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TG Podcast: Ep. 1 – We’re Back…

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And we’re back with something new. Thanks to Stewart, we are getting back into the podcast game, though we are going to do this monthly. Yeah, I know, a monthly podcast. Basically that would mean that we would basically catch you up with an entire month’s worth of news in a 30 or so minute show, and thanks to Stewart’s wonderful (or infamous) editing skills, we did just that. The […]

Android bug in Motorola Droid lets you bypass locking system

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A bug in the Android OS version 2.0.1 can allow unauthorised access to your phone, bypassing the locking mechanism on the Motorola Droid (or Milestone in Europe and Australia), with a simple phone call to the device. The Android OS has a unique way of locking the device. Instead of a PIN, you have an 3×3 grid of circles and you create a pattern of 4 to 9 circles. According […]

Verizon, NVIDIA show off the ICD Vega

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Looks like tablets are really getting popular at the start of the decade – mainly because of the Apple rumours. Now, another company we have never heard of has decided to launch their own tablet. Called the Vega by ICD, it is a 15-inch touchscreen table that will have a T-Mobile UK SIM card inside so you can connect to their 3G network. It will also have Wi-Fi connectivity. The […]

Palm releases Verizon versions of Pre and Pixi, adds Plus to its name

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Remember the Palm Pre and how we got excited over the phone – then that hype died down? Well, Palm has another announcement today; it will be bringing the Palm Pre Plus (above) and Palm Pixi Plus to Verizon. The Pre Plus still looks the same  and comes with the Touchstone recharger and a 3-megapixel camera, but it will have 16GB of on board storage. The Pixi Plus also looks […]

Google reveals the Nexus One

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You knew it was coming – all the leaks and blog posts from all over the blogosphere – but now it has been confirmed and unveiled. Google has now made a mobile phone. Called the Nexus One, it is a HTC-produced phone that will run on Android 2.1 and will be sold by Google on its website, or by T-Mobile in the US. Verizon Wireless, another US carrier, along with […]

Verizon to bring Android phones under new pact with Google

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UNITED STATES: Verizon Wireless has announced that it has formed a "strategic partnership" with Google that will bring phones using the Google Android operating system. The announcement also includes developing new devices for the platform. "The Android platform allows Verizon Wireless customers to experience faster and easier access to the web from any location," CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, said. "Through this partnership we hope to deliver greater innovation in […]

Report: Palm Pre not heading for Verizon

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The Palm Pre might not be coming to another carrier anytime soon, with a report from TheStreet.com claiming that Verizon Wireless, the largest carrier in the United States, will not be offering the touch screen phone in January of next year, when Palm’s current exclusivity contract with Sprint Nextel ends in 2009. The news was able to shock investors, and was able to bring down Palm’s shares down to more […]

Verizon says 1 million BlackBerry Storms sold

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So, even though the phone’s review have been abysmal (to say the least), Verizon has said that it has sold 1 million units of the BlackBerry Storm, even though a story from the WSJ said that it was on a bumpy, but “promising, start in its first quarter on sale. Good job RIM, now what about those figures around the world?

CES 2009 : Windows Live Essentials gets released, new partnerships with Dell, Facebook & Verizon

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CES 2009 KEYNOTE : Microsoft has announced three brand new things for the Windows Live platform, which Steve Ballmer said it was an “essential companion” to the PC. First it announced that it will bring out the final version of the new Windows Live Essentials, which features Windows Live Messenger, Writer, Mail and Photo Gallery. This new version will be compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. It […]

AT&T, Verizon stock ratings downgraded

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Bernstein Research has said that the wireline telecom performance will be “relatively worse” in 2009 as they expect slower wireless growth – and in response to that, they have downgraded the stock ratings on telecommunication giants Verizon and AT&T. Verizon was downgraded from “market perform” to “underperform”, while AT&T was downgraded from “outperform” to “market perform”. In a note to clients, analyst Craig Moffett said that they “believe the TelCo […]

Verizon awarded largest-ever settlement in cybersquatting lawsuit

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A federal judge in the Northern District of California has awarded a US$33.15 million settlement to Verizon after it sued a domain registrar for cybersquatting on domains that tried to take advantage of domains that are easily misspelled or confusing variants of Verizon and its trademarks, Verizon announced on Wednesday. "This case should send a clear message and serve to deter cybersquatters who continue to run businesses for the primary […]

BlackBerry Storm to hit Vodafone, Verizon – coming to Australia “later this year”

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Research in Motion has announced the BlackBerry Storm, known as Codename Thunder, and will be made available in the US via Verizon and in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and India via Vodafone. The new 3G phone is a competitor to the iPhone, and will be the first BlackBerry to come with a touchscreen. While the exclusive agreements have not be revealed, pricing and availability have yet to be confirmed, meaning […]