News tagged ‘Dell’
Yesterday Dell officially announced its first 5-inch Android tablet. The announcement was made on the company's official blog.
So the device is now called the Streak. Previously it was shown at Consumer Electronics Show 2010 as a concept and called the Mini 5. The tablet has a 800x480 pixel capacitive multitouch screen, 1GHz Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm, VGA front-facing camera for video chatting, 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, removable battery, 3.5mm headphone jack, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and MicroSD-card support. The Streak runs a customized version of Android OS with multitouch support and "Dell UI enhancements". The system allows accessing to 40,000 apps in the Android Market, navigation with Google Maps, support for Google Voice and Microsoft Exchange Connectivity.
Blogger from the Round Rock company in Texas Lionel Menchasa thinks the Streak may be very perspective:
"I've been at Dell for 16 years, and I don't think there's ever been more buzz around a single Dell product than this. In my view, that's for good reason. Hardware and design-wise, this thing impresses. Add the ever-increasing capability that Android brings to the equation, and you've got a mobile device that offers a ton of flexibility while looking cool in the process."
The device will be shipped to the UK on June 4 and will be exclusive to the O2 network. Still there is no information on prices, data plans and American partners, but Menсhasa said everything will be soon announced.
In a video above one of the device developers Kevin Andrew tells and shows how useful the Streak may be in the everyday use.
As you remember, recently we wrote about police investigating the deal about Gizmodo purchase of an iPhone 4G prototype. The company paid $5,000 to obtain it from an unknown person who found it at one of the California's bars.
Last Friday California's Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team visited Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's home and seized 2 servers and 4 computers for a felony investigation of an iPhone 4G prototype. If to be exact, here is a list:
- MacBook Pro
- 32 Gb iPad
- 16 Gb IPhone
- AirPort Extreme
- IBM ThinkPad
- Dell desktop
- External hard drives and some other devices and accessories
This information was revealed by Gizmodo. The author of the post placed copy of the warrant, which was issued by a superior court judge in San Mateo County, California. It is also stated in the article that warrant is invalid because of a
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California-based company MicroUnity System Engineering filed a lawsuit against Apple, Acer, HTC, LG, Google, Nokia, Motorola, Palm, Samsung, Spring, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and AT&T. It accuses these companies in infringement of 14(!) separate patents about mobile processors.
The lawsuit was filed few days ago in a District Court in the Eastern District of Texas, a place where patent complaints are filed commonly in hopes to get a favorable outcome. The devices named in the document are iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (32 Gb and 64 Gb versions), Motorola Droid, Google Nexus One, Palm Pre and Nokia N900.
The patents that were named in the suit are listed below:
H8sn0w has just released the new version of Sn0wbreeze 1.4. Sn0wbreeze is a jailbreak utility with functionality similar to PwnageTool. The new version supports firmware 3.1.3 jailbreak for the following devices:
- iPhone 2G
- iPhone 3G
- iPhone 3GS - old bootrom
- iPod Touch 1G
- iPod Touch 2G - non MC
Sn0wbreeze is a Windows application, so Mac users have to wait for the upcoming release of PwnageTool by the DevTeam. Alternatively, both Mac and Windows users can use Redsn0w to run jailbreak (no custom firmware though).
You can download the new version of sn0wbreeze
MuscleNerd continues to argue that we should not use sn0wbreeze. Especially users who have unlocked their iPhone with blacksn0w utility:
A few days ago Apple introduced the iPad, but obviously it is not the only device of its kind on the market. Gizmodo created a comparison table, where they are analyze different features of 8 devices:
- Apple iPad
- HP Slate
- Fusion Garage JooJoo
- Notion Ink Adam
- Dell Mini 5
- Archos 7 Android
- Lenovo IdeaPad U1
- Archos 9
Here is the table:
As you can see, these wonderful devices have different strengths and weaknesses, all users have to do is to choose which ones are more important, visit the store and... buy an iPad
Unfortunately there is no flash on the iPhone's camera. The picture quality and the resulting video are really good, but when it's dark you just do not see anything on photos. According to rumors, in fact, Apple is looking to buy from a specialized manufacturer a large amount of LED flash to be mounted close to the camera probably in the next version of iPhone.
These Items, according to a company in Amsterdam, are usually combined with 5 megapixel sensors. Hopefully we will soon see a new version of iPhone with 5-megapixel camera and LED flash.
All iPhones are manufactured in China. Probably that's why users can find so many iPhone clones. Here is the latest arrival: iFhone 3GS - one of the best iPhone clones ever.
The device is identical, however there is no Apple logo. Take a look at these interesting features:
- 3.5-inch touchscreen
- WAP, GPRS, Bluetooth, WiFi
- 230MB of memory expandable to 15GB with a memory card
- VGA camera
- Java for games and apps
- Audio and Video support (MP3/3GP/MP4/JPG/TXT)
- Built-in FM Radio Tuner
- Voice recording
Even the interface of the springboard and the various applications is very similar to the original iPhone.
The box is identical, complete with Apple logo. Included: stylus, headphones, USB cable and an extra battery to attach to the dock. All this costs $123 without shipping charges.
Ontrade China shows a new back cover of the fourth generation of the iPhone. Might be fake, so take it as rumors.
Obviously we can not know if the image is real. Analyzing the image we can see that the camera is much largerб ьшпре иу 5MP camera from OmniVision. The entire cover is very thin and easy to remove. It's available from today at $23.
Dell Mini 3i is an Android-based smartphone for chineese market. It has a 3-megapixel camera and GPS with included software. Chinese site Sina got several photos. Dell Mini 3i looks like a genetic experiment between the Palm Pre and the iPhone:
Digital Daily notes that Apple's market capitalization at $159.37 billion is now worth more than Google's which is at $157.56 billion. Apple's market cap first exceeded $100 billion in May of 2007. Apple was included into the S&P 100 index at that time. For interest, MacDailyNews compiled a list of the market values of other notable companies:
- Microsoft (MSFT) - $255,648,204,000
- IBM (IBM) - $169,964,678,000
- Apple (AAPL) - $157,012,662,240
- Google (GOOG) - $156,392,862,560
- Cisco (CSCO) - $142,125,692,160
- Intel (INTC) - $135,658,860,000
- Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) - $111,866,423,760
- Nokia (NOK) - $97,746,699,520
- Research In Motion (RIMM) - $71,143,935,000
- Disney (DIS) - $59,257,501,500
- Dell (DELL) - $50,483,256,060