Not had your fill of Google’s Nexus One info? Well, here is another one for you. Adobe is set to officially release Flash Player 10.1 and it’ll be available for Android OS 2.1… so it might show up on TELUS’ Motorola Milestone. Check out the video as the folks over at Adobe have put a good presentation together of several sites. This actually shows how quick the 1GHz Snapdragon processor is
Read this: BlackBerry announces the Q20
With Google launching the anticipated Nexus One yesterday, news came in a hurry that it would not be shipped to Canada… just yet. WIND seems to be wanting to get their hands on this self proclaimed “super phone” and this would be an incredible addition to the lineup and their first Android device.
Chris Robbins CCO of WIND Mobile said yesterday on Twitter “Wow! Lots of interest in the Nexus… Yep, works on AWS, and we’re chatting with them… will let everyone know soon.” Would you hop in this device? Is it worth $529 (USD)? By the way if you really want this now you can go to eBay and score one for $700 unlocked. In the meantime here are some vids that Google put together:
I guess you could call this a “green” idea as it takes no electricity… just human perspiration. This is a concept design by Song Teaho & Hyejin Lee that allows you to charge your mobile battery by spinning it around your finger. The battery has a built-in generator and the designers state that if you rotate it 130 times the outcome will be 2 minutes of talktime.
Would you use something like this? (more…)
We saw earlier this month an easy way to show your presentations by using a “Mobile Projector” accessory for the LG IQ. Today RIM has announced the “BlackBerry Presenter”. This is an accessory that will retail for $199 and can RIM says it “easily plugs into a projector or monitor, then lets the user display a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation wirelessly from their BlackBerry smartphone”. Sounds like a good idea but it a bit limiting as it only works on PowerPoint presentations.
Full specs are: (more…)
BlackBerry Pearl 9100 is not yet released or even announced but already has been captured with pics and videos. Feast your eyes on yet another look at the upcoming updated trackpad and WiFi enabled Blackberry. The video is a bit blurry but if I’m not mistaken if you really squint your eyes above the clock it seems to be heading to TELUS. Time will tell as I am sure most carriers will eventually have this device. (more…)
Palm has graciously pushed through an update for all the Pre owners… webOS 220.127.116.11 is now avaialable for download. Check out below for a complete list of changes and updates. Still no paid apps available.
- App Catalog significantly improves the application download experience.
- A user can now download multiple applications simultaneously.
- Downloads continue in the background if the user moves away from the download screen.
- A user can manually pause, resume, and cancel downloads.
- A user can also download all available updates for the user’s downloaded applications with a single tap. (more…)
There has been much talk about the first revolutionary customers that took advantage and bought the Rogers HTC Magic and Dream. With this they forayed into new territory and blazed the way with Google’s new Android 1.5 operating system.
With new upgrades being preformed around the world, customers were waiting patiently for word on when they can expect to get new version 1.6 or even the upcoming 2.1. A few weeks ago on the HTC website it was communicated that no updates were planned and 1.5 was stable enough.
Today we got word official word from HTC that they have “reevaluated” and upgrades are on the way by mid-year. Looks like the Magic will be upgraded to 2.1 and for those who purchased the Dream it “will not be developed beyond the next Android 1.5 update.”
Here’s what we received:
“While there has been a lot of confusion regarding software updates for these devices – we want to make sure that everyone knows that Rogers has been pushing hard to ensure the best possible outcome for all customers who have purchased an HTC Dream and Magic. Although we previously announced that we did not plan an upgrade to either device, we have reevaluated based on Rogers request and agreed to move forward.
First, we will be implementing an update for the 1.5 OS to both the HTC Dream and HTC Magic in the upcoming weeks. These will offer a number of benefits for these devices, including bringing the HTC Sense experience to the HTC Magic, although the OS version will remain 1.5.
By mid-year, HTC will issue an upgrade to Android 2.1, including the highly acclaimed HTC Sense experience for the HTC Magic.
However, due to certain limitations on the HTC Dream, the software path for the HTC Dream will not be developed beyond the next Android 1.5 update. While we regret not being able to offer the same updates to both devices, by bringing this upgrade to the HTC Magic, we are delivering the best solution possible given the situation at hand.”
Back on September 28th Apple came out swinging with the announcement of sailing past the 2 billion app download mark. Today they have boldly stated with “no signs of the competition catching up anytime soon” that 3 billion apps have been downloaded since launching their AppStore.
The press release stated “Apple today announced that more than three billion apps have been downloaded from its revolutionary App Store by iPhone and iPod touch users worldwide.” In addition, CEO Steve Jobs proudly said “Three billion applications downloaded in less than 18 months – this is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. The revolutionary App Store offers iPhone and iPod touch users an experience unlike anything else available on other mobile devices, and we see no signs of the competition catching up anytime soon.” (more…)
There has been much talk about the Nokia N900 these days, specifically those who want to jump ship over to new entrant WIND Mobile. Yesterday we had a conversation with Chairman Tony Lacavera and asked him about Android devices and the N900… he stated they are “working on it”. Today is a new day and Graham Kingma, Head of Call Centre Operations wrote a post on their site that says the N900 will be available “early 2010″.
It reads: “When will you offer more phones, such as the Nokia N900 or Apple iPhone?
The N900 and iPhone are hot topics within the community and other forums…and at WIND as well: I’m excited about these too! We obviously want to provide you with the phones that you want. The only challenge right now is having manufacturers build their phones so that they work on our GSM Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) network. As we expand, and as more and more operators evolve, too, more handsets will become available and we’ll carry them. Specifically for the N900 – which does work on our network – we hope to have the phone in early 2010“.
At CTIA we got a brief look at the N900. Check it out here
Google has announced “Nexus One”, their personal Android device that is stated as the “next stage in evolution of Android”. This touchscreen smartphone has a 3.75 OLED display, 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, stereo bluetooth and 3.5mm headphone jack, “Active noise suppression” and runs Android 2.1.
For us Canadians, Google has said they will not ship to us. But if you do want it you an still get it to work as it has a SIM card slot… but the draw back it that it’ll cost you $529 US for the new Android. (more…)