Will You Even Bother With Fmail?

Today is the launch of Fmail today may signify two things: one, Gmail has an actual competitor, and two: most of you (or maybe just me) won’t care. The most Fmail could be is a service that allows you to get your own email address (i.e [email protected]) and use it with your friends and on Facebook.com. Facebook could take it up a notch and design a completely new site that’s only dedicated to mail — then allow me to forward all of the Fmail to Gmail (you can obviously see I’m not leaving the Google camp anytime soon).

Or Zuckerberg could unveil a totally radical, totally new concept which would kill Gmail — wait — words like Gmail “killer” are completely overrated. The word “killer” in fact is the essence of “hype” another word that’s completely useless.  In fact Fmail (or whatever it might be called) is something that should be watched. You know, maybe it’ll be interesting, or another intrusion of your privacy, or just email for Facebook users. That makes sense.

Note: Obviously this is slow news day on LaptopMemo. Get used it it sometimes.

Samsung i9100 may be dual-core Galaxy 2 for Q1 2011?

After the Sony Ericsson Anzu, supposedly-in-the-know-well-known-product-tester Eldar Murtazin, mentioned that the Samsung i9100 is “so technically advanced” due to a dual-core processor, this matching up perfectly with the recent leaks by the dudes I’ve met at Engadget of a dual-core Galaxy S 2 launching in Q1 2011.

Possible results for the i9100 is a Touchwiz device with dual-core support on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, or a Touchwiz-skinned handset that is based off the upcoming Nexus S (it looks real enough now, doesn’t it?). Otherwise, I’d personally expect and want a proper Nexus S smartphone running Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the “Pure Google” experience.

P.S.: Pure Google? Google, BestBuy, T-Mobile, and Samsung has run out of names for marketing.

Why Netflix Hasn’t Been On Android, But Is Coming Early Next Year

This has always been slightly controversial among the Android fanboys and simple users alike: “Where the heck is the Netflix app on my Android phone?”. Well, according to Netflix, it’ll appear on “select Android devices,” and the reasons being for the long delay and all is that, “The hurdle has been the lack of a generic and complete platform security and content protection mechanism available for Android.” That makes sense, doesn’t it? It’s actually a fact that Windows Phone 7 and iOS have baked-in DRM solutions, while Android has never heard such a thing.

This also means that when I write about the specs of a new Android phone, Netlifx will have to be included, because it’s a “featured feature”. And that’s more work. Darn you, DRM. Via: The Netflix Blog

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Pwns The Previous Sales Day Record

So how’s Call Of Duty: Black Ops you ask? Well, it pwns. Modern Warefare 2 (sometimes called N00bfare 2) sold 4.7 million copies in its first day of availability, amounting to $310 million.  Call Of Duty: Black Ops (or BLOPS for short) sold 5.6 million copies in both the U.S. and U.K., amounting to $360 million in retail sales. “The game’s success underscores the pop culture appeal of the brand,” said Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said in a statement.

Obviously the big man is happy. Via: Activision

Palm Pre 2 Docs Seen At Verizon, Don’t Mention Release At All

While the Palm Pre 2 is nothing amazing — same form factor with 1GHz processor, HP webOS 2.0, and an improved camera — Verizon does have Q4 2010 plans for it. Probably in time for the holiday season, the Palm Pre 2 will launch. And of course, I’ll try and convince my contact to let me review it (Palm didn’t quite like how I thought the Pre felt cheap. Right.) Via: IntoMobile

New iOS 4.2 Gold Master Release Fixes iPad’s Problems, Ready For Release

Earlier today we reported on the Wi-Fi issue plaguing iPads. This delayed the iOS 4.2 launch, but not for long; thanks to the speedsters at Cupertino, iOS 4.2 Gold Master edition (meaning final developer version) is out and ready again, without any Wi-Fi issues. The build number has been changed to build 8C134b, as opposed to the previous 8C134, and iTunes 10.1 is already released as of now with support for AirPrint, yay!) so now all that’s left is for Apple to make the move.

Via: Apple