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T-Mobile customers will be able to get their hands on the HTC One S beginning April 25. This sleek new phone is T-Mobile's thinnest smartphone, measuring 7.95mm. The phone will run on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and HTC Sense 4. The One S supports connectivity to T-Mobile's 4G (HSPA+ 42) network. Other key features include a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED screen, a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, and an 8-megapixel camera with HTC ImageSense. The HTC One S also has built-in Beats Audio technology to provide a richer and more authentic sound experience from the phone. T-Mobile Launches Ultra-Sleek HTC One S April 25 T-Mobile’s Thinnest Smartphone Brings an Amazing Camera... Read more...
It looks like AT&T isn't the only one who will be getting one of HTC's new One-branded phones. T-Mobile and HTC are teaming up to offer T-Mobile's thinnest smartphone (7.95mm) in the form of the HTC One S. This smartphone features a 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED touchscreen along with Beats Audio, connectivity to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 Mbps network, and Qualcomm’s 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor. The HTC One S will ship with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and HTC Sense 4. The HTC One S camera also offers many of the same features as AT&T's HTC One X including the f/2.0 lens and a backside-illuminated sensor. The HTC One S will be available this spring from T-Mobile.  T-Mobile... Read more...
While Google's new version of its Mobile App for the iPhone has been warmly received, it appears, according to a report, that it uses an undocumented API, which would be a no-no in Apple's book. However, the use of the API results in a great user experience, so one has to wonder: did Apple let the app into the App Store because it was great, because Google is so powerful, because the NY Times pimped the app, or because Apple just missed it? As you probably know, the new version of the app uses voice recognition: no more typing in search queries unless you speak with a British accent, and the app is smart enough to realize when you are raising the phone to your ear to speak, and prompt you. But... Read more...
Apple and game developers have a real hit or miss relationship.  A pair of great examples are Blizzard, who only seems to do tandem Windows/OS X releases these days, and Valve, who claim Apple's game-oriented SDKs aren't well supported.  So does this bode well or poorly for the iPhone?It seems that EA and SEGA both think that the iPhone SDK is up to the job:"The animation technology in the iPhone OS enables us to build awesome games,” said EA chief executive John Riccitiello. "I think iPhone consumers are going to be blown away by the games we create for this platform."Similarly, SEGA's Ethan Einhorn showed off a version of his firm's Super Monkey Ball title that leveraged the iPhone's... Read more...
We just got our hands on some hot news regarding Asus and a brand new smartphone they’ve just introduced.  What you see pictured here is the new Asus M930 Windows Mobile 6-based smartphone.  As the pictures show, the M930 has a clamshell design, and features dual screens, a QWERTY keyboard, and a built in camera / webcam. According to our information, the Asus M930 sports a 450MHz TI OMAP 2431 processor with 256MB of Flash memory and 64MB of SDRAM.  The unit also supports Micro-SD expansion cards and SDHC, however, for further expandability.  Standby time is reportedly 150 - 200 hours with 2 - 3 hours of talk time using 3G or 4 - 5 hours using 2G.  The external 2.0” screen... Read more...
If you live in Germany or plan on moving there soon, you're going to want to kiss German Vodafone CEO Friedrich Joussen when you're there.  He and his company just obtained a court order that forces rival, T-Mobile, to sell iPhones without contract to those that want it.“For its part, Vodafone -- which at one time was in the running for its own exclusive contract to sell iPhone to parts of Europe -- claims that it took the matter to court out of fears that other handset makers may follow Apple's example and begin tying their handsets to specific providers, further shredding the German wireless market.Vodafone Germany chief executive Friedrich Joussen in a statement said his firm's goal is... Read more...
How many times have you been annoyed by a cell phone user, practically shouting into his or her phone on a bus or subway?  Or been annoyed by someone's phone ringing in the theatre?  More than you can count, right?  Unless, of course, you are of the offenders.  Ever wish you could rip the phone out of their hands, or just tell them to knock it off?  Some are doing more than that, illegally, however.One afternoon in early September, an architect boarded his commuter train and became a cellphone vigilante. He sat down next to a 20-something woman who he said was “blabbing away” into her phone.“She was using the word ‘like’ all the time. She sounded like a Valley Girl,”... Read more...
