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Michael Bettiol

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Bell launches the HTC Legend

June 16th, 2010

Virgin Mobile is no longer the only Canadian carrier to offer the HTC Legend, as today its parent company, Bell, announced that it too will be carrying the milled aluminum handset. Sporting the same $79.99 price tag for those that opt for a 3-year contract, the only major difference between the two is that the Bell …

iTunes 9.2 now available

June 16th, 2010

Another day, another software update from Apple. Unlike yesterday’s release of OS X 10.6.4, today’s release applies both Mac and PC users as it is iTunes 9.2 that has been released. For most people the performance enhancements will be the big draw, but if you’re planning on picking up an iPhone 4 or upgrading your current device …

Google working to refine Android's UI

June 16th, 2010

According to TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington, Google’s Android team is currently burning the midnight oil working on a UI refresh for it’s ever popular smartphone OS. People familiar with the matter claim that the goal of the refresh is to provide a better user experience which would in turn discourage companies like HTC and Motorola from …

Radio Shack will also offer all T-Mobile handsets free on June 19th

June 16th, 2010

T-Mobile’s retail locations are going to be an absolute mad house this Saturday thanks to the company’s epic one-day sale in which all handsets are free, so it’s a good thing that Radio Shack has announced it will be joining in on the fun as well. On June 19th, over 4,000 Radio Shack locations across …

Nokia E73 Mode available from T-Mobile

June 16th, 2010

Nokia’s facing a pretty bleak future when it comes to the world of smartphones, so the launch of the E73 Mode with T-Mobile couldn’t have come at a better time. Designed with business professionals in mind, but has enough features to make the average user happy including a 5 megapixel camera, free turn-by-turn navigation via …

HTC Desire headed to the U.S. in August

June 16th, 2010

And the lovely deluge of hot summer smartphones continues, as today HTC announced that it will be bringing the 1GHz Snapdragon-powered Desire to the U.S. this August. The Desire will apparently be offered “via select regional operators”, although just who they are will remain a mystery until “we get closer to availability.” Any bets on …

IDC predicts PC shipments to grow 20% in 2010

June 16th, 2010

According to market research firm IDC, 2010 will see shipments of PCs rebound in 2010 and erase the terrible sales figures seen in 2009. Overall sales are expected to rise 19.8% YoY with a total of 354.8 million units shipped. Notebook sales are anticipated to be the largest contributor to higher sales with growth targeted …

New images of the Sprint Samsung Galaxy Pro S leak out

June 15th, 2010

It seems that there was a bit of doubt surrounding yesterday’s leak of the Sprint-bound Samsung Galaxy S Pro. Well in order to put the debate to rest, two new images of what’s shaping up to be a really nice Android handset. They don’t reveal a whole lot of new information, but we can clearly …

AT&T: Call quality issues nearly solved

June 15th, 2010

During an televised interview with CNBC, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said Tuesday that his company’s efforts to repair its voice network have been paying off and that call quality is steadily improving. “We’ve been going hard at the voice quality issue,” Stephenson said, adding that AT&T’s network revamp, one which primarily focuses on particularly troublesome …