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Bell Mobility to exclusively launch LG Optimus Chic January 14th

January 4th, 2011

A memo obtained by BGR indicates that Canada’s Bell Mobility will be exclusively launching the LG Optimus Chic on January 14th; the Chic is being billed as Bell’s “first entry-level Android smartphone.” The device will sport a 3.2-inch full-touchscreen display, 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, DLNA support, micro-SD card slot (2GB card included), and …

Amazon enables lending of Kindle books

December 30th, 2010

The first sentence of a support article posted on Amazon’s support site provides the meat and potatoes of today’s big announcement: “Eligible Kindle books can be loaned once for a period of 14 days.” Loans must be initiated from Amazon’s website — by entering the loanees name and email address — at which point a notification email is …

Samsung Galaxy Tab launching November 14th on Sprint for $399?

October 8th, 2010

One of our Sprint sources just messaged us to let us know that the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is set to launch right around November 14. How about pricing? Well, we’ve also been told the 7-inch tablet will sell for $399 with a 2-year agreement and $599 full retail. That’s all we …

YouTube to offer live streaming platform

September 13th, 2010

Late yesterday, Google announced that streaming-video company YouTube would “begin a limited trial of a new live streaming platform in conjunction with four of our partners: Howcast, Next New Networks, Rocketboom and Young Hollywood.” As the press release explains: This new platform integrates live streaming directly into YouTube channels; all broadcasters need is a webcam …

Leaked screen captures of Microsoft Office 14 alpha surface

January 16th, 2009

Well that didn’t take long at all. Microsoft just handed out the first round of Office 14 alphas to early testers and leaked images of the upcoming software have already surfaced. Originating from a Russian beta tester, the images show the updated UI Microsoft will be using in its Office 2007 successor. We also get …