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iPad 2 to ship from Foxconn in February

December 7th, 2010

A new report Tuesday morning suggests Apple has notified Foxconn, its next-generation iPad manufacturer, that initial shipments will commence in the next 100 days. The unconfirmed report originates from China’s industry watchdog, DigiTimes, and suggests that initial shipments will be in the 400,000 to 600,000 range. Those numbers seem quite low for the sequel to …

Apple reportedly names next-gen iPad camera supplier

November 30th, 2010

Rumors that Apple’s next-generation iPad will include at least one camera gain purchase Tuesday morning as a new report suggests Apple has named its camera lens supplier for its upcoming tablet. Citing market rumors instigated by a public filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange, DigiTimes reports that Largan Precision has been awarded a contract that …

iPad 2 initial parts suppliers revealed

November 19th, 2010

According to hit or miss trade publication DIGITIMES, Apple has chosen several parts suppliers for its upcoming iPad 2. The report states that Japan-based Ibiden, Taiwan-based Tripod Technology and U.S. / China-based TTM Technologies have been named as three initial PCB suppliers for Apple’s second-generation iPad. Four more suppliers will be added some time in …

Apple’s iPhone 4 in white hands-on, kind of!

November 17th, 2010

Well, well, well. We finally got our white iPhone 4 fully working, and wanted to update our previous story, but we also figured some high resolution shots of the phone would be pretty tantalizing as well. After being sent a white front and back assembly from our ninjas at cnn.cn, we transplanted the stock black …

Nokia N8 dismantled by iFixit, praised for design and ease of service

October 8th, 2010

The gang over at iFixit have done the honors of tearing the Nokia N8 to pieces… right down to the screws. There aren’t too many surprises found inside the device, and iFixit gave the handset an 8 out of 10 on their fixability scale (10 being the easiest); they also note the “creative” placement of the antennas …

Colorware to let you dress up your own Curve 8900

November 18th, 2009

Alright, all you BlackBerry-modding freaks, grab your screwdrivers and listen up. Our pals over at Colorware have just informed us that you no longer have to send them your beloved BlackBerry Curve 8900 for inking. Oh no. Now they’ll send you the rainbow colored parts and let you do the dirty work. This service, which …

A gutted Palm Pre reveals $170 worth of parts

June 7th, 2009

Yesterday many people across the country eagerly waited in line to get their hands on the most anticipated handset of the year, the Palm Pre. While the overwhelming majority of people who took a Pre home with them are counting on it to be their reliable companion for the foreseeable future, the people at Rapid …

RIM to parts suppliers: hook it up!

April 13th, 2009

It’s a recession people, and in a recession the name of the game is to keep sales as steady as possible while reducing costs as much as possible. For countless companies this means unloading employees but as RIM’s market share continues to surge, the Canadian handset maker is taking a different approach; use its solid …

Don’t drop your BlackBerry Bold…

August 17th, 2008

In tears. Was unloading my car, opening the trunk with the Bold in the same hand as the one I was opening the trunk with. Then “BAM.” It fell out of my hand about two feet onto pavement. My life flashed before my eyes. I quickly went to rescue the Bold. This is what the …