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Kelly Hodgkins

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Three new smartphones to hit Verizon Wireless in early 2010?

December 18th, 2009

Verizon Wireless may be turning it up a notch again and adding not one, but three new smartphones to its lineup in early 2010. The eclectic group is rumored to include the Windows Mobile-powered LG VS750, the Android-based Motorola Devour A555 and the Palm Pre Plus. The LG VS750 is LG’s first smartphone offering for …

Verizon Wireless employees begin initial training in Palm and WebOS

December 17th, 2009

A leaked screenshot reveals that Verizon Wireless is beginning to train its employees on the nitty gritty details of Palm and its WebOS. Starting December 15th and concluding on January 4th, 2010, the 20 minute online course addresses the burning questions “Why Palm?” and “What is webOS?”. The timing of the course is rather apropos …

LG eXpo now available from AT&T

December 17th, 2009

AT&T’s first Snapdragon powered handset, the Windows Mobile-powered LG eXpo, is now available now for your buying pleasure. The eXpo has all the latest bells and whistles including a 3.2 inch 800×480 touchscreen display, 1 GHz processor, quad-band GSM, tri-Band UMTS/HSDPA, 5 megapixel autofocus camera with 5X zoom, slide out QWERTY keyboard, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 …

Apple wins permanent injunction against Psystar

December 16th, 2009

It is the end of the line for Psystar as U.S. District Judge William Alsup has issued a permanent injunction against the Apple clone maker. The injunction prevents Psystar from pursuing its core hardware business by banning the following: Copying, selling, offering to sell, distributing, or creating derivative works of plaintiff’s copyrighted Mac OS X …

ST-Ericsson and Ericsson successfully demonstrate LTE to HSPA handoff

December 15th, 2009

Stockholm, Sweden is the place to be for cutting edge LTE technology. An active LTE network has been deployed and is being extensively used for testing — one of the first successful trials demonstrated the interoperability of LTE and HSPA networks. In the trial, a multi-mode LTE/HSPA device powered by ST-Ericsson’s commercially available M710 platform …

Apple does: sell ten million iPhones in the current quarter?

December 15th, 2009

According to a Taiwanese market research firm, shipments of Taiwan’s smartphone integrated circuits are exploding due to an unexpected increase in iPhone 3GS sales. Based upon supply chain analysis, Market Intelligence and Consulting Institute predicts that Apple will sell a record-breaking 10 million iPhones in this current quarter alone, a modest increase over the record …

Barnes and Noble Nook gets rooted, innards exposed

December 14th, 2009

We wish we were there to see the look of surprise on the face of the folks at nookdev when they disassembled the Nook and discovered that the customized Android 1.5 OS that powered the latest and greatest e-reader was stored on a removable microSD card. Doing what most great hackers would do, they popped out …

Apple delays shipping of 27-inch iMacs, faulty graphics card to blame?

December 13th, 2009

It has been a rocky road for Apple’s over-sized 27-inch iMac. Back in November, customers filled Apple’s forums with complaints — brand new iMacs were received by happy customers who proceeded to discover that their shiny, new Apple hardware was either DOA or horribly damaged in transit. Apple was reportedly helpful to affected customers and …