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Microsoft open to keeping XP around just a bit longer than expected

April 26th, 2008

Steve Ballmer is full of quotables these days. Never one to shy away from saying something he might regret later, the Microsoft CEO went on record this morning, saying that Microsoft would be open to keeping the operating system on sale past the planned June kill date. If Microsoft truly listened to customer demand, the …

Skype releases beta software mass-market handsets

April 25th, 2008

Skyping from your lowly non-Windows Mobile phone just got a lot easier. Skype has just released an official mobile client that supports supporting over 50 handsets. Specific phone models aren’t listed, but the press release promised support for phones from Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson. Not bad at all. The new software reportedly allows …

iPhone SDK Beta 4 May Allow Background Processes

April 25th, 2008

One of the biggest problems that developers and end users alike have had with the iPhone SDK is the reported limitations with regards to background processes. By limitations, we mean that the original SDK guidelines specified that third-party applications were simply not permitted to run processes in the background. This would have been a huge …

Cleaning up those BlackBerry rumors

April 25th, 2008

So you might have seen a couple things floating around on the BlackBerry 9000 lately. One of them is that Fortune recently went ahead and declared an August release for the device. The other is that a RIM "spokesperson" claims that the reason we’re now hearing battery life issues is because power management is usually turned off …

8GB iPhone and iPod Touch get end-of-lifed in UK

April 25th, 2008

Things are looking good for anyone hoping to see some next-generation iPhones launching in the foreseeable future. According to both RegHardware and Engadget, the 8GB flavors of the current iPod Touch and iPhone have been given "End Of Life" status, meaning that once the current stock is sold (which it is) it will not be …

S60 Gets the Hacker Special; ROMpatcher Released

April 25th, 2008

Some might say the fact that the S60 3rd Edition OS took so long to crack is an impressive feat in itself. At this point however, it doesn’t matter. Fueled by the restrictions of Symbian Signed, last month S60 3rd got its first taste of hacker love as protected system files became accessible and the …

T-Mobile’s new mystery 3G Nokia handset outted

April 25th, 2008

Considering they have yet to launch an actual functioning 3G network, T-Mobile is certainly spending a significant amount of energy securing 3G capable handsets. Upcoming network launch, anyone? Lord, we hope so. The latest to land on our shores a Nokia handset with the model designation of RM-407. The handset is tricked out with quad-band …

LG Secret Makes its Debut

April 25th, 2008

Shhh, LG has a Secret to tell sell you. Ok that was pretty lame, but there really isn’t very much that’s lame about LG’s newly announced carbon fiber-accented Black Label handset dubbed "Secret". This sucker is packed to the brim with looks and features to match. The fact that LG stuffed these specs into a …