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LG planning Optimus Big smartphone with 4.3-inch NOVA display

March 28th, 2011

LG may soon be chasing HTC in the phones-with-massive-displays market. According to some leaked images and specs, LG has a new phone codenamed “Optimus Big” up its sleeve. The Optimus Big — as its name implies — sports a large 4.3-inch screen, a single-core 1GHz processor, a T-DMB TV tuner, and LG’s super bright and …

Apple iOS 4.3.1 coming within one to two weeks?

March 21st, 2011

We’ve just been given some info on Apple’s next iOS release, 4.3.1, and from what we have been told, it will contain minor bug fixes. Here are the changes from iOS 4.3: Baseband updates for the 3GS and iPad (original) Fixed memory hang that results in memory corruption when reading large files from USIM filesystem …

Verizon HTC ThunderBolt unboxing

March 16th, 2011

We just received our HTC ThunderBolt from Verizon Wireless and we’ve dug through the very black and red packaging to pull out a 4.3-inch 4G Android device — and we even photographed it. In all seriousness, the HTC ThunderBolt is one feature-packed handset, and it’s the first one to run on Verizon’s new 4G LTE …

iPhone’s personal hotspot will only support 3 connections over Wi-Fi

March 4th, 2011

To Apple’s credit: it has consistently said that its Personal Hotspot feature would “support five connections.” It did this without ever actually specifying what type of connections those were. According to support documentation on the iPhone maker’s website, those utilizing the Personal Hotspot feature in iOS 4.3 will be allowed to share their phone’s internet connection with up to five devices, …

Apple seeds iOS 4.3 Gold Master to developers

March 3rd, 2011

Just one day after its official unveiling, Apple has made iOS 4.3 Gold Master, build 8F190 (called it!) available to developers. The code adds support for mobile hotspot creation, third-party AirPlay access, along with a host of other improvements. The update is available to those with Apple Developer accounts and supports iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone …

Apple announces availability of iOS 4.3, March 11th

March 2nd, 2011

After a month long stint in beta-land, Apple’s latest iteration of iOS — version 4.3 — has been rubber-stamped and pronounced ready for public consumption. Demoing the new code at the company’s iPad 2 event today, VP of Engineering Scott Forstall showcased several of the updates new features, including Wi-Fi hotspot creation, a new Photobooth app, and Home Sharing …

Apple finally GMs iOS 4.3, build 8F190?

February 24th, 2011

One of our Apple sources has just informed us that it looks like Apple has finalized the code for its upcoming iOS 4.3 release. The build, we’re told, is 8F190 for those keeping track. Maybe we’ll see this release unify the Verizon iPhone OS-wise as well? We’ll probably see this in the wild next week …

HTC Pyramid: dual-core, 1.2GHz handset headed to T-Mobile?

February 3rd, 2011

The existence of this next handset is very much a rumor, but it’s a rumor that is almost too good to ignore. Blog AndroidandMe, quoting a “regular source who has provided accurate information about several Android announcements in the past,” is reporting that HTC’s first dual-core, Android handset will be a T-Mobile offering by the name of …

Apple seeds iOS 4.3 beta 3 to developers

February 1st, 2011

Right on schedule, Apple has released iOS 4.3 beta 3, build number 8F5166b, to developers through its online developer’s portal. The code is available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. We’re in the throes of downloading the new bits as we speak. You do the same and be sure to let us know what …