Preparing for the iPhone: Motorola introduces Razr2 phone

New York (NY) – Apple’s iPhone may not be on the market yet, but it already shows its impact, as several established cellphone companies are stepping up their game: Motorola today introduced a stylish new Razr generation that only comes with new features, but comes in a stylish new package made of aluminum, magnesium and plastic.  

Update MacBook 2007: Apple skips Santa Rosa, sorta

Cupertino (CA) – Apple this morning announced an update for its MacBook computers. The company’s mainstream notebook computers are now available with more memory, more hard drive space and faster processors. However, the MacBook will have to rely on the “old” FSB667 Core 2 Duos until Penryn arrives.

iPod could interfere with pacemakers – study

A new study authored by a 17-year-old high school student claims that Apple’s iPod music player could interfere with pacemakers.

Interview with Mr. Gigapixel

Imagine a cityscape picture so detailed that you could see signs and plants on a window sill from blocks away.  Gerard Maynard, a New York resident and artist, recently made such a picture spanning nearly 280k by 47k pixels detailing several blocks of Harlem.  In a short interview, Maynard told TG Daily about the challenges of working with the equipment and his future plans.

Helio Ocean waves into the US

Los Angeles (CA) - The double-jointed, multi-keyed Helio Ocean phone has found its way to the United States.   The advanced device contains multiple features Helio says have not been seen in previous phones.

Hitachi ships fastest and biggest drive

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies is announcing volume shipments of its 200 GB, 7200 RPM Travelstar drive.

Update: Transcend debuts 32 GB solid state drive

Memory manufacturer Transcend announced its new 32 GB solid state disk (SSD).

Universal to bring movie clips to cell phones

Mobile entertainment company I-play announced this week that it has signed on Universal Pictures to bring streaming video clips of dozens of feature films.

Samsung launches Q1 Ultra UMPC in the U.S.

Following the introduction of the device in Europe back in March, Samsung today launched its second generation UMPC on these shores.

Motorola patents self-powered displays

Motorola has received a patent for LCD that can display images as well as create energy.

Microsoft buys mobile ad firm ScreenTonic

In a bid to increase its presence in the mobile space, Microsoft has purchased ScreenTonic, a mobile ad company, for an undisclosed cash amount.

Blackberry sets the Curve with 8300 phone

Waterloo (ON) - Research in Motion (RIM) has cut the ribbon on its newest Blackberry phone, the Curve 8300.  RIM says it is the smallest and lightest Qwerty phone to be released under the Blackberry name. The 8300, which sports a unique curved design, has a thickness of just 0.6 inches and tips the scales at 3.9 ounces.  It sports a backlit screen with a resolution of 320x240.  All the Blackberry staples are here, including the trackball, pre-installed media player, and Bluetooth.

Apple curing laptop battery woes with software update

Apple has announced a software update that should help MacBook and MacBook Pro owners with some battery problems.

Acer recalls 27,000 notebook batteries

Acer has joined the long list of computer manufacturers to announce a voluntary recall of Sony made lithium-ion notebook batteries.

Nokia, LG, Samsung and MasterCard to turn cell phone into wallet

A consortium of companies including Nokia, LG, Samsung, Sony and MasterCard are to turn cell phones into mobile wallets, allowing consumers to pay for goods and services simply by swiping their phone as they would a credit card

RIM working on Blackberry emulator for Windows Mobile

Research in Motion is working on an emulator to make Windows Mobile based devices, such as the Palm Treo, work like a Blackberry.

$25,000 awarded to national texting champion

13-year-old Morgan Pozgar texted her way to the bank, pocketing the $25,000 grand prize in LG's national text messaging contest.

Software glitch caused BlackBerry outage

Research in Motion says it recent BlackBerry outage was caused by a server-side software glitch.

Blackberry outage hits North America

For several hours last night, millions of BlackBerry users weren’t able to receive or send emails because of a service interruption.

Google Phone expected to ship by the end of this year

Digitimes today refreshed the speculation that Google could soon become a player in the cellphone market. According to the company, HTC has begun manufacturing the handsets and will be shipping by the end of this year.