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Late News: BlackBerry Tag Announced, Ubuntu Supports ARM Architecture, HP webOS Future Still Uncertain

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by Ravi Mandalia
, 11 Oct 2011News

Earlier this year, RIM promised that “many, if not most” Blackberry handsets will have the NFC technology before the end of 2011. Now Blackberry Bold 9900, Blackberry Bold 9930 and also Blackberry Curve 9350, Blackberry Curve 9360 and Blackberry 9370 feature this technology and many more handsets to have this functionality are lined up.

With the announcement of five new Android devices by AT&T, the number Android-powered devices carried by AT&T hits 19 this year. The five Android devices announced by AT&T include the Motorola ATRIX 2, Samsung Double Time, Samsung Captivate Glide, Pantech Pocket and AT&T Avail.

Canonical has announced that the latest version of the Ubuntu open source operating system will include support for ARM architecture. The company, which recently announced a new partnership with HP at the OpenStack conference in Boston, revealed that the Ubuntu 11.10 will come with support for both x86 and ARM architecture.

If rumors are to be believed, HP has already finished the initial bidding process for its WebOS unit. According to those close to the company, HP will hold a meeting during which they will reveal future plans for selling or spinning off the group tomorrow.

Canonical has announced that Hewlett Packard has chosen Linux-based Ubuntu platform as the lead and guest OS in its upcoming cloud computing offering. In a blog post, Canonical, which handles the software distribution, revealed that CEO Jane Silber made the announcement during the OpenStack cloud computing conference in Boston.

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