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Colorful Nokia N9 first hands-on! (update: video)

Colorful Nokia N9 first hands-on! (update: video)

  The N9 has arrived. Functional units of Nokia’s long-awaited MeeGo smartphone have finally landed into our eager hands and we’ve got a gallery of images to provide you with below. What we can say from our first experience is that we’re in the presence of a fantastically designed device with a gorgeous AMOLED screen and […]

Google TV shows off new Honeycomb UI, plans for Market, SDK; opens up remote app source code

Google TV shows off new Honeycomb UI, plans for Market, SDK; opens up remote app source code

Google I/O is still ongoing and at the session for teaching developers how to build Android apps forGoogle TV the team has just shown off a quick peek of the new Honeycomb-based UI that will be released later this year. Shown above you can quickly compare it to the original UI to see how different, and hopefully […]

Official: Samsung reveals Chrome OS laptop -- the Series 5

Official: Samsung reveals Chrome OS laptop — the Series 5

Rumors told us what, when and even how much to expect, but Google just made it official on stage — Chrome OS netbooks are finally here, and Samsung is leading the way with a ultra-slim 0.79-inch thin machine. This is the Samsung Series 5 ChromeBook, which plays to Google’s new standard “Chromebook” spec –in short means they’ll each […]

Google unveils Acer Chromebook: $349, 11.6-inches with 6.5-hour battery

Google unveils Acer Chromebook: $349, 11.6-inches with 6.5-hour battery

Google just showed off a new 11.6-inch Chromebook from Acer at Google I/O promising an eight second boot time with an Intel Atom N570 CPU, 16GB SDD, instant-on, two USB ports, webcam, HDMI and 6.5 hour battery life. It’s cheaper than the Samsung Series 5 also announced, starting at $349 with optional world-mode 3G available for more cash […]

Intel will mass produce 3D transistors for all future CPUs, starting with 22nm Ivy Bridge

Intel will mass produce 3D transistors for all future CPUs, starting with 22nm Ivy Bridge

Looks like 3D isn’t just a fad, folks, so long as we’re talking about silicon — Intel just announced that it has invented a 3D “Tri-Gate” transistor that will allow the company to keep shrinking chips, Moore’s Law naysayers be darned. Intel says the transistors will use 50 percent less power, conduct more current and provide […]

AT&T officially announces HP Veer 4G, available May 15th for $100 (update: HSPA+ confirmed)

AT&T officially announces HP Veer 4G, available May 15th for $100 (update: HSPA+ confirmed)

Well, it’s a bit past May 2nd, but AT&T has now finally officially announced that it will be carrying theHP Veer — or Veer 4G, as it prefers to call it. The diminutive smartphone will be available on May 15th in your choice of black or white for $99.99 on a two-year contract. That will buy […]

BlackBerry to integrate Bing services at the OS level

BlackBerry to integrate Bing services at the OS level

Steve Ballmer made an appearance today at BlackBerry World 2011 and after briefly pimping Windows Phone live on stage, announced a partnership between Microsoft and RIM to integrate Bing into BlackBerry products. In addition to making Bing the default search and map provider for all BlackBerry devices going forward, the services will be added at the OS […]

Nexus S 4G launch on Sprint now official: May 8th for $200

Nexus S 4G launch on Sprint now official: May 8th for $200

You’ve been able to pre-order the Sprint-ified version of the Nexus S for a good while now, but it’s always good to add a concrete date for the end of the anticipation and the beginning of the Android 2.3 fun. That date has now been officially marked as May 8th. That’s when your Pure Google device will […]

Norio Ohga, former Sony chairman and multimedia pioneer, dies at 81

Norio Ohga, former Sony chairman and multimedia pioneer, dies at 81

There’s more sad news out of Japan this morning, we’re afraid –Sony is reporting that former chairman Norio Ohga passed away in Tokyo yesterday from multiple organ failure. He was 81. You may not personally remember a Sony under his reign — Ohga helmed the company from 1982 to 1995 after decades of service in […]

Nokia and Microsoft sign definitive agreement, bring Windows Phone handsets closer to realization

Nokia and Microsoft sign definitive agreement, bring Windows Phone handsets closer to realization

Microsoft and Nokia’s industry-altering announcement of a strategic alliance back in February has today been bolstered with the signing of a definitive agreement between the two companies. In announcing the inking of the paperwork, the Microkia crew point out that they’re already hard at work developing “a portfolio” of Nokia Windows Phone devices, which will be […]

Kindle Library Lending will let you take books out on your e-reader or Kindle app, launching in US this year

Kindle Library Lending will let you take books out on your e-reader or Kindle app, launching in US this year

We love books. We just don’t love carrying more than one of them around. It’s great to hear, then, that Amazon has figured out a new Kindle Library Lending feature, which will allow US customers to check the ethereal form of books into their Kindle (all generations are supported) or Kindle app-equipped smartphone or computer. […]

Motorola Atrix to launch exclusively with Orange UK in early May

Motorola Atrix to launch exclusively with Orange UK in early May

Just in time to duel with the Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola’s Atrix is crossing the Atlantic for an early May release in Orange livery. UK carrier Orange has proudly announced it’ll be the “exclusive launch partner” for the Atrix in the UK, offering the dual-core handset for free on two-year contracts costing £35 per month […]

Apple sues Samsung for 'copying' the iPhone and iPad

Apple sues Samsung for ‘copying’ the iPhone and iPad

Whoa! In the world of big-time lawsuits, this must be just about the biggest. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has sued Samsung Electronics for copying “the look and feel” of its iPad tablet and iPhone smartphone. This relates to the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, which bears more than a passing resemblance to the iPhone […]