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BlackBerry 6 pictured running on Verizon Bold 9650

August 6th, 2010

BlackBerry 6, RIM’s latest smartphone operating system, was first announced back in April of this year at WES (BlackBerry’s annual conference). This week, we finally got to see BB 6 running on real live hardware with the announcement of the BlackBerry Torch 9800. And now, we have images of the new OS running on some already released hardware, the BlackBerry Bold …

ASUS Windows Phone 7 device gets photographed in Pakistan

August 6th, 2010

Not a heck of a lot to report on here, but a picture is worth a thousand words no? This picture of an ASUS device running Windows Phone 7 appeared on Twitter earlier today. The device has the mandated Back, Windows, and Search keys and looks to have a front facing camera in the upper right …

Microsoft Hardware Team tweets, teases of new hardware

August 3rd, 2010

The Microsoft Hardware Team has had a Twitter account — @msfthardware — for just over a week, and they are wasting no time in using the micro-blog service to tease the release of a new product. Yesterday, the company tweeted: “‘Don’t be so touchy…flat is where it’s at.’ We’ll share another glimpse of our upcoming …

The usual suspects, Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 7 launch partners

July 22nd, 2010

In an interview with blog Pocket-lint, senior product manager for Microsoft, Greg Sullivan, confirmed who the Windows Phone 7 OEM launch partners would be. And… well, it’s exactly who you’d think it would be. Dell, Asus, LG, HTC, and Samsung will all have WP7 hardware being release around the launch of Microsoft’s next smartphone OS. …

Mini-touchscreen component destined for an unknown Apple device surfaces

July 9th, 2010

Tw.apple.pro published a series of photos of an unusual Apple-branded touchscreen component. The photos were obtained from a source presumably deep within one of Apple’s manufacturing partners. The part measures 3 cm x 3 cm and contains what appears to be a display connector and a touchpad connector. Speculation is running rampant as no one, including …

HTC provides explanation for 30FPS limitation of the HTC EVO 4G

July 7th, 2010

An HTC represesntative in attendance at the HTC Aria event in Chicago last night, reportedly provided some insight into the 30FPS limitation that has been reported on the HTC EVO 4G. As was suspected, the 30FPS limit is imposed via software, but it is a hardware limitation that lies at the heart of this issue. Though …

HTC sees profits jump 33%, revenue 58% year-over-year

July 6th, 2010

The WSJ is reporting that Taiwanese handset maker HTC saw Q2 unaudited net profits rise 33% in 2010. Some key metrics from HTC’s Q2 include: $268 million in unedited profit, earnings of $0.37/share, and revenue growth of 58% (beating out HTC’s April forecast of 50% growth). Yuanta Securities analyst, Bonnie Chang, predicts that HTC will …

DROID X gets disassembled, gawked at

June 25th, 2010

Are you fascinated with the innards of a mobile device and dying to see what is inside of Verizon Wireless’ flagship DROID X handset? If you answered with an enthusiastic “Yes!”, then check out the disassembly video and 26 photo exposè put together by DROIDX.net. Unlike iFixit which painstakingly identifies each and every component, this disassembly is more …

Apple files second patent infringement lawsuit against HTC

June 23rd, 2010

Apple launched yet another attack against HTC this week with a second patent infringement lawsuit filed in Delaware District Court. This second lawsuit focuses specifically on four patents held by Apple; two of which were included in the original lawsuit and two which are new to this second lawsuit. The patents cited include: Patent 7,383,453: …