Thursday, October 1, 2009

There was new competitor Sony PSP.

The conceptual device Hardkernel ODROID, presented to rather near past, should arrive in online sale at the very beginning of November, but today it is already possible to issue the advanced order on it. In the first days after release ODROID 320 dollars and when in December offline-sale will begin will cost, the price will fall to 250 US dollars. The given handheld is an answer to mobile console Sony PSP, but it works on operating system Google Android presumably versions 1.6. Here is established processor Samsung S5 PC100 with clock frequency of 833 MHz, and the volume of operative memory is 512 Mb. On each side from 3 , 5 - the inch touch display there are buttons of management which very much will be useful in games, in the device modules WiFi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth, and for 3G module, unfortunately, places were not.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

RAmos realise Android tablet on next week?

Chinese portable multimedia player maker RAmos will soon release an Android-powered mobile Internet device that will have the capability of playing back 1080p high-definition videos, according to a recent Pocketables report. The official release is expected to come at a press event on Friday, September 25th, with the device based largely on, if not simply a rebadged version of, the Rockchip Android-powered MID concept spotted last month. The device will sport an ARM chip and is said to be capable of playing back 1080p MKV (H.264/VC-1), AVI (XviD/DivX), and other video formats with 30-40Mbps bitrates. Visually, the Rockchip concept and the Ramos device look identical, but the former was said to use the Rockchip RK2808 chipset, which is said to have support only for 720p videos. It is therefore believed the RAmos device will have a different graphics chipset.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Inventec has released Android communicator

Company Inventec has released communicator IAC, which, however, is not how many communicators (since on it it is impossible to call), how many a mobile Internet tablet. The device is executed in forms-factors sajd-slajdera with the QWERTY-keyboard and equipped by the 4-inch display. As the central processor is used ARM-processor Cortex A8 with clock frequency of 1 GHz is used. The device is capable to reproduce HD-video (720p). The device works under control of operational system Google Android.

Friday, June 5, 2009

BenQ will release some devices on the basis of Android

BenQ general manager Peter Chen has informed that BenQ company in connection with growing popularity of platform Google Android plans to release some smart phones and netbooks on the basis of this OS by 2010. He has underlined, that first will be presented Android-phones working on hardware platforms Intel and Qualcomm, and portable computers will be release later. In spite of the fact that the operational system is financially more accessible to developers, the amount of accessible software products still is not enough, that is a barrier to small suppliers of the personal computer, has noted Chen. Several years ago company BenQ had certain weight in the world mobile market, but acquisition of mobile division Siemens has led only to losses and loss of trust of buyers. Now BenQ hopes to restore the name and influence with new smart phones on the basis of Android.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sony Ericsson prepares release of phone with Android 2.0

Head Sony Ericsson Hideki (Dick) Komiyama has declared, that the company can release phone with operational system Android. As the company does not hurry up anywhere, therefore performance of such problem can occupy time. Despite it, such phone from Sony Ericsson can will appear on sale much earlier, than it seems. Representatives of the company declare, that job over phone goes, but it will be already intended for operational system Android of the second generation - Android 2.0. It is especially interesting, that company Google, the developer of this operational system while a uniform word has not mentioned about Android 2.0 for mobile phones. Now the decision is known under code name Donut. It is supposed, that the same user interface, as on HTC Hero (also known as Rosie) will be used here. Everything, that at present is known about the new version of a platform, it that it will be equipped by much bigger multimedia functionality, than previous. Policy Sony Ericsson is now that, that the company does not wish to be limited to several operational systems for phones which will leave in the future. At present it is phones from OS Symbian and Windows Mobile. Symbian OS it will be installed on phone from Sony Ericsson with 12,1-megapixels camera. To them becomes Sony Ericsson which have been shown in February on the World Mobile Congress under brand Entertainment Unlimited. Similar, that under the same brand on May, 28th there is new phone. Probably, then we learn, when on sale will appear Idou.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Lenovo Ophone is ready to release.

Do your remember phone Ophone from company Lenovo which has been painted as true murderer Apple iPhone? And so, it has not changed the status, unlike many similar devices, is not going to release after the marked term. Planned date of its release is on May, 17th, 2009, that is it is literally the day after tomorrow. At first it will appear in territory of China, and then will extend worldwide. Lenovo Ophone is touchphone with the big touch screen on all obverse panel, and it works not on Chinese anonymous operational system any there, no, on it is installed Google Android with the latest updates. Phone fine feels both in GSM, and in networks of the third generation and even has built in TV-tuner, accepting digital signals. The manufacturer also marks support of so-called networks 4G, but that it is meant it, while is not clear. In China this device will be on sale in a network of operator China Mobile, and the world version should extend not blocked. Well, we will wait for all couple of days, and then we esteem the first responses from happy owners Lenovo Ophone, the murderer iPhone.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Motorola Ironman and Calgary: November Android-phones.

Not the secret, that Motorola works over phones with platform Google Android. According to the head of mobile division Motorola, Sannjay Jha, "googlophones" will be let out by a celebratory season (in November). While in a network images of two Android-models Motorola - Calgary and Ironman are accessible. The first device represents lateral slider with the big touch screen and the sliding QWERTY-keyboard, and the second - vertical slider with the touch screen (not such big, as at Calgary) and QWERTY. On hearings, in job at Motorola is also premium level "googlophone". It will be executed from expensive materials, and cost will be comparable to price with AURA (V).

Xperia X2 again it was lighted on the Internet.

Xperia X1 is a communicator on Windows Mobile from Sony Ericsson which was issued in the last autumn, and before was very frequent visitor on news portals. About it one hundred hearings has been thought up not, but nevertheless it has reached counters, and turn Xperia X2 now has come. This model, as well as more senior, already has had time to become a subject of discussions at various forums but while there are no official statements that it is in working out. But nevertheless there is a small probability, that it will be made nevertheless, as the director of firm Skyhook Ted Morgan has casually let out it in the interview. This firm is engaged in working out navigating under Windows Mobile, and, according to Ted, Sony Ericsson already asked him to write the program for Xperia X2. But for that moment the contract has not been signed, as SE was not defined yet, what OS to him to choose - Windows Mobile or Google Android. In a word, the situation with this communicator exactly repeats this with the first Xperia so, that in the near future we should expect ostensibly the casual information leakage comprising photos of a new communicator and its technical characteristics.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

SciPhone Dream G2 on the basis of Android

Company SciPhone has presented the new smartphone under name SciPhone Dream G2. The given device is intended for use in networks GSM/GPRS (900/1800/1900 MHz) and works under control of Google Android. SciPhone Dream G2 can offer to users the 2,8-inch touch display with resolution 240 х 320 pixels, 4-megapixels camera, an FM-tuner, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR with support of profiles A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, USB 2.0, 80 mbyte of the built in memory and слот for flash cards microSD (up to 16 Gb ). The battery has capacity 1 200 mAh, and it will suffice on 2-3 business hours of the smartphone in a mode of conversation and 100-200 business hours in an expectation mode. The sizes of the device is 56 x 107,2 x 11,8 millimetres, and its weight of 110 grammes.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Linux-phones Earn popularity

Companies Panasonic and NEC announced nine cellular telephones on the basis of mobile operational system Linux Mobile (LiMo). Popularity of open operational systems has considerably increased after an exit of a novelty from Apple and developed Google mobile OS Android. Use of alternatives to "classical" operational systems allow, among other, to lower cost of phones. Representatives of fund LiMo Foundation have informed, that five companies - Aromasoft, CasioHitachi Mobile Communications, Marvell, Opera Software and Swisscom - have joined membership in this noncommercial fund, having increased amount of its members to 55. Companies Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, taking second and third places among world manufacturers of mobile phones, are members of fund LiMo, but yet did not announce commercial models. Only NEC, Panasonic and Motorola have shown phones using software LiMo. In 2009 phones on the basis of LiMo have promised to present such operators, as Vodafone, Orange, Japanese NTT DoCoMo, Korean SK Telecom, and American Verizon Wireless and Telefonica.

Ten the best news of week about mobile phones - on April, 19th

1. Company Samsung is going to to release phones with platform Android in June? Can seem, that developers Android have started up this hearing when there was nothing more interesting, but we believe, that we will soon see, how, at least, one more manufacturer will apply this operational system in phones! Possibly, on a place of such company it can appear Samsung if to believe hearings, that they have three phones on platform Android which should appear in Europe till the end of this year, and the first of them should be presented in June. 2. Whether there can be phone S8000 the first? In March we saw some pictures of phone S8000 with marks Anycall, but hearings now go, that phone with the touch screen could be phone Samsung number one on platform Android. With navigator GPS, the display on organic light-emitting diodes, support of communication of the third generation, Wi-Fi and 5-megapixels camera, it has impressive characteristics, but in our opinion, Cupcake Android it is required hardly more keys, than at the moment is available in model S8000? 3. A free charge of devices at Heathrow airport! If you make flight from Heathrow airport, look there for devices with doubtful name Power Poles, their only 47, and in them it is possible to recharge phone, laptop or any other device is free! This service is sponsored by company Samsung, and now to find Pole it is possible in terminals one and three. 4. Chargers for a mobile phone against the universal decision If you have lost charge device or simply regularly use more than one device instead of what to buy new gymnastics or to wait for occurrence fantastic universal зарядных ports, will pay the attention to this excellent product! It is inserted into USB-port of the personal computer and allows to load some phones simultaneously! 5. Under company Nokia forecasts, all the worst remains behind Company Nokia has strongly suffered during a current economic crisis, however they predict, that in second half of 2009 any more will not be worse, even, probably, the situation will slightly be adjusted for them and other manufacturers of mobile phones! After their report on profit falling on 90 %, such forecasts are extremely necessary for them! 6. Phone LG SV710 Suit. Not on every day Though it is improbable, that this new phone LG will enter on the European coast, to mention it nevertheless costs! Phone SV710 Suit completely corresponds to the name (Suit - in a translation from English «the business suit»), after all in it is available the special software for office expenses and the information on trips, that very much approaches for businessmen who rotate in high circles, but not so high that the smart phone was necessary to them. 7. Phones Sony Ericsson S312 and W205 on video Recently this month we have covered the announcement of three phones of an average level from Sony Ericsson which should appear soon - S312 and W205. Now company Sony Ericsson offers advertising videoclips with phones S312 and W205, and we can meet them more close! 8. Program Photo Browser from Nokia is accessible to all! Well, at least, for all, at whom a mobile phone on platform Symbian S60, 3 edition. If to you has liked 3D Photo Browser - the program for viewing of images with 3D-models which has been installed on phone Nokia 5800 then address to Nokia Beta Labs and can download it on the mobile phone on platform S60 3rd! For these phones even there are two versions, differing presence or absence accelerometr. 9. Conceptual phone which we would like to have … Phone Kyocera EOS has been developed by Susan MakKinni (Susan McKinney), and in him there is everything, that is necessary for a future mobile phone. It is equipped by the flexible screen on organic light-emitting diodes which turns to the excellent large-format display, the keyboard with keys which disappear when in them necessity disappears, and again appear, when become necessary, besides, there is a system of produce kinetic energy which uses your movements for gymnastics! 10. Actual phone which we do not want! Advertised by the person who has forgotten to shave, this mobile phone RongZun (or it should be called Wrong‘Un, in a translation from English "wrong") has the built in electrorazor. It is possible to clean a protective cap from the basis of phone and to start to have a shave, where the person would not be and what it did - in a bathroom, in a train or in the middle of a dinner! On site Gizmodo there is a videoclip in of 8 minutes for the devoted.

