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Nokia N8 and HTC Desire HD now available on Vodafone UK

October 23rd, 2010

You can go ahead and pity / envy UK mobile subscribers. If it wasn’t hard enough already, Vodafone has just thrown two more premium handsets into the fray to choose from. If you hit up Vodafone’s official UK website, you can now start placing orders for the gargantuan HTC Desire HD or the solidly-built Nokia …

Gingerbread man stands tall in Mountain View, release imminent?

October 23rd, 2010

No major Android update is complete without the customary unveiling of its dessert statue. The Googlers have uploaded a YouTube video showing them taking delivery, and erecting, the much-awaited Gingerbread man. Gingerbread is the next iteration of Android and was previously believed to be enumerated as “3.0.” Recent reports have suggested Gingerbread might be referred to …

Windows Phone 7 launching in Europe with a host of freebies

October 21st, 2010

Today is D-Day for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. The desktop software giants [A1] are launching their highly-anticipated and revamped mobile OS through various carriers across most of Europe, and boy do they mean business. Remember that $1 billion WP7 and Kinect marketing blitz we told you about? Well, Microsoft is giving away all …

Samsung Omnia 7 now available to pre-order with T-Mobile UK

October 19th, 2010

Hours before last weeks Windows Phone 7 press event, the Samsung Omnia 7 broke cover. Now, in a similar trail-blazing fashion, the Omnia 7 has become the first Windows Phone 7 handset available for pre-order in the UK. T-Mobile UK has prominently displayed the the Omnia 7 on its landing page, allowing UK subscribers to …

Is this the new MacBook Air? Both 11.6 and 13.3-inch models coming next week?

October 17th, 2010

With only five days until Apple’s Back to Mac press event, the rumors are flying in thick and fast. Speculation around Apple’s refreshed MacBook Air is growing daily, and there are some new reports that just surfaced. Earlier in the week, the 11.6-inch display rumor popped up again, but last night, Engadget received some photos …

AutoCAD makes its Mac return, after nearly two decades in the wildnerness

October 17th, 2010

Mac OS engineers, architects, and designers can rejoice; AutoCAD, the popular 3D visualization package is now available for the Mac once again. AutoCAD left the Mac platform 18 years ago and has since been a Windows PC exclusive. To put things in perspective, AutoCAD is to engineers what Photoshop is to designers. This news, however, didn’t come as …

Angry Birds for Android gets over 1 million downloads in 1 day

October 17th, 2010

There is no denying the Angry Birds phenomenon. Rovio Mobile, the developers behind the multi-platform Angry Birds app, have just announced a staggering stat — over 1 million Android downloads in 1 day. Following yesterdays launch, GetJar had brief outages due to overwhelming traffic. Android users were told: “The page you are looking for is …

The haptic, futuristic mobile phone of tomorrow

October 16th, 2010

Basic haptic feedback not cutting the mustard for you anymore? How about a shape-shifting phone? If engineers at the University of Washington have their way, it might be a reality.  Computer scientists and engineers at the aforementioned institution have developed a flexible prototype called, ‘SqueezeBlock’. The prototype phone has small motors housed within, capable of exerting …

Blackberry Bold 9780 pricing revealed in the UK

October 16th, 2010

T-Mobile UK has jumped the gun and revealed pricing for the, BlackBerry OS 6-toting Bold 9780. The  Bold 9780 is the successor to the aging, but wildly popular Bold 9700. According to Electricpig, the new BlackBerry will be available before Christmas. The handset will be available for £0 ($0, if you convert) if you sign 2 …