Nokia and Etisalat announced a joint partnership which will allow users to pay for content downloaded from the ovi store through their mobile phone credits. This means that downloading apps is now as easy as paying through your operator…..something that is a first of its kind in the UAE.
This also makes good sense when you think of the fact that when Nokia phones running on the windows phone OS get released, the app store could generate huge sales for both nokia and microsoft due to ease of download transactions.
We can expect nokia to extend this to other countries later on.

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Well…..well…..well!! The day has finally come to decide who qualifies for the upcoming all african games between the male football teams of Nigeria and Ghana. With a few hours to go however, ugly scenes have sprung up between supporters of both countries in the ghanian fortress where the battle is set to commence.
Ghana need to overturn a 1-3 deficit to stand a chance of progressing. Meanwhile, supporters of both teams have already taken matters into their own hands. Click here to read the full story and don’t forget to check out the really hilarious if not crazy responses in the comments section…..

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Late last month, Sapphire tech unveiled what it calls the smallest home theatre PC in the world…..the EDGE HTPC.
With a dual core 1.8ghz CPU, 2gb DDR3 and 320GB hard drive, the edge HTPC is smaller than most wireless access points, very slim and outputs full HD video through VGA and HDMI connections. External peripherals like keyboards, mouse etc can be connected either through wireless or USB.
It is small enough to stay hidden behind your TV(it comes with a backstand to do this) or your monitor.
These days when TVs are connected to PCs for complete internet and home theatre entertainment, this is just the perfect companion for your smashing slab of glass on your wall.

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News from HP are currently indicating that there have been discussions with several OEMs over a possible licensing agreement as regards to the use of the webOs operating system on tablets and phones by other manufacturers.
Infact, credible sources say that samsung is one of such manufacturers and are showing interest in using the OS on their galaxy tab tablets.
The main question is……with HP’s own touchpad tablet not getting too satisfactory reviews, how well can this OS fair against super opposition like iOs, android and even windows 8(microsoft’s own ARM OS designed for both desktop and mobile use)?
Interesting times ahead……

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Well……if developments from korea are to hold any weight, then in a few years, the use of textbooks could be a thing of the past. Or at least someone is planning to make that possible by the year 2015.
The south korean government is planning to convert textbooks into digital formats for use on tablets in its educational system.
Students need only carry school-supplied tablets and access content wirelessly from anywhere at anytime.
Wouldn’t it be a good thing to be a student in asia right now? Giving their obsession with technology. Who knows, you could have robotic instructors too.

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Hello!!! Seems like apple’s fight with samsung with samsung isn’t over yet. The company just applied for an injunction to halt the sales of four of samsung’s devices including the Infuse 4g, galaxy tab, galaxy S 4g and the droid charge.
Apple is claiming that all phones infringed on its copyrights in one way or the other.
Interesting times ahead. If thus is successful, sammy may be forced to cleanup these models from the shelves which won’t be a good thing would it?

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If rumours floating around are to be believed, then facebook’s little event coming up next wednesday should see the company announce its new service……Video chat!!
How would you like to actually see whoever it is you are chatting with on facebook instead of those boring texts? Well, here’s your chance.
In collaboration with Skype, facebook will be integrating video chat into its websites right from your web browser.
Happy times ahead folks.