With Apple finally showing its hand for the iPhone 5 launch event, analysts have been deciphering the invite. Meanwhile Microsoft chose Tuesday evening to begin rolling-out Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
Let's talk iPhone points to voice control?
Apple's October 4th launch invite bares the enticing trailer "Let's talk iPhone" and one analyst thinks that points to the expected arrival of the Assistant system-wide voice control functionality that will allow users to give their iPhone detailed instructions. Others have interpreted the word "iPhone" to mean that there is only one new handset arriving next week.
Kindle Fire to be rushed out? Real deal coming 2012?
Rumours circulating on the eve of the Amazon Kindle Fire launch suggest the device may just be a stopgap until a better version of the Android tablet is released in Q1 of 2012. A report on the gdgt website reckons that Amazon are keen to get the PlayBook-alike tablet out for the holidays before launching the real deal next year.
Firefox 7 arrives
Mozilla has continued to crank out new versions of the Firefox browser, with the seventh iteration arriving on Tuesday evening. Gone are the days of sweeping changes when a new version launches and this time the only improvements of note are decreased memory consumption and faster image rendering.
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango begins roll-out
Microsoft has started to offer the new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update to existing handset owners. The new OS, which offers 500 new features, will hit all devices by the end of October.
Facebook for iPad finally coming next week?
Following today's revelations that the Facebook for iPad app has been delayed due to a rift between the social network and Apple comes news that it may finally make an appearance at the iPhone 4 launch event on October 4th.