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Kelly Hodgkins

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Symbian opens up its source code, available now for your downloading pleasure

February 4th, 2010

It is official. The Symbian Foundation has released Symbian as an open source product today, four months ahead of its scheduled mid-2010 completion date. As with other open source projects, the move will allow developers to modify and contribute to the source code in hopes of improving the overall quality and hastening the development of …

Clearwire to pursue its wholesale business as it curbs WiMAX equipment purchases

February 4th, 2010

According to Taiwanese WiMAX CPE makers, Clearwire is slowing its purchases of WiMAX equipment as it begins to ramp up its wholesale business. This expansion is not unexpected as Clearwire first offered wholesaler services in Q3 2009 and indicated that is looking to grow its wholesale business and add additional wholesale customers in the intervening …

Windows Mobile 6.5.3 details emerge

February 3rd, 2010

With the introduction of the Sony Ericsson Aspen, Windows Mobile took a small jump forward to version 6.5.3. This latest version includes a few notable features, including capacitive touchscreen support which will cause all non-HD2 owners to toss their stylii into the air and jump for joy. Other changes include: Platform to enable multitouch Touch …

Amazon's stronghold on e-book pricing crumbles, will renegotiate with Macmillan and HarperCollins

February 3rd, 2010

Days after Macmillan books disappeared from Amazon’s inventory due to a feud over pricing, Amazon has confirmed that it has caved to Macmillan’s demands and will be raising the prices of Macmillan e-books from $9.99 to $12.99-$14.99 for hardcover and bestselling editions. The online retail giant expressed its strong disagreement with this pricing but decided …

Google to launch its own business application store?

February 3rd, 2010

Technology companies are scrambling to jump on the application store bandwagon which has blossomed in the mobile arena and is now moving into the netbook and desktop computing realm. The latest app store venture may be originating from Google, which is rumored to be developing its own suite of business applications designed to compliment its …

Zune Phone to make its official debut at MWC 2010?

February 1st, 2010

More Zune Phone rumors are again hitting the scene, this time the rumor of the day is originating from the Spanish blog muycomputer. They claim that Microsoft will be unveiling the long-rumored Zune Phone at Mobile World Congress 2010. According to their inside source, the Zune Phone will be introduced by Microsoft with NVIDIA by …

Palm Pre Plus plagued by problems with the GPS?

February 1st, 2010

A week after its official debut, the honeymoon for Verizon Wireless Palm Pre Plus owners might be over with an increasing number of users complaining about problems with imprecise GPS signal locking. When using Google Maps on the Pre Plus, many owners are noticing that the Pre Plus is locating them at a point that …

Motorola ME600 BACKFLIP now available in China

February 1st, 2010

While AT&T customers wait for the Motorola BACKFLIP to debut here in the U.S., folks in China can score one today directly from Motorola China.The unlocked ME600 BACKFLIP will set you back a robust 4,298 Chinese yuan ($629 USD) and includes an 8GB memory card and a car charger. The U.S. variant of this uniquely …

Full version of Firefox Mobile finally released for Maemo 5

January 31st, 2010

Nokia N900 owners are now the envy of the mobile world having been given the privilege of being the first group of people to use the official finalized version of Firefox Mobile. Firefox Mobile will run on the Maemo 5 platform and incorporates many features seen in the desktop version of Firefox including the Awesome …