Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
From Android Authority
General Mobile plans to show the world’s first dual-SIM capable Android powered phone at the 2009 Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona next month and has released some photos. However, based on the photos' details, the phone's button configuration will not work with Android. Android needs at least five hardware buttons (home, back, menu, call send, call end). The company claims that will change.
However another potential issue is the 400x240 screen, which is a bit low. Again the company claims if the display proves to be a problem, it will increase its resolution.
Hopefully they will be able to work out the kinks before its scheduled Q3 shipping start.
More photos here.
Popular Science has a hands-on review of Samsung's pico project, the W7900 (also known as the Show). The Show is a digital projector capable of displaying images up to 50 inches despite its small size. It also includes several attractive features, including a gorgeous 3.2-inch OLED screen, a digital TV tuner and a 5MP camera.
Additional specs include:
Projector: 10 lumens, 480 by 320 pixels, up to 50 in. diagonal
Screen: 240-by-400-pixel, 3.2-in. OLED
Wireless: 3G HSDPA up to 7.2Mbps, global roaming (900/1800/1900 MHz)
Cameras: 5-megapixel main, VGA front-facing model for video calls
Size: 4.4 by 2.2 by 0.7 in.
The only thing that remains to be seen is the price and when it will be released.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Per Gizmodo, the Kogan Agora, which was supposed to be the world's second (and Australia's first) Android Handset, is now delayed indefinitely. The reason: potential future compatibility issues with the smartphone's screen.
Anyone who pre-ordered an Agora will have their money refunded in full.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Engadget has an article on the interesting origins of the Sony VAIO P, notwithstanding its pokey Vista install.
Designer Takuma Tomoaki, in an interview with Chinese site cool3c. Of particular note, the P was inspired by the Mini Cooper, which he called "small and sophisticated," and the entire design was dictated by the size of the "smallest usable keyboard." In addition, the 1600 x 768 screen res was aimed at HD movies, since it can play back 720p content natively.
Monday, January 12, 2009
"A video demonstrating multitouch on the G1 Android phone (HTC Dream). This does not require a recompilation of the Linux kernel, but does require modifying one of the Java system libraries on the phone. This is for software developers only at this point!"
Friday, January 9, 2009
From Engadget -
CES, LAS VEGAS - Jan. 7, 2009 - Eye-Fi Inc., makers of the world's first wireless memory card for digital cameras, today announced that it is developing a way for users to wirelessly upload videos from their digital camera to YouTube and a home computer. Eye-Fi will preview the technology at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 8-11, in booth #32024 in the TechZone of South Hall Three.
"We're aiming to do for video what we've already done for photos: provide the easiest, simplest way to save and share your digital memories," said Jef Holove, CEO for Eye-Fi. "Our wireless technology makes it effortless to upload videos to YouTube using the digital camera you already have, without the fuss of special software. You won't need to find a USB cable or even turn on your computer to get your memories in front of one of the largest audiences on the Web."
According to a recent InfoTrends study, Video End-User Research: 2008, the point-and-shoot camera is now the most commonly used device for capturing memories on video. With Eye-Fi's wireless SD memory cards for digital cameras, users can upload photos – and soon video – automatically through Wi-Fi networks. Eye-Fi hotspot subscribers can also upload their memories away from home at more than 10,000 Wayport and open hotspot locations across the U.S.
Eye-Fi is designing its video upload service to support full-resolution HD video, with newer cameras like the Nikon D90 capturing HD video, and Web sites including YouTube now testing display of HD video.
"Some of the most popular clips on YouTube are shot on digital cameras, rather than video camcorders," said Holove. "Eye-Fi will give people the power to upload videos automatically, making it even easier for the YouTube community to post their life events, home videos and breaking news – virtually as they happen."
Eye-Fi will also demonstrate its new video upload technology in the "Last Gadget Standing" event on January 10 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. PST in room N255-257 in LVCC, North Hall.
Eye-Fi's wireless SD memory cards have won numerous awards, including Popular Science's "Best of What's New 2008" and PC World's "The 100 Best Products of 2008." For more information, please visit www.eye.fi.