We've already heard in the past that the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Android-based tablet that's already seen quite the loving overseas in press events, is heading to the United States thanks to the wireless carriers in these parts. But, it's just been confirmed by Samsung that that is certainly the case. The tablet device will be launching in the coming weeks under the four major wireless carrier flags: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.
Wireless charging is one step closer to cross-platform ubiquity, with the news that the Wireless Power Consortium - which counts among its members such manufacturers as Nokia, RIM, HTC, Samsung and LG - has finalized the Qi charging standard. Defining a technology capable of wirelessly funnelling up to 5W into a mobile device, the new standard will hopefully mean an end to fumbling with microUSB or proprietary chargers, and instead having a single platform on which multiple devices can be rejuiced.
One of the things I always hate the most when my cell phone needs charged is that I know I will end up crawling around under the desk trying to find the cable to plug my phone in. I was so glad when WildCharge came out with a wireless charging solution for the iPhone and gladly gave up my charge and sync port to never have to plug in a wire again. There are lots of companies seeing the potential of wireless power and one of the latest to take up the cause is Nokia.
Just in time for holidays; the first of its kind, World’s first OLED powered Kodak photo frame with on-the-air connectivity is now available at Amazon. If you have a deep pocket here’s what you’ll get for a dollar shy of a grand : a thin profile 7.6-inch WVGA screen with incredible vibrant color, 180-degree viewing angle and 30,000:1 contrast OLED sensations, Wi-Fi connection for streaming photos from pc or photo-sharing sites; news, sports, weather reports from Framechannels , 2GB storage memory, and video and music playbacks.
One thousand dollar price tag for a digital photo frame at sub 8-inch is a big sum of money to spend; but the Kodak is a bleeding edge photo frame with OLED screen and an industrial’s first touch-frame control system, it’s touch sensitive too. It requires no backlighting support and Kodak even throws in a dynamic ambient light sensor to automatically adjust screen brightness according to room conditions. That and no color shifts with its brilliant viewing angles worth the asking price for the rich and wealthy.
We first caught a glimpse of the LG Revolution 4G back in February when it was announced to be Verizon's first VoLTE (voice-over LTE) smartphone and will be the third of four 4G LTE devices slated for the carrier. The device later hit the FCC in March signaling an oncoming launch. But today, some images cropped up that reveal an actual release date.
We mentioned earlier today that Verizon announced its plans for heading towards a complete 4G voice over LTE (VoLTE) network with the very first VoLTE smartphone being the LG Revolution. The folks over at IntoMobile got more up close and personal with the device offering up a nice little video.
Having a few pieces of tech on-hand can make your drive a bit easier. We’re not talking about the tech baked into your car’s software, but the things you can tote around with you. From listening to music to not running out of power, these five items can make your day a bit easier on you.
OnePlus, who have barely got a smartphone out the door, may be turning their attention elsewhere. In addition to the well received smartphone, OnePlus is said to be working on a smartwatch. Currently dubbed the "OneWatch", this is one you’re going to want to keep an eye out for.
The 2015 Lexus NX isn’t your accountant’s Lexus. Aggressively designed, and breaking new ground for Lexus with its first turbocharged engine, the new NX attempts to distill what has worked for the RX into a package more appealing to hip urbanites, young families, and those who might more regularly find mountain bikes in their trunk than Whole Foods bags. True to recent form, there’s even a warmed-up F SPORT version to offset the hybrid worthiness just a little. The NX doesn’t hit the US officially until the end of this year, but I grabbed some early time behind the wheel to see how it’s shaping up.
The debate about whether a laptop can be adequately replaced with a tablet is a hot one, usually drawing passionate arguments from both sides of the fence. For some it isn't a viable option, but others who use their laptops for casual browsing, watching videos, and playing simple games increasingly wonder the point of keeping around a laptop when a tablet best suits their needs. For those people, a handful of accessories will take you full circle, enabling your tablet to double as a laptop when necessary.