Apple has turned the switch and has eaten up Quattro Wireless, a mobile advertising company. While we don’t know how much Apple paid to gobble up Quattro, but $275 million is the popular number right now — the company’s CEO Andy Miller has been elevated to the new VP of Mobile Advertising position at Apple.
In a news post at the Quattro site, Andy says that “for now” their products won’t change. Of course the words “for now” means something will change later, but I wonder what? Hopefully in the long run, devs will just have an easier time making apps for the App Store
Are you excited? The Android press event starts at 10AM PST, 1PM EST. CNN will bebroadcasting it live (they were, but just a couple of minutes ago now it’s gone. Weird.) over the Internet, and of course I’ll post the news as it comes in on the site. So sound off in the poll!
If there is more to know about the Boxee Box, then it’s probably in this press release. The Boxee Box will be under $200, and will have Flash 10.1 support, and will be manufactured by D-Link. Quick recap of what the Boxee Box is: it brings all social media services to your TV, as well as TV shows. Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Flickr, you name it. And there is no monthly fees for service, because it uses Wi-Fi, or you can hook it up to your router, then hook up a hard drive to your router to access your media files, and don’t forget: it can play non-DRM files. In the simplest terms, it’s an HTPC (Home Theater PC). Press release after the cut.
Above is a brief glimpse of the Google Nexus One support page. Luckily, while Tim Stevens at Engadget took this screen, he (or they) were able to click around, read the Terms of Service, and “watch a few videos”. Of course Google has now quickly closed the page again,but with the supposed launch coming tomorrow, you can be sure we’ll know more as it comes in.
Introducing the 3.8-pound IdeaPad U1 Hybrid. It’s a 11.6-inch laptop with a retractable multitouch screen. Pretty catchy huh? It has a CULV Intel Core 2 Duo processor and Windows 7 Home Premium. But here’s the really “hybrid” part: When you pull the tablet out of the laptop’s chassis, a Qualcomm Snapdragon comes to life, thus creating a multitouch slate with a 16GB SSD that runs Lenovo’s Skylight Linux interface. Dual processors, dual OSes, and dual functions? This is the hybrid of all hybrids, and it’s coming in June for $999.
More tablet news, huh? This is killing me. Now theWSJ is reporting that the Apple Tablet will ship in March, but will be announced later this month (the 27th or 28th), according to various sources.
Apple Inc. plans to unveil a new multimedia tablet device later this month, but doesn’t plan on shipping the product until March, people briefed by the company said.
The tablet should sell for $1000, and will (could is more like it) come in different colors, as well as a screen size of 10 to 11-inches, and possibly a nationwide Wi-Fi subscription would also be offered. This post will be updated with any new info as it comes in.
That is if the Apple Tablet ever comes. But with so many quality leaks coming out, you’d have to say the Apple tablet looks real enough. So after the jump, I have “5 Reasons to Buy an Apple Tablet” and “5 Reasons Not To”. Read More →
The first laptop to arrive here at LaptopMemo is a slim one, or in other words, and Macbook Air look-alike. The MSI X600 is one slim, mean, powerful machine, with 1366 x 768 pixels gracing its very well-lit 15.6-inch screen. This review unit sent in by MSi is in all-clad black, with silver accents for the logos. Besides the well-lit glossy screen it packs in a 1.4 Ghz Intel ULV processor, Windows 7 Home Premium, 4 GB of RAM, a 500 GB hard drive, and an ATi Radeon HD 4330 graphics card, which so far can move its way through some (casual and sometimes demanding) games. It’s going to go through the rough and brutal multitasking tests I’ve come up for it, as well as battery tests, wireless tests, speed tests, etc. tests — you get the picture. But so far what I can say about it is:
It’s slim, hence the name.
When under heavy tasks the fan screams for air, and yet it still gets a little warm, mainly the handrests and touchpad.
The keyboard is very responsive, but the added numpad becomes a nuisance, in fact, while typing this post, I’m hit numbers instead of words, which you might expect, can be distracting at work.
Lightweight isn’t the correct word when speaking of the weight in this thing, paper-like is more appropriate.
The trackpad supports glorious multitouch (and it works), but while that is a cool feature, the physical buttons take some reaching to get to, as they have a big dead zone, and only respond at the very end of each button.
So for the meantime enjoy the gallery (new gallery in testing I might add) after the jump, and expect a full review soon, as well as the new “Did you Know” and “Opinion” sections which will come around at the same time.
Are you low on Apple Tablet news? Then look no more! Except according to this report, you’ll have to wait one more day for the Apple Tablet. AllThingsD is reporting that Apple is getting ready to make a “Major Announcement” on the 27th of this month, and not the 26th like previous reports suggested. What’s making this even more interesting is that they say it will be at the Yerba Buena Center, and will be a “major new product”. Wait, there’s more. A French site called Mac4Ever reports that developers are working with the beta iPhone OS 4.0 SDk, and the devs are reformatting their apps for a larger screened device. I think I like where this is going.
Apple Tablet/iSlate/iGuide/Whatever, here we come!