Following Wednesday’s announcement of the HP TouchPad, today Qualcomm officially announces the Snapdragon chipset – the APQ8060 – that powers the first webOS tablet.
The dual-core CPU will be found in both tablets and smartphones and it puts an emphasis on powerful graphics and stereoscopic 3D maging… Read more »
Google Phone 2.0 is crashing on our couch for a few days and we thought we should give it the unboxing treatment. What did the Samsung-Google collaboration bring to the hardware? The curved SuperAMOLED screen is certainly a curiosity. And this is our first encounter with an unmodded Android 2.3 Gingerbread, is it better than Froyo and by how much?
Glad you asked, here are some initial impressions… Read more »
Well, hello webOS tablet – the HP TouchPad (that’s right, no Palm branding here) just went official. The new Touchpad, which was previously rumored as HP Topaz, is ready to impress with some excellent collaboration with its phone siblings – just tap a Pre 3 on the tablet and your call is transferred from the phone to your TouchPad over Bluetooth.
With a dual-core processor and webOS’s card-based multitasking, the HP TouchPad will eat those older tablets for breakfast… Read more »
Canon opened a bag of point-and-shoot cameras – all 5 of them can record 1080p video with stereo sound but they have other tricks up their sleeves too, things like manual controls, touchscreen, HDMI, GPS, slow-mo videos and so on.
I’d like you to meet the Canon IXUS 310 HS, SX230 HS/SX220 HS, IXUS 220 HS and IXUS 115HS. Sure they are a mouthful in on sentence, but believe me they are worth the attention… Read more »
The Dell Venue has just arrived to the US in two versions after it launched globally a couple of months ago.
The Venue is Dell’s high-end Android smartphone. It doesn’t have a QWERTY keyboard, which is its second major difference from the Dell Venue Pro, which does have a QWERTY and runs Windows Phone 7.
The good news is that Dell is offering the Venue with a bonus 16GB microSD card. The smartphone is available for $499 and it’s got tow versions with AT&T US and T-Mobile US 3G bands respectively.
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Research and development, or R&D, is the most important department if you want innovative products – it’s where tech breakthroughs are made. So, how much a company spends on R&D should be a clear indicator of how much “innovation” each company has.
Well, reality begs to disagree with my common-sense argument – Apple, arguably one of the most innovative companies in the world, is last but one in terms of R&D budget, while Nokia (which hasn’t been so hot lately) spends the most… Read more »
Google has some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Google Shopper will be available for the iPhone. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a must-have tool for shopping on the go.
The bad news is that Google Latitude now allows users to check into places. How is this bad news? Ask Foursquare… Read more »
If you have a Parrot AR.Drone and a Microsoft Surface laying around what would you do? Make the Surface control the AR.Drone of course, what else!
This is just what these guys did… Read more »
Google is shedding some light on what’s to come with the tablet-oriented Android 3.0 Honeycomb. There are new elements on the screen, designed to improve usability and also better utilize that extra screen real-estate. Google calls this “holographic UI design”.
Here’s a list of changes, complete with screenshots… Read more »
I’ll admit it – if it wasn’t for socketing stuff in Diablo II with gems, I probably wouldn’t know much about rubies, sapphires and diamonds. And those are the staples of luxury phones – sapphire crystal for the screen, rubies for the bearings and inset diamonds for opulence.
So, you can understand why I was so confused by Gresso’s new product – gold “diamonds”. Yep, diamond-looking crystals made of 18K gold. Whether it makes sense or not, they went ahead and used them to enhance their customized iPhone and they even made a new case for it too… Read more »
The computer market grew in the fourth quarter of 2010 by nearly a fifth. It turns out tablets were a major driving force behind the increased sales.
Apple is rising in the ranks, jumping to the third spot in the top PC manufacturers list, powered by the strong iPad and Mac sales… Read more »
Google has a couple of interesting updates – Cloud Print, a service that lets you send documents from any device to your printer, and an improved weather display for search pages on mobile devices…
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Panasonic announced four new cameras to join the eightsome from CES. This time, it’s all about HD video, 3D photos, zoom, touchscreens, geo-tagging and even some ruggedness.
Meet the four new models – the Panasonic TZ20 (ZS10 in the US), TZ18 (ZS8 in the US), FX77 (FX78 in the US) and the FT3 (TS3 in the US)… Read more »
Judging by some of the newly announced phones, you might get the idea that we’re living in the future. But every once in a while, a concept of a phone comes along that makes it very clear that it’s not the future yet.
The Line Phone, which won the 2010 Furong Cup in ‘Digital Product and Service Design Competition’ in China, is one such concept… Read more »
There’s change at the very top of Google – Eric Schmidt, who’s been Google’s CEO for the past 10 years, will be stepping down from that position moving to a position of an Executive Chairman. Larry Page will be replacing him starting 4 April – apparently all this is a planned effort to streamline decision making…
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