Well, I'll be...remember back when the iRiver S10 originally snuck onto the Web? I came across the player on our sister site, CNET Asia, and it was recently brought back to my attention by a press release that announced the availability of the player in the U.K. In the first instance, I believed it was probably inevitable that the S10 would be relegated to the other side of the Pacific (because, you know, Asia gets all the cool stuff), but I thought the recent British release of the pendant-style player was worth some deeper digging. Dare I … Read more
In addition to unveiling its new UpStage phone Sprint announced today that it would lower over-the-air downloads from the Sprint Music Store from $2.50 per track to just $0.99. The new price will apply to all songs from the store and will go into effect in early April, the same time the UpStage formally hits stores (Sprint did not announce an official day). And yes, that wireless download includes a simultaneous download to your PC. The price drop is more than welcome, and we think it's no coincidence that it puts the carrier's music store on … Read more
CNET Car Tech posted a set of photos of an extraordinary Ferrari collection. These cars are ultrarare, with examples such as the 342 America, just one of six built, and the F50 GT1, one of three built. The most expensive car in the collection is the 250 GTO. Although there were 39 of these cars built, they are valued at more than $10 million. These vintage and rare Ferraris were photographed at the Ferrari of Silicon Valley dealership in Redwood City.
According to Engadget, Nike President and CEO Mark Parker has unofficially announced (via an interview) that all future Nike running shoes will be compatible with the Nike + iPod Sport Kit by 2008. For those of you who aren't familiar with the setup, that basically means that one shoe of every pair will have an aptly sized notch cut out in order to accommodate the wireless transmitter that comes with the Sport Kit. This hardly solves the problem for joggers who prefer not to run in Nike shoes, but this simple and inexpensive hack sure does.
New Treos these are not, but Palm did have some news to share at CTIA 2007. Today, the company introduced a number of hands-free car solutions, including the Palm GPS Navigator Car Kit for the Treo 750 and the Treo 680, as well as some new cases (umm, yay?).
The Palm GPS Navigator Kit is specifically made for the new, slimmer Treos (other Treo owners can get the same solution from the Palm GPS Navigator Smartphone Edition) and features a cradle with an integrated GPS receiver and a speakerphone--just snap your Treo 680 or Treo 750 into place, and you … Read more
Plantronics has jumped on the stereo Bluetooth bandwagon with the Pulsar 260 Stereo Bluetooth Headset, a pendant-style headset that the company debuted today in Orlando. Stereo Bluetooth is now widely adopted in most music phones, a fact that Plantronics clearly recognizes. Mimicking the look of a tiny MP3 player, the Pulsar 260's "pendant" lets you easily switch from a phone conversation to your tunes and vice versa. Features include a high-fidelity stereo sound and support for the Audio Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) that lets you control functions such as mute and pause, plus multipoint connectivity that … Read more
Sony Ericsson's first tri-band HSDPA phone for the North America market seems to have some identity issues.
At first glance it's all about looks: it comes in pink and gray--er, Rose Pink and Phantom Grey--and has a nifty exterior display that's hidden until a call or text comes in.
But inside there's a lot of smart features, like push e-mail (it's Exchange ActiveSync enabled), live scrolling RSS feeds, and the ability to do broadband-speed uploads and downloads.
There's also a 2.2-inch screen, a 2.0-megapixel camera, media player, built-in FM radio (with RDS, … Read more
If you're going to be in New York City this Saturday, you might want to swing by the Nintendo World Store at Rockefeller Center. Majesco will be holding the Cooking Mama: Cook Off Challenge at Nintendo World on March 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Like most P.R. events, this promises to have free food, prizes, and other cool reasons for Nintendo fanboys, bored gamers, and shameless mooches to attend.
It's an enticing idea: replace your keyboard with a stylus and tap your screen--or write all over it--to get things done.
That's the basic premise behind tablet PCs, and while they haven't fully caught on yet, the NAVIsis Laptop Tablet lets you give the tablet user interface a go without having to splurge on a brand-new tablet PC.
The NAVIsis Laptop Tablet is a $130 USB device that clips onto the side of your laptop screen and lets you tap, write, and draw on the display to your heart's content.
Sure, $130 is far from free, … Read more
Well, dagummit! Foiled again. The lucky customers of Canadian carrier Telus are getting another cool smart phone for the picking in addition to the HTC Vox/S720: the HTC P4000. Also known as the HTC Herald and HTC P4350 (GSM version) among various circles, the P4000 will replace the UTStarcom XV6700 and features a slimmer design while keeping a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It also runs the latest Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition and has integrated Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, EV-DO Rev A support, a 2-megapixel camera, and a 2.8-inch touch screen. We're still awaiting final details on availability and … Read more