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Nokia to sell modem business to focus on core business offerings

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Tue, Jul 6 2010 12:04 PM CDT

It's been a long while since Nokia offered a mobile phone that most of us were interested in. The company lost some of its focus by working with too many irons in the fire. Nokia has announced a change that will see it focusing more on its core business.

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Nokia has announced that it is selling its modem business to a company called Renesas Electronics. Renesas has been paying to use the Nokia modem tech since 2009. The deal is worth about $200 million according to Nokia.

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iPhone 4 shows too many signal bars; Apple 'stunned'

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Fri, Jul 2 2010 6:00 PM CDT

It seems that the real reason has been found behind he iPhone 4's "losing bars" problem: a "totally wrong" formula to show how many bars of signal strength they are getting. This is the reason Apple has stated behind the large signal strength drop shown by holding the phone on the antenna.

iPhone 4 shows too many signal bars; Apple 'stunned' | TweakTown.com

Most sites, including Tweaktown, reported a couple of days ago the Anandtech report on the formula woes of the iPhone 4's antenna drop due to the formula used to show the signal strength on the display and the problems that it could cause. "Their big drop in bars is because their high bars were never real in the first place," the company said in a statement.

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Losing bars on the iPhone 4 about more than just "holding it wrong"

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Wed, Jun 30 2010 5:07 PM CDT

By now everyone's heard of the infamous iPhone 4 antenna problem. Holding the phone the wrong way can eat up your bars and make you drop calls, right? Well, it kinda depends.

Losing bars on the iPhone 4 about more than just

The guys at Anandtech took a deep look into the iPhone 4 and its many issues and grabbed some interesting information. Holding the phone "the wrong way" can reduce your signal an average of about 20dB. This can dramamtically affect your bars shown or not at all, depending on the initial signal strength.

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Tech-Facts Razer Gaming Mouse Survey Contest - The Winners

Cameron Wilmot | Peripherals | Wed, Jun 30 2010 7:03 AM CDT

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have the contest winners!

Tech-Facts Razer Gaming Mouse Survey Contest - The Winners | TweakTown.com

Thanks to all who participated! Remember, you can continue to earn rewards from Tech Facts for completing surveys. Many thanks to Razer for supplying the fantastic prizes!

Winners: Jonathan Wang, Jacob Stein, Ryan Rose, Mark Solomon and Brandon Walsh

The winners will be contacted this week and their shiny new Razer Abyssus gaming mice will be sent out to them soon.

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iPhone coming to Verizon in January according to sources

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Tue, Jun 29 2010 9:51 PM CDT
iPhone coming to Verizon in January according to sources | TweakTown.com

The "will the iPhone come to Verizon?" swing has come back towards to side of it happening according to a Bloomberg report. Two sources, who preferred to remain anonymous due to the information not being officially released, stated that the iPhone will be available from Verizon in January. The iPhone has been an AT&T exclusive device since its inception in 2007, but that seems to be coming to an end sooner rather than later if all of the rumblings are true.

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Froyo coming to the EVO 4G, but not to the Hero or the Moment

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Sat, Jun 26 2010 1:54 AM CDT
Froyo coming to the EVO 4G, but not to the Hero or the Moment | TweakTown.com

An announcement on the Sprint blog this morning had a "good news, bad news" kind of feel to it. Sprint officially stated that Android 2.2, known as Froyo, will be coming to their flagship phone the EVO 4G "in the near future." Not all was joyous though as two of their more popular models, the HTC Hero and the Samsung Moment, will be left out of the Froyo goodness. This most likely means Android 2.1 will be the last update for these phones.

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October confirmed for Windows Phone 7 launch

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Fri, Jun 25 2010 6:55 PM CDT

During a presentation and demo today, Windows Phone 7 was announced to be coming in October. Microsoft's Vice President of Marketing gave a short demo of the device but was fairly vague on whether the October release would be when it is ready for phone implementation or when new phones with the Mobile OS will be priced and announced.

While October seems far away for those who are trying to hold off joining the iPhone and Android crowd, hopefully the extra time will mean an OS done right with great features and few bugs. A guy can hope, can't he?

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Android apps removed by Google for security reasons

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Fri, Jun 25 2010 5:52 PM CDT
Android apps removed by Google for security reasons | TweakTown.com

Google has had to remove several apps remotely from Android phones and from the Android Market for what they have deemed "security concerns." Via the Android Developers blog, Google's Android Security Lead Rich Cannings offered the following explanation:

"In cases where users may have installed a malicious application that poses a threat, we've also developed technologies and processes to remotely remove an installed application from devices. If an application is removed in this way, users will receive a notification on their phone."

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Hulu Plus could soon be announced for Playstation 3

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Fri, Jun 25 2010 5:38 PM CDT
Hulu Plus could soon be announced for Playstation 3 | TweakTown.com

There are rumblings out there that Hulu may be bringing a premium service to the Web and the Playstation 3. "Hulu Plus," a $9.95 US based subscription service that could offer a larger catalog of shows han he free Hulu service, was originally expected to be announced for Xbox Live at E3, but according to a Bloomberg report Sony could be ready to announce Hulu for the Playstation 3 as early as next week. A beta version of Hulu Plus could surface somewhere around the same time.

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