On May, 5th - date of official relise HTC Magic.

Second phone on the basis of OS Android will be offered subscribers of network Vodafone UK on May, 5th, informs an official site of the operator. The device working by means of operational system Google, should enter the market on April, 17th, but its release has been detained in connection with «change at the last minute hardware components». Which characteristics have undergone to change, the company does not inform. We will remind, that Magic possesses 3,2 "the QVGA-screen and has no QWERTY-keyboard (unlike predecessor G1). Among its other functions - 3,2 Mp the camera with an auto focus, the GPS-receiver and support of wireless reports HSDPA and Wi-Fi. Vodafone Magic it will be offered subscribers free of charge under condition of connection to the tariff plan providing payment approximately of $50 a month within one and a half years. At the contract conclusion for two years the sum of monthly payments will make $40.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Lenovo OPhone copies the interface iPhone.

First Android-phone of company Lenovo is created just like iPhone. In it specifies not only the name, OPhone, but also the user interface, which screenshot has got to a network. Being afraid of reaction Apple, Lenovo will providently release OPhone only in the native market - in China. "Googlophone" even in job and, on hearings, will offer buyers support of flash cards microSD, Bluetooth, the virtual QWERTY-keyboard, 5-Mp camera with flash and autofocusing. On sale the communicator should appear in the first half of the year. There are no doubts that in China it will use a great demand. Itself Apple till now has not deduced iPhone on the Chinese market officially. Negotiations with cellular operator China Mobile largest in the country pass hard.

Friday, April 10, 2009

T-Mobile prepares for the grandiose announcement on April, 21st

The operator of cellular communication T-Mobile has delivered the invitation to press action which will take place on April, 21st in New York. The company prepares for the important announcement, informs Gizmodo. It is supposed, that on this action American version HTC Magic - the second mobile phone on platform Google Android will be officially announced. Unlike first phone which in networks T-Mobile is on sale under name G1, in the new device there will be no physical keyboard. The American variant of the device is planned to equip 5-MT with the chamber. It is hardware a novelty it is constructed on processor Qualcomm with clock frequency of 528 MHz. The volume of operative memory makes 192 MB, constant memory in capacity of 512 MB it is possible to expand with micro-SD-cards. Recently it became known that in Europe the novelty will go on sale in May - a month later, than it was planned earlier. In the USA the smart phone is not announced yet.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Date of release of the first googlophone from Samsung is named

Company Samsung has confirmed, that works over the first googlophone. It in interview Forbes was declared by the vice-president of the telecommunication giant on global marketing Won-Pyo Hong. According to Mr. Honga, the device will be presented in June, and not to the USA, and in Europe where «crisis is felt less, and consumer ability of the population above». But the main thing - that only in the Old World it is possible to sell the same device simultaneously in networks of several operators. Well and to the North America - probably, as indemnification - till the end of a year Samsung will put at once two Android-communicators: one - for operator Sprint, another - for T-Mobile. In connection with features of marketing and preferences of mobile operators communicators will not be similar at all against each other. Despite all it, Samsung still concerns to Google Android frostily enough, considering this mobile OS only as one of set. We will remind, that in the beginning of year Koreans announced 8-megapixels cameraphone under control of Symbian; besides, in a company active many communicators on the basis of Windows Mobile. Release possibility same year one more smartphones - on the basis of Linux (in cooperation with Limo Foundation) is not excluded.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Foxconn will be engaged in manufacture of Android smartphones

Company Foxconn has opened own department R&D which will be engaged in manufacture of smart phones on the basis of operational system Google Android, informs DigiTimes with the link to article of Chinese edition Economic Daily News. As potential partner Foxconn represents the American manufacturer of mobile phones Motorola. It is necessary to notice, that company Motorola declared for a long time the intention to concentrate on open platform Android per 2009, marks a source.

Monday, March 30, 2009

HTC: the competition in the market of Android-devices will become aggravated

High Tech Computer(HTC) company, one of leaders in the market of "clever" phones, predicts a serious aggravation of a competition among manufacturers of mobile phones on the basis of platform Android. There will be it already in the second quarter 2009 when on the market there are many manufacturers who while will stand aside. Among beginners such large companies, as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Motorola and Sony Ericsson are specified. While it is spoken about release possibility at least six new devices which in Europe will extend the operator of mobile communication Orange. At the same time itself HTC does not plan to hand over easily a position - the exit of two-three novelties specially for Europe is already planned. However, aside there are no also Taiwan companies. Such manufacturers as Acer and Asustek Computer also prepare own Android-novelties which will appear on sale in the second quarter. In case of Acer model Acer A1 prepares for release, sales should start in September.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Google has updated Android Developer Phone

Company Google has presented updating for the open version of operational system Android Developer Phone. This working out - open analogue of version Android which is used on smart phone G1. Besides, the platform can be used without any bindings to a network of the cellular operator or smart phone model. Basically, owners of smart phones could test version 1.1 updating for couple of weeks before official start, it is accessible to free downloading and the "retail" version of operational system. In updated Android Developer Phone 1.1 program bugs and the mistakes connected with incorrect job of the device in the sleeping mode are corrected some. Also the post subsystem is improved, in particular, support POP3, informing on new messages and sending of letters under the schedule are added. Users can find some more pleasant surprises in job with ММС and vocal search.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Tomorrow of Mobile Linux.

Today I can note some trends in the development of mobile Linux. This, above all, the desire to consolidate the efforts of developers. Many producers have realized a harmful fragmentation in creating different versions of Linux. Gradually was formed alliances to develop a single platform. Funny, but this trend again leads to a fragmentation of efforts. Already, there are several such groups in the world. Moreover, membership in them does not prevent some companies to work in parallel on his own discovery. In November 2005, the Organization LiPS (Linux Phone Standards) Forum was founded. Today it has 20 companies members. Наиболее известными являются ACCESS (поглотившая в свое время PalmSource), ARM, France Telecom, MontaVista. The best known are the ACCESS (was swallowed PalmSource), ARM, France Telecom, MontaVista. The Alliance was created to develop a full-fledged standard operating system. LiPS is coordinating its efforts with another group of developers, OSDL (Open Source Development Labs). In January 2007, LiMo (Linux Mobile) Foundation was established. Its members also come together to create a unified platform for mobile Linux. The group includes Motorola, Vodafone Group, NTT DoCoMo, Samsung Electronics, NEC, McAfee, LG Electronics and others. Finally, the last such entity became Open Handset Alliance a union of 34 companies led by Google. The coalition was created to improve the Android platform from Google, and to create devices operating on it. Today already there are about a dozen Linux-ready platforms for multiple classes of devices. In addition to Android, it is the offspring of LiPS Release 1.0 (December 2007), developed earlier by one of its participants ALP (ACCESS Linux Platform). In August 2006, was presented the Convergent Linux powered by a la Mobile. Yet another trend is the commercialization of mobile Linux. The involvement of large corporations once again calls into question the principles of Open Source. Thus, an LiMo Foundation alliance will offer licensing terms FPL to the API of its system, rather than a free GPL. The source code is available to members of LiMo. At the same time, really free, open to all projects already is available on the market. Among them, I would like to note the company Trolltech, and FIC (OpenMoko). OpenMoko (Open Moblie Сommunications) project of FIC is to create a mass Linux-smartphone. Neo1973 has distinct characteristics. Among them - 2.8-inch touch VGA-display, Samsung S3C2442 400 MHz processor, 256 MB memory, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS-receiver. It is unlikely that we can talk about the success of the product. Nevertheless, the «free» smartphone OpenMoko could become popular. However, in late 2007 appeared another project, the interest that exceeded all previously announced. This, of course, Android. The King of the Internet, of course, has its own mercantile interests in the creation of Linux-project. Because mobile Internet interest all the most influential market participants. Other members of Open Handset Alliance is also pursuing own interests. Components developers (NVIDIA, Texas Instruments, Intel, SiRF) plan to implement their solutions in the device based on Android. Operators (NTT DoCoMo) plan to attract new subscribers. It is clear that mobile Linux reached a new level and is quite capable to compete with other operating systems.

Friday, March 6, 2009

CeBIT: HTC Magic in black.

