Archive for April, 2011

April 12, 2011

Glasses-free 3D comes to the iPad 2

ipad2The folks over at the Engineering Human-Computer Interaction research group(University of Grenoble, France) released a glasses-free 3D app for the iPad 2 late last week. Unlike the technology used in the Nintendo 3DS, which uses multi-layer screens to simulate a 3D experience, this app uses head-tracking mechanisms to tweak the image displayed on the device, based on the location of the viewer. The result: one of the – if not the – most impressive glasses-free 3D demo for the iPad we’ve seen thus far.

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April 10, 2011

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Neo Release Delayed by Japan Quake

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Sony Ericsson’s Xperia line of Android smartphones were set to launch this spring. The earthquake that struck Japan last month, however, has delayed a wide release of the Xperia Neo model till the fall.

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April 6, 2011

Keyboardless HP webOS phone leaked?

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A new HP webOS handset appears to have been leaked, and this time it looks like something’s missing. Read on for more details.

You probably associate the likes of the Palm (now HP) Pre and Pixi with BlackBerry-style Qwerty keyboards. That’s assuming you’ve heard of Palm and its innovative webOS – the devices have never quite achieved the sales they deserved.

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April 5, 2011

Nokia to launch new models in 2011

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Nokia is all set to sweep the mobile marketplace with a slew of models. A company official said that Nokia plans to launch as many as 40 mobile phones in 2011. Of these 12 will reportedly be in the smartphone category.
Reasearch firm International Data Corp (IDC) recently forecast the worldwide smartphone market to grow nearly 50 per cent this year and Google’s Android to emerge as the leading operating system.

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April 4, 2011

Sony’s Howard Stringer confirms Honeycomb tablet in US

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Ready to taste a sweet Honeycomb  tablet with a Sony twist? You’d  better be — Japan’s Nikkei is quoting  Sony chief executive, Sir Howard  Stringer, saying that the company’s f  first Android 3.0 tablet will be on  sale by the end of summer. Better  yet, it’ll pop for retail in the US first,  according to the report. This lines  up nicely with the reported  September launch of a PlayStation  Certified Tegra 2 “S1” tablet featuring  a 9.4-inch display and unique “wrap”  design that we first told you about  back in February. Or will it be the S2 clamshell? Who knows, Howard isn’t saying. The new tablet tattle was apparently uttered at the same event where Howard spilled the beans about Apple’s plan to use Sony sensors. Come on Howie, quit the teasing and just come out with it you saucy Welsh minx.

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April 3, 2011

Apple’s new iPad 2

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Apple® today announced that iPad® 2, the second-generation of its third post-PC device, will go on sale in 25 additional countries this Friday, March 25. iPad 2 will be available at Apple retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers at 5 p.m. local time, and online through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com) beginning at 1 a.m. Apple today also announced that all models of iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April.

While competitors are still struggling to catch up with our first iPad, we’ve changed the game again with iPad 2,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re experiencing amazing demand for iPad 2 in the US, and customers around the world have told us they can’t wait to get their hands on it. We appreciate everyone’s patience and we are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”

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April 2, 2011

Android platform rout continues: 1 in 3 smartphones

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While the Verizon iPhone 4 was the top selling handset in February, it doesn’t mean Apple is the market leader. According to a new survey by comScore, Google’s Android is fast becoming the top OS in the growing smart phone market. Should Apple do something about that?

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April 1, 2011

BlackBerry Monaco Shows Up Again

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Back in February a video and pictures were leaked of the BlackBerry Monaco which was said to be RIM’s BlackBerry Storm 3. Now nearly six weeks later the Monaco has been spotted again, over at BGR.

The Monaco is said to not be falling into the Storm line-up and will be in its own league as potentially the BlackBerry Touch.

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