Archive for Apr 30, 2009

Kindle Whispernet file conversion fees increase

Kindle Whispernet file conversion fees increase

Amazon have announced changes to the types of documents their Kindle ebook reader will support, including a shift in pricing structure that will see users paying more per upload and conversion.  The Kindle's Whispernet wireless connection can be used to load non-Amazon documents onto the device: previously files were charged at $0.10 each, but Amazon have switched this to $0.15 per megabyte, rounded up to the nearest MB.

 

Samsung Omnia HD i8910 reviewed: great HD, awful calls

Samsung Omnia HD i8910 reviewed: great HD, awful calls

When we grabbed some video demo time with the Samsung Omnia HD i8910 at Mobile World Congress back in February, we described the AMOLED touchscreen handset as almost "like a small MID".  Now Phone Arena have published their review of the Omnia HD, and it looks like - a few flaws - aside, Samsung may have a high-end winner on their hands.

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Acer Timeline ultraportables suffer panel shortages

Acer Timeline ultraportables suffer panel shortages

Acer has confirmed that a shortage of LCD panels will have an impact on production of their Timeline ultraportable notebook range.  Announced at the start of April, the Acer Timeline range includes 13.3, 14.1 and 15.6-inch models; Acer has not confirmed which size is affected, only that three out of the planned ten will suffer launch delays.

Second, smaller Palm Pre coming late 2009?

Second, smaller Palm Pre coming late 2009?

As if waiting for one Palm Pre to arrive wasn't stressful enough, now there's talk of a second, smaller version of the handset primed to arrive in late 2009.  A trusted source has told TechCrunch about a new "Mini-Pre" (their words, not Palm's official name) which will be smaller than the announced Pre and use the same webOS platform.  The handset is said to be "very far along" in development, though there's no word on hardware specifications.

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T-Mobile OTA Android 1.5 ‘Cupcake’ update hits G1

T-Mobile OTA Android 1.5 ‘Cupcake’ update hits G1

According to what the users over at Android Community are saying, T-Mobile has begun to push out the Android 1.5 'Cupcake' update to users of their G1 smartphone.  T-Mobile UK confirmed the launch through their Twitter account, and we're hearing from T-Mobile USA G1 users that it's a 44MB OTA download; the rollout will continue throughout May.

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Samsung STORY Station HDD announced

Samsung STORY Station HDD announced

Samsung announced their STORY Station external hard drive today and it includes a few features worth noting. Though it will be available in just Korea first, the storage device uses a 3.5-inch HDD for backing up your information.

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LevelOne MobilSpot Portable Wireless Hotspot debuts

LevelOne MobilSpot Portable Wireless Hotspot debuts

CP Technologies announced their latest product, the LevelOne MobilSpot Portable Wireless Hotspot today, which is a 3G router that makes it easy to connect your broadband network to Wi-Fi.

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BeBook Mini E-Book Reader gets pictured

BeBook Mini E-Book Reader gets pictured

If you're waiting for a new ebook reader to sweep you off of your feet, you might be interested in learning about the BeBook Mini, which just got detailed in a picture released by the company today for the first time.

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AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition announced

AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition announced

AMD has just announced another processor option. It's called the Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition and this 2.8GHz processor packs in some power for its relatively small size, including 65nm dual-core chips.

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PeeWee Pivot Tablet Laptop announced

PeeWee Pivot Tablet Laptop announced

Technology can be a double-edged sword when it comes to kids. Of course, you want your child to grow up understanding and being able to utilize a computer, but at the same time, you don't want them exposed to things they are too young to understand or that are inappropriate. That's where the PeeWee Pivot Tablet Laptop comes into play.

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Amimon Wireless HD chips carry 1080p 60Hz over 100ft

Amimon Wireless HD chips carry 1080p 60Hz over 100ft

Amimon have announced a pair of new wireless HD chip, the AMN 2120/2220, which are capable of carrying an uncompressed 1080p 60Hz high-definition video stream up to 100ft, even if there are walls in-between.  The transmitter/receiver pair use the WHDI standard, rated up to an equivalent of 3Gbps.

 

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Motorola Calgary to be first Verizon Android phone; Flash & Inferno canned

Motorola Calgary to be first Verizon Android phone; Flash & Inferno canned

The Motorola Calgary, renders of which leaked back in December 2008, is to be Verizon Wireless' first Android handset.  That's the word from the Boy Genius' tipsters, who have also given an update on two axed devices from that original leak as well as a new luxury phone called Rolex.

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