At CeBIT exhibition, the sizes of stands LG, Samsung and Nokia brings melancholy after Barcelona. Only HTC had more or less the probable stand, besides, there it was possible to become acquainted with smartphone Magic on Google Android basis, than tiny three minutes from the hands of the security guard on Mobile World Congress. The smartphone is amazing, is so burning a desire to have it, in addition it now is accessible not only in white, but also in black color. However, the photo is better than any words.
HTC Magic on CeBIT
The variant presented in Barcelona, has a body in white and on its clearly visible Vodafone trade mark. The version shown on CeBIT, has a black case with HTC trade mark.
HTC Magic black
It allows to assume, that under name "Magic" a subscribers of Vodafone mobile operator can get the device, and in wider sale it will go under name HTC Sapphire.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Weapon upgrade: «Terminator» have armed with HTC Magic.

It is not known how, but HTC company managed to involve the present governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger in advertising «googlephone» Magic. «Arni» with a magnificent smile on the face posed with HTC Magic communicator which debuted on the Mobile World congress.
Terminator with HTC Magic
Phone, I shall remind, became the second device with Android platform. It's equipped with 3,2-inch touch-screen with 480х320 pixels resolution , 192 Mb RAM, 512 Mb ROM, 3,2-megapixel camera with an auto focus, FM-radio, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. Sales will start in April. Seller is Vodafone cellular operator

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

HTC Magic video.

Today in a network I found a qualitative videoclip by means of which you can estimate appearance HTC Magic and see this communicator in work.

Expert opinion: Android will make Linux a mainstream.

Google Android OS has all chances to overcome in market Windows Mobile, Calvin Huang the Daiwa Securities expert has declared in interview to the ZDNet. In his opinion, Android OS becomes the most successful in the world the Linux-distribution kit, and free operational systems can seriously press on Windows and Mac OS X with its becoming. The analyst is assured - to compete with Microsoft, there is two things necessary for mobile OS: the low price for devices manufacturers and support from large software companies. At present meets these two requirements only Android and Symbian OS (recently became the open platform). The expert also believes, that Android will be soon delivered together with netbooks, and after a while - with usual notebooks.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Steve Balmer: iPhone has no future.

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has declared, that Windows Mobile and Google Android - much more perfect operational systems for consumers of the mobile Internet, rather than Mac OS X. In his opinion, soon iPhone will cease to be well sold, and it will be buried. "Yes, the iPhone has a circle of admirers, but as a whole, we and Google have developed much more durable operational systems", - he has declared. By estimation of NetApplications, users of smartphones iPhone generate 66,61 % of all Internet-traffic in mobile networks. Portion of Windows Mobile is only 6,91% of the market, and Google Android makes 6,15 %.

Monday, March 2, 2009

XPhone: chinese iPhone clone based on Android.

In the market appears more and more phones with touch screen and in the near future should appear even more. It is no wonder that they often happen are similar outwardly and in respect of functionality. Moreover, if to consider them from the point of view iPhone, all of them can seem its copies. Despite it, phones continue to make, and manufacturers try to equip with functions on which their devices will be possible to be differed from other. And the Chinese company Yuhua has decided to present the phone. The device under name Xphone will work on Android operating system. At the first sight the novelty bears a strong resemblance with General Mobile DSTL1 phone which has been shown on the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona one week ago. Xphone is equipped with:
  • Marvell PXA-310 processor with frequency of 624 megahertz,
  • the 128 mbytes RAM,
  • 256 mbytes the built-in memory,
  • slot for microSD cards(cards up to 16 gigabytes are supported),
  • WiFi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 2.0.
The novelty works in three ranges GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz), GPRS/EDGE. The 3-inch display of phone has a resolution 240×400 pixels. Phone have the 3-megapixel camera, but flash is not installed. Also it is necessary to mark presence of a functional media player ( play back H.264, 3GPP, MPEG4 , 3GP files ), and also a web browser with HTTP, WAP Push, xHTML, SMS, MMS. The 1000 mA/h battery enters into a delivery package. Work time in various modes is not disclosed. The manufacturer not speaks about the price of the device and date of its appearance on sale.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Two Android-phones from Haier.

After MWC 2009 exhibition continue to appear novelties which have not been noticed by the wide public.
Haier's Googlephones
So, Haier company has shown two mobile in which will be used Android OS. Names at devices do not differ originality - Googlephone 1 and Googlephone 2. Probably, novelties have not been noticed in time simply because representatives of the company have shown them in a non-working status and have not told anything about characteristics, except for operational system. As it is visible on photos, communicators have big touch displays and design now traditional for such devices. It is not known when the Haier is going to announce novelties.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Microsoft declares its rights to FAT32 file system.

Microsoft corporation submits the judicial claim against the TomTom - manufacturer of navigating devices, accusing the last in infringement of a series of patents. In the claim asserts, that some TomTom products including that work on Linux, violate the right to use of FAT32 file system. The lawsuit lists concrete models of automobile and portable devices where, in opinion Microsoft, contains an infringements. However, independent observers speak, that the TomTom company has been chosen almost casually from the list as many manufacturers of portable devices use FAT32 file system, moreover support of FAT32 has been introduced in Linux operational system, that possible to consider as infringement of the patent. The base occasion for the claim is two patents with numbers 5 579 517 and 5 758 352 which describe system of storage and namings of files on the removable or stationary drives. In practice in two patents is described the technology FAT32, and also the return compatibility DOS files is used names system 8+3 (8 letters on the name and 3 on expansion of a file), and Windows where the 8-alphabetic limit has been removed(has been taken off). In TomTom declare, that they do not agree with the claim of Microsoft and "will resolutely protect" the interests in court. According to Danish company representatives some development were used at creation of a program stuffing for navigating devices, but all of them have been licensed on GPL and in this is not present the fault of the company. Apparently, in court will be define is this program, which source codes free accessible, break the Microsoft rights or not. It is necessary to note, that precisely the same approach has been used in Amazon Kindle devices, smartphones on the basis of Google Android, Nokia Maemo mobile platform and other devices. Experts mark, that if the software giant as a result will transfer the claim on Linux OS in business will entered OIN - Open Invention Network which will respond to Microsoft with a series counterclaims about patents. In 2006 Microsoft has informed, that Linux breaks more than 200 patents, the rights on which belong to the company. However then further statements and threats business is not has gone also claims against Linux has not followed. Besides the patents concern with FAT32 file system, Microsoft also accuses TomTom in infringement of two more patents concerning interfaces of navigators.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Google patents own slider smartphone.

Ambitions Google in mobile sphere grow and grow. First OS Android 1.0, next year is planned release of Android 3.0. And now Google patents the own device. The name of patent is « The Electronic device with the swivel mechanism ». Possibly all salt in the mechanism, as externally the device does not specifically differ and reminds T-Mobile G1.
Google slider
In considering, that the patent has been filled in August, 2007, by the moment of realease a smartphone its design and opportunities will have some number of changes.

Nokia can enter on a notebooks market.

Nokia head, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, has declared during interview the Finnish telechannel YLE, that his company considers an opportunity of an entering on notebook market. Considering all the changes which have occured last years, this decision Nokia company if it will be finally accepted, doesn't become such surprising. " That we now calls mobile phones, and that we named personal computers five years ago, at the moment not too strongly differ from each other " - has told Kallasvuo. In spite of that fact that Nokia looks like a little bit late visitor on this party, it have chances to win some share of this market. It is expected, that Nokia notebooks will differs from the products presented today on market, especially if to consider that fact, that the company for certain will add in the devices some communication modules . Also it is necessary to recollect, that in past Nokia already declared, that its mobile phones actually are computers. While it is possible only abstractly to argue what a notebooks Nokia will release. But if to consider all factors, there is a sensation, that it will be absolutely not similar devices than what we were accustomed by modern manufacturers of portable computers. With all this sensation around Google Android, портированной in нетбуки, very probably also, that Nokia can develop for the notebooks a new version of Symbian OS, however at the moment all this is no more than the assumption.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gameloft announced 20 games for Android.

The well known games publisher Gameloft has announced expeditious release at once 20 game applications for the smartphones using OS Android. And this despite the fact that only one such device (T-Mobile G1 at present is on sale), and the second (HTC Magic) will be presented more recently. The set of games which will be on sale through online-shop Android Market, is rather various - from Derek Jeter Pro Baseball 2009 up to CSI: Miami. Also will be released Bubble Bash, Platinum Sudoku, « 1 against 100 », Midnight Bowling 2, Brain Challenge, The Settlers, Midnight Hold'Em Poker, Gangstar 2: Crime City, Dogz 2, Midnight Pool 2, Block Breaker Deluxe 2 and Real Football Manager 2009. « Owing to online-distribution, the main trading platform of the future, Android Market can offer consumers new channels of search and purchase of games », - vice-president Gameloft has noted Gonsago de Value. Yes, the qualitative game applications can play rather important role in promotion of a new program platform.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Garmin-Asus Eee Phone: instead of Android will have Windows Mobile 6.5?

Accessible mobile phone EeePhone is surrounded by rumors. The device is developing an a recently formed alliance Garmin-Asus. There was an information, that instead of Linux-platform Android of the company can install on Eee Phone a Windows Mobile 6.5 OS which has been announced during the Mobile World congress. Representatives Garmin and Asus refuse to make a comments about Eee Phone. Perhaps, the Asus executive director is unique official, who is confirming the fact of its development. However even he is avaricious on a detail. However, it is not excluded, that Garmin-Asus will present at once a few Eee Phone with a miscellaneous software. As was in a case with netbooks Eee PC - buyers could choose models with Linux or with Windows.

Freescale will release a platform for netbooks with Android and Xandros.

