Nokia Asha Smartphones Announced

Nokia has announced a new range of smartphones the Nokia Asha, which will include four different devices, the Nokia Asha 200, the Nokia Asha 201, the Nokia Asha 300 and the Nokia Asha 303.

Nokia describes the Asha range of smartphones as devices that are designed to encourage the ‘next billion’ users to access the web, and they are designed to suit a range of budgets.

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Impression 7 $179 Android Tablet Announced

Leader International has announced a new Android tablet which is designed to be budget friendly, the Impression 7, which will retail for $179.99, and it will come with a 7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

The Impression 7 is powered by a single core 1GHz processor and comes with 512MB ofRAM and 4GB of built in storage, and it will come with Android 2.2 Froyo.

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Samsung Exhibit II 4G For T-Mobile Gets Official

We heard recently that Samsung and T-mobile would be launching a new Android device, the Samsung Exhibit II 4G, and it is now official and it will be available from T-Mobile next month.

The Samsung Exhibit II 4G is designed to be a budget friendly 4G Android device, and it will be available for $200 from T-Mobile without the need to sign up to a contract, it will also be available at a lower price with a range of contract plans.

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HTC Release OTA Update To Close Security Hole

Earlier this month we heard that a security hole had been found in HTC’s Android devices, where certain devices could grant third party applications to access personal data, HTC acknowledged the security flaw an promised to release a fix.

HTC has now released an OTA update for certain devices to close the security hole, and rather than rolling out the update by individual handsets it would appear that HTC is rolling out the update by mobile carriers, as all devices which have had the problem on the Sprint network are receiving the update.

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Demolition Robots Deployed In Japan Danger Zone

They don’t come equipped with laser guns, but they do pack a lot of strength. News has just arrived indicating a significant deployment of remote-controlled bots in Japan’s stricken Fukushima area. It’s like Fallout 3 over there so no surprise the heavy equipment involved in the clean up skirts the bleeding edge of high-tech. Their job? To demolish stuff, actually.

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Nokia Lumia 800 And Lumia 710 Windows Phone Devices To Be Announced Today

Yesterday we heard that the rumored Nokia 800, which is said to share a similar design to the Nokia N9, would be called the Nokia Lumia 800, and now it looks like Nokia will also unveil another Windows Phone smartphone at today’s Nokia World which takes place in London.

The other Windows Phone smartphone from Nokia will be called the Nokia Lumia 710, which was previously know as the Nokia Sabre, and both devices are expected to be available in Europe from next month.

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HP Testing Windows 8 On TouchPad?

HP decided to kill off the HP TouchPad recently, and sold the webOS tablet at a discounted price of $100, and now it would appear that HP may have other plans for the HP TouchPad tablet.

According to a recent report, HP are testing out Microsoft’s new Windows 8 OS, which is designed to work on both PCs and tablets on the HP TouchPad, and HP could be thinking about resurrecting the TouchPad as a Windows 8 devices.

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Apple Wins ‘Slide To Unlock’ Patent

Apple has won another patent in the US, a patent for the gesture ‘slide to unlock’ which is used on the iPhone and also millions of Android and other smartphones around the world.

The patent lists iOS boss Scott Forstall as one of the designers, as well as Apple engineers Imran Chaudhri, Bas Ording, Freddy Allen Anzures, Marcel Van Os, Stephen O. Lemay and Greg Christie., and the patent was filed back in 2005, the original iPhone debuted in 2007.

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Holy Sky Captain! Check Out This Nuclear-Powered Flying Airport

Better known as an Air Cruiser, it’s supposed to do the grunt flying for smaller aircraft—by flying permanently! Apparently the aviation scene if full of oddball but really awesome concepts like this. The Air Cruiser has gone into some vogue after a leading online publication revealed a few gentlemen entranced with the idea. Seen below is an artist’s rendition that looks like a cross between a morbidly obese jumbo jet and a Star Destroyer. Yikes!

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Amazon Making Millions More Kindle Fire Tablets To Meet Demand

Yesterday we heard a rumor that Amazon were taking around 50,000 pre-orders per day on their new $199 Android tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire, and the company could end up selling up to 5 million Kindle Fire’s by the end of the year.

Now Amazon has confirmed that there has been huge demand for the Kindle Fire, and that they are making ‘millions more’ Kindle Fire tablets than they had originally planned.

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