The Acer Iconia Tab A500 and the Asus Transformer will be getting the latest Android Honeycomb version 3.1 in early June.
This was supposedly confirmed by both companies to This is my next dot com. Asus indeed has confirmed it on its Facebook page. Read more »
Do you run a tight ship when it comes to your mobile data plan? Perhaps you find yourself always going over and racking up a hefty excess on your bill? Maybe you’re just worried about data charges whilst you’re roaming? Well, Onavo Mobile have a solution. Sort of.
What their app actually does is genuinely pretty cool, on paper. It redirects any data you may have downloading to your iPhone, compresses it down on their cloud-servers and then spits it back out to you at a fraction of the size. Read more »
It’s been a long and tedious ride back to online-hood for the PSN but it seems that it’s finally getting up and running. The amount of countries where the PSN is operational again is huge and ranges across 5 continents. Along these are Europe, Australia, parts of Asia and South and North America.
The other bit of news is that Japan, PSN’s homeland, has refused to turn the ‘ON’ switch on the network until assurance has been made that the necessary precautions and counter-hacking measures have been taken. Read more »
It may come as no surprise that a Nokia handset is seen in a futuristic time where robots are the new heavyweight boxing fighters. The Finnish company is obviously here to stay, Symbian or not.
The unknown Nokia prototype has been spotted in a trailer of the upcoming soon movie Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman (you know Wolverine from X-Men) Read more »
The HTC Sensation just got a video ad, displaying all of its noteworthy features in HD and FullHD style on YouTube. The video is almost 6 minutes long, which amounts to about 5-6 Apple promo videos for example (remember the iPad 2 promo videos).
The focus in this video is on the features HTC thought to be evolutionary and exciting. The brand new HTC Sense 3.0 Read more »
N.O.V.A was a popular FPS game for iOS, which then crossed over to Android as well. And now droid-land is getting a taste of the sequel – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance. Not only that but Gameloft was kind enough to make the game available on Facebook too, neat right?
The game has been around of iPhones and iPads for some time now (December 2010) and offers truly immersive gameplay, worthy of a hefty portion of your day. Read more »
Today Nokia has released the dedicated LinkedIn app for free for Symbian smartphones. It’s the social network for professionals and business contacts out there.
It’s a full-featured app, which allows you to send/receive messages, invites for new contacts and browse profiles. Read more »
It’s a small step for Adobe and a huge step for the iPad as the Photoshop-aid tablet apps are finally official and there for the taking (buying).
Adobe Eazel, Color Lava and Nav are online at the Apple App Store for the iPad and could be yours for a total of 10 bucks or $5, $3 and $2, respectively. Read more »
T-Mobile’s G2, or HTC Desire Z as we know it on our side of the pond, will be getting an official OTA update to the latest Android version – Gingerbread – much like its European cousin.
Improvements included are some UI refinements, a 3G/4G indication in the place of the “H” at the notification bar, improved text input and power management (we’re guessing Power saving mode here). Read more »
The HTC Wildfire S is a great little device. It feels sturdy in its aluminum body and it looks really fresh with its cool paint job. It also brings along the much-needed better display and latest Android version to make it a true upgrade over its predecessor.
The Wildfire is probably the hottest mini around these days and boasts some serious specs for its size. It’s got a 600MHz processor, 512MB worth of RAM, 3.2” HVGA (320×480) display Read more »
The Nokia Reader is an application for receiving RSS news feeds on Symbian^3 devices and is part of the Ovi Notifications Support Package (ONSP). It just received an update, which improves overall performance and fixes the bugs in the previous version.
The list of improvements include connectivity, a bug that forced the user to re-enter his/hers Nokia Account credentials and force stop issues, which needed a reinstall of the previous version. Read more »
The Sony Playstation Network was expected to be up and running again this week. However it seems that Sony didn’t realize the extent, to which the security of the network was compromised and will hold off restarting it and won’t meet the deadline it set for itself last week.
The main focus is on security and Sony wants to test the entire complex network before it launches it again. This is done to ensure the security of the network and guarantee that personal information won’t get stolen even if the network is subjected to more attacks. Read more »
Sprint and Motorola unveiled two new Motorola QWERTY bars today, dubbed XPRT and Titanium. The first one will be available 5 June from Sprint for $129.99, the details on the Titanium will be revealed at a later time.
The Motorola XPRT is a CDMA QWERTY messenger, running on Android 2.2 Froyo. It has a capacitive multi-touch display, sporting a 3.1” diagonal of HVGA (320×480) resolution. It also has a 5 MP auto focus camera. It will be available 5 June on contract from Sprint for $129.99 for new customers or a new two-year plan for existing ones. Read more »
Google Maps for Android 5.4.0 has been released today. It brings a unified search history, enhanced details for businesses on the map and a means to report wrong map information and missing places.
The first change means that your maps searches will be saved to your Google account so that you can access them on other devices such as on your computer or another Android phone or tablet. This is a good addition as it facilitates our everyday use of Google Maps without the need to go through every address anew after switching devices. Read more »
LG has just announced their new Blade series laptops, which both feature extremely thin bezels, displays and bodies and a cool, brushed metallic casing.
The P430 and P530 both offer Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 Sandy Bridge processor options, Windows 7 inside, metal casings and 1366×768 resolution displays. The bezel around both screens is just 10 mm thin, while the displays use LG’s Super Slim LED LCD technology and are just 4.5 mm thick. Read more »