Windows 8 Public Beta Confirmed For February 2012 Launch

There have been rumors recently that Microsoft would be launching the public beta of Windows 8 around February of next year, and now Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 8 public beta will be available in February of 2012.

Microsoft’s Windows 8 developer preview has already become extremely popular with more than 3 million downloads since it was launched, and we suspect the public beta will be even more popular.

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Sony Ericsson Nozomi (Xperia Arc HD) Poses For The Camera

We previously showed you some photos and some press shots of Sony Ericsson’s latest Android smartphone, which is codenamed Nozomi, and now it would appear that the device will be called the Xperia Arc HD.

The photo below gives us a much better look at the new Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD (Nozomi), which is rumored to feature a 4.3 inch HD display with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, and it will feature a dual core 1.5GHz processor and 1GB of RAM.

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RIM Forced To Drop BBX Name For New BlackBerry Platform

Back in October RIM announced that their new software platform would be called BlackBerry BBX, unfortunately for RIM the BBX trademark was already owned by Basis International, who used the trademark for their own software platform.

Basis International decided to take RIM to court for using their trademark, and filed a court case against RIM back in October, and now it would appear that RIM won’t be able to use the BBX name for their platform.

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Android Market Hits 10 Billion Downloads

Google has announced that the Android Market has hit a new milestone, there have now been over 10 billion downloads from the Android Market, and according to Google, the total downloads are growing at a rate of 1 billion downloads a month.

This would mean that in 2012, Google is on target to double its 10 billion downloads to 20 billion by October of next year, and to celebrate this new milestone Google will be offering a new set of apps each day for just 10 cents each.

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Flipboard’s New iPhone App Launched

We heard recently that Flipboard was getting ready to launch a version of their popular iPad app for the iPhone, and the app is now available from the iTunes app store as a free download.

What Flipboard does is take all the information that is being shared with you, stories, photos, facebook posts, tweets and more and turns them into a personalized magazine for you to read.

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MagnetU Makes Real world Social Connections

If you are big on social networking, but want to meet those social contacts in the real world a new device called magnetU might be just what you need. This little device looks like a small iPod that the user wears. It pairs with an app operating on the smartphone that you program with your details and likes appernerlty.

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Griffin GuitarConnect Pro Debuts

If you are a musician being able to connect your preferred instrument to the iPad and compose or just play for fun wherever you go might be appealing. Griffin has a new device that is called the GuitarConenct Pro that will facilitate instruments directly connecting to the iPad or iPhone.

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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Coming Friday?

We are expecting the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus to finally go on sale in the US some time this week, and now it would appear that Friday may be the possible launch date for the Galaxy Nexus.

According to an email and a PDF which has been posted on RootzWiki, Friday December the 9th will be the official launch date for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon.

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Amazon Kindle Fire Expected To Make Up 50 Percent Of Android Tablet In 2012

The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet only went on sale last month, and it looks like it could end up being one of the most popular Android tablets this year, and according to a recent report by analysts, the tablet is expected to make up 50 percent of the Android tablet next year.

Robert Cihara, an Analyst with Evercore Partners thinks that the Amazon Kindle Fire will grab around 50 percent of the Android tablet market in 2012.

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Porsche Design BlackBerry P9981 Appears At The FCC

The Porsche Design BlackBerry P9881 was announced back in October, and now the device has appeared at the FCC and it looks like it is headed to US mobile carrier AT&T.

As a reminder the Porsche Design BlackBerry comes with a casing which is made from steel and leather, plus BlackBerry OS 7 and a single core 1GHz processor.

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New LG Prada Smartphones To Be Announced December 14th

Recently LG announced that they had renewed their partnership with Prada to produce smartphones, and it looks like we will see the first new device on the 14th of December.

LG has just sent out some invites to an LG Prada event which will take place in London on the 14th of December and we could possibly see more than one LG Prada branded smarrtphone at the event.

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Kinect PC Hack (video)

YouTube user KinectFAAST has unveiled a new Skyrim hack which has been designed to allow players to use Microsoft’s Kinect motion controller within the game. From the look of the video the hack is already showing how great a hack like this would be for games such as Skyrim. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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