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by George Heymann

BlackBerry 10 Coming This Fall? RAZR Maxx Making It’s Way Across The Pond, New Droid Incredible 4G Pops Out Of Thin Air

Smartphone Briefs

by Chris Coleman@PhoneKnack

RIM has been mum on details concerning BlackBerry 10 but a recently leaked roadmap has shined a little light on subject. No official date has been released or announced but by looking at the roadmap we can see what RIM has in mind for upcoming BlackBerry releases and then play the guessing game as to when we should see BlackBerry 10.

I foresee RIM releasing BlackBerry 10 sometime in October or November based off previously stated timeframes for it’s release. This is purely speculation but I imagine that RIM does not want to get overshadowed by the release of the new iPhone which will most likely be making a late sumer/fall debut as well.

For those UK fans who have been patiently waiting for Motorola to give you an official taste of the latest Droid action, your prays have finally been answered. Motorola has announced that the Droid RAZR Maxx will be available sometime in May, but UK customers can begin to pre-order now.

The specs for the UK version of the Droid RAZR Maxx are near identical to its US counterpart. Both Clove and Expansy are currently taking pre-orders.

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The envelope please! It’s time for the 14th Annual Webby Awards.

The Webby Award is an international honor presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS ) for excellence on the Internet. There are categories in websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and  mobile.

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Primer: shortENING the frustration with URLs

URL is an acronym for Uniform Resource Locator; by definition it’s the address for a file that lives on the World Wide Web, the Inter-web, the Internet. Commonly, it’s a reference to the addresses of our favorite Web sites. For example, this blogs URL is: http://gheymann.worpress.com.Not too bad even on a document that is not hyper-linked, many of us could type that in without errors on the first try. But what if your URL looks like this:

http://www.thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/wearejustdoingthistobestupidnowsincethiscangoonforeverandeverandeverbutitstilllookskindaneatinthebrowsereventhoughitsabigwasteoftimeandenergyandhasnorealpointbutwehadtodoitanyways.html or worse?

Well now you can turn that very long, unintelligible mess into this: http://ow.ly/1drDg . How is this accomplished? By using one of the available URL shortening services. These sites compress the full Web address into a compact URL then forwards the shortened easier-to-type link back to the full Web address. For those of us taking advantage of social networking sites like Twitter, where messages have to be shoehorned into 140 characters or less, URL shortening services are not merely a convenience but a necessity. This has been fueling a resurgence in these type of services.

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Web@Work: Get Informed, stay safe!

The Web @ Work: familiarize yourself with your#employers #Internet #Policy stay safe! http://ow.ly/1pF2T pg.7 of this weeks Beyond the Fold.

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