Archive for July, 2009

Sonos Introduced New CR200 Remote Control and Bundle BU250

Sonos Introduced New CR200 Remote Control and Bundle BU250

Sonos introduced a much newly designed remote control – the Sonos Controller 200 (CR200). It fits nicely in one hand; featuring a 3.5-inch capacitive VGA touch-screen and a super easy to type on keyboard. The CR200 is easy to use; it turns on instantly, fast and reliably dedicated to your ultimate music experience. It can be used anywhere in your home all for a price of $349 ($50 less than its non-touchscreen predecessor, the CR100, went for), which includes the charging cradle.

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Samsung Mondi Mobile WiMAX Device First-impressions

Samsung Mondi Mobile WiMAX Device First-impressions

It seems a long time since we played with a non-functional prototype of Samsung's Mondi WiMAX MID back at Mobile World Congress in February.  Only last week the Windows Mobile 6.1 handheld saw its official launch, to take advantage of Clearwire's slowly spreading CLEAR WiMAX network, so imagine our surprise when a Mondi dropped, unannounced, through the SlashGear letterbox.  After the cut, check out our walkthrough video and an initial hands-on gallery, together with some early feedback in advance of our full review.

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Boingo to offer free Wi-Fi to Verizon subscribers

Boingo to offer free Wi-Fi to Verizon subscribers

If you're a Verizon subscriber, you'll be pleased to learn that Boingo has expanded their deal with the carrier today to make it so you can obtain free Wi-Fi in any location that supports a Boingo hotspot.

This way, you'll be able to access Verizon DSL or FiOS services at any Boingo hotspot for free. It's not clear at the moment if this freebie deal will be available internationally, but the U.S. is a definite.

This helps to level the playing field a bit between Verizon and other carriers like AT&T who have already expanded their Wi-Fi hotspot coverage considerably beyond the traditional locations like Starbucks.

Foxconn iPhone suicide engineer’s family given $44k compensation, Apple laptop

Foxconn iPhone suicide engineer’s family given $44k compensation, Apple laptop

The Foxconn iPhone prototype suicide story continues, with the NY Times suggesting that the company has given ex-employee Sun Danyong's family the equivalent of more than $44,000 together with an Apple laptop to his girlfriend.  However the Foxconn security official accused of mistreating Sun maintains that he merely "became a little angry" and grabbed the engineers shoulder, while Foxconn themselves claim that Sun had "lost" and then rediscovered multiple prototypes before.