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.

Continue Reading

Elektrobit unveils EB MID reference design at IDF

Elektrobit unveils EB MID reference design at IDF

IDF is in full swing in San Francisco this week and the new product announcements using Intel hardware are coming quickly. Elektrobit Corporation (EB) has shown off a further refinement of a MID reference design first unveiled at Computex Taipei this year. EB worked with both Intel and Ericsson on the design of the MID.

Continue Reading

Marvell 88SE9128 is industry’s first 6Gb/s SATA RAID controller

Marvell 88SE9128 is industry’s first 6Gb/s SATA RAID controller

Earlier this week Seagate announced the first 6Gb/s SATA HDD called the Barracuda XT 2TB HDD. The new 6Gb/s HDD offers compatibility with an interface twice as powerful as previous hard drives.

Continue Reading

Maxatec HH8010 mobile computer breaks cover

Maxatec HH8010 mobile computer breaks cover

For most of us, a mobile computer for work means an ultraportable notebook or a netbook. For some mobile workers who work in service industries like deliveries and other fields, a mobile computer needs to be a more specialized device like the Maxatec HH 8010.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

ezVision unveils TH121 iPod/iPhone adapter

ezVision unveils TH121 iPod/iPhone adapter

The iPod and iPhone are both some of the most popular mobile video watching devices on the market. The only real catch to watching video on the go with these gadgets is that everyone can see what you are watching and the screens are small.

Continue Reading

Kingston crams more performance into DataTraveler 410 USB Drive

Kingston crams more performance into DataTraveler 410 USB Drive

There are some things in life that we always want more of. You can never have enough money or enough speed for your Internet connection. It's also hard to argue with more storage space. We certainly all want more speed from our backup devices and Kingston has announced its DataTraveler 410 is now faster than ever.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

BlackBerry Bold 9700 gets early review: best from RIM yet

BlackBerry Bold 9700 gets early review: best from RIM yet

The BlackBerry Bold 9700 - aka the BlackBerry Onyx - is definitely on the cards, it's just that RIM won't tell us exactly when we should see it on shelves.  That hasn't stopped the Boy Genius Report from publishing their early review of a pre-production 9700, however, and they're certainly impressed: in fact, they call the Bold 9700 "the finest BlackBerry ever crafted".

Continue Reading

ASUS confirm Designo MS 1080p LCDs getting UK launch

ASUS confirm Designo MS 1080p LCDs getting UK launch

ASUS' endearingly slim Designo MS series LCD displays are headed to the UK, the company have confirmed, with prices for the 16.5mm thick monitors around the £244 mark ($400).  According to Electricpig, that will probably get you the 23.6-inch model, the MS246, which offers 1080p HD resolution.

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.

Continue Reading