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Windows Phone 8 hits RTM

Over the weekend it has been revealed that Microsoft’s latest effort at a mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8 ‘Apollo’, has reached the RTM stage. Contrary to previous rumours the RTM date was planned and the late October release of Windows Phone 8 is still on schedule. Windows Phone 8 …

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iControlPad Kickstarter is going well

The Kickstarter funding campaign for the second version of the iControlPad, named the same with a simple “2” added to the end, is going very well, chocking up almost a third of its goal money in less than four days. At the time of writing, it sits at $41,623 with …

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HTC not ruling out licensing BlackBerry 10

While Research In Motion’s BlackBerry 10 platform is still a few months away from launching, a fellow smartphone struggler may join in. HTC was once the dominant Android manufacturer and have since slipped behind Samsung. Their Windows Phone 7 line-up, while of a decent quality has not been able to …

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4 inch displays to become smartphone standard

Local companies in China have been making upgrades to the specifications of their entry level smartphones for the US $150-$240 sector. The plans are to make dual core 1GHZ processors and 4 inch screens the new industry ‘standard’. The news is circulating in the Far East over the weekend and …

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iPhone 5 benchmarks appear online: is it a monster?

The Apple hype machine is rolling across our landscape and information has been published by GeekBench which shows the iPhone 5 A6 processor is a performance monster. Whether they are completely accurate or not, remains to be seen. The results published show a score of 1,601 points, which hammers the …

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First iPhone 5 shipments leaving China

The iPhone 5 is due to be released very soon in every major part of the world and the first shipments are on their way from China. AppleInsider published the shipment news a few hours ago, highlighting a UPS order leaving ZhengZhou, China. The packages are not scheduled to be …

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Could you tell the iPhone 5 from its predecessors?

Following yesterday’s launch of Apple iPhone 5 which offers a very slightly tweaked design and a larger 4 inch, 1136×640 resolution IPS display, an American late night TV host, Jimmy Kemmel has passed some basic tests onto the uninformed public. In it, he tells them that the device he has …

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Apple launch confirms KitGuru iPhone 5 shots were real

As the Foo Fighters closed out Apple’s expansive iPhone 5 launch event in California yesterday, opinions about the new phone raged across social networking sites like Facebook. Those who loved the idea of 28 mega pixel photos of their wonderful home city, went straight onto Google to find out how …

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Apple to charge $29 for iPhone 5 adapter

The iPhone 5 looks set to drive record sales for Apple this year and next. The new model will be the thinnest and lightest model, completely redesigned to house a 4 inch retina display. Inside is the new Apple designed A6 chip alongside fast wireless technology. Apple have introduced the …

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Existing iOS devices will get iOS 6 September 19

This morning in San Fransico, Apple CEO, Tim Cook has announced that their newer mobile devices will get iOS 6 starting September 19. Devices include the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, the new iPad and the fourth generation iPod Touch. The free update includes some neat features …

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Apple heading to record sales with iPhone 5

The Apple hype train continues to roll and market researcher IHS iSuppli say that the company are on track for the biggest quarter for iPhone sales, in history. The iPhone 5 is set to drive Apple smartphone shipments in 2012 to 149 million units, up 60 percent from 93 million …

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Apple doesn’t like torrent apps afterall

Conttrol

Despite many publications, including ourselves, reporting just a few days ago that Apple had seemingly reversed its stance on torrent promoting applications on its app store, it has now proved initial hopes unfounded, by announcing the impending removal of both Conttrol and Transmission RPC. The first news the creator of Conttrol …

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Android hits the big half a billion install mark

Android has been growing by a noticeable amount in recent months, highlighted by Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, announcing that Android had reached 1.3 million daily activations last week. Now, Hugo Barra, Google’s director of product management for Android has announced that the mobile platform has reach the half a billion …

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Undercover reporter works in Foxconn iPhone plant

The Shanghai Evening Post published a very interesting insider report detailing what it is like to work at the Foxconn Tai Yuan factory to assemble the device. It certainly doesn’t look to be a dream job for anyone, thats our views on it. The report was published by a Chinese …

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Apple stores set to fall foul of Trading Standards?

Here at KitGuru, we like the idea that all advertising needs to be legal, honest and decent. It’s a cornerstone of how the world does business and it’s to be applauded. Photos sent in from a shopping centre in North London have given cause for concern with the packaging of …

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Big delay for iPhone 5 accessories

With a big launch almost upon us, stores across the planet would normally also prepare to sell a range of accessories to the lucky new owners of the iPhone 5. Checking with our Far East sources, there seems to be something of a delay. KitGuru checks the calendar for accessory …

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