Sprint and Samsung shot us over a Galaxy Tab and, after several days of fiddling, we have our first impressions to report back. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the first real contender to Apple’s iPad many would say, and while it’s too early for us to totally pit them head to head, there are many visible strengths and weaknesses of the Tab. Want to know what we thought of Samsung’s little, mean, iPad-combating machine? Buckle up and hit the jump!More →
Blog WMPoweruser has just published several sketches of what the HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 device will look like. The schematic isn’t quite as good as an image, but you can use your imagination — and knowledge of HTC hardware — to fill in the blanks. The handset looks to have that familiar EVO form, with a 4.3-inch screen, dual-LED flash, and beveled back. There is an outline of something on the lower-rear quarter of the device which could be a kickstand (although that is unconfirmed). Hopefully, as rumored, the operating system — and accompanying hardware — is on track for an October launch. More →
Not a heck of a lot to report on here, but a picture is worth a thousand words no? This picture of an ASUS device running Windows Phone 7 appeared on Twitter earlier today. The device has the mandated Back, Windows, and Search keys and looks to have a front facing camera in the upper right hand corner (it could be some sort of proximity sensor, it is hard to tell). Let us know if you notice anything else worthwhile in the comments!
It looks like images of the fourth generation iPod Touch have been spotted on the internet, thanks in part to an accessories manufacturer. Hardmac.com has images of what looks to be a new iPT complete with an updated camera and LED flash. While the front of the device looks the same, and is in all likelihood Photoshoped, the back of the device is beveled like the current iPod Touch and has the camera/flash located in the upper left hand corner of the device (like the iPhone). The black plastic patch through which the Wi-Fi antenna signal used to escape is also absent (insert attenuation joke here). Doesn’t seem consistent with apples unibody, flat-top-and-bottom, non-rounded edges look they’ve been gravitating towards… but it doesn’t look too far out there. Have a look at the images and let us know what you think.
T-Mobile is launching a new device and service that could be hit or miss (we’re going with miss). It’s not a phone or phone accessory of any kind, but it’s a digital picture frame that will have a SIM card and phone number. Kinda stupid, right? The reason it’s not the brightest idea is because it costs $10 a month for the service – not to mention the cost of the device itself which is at a pricey $100. The picture frame will have a SIM card and its own number and the pictures will arrive via MMS. So, if you’re shooting it with your lowly 2.0 megapixel camera, don’t expect stunning quality. Calling it the “Cameo” (for its assumed brief appearance on the market), a consumer will be able to take a picture from their phone, send it to the picture frame, and it will pop up on display. While it’s a novel idea, there’s no reason they couldn’t have made it a Wi-Fi capable device and just send pictures via email or Internet. Here are some specs for this new… whatever you wanna call it:
- High-resolution digital TFT screen with 720 x 480 pixels
- Displays photos with 262 144 colours
- Display dimensions: 130 x 87 mm
• GPRS Class 10 (dual band) for transferring photos from a phone
• Mini USB port (for transferring photos from a PC)
• SD/MMC card slot (for transferring photos directly from a camera)
- Receives MMS messages
- Photo format: JPEG and GIF
- Stores up to 500 photos
- Automatically adapts the picture size to the screen
- Brightness adjustment
- Automatically rotates the picture (portrait/landscape)
- Adjustable backlight (manual or automatic)
- External frame with an interchangeable leather surroundMemory cards accepted:
SD, miniSD (with adapter), microSD (with adapter), MMC, RS-MMC (with adapter), MMC plus, MMC mobile (with adapter), MMC micro (with adapter), SDHC, mini SDHC (with adapter).