Author Archive: Dan Seifert

I am a tech and gadget nut who loves talking about and debating new technology. I love learning about how tech can change and shape our lives in today's society.

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Further Proof of Windows Phone 7 Coming to Verizon

Further Proof of Windows Phone 7 Coming to Verizon

| March 1, 2011 | Reply

We have all but official confirmation of the rumors of a Windows Phone 7 device coming to Verizon Wireless this year, as Engadget has gotten their hands on a shot of a Verizon branded HTC Trophy, the same phone announced for Sprint last week as the Arrive.  Their source claims it will be running the […]

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T-Mobile Sidekicks Becoming Paperweights on May 31st

T-Mobile Sidekicks Becoming Paperweights on May 31st

| March 1, 2011 | Reply

Still hanging on to that T-Mobile Sidekick as your primary means of communication? You might want to rethink your plan as T-Mobile has announced that the Danger servers that power the Sidekick’s cloud features will be going dark on May 31st.  Without the cloud features, the devices pretty much become paperweights as they cannot access […]

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Apple Launches Updated Line of MacBook Pros Today

Apple Launches Updated Line of MacBook Pros Today

| February 24, 2011 | Reply

In what comes as a surprise to very few in the tech community, Apple has announced a refreshed line of MacBook Pros now available for purchase. The three sizes of 13″, 15″ and 17″ remain the same as do their starting price points of $1199, $1799 and $2499 respectively.  The design of the exterior is […]

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Honeycomb Ported to Nexus One Already

Honeycomb Ported to Nexus One Already

| February 20, 2011 | Reply

While it has been debated quite a bit as to whether Android Honeycomb will be coming to phones in its current incarnation or whether it will be tablet only, this hasn’t stopped those crazy developers over at XDA Developers as they have successfully ported the new operating system to the Nexus One before it has […]

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And Another One Bites the Dust: Motorola Atrix Rooted Before Hitting Shelves

And Another One Bites the Dust: Motorola Atrix Rooted Before Hitting Shelves

| February 19, 2011 | 1 Reply

Thanks to the system dump that was released yesterday, entrepreneurial hackers over at XDA Developers have been able to achieve root on At&t’s upcoming flagship Android device, the Motorola Atrix.  This root access should enable such niceties as the ability to remove carrier applications and enable native wireless tethering.  While it is still up in the air whether […]

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Own a Pre/Pre Plus or Pixi/Pixi Plus? No webOS 2.0 For You!

Own a Pre/Pre Plus or Pixi/Pixi Plus? No webOS 2.0 For You!

| February 9, 2011 | Reply

Some unfortunate news has come for current owners of Palm’s recent devices: HP will not release OTA updates to webOS 2.0 or higher to any device older than the Pre2. PreCentral has spoken with HP employees after today’s big event and they have confirmed that only the Pre2 and newer devices will receive such updates. […]

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Leak: Name of Upcoming HP Tablet to be “TouchPad”

Leak: Name of Upcoming HP Tablet to be “TouchPad”

| February 9, 2011 | Reply

Precentral was snooping around the convention center where HP’s “Think Beyond” event is being held in a few hours and came away with an interesting tidbit that was let loose during a rehearsal: the upcoming tablet that will be announced today (nee Topaz) is going to be called the TouchPad which falls in line with […]

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LG Revolution to be First Phone to Support Voice Calls on Verizon’s LTE Network

LG Revolution to be First Phone to Support Voice Calls on Verizon’s LTE Network

| February 8, 2011 | Reply

Announced back at CES, the LG Revolution, a high-end, LTE-equipped, Android-powered smartphone, will be the first phone to support voice calls over Verizon’s new 4G network.  Other 4G phones use the LTE network solely for high-speed data and route all of their voice calls over the legacy 3G CDMA network. Due to be released this […]

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CR-48 In the House!

CR-48 In the House!

| February 1, 2011 | 3 Replies

A little surprise came trouncing through the blizzard that is demolishing us in the northeast this morning, a long-awaited CR-48 ChromeOS notebook from Google. If you are not aware, the CR-48 is part of a pilot program from Google to get exposure and testers for their upcoming ChromeOS which will be coming out for public […]

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Huge Leak of Proposed Specs for HP’s New Tablet and Touchstone Released

Huge Leak of Proposed Specs for HP’s New Tablet and Touchstone Released

| January 24, 2011 | Reply

Precentral got their hands on a whopper of a leak of specifications and plans for HP’s 9.7″ tablet codenamed Topaz that is expected to be released later this year. Building on the knowledge that we got from last week’s leaks, the Topaz looks to be right in line to compete with the iPad (well, the […]

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