If you're a fan of the rugged G'zOne phones (the Type-V was the original while the Type-S is its smaller cousin), you'll be happy to know that Verizon Wireless is coming out with yet another G'zOne rugged phone, and it's called the Boulder. Engadget says that the measurements of this thing are 2.02 inches by 3.94 inches by 0.91 inch, which makes it slightly slimmer than the Type-S (which is around 1.1 inches deep). Expected features include a 1.3-megapixel camera and EV-DO Rev. A-based push-to-talk, similar to Sprint's QChat … Read more
1. NewsNew Nokia E66, E71 go a little more business casualhttp://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9968282-1.htmlSony Ericsson C905 Cyber-shot snags and tagshttp://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9970605-1.htmlSamsung comes clean ... with green cell phoneshttp://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9969817-1.htmlT-Mobile Sidekick LX software updatehttp://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9969860-1.htmlNokia 6205http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9968198-1.html… Read more
Toshiba's 18.4-inch Qosmio G55 laptop uses a quad-core processor--but not the Intel or AMD variety.
The "Quad-Core HD Processor" used in the Qosmio G55--due mid-July--is based on the SpursEngine which is derived from the Cell Broadband Engine, a multicore chip architecture jointly developed by IBM, Sony, and Toshiba. The Cell architecture, in turn, is derived from IBM's Power Architecture. Today, IBM uses the Cell processor in a line of blade servers.
The four processing elements inside the chip have a clock frequency of 1.5GHz, while boasting a relatively low power envelope of 10 to … Read more
Toshiba revamped its Qosmio line today, which had been whittled down to one model, the G45. The company's high-end laptops now comprise three series, the 18.4-inch Qosmio G50, the 17.1-inch X305, and the 15.4-inch F50. All models will begin shipping in mid-July; pricing details are unknown.
Most notable of the new introductions is the Qosmio G50 series. Not only is it Toshiba's first 18-inch laptop, but it will also feature the SpursEngine processor, which is based on the Cell processor found inside the PlayStation 3. Toshiba is branding it the Quad Core HD Processor here … Read more
Flyvo intends to ride the waves of portable gaming with a new WiMAX device.
The Flyvo G100 has a 4-inch touch screen and sits on the Windows CE Professional 5.0 platform. However, the operating system has been customized such that you can't install any Windows Mobile applications. It uses WiMAX, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth radios for interactive gaming, with a built-in 4GB flash storage to hold software. As it also doubles as an audio/video playback device, there is a microSDHC slot for extending the memory.
The unit will be available in South Korea in December, arriving on the … Read more
That translates into an iPhone purchase of roughly $1.55, and a monthly service plan of $107.
Under T-Mobile's offering, the telecom provider will sell the phones with 8GB of memory, while a 16GB phone will go for 19.95 euros, or nearly $31.
T-Mobile's announcement of its 3G iPhone offering comes a week after Apple rolled out the latest version of its popular cell phone. … Read more
Sprint has yet to confirm it officially, but the Samsung Instinct should have a $199 price tag when it goes on sale Friday, June 20. That price includes a rebate but it would require a two-year contract with a Sprint "Simply Everything" plan. We've been hearing buzz of the bargain basement price for a few days now, but Wall Street Journal technology reporter Walt Mossberg mentioned it in his review of the Instinct, which posted today. In all seriousness, a $199 price tag is more than believable as it would make the Instinct just as expensive as … Read more
Firefox 3 comes out June 17, and that's all we have to say, except we hope it fixes Molly's Flash problems so she doesn't have to get a Mac--or Opera. In other news of the day, you can now find out once and for all whether your car mechanic is giving you a good deal. Hint: No.Listen now: Download today's podcast EPISODE 744
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Firefox 3 to release 17 June http://developer.mozilla.org/devnews/index.php/2008/06/11/coming-tuesday-june-17th-firefox-3/ http://www.thetechherald.com/article.php/200824/1225/Mozilla-Corp-confirms-Firefox-3-launch-for-July-17 … Read more
We've received a heads-up from our Pioneer source on a recent Japanese launch of its videophile-grade 9G Kuro. This delivers five times better dynamic contrast than the U.S.-centric PDP-6010FD, promising even richer blacks than any existing Kuro plasma TVs on the market.
Furthermore, the KRP-600M's 100,000:1 rating puts it in the class of the recently announced Panasonic Viera TH-65PY850M. That said, the former is strictly a full-HD monitor, shipped without an onboard TV tuner and loudspeakers.
It also features multiple remote LEDs for enhanced infrared control in dark home theaters, as well as a … Read more
Ah, the Interwebs. Via the magic of e-mail from a secret source in parts foreign we've got our mitts on a copy of a iPhone 3G survival guide--which will no doubt be standard issue with every iPhone 3G sold in, you know, Asia or somewhere.
Unfortunately, the copy of the survival guide we've secured is written in a foreign tongue (Klingon? Vogon?), but thanks to a nifty online tool, we've been able to translate it and reveal its important tips. We can't, of course, guarantee that all the translations are perfect, but we hope you'll … Read more