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Intel: Windows 8 Ultrabooks To Feature Touchscreens Soon

We already know that Windows 8 is going to be a platform that is simultaneously geared toward both tablets and regular PCs, but it has now been confirmed by Intel that you’ll effectively being able to get both in one package with touchscreen-enabled Windows 8 ultrabooks.

Smartphones
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RIM Continues Commitment To Its Signature Keyboard-Style Smartphones

We recently showed off the Blackberry London, an allegedly new phone from Blackberry that features a full-screen, the upcoming BBX OS, and no traditional Blackberry keyboard. If the leak proves true it shows off a device that is very different in design from the company’s traditional offerings and follows the footsteps of Android smartphones and […]

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Microsoft, HTC and Orange lend brand new phones to customers

Whenever you decide it’s time for a new phone, whether because it’s not working or you want the latest and fastest, there are likely some basic things you do. For example, you might do a ton of research on various phones before settling for a specific one. Then you might talk to the customer service reps at the mall to see what else they can tell you. While that’s all fine and dandy and will help you in your quest, Microsoft, HTC and Orange are trying something a little different in Poland.

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Video showdown: Windows 8 slate vs. iPad iOS 5

The desktop experience can be much like the tablet experience, which in turn is a blown-up version of what we’re getting now with Windows Phone 7. So, how does the Windows 8 slate experience stack up against the iOS5 experience on the iPad?

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Largest smartphone ever? HTC Titan with 4.7-inch LCD and Mango

One way to set off Windows Phone 7.5 Mango with a bang is to release the largest smartphone that your company has ever produced. That seems to be the strategy being taken with HTC, because here is the HTC Titan. It is indeed the largest smartphone from the Taiwanese company ever, boasting a godly (see what I did there?) 4.7-inch WVGA 480×800 pixel display.

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Codename HTC Mazaa: The First RAW Capable Smartphone?

New photos have recently been leaked featuring the HTC Mazaa, an Android smartphone the company has kept away from prying eyes so far. The device allegedly incorporates a 12 Mp camera and can shoot in RAW mode, Eldar Murtazin, the well-known techster suggests. He is also the person who has offered the Mazaa name for HTC’s new device.

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WP7 Mango to Get “Seamless” Windows Live Messenger Integration

When you have an Android smartphone, connecting with your friends via GChat is a pretty straightforward and seamless process. Microsoft wants to offer the same kind of idea, but within its Windows environment. That’s why they’re promising a “seamless, built-in texting and IM experience powered by Windows Live Messenger” on Windows Phone 7.

Mobiles
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ZeroTouch’s Touchless Sensing Could Improve Smartphone Interaction

While touch-sensitive frames have been around for years, their size and responsiveness has been limited. A new prototype called ZeroTouch has been developed at Texas A&M University’s Interface Ecology Lab, and creates more possibilities for interaction beyond typical interfaces like glass touch-screens on smartphones and laptops.

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HTC Soars to Third Place in Smartphone Market Capitalization

It’s not at all like HTC suddenly came out of left field. The Taiwanese company has been making smartphones well before anyone even knew of the HTC name, but Android has really helped to skyrocket this little engine that could to the top. In fact, it just surpassed Nokia in market capitalization.

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No Tablet-Centric Windows OS Until At Least 2012

Despite what some of those slate sellers might lead you to believe, Windows 7 is pretty terrible for tablets. I don’t care if you’re only interested in enterprise customers; the interface just doesn’t work for a finger-based usage and Microsoft kinda knows that. And that’s why they’re taking so bloody long to come up with an OS that works better for tablets.

HTC
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Dual-core HTC Pyramid superphone coming May 2011

So it seems that rumors are floating around about HTC releasing the first dual-core Android smartphone. It’s codenamed Pyramid, and it will feature a dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor (MSM8260), 4.3 inch qHD display and support for HSPA+ networks. The device has been picked up by T-Mobile and has a target release date of May 2011.

