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Microsoft Windows Phone 7: going to fail ?

KitGuru has been reporting on the new Microsoft Windows Phone 7 platform for many weeks now. With the imminent launch of the new Phone OS, it is worth analysing if Microsoft really can make their mark in this competitive sector. Last month we reported on a bizarre, mock funeral parade …

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RIM take a swipe at quality of Apple apps

Research In Motion announced a few days ago that their App World now has over 10,000 applications available for download. Much of the press found the statement rather underwhelming as the Apple store has hundreds of thousands more. RIM VP of Platform product management Alan Panezic said “We aren’t focusing …

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iPhone 4 sells out in China – in only four days

Whether you love or loathe them, there is little faulting Apple’s business plan. China is the latest country to be getting hot under the collar for the Cupertino technology giants latest iPhone. Over 100,000 iPhones have been sold in four days after the offical launch and another 100,000 phones are …

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Apple sue Nokia in the UK over nine patents

Apple and Nokia do not get along, it seems every month that the mobile giants accuse the other of foulplay, either via public statements or in the courts. Apple are now suing Finnish smartphone maker Nokia in the UK for the violation of nine patents it owns. Reuters have stated …

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The RIM Playbook Tablet – will it be a success ?

We posted a story yesterday on the new, upcoming Blackberry Playbook which looks to be an impressive piece of kit. Today, publications across the net are talking about the product, with many saying that it is destined to fail. Why? Research In Motion are well known to always target the …

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Verizon release Star Wars R2-D2 Droid 2 phone

For the sci fi geeks among you, this next item might just hit the spot. Verizon are releasing a Droid 2 R2-D2 Edition set which is due for release in a couple of days (September 30th). At only $249, the special edition product looks to be pretty good value, with …

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BlackBerry Playbook – targets the Apple iPad

If you haven’t yet jumped upon the iPad wagon due to a hatred of Apple then the new BlackBerry Playbook might be right up your alley. Research in Motion have a new ‘teaser’ subsite available now highlighting the unit with some beautiful high resolution photographs. Unlike other devices from companies …

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Can Stephen Elop get Nokia back on track ?

It has been a tough period for Nokia and KitGuru has been reporting on the issues they have been facing, with product delays, share prices dropping and declining market percentages. Rumours persist that there are internal issues within company divisions. Information has been leaked to publications that Nokia have been …

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Windows Phone 7 launch set for Oct 21 Europe & Nov 8th USA

Latest rumours in suggest that Microsoft may hold the Windows 7 launches on October 21st and November the 8th. According to Neowin sources, which is not officially confirmed. The launch on October 21st is apparently aimed at audiences in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain with the USA …

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Windows 7 HP slate video on Youtube – real or fake?

The HP Slate has been discussed for some time now, but a man reporting to have a prototype in his hands has published a video on Youtube. “I have one here in my hands,” says the man, who is known as x313xkillazx on YouTube. “It’s not actually out yet … …

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Apple become world’s second most valuable company

Apple have overtaken PetroChina Co. to become the second biggest company on the planet. Apple are now valued at $265.8 billion which surpasses the worth of PetroChina at $265.5 billion. Apple are one of the fastest growing companies on the planet and are still trailing Exxon Mobile Corp who are …

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Korea buy over 1,050,000 iPhones

Reports in today show that over 1 million iPhones have been sold in Korea since the launch – our figures are showing 1,050,239 units as of last night. This number is impressive because Korea are generally slow in adopting new technology, a point which Apple will be keen to detail. …

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BlackBerry Blackpad release date imminent

Apple are not only facing stiff competition from Samsung with their new 7 inch Galaxy handheld computer because BlackBerry are due to release their new ‘BlackPad’, possibly within the next few weeks. The Blackpad is rumoured to be based around a 7 inch touchscreen and will have at least one …

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Apple customers are the happiest – 86% give a thumbs up

Researchers have found that almost nine in 10 Apple customers are ‘pleased’ with their computer purchase. Steve Jobs must be equally as happy hearing this. Windows 7 was also on the ‘happy list’ with customers much more satisfied with the platform than the ill received Windows Vista. The American Customer …

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iPad 2 rumours grow in strength – HD camera’s ?

KitGuru has been hearing rumours from the Far East that the new iPad will not only be a 7 inch version with a faster processor but will also offer a High Definition Video Camera.. We have reported on the upcoming iPad over the last month, leaking information when we get …

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Nokia delay flagship N8 – continuing woes

Nokia have not had an easy 12 months, with declining sales and the replacement of their CEO. News has just reached us that they are delaying their flagship N8, once again. The N8 is seen as Nokia’s first major smartphone to launch a challenge against Apple’s iPhone, the success of …

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Apple patch OS x 10.6.4 – fire sharing security issue fixed

Apple announced a security update for OS X 10.6.4 which has addressed an issue which could allow a remote attacker to gain access to shared folders without a valid password. Security Update 2010-006 was issued yesterday afternoon and it applies to OS X 10.6.4 and X Server 10.6.4. The 1.93MB …

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Apple iPad is killing notebook sales

Best Buy are hinting that the Apple iPad is killing the notebook market, cutting sales by as much as 50 percent. Best Buy announced earlier this week that all 1,093 of their stores in the US would be stocking the iPad later this month. They have also announced a 61 …

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Apple share values reach all time high

Whether you love them, or love to hate them, 2010 has been a very strong year so far from the shiny fruit maker from Cupertino. Their shares lately have been reflecting their business strength and shares closed at an all time high with an increase of $6.35 (up 2.35%). Apple’s …

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Android showing staggering growth: iPhone down, as predicted

As KitGuru predicted all the major players are starting to lose ground in the US market to the Android machine which is only starting to gain momentum. ComScore, marketing intelligence leader has published its quarterly Mobile Subscriber Market Share findings which has been tracking smartphone subscribers for three months ending …

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iPad pushed to all 1,093 US Best Buy stores on September 26th

The Apple monster continues to roll and US leading retailer Best Buy are going to start selling the ipad in ALL of the US stores from September the 26th to boost holiday sales. Chris Burritt reported the information on BloomBerg and Apple’s Chief Executive officer Brian Dunn said: “Expanding iPad …

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