Nvidia CEO Spills About Tablet; Undying Love for Apple

November 10, 2009 Leave a comment

[via Gizmodo.com]

In a recent interview, Nvidia CEO reveals 2 very important pieces of information.

One:

Nvidia Tablet

This alone would have been enough.  I can’t tell you how badly I want one of these devices.  With this, hopefully, coming to market soon, I may have to hold off on getting the Microsoft Courier (but who knows when the hell that will be released) This tablet looks exactly like what we all THINK the Apple Tablet should look like.

Now the only reason I (or anyone else) would think this has anything to do with Apple is because for the rest of the interview with Nvidia’s CEO, he declared his undying love for Apple and their computers.

Two: [In my home we are] all Apple. Apple uses the best technology for their [computers]. Apple says to their customers: if you buy a computer from us you can be sure we have selected the best technology inside for you. That is their promise to consumers. Their promise to consumers isn’t we’ve selected the best technology for you with the exception of what Intel allows us to use. That’s not their promise. And that’s why Apple uses the best technology where they want whenever they want. And that’s why I’m all Apple! At home it’s just Macs everywhere. It’s Nvidia’s technology in all of them but I use Macs. My son has two Macs, my daughter has a Mac, there’s an extra Mac just in case and my wife has a Mac. It’s just Mac, Mac, Mac! Because I know it’s got the best stuff inside.

Final Tally:

Apple = 5x

Mac = 9x

So,

5x + 9x = Chapped Lips and a Brown Nose

I love Apple too, but damn.  I’m still hoping for this tablet to be released directly to me.  and only me.

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Categories: Apple, Computers, Gadget, Nvidia, Tablet

Dell Adamo XPS Hands On…Well Not My Hands

November 5, 2009 Leave a comment

What I wouldn’t give to work at a “Gizmodo” or an “Endgadget” simply to be able to work with and review some of the most amazing products to come to market.

That being said…Gizmodo and Endgadget…If you happen to read this…I would LOVE to work for you.

Moving on….

Gizmodo, as well as Endgadget, just released their versions of hands on with the Dell Adamo XPS.

This thing is amazingly/freakishly thin….It opens with a heat sensitive sensor…and looks like a computer straight from Q’s lab.

The Dell Adamo XPS is going to be available for THIS HOLIDAY SEASON at a competitive $1800.  Here are some of the specs in the form of a press release:

DELL ANNOUNCES ADAMO XPS, A DAZZLING GIFT IDEA FOR STYLE-MINDED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
· World’s Thinnest Laptop is 0.4-inch thin

The pencil-thin Adamo XPS weighs just over 3 pounds** and measures 13.39 x 10.71 inches. Dell expects to begin taking orders and shipping the Adamo XPS with Microsoft® Windows® 7 pre-installed in time for the holidays. The Adamo XPS is priced starting at $1799. More information is available at http://www.adamobydell.com

· Adamo XPS Reinforces Dell’s Commitment to Craftsmanship and Design

· Advanced Head-Turning Design Offers Full Feature Set for On-The-Go Computing

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Nov 5, 2009 … Last spring Dell set the computing industry abuzz with the introduction of its Adamo brand, and along with it the world’s thinnest laptop PC. Today, the world meets a new champion of thin: The Dell™ Adamo XPS™, measuring 9.99mm or just four-tenths of an inch. Both laptops set new standards for craftsmanship, design and engineering excellence.

Adamo XPS is a stunning laptop whose design provides a unique experience. With the swipe of a finger, the keyboard appears from under the display as the system is open. The feature set challenged engineers to build the latest technology into a compact space, including:

· 4GB* DDR3 800 memory;

· Intel Core 2 Duo (1.4Ghz) ultra-low voltage processor;

· Thin 128GB SSD for faster, cooler, quieter and more durable storage than traditional hard drives;

· A 13.4-inch high-definition display.

The attention to detail is apparent in the black, jewelry box-like packaging that is as striking as the laptop itself. A tug on a cloth loop reveals the Adamo XPS and assorted accessories that accompany the system. The Adamo XPS was recently recognized as the hottest Windows 7 product by leading technology analyst Rob Enderle with Digital Trends.

Adamo, derived from the Latin word meaning “to fall in love,” is a flagship in a line of products created to disrupt the personal computing space with the combination of new design aesthetics, personalization choices and sought-after technologies.

The Adamo by Dell brand was launched last March with the first Adamo laptop, which combined high-performance technologies in a finely-machined aluminum case only .65-inch thick.

For the full hands on, head on over to Gizmodo or Endgadget…get ready to be amazed.

Microsoft Courier Leaked Interface; Makes Me Want It Even More

November 4, 2009 Leave a comment

It has been a few days since my last post and I must apologize…I was deathly ill…and by deathly ill, I mean I had a cold and didn’t feel much like typing 🙂 But there is NEWS TODAY!!!

The Microsoft Courier….I have to have one.

Ever since Gizmodo [http://gizmodo.com/5365299/courier-first-details-of-microsofts-secret-tablet] had the exclusive on the Microsoft Courier back in September, I have wanted one of these with a passion.

I have also been waiting for some kind of update since I first laid my eyes on this beauty…and that day is today.

Gizmodo has released a document that goes over the entire Microsoft Courier Interface.

http://gizmodo.com/5381011/microsoft-couriers-swipes-snips-and-scribbles-the-leaked-interface

It looks like the most amazing scrapbook I have ever seen.  I must have one and thanks to Gizmodo…I can now curb the urge to write Microsoft an angry letter expressing my need for more info.

