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  • Windows Phone 7 goes gold
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    Windows Phone 7 goes gold

    By 2 September 2010

    The launch of Microsoft's new mobile operating system Windows Phone 7 has edged a little bit closer following the news that the OS has gone gold. "Today is the day that the Windows Phone team has been driving towards, and we’re very excited to say...

  • Intel and Nokia start joint laboratory, talk of a 3D future for MeeGo
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    Intel and Nokia start joint laboratory, talk of a 3D future for MeeGo

    By 24 August 2010

    At Mobile World Congress, Nokia and Intel confirmed they were joining hands in holy matrimony to create a new mobile phone platform called MeeGo, now almost 9 months later the two companies are getting ready for the birth of their first child with the...

  • BlackBerry 6: What's new explained
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    BlackBerry 6: What's new explained

    By 4 August 2010

    RIM has just announced that it has moved from the BlackBerry 5 operating system to BlackBerry 6. But what are the new features of the BlackBerry 6 OS and should you be getting excited? BlackBerry 6 will be available on all new devices moving forward...

  • BlackBerry 6 coming for 9700, Pearl 3G and future handsets
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    BlackBerry 6 coming for 9700, Pearl 3G and future handsets

    By 3 August 2010

    Further to the announced BlackBerry Torch handset (9800), RIM has revealed plans to bring the BlackBerry 6 operating system to the 9700, Pearl 3G and all future handsets in its arsenal. The new OS will bring a swathe of new features to devices, including...

  • HTC Desire Android 2.2 Froyo update: When can you expect to get it?
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    HTC Desire Android 2.2 Froyo update: When can you expect to get it?

    By 30 July 2010

    In light of HTC's recent announcement that the Android 2.2 update will be coming to the HTC Desire from 31 July to all unlocked handsets, we thought it a good idea to find out when everyone tied to an operator might expect the latest addition of the Google...

  • HTC Desire: Froyo (Android 2.2) update official
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    HTC Desire: Froyo (Android 2.2) update official

    By 30 July 2010

    We thought it would happen, after an over zealous HTC employee spilled the beans via Twitter - but now we know for sure. HTC Desire is getting its Android 2.2, Froyo, update starting 31 July. We have just received a statement from our HTC contacts that...

  • HTC Evo 4G: Froyo update on 3 August
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    HTC Evo 4G: Froyo update on 3 August

    By 30 July 2010

    Good news for US Pocket-lint fans. Well, good news if you're a Sprint customer with a HTC Evo 4G at least. The network has announced that it will be rolling out its Froyo updates in the next few days, with 3 August being an official live date. You should...

  • Skype for iPhone now multitasks
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    Skype for iPhone now multitasks

    By 21 July 2010

    Skype has finally released an iOS 4 ready version of its Skype app for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, meaning users will be able to multitask with the app and take calls when the app isn't directly open. "In May, we upgraded our iPhone app to allow users...

  • BlackBerry 6: Media enhancements aplenty
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    BlackBerry 6: Media enhancements aplenty

    By 21 July 2010

    By the time BlackBerry 6 gets here, we'll all be experts. We'll know it inside out. After all, it seems like RIM is feeding us small pieces of it at a time, and really dragging it out. The latest details to be drip-fed to us are regarding the multimedia...

  • Windows Phone 7: Microsoft explains and expands hubs
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    Windows Phone 7: Microsoft explains and expands hubs

    By 21 July 2010

    Microsoft has detailed more information about how hubs will work in Windows Phone 7, its new mobile phone operating system, to Pocket-lint in a one-to-one briefing. When the new OS was first announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in February,...

  • VIDEO: Minority report computer becomes reality
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    VIDEO: Minority report computer becomes reality

    By 4 July 2010

    Remember that scene in Minority Report where Tom Cruise uses his hands to swipe and swish his way through a number of images? Well, what if we told you that not only is that computer system real and ready to use, but that it might be in your home within...

  • VIDEO and PHOTOS: Nokia MeeGo gets walkthrough
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    VIDEO and PHOTOS: Nokia MeeGo gets walkthrough

    By 30 June 2010

    Nokia's MeeGo operating system took its next step to becoming a reality on Wednesday with the official MeeGo site publishing screenshots and a video walkthrough of the new OS in action. "The MeeGo project is happy to announce Day 1 of the MeeGo Handset...

