Items tagged with Bionic

We've discussed the fragmentation of Android and the shoddy update services of the various carriers before, but the Droid 3's situation is raising these issues again. According to pre-CES reports, Verizon is poised to end-of-life (EOL) the Droid 3 along with its entire current lineup of MiFi hotspots. The BlackBerry Curve 3G and Palm Pre 2 are also reportedly on the chopping block, but the former is low-end device that's several years old, while the latter is a bit of an anachronism. The Droid 3, in contrast, is barely six months old. It's the only Motorola phone with a physical keyboard that Verizon... Read more...
Motorola’s next hot smartphone for Verizon Wireless, the Droid Bionic, could be facing delays. According to Reuters, Motorola Mobility has changed the launch target date for the Bionic to this summer. A summer launch could potentially mean the phone will make its debut a quarter later than originally expected. In January, Motorola promised the Bionic would hit shelves in the second quarter. Recently, however, Motorola said it plans to sell the Bionic this summer. Summer officially starts June 21, which is just days before the end of the second quarter. Reasons for the potential delay include... Read more...
One of the key challenges of digital photography technology has been to try to capture images as well as the human eye does. While optics have made significant improvements in recent years, modest enhancements to the resolution density of the electronic sensors have kept the lofty goal of mimicking human perception as just a pipe dream. But scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University have now made a breakthrough that might take a giant leap toward reproducing human-eye-like sight in an electronic sensor. Their breakthrough comes in the form of liberating... Read more...