No Doubt Archive

  • Sprint Selects Samsung and HTC for Windows Phone 8 Launch with Truly Unlimited Sprint 4G LTE

    LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprint (NYSE:S) today joined with Microsoft to announce the upcoming availability of Windows Phone 8 smartphones on the Sprint nationwide network. Sprint will bring two initial handsets to customers...

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  • New Sandisk WORM cards write once, read for 100 years

    New Sandisk WORM cards write once, read for 100 years

    Sandisk has created a new line of write once, read many SD cards, mainly intended for law enforcement. I suppose you could use one for taking pictures of grandma, but I don't really see the point for personal use. Well, maybe for weddings and graduations and such, but part of the attraction of digital cameras is that you can erase pictures without worrying about it.

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  • iPhone 4 teardown: 512MB RAM confirmed (updated)

    iPhone 4 teardown: 512MB RAM confirmed (updated)

    With nary hours since the reviews went live, the gang at iFixit -- no doubt blessed by the hands of early deliveries -- have procured an iPhone 4. And as is their modus operandi, they wasted no time tearing that sucker apart screw by screw. The teardown is still ongoing, but here's what we got so far: 512MB RAM (confirming earlier rumors), a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor (same as the Samsung Wave S8500, they say), and chemically-strengthened Gorilla Glass for a more torture-friendly front panel. Those two screws on the bottom of the phone can be removed to excise the real panel, but the site says the front glass "will likely be rather challenging [to remove]." The battery, looking rather large even in the pictures, is a whopping 1420mAh Li-Polymer -- comparatively, the Nexus One is 1400mAh and the HTC Droid Incredible is 1300mAh. There's no SIM eject tool with this phone, but a paper clip should work just fine. As for the much-ballyhooed side panel antennas, the phone apparently now "[utilizes] whichever network band is less congested or has the least interference for the best signal quality, regardless of actual signal strength" -- in other words, better call reliability (hopefully). Also helping with overall voice quality is a dual microphone setup for suppressing background noise. Peruse on over if you're interested in seeing a bare Apple device at its most beautiful.

    Update: The teardown is complete with a few more interesting bits of information. First, the battery is very easy to remove (and thus, replace) after removing the two screws. The LCD panel is not, however, as it's tighly glued to the glass and digitizer. So if you do manage to break the Gorilla Glass, you'll have to replace it, the digitizer, and the LCD as a single unit. The new AGD1 3-axis gyroscope is thought to be made by ST Micro and Broadcomm provides both the BCM4750IUB8 single-chip GPS receiver and BCM4329FKUBG receiver giving the iPhone 4 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and an FM radio.

    iPhone 4 teardown: 512MB RAM confirmed (updated) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 22 Jun 2010 23:38:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Here’s the Dell Streak’s US retail packaging (maybe)

    Here’s the Dell Streak’s US retail packaging (maybe)

    The Dell Streak is set to be released here in the states sometime soon -- we hear the end of July. The 5-inch tablet/phone/EVO-eater will no doubt launch to a ton of criticism about it's large stature and whatnot. Love it or hate it, this is what the retail packaging will likely look like. Think Jabra headset packaging, but with a very large touchscreen instead of a bluetooth headset suspended in a clear acrylic casing.

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  • iOS 4 privacy policy updated: Apple can anonymously collect location data, you can take away iAds’ cookies

    iOS 4 privacy policy updated: Apple can anonymously collect location data, you can take away iAds’ cookies

    It may not be a big deal -- Android's done it for years -- but some will no doubt be interested to learn that Apple can monitor your GPS. In the latest revision of its privacy policy, presumably updated for iOS 4, it revealed the company can anonymously track the "real-time geographic location" of devices and is free to share that data with "partners and licensees" as well. In a nutshell, that means Cupertino could potentially sell location data, but don't get in a tiff just yet -- the company says it will do so anonymously and for location-based services only.

    Speaking of sales and personally identifiable data, another addition to iOS 4 is the ad network iAd, which monitors your browsing habits and interests and serves up targeted advertisements respectively. According to the updated privacy policy, however, you don't need to let the OS do that. Simply navigate to http://oo.apple.com to shut down automated cookie collection, and you'll see boring, generic ads instead.

    iOS 4 privacy policy updated: Apple can anonymously collect location data, you can take away iAds' cookies originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 21 Jun 2010 22:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Video: Hands-on with the Motorola Droid 2

    Video: Hands-on with the Motorola Droid 2

    You love Motorola, don't you? You've been rockin' each of their models before even the RAZR was cool. So you've no doubt been excited by the upcoming sequel to the brought-moto-back-from-fiery-doom Droid: the Droid 2. Yes, the Droid 2, not X. I know it's getting a litle confusing remembering which Droid is which, but let me remind you: the Droid 2 has a physical QWERTY, the X doesn't. But anyway, Android and Me have posted the world's first* hands-on video with the device, as well as run the device through a few benchmarks. And what did they find? Follow the read link to find out.

