Omer Saleem
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HTC will acquire Palm
General Industry

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2010 is going to be a great year for HTC. According to a Chinese website UDN HTC CEO Peter Chou and other executive from HTC are meeting with Palm executives in order to buy Palm. Today earlier Palm share rose up to 12%

Up till now HTC refused to comment on these rumors. On the other hand Plam’s CEO Jon Rubinstein said

“If there is a reasonable acquisition proposal, the Board will consider.”

Rumors are circulating that HTC is assessing the feasibility of financial, legal, development and brand marketing for acquisition of Palm

If HTC plans to buy Palm then in return HTC will acquire over 1650 patents & palms latest web OS

Via: WMPoweruser

MuscleNerd Jailbreaks new iPhone OS 4.0
Gadgets

Yesterday Apple released their new iPhone O.S 4 and yet MuscleNerd has yet again proven that he is the best when it comes to jailbreaking the iPhone. In this video he demonstrates VNC connectivity of iPhone OS 4.0 [rather short video], a feature which was neither demonstrated in yesterday’s event nor is mentioned as feature. Enjoy the video

Creative revealed “Creative ZEN & Creative ZEN X-Fi” portable media players.
General Hardware Industry

Famous for its digital audio products Creative Technology Ltd announced their new series of portable media players Creative ZEN X-Fi Style and the Creative ZEN Style. Creative ZEN X-Fi & Creative ZEN Style now available in new Designer’s look compared to existing creative models.

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Creative ZEN X-Fi Style offers 2.4-inch TFT display, Video Output for watching movies, FM radio, calendar and voice recorder, alarm clock, can support 8GB, 16 GB & goes up to 32 GB of storage capacity. Creative ZEN X-Fi is available in 3 different bright colors Red, Black & White.

Creative ZEN Style features 1.8-inch TFT display, Built in speakers, FM radio, Alarm clock, calendar and voice recorder.

If you are interested in buying portable media players then pre order your Creative ZEN X-Fi and you will receive it on April 14th 2010 onwards. Retail price for Creative ZEN X-Fi are for 8GB US$79.99, 16GB US$99.99, and 32 BG US$169.99. Creative ZEN are available at retail prices of US$49.99 4GB, US$59.99 8GB and US$79.99 16GB.

Source: PrWeb

Apple 7 inch iPad mini arriving in 2011
Hardware Industry

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According to Digitimes senior analyst Mingchi Kuo Apple is planning to launch Apple iPad mini in first quarter of 2011. The size of Apple iPad mini will be around 5- to 7 inch with a price tag of US $ 400.

Target market for Apple iPad mini will be mainly for peopel who love to read and don’t care about typing.

Via: DigiTimes

HTC Dual Screen Smartphone/Notebook
General Industry

HTC Corp is best known for producing smartphones running the Android and Windows Mobile operating systems for themselves and as an OEM to other manufacturers. According to BNP Paribas Securities, sale of HTC phones in 2010 can go up to 14.5 million to 15.8 million units.

According to a Chinese website ZOL HTC Corp. is working on DUAL touch screen device it can be a tablet or netbook but known for its innovation in smart phone one can hoped that it will be DUAL touch screen smart hone.

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The interesting part is that the device will have a QWERTY keyboard when a user will use one side of the touch screen the other side will work as a virtual keyboard.

We are not sure if it’s another rumor or a concept-phone but considering the innovation in cell phones in last few years one can expect anything.

Source: ZOL

Sprint HTC EVO coming on June13th 2010
Software

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We all are eagerly waiting for Sprint HTC EVO to launch. HTC EVO is worlds firts 3G/4G based on Android OS with Sense UI, 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of built-in internal memory, and 512 MB of RAM.

The phone supports Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, & 802.11n.Together with WiMAX 4G and EVDO Rev.A connectivity, the HTC EVO 4G promises to really shake up the smartphone ecosystem when it arrives summer 2010.

But inside source claims that Sprint HTC EVO will be available for general public on in mid June 2010 more precisely on June 13th 2010.

Source: Sprint

Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Beta Leaked
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After a successful launch of windows 7 Microsoft released windows 7 beta service pack 1. The build string of windows 7 sp 1 is 6.1.7601.16537.amd64fre.win7.100327-0053

Besides usual updates there are no major updates in windows 7 SP 1. Microsoft added a RemoteFX functionality in sp1.

