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T-Mobile has announced that its entire range of phones, and a number of tablets, will be offered for free during a one-day promotion on Saturday, February 11. The "Valentine's Day Sale" applies to smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S II, BlackBerry Bold 9900, HTC Amaze 4G and Nokia Lumia 710, along with the SpringBoard tablet and the Sonic 4G hotspot.
Canadian cellular provider Wind Mobile has confirmed that it is set to launch several new smartphones, including Samsung's Galaxy Nexus and RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9790 and the BlackBerry Curve 9360 in white. The announcement marks further expansion of the Nexus into the Canadian market, following on the heels of Rogers, Telus, Bell and Virgin Mobile.
Several leaks suggest RIM may be preparing to launch a BlackBerry Bold 9900 variant featuring an all-white color scheme. One of the pictures, which was posted by the Arabic site Berry-Wd, is claimed to show the unannounced white Bold in the wild. The handset is built with a white faceplate and white keyboard, with the same stainless frame as the existing model.
RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9900 has already been dissected by parts distributor DirectFix. A YouTube video provides teardown instructions for a Rogers-branded Bold, showing the compact internals and typical modular construction. Although DIY servicing typically voids warranties, the design appears to lend itself to straightforward keyboard and display replacement with a few simple tools.
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 has gone up for pre-order on the Vodafone UK website. Customers who pre-order the phone now, can expect to have it shipped out by August 16. It is the first Bold to feature RIMís new BlackBerry 7, touch-friendly OS.
The Blackberry Bold 9900 looks set to arrive on T-Mobileís network on August 31. This would be in line with its recent appearance at the FCC, which aligned with a late August release. A new leak of some T-Mobile marketing material all but confirms the impending arrival of the RIMís next-generation business-oriented smartphone.
RIMís forthcoming Blackberry Bold 9790 Bellagio has been spoiled again ahead of its launch with its tutorial videoís being leaked. The videos reveal aspects of its updated Blackberry OS 7.0, which is touch-capable and looks to function similarly to iOS and Android. In the first tutorial video (embedded below), users are shown how to create their own wallpaper in a process that touchscreen smartphone users will be very familiar with.
RIM has posted a teaser page for its upcoming BlackBerry Bold Touch smartphone early, and since pulled it. An image capture of said pages can be seen below, however. The handset is expected to be the only unveiling at next week's BlackBerry World show from the Canadian phone maker.
The BlackBerry Bold 9780 expected to land early November has begun appearing on European carrier websites as Ďcoming sooní. It is now listing on the Vodafone Netherlands and T-Mobile UK sites, among others. At the time of writing it is yet to appear on any US carrier sites, but RIMís launches usually occur in multiple markets simultaneously, so the Bold can be expected to make its US appearance shortly.
Adding to details leaked in an earlier report, documents from the Canadian carrier Bell appear to show launch plans for the iPhone, BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Samsung Omnia 2, according to the Boy Genius Report. The latest source claims the iPhone 3G will be available for $150 with a three-year contract after rebates, while off-contract pricing is set at $600.
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Apple to open R&D center in India
A new report says that Apple will be opening a new technology center in Hyderabad, India, helping to boost the city's growing reputation as a tech center. The facility would operate within the WaveRock facility, and create 4,500 new jobs at a cost of around $25 million. In 2015, India surpassed the $1 billion in yearly sales milestone, and Apple has recently received permission to open retail stores in the country under its own control, an exception to rules that usually block foreign ownership. http://zd.net/1SMBVu4
Google killing Picasa starting May 1
Google Photos head Anil Sabharwal confirmed in a blog post today that the search engine giant will be shutting down acquisition Picasa. Support and downloads for the desktop application will terminate on March 15 with the application continuing to work for the time being. The transition to Google Photos truly commences on May 1, with deprecation of some Picasa API calls happening shortly thereafter. Users that have Google Photos access will find their photos already migrated. A mass-download tool for users not wishing to use Google Photos will be available sometime after May 1. http://bit.ly/1SmV2KH
Rogue Amoeba Piezo updated, departing App Store
In order to continue working on audio capture tool Piezo, developer Rogue Amoeba has simultaneously updated the app to version 1.5, and announced that it will pull version 1.2.6 from the Mac App Store. Customers who own the Mac App Store version have a one-time migration process to the Rogue Amoeba-served version. The company notes that the sandboxing restriction placed on Mac App Store versions "effectively stopped our ability to upgrade Piezo in any meaningful way." [8.80MB] http://bit.ly/1PIjz7l
FCC spectrum auction will happen without Google
After throwing its hat in earlier, Google (and associated companies) has declared that it is not participating in this year's FCC spectrum auction. A company spokeswoman said of the auction that "like all those interested in improved connectivity and equitable access, we'll be following the upcoming spectrum auction closely. That said, we have not filed to participate." http://on.recode.net/1oy5LWk
iPad Air 3, iPhone 5se sold Friday after launch?
Reverting the way products are actually released by Apple after an announcement to the way it was a decade ago, reports are circulating that new products revealed at a March announcement will go on sale the Friday immediately following the unveil. Slated to appear at a conjectural Tuesday, March 15 event are a new Apple four-inch phone with more up to date internals currently referred to as the iPhone 5se, and a new iPad Air 3 model with Smart Connector and other enhancements. http://bit.ly/1o7mqiY
Lexmark prevails in toner import appeal
Printer manufacturer Lexmark has won an appeal on the third-party US resale of its printer cartridges originally destined for markets outside North America. The appeals court ruled in a 10-2 vote in favor of Lexmark's demand to stop the sale and against Impression Products, both on the toner cartridge resale matter, as well as a related matter regarding overturning the reseller's refilling one-use cartridges and selling those in the US market. The ruling has ramifications in the tech industry, as well as the pharmaceutical and medical technology markets. Impression Products promises an appeal before the supreme court. http://reut.rs/1SLVmmG
AT&T expands BOGO promo to iPhone 6s
Beginning today, new and existing AT&T customers can purchase a new iPhone 6s and get another one free when adding a second line. Over the weekend, customers must purchase two phones through AT&T Next (one can be an existing number), and add both phones to a qualified plan. AT&T notes that "after three bill cycles or less" the account will start to receive up to $650 spread out over 30 monthly bill credits to offset the cost of the installment plan for the phone. Taxes are due at time of sale. http://soc.att.com/1SLUP4k