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Dec

Mac App Store launching on December 13th


It’s no secret that the Mac App Store is launching soon. Jobs himself said that it would go live “within 90 days” back when the iOS-inspired App Store was announced on October 20th — that’s mid January, if the timeframe is carried to its fullest extent. Now we have AppleTell citing an “inside source” claiming that Apple is trying to launch the Mac App Store before Christmas, specifically targeting December 13th while telling developers to have their software ready by Monday, December 6th. Unfortunately, the Mac App Store also requires an OS update to end users to which MacRumors reminds us that the new OS X 10.6.6 has already been seeded to developers. So yeah, that’s a pretty aggressive timeline if true and could possibly be kicked off by a press event that would also birth Apple’s rumored recurring subscription billing model in support of Rupert Murdoch’s The Daily digital newspaper.

6
Dec

Dolphin Browser Mini Preview2 Now Available for Android


The team behind Dolphin Browser has been hard at work on a new version, which they consider an upgrade to the original Dolphin Browser. Unlike their Dolphin Browser HD, however, this new “Mini” version will be compatible with all Android devices.

Dolphin Browser Mini will support a slew of new features, like:

  • A new “fresh” UI
  • A faster browsing experience
  • Infinite tabs
  • A new menu “tool box” design

Hit the source link for more details, or download via the QR code below and check it out for yourself.

6
Dec

Playstation Phone Shown Off Again



Rumors of a Sony Ericsson Playstation Phone have been around for a while, and recently more and more leaks with pictures, videos and specs have started to appear online.

Well now we have another video for you to check out of this as of yet unannounced device and if the rumours are right we could even see an official unveiling on the 9th December?.

In this video you can see that the OS version is Gingerbread which is 2.3 also due to be released any day now along with the Samsung Nexus S, it also uses the name Zeus in the device information, we will see what the official name might be if this is not it.

The Playstation phone is a touch screen phone with slide out Playstation controls, no QWERTY here just keys for gaming and it looks like there is a specific application installed for gaming.

6
Dec

White iPhone 4 to land, finally, in Spring 2011


The white iPhone 4 saga is both long and treacherous. It’s a bit like a Shakespearean classic, with all the tragic twists and turns to toy at your emotions along the way.

Actually, come to think of it, it’s all rather tedious – so it really is like a Shakespeare play (alright Billy fans, back in your boxes, it’s only a joke).

But it is a tale that could be coming to an end pretty soon.

A photo has hit the web of some new Apple Store sign-age that clearly reads:

“The white iPhone 4 will be available in spring 2011.”

This backs up an Apple statement released back in October.

Apple first stated that the white handset would be hitting the shops by the end of July, a statement backed up by Apple in the UK originally.

Then it was delayed for a few weeks, before an announcement was made stating that: “white models of Apple’s new iPhone 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year”.

Chances are though that Steve will be donning a turtle neck and taking to the stage in June 2011 to announce the next-gen iPhone. So white iPhone 4 owners would have had only a couple of months with their device still being cutting-edge.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Just use some Tipp-Ex if you’re really that bothered about having a white iPhone 4.

6
Dec

Fujitsu Launching 10.1 inch Win 7 Slate With Custom GUI


Windows 7 tablets are a definite player on the scene and Fujitsu is going to be entering into that segment as well with a 10.1 inch tablet. We suspect that from its size that its running a Pine Trail CPU but there are a number of Oak Trail slates hitting the street the same time this one is being released in Q1 2011. It also has a customized GUI though we don’t see any photos of it, it would be great to have an ExoPC GUI on this unit. We don’t know much else about it since the guys from Trendlupe.de were on a factory tour when they got their hands on with the prototype. However we do know that Fujitsu Germany has made some statements about the tablet and where they hope it falls in the ecosystem.

The Fujitsu Slate will unite the best of PC and Smartphone in itself. Look forward now currently on a 10.1-inch (25.7 cm) display and a best-in-class visibility from all angles .Sspecifications is not yet finalized.

6
Dec

Shenzhen netvertible flips its lid, apes Dell Inspiron Duo with days to spare


If you thought the Inspiron Duo would be the only netvertible to have a slick spinning screen, think again — with less than three months since Dell’s design debuted and ten days till it ships, that trap-door design’s been copied by the gadget giants of Shenzhen. This time around, it’s not an obvious KIRF, but it’s also not a terribly powerful little PC — where Dell at least attempted to push the envelope with a dual-core Atom N550 processor, 2GB of RAM and a Broadcom Crystal HD chip, here we’re looking at a bargain-basement netbook with all the usual suspects (Atom N450, 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, Intel GMA 3150) and what looks like a tiny optical trackpad. At least it’s got a capacitive screen! No word on when or how much you can expect to pay if flipping bezels are your thing.

6
Dec

NFC certification program announced just in time for Android 2.3 Gingerbread launch


Call it coincidence if you want, but a December 7th press conference to launch the NFC Forum’s new Certification Program likely has something to do with NFC read / write support built into Google’s new Android 2.3 “Gingerbread.” An OS that could be officially unveiled as early as today according to a cheeky blog post by Notion Ink that includes this bullet:
“6th December is another big day for Android and you will find out how fast Notion Ink can work. (Eden is extremely compatible with 2.3).”
Recall how gung-ho Eric Schmidt was on the topic of Near Field Communication while demonstrating it using a still unannounced Nexus S with an embedded NFC chip at the Web 2.0 Summit. That was way back on November 16th when Schmidt promised a Gingerbread release “in like the next few weeks.” According to the NFC Forum, a device must be certified in order to display the official “N-Mark” (pictured) — a symbol for NFC that tells you where to touch in order to initiate NFC services on your device. So, Google… anything you’d like to announce before Tuesday?

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