According to Electronista, HP [NYSE: HPQ] is boasting that it has some multi-touch capable laptops in the pipe, and that they'll be available sooner than previously thought. While it might seem reasonable that PC makers will wait until the release of Windows 7 in 2010 before trying to do multi-touch, HP's general manager of their consumer notebook division, Kevin Frost, says that HP will roll out that functionality "long before" the release of Vista's successor.
I don't normally consider myself a road warrior, but when my 92-year-old grandmother suggested I get an air miles card, I began to reevaluate. She's right -- I've been out of town almost every week for the last several months, scuttling around on too-expensive flights and sleeping on trains. It's no wonder that two little mobile phone accessories have established permanent seats in my laptop bag, minimalist though I am. Those two gizmos: ARC Wireless's Freedom Blade, and Spracht's Aura Mobile BT.
In something akin to a corporate cat-fight, AMD [NYSE: AMD] and NVIDIA [NASDAQ: NVDA] have decided that Intel has not been adequately forthcoming with its specifications for the next iteration of the USB interface, USB 3.0. The danger, of course, is that Intel is keeping mum about the spec in order to have more time to develop hardware of their own, which would give them a nifty little advantage once USB 3.0 comes to market. That accusation is implicit in the strategy that AMD and NVIDIA have elected to pursue, namely, to develop a competing interface, thereby ditching Intel's tea party.
So I was sitting in Starbucks this morning across the street from one of our offices, meeting with a couple of agents. In between meetings I approached the manager (Kelly) to see if she might have a couple of minutes to talk. I told her that I was interested in finding out about the
The Unofficial Sony Ericcson Blog is reporting that the forthcoming C905 camera phone fron Sony Ericsson [NYSE: SNE] will be the company's premier offering, thanks in part to a fully featured digital camera embedded in the handset. Usually, "fully featured" is a relative term concerning camera phones, but the C905 cam is no joke: an 8.1 megapixel camera, with auto-focus, face recognition, image stabilization, red-eye reduction and a big ole xenon flash.
Back in January of 2008, iRiver [KDQ: 060570] demonstrated a little doohicky they called the Spinn. It was a flashy-looking, big screen mobile media player that was long on style and short on, well, details. Now the company has released more information about the upcoming device. It's probably the most promising device in iRiver's lineup; here's the dirt. Read more
I’m looking for comments on a fictitious ad that was run in several newspapers and their online sites by Philadelphia Media Holdings. The ad’s ran in papers such as The Inquirer, Daily News and on Philly.com and were used as a way to test the papers ad reach in print and online.
The folks over at the Talk About Nseries blog have discovered some leaked photos of new Nokia [NYSE: NOK] Nseries phones in a pretty unlikely place: a Flickr photostream. A user has uploaded detailed images of new N79, N85 and 5800 XpressMedia phones that are detailed and numerous enough to be deemed legitimate, according to several Nokia-specific technology blogs.
Fulfilling the many rumors of a Mac OS-related announcement at WWDC in San Fransisco today, Apple [NASDAQ: APPL] unveiled a new version of its OS X "Leopard" operating system, dubbed "Snow Leopard," that is big on pragmatic improvements but rather lacking in glamor.