Yesterday Motorola and Sony Ericsson announced that Motorola will acquire a 50% interest in the parent company of UIQ Technology AB and will jointly develop the UIQ open user interface. UIQ is based on the Symbian platform and both companies have agreed that UIQ will be vendor and chip set independent, a move hoped to bring other vendors into UIQ.
Submitted by Eugenia on Fri, 2007-10-12 02:16.
Tiffen sent us in their "Davis & Sanford" W3 universal dolly tripod for a review. We put the product to the test as to how it performs, and we weigh in if it can be considered a steady-cam alternative or not.
Submitted by tuxtops on Tue, 2007-10-09 19:27.
UltraMobileLife shares a pic of a new VIA-based handheld called the MTube. At this point, it's simply a prototype out of Taiwan's Science and Technology Advisory Group, but it shows where ultraportables could be headed in the future.
Submitted by tuxtops on Mon, 2007-10-08 08:39.
The handsets based off the S40 5th edition (just like the S40 3rd edition powered phones) come armed with the capacity to alter the appearance of standby screens. Specifically, you can choose between Active Standby, standard looks with fast access assigned to the navigation key and GoTo feature (left soft-key). More here.
Submitted by Eugenia on Fri, 2007-10-05 06:35.
Submitted by tuxtops on Wed, 2007-10-03 18:08.
The New York Times has just posted an intriguing article regarding the closed ecosystem of AT&T and Apple’s iPhone. Written by Saul Hansell, the piece attempts to shed some light on the myriad of issues surrounding the notoriously closed environment fostered by both Apple’s and their sole domestic provider of choice, AT&T Wireless (formerly Cingular).
Submitted by tuxtops on Tue, 2007-10-02 19:51.
Opera is extending Windows Mobile version of its browser and it looks like Windows Mobile is one of more important platforms for Opera. Interestingly Opera delivers Internet browser to several platforms, including some game consoles so the version for Windows Mobile benefits from synergy effects clearly...
Submitted by tuxtops on Fri, 2007-09-28 01:26.
LinuxCertified today announced its next generation laptops optimized for engineering and scientific community. Powered with Ubuntu 7.04, these laptops focus on high performance and scalability. The laptops come pre-configured with many of the common tools used by technical users. The two new laptop models are: LC2464DC, a 64 bit (based on dual-core Turion 64X2) laptop, and LC2520DC, sporting a 17" screen with accelerated 3D Graphics based on nVidia GeForce Go 7700.
Submitted by tuxtops on Thu, 2007-09-27 07:36.
MontaVista will ship a "fifth-generation" Linux-based operating system for mobile phones in mid-November. The company says Mobilinux 5.0 will offer new security, power, networking, and quick-boot capabilities, along with footprint reductions, real-time improvements, and lower build costs for vendors of handsets and other mobile consumer devices.
Submitted by tuxtops on Wed, 2007-09-26 19:45.
HTC code-named their latest device the Kaiser, a name meaning Emperor in German. But can it command the empire all from a nice little holster on your belt? Its stats say it can - let's dive in and find out! Read on for the full review!