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Sony Ericsson sticking with Android smartphones for now

XPERIA X10. XPERIA Arc. XPERIA Play. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Sony Ericsson is very much cozying up with Google Android, but now the company has made it official. I wouldn’t go so far as to say SE is putting a ring on it, but they are sounding pretty committed.

PHONES
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Skype update allows video-calling over iPhone 3G

Up until yesterday the mobile Skype application had been limited with features and did not included video-calling like its desktop counterpart did. Skype released the latest update for the iPhone and iPod touch, among the improvements is the addition of video-calling for the iPhone 4, it allows a user to make video calls on either WiFi and or 3G network connections. Its ability to make video-calls over 3G is a surprise because Facetime from Apple is still restricted to making video-calls over WiFi.

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Could Microsoft give a sneak peek of Windows 8 at CES?

Next month’s CES could be one of the most fascinating events to date, with a whole slew of new technologies emerging. An indicator from the last few months of products coming out of the vine, the 2011 CES’ primary focus will be on tablets, as companies jostle for position to take on the market-leading iPad.

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Going extra big with Acer 4.8-inch Android smartphone

Some people like their mobile phones to be a little more compact, but that trend has definitely swung in the other direction in recent years. “Slate” style smartphones are all the rage and Acer is prepared to go big rather than go home with its upcoming 4.8-inch monster.

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Google comes to Winphone 7 as an app, not an option

Nearly every browser on the desktop, iPhone, or Blackberry, allows the user to choose their search engine. However, Windows Phone 7 has tied up with Bing as its default search engine, which means that Bing would block any attempt to browse using any other search engine from the start screen.

Apple
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Apple iPhone 4 gets GreenPois0n iOS 4.1 jailbreak

Did you upgrade to iOS 4.1 only to realize that there was no jailbreak available for it? Do you miss all of those unauthorized apps that you had previously? Fret not, my iPhone-touting friends, because now you have at least two options for breaking free of those shackles. It was only yesterday that we caught wind of the Limera1n jailbreak solution, and now today, you get another shot at the steel bars with the GreenPois0n tool.

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Ballmer promises Windows-powered tablets before end of year

The Apple iPad has quickly become ubiquitous and Android tablets will surely enjoy some popularity too. Not to sit idly by, Steve Ballmer is quick to point out that Microsoft has its stake in this arena too. He’s promising that the “new slates with Windows on them” will be shown off to world this Christmas.

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First LTE smartphone from HTC scheduled for 2011 release

We have a couple of juicy tidbits for all the HTC smartphone enthusiasts in the audience. First, HTC has indeed confirmed that it has an LTE smartphone in the works, but it seems that this device will be slightly delayed in its launch. For now, the timetable is calling for a launch “some time in 2011.”

TABLETS
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Marvell’s 1.5GHz tri-core processor for tablets and smartphones

Marvell appears to have made the first tri-core mobile processor. These tri-core system-on-a-chip solutions will be clocked at an astounding 1.5GHz. We’re hearing about dual-core chips from Qualcomm that do that now, but not tri-core. Marvell says these chips are designed for “ultra-low power, long battery life smartphones and tablets.” Really? Adding in another core […]

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T-Mobile G2: First live look at the Android smartphone

Earlier this week we were teased with the pending availability of the T-Mobile G2 smartphone, how it was going to boast the new HSPA+ network, and a sad excuse of a teaser pic. Now, we’re getting a live photo of what this upcoming Android device is actually going to look like.

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Windows 95 ported to Google Android devices

For some inane reason, the crazy kooks at XDA-Developers have decided to port over a version of Microsoft Windows 95 to the Google Android platform. Yes, it means we’re going backwards in time about 15 years, but it means that you can relive your solitaire dreams on the go. There are actually two different versions of Windows 95 for Android floating about out there. There’s one version that is quite slow (just like the original!) but is reasonably stable. The other version isn’t all that stable (just like the original!), but it’s a lot faster. Pick your poison.