This Week In Tech - Week 16, 2012

New LiquidMetal casing iPhone may debut in October - Reports

20 April 2012 - Independent reports suggest that the next iPhone may debut in October and use LiquidMetal for its outer casing. [ Read more]

Steve Jobs called it a "tweener", but smaller iPad may be for real

20 April 2012 - Steve Jobs expressed his dislike for smaller tablets like Kindle Fire (pictured above) on more than one occasion, but rumour mill suggests Apple may be working on a smaller tablet of its own. [ Read more ]

Nokia posts $1.2 billion loss in Q1 as sales plunge

19 April 2012 - Struggling cellphone maker Nokia Corp. said Thursday that tougher-than-expected competition pushed it to a net loss of Euro 929 million ($1.2 billion) in the first quarter as sales plummeted, including for smartphones. [ Read more ]

Nikon introduces D3200 entry-level DSLR ?

19 April 2012 - Japan's camera giant Nikon uinveils the new entry model of digital single-lens-reflex (SLR) camera "D3200" which has a 24. mega-pixel CMOS image sensor on its light weight body in Tokyo . Nikon will put the new digital SLR camera, enabling to connect the newly developed Wi-Fi adaptor, on the market next month. [ Read more ]

Lava launches XOLO X900, World

19 April 2012 - Lava has launched the XOLO X900, the world's first Intel-based smartphone. The device is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, runs on Android Gingerbread, has an 8MP camera and is NFC enabled as well. [ Read more ]

RIM launches BlackBerry Curve 9220 at Rs. 10,990

18 April 2012 - RIM launched in India what it called its "most affordable" BlackBerry smartphone, part of an aggressive push in one of its few growing markets. [ Read more ]

RIM launches BlackBerry Curve 9220 at Rs. 10,990

18 April 2012 - The BlackBerry Curve 9220 has a dedicated key for accessing BlackBerry Messenger and FM radio, along with a 2 mega pixel camera, and works on second-generation mobile networks. [ Read more ]

Apple, Samsung sent to settlement talks by US Judge

18 April 2012 - Following a court filing, chief executives of Apple and Samsung have agreed to enter settlement talks to try and resolve a patent lawsuit over smartphone and tablet technology. [ Read more ]

Oracle pondered buying RIM, Palm in phone move: CEO

18 April 2012 - Oracle Corp Chief Executive Larry Ellison said the software maker had considered building its own smartphone to compete with Apple Inc and Google Inc , but decided it was a "bad idea" after a weeks-long cost and market analysis. [ Read more ]

Google says Oracle should not get piece of Android

17 April 2012 - In the on-going high stakes trial between Google and Oracle over the Android smartphone software, Google claims that Oracle is trying to obtain a share of Android by asserting its intellectual property rights even though it had nothing to do with its software development. [ Read more ]

Microsoft reveals Windows 8 editions, ARM version to be called RT

17 April 2012 - Microsoft revealed the names of final editions of its upcoming Windows 8 release. The four editions are: Windows 8, Windows Pro, Windows Enterprise and Windows RT. [ Read more ]

Nokia Lumia would be "much easier to sell" if it ran Android

17 April - "No one comes into the store and asks for a Windows phone," said an executive in charge of mobile devices at a European operator. "If the Lumia with the same hardware came with Android in it and not Windows, it would be much easier to sell". [Read more]


16 April 2012 - Apple announced that the new iPad will arrive in India on April 27th starting at Rs. 30,500 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version. [ Read More ]

Apple, Facebook threatening Web

16 April 2012 - According to Sergey Brin, the rise of "restrictive" walled gardens such as Facebook and Apple, which tightly control what software can be released on their platforms, is leading to greater restrictions on the Internet. [ Read more ]

Google engineer refuses to talk in Street View case

16 April 2012 - The Federal Communications Commission censured Google for obstructing an inquiry into the Street View project, which had collected Internet communications from potentially millions of unknowing households as specially equipped cars drove slowly by. [ Read more ]

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