Cricket Wireless has announced that it has a new smartphone
for people shopping for a contract-free carrier might want to check
out. The new smartphone comes from HTC and is called the Desire C. The
phone promises a premium design coupled with an affordable price.
The device features Beats Audio technology, which should pair nicely with Crickets included Muve Music service. The Desire C runs Android 4.0 and uses HTC Sense 4.0 over the top for user interface. It also features a 3.5-inch screen.
screen has HVGA resolution and the phone has a five-megapixel rear
camera. The camera is capable of taking still photos and recording
video. The phone is available for $179.99 via Cricket owned company
Apple’s new iPad Mini launches tomorrow, and when the device was announced Apple just listed the speaker on the device as a ‘built in speaker’, Amazon recently published a comparison between the Kindle Fire HD and the iPad Mini noting that the device only comes with a single speaker.
According to Joshua Toplosky from the Verge,
the iPad Mini does in fact come with a pair of stereo speakers, after
he confirmed the details with Apple, and Apple has also confirmed this
to other people as well.
has now also removed the comparison between the two devices from its
website, we wonder if they were asked to remove it by Apple? The iPad
Mini launches tomorrow the 2nd of November in the US, Europe and other countries.
Rovio Mobile is obviously hoping that their new Angry Birds Star Wars game is going to be a hit with Star Wars fans, we have already seen a couple of video of the gameplay on Angry Birds Star Wars, and now we have another.
The latest Angry Birds Star Wars teaser video feature Han Solo and Chewbacca, have a look at them in action below.
Birds Star Wars will be available next week in the 8th of November, you
can find out more information about the latest installment in the Angry
Birds games over at Rovio Mobile.
Some of our readers will remember the Huawei Ascend G300 that
launched on Vodafone earlier in the year, the handset came with Android
2.3 Gingerbread, well good news if you own one as Vodafone has now released the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Huawei Ascend G300.
order to install the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the
Huawei Ascend G300, you will first need to install a smaller update to
the devices existing software, and then you can update the device to
Android 4.0.3 ICS.
The Android ICS 4.0.3 firmware upgrade for the Huawei Ascend G300 is now available.
A message will appear in the notification bar
at the top of your screen when the update is available. Please ensure
that you are connected to a Wi-Fi connection to perform this update and
follow the on screen instructions.<
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Boxee has launched their new Boxee TV, a cloud based DVR and streaming set top box, the device will be available exclusively through Wallmart as well as Boxee’s own website.
Boxee TV retails for $99 and it comes with a HD antenna that will let
you access terrestrial TV broadcasts and cable TV, it will also offer
access to streaming services like Netflix and Vudu.
per month will get you a no limit DVR service on the Boxee TV that will
allow you to record unlimited TV shows and them store them in the
cloud, you will then be able to access these TV shows from multiple
devices like tablets and smartphones.
Boxee are offering the
unlimited DVR service free for three months, and then $9.99 per month
after that for people who sign up to the service at launch.
Kim Dotcom has been talking about his
replacement for Megaupload for a while now, and he has now unveiled that
the new service will be called Me.ga, the news was posted to Twitter by Dotcom.
The Me.ga website is re-directing to Kim Doctom’s
own website at the moment, and he has said that the new Me.ga service
will launch in January of 2013, on the anniversary of when he was raided
by the FBI and the New Zealand police.
Megaupload which was shutdown in January of this year had more than
50 million visitors per day, and Dotcom’s house was raided in what
looked like something out of a Hollywood movie.
Since then, the raid has come under a lot of criti
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Some of our readers will remember the Wikipad Android gaming tablet
that was due to launch yesterday, it would appear that the launch of
the device has now been delayed, unfortunately there are no details on
exactly when it will be available.
The team behind the Wikipad
have released a statement, which you can see below, which explains why
the launch of this new Android gaming tablet has been delayed.
Wikipad team has been relentlessly working with our manufacturers and
partners to perfect the Wikipad bundle to ensure our first product is
the best tablet and entertainment experience at launch. There is a last
minute opportunity to enhance the Wikipad bundle as well as a minor
refinement needed to ensure our first customers are completely satisfied
with the Wikipad.
We have informed our retail partners
about this del
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Twelve South has announced their latest accessory for Apple MacBook, the new HiRise MacBook stand that is designed to use your MacBook at different heights making it more comfortable to use.
South is proud to announce HiRise for MacBook, a height-adjustable
stand that lets users turn their laptops into comfortable desktops. This
stylish, brushed metal stand elevates MacBook a few inches off a
desk—or up to half a foot—to accommodate MacBooks and users of all
sizes. Silicone-lined, V-shaped arms securely grip the bottom of MacBook
to hold it in place.
The Twelve South HiRise is compatible with Apple’s MacBook Pro and MacBook Air range, it retails for $69.99 and is available from ... Read more »
Some of our readers will remember the OUYA open source gaming console that we featured on the site a while back, the device was expected to launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Now the developers behind the OUYA console have announced that it will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, and they have also released some more details on the consoles hardware for developers.
We’re still going full-steam ahead. We’ve been refining OUYA’s
hardware design (cosmetics, mechanicals, electricals, thermals etc.).
We’ve spent most of this time in the design phase, as getting it right
up front saves us a lot of redesign and iteration later. We’ve had some
of the best engineers and designers take a look at every design element
and fine tune it. Our CAD models and SLAs (plastic prototypes that
provide us with a physical look and feel of the product)
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Apple’s iPad Mini hasn’t gone on sale yet, it launches tomorrow, but the guys over at iFixit managed to get their hands on the new iPad Mini and have already taken the device apart to see what was inside.
iPad Mini features a 7.9 inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 768
pixels, and the device also comes with a dual core A5X processor and
Apple’s new Lightning dock connector.
Other specifications on the
iPad Mini include a front facing 1.2 megapixel FaceTime HD camera and a
rear facing 5 megapixel iSight camera, have a look at the gallery below.
You can see lots more photos of the new iPad Mini being taken apart over at iFixit, it looks like they are still in the middle of their teardown of Apple’s latest iPad.
Sony announced last month that it was halting sales of its Xperia S Tablet due to a manufacturing defect, and now it would appear that the problem may be fixed as Sony has announced that sales of the tablet will resume this month.
The Sony Xpera S Tablet will go back on sale around the middle of
November, no specific date has been given, and Sony is also offering to
inspect any existing devices to see if there is an issue, and rectify
Sony’s Xperia S Tablet is supposed to be splash proof, and the
problem arose when a small gap between the casing and display was
discovered, this issue has now apparently been fixed in the