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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Google Nexus One price rumor

Another one about Google Nexus One. According to this page the price unlocked would be $530. T-Mobile will sell it for $180. Chris, you are absolutely right. Without keyboard... I'll pass on this one.

Google hasn't said much about the phone, but enough information has leaked out to produce a profile of the HTC-built phone. It will operate on GSM networks, meaning the Nexus One could also work on AT&T's network, but not on Verizon Wireless or Sprint Nextel networks.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Google Nexus One Phone could be announced Jan. 5

My fellow MVP Chris already posted about this one and I agree with him, without a keyboard it's not that appealing. But... there are some rumors out there about Google “subsidizing the device cost through mobile advertising”. If you are getting the phone with a very low price and you don't pay for the adds… You may forget for the lack of keyboard. Do not you think?

Google has scheduled a press event for Tuesday, January 5 at its Mountain View, California, headquarters. Though the company hasn’t mentioned Nexus One, the invitation mentions Android, Google’s mobile operating system for phones, and the company is widely expected to show the device that has had Smartphone industry watchers buzzing for weeks.


Via: Wired.com

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Kindle's DRM broken

This is a news that I was expecting to read at any moment since the release of the Kindle  application for PC. The good news is that Amazon already released a patch that took care of this attack. Now, my question is, does it worth the effort? DRMs are just a lost cause. They failed in the music industry and they will fail with book too.

An Israeli hacker going by the handle "Labba" claims he has found a method which breaks the copyright protection on the Kindle, allowing the user to transfer eBooks purchased on the device as a PDF to another device. Kindles use a proprietary format ".azw" which prevents transfer to another device.

Hacker: I Broke Kindle's DRM - PC World

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fujitsu UH900 -Benchmarks

Numbers do not lie. That's why an article like this one published at UMPC Fever is always very welcome. My opinion after checking the numbers can be seen in the next picture.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Fujitsu LifeBook UH900

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH900 is an UMPC that reminds me my old Jornada 720 Handheld PC.


The UH900 will hit the market in January and can be seen in this site compared with the U820, another small UMPC from Fujitsu.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

HyperBoot "Instant On" Boot Time Technology

HyperBoot is a Tecnology designed by Diskeeper  currently being released only to OEMs. According to Colleen Toumayan, VP Public Relations of Diskeeper:

We’re obviously known as the preeminent 3rd party defragmenter for Windows. But we also have a booming OEM area that licenses performance technologies. One such technology is HyperBoot ™ which markedly speeds up boot times. Some tests were recently done on two laptops side by side (video’d) and saw a 118% performance increase and 54% DECREASE in boot time (also means a faster boot down). 

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ripple Look Family mini PC

My Ripple, a Korean company, has announced the release of a new Media Center PC according to this news.  I like the fact that will be using an Intel Dual Core processor. I don't like the graphic chipset from Intel.


Dedicated to enjoy multimedia contents such as high-resolution videos and 3D games, the Ripple Look Family is equipped with Intel's latest Dual Core processor, high-capacity HDD and Intel GMA X4500 graphic chipset. It also supports Direct-X 10 API, HD video codec including MPEG2/4/VC_5/H.264, and various input ports.

Friday, December 11, 2009

ConsumerReports’ gifts list

Consumer Reports is my favorite magazine. And now it’s more than my favorite after watching their video about what should be the electronic devices that they recommend to be included in our Holiday Gifts Lists. You will know why.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Onkyo tablet PC with integrated GPS module

The Onkyo Tablet PC reminds me my Fujitsu P1610, a powerful looking body with a weak heart.  Come on OEMs is time to move over and put some pressure on Intel. An Atom at 1.33 is good but not enough. At 1.66 GHz you still feel the load when playing multimedia files even when you have an ION chip.


The tablet is powered by Atom Z520 processor (1.33 GHz) and has an 80GB HDD, 1GB RAM, Intel US15W chipset, two USB ports, an ExpressCard/34 slot, SD/SDHC/MMC/Memory Stick Pro slots, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, 802.11n Wi-Fi and two web cams (3MP and 0.3MP) on board. The display is a (7 inches) touch screen with 1,024×600 resolution.

Via CrunchGear

Friday, December 04, 2009

TabletPc2.com 2009 Holiday Gift Guide

Linda Epstein has published her Holiday Gift Guide for this Christmas. You may find many other guides but I'm sure that none of them will have the artistic touch that Linda gives to her.  Check this picture:


This year's list includes more than 100 products from over 35 vendors.  Tablet PCs, Netbook's, Laptops, All-In-One PCs,  Entertainment, Accessories, iPhone, Digital Cameras, Storage Solutions and more............ 

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Lenco will be soon in UK

For our UK readers is this news:

Venlo/Hampshire, November, 2009 – Lenco, the well known Swiss originated consumer electronics brand from Venlo, The Netherlands, is from now available in the UK market. This is the result of an exclusive distribution agreement, which has been signed between Lenco and IT Industries Europe in Hampshire, United Kingdom.

Ipodtower living room

“The introduction of Lenco in the UK market fits in our agenda to further internationalise our brand. On a global scale, we aim to bring Lenco into markets in more countries. We are, thanks to the co-operation with IT Industries, confident in a successful market introduction in the United Kingdom”, comments Lenco CEO Nico Brabers.

IT Industries Europe is a well known distributor in the United Kingdom and will introduce Lenco products to the whole country. “The distribution agreement with Lenco means for us a qualitative enhancement of our portfolio. For over sixty years, Lenco has been synonymous with Swiss precision in the field of Hi-Fi and electronics and is recognised as a valuable brand in the market. Therefore, we are happy with the challenge to be able to introduce the brand in the UK. There is a huge demand for state-of-the-art and innovative products in the UK and with Lenco, we are able to deliver premium quality for a reasonable price”, says Chris Mole, Product Manager at IT Industries.

The first products will be available in the UK in due course, with the innovative Lenco iPod Tower hitting UK shelves early Q1 2010.

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About Lenco

For over sixty years, Lenco (www.lenco.eu) has been synonymous with Swiss precision in the field of Hi-Fi and electronics. Lenco manufacturers and distributes a complete range of consumer electronics products, such as advanced turntables, micro audio systems, mini audio systems, portable DVD players and TFT television screens. All products of the quality brand unite state-of-the-art technology and design, conveying value and style. Lenco delivers premium quality in every aspect, for a reasonable price. The head office of Lenco is in Venlo, The Netherlands.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Camangi WebStation Android

The Camangi WebStation is what now people are calling Tablet (Without PC, do not confuse with Tablet PC), in this case it’s a device with a 7 inches screen, using a processor Marvell 624MHz PXA303 and Android. Here is a video of it in action: