Archive for September, 2010

Motorola Droid R2-D2 for Verizon Unboxing and Hands-On

Motorola Droid R2-D2 for Verizon Unboxing and Hands-On

When Motorola first announced the Motorola Droid, the connection to George Lucas' Star Wars wasn't missed. And, plenty of people eagerly anticipated something that showed the connection, other than the name. And now, with the R2-D2 edition of the Droid 2, that time has finally come. Android Community managed to get some time with the device, and they've gone through the pleasantries of unboxing it, as well as taking plenty of photos.

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Amazon’s Kindle to Sell 5 Million This Year, Analyst Says

Amazon’s Kindle to Sell 5 Million This Year, Analyst Says

Douglas Anmuth, an analyst for Barclays Capital, came forward today and estimated that Amazon would sell upwards of 5 million Kindle eReaders this year. He pointed out that not only will Amazon see success thanks to the redesign of the popular eBook reader, but also due to the lower, $139 price tag for the WiFi only model. Furthermore, Anmuth claims that those high numbers could more than double in the next two years, reaching an estimated 11.5 million by the year 2012.

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BlackBerry Curve 3G and Pearl 3G Heading to AT&T This Holiday Season

BlackBerry Curve 3G and Pearl 3G Heading to AT&T This Holiday Season

RIM's BlackBerry Pearl 3G, which was announced some time ago, has been a no-show (here in the States) for quite some time. But it looks like AT&T is about to make that change, as the second largest wireless carrier in the United State has just announced that the device, along with the BlackBerry Curve 3G, are heading to their retail shelves this holiday season. The Pearl 3G will actually be available before the Curve 3G, and interestingly enough, neither device will require you to send in a mail-in rebate.

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OCZ’s High-Speed Data Link Interface Meant to Accelerate the Progression of Solid State Storage

OCZ’s High-Speed Data Link Interface Meant to Accelerate the Progression of Solid State Storage

While OCZ Technology is busy releasing new Solid State Drives (SSD), it looks like the company isn't all that happy with the current state of Solid State Storage. With that in mind, they have announced today the unveiling of their proprietary interface, called High-Speed Data Link, or HSDL. OCZ says that they are unsatisfied with the current interface options, and hope to change that with their brand new HSDL.

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Motorola Oasis Bluetooth headset hands-on and first impressions

Motorola Oasis Bluetooth headset hands-on and first impressions

Motorola's Oasis Bluetooth headset has dropped onto our desk; along with the company's promise that it's the most comfortable we'll ever wear. Looking a little like a prop from Star Trek, the Oasis has a Voyager Pro+ style boom microphone and an over-the-ear battery block, but it's Motorola's testing on around 500 different ears that they say has given them the edge over Plantronics, Jawbone and others.

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Apple TV’s Lowtide Software Running on an iPod Touch With iOS 4.1 [Video]

Apple TV’s Lowtide Software Running on an iPod Touch With iOS 4.1 [Video]

Despite the fact that Apple just released iOS 4.2 Beta 2 for developers, it looks like there's still some reasons to keep your iDevice, especially the iPod Touch, on iOS 4.1. That is, if you like messing around with your iPod Touch enough that, after it's all said and done, you'll have to give the device a full firmware restore. But, thanks to developer Dustin Howett, we now know it's perfectly possible to get Apple TV software running on the iPod Touch.

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Google’s Gmail Now Lets You Turn Off Conversation View

Google’s Gmail Now Lets You Turn Off Conversation View

Today, Google made it official: you can now turn off conversation view. While there's some people out there that might say that the conversation view is one of the reasons that Gmail became so widely adopted, so quickly, it looks like there were also plenty of people out there that didn't care for the feature all that much. And so, while Google isn't taking it away entirely, they are giving you the option to turn it off and on.

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