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A Facebook phone? A skin? Or just a widget?


“Come see our new home on Android” – This is what Facebook’s invite to an event on the 4th of April, 2013 says. What is this about? Is Facebook siding with Android in the Android vs iOS war? Could this mean that Facebook will be deeper integrated in Android in the future than iOS? Or is it just a new widget?

Many questions to be answered. Reports are saying that Facebook is partnering with HTC to launch a new Facebook branded phone, while other reports state that Facebook is just releasing it’s own modified version of Android like Amazon did on the Kindle Fire. Another report says it’s just about an addition to the HTC Sense skin and the home screen is going to get a flavor of Facebook.

All of these are major things to happen. Facebook might even partner with more companies in the future to expand Facebook’s outreach to more and more users. All we can do right now, is wait for the event or hope for some more leaks about this!


The iPad 3 (HD)

Apple’s invite to the iPad 3 launch event.

Keeping with it’s regular release schedule, Apple is going to release the much awaited iPad 3 or iPad HD on March 7 2012. What is it going to offer? Let’s take a look at the rumor roundup.

The 2048 x 1536 Retina Display.

Everyone is looking forward to this. Comparisons are telling us that the next iPad will pack as many pixels as a 42-inch HDTV, thrashing any competition in the way. Here is a comparison of how the game Food Run would look on the next iPad. Basically, it’s going to be a lot of fun using the next iPad to watch movies, look at pictures and play all those amazing HD games that are going to follow!

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Kinect Hack makes controlling your television fun

Switching channels, Fun? Isn’t that what we do when we’re really really bored? I don’t think thats true anymore. This Kinect Hack by Harishankar transforms the way you switch your channels.

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Motorola Atrix 4G : Phone or Computer? Its got both.

CES 2011 has brought along many surprises and the Motorola Atrix is one of them. Pocket it or Dock it, is what Motorola is saying about this phone.

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iPhone 4 CDMA. Arriving on Verizon, 02/10/11.

Yesterday on the 11th of January 2011 , the  iPhone changed the way we live, yet again. Verizon announced that it would be offering the iPhone 4 on its network.

So what?  Well, first of all nobody has to deal with crappy network anymore thanks to Verizon’s excellent service. There are people who didn’t buy the iPhone because of AT&T.

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Microsoft Launches Windows Phone 7

Initially released ten years ago in 2010, Windows mobile played an important part in the arena of smartphones, until, Apple released the iPhone in 2007 changed the way phones were. Then came Google with its Android OS which  quickly gained popularity with most companies switching loyalties from Windows Mobile. Somewhere in between, Microsoft released Windows Mobile 6.5 but lets face it, it was more of a fix then a major OS update.

With declining share in the mobile OS market, month after month, Microsoft finally threw away the stylus and made a new platform for mobile phones, The Windows Phone 7 operating system which was a MAJOR upgrade from the older Windows Mobile series. The new OS like many of the other ones available right now provides stylus free use, integrating with Microsoft services like Bing, Xbox Live as well as social networks such as Facebook and Live Tiles, a new unique way to customize your home screen.

Microsoft announced that Windows Mobile 7 will first be available on 10 handsets, in 30 countries by the end of October. Major companies releasing phones with this platform are HTC, LG, Samsung and Dell.

Will Microsofts new OS be able to compete with the likes of iOS and Android? Will developers embrace the new platform? Will we see a shower of applications? Well, we’ll have to wait to find out.

Click Here to check out Mashable’s Gallery of the phones with which Windows Phone 7 will release.

Update: Windows Phone 7 won’t have Copy and Paste until early 2011. It also does not support tethering.

Apple’s iPhone 4

The iPhone 4 was released a few weeks ago among much fanfare. The usual queuing up outside the stores, unboxing videos all over the internet, and the reviews and the fact that Apple sold over a million units of this phone in just 3 days, itself is enough to say that this device is one of the most sought after.

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