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Archos 5 Internet tablet hacked, runs on Maemo operating system

05/12/2010, The Archos 5 Internet tablet seems to have had an “upgrade” (this word is relative depending on which camp you’re on as you read further) where its operating system is concerned thanks to a bunch of hackers who decided to have the device...

T-Mobile MyTouch 3G To Get Android 2.1 Update

05/11/2010, T-Mobile MyTouch 3G users should be fairly happy to hear that T-Mobile’s VP of Production Innovation, Andrew Sherrard, has confirmed that the carrier is busy testing the Android 2.1 firmware update internally. The new firmware update will also see...

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Visits The FCC

05/11/2010, Looks like you’re one step closer to getting hold of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini as the phone has taken the time to pay a visit to the FCC. Considering that the X10 Mini and the X10 Mini Pro were announced at the same time, we’re hoping...

Tagwhat service enables augmented reality on Android smartphones

05/06/2010, The Tagwhat service will take social networking capabilities of an Android-powered smartphone to wrap it up into an augmented reality browser. This would end up with you enjoying a network of location tags which can be shared among friends, letting them...

FCC Hints That The HTC Legend Is Headed For AT&T

05/04/2010, Looks like AT&T subscribers will be able to pick up the HTC Legend sometime in the near future as the FCC has approved of a device that has a high chance of being the HTC Legend. The original HTC Legend sports the ID of PB76100, while this device uses...

Rumor: HP Decides To Kill Its Windows 7 Slate Plans

04/29/2010, This is still very much a rumor at the moment, and considering the amount of publicity the device has got before this, we are more than a little suspicious. Word is going around that HP has decided to kill off its Windows 7 tablet computer, the HP Slate....

TomTom Is Looking To Offer An Application Store As Well

04/29/2010, We’re all fairly familiar with the iPhone’s App Store and the Android Marketplace, but do you think that dedicated GPS devices need an application store as well? It seems that Harold Goddijn, CEO of TomTom, has confirmed that the GPS company...

Google Offers New Image Search For Android And iPhone

04/29/2010, Google is really focusing on the mobile market nowadays and the search engine giant has just announced that it has improved its image search for the iPhone and Android devices. The redesign of Google Image Search for mobile is currently available for...

Android-powered Vodafone 845 Goes Official

04/28/2010, Leaks of the Android-powered Vodafone 845 have been going around for some time now, and the device has finally gone official via Vodafone’s website. This is the first Vodafone-branded device to be powered by Google’s Android OS and it seems to fit...

Archos 5 gets full Android Market at last

04/27/2010, It has been a long time in coming, but Archos 5 users are finally able to gain access to the full Android Market, completing the tablet experience. This is in stark contrast to other Android-powered tablets that have limited access to free apps or even...

Android phones to get NFC

04/27/2010, Android-powered smartphones will soon be able to engage the power of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Just what is NFC? Well, it is a short-range high-frequency wireless communication technology which lets devices exchange data between them, for...

Steps To Get Android 1.6 On Your iPhone 2G Released

04/26/2010, When it rains it pours. Just last week we found someone who managed to get Google’s Android OS running on Apple’s iPhone, and now another site has posted instructions on how to do just that. It involves quite a few steps, so if you’re...