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Droid X2 scheduled for May 26th release @ $200

The Motorola Droid X2 is due to launch in the States on May 26th, according to our sources. This is the follow up to the successful original smartphone which was a huge seller for Verizon. Latest rumors indicate that the pricing will be $199 with a two year contract. The …

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RIM recall 1,000 Playbook tablets – faulty OS

Research In Motion haven’t had an ideal launch for the Playbook, early sales indicators weren’t positive and latest reports show that they have just recalled 1,000 of the tablets which have shipped with ‘faulty’ operating systems which may have stopped users from getting past the initial setup of the device. …

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iPhone 5 (4S) to have ‘edge to edge’ screen ?

A reported early case for the iPhone 5 has shown up on Asian trading site AliBaba. Guangdong based Kulcase are apparently selling a crystal case for an ‘iPhone 5g’. The image shows that it has a larger, edge to edge screen and the flash has also moved from directly next …

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Amazon say ‘stay tuned’ for upcoming iPad tablet rival

Apple have yet to face any serious competition in the tablet market, but they may be facing a problem soon, when Amazon release their new competing product. Amazon have had great success in the e-reader market, with their latest Kindle becoming the biggest selling product ever, for the online store …

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Samsung to showcase new 2560×1600 10 inch panel

Samsung are getting ready to show the world their stunning new 10.1 inch LCD screen which has a staggering resolution of 2560×1600 pixels, normally reserved for 30 inch panels. Samsung have been hard at work with their partner Nouvoyance to unveil the new WQXGA display next week at the SID …

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Apple put support behind hooker application

We were alerted today to a new application that is due for release on Apple’s App Store. It looks as if Apple are approving its use which is unusual as it offers guys the opportunity to ‘liase’ with woman for money. Sugarsugar.com have announced that their upcoming ‘dating application’ is …

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Android phones – 100 millionth is activated

While Microsoft limp rather poorly into Q2 2011 with mediocre Windows Phone 7 sales, Google Android continues to grow. Latest reports indicate staggering adoption rate figures. Hugo Barra, Product Management Director for Android passed over growth figures in his speech yesterday. Since it launched in October 2008, Google are saying …

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Google address partner lackluster Android update freqency

Yesterday at the Google I/O, the search engine giant addressed the slow update problems that plague a portion of their user base. If you buy a Google Android smartphone today, there is a good chance it will be several revisions behind the latest version. There is even a good possibility …

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Google Chromebook – is this the future?

Apple have been changing the tech industry in the last year. It has been shown in analysis that the iPad is killing netbook, and even some notebook sales. Google have stepped into the mix, with their new computer platform. They hope to change elements of the PC age, adopting ideas …

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Lenovo to buy Acer?

Several times in the past, Acer has made moves that directly affected Lenovo’s business. Could it be that, with all of the senior-level shake-ups at Acer, that Lenovo is ready to make its master-move?  KitGuru hears the rumours, does some digging and looks at the possibility that we’re about to …

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Apple may move to ARM as early as Q3 2012

KitGuru reported on the insider information that Apple may move to ARM chip designs in at least some of their Macbook range down the line. It appears this has been verified by Barclays Capital hardware analyst Ben Reitzes. He says We believe that Apple will be the first in our …

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nVidia to spend $367m in Icera takeover

nVidia are keen to target the mobile market and have announced plans to take over Icera, a baseband processor developer based in Bristol in the UK. The deal will cost them $367 million. Nvidia CEO Jen Hsun Huang said “This is a key step in Nvidia’s plans to be a …

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Why the iPad needs to be a part of your kids life

With the success of the iPad, it seems that owning one now is almost compulsory. I don’t own one myself yet, but sometimes I find interesting stories about how they are used. Over the weekend, I found a story on Cult Of Mac which is talking about how even children …

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Chinese fight in iPad 2 queues, causing injuries

Everyone wants an iPad 2, but seemingly not as much as some Chinese people who queued for the shiny new tablet in Beijing. The launch of the iPad 2 in China drew large numbers of people. Being the prepared bunch that the chinese are, the Apple retail staff had brought …

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Insider info: Microsoft planning to take over RIM in next year

Rumors have circulated before that Microsoft have been contemplating the purchase of Research In Motion (RIM). This has been fuelled recently with the deal struck behind closed doors to include Microsoft’s BING search client on all upcoming BlackBerry smartphones. KitGuru heard last night from some industry insiders that Microsoft may …

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The unsung Chinese iPad hero

If you live in the West, there is a good possibility you have never heard of Ereneben. There is also a very good possibility you will have heard of Apple (and are maybe sick hearing about them in daily news reports). So what’s the connection? The Apple iPad dominates the …

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Rumor: Apple to ditch Intel on MacBooks – going ARM based

There are rumors circulating that Apple may drop Intel chips and move the design of future MacBooks onto similar silicon that powers Apple’s iPhone and iPad. This is obviously heightened by reports that Windows 8 will support both ARM and Intel platforms. While in theory this seems like a logical …

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Apple opens a 5th hub to deal with demand

Everyone knows that Apple has been the flavour or the month/year/decade – but the level of desire for the Jobs juice has even surprised the company’s hierarchy. Start-ups put deals together and worry later about how to satisfy the demand. More experienced companies will look to create a channel to …

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Tablet production slowing down due to iPad dominance

Apple have dominated the tablet market since the iPad was launched last year. Sales of the iPad2 are also extremely impressive to this point. Sadly, the great sales for Apple are causing huge issues for competing products. With everyone wanting a slice of the Apple pie , many companies have …

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Apple climb 21 spots, hit top 50 in Fortune 500

Apple fans will be pleased to hear that everything is looking rosy for the company this year. They have climbed a further 21 spots and have hit into the top 50 positions of the Fortune 500 list. They rise from the previous rank of 56 to a new high of …

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Apple hire audio guru responsible for THX

Tomlinson Holman was the audio wizard responsible for Lucasfilm’s THX audio, and recent news indicate that Apple have just hired him to take the role as their new head of audio. Holman’s pedigree is without question, he was the man behind THX for George Lucas and he also created the …

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Barnes and Noble target iPad with new launch May 24th

Barnes and Noble have revealed in an SEC filing on Wednesday that the company plan to announce a new e-reader device on May 24th which will target the iPad market. Barnes and Noble have filed ‘Form 8-K’ in compliance with regulations regarding insider trading Reuters have reported. According to this …

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iPads and iPhones to be made in Brazil

The chairman of the Invest St. Paul, Luciano Almeida has said that Apple are going to be producing their tablets and mobile phones in Brazil. The manufacturing will be handled by Taiwan’s Foxconn. The Invest St. Paul is the agency of the State government responsible for acquiring expansion and investment …

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Tethering applications get ‘blocked’ on US Android market

Reports are highlighting that AT&T and Wireless handsets in the US are blocking the free tethering application ‘Wireless Tether’ – stopping users from downloading it. Sprint customers however can still access the software. A Google spokesman has said that they are not blocking the application. Instead it appears that they …

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Amazon aim to release colour Kindle Q2/Q3

Rumors are circulating that Amazon are planning to release a color Kindle within the next couple of months. The Kindle has been a big seller for the online giant superstore, with the group claiming it is actually their biggest selling product ever. The Kindle has had little competition in the …

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