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Apple strikes back - the police searches Gizmodo editor's house

Apple strikes back - the police searches Gizmodo editor's house

27 April, 2010 | comments (215)

We are sure all of you are already familiar with the tale of the lost and found iPhone 4G prototype. It seems Apple won't give up until "justice" is served to all, whose hands touched the device, despite the fact that they received their device...

Tags: Apple, Misc


Android market total app count passes the 50K milestone

Android market total app count passes the 50K milestone

25 April, 2010 | comments (62)

The rapid growth of the Android market continues to impress the mobile world. The Google OS application distribution service now offers more than 50 000 titles to Android users around the world. And the best part is that more than half of them are...

Tags: Android, Misc


Nokia Q1 results are out, looking good but Symbian^3 gets delayed

Nokia Q1 results are out, looking good but Symbian^3 gets delayed

22 April, 2010 | comments (160)

Nokia announced today their financial results for the first quarter of the year. The good news is that they've got their revenue and profit higher than last year's and they're pushing 50% more smartphones than the same period last year. And...


Ulysse Nardin Chairman 2 is luxury with a fat specs sheet

Ulysse Nardin Chairman 2 is luxury with a fat specs sheet

21 April, 2010 | comments (65)

It seems that last year's hybrid Chairman phone is now out of stock and its Swiss maker Ulysse Nardin is preparing the successor. The new Chairman has a touchscreen, 8MP camera and some good 32GB worth of storage. The Chairman is not the usual...


Bluetooth 4.0 specs get finalized, devices coming by year's end

Bluetooth 4.0 specs get finalized, devices coming by year's end

21 April, 2010 | comments (25)

With Bluetooth 3.0 barely out the door, the Bluetooth SIG finalized the next version - Bluetooth 4.0. It builds on the previous version, but adds a new low power mode, which can be used by watches, training equipment and so on. Bluetooth 3.0...

Tags: Misc


Apple Q1 results are out, impressive as usual

Apple Q1 results are out, impressive as usual

21 April, 2010 | comments (167)

It's no secret that Apple are doing pretty well as of late, so their good financial results for the first three months of the year should come as no surprise. The Company recorded revenue of 13.50 billion US dollars and net quarterly profit of 3.07...

Tags: Apple, Misc


HTC talks 1080p video recording, 5.1 audio and a tablet

HTC talks 1080p video recording, 5.1 audio and a tablet

18 April, 2010 | comments (42)

At a press conference in South Africa, HTC shared a bit of what they’re planning for next year - in short, hi-fi AV, fast Internet and a tablet. Not a peep about an in-house OS though, Android was mentioned as the tablet’s OS. HTC do not yet have...

Tags: HTC, Misc


Google Maps 4.0 for BlackBerry  available, says 'Talk to me'

Google Maps 4.0 for BlackBerry available, says 'Talk to me'

8 April, 2010 | comments (9)

Google Maps for mobile is a must-have for your phone and it keeps getting better. The latest update is for Google Maps for BlackBerry and it brings voice search, Buzz as well as other improvements too. Search by Voice is well integrated into the...

Tags: BlackBerry, Misc


HTC starts 2010 with a profitable first quarter

HTC starts 2010 with a profitable first quarter

7 April, 2010 | comments (46)

According to the HTC's financial report for the first quarter of 2010 the company is doing quite well. They've announced approximately 1.2 billion US dollars of revenue and that obviously is better than what they projected. That makes 19.3...

Tags: HTC, Misc


MeeGo builds available for testing on Nokia N900, no GUI just yet

MeeGo builds available for testing on Nokia N900, no GUI just yet

01 April, 2010 | comments (46)

The fusion of Moblin and Maemo is complete - the source code repositories are open to the public and there are three MeeGo test images ready for downloading - one for the Nokia N900, one for Atom-based netbooks and one for Moorestown Atom handsets...


MapQuest 4 Mobile iPhone adds voice guidance, remains free

MapQuest 4 Mobile iPhone adds voice guidance, remains free

30 March, 2010 | comments (16)

There are very few free GPS navigation apps for the iPhone and none that pack voice guidance. Today MapQuest 4 Mobile became the first to combine the best of both worlds, bringing joy to the iPhone users in the US. The MapQuest 4 Mobile is...


Nielsen survey gauges app stores' customer satisfaction in the US

Nielsen survey gauges app stores' customer satisfaction in the US

26 March, 2010 | comments (49)

Time for another survey - this one is app store centered. It reveals some unsurprising things (the Apple App Store is on top) and surprising ones - carrier app stores are still going strong, despite everyone and their mother having a device-specific...

Tags: Misc


SanDisk to start selling 32GB microSD cards next month

SanDisk to start selling 32GB microSD cards next month

22 March, 2010 | comments (63)

The new crop of microSD cards are getting ridiculous storage capacities for something this small - step back 16GB microSD cards, the 32GB cards are coming to town. SanDisk just might be the first to release microSD cards of this capacity. By the...

Tags: Misc


US smartphone market study predicts a good year for Android

US smartphone market study predicts a good year for Android

19 March, 2010 | comments (89)

They say you shouldn't count your chickens before they hatch, but according to a market survey Android has laid a lot of eggs in North America. The total number of smartphone shipments will rise by 38% compared to last year for a total of 65.1...


HTC ready to face Apple in court, fully defend themselves

HTC ready to face Apple in court, fully defend themselves

18 March, 2010 | comments (236)

Today HTC released a dedicated press release to voice out their disagreement with Apple's legal actions against them. Now, we don't know if anyone ever felt happy about being sued but the Taiwanese company obviously felt the need to underline their...

Tags: HTC, Apple, Misc


Google Maps 4.1 now available for Android, brings live wallpaper

Google Maps 4.1 now available for Android, brings live wallpaper

18 March, 2010 | comments (10)

Google Maps for Android version 4.1 has hit the Market and brings several improvements, a Google Latitude widget and a brand new live wallpaper. This update comes just over a month after v4.0 came out. The search result page has been redesigned -...

Tags: Android, Misc


Sony Ericsson Satio and Vivaz finally get a music equalizer

Sony Ericsson Satio and Vivaz finally get a music equalizer

17 March, 2010 | comments (88)

The Sony Ericsson Satio and the recently released Vivaz both lack a nice modern convenience - a music equalizer. A team of SE developers have come up with a fix today - and it's a rather strange fix. The equalizer controls have been released as...


Gesture Search now available for Android 1.6+ worldwide

Gesture Search now available for Android 1.6+ worldwide

17 March, 2010 | comments (17)

Google's Gesture Search for Android has been available for a limited number of devices for testing purposes for a while now, but it has just been released worldwide (it was US only so far) and to a lot more phones - Gestures Search is available for...


Final versions of both Opera Mini 5 and Opera Mobile 10 released

Final versions of both Opera Mini 5 and Opera Mobile 10 released

16 March, 2010 | comments (89)

The final versions of both Opera Mini 5 and Opera Mobile 10 have just been released. One after the other diverse versions of the free web browser have been showing up so that now there are dedicated versions for almost all platforms and most of the...


Opera Mini 5 beta is now available for Android

Opera Mini 5 beta is now available for Android

11 March, 2010 | comments (51)

Opera Mini continues to evolve and now speaks Android. A native beta version is already available for all Androids out there introducing them to the world of compressed browsing. This release comes hot on the heels of the native Windows Mobile...