It is being speculated that the Windows 7-based HP Slate PC may not see the light of the day, but HP still plans to use the Palm’s WebOS to develop a new tablet device codenamed “Hurricane".
Even though there are a lot of tablet devices which will be launched in the coming days or will be soon flooding the market, HP Hurricane can still present a potent challenge to Apple iPad due to the following reasons.
Apple chief executive Steve Jobs has reportedly answered a customer’s e-mail, saying that company’s much-hyped iPad would eventually allow users to print.
As per MacRumors, Apple chief responded to a customer who question why iPad was devoid of printing ability. Apple’s iPad has been facing criticism for customers for lacking ability to print.
However, MacRumors presented no email-header proof to support the message's authenticity.
Japanese mobile phone operator Softbank Mobile Corp. Saturday announced to initiate offering Apple Inc.'s iPad from May 28 under a conglomeration with the U.S. Company.
Softbank Corp., the exclusive iPhone carrier in Japan, is revealed to retail its Apple Inc.’s iPad tablet computer at a price of 58,320 yen for the basic model, posted to be equipped with Wi-Fi capability, offering 16 gigabytes of memory.
After ditching Adobe’s Flash, Apple is developing its own alternative to Flash, AppleInsider claimed.
AppleInsider reported that Apple introduced the new technology, dubbed Gianduia, previous summer at its World of WebObjects Developer Conference. The new technology is being described as a client-side, standards-based framework for rich Internet apps.
Apple has announced that its much-hyped iPad would hit Australia and other eight international markets on May 28th.
All the six models of iPad will be made available in Australia. WiFi only 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models have been priced at $629, $$759 and $879 respectively.
Wi-Fi + 3G 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models will be available with price tags of $799, $928 and $1049 respectively. Amazingly, iPad users in Australia will also be provided immediately access to Apple's iBookstore.
The 3G version of Apple’s iPad, which has recently been launched in the US, can be used in the UK also, despite the fact that no UK carrier is providing a MicroSIM card for the device.
But, a Brit John Benson has shown a way how the problem could be solved with the help of a pair of scissors or a meat cleaver.
John Benson got hold of a US-issued iPad 3G, cut his Vodafone SIM down with the help of a pair of scissors and managed to enter it into iPad’s MicroSIM slot. He said the slashed SIM card it worked very fine.
US antitrust regulators may initiate an investigation into Apple’s policy of prohibiting developers from writing iPhone apps in languages other than Apple's Objective-C.
Adobe has reportedly filed a complaint, saying that Apple is hurting competition by prohibiting developers from using Adobe’s products to create apps for iPhones and iPads.
A person familiar with the case said that either of the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission could review allegations of anti-competitive act.
The nominations for this year’s Macworld Awards, which will take place on June 24th at The Northumberland in London, have been revealed.
The iPhone and iPod Apps have been placed under two categories viz. Entertainment & Lifestyle and Business & Utility.
Clickgamer - Angry Birds, ALK Technologies - CoPilot Live, Art and Mobile - Quad Camera – Multishot, The Mill - Mill Color and WeatherPro - Weather Pro have nominated under the Best iPhone Entertainment & Lifestyle App category.
Andy Rubin, vice president for engineering for Google, has announced that firm’s next version of Android operating system would feature Adobe’s Flash Player, which is used to embed video in web pages.
In an interview with the New York Times, Andy Rubin said that Google was happy team up with Adobe to bring its Flash Player to the Android platform.
Speaking on the topic, he added, “Our engineering teams have been working closely to bring both AIR and Flash Player to Google's mobile operating system and devices.”
Apple’s much-rumored iPhone 4G is expected to be disclosed at Worldwide Developers Conference which will take place in June in San Francisco.
Apple chief executive Steve Jobs will address developers on June 7 and Apple is known for its tradition of introducing its new products at the conference.
Apple’ iPhone 3G was introduced at last year's Worldwide Developers Conference and the product was put for sale in less than two weeks following the conference.
Adobe's chief technology officer said that the firm is moving on without Apple, this was in response to Apple CEO Steve Jobs' clarification, on why his firm says no to let Adobe Systems' Flash Player on his firm's iPhone.
Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch, on Thursday stated, "We feel confident that were Apple and Adobe to work together as we are with a number of other partners, we could provide a terrific experience with Flash on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch”.
The loss of iPhone 4G prototype by an Apple employee brought the device into limelight.
The latest prototype of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 4G was found from a bar in San Francisco by an unnamed person, who later sold the device to a Tech blog called Gizmodo for $5,000.
It was cleverly disguised in an iPhone 3G case. But, unlike 3G it had two cameras, a front-facing video camera plus a rear camera with flash.
The prototype’s touchscreen had an estimated 960 x 640-pixel touchscreen as compared with 480x320 pixels in 3G.
Israel will start permitting people to carry Apple iPads into the nation beginning from Sunday, April 25th; two weeks after custom officials started seizing the tablet computers for fear that they would meddle with other wireless gadgets.
The Communications Ministry said in a statement, "Following the completion of intensive technical scrutiny, Israel Minister of Communications, Moshe Kakhlon approved the import of the iPad to Israel".
Chip designer ARM's chief executive Warren East has denied reports that iPhone maker Apple could approach it with a takeover bid worth $8 billion. He added that Cambridge-based chip designer was not interested in any potential bid from Apple.
Warren East argued that why Apple should spend huge amount on acquiring ARM when Apple could license the designs at a fraction of that amount.
However, Mr. East said that he was exited as the rumors pushed ARM shares up to an eight-year high.
Shares in chip designer ARM jumped 8.4 pence to touch an eight-year high of 258.9 pence on Thursday on rumors that Apple could make a bid for the British firm.
It was ARM’s best performance since April 2002 on the FTSE 100, which shed 58.1 points to close at 5665.3 points.
ARM is a cash rich firm, whose chips are used in mobile phones and other devices including Apple’s iPhones, and it acquisition by Apple could remove ARM chips out of reach of Apple’s competitors.
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