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Apple to begin production of iPhone 5 in September, claims analyst

April 11th, 2011

Blog Business Insider has filed a report that states Apple will begin production of its next generation iPhone — oft referred to as the iPhone 5 — beginning this September. Citing a note published by Avian Securities, the iPhone-report du jour states that a “key component supplier” has indicated that the Cupertino company will schedule production in preparation for …

Nokia trims upcoming round of layoffs from 800 to 500 workers

January 14th, 2011

A Nokia spokesperson confirmed on Thursday that Nokia will cut fewer jobs in an upcoming round of layoffs than it initially announced. Speaking with Bloomberg Businessweek, Nokia spokeswoman Paeivyt Tallqvist confirmed that Nokia’s upcoming workforce reductions would trim 500 workers from various locations in Finland. The cell phone maker said last month that 800 employees would …

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 update page indicates a January release

January 6th, 2011

During last night’s keynote, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was pretty tight-lipped about an exact release date for the company’s first major Windows Phone 7 update; all that was said was, “in the next few months.” But a quick glance at the URL Microsoft is using to tell consumers about the benefits of said update points …

Bell Mobility to exclusively launch LG Optimus Chic January 14th

January 4th, 2011

A memo obtained by BGR indicates that Canada’s Bell Mobility will be exclusively launching the LG Optimus Chic on January 14th; the Chic is being billed as Bell’s “first entry-level Android smartphone.” The device will sport a 3.2-inch full-touchscreen display, 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, DLNA support, micro-SD card slot (2GB card included), and …

Sprint makes EVO Shift 4G official; available January 9th for $149.99

January 4th, 2011

Rejoice QWERTY fans! Sprint has just made HTC’s EVO Shift 4G official and the company’s 16th 4G capable device. The Shift, which will be available on January 9th for $149.99, will pack a 3.7-inch display, full QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, hotspot capabilities, and Android 2.2. The …

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 …

‘The Daily’ iPad newspaper to launch in January

December 17th, 2010

Rupert Murdoch’s upcoming and highly-intriguing digital and iPad only (for some time) newspaper is set to launch in January, according to Peter Kafka at MediaMemo. While news reports signaled a December launch, it seems the staff working on the digital paper needed some more time to create their iPad app which will reportedly feature “lots of …

Apple’s Mac App Store set to open doors January 6th

December 16th, 2010

“Apple today announced that the Mac App Store will open for business on Thursday, January 6.” That is the opening line of a press release fresh out of Cupertino. The new service announced back in October offers developers a 70-30 split in revenues for applications sold and looks to mimic the utility and ease of …

Nokia confirms plans to cut 800 jobs

December 14th, 2010

Nokia confirmed Tuesday that it plans to cut approximately 800 jobs in its home country of Finland. The newly confirmed work force reductions are in addition to the 1,800 jobs Nokia announced it would have to cut this past October. Nokia said it has concluded negotiations with employee representatives, and it will give affected workers …

‘Massive’ Windows Phone 7 update coming in January

November 29th, 2010

Microsoft has been talking about Windows Phone 7 updates since long before Windows Phone 7 was even released. While the OS’ launch was a bit rushed, we have to commend Microsoft for taking a pretty open stance and choosing to talk about upcoming functionality instead of shrugging off inquiries as most companies do. WP7 users …