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Kelly Hodgkins

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Apple iPhone makes official debut in South Korea

November 29th, 2009

After years of wrangling with privacy concerns over the iPhone’s location-based services, the Apple iPhone is now finally available in South Korea. Hundreds of people, hoping to be the first on their block to rock the iPhone, lined up overnight outside Olympic stadium in Seoul. Those not willing to brave the elements turned to pre-orders, …

NTT DoCoMo rolls out the BlackBerry Bold in white

November 29th, 2009

Remember the white BlackBerry Bold that launched on AT&T last month after we scooped it in August? Looks like our Japanese brethren will be able to sport one on their hip, too. Starting December 3rd, NTT DoCoMo will make the blanco version of the BlackBerry Bold available to the Japanese public. Consider us big thinkers …

Sales of the Sony Ericsson Aino halted

November 28th, 2009

When it rains, it pours, and for Sony Ericsson, this week has been one big torrential downpour. Earlier  we reported on the Sony Ericsson Satio which has been pulled from the shelves of the UK’s two major retailers due to a software glitch. Only a few days later, sales of the Sony Ericsson Aino were …

Lenovo reverses course, buys back mobile handset division for $200 million

November 27th, 2009

Oh Lenovo, does the Chinese launch of Dell’s smartphone leave you feeling left behind? Are you having a bit of seller’s remorse? In an announcement made recently, Lenovo confirmed that it will buy back the mobile handset division that it spun off in January 2008. The world’s 4th largest PC manufacturer will re-purchase Lenovo Mobile …

Motorola DROID does Times Square on Black Friday

November 26th, 2009

As part of its “DROID Does” advertising campaign, Verizon Wireless is teaming up with Google, Reuters and R/GA to take over Times Square in a promotion to showcase Google Voice search and the Motorola DROID, just like we reported previously. If you are in Manhattan for the craziness called Black Friday, stroll on down to …

Google updates movie search for iPhone, WebOS, or Android-powered device

November 25th, 2009

iPhone, WebOS or Android owners have yet another alternative to find the hottest movies at local theaters while out and about. Point your web browser to the new mobile version of Google search for movies where you can search for movies, browse movies by categories, retrieve ratings and watch streaming trailers of the best that …

Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS to be sold by UK retailer Tesco

November 25th, 2009

The iPhone went a little bit more mainstream today as Tesco, the UK’s version of Walmart, announced that it will be adding both the iPhone 3G and the 3GS to its mobile phone lineup. Both versions of the iPhone will be available for purchase in Tesco’s in-store mobile phone shops and online through Tesco Direct. …

Sony Ericsson Satio pulled from the shelves of two major UK retailers

November 24th, 2009

More bad news out of the UK for Sony Ericsson as its flagship handset has been pulled from the shelves of both Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U. The two largest mobile phone retailers in the UK have suspended sales in response to a high volume of returns due to a reported “problem with the phone.” Sony …

Nokia unveils the 6700 and 7230, two new sliders

November 24th, 2009

Nokia has announced two new entry level 3G sliders, the Nokia 6700 slide and Nokia 7230. Both are set to launch in Q1 2010. The Symbian-powered Nokia 6700 slide features a 5 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and Carl zeiss optics, 2.2 inch QVGA display, HSDPA/HSUPA connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, an FM radio …