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Virgin Mobile pushes EVO V 4G, Boost Mobile launches EVO Design 4G

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Both Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile launched their own versions of Sprint’s HTC EVO 3D. They are both contract-free, and come with tempting, affordable 4G plans.

The EVO V 4G and EVO Design 4G are the same as the original HTC EVO 3D for Sprint, but have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 3.6 pre-installed, along with a bundled 8GB microSD card. Read more »

Google launches Play Books in Italy, Italian classic books galore

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Italy is now among the lucky countries to be able to purchase books from the Google Play Books store.

To celebrate the launch, Google is making available a lot of Italian classic books such as Maschere nude: L’uomo, la bestia e la virtù and Cavalleria rusticana. Read more »

Gameloft shows Men in Black 3 trailer, says Asphalt 7 game is coming soon

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Gameloft has a couple of new mobile game titles incoming. The first is a sequel to the long-running racing series Asphalt – Asphalt 7: Heat, while the other is a tie-in game with the upcoming Man in Black 3 movie.

Asphalt 7: Heat was first unveiled during the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S III phone, but with all the excitement, a lot of people didn’t notice. Read more »

Viber Beta is now available for BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7

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Viber has finally made its way to the BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 platforms, albeit in a beta form.

For now, BlackBerry and WP7 users will be able to only send text messages, share photos and their locations with anyone of their friends rocking Viber. Read more »

Olympus announces TG-1 iHS waterproof rugged camera

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Olympus has announced the new TG-1 HS, which is a higher-end model in their rugged Tough series of cameras. As you can expect, the camera is designed to be waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, crushproof and dustproof.

The TG-1 HS has a 12 megapixel 1/2.3-inch BSI-CMOS sensor with 4x optical zoom. Read more »

Proview and Apple to settle out of court on the iPad trademark case

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In case you’ve forgotten, Proview and Apple are still in a legal battle over who owns the rights to use the ‘iPad’ name in China.

But it may all end soon, as the two companies are in talks for an out-of-court settlement, according to Proview’s lawyer Xie Xianghui. Read more »

RIM internal documents leak – show more of BlackBerry 10′s OS

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CrackBerry got hold of some RIM internal documents, which give us a better idea of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS. There’s a new motion-based lockscreen, video editor and shots of the screen-sharing in action.

The new OS looks and operates very much like the Swipe UI found on the MeeGo-running Nokia N9. Read more »

Motorola announces the MOTOGO! in Brazil, aims for the QWERTY lovers

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Motorola has announced the launch of the QWERTY candybar MOTOGO! for the Brazilian market. The company advertises the little fella as suitable for “grownups” but it’ll likely appeal to the youngsters who seek a cheap tool for those long chat sessions.

The MOTOGO! may not be as desirable as its like-minded HTC ChaCha as it lacks a dedicated Facebook button, but instead Motorola has given it a dedicated Google Search one, just like the smartphones from the old days. Read more »

RIM urges people to open their eyes, takes another jab at Apple, says “Be Bold”

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RIM fessed up to being behind the “Wake up!” campaign in front of an Australian Apple store and now the company is moving on to step two of its plan – a motivational (and subtly anti-Apple) message that alludes to a new BlackBerry Bold.

Found on the site WakeUpBeBold.com, it consists of a crawling text and narration (complete with an Australian accent) and the sound of footsteps. Read more »

Touche technology from Disney could revolutionize touch gestures

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A new touch sensing technology by Disney Research in Pittsburgh could drastically alter the way we interact with our environment, our tools, and our technology.

Touche can be used in a wide variety of applications, from expanded touchscreen interfaces on smartphones, to everyday objects such as doorknobs, and even liquids. Read more »

Rovio posts strong 2011 financial results, reportedly getting ready for IPO

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Rovio, a mobile gaming company famous for its Angry Birds franchise, published its financial results for the year 2011 and the numbers are quite interesting. Rovio reports 648 million downloads and 200 million active monthly users.

Keep in mind that we’re talking 2011 here, so that’s just the original Angry Birds, Seasons and Rio. The latest franchise, Angry Birds Space, only launched recently though it quickly became a hit as well. Read more »

The Adobe CS6 is now available online

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As of today, the long-awaited Adobe CS6 suite is available for purchase online. The beta versions of some of the products have been around for some time but it’s time for the real thing with all the promised magic tricks. The Adobe Creative Suite 6 is one of the most major releases in recent times.

Photoshop CS6, for instance, brings about 60% more feature changes than CS5. Visually, there are over 1,900 icons that have been replaced, and the engineers have also tweaked alignment, cursors, buttons, layout and even grammar throughout the application. And there’s a lot more. Read more »

HTC releases the One X source code

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HTC just made the One X source code available to anyone who’s interested in it. The code should help developers to create custom ROMs, without having to rewrite all those drivers.

Unfortunately the released One X source does not include the AT&T’s version, which is based on a different chipset and requires different code to operate. We are not sure if that will be made at a later stage of if it will remain private forever due to some other “restrictions”. Read more »

Watch the highlights of the Samsung Galaxy S III event in a short video

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Most of you reading this may have already watched the Galaxy S III launch event when it was being streamed live on May 3. Samsung even released the video for those who may have missed it earlier.

But in case you still haven’t watched it or just don’t have time to sit through an hour long streaming video, Samsung has now released a shorter version that features the highlights from the event. Read more »

Check out the Google Sooner, one of the early Android prototypes

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We have seen pictures of a BlackBerry-style phone running Android OS even before the OS was officially announced. Eventually, we got a lot more pictures of how Android looked back in the day. Now, developer Steven Troughton-Smith has managed to get his hands on an early prototype of the device, called the Google Sooner.

The phone was manufactured by HTC and is actually called the HTC EXCA 300. Read more »