full Flash 10 support will require an Adobe …

Blockbuster continues its decline, posts $425M loss in Q4

February 25th, 2010

Blockbuster continues its downward spiral with the once powerful movie rental company now posting yet another quarterly loss. Bad news across the board with sales plunging 16%, revenue falling 18%, and an income loss of $425 million which exceeds the $360 million loss posted in Q4 2008. Blockbuster is in tough shape; its stock is …

Skype pulls its client for Windows Mobile

February 25th, 2010

Windows Mobile users looking to download Skype may have to dig a bit deeper to find the necessary .cab file for installation. According to Skype’s website, the Windows Mobile version has been removed because it does not offer the same rich user experience that is available in Skype for the iPhone and Skype for Symbian, …

Clearwire subscribers top 688k, revenue soars in 2009

February 24th, 2010

Clearwire announced its Q4 2009 and 2009 year end results today, and though WiMAX in the US is lagging behind its European counterparts, it is coming on strong and 2010 promises to be a banner year for the 4G service. Q4 2009 was a strong quarter for Clearwire with the wireless provider adding 85,000 new …

Apple iTunes hits another milestone, 10 billion songs served!

February 24th, 2010

We jumped the gun on this one the other day, but it’s finally official, so break out the noise makers, throw up the confetti, and let the parties begin. Apple iTunes has reached its ten billion song download milestone today. For those that are counting, that is an astounding ten billion songs downloaded in a …

MagicJack sues BoingBoing, loses the case and its credibilty

February 24th, 2010

MagicJack, creator and distributor of the popular dongle-based PC VoIP solution, has some problems with its credibility. Back in 2008, BoingBoing revealed some of the companies disingenuous business practices which include but are not limited to: a fake visitor counter on its website that increased automatically on its own, a bogus MagicJack detection page that …