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 »
After ASUS unveiled the Eee Transformer Pad and Motorola introduced the ATRIX 4G, now the widely infamous Kosmaz Technology want to take their shot at mobile convergence with the Compufon concept. While this isn’t really a great name to be honest, the Compufon aims to target the smartphone, tablet and netbook markets all at the same time.
Admittedly, the shots of the thing look impressive. Kosmaz has done a far better job at discretely integrating the smartphone into the netbook/tablet dock than Motorola did with the ATRIX 4G. The specifications, while nothing we haven’t heard of, are still impressive. Read more »
Nokia has teamed up with Rovio to bring an exclusive Angry Birds Magic game on the NFC-capable Nokia Astound and C7 (after the functionality gets unlocked). The free version of the game contains 20 levels, 15 of which are unlocked only via NFC communication with another device.
In case you didn’t know, Nokia wants to make it clear that the Nokia C7 has a NFC chip built right in and they plan to unleash it soon, probably with the Symbian Anna update.
Here is the video trailer of the new Angry Birds Magic game: 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 »
Toshiba has been pretty open about its development of a Tegra 2-powered tablet that runs Honeycomb, but only now we see its official announcement, complete with pricing, release date and name. The bad news is that the Toshiba Regza AT300 will only be hitting Japan and we are still in the wait for European and American versions.
Anyway the Toshiba Regza AT300 10.1-incher looks like a pretty powerful beast with its Tegra 2 chipset, featuring a couple of Cortex-A9 cores, clocked at 1GHz. Yet its main feature remains the glasses-free 3D screen with a resolution of 1,280×800 pixels. The adaptive display features some new technology, which allows it to adjust color balance in addition to brightness depending on the ambient light. 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 »
The RIM’s universe is expanding today as the first BlackBerry tablet hits the shelves across the USA and Canada. You can get it through various retailers starting from $500 for the Wi-Fi only version.
The PlayBook’s OS still lacks a bunch of promised features such as the Android app compatibility, native email app and calendar. I guess those will come, but not just yet. Read more »
Apple released iOS 4.3.2 shortly after iOS 4.3.1. It fixed a few things and brought another batch of security updates making the jailbreak tools unusable once again.
Well, the jailbreaking community is a hard working one and a new version of redsn0w compatible with the iOS 4.3.2 is now available. 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 »
Samsung released the source code for the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update for the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S – you can grab it now from their Open Source Release Center (search for GT-I9000_OpenSource_GB.zip).
Of course, the source code would only be useful for developers but regular users should reap the benefits of this release soon – in the form of new custom ROMs… Read more »
A few weeks ago I told you about some new Windows 8 screenshots illustrating the tablet-oriented Metro UI. Until now it was not clear whether we are going to see this user interface elsewhere or not. You’d better like the Metro UI because it will stick around for a while.
The Outlook screenshot above is taken from the Milestone 2 version of Office 15. Read more »
Easter is just around the corner and this can only mean one thing — Angry Birds Seasons is getting its Easter fix.
The update brings 15 new levels in the spirit of Easter. In addition to the funny looking rabbit hat-wearing green pigs, Rovio has included some Easter eggs for you to find and collect. Read more »
Some gadgets are for Japan only but that doesn’t mean we don’t want them – take this NEC MEDIAS N-06C Gingerbread droid for example. It’s not out yet, but pamphlets promise a really cool phone.
It has both performance (1GHz CPU with 512MB RAM) and rugged character (IPX5 and IPX7 certification). It’s just a bit thicker than its “world’s slimmest” counterpart, the MEDIAS N-04C, making other waterproof phones feel chubby… Read more »
Samsung has just released a rather funny video ad of their flagship superphone, the Galaxy S II. The phone is set to launch in May for the UK and early June for the rest of the major markets, so we should see more and more videos like this from Samsung in the future.
Obviously, the advert is focused on the vivid 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen. But what’s more interesting is did the phone survive the encounter with the water? Read more »
Nikon recently published (and then removed) details on their US site of a new AF-S NIKKOR 50mm F/1.8G lens complete with a Silent Wave focusing motor.
This unofficially announced design should allow autofocus on all entry-level Nikon DSLR bodies, including the latest D5100 and D3100 the lens should work with both FX and DX DSLRs. Read more »