Having announced the last month a platform for netbooks with support 3G on the basis of the i.MX515 processor, Freescale Semiconductor company on MWC 2009 has continued to follow in this direction. The manufacturer has declared about cooperation with a lot of the companies for chips adaptation for OS Android from Google, HyperSpace - «hot start» systems from Phoenix Technologyes and Xandros Linux. The basic purpose of the company is a promotion i.MX515 for notebooks with the integrated 3G communications module. In this direction Freescale is actively cooperates with Wavecom and Option companies. The choice of the open systems for i.MX515 chips will allow Freescale to successfully compete on the netbooks market in a budgetary segment. The company already showed the first samples of reference-design on i. MX515 with 1 GHz frequency on the CES 2009, and mass release of these processors is planned for second half of 2009. It is possible to expect occurrence a netbooks on Freescale platform under control of Android in the autumn of this year.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

MWC2009. Third day. Neo, LG, QiGi.

Neo company does not a leaders of the mobile industry, however its phones are allocated among production of competitors. On an exhibition to Barcelona the company has brought some devices among which is present Neo 808i. The information on this phone appeared in the past to year and it can safely nominate for a rank of the smallest functional mobile.
Neo 808i
At the size 72х41х14 mm phone is equipped by the color display, 1,2-megapixel camera, FM-tuner, slot microSD and МР3-player. Except for this device was been shown not less exotic phone Neo Eclipse with an arcual back panel and classical monoblock Neo 909b working under control of OS Android. When these devices will reach users - it is still not known. LG representatives have confirmed, that the announced in July of the last year smartphone LG KS360, becomes the first device of the company working under control of Google Android.
LG KS360
Functional's of the updated version device will not differ from original LG KS360. Unique difference of two devices is Google Android OS. LG KS360 has the 2,4-inch touch display, 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth module, FM-tuner and the put forward QWERTY-keyboard. Updated version LG KS360 will appear in the summer. Besides up to the end of year LG plans to release two more Android-smartphone. Chinese companies TechFaith Wireless and QIGI have brought on the World mobile congress in Barcelona the new communicator QiGi i6. Distinctive feature of this device is the opportunity of work under control of two OS: Google Android, and Windows Mobile 6.1.
QiGi i6
Beside this, communicator have processor with clock frequency 624 MHz, 2,8-inch touch display, 2-megapixel camera, the GPS-module, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and the slot for microSD memory cards (up to 4 gigabytes). The sizes of the device 109 x 58 x 14,9 millimeters.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Modesty of the Google, or Android on MWC 2009.

Contrary to expectations of devices on the basis of Android on MWC is a little. They, certainly, all "made in China". Google at an exhibition is present only in the form of a separate negotiation room - near which, however, noticed a suspicious lot of Chinese heads in the strict dress. Chineses in private conversations are extremely pleased to occurrence Google. Windows Mobile was too expensive, as they said. In general, Google, on MWC is almost imperceptible, but some new devices are present, in particular, HTC Magic. Samsung company, on behalf of Won-Pyo Hong, the head of strategic planning products, has confirmed the intentions on release of Android-phones. Moreover, top-manager of the company has declared, that Samsung will put on the market, at least, three devices on Android and one on the basis of other Linux-like OS by the end of this year. In turn, Mr. Lencquesaing, the officially representing Acer company at exhibition MWC 2009, has declared, that his company is going to present up to the end of year at least one communicator not on Windows Mobile, and not on Symbian. Top-manager has actually confirmed intention of Acer to fill up the list of Android devices manufacturers. Broadcom company has announced on MWC 2009 a refrence-design for smartphones with support of high resolution video and 12-megapixels camera. The manufacturer of mobile chipsets positions this decision as the basis for future phones under control of Android. As a key characteristics act - presence a hardware codecs for HD video (up to 720р), output HDMI channel and support for digital camera with the resolution up to 12 Mp. Broadcom declare that a camera module, besides record of HD-video, supports an image stabilization and a recognition faces, blinking and smiles. The reference-design includes also the processor for connection to 3G networks on chip BCM2153, multimedia processor BCM2727, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi/FM module on chip BCM4325, A-GPS receiver BCM4750, TV-receiver BCM2940 and the chip of power management BCM59035. The representative of the company has declared, that a combination of opportunities of OS Android and functional decisions from Broadcom will lead to occurrence of following generation smartphones and communicators.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

MWC 2009: the official announcement of Android-phone HTC Magic.

On international congress World Mobile Congress 2009 in Barcelona took place official presentation of the mobile phone of company High Tech Computer the second HTC phone on Android OS platform, named HTC Magic and specially developed for the operator of cellular communication Vodafone. Communicator HTC Dream or T-Mobile G1 can be named "magic". The device on a platform unfamiliar to anybody, in few months has circulation in one million copies and has considerably promoted Taiwan's success in struggle against global financial crisis. Now HTC announced the second communicator on Google Android with code name "Magic". But whether the second portion "android" is pleasant to users? HTC Magic stuffing is a standard ARM-platform which put in devices on Windows Mobile. The device supports GSM and UMTS networks, possesses all gentlemen's set and weighs less, than the predecessor, - 118.5 g instead of 158. However, it is explainable the keyboard is absent in HTC Magic. The device is executed as a snow-white monoblock, and management of the device can be carried out by means of fingers directly through the big touch screen.
HTC Dream
The basic characteristics of a novelty:
  • Ability to work in GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz) and HSDPA (900/2100 MHz) networks;
  • Processor Qualcomm MSM7201A with clock frequency of 528 MHz;
  • 192 Mb of RAM memory and 512 Mb of ROM memory;
  • MicroSD-cards slot;
  • the 3,2-inch touch TFT-display with the resolution 320 x 480 pixels and support of 65 thousand colors;
  • 3,15-megapixel camera with autofocus, allowing to receive pictures with the maximal resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels;
  • Built-in GPS-receiver;
  • Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g modules;
  • Built-in MP3-player;
  • miniUSB interface ;
  • Integrated speakerphone;
  • 40-voice polyphony;
  • Support GPRS Class 10, EDGE Class 10, SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging, HTML and Java MIDP 2.0;
  • Function of a digital compass and documents view;
  • Lithium-ion battery in capacity 1340 mAh which charge suffices on 7 and a half of hours of continuous negotiations or about 420 hours independent work in expectation mode;
  • Overall dimensions is 117,7 x 55 x 13,7 mm;
  • Weight is 118,5 g
It is necessary to note a plenty of hardware keys under the screen. And lack which is evident, - the low resolution of the display. Today communicators should have a VGA-matrix. In sale HTC Magic will arrive in April in the Great Britain, and then will appear in the Europe.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Huawei is going to release 2-3 Android phones in this year.

Chinese manufacturer Huawei during MWC has declared that it plans to put on the market 2-3 models of phones based on operational system Android in this year, and in the following - some more. Edward Chen, the head of devices department, has declared in interview Reuters, that the company also discusses an opportunity of release a Symbian devices, and also Linux-platform LiMo. Now Huawei creates phones for operators who then sell it under the brands. Volumes of manufacture in current year are planned in volume about 40-45 million pieces (in the past year it has been sold 33 million devices). Chen also has added, that the Chinese manufacturer gathers in the end of this year or the beginning following to present the commercial sample of phone with the next generation technology LTE.

Nvidia company has announced support of Google Android platform.

The decision on support Android was accepted on the basis of internal researches. In the company assume, that in 2012 of sale «googlophones» will bypass sales smartphones and communicators on Windows Mobile. The mobile processors Nvidia Tegra announced in the past year, intended for devices exclusively on the basis of Windows Mobile. Hearings about support of a new platform have appeared some time ago. It was expected, that it will be the mobile version Mac OS used on iPhone.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Favourite routes with « My Tracks » for Android phones.

The new GPS application "My Tracks" has appeared for phones on the basis of Android, such as T-Mobile G1. "My Tracks" writes all movings of the user on the nature, using for this purpose built-in phone GPS. On the screen is displayed the passed way on a map and a current data, including height above sea level. The most important - this is easy to share with friends and all world by means of Google Maps or to archive in history of trainings by means of Google Docs. The majority of GPS-receivers need special interface to a computer with installing software for transfer and converting of data, for uploading a route into a network. With My Tracks it became much easier. To write down a route and to load it is possible directly from phone by means of e-mail or Twitter. "My Tracks" can:
  • Write down and display GPS-tracks during occupations by run, the pedestrian walks, drivings on a bicycle, walkings on skis or any other active kind of sports
  • Display the operative information on full time, time in movement, average speed, distance and height above sea level
  • Send statistics of trainings in Google Docs for construction of history of occupations
  • Put labels and make their description for other users Google Maps
Necessary to go to Android Market from phone on the basis of Android and specify in search "My Tracks." Install it and press "Start recording" in the menu.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Battle in five rounds: iPhone vs G1.

