Archive for Oct 27, 2009

MTube Android home entertainment tablet gets video demo

MTube Android home entertainment tablet gets video demo

The last we heard of MTube they were pushing a tiny, 2.8-inch MID with integrated WiMAX, but their latest touchscreen device jumps firmly onto the Android bandwagon.  The MTube Android MID has a 7.6-inch capacitive touchscreen and uses an ARM processor, but rather than trying to hitch a ride in your bag, it's intended for living room duties.  Not only does the tablet offer internet access, but you can stream video, photos and music from the MTube to your big-screen TV.

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Gumstix-based wearable Linux computer packs WiFi, digital compass

Gumstix-based wearable Linux computer packs WiFi, digital compass

Tempt you with a difficult-to-pronounce acronym, sir?  No?  Well how about a wireless head-mounted embedded Linux wearable computer?  The work of Pascal Brisset, the WXHMD takes a pair of Vuzix VR920 video eyewear and straps to them a Gumstix Overo Fire computer-on-module stick, making for - with some wireless networking, a battery and a few other gizmos - a self-contained heads-up display ideal for telepresence work and augmented reality guidance.

HTC HD2 gets video unboxing, stokes lusts

HTC HD2 gets video unboxing, stokes lusts

We're still waiting for our HTC HD2 review unit to drop, but somewhere in the world there must be a secret supply of the promising Windows Phone as SoloPalmari have managed to acquire one for a swift unboxing.  Your home experience won't quite be the same as this - they admit this isn't the final packaging, in fact - but considering we'll gobble up just about any live HD2 footage we can find, you won't hear us arguing.

Video unboxing after the cut

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Google Voice unveils new service that allows users to keep existing phone number

Google Voice unveils new service that allows users to keep existing phone number

Google Voice has been available in beta form for a while now and users can get access to the service by requesting an invite from Google or getting an invite from existing Google Voice users. The catch to the service was that the user had to use a new phone number for the features of GV to work. Google announced a new service for Google Voice that allows users to keep their existing number.

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BlackBerry Curve2 confirmed in Verizon leaked holiday line-up

BlackBerry Curve2 confirmed in Verizon leaked holiday line-up

Verizon's holiday line-up has leaked, and it includes not only a full page spread of the Android-based Motorola Droid but confirms the incoming Curve2, aka the WiFi enabled 85xx series BlackBerry Curve.  Already announced over at T-Mobile, there's no specific launch date attached to the CDMA Curve2, but we're hoping that its presence in a holiday guide indicates a release before the end of the year.

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NEC Android tablet to drop in Japan this fall?

NEC Android tablet to drop in Japan this fall?

Little more than a tiny image and a handful of specs right now, but NEC are believed to be working on a mobile PC that, to our squinting at least, looks to be Android based.  The touchscreen slate has a 7- to 8-inch LCD display, and NEC apparently have high hopes for its sales performance: they're predicting that they'll eventually ship over 1m of the UMPCs each year.

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