Friday, September 28, 2007

Nokia Unlocked And Wrapped Up

ThoughtFix has a very nice summary of how things went down in LA with great info on how the third Internet Tablet will be more consumer oriented but will likely stay just as hackable as the 770 and N800. He emphasizes the importance of the community, with the help of Nokia, tapping into the potential of these devices a lot more going forward. It is a symbiotic relationship between manufacturer, developers, and users of technology that drive the technology forward and expand on it's usefulness. I think Nokia has shown great wisdom to see the necessity of this relationship.

Look forward to more great news surrounding the next addition to Nseries Internet Tablet from Nokia soon. Like the N800 launch before it, the new tablet is certain to have a lot more surprises ahead.

Update: Surprise! ThoughtFix brings us some new info about the third Internet Tablet possibly incorporating a slide out keyboard. Things are getting a bit more interesting...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Mobile Tech News Overload!

Okay, where do I start?

So I ordered my N95-3 today, and it may take a while for it to ship from the looks of things. I'm excited, and can't wait to get my hands on the black and silver beast. But that's not the best of the awesome news today...

Reuters reports news of Intel wining the mobile WiMAX chip deal with Nokia. Other sources add that Nokia has stated there will be WiMAX-enabled Internet Tablets using the new Intel chips in the first half of 2008.

Next up, a new rumor from AppleInsider around a third Apple device utilizing a multi-touch screen has been making it's way around the web. The yet-to-be-seen device is also believed to be released sometime in the first half of 2008, which makes it a liable candidate for some Intel WiMAX chip love as well.

Speaking of WiMAX (again), Sprint let loose a bunch of info on additional support of it's Xohm WiMAX mobile broadband initiative today with PC makers Acer, Asus, Lenovo, Panasonic, and Toshiba expressing interest in including the WiMAX tech in future laptops and UMPCs.

I imagine this is only the beginning of the WiMAX extravaganza, and it will only become more exciting as further news unfolds about the technology behind it. There's going to be a lot more action in the mobile tech industry from here on, and you can bet we'll cover (and even be a part of) that action with all we've got. Stay tunned...

Nokia N800 Version 2.0?

From the FCC documents, it appears we will soon see a third new Nokia Internet Tablet come our way. It's certain to have GPS included and possibly a higher capacity battery, but the prospects of this one having the much discussed WiMAX technology built in looks fairly slim. However, that may not stop this new device from connecting to the future WiMAX infrastructure after all. It may be possible through an external Bluetooth modem, or even utilizing one of the two SD slots with a removable WiMAX card.

Whatever the case may be, I'm very excited about this new development, and will be watching it closely as more details are revealed. It will be quite interesting to see what other goodies Nokia packed into this new Internet Tablet.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

A Simple Presentation

As you may or may not know, Google has added slide show presentation functionality to the Google Docs suite recently. Of course I just had to try it out. So here's a sample of what is now possible with the new service.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

How Touching

Sometimes I scare myself. Back in January I wrote up a post about this year being the year touchscreens would make a big splash in the mobile space. Well, I was right. Many companies have shown off their touchscreen concepts (such as the one from Nokia) as well as official and available devices. Now the iPod Touch has been announced, and things are getting really interesting. We all know that competition drives innovation, and prices start to fall like rain at a point, but there's still a little time before the biggest holidays of the year for other developments from other companies to arrive on the scene.

As for the iPod Touch itself, it's a nice device and will sell very very well, but it's not quite what I'm in the market for at the moment. My Nokia 770 still suits my needs just fine, and if the iPod Touch is what it takes to get Nokia to improve its mobile offerings a little, all the better for the consumer. I've never been a big fan of iPod or Apple, but they sure are making it harder and harder for people like me not to cross over to that world.