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HTC looking into developing its own OS

April 13th, 2010

While conducting an interview with Bloomberg, HTC CFO Cheng Hui-ming revealed that the Taiwan-based company is currently exploring the possibility of creating its own smartphone OS. Although readily stating that HTC has no plans to abandon support for Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Google’s Android, Cheng was not so willing to discuss rumors which would see …

Android 2.1 update for DROID now live

March 30th, 2010

It looks like Verizon and Motorola took exception with yesterday’s mini-rant because our inboxes are being absolutely hammered by tips that the Android 2.1 update for the DROID is now being pushed out. If you’ve yet to receive a notification of the update you don’t need to worry because this is a gradual rollout and …

OS 5.0 pushed out for the Verizon BlackBerry Tour

March 30th, 2010

When it was first leaked it earned something of a reputation for being moody, but Verizon is clearly confident that BlackBerry OS 5.0.0.591 will serve Tour 9630 users well because it’s now pushing out the software OTA complete with Push-To-Talk capabilities. A truncated change-log is available after the jump, but first we have one simple …

Apple iPad OS 3.2 GM available

March 29th, 2010

Apple just updated the Developer Center with the iPad’s GM build of 7B367 (the shipping OS) as well as the new corresponding SDK. We can taste Saturday already… Have fun. UPDATE: The file is live on Apple’s servers but hasn’t been updated in the Developer Center just yet. It’s 456.8MB.

Android 2.1 fairy possibly visiting the Sprint Hero on April 9th

March 26th, 2010

Here’s an intriguing one for all you Sprint Hero owners. A picture of an internal Sprint document leaked today regarding a future fix for the phone’s Picture Mail woes may very well contain the date the device will make its jump from Android 1.6 to 2.1. While other handsets are going to have everything worked out …

Sprint Touch Pro2 to get Windows Mobile 6.5 update tomorrow

March 18th, 2010

HTC Touch Pro2 users on Sprint should stock up on party hats and streamers as the Now Network is gearing up for a Friday release of the long overdue software update to Windows Mobile 6.5. To be available through both the Sprint and HTC websites, the update will finally bring Sprint’s Touch Pro2 up to …

Apple iPad recap

January 27th, 2010

If you were following this morning’s Apple announcement, it may have been quite overwhelming and your head could be spinning in confusion. We’re here to clear things up and give you additional details over what we posted this morning. What we know so far is that the device itself, in terms of hardware and software, …

Apple announces the iPad, changes the course of history

January 27th, 2010

Today at 10:00AM PST, hundreds of thousands of eyes were glued to computer screens as Steve Jobs made one of the most anticipated announcements in Apple history: the iPad. Some might giggle or scoff at the name, but that’s where the snark stops. The hardware and software had event attendees up on their feet applauding. …