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Verizon could pay to keep the iPhone away from Sprint and T-Mobile

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 7, 2010 4:42 am

The Verizon/iPhone rumors have been spinning for quite a while now and here's another one to throw into the mix. Verizon's not only looking to score the iPhone when it (supposedly) ends its exclusivity with AT&T next year, but also are looking to pay Apple to keep the phone out of their competitor's hands.


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According to Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu, "We are hearing that [Verizon] does not want iPhone, the hottest selling smartphone, available on T-Mobile USA and/or Sprint and may be willing to pay for exclusivity to itself and AT&T." With the iPhone garnering 14.1 million shipments in the September quarter, it's gonna be apricey proposition to get Apple to keep the iPhone away from as many carriers as possible.

Google Maps for Mobile 5 adds dynamic map drawing and offline mode

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 7, 2010 4:30 am

Continuing with the constant gusher of Google news today brings us Google Maps for Mobile 5. It was previewed by Andy Rubin once again on the stage of D: Dive Into Mobile - previewed on the prototype Motorola Honeycomb tablet !


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The biggest change of Google Maps for Mobile 5 is the dynamic map drawing - vectors instead of flat images that scale much better and will show the buildings fleshed out for over 100 cities.

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Motorola Android tablet prototype shown off

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 7, 2010 4:14 am

Today should be named Google Day. Unlike another company who releases a Beatles discography to their music store and says it's a day we'll never forget, Google have had around 1,256 announcements today!


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Google's Andy Rubin was on stage at D: Dive Into Mobile today where he bought with him a prototype Android tablet by hello-moto, Motorola.

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Windows Phone 7 video shows copy/paste

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 7, 2010 3:30 am

Ah copy/paste. You were my enemy with the first iPhone and now you are the enemy of Windows Phone 7, but not for much longer. Those of you who are lucky enough to have a developer device have had a copy/paste rolled out to you in the form of an update.


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Above is a picture showing what it looks like and below is a video of it in action. It seems to work quite well, kudos [so far] Microsoft!

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Android 2.3 supports game controls

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 7, 2010 3:00 am

Google has been pushing Gingerbread and how it is better than ever for game development. The picture below is from a page culled from the Android 2.3 SDK which displays a bunch of new key codes in the system targeted for gaming: L1, L2, R1, R2, A, B,C, etc.


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Is this new picture related to the Sony PlayStation Phone? Possibly... but Sony are most likely working on their own environment for key mapping with PlayStation-branded titles instead of letting the Android SDK take control.

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NVIDIA's Quadro and Tesla sales manager joins AMD's ranks

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Dec 7, 2010 2:16 am

NVIDIA has lost their Quadro and Tesla manager to AMD. The story of Rob MacDonald begins with how he began with taking over NVIDIA's UK graphics sales operation in 2002 and shortly after was given control of graphic card sales into the Nordic region (Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway).


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Rob was then promoted into Quadro sales and he has been expanding in that role ever since. Why is this news significant you ask? Professional products are the cash cow of the graphics industry...

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Samsung Nexus S - the next official Google Phone

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 7, 2010 1:49 am

Google Phone 2.0 is here in the form of the Nexus S built by Samsung. It includes a 4-inch Super AMOLED "Contour Display", 1GHz Hummingbird processor, NFC support and is powered by the new Android 2.3 OS.


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Why do you need this phone? Google says: "With this device, users will also be the first to receive software upgrades and new Google mobile apps as soon as they become available."

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Chinese netbook looks a lot like the Dell Inspiron duo

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Dec 6, 2010 8:04 pm

The most obvious design feature of the Dell Inspiron Duo netbook is the cool swiveling screen that the convertible netbook uses to go into tablet or netbook mode. When you have a device that has an interesting feature like that, you can bet that other companies will tray and make something similar. The little machine isn't pure duo knockoff though; it has some other elements to its design too.


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The machine has a smallish 8.9-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 600. It also has a webcam for recording video, runs Windows 7, and has a 7.4V battery with 3000mAh of power. The little netbook also uses 1GB of RAM and has a 20GB HDD.

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Verizon LTE networks now active in US cities

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 6, 2010 7:02 pm

I would bet that there are many people out there that want the fastest mobile internet as possible. If you are like me in a smaller city, you may have a hard time just getting a decent 3G signal in your area. If you are lucky enough to live in one of the large cities Verizon is offering its new LTE service to you can get some seriously fast speeds.


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Verizon has announced that its LTE network launched yesterday in several cities in the US. The service costs $50 monthly for 5GB of data and 10GB is $80 monthly with $10 per GB over the limits. The carrier also has a couple new modems that will work on the new 4G networks and work on 3G networks as well for about $100.

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Mac App Store coming on December 13 says rumor

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Dec 6, 2010 6:04 pm

The best part about the iPhone and the iPad is the huge number of apps for all different uses on the App Store. You can find things to make work better along with games and apps for just about anything else. We already know that Apple is planning an App Store for Mac users but when the announcement of the store was made, there was no indication given on how long it would take.




According to AppleTell an inside source has told the publication that Apple is targeting December 13 for the launch of the Mac App Store. The source claims that Jobs and crew had told devs to have software ready to go as early as today, but that launch is not going to happen today is seems. Apple is still mum on an official launch date.

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