November 30, 2010

Lenovo S800 that features a transparent screen showcased in China

Base on that photo what can you say about the Lenovo S800? Ok, if you have not noticed it's a phone that features a transparent screen. Although this technology is not new in its bare essentials since Sony Ericsson have done one in the past. But compared to what SE did, Lenovo's S800 displays colors, yeah the SE's version of this, the Sony Ericsson Pureness can only display grey and white.

[Update] Microsoft reports 2.5 million units of Kinect sold

The day Microsoft started selling their Kinect for the XBox 360, it was already in competition with Nintendo's Wii, and Sony's PlayStation Move. While Nintendo had it's share of success with it's Wii they are still selling and not a dollar is cut by Nintendo for the Wii. Sony, on the other hand, reported they have sold 2.5 million units of the PlayStation Move, which is basically a direct competition they have put head to head with Nintendo's Wii (minus the console). With the XBox on their shoulders, Microsoft is not keen on stopping their development with it. Hence, Kinect which removes the need of those controllers all together.

News Corp is open for the possibility of Myspace's sale

It has been five year since News Corporation have spent $580 million to buy Myspace and today they, by a News Coprp representative, say that they are open for the possible sale of Myspace. The once master in social networking is truly not doing good in recent years, thanks to the social networking site behemoth, Facebook.

Facebook Code revives rumors that Facebook and Skype will offer video chat

A lot of third party apps are all over Facebook to offer users to have that video chat feature within Facebook. Unfortunately, those apps, although promising, come unnoticed and do not really get that much attention from Facebook users.

Latest Android smartphone by LG looks faster than the Galaxy S and the iPhone 4

The new LG LU3000 which is a smartphone made for the South Korean market is said to be faster than the iPhone 4 or Samsung's Galaxy S. From my own observation, the LU3000 looks fairly like the LG Optimus 7 that runs on Windows Phone 7. And by more observation, it seems that this handset features a UI for Android. More like of the HTC Sense isn't it?

November 29, 2010

Acer BeTouch E410 an entry-level Android smartphone coming soon

Acer might have announced it's latest Android handset which is a high-end phone, they are also making an entry-level Android smartphone. The new Acer BeTouch E410 is part of Acer's BeTouch line of handsets which includes the E110 and the E130.

November 28, 2010

[Local] Motorola Defy coming to Philippine shores in December

The Motorola Defy, the rugged & and the off-road Android smartphone is coming into Philippine shores in December. Although Motorola isn't really making much noise here in the Philippines, they are still pushing the Motorola Defy in our country.

November 27, 2010

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 update starts rolling out

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 was not included in the Xperia line of smartphones to be updated to Android 2.1 Eclair when SE announced that the software update will start rolling out. That does not mean anyhow that the phone won't get any Android 2.1 Eclair love, in fact today Sony Ericsson announced that the Xperia X8 Android 2.1 update has started rolling out.

Vodafone UK stars selling the HTC Desire Z and the Nokia C7

Vodafone UK have added two new smartphones in their lineup. The HTC Desire Z and the Nokia C7. The Desire Z is one of HTC's two new Android smartphones that came knocking on to store shelves when launched. Today, Vodafone is one of them offering the smartphone to their customers. The Nokia C7 is basically the Nokia N8 with the lesser camera and without the HDMI port.

Apple iPad 2 might feature Retina Disaplay, USB port, and a 3-axis gyroscope?

Since this device, the Apple iPad 2, is yet to made official then all we have are rumors and leaks. As we near the year 2011, which is allegedly the year that the iPad 2 will be publicly available, it is just the right time to get more and more info from this device which is set to succeed the original iPad.

Nokia X7-00 an unannounced phone comes with 4 speakers

Are you a person who wants multimedia to be the main thing happening on their phone? Is the number of speakers important for you in a phone? Then this, yet unannounced, is one hell of a phone. It's form factor is quite a bit of like the N8 or the E7 but hey, who wants to compare this phone with the N8? It simply has 4 speakers and that's 3 more than most phones out there.

