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Apple working on smaller, cheaper iPhone model to compete with Android

February 10th, 2011

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple, Inc. is working on a smaller, cheaper iPhone model to compete with the army of affordable handsets currently utilizing Google’s Android operating system. The report cites several anonymous sources “briefed on the matter” and claims that the company is looking to sell this new device for around $200 unsubsidized. The article also …

Bloomberg: PSP2 coming January 27th; Xperia Play in February

January 19th, 2011

According to Bloomberg, citing “two people familiar with the matter,” Sony and Sony Ericsson will be releasing the PSP2 and Xperia Play smartphone in January and February respectively. The publication writes that the updated iteration of the company’s popular mobile gaming console will be released on January 27th; the company will also “outline a strategy to …

Bloomberg: RIM to sell Playbook in Q1 2011, under $500

November 10th, 2010

Bloomberg is reporting that RIM’s Co-CEO, Jim Balsillie, indicated his company’s Playbook tablet would be available in North American markets in Q1 of 2011 for under $500. The $500 price point is notable for the industry as it is where Apple’s 16GB Wi-Fi iPad currently sits. The report also noted that “RIM may sell the …

Bloomberg: new Apple TV product to have Netflix streaming

August 31st, 2010

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is “preparing to announce a new set-top box that delivers TV to consumers” and that the aforementioned box “will include [streaming] movies from Netflix.” Bloomberg cites “three people with knowledge of the plans and continues: “The streaming service would be available on the revamped version of Apple TV, due to …

Bloomberg: Apple to hold media event September 7th in San Francisco

August 25th, 2010

Bloomberg has updated their report, filed yesterday, on Apple’s plans to launch a 99-cent, a la carte style, TV-show rental service for their AppleTV product. The updated report states that, “Apple plans to hold a San Francisco event Sept. 7, two weeks ahead of the start of the new prime-time TV season, to unveil the …

Bloomberg: Apple readying 99-cent TV show rentals

August 24th, 2010

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is in “advanced talks” with News Corp., CBS Corp., and Walt Disney Co. to allow iTunes users to rent their programming for 99-cents an episode. The report reads: “The content deals would give Apple users access to some of the most-watched shows on TV and increase the appeal of its …

Panasonic adds Twitter functionality to HDTVs

August 17th, 2010

Today, Panasonic announced that they will add Twitter to the list of built-in web entertainment technologies on their VIERA CAST enabled HDTVs and Blu-ray disc players. The company already offers Skype, Netflix, Pandora, Fox Sports, Amazon Video-On-Demand, YouTube, Picasa, Bloomberg, and weather services on VIERA televisions with the IPTV functionality built-in. Panasonic’s VP of corporate …

BlackBerry App World officially comes to life

April 1st, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen, the highly anticipated and long-awaited BlackBerry App World is out and ready to roll. Now you can officially wonder where your emails, SMS and call history went once you jam pack your memory with apps galore. For those who were feeling a little iPhone envy, you can now enjoy tons of your …