Hitachi 4.5 Inch IPS Display Beats Retina

Hitachi has created a new display that measures 4.5 inches and managed to pack in 1280 x 720 pixels. With the screen size and the amount of pixels on the screen, it has a slightly higher pixel density when compared to the Retina Display that Apple created for the iPhone 4.

The Retina display has a density of 326 pixels per inch while this new Hitachi model crams in 329 per inch. [Read more…]

Angry Birds Seasons for Android and iPhone Updated

Yesterday, Rovio made available an update for Angry Birds Seasons. This time of year sees preparations for Valentines day being made and hence, the new update brings a Valentines theme to the game.

As this is now called Angry Birds Seasons, it still gives you access to the spooky Halloween version along with the snowy Christmas version. What you get is the following:

As we all know, every season is an Angry Birds season. After Trick Or Treat and Season’s Greedings, Angry Birds Seasons returns with yet another gift that keeps on giving: Hogs And Kisses for Valentine’s Day!

Enjoy the Valentine’s Day spirit of love and affection by popping more pigs!

Fling more passionate birds in an atmosphere of affectionate action!

Find the loveliest Golden Egg of them all!

Share the love and send a Valentine’s Day card to that Special Someone!

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iPad 2 1.2GHz Dual Core CPU Rumored

More details of the iPad 2 have leaked out in the last couple of days. This time, the rumors/leaks revolve around the screen, processor and the size of the tablet.

The first rumor hints at Apple opting for a 1.2GHz dual core processor. The processor will be the Cortex A9 and as well as having the dual core processor, hints at it having an Imagination Technologies SGX 543 dual core GPU have also been mentioned. We also hear that RAM will be bumped up to 512MB rather than the 256MB available on the current iPad. [Read more…]

NookColor Runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb

When the NookColor was launched a few months back, it showed great potential as a cheap Android tablet. This was mainly due to it being rooted. You see, it runs the Android operating system and out of the box, it boots up to the Nook app which in turn, keeps Android in the background.

After rooting it, you can boot the tablet in to Android and then launch the Nook App as and when needed to read books. [Read more…]

Two Million Galaxy Tab Units Sold in Three Months

Samsung has indicated that it has sold two million Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablets since its launch about three months ago. The device went on sale in October of 2010.

If the numbers are correct, this shows an increase in the sales rate as it took 2 months to reach 1 million and less than 2 months to reach the second million. [Read more…]

Microsoft OneNote Free for iPhone

Microsoft has launched OneNote for the iPhone. The new app was approved and added to the App Store yesterday and for a limited amount of time, it will be free for users to download.

Microsoft hasn’t said how long the app will be free for, so it’s best you grab it while you can. The downside at the moment is that only US iTunes users are able to download the app. Other markets simply cannot download the app unless setting up an iTunes account with a US based address. [Read more…]

iOS 4.3 Released to Developers

Apple has released iOS 4.3 beta 1 to developers indicating that the latest update isn’t too far away now.

A number of new features and several changes can be found in the new iOS which includes the ability to create a personal hotspot, just like the Verizon iPhone has the ability to do.

Another one of the big changes which follows on from the last post reveals that those running iOS 4.3 on the iPad will now have multi-touch gestures available that allow you to use 4 or 5 fingers on the screen in a pinching motion which in turn, jumps you back to the Home Screen. When swiping up, you’ll see the multitasking bar and when swiping across either way, you’ll swipe between apps. [Read more…]

Samsung Fascinate Gets Large Update But Stays on Android 2.1

The Samsung Fascinate that runs on the Verizon network has received an update. The update is quite large in the number of changes it makes to the Android phone but unfortunately, it’s just a number of tweaks to Android 2.1 that it already runs. This means that Fascinate users are still waiting for the Android 2.2 update.

On to what the update does, we hear that a number of new features and improvements have been added. The version number of the update is i500.DL09 and it brings updated versions of V CAST Videos, City ID and the VZ Navigator. Also, the Amazon Kindle app gets an update as well as a number of changes to widgets are made. Email also gets a few enhancements. [Read more…]

Sharp AQUOS LX Series Launching in November

sharp_led_aquos_003Sharp are due to launch a new range of LED based HDTV’s. The Sharp AQUOS LX series will come in 4 sizes with models starting at 40″ going up to 46″, 52″ and 60″ in size.

Sharp claim that the new TV’s will have a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1 as well as a decrease of up to 30% in power consumption. The TV’s use LED backlight technology to help achieve the power saving and 2M:1 contrast ratio.

Sound output is provided by Du Bass ARSS 6 speakers that are arranged in a 2.1 channel setup. Just the larger of the screens will support this (46″ and above). [Read more…]

Windows Mobile 6.5 Marketplace Arrives Early

windows-marketplace-ofc-03AT&T launched the HTC Pure on Sunday which makes the launch a couple of days earlier than the official release of October 6 tomorrow. This makes the Pure the first device to be made publicly available that runs the new Windows Phone operating system.

With that in mind, Microsoft now actually have the latest Marketplace ready and waiting to go which allows you to download applications just as you do on Android, iPhone, Nokia and WebOS smartphones. Marketplace’s or app stores depending on what OS you are using are fantastic as they allow you to browse through a catalogue of games and applications that can be downloaded and easily installed over the air. [Read more…]

Smartphone Flash Player – HD Flash for all but iPhone

Flash-for-SmartphonesAdobe have unveiled Flash 10.1 and the great news is that all content by Adobe will work on Smartphones (except for the iPhone). This means that if you have a Windows Phone, Android, Symbian, WebOS or Blackberry then sometime in 2010 you’ll be able to access flash content on your phone.

Flash 10.1 will also be compatible with smartbooks, netbooks, PC’s and other internet-connected devices. If you have an iPhone then you wont be in luck due to limitations in the OS that prevent it from working correctly still. However, PCWorld point out that the iPhone is already hugely popular with users and already has some great multimedia and gaming content available. Apple should work more to allow Flash 10.1 to be compatible though as this new version does push the boundaries a little by adding multitouch as well as being able to detect screen orientation. Gesture based controls are also built in to the new system. [Read more…]

Casio Databank Watch Re-Release

casio-data-bankTokyoFlash are re-releasing the Casio DataBank watch for a limited time. Described by the guys over there as “A true classic brought back to life”, the watch, as the previous versions did, allows you to store telephone numbers on it, perform calculations and wake yourself up with 5 programmable alarms.

The new upgraded style version comes in amber, ultra pink, natural green and aqua blue. Technical wise it has 13 languages built in allowing you to operate the watch in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Dutch, Danish, German, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Rumanian, Turkish and Russian. [Read more…]