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Source: GeekSmack

HTC Legend Sense UI Video
Industry Software

2010 Will Be a Great Year for HTC, recently HTC unveiled different models and one of them was HTC Legend like its predecessor HTC Hero HTC Legend was first Android cell phone which supports Sense UI. HTC Legend design is flawless, a super sleek alloy casing, and a dominant 3.2 AMOLED screen with capacitive technology, and easy to use “Sense” user interface

Check out this new video of HTC Legend Sense UI.

Sprint Samsung Moment 2 ( Leaked Pictures )
Hardware Industry

Sprint is going to launch their first Android 2.1 handset Samsung Moment 2 aka the SPH-M910. Samsung Moment 2 will be the predecessor of Samsung Moment & will come with same TouchWiz 3.0 UI, Android 2.1, a Full QWERTY & CDMA (Sprint).

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Source: werandroid

Verizon BlackBerry Bold launching in MAY 2010
General Industry

This is somewhat been floating around the web for a while but we are getting reports that it might be true after all. BGR reports that it a screen shot from Bank of America internal network where employees can order BB from Verizon Wireless. How true, only time will tell but since April fools has passed and this was before that, we would take it as something cooking in Verizon’s kitchen.

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Via: BGR

HTC Desire Firmware 1.15.405.4. Over The Air (FOTA) update
Industry Software

HTC Desire

HTC released first firmware for HTC Desire 1.15.405.4. At this point of time there are no details available for general public as to what exactly are the new features or what it fixes.

According to HTC website

“In our commitment to providing you with the best user experience, we are pushing out a new firmware update to your phone”

Installation Process:

Users will receive notification of this update when it is made available.
To upgrade the firmware all you have to do is press OK button and select WiFi or GPRS/3G.
To check & confirm new firmware go to MENU> Settings> About Phone> Software information> Software number)

Note: Users are recommended to find a free Wi-Fi hotspot or an unlimited data plan to apply this update. HTC Desire’s New firmware version is 1.15.405.4.

Source: HTC

Save your Money & buy Verizon web OS Phones Palm Pre Plus & Pixi Plus
Industry

Today on 1st April 2010 ( No April Fool ) Verizon Wireless started promotion on their web os phones Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus. Palm Pre official blog confirmed this promotion.

Verizon Wireless is offering Palm Pixi Plus with 2 years contract only for US $ 29.99 & Palm Pre Plus for US $ 49.99 with 2-year contract and to make things more interesting Verizon Wireless also offering Mobile Hotspots.

Verizon’s official statement

“Customers who purchase or upgrade to a Palm Pre and Palm Pixi will get the Mobile Hotspot for free. Existing customers who already have the service will find charges on their next bill will be $0.00.”

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Source: PhoneScoop

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Only for $149.99 at Rogers Canada
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Rogers recently announced that they will be launching Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 based on Android operating system exclusively for Canada in second week of April 2010.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will be available at Roger Canada for $149.99 with 3 years contract & without contract the cell phone will be priced at $549.

Those of you are planning to buy this phone, time for you people to start pre ordering your phone.

Source: Rogers

Leaked Apple iPad Apps
Gadgets General Hardware Industry

Although it is common knowledge that iPad will have over 700 apps available for download and install but little that anyone knew, there are over a 1000 apps already on Apple’s servers which AppAdvice managed to find different Apple iPad apps from apple servers. AppAdvice upload a video showing 1350 leaked apps for Apple iPads.

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Watch this video

Source: AppAdvice

Disclaimer: We might take it as April Fool’s joke but then again, what the heck, so be it! :)

No Replaceable Batteries in Windows Phone 7
General Hardware Industry

Apple products are dead simple and easy to use. Love it or Hate it, Take it or Leave it There is no in between. Microsoft planning to follow Apple’s footsteps and going to launch Windows Phone 7 which will not support user-replaceable memory cards, No multitasking in third party apps

A few weeks back Charlie Kindel, of Microsoft’s Windows Phone developer strategy said that

“The company will work with phone makers to ensure that Windows Phone 7 handsets pack enough memory for applications, 3D games, and media storage.

Pocketnow just reported that Windows Phone 7 series won’t support user-replaceable batteries. This move wills certainly alienate all those windows mobile lovers who just don’t want to see another iPhone with Microsoft logo on its back.

Source: Pocketnow



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