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Is Sony Planning to Launch its own App Store?

by on Jul.10, 2009, under Gaming, Mobile, News, Technology

Are the rumour’s right? There will be a Sony App Store. iPhone and iPod Touch users can download games and applications via the Apple App Store. And with the release of Sony’s new handheld system, the PSPgo, UMDs will become all but obsolete. In fact, rumor has it that Sony is planning to put in place an App Store dedicated to the PSPgo.

PSPgo Getting App Store

Destructoid has been informed by “sources close to game development” that Sony is pushing developers for smaller games and applications, best suited for download, for its PSP. Also, Sony is said to be ready to reveal this new development at gamescom in Cologne, Germany which will take place in August. Apparently the company plans on keeping the price of these “non-retail” games low-key, considerably less than retail UMDs.

The smaller games and applications are likely to be priced somewhere in the USD 2 (approx. Rs. 95) and USD 6 (approx. Rs. 290), and would have file sizes of not more than 100 MB each.

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BlackBerry Magnum Image Leaked

by on Jul.10, 2009, under Gadgets, Mobile, News, Technology

It has been a boring time for all BlackBerry fans out there with no new product launches or rumors in air.
Thankfully, only days after we heard of about OS 5.0 running on the Storm, we come across this at that might just help you get off that same chair.
Remember, the Blackberry Magnum that was first talked about sometime in April? The phone has made an appearance again (yay!) As always, the leaked image seems to have been taken by the worst photographer in the world with the worst piece of equipment he could come across. Thankfully, you could make out it’s a Blackberry (for obvious reasons). The all-important screen has been intelligently ‘masked’ using a (used?) sachet of Trojan Magnum con***s. Funny? yes it is.
Blackberry Magnum
The reason why the screen was oh-so-important was because of the fact that this one happens to be the first Blackberry to sport a full QWERTY keypad along with touch-input support. The screen is likely to be similar to existing Blackberry ones with a 480*320 resolution. The phone will also be 3G capable, as we have herd. No news as to when the Magnum makes its official appearance, hopefully it’ll be soon.

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