It’s not much. But it’s a new photo by Mr.BlurryCam after all.
It’s not much. But it’s a new photo by Mr.BlurryCam after all.
LaptopMemo started in May of 2009, as at WordPress.com as laptopmemo.wordpress.com. Coming down the line, in September 2009, I rolled out this new site design, aimed to help you the reader enjoy LaptopMemo in a newer, cleaner, fresher, and more fun format. Since then, GoDaddy has been our main host, and has done a great job of doing so. And so I will talk about a top-secret entrepreneur project that I have been planning for the past 3 years, which my Mom started with me.
But let’s start off with how LaptopMemo was created: Being in 8th grade with a great vocabulary helps, but having no blogging experience what-so-ever does not help you much. Which is why I read other blogs grabbing bits and nuggets of information, and seeing how I could find my own writing style. As many of you probably think, so far I’ve been doing this exceedingly well, but I still think I’m looking for my writing voice. Now, the project I’m speaking of is called “Did You Know?”. It started off as a book (yes, imagine me writing a book! And I will.) which then dissolved into nothing, but was waiting for the right time to exist, which is now. “Did You Know?” will be a series of gadget facts and tips, which will be presented in the form of short, quick blog posts. The content will be completely original, and fun. Of course this will not get in the way of “Reviews”, because I can tell you that LaptopMemo will be having some pretty interesting ones, with a new Review coming in a couple of days. But now, I’d like to tell you how you can help us to make this new project even better.
The first version of Firefox Mobile today hit Maemo 5 on the Nokia N900. It includes the same Awesome Bar the the Firefox desktop version has, and adds a new feature called WeaveSync which keeps tabs, passwords, and bookmarks synced across desktop and mobile versions. Flash support is still in testing, but can still be turned on in the settings. So now what are you waiting for?
With the G1 approaching its destined fate (termination), the CLIQ is the only T-Mobile Android handset with a full QWERTY. But not for long, because it looks like the myTouch Slide (aka HTC Espresso) is coming in to take that second spot, and probably also coming to knock out the T-Mobile Sidekick line in one single blow. Besides the obvious QWERTY style slide out keyboard and the optical trackpad, you have an HVGA display, externally accessible microSD slot, camera with flash, and an old ARM11 processor. So in fact, the myTouch Slide looks like a suitable successor to the G1: it has no sense of style, is low-end, and probably will be cheaper than other smartphones as well. Android 2.0 is the rumored version of Android running for this model. One more picture after the jump.
Looks like T-Mobile better get its towers into check or else. According to numerous complaints, Nexus One owners have been without data for the past couple of hours, and things aren’t improving yet. As for myself, I only wish I could get a Nexus One, and of course, I’d review it. Hmm, I wonder who I can contact? Oh, and here’s a poll on whether or not your Nexus One is actually functional.
Update: Looks like things might be okay now. If they aren’t, it’s suggested to reboot your Sexy Nexy.
Dell’s Snapdragon-powered slate, the Dell Mini 5 happened to be in Michael’s pocket at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where Michael Arrington from TechCrunch happened to notice. You can guess what’s next: he said that the Mini 5 is coming “in a few months”. Just as a recap of sorts, the Mini 5 is a slate that has a 1Ghz Snapdragon CPU, Android 1.6 with 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 3G. As for pricing, it probably will cost $1,098 before carrier subsidy, which is a lot of cash for a 5-inch slate, and we can only demand hope it will be cheaper when it comes to the States. [Via CrunchGear]
This is probably what can make any rover scared of going to another planet. The Spirit Rover will be staying over there (on Mars) permanently, as a matter of fact. [xkcd]
Back at CES when the M11x was announced, it was said it would have a price mark of “under $1000″. And the base price? $799. So let’s get this straight: 11.6-inch display, NVIDIA GT335M switchable graphics and a 6.5 hour battery, all only for $799? And some people daresay call it the hideous name “netbook”?
The Alienware M11x, with over 6.5 hours of battery life and weighing under 4.5 lbs. will start at an amazing $799! Leave it to the folks at Alienware to enable truly mobile performance gaming at an affordable price.
Also, it’s an interesting place where this was found, because you’ll have to visit the microsite, then check the page source, and only then will you see the magical $800 price mark. What’s not to like here? Oh, and take that, iPad.
Either this is the work of an expert Photoshop con-artist, or a true leaked image found by Androphones. This rendering, supposedly being the Samsung Galaxy 2 could see a release date at Mobile World Congress in February. The galaxy also could be a very good crowd-pleaser if the specs found are true: 1GHz Snapdragon, 3.7-inch AMOLED display, 5 megapixel cam, Android 2.1, and a massive 32GB of internal storage. But there is another doubt besides the image being fake; Samsung makes its own processors, so why on Earth would Samsung want to outsource something so important that they already make themselves? Looks like we’ll have to wait for this one to come through, fake or not. [Via Androphones]
In a Q4 2009 financial conference call, Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha confirmed that Motorola would be building the second Google-branded smartphone which would be sold directly to consumers, the same way as the HTC-built Nexus One. This unknown handset will be one of 20 that Motorola hopes to offer to get back on track. Despite selling 20 million handsets for Q4 2009, of which 2 million were Android phones, sales for Motorola continue to go red, as sales dropped from $7.1 billion to $5.7 billion, a 20% year over year decline. Moto is also expecting that for Q1 of 2010, share prices will drop about 3 cents per share, showing how much Motorola is down the tubes. And as of this writing, Motorola’s stock is down 11%.