Before official release G1 there were many conversations: as the first phone on platform Android will look, even its future name was discussed. Whether it will be so good to surpass iPhone? Whether it will be beautiful, whether will richly look, etc...
So, today we can get answers because iPhone and MacOS enter in fight with unique, innovative T-Mobile G1 and Google Android. Are your ready? Fight!
Round 1. How much it is useful in work?
It is interesting to compare these two devices because both, apparently, are created that, about for fun, instead of to work properly. It is necessary to notice, nevertheless, that at T-Mobile G1 there are two serious advantages before iPhone. First, QWERTY keyboard with the quite good response - a big bonus at work with e-mail and to that of similar employment. Second, it integrate with GoogleMail, Gtalk and other numerous Google - services. One so does this its unattainable that any loaded Office - appendices iPhone will not be compared to it, (as Android Marketplace is not worse at all, and, maybe, and better, than the software package iPhone). T - Mobile G1 wins a round.
The winner: T-Mobile G1
Round 2 . How much it is good to idle on work?
Well here both phones have succeeded in it. It seems that any attempt which undertakes iPhone that it was easier to fool about, meets reciprocal step T-Mobile G1 . At iPhone there are loaded games; at G1 - too. At iPhone is iTunes; G1 can brag Amazon MP3 Store. And while iPhone pleases admirers with possibility of to "pinch", at G1 is Pacman... So this, at us a drawn game!
The winner: the drawn game!
Round 3. How often this phone will allow me to brag to friends?
T-Mobile G1 has many games, and it have Pacman, but nevertheless, it does not manage to overcome force of an attraction absolutely senseless, but improbably amusing game in vials on iPhone or any of a set of absolutely silly appendices which, undoubtedly, will not change a life of mankind and will not make technical revolution, but will force your friends to laugh to I will fall. Also can be, they will tell that G1 looks dullishly.
The winner: iPhone.
Round 4. How easy to use this phone, to peep the answer in a quiz?
Well, here easy as a pie. Yes, both browsers are magnificent, both more quickly connected. But allow to explain very much shortly why iPhone will not win this time, as well as in case with Nokia N97 : G1 have QWERTY keyboard, at it easy to print, wins. What? You want more? Well it is fine, at G1 there is a Google search panel placed directly on the screen, and it facilitates possibility of fast search even more.
The winner: T-Mobile G1
Round 5. How much I will be pleasant to use it, and how much well I will look thus?
Here we also have approached to finish of the big battle. Both phones are very pleasant in using, both have unusual interfaces (anyway, before occurrence following android phone), both allow to take advantage of the additional software and to make phone more individual, both have the big glass screen. And the perception of associates too will be identical - one will tell that you abnormal because you use iPhone, others will think that you abstruse, becouse your use G1!
The winner: Draw!
So, today's in battle has won... So, where my calculator?... Has won T-Mobile G1 , and it on 150 % is better iPhone!

Budgetary smartphone EeePhone will not be shown at exhibition MWC 2009.

Garmin and Asus have declared that at exhibition Mobile World Congress their joint product Eee Phone will not be shown - its announcement will take place later this year. Now the companies do an emphasis on release of top smartphones Garmin-Asus Nuvifone.
Predictably, EeePhone it will appear the smart phone of budgetary level and can adequately compete not only with budget products, but also more expensive devices. An operating system under which management will work Eee Phone, can quite become Google Android. It is considered, Eee Phone will successfully insert in product line of superpopular netbooks Eee PC.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Samsung transfers release of the Android communicator.

The world mobile community expected that on Mobile World Congress which will start next week, company Samsung will present the smart phone on the basis of Android. But it has appeared that it does not happen. Samsung has decided to delay a relise of the first Android-phone to second half of 2009. Anything surprising: still in the end of the last year Samsung said that its smartphone on the basis of Android will appear only in the summer. But then the announcement have transferred on earlier period. Whether Yanghi, the head of marketing of mobile depatment Samsung, has officially informed that next week in Barcelona it is not necessary to wait for Android-phones from Samsung. All is transferred on second half of 2009. We hope that at least HTC will please us on MWC with the G2. However official statements about it did not arrive yet.

At competition Pwn2Own hackers will compete in breaking of browsers and smart phones.

During competitions which this year will pass at annual hacker's conference CanSecWest, web browsers and mobile phones become the main targets. As organizers of action speak, competition Pwn2Own will consist this time of two separate disciplines – in the first case of hackers will set on IE8, Firefox 3 and Safari, and phones on the basis of Google Android, Apple iPhone, Nokia Symbian and Windows Mobile become the purposes of the second competition. Fight IE and Firefox, no doubt, will involve in itself special attention though it is not up to the end clear, for what reasons browser Opera has been eliminated from this competition. Rules of carrying out of competition are not sounded yet, but we with confidence can assume that for a victory hackers should use unknown vulnerability in a browser and to get complete access to system. Windows 7 becomes a platform for carrying out of experiments Sony VAIO P with installed on it, and the winner can leave this computer to itself. The second action routed on breaking of transportable OS, also should involve in itself interest. Hackers have already successfully cracked iPhone and smart phones on the basis of Android, it is known as well about presence exploits in Symbian and Windows Mobile. Therefore from this competition too it is necessary to expect much that standing.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

O2 is working on mobile data storage.

If it is about the marketing of Android mobile phones, a well-arranged word wants to join in the conversation O2 still this year. From six to eight Smartphones should be equipped with the Google operating system. There competition positions itself already for T-Mobile.
There will be in future not only G1 alternatives, O2 also plans at other place what new: to the end of the year there should also be an on-line memory solution. The idea: Files like photos or videos of the mobile phone or the notebook on-line can store and call away from everywhere. As an interface between mobile phone or notebook and Internet serves a small box which is connected on the mobile radio network from o2 to the World Wide web. Files will transfer by Bluetooth on the box and walk from there on-line further on an o2 server which serves as a storage space. I might already look the box on "Innovation Days" in the Munich group headquarters. Advantage: the whole fun functions without additional software. Indeed, the box recently snatched to the developer lab looks a little bit bulky. Up to the end of the year - the marketing of the memory solution should not start earlier - one still, however, wants to shrink the size with o2. So in possibly at USB embroidery level, one says.
And what does this cost? Do not know one with o2 still exactly. The responsible Product manager explained towards me that one calculates with monthly costs at the rate of five euros. Quite honestly: this is too expensive to me.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New Internet tablet on the basis of Google Android.

French manufacturer of multimedia players Archos represents the device on the basis of Andoid. It not the smart phone, but look as Internet Media Tablet (IMT).
And still the device has abilities of a mobile phone thanks to a combination of properties of products on the basis of Google Android and to experience Archos. In its basis ARM-processor OMAP of 3 companies Texas Instruments which will provide to the device support of networks UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (to 7,2 Mbit/c), and also possibilities of record of video from built in TV-receiver and HD-video playback will lie.
Other characteristics Archos on the basis of Android:
- the Touch-sensitive display on 5 inches.
- connection 3.5G, HSUPA to 7.2 Mbps.
- Support Adobe Flash and Flash Video.
- High-class TV recording, plus High Definition (HD) playback.
- To 500 GB memories.
- the powerful battery guaranteeing till 7 o'clock of playback of video.
- a thickness: 10 mm.
Maps of the new device while are not present, the device will appear on sale in the third quarter of this year.

Apple has asked Google not to use multitouch in Android-phones.

According to the information from one of developers of platform Android, company Apple has asked Google not to use possibility of the multitach-interface in phone G1 or somewhere else. According to the same source, Google will be agree with it. In spite of the fact that hardware G1 as it has been recently clarified, supports plural pressing, collision with Apple on this territory does not enter into interests Google. At least, at present. To all other to be got involved in legal fights on the given sector of the front can cost too much — Apple has patented everything, as to the given technology and consequently has advantage.

Monday, February 9, 2009

iPod Touch has turned to phone.

Representatives JAJAH declared updating iPod Touch, transformed this device in a high-grade cellular telephone. To carry out calls newly made "mobile phone" will through VoIP- communication (by means of Wi-Fi hotspots).
Download the corresponding software can any visitor Apple App Store which is the owner of last version iPod Touch. However, to take advantage of new service to users it will be necessary to get corresponding headset.
But calls and sms through VoIP will manage much more cheaply calls through networks of operators of cellular communication.
Whether it is necessary to say that if this direction will appear popular soon we will see set of which devices of function will be added VoIP telephony. And also new devices for VoIP, including on the basis of the open and easily scaled OS Android.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Androids attack.

Platform Android expands the markets of sales of phones under the handle. Soon smart phone "Dream" sales (or G1 in version T-Mobile) will start in Australia and Singapore. In the last country the largest local operator Singapore Telecommunications becomes the distributor, its affiliated company Optus will organise sales in Australia. Australians can gain phone since February, 16th, a bit later it will appear on sale in territory of Singapore. Any surprises has not occurred also the Asian version of well-known Android-phone functionally completely repeats T-Mobile G1, presented to the USA last year. Optus operator has already developed the bar of the tariff schedules specially "ground" under HTC Dream. The price range of the monthly subscriber card varies from $59 to $129, and payment for phone – from $3 to $51 a month, depending on the selected tariff. Under VentureBeat corporation forecasts, all this year light will see about 40 phones with Android. They will be on sale under the subsidised and usual price. The number of novelties will be started in cooperation with cellular operators (as HTC and T-Mobile in due time have released G1). In this segment of the market cellular O2 Germany operator intends to make the serious demand. During exhibition O2 Innovation Days in Germany it has been declared schedules of release of 6-8 devices.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Pair of new concept phones Sony Ericsson.

Having decided to grant a respite not born yet communicators XPERIA X2, Sony Ericsson designers have decided to throw the creative efforts to index X3. The device is equipped standard for modern concepts by a touch-sensitive display, program platform Google Android and other components of an arsenal of everyone respecting communicator.
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X3
The main difference of the given device from other developments is its size. In that case, perhaps, it was meaningful to assign to this device name XPERIA Mini or even Nano?
The second concept has received name Sony Ericsson W903 Ryuga; this device rightfully can be named madly stylish. The author of development became J. Havrlant, possibly, best designer the conceptualist devoting the operations of ideology of the well-known Japanese-Swedish alliance.
Sony Ericsson W903 Ryuga
The given musical device is equipped by the touch OLED-display on which it is possible to view web pages, videoclips, to start game applications; and, of course, its main advantage is the well-known player Walkman. A smart product!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Concept phone Granite.

The river pebble polished with water became a prototype concept mobile phone Granite. The designer by name of Sachin Mistry became which author, represents impressive enough device having onboard the 3,1-inch display and 3-megapixel camera.
Outwardly the device represents harmonious symbiosis of ideologies Palm Pre, rulers HTC communicators, and also something working under control of platform Google Android.
Also phone Granite is equipped 8-gigabytes SSD-card, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules for data exchange with devices under Windows or MacOS X. The sizes of phone make 121 x 58 x 9,5 mm, its case is made of glossy plastic. Concerning a brand under which such device could appear in a production version, it is necessary to guess only. Palm, HTC, maybe, Apple?

