Nokia’s first intentional leak on the Nokia Sea Ray was rather small, but this newer leaks comes in the form of a rather clear video, along with quick look of Windows Phone 7 Mango. There’s a plastic flap covering the microUSB port (located at the top), along with a placeholder boot screen for WP7. Check out the video, embedded after the break. Via: WPCentral Read More →
Tired of long URLs for Google’s products and pages (like Google+ profiles)? Well, Google is too, so they have G.co now, much like Twitter’s T.co, and Amazon’s A.co. Apparently the G.co link will go online later today, and will be the ultimate form of verification that you’re visiting a true Google page or product, in the format ofg.co/[XYZproduct/service]. As for the price of said TLD, .Co founder Juan Diego Calle states a domain like G.co costs more than $1.5 million, and as part of this monumental addition to the .Co portfolio, the 500 Startups will become 500.co, therefore giving the “.Co” branding the true definition of “company”.
So now, here’s the question: Is T.co better than G.co?
Want to see what every single part of a brand new Motorola DROID 3 looks like? Head over to iFixit right here to check it out. Oh, and according to iFixit, the “repairability score” (meaning how easy to take it apart) is a meager 6 out of 10, which really isn’t that hard or that easy.
Well, will you take a look at that? My fellow geeks at Thisismynexthave busted open another exclusive (don’t be surprised, it just happens for them) and took a short but blurry look at the Samsung Galaxy S II variant for Sprint, which in the recent months was dubbed the Samsung Within. As all reports of US-bound Galaxy S II go, the new line of Galaxy S II devices will all have Android 2.3.4 with Touchwiz 4.0, an 8 megapixel camera and front-facing, and the dual-core 1GHz to 1.2GHz ARMv7 setup seen in the European model, as well as possibly coming in every carrier’s flavor of “4G”. In this case, we (and by “we”, I mean “I”) cannot wait for the Galaxy S II to launch here in the States. It’s just boss.
At first, it was called the HTC Cha Cha in Europe. Now when brought to the United States’ shores on AT&T’s 3G network, the Cha Cha is called the HTC Status. It will retail for a mere $50 on a 2-year contract, and brings along Android 2.3.3 with Sense UI, a 5 megapixel camera, front-facing camera, 800MHz processor, and a full QWERTY keyboard. Moreover, it has a 2.6-inch LCD touchscreen, something that I’ll talk about later in the review, which obviously is after the break. Read More →
Out of 10 patents brought up the ITC has found HTC guilty of infringing two. What does this mean? Well, we cannot be sure now, as it is unknown if the smartphones in question would be banned from reaching the United States, or if HTC will be shedding tons of green paper to make the legal team at Cupertino happier than they already are right now. Via: CNET
Time to get iTunes fired up and upgrade to iOS 4.3.4 (unless you’re an iOS 5 user, like me). It seems to patch the security exploit that allowed for the one-tap jailbreaking method/PDF exploit called JailBreakMe. Otherwise, wait until there’s an actual update with some new bug fix or feature and keep your jailbroken iDevice. Oh, and for Verizon iPhone users, this updated is called iOS 4.2.9. You know, just an FYI. Via: Apple
Two weeks into Google+ being Google+, and 10 million users have already registered for the service (keep in mind Facebook has 750 million). With a massive update coming soon, user-requested features will add to the stability of the social networking service, along with updates to the Android app and the iOS app debuting. According to the Google CEO on his Google+ post, Larry Page states that 1 billion items are shared and received on Google+ everyday. For a social networking so new, this is quite an amazing feat.
Courtesy of our happy FedEx Man, the myTouch 4G Slide is available for testing, and is on our desk. Upon opening the box, the speedy 1.2GHz dual-core processor was amazing quick when booting into the homescreen and into setup. The 8 megapixel camera with a dual-LED flash and 1080pHD video along with an HDR mode is incredibly sharp, and likewise goes for the tad-too-small-for-our-tastes 3.7-inch multitouch WVGA Super LCD screen, which is bright, sharp, and has deep blacks with a high contrast. And despite T-Mobile using our least favorite 4G technology, HSPA+, it’s still pretty fast, and reaching 10MBps downloads off of it is pretty easy in our area. As for the slide-out QWERTY keyboard, its well-placed keys and comfy buttons make it easy to use and to punch out long, not short, emails, Google+ posts, or tweets. In fact, it’s the best keyboard I’ve ever used on a smartphone, a title I previously bestowed upon the T-Mobile G2 and Sidekick 4G, both also on T-Mobile.
Within the next few days a full review will be up for the myTouch 4G Slide on LaptopMemo, but in the meantime, enjoy the few shots of the smartphone that right off the bat looks like T-Mobile’s greatest below!
Spotify has landed in the United States of America; the above video is all the confirmation you need of the fact (and the press release after the break). Spotify, now no longer a European exclusive service will stream all the music you could want to your delight, and has apps available for PC and Mac, iOS and Android, and looks pretty awesome doing it. Via: Spotify Read More →