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  • March 2, 2013
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These are not the next iPhone There’s a rumor going around this week that Apple is once again working on a cheap iPhone. The Japanese language Apple fanblog Macotakara sparked the rumor yesterday when they reported that Apple will release a new iPhone in 2014 with a 4.5″ screen.  This new and larger model will…

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  • February 25, 2013
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Barnes & Noble is expected to share bad news in their quarterly 10-k report later this week and there are already a couple early rumors with hints about how they will try to avoid going bankrupt. The WSJ is reporting that B&N Chairman Len Riggio is interested in spinning off B&N’s retail bookstore chain and…

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  • February 22, 2013
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The next launch event for the next iPad/iPad Mini is rapidly approaching and it look like the first parts are just starting to leak. Someone in China has gotten their hands on what looks to be the shell for the next iPad Mini and they’ve been posting photos on a forum. A member of the…

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  • February 20, 2013
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Like a lot of device makers Google and Asus are too shy to share their sales figures, and that makes it hard for ill-informed bloggers like your truly to pontificate about whether a company is succeeding in the market. (Usually we have to rely on quarterly statements for our tea-reading). Luckily for the bloggers we…

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  • February 12, 2013
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iPod Nano Watch It seems that rumor about Apple working on a smartwatch is making the rounds again. The NYTimes Bits blog reported yesterday that their sources told them apple was working on a new watch sized mobile device with a curved screen: In its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Apple is experimenting with wristwatch-like devices…

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  • January 22, 2013
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CES 2013 has come and gone, and now that things have quieted down in the tech blogosphere it is once again time to start speculating on Apple’s next product (this never stops but it does occasionally pause for other events). Like many past Apple rumors, today’s rumor comes from a Chinese language website. According to…

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  • January 22, 2013
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CES 2013 has come and gone, and now that things have quieted down in the tech blogosphere it is once again time to start speculating on Apple’s next product (this never stops but it does occasionally pause for other events). Like many past Apple rumors, today’s rumor comes from a Chinese language website. According to…

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  • December 18, 2012
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It’s been some 5 months since we last heard about Amazon’s rumored smartphone (here, here) and today it looks like this is a rumor which can’t die. According to a Taiwanese tech industry blog, Amazon has signed a deal with Foxconn to start producing the phone.  We don’t have any details beyond the rumored contract,…

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  • December 15, 2012
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Digitimes is back again with a new rumor about the iPad Mini. According to their sources,  Apple’s next not-a-7-inch tablet is going to have a much higher resolution screen. They’re not speculating yet as to the resolution, though: The sources have yet to specify whether the device will use Apple’s Retina Display technology to enhanced…

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  • December 12, 2012
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The plot thickened today as the rumors surrounding Asus’ rumored budget Nexus tablet took a turn for the Egyptian. The usually unreliable Digitimes is reporting that Asus has issued an official denial concerning certain details about the tablet’s specs: Commenting on a recent market rumor that Asustek Computer considers to adopt entry-level ARM-based platform from…