China Mobile Won’t Carry Apple’s iPhone 5

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Earlier there were speculations that Apple’s next-gen iPhone or iPhone 5 will be launched with support for China Mobile. China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile carrier. But now there are rumors that it is not likely that China Mobile will support it. As per a report by The Next Web: Employees at China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator, have indicated that the carrier is unlikely to sell Apple’s upcoming iPhone, Sina Tech reports. The publication spoke to a number of workers at the provincial and city level who said they had heard nothing about Apple’s next-generation iPhone being released on China Mobile. China Mobile currently serves more than 650 million mobile subscribers. And if rumors are to be true, China Mobile will be the only telco in China, which will officially not carry the iPhone. It is believed that this decision was taken due to the iPhone’s lack [+more]

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Apple iPhone 5 is Coming Out Soon: Hinting About Features on Event Banners

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Even as the world waits with bated breath for the official launch of the iPhone 5, or even information on when it could see the light of day finally, the rumor mills are rife with speculation on what the latest version of the ever popular smartphone can or cannot do. Yes, given Apple’s typical upgrades over versions, we can of course expect the new iPhone to be faster, thinner, and lighter than the older models. But what else can we expect to see in the latest iPhone? As the countdown begins for Apple to make the official announcement on the iPhone 5, there is further speculation that the banners being put up about the event could possibly contain hints about the features we can expect to see. It all started with MacRumors spotting what it believes to be stretched iOS icons on the banners, including those of iTunes, App and [+more]

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Stories You Missed last Week Amidst New Launches, Speculations, and Patent-Wars…

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September started off on a busy note. The first week of the month, has till now, marked the release of many devices in not only technology, gadgets, tablets or smartphones world but also in the gaming sector. Jam-packed with press events slated to release the latest and most innovative devices, there are few stories as reported in an article by the Venturebeat.com that we could have missed on! Starting with the ongoing Apple-Samsung patent battle to Amazon releasing its revamped Kindle Fire to Samsung, Nokia, and Motorola Mobility- announcing their latest smartphones- the month has been a witness to a lot of technological advancements and rivalries. And then there was Facebook-Instagram deal going all official and just recently Google buying VirusTotal. The stories were never-ending. So here let’s take a quick read at the stories we missed. Keep your pockets tight, a new iPod might be on the line…. Like [+more]

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Is the Age of Streaming Music Finally Here?

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First there was Pandora – a beautiful creation that let us discover brand new music through online streaming. And then, quite a few other websites followed suit, some of the bigger successes among these including Spotify, iHeartRadio and Songza. But with faster mobile browsing features, music streaming turned into apps, both free and paid. However, the world of music streaming just got a whole lot bigger with none other than Apple dropping hints that it could enter the arena too. Even though confirmation is yet to come by, this news caused Pandora’s shares to take a hit of 16 percent. But just how big of a playing field is the music streaming business? Of course, Nokia tried to get in on the action through Nokia Music features on its smartphones, but its exclusivity limits its business potential. The latest version lets users stream music from over 150 Nokia-created playlists, create [+more]

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Is The Low-priced Amazon Tab a Big Deal? India Offers Aakash @ $35!

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Of lately, Amazon has been in news for all good reasons. The giant Internet retailer has recently announced the launch of its latest and innovative the new Kindle Fire HD, made with better clarity, improved usage, faster processors, and enhanced Wi-Fi capabilities. It’s not only the latest features; but also the price of these devices that is creating even more excitement. You can easily grab a 7-inch Kindle Fire for just $199 and an 8.9-inch 4G LTE-enabled model for just $499! Millions of consumers will certainly buy these devices as the price they offer is much lower than what Apple has set for its iPad. But is the new Kindle Fire HD worth the entire hullabaloo? We have Aakash tab for just $35! Well, there are some analysts who believe that these tabs, which will make Amazon earn profits via advertisements, won’t be a catalyst for the revolution of cheaper [+more]

