Barcelona (Spain) – Research in Motion (RIM) today announced a new Blackberry smartphone. The new 8800 merges the form factor of the traditional Blackberry with the piano-black design of the 8100. The new phone comes with integrated GPS and a n illuminated “Pearl” trackball.
Other than the original 8100 Pearl, the 8800 tries to appeal to traditional Blackberry customers with a security-focused, but enhanced feature set. As the original Blackberry devices, the 8800 is wider than the 8100 and offers a full QWERTY keyboard.
Barcelona (Spain) – Flash memory cards reach the next stage with finger nail-sized MicroSDHC cards hitting the 4 GB mark.
If you really want to, you soon can store about 1000 MP3 tracks on your cellphone and you do not necessarily need Nokia’s N91 hard drive phone to do so. Sandisk today said that it will begin offering a 4 GB MicroSDHC card later this year.
At the 3GSM World Conference in Spain, Sandisk introduced a new SD card product that will be making its way to the US next month. The new microSD Multi SD Kit includes a a microSD card that comes with both a miniSD and standard SD card adapters.
Barcelona (Spain) - Microsoft unveiled the next version of its smartphone operating system at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Windows Mobile 6 brings a range of improvements and new features, ranging from a new Internet Explorer web browser to the integration of Office and Windows Live applications.
While Google continues to give somewhat fuzzy timelines about when it will rollout video piracy prevention mechanisms for YouTube, News Corp's Myspace today announced that it is going to make available to content owners a tool that would help the social networking site automatically weed out videos that have been posted without the media company's consent.
Nvidia today announced a new version of its 8800 series of graphics cards.
San Francisco (CA) - Intel today revealed more details about its 80-core research CPU, which likely is the most powerful floating point engine built to date. 200 of these processors achieve the same floating point performance as today's most powerful supercomputer. But don't get excited just yet: The CPU won't come to market and the number of cores isn't everything to future CPU design, Intel said.
AMD unwrapped a few more details about its upcoming quad-core server and workstation processor "Barcelona" at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).
Seoul (South Korea) - Making its debut in the midst of a legal battle for Apple over its much anticipated iPhone, Samsung today unveiled the F700, a new handset with a feature set designed to rival Apple's upcoming entrant.The new Samsung device comes with a 5 megapixel camera, almost unheard of for a cell phone, and more powerful than the iPhone's 2 megapixel offering. Like the iPhone, the F700 also has a full touch-screen interface. There is also a sliding Qwerty keyboard built into the Samsung phone.
Raytheon and the United States Marines have demoed a new high-speed communications device that bounces signals off the troposphere layer of the atmosphere. The Dual-Mode All-Band Re-locatable Tactical Terminal (DART-T) can transmit up to 20 Mbps to personnel hundreds, maybe even thousands of miles away.
AT&T has unveiled a new website that lets parents control access to phone calls, Internet access and television.
In a blog posting at Microsoft's Technet site, Microsoft security program manager Christopher Budd announced details about February's monthly security update, which will be available to Windows users on February 13.
Google and the United Nations are reminding people that environmental hotspots can be viewed inside of the free Google Earth program.
After a failed specialty cell phone service that was owned and operated by ESPN closed its doors last year, the mobile sports service is making a comeback, this time as part of Verizon's V Cast entertainment package.
Amid Microsoft's avalanche of new product and service launches on January 30, the platform that took a back seat was the software company's mobile operating system. The new Windows Mobile OS will get its own debut later this year, and today some light was shed on what the new version will offer.
A pair of new flaws in Mozilla's Firefox browser have found ways around the security infrastructure to fool the system and open up user PCs to potential attacks, according to a report published this week by SecuriTeam.
There's a new way to enhance your cache in Vista - simply plug in your Flash memory stick. But how much performance gain can you really expect? TG Daily ran an average PC through a benchmark parcours and discovered that the old rules still apply: There is no substitute for an adequate amount of system memory. Period.
AMD today announced a range of new socket AM2- and socket F-based Opteron processors.
In a conversation with TG Daily, Microsoft defended itself against claims that Windows Vista does not run 90% of the games on the market today.
Skype and Symantec have partnered up to offer Norton Internet Security and other security products. The products have been "Skype Certified" and will be available through Skype's website at a "special promotion" price.