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Tweaked iPhone 4, white iPod touch rumors reinforced by Apple inventory leak

September 28th, 2011

SKUs for a revised iPhone 4, believed to be the iPhone 4S, and new iPod touch SKUs have surfaced in Apple’s inventory system, 9to5Mac reported on Wednesday. The iPhone 4 SKUs reinforce rumors that Apple will introduce a watered-down version of the device, perhaps with just 8GB of memory, as the budget-friendly “iPhone 4S.” The …

AT&T/T-Mobile merger could put Sprint out of business

September 12th, 2011

Chitika Insights, Chitika’s research arm, recently proposed the question “What if AT&T and T-Mobile actually merge?” and created a graph of what the wireless landscape in the United States might look like if AT&T’s proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA is passed. Chitika concluded there could be calamitous consequences for Sprint and various regional …

Samsung readying 8.9-inch Android tablet for first half of 2011?

February 23rd, 2011

According to Korean based Yonhap News Agency, Samsung Electronics is readying an 8.9-inch Android tablet due in the first half of 2011. The publications cites Samsung as the source of the information and adds that a “company spokesperson” indicated that the 8.9-inch tablet “will be released in the global market through mobile operators.” Samsung currently …

Google markets Angry Birds as AdMob success story, soon to net Rovio $1 million per month

December 3rd, 2010

Google’s mobile AdMob team has posted a YouTube video touting the advertising success of Rovio’s wildly popular  mobile game, Angry Birds. In the clip, Peter Vesterbacka, Rovio’s Mighty Eagle, says that his company prefers using the ad-supported model featured in the application’s Android version to the paid-application model seen in the iOS game. To date, Angry Birds has …

Wi-Fi only Samsung Galaxy Tab to hit Best Buy for $499

October 25th, 2010

When Verizon Wireless announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab, there was a fair amount of skepticism about the unreleased device’s $599 price tag. Now, according to a leaked Best Buy advert, it appears as though a Wi-Fi only model will be making its way to Best Buy Mobile for a more modest $499. The Wi-Fi only …

10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab slated for first half of 2011

September 23rd, 2010

According to Gary Twohig, manager of Samsung Mobile in Ireland, a 10-inch iteration of the company’s Galaxy Tab. Silicon Republic is reporting that Twohig, “revealed that Samsung is preparing to launch a 10-inch version of the Galaxy Tab by the first half of 2011 which will also come with Android and a V8 Javascript engine.” This is obviously …

OQO calling it quits, working on deal to keep the band together

May 22nd, 2009

OQO UMPC owners, it’s official: You now own a collector’s item. After running into OQO SVP of sales and marketing Bob Rosin, GottaBeMobile is reporting that the company can no longer afford to support its products in any capacity, let alone build new units. From Rosin: We are sad to report that due to financial …

OQO SVP: Future production of model 2+ "unlikely"

April 25th, 2009

More bad news for OQO fans we’re afraid, as a recent conversation with Senior Vice President Bob Rosin basically confirms worries that had been circulating regarding the longevity of the UMPC maker. Long story short, the company is in dire need of a knight in shining dollars. Regarding a recent rumor that suggests OQO is …

OQO model 2+ reportedly shelved as company seeks buyer

April 14th, 2009

News from OQO has been a bit scarce since the company unveiled its model 2+ at CES earlier this year. In the UMPC market, however niche it may be at this point, the model 2+ was essentially positioned to be a game changer — the specs speak for themselves: 5-inch WVGA OLED touchscreen display, Intel …