Motorola Droid RAZR Goes Up For Pre-Order For $299.99

Motorola’s latest smartphone the Droid RAZR will be available to pre-order from Verizon Wireless later today for $299.99 when you sign up to a new two year contract with Verizon.

The Motorola Droid Razr features a Super AMOLED qHD display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, processing is provided by a dual core 1.2GHz processor and there is also an 8 megapixel camera which can record full HD video in 1080p.

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Samsung’s Attempt To Ban iPhone 4S In Italy Denied By Judge

Samsung and Apple are involved in more than twenty different lawsuits around the world, Apple managed to get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in Australia, and Samsung has been trying to get Apple’s new iPhone 4S banned in a number of countries.

One of those countries is Italy, and an Italian judge has denied Samsung’s initial request to have the iPhone 4S banned in Italy, and has scheduled a new hearing for the 16th of December where both Apple and Samsung will have to submit evidence to the court.

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Nokia Shows Off Flexible Smartphone Prototype (Video)

Yesterday we got to see the first Windows Phone smartphones from Nokia, the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia Lumia 710, but not it would appear that Nokia has been showing off something much for interesting at Nokia World 2011, a Flexible smartphone prototype.

The guys from Cnet spotted the flexible smartphone prototype at Nokia World, and you can see it in action in the video below, and Nokia calls it the Nokia Kinetic Device.

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Ken Levine On Bioshock Infinite, Bioshock Movie

Ken Levine is the man at the helm of the good ship Bioshock, but he sees himself as more the “editor of a magazine … but I’m also a writer for the magazine.” Not because of any particular beef with the auteur approach to game making, it’s more of a semantic disagreement. “I believe more in editorship. Auteur sounds like you do everything,” he went on. We completely agree, Ken Levine, everything sounds more arrogant in French. But what of the movie based on the game he auteured?

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Amazon Lands Patent on Gift Cards with Restrictions

I know that lots of people out there are big on giving gift cards during the holidays. This is fine if you aren’t sure, what the person likes or what will fit them. If you live a long way from them a digital gift card from Amazon might be a great thing to give. The catch is that if you are giving a gift card to a younger child you can’t be sure what they will purchase.

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Amazon’s Book Depository Purchase Given The Official Green Light

Today Amazon has been given the all clear by the UK’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to purchase The Book Depository. The  four-month-long investigation by OFT into the merger of Amazon and The Book Depository said it would not lead to a lessening of competition within the UK book industry.

Over recent years The Book Depository  had become a popular alternative to Amazon in the UK, stocking 6 million titles and selling many of those through Amazon’s Marketplace.

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Mint iPad App Finally Lands In The iOS App Store

After a long wait has finally launched an iPad application which is now available to download from the Apple iTunes App Store. The iPad app comes as an update to the existing iOS application for iPhone and iPod Touch and wiull support any iOS device now running 5 or later.

The new Mint iPad application brings with it easy-to-understand, multi-touch graphs, detailing where your money is going and coming from providing a clear picture of your spending and your total net worth.

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Skype App Directory And SkypeKit For Desktop Unveiled

Skype has today announced the arrival of its new Skype App Directory together with its SkypeKit for Desktop, which is intended to add native Skype functionality directly into third party applications and extending Skype’s developer service to include desktop applications.

Skype’s App Directory was unofficially launched back in August for testing purposes but today has now been officially launched and is ready for business. Providing a range of applications that can be integrated into Skype for both consumers and businesses.

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Batman: Arkham City Nightwing In Action (video)

As of next week if you have the Batman: Arkham City game you will be able to enjoying playing as Dick Grayson a.k.a Nightwing in the new pack which will be launched on November 1st.

Nightwing comes complete with his own unique gadgets and special moves, and is playable in all challenge maps in the game, as well as two additional challenge maps that are included with the pack: Wayne Manor and Main Hall. The pack also contains a bonus Animated Series Nightwing character skin. Watch the video after the jump to see Nightwing in action.

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Gorilla Glass Makers Corning, Announce New Lotus Glass

Corning the makers of the strong Gorilla Glass which is found in many smartphones and tablets, has today announced a new addition to their line of products with the launch of its new Lotus Glass. A new glass substrate used within liquid crystal display panels, its intrinsic thermal stability means that it can withstand the requirements of customer processing better than many conventional glasses. This will help manufacturers offer OLED display mobile devices with lower power consumption, superior picture quality and a thinner form factor.

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