In a land dominated by Chrome 10 and IE9 fresh out of the coding labs of both Google and Microsoft, respectively, comes Mozilla and its Firefox. To put it in my own wording, Mozilla doesn’t let us forget that Firefox 4 is coming, and that the Release Candidate 1 seems very bug-free, so a release is scheduled for March 22nd. Should any errors arise at the last minute, a Release Candidate 2 would be released and a new release date would be communicated with the community. In the meantime — wait till the 22nd for Firefox 4, if you are so inclined, or required. Via: Firefox 4 Release Announcement
Come on, Moto. On the other side of the tech world, we have the iPad 2, a successful and worthy tablet to crush the competition, and on the other side, the Motorola Xoom, a cool powerhouse tablet with potential. Could you at least price your WiFi at a price people would understand (and would be competitive), say, $500 like the iPad 2?
No. The $600 WiFi Xoom will be available at Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, Sam’s Club, Staples and Walmart on March 27th. The specs are the same, sans 3G and 4G radios, which are a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with 720p HD video recording,2 megapixel front-facing camera, and a 10.1-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution. Press release in the usual place: after the break.
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Following the same design scheme as the Droid 1 and Droid 2, what is purported to be the Droid 3 is better looking than any of the others. A full QWERTY is seen, along with HDMI-out, and what seems to be a 4-inch qHD screen. Mmm, is all we can say. Via: Droid-Life
Formerly Google Mobile App, the new and redesigned version is now named Google Search App. Its obvious use is for searching, complete with a new UI, easier usage, and more speed. The new app is available on the App Store, for free. Via: Google Mobile Blog
The average amount of posts on LaptopMemo has gone down. Why? Because there isn’t enough great news to share. But, not at the moment. A fresh new report, is available for your scrutiny below.
Everybody run! Adobe has issued a security exploit warning for Flash on all platforms that it actually works on. The same exploit which can cause crashes and exploits of a user’s system is found in both Acrobat and Reader. A fix is coming early next week, so in the meantime, enjoy your imminent doom of crashes or compromising of your system. Via: Adobe
This is about time, you know. After months of Verizon keeping the Thunderbolt in a merry-go-round of possible release dates, the Thunderbolt will launch n the 17th of March for $249.99. 4G LTE speeds are 12MBps down and 5MBps up, and if $20 is added oto your monthly bill, Wireless Hotspot to up to eight different devices. A 32GB microSD card is in included to keep the 4.3-inch WVGA screen company, and unlimited 4G LTE data is priced at $29.99. Get ready for Thursday, because a storm is coming (or so it seems). PR is after the jump.
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It’s the return of the famous T-Mobile Sidekick, with a 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen, Android 2.2, a 1GHz A8 Cortex processor, a 3 megapixel camera, Qik video calling, DriveSmart texting-while-driving lockout functionality with Sidekick Group Text and Cloud Text, and is built by Samsung. It also harnesses T-Mobile “4G” HSPA+ speeds of up to 21MBps and will launch “later this spring”. Needless to say, these specs won’t blow anything out of the park, but if you’ve been clinging to the Sidekick line, now is the time to get your modern upgrade. Press release after the break.
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So, at the HP Summit in San Francisco, HP CEO Leo Apotheker, publicly stated that the HP Touchpad launches in June, and a beta of webOS for PC will debut later this year, but will run in a browser window. Time for more waiting then.
This is the main problem with iPad competition. Manufacturers announce what seem to be promising devices, then launch them at a date after a rival’s debuts (read: iPad 2) and any chances of getting the head start is lost. Oh well, more tablets will come out later this year, and only then we shall see who has the edge.
To cut the story short for maximum grasp on the topic at hand and easy reading, AT&T subscribers will get free calling and texting to Japan for the whole month of March, while Sprint and Verizon customers will get the same sort of courtesy until April 10th, both wireless and residential for all aforementioned networks. So, uh, T-Mobile, wanna be a humanitarian this time around? Via: VentureBeat