Asus is releasing  new chipset motherboards that include onboard HDMI hookups, allowing you you to  supply high-definition content from your desktop to whatever screen you've got there handy, without resorting to a cabling nightmare The P5E-V HDMI and P5E-VM HDMI motherboards are outfitted with multi-display output modes and onboard HDMI. By delivering multi-channel audio and uncompressed digital video with HDCP found on HD DVD and Blu-ray discs via a single cable, HDMI simplifies cabling and allows users to transform their PCs into home entertainment solutions with full HD 1080p visuals, said Asustek. This will allow users to enjoy popular HD video content on large-screen TVs/monitors.... Read more...
Once again, no one (except maybe cellular carriers and those supplying the content) should be surprised. Europeans' interest in watching mobile television is as tiny as cell phone screens, a new study showed on Monday, even though the industry has been buzzing about offering TV on handsets for years. Mobile operators hope that mobile TV could encourage users to spend an extra 5 to 10 euros a month, compensating for declining revenues from voice calls, but mobile television and video downloads ranked close to the bottom of consumer interest in a Gartner study in Europe. Honestly, why would anyone be surprised at a lack of interest in watching TV on a tiny screen?!  Or, more to the point,... Read more...
Software unlocking of the iPhone has been a source of threats from AT&T.  However, there is an exemption in the DMCA that allows software unlocking of phones - the question has been what will happen if that's tested against a commercial product.  In this case, an open source, free product, there's no recourse, except for a ROM change that stops this, of course.The first, non-GUI version was released last night; a beta GUI version has been released. If you want to try the manual version, that’s linked at the same site. Kudos to the iPhone Dev Team and all involved on this. This was (and still is) a lot of work.How soon will the 1.03 version of iPhone software be released, hmm?... Read more...
Some assert that the iPhone is not a smartphone, and iSuppli actually agrees with them, categorizing it as a "crossover phone" - one with both smartphone and feature phone attributes.  No matter what category it's in, it's a hot seller.  In a report issued today, iSuppli said the iPhone outpaced all other smartphones in July, its first full month of sales, and matched the sales of the best-selling feature phone. During its first full month of sales, Apple's highly anticipated smart phone grabbed 1.8 percent of the U.S. consumer mobile-handset market, according to iSuppli. The research firm's survey of more than 2 million U.S. consumers indicated sales of 220,000 iPhones in July. In its... Read more...
You may recall that the UniquePhones software unlocking solution has been delayed by a threat by AT&T. Meanwhile, iPhoneSIMFree has been pretty quiet. Yesterday, however, they released a FAQ which not only gives additional information about their unlocking solution, but also gives hope for a release — soon. 1. Would all the same features still work? Yes. Except for Visual Voice mail (which is an exclusive AT&T feature), all features currently available on locked phones will be available on unlocked phones. * 2. Is it resistant to updates? While we have taken all possible measures to ensure that the phone will remain unlocked, we can only guarantee... Read more...
Earlier today we reported on the hardware unlocking of the iPhone.  But that's ALREADY so over, as the group that operates iPhoneSIMfree.com has created a way to do it in software - and they say it will resists upgrades and restores. The group has not published the details of their unlocking procedure because they plan to sell the service beginning next week.  The event comes almost two full months after the iPhone's widely-publicized release by Apple and AT&T. And, like most cell phones sold through carriers in the US, the iPhone comes from the store locked to AT&T. New purchasers are required to either commit to a 2-year contract with AT&T in order to use it, or go with AT&T's... Read more...
It's been less than two months, and already we've seen two iPhone software updates. This second one, like the first, focuses on bug fixes.  Much like the first, there aren't many details available.  This one weighs in at 92MB.It's pretty amazing how Apple continues to do this, as experience has shown that carrier certifications of these types of patches alone can take months.  They must have some kind of leeway with AT&T. Apple on Tuesday updated the software for its iPhone, bringing the most current version to 1.0.2. The update is available when the iPhone is connected to your computer. After iTunes launches the update can be downloaded and installed. Some people... Read more...
While the iPhone didn't quite hit the first week/first dale sales targets that many predicted, it was still a strong performer upon its introduction.  Despite the initial demand not being quite as high as many predictions, the demand in the weeks and months following the launch have actually exceeded earlier estimates.Current figures estimate that Apple stores (1800 nation-wide) have sold at least 3 a day, every day, since the launch.  That's about a half-million phones right there. "Factoring in hundreds of thousands of iPhones sold through Apple stores and online via Apple.com, we still believe that our unit estimate is conservative," he told clients. "While Apple has not provided any information... Read more...
