Archive for August, 2009

HTC Touch Pro 2 Launching With WinMo 6.1 on Verizon and Sprint

HTC Touch Pro 2 Launching With WinMo 6.1 on Verizon and Sprint

The Touch Pro 2 is coming, with Sprint and Verizon both chomping at the bit to get their own models. And while we're all for new phones, it seems like there are some moments where waiting might be the better route. Not that Windows Mobile 6.1 is necessarily bad, but with the optimizations and functionality promised from WinMo 6.5, this might be the best time to wait and get the best Operating System when it's available.

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HTC Hero Might Be Up for Pre-Order Soon

HTC Hero Might Be Up for Pre-Order Soon

If you didn't catch our "review of the Hero", we think you should. Especially if you're on the Sprint Network, here in the States. Why? Because those rumors of a Hero gracing the Now Network seem to be getting more solid every day, and if a recent leaked image of Best Buy's internal systems has anything to say about it, then September is set to be a little bit more cramped.

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Scosche SolCHAT is a Solar Powered Bluetooth Speakerphone for Everyone

Scosche SolCHAT is a Solar Powered Bluetooth Speakerphone for Everyone

And by everyone, we mean it. Considering the way the  government is cracking down on cell phone usage while driving, and especially texting, handsfree devices need to improve so that people will want to use them. And while many people might not want to wear those earpieces, or have their phone's speakerphone on all the time, Scosche has the answer for you: a Bluetooth speakerphone that attaches to your windshield, so that the solar panel on the back can keep your battery fully charged all day long.

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Verizon and Time Warner Set to Test Internet TV for Subscribers

Verizon and Time Warner Set to Test Internet TV for Subscribers

Looks like good things come in pairs. Today, both Verizon and Time Warner announced that they are going to start issuing trials of Internet TV for subscribers. It's part of the TV Everywhere initiative, and allows users to watch television shows on the web regardless of whether or not they're at home. For Time Warner, you must have an existing cable TV service, and FiOS TV for the Big Red. Many of the shows on the provided networks will go online around their original air date, and actually shows that rarely reach sites or online retailers like Hulu or the iTunes Store respectively.

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Hercules Dualpix HD720p high-def webcam

Hercules Dualpix HD720p high-def webcam

Don't back away from the screen in terror; we've had it on good authority that the Hercules Dualpix HD720p you see here is actually considerably smaller in real life.  What such a large image does help show you, though, is that the webcam is HD 720p capable, complete with an autofocus lens and integrated microphone.

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Sony Alpha A850, A550 and A500 DSLRs arrive; still no video

Sony Alpha A850, A550 and A500 DSLRs arrive; still no video

Sony has outed three new DSLRs in its flagship Alpha range, the α850, α550 and α500, packing 24.6-, 14.2- and 12.3-megapixel sensors respectively.  The α850 picks up much of the goodness from the Sony α900's table, including accessory compatibility, only at a much lower (comparatively-speaking) price, while the α550 and α500 differentiate themselves by packing new Memory Stick and SDHC card slots rather than Compact Flash.

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Sony PRS-600 eBook Reader gets video review, e-ink comparison

Sony PRS-600 eBook Reader gets video review, e-ink comparison

We're still waiting to see a real, working model of Sony's new Reader Daily Edition, announced earlier this week, but until then we'll make do with a video review of another of the company's recent ebook devices.  MobileTechReview have been running through the functionality of the touchscreen PRS-600, and as we've already heard hint of it's a blend of decent new functionality but middling text quality compared to its predecessor.

Video review after the cut

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