Archive for Ben Bowers

  • Motorola Devour official specs announced

    Motorola Devour official specs announced

    By 5 February 2010

    Following the announcement that the Motorola Devour Android handset featuring  MotoBLUR would be released on Verizon, official specs for the Devour have now also surfaced. The most notable surprise from the release involves Adobe Flash Lite being on...

  • New Motorola Devour Android phone coming to Verizon

    New Motorola Devour Android phone coming to Verizon

    By 3 February 2010

    Verizon has announced it will be adding Motorola's latest Android smartphone known as the Devour to its handset line sometime this March. Featuring a 3.1-inch, 320 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, 8GB microSD card, Bluetooth, 3-megapixel camera, and a slide...

  • Nexus One receives multi-touch and 3G fixes

    Nexus One receives multi-touch and 3G fixes

    By 2 February 2010

    A recent software update for the Google Nexus One adds several key features to the handset. At the top of this list is multi-touch support which has been conspicuously absent from the Android operating system previously. More specifically, the recent...

  • Apple posts biggest  revenue and profit quarter of all time

    Apple posts biggest revenue and profit quarter of all time

    By 25 January 2010

    Despite the global recession, according to Apple's Q4 2009 earnings announcement, the company sold 3.36 million Macs during the last 3 months of 2009. This represents a 33% sales increase over the same quarter back in 2008. Even more staggering were iPhone...

  • Seesmic Look to take Twitter mainstream with corporate backed PC client

    Seesmic Look to take Twitter mainstream with corporate backed PC client

    By 21 January 2010

    Seesmic, makers of  the popular Seesmic web, desktop, and various mobile Twitter applications, has announced new software designed to make Twitter more accessible to a "mainstream audience". Called Seesmic Look, the new software was developed in partnership...

  • Sony Ericsson Vivaz breaks early, ditches Kurara name

    Sony Ericsson Vivaz breaks early, ditches Kurara name

    By 20 January 2010

    The previous rumors surrounding a new Sony Ericsson built Symbian powered handset known as the Kurara clearly had one thing wrong - mainly the name. Appearing to break somewhat ahead of Sony Ericsson's desired schedule and possibly a MWC launch, the...

  • Motorola's impressive MOTOROI confirmed for US - and other markets

    Motorola's impressive MOTOROI confirmed for US - and other markets

    By 19 January 2010

    Motorola executive Rick Wolochatiuk announced during the MOTOROI's Korean debut that the handset "will be launched in other markets around the world," while specifically confirming it's US release for March of this year. As the first Android device released...

  • Nexus One upgrade fee lowered after complaints

    Nexus One upgrade fee lowered after complaints

    By 15 January 2010

    In a surprise move, Google and T-Mobile have announced that some T-Mobile users wanting to upgrade to the Nexus One can now do it for $100 less. Caving in to wide spread complaints about the handsets initial $379 price tag, some T-Mobile users are now...

  • Peek CEO: Nexus One has "zero chance" of outselling iPhone

    Peek CEO: Nexus One has "zero chance" of outselling iPhone

    By 13 January 2010

    Amidst the media flurry surrounding Google's Nexus One announcement, Pocket-lint took the time to speak with Peek CEO and mobile industry veteran Amol Sarva to get his perspective on the release of the phone and its implications for the industry. In particular,...

  • Project Natal dated for Christmas 2010

    Project Natal dated for Christmas 2010

    By 7 January 2010

    Project Natal, Microsoft's motion control gaming system that turns you in to the controller has been given an official launch window. When will you be able to get your hands, literally, on the new system? Holidays 2010 was the date dished out by the...

  • Microsoft keynote teases with HP Slate

    Microsoft keynote teases with HP Slate

    By 7 January 2010

    Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer used his keynote speech at CES to debut three tablet, or Slate PCs, as he calls it, made by HP, Archos, and Pegatron.  The unveiling came after a range of tech publications played panto as to what Ballmer was going to announce. ...

  • Synaptics Scrybe TouchPad software set to revolutionise PC interaction

    Synaptics Scrybe TouchPad software set to revolutionise PC interaction

    By 4 January 2010

    Touchpad manufacturer Synaptics has announced the beta launch of its Scrybe gesture workflow software that will see future - and existing - PCs getting Mac-like gesture controls and more. Expanding on the initial touchpad navigation trends pioneered by...

  • Advanced Synaptics "Fuse" touchphone concept revealed

    Advanced Synaptics "Fuse" touchphone concept revealed

    By 14 December 2009

    Known for pushing innovations in human interface solutions, Synaptic's announcement of the Fuse concept mobile phone, developed with global partners Texas Instruments, Immersion, TheAlloy, and The Astonishing Tribe (TAT), hints that the future of touch-based...

  • Boxee Box by D-Link launches to rival Apple TV, while beta services receives a major overhaul

    Boxee Box by D-Link launches to rival Apple TV, while beta services receives a major overhaul

    By 8 December 2009

    Software creator Boxee announced the launch of its new dedicated hardware device aptly named the The Boxee Box. Designed by Astro Studios and built by D-Link, maker of networking equipment, the device is schedule to hit shelves sometime in the 2nd quarter...

  • Amazon MP3 repeats "25 Days of Free" this Christmas

    Amazon MP3 repeats "25 Days of Free" this Christmas

    By 2 December 2009

    In the States, Amazon has announced it will be repeating a holiday tradition on its Amazon MP3 store which started last year.   Dubbed "25 Days of Free", every day this month up until Christmas, the online retailer will provide a new Christmas-themed...


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