Google drops Bluetooth, GTalkService APIs from Android 1.0



From InfoWorld: Google dropped Bluetooth and the GTalkService instant messaging APIs (application program interfaces) from the set of tools for the first version of the mobile phone OS, Android 1.0, according to the Android Developers Blog.

But the company made clear that...

HP and Acer start Netbook price war



From InfoWorld: Hewlett-Packard and Acer have lowered prices of their netbooks as the back-to-school sales season kicks into gear in the U.S., offering bargains for users.

Acer slashed prices on its Aspire one netbooks on Friday to as low as $329 for one version, while HP...

Nokia Launches N85, N79 and N96 for the US



From PC World: Nokia has expanded its N series of smart phones with two new models: the N85 and the N79. The company will also start selling an Americanized version of the upcoming N96, it announced on Tuesday.

The N85 comes in the shape of a two-way slider, and has 2.6 inch...

HTC Adds S740 to Smartphone Portfolio



From PC World: HTC is launching the Windows Mobile-based S740, which drops support for touch in favor of a classic 12-key numberpad and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, it announced on Tuesday.

Even though HTC has launched a number of touch-screen phones as of late, one size doesn...

Nvidia conference is all about the other processor



From CNET News.com: In his inaugural keynote--this is first Nvision conference--Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang reminded the audience that the graphics processing unit (GPU) has come a long way. In short, the GPU has evolved from the simple fixed-function graphics accelerator (e.g...

Advanced Micro Devices to Sell Off Digital TV Business



From X-bit Labs: In a bid to ease its financial situation and also to concentrate on its core businesses, Advanced Micro Devices decided to sell off its digital television (DTV) business to Broadcom Corp. This will bring a lot of benefits to Broadcom and will essentially cut...

Microsoft will still activate new XP installations



From InfoWorld: According to a Microsoft representative, you will be able to activate new XP installations for the foreseeable future. The fact that the company longer sells XP "has no bearing on one's ability to activate XP installations..."

Of course, the current rules...
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