It's been over a year since we heard talk of Celio's REDFLY Smartphone Dock, the compact box that would allow you to plug your phone into full-sized desktop peripherals, but it seems the company have been beavering away in the meantime. Two videos have been quietly uploaded, showing off the latest REDFLY Smartphone Dock - codenamed Moab - in action, taking a BlackBerry Tour 9630 and making it usable with a VGA display and keyboard.
Video demo after the cut
We've been singularly cellularly obsessed here at SlashGear over the past seven days, and it'll come as no surprise that the run-up to the iPhone 3G S has occupied much of our attention. The new Apple smartphone may not look much different to its predecessor, but if our hands-on first impressions are anything to go by, Cupertino have done their best to make the user-experience as polished as the casing. Still, it's not just shiny Apple hardware that's caught our eye this week; Novatel Wireless' GSM MiFi 2352 piqued our interest when we talked to the company themselves on Monday, and then proceeded to impress us considerably in our full review.
Prepaid services have been around for awhile, but for the longest time they were never good enough to catch the attention of the average consumer. After all, there's a lot hanging on that contract-free plan. You not only miss out on minutes, but it used to be that you didn't even get the same reception as the customers who signed a contract. Furthermore, you had to buy the phone out-right, without that discounted price tag. Well, while you still have to buy the phone out-right, prepaid plans have certainly become more popular, and Verizon has just made it even more attractive with the announcement that unlimited prepaid plans are now available. Oh, and you can use a Droid X, too.
Welcome to this week's Friday. We hope you had a good week, and that you're winding down comfortably. Tonight's edition of the Daily Slash is short and sweet, just so we can get you into the depths of your weekend faster. We know you want to be there. So, in the Best of R3, the Motorola Shadow has reared its sleek head again, there's a new in-vehicle mount for the iPad, and trouble is brewing for Nokia's CEO. And then in the Dredge 'Net, Verizon is handing out a great deal for Tour owners, open source video codecs can violate patents, and we've got some new pictures of the Motorola RAZR3.
RIM have acquired Torch Mobile, the software developers behind the WebKit-based Iris Browser. The move will see Torch Mobile's developers working to deliver a new browser to BlackBerry handsets; WebKit is the engine underlying the iPhone's Mobile Safari and the rendering core of Android handsets. It follows RIM's revelations that it plans to put full Flash onto its handsets.