Independent tech market analysts Canalys have crowned Apple the kings of the current Worldwide PC Market which has undergone a 7% market increase as of Q1 2011, fueled primarily, by tablet growth.
Apple sit among the top 5 companies responsible for this positive growth based on market shares accounting for 187.9% increase in growth alongside HP, Acer, Dell and Leonovo (who were the second largest contributor to the growth with a 17% contribution to the overall result). Read more »
Today we managed to get our hands on a Samsung Galaxy S II with the retail hardware and we’ve taken some pictures for you. But we are wondering if your retail Galaxy S II looks the same?
As you know Samsung has added its logo above the display as soon as it was announced its CPU is going to run at 1.2GHz.
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The Galaxy Gio is one of the four new members in the mid-range Galaxy lineup running on Froyo – Ace, Fit, Mini and Gio. We already had the Ace in our hands so we didn’t expect any surprises with the Gio. And there certainly are none, now that we have it on our hands.
Samsung Galaxy Gio packs virtually the same hardware as the Ace except two minor changes – a 0.3-inch smaller display and a 3.2 auto-focus megapixel camera instead of 5. The connectivity package, processor, graphics, Android OS and TouchWiz UI, as well as the memory options and even the battery are the same as those of the Samsung Ace. Read more »
You may not have heard of the Bing Maps Ortho Project but it’s goal is to up the ante on the digital maps scene by delivering high-resolution ground images of continental USA and Western Europe. Imagine the currently available Satellite views and imagine you could use those to zoom in even further down… Way in, actually, as the imagery is all shot from a small plane, not a satellite…
For this project Microsoft has equipped planes with specially designed 220 MP cameras and 13 PCs each. The planes were sent off to 5.8 km high in the sky to cover about 18 million square km. Do I hear those numbers crunching in your head? Yeah, the project is that optimistic and capturing those image data and importing it to Bing Maps it will cost Microsoft just about $130 million bucks. Whoa! 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…
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A new Transformers 3 trailer is out and it looks very cool. There’s some heavy bashing, robots flying around and splitting buildings in half, American soldiers running hopelessly and a new hot babe replacing Megan Fox.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is the new hottie in this one and the events of latest part of the Transformers trilogy: Dark of the moon see a backlash between the Autobots and Decepticons, which strarts with the finding of a Cybertronian spacecraft, buried on the Moon. 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 »
The Apple iPad 2 is now on the shelves in 12 new countries. The new wave started with Japan yesterday and was followed by Hong Kong, Macau, India, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa, Israel, Turkey and UAE the Apple slate today – on 29 April. The iPad 2 is also available online via the respective Apple online stores (where those are available).
The release date for Japan got pushed back from the first wave, due to the natural disaster that occurred there. But the country is now getting the new iPad 2 and queues were formed in front of Apple retail stores from day one. Read more »
It was only announced a few days ago with today as a launch date. In a rather strange fashion however, rumor has it that Verizon Wireless decided at the last moment that the Samsung Droid Charge will be delayed for an unspecified period of time.
The reason given for the delay is “unexpected delays.” There is no new date set for the launch of the device. 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 »
Google has released a dedicated app for their Google Docs service. It used to be a web app, but now it can be installed through the Android Market and has everything a standalone app has, down to the homescreen widget.
Using the online editor of the Google Docs app you’ll be able to open, view and edit documents from your Google account. You’ll also be able to share docs with your contacts straight from the app. Read more »
As you should well know, the last Harry Potter movie was split into two parts, because the seventh book turned out impossible to fit into a two-hour movie. The first part of the Deathly Hallows premiered last November and it was really good and the script was very close to the book.
Today the Deathly Hallows Part 2 trailer was released and it looks epic. Let’s hope the movie keeps that spirit. 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 »
Google Chrome 11 is now available for download. It brings various security fixes, the brand new flat-styled icon, speech-to-text and text-to-speech.
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There is little doubt that the HTC Sensation is among the phones to have this year. The camera of the device is one of the features where the company has made a significant leap forward – its 8MP main snapper is capable of shooting videos in full HD resolution. And since that is still a rarity in mobile phones, it is no wonder that we are taking so much interest in it.
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