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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.
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.
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'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.
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 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.
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.
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'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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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'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 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 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
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.