November 21, 2008

BlackBerry Storm Review Roundup: Touch Magic Missing

BlackBerry Storm was the second most talked about phone after the iPhone 3G this year. The new BlackBerry was supposed to stop the iPhone Tsunami by its clickable touchscreen. But if the reviews are any indication this touchscreen Blackberry is just another iPhone wannabe and not an iPhone killer. The clickable touchscreen was the most talked about feature of the new phone and almost all the reviews unanimously agree that RIM failed to implement a very interesting concept. Below are the ten well-balanced reviews of the new RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530. Read More

Apple Releases 2.2 Firmware Update for iPhone and iPod touch

Apple today released iPhone 2.2 Firmware Update, which is available through iTunes for iPhone and iPod touch owners. To get the 246.4MB update just connect your iPhone or iPod touch to the computer and click check for update. According to the release note, the update contains many bug fixes and improvements, including the following: Read More

November 19, 2008

Apple Plans to Release Mac OS X Snow Leopard in Q1 2009

Apple’s Director of Engineering for Unix Technologies, Jordan Hubbard, revealed at LISA 08 (Large Installation System Administration Conference) that Apple plans to ship Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in first quarter of 2009. He also talked about Mac OS X development and what the future of Mac OS X will be. He talked in detail about various Unix features present or modified in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Read More

November 18, 2008

Alienware Announces Area-51 X-58 and ALX X-58 Gaming Desktops with Core i7 Processors

Alienware has also jumped on Core i7 bandwagon with their new Area-51 X-58 and ALX X-58 gaming desktops. The X-58 is available with 2.66GHz Core i7-920 processor as base configuration with option of upgrading to 2.93GHz Core i7-940 or 3.2GHz Core i7-965. The ALX X-58 comes with 2.93GHz Core i7-940 base processor with option of upgrading to 3.2GHz Core i7-965 Extreme processor. Read More

Google’s Voice-Enabled Mobile App Launched for iPhone

Last Friday, Google released information about its upcoming voice-enabled search app for iPhone. The new application is now available through iTunes for free. The voice-enabled search is actually an update to Google’s existing iPhone application Google Mobile App. The updated version now allows users to place the phone to their ear and ask any question, like where is Starbucks? or movie shows timing or which is the nearest Thai restaurant? Read More

November 17, 2008

Dell Introduces Core i7 Based Studio XPS and XPS 730x Desktops

Today, Intel officially released the Core i7 processors and all the computer makers have started to announce systems based on the new processors. Dell has launched two new systems based on Core i7 processors the Studio XPS and XPS 730x. The Studio XPS features 2.66GHz Intel Core i7-920 processor as standard, along with optional $470 upgrade to 2.93GHz Core i7-940 processor. The base configuration will be priced $949 and it will come with Windows Vista Home Premium, DVD burner, 3GB DDR3 tri-channel SDRAM, 500GB hard drive, 256MB ATI Radeon HD 3450 graphics and integrated 7.1 channel audio. Read More

Verizon Officially Announces BlackBerry Storm Pricing

Few days back Verizon announced that it would start shipping the new Blackberry Storm on November 21st. But at that time no information about pricing for the device and monthly services was released, well that has changed today. Verizon today announced that with two-year contract the phone would be available for $199.99 after $50 mail-in rebate. With one-year agreement it will cost $299.99 and without contract it will be priced $599.99. The BlackBerry Storm will require a Nationwide Email Plan along with Nationwide Voice plan. Read More

Asus Introduces First Smartphone P565 with 800MHz CPU

Asus today introduced their new P565 PDA phone with 800MHz processor. Asus claims that the phone is the fastest in the world. The phone is based on Windows Mobile 6.1 and uses a touch-driven user interface – Glide – an innovative touch interface designed by Asus. Asus says that the new phone posted Vsbenchmark scores almost two times that of competing products in its class. The company didn’t say what the score was or what devices were compared. Read More

Intel Officially Ships Core i7 Processors

Intel has started shipping the new Nehalem architecture based Core i7 Processors, which they announced in August of this year. Nehalem is the seventh major x86 architecture and is designed explicitly for multi-core processor architecture. Intel claims that the new processors will see significant increase in memory efficiency and overall performance, as Intel has dropped the front side bus system in favor of new QuickPath Interconnect system, which uses point-to-point link between the processor and peripherals. Read More