Archive for Oct 27, 2009

MiFi 2372 HSPA+ hits Bell Mobility in November

Novatel Wireless' HSPA+ MiFi has made it to North America, but before US readers storm their nearest GSM carriers it's Canada that gets the speedy goods.  The Novatel MiFi 2372 is just one of Canadian carrier Bell Mobility's new HSPA+ devices, taking advantage of the new high-speed network set to go live in November.

Nokia Booklet 3G on sale this week (in Europe at least)

Advance interest in Nokia's Booklet 3G is, if you believe the rumors, so strong that the Finnish company is already preparing the sequel, but we'll wait until the first shipping units get played with before getting too excited.  The Nokia netbooks have just started to ship in Europe, with O2 Germany offering the Booklet 3G for €249 ($371) with a 24-month, €20 ($30) data plan.

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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Dell debuts new Latitude XT2 XFR rugged convertible tablet PC

Dell debuts new Latitude XT2 XFR rugged convertible tablet PC

Dell has unveiled a new rugged convertible tablet PC today called the Latitude XT2 XFR. The rugged tablet machine has a 12.1-inch screen and is designed to meet the demands of work in the field. The notebook is 1.5-inches thick making it the thinnest rugged convertible around.

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Philips unveils Wake-up Light HF3490 and HF3480 alarm clocks

Philips unveils Wake-up Light HF3490 and HF3480 alarm clocks

If you are the type who has a hard time waking up to a dark and cold room each morning, Philips may have a great alarm clock for you. The company has unveiled the HF3490 and HF3480 Wake-up Light alarm clocks. These clocks have music and wake you to a simulated natural sunrise as well.

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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.

Motorola announces new DOCSIS 3.0 SURFboard all-in-one integrated gateways

Motorola announces new DOCSIS 3.0 SURFboard all-in-one integrated gateways

When it comes to setting up your broadband connectivity inside your home or office, odds are that you will want a wireless network. You can get your wireless network with a separate broadband modem and wireless router. You can also use one of the Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 SURFboard all-in-one internet gateways that Motorola announced today.

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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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Netflix offers details on PS3 streaming service

Netflix offers details on PS3 streaming service

Yesterday we mentioned that Netflix had revealed its streaming service was coming to the PS3. At the time Netflix made that announcement I immediately though about those claims Microsoft made a while back about being the exclusive streaming partner for Netflix on a game console.

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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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