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Windows Phone 7 worldwide launch one week from today, on T-Mobile

October 4th, 2010

Despite all the talk about AT&T being Microsoft’s exclusive U.S. launch partner for Windows Phone 7, it looks like T-Mobile will actually have the honor. According to a post on Microsoft’s website, the “Windows Phone 7 Worldwide Launch Event” will take place next Monday, October 11, in New York City. The site also notes that, …

Microsoft and AT&T to unveil Windows Phone 7 handsets October 11?

September 30th, 2010

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that, “Microsoft Corp. will unveil a lineup of smartphones using the revamped version of its mobile operating system on Oct. 11,” and that AT&T will begin selling said devices in early November. Microsoft does have an event planned for October 11 — Columbus Day — in New York City …

AT&T offering new GoPhone plans starting October 3

September 30th, 2010

AT&T has just sent out a quick press release to inform us of several new prepaid GoPhone plans they will be launching on October 3. The company will offer an “Unlimited Daily Talk and Text” plan which will afford customers the “flexibility of unlimited calling and texting with the two dollar rate plan charge only applying on …

Two new iPhone model names make cameo in AppleTV firmware

September 28th, 2010

It appears as though two additional iPhone model names have surfaced in Apple’s latest iteration of the AppleTV firmware. The two devices — which are listed as iPhone 3,2 and iPhone 3,3 — will presumably have the same form factor as the current iPhone 4 model (unless Apple has decided to do something drastically different with model …

Roku introduces new 1080p players, Roku XD and Roku XDS

September 23rd, 2010

Today, Roku announced a new line of HD streaming video players, the Roku XD and the Roku XDS. To get your initial question out of the way: Yes, both new players can stream video in a full 1080p. The Roku XD, which will retail for $79.99, and the Roku XDS, which will retail for $99.99, …

Google updates Gmail Android app

September 21st, 2010

Google has just released an update to its Gmail application to the Android Market. The new app brings several new conveniences, including: message actions stick to the top of the screen while scrolling, view previous messages more easily (like in the desktop client), and limited support for Priority Inbox. The new bits are in the Android …

Details on HTC's new and improved Sense

September 15th, 2010

Today in London, HTC announced three major things: the Desire HD handset, the Desire Z handset, and a new and improved Sense interface. HTC has been very explicit in saying that the Sense is not a UI or an overlay, but rather something else, something whimsical, something… dare we say, magical. After HTC was done doing …

Twitter website gets redesign, packs functionality

September 15th, 2010

Twitter has announced that its official website will be getting a heavy makeover. Aside from a cleaner, two-column layout, the new looks will also pack new functions, including: Media. Now, it’s easy to see embedded photos and videos directly on Twitter, thanks to partnerships with DailyBooth, DeviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, …

Google Maps for Android updated, walking navigation and new search bar included

September 9th, 2010

Today, Google announced that it would be updating its Google Maps application for the Android operating system to include voice-guided walking navigation and a new, improved search bar. As Google explains: Walking Navigation lets you use GPS navigation with walking directions that are more direct and use pedestrian pathways when we know about them. To …

Samsung to increase display production ten fold in 2011

September 6th, 2010

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Samsung Mobile Display will use Samsung’s new, $2.1 billion factory being constructed in Korea to increase display production. The new factory, located in the southern section of Seoul, will up Samsung’s display making capacity from 3 million units to 30 million units per month. Martin Fichter, HTC’s vice …