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French kissing over the WebRIM and Microsoft partner up with Bing, the new iPhone probably won't launch mid-summer, and a study in Tokyo lets you share a cyberkiss with multiple people.
-It's Wednesday, May 4th, I'm Mark Licea and it's time to get loaded. RIM is going to start using Bing. Research in motion is blackberry world conference had a surprise guest, Mr. Steve Ballmer. He says Bing search and Bing maps will be built into the operating system of RIM handsets in the future. The 2 companies have been direct competitors for years, but they have also been losing market share in the smart phone industry. I don't think Bing is the answer though. EA is buying Firemint. This is the company that brought popular games like Real Racing 2 and Flight Control to the iPod. Fireman's games were among few that stayed in the top 100 apps list since lunched. The deal is expected to close within the next 4 weeks. Mac rumor is saying the new iPhone will not hit in June or July according to and AT&T customer care rep. Apple has officially told AT&T a new iPhone will not lunch during the usual June and July time frame. Reportedly, a customer noticed that eligibility for his new iPhone upgrade was pushed back several months, [unk] called the carrier and was told the new version is coming just not in mid summer. The flip cam may be no more, but the Olympus LS-20M is a good alternative. The pocket cam captures 1080p, shoots 30 frames per second, and records audio in 24 bit. The LCD is 2 inches and it supports a feature that allows upsidedown recording just because it's due out in June for $300, and if you dreamed of Frenching a member of your MMO guild, you'll [unk] for this project. The University of Electro Communications in Tokyo is working on a kiss transmission device. It uses motion sensing to record your tongue movements and then sends that information to a machine that will translate your tongue message into a partner's mouth. It's also pre recorded, so multiple persons can access the same French kiss. Nothing says I love like giving the same kiss to 5 different people. That's your news for the day. I'm Mark Licea for CNET.com and you just been loaded.