According to Korean blog MK, a “high-ranking” Samsung official stated that they are “planning to release a 2GHz dual core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year.” Also mentioned was that the new silicon would “have the data processing capacities of a regular PC.” That, dear readers, would be a very accurate statement, if true. Better yet, Samsung may outsource this chip to other manufacturers. Now we just need a killer-looking smartphone with that kind of power and new battery technology — one can dream, no?
Want the most awesome mid-range DSLR of the year so far (or maybe it isn’t?) ahead of the official April 21st launch? Well, BestBuy has you covered at the $900 mark complete with the kit lens. The Nikon D5100 is available at both retail and online BestBuys. Via: BestBuy
A leaked memo dug up by Winrumors suggests that the NoDo Windows Phone 7 update — full of copy and pasting glory — will be headed to the Samsung Focus and LG Quantum on April 19th, while the HTC Surround will find its update in mid-May. Let’s hope this is legit, is all we can say. Via: Winrumors
Tanks. Base jumping. It’s epic. EA and DICE are also holding a little event on their Facebook page: if the 12-minute Battlefield 3 video gets 1 million “likes”, then the video is unlocked, along with developer commentary.
Tapbots has unleashed its latest invention to the world today — Tweetbot. Aimed to be a smarter and better Twitter app than the official offering (which formerly was called Tweetie) for iOS, Tweetbot uses “smart gestures” while looking at your timeline, has background notifications, support for Instapaper and Boxcar, as well as many other features seen on the iTunes App Store listing, which is available at the ‘via’ link. It is available for $1.99 for a limited time, then will increase in price to $2.99.
In Tapbots’ FAQ, there is a question regarding a version of the app designed for the iPad, as currently Tweetbot is designed for the iPhone and iPod Touch, but not designed with the iPad in mind. It turns out Tapbots is “waiting” to see the future of 3rd-party Twitter apps, then will make a decision on designing an iPad port.Via:iTunes
Oh hello, Windows Phone 7. This time, running on the HTC Surround, is a version of WP7 that should have not been — that is to say, pre-NoDo. While AT&T may be testing the copy/paste update with many performance increases, it’s not currently available for most customers or reviewers. Having already extensively reviewed Windows Phone 7, what remains for me to talk about here is simply the HTC Surround itself. Head on past the ‘more’ link for the full review.