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November

Rumor: Chrome OS netbook due in November

November 2nd, 2010

Rumor mongering website DigiTimes is reporting that Google and its initial manufacturing partner Inventec could begin shipping Chrome OS netbook as early as this month. The report also details the manufacturers Acer and HP will be releasing their Chrome OS offerings in December. “The Google Chrome notebook will feature an ARM-based platform and will not …

Apple adds another iPhone retail-distribution point: Target

November 2nd, 2010

It appears as though Apple is really starting to loosen up the death grip (pun intended) its kept on the iPhone’s retail-distribution channels for the past three years. Yesterday, big box retailer Target announced that it would be carrying the Cupertino company’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS smartphones in 846 retail locations beginning on November …

Facebook hosting mysterious ‘mobile event’ November 3rd

October 29th, 2010

Moments ago, Facebook began to send out invites to a “Mobile Event” scheduled for November 3rd at the company’s headquarters. Back in September, TechCrunch and Business Insider both reported that the social networking behemoth was developing their own handset with deep Facebook integration. Will we see the rumored device come to fruition on Wednesday? Perhaps …

Will the Nexus Two be a Galaxy S refresh made by Samsung?

October 29th, 2010

According to Gizmodo, yes. The blog is reporting that a “friend” of theirs actually got some hands-on time with the Samsung heir to the Nexus throne. The device, which is being referred to as the Nexus Two, was described as “black and shiny” with a 4-inch AMOLED display (we would assume Super AMOLED since it’s …

Confirmed: Bell Mobility to offer LG Optimus Quantum on November 8th

October 29th, 2010

We’ve just gotten some information confirming that Canadian carrier Bell Mobility will be launching the LG Optimus Quantum Windows Phone 7 handset on November 8; the November 8th date had been rumored — due to the U.S. launch — but not confirmed. The Quantum is a full-QWERTY device with a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display, Wi-Fi …

Acer to launch tablet line on November 23rd

October 27th, 2010

In an interview with Dow Jones Newswires, Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci confirmed that the company has plans to launch a tablet PC line. Acer is currently the second largest PC maker on the planet and Lanci knows that there’s a chance tablets will eat into laptop sales in the coming years. Better safe than sorry, …

Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.2 update gone till November

October 21st, 2010

So sad. It looks like those Galaxy S owners who are still, very patiently we might add, waiting to get Android 2.2 on their handsets will just have to wait a little longer. According to a tweet by Samsung Mobile UK, the company’s Froyo update will “be available in the UK from early November” and …

HTC HD7 available from T-Mobile on November 8, $199.99

October 21st, 2010

T-Mobile is really utilizing the “social networks” these days. Hours after lighting-up their Twitter feed with the release date and pricing for the Motorola DEFY, T-Mobile has done it again; this time announcing the release date and pricing for the HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 handset. The HD7, which will be available in stores on …

Motorola DEFY coming to T-Mobile November 3

October 20th, 2010

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything about the Motorola DEFY; a rough and rugged Android handset we first told you about in August that was announced just last month. But that all changes today. T-Mobile has announced, via Twitter, that the 3.7-inch scratch-resistant, touchscreen device — which also boasts a 5 megapixel camera with flash, …