Ovi Suite 3.0 Beta ready for public download

Yesterday, Nokia released the public beta of their software synchronization suite, Ovi Suite 3.0 Beta. Nokia promises a more stable Ovi Suite for Nokia phone owners. The new beta version is made with two new things in it, a new Home View and a new Music Player, the latter makes music downloading, syncing, and organizing a lot more easier.

November 25, 2010

Samsung Nexus S new photos leaked

New photos of the Samsung Nexus S, the Nexus One successor, are leaked by XDA-Developers. Although there is not a single official spec of the Samsung Nexus S, XDA-Developers states that the smartphone's processor might be dual-core, 512MB or 328MB of RAM, might have 2GB of internal memory, 4" Super AMOLED (or maybe Super AMOLED 2) screen with a WVGA resolution,  camera with LED flash, HD video recording at 720p, and will support Open EL GS.

Source: Unwired View


The BlackBerry PlayBook to sell starting at $399

Although BlackBerry have already announced that it will be positioning the Playbook in the tablet market "competitively" by setting it's price at $500, we have reports today that says that the PlayBook will start selling from $399. The price is said to vary with the amount of internal memory.

Sony Ericsson to introduce the PSP Phone on December 9?

A French blog Nowhereelse reported to have received a copy of an invitation to a Sony Ericsson press event on December 9. Although we cannot confirm the authenticity of this invitation or the report, it only means one thing, that Sony Ericsson is going to unveil something cool. The event is described as  “the most awaited event of the past 10 years.” and by the photo above with the matching buttons of a very familiar PlayStation controller then we can safely say that they might be unveiling the PSP Phone. We'll wait for December 9 to come and go and see what Sony Ericsson has in store for us.

Source: BGR


[Local] Globe will offer the iPad with a dedicated plan

iPad lovers and Apple fans here in the Philippines be happy! The most popular tablet computer in the world, the Apple iPad, will be offered by Globe Philippines with a dedicated plan. The iPad WiFi + 3G is coming into Globe shelves but unfortunately, no other details is uncovered. But the dedicated plan and the iPad coming onto Globe is official we just need to wait for Globe's announcement what they will be offering on the iPad. It is really time for the Philippines to catch up with he other countries that are already selling the iPad like hotcakes. Who is interested in getting one with Globe's unannounced "dedicated plan"?

Source: Techie Gadgets


Samsung Continuum is being offered by Wirefly for $79.99

Announced and made official by Verizon & the latest Galaxy S to hit the market and the most interesting, the Samsung Continuum is offered over at Verizon for $199.99 with a 2-year contract. Since the Holiday Season is near, Wirefly decides to offer the handset for $79.99 with a 2-year contract with Verizon.

What makes the Continuum different is that "ticker" just below the main display. Both are Super AMOLEDs, mind you. That ticker is what the Continuum is hoping why people would want to buy the handset. Anyway, head over at Wirefly to check out their $79.99 offer of the Samsung Continuum.

Source: Unwired View


Nokia E7 is set to take your pre-orders over at Expansys

The Nokia E7 is positioned not to succeed the Nokia N8, apparent by it's naming. Although it looks just like the N8, the E7 is very different, and aside from the bottom button is positioned at the center compared to the N8's at the left side, it features a sliding QWERTY keyboard and sans with the 12MP camera of the N8.

iPhone UberTwitter Beta app now available for download

UberTwitter, sounds familiar? Or do you usually see it on your Twitter's timeline? Well, you have to know this app if you're a Twitter user, it's BlackBerry's most popular mobile Twitter client app. Now UberTwitter is "expanding" their app to not only BlackBerry devices but also to the iPhone.

Although BlackBerry has it's own official Twitter app and is currently being used by more and more Blackberry users the UberTwitter app is still as famous if not the most popular. Instead of just offering the app to BlackBerry loving users why not offer it to iPhone users?

