February 6, 2009

Intel and NVIDIA Going for Each Other’s Core Business

It is a known fact that Intel will launch their first ever dedicated GPU codenamed Larrabee this year. And on the other hand, rumors are that NVIDIA is heavily recruiting x86 engineers for making its own x86 processor. So, why suddenly both the companies are gunning for each other’s core market? The reason might lie in Intel’s decision to develop a dedicated graphics card. Read More

Analyst: Three New iPhone Models in 2009

Canaccord Adams analyst Peter Misek claims, “Three new iPhone could be coming in 2009. The first is a 32GB iphone in multiple colors that is likely to arrive during the next six months. Next up is a lower-cost handset based on the 2.5G iPhone, which is targeted for China and India. Third is a smaller version – about one-third the size of the 3G iPhone – that costs 40 percent less and is also likely before year-end.” Read More

Microsoft Leaks My Phone Online Mobile Backup Service

Microsoft has accidentally launched My Phone (aka SkyBox) mobile backup service, which they were going to announce at Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona, Spain on 16th February. The My Phone service offers 200MB of storage that can be used to backup contacts, calendar, tasks, photos, videos, text messages, music and documents directly from your mobile phone to the online service. Read More

February 5, 2009

Microsoft Developing Smartphone for Second Half of 2009

Research Firm Broadpoint AmTech claims that Microsoft is planning to release a smartphone of its own in second half of 2009. Research analysts Mark McKechnie and Rob Sandserson say that multiple industrial sources have confirmed Microsoft’s smartphone development plan. With the new smartphone, Microsoft will tightly integrate hardware and software like the iPhone does. Read More

Apple to Include Location and Multitouch Services in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

The upcoming Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard will include geographical location and multitouch apps support. According to AppleInsider, people familiar with the Snow Leopard beta released few days back say that the OS includes CoreLocation framework and a Cocoa based programming interface for leveraging the multitouch function. Read More

Microsoft Explains Windows 7 SKUs

Microsoft has posted a closer look at Windows 7 SKUs on The Windows Blog, to explain you “exactly which edition of Windows 7 is right for you and help you understand how we approached addressing the large amount of feedback we received. According to Microsoft the SKUs are based on feedbacks from the customers and addresses the following: Read More

T-Mobile Officially Launches Samsung Memoir the 8-Megapixel Camera Phone

T-mobile today announced the launch of Samsung Memoir – a full touchscreen mobile phone with 8-megapixel camera and many multimedia features. The Memoir is the highest megapixel camera phone available in US via a carrier. The main feature of the phone is its 8-megapixel camera. The phone is designed to look, feel and work like a point-and-shoot digital camera. The camera has Xenon flash, 16x digital zoom, auto focus and five shooting modes. Read More

February 4, 2009

Next Gen iPhone in June with Support for 3rd Party Background Tasks

In an interview with Dow Jones, Mark Davis, Program Director for iPhone at Etisalat, has revealed “next version of the iPhone, which is due out in June will be launched in the UAE at the same time”. This news along with iPhone 2,1 code string found in latest iPhone firmware almost confirms that Apple has next generation iPhone ready for summer release. Additionally, Phil Schiller, Apple’s marketing chief has also said at WWDC that Apple will follow the June release cycle for its iPhone updates. Read More

Toshiba Announces iPhone Competitor TG01 Smartphone

Yesterday, Toshiba announced their new smartphone based on Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon QSD2850 chipset in London. The super slim phone is only 9.9mm (0.38-inch) thick and features a 4.1-inch resistive touchscreen with 800 x 480 resolution. Toshiba says that the screen uses many of the technologies like color matching, dynamic gamma correction and LCD backlight control present in their HDTVs, resulting is more colorful and crisper images. Read More & Watch TG01 in action.

February 3, 2009

Nikon Unveils One Ultra Zoom P-Series, Three L-Series and Four S-Series Digital Cameras

Nikon today announced eight new point-and-shoot cameras that will ship before March 2009. The top of the line CoolPix P90 has 12.1-megapixel sensor, 24X (26-624mm) ultra zoom, 15fps burst mode, 3-inch LCD screen, image stabilization, motion detection, face detection and ISO up to 6400. The camera will ship in March for $399. Read More

February 2, 2009

Mac OS X and Safari Online Market Share Continues to Grow

Net Applications has released their latest data for online OS and browser market share in month of January. Mac OS X continued its growth whereas Windows continued its decline in operating system market share. Similarly in browser market share, Safari and Firefox continued to grow, while Internet Explorer lost market share. iPhone’s market share also rose to 0.48 percent and it looks like iPhone will surpass Linux by end of 2009. Read More

Palm Pre Video with Detailed Information About Both Software and Hardware

Palm’s VP of design, Peter Skillman shows various features of the upcoming Palm Pre touchscreen phone in a video. The Pre is one of the most impressive smartphone after the iPhone. The video shows how Palm differentiates the Pre from the iPhone, but it also shows how much the Pre is influenced by the iPhone. In fact the design of the shipping box for the Pre is also almost similar to the box iPhone ships in. Read More & Watch Video