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OpenTablet 7 with own OS, dual cameras, Wi-Fi, 3G and HD

Though the Open Tablet 7 may never see the light of day, the good people at OpenPeak are willing to put it out there for us to see what their tablet platform is made of. Powered by Intel's next-generation processor the “Moorestown,” with a 7-inch multi-touch TFT LCD screen backlit by LEDs, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and 3G cellular connectivity it's a contendor for other tablets coming to market.

Samsung Beam projector phone with Super AMOLED appears at MWC

At Mobile World Congress this week, the latest innovations from the labs of Samsung were being shown about. One of those innovations were the latest projector phone called the Samsung Beam, or I8520 Halo, running Android 2.1 with the companies highly-sought after Super AmOLED display.

Still alive: Windows Mobile 6.5 now Windows Phone Classic

With the recent launch of Windows Phone 7 Series, many Windows Mobile 6.5 (and Windows Mobile 6.53) owners cringed at the thought they would be dropped without a second thought. Contrary to those thoughts, Microsoft has announced that the OS will stay on board and will be re-badged as Windows Phone Classic. Why? Well, it's still popular and Microsoft doesn't want to turn their back on such an important core group of users.

Google Android overtaking smartphone world, surpassing iPhone?

Google's Android has seen phone shipments rise so fast that they may overtake iPhone sales and theres not much Apple can do about it. Google keeps up at the rate of 60,000 Android handsets shipped per day, according to Google's CEO Eric Schmidt. They stand a very good chance of dominating the market, and that includes overtaking Apple. Unless they make some serious advancements in the next-generation iPhone 4G, and open up the OS, we can say goodbye to the iPhone being the #1 selling phone in the world.

Rugged Sonim XP2 Spirit smashed and battered at Mobile World Congress

Is your work considered extreme? Would Mike Rowe think twice about walking onto your job? Check out the latest from Sonim Technologies, a part of their Xtreme Performance series, the Sonim XP2 Spirit is a rugged new 3G phone designed for anyone in the Calgary oil fields, to the deep Alaskan mines.

Symbian S^3 released: The open source mobile OS with fliptastic finger...

Symbian's recent mobile operating system dubbed S^3, will go down in history as the companies first entirely open source release to engage more people in creating an application environment free of restrictions.

Video shows BlackBerry WebKit-based browser at MWC

Research In Motion has just announced, but not released the WebKit-based BlackBerry web browser. A sneak-preview of a video from this mornings Mobile World Congress show's that it's fast loading, smooth scrolling and enhances the javascript experience.

Puma Phone is solar powered with pedometer, GPS tracker and stopwatch

Puma is now in on the action. Their latest release is not a shoe that transmits the power of your kick to your iPod, but a mobile phone with solar cells attached to the flipside. The company is aiming to leave as little footprint as possible, and they have teamed up with Sagem to do just that.

Wi-Reach Classic makes USB 3G & 4G modems into portable battery-powered...

What to do. You have a solid 3G connection with your USB modem, your colleagues are sitting around pretending to do something on a disconnected laptop, you need to share that connection somehow. With Connect One's Wi-Reach Classic you just insert your 3G USB modem, and voila, a Wi-Fi cloud appears sharing with up to 10 people.

SanDisk iNand x3 64GB now double the size

SanDisk's iNand embedded flash drives came in 32GB sizes up until today, the company announced a new 64GB version will be available to manufacturers for smartphones and other devices to store system code, boot information and mass storage like photos, music and video.

D2 upgrades mCue for Android: Adds Skype support, place shifting, HD...

D2 Technologies' mCUE for Android just got a hefty boost in the features department. The latest version adds Skype interoperability, video call/chat, seamless call handover, cross-service conferencing and wideband HD voice.

Lunch Break Video: A look back at GM’s Hy Wire car...

Electric motors drive the wheels, hydrogen from a tank combines with oxygen from the air and creates electricity. It has its own on-board power station that's got so much juice you could run your entire street off of it. The steering wheel is more akin to a video game system, with a pressure sensitive gripping system on the steering handles and an LCD screen embedded in the steering wheel itself. A huge front windshield lets you see almost everything. GM expects us to be driving these in 20 years.

MeeGo created by Intel Moblin and Nokia Maemo merger

A merger between Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Maemo has created MeeGo, a Linux-based software platform for almost everything; pocketable mobile computers, netbooks, tablets, mediaphones, connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems. Their aim is so large in fact, that it is targeted to any Internet connected device.

Windows Phone 7 Series first look, HTC on-board, not enough cowbell

Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the companies next-generation of Windows for smartphones today: Windows Phone 7 Series. Microsoft is adapting to consumer demand and tailoring the new OS to have a “smart design” and integrated experiences between web and other applications. The have also have managed to bring Xbox Live games and Zune music and video to the mobile phone.

HTC Desire, is it really here? with Android 2.1 too?

The HTC Desire has speculatively surfaced on the Modaco community forum. What was thought to be the HTC Bravo, is said to be the HTC Desire which was also the code-named HTC Droid Eris, but formerly known as the Bravo. Is this beginning to sound like a soap opera yet?

