Monday, November 19, 2007

Amazon Kindle first hands-on

From Engadget -

A very brief hands-on review -

The device came out of box with too little juice to get on the EV-DO network, but the e-ink display looks great. The selector bar on the right is really interesting; it appears to be a white, opaque thin LCD panel that polarizes and turns clear letting reflective dots peer through -- the end result is a small selection bar that looks unlike anything we've seen on a portable reader device.

The keyboard is clicky and tactile, but with keys shallow enough that they won't get too in the way when you're reading. We're a little worried that the absolutely massive page forward / back buttons might get inadvertently triggered here and there, though.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Android Emulator Screencast

Here is a video of the Android Emulator (Android is the name of the just announced open source Google operating system for handsets). -

And if you are in an exploring mood, you can download the Android SDK at this Google site. It includes the Android Emulator. You can play with it to get a feel of what the operating system has to offer.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Pen Phone Design is Smallest Yet

From Gizmodo -


There have been pen phone concepts before, even a few working products, but none as slim and small as the one shown above. It is not a finished product yet but the company wants to gauge interest in such a device. What do you think?