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iOS 6.1 beta 2 available for download

Apple releases iOS 6.1 beta 2 to developers, here is the change log

November 12th, 2012

Apple has just seeded iOS 6.1 beta 2 to developers for download and testing, though it’s not yet clear what changes the new update holds. The first version of iOS 6.1, which BGR reported would be released about the holiday timeframe, only included minimal changes on the surface layer. We’ll report back on anything we …

RIM announces BlackBerry 7; brings HTML 5, BlackBerry Balance to handsets [Updated]

May 2nd, 2011

Included in the company’s barrage of press releases this morning, Research In Motion officially announced BlackBerry 7. The new smartphone operating system — formerly known as BlackBerry 6.1 — brings HTML 5 and a new Just-In-Time (JIT) JavaScript engine to the browser, along with BlackBerry Balance support, enhanced universal search, and a new “Liquid Graphics” theme. BlackBerry …

Balsillie: BlackBerry 6.1 now BlackBerry 7, still not QNX-based

April 29th, 2011

Research In Motion’s co-CEO, Jim Balsillie, confirmed a rumor that has been circulating the Internet over the past several days: BlackBerry 6.1 will come to market as BlackBerry 7. We gave you a quick look at the operating system running on the Bold Touch, Touch and Torch 2, and, as you can see, the cosmetic changes …

Samsung reportedly prepping Omnia Pro for a July release

April 26th, 2009

This one lies deep in the bowels of Rumorsville for the time being but we can’t say we’d hate for it to become a reality. According to Samsung – HD blog, Sammy will have a new addition to its Omnia lineup come July. Billed as the Omnia Pro — which, by the way, definitely detracts …

Samsung Propel Pro finally ready for purchase on AT&T

April 14th, 2009

It’s all about QWERTY these days and despite the company’s penchant for full-touchscreen handsets, Samsung has been known to turn out a solid messenger or two. Case in point: the new Samsung Propel Pro, which is now available from AT&T. AT&T made the Propel Pro offical just ahead ahead of CTIA and introduced it alongside …

AT&T and Pantech launch dual-sliding Matrix Pro

February 18th, 2009

AT&T and Pantech have officially announced the Matrix Pro this morning and while it won’t knock you out of your seat per se, it definitely fairs well as far as bang for your buck is concerned. As the smartphone successor to the dual-sliding Pantech Matrix, the Pro model maintains the same form factor while adding …

AT&T Samsung Propel Pro in the concrete jungle

January 29th, 2009

Hmm… so we’ve got an update to the Samsung Propel, have we? More or less, yes, this is as we’re told, the Samsung Propel Pro and it brings pro-level features with it. Things like Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard, an optical joystick (which our ninja says is absolutely worthless), 3G, and we’d guess a camera and …

Microsoft expects fewer Windows Mobile-powered handsets

January 9th, 2009

What do you do when the honeymoon is over and interest in your mobile OS is fading fast? Spin city! In a recent discussion with the New York Times, Microsoft VP of Windows Mobile Todd Peters happily explained that Microsoft has intentions to cut down on the number of Windows Mobile devices that reach the …

Rumored release date for the T-Mobile Shadow II

December 16th, 2008

The Shadow II / Shadow 2 / Shadow 2009 / whatever else you want to call it, is quite the polarizing device. People are either sitting on the edges of their seats in anticipation of its release, or they think it’s hideous. Either way, we now have a rumored release date, giving T-Mobile customers a …