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Rumor after rumor has suggested that Apple will be releasing a new iPhone at some point in the relatively near future. Depending on who you listen to, the latest iPhone could be announced as early as this month. Now, a new rumor suggests that Google may push up the release date of its next version of Android, known as Ice Cream Sandwich, in an effort to better compete with the iPhone. When Google announced Ice Cream Sandwich, the company said it would be available sometime this year. Rumors then suggested the release would be near Thanksgiving in order to enable Google, manufacturers, and carriers... Read more...
SIM cards are pretty small. The Micro-SIM within the iPhone 4 and iPad is even smaller. But is there a need to go even smaller? One could argue that you could never actually have an electronic component that's small enough; the world of tech is constantly evolving, and having smaller SIM cards would allow for smaller phones in the future. A Reuters report suggests that Apple has already "proposed" a standard SIM card size that's smaller than the ones already in use, and that's according to an Orange executive. Orange is a cellular provider in France, so the rumor definitely has some legs. The European... Read more...
Is Apple planning to go toe-to-toe with yet another company in the tablet business? There's nothing confirming as much just yet, but it sounds like Amazon may be next in line. The company's Kindle has done well in the e-reader market, very well, in fact. But that might not be enough. Amazon's reportedly thinking of doing yet another piece of hardware: a tablet. Based on a report from Consumer Electronics, CEO Jeff Bezos has noted that we should "stay tuned" when seeking information about a possible Amazon tablet. The line came during a lengthier interview about all manners of things, but that one... Read more...
Skype sure has hit it big. While there are dozens and dozens of VoIP calling applications, for some reason Skype's is the one that people flock to. Possibly being the first major one was what did it, but either way, the company seems to be growing in leaps and bounds, and the attention that they are getting doesn't seem to be slowing down. Now, a fresh Reuters report suggests that Google and Facebook are separately looking into a deal with Skype. In fact, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly "been involved in internal discussions about buying Skype." The one major feature that Facebook currently... Read more...
This one is definitely considered a rumor for now, but the rumors are starting to align themselves in a way that makes it all so much easier to believe. Asus has already been pegged as one of the first laptop makers that'll be shipping Chrome OS netbooks, and now Digitimes is reporting that we could see that notebook as soon as June. Google recently halted the shipments of their CR-48 Chrome OS netbook, saying that the trial period had reached its conclusion and it was time to start thinking about laptop companies who could ship them en masse. The netbook is reportedly on track to sell for just... Read more...
If it's not Apple, it's Google clogging up the rumor mill pipeline. Recently, the search giant has been at the center of rumors that they could be launching a new music service to compete with iTunes, and now, The New York Post is reporting that Google may be considering the opening of a YouTube subscription-based movie service in the UK. The site is being pretty quiet about how they received this information, but they certainly seem sure of it. And honestly, it's not that hard to believe. Google's been looking to branch out and compete in burgeoning tech areas for some time, as evidenced by the... Read more...
Is Apple working on an iPhone Nano? Maybe! The rumor has definitely been around before, but this time it's picking up an unusual amount of steam. Bloomberg's sources found this week that Apple may be developing a smaller, less expensive version of the iPhone, with a prototype device already kicking around somewhere in Apple's labs. The only issue with the report is that there's no indication of exactly how small "small" will be. What's really crazy is just how much sense a move like this suddenly makes. Just this week, HP introduced their smallest webOS device ever, indicating that there's some... Read more...
RIM’s first-generation BlackBerry Storm wasn’t exactly a huge hit, but RIM nailed the second generation version of this smartphone. Now, pictures and specifications of a third-generation BlackBerry Storm have surfaced. This upcoming smartphone appears to have the highest resolution screen we’ve seen on a BlackBerry to date—800x480 pixels. Other key specs include a 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of onboard storage, 3G Mobile hotspot capabilities, and BlackBerry OS 6.1. Current reports point to a September release. Check out some spy spots and additional specs below. 3.7-inch 800 x... Read more...
The raging rumor that just won't die is that Apple's iPhone is destined for Verizon, no matter what AT&T's exclusivity agreement says. But as long as Apple is supposedly seeking greener pastures, why stop there? Why not, say, T-Mobile as well? As it turns out, T-Mobile might be exactly where the iPhone is headed, at least if the latest Internet chatter holds any water. Citing an anonymous "highly placed source at the wireless company," (as if there's ever any source other than 'anonymous' and 'highly placed'), Cult of Mac reports that it's almost a foregone conclusion that Apple and T-Mobile... Read more...
Remember the MacBook Air? Yeah, it's been quite some time since Apple has made any mention of its only ultra-thin ultraportable machine, and after it made a huge splash a few years ago in terms of design, the company has really let it age. There haven't been too many spec upgrades along the way, and it seems as if the machine isn't a high priority for Apple at all. Of course, it's a niche device with a small buyer pool, but we guess that's too be expected. But it's about time for an upgrade, don't you think? According to rumors sourced from DigiTimes research, the company is planning to do something... Read more...
Decide for yourself whether this is a good thing or not, but according to Intel, reports of the Celeron's death have been greatly exaggerated. Responding to Internet rumblings that Intel would phase out the Celeron brand in 2011, the world's largest chip maker said the rumors are false, plain and simple. "The rumor is not true, Intel has no plan to phase out the Celeron brand in 2011. Intel Celeron processors continue to provide a low-cost computing solution for basic computing needs," wrote Barry Sum, an Intel spokesman in Honk Kong, in an email response to ComputerWorld. News and rumor site Digitimes... Read more...
If you want an iPhone, AT&T is the only wireless game in town. And if you think Apple is shooting itself in the foot by limiting the iPhone to a single network, the numbers suggest otherwise. The Cupertino company on Wednesday said there have been more than 600,000 pre-orders for the new iPhone 4, the largest number of pre-orders Apple has ever taken in a single day. Be that as it may, why then do rumors persist that Apple's iPhone is coming to Verizon? There are a couple of potential reasons. One is that the customers really, really want this to happen. Really. AT&T's claim to fame the... Read more...
Oh, boy. Internet rumors strike again. Not even 24 hours after the rumor mill "confirmed" that Acer would soon be launching a tablet based around Google's Chrome OS, Acer has stepped forward to address the matter. And the answer, for anxious consumers, isn't a good one. Google's Chrome OS, despite being announced in 2009, has yet to actually ship on any products. With tablets and slate PCs being all the rage this year, Computex seemed as good a time as any to make a debut. Unfortunately, Chrome OS won't be debuting at the show, at least not on an Acer machine. In addressing the matter, Acer simply... Read more...
June is right around the corner, and for some of us (we're looking at you, mid-westerners), the consistently sunny days can't come fast enough. AT&T workers, however, can't wait to put June in their rear view mirror. That's according to the popular mobile weblog Boy Genius Report, who has apparently "confirmed with multiple AT&T sources that the carrier has now put a block on employees taking vacations in June." Say what? Donning our detective caps, the most likely reason for this is that Apple will soon launch a new model iPhone in late June or early July. After all, this isn't the first... Read more...
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