Apple To Consider A Plastic Chassis For Its Entry-level Cheaper iPhone

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iPhone 3G Plastic Shell

iPhone 3G Plastic Shell

If Digitimes is to be believed, a new report comes this time to reiterate the story of Apple’s budget iPhone, the new entry-level device is said to feature a plastic chassis, rather than metal or reinforced glass. This comes as a way to cut cost for the hardware pricy parts.

According to the report, the new iPhone will have its internal components visible due to a “special design.”

However, other rumors are circulating that the entry-level iPhone will adopt a chassis mixed with plastic and metal, with the internal metal parts being able to be seen from outside through special design, the sources noted.

Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg recently reported that Apple is working on a cheaper iPhone to launch in 2013 in a retail prices of $99 to $149.

+ Image courtesy of Engadget

The Phantom Pain could be Metal Gear Solid 5

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The Phantom Pain could be Metal Gear Solid 5

The Phantom Pain could be Metal Gear Solid 5

During 2012 VGA awards, The Phantom Pain has been revealed with a trailer that is made entirely of gameplay footage, featured a character with a hook for an arm who wakes up in a hospital after a crash and suffering from a coma afterward.

Developed by, Moby Dick Studio, which is supposedly based in Sweden and has acquired licenses to develop for Xbox 360 and PS3. The CEO of the studio is Joakim Morgen (kojima OGRE)?

Check out the trailer at the 10:40 mark in the video below:

From the shaky camera, fonts, tilt-shift effect and the character that looks like a skinny Big Boss, if you remember during the unveiling of Metal gears Solids Ground Zeroes one of the taglines read: From FOX, two phantoms were born. Could this be the second phantom in Metal Gear Solid 5?

For more interesting analysis by YongYea check out the video below:

Update: The trailer is released in full 1080p. Watch it below:

Nokia Maps Here for Apple’s iOS Devices is Now Available on the App Store

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Nokia Maps Here for Apple's iOS Devices is Now Available on the App Store

Nokia Maps Here for Apple’s iOS Devices is Now Available on the App Store

As expected, Nokia promised maps solution for iOS devices is now available on the App Store. A new cross-platform solution called, Nokia Here, based on HTML 5, the App is available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, it offers offline viewing and supports a coverage of around 200 countries. Check out the full list of features below:

• Map views – Pick the map you need from map view, live traffic view, public transport line view or satellite view • Save map areas & wander without data coverage • In selected countries, access community maps created and updated by users • Maps, search and place coverage for nearly 200 countries • Search with history and suggestions • Share places with just a tap, including the location and how to get there, over SMS, email, or social networks • Organize places you love into Collections • Sign in to HERE Maps with your Nokia Account or Facebook login • Sync with Here.net – Access your Collections anywhere • Step-by-Step voice-guided walk navigation • Walk navigation through pedestrian routes, parks, alleyways, and more • Public transportation and driving directions

Download it from here

Windows Head Steven Sinofsky Leaving Microsoft

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Windows Head Steven Sinofsky Leaving Microsoft

Windows Head Steven Sinofsky Leaving Microsoft

Microsoft head of Windows division, Steven Sinofsky, has left the company and Julie Larson-Green will take over his position. According to New York Times, The departure of Mr. Sinfosky, a 23-year veteran of the company, described as a mutual decision by Mr. Sinofsky and Steven A. Ballmer, the chief executive of the company.

This is a similar situation to Forstall leaving Apple earlier this month. Mr. Sinofsky said:

It is impossible to count the blessings I have received over my years at Microsoft. I am humbled by the professionalism and generosity of everyone I have had the good fortune to work with at this awesome company.

Some might notice a bit of chatter speculating about this decision or timing. I can assure you that none could be true as this was a personal and private choice that in no way reflects any speculation or theories one might read-about me, opportunity, the company or its leadership.

Steve Ballmer’s letter to the Microsoft team:

Over the past few months we have delivered the foundation for a new era for Microsoft. From Office to Bing to Windows Phone and Windows Azure, to Xbox and of course Windows and Surface and everything in between, we’ve unleashed a huge wave of devices and services that people and businesses love. I simply couldn’t be more proud of the effort you have all put in to get us here and to set the foundation for our future. At the Windows launch in New York, at the Windows Phone event in San Francisco, and again at the Build event on Redmond campus, I was struck that while externally many people look at these events as the finish line, they really represent the starting line of a new era.

As we enter this new era, and with the successful launch of Windows 8 and Surface behind us, Steven Sinofsky has decided to leave the company. Steven joined Microsoft in 1989 as a software development engineer and has contributed to the company in many ways from his work as a technical advisor to Bill Gates, to leading the evolution of the Microsoft Office business, to his direction and successful leadership of Windows and Windows Live as well as Surface. I am grateful for the work that Steven has delivered in his time at our company. Effective immediately, Julie Larson-Green will lead Windows engineering. She will be responsible for all product development for Windows and Windows Live, in addition to Surface. Julie has been a stalwart leader of building compelling “experiences” from her time on Internet Explorer, through the evolution of Office and most recently to the re-imagination of Windows. Her unique product and innovation perspective and proven ability to effectively collaborate and drive a cross company agenda will serve us well as she takes on this new leadership role. All of the current Windows engineering teams will report into Julie, and Julie will report to me.

Tami Reller will lead business and marketing strategy for Windows including Surface and partner devices. She will provide broad stewardship to our PC marketing efforts while managing the line business functions for Windows. Her work on Windows since 2007 has been exemplary and her strong talents in working with internal groups and partners will also serve us well. Tami also will report to me.

We are facing a time of great opportunity. What we have accomplished over the past few years is nothing short of amazing, and I know we have more amazing in us. I am excited about our people, I am energized by our ability to change and grow, and I look forward to the success which lies ahead. Thank you for all you do, and please join me in congratulating our new leadership and celebrating all that we have accomplished so far.

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