Today, Nokia announced the global availability of its Nokia N81 multimedia computer, which also ships with a preview of the N-Gage gaming service. As you may or may not recall, the N81 is available in two versions--an 8GB model and one with a microSD expansion slot that can accept cards up to 4GB--and both are optimized for gaming and music. They are equipped with 3.5mm headphone jacks and dedicated game keys (when held in landscape position). And while the N-Gage service won't be available till later this year, the devices will come with playable demos of EA Sports' … Read more
Qualcomm has likely dodged a bullet that could have halted the import of some of its chips into the United States.
On Friday, the company said a judge recommended putting an end to an investigation conducted by the U.S. International Trade Commission that is looking into complaints filed by handset maker Nokia against Qualcomm.
Nokia, which sells more mobile phones than any other manufacturer in the world, asked the ITC in August to ban imports of phones that included Qualcomm chips that Nokia says infringe on its patents. The patents are related to technology that enhances device performance, lowers … Read more
Am I the only one who feels that this is long overdue for Nokia? Oh well, better late than never: The Symbian Series 60 has finally gone touch!
At the recent Symbian Smartphone Show held in London, the Finnish company showed off its new S60 touch-screen interface that adds several features to the handheld platform. It includes support for tactile feedback, the ability to run existing S60 apps without modification and detection of motion, orientation, proximity and light, as well as the ability to display Flash videos on the S60 browser.
The new technology is expected to be available to … Read more
Google unveiled Google Docs mobile this morning. It's a smaller, lightweight version of Google Docs and Spreadsheets, which lets you browse any stored documents, spreadsheets, or presentations on your mobile phone.
Like the mobile version of their calendaring service, Google has spent a considerable amount of time optimizing Docs for the iPhone--making items larger, and more finger friendly. iPhone users are also the only group who gets mobile access to the freshly launched presentations service, which shows up in thumbnail form with simplistic back-and-forth controls. Both services share a similar lack of editing options, as you can't go … Read more
Nokia unveiled the brand new Nokia N810 early this morning at a press briefing in San Francisco. An updated version of Nokia's previous Internet tablets like the N770 and the N800, the N810 is a pure Internet-only device, relying only on Wi-Fi and cellular Bluetooth to get online. Some of the design improvements include a much sleeker look plus a slide-out keyboard to accompany the touchscreen input, which we welcome wholeheartedly. Another big difference is the integration of built-in maps and GPS, so you don't need to connect to the Internet to find your way around.
Nokia is … Read more
Can't live without ultramobile access, great speed and free phone calls? Here's a great price and the answer to all your compulsions.
Listed elsewhere at almost $400, the does-it-all teeny Nokia N800 Internet tablet is offered at Buy.com at a reduced price. (With that Google checkout thing, it's even less.) Skype, surf, schedule and send e-mail. This lustworthy gizmo does everything but pick up the groceries. Oh wait, if you text your list to a grocery delivery service to get them to bring the food to your house, then yeah, it does that too. And it'… Read more
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If more tech companies were as aggressive as Amosu, we probably wouldn't have nearly as many product launch delays as we do today. The U.K.-based bling meister--which promises to customize pretty much anything in "diamonds, gold or white gold"--has done it again with a diamond encrusted Nokia N95.
And unlike so many "special editions" that number in the tens or even hundreds of thousands, the diamond N95 is limited to just 10 handsets. The specs indicate why: It's made of 18-karat solid gold and festooned with 325 diamonds totaling 3.30 … Read more