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Android-based devices welcome Orkut integration, plus a Buzz homescreen widget

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Google had their own social networking service? How did I miss that? Well, to be honest, I’m not into social networking but if you are, the next lines are just for you: Orkut is going to Android.

Orkut, Google’s social networking service, is now available for Android-powered devices. You can get the app for free from the Android Market. Read more »

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 lands at ours, the demo video awaits you

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 will hit the shelves any moment now and just before that it pays our office a visit. We are pleased to meet again, this time with an almost *retail* sample. I can assure you we will take best care for it and the X10 will be inspected thoroughly.

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Nokia’s CEO hints of a Snapdragon-powered handset

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The Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo hinted of a Snapdragon-powered Nokia device coming in the near future. He went on record saying “Qualcomm definitely is a potential partner going forward. The companies did fight a long time in court, but now we see them as a potential partner.”

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HTC Incredible is just two weeks away from its launch on Verizon, the Supersonic goes to Sprint in a week

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Two Android-based HTC smartphones are about to hit the stores in the USA really soon. Unfortunately for most of the rest of the world both of them work on CDMA networks only. Reportedly, the highly rumored HTC Incredible should be unveiled in two weeks time, while the HTC Supersonic will show up in about seven days.

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Abu Dhabi will be the home of the world’s fastest roller coaster

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When I heard that the world’s fastest roller coaster is building I was sure it is in Abu Dhabi. It will be the next huge addition to the UAE sightseeing map after the world’s tallest building. Be sure to take a helmet, because you will be sitting in a real beast of a car!

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CNET put together a list of the highest SAR values for phones sold in the US

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Radiation from gadgets has long been a serious concern. There have been plenty of reports of people getting sick or having allergic reactions to gadgets of all kinds, and even though some have been debunked, the whole thing shouldn’t be dismissed completely.

CNET have put together a Top 20 list of phones sold in the US that emit the most radiation…

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Motorola BACKFLIP comes to our office, goes on video

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Motorola BACKFLIP is the next member of the Android family that is in for one of our trademark exhausting out-and-out reviews. We’ve been playing around with it for a few days now and we decided to give you a short video to get you prepared for what’s about to come.

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Number of apps in the Android Market doubled in three months, rises to 30 000

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In the last three months the number of apps in the Android Market has risen to 30 000. Back in December 2009 there were only some 16 000 apps there but the popularity of the OS is beginning to show now.

In other words, about 5000 apps have been launched each month since December. And that means that the Android Market finally managed to reach App Store’s growth rate. Read more »

A kidney or two will get you a Celsius X-VI-II Papillon, the mechanical phone!

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How many of you had a calculator watch? And how many had a mechanical phone? See, mechanical is, um, cooler! Yeah. Who needs a Ferrari when you can own this head turner…

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Canon want to get .canon top-level domain

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The Japanese electronics manufacturer giant Canon will try to secure their own top-level domain – namely “.canon”. If they succeed they will become the first company with their own generic domain.

Don’t hold your breath just yet, though. Even if Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) grants the permission today, which is what Canon expect to happen the new domain won’t be up and running before late 2011.

Since ICANN liberalized the top-level domain obtaining procedure in 2008 it was only a matter of time until the large companies enter the game (it still costs several hundred thousand bucks to get one). Let’s now see who else will follow suite.


Microsoft announce Internet Explorer 9, they have got to be kidding us

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If at first you don’t succeed, getting up, dusting yourself off and trying again might be the thing to do, but if you fail 9 times in a row you might better give up all together. Just when we thought that things couldn’t get any worse for Microsoft and their internet browsing solution and here comes the announcement of Internet Explorer 9 to prove us wrong.

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Poor Nexus One, only 135 000 units sold for the 74 days since its launch; Updated!

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HTC Google Nexus One’s sales remain disappointing. Google have sold the miserable 135 000 units of their first born mobile some good 74 days after its market launch.

The Nexus One has it all. It has both the looks and the brains to become a best seller but, as it turns out, something is missing.

Now updated with new Google Nexus One availability info for AT&T and Rogers Wireless.

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Windows Phone 7 Marketplace goes on video, looks sleek

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The Applications store is the heart and soul of every modern smartphone and it’s crucial for Microsoft to get things right it in their upcoming Windows Phone 7 OS. Judging from the video that they showed on their MIX10 event they might just have what it takes to do that.

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Nokia Conversation’s Design By Community project lets you design a smartphone, they won’t build it though

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Nokia Conversations has launched an interesting project – Design by Community. The idea is that over the course of several weeks users can have a go at designing their dream phone.

The first week’s challenge is to pick the display and user interface basics…

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Dotcom websites turn 25, rule the traffic charts

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On this day, exactly 25 years ago Symbolics computers of Cambridge, Massachusetts, registered the first web address, ending in dotcom. Five more companies dared to go in the dotcom area that same year and nothing suggested the avalanche that was to follow.

Twelve years later the millionth dotcom domain got registered and now there are 668 000 dotcom sites registered every month. In the meantime the world saw the rise of dotcom websites that defined the internet as we know it today. (15 September 1997), (18 January 1995), (29 March 1997) and Twitter (21 January 2000) are probably visited by most of you on a daily basis and one can hardly imagine what the internet would be like without them. Read more »