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Kelly Hodgkins

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Google handing out the Google phone to employees, will launch in January 2010?

December 12th, 2009

Hardware partners be damned, Google is pursuing world domination and is doing so with its new Google phone. Plastered all over Twitter are enthusiastic tweets from Google employees and their friends expounding the awesomeness of a hot new HTC phone handed out to the them by mothership Google. The full touchscreen handset runs Android 2.1 and …

Windows Mobile 7 delayed until the end of 2010?

December 11th, 2009

Remember the good old days when Windows Mobile was at the top of its game? When the Windows Mobile-powered Dell Axim went head to head with the Palm Tungsten T or when Palm shook up its Treo line by releasing the Windows Mobile-driven Treo 700WX? That was then and this is now, however, and the …

China uses crowdsourcing and money to identify pornography on the internet

December 10th, 2009

Crazy but true… China’s Internet Illegal Information Reporting Center is offering a monetary reward to online surfers who send in information about pornographic websites. The first person to send in information about a particular website will receive a reward of 1,000 ($146) to 10,000 ($1,460) yuan with the award amount being determined by a committee …

Ericsson to cut Swedish workforce by 1,000 employees

December 9th, 2009

L.M Ericsson Telephone Company unexpectedly announced on Tuesday that it is laying off almost 1,000 employees in its native Sweden due to a 74% drop in net profits one quarter back. Ericsson is reportedly closing operations in the town of Gävle, a design and manufacturing facility that employs 856 people. They’re also slashing almost 9% …

Samsung details Bada, its new mobile phone platform

December 8th, 2009

Last month Samsung announced that it would be dropping Symbian from its handsets and replacing it with its own mobile platform, Bada. Initial details on this touchscreen-driven platform were sparse and Bada was quickly forgotten. Forgotten by most of us but not by Samsung, who has been slowly fleshing out the details of Bada on …

HTC Bravo is the HTC Passion, will launch in the US in January 2010?

December 8th, 2009

The HTC Bravo made its appearance in HTC’s recently leaked roadmap with a launch date of April 2010. Rocking almost identical specifications, the Bravo is the European variant of our beloved HTC Passion. Now that the name game is out of the way, we can deliver some not so good news about the Passion. The …

VMware outline plans for dual OS virtualization on mobile phones

December 7th, 2009

Not satisfied with merely dual-booting two operating systems on a mobile phone, VMware is developing virtualization technology that allows two operating systems to run simultaneously on a mobile phone. Consider the scenario where you can receive your corporate email using Windows Mobile and post an update to twitter using Android — same phone, at the …

AT&T releases Mark the Spot, a network failure reporting tool

December 7th, 2009

Poor AT&T, it must be tired of being tied to the whipping post and constantly flogged in the media for its abysmal network performance. To address its network woes, AT&T has released a new iPhone application called Mark the Spot to help AT&T customers report any failures with their service. The app uses geo-location to …