Get ready for some SIM card envy – it seems that phones with 4 SIM cards and quad-standby are a standard in China. A while back there was the OTECH F1, which I can only assume sold well because we just got the scoop on four NEW models, all of which have 4 SIM cards on active standby all at the same time.
You can have a BlackBerry looking one, one that looks like a Samsung, or maybe you fancy a Nokia or a Motorola. These phones have it all, a whole family worth of phone numbers, a TV receiver, stylish looks and all go for about $30 a piece… Read more »
Some guys over at Nokia Denmark have freed the Parrot AR.Drone from its iOS shackles and have written a control app for Symbian^3 devices (the Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01).
The app lets you fly the AR.Drone by using on screen controls and the phone’s accelerometer… Read more »
Well, version numbers in the browser world fly by faster than months. The Chrome team takes the lead with the Chrome 12 dev release with several new features including tab management improvements, a new New tab page an FPS counter and some second thoughts on the new logo.
Meanwhile, the Mozilla team is looking to speed up the major release cycle of Firefox and are already sketching new features for Firefox 5. In the next installment of the browser, we’ll see a new UI that allows you to sign into the same site several times… Read more »
Amazon is aggressively expanding their business venues – just last week they launched an app store Android and now they’re enabling music streaming for their Cloud Drive service.
Streaming music over the Internet is something that both Google and Apple are rumored to be working on. So, let’s see how well the Amazon Cloud Player works… Read more »
Samsung’s MacBook Air killer laptop, the Samsung 9 Series, is alerady on sale – the 13.3” version has been out for a while and now the 11.6” version joins in too. Packing a Intel Core i3 380UM dual-core CPU inside a 15mm thin frame made of duralumin, the 11.6” laptop weighs a hair over a kilogram.
That lightness comes at a heavy price for your wallet though, the Samsung 9 Series 11.6” will set you back $1,199… Read more »
Uh-oh! Out of all manufacturers, we never though it will be HTC to follow Motorola in locking the bootloaders of their smartphones. That would make it harder to throw in a custom ROM of your choice – it happened to the HTC Thunderbolt and that might be the case with the HTC Incredible S.
The lock on the Thunderbolt was pried open quite fast and if the Incredible S is locked, its lock on the bootloader and recovery might not last much longer… Read more »
Firefox 4 shot past 5 million downloads in under 24 hours and has already doubled the first day download numbers of Internet Explorer 9. There’s still a little time left and you can help version 4 beat the 8 million downloads record set by Firefox 3.
Or you could just stare at the world map – there’s a flash of light on the map every time someone downloads Firefox 4. Read more »
Wires are for suckers – wireless is where it’s all at. LG unveiled the Wireless Charging Pad, a.k.a. WCP-700, which lets you charge you phone without having to plug the charger cable in.
Cool, huh? Well, you have to put the phone within 7mm of the center of the Wireless Charging Pad but still – no cables go in… Read more »
The 3D shooting, 3D viewing T-Mobile G-Slate tablet showed up at CTIA to announce its price and remind people that it’s coming. The T-Mobile G-Slate (a version of the LG Optimus Pad) has two cameras to capture 3D photos and videos and can display them on its 8.9” screen (glasses are required though).
So, how much would T-Mobile and LG ask for the G-Slate, keeping in mind its Tegra 2 internals, 32GB built-in memory and 4G (HSPA+ really) connectivity? Read more »
Nokia has fixed the Mail for Exchange synchronization issues (but not this one it seems) that were plaguing the Nokia N8 (and the other Symbian^3 phones too) with a voluntary software update. This is the second Symbian^3 update (this one was the first) – and it’s still not the one we were all waiting for.
Still, this update should save a lot of frustration for heavy corporate email users (mind you, Gmail can also use Exchange ActiveSync as an option)… Read more »
The Google Nexus S is headed to Sprint in CDMA form with 4G connectivity (WiMAX) in the bag – which warrants a name change to Nexus S 4G. The phone should arrive in spring packing unmodified Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Cell radio aside, the Google Nexus S 4G has pretty much the same specs – it’s a bit thicker (11.2mm vs. 10.9mm) but that’s about it… Read more »
Yesterday’s report by Blaze.io claimed that the Android Browser is on average 50% faster than the iOS browser. Now Apple have this to say to Blaze: “Nuh-Uh”. Blaze posted an update, saying they are looking into the issue Apple pointed out.
It turns out that the embeddable web browser in iOS 4.3, the one used inside the custom app that performed the tests automatically, isn’t as good as the stand-alone Safari browser, missing several key performance updates… Read more »
It’s always about speed with browsers – company undertook a huge testing effort to answer the question “Which is faster – the Android Browser or the iPhone’s Safari for iOS?” Well, after 45,000 page loads the answer was clear, Android wins by a huge margin.
The test also offers other curious results. The oft touted speed it turns out doesn’t affect page load times as dramatically as browser makers would have you believe… Read more »
HTC’s first tablet, the HTC Flyer, is preparing to land in the UK. The Brits at Clove were very happy to announce the start of the Flyer pre-order and they even have a quick pros and cons for the device.
They’ll be posting one-to-one comparisons with other tablets over the next few weeks, biding their time until the HTC Flyer stock arrives… Read more »
In a stance against phones “more” Yves Behar designed a phone for Danish manufacturer Aesir, which focuses on craftsmanship and audio experience. The result is pretty attractive (unlike some eyesores of the luxury phone world) but its price will still make you frown.
Functionality-wise it’s nothing impressive but the edge-to-edge keypad does look interesting and there are custom ringtones and icons designed just for the phone… Read more »