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Archive for February, 2010

7 Android Devices That Aren’t Phones

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

At last month’s Mobile World Congress Android was on everyone’s lips. And not just for cell phones, but as an operating system for all kinds of network-enabled entertainment devices. Indeed, a number of manufacturers make embedded Android wares which would allow the operating system to run on anything and everything. So far, most Android devices that are shipping, or near to it, fall into three categories: the iPod knock-off, an entertainment device sans phone otherwise known as a mobile Internet device (MID), the netbook and the tablet. Here’s a sampling.

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JooJoo Tablet Release Delayed

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

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Virgin Promises 100Mbps Connections To UK Homes

Friday, February 26th, 2010
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registerShift writes “Virgin said it will roll out 100 megabit-per-second broadband connections to homes in the UK. The company said users will experience speeds ‘very close’ to what’s advertised as it plans to deploy cable instead of ADSL used by competitors. “There is nothing we can’t do with our fibre optic cable network, and the upcoming launch of our flagship 100mbps service will give our customers the ultimate broadband experience,” Virgin Media’s chief executive officer, Neil Berkett, said. This is just days after the FCC announced aims of 100Mbps by 2020, and companies panned it as unrealistic.”

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20MB limit for downloading over 3G

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
Here’s a nice little surprise. There used to be a 10MB download limit when on anything besides Wi-Fi. That limit has been upped to 20MB.
Who knows why – it could have something to do with the iPad, it could just be that AT&T is feeling more confident in its network. Either way, it’s good for iPhone users. Don’t you think?
Thanks for calling.

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