Archive for August, 2011

First Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” device Toshiba-Fujitsu IS12T goes on sale

Thursday, August 25, 2011 0:21 No Comments

The Fujitsu IS12T device will be available in Japan in just a few hours time. The IS12T is the first Windows Phone device to be made available in Japan and the first to run Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango”. The waterproof phone features a 3.7″ WVGA display and is powered by Qualcomm’s MSM8655 chipset. The device also includes a massive 13.2MP camera and 32GB of onboard storage. Commonly referred to as Windows Phone Mango, its codename, Windows Phone 7.5 was finalized by the software giant in late July. Microsoft is planning to launch a number of Windows Phone 7.5 devices on September 1, according to reports.. The date ties in with IFA, Europe’s largest consumer electronics show in Berlin

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Nokia Introduce three new NFC, Symbian phones

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 23:28 No Comments

NOKIA company’s long-running operating system – which used to be so widely acclaimed that not only was it in use on every Nokia smartphone, but the company also licensed the software to other manufacturers like Sony Ericsson – has hit a brick wall. That’s especially true in areas of the world where the iPhone and Android have taken off, like the US. However, there is still a moderate following in other regions like within Nokia’s home base of Europe, and around the developing parts of the world where smartphones are a much rarer commodity. However, the Symbian name will be all but gone after Nokia firms up its partnership with Microsoft and starts putting Windo

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Facebook ‘Like’ button now banned in German state

Monday, August 22, 2011 16:25 No Comments

The German state of Schleswig-Holstein has ordered organizations to remove the Facebook ‘Like’ button from their websites and shut down fan pages. The Independent Center for Privacy Protection (ULD) says it’s taken the measure because information on ‘Likes’ is sent back to Facebook in the US and used to create a personal profile, contravening Germany’s tight privacy laws. “Whoever visits facebook.com or uses a plug-in must expect that he or she will be tracked by the company for two years. Facebook builds a broad individual and for members even a personalised profile,” says the ULD in a statement. “Such a profiling infringes German and Eu

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HP Plans to kills off webOS operations for webOS devices

Monday, August 22, 2011 5:50 No Comments

HP reported that it plans on discontinuing operations for webOS devices, namely its TouchPad and phones based on webOS. This might not come as surprise, especially considering that TouchPad hasn’t had the greatest of times when it comes to sales. To be honest, the OS had potential, but that’s basically all it ever had. Sales weren’t quite great and the same goes for apps and updates. This means that smartphones are now one OS competitor lighter, leaving Android, WP7, iOS and Blackberry. Naturally, HP is trying to make things seem as not so bad and claims it is exploring other options. These options will include HP’s own and third party devices, licensing, other manufacturers

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RIM working for BBM subcription music service, report by CNET

Sunday, August 21, 2011 5:33 No Comments

Research In Motion is working on a music service that will tie in with BlackBerry Messenger. CNET reports that RIM will deploy a test version of its subscription-based streaming music service in the coming weeks, and that a final product will come later. BlackBerry owners will be able to share their songs with other subscribers using RIM’s BBM service, the report suggests. It’s unclear how much the BlackBerry maker plans to charge, but The Wall Street Journal said it will cost “significantly less” than similar services such as Rhapsody and Spotify, which both charge about $10 per month for premium access. RIM has already inked deals with Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group,

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