Vectrix saved by GP Batteries, new electric scooters in the pipeline

News is that Vectrix, the electric vehicle manufacturer that filed for bankruptcy last year is back with new investors, the original engineers, and some new designs in the not-too-distant future.

Review: Addonics NAS2XU2 NAS 2.0 adapter

I just finished testing the Addonics pocket NAS 2.0 NAS2XU2 device that was announced just a couple weeks ago. My first thoughts are that it's loaded with features, faster than expected, and small enough to use with your mobile office on any budget. This version supports gigabit ethernet, has dual USB ports and an added dedicated port just for a USB printers.

iPhone 4G, rumors, specs, what will it be? Here it is.

Now that the iPad has been unveiled to the public and in the hands of an elite few, what more speculation can we conjure about those crazy kids at Cupertino? It just so happens that I got a call from Aaron Vronko at Rapid Repair. As the service manager, Aaron and his team dissect roughly 500 iPhones and iPods per week. Who better to speak on mythical Apple products than someone who rips their guts out all day?

MoGo Talk Bluetooth headset helps you not look like Borg all...

Are you one of those people who have not been dissuaded by your significant other to stop walking around with a Bluetooth headset on your head even when your not on a call? Maybe the, “I have no where else to put it” excuse is on your list, regardless, Newton Peripherals has just given you an option – if you own an iPhone that is.

Opera Mini headed for the iPhone? Again.

Opera taunted us back in 2008 with plans of an iPhone browser hitting the iTunes shop, but thanks to Apple's approval process something got stuck and it never saw the light of day.

Telus removes DRM from music downloads

Telus today announced they are the first wireless carrier in Canada to offer “over-the-air DRM-free” music downloads. This comes as no surprise, music downloads traditionally from Telus would have been locked to your Telus phone, no other device or computer would be able to play the music until now. But there is a catch.

Official: Real VNC Viewer for iPhone and iPod Touch

Officially announced today, but has been available on the iTunes App Store for just about a week now, RealVNC Viewer for the iPhone and iPod Touch will give you full control of a computer anywhere in the world.

Jivo Leaf, The green biodegradable iPhone case

When your iPhone is dated and you recycle that, throw your Jivo Leaf in the garbage and it will be gone in five years. Microbial bacteria typical of landfills will break it down in just five years, and it won't start to break down until you throw it away, so put your fears aside of your iPhone case disintegrating in your pocket.

Google Buzz – Location-based social networking at its finest

Google is creating a Buzz in the social networking world with a new service that will integrate serious location-based services into your seamlessly connected arsenal of Google applications.

Toyota to fix software glitch in 2010 Prius and Lexus HS...

Toyota's efforts to make right what went wrong is now showing with the announcement of a recall on over 133,000 Prius models, 14,550 Lexus HS 250h and a new safety precaution in the power steering hose position on some Camrys.

LG Mini, GD880 to ship next month in Europe

LG today revealed a tiny touchscreen candybar phone named the GD880, or mini. What looks to be a slightly dated brick, the LG Mini has clean edges and the latest technology. A 3.2-inch display that spans nearly from edge-to-edge will offer 16:9 aspect ratio, 5.0-megapixel camera with face detection, 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi, HSDPA 7.2Mbps connectivity and a MicroSD slot.

InFocus DisplayLink cuts the cord between projector and MacBook

InFocus today revealed a wireless solution that eliminates a wired connection between your Mac laptop and InFocus projector. Now set free from the tether of digital projectors, the InFocus DisplayLink Wireless system is a pair of small USB sticks which connect to InFocus' DisplayLink-enabled projectors to share HD content on big screens from your MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air portables.v

Mobile XDR architecture the future of mobile devices, 3D gaming

Faster gaming, more resource intensive applications, longer battery life, and hopefully a bit cheaper on your pocket. That is basically what you can expect when Rambus' Mobile XDR memory architecture is implemented into the next-generation of mobile devices.

Didiom Placeshifting connects all your music to one mobile device

With thousands of audio files in your iTunes library and growing, how do you access your massive archives of digital music without having to “sync” before hitting the road? Didiom has a solution. Didiom is a New York based company who has released a service called Didiom Pro. They take your digital media from your home computer network and let you access it from your mobile phone. Much faster and simpler than syncing or copying files over to memory chips or USB.

FLO Mobile TV commercial to be a Super Bowl first

FLO TV will be unveiling a series of commercials during this weekends Saints vs. Colts game for Super Bowl XLIV. 100 million people are estimated to be watching the program, earning television networks roughly $2.5 million for a 30 second ad spot, one of three FLO TV will be airing at a cost to the company of over $7.5 million.

Toyota Owners: To drive or not to drive?

I'm driving, because I ride a 1999 PreRunner, but that wouldn't be the same if I was eco-packing a Prius or other acceleratingly defected model. Mainstream media is in a panic, Toyota is playing it cool, who do we side with?

Nano-tubes the key to future high-capacity batteries

Scientists from the Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences in China were able to coat carbon nanotubes with a nanoporous layer of TiO2 (titanium dioxide) playing a crucial role in the development of new high-capacity batteries.

