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Nokia Car Mode now available for download, gives you the in-car comfort you’ve always wanted

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Nokia has just announced that its car mode app for Belle-running smartphones is now available for download. The software that makes your smartphone much easier to operate while you are driving has hit the Nokia Store and you can now download it directly from your Belle smartphone.

The Nokia software engineers have created two versions of the app. The first of them is called Nokia Car Mode and offers Nokia‚Äôs leading turn-by-turn navigation, as well as the overall smartphone experience into the car environment, while also bringing Nokia Drive, traffic updates, Nokia Music and voice calls while driving. This one is free to download. Read more »

LG Optimus 2 AS680 quietly hits the US, is a minor upgrade over Optimus One

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I guess very few of you heard about the Optimus 2, a CDMA droid released in the USA. Well, it’s time to fix this gap for you.

The Optimus 2 is a minor upgrade over the widely popular Optimus One. Read more »

Angry Birds making its way to to bada OS for free – only for Wave III for now

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The Angry Birds game is among the most popular, if not the most popular, games in the smartphone gaming atmosphere. It’s available on iOS, Android, WebOS, Symbian, PC and now Bada OS.

The addition has been made today and the game is free to download on Wave S8600 3.That’s the only Bada phone currently supported but the requirement is to have Bada 2.0 preinstalled so we guess that other Wave devices will follow suit. Read more »

Want to use Android apps on your BlackBerry PlayBook right now? Try rooting it first.

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RIM promised compatibility with the Android apps for the PlayBook with the upcoming OS 2 update but that won’t be coming before February. So what do you do if you want to, say, use Google+ on your PlayBook right now? The answer is, root it.

CrackBerry.com has gone through the trouble of making an extensive guide that will help you root your PlayBook so you can run Android Market on it and thereby, have access to the Android Apps within. Read more »

This bizarre ultra-realistic looking Steve Jobs action figure is only for true Die-Hard Apple fans

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Steve Jobs changed the way the world perceived technology and during his time as co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc. he amassed a fan base and following comparable to any top tier Hollywood celebrity, sports team or perhaps even religion.

Steve Jobs action figure

There were a number of tributes following his death in October last year, most notably in the form of the Post-it note covered Apple retail stores, but now the most devoted of fans have a somewhat more unusual new way to immortalize their favorite technological visionary in the form of this eerily accurate action figure. Read more »

Transformer Prime ICS update will come on January 12, unlocked bootloader to follow, GPS is no good

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We’ve got some good news and some bad news for Asus Transformer Primer owners and future buyers. The company just provided an exact time frame for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for its slate and it isn’t too far away either.

The ICS update rollout for the Transformer Prime should start on January 12, which is just 9 days away now. The company also said that it’s already working to release a tool that will enable you to unlock the Tegra 3-powered beast bootloader and get all those custom ROMs up and running. Read more »

Next Angry Birds Seasons iteration coming later this month, Chinese New Year-themed?

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We all know what Angry Birds is, right? Well if you don’t, chances are you’ve never owned a smartphone in your life or something. Anyway, the next Angry Birds seasons update is on its way to mobile OS platforms and is scheduled for this January.

The theme of the next Seasons chapter is Chinese in origin, which isn’t exactly the first we’ve seen. We’re guessing it will be connected somehow with the fact that Chinese New Year is celebrated on January 23 this year. Read more »

Child actor appears in both iPhone 4S ad and Galaxy Tab 8.9 ad, coincidence?

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Acting is a competitive career to say the least and there are two ways to keep steady work coming in, become a principle character on a long running TV series/stage show or carve a niche for yourself in TV ads, something one young female actor appears to be doing in the tech world.

Look familiar?

Dubbed “Little Miss Tablet” by the Sydney Morning Herald, this little lady has managed to land a part in not just one popular gadget ad, but two. Read more »

Samsung unveils the DV300F, a dual screen camera with Wi-Fi connectivity

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We are less than a week into the year and we already have a second announcement from Samsung. The Korea giant’s digicam division has joined its telecom in unveiling a new product at the start of 2012.

The company introduced the Samsung DV300F – the next member of its lineup of dual screen cameras. This time there’s also Wi-Fi connectivity, which enables you to email your images and videos or upload them to Facebook, Picasa, Flickr and YouTube. Read more »

Apple reportedly holding a New York-based non-hardware event at the end of the month

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It has been sudo-confirmed by a number of sources close to the situation that Apple will be holding a media event at the end of January in the big Apple.

It’s unlikely that an iPad version will make its way to the masses so early and the event will not include any iTVs or any kind of hardware at all, which leaves software – most likely iBooks, iAds and the likes. Read more »

RIM trying to get rid of 64GB BlackBerry PlayBook stock, now down to $299

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It seems RIM has been trying to get rid of their entire BlackBerry PlayBook stock and the emphasis today is on the 64GB version. Last week they had all models on promo prices ($199, $249 and $399 for 16GB, 32GB and 64GB respectively). Today, in a surprising move, we find the three models all equally priced at $299. Obviously, it’s only the 64GB version that has its price cut down from the original fire sale in December.

The new sale ends on February 4th. Read more »

HP releases teaser video for the Envy Spectre, could be its next Ultrabook [VIDEO]

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HP has just released a teaser video for their upcoming HP Envy Spectre notebook. Being a teaser, the video doesn’t really show a lot but hints at the notebook being very thin, which suggests that we could be looking at HP’s next Ultrabook after the Folio 13.

Unfortunately, the rest of the details remain unclear. What will be the display size? What will be the hardware? How long will the battery last? We don’t know. All we know for now is that HP seems to be targeting the thin and light segment. Hopefully it will be something worthwhile.

Head past the break for the video. Read more »

Upcoming 7-inch ASUS Android tablet leaks through press image

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ASUS has so far limited itself to making only 10-inch Android tablets but it seems it will be entering into the more compact tablet segment soon and it will probably do so with the device seen below.

What we have here is a 7-inch Android tablet from ASUS. Unlike the previous two tablets, this one has a portrait orientation that goes better with this screen size. Judging by the UI it’s not clear whether it is running Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich although I hope it will be the latter. Read more »

‘Dead Space’ and ‘Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus’ available for free on Samsung App store

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Continuing their tradition to offer free apps and games, the Samsung App store has not one but two games this time to give away. The first one is the popular Dead Space, a futuristic survival horror game, which recently arrived on the Android Market. The game is otherwise sold for $6.99 but you can have it for free on the Samsung App store.

Another free game is Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus, a war-based shooter, which is currently being sold at a discount for $0.99 on the Android Market but for Samsung smartphone owners it is completely free. Read more »

BlackBerry PlayBook goes out of stock in India following discount, RIM extends the offer by another week

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Looks like RIM is having a great start to the new year, at least in India. Following the massive price cut the Canadian company is having a hard time keeping the PlayBook in stock thanks to the great response from the customers.

As you may know, RIM announced a major price cut at the end of December that was to last till the end of the year. The prices for 16, 32 and 64GB models were slashed to $199, $249 and $399 respectively in the US but similar prices were found in other markets as well. After the price cut, and perhaps due to the limited nature of the sale, there was suddenly a large number of buyers for the tablet that was till now gathering dust on the shelves, with most of the retailers in India going out of stock within a day or two. In fact RIM sold over 12,000 units in the country in just four days after the sale was announced. Read more »