Nokia is showcasing the NFC capabilities of its C7 Symbian device using an NFC version of the widely popular Angry Birds game, dubbed Magic. This all goes down at the MeeGo conference in San Francisco. The purpose of the game is to find someone with a C7 smartphone and using the NFC chip inside to unlock levels, after you’re done with the previous ones.
You get 5 levels of Angry Birds after which you will need to unlock the next five by pairing two C7 units together. It’s a clever idea, I have to admit. Read more »
HTC filed a request at the US Patent and Trademark Office to protect the term HTC Play as a trademark. Reportedly this is the name of a future HTC-exclusive app market for games (I’m guessing Android ones), to which every HTC phone will have access.
Now I’m not sure if another app store is what we most need at the moment, as there are, what, 10 of them already? You have the Amazon store you have the Opera store, a couple of obscure ones like SlideMe and, of course, the Android Market . I just don’t see the point. Android started off as a unified OS with its own ecosystem, spanning through manufacturer to manufacturer. Now there are Xperia PLAY-exclusive games, exclusive application stores and this all makes the choice of which droid to grab all the harder for the end user. Read more »
Computex 2011 saw the unveiling of Nvidia’s latest 3D glasses for their 3D Vision range. The complete package gives you the ability to play games and watch BluRay movies in full 1080p HD 3D.
3D Vision is probably the most well known consumer based 3D system available and the setup is fairly straight forward too. Read more »
TomTom is a respected GPS tycoon, which makes receivers and also provides the map data and know-how. Now it looks like it’s thinking of branching out into the street viewing business, which is Google and Microsoft exclusive territory so far. We guess those two wouldn’t exactly appreciate that.
This comes after a very intriguing picture was uploaded to Tumblr.com, showing a TomTom van with a 360-degree cam mounted on top of it. What else could be used for except making an all-round street view service? Read more »
NVIDIA has launched their first gaming notebook GPU in their 500M series, the new GeForce GTX 560M. It supports DirectX 11 and is said to deliver a “no-compromise gaming experience at full 1080p resolution”.
The 560M will have support for a variety of NVIDIA’s technology, starting with Optimus, which allows it to switch itself off when not required, to save battery. It also supports Read more »
It appears that we haven’t seen the best of the Samsung Galaxy Tab family just yet. Just a few weeks before those super slim Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 hit the shelves, the president of the company’s mobile division, J.K. Shin, went on record saying that they will be releasing at least one more slate this year.
The Galaxy Tab 4G, if we had to take a wild guess for the name, will be released before 2011 has ended, extending the company tablet portfolio to four devices. Read more »
Nesdoid, SNesoid, Gensoid, GameBoid, GBCoid, Gearoid, Ataroid and N64oid are now missing from the Android Market. Two of them were pulled recently due to a complaint from Sega, but now all the emulators are gone and their developer’s account – suspended.
Sounds familiar? Yes! Read more »
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is scheduled to receive Android 3.1 update in the first half of June. Sure enough, the update leaked out and it seems to be the final version. Some improvements were made along with some bug fixes for the dock.
You could wait until the update is out officially (just a couple of weeks if there are no delays) but you could update now if you’re willing to risk it. Read more »
Although Motorola announced the DROID BIONIC in April, the handset hasn’t launched yet because Motorola wanted to make certain changes to the device. However, an image uploaded on Swedish mobile benchmarking site NenaMark suggests that the changes are quite dramatic.
Initially, the DROID BIONIC was reported to run on an Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset. But the image below tells us that it is now running on Read more »
Google have just announced their new Google Wallet and Google Offers services, this then dropped them straight into a lawsuit with PayPal, but that’s not going to stop them from rolling out their new service.
Google Wallet hopes to make use of the NFC infrastructure as a mobile based payment system. Read more »
The Hangover was a sleeper hit in cinemas back in 2009 and the hotly anticipated sequel, The Hangover Part II, has just hits theaters worldwide. To tie in with the film’s release, boxing game Mike Tyson: Main Event for iOS got a Hangover themed update all its own.
Developers RockLive, have included a bunch of cool new content themed around the movie, the main draw being that now you can box with the likes of a Hangover II themed Mike and the infamous Mr. Chow guest stars as well. Read more »
Anyone else caught wind of this? Apparently some iOS users have recently stumbled upon a revamped version of Google’s mobile site. Primarily the changes are cosmetic but in a big way. It appears Google have gone for a more graphical UI, displaying their primary services via an app screen style, 4×3 layout with tabbed window elements to boot.
The icons aim to help specify your search terms with categories such as images, places and news. Read more »
Chinese Mobile manufacturer Huawei are looking to make a greater impact on the UK market and the Huawei Vision aims to signify their presence as a high-end smartphone contender.
Both Huawei and ZTE recently received approval to become official Windows Phone OEM’s but in the meantime, they’re setting their sites on the upper echelons of the Android market (not to be confused with the Android Market). Victor Xu, chief of strategy and marketing at Huawei, spoke of their upcoming high-end Android device, the Huawei Vision. Read more »
This new trailer of the highly anticipated Gears of War 3 came out just yesterday. The game is slated for launch on September 20 worldwide and will be exclusive to the Xbox 360.
I myself have never particularly been a fan of Gears of War. I played about an hour of the first one to realize that Read more »
In a move that would improve anyone’s mood due to its hilarity, Samsung has filed a motion in court asking Apple to hand over the next iPhone and iPad. The reason for that is because they want to know if they are similar to Samsung’s own products and they would want to take measures from Apple from suing them again for copying their designs.
The decision to perform this act of comedy is probably the result of Apple recently asking the court for Samsung to hand them pre-production samples of the Droid Charge, Infuse 4G, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 Read more »