Samsung confirms the Galaxy Note 2, RIM goes LTE for the PlayBook and Iran gets Thunderstuck.
- Samsung confirms next Galaxy Note will debut at Mobile Unpacked event this month- Samsung has confirmed that the next Galaxy Note will be unveiled at its Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29th, almost exactly a year after the original device made its debut. The Galaxy Note successor looks to have a slightly larger screen and a faster processor and should feature Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, I hope that they consider moving for a Jelly Bean Galaxy Note instead, but that may be a bit too helpful.
- RIM officially announces 32GB 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook – The QNX based BlackBerry PlayBook has never been a hot seller, even though the device is fantastic to use. RIM has just announced that over a year after the introduction of the tablet that they will finally have one with built in cellular connectivity. I would have preferred them to have ported the upcoming BB10 OS to it instead of the cellular addition, but the fact that they are still moving forward is good to see.
- Iran denies being ‘thunderstruck’ by hackers – After having denied that Stuxnet had done anything to their Natanz fascility, the world doesn’t really believe the Iranian’s when it comes to their denials of hacks taking place against them. The latest one is fantastic though, with sources stating that two nuclear facilities were said to have been attacked by a cyber virus that shut down key functions and blasted AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” from workstations at night.