Florida-based Design Center quietly building, recruiting
At least a dozen former AMD graphics specialists have changed their online profiles to reflect that they are now working for Apple at the Orlando Design Center in Florida, suggesting that work on graphics acceleration on Apple's Ax processor line is being quietly built up, and may reflect an overall increased interest by Apple to take more aspects of the processor in-house. Despite the addition of at least 12 engineers since the start of the year, Apple is still advertising for jobs with the Orlando center, as well as similar jobs in Cupertino.
RIM BlackBerry Curve 9380 confirmed
RIM's touchscreen BlackBerry Curve has been spotted live for the first time. The design, now called the Curve 9380, is a softer, more rounded cousin to the Torch 9860. CrackBerry forum poster imanysh's sighting supports the rumors of the design using a smaller 3.25-inch, 360x480 screen and BlackBerry 7.
Telus to get Bold 9900, SE Urishi on August 15
Canadian wireless provider Telus will get the BlackBerry Bold 9900 on August 15, a leaked inventory screen image sent in to BGR revealed. Other BlackBerry handsets, including the Torch 2 and the Torch 9860, are expected to arrive on August 15 and 22, respectively, while the new Curve (Apollo) is coming on August 29. The BlackBerry Orlando will come out on October 1, along with the Bellagio and, supposedly, the iPhone 5.
BlackBerry Orlando leaked, Bold Touch gets specs
An image of a new BlackBerry handset, codenamed Orlando, has now surfaced on the web, thanks to N4BB. It will combine a fixed design with a hardware QWERTY keyboard with a touchscreen and bears a striking resemblance to the Sedona, the next Curve; it doesn't appear to be identical, however. It's likely to ship with OS 6.1 when it does arrive at an undisclosed date.