BMW hacked and remotely controlled by Nokia C7

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Anyone who has ever played with a remote-control car has dreamed of this moment. Forget about those tiny 1/18 scale models. What if you could drive a real deal BMW down the road using nothing but your smartphone? That’s the dream that has been realized by a couple of keeners.

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Flip smartphone concept boasts three Super AMOLED touchscreens

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The Flip has three full-sized Super AMOLED touchscreens and a full QWERTY keyboard on three panels attached by steel mesh hinges. This allows for a book-like view across two of the screens; a texting or writing view with the keyboard, camera and one touch screen exposed; or a triangle prism view.

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Research in Motion planning on expanding beyond smartphones

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In case you couldn’t already figure it out from the company’s tablet ambitions with the BlackBerry PlayBook, Research in Motion has effectively put out a formal statement saying that the company is interested in doing more than just smartphones; they want to extend the focus “to mobile PCs and solutions through offering tablet PCs and much more application progrms.”

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BlackBerry Torch 2 doubles processor speed of predecessor

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The original BlackBerry Torch represented an interesting form factor for the folks at Research in Motion. You get a touchscreen and a slide-out keyboard, as well as the optical trackpad. Still, it left consumers wanting more and that’s where the newly announced BlackBerry Torch 2 is supposed to come into the picture.

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Microsoft phantom data conspiracy sends out 50MB of Windows Phone 7 data each night

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You’ve heard of vampire power. That’s when you leave something plugged into the wall and it continues to draw electricity even if it doesn’t need it. Well, a similar phenomenon seems to be happening with Windows Phone 7 devices, sucking extra data when the user doesn’t even think it is.

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Android set to overtake BlackBerry for 2nd place in USA

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The newest data is for November 2010 and it shows that RIM’s BlackBerry dropped from 33.9% in June to just 26.1% in November. By comparison, Google Android-based devices rose from 15% to 25.8% over the same time period with no real sign of slowing down. That puts Android within fractions of a percentage point of RIM. For frame of reference, Apple is sitting relatively steady at 28.6%.

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HTC Thunderbolt with Verizon 4G LTE photos surface

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A rose by any other name… though HTC probably doesn’t want you referring to this device as a rose. Over the course of its development life this smartphone has been called the HTC Incredible HD and the HTC Mecha. Well, it looks like Verizon and HTC have finally settled on an official name and it’s the HTC Thunderbolt. Thor would be proud.

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Sony confirms PSP phone, but doesn’t confirm PSP phone

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Confused? You betcha! Kazuo Hirai is the big cheese at Sony Computer Entertainment and he recently had an interview where he was to discuss the PSPhone (or PSP phone, if you prefer). In the interview, he basically confirms that they’re working on such a device.

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Palm Pre 2 smartphone with HP webOS 2.0 launched

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When HP went ahead and bought Palm, we figured that the new partnership held a lot of promise. Palm did a great job designing webOS and HP has massive infrastrucutre and funding to back up these projects. For Canadians, the partnership has now to fruition with the exclusive launch of the Palm Pre 2 through […]

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Leaked LG B smartphone has bigger IPS screen than iPhone 4

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When it comes to display technology, IPS (in-plane switching) is just about the cream of the crop. That’s why it’s the kind of tech that goes into the Retina Display on the iPhone 4. However, if you think that the screen quality on Apple’s device is impressive, wait until you check out the LG “B” smartphone by comparison.

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