Archives For January 2011
In its earning call, Apple's COO Tim Cook told investors that the company had invested $3.9 in long-term component supply contracts over the next two years, but Cook remained elusive in what the contracts were for.
At its teaser site for Samsung's CTIA press event where the Galaxy S smartphone was unveiled, Android Central is reporting that the page has been updated to reflect a February 13th event for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
According to Bloomberg, Sony is set to announce an updated PlayStation Portable handheld gaming unit on January 27th, next week, with a gaming-centric phone in February at the Mobile World Congress trade event.
Sony Ericsson is highlighting some of the new camera features and user interface behind the company's XPERIA Arc Android smartphone, which was announced at CES but hasn't been released yet.
Oh, Tim Cook. Here I was thinking you'd be a pale stand-in for your ailing boss Steve Jobs, keeping the ship steady but avoiding rough seas.
Nuance, makers of speech recognition engines such as the Dragon suite for mobile and desktop platforms, has announced that it is offering the Dragon Mobile SDK through a self-service website as part of the Nuance Mobile Developer Program.
The CIO blog is reporting that according to an un-named high-level BlackBerry administrator who has signed a non-disclosure agreement with RIM, Research in Motion could be releasing its BlackBerry PlayBook with an embedded 3G modem for AT&T's wireless network by March...
Apple's elusive white iPhone was recently spotted on German carrier Vodafone's inventory systems and now the paler shade of Cupertino, California's flagship smartphone has made an appearance on Best Buy's computer inventory system.
According to a leaked image of training materials for the Verizon Wireless HTC ThunderBolt Android smartphone, the phone will be the first Verizon device that supports simultaneous voice and data use, something that GSM phones have enjoyed for a while now.
According to Three Guys and a Podcast, the desktop version of Apple's iTunes software used to manage, play, and synchronize your multimedia library will soon disappear as a standalone app.
When HP bought Palm, we were all wondering when we would seem fruit of the tech marriage. It now seems that something tangible is in the works, and could be announced as soon as February 9.
A new rumor posits that Apple may be exploring glasses-free 3D screen technology for its next-generation iPod Touch. The iPod Touch has evolved from a multimedia-centric PMP to a portable gaming device, and the inclusion of glasses-free 3D technology would place the por...
Helios Interactive has created a number of technologically advanced advertising campaigns for some of the world's biggest brands.
Looks like Verizon is working the iPhone and working it hard. Apparently Verizon is anticipating some blow back from recent Android (and Blackberry) purchasers and is offering a $200 Visa Gift Card to those who purchased between November 26 and January 10.
This should make some folks happy. I know it makes me so. Microsoft is going to be releasing a OneNote App for the iPhone. According to Ina Fried at All Things Digital, we should see it today. The App will be free for a limited time.
We all saw this coming with leaks in the run up to the Verizon iPhone announcement, but now it is official. Beginning January 16, Verizon will cancel its New Every Two early upgrade policies for new customers. Existing customers appear to get one more round when they...
The Dell Streak 7, Dell's 7-inch tablet, may be slated to hit T-Mobile USA on February 2nd as the GSM carrier's first 4G-enabled tablet.
We're in playwriting mode, or rather play creation mode here again at Wayside Theatre. While we do plays all year long, it is only once, maybe twice, a year that we create one essentially from scratch.
Looks like Lenovo is going all in. At least as far as putting its organizational structure where its dreams lie. After selling then reacquiring its mobile phone biz and retrenching its Tablet biz last year, Lenovo is setting up a new team to focus on Tablets, smartphone...
4G is all the rage. And there was some rage when 4G first debuted on Sprint when there was a $10 charge to use it's version of 4G if you picked up an EVO even in areas where 4G wasn't turned on.
As TV- and computer-makers join the ranks of smartphone manufacturers in releasing consumer-grade tablets that appeal to the masses, the space for slates and tablet computers is and will be getting crowded.
It's not news that Acer is making a run at the Tablet game. We heard quite a bit from them at CES regarding the 7 inch and 10 inch models they are preparing to make a play with.
Let's play a game. You make a statement. Doesn't matter what it is or what it is about. You make a statement and I bet I can come up with a cynical or negative response about it.
A leaked image of the Samsung 4G for T-Mobile USA's 4G HSPA+ network was revealed and the picture shows that the Vibrant 4G may skip Android 2.2 Froyo in favor of the newer and more current Android 2.3 operating system, also referred to as Gingerbread. While the orig...
RIM's betting a lot on the Tablet/Slate game. The RIM Playbook finally got out of the quick "you can't touch it yet" demo mode and into the hands of a few journalists and bloggers, and from what I've seen from those reactions the Playbook certainly has a shot. But RI...
Samsung's hardware refresh to the original Vibrant, a Galaxy S smartphone, will be released on February 9th according to TmoNews's sources.
Recent leaks about the display of Apple's forthcoming second generation iPad state that the consumer tablet will increase its resolution four-folds when compared to the original tablet that was launched last year.
The elusive white iPhone 4, which has been delayed by Apple multiple times, is finally making an appearance on German carrier Vodafone's inventory system in both 16 GB and 32 GB variations.
[caption id="attachment_37475" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image via AndroidGuys. "][/caption]While T-Mobile USA has announced the G-Slate at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, its maker LG may have grander plans for the Android tabl...
Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation system on a chip (SoC) design that will succeed the company's proprietary A4 processor in its next-generation mobile computing products, including the next iPad and iPhone.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpAoxFwos-Y&feature=player_embedded We've heard all the stories about billions of dollars passing through Apple's App Store and seen the flashy intros of new apps from big publishers at conferences.
Having a hard time post-CES deciding whether you want a consumer-oriented tablet that runs Windows 7 on an Intel Atom-based CPU or an Linux-based Android tablet? With the Evolve III Maestro tablet, hopefully you'll no longer have to decide as the slate is able to boot i...
Window's Text Input Panel (TIP) behaves nicely when using Internet Explorer and other Microsoft applications, but it doesn't show up when it's supposed to in Chrome, my favorite browser.
With the rise of the iPhone, many handset-makers have tried to replicate Apple's success with capacitive touchscreen displays, abandoning old technologies such as resistive touchscreens.
Word is just popping out that Steve Jobs has requested a leave of absence from Apple to focus on his health. He will remain CEO and be involved in the strategic decision making of the company.