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No Apple TV This Year, or Near Future

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Apple is not going to launch any television set this year. At least this is what recent report indicates. This report puts an end to the speculation of Apple venturing into the market of television sets anytime soon. Andy Hargreaves, analyst, Pacific Crest has taken out an update, which says that Apple officials have made it clear that there won’t be any TV set or service, at least for now. The news comes as a rather disappointment for those, who were waiting for an Apple TV. The new Apple TV was expected to offer the innovation, mixed with Apple’s App Store for iOS services. Recently in August, there was a report that indicted Apple’s interest in venturing into the business of television sector. The Cupertino Calif.-based company wanted to make its Apple TV as a set-top box. However, for that, Apple had to build partnerships with both the media companies that offer [+more]

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Kindle Fire HD vs. iPad 3 vs. Google Nexus 7: Clash of the Titans

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Never before in the tech world has a consumer been this spoilt for choice. When it comes to tablets, people are just about embracing this new concept of an in-between device, which provides better computing ability as well as mobility. First came the iPad 3, which of course is thinner, lighter, more powerful than its predecessors (no surprises there!). And then, the makers of Android, Google, announced their own tablet creation – the Nexus 7. The latest on the block of course is Amazon’s brand new Kindle Fire HD, which promises to take on the iPad and the Nexus 7. But which of these biggies will reign supreme in this tight race? For the Apple lovers, without doubt, the iPad 3 will be considered the absolute leader in the ring, but for the unbiased souls looking to pick up the best available technology, here’s a comparison of what lies beneath [+more]

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD Launched, A Challenge for iPad?

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The world’s largest internet retailer Amazon on Thursday took covers off its latest offering- a 4G tablet that’s designed with HD and is a lot cheaper than the Apple’s iPad. Amazon uncovered four new tablets and a new e-reader: the light-up Kindle Paperwhite e-ink reader, which is an innovative and latest version of the Kindle Fire. The company also launched three versions of an enhanced tablet that it named the Kindle Fire HD. Offering devices with price tags ranging from $159 to $599, these new tabs designed by Amazon make a great buy as they offer some features just as Apple’s iPad, but at a much lower costs. Amazon Kindle Fire HD is designed with ads called ‘special offers’, which has helped the firm keep the prices low. The announcement by Amazon included a 4G LTE-enabled, 8.9-inch, 32GB tablet that’s priced at $599, whereas if you see Apple, a 32GB [+more]

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Amazon and EPIX Deal, A Competition to Netflix and Apple

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Amazon Inc. and Hollywood studio consortium EPIX recently struck a deal for three years, which would now add around 3000 movies to Amazon’s video streaming library. This has heated up the tablet wars, getting Amazon in direct competition to Netflix Inc and Apple Inc. Now the competition starts as to who will offer better streaming video content to users via tablets. The deal was announced by Amazon on Tuesday, which involves Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate’s online streaming partnership called EPIX. It will now bring new releases such as “The Avengers” and “Iron Man 2,” classic movies and original programs to the Kindle tablet maker’s Prime Instant Video service. This multi-year licensing deal comes after the end of Netflix’s deal with EPIX. The news, which came two days before Amazon is expected to launch its latest Kindle Fire, pushed the shares of Netflix down 11 percent. Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service [+more]

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New iPhone Coming Soon? Watch Out for Sep. 12th!

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Apple has set an official date, 12th September for a press release. And it is natural on our part to speculate if it’s the new iPhone or iPad Mini that is going to hit the shelves near us soon. Lately, there have been lot of rumors that the Cupertino Calif.-based company is in plans to launch its latest next-gen iPhone. Slated to take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the event is most likely to unveil the new iPhone- one that might not be called iPhone 5! The invitation sent out by Apple has a white background with 12 number written in black, which casts a faint, shadowy number 5 so maybe it is called iPhone 5 or it just emphasized the fact that it is the 5th iPhone by Apple. We can’t really comment much. However, it can also be called the ‘New [+more]

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