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Sidekick users beware: Danger Services to shutter on May 31st

March 1st, 2011

In a statement released at 12:00AM ET this morning, T-Mobile announced that Microsoft’s Danger Services — the service that powers T-Mobile’s Sidekick — will be shutdown on May 31, 2011. The announcement was brief, and noted that T-Mo will be providing offers to Sidekick customers, incentivizing them to transition to a new device before the …

AT&T: HTC Aria getting Android 2.2 (Froyo) tomorrow

February 24th, 2011

Via Facebook, AT&T has made its second major Android operating system update announcement in as many days. The subject of today’s post: the HTC Aria. AT&T has informed its friends that an Android 2.2 (Froyo) update for HTC’s mid-level Aria handset will be ready for public consumption beginning tomorrow. Ma’ Bell is asking eager Aria …

Apple dishes dirt on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion); developer preview available

February 24th, 2011

On the heels of today’s MacBook Pro unveiling, Apple announced that it would be making a preview of Mac OS X 10.7 — codenamed Lion — available to developers. The company writes that Lion “takes some of the best ideas from iPad and brings them back to the Mac.” Apple details several, previously disclosed, features …

Apple to announce iPad 2 on March 2nd, WSJ reports

February 22nd, 2011

Apple will announce its next-generation iPad tablet at a special media event on March 2nd, The Wall Street Journal reports. The report, found on The Journal’s BoomTown blog, cites multiple sources with its claim and further supports an earlier report that the iPad 2 release will not be delayed. Apple will hold the event in …

Inventory shortages, price cuts point to imminent iPad 2 launch

February 21st, 2011

As we’re seeing now with Apple’s current MacBook Pro line, delayed shipping dates and sell-outs are often good indicators of an imminent product refresh. Discounts are also a good sign that a popular product is nearing the end of its life. With that in mind, new reports of retailers and carriers showing dwindling iPad inventory …

HP TouchPad planned for June, priced at $699?

February 11th, 2011

One of our sources has just provided us with new information surrounding the launch of the recently unveiled HP TouchPad. It’s been communicated to us that HP is (or was — it’s not clear if things have recently changed) planning on having the TouchPad in market before the end of June. We’ve also been told pricing …

Official: Nokia to adopt Windows Phone as smartphone operating system [live video]

February 11th, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s official. In a press release today, Microsoft and Nokia announced “plans to form a broad strategic partnership that would use their complementary strengths and expertise to create a new global mobile ecosystem.” This partnership will see Nokia, the world’s largest phone manufacturer, adopt Windows Phone as its “principle smartphone strategy” and …

Nokia weighs Android, MeeGo, and Windows Phone

February 10th, 2011

Tomorrow is D-Day for Nokia. At the company’s Capital Markets Day, CEO Stephen Elop is expected to announce a major shift in Nokia’s smartphone strategy — by strategy, we mean operating system. Rumors have been flying that Elop, Microsoft’s former business unit chief, will align his new company with his old, bringing Nokia-branded Windows Phone handsets …

HP promises webOS on printers, PCs, and more

February 9th, 2011

Towards the tail-end of today’s HP media event, the company laid out its future plans for its acquired operating system, webOS. Citing a more connected, social world, the Palo Alto juggernaut promised to extend webOS beyond smartphones and tablets and on to printers (HP’s cash cow), PCs, and more. HP is one of the world’s …