Apple Inc. has some good news for those who have been set back over $600 for its newest toy, the iPhone: customers will pay less in service fees as compared to other phone users. CEO Steve Jobs also announced that users can activate their iPhones via iTunes in minutes, as opposed to lining up in stores. The iPhone will be available in all of Apple’s 162 stores, in addition to 1,800 of AT&T’s outlets at 6 p.m. in each U.S. time zone on June 29. "AT&T Inc.'s calling plans for the phone will cost $59.99 to $219.99 a month, spokesman Michael Coe said. Similar plans for other phones cost $65 to about $225, according to AT&T's Web site.""AT&T's plans for the iPhone offer between 450... Read more...
Just about everyone in the world knows about the iPhone by now, but why do consumers seem so interested? Does it go well with their iRack or is it the 8GB of storage? InformationWeek has some thoughts: "The iPhone isn't available yet, and it's certain to have its limitations, yet Apple has managed to create a pretty loud buzz among consumers. A survey by Harris Interactive found that 47% of U.S. adults were aware of the product unveiled in January at Apple's Macworld in San Francisco, and 17% were interested in buying it. Of those interested in getting their hands on the stylish device with a touch screen, 9% said they would buy the iPhone when it launches in June, and another 8% said they... Read more...
At Microsoft's annual research conference Techfest, a new method to help keep internet services secure was unveiled based on images of cats and dogs. A popular method to determine whether a human or automated software is trying to access an internet service in use today is the Captcha, a series of randomly generated letters and numbers that must be reproduced. Since computers can now read Captcha sequences, which often confuse humans, a new security method has been developed by nations around the globe. The new security feature is based on the idea that a human can easily distinguish a dog from a cat, when an image of one is displayed, whereas an automated piece of software can... Read more...
The Inquirer has a story posted today that hints at the prospect of NVIDIA designing its own processors. "Acceleware is heavily involved in high-performance computing tasks acceleration using Nvidia GPUs, mainly for the electromagnetic (cellphone, microwave, IC), seismic (oil exploration - remember the company's location!), biomedical, industrial and military markets. They argue that, for many of these apps, the acceleration possible on specific tasks can reach between 10x and 40x - and that was on accelerator cards similar to the old 7900GTX. The new G80 generation should provide further boost." Considering what's been going on in the industry with the AMD/ATI merger and Intel's plans... Read more...
Well, we've determined that Sony can make at least one Playstation3. So we've got that going for us: Thousands of lucky gamers tested the PS3 over the weekend at the 2007 Sony Expo in Honolulu, two weeks before the debut. Almost all were males - from boys with braces and baggy jeans to gray-haired baby boomers. They crowded around two gaming booths with the sleek, lean, black machine behind a plastic case. "The graphics are crazy, way better than the second one," said Doug Morrison, a 20-year-old University of Hawaii student. "It's more realistic. It's smoother. It doesn't have any glitches." The article is slightly sketchy on details, but contains all the items Sony is hoping for,... Read more...
It looks like Apple just won a patent for a new speech recognition technology, and the news has spurred analysts into speculating that Jobs' and crew have a new mobile phone in the works. NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Apple Computer Inc. won a patent for a speech-recognition technology earlier this week, fueling speculation that the iPod-maker is laying the groundwork for a future "iPhone." The patent, approved Tuesday by the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office, allows Apple to assign "meanings to spoken utterances in a speech recognition system." The Apple-focused blog Mac News Network, which first reported the news, suggested that the patent,... Read more...
Version 3.1 of Silverstone's SG-01 Evolution SFF case is a great pick if you're looking to build a small, portable PC. Good ventilation, and the ability to use any standard size ATX PSU are just some of the features you'll find. "One of the first things that grab your attention is the simple but yet, elegant design of the SG-01, from the stylish Silverstone logo to the well placed silver/chrome accents around the two 5.25" drive bays and the background behind the front access ports. Speaking of which in addition to the customary audio ports, the IEEE 1394 port and two USB 2.0 ports that have become standard on just about every case manufactured... Read more...
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