Archives for October 2010

New Apple SIM Card Could Make One SIM for All Carriers

Apple [AAPL] is rumoured to be creating a new SIM card with the SIM card manufacturer, Gemalto.

Not much information is available about this SIM card other than its essentially a blank, meaning carrier free, SIM card that can be programmed in the phone to connect to a specific network and have a number assigned to it. [Read more…]

Sony Ericsson Z-System Trademark – PlayStation Phone

Yesterday, Engadget managed to get hold of a number of pictures of what is believed to be the new Sony Ericsson Playstation Phone.

On one of the image the phrase Z-System was seen on the top left of the screen. After a bit of digging around it appears that Sony Ericsson also own a domain called and that a Word Mark (trademark) of Z-System is also found in the US and Benelux trademark offices.

The description of Z-System shows that its software that interacts with software found on mobile phones, ie a gaming system could fall in to this category. [Read more…]

Samsung Galaxy Tab “Things to Know” Document Leaked

Verizon [VZ] has created a document for the Samsung Galaxy Tab called “Things to Know”. The document covers six points about the Galaxy Tab tablet device. None of the information within the document is new and its what we already knew from previous details.

What this document does is just condenses a number of facts on to a single page for those wanting to buy the tablet so they get a quick glance of whats available. [Read more…]

Palm Could Launch Five or More webOS Devices

HP might be launching more than just one new webOS device in the coming months/year. Right now only the Palm Pre 2 has been announced and launched (in some locations) but today we are hearing that around five or six new devices could be launched. These devices are likely to include tablets and smartphones rather than just some fancy printers.

The devices are scheduled for launch sometime in 2011. [Read more…]

Elecom Rotating Memory Card Reader

Elecom have created a memory card reader that has the ability to rotate. The reason for it doing this is so that you can move it more easily out of the way of other ports on your laptop.

The reader has a rounded end that allows the reader to rotate 180 degrees if needed. [Read more…]

Google Nexus Two Could Land by Christmas in UK

Around Christmas time this year, the UK might get to see a new Google Nexus Two smartphone. Some reports today are hinting at Google [GOOG] selling the phone exclusively through Carphone Warehouse who specialise in selling unlocked handsets in the UK.

As for technical specs, it is expected to of course be better than the Nexus One in that it will have a quicker CPU, perhaps a higher resolution screen (at a guess) and it will run the latest Google Android operating system 3.0 (2.3?) codenamed Gingerbread. [Read more…]

Office for Mac 2011 Now Available

Microsoft [MSFT] has launched Office 2011 for Mac. This new version updates the older 2008 version and brings a number of enhancements to make it better than before.

In a recent review of the software, Office for Mac 2011 was seen to have far better compatibility with the Windows version of Office. In past versions some of the functions of Spreadsheets didn’t copy over correctly. This new version seems to handle conversions a lot better, although still not perfectly. [Read more…]

iDOS DOS Emulator for iOS Devices

Apple [AAPL] approved a new app yesterday called iDOS. The app lets you run DOS on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Just before getting on to what it does, its important to note here that Apple has already pulled the plug on this one although for jailbreakers, you can still use DOSPAD in its place to achieve the same things as detailed below.

That iDOS let you do is run DOS programs which means a whole lot of games can be played such as WarCraft II, 7th Guest and a whole lot more. [Read more…]

PlayStation Phone Caught on Camera

Several months ago, Engadget revealed some information about a new PlayStation phone being created by Sony Ericsson. Details about the device showed that it would be running Android 3.0 and that it would be the best combination of games and phone mixed in to a single package.

Sony Ericsson quickly dismissed the details saying that it wouldn’t happen this year (kind of leaving it open for interpretation). Engadget has now uncovered more details about the PlayStation Phone and actually has a few pictures of it. [Read more…]

MacBook Air Gets Benchmarked

The guys over at MacWorld have been busy benchmarking the new range of MacBook Air laptops that Apple [AAPL] announced last week. The new models come with faster processors and SSD drives that help increase performance.

MacWorld tested the 11 inch 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo model with both the 64GB and 128GB SSD and also tested the 13 inch 1.86GHz models with the 128GB and 256GB SSDs inside. [Read more…]

Nook Color Announced by Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble has announced the Nook Color. The Nook Color is a 7 inch eBook Reader that has an IPS display inside with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels.

B&N have used what they call VividView for the screen which allows it to display 16 million colours. On top of the screen is a full lamination screen film that attempts to reduce glare from natural light as well as glare from behind the screen. [Read more…]

White iPhone 4 Release Date – Spring 2011

Apple [AAPL] has shifted the release date of the white iPhone 4 again. This time it is being pushed even further away to the Spring of 2011.

A spokesperson from Apple said…

“We’re sorry to disappoint customers waiting for the white iPhone yet again, but we’ve decided to delay its release until this spring.”

[Read more…]