BlackBerry Bold 9780 pops up on eBay has AT&T branding on it

This smartphone right here is the BlackBerry Bold 9700 successor, confirmed and is announced to be launched over at T-Mobile, the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is just like it's little brother with a bit of some new things in it though, BlackBerry 6 OS.

The photo you see above is a photo that came from eBay, although the device is not yet selling or is available over at T-Mobile, the phone got it's way into eBay and is selling for $899 plus, it's got AT&T's branding on it.

Source: eBay
Via: Endgadget


Acer introduces a new 3D monitor and a 3D laptop's availability

Acer have announced their newest 3D monitor that will give you more reasons why you need to wear active-shutter glasses. The Acer HS244HQ features a 1080p 23.6" screen that packs a 120Hz refresh rate and a 12,000,000:1 contrast ratio with LED backlight. No word for pricing for this meaty monitor though and when it will be available so let's just wait for future updates.

Dell offers the Droid Incredible for free

Dell's online store is offering the HTC Droid Incredible for free with a 2-year contract with Verizon, of course. when you buy one from Dell, they will give you a $25 gift card. As we all noticed more and more companies are offering promos in time for the Holiday Season, well we hope this will not stop just there. So who's getting their Droid Incredible? Hit the source link below to go over at Dell to buy the Droid Incredible.

Source: Dell Mobility Store
Via: DroidLife


AT&T offers a buy one take one deal with their Windows Phone 7 devices

Have you been waiting for the right time to buy that Windows Phone 7 over at AT&T? The time that they will offer it to you that you just can't resist? Well then this is the time you have been waiting for. For the holiday season and as AT&T's Christmas gift to you they will be offering you a deal. A deal you can not resist, I think.

Get any of AT&T's Windows Phone 7 devices like the Samsung Focus, LG Quantum, and the HTC 7 Surround with a 2-year contract and get another one for a friend or whoever.

AT&T tops it all up with this offer:
"Combine that [2-year contract] offer with the AT&T entertainment pack which includes a free download of the Xbox LIVE puzzle game ilomilo, 30 days of Zune Pass service plus 10 free song downloads and 30 days of AT&T U-verse and you have a great way to pass the long drive to grandmas house for Thanksgiving."

Source: Windows Phone Blog


November 24, 2010

RockMelt released their first update of their RockMelt Beta browser

RockMelt released their first ever update to their beta browser. If you have the browser already installed on your machines then the browser will automatically update itself.

On this update there are a lot of improvements and enhancements like on their Facebook and Twitter integration. Also the update is sighted on stability by simply upgrading Chromium to version 7. They have also included a new Gmail Notifier app to keep you updated with your Gmail accounts if their are new mails.

Motorola Defy will get Android 2.2 Froyo while the Motorola Milestone XT720 stays at 2.1

Google is prepping things for the release of their latest major version of their baby OS, Android 2.3 Gingerbread. While we are all excited for this update to be released and which smartphone or device gets that version of the popular operating system, the Motorola Defy will be getting the Android 2.2 Froyo update next year. In the 2nd quarter of 2011 Motorola is expected to roll out the updates for the Defy.

Motorola Olympus, Moto's first Tegra 2 handset photoed?

What you are looking at right now is allegedly the Motorola Olympus which also said to be Motorola's first Tegra 2 handset. The smartphone is a dual-core powered phone running on Android with a 4" screen. Rumors say that the handset will land over at AT&T and Verizon. I hope we get more info from this smartphone. Leaks, rumors, and whatnots we'll take it.

Source: BGR


Dell Inspiron Duo is now for sale and will be available on December 15th

Have you been waiting for that day when you can get the Dell Inspiron Duo hybrid? This just might be your lucky day. The tablet-netbook hybrid is now available over at Dell. Starting at $549, you can get this device which packs a dual-core Atom N550 processor running on Windows 7 Home Premium. What are you waiting for? Go over at Dell's online store and get yourself this hybrid and expect it to be shipped in December 15th.

