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Some Nokia N8 units will meet September deadline

September 21st, 2010

Yesterday, we published a post to let you know that the ship date for the Nokia N8 was being pushed back to October. This information was not speculative nor the sourced from a rumor, it, in fact, came directly from Nokia. Today, it appears that Nokia is doing an about face, saying that some N8 …

Nokia N8 delayed 'a few weeks'

September 20th, 2010

Today, Nokia released a statement announcing that the much-hyped N8 smartphone would be delayed for “a few weeks” so that the Finnish company could make some “final amends” to the device. Here is what the release looks like: The amount of preorders has exceeded our expectations and we are working hard to deliver the Nokia …

Facebook working on their own phone?

September 19th, 2010

TechCrunch broke the news and Business Insider is also reporting that Facebook is working on their own mobile handset. The first report claimed that Facebook’s Joe Hewitt and Eric Tseng (previous Facebook iPhone app developer and previous Senior Product Manager for Android at Google) are heading up the project. When Business Insider chimed in, however, …

Apple terminating free case program September 30

September 10th, 2010

This afternoon, on Apple’s official iPhone 4 Case Program website, the company released the following statement: We now know that the iPhone 4 antenna attenuation issue is even smaller than we originally thought. A small percentage of iPhone 4 users need a case, and we want to continue providing them a Bumper case for free. …

Google releases statement about Java suit, disappointed and ready to defend

August 13th, 2010

Following up on a story we posted this morning, Google has released a statement in response to the lawsuit filed by Oracle over the search giant’s implementation of Java in Android. The statement looks like this: We are disappointed Oracle has chosen to attack both Google and the open-source Java community with this baseless lawsuit. The open-source …

RIM CEO: the Internet is encrypted, deal with it

August 5th, 2010

If you haven’t been following the soap opera that is going on between the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and RIM let us fill you in. The UAE and KSA will halt BlackBerry data services beginning October 11th and August 5th respectively citing concerns over national security. For the most part, RIM …

RIM: your BlackBerry data is secure, even from governments

August 2nd, 2010

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has issued a statement to its customers letting them know just how secure their data is. The handset maker reminded everyone that “no one, including RIM” could access BlackBerry user data as it is encrypted without a master key, and that it would …

RIM co-CEOs: Apple's attempt to draw RIM into self-made debacle unacceptable

July 17th, 2010

Yesterday, Nokia released a statement about antenna design in response to being called out by name in Apple’s iPhone 4 antenna press conference. Early this morning, RIM followed suit. In a statement signed by co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, RIM gave Apple a quick and concise corporate tongue lashing: Apple’s attempt to draw RIM into Apple’s …

Nokia releases official statement about antenna design

July 16th, 2010

Fresh out of the OEM peanut gallery, Nokia has released an official statement about how rigorous and careful they are with antenna design. The statement lets you know that Nokia “was the pioneer in internal antennas” and “has invested thousands of man hours in studying human behavior.” The press release also goes on to say …

Apple releases statement about iPhone reception, fix due in "a few weeks"

July 2nd, 2010

Apple has released a statement regarding reception issues with the iPhone 4. The statement, which is in letter format, cites the “formula” Apple uses “to calculate how many bars of signal strength to display” being “totally wrong,” and the fact that “gripping almost any mobile phone in certain ways will reduce its reception by 1 …