April 4, 2009

Microsoft Releases Second Laptop Hunter Ad

Microsoft has released another ad in their Laptop Hunters series. This time it is a recent college grad Giampaolo, who claims that he is technically savvy and wants a computer that he can customize. He is looking for a laptop that is portable, has great battery life and is powerful for under $1,500. Like the previous Laptop Hunters ad featuring a girl named Lauren, Giampaolo also first looks for a Mac. He looks at a MacBook calls it “So Sexy” and then adds “Macs are more about aesthetics than computing power.” After looking at few other laptops he finally decides to buy HP HDX 16t that weighs 7.06 pounds, has around 2 hour battery life and comes with 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo T6400 processor. Is this a portable system with great battery life and powerful processor? Actually, a $999 MacBook has better processor and is lighter with way better battery life. And as an added bonus it looks way sexier than the HP laptop.

April 3, 2009

AT&T Updating 3G Network in Anticipation of Next Gen iPhone

AT&T is rushing to rollout updated 3G network as the company expects tenfold increase in traffic from new iPhone hardware that Apple is expected to release in June 2009. AT&T will be making most of its 3G network 7.2Mbps capable by May end with aim to further increase network speed to up to 21Mbps within a couple of years. Read More

Apple Orders 3.2- and 5-megapixel CMOS Camera Sensors for Upcoming Devices

DigiTimes is reporting that OmniVision has received orders for 3.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor from Apple for next generation iPhone. The company has also received orders for 5-megapixel sensor for another unknown Apple product that will be launched later this year. According to DigiTimes, STMicroelectronics and Aptina were the other two contenders for Apple’s camera orders but they lost the deal to OmniVision. Read More

Video: 3rd Party Apps on Palm Pre

Precentral has posted 3rd party app video walkthrough for upcoming Palm Pre. The video above shows applications like Fandango, SprintTV, Nascar, updated Google Maps and PalmOS emulator Classic. The apps on Pre are looking good and switching between applications is also fast. Read More and Watch Video

April 2, 2009

NVIDIA Demos All-in-One Tegra Chipset at CTIA

NVIDIA demoed their new all-in-one Tegra chipset that integrates CPU, GPU, Northbridge, Southbridge, memory and input/output connections on a single chip. According to NVIDIA, this ARM based component will be capable of 1080p video output on a mobile phone and powerful enough to run netbooks. However, the biggest achievement of the Tegra chipset will be that it will do all this while sipping just half watt of power. To achieve higher power efficiency NVIDIA utilized efficient processors and optimized the resource allocation. Read More

iPod shuffle Sales Raise 50 Percent with Release of New Model

NPD groups is reporting that iPod shuffle sales grew 51 percent in the week of March 21st, the first full week the third generation player was on sale. Next week iPod shuffle sales added another 10 percent rise and continued gaining momentum till beginning of April. Read More

April 1, 2009

Walt Mossberg: BlackBerry App World Buying Process Harder than iPhone

Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg has posted first impressions of the new BlackBerry App Store that was launched today morning. According to Mossberg, RIM’s store is clumsier to use than Apple’s, but it works. The selection at launch is decent, but with some surprising omissions. App Worlds selection is broad and on first day, it offers 166 games, 99 productivity and utility apps and 69 reference and book apps. Read More

Nokia Introduces Point & Find Service

Nokia has introduced a new innovative Point & Find service that will enable people to access relevant information and services on the Internet by simply pointing their mobile phone camera at real life objects. The service is in beta version, focusing on movies and is available now to Nokia phone owners in UK and US. Read More

Apple Plans to Ship Two Distinct iPhone Models Soon

Lazard Capital Markets Analyst Daniel Amir wrote in his research note “Our checks confirm that two versions of iPhones will be introduced this year. Production of the new phones should start at beginning of April and will ramp in May.” He further added that both models would likely be introduced in June 2009. Read More

RIM Launches BlackBerry App World

RIM today launched its answer to Apple’s App Store – BlackBerry App World. The on-device and online application store for BlackBerry smartphones brings together a broad mix of personal and business applications for users. BlackBerry users can download the BlackBerry App World application to their smartphone by visiting BlackBerry’s App World website via the web browser on the their handsets. Read More

March 31, 2009

Skype for iPhone Now Available on iTunes App Store

The much awaited application Skype for iPhone is finally available from download on iTunes App Store. The Application is free and weighs in at 2.7MB. The system requirement for Skype is iPhone or iPod touch with iPhone OS 2.1 installed. Skype will definitely add more functionality to the iPhone, but it is the iPod touch that will benefit more, as it will give iPod touch owners phone functionality whenever they are near WiFi network. Read More

March 30, 2009

AT&T Unveils New Phones Aimed at Texting and Emails

AT&T has announced six new phones with focus on texting and emailing. The lineup includes Nokia E71x, Samsung Propel Pro, Samsung Impression, Samsung Magnet, LG Xenon and LG Neon. All the phones announced for spring season will be arriving in AT&T stores and online at wireless.att.com in the coming weeks. Read More

Another Analyst Predicts Next Gen iPhone in June

RBC analyst Mike Abramsky claims that Apple will unveil a new and improved version of iPhone in June, he calls the new model iPhone 3G Pro and it will include a number of improvements:
  • Faster 3G, using the HSUPA standard, versions the current HSDPA
  • Improved graphics
  • Video recording/messaging
  • 16GB/32GB memory capacity
  • Possibly thinner
  • $199/$299 price points
Read more

March 29, 2009

Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth Earpiece for Just $49 on Amazon

Amazon is offering the Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth Earpiece for just $49.99 with free shipping. The suggest retail price of the 925 Bluetooth earpiece is $149.95. The main features of Discovery 925 earpiece are distinctive VFrame design, case with integrated battery for recharging earpiece, AudioIQ adaptive noise cancellation, Multipoint technology to connect 2 Bluetooth phones at the same time and 5 hours of talk time. The sexy Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth is only available today for $49.99 on Amazon.