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Motorola files a complaint against RIM with the International Trade Commission

January 23rd, 2010

It’s all lawsuits and complaints galore this year with Apple against Nokia, Nokia against Apple and now Motorola against Research In Motion. Apparently, according to Motorola, RIM is violating five Motorola patents which involve Wi-Fi access, application management, power management and UI. So, Motorola decided to file a complaint with the International Trade Commission, or …

Firefox 3.6 now available, sheds its beta label

January 22nd, 2010

You either love it or hate it, and ever since Chrome and Safari upped their games, we’ve been getting a little burned out by Firefox. Hopefully that will all change now with version 3.6 — new and improved (fingers crossed) and beta label gone. It’s now more customizable with additional add-ons and extensions, and it …

Verizon cuts 10 phones off of the $350 ETF list

January 22nd, 2010

Everyone and their mothers were up in arms when Verizon announced its new early termination fee policies last year. For a select group of smartphones and “advanced devices,” canceling one’s contract would incur a hefty $350 fee. Customers fumed, the FCC got involved and Verizon said they were just doing everyone a favor because it …

Motorola Calgary/DROID Devour pops up in Verizon system

January 21st, 2010

Motorola has some major plans with handset releases this year and it looks like it’s off to a timely start. We just showed you guys images of the Calgary/Devour a few weeks ago, and now it’s popping up in Verizon’s system. The camera flash washes out the line item in the image, but there’s no …

Apple Boot Camp gets updated, now with Windows 7 support

January 20th, 2010

In the Windows vs. Mac wars, the Apple fanboys now have another reason to gloat: Apple just last night updated Boot Camp to support Windows 7. Along with this update came the year’s first security update, which supposedly addresses 12 security vulnerabilities. Boot Camp version 3.1 supports the 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 users and …

T-Mobile cuts BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Curve 8520 prices

January 20th, 2010

AT&T isn’t the only one enjoying lower prices on BlackBerry’s latest handsets. T-Mobile is now offering the Bold 9700 for $129.99 and the Curve 8520 for $79.99, like we reported in a Whisper a little whle back. If you’re a hardcore BlackBerry user and you haven’t upgraded to a trackpad-equipped device yet, now is the …

Verizon Android devices get FiOS Mobile

January 19th, 2010

Verizon couch potatoes throw your hands up! If you have a DROID or Eris on Verizon, and you’re a FiOS customer, you can get FiOS Mobile on your phone now. You can check TV listings, adjust parental controls, set your DVR and even check out Videos On Demand with the new mobile application. Verizon also …

Oxford University gets quiet as students are banned from using Spotify

January 19th, 2010

There’s nothing like ruining your ears by blasting your favorite tunes while studying up on photochemistry and reaction dynamics, but Oxford students will have to find somewhere else to go deaf. The prestigious university offers free Internet access for its students, but Spotify, the wildly popular music streaming service, has been grinding the network to …

Ruh roh, it's official: Apple is holding an event on January 27

January 18th, 2010

Apple has just sent out invites to an event it will be holding next week at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. In the invitation, Apple says, “Come see our latest creation.” Hmm, we wonder what that could be. It’s going to be an intense day since so much anticipation …

Motorola gives Korea a little Android love with MOTOROI

January 18th, 2010

While we’re busy sitting here trying to figure out how this new phone is supposed to be pronounced, South Koreans are rejoicing that this Android device has become official there. We’ve all seen this handset before as the Motorola XT701 for China, but now we know that Korea will have it through SK Telekom. The …