Appeasing complaints of not having a camera on the original iPad and trying to keep pace with rising competition, Apple slapped on both front-facing and back-facing cameras to their iPad 2s. But how many people actually use the iPad 2 for taking pictures?
Well would you take a look at that! What we've got here is nothing less than a full roadmap of the more important software updates planned by RIM for their BlackBerry platform. Inside you'll see several versions of Facebook, Social Feeds, Flickr, Twitter, and even the next big fat version of BlackBerry OS: QNX, more than likely OS 7.0! In addition to the roadmap you see directly below this paragraph, we've got a few more one-sheets including a "BlackBerry News," one for Ticketmaster v2.0, and another for Social Feeds. All of these items come courtesy of our friends at n4bb.
Google announced today an update to their Google Social Search feature that will more fully integrate the social search results into normal search results. Now when you view a search results page, you might also see little annotations under the results that have either been shared or liked by your friends. In fact, your friends' sharing and linking activities may actually affect your search results.
Research In Motion (RIM) just announced on their website today that they would be discontinuing support for the Flickr Uploader on their BlackBerry smartphones starting on March 1, 2011. The app allowed users to wirelessly upload images taken from their BlackBerry smartphone direct to their Flickr account.
Vudu (of Vudu Box fame) introduced Vudu Apps today, a platform delivering hundreds of internet applications and services to HDTVs by Mitsubishi, Sanyo, Sharp, and Toshiba. Toshiba will also integrate Vudu Apps in to their line of internet-capable Blu-Ray players.
WiFi-sharing enthusiasts FON have released their latest router, the Fonera 2.0n. As the name suggests, the Fonera 2.0n packs 802.11n support, but they've also packed it with social networking integration, hard-drive sharing, Twitter status updates (for when someone connects to your router), BitTorrent downloading and webcam hosting.
We just talked about the JournE, the new Mobile Internet Device (MID) from Toshiba. We still have a relative lack of information regarding the details of the device, but if the media playback of HD videos, plus an emphasis on streaming online videos via sites like YouTube isn't enough to get you excited, we don't know what will. Truth be told, the MID-range of devices is pretty, well, mid-range, but from what we are seeing now, especially by the excitement displayed in the video after the break, we can't help but get even more excited.
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America has announced today that they've begun to ship their VUDU Integrated, 1080p Flat Panel LCD TVs today, all of which incorporate their Diamond models of Unisen Immersive Sound. These TVs will provide the ability for the customer to seamlessly deliver high definition (HD) movies and television shows to their sets on demand, whenever they want.
The way of the tablet has been a rocky road, but it looks like all of that is beginning to change. Sure, Apple's anticipated launch into the tablet market is helping to stroke the flames, but as long as it keeps promoting other companies to create things like Toshiba's JounE, let's just call it a win-win for everybody.
Well, the Nokia N900 is official, and everyone is eagerly waiting to see if anything else gets outed about the device at this week's upcoming Nokia World. It looks like there are some extra things to be revealed though, and images from the camera are definitely high up on that list. With the device packing a 5 mega-pixel camera, there are many of us out there who are wanting to see what kind of quality gets produced. Now here's your chance.