Nokia fans want a 4 inch smartphone with multiple OS support
May08

Nokia fans want a 4 inch smartphone with multiple OS support

Announced by Nokia almost two months ago, the Design by Community project is almost finished. Nokia fans had to vote for what features and characteristics they’d want in their dream Nokia smartphone. The voting is now closed, and a team of Nokia designers will make some sketches that will be turned into a concept device later this month. Fans have voted at Nokia Conversations that the final device should be a 10mm thin monoblock made...

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Apple to launch iPad internationally on May 28
May07

Apple to launch iPad internationally on May 28

Already available in the US (and sold in more the 1 million units), the Apple iPad is finally coming to other countries starting May 28 – one month later than initially planned. The countries that will get the iPad on this date are: Canada, Japan, Australia, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. Apparently, both the iPad WiFi and the iPad WiFi + 3G will be available on May 28. Starting May 10, customers can pre-order...

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Nokia says iPad 3G also infringes patents, sues Apple again
May07

Nokia says iPad 3G also infringes patents, sues Apple again

All this is getting a bit ridiculous: Nokia has just announced it has filed yet another suit against Apple (the third one until now), claiming that the Cupertino company infringes five of its important patents. This time, Nokia says that, besides the iPhone, the iPad 3G also infringes patents. According to the Finnish company, the patents “relate to technologies for enhanced speech and data transmission, using positioning data in...

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Motorola i897 Amphora (Ferrari branded) and WX415 Heartland coming soon
May07

Motorola i897 Amphora (Ferrari branded) and WX415 Heartland coming soon

We’ve just stumbled upon two new and unannounced Motorola phones, both of which are clamshells: Motorola i897 Amphora and Motorola WX415 Heartland. As its name suggests, the Motorola i897 Amphora is an iDEN phone (like the Motorola i1, the i890 or the i296 Gallo). We don’t have too many details about the i897’s features, but we can see that it has the Ferrari logo just below the internal display – so it will probably be launched as...

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Ovi Life Tools launched by Nokia in China
May07

Ovi Life Tools launched by Nokia in China

Almost one year since introducing Ovi Life Tools in India, Nokia now has announced the launch of the service in China – where it’s called Nokia Ovi Sheng Huo Tong. Designed for emerging markets, Nokia’s Ovi Life Tools “addresses the needs of rural consumers with the vision to provide livelihood and life-impacting benefits to improve their economic prosperity and quality of life.” There are about 730 million rural residents in China at...

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Samsung Bada SDK now publicly available
May06

Samsung Bada SDK now publicly available

Launched in January only for Samsung’s partners, the Bada OS SDK has just been made available to everyone – so any developer can now start making Bada apps. The SDK is in beta (version 1.0.0b2), but it includes anything devs need: lots of APIs, a UI builder, an IDE (integrated development environment), simulator, debugger, tutorials, code samples, and helpful documentation. The Bada SDK 1.0.0b2 can be downloaded here – note that...

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Samsung S3370 gets official as Corby 3G / Acton
May06

Samsung S3370 gets official as Corby 3G / Acton

The Samsung S3370 (which we’ve seen a couple of times until now) has been officially announced in Russia, where it will be known as Samsung Corby 3G. This could cause a bit of confusion, since the same name (Corby 3G) was also given to the Samsung Lindy M5650 in India, but anyway. The S3370 Corby 3G features 3G connectivity (obviously), a 2.6 inch QVGA touchscreen display, TouchWiz UI 2.0, Bluetooth, music and video player, FM radio,...

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Google Goggles 1.1 for Android features text translation
May06

Google Goggles 1.1 for Android features text translation

Back in February at MWC 2010, Google promised instant translation capabilities for its (then new) Goggles Android application. Now, three months after, the app has been updated to include the promised feature. With the new capability, Google Goggles 1.1 for Android allows you to point your phone at a text, press the shutter button, then the translate button, and wait for the text to be translated – the translation will obviously...

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HTC EVO 4G pre-orders to start this month at The Shack, Sprint might sell it on June 6
May06

HTC EVO 4G pre-orders to start this month at The Shack, Sprint might sell it on June 6

New details regarding the launch date of Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G have showed up. Apparently, The Shack (previously known as Radio Shack) will take pre-orders for the smartphone starting “later this month.” We’ve previously heard that Best Buy would pre-sell the EVO starting May, too, so this does make sense. Perhaps more importantly is what a user claiming to work for Sprint is saying over at the Android Forums: “EVO advocates will get...

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Sprint enhances its pre-paid offering, readies new pay by the minute brand
May06

Sprint enhances its pre-paid offering, readies new pay by the minute brand

Sprint has been constantly losing post-paid subscribers in the last few years, so it’s now trying to make a push into the pre-paid market (helped by its subsidiaries Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile). The third largest US carrier has just announced a new pre-paid multi-brand strategy, which includes the launching of new plans and new phones. For example, on May 12, Virgin Mobile will introduce “Beyond Talk” – new pre-paid...

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