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New images of alleged iPhone 5 parts surface

August 16th, 2011

Several alleged internal components from Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 have surfaced on websites belonging to two different online parts suppliers. As reported by MacPost, purported OEM camera lens replacement modules, OEM headphone jacks and other parts now appear on websites belonging to Chinese parts suppliers TVC-Mall and Truesupplier, further suggesting that a launch of Apple’s …

Final Windows Phone Mango build released to manufacturers and carriers [updated]

July 22nd, 2011

Microsoft’s final build of Windows Phone Mango has been rubber stamped and released to manufacturers and wireless carriers according to Windows Phone Dev Podcast. The move is among the final steps before Microsoft delivers the Mango release to customers. The most recent reports have suggested that Microsoft will update current Windows Phone devices in September, …

Apple is No. 1 smartphone vendor in U.S. with just two phones on the market

July 11th, 2011

With just two smartphone models available for sale, Apple still managed to top comScore’s list of smartphone OEMs in the three-month period ending May 2011. Following this morning’s report that Microsoft’s share of the U.S. smartphone OS market has slid 35% since the launch of Windows Phone 7, more data from comScore’s most recent MobiLens …

Google: 100 million Android devices activated worldwide

May 10th, 2011

During Google’s I/O conference in San Francisco today, Google confirmed that it has activated more than 100 million Android devices worldwide across 36 OEM’s and 215 carriers. There are now more than 310 Android devices in 112 countries and Google activates 400,000 Android devices each day. Similarly, there are 450,000 Android developers and more than …

Shots of possible Motorola DROID 3 leaked

April 28th, 2011

Is the image above the DROID 3? An OEM parts retailer named Global Redirects Parts seems to think so, but it also refers to the device as “Targa.” As we understand it, “Targa” is actually the name for Motorola’s DROID Bionic, due out later this summer, so it’s unclear if this is just a snafu …

Microsoft may reveal Windows 8 during September developer event

April 12th, 2011

Microsoft will hold a Professional Developers Conference (PDC) event from September 13th through September 16th, Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft’s Windows Chief, said Tuesday. According to Business Insider, Microsoft may introduce its latest Windows 8 operating system during the event — an OS that will cater better to touchscreen tablets and lower powered processors. A September introduction …

Nokia: Symbian is no longer open source

April 8th, 2011

Nokia recently said that its Symbian operating system is no longer open source. The Finnish firm is continuing to provide source code to Japanese OEMs and its small developer community in an alternative “open and direct” model. “Consistent with this, the Nokia Symbian License is an alternative license which provides an access to Nokia’s additional …

Google’s Andy Rubin says Android is still open

April 7th, 2011

Last week reports surfaced claiming that Google was clamping down on what its Android partners could and could not tweak in newer versions of the operating system. One report filed by Bloomberg Businessweek cited “dozens” of industry executives who said that Android partners will no longer be able to make “willy-nilly tweaks to the software” …

Entry level Android handset sales to top 20M in 2011, report suggests

April 6th, 2011

Budget Android handsets are poised to takeoff in 2011, a new report from Digitimes suggests. The firm states that it expects 20 million to 25 million entry-level Android handsets  – defined as devices priced below $150 – will be sold globally in 2011. That figure is up from the 2.5 million to 3 million that …

BlackBerry PlayBook OEM accessories and accessory pricing allegedly revealed

February 14th, 2011

A series of what are purported to be leaked internal slides from RIM may reveal details surrounding various OEM BlackBerry PlayBook accessories. While the authenticity of the slides obtained by enthusiast blog Fommy has not been confirmed, they may give us our first glimpse as a variety of OEM accessories for the BlackBerry PlayBook, as well as pricing …