Our next guest is the newest member of the high-end Android lineup. Acer Stream managed to surprise us with top notch specs and really cool Acer Touch 3D user interface.
We’ve been eagerly waiting for some movement on the high-end Android market that’s so far been ruled by HTC and Samsung. Acer Stream enters the fray of battle just in time and rest assured, there will be blood.
As you might have heard, Apple is giving away free cases to the iPhone 4 owners and those who have already bought a Bumper case, will get their money back. Apparently, the company has just started issuing refunds automatically.
The Nokia C6 landed in our office and we did the unboxing tango with it. Nokia doesn’t have a great many phones that combine a touch screen and a hardware QWERTY – and that’s quite a popular combo, just look at all those Androids.
Aside from the Nokia N97 and N97 mini, the Maemo-powered Nokia N900 was the other touchscreen/QWERTY phone. And now, there’s the Nokia C6 – 3.2” nHD touchscreen and a four-row QWERTY keyboard are its claim to fame…
Motorola is so keen on working on its upcoming devices that it seems to have forgotten about its currently available ones. According to James King, the company’s European marketing director, it isn’t quite sure whether the MILESTONE will ever get the eagerly anticipated Android v2.2 update.
I, like many other Motorola MILESTONE owners, have been thinking that this update is in the oven and is coming any moment now. But apparently, the Motorola team hasn’t started working on it yet. As James King says, the decision whether the Motorola MILESTONE is getting a Froyo treatment or not has not been made yet. Here is James King’s post on Facebook:
Statistics of mobile web usage often point to the iPhone as the king of the hill. The fine print however is that those statistics use data from the US only.
So, here are our two cents – web traffic from mobile devices to our site, which should give the other side of the story. It’s probably not 100% representative of the worldwide statistics, but at least it’s more global.
And while we’re in statistics geek mode, we’ll also take a peek at how Android OS versions are distributed…
Skype is now updated for iOS4 and supports multi-tasking. If this is not enough for you, then you should know Skype has no intention to charge you for 3G calls.
There are nearly 7 billion people living around the globe and as it seems 1/14 of them are part of the largest social network out there – Facebook. The 500 millionth Facebook user registered yesterday, only 6 years and a half years after the website’s launch back on 4 February 2004.
The first thought that crossed my mind was that even if there are so many Facebook accounts, only a small part of their owners actually use them. Wrong! Believe it or not, but, reportedly, 50% of all users login daily. And 100 million of the users (that’s one of every five users) visit Facebook through their mobile devices.
I’ve always had a crush on the Japanese mobile phones. One would say they’re huge and ugly but, man, are they well equipped! And when I say “Japanese mobile phones” I mean devices like the new Sharp LYNX SH-10B. OK, it’s not exactly a phone but it can act like one too. And certainly looks hot.
While promises of MeeGo are stealing all the spotlight, Maemo is not forgotten – certainly not by Opera. They’ve released an update for their Opera Mobile browser bringing it up to speed with the other platforms.
Kinect’s price and launch day are now officially out the door. Microsoft will release the Xbox 360 motion controller on November 4 for a price of 150 US dollars (with a Kinect Adventure game pack). Ouch, that’s kinda steep! But no surprise there, we knew that all along.
The information on a new Xbox 360 Arcade that leaked a week ago, turned out to be true. There is a new Arcade version of the new slim Xbox 360, and it will be also available with a Kinect bundle “in time for the holidays”.
On the course of working on the latest beta builds of Adobe Flash and Adobe AIR 2.5 for Android smartphones, Adobe dropped a tingling teaser – their FlashTime video chat app. Still not included in the beta software builds, the playfully named video chat runs real-time between two Nexus One phones on the video demo following the break.
It’s been a few years since most of the major manufacturers started using the cell tower triangulation as a quick fix for the slow initial GPS position locking. Today even some cheap feature-phones use the cell-based location service, but still there is no BlackBerry handset capable doing this.
Well, that’s no more. RIM has finally added cell positioning to their Location Services and it’s ready to be used for all developers in their future or already released applications.
There is no doubt all the fuss around iPhone 4 upstaged the iPad. Despite all the problems it is having with the new iPhone, Apple is still focused on the iPad invasion. This Friday Apple is launching the tablet in nine more countries around the world.
Sigh, people will do this again
It seems the Vivaz fella is selling quite well in all the four colors, because Sony Ericsson is launching a new pink version.
Sony Ericsson Vivaz in Light Pink will be available in the selected markets by the end of September.