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Blackberry services dramatically fail

Blackberry customers all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa have been facing online service downtime since yesterday. All of this audience have been served by a RIM data center in Slough. Services affected have been instant messaging, HTTP access and email. Those users who are serviced by a corporate …

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HTC riding the storm – revenue up 80%

HTC are having a good year, and their latest reports over the weekend show revenues of $4.43 (US) billion for the third quarter 2011. This is up 9.2% from Q2, and almost 80% on this time last year. 2011 has been a massively strong year for the mobile giant, with …

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Ericsson may be bought out by Sony

Reports have just hit that Sony are currently holding discussions to buy Ericsson out of the mobile phone joint venture. This report has also been verified this morning by news organisation Reuters. This move could boost Sony’s presence in the mobile sector, which it is losing against competitors Apple and …

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Samsung estimate drop in Q3 earnings

Samsung have said that they expect weaker than initially expected Q3 results which is connected to a decline in demand for their flat panels and computer chips. The Wall Street Journal add that the healthy sales of their smartphones however may help counter balance the figures a little. This news …

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Jobs biography to be released 24th October

The industry has been mourning the death of Apple leader Steve Jobs who died yesterday. The official biography, written by Walter Isaacson has been moved forward for release to the 24th of October after the initial plan was to release it on the 21st of November. Isaacson tells an intimate …

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Aakash tablet released in India for £25

Are you finding many tablets in the UK too expensive? Well the new Aakash tablet which is due to be released in India will sell for around £25 (1,750 rupees). The government are planning to support the tablet as a low cost way to help improve education in the country. …

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Samsung claim iPhone 4S violates their patents

The ongoing legal battle between Samsung and Apple intensifies as Samsung are now claiming that the iPhone 4S violate their patents. Samsung are seeking to block the sale of the product in France and Italy. Samsung have so far, been rather passive with Apple, having had their Galaxy Tab 10.1 …

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Steve Jobs dies – aged 56

It’s a sad day indeed. The most innovative genius the hardware market has ever seen, Steve Jobs, has died. Jobs was originally diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004 and it’s something that he has battled hard for 7 years. From the time he and Steve Wozniak decided to sell multi-function …

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HTC will patch security hole in smartphones

Yesterday we reported on an security issue found by Android Police – this affected many HTC phones. When we reported on it yesterday HTC hadn’t time to fully investigate the concerns. Today they have announced that a patch will be coming. HTC issued a statement saying they were working “very …

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Samsung tease new Ice Cream Sandwich Android device

Samsung have been in the news almost every day due to their heated legal battle with Apple in the courts. With Apple having successfully blocked some of their products in Australia, Germany and the Netherlands Samsung have announced a new wonderfully curved smartphone/tablet based around the upcoming Android Ice Cream …

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Pick up your iPhone 4s on 14th October

Well, the time is here – the new iPhone will be available in only a few weeks time. There will be two new models released and prices will be published very soon. According to the Guardian newspaper in the UK, the pricing discussions will start at 6pm. A UK source …

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Microsoft ditching Zune hardware?

On Monday Microsoft removed all references to Zune hardware from their official Zune website, which was taken by some of the press as the final death call for the media player. EdBott, a journalist, first noticed the removal of the hardware details on the website, with Microsoft apparently focusing on …

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HTC smartphones: security issues exposed

Website Android Police have published a report which highlights a ‘massive security flaw’ for their devices. This website has been responsible for finding some issues with Android products in the past. They claim that due to the customisations and modifications by HTC of the Android operating system that it is …

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HTC say Windows phone 7 will challenge Android

Microsoft have strong backing from leading phone manufacturer HTC, who have went public with their support. Reports show that the faith in Microsoft isn’t misplaced as 30% of their total sales are generated from Windows operating systems. Critical reception of Windows Phone 7 wasn’t as positive as Microsoft had hoped, …

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Tim Cook to showcase new iPhone

This week Tim Cook gets his chance to step into the limelight, after replacing Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple. Tomorrow the company are holding a large media event to showcase the new iPhone. Whether you like Apple or not, you have to give them credit for being able to …

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Apple closes in on own GPU design

Once upon a time, Apple was in the habit of developing an armada of hardware itself. Jobs and Co loved the idea of being full-blown designers where each and every component could be unique, stylised and better than everyone else’s bits. Apple’s drive to mass market status saw that strategy …

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iPhone 5 silicon cases already in stock

The iPhone 5 phenomenon is already in full flow, with reports circulating daily on the upcoming Apple smartphone. The latest news to hit is that AT&T in the US are already stocking third party iPhone 5 cases, days before Apple are due to release the phone. MacRumors claim that a …

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Concerns over Amazon Kindle Fire web tracking

The upcoming Kindle Fire tablet has sparked a high level of interest, since it was introduced by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos earlier this week. Reports however have pointed out that they may implement a tracking system to monitor user’s browsing habits. The new browser called ‘Amazon Silk’ will use the …

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New iPhone – curvier with bigger screen

When it comes to Apple’s new iPhone, the rumour mill never seems to stop churning out a constant and diverse series of, well, rumours. KitGuru spies have discovered something that may well give a strong clue as to what we should expect next. The largest Apple compatible products distributor in …

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T-Mobile fighting US ban on Samsung products

T-Mobile USA have attempted to prevent a preliminary injunction by Apple against Samsung, to stop sales of the Galaxy 10.1 tablet and Galaxy S 4G smartphone. They claim that the sales damage would be high. T-Mobile said in the brief to the United States District Court of Northern District of …

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Apple may kill iPod Classic & Shuffle

Apple announced sales declines in recent months for their iPod devices. It makes sense that a wide audience are using their iPhones for media playback. According to reports from TUAW, Apple may kill the iPod Shuffle and iPod Classic devices. Their unnamed sources claim that both devices may be killed …

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Apple fail in efforts to trademark ‘multi touch’

Apple have failed in their efforts to trademark the term ‘multi touch’. The US Patent and TradeMark Office has rejected their claims for ownership. The USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board have issued an indepth 18 page review of the Apple appeal. They concluded with this statement “Simply because the …

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Mango Phone update released by Microsoft

Microsoft have released the latest version of Windows 7 Phone operating system. Version 7.5 (Mango) features calender integration and an enhanced social network contact system. There are also performance improvements, including multitasking enhancements. With 500 new features it is a rather large update for the company. This update is free …

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Apple issue invites for iPhone event Oct 4

Apple have issued invites to an event on October 4th which is based around the new iPhone. The email they sent to selected members of the press was called ‘Let’s talk iPhone’ and it will take place at their HQ in Cupertino. This event comes at a strong time for …

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