Archive for July 26th, 2011

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HTC open Negotiations with Apple

Apple-v-HTCMore news in the on-going saga of Apple vs HTC and today it would see a slight change of tone for HTC. Yesterday CEO Peter Chou took a fairly aggressive stance when asked about HTC’s intentions where Apple were concerned using words like ‘war’ when talking about smartphone dominance and saying that HTC ‘Will win’ the battle.

But today it’s a more diplomatic message from the HTC camp this time with a few comments from CFO Winston Yung. Yung say’s that this company, HTC, are willing to negotiate a deal with Apple over the current patent claims and added that ‘We have to sit down and figure it out. We’re open to having discussions’ and ‘We are open to all sorts of solutions, as long as the solution and the terms are fair and reasonable. On and off we’ve had discussions with Apple, even before the initial determination came out’

However, if HTC agree a deal with Apple then this does rather leave other Android OEM’s in a rather precarious position, after all it’s not just HTC that are allegedly infrindging upon Apple’s patents and if HTC choose not to make a stand this could spell disaster for the smaller companies that may be unable to to pay fees or to fight an expensive patent war.


Posted by: Matt

Post Tags: [HTC, Apple, Patent infringement, legal battle,]

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Samsung and Teletext get it on


Samsung Electronics Co. UK Ltd, the UK’s number one TV brand with the most awarded TV range1, today announces Teletext Holidays as the latest partner for its Smart TV App store, Samsung Apps.  The agreement between Samsung and Teletext Holidays will inspire Samsung Smart TV users’ travel choices as they browse for holidays and access destination guides and videos from the comfort of their living room.
The Teletext Holidays Video App, which is available to download now from Samsung Apps today, gives consumers a glimpse of what the future of choosing holidays will look like.  Viewers interested in a destination they have seen on a holiday programme, will be able to switch straight to the Teletext App on the biggest and brightest screen in the house and Samsung Smart TV will showcase Teletext Holidays’ broad range of holiday search options.
The App will not only allow travellers to check-out great value holiday packages by destination whilst relaxing on the sofa; but it will also enable them to get a flavour of the local surroundings with a range of quality destination videos and guides. For consumers who are undecided on what destination to choose, the ‘Teletext Holidays TV’ section recommends new and exciting destinations through video content.

Posted in: Press Releases
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New Blackberry’s to be announced today


A day after RIM announced they are going to cut 2000 jobs they have also teased us about new devices that should be announced today.

Last night on their Twitter account BlackBerry said the following:

‘You got it! New #BlackBerry devices are coming w/ or new OS, BlackBerry 7! Check back tmrw 4 deets on #BB7FanNight ^CH.’

They also published a teaser on Facebook too:

‘Hey Team BlackBerry, what’s shiny, new and social all over? We want to tell you all about it. Can you guess what it might be? Tune in tomorrow for details!

From various leaks we know a Torch 2 is on the cards as well as a Touch screen only Blackberry. Or could it be the new Curve? Either way we should find out later today at some point.

We will of course bring you any press releases as we get them.


Posted by: James

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Mac Mini (Summer 2011) unboxing video

mac-mini A few days ago I recorded an unboxing video of the new MacBook Air and today I’ve managed to get my hands on the latest Mac Mini for review.

Announced and launched just last week the new Mac Mini, like the Pro and Air, now uses Sandybridge and either Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU’s depending on the model you opt for. Of course you’ll also get the new Thunderbolt connector for hooking up the latest high-speed storage devices or even Apple’s new 27″ Thunderbolt connected display.

The model we are looking at here is the 2.5GHz dual-core i5 with 4GB ram and 500GB hard drive. We’ll also be checking out some Thunderbolt storage devices soon.

Check out the unboxing video below which has to be one of the briefest to date. We’ll be back with an update and comments soon too.


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