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Aug 5, 2010

Mobile Spoon Feeding For This Week

So let's see what happened this week worth mentioning: a new BlackBerry device, a bunch of new rumors but as usual, the mobile spoon brings you a summary of the things that really interested us this week.

Rumor Mill: iPhone 5, 7-inch iPad, iPods and bumpers
Now that the iPhone 4 and new iMacs are out, Apple hardware rumors have slowed down to a trickle — until yesterday, that is. iLounge posted a great piece with a couple of mouth-watering rumors abo...

Windows Phone 7 puts BlackBerry 6 to Shame on the Engadget Show
Last night, a Windows Phone 7 prototype appeared on the Engadget Show along with the new BlackBerry Torch and BlackBerry 6 operating system. Joshua Topolsky compared the web browser on "the best Black...

Apple Sneakily Lets In Background Music Streaming
We've all been clamoring for streaming iTunes for a while now — playing my MP3s from anywhere in the world? Yes, please! And so we wait, with bated breath, for Apple to do something with their purchas...

Samsung Gem shows its face with Verizon branding
The Samsung Gem is yet another Android device that may be making its way into the Android world by the way of Verizon Wireless. Very little, if anything has been shown about this device so far, and al...

Video: BlackBerry OS 6 web browser speed-tested against iPhone 4 and Samsung Captivate
It's no secret that the current generation of BlackBerrys have a terrible browser. So, the news that BB OS 6 would run a webkit browser (the same code behind iOS's Safari and the Android Browser), wa...

Google CEO says 200,000 Android devices activated every day
When last we heard from Eric Schmidt back in late June, the Google CEO was dropping the bombshell that some 160,000 Android devices were being activated every day. Fast forward to, well, now, and tha...

Cool Tool: CardMunch Transcribes Business Cards Using Your iPhone Camera
Hopefully soon we'll all stop using business cards in favor of more direct and persistent connections, but for the time being almost every time you go to an event or a meeting you end up with a stack ...

Rest in Peace, Google Wave [Google]
While I know that it was useful during manhunts and that Lifehacker loves it , I still don't really understand Google Wave . But no more worrying about this particular lack of knowledge though, bec...

93% Of iPhone 4 Users Satisfied
ChangeWave have just done a major survey of iPhone 4 owners, and found that the majority are very happy with their handset, but not quite as many as loved their iPhone 3GS. Here are some of the intere...

10 Google Services That Don't Get the Limelight
It's an irony that Google hides behind its simple page, a gargantuan network of subsidiary web services. The one textbox page of Google Search is like a little door that leads inside to a labyrinth. ...

Glow Air Hockey for Windows Phone 7
We're seeing a lot of Windows Phone 7 app emulator demos poping up. Charlie Kindle is actually going to start highlighting one each day on twitter at #WP7AFD. You can also follow his tweets directly a...

Microsoft Continues To Screw Up HTML Email In WP7
Raise your hand if you've used Windows Mobile and thought that it's ridiculous that every time you get an html email with embedded images that you need to press somewhere to get the content. And of co...

The Blackberry 9800 Slider Coming Today To AT&T
An event in New York will mark the launch of the upcoming Blackberry 9800 slider, a new phone from RIM that promises a large touchscreen, RIM OS6, and a slide-down keyboard. In short, it looks like ...

The BlackBerry Torch: A Slider Touchscreen Running BlackBerry 6 OS
RIM's latest BlackBerry handset combines the firms two product lines into one device. The Torch has a 3.2-inch 480×360 touchscreen previously found only on the Storm handsets up front with a full QWER...

What Is Microsoft's Mysterious Black Nub? [Mysteries]
Microsoft Hardware has been playing some games on Twitter this week, releasing a pair of images that add up to something flat, black, and thin. Pretty sure it's not a Microsoft eraser, so what are ou...

Blackberry Aims For the KIN Generation, But Is It Too Late?
Want to know why Blackberry launches are so exciting to so many? Because it means those chained to RIM because of their IT departments dependence on Blackberry mail services will get new phones. So w...

Microsoft Hardware Team tweets, teases of new hardware
The Microsoft Hardware Team has had a Twitter account — @msfthardware — for just over a week, and they are wasting no time in using the micro-blog service to tease the release of a new product. Yester...

RIM Officially Announces the BlackBerry Torch 9800
Today, RIM officially launched the BlackBerry Torch 9800 , the first slider form factor BlackBerry. The Torch features a capacitive touch screen, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and the new BlackBerry 6...

Microsoft's misguided tablet strategy is the apotheosis of the company
Let's be clear: Microsoft doesn't have a tablet. In fact, the company barely has a tablet strategy, despite what Steve Ballmer urgently told investors last week about Windows tablets that will soon c...

Kindle 3: Is there still a place for dedicated e-readers?
Amazon launched the Kindle 3 (right) this week with a few minor improvements and a much better price tag. It looks great and works better, but the question everyone seem to be asking is whether peopl...



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