Archive for January, 2009

Amazing tiny Arcade Cabinet models

Amazing tiny Arcade Cabinet models

We've seen full-sized arcade cabinet replicas before, but I don't think we've ever featured 1.75-inch replicas.  These awesome little gaming machines are intended to distract passengers in a model train diorama, but I'd quite like a row of them on my desk and you can keep the trains.  The handiwork of J&C Studios, seven different versions are available.

Continue Reading

iBluetooth file transfer for iPhone: Video Demo

iBluetooth file transfer for iPhone: Video Demo

An app called iBluetooth is promising to open up the iPhone and iPhone 3G to Bluetooth file transfers.  Not yet released, iBluetooth will apparently support file exchange between both the Apple smartphone and computers, as well as other cellphones.  In their video demo, the team behind iBluetooth show an iPhone running the app sending and receiving between a Mac and a Sony Ericsson handset.

Demo video after the cut

Continue Reading

Windows Mobile 6.5 spotted running on Exeda smartphone

Windows Mobile 6.5 spotted running on Exeda smartphone

It's unlikely to win them many friends at Redmond, but Exeda have released photos of their business-centric smartphone running Windows Mobile 6.5 Alpha.  The early release of the OS - which is slated to be officially announced at Mobile World Congress next month - does seem to confirm one of the much-rumored new features, that is the scrolling honeycomb hexagonal interface.  According to the latest rumors, the new GUI will automatically sort frequently used apps to the top of the page. 

Continue Reading

Dell Latitude XT2 Tablet PC details confirmed in latest leak

Dell Latitude XT2 Tablet PC details confirmed in latest leak

Details of Dell's upcoming Latitude XT2 Tablet PC have emerged, courtesy of a service manual on the company's own site.  Unlike its predecessor, the Dell Latitude XT, this new model will have support for up to 5GB of DDR3 memory, use a 1.8-inch SATA drive, have a range of new ports and revert to integrated graphics (in this case Intel's GMA X4500) rather than a separate ATI card.

Continue Reading

AT&T 3G MicroCell network extender revealed

AT&T 3G MicroCell network extender revealed

There's an unusually high quantity of femtocell news this morning, as hot on the heels of the Verizon Wireless Network Extender comes word of the AT&T 3G MicroCell.  Yet to be officially announced by the carrier, but revealed in their online setup page, the 3G MicroCell will work with up to four AT&T cellphones simultaneously - though they must all be 3G devices - using your broadband connection to carry voice and data traffic in areas of poor cellular network coverage.

Continue Reading

Acer MID patent suggests upcoming mobile device

Acer MID patent suggests upcoming mobile device

Speculation has begun to mount that Acer is planning the imminent announcement of a MID (mobile internet device), after a recently-revealed patent application confirmed that the company is considering such a handheld.  The patent, which covers the "ornamental design for a mobile internet device" and was filed in December 2007, suggests a full-touchscreen interface with minimal screen bezel and hardware controls.

Continue Reading

Verizon Wireless Network Extender launches: $250 upfront, no service fees

Verizon Wireless Network Extender launches: $250 upfront, no service fees

Verizon's femtocell, the Network Extender, has been officially launched, and at first glance it's a far better deal than Sprint's rival AIRAVE.  Although the two units themselves are basically identical - promising to create your own CDMA mini-network, by routing cellphone calls and data over your broadband connection when Verizon's own network is insufficient - the difference comes in the pricing.  The Verizon Wireless Network Extender is priced at $249.99, but after that there are no monthly fees.

Continue Reading