Google Books it is adapted for iPhone and Android

Google adapted project Google Books in which frameworks users can get access to digital copies of books, under the mobile devices working on the basis of operating system Android, and also under Apple iPhone. Besides, the company has joined group of the western operators and the content-providers advancing access to electronic books on screens of mobile phones.
In Google notice that is primary all materials presented in the project, have been scanned and placed in open access. At viewing scans of books on the big screen of the computer of problems, as a rule, do not arise, and here when the user tries to make the same on 3-inch a mobile phone or smart phone screen its attempts terminate unsuccessfully.
As a result, the company in special way adapted Google Books that mobile clients too could use service. In practice adaptation has been shown to the admission of materials through the OCR-systems recognising the text. To actually mobile users are transferred(transmitted) only the text of books, without their graphic representation.
In statement Google it is said that now on service the English-speaking are accessible to mobile users to 1,5 million books, about 1 million from which. At present in texts of books some mistakes caused by features of work of OCR-systems contain. To users of mobile versions the company has addressed in the request to correct downloaded texts and to send back corrected variants.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Ubiquitous Android, or Android - everywhere.

The former designer Apple Mark Hemblin was engaged in debugging of platform Android together with company Google and its partners. After an upgrade it can work not only with wireless phones, but also with others gadgets.
When Google with partners for the first time declared plans on creation Android, they talked about a software for mobile phones. This work has been finished in the end of the last year with release on the market of phone G1 from T-Mobile. On turn new mobile phones with a revolutionary software. But before it we can see this platform and on some other gadgets.
Mark Hemblin helped to create design of the touch screen for iPhone. Today the general director of company Touch Revolution alters Android for start on other devices. In Mark's plans to introduce this system on house wire phones and on remote controls, and also in restaurant menus, medical devices and on 15-inch kitchen computers on which members of a family can leave to the friend of the message.
The concept "Android everywhere" becomes good news, both for Google, and for such manufacturers of chips, as Qualcomm and Texas Instruments which invested means in platform development. They, certainly, will like idea of sale of semiconductors in the new markets. And here for Microsoft "omnipresence" Android becomes the reason for the next headache, because the software giant under the direction of Steve Balmer itself aspires to establishing the software on as it is possible more quantity electronic devices.
Where Android can appear in the near future? "The facilitated" versions laptops, known as netbooks, at exhibition GSMA Mobile World Congress which will pass in this month in Barcelona are going to present set of electronic devises on the basis of Android.
"Nine months ago was full curious, interested Android, - the director for marketing WindRiver Systems John Bruggeman speaks. - Now they start to build design which effectively surpasses all versions Windows".
Representatives Microsoft declare that the company is not frightened by rivalry with Android, based on OS Linux. "We welcome possibility of a competition to other companies in this area, - is told in statement Microsoft. - In general, we consider that users will prefer well to them the acquaintances compatible to many programs and OS Windows easy in use, rather than than Linux".
According to Businessweek.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Dream G200i – one more Android-phone?

Dream G200i is one more smartphone, working on operating system Android of manufacture Google. Right after release its price will make only $235, the truth, when sales will begin nobody knows . However, there is a suspicion that in given phone there will be no module of support of networks of the third generation, marks MobileDevice.
Dream G200i

As to hardware and program characteristics smartphone then all is more or less standard. Not so big touch screen, a diagonal of 2,8 inches, and the permission 320х240 pixels, 4-megapixel camera (it is a little unusual, whether not so?), Bluetooth module and a player supporting formats MP3, WAV, WMA, AVI, ASF, WMV, MP4, 3GP. The sizes Dream G200i make 107х56х12 mm, and weight – about 110 gramms. The question on presence in the given device of support 3G and WiFi while remains opened.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Apple has patented "multi-touch"! The competition will be continued by lawyers?

Company Apple has taken out the patent on multi-touch.
Some days ago the patent bureau of the USA has given out Apple the patent for firm technology multi-touch, used in Apple iPhone under the name «Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics».
Now struggle against competing products iPhone, such as Palm Pre and Google Android, can be translated in a legal field. Under the threat as well eeePC with multi-touch touchpad. Probably lawyers Apple already prepare a series of claims.
We will remind that the technology multi-touch allows to operate the interface of phone by means of one or several touches to the display. For example, the touch of 2 fingers simultaneously allows to scale the image, and turn of two fingers on the display allows to rotate the image.

Updating T-Mobile G1 - without Cupcake

Operator T-Mobile has confirmed that will let out the following version of an insertion 1.1 /RC-33 for smart phone T-Mobile G1 from February, 5 till February, 15th. The insertion will be updated in mode OTA (Over the Air, "by air").
It was already received by the limited number of users, thus, it while test release.
T-Mobile G1 Unfortunately, in this updating does not contain yet an update of platform Android code-named Cupcake of which with such impatience is waited by users of the smart phone and which should bring very many new possibilities.
The lucky beggars who have received updating RC-33 before a great bulk of users Android - the smart phone, inform that now the smart phone supports vocal search Google. When there will be long-awaited Cupcake an operator yet does not inform.
A source: Engadget

Monday, February 2, 2009

Intel starts to supply netbooks based on Android OS

Intel will begin production netbooks based on Google Android operating system in the current year and in 2010 the planned large-scale supply of these devices.
According to preliminary data, the laptop will use energy-efficient processor Intel Atom, as well as modules for 3G entry into the World Network. Users of these netbooks will have access to the online service of Android Market, which will be able to download any application or game.
Other details have not yet been reported.

By SlashGear

Sunday, February 1, 2009

T-Mobile G1 for Dummies

All of us are familiar series of books «For Dummies». In Russia it is known primarily for computer aids Topics: «Word for Dummies», «Computer for Dummies», «Internet for Dummies». Few however know that overseas «kettle» help literally in everything from cooking to bed joy.
T-Mobile G1 for Dummies
Online store has a book to help new users communicator T-Mobile G1 on the platform Google Android "T-Mobile G1 For Dummies". This book will teach you to make calls, use the cards, manage contacts, surf the web via 3G networks and Wi-Fi, install new programs from the Android Market, as well as stay abreast of events through the services of Gmail, Google Calendar, YouTube and, of course, the search engine Google.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Dell began the development of analog iPhone

The company intends to release the Dell line of smartphones based on Google Android OS.
According to the journalists, Dell is developing a new device in 2007, and in the lineup will be at least 2 phones. As the agency, the company plans to release at least one with a touch screen - similar to the iPhone.

Today - seven of them!

The first smartphone based on Google Android platform was introduced on 23 September. During the three months that have elapsed since the start of sales of the first "googlophone", announced in a monthly average of two phones with Android.


A few days ago, the company General Mobile has guglofon DSTL1. One feature makes it different from other similar devices - there are two slots for SIM-cards. This means that the owner DSTL1 will be able to use mobile internet one operator, a voice of another.
In addition, the DSTL1 pyatimegapikselnaya camera. For comparison, the only serial guglofona G1 permission camera is 3.2 megapixels. Otherwise DSTL1 is no different from other smartphones with Android.


Second in the world smartphone based on Android was developed by the Chinese. He called the i6-Goal was announced in early December 2008. He also became the first guglofonom established in China.
i6-Goal was developed jointly by companies and TechFaith QIGI. Unlike DSTL1, any outstanding characteristics of the first Chinese "googlophone" can not boast.
By the way, in conjunction with guglofonom i6-Goal of TechFaith and QIGI fired him with a clone of Windows Mobile. Apparently, it is intended for Android-haters. But not so much, if only because the United States except "googlophone" has never sold. Prior to Europe, he should get there in late January - early February.


Second Chinese smartphone with Google Android become OPhone. It was created by Lenovo Mobile, the divisions in the year 2008 from the computer manufacturer Lenovo Group.
Chinese engineers are known for their love for creating clones of Apple iPhone. It is therefore unlikely to someone became a surprise guglofon that replicate yablofon. And the names they have almost the same.
With the iPhone smartphone OPhone rodnit large touch screen. In addition, the OPhone, as a smartphone and Apple, on the front panel has only one mechanical button. Like the iPhone, OPhone working in networks of 3G. However, only in the Chinese standard TD-SCDMA.
Specifications OPhone manufacturer said. But we know that to solve the camera he left far behind Apple smartphone - the five-megapixel against two.


Australia rarely remember when it comes to technological innovations. But not in the case of Google Android.
Australian company Kogan was the third producer, after HTC, issuing G1, and China TechFaith and QIGI, announced "googlophone". Or rather, two "googlofons".
In early December 2008 on its website published Kogan characteristics "googlofons" Agora and Agora Pro. At the same time, opened the reception of preliminary orders for them. Price was the first $ 299, second - 399 dollars.
Outwardly, both guglofona Kogan virtually identical. They are made in the form of monobloka with the qwerty-keyboard and a horizontally oriented 2.5-inch screen. By the way, before any one smartphone with Android is not produced in such a case.
The difference between the Agora and Agora Pro in the stuffing. The latter is more navorochennym. For example, he has a module Wi-Fi and GPS, as well as dvuhmegapikselnaya camera. More cheap Agora that can not boast.
But short was the Australian happiness. After one and a half months after the announcement of smartphones based on Android CEO Kogan announced that issue Agora and Agora Pro postponed because devices need to be finalized. The reason for refining - the problem of compatibility of Kogan phones and applications for the platform Android.


