Archive for October, 2010
Let’s guess. I think it’s going to be around Christmas. That’s fast, Amazon. As you can see, Amazon has just announced it’ll be bringing Kindle to the Windows Phone 7 platform sometime “in the coming months.” The app was shown briefly today at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC 2010). Well, now you have another reason to get the new Windows Phone 7 handset. You can read your favourite Kindle books on it!
SOURCE via Amazon
Barnes & Noble included the specs for their Nook Color during launch, but what’s missing at that time was the processor’s detail. But now, we have that, and will complete the list of specs for the Nook Color. Texas Instruments has now confirmed that the Nook Color uses its 800MHz ARM Cortex A8-based, 45nm OMAP3621 processor. What’s more, the processor is actually part of TI’s eBook Development Platform, which the Nook Color also relies on. That’s particularly interesting considering that the processor and platform support a few features that the Nook Color does not, not the least of which is 3G connectivity. Perhaps we might see Barnes & Noble updating their Nook Color with these missing features in the next refresh.
SOURCE via Texas Instrument
OCZ Technology launched their original RevoDrive some four months ago, and now they’ve announced revision two. Everything (looks, feels, smells, sounds, tastes) is the same, except for the legs. It’s obviously running faster this time. The original is capable of 540MB/s sec, but the X2 pushes that to 740MB/sec and up to 120,000 IOPS — “nearly triple the throughput of other high-end SATA-based solutions.” Furthermore, this guy packs double the SandForce SF-1200 controllers (four versus two in the original), and it retains the onboard RAID 0 design that you’ve come to know and love. It’s available as we speak in 100GB to 960GB capacities, but there’s no mention of the price. Well, let’s just say that if you need to ask, then most probably you can’t afford it. HA!
SOURCE via OCZ Technology
Microsoft has just surpassed analyst’s expectations by announcing $16.20 billion in revenue for the first quarter of its 2011 fiscal year, with $5.41 billion in profit. Microsoft cites Office 2010, the sustained “PC refresh cycle,” and 38 percent growth in the Xbox 360 biz for its good news, with overall revenue up 25 percent over the same quarter last year and a 51 percent gain in profit.
Well, perhaps their popular gaming console helped a lot. The Xbox 360 has been at the top of the console league for four months running. Moreover, their Windows 7 licenses have been selling very well for its debut year.
SOURCE via Microsoft
Golfers, cyclists, and hikers, Garmin has a new watch for you. Well, more specifically golfers. Their new Approach S1 watch is loaded with every hole from over 14,000 golf courses and, from anywhere on the course, will give you precise yardage to the front, back, and middle of the next green. Green holes with grass, not those with pubic hairs. Its integrated odometer will even track how many miles you covered through the course of the day. The Approach S1 is available now for $249. Might be a good bet for amateurs, to boost your ranking in the amateur league at your home town, you know, to get the big boys’ attention. Or, you might want to wait for a special edition endorsed by Tiger Woods, which has ‘extra unique holes’ recorded in its hidden list.
SOURCE via Engadget
Zona system has something for you if you’re shopping for a bookshelf speaker. They’re wireless! Essentially, these monitors combine high-end audio fidelity with the aforementioned 2.4GHz wireless technology, allowing owners to plug a transceiver into a USB source up to 150 feet away and shoot all sorts of sine waves over to their two speakers. Read more…
You see, back 5 years ago, hardly anyone I know uses Apple’s product, but now every teenager that I know is talking about Apple. Yes, specifically the iPhone. Back then majority is using Nokia, and those that wanted to stay different would be getting an Ericsson. Those that wanted something more special would be getting a Samsung Blue-i and then a Samsung True-I, or the Motorola Razr lineup. Panasonic is making waves with the girls on their tiny G50 phones. There’s no such thing as an Apple iPhone. Read more…
Bang & Olufsen might not be a brand that people commonly seek when shopping for LCD TV. You know, they’re not cheap to begin with. But Bang & Olufsen has now at least introduced a smaller BeoVision LCD TV, and perhaps this will be your first step into living in luxury. Read more…
Well, Motorola has a whole entity has always been profiting, but not their mobile division. After their RAZR-arc, their mobile division has not been doing very well under the leadership of CEO Sanjay Jha. But his struggling has finally ended, at least, as now his super-big all-in bet on Android is starting to pay off at the bank as they posted a non-GAAP operating profit of $3 million. A first, after many years’ ugly records. Not bad, despite a very small margin. Well, now we know that their massive Droid lineup is selling very well.
SOURCE via Reuters
Wow, this is interesting. HP has bought Palm over for quite some time, but hasn’t really done much with it until it announced the Palm Pre 2 and WebOS 2.0 officially. But what about Palm’s corporate logo? With a new handset and an updated OS, HP as announced a new logo for Palm. The new, hybrid logo is on both Palm’s website and Facebook page, so this should quell any fears that the world might lose Palm’s branding all together.
SOURCE via Phone News