Archive for Sep 23, 2009

Verizon and Motorola unveil the Entice W766

Verizon and Motorola unveil the Entice W766

Verizon Wireless and Motorola have announced a new handset called the Entice W766. The handset is a clamshell design that is centered on one-touch access to popular features like music. The clamshell form factor may be old school looking in today's touchscreen, tablet -style market but the device has the features you expect in a modern feature phone.

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Lucid Hydra 200 powers MSI Big Bang mainboard

Lucid Hydra 200 powers MSI Big Bang mainboard

One of the things that always bothered me about gaming mainboards was that most of them could only support multiple video cards from one brand, and all boards require the same type of card. That means that if you had a NVIDIA 9800 GTX sitting around when you got your new GTX 280 that 9800 GTX was no good to you.

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giffgaff UK MVNO announced: is “mutual giving” a business model?

giffgaff UK MVNO announced: is “mutual giving” a business model?

MVNOs in the US haven't had the greatest of success, with Virgin Mobile USA the most recent big-name to be gobbled up by a "proper" carrier.  However one UK company has obviously decided that the scene there is crying out for a new carrier option, and hence giffgaff has been born.  Based on O2's network, giffgaff is still playing coy with their pricing but is suggesting that users will be able to earn back up to 100-percent of their pre-pay top-ups via good deeds to other users and the MVNO themselves.

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SmartDevices SmartV 5 MID latest handheld to offer 1080p

SmartDevices SmartV 5 MID latest handheld to offer 1080p

If you haven't guessed by now, we're big fans of ultraportable computers, and even happier when they can cope with 1080p video playback.  One such device tickling our fancy is SmartDevices' SmartV 5 MID, a 5-inch WVGA touchscreen handheld with a 600MHz processor, 2GB of flash storage and a choice of Android, Windows CE 6.0 or Ubuntu as OS.

The SmartV 5 MID also has a microSD card slot (content with up to 32GB cards) for all that lovely high-definition footage you'll be storing, together with both WiFi and Bluetooth.  RAM is 256MB and the MID has native support of 1080p MKV/H.264 content and an HDMI output.

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Over 30 WinMo 6.5 devices by end of 2009 says Microsoft

Over 30 WinMo 6.5 devices by end of 2009 says Microsoft

Windows Mobile 6.5 may be arriving relatively late in the year - October 6th being the day pegged for the next-gen smartphone platform - but that hasn't stopped Microsoft from making some healthy predictions about how many devices there'll be on the scene by the end of the year.  According to Benjamin Tan, senior director of the GCR Mobile Team Unit at Microsoft China, more than 30 WinMo 6.5 handsets are expected to launch by the end of 2009.

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