The Internet rumor mill is talking about two BlackBerry PlayBooks – a new 10” model and one that has been delayed. Supposedly, the 10” PlayBook is intended to be sold alongside the 7” model and will not replace it.
As for the delayed one, the chatter is that Sprint’s 7” CDMA PlayBook has been delayed again (it was originally scheduled for 19 April), this time indefinitely… Read more »
Some boasting from Quanta Computer points to Amazon preparing an LCD-based tablet. The display will feature Fringe Field Switching technology, which provides great viewing angles, color rendering and brightness – supposedly better than IPS.
However, E Ink Holdings, the company behind the Amazon Kindle electronic paper display, says there won’t be a new e-paper display from them until next year… Read more »
Google is holding another challenge to promote its Nexus S phone through Twitter. The challenge starts today and the first puzzle is already up. There are 7 Google Nexus S phones lined up as prizes for the winners – so, can you solve the puzzle?
If you’re the creative type, there will be an essay and photo challenges to come…
The contest will run for ten days and people from a number of countries can participate Read more »
The latest Samsung Galaxy S II ad is for the birds – or, um, hens at least. Previous ads already boasted about some of the cool features of Samsung’s new flagship, but this one shows off one of my favorites – the SuperAMOLED Plus display.
So, do the virtual objects on the Galaxy S II screen look exactly like the real thing? The screen already fooled a little girl, but can it fool a chicken? Here’s the answer… Read more »
Nokia is working on designing a tablet – Stephen Elop himself said so in an interview. But he wants it done right. He says that out of the many tablets on the market, only one is doing well (*cough*iPad*cough*) – and that the Nokia tablet has to be different from the rest in a uniquely Nokia way to succeed.
One of the big questions yet to be answered is the software – go with Microsoft provided software or use one of their own projects? Read more »
Well, there you have it – the HTC Droid Incredible 2 for Verizon showed up on the Verizon and HTC sites fashionably late (today’s launch was officially announced on Tuesday, but it’s only now that it’s showing up on Verizon’s and HTC’s sites).
The good thing about the Droid Incredible 2 is that you can take it on vacation even in countries without CDMA networks – it has GSM connectivity as fallback… Read more »
The latest version of HTC’s custom user interface – the Sense UI 3.0 – has a hidden feature that is not quite getting the publicity it deserves. Called HTC Trace, this innovative predictive text input method takes after Swype and its huge success. HTC Trace a version of Nuance T9 Trace, an evolution of the highly popular text prediction method used on most GSM phones before touchscreens became mainstream.
T9 Trace is similar to Swype – it lets you enter text by tracing a line over the keys instead of tapping them one by one… Read more »
Okay, let’s rewind this a bit. Remember the two Android tablets that Sony announced? They also showed two netbook-ish computers. The first was dubbed Ultra Mobile PC (UMPCs were the “Neanderthals” to netbooks).
The second is a “Freestyle Hybrid PC” and is a side-sliding tablet/netbook… Read more »
Plans for a cool Android Honeycomb tablet have leaked from the Lenovo secret layer. Basically, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet/Slate (they don’t seem to have settled on the name yet) is a 10.1” Android tablet powered by Tegra 2 and can dock with a keyboard (a la Eee Pad Transformer) and use a stylus (think HTC Flyer).
Leaked slides show ambitious plans for the business-oriented tablet and pretty much all the (not finalized) specs… Read more »
Finally, the HTC Sensation 4G (that’s the US version of the European Sensation) just got a specific launch date – 8 June.
The HTC Sensation 4G for T-Mobile US had a rather broad launch window (“summer”) but a Google AdWord pinpoints 8 June as the exact launch date. Read more »
The launch date for the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II got moved around quite a bit but, for the UK at least, it has finally settled to 27 April from Phones 4u. If you pre-order sooner, you can score a free 8GB microSD card too.
It was set for an UK launch in May but Phones 4u are quite eager and will be releasing it on 27 April. Read more »
The second Samsung Galaxy S II ad is out and it takes us far north where an Eskimo faces a challenge – send an SMS with gloves on. Taking the gloves off isn’t recommended, even predictive text input can’t make sense of text typed with freezing, shaking hands.
So, how does the Galaxy S II help the Eskimo? Well… Read more »
There’s a beta version of uTorrent 3.0 out and it brings a couple of great new features along with plenty other improvements as well. The biggest change is the streaming capability – you can play music of video files before they are done downloading.
That’s great for those who can’t wait for the whole file to finish or just want a quick preview… Read more »
The BlackBerry PlayBook barely made it to stores’ shelves and already it fell into the hands of the guys over at iFixit and was carefully stripped to pieces. The guts of RIM’s shiny new tablet showed (almost) nothing surprising and scored a 7/10 repairability.
The front panel is made of magnesium with the glass above the display glued to it… Read more »
Nokia has given Ovi Maps a major boost in the eye-candy department of Ovi Maps. We’ve seen 3D buildings before, but Nokia and C3 Technologies collaborated to scan entire cities – down to the last detail – and produce “photo-realistic” models.
I wouldn’t quite call it photo-realistic, but it’s certainly impressive… Read more »