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  • Android 2.2 build FRF72 for Nexus One finally leaks

    Android 2.2 build FRF72 for Nexus One finally leaks

    Its existence has been an on-again, off-again rumor for over a week now, but it looks like a new build of Android 2.2 Froyo for the Nexus One -- FRF72 -- is very real. It finally leaked in the past few hours, we've tested it on a Nexus One of our own, and as far as we can tell, it's straight-up legit. Get it if you dare -- it's up on Google's official servers right now, but if it's pulled, we've no doubt it'll be floating around on a bunch of mirrors ad nauseam. G'luck to ya, folks!

    [Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

    Android 2.2 build FRF72 for Nexus One finally leaks originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 19 Jun 2010 11:52:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Nokia completes its N8 video tour with media player and HDMI demo

    Nokia completes its N8 video tour with media player and HDMI demo

    You've seen parts uno and due already no doubt, so let's dive straight into the third and final installment of Nokia's N8 overview. Today we are treated to the Symbian^3 media player, which continues to closely resemble Apple's Cover Flow, but we're sure the companies will work it out between themselves. That cover-centric interface gets tugged around a few times to show the phone can handle it without lag, and we also get to see a repeat visit from our friend Mr. Long Press, which functions as a mobile version of a right-click by popping up a menu of contextual options. The video continues into a look at the HDMI connectivity and points out that the N8 will be compatible with Bluetooth keyboards -- you know, if you're in the mood for an Espoo-approved version of Google TV. See the whole thing after the break.

    [Thanks, Hythem]

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    Nokia completes its N8 video tour with media player and HDMI demo originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 11 Jun 2010 07:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • HTC EVO 4G performance capped at 30fps

    HTC EVO 4G performance capped at 30fps

    The super spec'ed HTC EVO 4G has been taking a bit of a beating lately -- what with its woeful battery performance and exaggerated sales claims -- but this latest report falls on the far side of peculiar. Users over at XDA are reporting that the framerate of the device seems to be capped at 30fps in both 2D and 3D modes. I say "capped" because a device with these kinds of specs should be hitting much higher framerates.

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  • HTC HD Mini review

    HTC HD Mini review

    We had to exercise our neglected patience muscle with this one, but at long last we've gotten ahold of a real live HD Mini and put it through its paces. Equipped with the same processor, screen size and resolution as HTC's Legend, but running the HD2's Windows Mobile 6.5.3 under a WinMo-specific Sense skin, the Mini is in many ways an amalgamation of its two better known cousins. You'll no doubt be aware that we weren't too displeased by either of those handsets, so what you must be wondering now is whether or not splicing them into one eminently pocketable package delivers an equally compelling device. Read on to find out.

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    HTC HD Mini review originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 06 Jun 2010 14:04:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • The Nikon Camera Lens coffee mug is finally here

    The Nikon Camera Lens coffee mug is finally here

    Nikon diehards were no doubt a tad jealous when the Canon coffee mug broke cover earlier this year. But their wait is over. A preoder just went up on ebay for 8 Nikon lens mugs, although the buyers will have to wait until the end of June or mid of July before they can finally [...]

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  • Walmart feeling the EVO 4G hype, to sell the superphone for $199 sans mail-in rebate

    Walmart feeling the EVO 4G hype, to sell the superphone for $199 sans mail-in rebate

    The EVO 4G is an awesome phone — besides the short battery life — and a lot of people are ready to jump on the 4.3-inch Android superphone when it launches on this Friday. Walmart no doubt wants a piece of the action and is joining Best Buy and Radio Shack in offering the phone [...]

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  • Keepin’ it real fake: N8 available now, only not from Nokia

    Keepin’ it real fake: N8 available now, only not from Nokia

    Well, it was bound to happen: a flagship device released as a KIRF (for the second time) well ahead of its official launch. Unfortunately, that's what happens when you delay a product that already leaked months in advance. The $99.20 "N8-00" might share its name and stylings with Nokia's imminent Symbian flagship but that's where the similarities end. This Chinese N8 packs a 3.3-inch touchscreen (resistive, no doubt), a quad-band GSM radio, pair of VGA cameras (ha!), 2GB of MicroSD blah blah blah... hey, let's be honest, the specs don't really matter do they? This "Nseries" device, like all KIRFs, will be sold to poseurs who want to look the part before quickly discarding it for the next trend. Picture of the backside after the break.

    [Thanks, Arnout and everyone who sent this in]

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    Keepin' it real fake: N8 available now, only not from Nokia originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 30 May 2010 06:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Pioneer bringing Pandora to the dashboard with new iPhone app

    Pioneer bringing Pandora to the dashboard with new iPhone app

    Pioneer is taking a big step in bridging the two landmasses of Internet radio and vehicle entertainment. By utilizing a free iPhone app, Pandora Link, the company is bringing Pandora to two of its latest systems, the Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT and AVIC-X920BT navigation systems. Simply run the app and connect the iPhone to head unit with the USB cable; the in-dash radio system will then displays all of Pandora's trademark functions like thumbs up and thumbs down formatted in Pioneer's great-looking interface.

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  • An iPod touch with 2MP cam appears in Vietnam

    An iPod touch with 2MP cam appears in Vietnam

    What's going on in Vietnam? Unannounced Apple products seem to be falling from the sky. The same group that released the second round of iPhone 4G pics got their hands on an iPod touch with a 2MP rear-facing camera. The DVT-1 stamp clearly states that it's not a production model, but rather a pre-production or prototype model, suggesting that this boy might not ever get a release.

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