TECHGEEK Weekly 32: Phones Extravagnza!

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Nokia finally gets decent with a great OS, Palm announces some brand new phones while we say “Welcome Back” to the Death Grip on the iPhone – and you thought that went away with a new antenna design.

We also introduce two new segments – one called Pwnage Playtime hosted by Chris Southcott and In The Loop supposed to be hosted by James Wilson, but his mic broke, so I have to host it.

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Show Notes

The Top Stories

Nokia and Microsoft announces partnership – ditches Symbian for Windows Phone 7
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/02/11/nokia-and-microsoft-announces-partnership-ditches-symbian-for-windows-phone-7/

Nokia workers mourn death of Symbian, thousands walk out
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/11/nokia-workers-mourn-death-of-symbian-thousands-walk-out/

New HP Pre phones announced in San Fransisco
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/02/10/new-hp-pre-phones-announced-in-san-fransisco/

Palm announces HP TouchPad
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/02/10/palm-announces-hp-touchpad/

Dell promises a 10-inch Windows 7 tablet later this year
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/08/dell-promises-a-10-inch-windows-7-tablet-later-this-year/

Samsung 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet to debut at MWC
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/38496/samsung-honeycomb-10-inch-tablet-mwc

“The Next Level”: Sony Ericsson confirms PlayStation Phone, details out next week
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/02/07/the-next-level-sony-ericsson-confirms-playstation-phone-details-out-next-week/

Stewart’s Briefs (1)

Vodafone to be exclusive carrier of Nexus S phone
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/02/07/vodafone-to-be-exclusive-carrier-of-nexus-s-phone/

AOL buys Huffington Post for $315m, creates new “Media Group”
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/02/07/aol-buys-huffington-post-for-315m-creates-new-media-group/

NYU professor removes camera from the back of his head, citing pain and the malaise of lifecasting
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/10/nyu-professor-unsurprisingly-removes-camera-from-the-back-of-his/

Kindle 3 Software Update brings ‘real page-numbers’, public notes
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/02/08/kindle-3-software-update-brings-real-page-numbers-public-notes/

In Other News

IPhone Attack Reveals Passwords in Six Minutes
http://www.pcworld.com/article/219245/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVGiNAs-QbY

Microsoft Unveils IE9 Release Candidate
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/111598/20110211/microsoft-ie9-browser-tracking-protection-html-5-google-chrome-mozilla-firefox-safari-apple-opera-ie.htm

Mark Zuckerberg Has Obtained a Restraining Order Against His Stalker
http://mashable.com/2011/02/08/mark-zuckerberg-stalker/

Android 2.4 coming April, leaving 2.3 dead on arrival – not Ice Cream
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/38311/android-2-4-april-release-date

Cyberactivists warned of arrest
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/Cyberactivists-warned-arrest-ftimes-3487898538.html?x=0

HBGary Federal hacked and exposed by Anonymous
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/02/07/hbgary-federal-hacked-and-exposed-by-anonymous/
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/02/anonymous-to-security-firm-working-with-fbi-youve-angered-the-hive.ars

Activision Axes Guitar Hero and True Crime
http://au.xbox360.ign.com/articles/114/1148687p1.html

iTunes salvation: Roman Catholic Church approves Confession app
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/08/itunes-salvation-roman-catholic-church-approves-confession-app/

Pwnage Playtime

Nintendo 3DS: Australian Release Date and Price
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/02/08/nintendo-3ds-australian-release-details/

Angry Birds Coming to 3DS and Wii, Valentine’s Day Version Hitting Today
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2379577,00.asp

Twitter user tricks Sony into posting “secret” PS3 code
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/02/twitter-user-tricks-sony-into-rebroadcasting-secret-ps3-code.ars

In The Loop

Verizon iPhone 4 Antenna Problems Persist
http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/verizon-iphone-4-antenna-problems-persist-video/

Apple Said to Work on Cheaper IPhones to Ward Off Android-Based Handsets
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-10/apple-said-to-work-on-cheaper-more-versatile-iphone-models.html

Apple iPad 2 now in production
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/02/09/ipad.2.production.mashable/index.html

Stewart’s Briefs (2)

Wi-Fi 802.11ac draft due in 2011, promises 1Gbps
http://www.neowin.net/news/wi-fi-80211ac-draft-due-in-2011-promises-1gbps

Facebook HTTPS setting is borked
http://www.pskl.us/wp/?p=614

Intel to start shipping remedied Cougar Point chipsets on February 14th
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/11/intel-to-start-shipping-remedied-cougar-point-chipsets-on-februa/

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