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Well, those rumors of the "Facebook phone" have amounted to something. It's not exactly a "Facebook phone," but it's close! INQ is a little-known cellphone company, but now with this, they're getting on the map in a big way. The company has just released the Cloud Touch and Cloud Q phones, both of which are "Facebook focused." The INQ Cloud Touch is an Android 2.2-based phone with full touch-panel, while the Cloud Q is the same phone with the addition of a QWERTY keyboard. Both phones feature tri-band HSPA, a 3.5" touch-panel, 5MP camera and above-average Facebook support. There's even a dedicated... Read more...
Thermaltake today announced their new CPU cooler, SpinQ received CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award as officially announced earlier on CES website. Judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade press, SpinQ was commented as an outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products: “SpinQ CPU cooler takes the traditional design of a CPU cooler to a whole new level by incorporating an ingenious rotating tooling method to achieve the never-before-seen swirl outlook.” CES Innovations Award is a widely renowned... Read more...
The Inquirer's Charlie Demerjian has some interesting insight to recent actions by Dell and Microsoft... "With two overlapping events, Microsoft admitted what we have been saying all along, Vista, aka Windows MeII, is a joke that no one wants. It did two unprecedented things this week that frankly stunned us. Dell announced that it would be offering XP again on home PCs. The second that Vista came out, Microsoft makes it very hard for you to sell anything other than MeII. It can't do this on the business side because it would be laughed out the door, but for the walking sheep class, well, you... Read more...
R600, ATI's high-end upcoming DirectX 10 GPU, has faced a few bumps in the road, as problems have delayed it from its original intended release in late 2006 to perhaps one as late as mid 2007. But does it really matter? According to an article on The Inq, not really. Graphics companies make their major profits off of the mid-range cards because the top dollar products are affordable to only a relatively small group of enthusiasts. Lets look at what was delayed and why. It was R600, the top dog of the bunch, not the lower end RV630 and RV610. If you look at the lust factor, there is R600 and... Read more...
This morning, Fudo posted a bit of news regarding ATI's rumored R580+ GPU at The Inquirer. Being an 80u version of the 90u R580 core, this new GPU was more of an interim solution while ATI prepared its next-generation R600 architecture.  Here, Fudo mentions R600 in the statement, "Such timing clearly indicates that ATI is not in a rush to release the R600 and we know that R600 is actually doing just fine. The R600 needs Vista to glow." Apparently, Fudo and Charlie need to talk more often as Charlie seems to insinuate that R600 was well behind NVIDIA's schedule in his own article... Read more...
The Inquirer has posted several highlights from CES ranging from coverage of new high-tech toys such as the Raptor X and Dell Renegade 600 to rumors and feedback regarding some upcoming new products like ATI's RD580 chipset. While you're there, be sure to see what The Inq has to say about notebook SLI configurations and NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce 7300 GPU. Here's a snippet from the GeForce 7300 post to capture your attention:ACCORDING to some roadmaps we have seen, Nvidia is getting ready to show of its Geforce 7300 graphic card. It's a new card based on a new 90 nanometre design and separate sources... Read more...