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E-Reader line starting at $99 coming from Copia this fall

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 4:30 am

Copia, a subsidiary of DMC Worldwide, is looking to make a big splash and run with the big boys in the e-reader market this fall with a line of devices starting at a very wallet friendly $99 USD. The cheapest one will sport a 5 inch color LCD display with 2GB of storage and 64mb of RAM.

 

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Copia will also have a 7 inch color e-reader for $129.99, a black and white e-reader that can come without Wifi for $149.99 or with for 10 dollars more, and the highest end 10 inch color WiFi tablet for $299.99. Tony Antolio, senior VP of Copia and DMC Worldwide, stated that "We want to make e-reading more accessible to a mass audience. Not everyone can afford all of the higher end devices."

Android takes first place in mobile phone sales for Q2 2010

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 5, 2010 2:21 am

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Well, it's official: Android has taken the top spot in U.S. mobile sales according to NPD. Knocking Blackberry off the perch they have been cozy on since the last quarter of 2007, Android based phones comprised 33 percent of mobile phone sales in Q2 2010. Blackberry slipped to second place with 28 percent of the market, and Apple's iPhone lineup takes the third spot with 22 percent. With the huge success of phones from Motorola and HTC, it seemed only a matter of time until we saw this officially. RIM had better hope that their recently unveiled Torch can kickstart the love for Blackberry once again………

Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg tabbed for opening keynote address at CES 2011

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 4, 2010 10:07 pm

CES in Las Vegas is a little more than 5 months away, and now they have announced their opening keynote speaker. Ivan Seidenberg, the CEO for Verizon Wireless, has been tabbed as the man making the opening address for the "world's largest consumer technology tradeshow."

 

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His address, slated for 8:30 am on Thursday January 6th in the Hilton Center, is kicking up a lot of talk around the web on what he will announce during his keynote speech. With all of the talk of the iPhone coming to Verizon and the latest tablet team up with Motorola, there are plenty of possibilities out there. Whatever the announcement, we'll be there to bring it to you when it happens.

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Facebook for Android revamped

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 4, 2010 8:19 pm

One of the largest gripes among the mostly happy Android userbase has been the Facebook app. The words clunky, difficult, and painful seem to be common terms used to describe the official Android Facebook app. Today they are trying to punch a hole in those arguments as Facebook for Android has gotten a fairly major facelift. Before you ask, Facebook Chat is still not available yet.

 

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Quite a few changes have been made, though. A picture timeline now sits near the bottom for your News Feed, while Notifications have their own "drawer" underneath the timeline so you have instant access to hem as soon as the app opens. Photos and comments are also handled within the app as well, seriously reducing the amount of time you spend getting bumped from the app to the Facebook touch site. Even "Like" is now only a touch away. Grab it from the Android Market and give it a go today.

Clearwire unveils iSpot WiFi hotspot for 4G service

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 4, 2010 6:12 pm

Clearwire and its partners/resellers are the only 4G commercial networks available for consumers right now. Clearwire has announced a cool new 4G mobile hotspot specifically designed for Apple devices called the iSpot.

 

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The iSpot is a small device that is for Apple devices in name only. It will work with any WiFi enabled device. The little portable hotspot supports up to eight simultaneous connections. It can last for about four hours per charge.

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iPhone 4 ultrasnow unlock available now

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 4, 2010 5:06 pm

If you have an iPhone 4 and have been counting the days until a carrier unlock was available today is the big day. The ultrasnow carrier unlock can be downloaded with now.

 

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The unlock works for the iPhone 4 baseband 01.59 and 3G/3GS basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01 and 05.13.04. Once unlocked, you can port your device to another compatible network.

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Logitech unveils new S715i rechargeable speaker dock

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Aug 4, 2010 4:02 pm

Logitech has a ton of speakers for various uses in its line. The line of speakers offered by the company spans the range from surround sound for PCs to small portable speakers for iPods and notebooks.

 

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Logitech has unveiled a new portable iPod speaker dock called the Logitech Rechargeable Speaker S715i. The new dock has an internal rechargeable battery that is good for up to eight hours of play per charge.

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Razer updates Lachesis gaming mouse with more sensitivity

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Aug 4, 2010 3:04 pm

The Razer Lachesis was first spied years ago and had 4000 dpi sensitivity, which at the time was a lot of sensitivity. Today that 4000dpi mark is been surpassed. Razer has announced a new updated version of the Lachesis to replace the old one.

 

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Exactly when the new Lachesis will ship is unknown, but it will sell for $79.99. The update includes a new 3.5G laser sensor with 5600dpi resolution. The mouse also has a new design and a customizable lighting system.

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iPhone 4's 'aluminosilicate glass' the bees knees? - Don't be so sure

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Aug 4, 2010 1:12 pm

If you're proud of your shiny new iPhone 4, be sure to hold onto it real good when standing / walking over a hard surface, or at least invest in a decent case for it.

 

Apple went on this big spiel leading up to the release of the new-gen phone about how it uses 'aluminosilicate glass' which it said is the same type of glass used in the windshields of high-speed trains and and helicopters. In their words exactly, Apple said it was "chemically strengthened to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic, the glass is ultradurable and more scratch resistant than ever".

 

So then, with that in mind, take a look at this picture of someone's new pride and joy :-

 

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Struck with a hammer out of antennagate rage? Nope. This was merely dropped onto concrete due to slipping out of the user's hands while he was carrying too many things.

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