  • HTC Desire, Legend and Wildfire to get Froyo (2.2) by October
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    HTC Desire, Legend and Wildfire to get Froyo (2.2) by October

    By 29 June 2010

    HTC is having to play cat and mouse once again it seems, following Google's roll out of Android 2.2: Froyo for the Nexus One, as it looks to update its latest handsets with the latest build. "We are working hard with our partners to update the HTC...

  • Face recognition login planned for Windows 8
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    Face recognition login planned for Windows 8

    By 29 June 2010

    The days of typing a password to access your computer could be over very shortly if plans by Microsoft come to fruition. Leaked documents detailing possible features for Windows 8, suggest that Microsoft is looking at using a laptop or computer's webcam...

  • Windows 8 to come with App Store
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    Windows 8 to come with App Store

    By 29 June 2010

    Microsoft is planning on launching an app store for PC users, possibly within the next version of its Operating System; Windows 8, according to documents surfacing on the internet. The Microsoft confidential documents, outline a host of possible features...

  • Nokia ditching Symbian for flagship N Series phones
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    Nokia ditching Symbian for flagship N Series phones

    By 28 June 2010

    Nokia has confirmed that it is ditching Symbian in its top of the range mobile phones, opting to go instead with its new OS; MeeGo. "MeeGo running on high performance devices, will deliver a wealth of Internet, computing and communication experiences...

  • What the hell is an OS?
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    What the hell is an OS?

    By 26 June 2010

    Welcome to "What the hell is" on Pocket-lint where we break down tech jargon a piece at a time until you don't have to be a geek to know what someone is banging on about. This week is the turn of OS which is the short hand for operating system. There...

  • Apple iOS 4 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch review
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    Apple iOS 4 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch review

    By 22 June 2010

    The iPhone, whether you love it or loathe it, has just received its fourth major update, iOS 4. No we aren't talking a software revision like you get with Android, slowly increasing the power and effectiveness, but an overhaul not seen since, well, the...

  • Google sets its sights on friendlier Android UI
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    Google sets its sights on friendlier Android UI

    By 16 June 2010

    Google's next aim for Android is to create a user experience that is so perfect that mobile phone manufacturers will not feel the need to add their own UIs over the top. According to TechCrunch sources, the Android team has pretty much hit all of the...

  • Windows 7 SP1 confirmed for July
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    Windows 7 SP1 confirmed for July

    By 7 June 2010

    Microsoft has confirmed that it will be releasing its first Service Pack for Windows 7 users at the end of July. "Today, at TechEd, we are pleased to announce that by the end of July we will be releasing the public beta of Service Pack 1 for Windows...

  • Chrome OS to be unleashed later this year
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    Chrome OS to be unleashed later this year

    By 2 June 2010

    Google's venture into the OS market via its Chrome OS will begin in the "late fall" according to a Google executive. Late fall is American for late autumn. So hopefully, we're looking at an October release. The head of the Chrome project, Sundar Pichai,...

  • Ubuntu 10.04 officially arrives
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    Ubuntu 10.04 officially arrives

    By 30 April 2010

    Open-source operating system creator Canonical has announced that Ubuntu 10.04, codenamed Lucid Lynx, has been let out into the wild, and is available for download. The announcement follows 2009's release of Jaunty Jackalope and Karmic Koala, and signifies...

  • BlackBerry 6 confirmed by RIM
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    BlackBerry 6 confirmed by RIM

    By 27 April 2010

    At RIM's WES2010 conference, the company has officially announced BlackBerry 6 - the next version of the company's smartphone operating system. The software, which leaked in mid-April, is a substantial revamp to the BlackBerry UI, and RIM's CEO Mike...

  • BlackBerry OS 6.0 detailed
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    BlackBerry OS 6.0 detailed

    By 21 April 2010

    BlackBerry users will be pleased to hear that the next version of the mobile OS is nearing completion. Mobile leaks blog Boy Genius Report has managed to get a hold of the new version, with screenshots and the full details of exactly what's changing....

  • Intel and Nokia demo MeeGo 1.0
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    Intel and Nokia demo MeeGo 1.0

    By 15 April 2010

    Intel's Moblin UI, demonstrated at Mobile World Congress back in February, and Nokia's Maemo OS have been mashed up together into a combined project called MeeGo, which the two companies have started to show off. Version 1.0 of the software looks pretty...