Enter the Droid Pro; Reminiscent of the Motorola Q it has RIM users double taking. This baby is Android 2.2 powerhouse featuring a 1GHz processor, 5MP Camera, Capacitive Touchscreen, and a super sexy full QWERTY keyboard. Unless the screen is illuminated you’d never be able to tell this wasn’t a Blackberry. The screen is a bit larger than your standard RIM device but that’s so is the Torch’s screen. Potentially this will be the standard size screen on devices of this type.
Every once in a while something comes along that really opens your eyes to the potential technology has reached in the recent year. In the mobile market these eye-opening events happen more often because of the dramatic leaps that are made in such a short amount of time. Today I present you with a smartphone concept that could easily be made into reality.
The wonderful people over at Mozilla, the makers of the extremely popular internet browser, Firefox, started a division“…where people come together to create, experiment, and play with new Web innovations and technologies.” They call this playground Mozilla Labs. This is the place where “Crazy ideas and inspirations are encouraged as we all explore and experiment with brand new ideas in whole new ways. Mozilla Labs is about inspiring and harnessing the intelligence, wisdom, and energy of the Mozilla community”. So, basically this is a division of Mozilla meant to push the envelope of creative design with technology, something that we love at ThinkComputers.
It’s not often we find something we can truly say is a deal. Well a couple of weeks ago I saw someone post on my Twitter feed about ordering an iPhone 4 case for only $0.01. I was interested so I followed the link and it brought me to DefaultCase. And sure enough they were selling iPhone 4 cases for only $0.01! The cases come in 9 different colors and are the iPhone 4 cases designed to help call quality.
Name one person you know who has a smart phone and has never used Google Maps? Nearly impossible, huh? That probably has something to do with it being one of the best apps you can install on a smart phone. Well, leave it to Microsoft to take something awesome and attempt to make it better. On July 23rd 2010 a video appeared debuting Microsoft’s new maps program code named “Street Slide”. Systems such as Google Street View and Bing Maps Streetside enable users to virtually visit cities by navigating between immersive 360panoramas, or bubbles. The discrete moves from bubble to bubble enabled in these systems do not provide a good visual sense of a larger aggregate such as a whole city block. Multi-perspective “strip” panoramas can provide a visual summary of a city street but lack the full realism of immersive panoramas.
Sometimes the Mobile division of ThinkComputers likes to look back at where things all started. At one point in time, through everyone’s cell phone journey, we’ve all experienced a “slide” phone. So of us fell in love, and some of us never looked back once we moved on. But sometimes you have to ponder… what phone was the phone to start the slide craze that seems to still be prominent today?
The big 4. In the US these companies represent the cellular provider nearly for 300 million people, at least the ones who have cell phones worth talking about. Each company has boat loads of phones to choose from but with each provider one phone sits alone at the top. Today, we are going to go over the Big 4’s big 4. Some of these phones have been around for awhile but still reign supreme with their respective companies. We’ll give you a brief overview of the phones; the good, the bad, and certainly the ugly but ultimately it’s your call.
Yesterday at WWDC10 Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 4. Apple claims this is the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone was released in 2007. The iPhone 4 features an all new design, Apple A4 processor, Retina display, 5-megapixel camera, and much more. Current iPhone users are probably wondering should I get the new iPhone 4? Well read on as we go over the new iPhone 4 and tell you if you should get one or not.
A few weeks ago when I got back from CES I went out and met up with my usual group of friends. Being the “tech guy” in the group two of my friends had to show me their new phones. Both were smartphones to my surprise, most of my friends are not tech people at all and have no need for all of the functions of a smartphone. The 2 phones were the Samsung Moment and the HTC myTouch. My two friends were really excited to show me how they customized the Android home screen and all of the applications they had. I’m an iPhone guy and I’ve had my iPhone for quite a while. It felt good having one of the only phones that could have apps on it, but now almost anyone can get an Android phone! This begs the question, is Android taking over the mobile OS market?
Yesterday Apple announced their highly anticipated tablet computer dubbed the iPad. Everyone knew it was coming and it seems Apple is the only company that could make a product like this successful. The iPad is really just a larger iPod touch or iPhone in all aspects. It comes out in 60 days and the big question is who is really going to buy this? Read on as we go over the new iPad and discuss its features and applications.