February 11, 2011

Nokia and Microsoft Partner-up to Fight iPhone and Android

Nokia and Microsoft today announced plans to form a broad strategic partnership intend to jointly create market-leading mobile products and services designed to offer consumers, operators and developers unrivalled choice and opportunity. As each company would focus on its core competencies, the partnership would create the opportunity for rapid time to market execution. Under the proposed partnership:
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February 10, 2011

Apple to Release Two iPad Models This Year

John Gruber of Darin Fireball believes that Apple will release two iPad models this year, one in April and one in September. He thinks that April is not a particularly good month for an annual iPad release. So, Apple will move the iPad to a September release schedule alongside the iPods. John clearly mentions that he is just guessing based on information he has heard. His guess about Apple’s iPad plans for 2011 is:
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February 9, 2011

HP Unveils TouchPad Tablet, Pre3 and Veer Smartphones

At their webOS event, HP today introduced three new devices including TouchPad tablet, Pre3 smartphone and Veer smartphone. HP TouchPad is the long rumored tablet based on webOS. The TouchPad has following features:
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Nikon Coolpix P300 with 12-Megapixel Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor

Nikon announced the new COOLPIX P300, Nikon’s first compact digital camera to feature a super-fast Wide-Angle 4.2x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens (24mm-100mm, 35mm equivalent) with a maximum aperture F/1.8 for capturing stunning, tack-sharp images and Full HD (1080p) video in a variety of lighting conditions.
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February 8, 2011

Fujifilm FinePix X100 Semi-Pro Camera Ships in March Priced $1,199

Fujifilm today announced the U.S. debut of its FinePix X100 premium digital camera which will begin shipping in March. According to Fujifilm the camera was developed to appeal to professional and advanced amateur photographers with highest quality images through a high-performance, beautifully crafted compact digital camera. FinePix X100 combines modern technology with a traditional camera design to deliver the ultimate in image quality.
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TI OMAP 5 Chipset Brings ARM Cortex A15 MPCore Processor

Texas Instruments (TI) announced today the next generation of its popular OMAP family: the OMAP 5 mobile applications platform based on ARM Cortex A15 MPCore. According to TI, the 28 nanometer OMAP 5 processor offers up to 3x processing performance and five-fold 3D graphics improvement, consuming nearly 60% less power than OMAP 4 platform.
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Canon Introduces Two New Entry-Level DSLRs Rebel T3i and T3

Canon today announced the new EOS Rebel T3i and EOS Rebel T3 DSLR cameras. Complementing Rebel T2i DSLR, The new Rebel T3i, Canon’s new flagship Rebel, offers fun and easy-to-use features for beginning photographers, and the EOS Rebel T3 provides a more attractively priced option for those looking to experience the pleasure of shooting with a DSLR.
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February 7, 2011

Review Roundup: Apple iPhone 4 (Verizon)

Verizon iPhone has been the most rumored gadget ever. Since the original iPhone was released in 2007 on AT&T, rumors about a CDMA model for Verizon have been going around. And if pre-orders are any indication it’s also the most wanted smartphone on Verizon right now. Hardware-wise the Verizon iPhone 4 is similar to the original iPhone 4 released in summer of 2010, except for CDMA antenna replacing the GSM antenna. Verizon iPhone 4 will come in 16GB model priced $199 and 32GB model priced $299 with a two-year contract starting on February 10th.
Below we have added links to 10 best Verizon iPhone 4 reviews available online:
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February 6, 2011

More iPad 2 Rumors

With iPad 2 launch closing in more and more iPad rumors are circulating around the blogosphere. Japanese blog Macotakara posted today that Apple is planning a special event at end of this month for iPad 2 launch. The next gen iPad will be announced in February end, but will ship in March because of Chinese New Year holidays till February 17, which would affect production of the new iPad. Macotakara also posted an image of iPad front glass that Apple will use on iPad 2.
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Verizon iPhone 4 Pre-Orders End in Less Than 18 Hours with Record Sales

Verizon started taking pre-orders of iPhone 4 at 3 AM on Feb 3rd and stopped taking orders at 8:10 PM on the same day, after seeing the most successful first day sales in the history of the company. Verizon sold off the initial pre-order stock of iPhone 4 in less than 18 hours and the iPhone was only available to current Verizon customers. The general market launch of the iPhone 4 on the Verizon Wireless network will occur on Feb. 10, when the phone will be available to non-Verizon customers also.
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