The iOS 5 is likely to be released in the fall instead this June at the WWDC. There are a few reasons to believe so and the first one is we heard nothing about a new iOS version around the iPad 2 announcement.
Then there is this thing about the Apple’s change of strategy about the MobileMe services and their possible integration with the iOS 5 – which is a lot of work to achieve.
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The world’s fourth largest manufacturer (yeap, that’s ZTE) has just unveiled a couple of new additions to its mobile devices portfolio. The Chinese company is preparing a high-end Android smartphone called Style S and the V11 10” LTE-packing tablet, running on Honeycomb.
The full specs sheets haven’t been confirmed just yet, but we understood that the Style S will be an Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone with a 4.3” screen. Read more »
The Android Market will soon be getting in-app purchasing and billing functionality. The new function has now entered into a testing cycle and is due to become official next week.
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Google’s obviously reluctant to release the source code of Android 3.0 Honeycomb to the public. The company has just announced its decision.
This may come as a shock to many developers and users alike. But the logic behind this move is Read more »
The Samsung Apps application store for Bada has just shot past the 100 million downloads mark. It took it about nine months, which means that four Bada apps have been downloaded every second.
Of course, those numbers aren’t quite as impressive as those of the Apple App Store, which got its first 100 million downloads in about four months, but it’s a good achievement for a platform that is meant to be a replacement for feature phones. Read more »
Uh-oh! Out of all manufacturers, we never though it will be HTC to follow Motorola in locking the bootloaders of their smartphones. That would make it harder to throw in a custom ROM of your choice – it happened to the HTC Thunderbolt and that might be the case with the HTC Incredible S.
The lock on the Thunderbolt was pried open quite fast and if the Incredible S is locked, its lock on the bootloader and recovery might not last much longer… Read more »
At the very beginning, when Amazon opened its App Store for business, AT&T Android users were locked out of the fun. The reason behind this was that the US carrier considers the newly announced app store’s content as third party, thus unusable.
Naturally this action was a bummer for AT&T customers, who wanted to try the new app store, not to mention to download the Angry Birds Rio for free, as it was exclusively launched by Amazon in its app store. Read more »
Sony Ericsson is hard at work with the XPERIA Play media campaign. You can really tell it’s very important for Sony Ericsson to sell the life out of this device.
The latest slew of ads feature this lunatic woman (in real life american actress Kristen Schaal, who’s actually not insane or possessed ), which absolutely looses it in front of the camera, delivering satanic messages and plain old craziness. Read more »
The CTIA hasn’t officially begun just yet but we are already bombarded with announcements. Now we have a 3D-capable HTC smartphone and a version of their tablet, headed to US carrier Sprint.
These are the HTC Flyer slate, renamed to HTC EVO View 4G and the HTC EVO 3D, which is pretty much the rumored Pyramid with 3D capabilities. Read more »
Nokia has fixed the Mail for Exchange synchronization issues (but not this one it seems) that were plaguing the Nokia N8 (and the other Symbian^3 phones too) with a voluntary software update. This is the second Symbian^3 update (this one was the first) – and it’s still not the one we were all waiting for.
Still, this update should save a lot of frustration for heavy corporate email users (mind you, Gmail can also use Exchange ActiveSync as an option)… Read more »
The HTC Incredible S is the first smartphone with rotating button inscriptions. Sure, it’s not a big deal, but our geeky minds just wouldn’t let us sleep until we found how they did it.
Well luckily our insomnia was short-lived as we managed to get to the bottom of this quite easily. Read more »
The Google Nexus S is headed to Sprint in CDMA form with 4G connectivity (WiMAX) in the bag – which warrants a name change to Nexus S 4G. The phone should arrive in spring packing unmodified Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Cell radio aside, the Google Nexus S 4G has pretty much the same specs – it’s a bit thicker (11.2mm vs. 10.9mm) but that’s about it… Read more »
Apple announced the death to MobileMe as we knew it a few weeks ago and speculations about the future of the service haven’t stopped ever since. This latest rumor just came in and it says MobileMe is going to become free and get deep iOS integration.
The iLounge source claims that Apple will turn MobileMe into a free cloud-based service for photos, videos, and music service, which sounds pretty cool to us. Read more »
LetsTalk has just made you an offer that’s pretty hard to refuse. The LTE-packing HTC Thunderbolt will be available for a reduced price of $175 this weekend. And unlike the $180 deal that Amazon is offering the phone is in-stock here.
Of course a contract is required and if you fail to fulfill at least half of it you will also need to refund LetsTalk the discount you are getting now. However if you are on the lookout for the ultimate high-speed internet on your smartphone, the $175 Thunderbolt seems like a deal too good to miss. Just have in mind that the offer is only valid through the weekend so you should make up your mind quickly.
If you decide to get it you can do so by following this link.
In case you’ve missed it Verizon got its first LTE-packing smartphone, the HTC Thunderbolt, yesterday. Understandably HTC is very proud about it and are not shy to show it.
The company has just released a short video dedicated to their new flagship, explaining what they were trying to achieve with it. Read more »