Best Buy expanded its EeePC portfolio with two Windows XP versions of the cheap notebook. The price remains the same: $399.99.
As we are heading into another week of what we expect to bring new
information and speculation about Apple’s 3G iPhone and iPhone 2.0, we
felt that it was time to separate fact from fiction. There is quite a
bit of reliable information that outlines the specifications and
enables us to draw conclusions what the new generation iPhone will
offer. We will update this article as new information becomes
available. Read on to get up to date on the Apple 3G iPhone
specifications as of today.
Fring is the first company that is offering an all-in-one solution to
combine major IM and VoIP services into a single and free iPhone
application. Fring as well as the expected Apple iChat
VoIP/videoconferencing solution are just a taste of upcoming always-on
communication solutions for the phone iPhone and other networked
devices that will make more and more use of Wi-Fi and, in the not too
distant future, WiMax. But we wonder: Why should we care about tools
such as Fring, especially if Apple is working on its own VoIP iPhone
There is lots of iPhone inventory activity in Europe. Recent and
unexpected price drops for the 8 GB iPhone in Europe indicate hint that
the company may actually be killing the 8 GB model in June and
introduce a 32 GB iPhone, next to the much anticipated 3G iPhone.
Asustek has officially announced the specs of its next generation Eee
PC 900 mini-notebook computer. The 900 will feature a larger 8.9-inch
wide screen capable of displaying 1024 by 600 pixels and dual
solid-state drives capable of storing 12 GB in Windows XP and 20 GB in
Linux. Available in either Pearl White or Black, the computer will
also feature a new FingerGlide touchpad that can recognize two finger
gestures for zooming and scrolling (think iPhone).
Welcome to the next round of rumors and leaks about the “next” iPhone:
The latest iPhone firmware hints provide some information on Apple’s
iPhone global expansion plans, with Russia and Asia-Pacific being the
prime targets. A MacNN reader claims to have found evidence for a GPS
module in the next-generation iPhone and Gizmodo revealed a new feature
to save web images in the iPhone photo library.
Listening to music on the go always has to do with increasing the sound
quality you can squeeze out of low bit-rate audio files. But the mobile
results so far can be called just adequate at best. Run the same files
through Creative's X-Fi Crystalizer for example, and what you hear on
an iPod is suddenly disappointing. Many mobile audio devices also lack
an equalizer, which adds up to a forgettable music experience. However,
there is a new player on the market: Dolby is making its way into this
segment and has compelling answers.
A number of mobile phone companies, including Nokia and Ericsson, have come together to join in a new initiative to work on a new mobile framework. They are setting the path for a new mobile network plan called "Long Term Evolution." The enhanced service will improve on over-the-air content like games, music, and Internet.
Thailand’s new year festival and world’s
largest water fight has started and I was told that it would be stupid,
no actually insane, to carry my digital SLR and good lens through
hordes of crazed kids with water guns, drunk adults with buckets of ice
cold water and smiling old ladies smearing talcum powder on my face.
But don’t you dare tell any self-respecting photographer that he can’t
get a shot because of a little bit of water.
Apple may be developing a new feature for the iPhone that would allow
users to create an illusion of positional audio within conference
calls. The result: Conference calls would much more sound like a real
face-to-face communication in a room. Media sharing features pick up a
concept originally promoted by Microsoft for its Zune player and create
a path for Apple into social networking.
Gateway introduced its third 17” FX notebook, bridging the gap between
the $1600 entry model and the $2700 flagship laptop. The company has
also a new 15” FX laptop that will be sold through Best Buy stores.
There is an incredible amount of speculation about the new iPhone
generation out there, lots of rumors and retractions from rumors. But
thankfully, there are some hard facts and conclusions as well: Hackers
already have analyzed substantial portions of the iPhone 2.0 software
update, which not only provides further evidence that the 3G iPhone
launch in fact is imminent, but reveals new features as well.
Analyst Opinion - Last week, I was in China and witnessed the launch of
the first generation Mobile Internet Device (MID) platform products
based on Intel’s new Atom processor. This got me thinking back to what
we had before the MID and why some of those products were successful
and others were not. Of course, now we can speculate who will be
successful with the MID.