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RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 phone said to launch in October

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Research In Motion may be planning to unveil its debut next-generation smartphone this summer, with a launch to follow in in the fall. N4BB on Wednesday reported that RIM currently intends to take the wraps off its first BlackBerry 10-powered smartphone by mid-August, and it plans to launch the handset in early or mid-October. BGR exclusively published RIM’s 2012 product roadmap this past January, and at that time we said the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone, code-named “BlackBerry London,” was scheduled to launch in late September or early October. N4BB also claims a QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry 10 device is expected to launch in the first quarter next year, again in line with a report from this past January, though the site claims the device might not feature a slider form factor. RIM is not likely to discuss specifics with regards to BlackBerry 10 devices or launch timing during the BlackBerry World conference next week, but the smartphone maker may share new details surrounding its platform and BGR will be on hand to report all the news as it breaks.

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Report: Microsoft revealing Xbox ‘Woodstock’ music service at E3

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

We are stardust. We are golden. And we’ve got to get ourselves back to the Xbox. According to some anonymous-type sources over at The Verge, Microsoft is set to continue its shift away from Zuneland into the world of Woodstock — that’s reportedly the codename of a new Spotify-like service set to make its debut at this year’s E3. According to the reports, the tiny yellow bird of a service will work across platforms (think Windows 8, iOS, Android and, of course, the Xbox, amongst others), thanks, at least in part, in part to browser-based functionality. The service is said to be set to launch later in the year, around the same as some key MS operating systems.

Report: Microsoft revealing Xbox ‘Woodstock’ music service at E3 originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:22:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sprint to launch Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus on April 22nd?

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus has been available around the world for quite some time after officially making it’s debut on Verizon Wireless in December. Sprint’s version of the handset, which supports the company’s brand new LTE network, is currently slated for an April 22nd release according to one of our sources, which is in line with earlier rumors. Stores should be receiving merchandising materials shortly, and sales are set to start soon after. Whether you’ll actually be able to get an LTE signal, however, depends on if you’re a 1%-er — Sprint’s LTE network has gone live in a few regions during testing, but isn’t set to go live in launch markets until June. Sprint also plans to launch the LG Viper 4G LTE on April 22nd.

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That’s right, folks: Instagram now supports HTC One X

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
That's right, folks: Instagram now supports HTC One X

Upon it’s debut, one notable smartphone was curiously absent from Instagram’s list of supported devices: the HTC One X. Thankfully, all of that worry is now behind filter lovers, as the latest update for this Android app has added support for HTC’s premiere superphone and its stellar camera. In addition, the refresh is said to deliver better support for all devices based on NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 platform, provide better support for tablet users and squash a nasty bug that’d caused Instagram photos to not appear in the gallery. With this issue behind us, we can now resume living our lives without worry or fear.

That’s right, folks: Instagram now supports HTC One X originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 10 Apr 2012 23:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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NVIDIA CEO says $199 Tegra 3 tablets will launch this summer

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Following rumors of a $199 Google-branded tablet, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said he believes that more Tegra 3-powered tablets will be coming to the market this summer at the same low price. By removing things like expensive memory, a $199 tablet is quite feasible, Huang said. Amazon’s immensely popular Kindle Fire tablet — which shipped with just 8GB of storage and no cameras — is available at the $199 price point and managed to capture 14% of the tablet market in its debut quarter. Huang has been left disappointed with the development of Android, however, and he believes Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform could make a real dent in the tablet market. ”Android hasn’t developed as I’d hoped,” he told the The New York Times. “For many people, though, work is still the primary reason to have a computer. They want Windows to work well, they want Outlook to work well. A tablet running Windows 8 with Tegra could be very nice.”

