Monthly Archives: February 2011

Video: BlackBerry PlayBook will “support Android apps,” rep says (Ben Patterson) – 31th Edition

Ben Patterson – Hold on a second—did the Research in Motion representative in this video just say what I think he said? Chatter has been slowly building over the past few weeks that the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet might arrive … Continue reading

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Sony chops PSP price to $130 ahead of NGP launch (Ben Patterson) – 30th Edition

Ben Patterson – Starting Sunday, the nearly two and a half-year-old PSP-3000 will get a $40 price cut to just $130—but is it a bargain worth scooping up, given that Sony’s next-generation gaming handheld is waiting in the wings? Sony … Continue reading

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Netflix: 30% of streaming videos have subtitles, shooting for 80% by end of 2011 (Ben Patterson) – 29th Edition

Ben Patterson – Nearly a year after Netflix finally began adding subtitles to its collection of streaming “Watch Instantly” movies, the video rental giant has checked in with a progress report: 30 percent down, and another 50 percent—for the remainder … Continue reading

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New MacBook Pros get FaceTime HD cameras, hit by Thunderbolt (Ben Patterson) – 28th Edition

Ben Patterson – Yep, they’re still pricey, but Apple’s updated MacBook Pro laptops now boast Intel’s new Sandy Bridge processors, improved cameras capable of HD video chat, and a speedy new interface with a cool-sounding name: Thunderbolt. It’s been almost … Continue reading

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Microsoft: 9 of 10 Windows Phone users had no problems with patch (Ben Patterson) – 27th Edition

Ben Patterson – Despite some “gloomy headlines” about bricked Samsung phones following the first-ever Windows Phone patch, a Microsoft rep insists that this week’s update process has gone relatively well, adding that 90 percent of users managed to apply Monday’s … Continue reading

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Hands-on review: Motorola Xoom tablet (Ben Patterson) – 26th Edition

Ben Patterson – Just think: a mere 12 months ago, many of us were still debating whether a consumer-friendly tablet like the iPad would make any sense. Today, the iPad is a certifiable hit, a new iPad is on the … Continue reading

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Apple sends out invites for March 2 event: iPad 2, anyone? (Ben Patterson) – 25th Edition

Ben Patterson – Well, that didn’t take long. Apple just sent out a wave of press invites for an event in San Francisco next Wednesday, just a day after a flurry of rumors that Cupertino was poised to announce the iPad … Continue reading

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Microsoft yanks Windows Phone 7 patch after “small number” of handsets bricked (Ben Patterson) – 24th Edition

Ben Patterson – An initial patch intended to pave the groundwork for a pair of forthcoming Windows Phone 7 updates ended up “bricking” a number of Samsung smartphones this week, forcing Microsoft to pull the update and giving Redmond a … Continue reading

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Report: Apple to unveil iPad 2 on March 2 (Ben Patterson) – 23th Edition

Ben Patterson – If the latest chatter is true, we may finally get our first glimpse at the next iPad in a little more than a week. Kara Swisher over at All Things Digital says she has “multiple” sources who … Continue reading

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Verizon: Xoom tablet to cost $800, or $600 with two-year contract (Ben Patterson) – 22th Edition

Ben Patterson – Does $800 sound too steep for Motorola’s soon-to-arrive, Honeycomb-powered Xoom tablet? If so, Verizon Wireless says it will shave $200 off the Xoom’s sticker price—so long as you sign a two-year contract. Also: Verizon confirms that the … Continue reading

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