Three months after the announcement G1, the company HTC, has created this smartphone to order the operator T-Mobile, has developed its second "googlophone". His job again made T-Mobile. Since the title does not become unnecessarily - G2.
In contrast to the G1, the second "googlophone" HTC made in the form of monoblock. Touch screen phones remained at the same location as the 3.2-megapixel camera.
Incidentally, the G2 is something wrong with the software. What is it - is unknown. But because of the start of sales of phones had been deferred from February 2009 to April.
It is easy to notice that among the producers announced guglofonov known only company HTC. However, this does not mean that the leaders of the mobile market is not interested in the platform.
In particular, the emergence of interesting patterns on the basis of Google Android expect from the U.S. company Motorola. Thus, in the autumn of 2008 became aware of plans to heads of Motorola mobile division Sandzhay Jakarta to concentrate efforts on the creation of smart phones, operating on a platform of Google Android.
In 2009, promised to release "googlophones" companies such as Asus, Sony Ericsson and Samsung. Perhaps, Android will make the basis of its smartphone and Dell. It was expected that the latter will be presented in mid-February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
In addition, in Barcelona, the first smartphone under its own brand show Acer. Based on the information in the invitation to the presentation of new products Acer, the company will introduce a line of smartphones. It can not be excluded that among them will not be even one based on Android. The truth is, Acer is not part of the Open Handset Alliance, created by Google to support the mobile platform Android.
However, in the Open Handset Alliance are not any Kogan, neither with TechFaith QIGI, neither Lenovo Mobile, which did not stop them on the path to guglofonu.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Android-HTC phone will be better than iPhone and Palm Pre.

Leaders of the Australian mobile operator Telstra issued a statement that the HTC is working on a new mobile phone platform Android. According to them, the device will be better and more functional than the iPhone, and Palm Pre.
From the available information suggests that «murderer» iPhone and Palm Pre, created by HTC, will be equipped with the largest touch screen to all previously issued phones HTC. Software written for the news staff of the manufacturer. Sales communicator on Android should begin in the first half of the year. Perhaps the release will take place around the same time as the release for Palm Pre operator Sprint.
Note that the statement of Telstra may not be entirely accurate. In particular, it is unclear what HTC phones with large displays deals - now record a Touch HD and MAX 4G with 3.8-inch screens. Make the screen even more - then turn the phone in the MID, but it is not what you need to HTC. Perhaps it was a 2.8-inch Touch Diamond and Touch Pro.
New roadmap of HTC, shows the Android-phone, code-named Hero. Maybe this is a new «murderer» iPhone?

DataArt went to the American market for custom software

DataArt Kharkivska company entered the U.S. market for the software industry Online Travel.
Service proposal DataArt for Online Travel includes the development of custom reservation systems to support marketing campaigns, as well as integration with different systems: on-line payments, global reservation (GDS - Global Distribution Systems), site management, social networks and tools for Web 2.0.
The proposal also focused on the ability of mobile workers on the platforms BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, iPhone and Google Android.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

General Mobile DSTL1: the first Android-communicator with two slots for SIM cards

General Mobile DSTL1.

The Chinese company General Mobile will introduce its first communicator platform based Google Android at WMC 2009, which will be held from 16 to 19 February in Barcelona (Spain).
Functionality General Mobile DSTL1 is highly relevant for the market.
Recall that the manufacturer is known primarily for its phones with two slots for SIM.
New platform Android - model DSTL1 - could also work in the networks (GSM / GPRS / EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz), two cellular operators at the same time.
Communicator is based on the Marvell PXA310 (624 MHz) and equipped with 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, 3-inch touch TFT-LCD with a resolution 240x400 points (and the camera and the screen General Mobile DSTL1 made Japanese company Sharp), Bluetooth modules and Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g).
Device Dimensions - 112x54x16 mm, weight - 135 g.
Sales Communicator DSTL1 appears in the third quarter of this year.
Prepared based on Android Authority.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

WARNING: in the Android Market was malicious applications

In an online store applications Android Market have the program called «MemoryUp Personal». In its description indicates that it is intended to optimize the use of memory. However, when it is launched on the Communicator has begun a huge amount of spam, and all user data will be deleted.
Google has yet to give official comments on the matter, but it will do so because the public had expressed dissatisfaction and calls for Google's more careful control over added to the Android Market applications.

Giinii Movit Mini Micro - a new ultra-compact laptop

At the International Consumer Electronics Exhibition 2009 was presented a new miniature laptop - Giinii Movit Mini Micro. The model won first prize in the exhibition unusually innovative design.
Giinii Movit Mini Micro
Giinii Movit Mini Micro is able to connect to the Internet through the built-WiFi. The laptop is based on the operating system Google Android.
The device has the 4.3-inch touch screen, the resolution of which is 480h272 points. Giinii Movit Mini Micro also boasts a built a web camera and microphone, 256 MB memory, Bluetooth 2.0, audio jack, a port miniUSB, calculator, note-book and alarm clock. Quite a number for a small laptop.
«Despite the large number of the products at the exhibition, Giinii Movit Mini Micro clearly stand out from the crowd», said the company president Giinii Scott Reeves. «This is a unique handheld device that provides users with access to social resources of the Internet. Movit Mini Micro easily fit in a pocket, purse or diplomats. Using the built-WiFi, you can make phone calls, to communicate on the Internet, watch videos, play games and view photos».

Unofficially: multitouch in HTC G1

As you know, G1 - the first phone based on Android - comes with a nonfunction multitouch. However, it became known that its work is no hardware limitations do not exist - the regime blocked program, and third-party developers can include it.
Programmer Luke Hutchison did so. He found a way to include multiple presses in the main programs that are supplied with the Android (Chrome browser and Google Maps), and in several other applications. While the realization of the function is not so smooth as in the iPhone or Palm Pre, further refinement will undoubtedly improve the perception and performance.
As usual in this imperfect world, there are a couple spoons of tar. The program is not very easy to install, and it produces a modified OS kernel. Sam developer diplomatically said «nonzero risk» of turning the device into a brick road. Therefore, now use multitach not wait for the more secure software, it is only those who live without it can not.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2: a new concept Android-phone

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 Google Android

Despite the fact that the original Communicator Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 has not gained popularity due to end-users, concept designers pay much attention to the prospects for the device. In particular, XPERIA concept with an index of X2. The new X2 as a software platform equipped with the operating system, Google Android, which, in turn, also became a good tradition.
Otherwise, the device is different from other advanced concepts, it is equipped with a large touch screen interface with the firm operating system from Google, as well as a trio of fixed sensor keys BACK, HOME, and MENU. It also should pay particular attention to one small detail - combining into a single picture of two logos - Android and Sony Ericsson. It looks like fans of the products of Japanese-Swedish alliance is indeed placed great hopes on the joint work of Sony Ericsson and Google.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

ABBYY introduced developer tools for the mobile platform Android

Company ABBYY, a developer of software for mobile devices, announced a new version of the cross-platform software tools for the development of mobile applications, OCR-ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine. The new version allows developers to easily integrate character recognition technology to mobile devices with the Android. Also ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine supports popular operating systems like Windows Mobile, Symbian, LINUX. ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine allows you to turn on text recognition in various mobile applications: from the program to enter the paper business card to the address book of phone systems, business process management. For example, it is possible to create an application that can take pictures, translate the text and send SMS snippets of articles or documents. Another example - you can now «link» camera phone systems, and electronic dictionary ABBYY in one program, which will translate fotografy text (the menu in a French restaurant, a German label medicines, etc.).
The new version of ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine technology holistic analysis of the document Document Analysis, which analyzes the image as a set of text blocks. This structure is better reproduced the text, for example, columns or paragraphs. ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine confident defines debris on the image and automatically corrects imbalances, resulting in recognition of becoming a better and faster. This is especially true for images from the camera phone. The technology supports 58 languages and provides a check of the words in dictionaries. For the tasks of data entry business cards in mobile devices have specialized dictionaries for 16 languages, including the addition of a new version of the Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish and Turkish.
December 17, 2008 product has been awarded the International Award Silver Mobile Star Award in the nomination «the best program for business: reading and data collection».

Friday, January 23, 2009

Huawei presents Android Phone in next month

In mid-December, after the Chinese company Huawei has joined the Open Handset Alliance, it became known that in the near future it is going to enter the Android-smartphones. It was originally anticipated that the first country which will be sold to these vehicles, will be Australia. And now, Huawei reported that its first phone on the Android platform will be presented in February at Mobile World Congress. At the same time, it was reported that will be demonstrated the first mobile phone in UMTS-monochipsete, the smallest HSPA + USB-modem and a new digital fotodisplay.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Photos of the second HTC phone based on Android

InsideWeb appeared "spy" photos of the second smartphone platform based Google Android, which the company HTC is preparing for the U.S. mobile operator T-Mobile. For the first anology - HTC G1, while the second is called G2.
front G2
back G2

Judging from the photos HTC G2 - single, rather than horizontal slider with pained display, five function keys, and it seems the optical navigation button (a black thing the middle). Rear - 3.2-MP camera with flash and autofokus. Certainly HTC G2 module will be equipped with wireless Wi-Fi, GPS-receiver and slot for memory cards microSD. Judging by the only available photographs, T-Mobile G2 is very similar to the model Sapphire 2.0, recently showing in catalogue news HTC in 2009.The planned release date HTC G2 - May 2009.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Android run on notebook

IT LOOKS LIKE GOOGLE is doing some work to make its Android operating system work on netbooks.

Matthäus Krzykowski and Daniel Hartmann who run an outfit called Mobile-facts claim that it took them just four hours to compile Android so that it works on a Asus EEEPC 1000H. They have been showing off their half-day's work here.

They reason that if Google, armed with its Chrome browser, went for the netbook market, it could make a fortune and end up fighting Microsoft's shy and retiring Steve Ballmer in his own back yard.

Ballmer has repeatedly dismissed Android as competition to Windows Mobile, but what about damaging it in an area where Microsoft has not got total control yet?

While Windows has appeared on netbooks it has mainly been Windows XP, something that Steve would rather was dead and buried. The only problem is that netbooks don't have the hardware to cope with Vista or what will become Windows 7. This has left the way open for Linux to fill the gap.

However, while Linux is getting more user friendly, it is unable to shake off the 'geek's friend' image that it has. So if Google could shove a shoe between the door with Android it could be set to make huge wodges of cash.