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Amazon may launch three more Kindle Fires in 2012

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Amazon may bring three new versions of its Kindle Fire tablet to market in 2012, according to a report from Taiwan Economic News. Matching up with earlier rumors that have suggested the retail giant would introduce a larger device, the site reports that Amazon is readying an 8.9-inch model with a screen resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels. The publication also suggested that Amazon will introduce a low-end 7-inch model with a resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels, as well as a medium to high-end 7-inch model that will include a 1,280 x 800-pixel display. While Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed that Amazon’s tablet had no impact on iPad sales, the Kindle Fire managed to capture 14% of the tablet market in its debut quarter.

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The Many Monuments to Russia’s Beloved MiG [Planes]

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

RIM reveals new $120 PlayBook keyboard case [video]

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Following the much delayed BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 update, the tablet finally has a native email client, other PIM apps and a larger selection of apps thanks to its Android player. Research in Motion is now looking to further boost interest in its debut slate, and it has announced the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard for those users looking for a physical keypad option on top of the virtual one. The accessory retails for a lofty $119.99 and is available for pre-order starting today, with shipments going out on March 23rd. The concept of the keyboard is similar to the competition. It includes a multitouch trackpad for browsing, a keyboard for easy input and a battery that last up to 30 days. Unlike the ASUS Transformer Prime, RIM’s accessory does not have a docking feature and is just a carrying case with an integrated Bluetooth keyboard. RIM’s video demonstation follows below.

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MSDN Windows Help blog plays on our love of keyboard shortcuts, tells how to navigate Windows 8 like a pro

Sunday, March 11th, 2012
MSDN Windows Help blog plays on our love of keyboard shortcuts, tells how to navigate Windows 8 like a pro

If you didn’t get the gist of our Windows 8 Consumer Preview run-down, it’s a bit clumsy on the desktop front. Fortunately for power-users, the budding operation system is introducing a suite of keyboard shortcuts to help them manage its classic and metro interfaces. We mentioned a few in our early impressions of the consumer build, but Rob Margel’s MSDN Windows help blog has a full list of 30 shortcuts for you to master before Windows 8 makes its final debut. Craving a shortcut to cycle through your toast notifications? Need to switch to the classic Windows desktop while simultaneously pulling up the Run box? Hit the source link below and let Morgel drop some hotkey knowledge on you.

MSDN Windows Help blog plays on our love of keyboard shortcuts, tells how to navigate Windows 8 like a pro originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 11 Mar 2012 20:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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ITG xpPhone 2 hands-on: Windows 7 on a smartphone

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

We got a little worried when ITG missed its January unveiling for the xpPhone 2, but yesterday, this Windows 7-powered smartphone finally made its debut public appearance in Guangzhou, and we happened to be there to scoop up a demo unit. Since we last came across the second-gen xpPhone, its ambitious Chinese manufacturer has dished out more detailed specs: the 17.5mm-thick device comes with a 4.3-inch 800 x 480 LCD made by Sharp, multitouch input, an Intel Atom Z5xx series processor up to 2GHz, up to 2GB of RAM, up to 112GB of SSD made by Silicon Storage Technology, microSD expansion and a multipurpose HDMI Micro socket (not HDMI Mini as we mistakenly said in our video after the break) that takes care of video, audio, data (USB 2.0) and power. Read on to find out what we think of this weird creature.

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ITG xpPhone 2 hands-on: Windows 7 on a smartphone originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 11 Mar 2012 15:58:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Distro Issue 31: Tales from the South Pacific, Apple’s new iPad and the Woz

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Let’s just call Issue 31 the New Issue, shall we? That’s what Apple did this week with the refresh of the iPad, and in this week’s refresh of Distro, we’ll bring you our first-hand impressions of Cupertino’s latest slate. Also in this issue, Darren Murph takes a look at the challenges of bringing wireless to the disconnected, in “Internet Tales from the South Pacific,” and Steve Wozniak tackles the Distro Q&A like only he can. We’ll also bring you our reviews of Lytro’s debut light field camera and Dell’s XPS 13 Ultrabook. So go on and download the new issue.

