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Michael Bettiol

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Amazon adds audio and video support to iOS Kindle app

June 28th, 2010

We’re sure that some will say this is basically Amazon admitting its own eBook hardware doesn’t have what it takes to stay competitive halfway into 2010, but for everyone else, the announcement that the Kindle app for iOS has been updated to support audio and video files is great news. So far we can only find …

T-Mobile Vibrant: $199.99 on July 21st

June 28th, 2010

The Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant has been a long time coming, but today an official release date and pricing were finally announced. As of July 21st, T-Mobile will be selling the Vibrant for $199.99, that price of course assuming a new 2-year contract. T-Mobile might have a bit of a tough sell on its hands considering that AT&T, …

Sprint announces the Samsung Epic 4G

June 28th, 2010

Sure it might have a laughably bad name, but there’s no way in hell you can laugh at the Samsung Epic 4G’s specs. A part of the Galaxy S family, the Epic 4G is Sprint’s second 4G WiMAX smartphone. To go on sale later this year for an undisclosed price, the Epic 4G has a …

Verizon enters the Galaxy S fray with the Fascinate, U.S. Cellular tags along

June 28th, 2010

AT&T has the Captivate, T-Mobile has the Vibrant, and now Verizon Wireless has the Fascinate, it’s very own iteration of the Samsung Galaxy S. Featuring the same 4″ WVGA Super AMOLED display, 5 megapixel camera and 1GHz Hummingbird processor as its siblings, the Fascinate also has a six-axis motion control for an enhanced gaming experience, Swype virtual keyboard, …

T-Mobile details the Samsung Vibrant

June 26th, 2010

AT&T is no longer the only American carrier to officially have a variant of Samsung Galaxy S coming soon, as T-Mobile has finally gotten around to admitting that it will be releasing the Android 2.1 smartphone under the name Vibrant. Sporting a chrome bezel that is reminiscent of the first three generations of iPhone, the Vibrant has …

Sprint passes on Android 2.2 for Hero and Moment

June 25th, 2010

Owners of both the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment from Sprint might want to take a seat, because we’ve got some bad news for you. Not long after it announced that Android 2.2 is in the works for the EVO 4G, today Sprint tweeted that it will not be offering a similar update for the …

iPhone 4 proximity sensors not functioning properly?

June 25th, 2010

Another day, another problem for the iPhone 4. Today’s hot topic issue deals with its proximity sensor. According to a group of concerned iPhone owners on 9to5mac, the proximity sensor on the iPhone 4 isn’t quite sensitive enough and carriers a large potential for in-call issues. Users are reporting that the sensor has a tendency …

Nokia N9 spotted in the wild complete with NAM 3G

June 25th, 2010

Why, hello, you thing of questionable sexiness. What we’re looking at here is the Nokia N9 live and in the digital flesh. Negri Electronics, the people that leaked the images, are keeping mum about the specs of the device until they’re ready to publish their full review, but from the images we can clearly see that …

Rogers to launch Chatr, a new low-end brand to compete with WIND

June 25th, 2010

Forgive us for keeping this really short, but there’s still a lot of information we don’t know. Over the last few days, we’ve been hearing a lot of Canadian birdies singing that Rogers Wireless is planning to launch a new wireless brand in Canada. To be known as Chatr, the carrier is said to have been …