Internet Explorer 9 launched the other day and it seems to be gaining popularity quite quickly. The latest version of the world’s most popular web browser scored some 2.35 million downloads in the first 24 hours of its existence alone, which is pretty impressive.
That makes over 27 download per second or nearly 100 000 downloads each hour. Read more »
As promised the HTC Thunderbolt 4G – Verizon’s first LTE-enabled smartphone – is now available. The carrier is offering it for $250 on two-year contract.
HTC Thunderbolt 4G
In case those 250 bucks are too much for you, you might be able to find it slightly cheaper. Amazon was offering it for $180 on the same contact, but is now back-ordered. I guess another retailer might be offering the same deal right now. Read more »
HTC’s first tablet, the HTC Flyer, is preparing to land in the UK. The Brits at Clove were very happy to announce the start of the Flyer pre-order and they even have a quick pros and cons for the device.
They’ll be posting one-to-one comparisons with other tablets over the next few weeks, biding their time until the HTC Flyer stock arrives… Read more »
At this point the existence of a Wi-Fi-only version of the Motorola XOOM will hardly raise any eyebrows, it has leaked plenty of times. However the pricing and availability details that came with the official announcement are more than welcome.
Now the good news is that the budget-minded version of the XOOM is less than 10 days away – Motorola says it should hit the shelves on 27th March. Read more »
We’ve come across yet another teaser of the Samsung Unpacked event and the supposed 8.9-inch tablet it revolves around. This time the video focuses on delighted consumers, talking about their Tab experience.
The guys in the video appear to be holding a Galaxy Tab original, a white one. They talk about the effect that the device has on their personality and their life. At the end of the video you can see more obscure shots of the new unannounced tablet. Read more »
In a stance against phones “more” Yves Behar designed a phone for Danish manufacturer Aesir, which focuses on craftsmanship and audio experience. The result is pretty attractive (unlike some eyesores of the luxury phone world) but its price will still make you frown.
Functionality-wise it’s nothing impressive but the edge-to-edge keypad does look interesting and there are custom ringtones and icons designed just for the phone… Read more »
The secret art of URL guessing – sometimes it pays off. Someone decided to add /apps after amazon.com and the upcoming Android app store was revealed. It was stocked with about 50 apps, some exclusive and some cheaper than in Google’s Market.
AndroidNews.de discovered the URL, took screenshots of the Amazon App Store and made a price comparison table between it and the Android Market… Read more »
Vodafone has just confirmed that it will be among the carriers to get the Apple iPad 2 in the UK. A dedicated Coming Soon page for the Apple latest slate just appeared on the Vodafone UK website.
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Verizon is on course to launch another batch of powerful Android smartphones. No less than three high-end Motorola droid just leaked, along with the HTC Incredible 2 leaked today, confirming that the Verizon iPhone 4 hasn’t quenched the carrier’s thirst for smartphones.
Motorola DROID X2 and DROID 3
Motorola is obviously pretty keen to find strengthen its positions in the US market. It’s got the DROID X2 and DROID 3 in the pipeline, plus the LTE-capable Targa.
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Adobe has reported on a critical vulnerability in Flash Player, Reader and Acrobat applications. It’s interesting since it affects the desktop Flash Player along with the Android one and even the one embedded in Chrome.
Adobe is working on a fix, but until then you should be careful when dealing with Flash files – there are reports of attacks using this vulnerability… Read more »
For those of you who haven’t heard of Staples – it’s one of the biggest stores for office equipment in the world. And they seem to be awaiting new additions to their tablet line-up from Samsung, HTC, Dell, Acer, Toshiba and HP. All of them labeled as “Coming Soon”.
First off, judging by the information given by Staples, the soon to be un-packed Samsung 8.9-inch tab is a reality. Samsung is announcing it on the 23rd of March. It’s supposed to be an Android 3.0 Honeycomb-driven device. Read more »
Internet Explorer 9 is all done and baked and ready for download. Maybe you’ve played with the beta but I hadn’t so I took it for a quick spin – a few benchmarks and a few clicks on the more interesting-looking buttons.
First off, here are a few screenshots for those of you who haven’t seen Internet Explorer 9 before… Read more »
I’m not quite sure how they did it but Sony Ericsson managed to come up with an XPERIA Play ad that’s even grosser than the one before it. You know, the one where the droid wakes up with thumbs attached to its droid arms.
Titled “The Donor” this second ad comes to tell us the background of that story – i.e. where the thumbs came from. Read more »
Back in January, Rovio and 20th Century Fox announced their partnership to bring an Angry Birds game, based on the 3D animation movie Rio. Today, though, Rovio made an unexpected announcement. The latest installment of the Angry Birds series is going to be exclusive to Amazon’s Android app store.
Although this is going to be a great push forward for the newest Android app store it begs the question – does the world really need another application market? Read more »
Today another interesting application makes its debut at Nokia Beta Labs. The app in question is called Shoot & Tag. It does its job while you’re shooting video, detecting changes or shifts in the background and the overall scene. Ultimately, it automatically creates a new scene or a chapter for each change.
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