Archive for September, 2011

Verizon Wireless going to launch LG Enlighten on September 22nd for $79.99

Thursday, September 22, 2011 0:08 No Comments

Verizon Wireless on Wednesday announced the LG Enlighten, a new Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) smartphone that will be available on September 22nd for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year agreement. The Enlighten offers a full QWERTY keyboard and a relatively basic feature set given its price. It is powered by an 800MHz processor and has a 3.2-inch touchscreen display with a relatively low 480 x 320-pixel resolution. The Enlighten will ship with a 2GB microSD card and also has a 3.2-megapixel camera, although it lacks a secondary front-facing camera for video chats. Other features include Adobe Flash 10 support, 3G Mobile Hotspot for sharing your 3G connection with up to five W

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Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” will come in next two weeks

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 22:22 No Comments

Microsoft revealed on Wednesday that the company plans to issue its Windows Phone 7.5 update to existing devices in the next two weeks. Squashing rumours and speculation, Microsoft’s general manager of customer experience engineering, Eric Hautala, revealed that the company is making “solid progress” on the Windows Phone 7.5 update. “We now expect to start rolling it out in the next week or two,” said Hautala in a blog post on Wednesday. “At that time, we’ll also refresh the Where’s My Phone Update? table to reflect the worldwide rollout status,” he added. Microsoft warned users not to install leaked copies of Windows Phone 7.5. “Every Windows Phone will also receive

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Best Buy Starts taking Android-powered Galaxy Tab 8.9 pre-order

Monday, September 19, 2011 0:05 No Comments

Best Buy has begun taking pre-orders for an 8.9-inch version of Samsung’s Android-powered Galaxy Tab. According to the product listing on Best Buy, the new version of Samsung’s ever growing tablet line has a 1280×800 TFT display, Android 3.1, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of built-in memory. There’s also front (2 MP) and rear (3 MP) cameras with auto-focus and LED flash, USB 2.0 and Bluetooth. The product is listed for $470. Another model with the same specs but with 32 GB instead of 16 GB is $570. The new version of the Galaxy Tab was first unveiled at the CTIA wireless trade show in March, and complements the existing 10.1-inch and 7-inch versions. The product listings on B

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Intel going to introduce CPU with tiny solar cell

Sunday, September 18, 2011 0:10 No Comments

Intel yesterday showed off an experimental chip that it says cuts a processor’s power consumption so much that it could run on solar power. The Claremont processor is what the company calls a ‘near-threshold voltage processor’, meaning it can run on little more than the threshold voltage needed to turn on its transistors. It can cut energy consumption to under 10 milliwatts, says Intel, meaning a PC processor could handle a light workload with nothing more than a solar cell the size of a postage stamp. The chip’s based on the now rather venerable Pentium architecture, chosen because of the simpilcity of its design compared with today’s models. It was demonstrat

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Google Propeller – a social news app for Android Honeycomb tablets as well as the iPad

Saturday, September 17, 2011 13:21 1 Comment

Google is hard at work creating a new way for you to view and share the latest goings-on in current events. Reportedly called Google Propeller, the new digital news platform is being developed for Android Honeycomb tablets as well as the iPad. It will revolutionize the way users interact with the daily news. At least that’s what Google wants to believe. A report on called it a “Flipboard killer,” referring to the social news platform that launched last year. Flipboard has been downloaded 3.5 million times and has received more than $60 million in venture capital from some of the top players in the industry. The app allows users to “flip” through

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