Krzykowski and Hartmann claim Google could get an Android netbook to market in three months, depending on the partners they would have to form alliances with.

They are fairly sure that Intel is one Google partner working on the adoption of Android to a notebookm platform.

Since mass production of the netbooks would be possible between three to nine months, they think that a mass-market netbook will be in the shops late 2009 or 2010.

But what Google has to have to make the cunning plan do-able is having all the software that a notebook user might want ready. The search engine outfit has really left the development of some of the important software to third parties.

For Android to work in netbook land it needs to have a dedicated set of office tools. While Google Docs is a start, it does not work with lots of other software that punters will want. Other things that need to be developed are suitable language options.

But the question is, can Android compete on a better spec when the likes of Windows and Linux are doing quite nicely? Even if Google did come up with a suite of software it would be sold on the same basis as Linux. In other words, it would be free.

But free software is not enough to draw the punters in, otherwise we would all be running Linux. Google has been building up its various support operations as it started rolling out its Google web-based operations to businesses. However, it is still very small and inexperienced in this area, particularly in comparison to Vole.

If Google does pull its finger out there is no doubt it will be a welcome player in the netbook world, but it is likely to face all the problems that both Linux and Microsoft face in that market place. It is therefore unlikely to manage global domination.

Google plans to annex laptop land
By Nick Farrell

How Google Integrates with the Android Phone

What is the Android phone, and how does it integrate with Google?

Google and T-Mobile have teamed up to create a new breed of cell phone, called the T-Mobile G1 Android. Traditionally, an "android" is traditionally defined as a robot with human qualities.

It's known as the T-Mobile G1 Android, the Android Phone, the G1 Phone, or (more informally) the Google Phone.

The G1 Phone integrates fully with your Google accounts. Here are a few of the features and capabilities of this new cell phone:

* An Android phone allows you to browse the Internet just as you would on a normal computer.

* It allows one to run several applications at the same time, on one phone. You can switch between applications, and you can also be notified when something new occurs on one of those applications.

* It allows you to chat and share photos on applications such as Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, etc.

* It allows you to copy URLs and share them with friends via a chat line, using a simple touch-screen interface.

The following Google applications can be accessed and used directly by the Android Phone:

* Google Maps

* YouTube

* Gmail

* Contacts

* Calendar

* IM (Instant Message)

All of these Google applications will be available to you with a single logon - and they will automatically be synchronized with the web. What that means is that any change you make in one of your google accounts from your phone will also show up the next time you log on from any other computer.

For example, when you are out and about with your phone and you meet a new contact, you might want to save their contact information. All you do is save it into your Google Contacts on your G1 phone. That information will be available to you any time online, in your Gmail account, and in any other applicable Google account, and you can access it through any computer in the world which is connected to the Internet.

Any information you save on your phone in this way will appear on your computer as well - and vice-versa.

If you lose or break your phone, your data will still be there waiting for you on your Google account, which you can access from anywhere in the world. And there is no need to worry about your information being stolen, as its password-protected.

Here is another example of the a use of a Google Android phone. Once you have a contact address saved into your Google account, you can easily find that location on a map - using Google Maps, of course. And what's more, you can access street level events in any area where this is available.

This makes it a breeze to get directions to a new location! Simply find your contact on a a map with a couple of clicks, and use a street-level view to find your way if needed!

Another example of the use of the this phone is the integration of the cell phone with your Google Calendar. Any event you save on your Google Calendar will be available to you on your phone, wherever you are. So you can access your schedule easily, on the go and from anywhere, as long as you have your phone with you.

No more schedule books! And you can say goodbye to those tiny notebooks and pads of paper you carry around so that you can jot down notes and phone numbers.

What's more, once you save information on your Android phone, there's no need to transfer it over after you get home. Its all there, safely stored on your Google account, for ready access whenever you need it.

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Friday, January 2, 2009

iPhone vs BlackBerry - The Smart Phone Battle Heats Up

iPhone vs BlackBerry - The Smart Phone Battle Heats Up by Paul Carton

Last year, Apple (AAPL) upended the smart phone industry with the release of the iPhone. This year, some analysts wonder if the upcoming release of the Google (GOOG) Android operating system could shake up the industry as well.

No, according to a new ChangeWave survey of 3,597 consumers, which finds the battle for smart phone supremacy has transformed into a two-horse race between Research-in-Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry and the Apple iPhone.

RIM dominates current smart phone sales among consumers, but the Apple iPhone shows tremendous momentum going forward. At the same time, Palm (PALM) and its Treo continue to struggle through extremely hard times.

RIM Rules Current Market, But Apple Is Gaining

RIM (42%; down 1-pt) maintains its towering lead in current smart phone market share, even as number two Palm (16%; down 2-pts) continues its two year losing streak. This was the seventh-consecutive ChangeWave survey in which Palm's market share has dropped.

Now within striking distance of Palm, the Apple iPhone (9%) continues to score exceptional growth in the smart phone market. Customer satisfaction ratings point out why. Smart Phone Reviews

If customer satisfaction is a good indicator of future growth, Apple occupies the sweet spot. An extraordinary four-in-five iPhone owners (79%) report they're Very Satisfied with their iPhone ' a significant lead over number two RIM (54%) and far ahead of all other major manufacturers.

We note that Palm (22%) again ranks at the bottom in terms of customer satisfaction.

Going Forward: iPhone Has Momentum Looking ahead, better than one-in-three (35%) respondents planning to purchase a smartphone in the next 90 days say they'll purchase an Apple iPhone ' a 12-point leap since the previous survey in January.

RIM (29%) comes in second ' down 3-points from previously, while Palm (3%) looks set to take yet another big hit, falling 5-points.

The Apple surge in planned buying is at least partially attributable to the recent flurry of announcements regarding the iPhone's Software Development Kit and its new 2.0 Operating System. A total of 10% of respondents say this new development has made them More Likely to buy an iPhone in the future.

Mobile OS - The Androids Are Coming?

We also asked respondents which mobile operating system they'd like to have on the phone they plan on buying. As expected, the consumer market is dominated by the popular RIM and Apple smartphone operating systems.

Note that the Google Android OS isn't being offered yet to the general public, and it's still too early to gauge its full impact. However, the survey sheds initial light on the smart phone market potential for the Android.

While just 2% of respondents say they're Very Likely to use the Android operating system, another 15% say they're Somewhat Likely.

"These numbers do show some consumer interest in the Android Operating System," says Tobin Smith, founder of ChangeWave Research and editor of ChangeWave Investing. "But based on the ultra-competitive battle between RIM and Apple, there's little likelihood of the Android gaining traction on either one's OS. They're sucking up all the oxygen in this market."

"The Android's potential niche appears to be with a handful of second tier smart phone players like HTC," he added

Another Two-Way War - But Among Service Providers

Beyond the RIM vs. Apple battle there is another two-sided war ' this time among cellular service providers ' with Verizon (VZ) (31%; up 1-pt) maintaining a slim lead over AT&T (T) (29%; up 1-pt) in current market share.

But over the next 90 days, AT&T (28%; up 3-pts) appears all set to get a boost based on Apple's recent well received announcements. As Apple planned buying increases, so does AT&T's because of their exclusive carrier agreement with Apple.

Going forward, Verizon (22%) registers a 1-pt uptick in planned buying. Later this month, we will release a follow-up ChangeWave report with additional insight on consumer likes and dislikes for the major smart phone manufacturers. You'll be able to access the report at the link immediately below.

For the latest ChangeWave news on technology trends and companies, visit: ChangeWave. The ChangeWave research network is composed of 15,000 highly qualified business and technology professionals. Members are surveyed on a range of topics, and the findings are converted into quantitative and qualitative reports.

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HTC Dream Review and Unlock

HTC Dream Review and Unlock
by Steve Barker
Aside from supporting third generation network HSDPA 2100, the T-Mobile G1 is also equipped with Google's open source and Android software. In case you do not know yet, Android software makes it possible for you to access several kinds of software and media downloads.

The T-Mobile G1 boasts of a 3.2 inch TFT LCD flat screen, which supports HVGA resolution, and a full five row QWERTY keyboard. QWERTY helps professionals do office work more quickly. With its slide action screen, you can easily have access its QWERTY. T-Mobile G1 has a 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7210A processor for a smooth mobile solution.

If you are looking for a phone that is very handy, then T-Mobile G1 is perfect choice. T-mobile G1 is a very slim handset measuring 117.7 mm by 55.7 by 17.1 mm. You can easily control T-MOBILE G1 using its track ball. Furthermore, one can easily operate its GPS navigation and Google maps because of G1's user friendly interface.

T-Mobile G1 is equipped with a Lithium-ion battery with a capacity of approximately 1150 mAh. Talk time can last up to 406 minutes, for WCDMA, it is up to 350 minutes. When in standby mode, the T-Mobile G1 supports up to 402 hours for WCDMA and up to 319 hours for GSM. T-Mobile G1's memory is expandable with a microSD card.

One of the things people love about T-Mobile G1 is its integrated digital camera that will enable you to capture and record each and every moment without having to bring a bulky digital camera.

After your cam-whoring moments, you can easily transfer your most precious pictures, videos and data with T-Mobile G1's Bluetooth v2.0 with a 10 meter distance. Furthermore, T-Mobile G1's Wi-Fi can also be of convenience to those who always need to check their mails and then save important data using its 11 pin mini-USB 2.0.

T-Mobile G1 is also one of the best phones for music lovers, with it you can listen to your favorite songs regardless of its format.

Entertainment and functionality T-Mobile G1 provides is certainly no match for Apple's iPhone. Though iPhone looks better, G1 has the best features iPhone can only try to match.

If you have a locked T-Mobile G1 and you want a T-Mobile G1 unlocker, all you have to do is look for a site where you can get an HTC Dream unlock code.

Having a hard time unlocking T-Mobile G1? Unlock-now can give you the best solution to unlock T-Mobile G1 devices.

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