Angry Birds fans rejoice as the original title will get a whole new and exciting episode very soon. Details are scarce and there’s no info on how many levels Rovio will release, but the game’s track record would suggest at least 30.
The new episode sees the pesky pigs go underground with the stolen birds’ eggs, where our angry heroes will take flight to destroy buildings and bring down stalactites on the green devils heads. It all sounds cool and definitely fresh, just like Rovio has always done it with its popular title. Read more »
What if I was to say that we have in our mitts a device that is to end forever the reign of affordable mp3 players? Well, I could be wrong but the W8 seems to pack a lot of bang for a device of its miniscule stature and it doesn’t seem afraid to use it.
Sony Ericsson decided to relight an old flame in the face of the Xperia X8 by giving it a Walkman branding and sending it off into the unknown pockets of young, enthusiastic teens with affiliations for loud music. It has a 3” capacitive display of HVGA (320 x 480) resolution, 3.2 MP camera and the pocket-friendliness of its small body. And this just might be the only Walkman phone that has no orange coating whatsoever on its body. Read more »
Sprint USA has confirmed that the HTC EVO 3D will be shipping with 3D content preinstalled. There were no dates given as to when exactly customers can expect the device, though.
The EVO 3D will have preloaded a 3D version of the movie Green Hornet and will come with the HTC Watch and Blockbuster services for movie buying and rentals with special 3D content available via those services too. Read more »
Of all the Android app markets the world has to offer, the Amazon one is the best to visit today. It offers the popular Plants vs Zombies game exclusively and it’s free for today only.
The game is quite a fun and offers a unique defense style of gameplay. You plant all sorts of battle-ready vegetation in front of your house so the upcoming crafty zombies don’t eat your brains. Read more »
Nokia is showcasing the NFC capabilities of its C7 Symbian device using an NFC version of the widely popular Angry Birds game, dubbed Magic. This all goes down at the MeeGo conference in San Francisco. The purpose of the game is to find someone with a C7 smartphone and using the NFC chip inside to unlock levels, after you’re done with the previous ones.
You get 5 levels of Angry Birds after which you will need to unlock the next five by pairing two C7 units together. It’s a clever idea, I have to admit. Read more »
HTC filed a request at the US Patent and Trademark Office to protect the term HTC Play as a trademark. Reportedly this is the name of a future HTC-exclusive app market for games (I’m guessing Android ones), to which every HTC phone will have access.
Now I’m not sure if another app store is what we most need at the moment, as there are, what, 10 of them already? You have the Amazon store you have the Opera store, a couple of obscure ones like SlideMe and, of course, the Android Market . I just don’t see the point. Android started off as a unified OS with its own ecosystem, spanning through manufacturer to manufacturer. Now there are Xperia PLAY-exclusive games, exclusive application stores and this all makes the choice of which droid to grab all the harder for the end user. Read more »
TomTom is a respected GPS tycoon, which makes receivers and also provides the map data and know-how. Now it looks like it’s thinking of branching out into the street viewing business, which is Google and Microsoft exclusive territory so far. We guess those two wouldn’t exactly appreciate that.
This comes after a very intriguing picture was uploaded to Tumblr.com, showing a TomTom van with a 360-degree cam mounted on top of it. What else could be used for except making an all-round street view service? Read more »
Opera Mini is one of the most popular browsers across many platforms (iOS, Android, Symbian, BlackBerry OS, etc). It utilizes server-side compression to bring you a less data-hungry version of the webpage you’re enjoying, saving you your precious data traffic in the background.
And now the latest Opera Mini browser update is out for iOS (it’s already been appreciated on Android) and we’re hot in pursuit of its pros and cons. The new version, 6.0 to be exact, is flat out, embarrassingly better than the old one and for the first time in its iOS history truly usable as a replacement for the Safari browser. Read more »
Sony was victimized by hackers again as a Sony Ericsson website in Canada was breached and the personal data of 2000 people was stolen. Also details on another 8500 users were leaked on a Sony Music Entertainment website in Greece.
Among the sensitive information lost were e-mails, passwords and phone numbers. Credit card information wasn’t stolen this time so that’s a high five on that account, at least. Read more »
HTC has posted today on both its Twitter and Facebook pages that its customers concerns are heard and the company is reviewing its locked bootloader policy.
A locked bootloader means you get stuck on whatever software the provider gives you and you can’t go for that custom ROM magic everyone seems to love so much. It’s like buying a PC and getting stuck with Windows without the option to change to Fedora or Ubuntu (or whatever), only worse. Read more »
The creator of the Modular computer, Xi3 is going to be the first company to bring the Chrome OS to the desktop realm, using a revamped version of it, called ChromiumPC.
The Xi3 Modular computer can easily fit in your hand as it’s really small and houses three interconnected modules – one for the processor as well as primary and secondary I/O modules. The whole thing is encased in an aluminum body, which might to us bears slight resemblance to a toaster, but is certainly among the world’s smallest desktop PC. Read more »
Angry Birds Rio is the third installment of the popular game by Rovio. iOS users already got an update to Rio with some Beach Volley action, but now it’s Android users turn.
The update is out for Android and it started off with the Amazon app store at first, but has quickly moved on to the stock Android Market. Read more »
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play CDMA will hit Verizon e-shops pretty soon as the telecom has issued an online pre-order page. The Play can be yours for $199 on a two year contract or $499 retail.
The phone will hit stores on 26 May, while pre-ordered devices will be shipping a day early, on 25 May. Read more »
Remember when AT&T banned installation of apps from third-party markets on their phones and users were effectively left without access to the Amazon store, not to mention custom installs off a memory card? No? Well it happened and all of AT&T’s Android smartphone were declined access to the new app store. Now it seems that AT&T is “rethinking” and will allow installation of third-party apps on its future Android phones, starting with the Samsung Infuse 4G.
The things is here, AT&T doesn’t address whether older droids will get the same treatment via a software update or will be left in the dark. It would be unfair if they don’t. We can only assume only new phones will be able to install third-party apps, judging by this memo AT&T sent to developers. Read more »
If you’ve ever used SPB Wallet on you iPhone, Symbian or Windows phone you know very well what it is. In case you haven’t, SPB Wallet is a safe app, which can tend to your private information, such as passwords, credit cards, codes, account logins and everything else you hold dear and wish have always with you, but stored safely in an encrypted form.
The SPB Wallet app even offers cloud syncing with your Gmail account in case you ever lose your phone or need the information on another platform (computer or phone). The app basically has you covered in any foreseeable occasion when you need your personal data with you. Read more »