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Microsoft may purchase Adobe to counter Apple

The latest news reaching KitGuru is that Microsoft may be preparing a bid to take over Adobe with the primary focus to counter Apple’s success in the mobile market. Adobe leader Shantanu Narayen and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer have already met in person to discuss ways of dealing with Apple’s …

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HTC Q3 income exceeds $360 million

It has been a fantastic year for smartphone manufacturer HTC as their net profits have surpassed the $360 million mark for Q3 2010. This time last year it was only $175 million, according to the company. The good news is not set to stop anytime soon however as market watchers …

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7 inch iPad rumoured to launch in Q1 2011 with 128GB storage

Latest reports from Taipei suggest that Apple may very well launch the 7 inch iPad in Q1 2011. Elizabeth Woyke also reported similar findings for Forbes. “In an Oct. 6 research note, Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White reports that Apple is developing a smaller version of its uber-popular iPad and …

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iPad adopted in 355 U.S. Mercedes Benz dealerships

The iPad monster keeps rolling and the latest reports in confirm that Mercedes Benz have adopted the iPad in all 355 of their U.S. dealerships. While it seems like an unusual pairing, KitGuru has reported over the last month that Apple’s successful tablet has been adopted by many companies to …

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Tablet success damaging hard drive makers

KitGuru has reported recently on the fact that Tablet sales, driven by the Apple iPad have been damaging laptop sales in the last quarter. We have reported that we feel this is why AMD reported a loss in their last financial statement. The Tablet market is thriving, with many manufacturers …

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Apple iPad adoption rate: fastest ever, surpassing DVD player

Apple’s iPad has sold over 3 million units in 80 days with a current sales rate of 4.5 million units per quarter. This is surpassing the adoption rate of the DVD player. Bernstein Research has detailed the staggering success of the iPad with an early adoption rate surpassing the iPhone …

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LG ditch Google Froyo based tablet

LG have announced that they are ditching the plan to launch a tablet computer based around Google Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’. Exact reasons are not yet clear but reports are hinting that Froyo 2.2 is not suitable OS for their product. LG have said “We plan to introduce a tablet that …

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Adidas say Steve Jobs – “Too much of a control freak”

Adidas have recently been working with Apple on a $10 million deal to place mobile advertisements on Apples iAd service. Latest reports show that Adidas have pulled out of the deal because Apple have been to controlling during the process. Silicon Valley Insider has claimed that Adidas pulled their campaign …

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Verizon Wireless may have to pay $90 million in refunds

Verizone Wireless announced that they may be paying up to $90 million in refunds to 15 million cellphone customers who were overcharged for data sessions and Internet use. If this happens it will be one of the biggest customer refunds offered by a telecommunications company. Verizon issued the statement yesterday …

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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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