Source: Endgadget


Android OS takes Symbian's crown as the most popular mobile OS in Asia

According to a report by GfK, Android have taken the crown from Symbian as Asia's most popular mobile OS. In the Asian region Symbian have been the queen of mobile OS for years compare that in the US where iOS and BlackBerry OS are the two that competes with Android.

In the 3rd quarter of 2010 Android have overtaken Symbian for the number 1 spot in Asia. As more and more Android devices are being introduced and launched in the region, the response is just like what's happening anywhere else in the world. Android is totally everywhere. As you can see, the graph just is basically saying that the overwhelming rise of the Android OS in the region is the beginning of a trend that will keep on rising. Well, if there's anything that Apple, BlackBerry or even Symbian can do then Android will surely be up there ready to take on the challenge.

Source: Unwired View


And then Acer debuts their 10.1 inch Windows 7 based tablet

While we were all busy with Acer's Global press event where devices from a dual-touch screen laptop, Android tablet, and a humongous smartphone, Acer have debuted a different tablet, with a press release, mind you. This tablet, though, runs on Windows 7 in a black motif and is a 10.1" device.

Acer intros 4.8" Android smartphone that packs a 1024x480 resolution

Acer's Global press event today is just confirming rumors and leaks and that's what we all like or some of us, right? Another question before I start typing about this post is, who likes them huge smartphones? If you think those 4.3" smartphones are huge, then how will you describe Acer's unnamed smartphone that features a 4.8" touch screen display then?

Acer flaunts their Android tablet to be shipped in April 2011

Acer flaunts their 7 and 10 inch tablet that are set to be shipped starting Aprild of 2011. This will be Acer's player in the tablet game that Samsung started with their Galaxy Tab. As much as we wanted that these devices will ship within this month or earlier next month for the simple reason that the Holiday Season is just around the corner, Acer won't give us that "want" though. These tablets, both the 10.1 inch and the 7 inch, will be shipped by next year, April.

Dell Streak comes in Red and White also available unlocked and will ship with Froyo

Yup, you can now get the 5" tablet (more like an oversized phone) from Dell in two different colors and when you get it over at it will come unlocked and will run on Android 2.2 Froyo.

The Dell Streak was launched way back in summer (US) and was shipped with Android 1.6 Donut. Today you can get the said tablet from Dell's online store unlocked and with two different colors, Cherry Red and Pure White.

Acer unveils their Toshiba Libretto challenger: Acer Iconia dual touch screen laptop

Remember the dual-touchscreen laptop by Toshiba, the Libretto? Acer has their own version for that. Leaked before, the Acer Inconia is a dual-toucscreen laptop, yup dual touchscreen. You won't be able to find any physical keyboard on this device it got ditched and replaced by a screen.

During Acer's Global press event which is actually happening right now, they actually unveiled tons of touch screen devices, from smartphones, tablets, and laptops. This post will be about the laptop, apparently. It runs on Windows 7 and that's as much as what we can get from this device right now. Specs and whatnots will come soon, when the event is done of course. So dual touch screen devices/laptops are coming into the scene, starting with the Toshiba Libretto. What has this Acer Iconia that will lure us from buying it? I will update you all if their are any, of course.

Update: With Endgadget's first hands-on with the dual-touch screen laptop, it seems Acer have put some UI overlay on the Windows 7 OS which is actually good since Toshiba's Libretto is reviewed badly primarily because its difficult to navigate through Windows 7's UI (with no overlays) by means of touching. Kodus to Acer.

