TechFast: Light Peak, Windows Phone Woes, Samsung Tablets

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Good morning! Here are some of today’s top tech stories so far. We’ll cover a few of these throughout the day but feel free to get a head start.

Everything that can go wrong with Windows Phone 7 update does

Link: Ars Technica

Whuh oh. It seems that an update to Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 software has been bricking certain Samsung handsets. Bricking is bad. Can’t make phone calls with a brick.

Apple’s iPad 2 supply chain on track despite supply constraints, analyst says

Link: AppleInsider

Yesterday’s rumors of the iPad 2 possibly being delayed until June aren’t true, says one analyst. But the rumors came from another analyst! Who has the best analysis?! This most recent analyst says “the supply chain is mostly on track for a possible ‘late April or early May’ launch,” according to AppleInsider.

Intel’s Super-Fast USB Replacement Will Debut on MacBooks This Week

Link: Business Insider

It’s called Light Peak and it can copy an entire Blu-ray disc from an optical drive to a computer in less than 30 seconds. Too bad Apple’s not into the whole Blu-ray thing, huh? Even so, the technology applies to more than just Blu-ray discs, believe it or not.

HP’s new business laptops offer up to 32 hours of battery

Link: VentureBeat

HP’s P-series business laptops will be available in mid-March with an optional 32-hour battery that only adds an extra pound to the overall weight of the computers.

Samsung to unveil 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab next month?

Link: Samsung Hub

Looks like Samsung may be gunning to offer its tablets in enough form factors to please just about anybody.

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