Mitsubishi today announced the official product line name of their upcoming laser televisions. The new technology is expected to birth its first product by Q3 this year, just in time for holiday sales.
The first laser TV from Mitsubishi is supposedly going to be a 65” model. The TV will be able to display twice the colors of standard or even current HD televisions.
This particular CloudBook model packs in an 8.9” WVGA display, a VIA C7-M ULV processor, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth, GPS, and 2x 2MP webcams. But the most important feature is the addition of support for Sprint’s upcoming Xohm WiMAX network.
This UMPC is fairly amazing on its own, what with the touchscreen, Windows Vista or XP Tablet Edition, Intel Core Solo ULV processor, WiFi, b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, and small compact size. Now you can add support for Sprint’s upcoming Xohm WiMAX network to that list of connectivity options/features.
Windows Mobile 6.1 has lots of new features, let’s start with the new version of Internet Explorer that comes with the bundle and offers up the ability to view full-sized web pages and even multimedia on the web pages. The browser has technologies from IE6 built in alongside support for H.264, Adobe Flash, and Microsoft Silverlight.
According to this document that is supposedly from a game retailer the Rockstar Games’ upcoming All-Star is coming to a DS near you for some hardcore stylus action. I honestly have no idea what they are thinking bringing such a game to that handheld, but if Rockstar is at all involved in the port it should remain as epic as you remember the games.
Desktops starting with Dell have begun being sold with Linux pre-installed, almost all of the new UMPC Eee-like notebooks that are selling in extremely large numbers these days are coming with Linux pre-installed, Everex is pushing Linux desktops through Wal-Mart, and lots of new computers are getting SLED certified or some other form of Linux certification. Add to that the increased popularity of all things Linux, the increasing ease of use of Linux as a desktop operating system and it has me wondering why there hasn’t been a spike in Linux’s market share?
Linux couldn’t even beat out Windows 98 until sometime between August 20th and August 30th of last year according to W3Counter. According to that same site, since the 10th of May last year until the 29th of February this year Linux has only seen a .76% increase in its market share, which still only brings it up to a market share of 2.01%.
Toshiba has a new SSD drive that offers up 100MB/second read and 40MB/second write speeds and 128GB of storage capacity. The drive offers up nearly the speed of SLC, but with the storage capacity and technology of MLC.
Bowers & Wilkins, known most recently for their amazing Zeppelin radio, are manufacturers of some truly amazing audio solutions. As such, it’s not much of a surprise that they were chosen to add their aural blessing to the upcoming 2009 Jaguar XKR.
We have video of Nokia’s upcoming touch-based S60 interface. Well, we don’t our generous and amazing friends over at MobileBurn hooked us up with video, but anyways, it no iPhone interface, but it’s nice.
European retailer Expansys is set to begin selling the UMPC/oversized smartphone on February 19th. There is also a rumor that someone who apparently saw Orange’s upcoming sales campaign says that Orange will be selling their own branded version of the device.