HP is gearing up to unveil its long-awaited tablet running Palm’s webOS software. It will show off the device at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month, according to Fox News’s Clayton Morris, who also managed to dig up some details on the device.
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The hype around Apple’s $99 revamped Apple TV seems to have died down, but it looks like sales haven’t, as it’s set to cross one million units sold later this week, according to Apple.
Shedding some light on the mystery of Windows Phone 7 sales, Microsoft today announced that phone manufacturers have sold more than 1.5 million Windows Phone 7 devices to carriers and retailers in the mobile-phone platform’s first six weeks on the market.
So you’re still looking for gifts. Well fret not — thanks to our increasingly close relationships with our mobile devices, accessories for phones and tablets also make great gifts. Here are a few cool stocking stuffer ideas that will appeal to anyone.
After shutting down its ailing FLO TV wireless video service in October, Qualcomm announced today that it will be selling the service’s precious 700 megahertz wireless spectrum to AT&T for around $1.9 billion to bolster its 4G network.
Procrastinators rejoice! Amazon announced today that it will offer free one-day shipping for thousands of products, including electronics, video games and jewelry, until the end of the day on Wednesday, December 22. (Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos pictured right.)
Now this sounds familiar. For the past month, Nokia has apparently been in discussions with Microsoft about putting its new Windows Phone 7 software on Nokia hardware, according to an editorial by Eldar Murtazin of the Russian site Mobile-Review.
Your favorite mobile apps could be collecting and transmitting your personal information, including your name, contacts, location and even your phone’s unique ID number, to ad networks and other third parties. And worst of all, there’s little you can do about it.
Sharp is gearing up to spend around $1.2 billion on expanding its product lines for small and midsize LCD panels, most of which are meant for Apple’s iPhone, Reuters reports.
Even though we’re seeing a slew of Android tablets on the horizon, Apple’s iPad is expected to maintain its leading place in the tablet market into 2012, according to J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz.
Despite continued questions over its legality, the hot iPad social magazine Flipboard shows no signs of slowing down. The company announced the latest update to its app last night, bringing with it support for Google Reader, Flickr, live previews and more.
Google is opening up App Inventor, its web software for easily creating Android apps, to everyone, the company announced yesterday in a blog post.
Mobile video chat company Tango announced today that it has updated its iPhone OS app to support the fourth-generation iPod Touch, which features front and rear-facing cameras like the iPhone 4.
If you had asked me earlier this year which company would introduce a dual-core phone first, I certainly wouldn’t have guessed LG. But now that is indeed what we’re getting: The Korean company today launched the Android-powered Optimus 2X, the first phone ever to sport a dual-core processor.
Two months after Google TV devices hit the streets, the platform is seeing its first major update, bringing with it an improved Netflix app, a remote control app for Android and more.
If you’re sick of Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s 26-year-old co-founder and CEO, Time Magazine isn’t doing you any favors. The magazine has named Zuckerberg its 2010 Person of the Year, its annual profile of the most influential (for better or worse) person, couple, group, place or idea of the year.
mSpot, the service that lets you upload music to the web from your computer and listen from Macs, PCs, and Android phones, has finally made its way to the iPhone today.
Google is taking a cue from desktop speech recognition software, like the popular Dragon Naturally Speaking program, by bringing personalized voice profiles to Android’s mobile Voice Search app.
Perhaps tired of seeing its customers dump traditional cable service in favor of online video (a process known as cord cutting), telecom giant Comcast is testing a new service that will combine web video content with traditional TV.
We know that many of you are excited to get your hands on Google’s latest flagship Android phone, the Nexus S. But until now, it was unclear how you could go about getting your hands on one.
Common wisdom is that Verizon Wireless is kicking butt and taking names with its Android phones, but recent sales data reveals that even a myriad of successful high-end Android phones isn’t enough to take on AT&T’s success with the iPhone.
Now that Samung’s Galaxy Tab is out, Motorola’s Android tablet has become the iPad competitor to pine over. Google’s Andy Rubin briefly teased conference-goers with the device at last week’s D: Dive Into Mobile event and since then even more details have leaked out.
After briefly appearing last week, Google’s official Latitude iPhone app is now live on the App Store, the company announced this morning.
Updates are in the works for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform that may make it more enticing to mobile developers, according to Tom Warren at WinRumors.
Rest easy, Sprint fans. A 4G tablet is on the way from the carrier next year, company executive Paget Alves revealed to Forbes in an interview.
We have new details on Apple’s iPad 2 from component suppliers, but none of it is all that surprising. There’s word that the new iPad will have front and rear-facing cameras, and that it will be thinner, lighter, and feature a higher-resolution display, Reuters reports.
Now here’s a way to build some quick publicity (and quickly clear out some old stock). Best Buy will be offering the 8-gigabyte iPhone 3GS for free with a two-year AT&T contract later today (December 10), Engadget reports.
Intel is not to be counted out of the smartphone battle yet, as its chips are headed to 35 tablets (including some already available) and “premier” smartphone vendors in 2011, Reuters reports based on comments from the company’s CEO Paul Otelinni.
Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is shaping up to be one of the most exciting devices in the coming months. Now we have 10 minutes of the tablet in action (below), courtesy of the folks over at the mobile device site BGR.
Chalk another major milestone up for Google’s Android mobile OS. Google’s Andy Rubin tweeted last night that over 300,000 Android phones are activated daily — that’s up from 200,000 daily activations in August.
If you thought Google’s instant search was fast, but it’s about to get even faster. Soon, with the company’s push into “contextual discovery”, you won’t even have to type in a search query to get useful data.
Intel has quietly formed a new business unit dedicated to tablets and netbooks, the New York Times reports.
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The plucky startup Peel, which recently launched an iPhone app to help you find things to watch on TV, is making a big step forward today by launching hardware that will turn its app into a powerful universal remote control.
Waze, makers of an innovative crowdsourced app that offers free driving directions, is on a roll. The company just announced that it has scored $25 million in a second round of funding.
There’s no stopping Google Chrome. The web browser has over 120 million users, and it’s getting a slew of new features including a speed enhancement called “Crankshaft” and Instant Search capabilities, Google announced today at its Chrome event in San Francisco.