Archive for Oct 29, 2010

HTC Desire Z unboxing & video demo

HTC Desire Z unboxing & video demo

The second of HTC's new flagship Android smartphones has arrived, and just as we put the HTC Desire HD review to bed, the HTC Desire Z has arrived on the test bench.  Unlike the HD, the Desire Z makes do with a more mainstream 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen, but counters any screen shortfall with a flip-out QWERTY keyboard.  Full unboxing video and hands-on demo after the cut.

Video after the cut

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Sprint CEO thanks iPad for hotspot sales; coy on Apple relationship

Sprint CEO thanks iPad for hotspot sales; coy on Apple relationship

Neither Sprint 3G or 4G is inside the iPad, and - unlike AT&T and Verizon - the carrier doesn't even sell the Apple tablet in its stores, but that doesn't stop CEO Dan Hesse from being mighty thankful to the slate all the same.  According to Hesse, brisk sales of the carrier's 3G/4G Overdrive mobile hotspot are for the large part down to WiFi-only iPad users wanting to get online via Sprint's CDMA/WiMAX network.  However, he declined to talk to GigaOm about the iPhone and potential relationships with Apple.

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All 89,000 Microsoft staff getting Windows Phone 7 devices

All 89,000 Microsoft staff getting Windows Phone 7 devices

Back in July, when we were still tentatively confident about Windows Phone 7 after our technical preview, rumors surfaced that Microsoft would be encouraging its employees to drink the smartphone kool-aid by giving everyone a free WP7 device.  Now the company has confirmed that's the case, with Microsoft exec Guy Gilbert telling Network World that all 89,000 staff would indeed be getting an early Christmas present.

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Hulu Plus coming to all Roku streaming players this fall

Hulu Plus coming to all Roku streaming players this fall

If you already own a Roku streaming media player for your TV or have been eyeing one of the devices, a new content partnership with Hulu will interest you. Starting this fall when Hulu Plus kicks off the service will be offered on all Roku streaming media players.

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VIOlight kills germs on your mobile device in time for flu season

VIOlight kills germs on your mobile device in time for flu season

Cold and flu season is here and if you spend lots of time on your mobile phone, you might not think about all the germs that hide there that can get you sick. The problem is that you can't just use germ killing cleaners on your mobile deice without possibly breaking it. The VIOlight may be perfect for the user worried about germs on their phone.

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Gigabyte’s Sandy Bridge P67A-UD3R, P67A-UD3 and H67MA-UD2H motherboards previewed

Gigabyte’s Sandy Bridge P67A-UD3R, P67A-UD3 and H67MA-UD2H motherboards previewed

Gigabyte has come clean on its upcoming 6 Series motherboards, designed for Intel's "Sandy Bridge" second-gen Core processors.  Three new 'boards have been previewed - the Gigabyte P67A-UD3R, P67A-UD3 and H67MA-UD2H - each with an Intel 6-series chipset for LGA 1155 processors; there's also USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps as standard, and CrossFireX graphics support.

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Equinux unveils mobile TV hotspot for iPhone and iPad

Equinux unveils mobile TV hotspot for iPhone and iPad

European users of the iPhone and iPad have a new method of getting TV programs on the iPhone or iPad using a new hotspot from equinox. The TV hotspot is the first in Europe and delivers digital TV in DVB-T/DTT/TNT formats directly to the Apple devices using WiFi.

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Vulkano gets Android and Blackberry apps for video streaming

Vulkano gets Android and Blackberry apps for video streaming

Back in July Monsoon Multimedia unveiled the cool Vulkano Pro set top box that can record TV shows and allow place and time shifting for your favorite programs. The company has announced a cool new mobile smartphone app that is available for Android and Blackberry smartphones.

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Quirky reveals Contort USB hub

Quirky reveals Contort USB hub

I really like the cool stuff that the people over at Quirky come up with. The products the company designed and builds are different from anything else you find on the market. The latest product Quirky has designed with help from its readers is the Contort USB hub. The Contort has an integrated USB connector for plugging into the computer.

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Samsung GT-P1010 WiFi-only Galaxy Tab clears FCC

Samsung GT-P1010 WiFi-only Galaxy Tab clears FCC

The WiFi-only version of Samsung's Galaxy Tab has shown up in the FCC's testing database, complete with the model number GT-P1010.  The Froyo slate differs from its GT-P1000 sibling by omitting the 3G chipset and instead relying on WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 for its connectivity; otherwise it has the same 7-inch 1024 x 600 capacitive touchscreen, the 3-megapixel rear camera and front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam.

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netTALK offers free VoIP app for Android, iPhone, and more

netTALK offers free VoIP app for Android, iPhone, and more

NetTALK unveiled its interesting netTALK DUO VoIP device for computer users back in July. The company has now announced a new smartphone application that is available for all major platforms. The app is offered free on the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile devices.

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Asus gives deets on tablet plans

Asus gives deets on tablet plans

Asus was reportedly grabbing up Tegra 2 chips a few days back to cram into some Eee tablets rumored to be hitting in March. Asus has now offered up some new details on its tablet ambitions with several new tablets coming starting in December according to CEO Jerry Shin.

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