Posts Tagged ‘3g’

3G Skype to Hit iPhone

February 4, 2010

It seems that Skype will soon be offering its iPhone users the ability to call one another using the service across 3G data connections.

At the moment, there is already a Skype app available for the iPhone through Apple’s App Store, but it only allows for calls being made over Wi-Fi connections, which, as well you might imagine, somewhat neuters the device when it comes to practical day-to-day use. Now though, it seems that the folks at Skype will be sorting out any lingering issues and offering a version that should allow a little more mobility.

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Michael Dell Shows off Tablet

January 29, 2010

It seems that Apple isn’t the only company detailing the release of its upcoming tablet this week, with Dell’s CEO giving a little more detail on the PC giant’s upcoming Mini 5.

We assume it'll also be available in not-pink 🙂

The folks over at TechCrunch had the chance to talk to the man himself while he was in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, where he seemed relatively happy to talk about the upcoming tablet device, including the fact that he expects it to see a launch in the US in the coming months, the first indication of its launch yet given. Sadly, so far there’s no word on Europe, though hopefully that’ll change soon enough.

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Kindle to Become Applications Platform

January 21, 2010

Amazon.com has sprung a little surprise this morning by announcing that they will be soon releasing the Kindle Development Kit. The kit will allow developers to develop “active content” for the Kindle platform, to take advantage of the e-reader’s electronic ink display, Whispernet 3G technology, and days-long battery life.

Get the development kit next month

The beta of the development kit for the e-reader will be released in February and it will include sample code, documentation, and the Kindle Simulator, which helps developers build and test their content by simulating the 6-inch Kindle and 9.7-inch Kindle DX on Mac, PC, and Linux desktops.

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Google’s Nexus One Attracts Complaints

January 12, 2010

Google’s smartphone, Android-based Nexus One, has come under heavy fire from users with complaints and questions about the hardware, many of whom don’t know who to turn to.

While the Nexus One might carry a Google OS in the form of Android, and boast Google branding with admirable tie-in through Google’s own sites, the fact is that the device itself was built by HTC. With two companies involved so closely before you begin to talk about the various cellular carriers involved, it’s easy to see why things have been getting a little confusing.

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Dell Confirms Adroid Phone

November 17, 2009

Dell has finally confirmed rumours that it has been working on its own Android powered smartphone, for now named the Mini 3.

It’s good to see Dell finally addressing the rumours that it was to release a smartphone after the prototypes it had shown off previously seemed to develop almost immediately into something people wanted to get their hands on. The only issue with the whole thing is that we have no indication for now of just whether or not we’ll be able to get our hands on Dell’s new Android device. Still, the Dell blog holds some hope for those interested.

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Mobile Carriers to Offer Win7 Netbooks

October 22, 2009

Microsoft is expecting the launch of Windows 7 to precipitate a shift in the netbook market to a point where mobile phone networks start to offer the devices with phone contracts.

Samsung NC10

Naturally, the idea that mobile carriers might subsidise netbooks isn’t something entirely new, given that it’s how Nokia’s upcoming netbook, the Booklet 3G, is going to be launched at a sub €300 price point instead of something closer to €5-600. Still, it’s interesting to see that Microsoft has told The Register to expect that kind of deal to become more widespread.

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Nokia Netbook to Launch November

October 14, 2009

Nokia has announced that it intends to launch its Booklet 3G in the US at some stage in November, but perhaps more interesting is the news on price, which is lower than predicted.

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A month or so ago, when Nokia had originally started talking about getting into the netbook market, we were mostly just blown away by the reported 12 hour battery life, elegant build and the fact that it’s got an internal 3G arrangement. Of course, the concern had been that all of that would drive the cost up, and with estimates hitting the €570 mark, it certainly seemed like Nokia would price itself out of the netbook market.

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Archos to Release Android Phone

September 16, 2009

Archos, famous for its touch-screen and wireless portable media players has confirmed suspicions that it’s getting itself into the phone business with an Android based handset.

Archos has gradually become more and more stylish over the years.

Archos has gradually become more and more stylish over the years.

Word comes from ElectricPig on just what we can expect from the phone, which is to tout a 4.3” touchscreen (at a resolution of 854×480) and a 1GHz ARM processor. Size and touch-screen aside, the processor alone positions it very well against other Android-based smartphone out there. Moreover, it’s only 1cm thick, so it should still manage to slip into pockets quite nicely.

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More Details of Nokia’s Netbook Emerge

September 2, 2009

Ever since the announcement of Nokia’s upcoming netbook, the Booklet 3G, there’s been an awful lot of buzz over relatively scant details. Now though, we’re starting to get a better impression of what the device will actually be like when we see it.

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We had already known some of the more attractive qualities of the Booklet 3G, including the fact that it boasts an aluminium shell, weighs in at just 1¼KG and boasts a 10” but is only 2cm thick. The news that’s emerged today, according to Engadget, is that the Booklet 3G will be shipping with Windows 7, which will be welcome news to anyone looking forward to Microsoft’s upcoming operating system. Perhaps the most impressive news is on battery life and connectivity.

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Nokia Announces Netbook

August 25, 2009

It was just yesterday morning that we reported on statements made by Nokia’s chief executive in India that seemed to indicate that Nokia might be working on a netbook. Well, times move fast and Nokia has announced today that it is indeed releasing a netbook.

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So far, we don’t know too much about what Nokia is called the Booklet 3G, but we do have some bits and pieces, and what we have seems to indicate a device worth some interest. Everyting else aside, Nokia’s entry to the netbook market is only 2cm thick, has a 10” screen and an aluminium case. The whole thing weighs in at 1¼ KG. This being Nokia thouh, we’re far more interested in the battery and connectivity.

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