Archive for April, 2010

30
Apr

Wired has unveiled the identity of the person who found that iPhone HD prototype device in the California bar. The man’s name is Brian Hogan and according to Hogan’s attorney, “He regrets his mistake in not doing more to return the phone.”

Reports are coming in that campaigns on the new Apple iAd platform for the iPhone could cost advertisers as much as $1 million. possibly that high price will limit the ads we are assaulted with.

I mentioned yesterday that Apple had purchased Siri, the personal assistant app firm. The buy could herald new voice-activated search capabilities coming to the iPhone, which would be most welcome.

Orginal post by Shane McGlaun

Category : iPhone News | Blog
30
Apr

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Orginal post by Mike

Category : Gadget News | Blog
30
Apr

Gizmodo reported today that the Microsoft Courier Tablet project has been canceled. The report must have been particularly bitter for Gizmodo, as the blog was first to uncover the project and referred to it many times as one that would ship Real Soon Now.

whether Gizmodo wants to see why Microsoft canceled Courier, they should read my September 23 column, "Why Microsoft's 'Courier' Tablet Will Never Exist."

Even now, Gizmodo seems betrayed and confused by the move, saying that Courier was "compelling," "innovative," and that they "loved" the interface.

The reason Gizmodo loved the "product" so much is that it was a fantasy product, not a real one. It's easy to conjure up magic when you don't have to build something.

that is one of the long-standing problems I have with a lot of tech coverage by both blogs and the mainstream media — they're indifferent to the distinction within an actual, real, shippable product — say, the Apple iPad — and the mere concept for a product conjured up with Hollywood special effects — say, the Microsoft Courier.

I even wrote a column about that phenomenon (centered on the hype that followed Gizmodo's Courier coverage) called "Dispatch From Gadget Fantasy Land." It makes delightful reading now that it appears the Courier will never exist.

suitable! Let's all shout blogs and news organizations on reporting vague ideas as imminent products that will soon be on the market. It's just sloppy reporting.

Orginal post by Mike

Category : Gadget News | Blog
30
Apr

Gizmodo reported today that the Microsoft Courier Tablet project has been canceled. The report must have been particularly bitter for Gizmodo, as the blog was first to uncover the project and referred to it many times as one that would ship Real Soon Now.

whether Gizmodo wants to see why Microsoft canceled Courier, they should read my September 23 column, "Why Microsoft's 'Courier' Tablet Will Never Exist."

Even now, Gizmodo seems betrayed and confused by the move, saying that Courier was "compelling," "innovative," and that they "loved" the interface.

The reason Gizmodo loved the "product" so much is that it was a fantasy product, not a real one. It's easy to conjure up magic when you don't have to build something.

that is one of the long-standing problems I have with a lot of tech coverage by both blogs and the mainstream media — they're indifferent to the distinction amidst an actual, real, shippable product — say, the Apple iPad — and the mere view for a product conjured up with Hollywood special effects — say, the Microsoft Courier.

I even wrote a column about that phenomenon (centered on the hype that followed Gizmodo's Courier coverage) called "Dispatch From Gadget Fantasy Land." It makes delightful reading now that it appears the Courier will never exist.

ample! Let's all signal blogs and news organizations on reporting vague ideas as imminent products that will soon be on the market. It's just sloppy reporting.

Orginal post by Mike

Category : Gadget News | Blog
30
Apr

Nokia has announced a new Xseries phone in India by unveiling the X2. that candybar phone is equipped with a 2.2-inch QVGA display, a 5MP camera with video recording, a microSD card slot (up to 16GB), committed music keys, an FM radio, Nokia Messaging, Facebook integration, dual speakers, Bluetooth, a 3.5mm headset jack and runs on Symbian S40 OS. The Nokia X2 will go on sale in India starting in June for 85 Euro (about $112).

[Nokia Conversations]

Orginal post by Isaiah

Category : Cellphone Reviews | Blog
30
Apr

LG Cookie Fresh GS290 UK

After releasing the Optimus G540, LG has decided to launch another new touchscreen phone in the UK. Dubbed as the LG GS290 Cookie Fresh, the phone should be available soon in the UK via Vodafone, Virgin, Phones4u and Tesco. FYI, the LG Cookie Fresh features the company’s Cartoon-styled UI and a simple SNS (Social Networking Services) connector, which allows direct access to Facebook and other services. The handset additionally comes with a WQVGA touchscreen display, widgets, LiveSquare, Bluetooth 2.1, a 3.5mm headset jack, an MP3 player, an FM tuner/recorder, a 2MP camera, and a MicroSD card slot. Too poor, there is no info on pricing at that date, so stay tuned. [Press Release]

Orginal post by Johan

Category : Cellphone Reviews | Blog
30
Apr

<img src="http://www.cellularbrain.com/wp-content/plugins/blog/images/meizu_m8.jpg" alt="Chinese Phones Banned In India" title="Chinese Phones Banned In India" width="510" height="368" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-12114" /

India’s branch of Telecommunications has issued a blanket ban on imports of telecoms equipment from China. that is a poor news for Chinese cell phone manufacturers such as ZTE, Huawei, and Meizu. The reason for the ban isn’t competition issues, or nationalism, but national safety measure. India is concerned that telecoms equipment from China could contain spyware and malware that allow Chinese spies access to Indian telecoms networks. [Pocket-lint]

Orginal post by Johan

Category : Cellphone Reviews | Blog