Source: Endgadget


November 23, 2010

Samsung sold 600,000 Galaxy Tabs since launch, on track to selling 1million units by 2010

Samsung have reported that since the date of launching they have sold 600,000 units of their first ever Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab. It went on sale in the middle of October and had hit the 600,000 units sold mark globally. Samsung have confidently said that they will be able to reach the 1 million unit sales by the end of 2010 and since it's still the middle of November that 1 million isn't that far. They have also reported that in some markets the demand for the Galaxy Tab have exceeded supply.

Source: Samsung Hub


Apple iOS 4.2 now available as promised

Yup! As promised the iOS 4.2 is now available. 10am PST was the time that Apple said that the software will start to roll out and it did. 

To update your iOS devices all you need is the latest iTunes running on your Mac or PCs and then connect your iOS devices and start updating the software from there.

If you're already updated let us know what you think the iOS 4.2 did to your devices by commenting below.

Source: TUAW


November 22, 2010

iOS 4.2 available today for iOS devices - iPod Touch, iPad, and the iPhone

It may come late but at least its already available. Today is the day that Apple fans out there are waiting for. The release of the iOS 4.2.1 which is basically made for the iPad and where the iOS 4.2 will really stand out most. The software update fixes the iPad's WiFi bugs and will add features that the iPad does not have while the iPhone have like multitasking. Delays won't let the Apple fans from waiting for the this software update that the iPad basically needs and will eventually change things for the iPad. This update will also give the much needed performance improvements for the iPhone 3G.
"Also of note, Apple has made Find My iPhone free for all users. The feature, which allows GPS-enabled iOS devices to be located from within a Web interface, had previously been part of Apple’s $100-per-year MobileMe service." - BGR
The devices that my source have mentioned that will be getting the iOS 4.2.1 update are the iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, and the iPod Touch with no mention of which generation of the iPod Touch it is but just try it.

According to Macworld, the update will be available today at 10AM PST (Pacific Standard Time), that's three hours from now. On the other hand Apple's official press statement says "available today". I suggest you all try connecting your iOS devices to your Macs or PCs and check if the update is already pushed out and goodluck.

To update your iOS devices just connect them to your Macs or PCs with the latest iTunes running and update it from their. Tell us what you think of the iOS 4.2 is fairing after the update!

Source: TUAW, BGR


Nokia announces X2-01 and C2-01 - Aimed for "maximum functionality for the lowest price possible"

Nokia have launched two new handsets today that are both aimed for "maximum functionality for the lowest price possible", the Nokia C2-01 and the Nokia X2-01. Let's start with the smaller of the two, the C2-01.

Motorola Droid 2 Global officially announced by Verizon on Facebook

Dubbed as the fastest phone in the world, the Motorola Droid 2 Global, was announced by Verizon Wireless on their Facebook Page. I really do not know what is the difference with this news with the first pre-orders news we had weeks ago of the same device but anyhow, Verizon has made everything official by posting on their Facebook page that the Motorola Droid 2 Global, which is set to succeed the Droid 2, is now available over at Verizon.

Source: Verizon Wireless (Facebook)
Via: DroidLife


November 21, 2010

[Local] Samsung Galaxy S i9000 gets Android 2.2 Froyo update in the Philippines

The Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.2 Froyo update was officially announced in the middle of October. Today, November 21, my source has received information that Galaxy S i9000 owners in the Philippines have started getting their share of the update. Of course, he wanted to try if it was true or if it'd work so he gets his own Galaxy S and tried updating it and viola he's Galaxy S is now running fine with Android 2.2 Froyo.

This update is not going to be an OTA (Over-The-Air), as this is very unusual here in  our country. The only way you can get the update is by downloading the latest version of Samsung Kies. My source had problems with the software detecting his device (also experienced by a friend who has the same device) but after tryies and re-tries he was able to update his Galaxy S. Try it for yourself and tell us how Android 2.2 Froyo performs on the Samsung Galaxy S i9000.

