Archive for March, 2008

31
Mar
08

Palm Centro 1 Million Device Sold

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 31, 2008 – Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq: PALM) today announced that it has sold its one-millionth Palm® Centro’ smartphone, demonstrating the $99 product’s mass appeal to customers ready to get all the power of a smartphone at the price of a traditional mobile phone.(1) Palm is now shipping Centro in 10 countries worldwide, including Hong Kong, Singapore, India, the UK, Germany, Spain, Ireland, France and Italy, and its already-rapid momentum is set to grow as Palm debuts the product in additional countries around the globe.

 

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29
Mar
08

Philippine company launches 406-dollar mini laptop

Philippine PC manufacturer Neo and multinational computer processor maker Intel have jointly launched a new 16,999-peso (406-dollar) mini laptop, spokesmen said Saturday.

The Neo Explore is a “ruggedized and shock-proof” laptop with a keyboard that will not be damaged by spillages of liquids, said Neo spokeswoman Mariel Que.

It weighs 0.66 kilograms (1.45 pounds) and is the size of a schoolchild’s lunchbox but will have the memory capacity and usual features of a standard basic laptop.

Though the Explore is primarily designed for primary school children here, it can also be used by first-time PC users for word-processing and Internet access, said Intel Philippines country manager Ricky Banaag.

It will be available in stores in major Philippine cities

Via Yahoo

29
Mar
08

Free Product = Great Reviews

You guessed it. Free products get a 5 out of 5 rating. This is the experience senility way. Just make sure you do your home work and get the full story.

Caveat emptor!

28
Mar
08

Future Mobile Phones Will Have Blazing Speed, Biochips To Diagnose Ailments

If Japan’s NTT DoCoMo has its way, future mobile phones will feature data speeds of 250 Mbps and biochips that could analyze a drop of blood or sweat for illness or stress.

In research findings released this week, the Japanese mobile phone service provider tipped its hand on distant future product plans, although it may take several years for many of them to reach the market. DoCoMo’s labs in Yokosuka, Japan, tested a technology called Long Term Evolution and hit data rates of 250 Mbps on the downlink.

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28
Mar
08

Apple Releases iPhone SDK Beta 2

Apple on Thursday released the second beta version of the software development kit for building applications for the iPhone and the iPod Touch.on

The free download is available online through the company’s Apple Developer Connection Web site. The second beta of the SDK includes an interface builder, the Xcode integrated development environment, the iPhone simulator, frameworks and samples, compilers, and the Shark analysis tool.

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26
Mar
08

Software turns smart phone into hotspot

Here’s a cool use for a phone that has both cellular broadband and Wi-Fi: Turn it into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot so your friends can surf the Internet on their laptops.

A couple startups have created and made available software like this in the last year. But a more established software maker said Wednesday that it has created a package for carriers to offer their customers.

TapRoot Systems Inc. of Research Triangle Park, N.C., said it was talking with carriers about providing their customers with the software, which would let up to five Wi-Fi users connect to a phone.

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25
Mar
08

Microsoft looks to cash in on the iPhone

Microsoft applications for the iPhone? Well according to an article on the Fortune iphoneicon website this might be the case. It would make sense now that the SDK is set to be released for Microsoft to develop applications for the iPhone.

The article says in part:

For a little more than a week, a team of the company’s Silicon Valley software engineers has been examining the iPhone software development kit (SDK for short), a set of tools Apple  released this month that let outsiders build software for the iPhone and the iPod touch. Microsoft executives aren’t sure yet whether they’ll find worthwhile opportunities to sell iPhone software – but they seem eager to find out.

“It’s really important for us to understand what we can bring to the iPhone,” Tom Gibbons, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Specialized Devices and Applications Group, told Fortune on Monday. “To the extent that Mac Office customers have functionality that they need in that environment, we’re actually in the process of trying to understand that now.”

You can get the whole story at Fortune