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BlackBerry PlayBook rolling out to 16 new countries soon

June 10th, 2011

RIM has announced that the company’s first BlackBerry tablet will go on sale in sixteen new countries over the next month, including Australia, France, Germany, India, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. Its unclear if RIM has any carrier partners lined up or how much the device will retail for abroad. In the …

Samsung responds to Apple with multiple patent suits

April 22nd, 2011

It didn’t take a crystal ball to see this move coming — Samsung on Friday filed multiple patent infringement suits against Apple. Just four days following Apple’s filing of a lawsuit alleging Samsung smartphones like the Galaxy S “copy Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style,” Samsung has filed three separate suits alleging infringement of …

HTC Flyer tablet appears on German Amazon site for €669

February 16th, 2011

HTC announced its first tablet device — the HTC Flyer — at Mobile World Congress on Tuesday, though the company was mum on pricing and specific availability. An apparent slip up on the German Amazon website may shed some light on pricing, however, and we hope our European friends are sitting down. According to the …

Rumor: specifications for HTC’s Thunderbolt 4G emerge

December 31st, 2010

We usually aren’t inclined to include the word “rumor” in article titles, but once you read on, we think you’ll understand why it’s there. German blog HTCInside has published a saucy specification list for what is presumed to be HTC’s first LTE device: the Thunderbolt 4G (formerly known as the Incredible HD). The list of …

O2 Germany: HTC 7 Pro set to launch in January

December 27th, 2010

According to German carrier O2, the HTC 7 Pro — a full-QWERTY, horizontal sliding, Windows Phone 7 device — will hit store shelves sometime in January. The set has been, up till this point, rumored for U.S. based CDMA carrier Sprint, however, O2 uses GSM technology. The device boasts a 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera with …

Microsoft's Arc Touch Mouse breaks cover on German website

August 18th, 2010

It looks like the Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse that was rumored months back is close to becoming official. German website notebooksbilliger has the fabled mouse, complete with pictures, available for pre-order for 70€ ($90) with an available ship-date of October 13th. The sleek mouse is — as the name suggests — arched for ergonomic navigation but can also be bent …

Arcade version of new Xbox 360 Slim leaked by Amazon Germany

July 14th, 2010

Amazon’s German website leaked the initial details on the rumored Arcade edition of the the new, slim Xbox 360. According to the product listing page, the Arcade version will sport 4GB of flash memory, a €149 ($189 USD) price tag, and is projected to launch on August 20th. The timing of the launch is apropos as the …

Google Maps Navigation arrives in Canada, 11 European countries

June 9th, 2010

Good news for Android users situated in Canada and and 11 Western European nations, as today Google announced the immediate availability of its free Google Maps Navigation application in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland. To get Google Maps Navigation 4.2 you’ll need to live in the aforementioned countries …

Apple's iPad launches in 9 international markets

May 29th, 2010

We imagine that there will have been an inordinate number of sick days claimed yesterday in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK, as the iPad went available for sale in the aforementioned nations. The price of the device, as well as data plans for the 3G model, vary greatly from …

Paid apps tipped to land in international Palm App Catalog next week

March 24th, 2010

WebOS devices have long since extended their reach beyond the cozy confines of United States, but unfortunately paid apps have yet to be made available as they are in the US. This could all change in one week’s time, however, as Palm has notified developers that they will be able to sell apps through the …