HP webOS ‘Topaz’ Finds Itself Leaked Out Again, Along With Plenty Of Details

Ready for a tablet that looks as promising as an iPad 2 and Motorola Xoom? Enter, the HP webOS tablet, codenamed “Topaz”. In a leak of fury by PreCentral, the specs of a rendered version of the Topaz are displayed. Major specs to make note of are the 9.7-inch 1024 x 768-pixel oil and scratch-resistant display, 1.2GHz processor with Adreno 220 graphics processor, 512MB of DDR2 RAM, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth (3G and 4G versions introduced sometime after launch), a front-facing camera, built-in Beats audio, and to ensure it lasts quite a while on a single charge, two 3,150 mAh batteries with 8 hours of usage, along with Touchstone v2 technology for wireless charging.

While it clearly looks like a (insert obvious name of tablet here), there’s much to welcome from the Topaz. Seen at the first source link is the leaked Topaz webOS tablet, then second is the UI elements, including a fantastic-looking on-screen keyboard. Via: PreCentral (1), (2)

Google Cloud Print Now Enabled For Mobile Printing

This is the next step — in printing. Back in the day, Google Cloud Print was announced, and proposed a feature where your Windows PC (Mac and Linux support inbound) would configure your printer to be web-connected, then an action from the user’s end (i.e a smartphone) would instigate the message being sent to Google’s cloud servers, then back to your printer. Starting now, the Gmail web app for Android 2.1+ phones and iOS devices will have the print feature enabled, but it will slowly roll out. This includes all mobile devices with support for HTML5. The tutorial link for setup is in the source link referenced. Via: Google Mobile Blog

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Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor to provide brute force at all times

Nvidia is a company committed to raw power, aren’t they? The above roadmap slide represents upcoming Tegra chipsets, including the Tegra 2 3D for Spring 2011, the Tegra 2 seen on a ton of Android handsets debuted at CES 2011, and finally, an unfrickingbelieveable Tegra 3 processor that is a quad-core Cortex A9, has 3D capability, supports Blu-Ray, and is clocked at 1.5GHz. Damn, Fall of 2011 looks exciting.

Via: BSOF, Eng

Deutsche Telekom is satisfied with Windows Phone 7 sales

Even with Windows Phone 7 being a hyped (perhaps?) operating system, along with the revival of Microsoft in the mobile market. Cut to the chase, and reviews (like ours) mostly praise the OS, but its handset makers and creator, Microsoft, haven’t been keen on releasing sales numbers. The latest tidbit comes from Deutsche Telekom in Europe (owners of T-Mobile).

“We are ahead of budget, Microsoft is very pleased,” as Deutsche Telekom’s head of consumer marketing Ingo Hofacker said at the CeBIT preview in Munich. Seems good, enough if you ask me. But nothing is better than actual numbers, something that still remains in the dark. Via: WPCentral

iPhone 4 On Verizon Won’t Make FaceTime Calls Over 3G, Frowns Commence


Apparently, much like the AT&T iPhone 4, Verizon will not have support of FaceTime video chat over 3G, and requires solely Wi-Fi. This potential deal-breaker (although nothing new for the iPhone 4) was confirmed by Apple’s Natalie Kerris, in an interview with San Jose Mercury News. Although this could even discourage potential buyers, along with no data/voice simultaneous usage (as you’d find with AT&T), the point of actually having good coverage and customer service should make up for this. After all, the iPhone 4 is a phone, and you should be able to place phone calls on it.