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RIM Promises to Reveal BlackBerry 10 on Jan. 30

Research In Motion said on Monday that it would display a new line of phones on Jan. 30, a move it hopes will revive its BlackBerry brand. The development of the BlackBerry 10 phones and operating system has been marked by delays. If it arrives as planned, it will come more than four and a half years after Apple released… Read more →

Daily Report: After Apple-HTC Settlement, Other Patent Fights Linger

Apple has shut down one front in what Steven P. Jobs, the company’s late chief executive, once described as a thermonuclear legal war against Android, Google’s mobile operating system. But a wider truce in the patent battles engulfing the mobile industry is most likely still a long way off, Nick Wingfield reports in Monday’s New York Times. Late Saturday, Apple… Read more →

Indian students get Aakash 2 tablet for $21

Back in October last year students in India gained access to by far the cheapest Android tablet available on the market. The Aakash cost just $35, but as you’d expect, it was pretty limited on the feature front. Developed by Datawind in the UK and manufactured in India, it consisted of a 7-inch (800 x 480)… Read more →

Microsoft CEO: Surface RT sales off to a ‘modest’ start

Let them eat cake? No, let them buy tablets.  Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer says sales of the new ARM-based Surface RT tablets are off to a “modest” start, according to French newspaper Le Parisien. ZDNet: Surface RT Review He also told the Parisian publication said that he expects the upcoming Windows Phone 8 sales… Read more →

Apple must pay Samsung’s U.K. legal fees after ‘false’ statement

Apple has been forced by a U.K. court to cough up Samsung’s entire U.K. legal fees for embellishing its court-ordered part-statement, part-apology with additional details, which was highly criticized by the court for being “false and misleading.” Read more ZDNet: Apple loses U.K. Samsung appeal; must run ‘apology’ ads CNET: Apple turns U.K. legal loss into new… Read more →

85th level Orc Rogue wins election

A World of Warcraft gamer has been elected to the Maine state Senate despite being criticized for her gaming. The U.S.’ 2012 election saw many firsts. It saw the first Buddhist elected to the Senate, the first Hindu elected to Congress, and the first Orc Rogue elected to the Maine state Senate. No, that’s not… Read more →

How outraged should you be about ads in Windows 8 apps? Not at all

In case you didn’t get the memo, we’re all supposed to be outraged that a handful of the built-in Windows 8 apps are ad-supported. The sponsors of this movement are bipartisan. From the Mac Party, John Gruber examines the very idea of this “built-in advertising” and calls it “gross.” (Hilariously, his link for the supporting story sent Daring Fireball readers to a site that uses obnoxious… Read more →

Top 11 apps for the Nexus 7: Fall 2012 edition

Summary: The iPad mini may have grabbed most of the 7-inch tablet headlines recently but Google’s Nexus 7 is still going strong. These apps will help owners get the most out of the Nexus 7. By James Kendrick for Mobile News | November 11, 2012 — 21:17 GMT (13:17 PST) Follow @jkendrick Previous | Next Image 1… Read more →