LG announces Z330 Ultrabook

LG has launched a new ultra-portable laptop, which it says is both thinner and lighter than Apple’s market-leading MacBook Air.The 13.3-inch Z330 Ultrabook joins LGs XNote family of laptops and boasts a stunning Windows 7 boot time of 9.9 seconds thanks to a “super speed tech” optimisation.The LED backlit display boasts a resolution of 1366 x 768 while there’s an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor doing all the donkey work.There’s also 4GB of RAM, upto 250GB of RAM and an Intel HD 3000 graphics card. There’s also Bluetooth 3.0 and USB 3.0 in the ...

HTC Flyer Honeycomb update to land today

HTC has announced that it is sending out an update for the HTC Flyer today, which will add Android 3.2 Honeycomb to the tablet.With all this talk of Ice Cream Sandwich, it’s easy to forget that there’s still many a tablet on shelves that isn’t yet equipped with Honeycomb, Google’s first OS dedicated to tablets. Tweet Vote on HN ...

Apple Denied Preliminary Samsung Sales Ban by Judge

Apple was unable to convince the courts to issue a preliminary injunction that would have banned Samsung from selling some of its Galaxy smartphones in the U.S. Apple sued Samsung in April in the U.S., alleging that the Korean company “slavishly” copied its smartphone and tablet designs. It asked the judge overseeing the case to issue a preliminary injunction that would have prevented Samsung from selling the infringing devices immediately, but the judge was not convinced. “It is not clear that an injunction on Samsung’s accused devices would prevent Apple from being ...

ZTE Licenses 3D Android User Interface Technology

ZTE today indicated that it has licensed the Embedded Inflexion UI product from Mentor Graphics. The Inflexion UI tools will allow ZTE to create 2D and 3D user interfaces for its future Android smartphones. According to Mentor Graphics, its product offers drag-and-drop functionality for creating user interfaces and will reduce the time it will take ZTE to develop new user interfaces and reduce the time it will take to get them to market. Terms of the licensing deal were no disclosed. ...

Google Wallet Nixed from Galaxy Nexus

Google confirmed to CNET that its Google Wallet mobile payment service will not be included on the Galaxy Nexus, which is due to launch on Verizon’s network later this month. “Verizon asked us not to include this functionality in the product,” a Google spokesperson told CNET. Google Wallet is available on the Nexus S, and lets users make payments from their phones based on near-field communications technology at participating retailers. Google did not provide a reason for Verizon’s request, but Verizon is a primary member of the Isis joint venture with AT&T and ...

Nokia Lumia 900 US launch set for early 2012

Nokia will begin its Windows Phone assault on American soil early in 2012 with the Lumia 900, according to reports.BGR reckons the device will boast a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display, with a 1.4GHz processor and an 8-megapixel camera.The Lumia 900 will channel the same look and form-factor as the Lumia 800 recently released in Europe, only with the larger screen. The Lumia 800 featured only a 3.7-inch display.According to BGR sources, the handset will ship with the forthcoming Windows Phone “Tango” update, which promises to build on the improvements made by the Windows Phone ...

LG Android Phones to Get 50GB of Free Box Storage

LG today announced that all of its Android-based smartphones are eligible for 50GB of free online storage from Box. LG customers with devices running Android 2.1 and up can sign up for he storage directly from their handset. LG is advertising the deal as a benefit to its business customers, but all of LG’s Android smartphones can take advantage of the offier. The storage can be used for image, music, document, and other files, which can be accessed from LG’s Android smartphones as long as the phone has a network connection available. LG says registration for the free storage ...

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