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iPad 2 part shortage feared due to Japan crisis

The disaster in Japan will have a knock on effect for the technology industry, affecting many devices, including Apple’s newly released iPad 2. The iPad2 has sold over 1 million units already in the US, however the campaign has yet to hit the United Kingdom and parts of Europe. The …

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Android browsing already outperforming iOS

Google really do have Android sorted. Their latest Android browser has been shown to render websites faster than even the iPhone browser, up to 52 percent faster according to research and testing. This study has been carried out by Blaze.io, which measured performance across 45,000 tests on pages from websites …

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iPad 2 launch in Japan delayed

The recent disaster in Japan has been one of the worst in history. The economy is trying to deal with widespread devastation and loss of life. The latest news we have heard is that Apple feel that launching the iPad 2 at this time is not the wisest of choices. …

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Microsoft delay March Windows Phone 7 update

Microsoft confirmed that the March ‘NoDo’ update for Windows Phone 7 will be postponed for several more weeks to ensure that a repeat of the February ‘brick’ update doesn’t happen. CEO Steve Ballmer had said initially that the update would reach their smartphones in the first week of March. Eric …

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Motorola Xoom wifi launching at $599

Motorola are launching the wifi only Xoom on March 27th, according to a Staples flyer, offering a 3G free and cheaper version of the Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet. Droid Life spotted the flyer, which indicates a $599 price for the Xoom WiFi model. This is the same price as Verizon …

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iPhone 4 – in white launching in spring: Schiller confirms

Many people have been waiting patiently for Apple to release the white iPhone 4. Apple executive Phil Schiller has confirmed on Twitter that the white iPhone will be coming later in spring. Schiller, is a senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, posted to his verified Twitter account yesterday that …

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Apple sell 500,000 iPad 2 tablets, estimates

Apple may have sold over 500,000 iPad 2 tablets on the debut weekend, according to Piper Jaffray Cos. analyst Gene Munster. Stores such as Best Buy and Target contacted by Munsters team had sold out of the iPad2 over the weekend he said in a research note yesterday. Online orders …

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Amazon prepares plans for free tablet PC

From nowhere, to absolute must have product, to ‘completely free’ in the space of 18 months? Will that really be the fate of the tablet PC? Is mega-retailer Amazon, ready to do something Amazing?  KitGuru tries to read the after images on our Kindle. While Samsung, Motorola and others are …

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Parliament selects iPad – says no to Windows

OK – that’s not exactly what’s happened, but with the UK’s House of Lords choosing tablets and rejecting the introduction of netbooks and notebooks, it seems that Parliament will become iPad central. KitGuru considers the situation. Prime Minister’s question time has a certain cut and thrust, even though both sides …

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Apple iPad 2 available in store from 5pm*

Well, that’s certainly true in the United States of the Americas. Elsewhere in the world, we may need to wait a little longer. The eagerly awaited product is finally here, so KitGuru decided to look at the hype a little. When Steve Jobs got off his hospital bed at the …

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Apple expected to sell 600,000 iPad2’s on launch weekend

Industry experts are saying that Apple could sell 600,000 iPad 2’s during the launch weekend, a figure which is twice the amount of the original units sold at launch. Analyst Brian Marshall of Gleacher and Company predicts that Apple will sell more than half a million units over the launch …

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iPhone 4 prototype with 64GB of storage hits grey market

An Apple iPhone prototype has leaked from Foxconn and is available on the Chinese ‘grey market’. What is particularly interesting however is the fact that it has 64 gigabytes of storage and may be a sign of things to come with the iPhone 5. The prototype is marked with a …

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Samsung hint at new 8.9 inch tablet

Samsung have released a new image which hints at the new size for the Galaxy Tab. The image says ‘Whats your Tab life?’ with 78910 after it. A few people are assuming that this relates to the sizes, 7 inch, 8.9 inch and 10 inch. This would confirm previous reports …

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Nokia get $1 billion handout from Microsoft

Many analysts wondered why Nokia would refuse a partnership with Google, to form an alliance with floundering mobile maker Microsoft. Bloomberg Businessweek have released information which says that Microsoft are handing over $1 billion to Nokia. The Microsoft and Nokia deal has received a lot of negative press, especially as …

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Apple set to streamline store layouts

Inside sources have said that Apple stores will be eliminating some stock soon to make way for more, improved customer support. The sources told KitGuru that Apple Stores may be losing some of the game titles and even some peripherals from the layout soon, their plan is to make the …

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iPhone 5 to get aluminum backing and redesigned antenna

Chinese sources are indicating that Apple may change the rear of the iPhone 5 to incorporate an aluminum design. This was used for the first iPhone, rather than the glass materials used on more recent models. It appears that Apple have been listening to consumers as people have been complaining …

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Apple offer £100 refund to iPad customers

Anyone who reads KitGuru regularly will have been aware months ago that Apple were releasing the iPad2 early this year. Well unfortunately some of the public haven’t been aware and have been buying the iPad, only to find out that their shiny new device will be replaced in a few …

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Microsoft reissue Windows Phone 7 update

Microsoft have re-released the update for Windows Phone 7, after an initial problem which caused some phones to brick. The update has fixed a plethora of back end issues and was originally released last month. It all seemed to be fine until reports started filtering in that Samsung phones were …

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iPad 2 2x faster CPU and 9x faster graphics

With all the misleading news circulating about the iPad2, we thought it would be good to get all the update specifications out to our readers. The new iPad2 gets a signicant processing upgrade with the new dual core A5 Soc which Apple are claiming delivers twice the performance of the …

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Blackberry Playbook set for April release

In the latest of our tablet news, it looks as if Research In Motion (RIM) are arming up to join the market attack with the release of their new Playbook set for April. KitGuru has heard well sourced rumours in the Far East that the date looks to be between …

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