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Noon News: Cisco Ditching Flip, Plans For Twitter Rival, iPhone CDMA Sales Predicted At $9 Billion, Flock Says Goodbye

On Tuesday, networking giant Cisco, made an official announcement that they are going to stop making their small-sized video camera Flip, which could open the door of opportunity for Apple and other smartphone and tablet makers to fill the void.

Social apps developer UberMedia is reportedly planning to launch a rival to micro-blogging service Twitter for users who are not happy with the platform. According to CNN's sources, UberMedia is developing the platform as a back-up if its relationship with Twitter becomes too strained to continue.

The CDMA version of Apple’s iPhone could well attain a sales figure of $6 billion on Verizon, and another $3 billion from overseas sales in the coming year, an analyst predicted. Mark Moskowitz of JP Morgan Research, the analyst who made these estimations, further revealed that the product is likely to bring around additional market opportunities in other CDMA networks all along the Asia-Pacific region as well as in US.

HTC has announced that its first tablet, the Flyer, will go on sale in the UK from the 9th of May; the tablet has already gone on pre-order at Carphone Warehouse, Best Buy and Clove Technologies. The 7-inch tablet will carry a rather hefty suggested retail price of £599.99 although we believe that prices will be tumbling rather quickly if the same pattern we witnessed with the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Motorola XOOM happens again.

Flock, the browser released in 2005 is going to be decommissioned on April 26, the company officially declared on its website. On an interesting note, this decision has come just months after leading social games developer Zynga put the final nail in the coffin with their acquisition of Flock.

Radu is the founder of, and has worked as a freelance writer for ITProPortal, as well as having been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.