The number of FM transmitters on the market for smartphones like the iPhone and Android devices is massive. If you use an Android phone and want a solution that will allow you to get the tracks from your phone onto the stereo system in your car with no wires TuneLink Auto for Android will do the deed come mid-January.
The iPhone and iPod touch have touchscreens and the products have become some of the most popular gadgets on the market thanks in part to those touchscreens. If you have an iPod or iPhone and you want to be able to shoot your tunes over to the car stereo wirelessly and charge your device at the same time iKit has a new FM transmitter for you.
A new Sirius XM device, the XM Snap, has shown up at the FCC. According to the test report, the XM Snap is a digital satellite receiver for in-vehicle use, complete with "a transmitter operating in the 88 - 108 MHz FM band. The XM Snap supplies the incoming satellite digital audio signal to the vehicle's radio via wired connection (Audio cable, FM Direct, or Cassette Adapter) or wireless FM transmission (Power Connect or FEA)."
Many newer cars over the last few years have started to include auxiliary inputs that will allows you to plug your MP3 player into the radio directly to listen to your digital tracks on the road. However, there are still a lot of cars on the road that do not have this feature.
VIA have announced their latest ultraportable reference design, the NetNote, which the company describes as "a mashup between the netbook and the traditional notebook." Based on VIA's Surfboard mainboards, using either VIA C7-M or Nano CPUs, the NetNotes will have screens ranging from 10.2-inches to 12.1-inches and play back Full HD 1080p video.
Consider us surprised that, while we expected the most interest out of the iPod nano 5G teardown, in actual fact it's Apple's updated third-gen iPod touch the guts of which that are prompting the most intrigue. iFixit have been doing their usual job of stripping the new PMP down to its constituent parts, and in the process they've discovered not only a space where a nano-style video camera would fit perfectly, but signs of faster networking too.
Archos' upcoming Android MID has been prematurely outed by the FCC, ahead of its expected launch on September 15th. The Archos A5S (model 7501) Internet Media Tablet - a second, sibling device, the A5H (model 7502) was also mentioned in the user guide - bears a strong resemblance to the company's existing Archos 5, has a 5-inch (or possibly 4.8-inch) touchscreen display and includes WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and an FM transmitter/receiver.
Photos seemingly showing LG's BL40, the company's upcoming Black Label touchscreen featurephone as teased in this video, have emerged. According to the photographer, who did not reveal where he took the images, the BL40 does indeed have a 21:9 aspect display with 800 x 345 resolution, and running the existing S-Class 3D UI.
More photos, plus a second version of the device, after the cut
A source said to be "closely connected to Apple's hardware development team" has disclosed a list of specifications and changes said to apply to the next generation Apple iPhone, together with a release date. According to their information, the new iPhone will arrive on July 17th, and double the capacity of the current iPhone 3G to 16GB and 32GB while maintaining the same price-points. Meanwhile the camera will get a bump from 2-megapixels to 3.2-megapixels, and the screen will switch from LCD to OLED.
Full list of rumored changes after the cut