With a leak from yesterday on the HTC Supersonic, a new image rendering has appeared just in time. Now, I have a good feeling that the above image of the HTC Supersonic, an Android with Sense UI phone that’s headed to Sprint and has WiMax, as well as a 4.3-inch touchscreen, is a great Photoshop rendering made by someone who does this for a living. Otherwise though, the appearance of the Supersonic (fake or real) matches up exactly with the leaked specs, and that’s where my doubt comes from. You decide.
At CES earlier this month, Steve Ballmer showde off the Apple Tablet’s rival — the HP Slate. HP CTO Phil McKinney decided to share some details of the HP Slate, starting with how it was created 5 years ago as an e-reader, and then HP slowly but surely built up a “rich media experience” that most customers are after, he then said that now in a “perfect storm” of innovation HP has been able to create a multitouch tablet that is well priced and runs Windows 7. That video that I know you want to see is after the “Read More” link.
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Remember that FCC investigation? Well, perhaps Google said “damn that investigation, because Google Voice is still coming!” Well it has, but as a HTML5 Webapp. It works just like Gmail for the iPhone, and does everything that Google Voice should do, except it’s in your browser. This version of Voice has been tailored to the Palm Pre’s and iPhone’s exact needs, so there shouldn’t be any bugs of some sort. If you said “finally!”, point your browser to voice.google.com to get the closest experience you can get for Google Voice on the iPhone.
[Via Google Voice]
It’s breaking news! Apple has posted its record earnings for the first quarter of 2010, which for Apple ended on December 26th, 2009. The results are very grand, and the figures are nothing short of that. What these new sales figures also do is that now, Apple is officially a 50+ billion-a-year company. Here the numbers speak for themselves, in a big way:
- Revenue of $15.68 billion ($11.88 billion in Q1 2009)
- 58% of revenue derived from international sales
- Net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion or $3.67 per diluted share ($2.26 billion, or $2.50 per diluted share in Q1 2009)
- Gross margin of 40.9 percent (37.9 % in Q1 2009)
- $5.8 billion generated in cold hard cash
This translates into 3.36 million Macs and 8.7 million iPhones sold, which represents a 33% unit increase for Macintosh sales and 100% unit growth for the iPhone when compared to Q1 2009. The only minor hiccup here is iPod sales; Apple sold 21 million iPods which is 8% less than Q1 2009. Besides amazing sales figures, and Jobs’ alleged statement of the Apple Tablet: “This will be the most important thing I’ve ever done”, he also said, and officially (mind you), “The new products we are planning to release this year are very strong, starting this week with a major new product that we’re really excited about.”
I think I smell Apple Tablet. Full PR after the break.
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For those of you who like Chrome (and there really isn’t a reason why not to), now is a time to rejoice. The new version of Google Chrome for Windows launched today adds 1,500 new extensions and Bookmarks Sync. Signing in with your Go0gle Account will allow Chrome is save all of your bookmarks, and if a new Chrome install is put on another computer, signing in will allow you to have access to all of those bookmarks. As for the new extensions, think of it as Firefox Add-Ons. It’s simple enough to understand, and a lot of those extensions are extremely awesome. To get your hands on Chrome just download it, or if you already have it installed just go to Options > About Google Chrome, and voila!
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With 2 of the greatest Palm devices in history, the Palm Pre and Pixi Plus are ready for taking on Big Red’s website. Oh, and don’t forget that buy one get one free offer where you buy a Pre PLus and get a Pixi Plus free. Anyone interested? [Verizon Wireless]
Mobile app analytics firm Flurry has released a report dating back to October of last year. Starting in October, and and increasing in January, 50 unknown Apple devices of which Flurry claims has tablet-like specs downloaded at least 200 applications, all of which had to do with games, multimedia, and lifestyle. Which is all of the categories that we think the Apple Tablet fits. Also, another interesting fact is that the iPhone OS detected was not 3.0, or even 4.0, but 3.2. So the Apple Tablet will run iPhone OS 3.2? We don’t know. What’s more is that these devices were traced back to Apple’s Cupertino campus, and not anywhere else. But since Flurry hasn’t released the specs yet, I’m still a skeptic, although it looks entirely real. But remember, in two days, tomorrow will just be a day away, right?
Looks like the HTC HD2 will get 1GB of ROM and 576 of RAM for its US release on T-Mobile, while the overseas model only has 512MB ROM and 448MB RAM. The US-bound model will also get a bigger storage card: 16GB instead of the quaint 2GB for the global model. You might think is perfect: a phone that you want will only get better once it comes out. Think again, carefully: according to speculation from not too long ago, Windows Mobile 7 requires more RAM and ROM. Exactly, the HD2 might get WM 7 at the Mobile World Conference next month. [Via WMPowerUser]
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Once again, the FCC does a great job at unintentionally leaking out products, and they’ve done the job very well with the Sholes Tablet, aka the Motorola MOTOROI. The FCC filing labels the handset with ID IHDP56KC6, and is certified for quadband EDGE plus T-Mobile’s 1700 / 2100MHz HSPA with a peak of 10.2Mbps down and 5.6Mbps up, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, and magnetic compass. Somehow Moto made sure that certain parts of the document are censored, but left the word “SHOLES”, and that’s all we need to know, right? Now just to confirm that this isn’t a filing for the original Sholes, aka the Motorola Droid; there is only one figure in this filing, and the Droid had two: “slider up” and “slider down”. The MOTOROI doesn’t have a QWERTY keyboard. So it’s the Sholes Tablet, aka the MOTOROI, bound for T-Mobile sometime this or next quarter.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be looking for more info than just this.
[Cell Phone Signal via Engadget]
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MSi released the X600 as the larger cousin of the X340, a line of ultraportables that are slim, inexpensive, and look very good for their price range. To phrase it all up in a simple sentence, the X-Series line is a “poor man’s Macbook Air”. Although the price is much lower than its main competitors, the X600 has power and affordability that has yet to be matched by other ultra-sleek computers. That of course, does not mean everything is “happy go lucky”. Nevertheless, the X600 packs a serious punch.
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