Now you can reserve a table on Facebook
Facebook has inked a deal with OpenTable that will allow US social networkers to make restaurant reservations straight from its iOS and Android apps, or the mobile version of the site. Around 20,000 US eateries are participating in the trial, which may be rolled out to the desktop version of Facebook if it proves popular. The service doesn’t require users to register with OpenTable and will use your phone’s GPS to locate nearby restaurants. [Source: Mashable]
Nokia Lumia 1080: the first Windows phablet?
Nokia is rumoured to be working on a 5.5in device called the Lumia 1080. A screen that large would put the 1080 firmly in the “phablet” category, where it could compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and the rumour suggests it’ll tote a Snapdragon 800 chip which should make it more powerful that existing phablets. There is also speculation that the Lumia 1080 will be the first device to come with Windows Phone 8.1 and that the screen will be an AMOLED display with a full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. An autumn 2013 launch is mooted. [Source: SlashGear]
Is it all over for BlackBerry?
Things aren’t looking good for BlackBerry. After several years of losing ground to Android, iOS and even Windows Phone, the Canadian smartphone maker has announced that it has set up a special committee to explore “strategic alternatives” to its current path. These include the possibility of selling the company to another firm. One possibility is that rival manufacturers begin buying up parts of BlackBerry they can use – the BBM service, for instance – which would likely mean the end of the company as we know it. [Source: CNET]