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HP introduces TouchPad tablet; 9.7-inches, webOS, dual-core

February 9th, 2011

Hot on the heels of the Pre 3 and Veer announcement, HP introduced the real star of today’s event, the TouchPad tablet. The TouchPad is a 1.6 pound, 13.7mm thick, 9.7-inch, dual-core tablet that finally brings webOS to the big screen. Powered by the latest dual-core, 1.2GHz, Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, a 1024 x …

AT&T announces full-touchscreen HTC Freestyle; quick-messaging Brew handset

February 8th, 2011

Your friends over at AT&T have added a new, full-touchscreen, quick messaging device, based on the Brew mobile platform, to their handset lineup. Say hello to the the HTC Freestyle. The Freestyle sports a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, 3.2 megapixel camera with video recording capabilities, micro-SD card slot (support for up to a 32GB card), 3.5mm …

RIM launches Trade Up program; up to $120 for your old BlackBerry

February 4th, 2011

Today, Research In Motion quietly introduced a new Trade Up program for BlackBerry smartphones. The new program will allow current BlackBerry owners to trade in their old handset for up to $120 off a new RIM smartphone. Users will be allowed to upgrade to one of six BlackBerry models from various carriers and must be turning in …

Motorola cans CLIQ XT’s Android 2.1 update; CLIQ XT

February 3rd, 2011

If you’re the owner of a Motorola CLIQ XT from T-Mobile, you’re not going to like this news. Via its user forums, Motorola has announced that plans to update the device to Android 2.1 have been cancelled; leaving the handset and its users stuck on Android 1.5. As the post reads: “After  comprehensive testing of …

Virgin Mobile USA announces LG Optimus V; $150, pre-paid, available today

February 2nd, 2011

LG continues to pedal is low-cost Optimus handset to carriers, complete with an alphabet-soup of surnames. So it comes as no surprise that today, via a press release, pre-paid wireless carrier Virgin Mobile USA announced that it would be offering the LG Optimus V handset effective immediately. The device, which has a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, …

HP CEO says new webOS products soon, another announcement coming in March

January 28th, 2011

Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker spoke with the BBC during the World Economic Forum in Davos, shedding new light on the company’s plans for webOS over the next two months. Moving forward, the HP boss claims the gap between product announcements and launches will shrink substantially. In fact, we should expect webOS devices to launch “within …

NVIDIA to unveil quad-core Tegra 3 processor at MWC

January 20th, 2011

Devices powered by NVIDIA’s dual-core Tegra 2 chip were the talk of CES this year, but that hardly means the famed fabless semiconductor company is going to rest on its laurels. According to company General Manager Mike Rayfield, NVIDIA’s next big announcement is already set to be made next month at Mobile World Congress in …

Is Apple announcing the iPad 2 on February 9th? [updated]

January 20th, 2011

Ok, let’s not get too excited just yet… this one is kind of a stretch. The current generation of Apple’s magical iPad tablet was announced on January 27th — a Wednesday. Icons representing the iPad, seen above on the left, show “27” as the date on the calendar. Apple’s latest iOS beta, however, includes a …