Source: YugaTech


HTC Knight will run on Android 2.2 Froyo and supports 4G

One of my sources have info of the yet to be made official and, of course, launched HTC Knight. Leaked last October, the HTC Knight leaks some specs in it today. BGR have reported that their source have given them information that the Knight will be packed with a dual-core processor breathing underneath it. Other infos that came with it is that the phone will rock a sliding QWERTY keyboard, a 3.7" touch screen display, 8MP camera, and will be able to support 4G connectivity.

November 20, 2010

Myspace bows down to Facebook

Facebook and Myspace held a press conference 2 days ago. What was with that press conference? Something that is a sign that Myspace have surrendered to Facebook, "more of an official surrendering ceremony for MySpace."

Amazon Wireless offers the Droid line for just $0.01

Yup, Amazon Wireless is selling Verizon's Droid line for just a penny. These handsets includes the HTC Droid Incredible, Motorola Droid X, Motorola Droid 2, and the Motorola Droid Pro. The limited offer runs from November 19 - 22 (Monday) when you purchase your Droids at Amazon Wireless.
"Plus purchase a new Verizon device and receive an activation-fee credit for up to $35 for each qualifying line of service activated on a new 2-year individual or family plan account purchased from between 12 midnight PDT on November 19, 2010, and 11:59 p.m. PDT November 29, 2010."

Source: Amazon Wireless


November 19, 2010

Dell Inspiron Duo priced at $549 and more specs revealed

The Dell Inspiron Duo was revealed with a video teaser a few weeks back and today we have infos of it's price and specs, good. For those who do not know what this Inspiron Duo is, it is Dell's offering to the market that is quite different. It is not your ordinary tablet or your ordinary netbook. As the name suggests it's a hybrid, giving you the best of both worlds.

[Local] BlackBerry Torch 9800 officially launched in the Philippines


Local BlackBerry fans this is definitely the BB phone you all have been waiting for! BlackBerry's flagship phone the BlackBerry Torch 9800. Yeah, I know you'd love to read the title if it was "launched" rather than released. At least the wait of it all won't be that long anymore, as with any other releases, launching is next in line.

[Local] Smart offers the Samsung Galaxy Tab for free at plan 3000

The Samsung Galaxy Tab, the "true competitor of the iPad", is confirmed to be offered in the Philippines. Our trusty bloggers at Techie has confirmed that the tablet will be offered by Smart Communications and will come free with a 3000 Plan, that's Unlimited Data.

HP Palm Pre 2 available online unlocked, unbranded, & SIM free in the US

HP's Palm Pre 2 is now available online on HP's US website. For $449.99 you can get the SIM free, unlocked and unbranded. The phone is currently listed as "in stock" and is usually shipped within 24 hours.

The Palm Pre 2 runs on WebOS 2.0, powered by a 1GHz processor, a 3.1" touch screen display (320 x 480), WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth, GPS, 16GB of internal memory, and a 5MP camera. Thanks to BGR, they have confirmed that the smartphone (unlocked version) supports 3G (850MHz and 1900MHz).

Source: HP
Via: BGR


New Yahoo Search Assist in testing

Yahoo Search Assist, a technology that Yahoo pioneered, is getting an improvement that'll totally compete with Google's Instant. Yahoo wants to make your search experience to be faster than what they are offering you right now. What they have in mind is actually amazing, but I do not know if this will truly be Google Instant's competition or is it a different story?

November 18, 2010

LG Apex running on Android 2.1 Eclair to hit US Cellular

US Cellular have announced a new Android smartphone on it's list, the LG Apex. The handset has a slide out QWERTY keyboard and runs on Android 2.1 Eclair. US Cellular will be offering this smartphone to their customers on November 19th online and in US Cellular stores.

[Local] HTC 7 Mozart to go on pre-order this coming weekend - Update: Pricing!

Looks like the HTC 7 Mozart is set to be the Philippines' first Windows Phone 7 that'll be officially released. Smart Communications and Microsoft Phils. have teamed up for releasing Windows Phone 7 based smartphones in the country the first being the Mozart.