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Stories You May Have Missed – February 15, 2011

Today was certainly a hectic day in the world of technology to say the least. We’ve compiled a list of TechnoBuffalo’s top headlines for today to help you make sense of it all.

1. Apple Rumor Roundup

Apple is always the talk of the tech universe, and today was no exception. Will the iPhone 5 be bigger or smaller? That is the question on our minds, as the Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that a person associated with the matter said Apple is developing a smaller iPhone to be targeted at a more casual market. What do you want to see in the iPhone 5?

iPhone 5 Rumors: 4-Inch Screen?
Apple Launches App Store Subscription Service
What do You Want to See in the iPhone 5? (Poll)

2. HTC Announces Slew of New Devices

HTC, the Taiwan-based handset manufacturer well-known for Android devices, unveiled a smorgasbord of new devices. The HTC Flyer Tablet, which is the consumer electronics manufacturer’s first foray into the tablet marketplace, runs on a unique, tablet-oriented version of the Android operating system. Meanwhile, the company also announced two Facebook-centric phones, the HTC Salsa and HTC ChaCha. They topped everything off with the Desire S, Wildfire S, and Incredible S, which will improve upon their past devices, taking advantage of their consumer-centric user interface. Are you interested in any of them?

HTC Announces the HTC Flyer Tablet
HTC Announces The Desire S, Wildfire S, and HTC Incredible S
HTC Announces “Facebook” Phones: HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa

3. Hands-on at Mobile World Congress

With all of the announcements the past few days, it is rather difficult to distinguish the good devices from the bad. TechnoBuffalo’s own Noah Kravitz is on the ground in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, demoing the latest devices from a diverse range of companies. Any of these handsets look good to you?

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Thumbs-On Video
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G Hands-On Video
Motorola XOOM Tablet Games (video)

4. NVIDIA Announces Quad-Core Mobile Processors

Just when you thought that your mobile processor would be modern for years to come, NVIDIA announced that it has a quad-core mobile chip that will be ready to hit market by August.

NVIDIA Announces Quad-Core Mobile Processors

5. Mirror’s Edge 2 Development Stopped

Tragically, Electronic Arts announced that DICE, the studio behind the multiplayer of recent Battlefield games and Mirror’s Edge, will stop developing the second iteration of Mirror’s Edge in favor of more imminent releases, namely Battelfield 3.

Mirror’s Edge 2 Development Stopped; How Dare They!?


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