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Michael Bettiol

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DROID X pre-orders get underway at Best Buy

June 25th, 2010

We know that a lot of you are itching to get your hands on the Motorola DROID X, especially after checking out our glowing first impressions. And while the bad news is that you can’t have one to call your own until July 15th, the good news is that Best Buy is now taking pre-orders …

BlackBerry Shield screenshots emerge at long last

June 25th, 2010

It’s been a long time since we first mentioned BlackBerry Shield, but that all changed Thursday. BNews.pl managed to get a hold of a handful of screenshots of the security service which lets users remotely locate, lock and wipe their misplaced and/or stolen BlackBerry just like iPhone users can do Find My iPhone. When it’s released …

Nokia confirms Symbian is on the way out for Nseries devices

June 24th, 2010

No real surprise here, but at least it’s now official. Nokia confirmed on Thursday that it will no longer offer Symbian-based handsets its Nseries line-up after the N8 is released. In its place, Nokia will be looking to MeeGo, an open source mash-up of Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin. This is a pretty smart move …

I Am T-Pain + iPhone 4 + FaceTime = Must. Have. App.

June 24th, 2010

Remember how psyched we were when I Am T-Pain made its App Store debut? Well multiply that by 25 times and you’ll know exactly what we feel like right now, as a ridiculously awesome update to the app has just been released to the App Store. Not only does it fully support iOS 4, but …

RIM sees profits climb ever higher, yet misses the mark

June 24th, 2010

On a day when the business world is focused solely on Apple and the launch of its iPhone 4, RIM announced its quarterly results. Although it managed to pocket a handsome profit of $768.9 million, everything from revenue to subscribers to devices shipped missed the mark. Revenue, which was up 24% Y0Y at $4.24 billion …

Throwback Thursday: Sega Game Gear

June 24th, 2010

In the previous installment of Throwback Thursday, we flipped the calendar all the way back to 1977 and took a look at the Atari 2600. This week, we’re easing things up and bit and giving a shout out to the Sega Game Gear, circa 1991. From the get go, the Game Gear had its work …

EVO 4G to get a software update on June 28th?

June 24th, 2010

We’ve not yet independently confirmed this, but one of our Sprint connects just dropped us a line to let us know that Sprint is gearing up to push out a maintenance update for the HTC EVO 4G. Said to be targeted for June 28th, the fix is said to address three things: Improvements to Wi-Fi …

Will the iPhone 4's yellow displays cure themselves?

June 24th, 2010

There’s no way to verify this until we get a few more days behind us, but a forum user from AppleInsider is claiming that those hideous yellow splotches affecting some iPhone 4 Retina displays will go away after a couple of days of use. Here’s the explanation: Apple is using a bonding agent called Organofunctional …

Bell launching the Samsung Wave on July 8th

June 24th, 2010

Thanks to one of our Northern connects, we’re now able to confirm that the Samsung S8500 Wave will be launching in Canada on July 8th. To be available through Bell, the Bada-based Wave’s notable features include a 3.3″ WVGA Super AMOLED display, 5 megapixel camera with 720p video capture, 1GHz processor and TouchWiz 3.0. The launch memo we …