Distro Issue 31 PDF
Distro on the iTunes App Store
Distro in the Android Market
Distro APK (for sideloading)
Like Distro on Facebook
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Distro Issue 31: Tales from the South Pacific, Apple’s new iPad and the Woz originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 09 Mar 2012 09:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple sells out of AT&T iPads already

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

A quick glance at Apple’s online store tells us that customers who want to place orders for an AT&T 4G iPad won’t be receiving them at the same time the iPad makes its debut. Shipping times have already fallen to March 19th from March 16th, something we all guessed would happen by the fact that Apple’s entire site and online store ground to a halt yesterday. Verizon 4G iPads will still be delivered on March 16th, though we believe that will change soon as well. Apple’s new iPad starts at $499 and will be available to purchase in stores on March 16th.

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Withings Baby Monitor makes its official, expensive US debut

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Withings Baby Monitor

The Withings Baby Monitor has already been available in the UK for sometime now and recently made a splash over at the FCC. Now the iOS accessory is finally for sale here in the good ol’ US-of-A, for the rather staggering price of $299. That’s right, this sensor-packed web cam probably costs more than your handset. Then again, that $20 set of audio-only monitors you picked up at Walmart can’t keep you abreast of the temperature and humidity in your child’s sleeping quarters or let you watch your newborn sleep with the aid of a night vision mode. You can get the associated WithBaby app for free in the iTunes App Store now. The only question is, whether or not you love your baby enough to spend $300 on an iPhone accessory. We won’t judge you either way. Check out the PR after the break.

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Withings Baby Monitor makes its official, expensive US debut originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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LG Optimus L-style series hands-on

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

LG’s Optimus L-style family of (slightly more) affordable devices is here, packing a similar designer flavor to the Prada phone 3.0 alongside some reduced specifications. Three models made their debut here at MWC, from the 4.3-inch Optimus L7 to the dinkier 3.2-inch L3, with the 4-inch L5 offering a size and specification compromise right in the middle. Skip on past the break for some first impressions.

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LG Optimus L-style series hands-on originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 28 Feb 2012 03:14:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Acer CloudMobile spotted in the wild prior to MWC debut

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Acer was on hand during Milan’s Fashion Week to show off its CloudMobile smartphone. The handset is equipped with a 4.3-inch 1280 x 720-pixel HD display, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, NFC, an 8-megapixel camera and Android 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich. Acer’s upcoming smartphone will also be the first device to offer AcerCloud technology, which “enhances mobile productivity by providing seamless document management.” According to NotebookItalia, the CloudMobile is the “perfect object to show to friends.” The device is said to be extremely thin with smooth lines and rounded edges that give it “definite personality.” Acer was previously awarded a prestigious IF Design award for 2012, an indicator of quality and excellence in design within the industry. The CloudMobile smartphone is currently slated to launch in the third quarter of 2012. Read on for additional images.


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HBO’s PunchForce hits the FCC, turns fists into data… violent, violent data

Saturday, February 18th, 2012
PunchForce

HBO has been quietly working on its PunchForce tech since about 2010, when it tried to convince British star Amir Khan and Argentine boxer Marcos Maidana to wear the sensors for their light welterweight title bout. Neither seemed particularly eager. Now though, over a year later, the latest in fist-tracking technology seems to be nearing its big debut. Tiny wireless monitors, worn under the wrist of the gloves feed velocity and impact data back to a laptop with a special receiver — all of which now have Uncle Sam’s approval. The real fun though, is what happens next. The information gathered isn’t meant to be locked away in lab, it’ll be broadcast to viewers throughout the fight and, eventually, fed to accompanying apps, presumably alongside its PunchZone stats. Check out the gallery below for a behind the scenes glimpse of PunchForce and hit up the source link to peruse the full user manual.

HBO’s PunchForce hits the FCC, turns fists into data… violent, violent data originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 18 Feb 2012 16:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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