Friday 5 April 2013

In Other News: 05/04/2013

  • BlackBerry's new qwerty-equipped Q10 is now up for pre-order and Phones4U is seemingly the most compelling place to order it from in the UK! If you get in quick (among the first 300 people) you'll get a totally free 64GB PlayBook thrown in! The phone is available for £36 a month on a contract or alternatively you can get one for £549.95 SIM-free! To get the deals check here!
    Via Engadget.
  • Firefox have updated their browser's beta streams for Android and desktop users. Android users will son have open-source fonts to choose from to replace the default options and there's also some HTML5 compatibility tweaks. Desktop beta users will get more "do not track" options as well as the choice to re-open tab thumbnails that've previously been closed.
    Via Engadget.
  • HMV have been bought out by Hilco in a £50 million deal. That deal will mean that 66 stores will go as will 930 jobs. There will however be 2,500 jobs saved and a tonne of stores kept open as part of the deal. There's also said to be a renewed emphasis on 'enhanced music and visual range' and electricals will not be sold by the company any more! To see which stores will be saved and which will be closed then check here!
    Via HotUKDeals and TechRadar.
  • Nokia have released their app Nokia Music for both Windows 8 and Windows RT devices! The app is essentially a full-sized version of the app for phones, but everything's correct and present so head over to the Windows Store here to get it!
    Via TheVerge
  • Nokia Lumia 720 is now available in the UK for £22 per month on contract or £300 on pay as you go! You can get the phone from O2 here!
    Via Engadget.
  • Google has confirmed that their forked version of Webkit called Blink, will soon be powering their Chrome browser. The guys are working fast and the new engine should be availabe in Chrome 28 in about 10 weeks time!
    Via AndroidBeat.
  • It turns out HTC's new Facebook powered smartphone, the HTC First, will run stock Android beneath that Home launcher. The phone is looking to be around $450 sim-free so it's not quite cheap enough to be a viable stock alternative to the LG Nexus 4. Facebook also confirmed that their launcher will eventually have ads, but they won't be tailored to users, they will just be like they are on the current Facebook app.
    Via Clove and Slashgear.
  • Some of HP's execs are on the way out! Check out the Tweet below for more details.

  • LG's Optimus 4X HD is currently getting an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean!
    Via UnwiredView


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