Archive for April, 2010

From Htcyou: Speaking with Bloomberg, HTC chief financial officer Cheng Hui-ming states that under the right conditions, his company could run its own operating system for its smartphones. Throughout HTC’s history, it has relied on Windows Mobile and Google Android. Were HTC to use a proprietary OS, there are many significant factors to consider. More »

From Htcyou: By way of its UK blog, LG releases official specifications for the sweet LU2300 Android 2.1 smartphone that is due out in South Korea by May. All of the rumored goodies are true, including 1GHz SnapDragon and AMOLED! More »

Nokia announced a trio of messaging cell phones yesterday, each of which prioritizes social networking (Twitter, FaceBook), texting, and e-mailing activities. The Finnish company’s C3, C6, and E5 models are regular phones with smartphone capabilities. Microsoft’s KIN promotes the exact same things, but with touchscreens and more powerful multimedia applications, although the KIN should be pricier. More »

From Ningin: via Wirebot: Pokemon Black And White Starters Said To Leak On April 15th Halo: Reach multiplayer maps gallery

via Ziggytek: Apple MacBook Pro Models Get Core i5, i7, Ridiculous Battery Life WePad: German Tablet That Looks Like Every Other Slate (Video)

via HTCYou: LG VS740 Aloha: in Verizon’s System?

via Ningin: F’ing Giveaway #2: DBSK Best Selection 2010 album F’ing Giveaway #1: T-ara Absolute First Album winner

via Flaunt Me: 5 Quick Natural Ways to Treat Sunburn

via GirlyBubble: WonderCon 2010: Emily the Strange

via BlitzNation: The Future 40, Prospect 34: Eric Berry Scouting Report

via OMGHaute: Scott Schuman and Garance Doré are Filming a TV Show!

via SwanDiary: Blade to join the X-Men

via CrazySingleLife: Why you can’t get a date if you live in a big city More »

Let us play a game: every Tuesday, we scour allover for the strangest looking gadgets, and then you guess wildly what they are. Someone appears relaxed donning that hat, which resembles a 1980s sci-fi movie imagining of what future head-wear might look like on Mars colonies. More »

“Better late than never,” Apple has finally wrestled enough Core i processors from Intel to put into the 15″ and 17″ MacBook Pro models, which feature a 2010 CPU (at long last!) and a host of other upgrades and options. Sadly, the 13″ was left behind with Core 2 Duo speed bumps, but it does come with the NVIDIA 320M, 4Gb RAM, and much longer battery life. More »

The WePad was not the only tablet announcement yesterday. Archos outlined its Android generation 8 Internet Tablets consisting of models that range from 3″ to 10″ and prices starting at $100 to $350. ARM Cortex 800MHz and 1GHz processors with OpenGL 3D acceleration are going to power these handhelds. More »

From Htcyou: Motorola’s squared Android 2.1 smartphone surfaced over the weekend on Droid Dog. Today, Android France claims to have leaked documents naming the mysterious Motorola as the “Twist,” which is scheduled for a June 10th launch. More »

…and is named after the iPad. German companies neofonie and 4tiitoo team up to introduce the €449 Linux WePad that has the ability to run Android apps. Europeans, Asians, and Americans…the only entrant missing is a South African tablet (District 9 Tablet?). More »

From Ningin: Ever felt like hugging a fellow Ninginer but couldn’t because of the physical contact restriction of the Internet? Well that might change in the near future. Japanese scientists were able to create a robotic device that simulates many human sensations such as heart beats, hugging, stomach butterflies and spine tingles to the wearer. More »

After much controversy, the Opera Mini mobile web browser has been approved and will be released on the App Store. In the past, apps have been rejected for sharing the same functionality as Apple-built apps.

In this case, Opera Mini is a direct competitor to Safari, the default web browser on the iPhone. Many users thought that it would never be approved but 19 days after it was submitted, it was finally authorised. More »

From Ningin: via Wirebot: April 15th: Last Day To Play Original Xbox Games on Xbox Live. Is Death a Cure or a Curse? Family Guy episode features Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

via Ziggytek: Sunno S880 Pro: Powerful Smartphone for $246 (Video) Dreamware: Meizu Mbook Tablet

via HTCYou: Motorola’s Square Android 2.1 Slider Smartphone

via Ningin: DBSK Decathon: Day 2 Results DBSK pin challenge winners 4/11

via Flaunt Me: Before and After ’80s Makeovers

via GirlyBubble: Creative Jewelry Designs from DayDefyProject

via BlitzNation: Under the Radar: Danny Batten

via OMGHaute: Zac Posen for Target 24 Hour Shopping Party

via SwanDiary: 5 vampire grillz to sink your teeth into

via CrazySingleLife: Tina Fey and Steve Carell share dating horror stories More »

Two new Sharp manufactured phones were announced today by Microsoft. The KIN ONE and KIN TWO smartphones are differentiated from Windows Phone 7 by their simplicity and completely closed system. The KIN series combines smartphone advancements like multi-touch, Silverlight web-browsing, and eye-popping visuals from Zune HD’s interface with a simplified operating system that has no third-party apps, much like standard cell phones. Both CDMA phones are arriving on Verizon’s network in May, with Vodafone getting them in the fall. There is also a GSM version of the KIN ONE that will make the rounds in Europe and Asia. More »

From Htcyou: LG’s upscale LU2300 is launching in South Korea next month, and Phone Arena has a Verizon system snapshot showing that the VS740Aloha” (which is supposedly the North American LU2300). How about a rumor on top of a rumor? More »

From Htcyou: These are the best quality photographs of the upcoming myTouch Slide since the January leak. TmoNews is playing with the Slide in Android 2.1 form. More »

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