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ViewSonic introduces free trial offer for Android-powered ViewPad 7 tablet

ViewSonic Europe has announced a 'try for free' promotional offer that enables customers to return their ViewPad 7 tablet if they're not completely satisfied.

Dissatisfied customers are given 20 days to experience the 7-inch Android tablet; they then need to return the device within a 10-day window (i.e. within 30 days from the date on their invoice) for a full refund.

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New micro-mechanical device promises faster mobile phone memory

Researchers from Edinburgh University, Konkuk University and Seoul National University have developed a piece of technology that could improve memory storage on electronic equipment, including mobile phones and tablet computers.

Not only does the 'microelectromechanical system-based non-volatile memory device' offer faster operation than conventional flash memory, it also uses less power.

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RIM acquires mobile emulator business tinyHippos

tinyHippos, a young Canadian company that builds tools to help mobile developers, has been acquired by Research In Motion.

As part of the takeover, the tinyHippos Ripple mobile emulator will be enhanced to include BlackBerry support.

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GetJar expects twice as many Android upgrades as iPhone upgrades

Independent app store GetJar, which has now seen over 1.5 billion downloads, has released data from its recent global survey. Almost 40% of respondents said they'll switch to Android when they purchase their next mobile phone, compared to 18% who intended choosing an iPhone.

Almost 34% of consumers spend at least an hour every day using applications, compared to 49% who spend the same amount of time watching television.

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A new Nokia typeface: rearranging the deckchairs... or finding a horseshoe nail?

Mark Bridge writes:

Last week Nokia announced a new typeface called Nokia Pure.

The new branding will soon start appearing in Nokia's advertising and on Nokia devices as well.

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