Sirius XM Radio now available to select BlackBerry smartphones

BlackBerry users who subscribe to Sirius XM Radio will now be able to download a free application to access over 120 channels on sports, talk radio, entertainment, news, comedy and best of all, commercial-free music.

AT&T allows TV on the iPhone through SlingPlayer’s Mobile 3G application

AT&T announced Thursday that the SlingPlayer Mobile application will be able to stream video over their 3G network, allowing users to watch video recorded at home anywhere their iPhone's go.

Skype on the iPhone with crystal clear calling over 3G coming...

Skype has a new iPhone app on the backburner and were told it will be on the iTunes app store "realy soon." The Skype app will take a nice chunk of change off your monthly mobile phone bill by connecting you with your Skype contacts and utilizing the Skype Out services which come in various packages ranging from low per-minute rates, unlimited local, national and global.

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Come join us on Facebook and stay up to date with the hottest gadgets coming in the decade of mobile (2010-2020). Technology is moving faster then ever, let our team of technology researchers and reporters keep you up to date with the greatest.

Nikon unveils massive consumer camera lineup for 2010

With so many to list and too many to choose, Nikon has added seven new Coolpix compact digital cameras their S, L & P line of coolpix models. Prices are in the range of $129.95 to $399.95 and will ship be shipping between now and March.

Google’s Nexus One phone gets multitouch, 3G fix

A recent software update to the Nexus One phone from Google will include "pinch-to-zoom" multi-touch capabilities, an attempt to improve 3G connectivity, and direct accessibility to Google Goggles, where searching the web is done with pictures, not words.

BlackBerry for Skype app released, limited talking with half-duplex

We've been waiting and waiting and waiting, they've given us dates that have passed, but today it is here. Skype for the BlackBerry, almost. An application called IM+ for Skype for BlackBerry has finally been released, and it has a lot of support for Skype and other features that are new.

Hasselblad H4D-40 megapixel camera, clearly sexy

The future of Hasselblad camera's will be expressed not only by massive megapixels, amazing clarity and low noise imagery, but by releasing one damn sexy looking Medium Format DSLR.

Is that a data center on your trailer?

From time to time we like to stretch out our mobile coverage to the outer limits of portability, today, HP is helping us do just that with their 20 foot mobile data center, taking portable storage to a whole new level.

‘Don’t Eat That’ iPhone app lists 1500+ dangerous food ingredients and...

I started paying attention to the foods that I ate about 9 years ago. I can say today that it's one of the best things that I have ever done for myself. Not only do I rarely get sick by avoiding foods that attack my immune system and other vital organs, I also feel better all around.

Google interested in mobile data collection, $1.35M grant given to research...

The grant for $1.35 million was awarded to University of Washington's Gaetano Borriello and Deborah Estrin of UCLA. He's a professor at UW with interests in ubiquitous computing, specifically: locatation-aware computing, sensor-based activities and mobile computing and she's the director of the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) at UCLA and a professor of computer science.

Dave Wireless to launch Mobilicity in Canada this spring

Dave Wireless will be a low-cost carrier similar to Virgin Mobile and Wind Mobile offering wireless services throughout Canada. They plan to launch in Toronto this spring and market services under their new name: Mobilicity.

Sony Ericsson Aspen first to run Windows Mobile 6.5.3

It has arrived with a vengence, the holy grail of Microsoft's mobile efforts: Windows Mobile 6.5.3 and it's on the Sony Ericsson Aspen. Once known as the Faith, the sleek looking QWERTY smartphone with 2.4-inch QVGA TFT touchscreen LCD, multi-tasking, organizing and adapting the panels just the way you like it.

VeriFone PAYware Mobile makes iPhone a POS machine

You whip out a card, the shop keeper swipes it on their iPhone, you autograph the screen, a receipt is emailed to you, the transaction is complete. PAYware Mobile is a combination of an iPhone app and a secure card reader encryption sleeve for point of sale purchases.

uDrove mileage and expense tracker for iPhone, BlackBerry and Androids

Do you drive for a living? Do you spend a lot of time on the road and have to keep track of mileage and gas expenses? uDrove is here to help you manage the mileage.

Addonics pocket-sized NAS adapter doubles speeds on gigabit networks

Addonics Technologies has announced availability of their latest NAS 2.0 adapter. The adapter is a second generation model, Addonics wanted to push the output attainable on your USB 2.0 devices, making transfer rates of 15-20 MBps possible when linked to a Gigabit network.

GPS location sharing to Facebook now on Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator...

Verizon Wireless' latest release of VZ Navigator 5.0 has taken mobile GPS navigation to a whole new level. They have integrated the VZN service with Facebook, what this means is you can update your status from the app, and even share your locations with friends. This is an option of course, you don't have to share your location when you post to your FB status.

Review: Cellphone GPS Jammer protects you from corporate espionage

Whether you are a CEO, drug dealer, product developer, or just a paranoid fool, a mobile phone and GPS jammer may be just the gadget missing from your anti-espionage tool belt.