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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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Motorola Xoom costs more than iPad to make

Motorola have been facing some negative commentary from the press due to the price of their Xoom tablet. Research into the matter shows that the Xoom is actually a higher cost to make than the iPad, due to the performance internals. IHS iSuppli (Ed: thats a lot of i’s) have …

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Google kill 21 dangerous Android applications

Google’s Android operating system has risen in popularity in the last year and unfortunately with this growth comes a risk of malicious code. Today the search engine giant have had to remove 21 applications from the Android market that contained dodgy code designed to pass over personal information. These applications, …

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Apple gameplan to target budget markets

Berstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi has had a meeting with acting Apple CEO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer and VP Eddy Cue and his report highlights some interesting plans for Apple to expand market share in the near future. Sacconaghi’s report highlights that Tim Cook has huge plans to expand …

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Kindle sales grow – AT&T to sell instore in US

AT&T have announced that it is going to start selling the Amazon Kindle e-reader in its retail stores starting this Sunday. The sales of Amazon’s Kindle have been phenomenal and while many people just focus on the iPad, the sales figures for the latest Amazon tablet have been continually growing. …

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Motorola Xoom overclocked by 50% percent to 1.5ghz

Never mind the hype around the iPad 2. The fun is all happening with the latest Motorola Xoom tablet. Google Android developers and enthusiast modders are over the moon to find out that the Xoom tablet’s bootloader is customisable. This opens up the hardware for easy access to developers. XDA …

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Apple to rush release iPad 2 next week?

There have been many conflicting reports recently about the iPad 2, mainly focused around the release date. According to popular Apple publication AppleInsider customers could be holding the new iPad tablet in their hands shortly after next Wednesday’s press event. The last time KitGuru spoke to a reputable source in …

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Apple showcase new MacBook Pro range and previews Lion

Apple have released a new range of MacBook Pro laptop computers which are equipped with new dual and quad core Intel processors. They also feature the latest ‘Thunderbolt’ input and output tech and a new FaceTime camera. Apple claim that the new machines are over double the speed of the …

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Is the Motorola Xoom biggest threat yet to iPad?

So far, the reviews for Motorola’s new Xoom tablet appear to be really positive. The Android 3.0 Honeycomb powered tablet could very well be Apple’s biggest threat yet. In the states, the Xoom has been released at $599 with a two year Verizon Wireless contract and the 10.1 inch tablet …

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Apple release OSX Lion preview to devs

Selected Apple developers will already have their hands on a special preview release of OSX Lion – the eighth major release of the excellent Apple Unix operating system. Philip Schiller, with Apple Marketing said “The iPad has inspired a new generation of innovative features in Lion, Developers are going to …

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