Day: April 9, 2010

HTC set to bring first Windows Phone 7 handset to China

HTC set to bring first Windows Phone 7 handset to China Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is set to release what could be the first Windows Phone 7 handset for mainland China, a move that will finally bring the Microsoft mobile OS to a key market. The HTC Kaixuan, which means “triumphant return” in English, will be launched later this month, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. HTC is already accepting pre-orders for the device on its online store in China for 4,399 yuan (US$698). Microsoft had said it expected its Windows Phone 7 mobile OS to launch...

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Analysts predict iPhone, iPad sales ahead of Apple’s 25 October financial results

Analysts predict iPhone, iPad sales ahead of Apple’s 25 October financial results Analysts have been predicting how many iPads and iPhones Apple sold last quarter, ahead of next week’s earnings call, but they can’t seem to agree with each other. Forecasts for iPad sales range from 14.8 million to 23 million units, while the iPhone sales estimates start at 21 million and peak at 32.3 million. Fortune collected iPad sales estimates from a total of 61 analysts: 31 “Wall Street types” and 30 independent analysts. The Wall Street analysts’ average prediction is about 17.6 million iPads, while the independent...

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Skyforge Celebrates Halloween With The Evil Pumpkin Festival 

Skyforge Celebrates Halloween With The Evil Pumpkin Festival  Witches and Warlocks, skeletons and ghosts, and flaming pumpkin heads are all invading Skyforge in the Evil Pumpkin Festival. The festivities, which begin today and run through November 4, take place at the Divine Observatory and Park. As one would expect from anything Halloween related, there is candy involved. Players can take part in various challenges and quests in order to earn candy that can be exchanged for Halloween-themed items such as appropriately spooky costumes like skeletons and mummies. There are also some pretty cool hats to be had. Allods is...

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FCP 4 optimized for G5

FCP 4 optimized for G5 Apple will ship a version of Final Cut Pro 4 that is optimized for Power Mac G5s, the company revealed at European broadcast and media event, IBC. Apple has published an extensive selection of images and product news from the show. A gallery of images shows Final Cut Pro product marketing manager Paul Saccone demonstrating a G5-optimized version of the application. Apple writes: “Unsurprisingly, the overriding feeling among both exhibitors and attendees is that the new Power Mac G5, combined with the wide array of Mac-based hardware and software solutions on display at the...

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