ITProPortal Morning Roundup 17-05-12

Drop whatever it is you have planned for tonight, and make sure you grab some popcorn, tissues and your laptop - Facebook will be treating viewers to a one-night screening of one of the greatest films of all time, Casablanca. In honour of the film's 70th anniversary, Facebook users will be able to stream the film direct from the movie's brand page today at 7pm (EST) - however, there's two sets of bad news to accompany this piece.

Japanese Telecom giant KDDI has launched Toshiba's latest tablet, the Regza AT500/26F, which is scheduled to be launched towards the end of June and will face the likes of the Asus Transformer Prime and the Acer Iconia A510. The device is only 9mm thick and weighs under 600g, like the two aforementioned tablets, it is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor (the T30SL) but clocked at only 1.3GHz.

Popular content management system WordPress now has its own unofficial plugin store that caters not only for free plugins but also for premium (paid-for) ones. The solution, called WP App Store, can be accessed from the WordPress dashboard itself and the whole purchasing process can be done from within the WP installation.

It seems that Google's augmented reality specs, codenamed Project Glass and revealed early last month, won't be quite as full-on as the initial promotional video indicated. Not that this is a particularly massive surprise, in a sort of "tech giant builds hype about new project shocker" kind of way.

As Gartner reports, the worldwide sales of mobile phones was 419 million units in the first three months of this year. This means a 2 per cent drop, compared to the previous quarter. The agency points out that the last time the mobile phone global market declined was in the second quarter of 2009. Samsung still had a good quarter with 86.6 million devices sold, surpassing Nokia.