The Samsung T139 Mayon was revealed Wednesday on Samsung's Web site, but we have not yet heard of a formal announcement. The entry-level clamshell phone will have a VGA camera, space for 300 phone book entries, Bluetooth, A-GPS, a speakerphone, and surprisingly, an HTML browser. No word on pricing or availability, but this information will be coming to T-Mobile sometime soon.
(Via Phone Scoop)
While every woman on Earth universally thinks the name iPad is stupid, Fujitsu still wants to own it. We'll tell you about the Fujitsu iPad which has existed since 2002 and why Apple thinks they can still own the name anyway. We also look at the MSI tablet which may be much better than iPad. But will you buy it? And we hear from a man who is drunk and frozen in Maine.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 1155
Fujitsu Readies Lawsuit Over “iPad” Name http://slashdot.org/story/10/01/28/2055209/Fujitsu-Readies-Lawsuit-Over-iPad-Name… Read more
We've seen companion monitors before. In late 2008, Apple released a $900 LED companion monitor it said was geared toward MacBook owners looking for a larger display. Luckily for us--and probably for them--Samsung isn't asking as much.
The Samsung LD220G is a 22-inch, 16:9 monitor with a resolution of 1,920x1080. It's not as sleek or large as the 24-inch Cinema Display, but it costs a lot less at $230 and can be connected, quite conveniently, via USB, using DisplayLink technology.
While this is all great at first as you sip your fancy Earl Grey tea, … Read more
Most monitor vendors boast superhigh contrast ratios (CR) for their babies. Even the monitor in question, the Samsung SyncMaster F2380, has "50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio" written on its bezel. When you see these really high claims, they are most likely referring to Dynamic Contrast Ratio., which can't be trusted as the real-world CR.
Now, for the first time since I've been reviewing monitors, I've finally found what's been missing in my life. No, not a triple burger, wrapped in bacon, and deep fried, silly. No, a monitor with a tested contrast ratio … Read more
As speculation over an Apple tablet reaches a crescendo before the January 27 event, analysts offer their insights into what will power the device--or devices, as the case may be.
Richard Doherty, director of technology consulting firm Envisioneering Group, believes that multiple tablets and/or a Macbook with touch-screen features will emerge. So, what's inside depends on the device. "Anything that's not a Mac touchscreen, will be an ARM processor," according to Doherty, who said he believes that Apple, sooner or later, will also bring out a MacBook that has tablet-like features, in addition to tablets. … Read more
Samsung Electronics and Rambus said Tuesday that they have reached an agreement settling all claims between them and the licensing of Rambus' patent portfolio for all Samsung semiconductor products.
Under the agreement, Samsung will initially pay Rambus $200 million. In addition, the South Korean electronics company will make quarterly payments of about $25 million over five years and agree to purchase $200 million worth of Rambus stock. In total, about $900 million.
The agreement includes a perpetual fully paid-up license to certain current dynamic random access memory (DRAM) products. DRAM chips are used as the main memory for PCs.
In addition, Samsung and Rambus have signed a memorandum of understanding covering a new generation of memory technologies which combines Samsung's and Rambus' memory technologies. Rambus' expertise lies in high-performance memory interfaces.
The two companies will initially focus on graphics and mobile memory solutions and will further review a potential collaboration on server and high-speed NAND flash memories, the companies said.
The settlement came just as Rambus was set to go to trial against Samsung, Hynix Semiconductor, and Micron Technology.
Rambus has a long and convoluted history of lawsuits and legal action.… Read more
Google's recent turmoil in China has prompted the company to halt the launch of two Android smartphones in the Chinese market.
The company told Dow Jones Newswire on Tuesday that it has indefinitely postponed the Chinese debut of two mobile phones manufactured by Samsung and Motorola. The phones, which were to be sold by provider China Unicom, were initially set to hit China on Wednesday.
An unnamed source told Dow Jones that Google felt it would be "irresponsible" to unveil the phones now, in light of the company's current situation in China. No details were given … Read more