8GB Nook Tablet Launching This Week?

It looks like Barnes & Noble are getting ready to launch a new Nook Tablet with 8GB of storage, the current model comes with 16GB of storage built in and retails for $249.

The launch of the 8GB model is reported to that the device can compete with the price point of the Amazon Kindle Fire, which retails for $199, although no details on pricing of the 8GB Nook Tablet have been revealed as yet.

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ZTE Announces Two LTE Android Smartphones

With Mobile World Congress 2012 kicking off in just a week, we are starting to hear from companies about new devices they will be unveiling, the latest company is ZTE who has announced that they will launch two new LTE enabled Android smartphones at MWC.

ZTE have said they will launch two new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices, one which will features a 1.2GHz processor and one which will feature 1.5GHz processor.

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Intel Working On New Atom Based Rosepoint Processors

Intel has announced that they will be launching an new range of Intel Atom processors, the processors are codenamed Rosepoint, and as well as a CPU these new processors also come with a digital WiFi radio.

According to a recent report by Wired, these new Rosepoint Intel Atom processors are intended to be used in mobile phones and laptops, and they are designed to be energy efficient, which means they would use considerably less battery power than existing versions.

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Apple Files Antitrust Complaint Against Motorola With EU Regulators

Apple and Motorola are currently engaged in a number of different lawsuits, and now Apple has filed an antitrust complaint against Motorola with the European regulators.

The news comes just after the acquisition of Motorola by Google was approved by the European Commission, and Apple is alleging that Motorola is in breach of its commitments to FRAND, which is the fair licensing of patents between companies.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Lands On AT&T

The Samsung Galaxy Note has been available in Europe for a while now, and the device went on sale with US mobile carrier AT&T yesterday, who are offering the handset for $299.99 when you sing up to a new two year contract.

As a reminder the Samsung Galaxy Note on AT&T comes with LTE and it features a dual core 1.4GHz processor and it comes with Android Gingerbread 2.3, plus dual cameras, on the back there is an 8 megapixel camera with an LED flash, on the front there is a 2 megapixel camera for video chat.

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HTC Thunderbolt, Rhyme And More To Get Android 4.0 ICS Update

Last week HTC announced a number of their Android smartphones would be getting the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update in March, and now HTC has revealed that the update is also headed to some more of their devices.

HTC announced that the HTC Rhyme, HTC Thunderbolt, and the Droid Incredible 2 would be getting the Android 4.0 update, and also said it is headed to the HTC Rezound and HTC Raider.

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LG Optimus LTE Tag Android Smartphone Announced

Yesterday LG announced the new LG Optimus Vu, and today we have another new Android device from the company, the LG Optimus Tag, which comes with NFC capabilities.

The LG Optimus LTE Tag features a 4.3 inch IPS multi-touch touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, processing is provided by a dual core 1.2GHz processor and it features 16GB of eMMC storage.

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Philips HMP2000 Set-top Box Adds Netflix And LoveFilm To Your TV

As well as announcing their new line-up of dual-view gaming HDTVs arriving in the second quarter of 2012. Phillips have also this week launched its new Philips HMP2000 set top box, which has been designed to compete with the likes of Apple TV, Roku and other set top boxes.

The Philips HMP2000 will connect to any HDTV with a HDMI port and provides services such as Netflix, LoveFilm and YouTube, As well as BBC/Channel 4 content which is supplied via Netflix, rather than either iPlayer or 4oD.

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Apple Settles Antennagate iPhone 4 Lawsuit

When Apple launched the iPhone 4, a number of users reported problems with the mobile signal on the device when it was held in a certain way, Apple announced that everyone who bought an iPhone 4 would get a free bumper case.

A class action lawsuit was filed against Apple, and it looks like it has now been settled according to a recent report by Cnet, and a settlement has now received preliminary approval.

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Archos Arnova 8b G2 Tablet Unveiled

Archos has unveiled a new tablet this week in the form of the Archos Arnova 8b G2 tablet, which now has no form of navigation buttons, like the physical home, back, menu, or search buttons you would normally expect.

Suggesting that Archos maybe be looking to upgrade their new tablet from the operating its ships with: Android 2.3 Gingerbread to, Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) very shortly. As the new Android 4.0 ICS doesn’t require those hardware buttons to function.

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Google Developing Password Generator For Google Chrome

Google is apparently working on a new feature for its Google Chrome browser, a password manager which will automatically create strong passwords for users.

The password manager will suggest a strong password when a user visits a website that is asking them to setup a new account with a new user name or password, you will then be able to choose whether to use the password generated by Chrome or create one of your own.

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SkyDrive Desktop App Arriving On Windows and OS X, Prices Revealed

It’s been revealed by Brazilian site Gemind that Microsoft’s new SkyDrive cloud service, will soon be launching applications on both Windows and OS X, and will include paid storage solutions for customers.

The screenshot leaked by Gemind shows and array of options ranging from 20GB, 50GB, or 100GB that will be priced at $10, $25, or $50 per year. Which is very competitive when compared to similar services offering cloud file storage and backup services, such as Dropbox who currently offers $9.99 for 50Gb up to 100GB for $19.99 both on a monthly basis.


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