Archive for July, 2009

MiFi Developer Program launches: personal hotspot SDK released

MiFi Developer Program launches: personal hotspot SDK released

Back when we reviewed the MiFi 2352 in June, one of the aspects of the "intelligent personal hotspot" we were left most excited about was the prospect of an open API and the potential for web-connected applications to run on the 3G/WiFi device's secondary app processor.  Now Novatel Wireless have announced the launch of the MiFi developer program, and with it the release of the MiFi Web server Common Gateway Interface (CGI): everything web-savvy developers should need to start coding for the battery-powered router.

 

Ricoh GR Digital III promises twice the performance over predecessor

Ricoh GR Digital III promises twice the performance over predecessor

Ricoh have updated their GR Digital II camera with a third-generation model, the unsurprisingly titled GR Digital III.  Packing a new wide-angle 28mm F1.9 GR lens, the GR Digital III has a 10-megapixel CCD and Ricoh's GR Engine III image processor.  Together they promise the lowest ever ISO sensitivity of a GR-series digital camera, plus minimal color aberration thanks to three special low-dispersion lenses.

 

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 gets WM6.5 video demo

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 gets WM6.5 video demo

Sony Ericsson's XPERIA X2 has been showing up more and more frequently over the past few weeks, and now there's an almost six minute video of the Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone in action.  The video - in which the XPERIA X2 is referred to by its internal codename, "Vulcan" - runs through the new Microsoft platform, as well as showing a few glimpses of what looks to be Sony Ericsson's own "Panels" UI.

Video demo after the cut

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