Research Triangle Park (NC) – Lenovo today officially unveiled its Macbook Air killer – not quite as extreme as the Apple notebook, but with more configuration options and, depending on your view, for less money.
Apple updated its Macbook and Macbook Pro models with new processors, new graphics chips, more hard disk space and the Macbook Air’s multi-touch trackpad.
Remember Iridium? Yes, that is (virtually) the same company that Motorola struggled to keep alive during the dotcom boom and eventually ended up in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company has been on a steady curve of recovery since then with apparently improving financials and a subscriber base that approaches 250,000 users.
So, your iPhone doesn’t do 3G out of the box? A few weeks ago we told you how to get 3G through JoikuSpot and we recently discovered that this feature works on an iPod Touch as well.
A new software development kit is available for developers to work on Google's mobile "Android" platform.
Microsoft has acquired Danger, a mobile software and services company best known for its work with T-Mobile's Sidekick handsets.
AOL has unveiled its own mobile software package called the AOL Open Mobile Platform, including mobile versions of its online applications.
Barcelona (Spain) – Toshiba will begin shipping its first HSUPA phone in the second quarter of this year: The Portege G810 not only enables users to download data at up to 3.6 Mb/s, but also upload data at up to 2 Mb/s.
Google's mobile operating system Android is being shown for the first time in an industry trade show in Barcelona.
Barcelona (Spain) – Apple will be facing a new iPhone challenger from the Windows camp in the second half of this year. SonyEricsson’s new Xperia X1 copies not only has a similar size as the Apple phone, but also offers solutions for some of the iPhone’s weaknesses: It comes with 3G support and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
Nokia and UC Berkeley just finished a new research project that was able to provide real-time "direct from the street" traffic information using nothing but mobile phone GPS signals.