Now that was fast. The first kernel modification for the HTC Thunderbolt 4G overclocking its Snapdragon chipset appeared only a few hours after the Taiwanese company officially released its source code. The frequency was pushed to the impressively sounding 1.8 GHz, which has resulted in some pretty impressive benchmark results.
The 1.8GHz HTC Thunderbolt 4G scored over 3000 in Quadrant, which is immense for a single-core handset. Read more »
Some guys over at Nokia Denmark have freed the Parrot AR.Drone from its iOS shackles and have written a control app for Symbian^3 devices (the Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01).
The app lets you fly the AR.Drone by using on screen controls and the phone’s accelerometer… Read more »
It’s been almost six months since the N8 hit the market, but the Finns have no intention of stopping its marketing campaign. I’ve already lost count of all the movies, covers, pictures, etc. shot with the 12-megapixel cameraphone, but here is a new batch. This time Nokia has invited popular aerial photographer Jason Hawkes to take some nice heli-shots of Britain’s most beautiful places as part of Nokia’s HD Horizons project.
Nokia N8 camera sample (click to enlarge)
All shots under this UK project are taken with the Nokia N8. Here are some of the best picks:
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Vimeo has just launched its official iOS app. You can watch all the Vimeo videos and upload yours. But wait, there is more – the app offers quite a capable video editor too.
You can record videos directly from the Vimeo app interface and edit them. You can trim or combine videos, add external audio tracks or even subtitles and choose different transition effect.
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Google has just announced it’s done testing the in-app billing functionality and it’s now available to the developers and supported by the Android Market.
The in-app billing will allow the try-and-buy apps, upgrades and other virtual goods – similar to the in-app billing within the Apple AppStore.
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Well, version numbers in the browser world fly by faster than months. The Chrome team takes the lead with the Chrome 12 dev release with several new features including tab management improvements, a new New tab page an FPS counter and some second thoughts on the new logo.
Meanwhile, the Mozilla team is looking to speed up the major release cycle of Firefox and are already sketching new features for Firefox 5. In the next installment of the browser, we’ll see a new UI that allows you to sign into the same site several times… Read more »
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play has finally landed in our office and we’re already hard at work on a preview for you.
The XPERIA Play’s hardware gaming controls really mean business and greatly improve the gaming experience. It’s as close as any mobile phone has ever gotten to the Sony PSP or the Nintendo 3DS. Read more »
When one company releases an extravagant product such as the Optimus 3D you can never be sure if that’s the start of a new trend or they are aiming for publicity rather than sales. However when two of the major smartphone makers in the world hop into the same boat almost simultaneously you instantly know that it’s just the beginning.
The French HTC office confirmed that the EVO 3D will be available in Europe, which officially started the 3D wars. We’ve got two of the hottest smartphones we have seen sporting dual cameras at the back and stereoscopic screen and it’s pretty easy to tell that you cannot go wrong with either one. Yet the question remains – which one is better? Read more »
If you haven’t tried the release candidate of Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo which Mozilla released a week earlier, now you don’t have any excuse not to download the final version unleashed just hours ago. Firefox 4 Mobile is a true reincarnation of its desktop brother with its support for add-ons, tabs, Firefox sync and it comes with serious speed improvements.
While tabbed browsing isn’t something we haven’t seen before, add-ons and sync are some seriously cool features that you should give a try – if you are an Android or a Maemo guy, that is. Unfortunately, those of you with Read more »
The new compact camera Sigma DP2x has been confirmed for US launch in April with the fairly high pricetag of $800.
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Those of you willing to replace the hardware keyboard of your laptops with a touchscreen, please stand up and get your credit cards ready. Ok, you don’t need to stand up, just joking. The thing is the dual-touchscreen Acer ICONIA has just gone on pre-order and you can book your unit right now (as long as you live in the US).
The great news is that the asking price is actually lower than the previously announced $1500. Instead you can get your Intel Core i5-packing ICONIA for a cent under $1200. Pre-orders have already started and the first units should arrive to their new owners in April. Read more »
I am sure there are lots of DROID users who just can’t wait the official Gingerbread update anymore. Well, if you own a Motorola DROID X or DROID 2, you can sweeten your gadget with some Gingerbread flavor right now.
The update process is easy enough and doesn’t requires rooting.
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Amazon is aggressively expanding their business venues – just last week they launched an app store Android and now they’re enabling music streaming for their Cloud Drive service.
Streaming music over the Internet is something that both Google and Apple are rumored to be working on. So, let’s see how well the Amazon Cloud Player works… Read more »
Do you remember the LG’s Something bigger is coming MWC campaign? Well, it was about the Optimus 3D. But it seems there is something even bigger coming – literally! It’s the LG Optimus Big.
LG Optimus Big next to an iPhone 3GS
The leaked picture comes from Korea and shows the unannounced LG smartphone, packing a 4.3-inch display. Read more »
I’m not particularly keen on statistics. Unfortunately, tracking the trends in the mobile industry (its winners and losers) requires a heavy dealing with the aforementioned science. The people over at VisionMobile – a mobile industry market analysis and research company, have been kind to present us with graphic expression of the developments in the mobile phone market over the past decade.
It’s somewhat overwhelming to watch the change in ranks for some companies as well as the utter disappearance of others. Especially when I’ve witnessed these industry developments along the years in person. Enjoy the show!
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