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Google Nexus S to arrive in Ireland sooner than expected

Following our coverage earlier this week regarding the intentions of Carphone Warehouse Ireland to stock the Google Nexus S smartphone "soon", we can now confirm that they have at least one of the handsets in their possession. This means that the device may become available sooner than expected here in Ireland.
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Diagnosis by iPad, FDA approves medical iOS App

Star Trek style medical scanners took a step closer to becoming reality this week following the United States’ Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a smartphone App that will allow medical professionals to scan and access medical images for use in patient diagnoses.
Nokia C6-01
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Nokia to make announcement – will it drop Symbian for Windows Mobile 7

Nokia and Microsoft are to make a joint announcement next Friday, a move which suggests that Nokia may be about to abandon Symbian for Windows 7 mobile. It has been rumored for some time that Nokia has been looking to drop its Symbian OS, only last week Nokia’s Chief Executive Stephen Elop further fuled rumors the company was moving away from Symbian when he said Nokia’s future lay in “capitalising and/or joining competitive ecosystems.”
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O2 Ireland victim of email phishing scam

O2 Ireland is warning its 1.7 million users to be aware of a fake “phishing” emails purporting to be from the company. The fake emails tell O2 customers to click a link where they are asked to provide their O2.ie login details. These emails do not originate from O2 nor are they associated with the company.
Geolocation Privacy concerns, via Microsoft
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Geolocation apps causing new privacy and safety fears for smartphone users

Smartphone users are becoming more concerned about their privacy when using geolocation apps, according to a survey released by Microsoft this week to coincide with Data Privacy Day. The survey found that users have a host of concerns for their privacy when using location based phone apps Some 84% of respondents said that they fear such applications could be used to help unknown people steal personal information or identities.
Rupert Murdoch
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Apple delays The Daily launch by “weeks”

Apple and News Corporation have delayed the launch of The Daily, an iPad-only publication, that was reported to be unveiled later this month on January 19th. Now, it is believed that this launch date will be delayed, but only by “weeks, not months".
Nokia Mobile TV Receiver SU-33W
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Plans for mobile digital TV scrapped, only Vodafone interested

Ireland’s communication’s regulator, ComReg, has scrapped plans to launch digital mobile TV Ireland, it announced today. The regulator said in a policy document, ”[it has become apparent to] ComReg that use of the identified spectrum to provide a Mobile TV service in Ireland was not the subject of particularly strong interest to potential operators, and interest in the proposed procedure to grant the authorisation diminished.”
Android Honeycomb screenshot
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Sneak peak at Android Honeycomb [Video]

We confirmed yesterday that Android Honeycomb was indeed Android 3.0. Now, just hours later Google themselves have officially confirmed this at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and have released further details and a sneak peak video of their latest version of the Android OS.
Honeycomb
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Honeycomb is officially Android 3.0

There have been varying opinions of late as to whether Android Honeycomb would in fact become Android version 2.4 or 3.0. Now Asus, the Taiwanese computer manufacturer, has put all our minds at ease and confirmed Honeycomb will officially be Android 3.0.
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