Spring Design's Alex dual-screen Android ebook reader was meant to have begin presales on February 22nd, at least according to what the company told us back at CES 2010, but it seems there have been a few hiccups in the plan. According to a new page on the company's site, preorders for the E Ink/touchscreen combo now won't be accepted until the first week of March 2010.
Samsung has been very big on new green memory products for servers and other computer systems recently. Earlier this month Samsung was touting its new 30nm DDR3 DRAM modules as the greenest in the industry. Samsung is now announcing the industry's first volume production 40nm DDR3 4Gb modules.
Apple have always described the Apple TV set-top box as "a hobby" and it doesn't look like that's changing any time soon. According to Apple COO Tim Cook, the company is aware that the next logical step for Apple TV is to integrate the functionality into a standalone HDTV; however, that's not a step they're interested in taking.
I don’t know about you, but when I use my iPhone for playing games or streaming video the battery is ran down very quickly. That means if it is early when I use up all my battery power I end up tied to the charger all day. A company called Unioo has unveiled three new external battery solutions with two designed specifically for the iPhone.
We have covered quite a few devices from MvixUSA with the most recent being the MX-880D home theater box. Most of the devices from the company have been entertainment related, but the latest device is aimed at wireless networking for your computer. The device can be for entertainment if you are streaming video from your PC though.
There are always new accessories and apps coming to market for the iPhone and iPod touch. Over the last few months there have been several new iPhone accessories turn up that are designed to turn the iPhone into a remote control for your TV and other home theater gear.
We've already seen ambitious smartbook predictions from ARM CEO Warren East, who suggested his company's processors would grow to occupy 90-percent of the netbook segment, but now analysts ABI Research are throwing some extravagant figures around too. They've predicted 163 million smartbooks shipping by 2015, though they're not limiting their scope to just the QWERTY netbook-style hardware most commonly associated with the term.
A leaked spreadsheet has tipped LG's upcoming HDTV range, together with various different A/V components. According to the document - which now looks to have been closed down - the LG LCD and plasma HDTVs the company announced back at CES 2010 will begin to arrive in March and April this year; of most interest, perhaps, is that the company's 3D LX9500 HDTV will ship in the second week of May.