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Mercedes 2010 E-Class: technology evolved

Recently I visited Mercedes-Benz’s headquarters in Montvale, NJ to see their all-new 2010 E-Class vehicles. You might be thinking we’re pulling an Autoblog, but we’re not. If you knew the amount of technology >>

Texas Instruments: low powered Bluetooth in pipeline for next year

Are you one of those annoying people who constantly have a Bluetooth earpiece in your ear? Does it make you sad inside that the battery on your mobile device runs out so quickly? Well it looks like Texas Instrument may be looking to change things. TI recentley demoed its "Bluetooth low energy open standard" in Munich, and when they say "low powered" they mean low powered. The technology, based on the CC2540 single-mode system-on-chip, can operate a Bluetooth radio for "over a year" on a single button cell battery; similar to the ones used in watches and hearing aids. While TI insists this will open the doors for Bluetooth enabled kitchen tables, can-openers, and sofas, we're more excited about the mobile implications. Would this low power option make you use Bluetooth more often? >>

Nokia’s mysterious RM-559 “Alvin” passes the FCC

Kudos to Nokia, for doing something not many manufacturers have been able to do in recent history — get a device certified by the FCC without us pesky bloggers already knowing practically everything >>

Is the Samsung Louvre really the Omnia Pro?

Excited about the upcoming Samsung B7610 Louvre? Well wait just a tick, because we’ve got some interesting news to report. Yesterday Samsung slipped up and pictures of the Louvre were briefly published to >>

Oh hai, Samsung Omnia II

This rumor is for everyone out there who nearly went insane from all of yesterday’s WWDC coverage. Word is that what you’re looking at above is Samsung’s upcoming GT-i8000 aka Omnia II. Assuming >>

HTC developing the Fiesta, another Android phone

The Bluetooth SIG group may have just given us the briefest glance ever at a new HTC Android phone. HTC’s anticipated 2009 lineup has been revealed and some handsets detailed but no mention >>

Bluetooth 3.0 ready to launch on April 21st

It’s not every day we get to talk about the launch of an exciting technology revision that will have a huge and near-immediate impact on the mobile industry, so we’re cherishing the opportunity. >>