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5Words for February 11th, 2009

5wordsHowdy–here’s what’s going on:

Twenty thousand iPhone apps? Wow.

For-pay Android apps imminent.

Remember BeOs? Haiku clones it.

Windows Mobile Firefox movin’ along.

New BlackBerry Curve arriving soon.

Ahoy! Treasure found in Google Earth.

Book authors hate talking Kindle.

Zuckerberg college buddies paid fortune.

Canadian bookseller launches Kindle rival.

No more Windows 7 downloads.

Microsoft ships four security patches.


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Whither the BlackBerry Bold?

Way back last spring, when I still worked at PC World, we received a visit from RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis. He showed us the company’s next-generation smartphone, the BlackBerry Bold. And I got really excited. The Bold had one of the best screens I’d ever seen–one which, in terms of dpi, offered far more resolution for its size than the iPhone display. It had an updated user interface, media apps, and a new browser. It was the first 3G GSM BlackBerry. The keyboard looked excellent. In terms of aesthetics, it was a stylin’ little gadget (except, maybe, for its “leatherette” backside).

All in all, it looked terrific–I thought it probably was the second most interesting smartphone of the year after the second-generation iPhone (whose name we didn’t know yet). And for folks who like little plastic keys, it looked like the most interesting phone. I looked forward to AT&T rolling it out–and at the time, it sounded like that would happen at roughly the same time that the new iPhone made its debut.

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The Fuzzy-Wuzzy World of Tech Spy Shots

[SHAMELESS PLUG: Technologizer will be liveblogging the Apple notebook event on 10/14/2008 @ 10am PT. Please join us.]

So Engadget has published a shot of what might be a next-generation MacBook built with an innovative manufacturing process:

The shot has several things in common with most tech-product spy shots:

1) It’s of an unannounced but eagerly-anticipated product;

2) Nobody really knows whether it’s real or not, except, maybe, for the person who leaked it;

3) It’s a horrible photo, one that’s fuzzy and which otherwise just doesn’t show the product in question in a manner that would help anyone judge its veracity.

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