Archive for Oct 26, 2009

inPulse BlackBerry Bluetooth watch up for preorder; won’t ship until Feb 2010

The leaked inPulse Bluetooth watch for BlackBerry smartphones spotted earlier this month has been officially launched, with manufacturer Allerta offering the wireless timepiece for preorder.  $149 gets you a 1.3-inch OLED display that can show previews of emails, SMS and other messages, together with incoming call details and alarms, helping you to decide whether or not to whip your BlackBerry out of your pocket.

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HTC HD2 appears on O2 site as accessories option

HTC HD2 appears on O2 site as accessories option

The tipped O2 UK release date for the HTC HD2 of October 19th has come and gone, with no sign of the Windows Mobile 6.5 uber-phone on shelves.  However, there is at least one mention of the HD2 on O2's site: the Windows Phone is an option in the carrier's accessory pages, though so far there's no sign of any actual accessories.

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Vioguard UVKB50 keyboard sanitizes itself with UV light

Vioguard UVKB50 keyboard sanitizes itself with UV light

Among the many benefits of working from home is that you don’t have to worry about nasty coworkers getting you sick with their cold and flu germs. Still, with any shared computer in the home or office, you run the chance of contaminating each other. The keyboard is one of those places in the home where germs lurk because most keyboards simply can’t stand up to sanitation.

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NEC Tele Scouter wearable computer goes on sale in 2010

NEC Tele Scouter wearable computer goes on sale in 2010

Wearable computer concepts aren't new, and we've even seen the odd DIY effort, but NEC are hoping to drive the idea into the mainstream market.  The NEC Tele Scouter also attempts to solve one of the fundamental issues wearables suffer: sufficient processing power for real-time functionality while ensuring the end result is light and compact enough to be carried and doesn't guzzle its way through batteries.

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Sony Ericsson Equinox coming exclusively to T-Mobile October 28

Sony Ericsson Equinox coming exclusively to T-Mobile October 28

Sony Ericsson and T-Mobile have teamed up to announce a new exclusive handset called the Equinox that will hit officially on the 28 of October. The device is a 3G clamshell phone with a cool design that offers "pulsating night effects" to allow users to tell when they get a call or text.

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Sprint Palm Pixi arrives November 15th for $100

Sprint and Palm have announced launch details for the second webOS smartphone, the Palm Pixi.  The candybar handset – which we played with back in September – will arrive on the CDMA network in the US come November 15th, priced from $99.99 after $150-worth of instant and mail-in rebates, and presuming a new, two-year agreement.

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MediaTek MT8530 becomes world’s first DivX Plus Blu-ray chip

MediaTek MT8530 becomes world’s first DivX Plus Blu-ray chip

There are gobs of media formats out there that are supported by PMPs, Blu-ray players and other devices. One of the most popular of all the available formats is DivX. DivX and MediaTek Inc announced today that the MediaTek MT8530 has become the world's first DivX Plus certified chip for powering Blu-ray players.

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iPhone concept borrows iMac style

iPhone concept borrows iMac style

With the MacBook now brought smack up to date with unibody styling, and the fully metal-clad iMac causing a stir on desktops, it seems like about the right sort of time to ask what the iPhone could learn from the new designs?  Happily Isamu Sanada - who you might recall from these fair pages in previous months - is one step ahead of us, and he's put together some concept art of what an iMac-inspired fourth-gen iPhone might look like.

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Pace introduces multiroom DVR solution for whole home playback

Pace introduces multiroom DVR solution for whole home playback

Of all the tech in my home one of the devices that I just can't live without is my DVR. Even my kids are hooked; they can’t understand why you can't fast-forward every show that comes on TV. I have two DVRs in my house and what I would really like is a single DVR that can play on any TV in my home.

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HTC confirm Android 2.0 smartphones incoming

When HTC aren’t commissioning new ad campaigns they’re making smartphones, and while we would hate to put words in their collective mouth it seems highly likely that the HTC Dragon will end up packing Android 2.0.  While Motorola may have beaten HTC to the jump with announcing the first Android 2.0 smartphone, albeit briefly, Gearlog have confirmed that the company is indeed already playing with the next-gen version of Google’s open-source platform.

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Microsoft confirms Windows 7 upgrade issue for digital copies

Microsoft confirms Windows 7 upgrade issue for digital copies

Back in September, Microsoft offered students the ability to purchase Windows 7 for only $29.99. I am sure that there were gobs of students who pre-ordered the OS to be digitally delivered via Digital River when the OS launched last week. PC World reports that "hundreds" of Windows 7 buyers who purchased digital copies are getting errors when they try to install.

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Spotify for Nokia N900 [Video]

Spotify for Nokia N900 [Video]

Nokia's N900 is already enticing developers, but right now there's not the same compelling catalog of applications as you might find, say, in the iPhone's App Store.  Happily that just leaves room for Maemo coders to fill with their own apps, such as a homebrew open-source Spotify application.

Video demo after the cut

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