Thank you, Gizmodo…for staying my pen.

Enjoy.

Windows XP Phone: Half Tablet, Half Phone

October 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Here is a first look at the Windows XP Phone’s Touch Screen Interface:

500x_Xpphone-Interface0

Gizmodo has posted the configuration:

Configuration
• CPU: AMD Super Mobile CPU
• Memory: 512M/1G
• SSD: 8G/16G/32G/64G
• HDD: 30G/60G/80G/120G
• LCD: 4.8′ TFT Touch-screen LCD 800*480
• Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP
• Network: GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA (HSDPA/HSUPA)
• CDMA/CDMA2000 1X/CDMA1X EVDO,TD-SCDMA,TD-HSDPA
• Wireless: WiFi 802.11b/g,WiMax(optional),Buletooth,Stand-alone GPS
• Camera Specifications:CMOS, 300k/1.3 Million
• Ports: 1 x earphone jack, 1 x microphone jack,Docking Connector (includes VGA output signal ), 1 x USB 2.0, SIM Slot
• Battery: Removable Lithium-ion
• Talk time: about 5 hours,Stand by time: about 5 days
• Real life: about 7 hours(Standard), about 12 hours(Large)
• Talk time: Standby time,Operation time may vary depending different usage.
• Weight: 400g (include battery)

I am all for the half tablet half phone aspect of the XP Phone, but I only hope there is no blue screen death anywhere on this phone.

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HTC Droid Eris Will Be The Cheaper Step-Brother of the Motorola Droid

October 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Lets face it. The media has been eating up the Motorola Droid.  Although, the next phone in Verizon’s Droid line-up will be the HTC Droid Eris:

This phone looks pretty good, I will say that. One of the few things we know about this phone is that it will be $99, which is $100 less than its older brother, the Motorola Droid.

We do know, however, that the HTC Eris will feature Wi-Fi and 5MP camera, which is comparable to the Droid.  I just hope that the lower price will give this phone a boost because the Motorola Droid looks badass

Categories: Android, Cell Phone, Droid, HTC, Verizon

Motorola Droid Demo Video Displays Features, Crappy Acting

October 28, 2009 Leave a comment

This deserves a post of its own:

I am really looking forward to it simply because Verizon has been lacking in their phone selection for some time now…and it’s about time they stop sucking a big one.

Here is basically everything the Droid can do:

With DROID by Motorola, you can:

· Zip through the Web: Access the Internet at 3G speeds via the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network or from any Wi-Fi hotspot. The multi-window HTML browser with a massive processor delivers the Web the way you expect.

· See it all in cinema-style: View the Web, e-mail, Google Maps™, videos and more in widescreen on a brilliant 3.7″ high-resolution screen. Boasting a width of 854 pixels to reduce the need for side-to-side panning and more than 400,000 pixels total, DROID has more than twice that of the leading competitor.

· Run multiple applications at once: Customize your DROID with thousands of applications and hundreds of widgets available on Android Market™. Toggle back and forth between up to six applications at a time to juggle the universe and your apps.

· Perform Google Search™ at the speed of sound: Simply tell DROID what you’re looking for using voice-activated search, and it will serve up Google search results based on your location. If you want more, simply type what you’re looking for into the search bar on the home screen and DROID will also search content on your phone, such as apps and contacts, and the Web.

· Capture moments: Snap digital camera-quality photos with a 5 megapixel camera loaded with the works, such as a dual-LED flash, AutoFocus and image stabilization, or capture your friend’s antics in 16 million colors with DVD-quality video capture and playback. Store it all on the included 16 GB memory card, so you always have it on hand.

· Multi-task like a master: Keep tabs on all your messages with integrated Gmail™ and Exchange e-mail pushed directly to you, but don’t let them get in your way. With the handy Android notification panel, go straight to the message or simply ignore it, and get back to the task at hand. And, a smart dictionary learns as you type and automatically includes your contacts.

· Get where you need to go with Google Maps Navigation (Beta): DROID is the first device with Google Maps Navigation, providing turn-by-turn voice guidance as a free feature of Google Maps. It’s powered by Google and connected to the Internet. Use voice shortcuts and simply say “Navigate to [your destination],” and you’ll be on your way. See live traffic, use Street View or satellite imagery to view your route, and get access to the most recent maps and business information from Google Maps without ever needing to update your device.

Pre-loaded Applications and Enhancements to Google Mobile Services:

· Google Maps: With layers in Google Maps, view geographic information, such as My Maps, Wikipedia, and transit lines, right on the map.

· Gmail: Multiple accounts support and undo for common operations.

· YouTube™: One-touch recording and playback from homescreen widget or app, one-touch sharing with friends, and the ability to view your own uploaded videos and high-resolution videos.

· Google Talk™: Easily switch between chats, search your chat history, and preview pictures and videos sent by links.

· Android Market: Browse and download applications created by third-party developers.

· Calendar: Ability to see who has R.S.V.P.’d to your meeting invitations.

· Amazon MP3 Store: Download the latest tracks over the air.

· Verizon Wireless Visual Voice Mail: Delete, reply and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions.

Pricing and Availability:

· DROID by Motorola will be available in the United States exclusively at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online on Friday, Nov. 6, for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement after a $100 mail-in rebate. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

[Via Verizon]

 

Motorola Droid Makes Its Debut November 6th, $200 Price Tag; UPDATE

October 28, 2009 Leave a comment

Verizon had their Droid event today- and we now have a release date and price tag.  Coming to Verizon November 6th for $200.

Info, specs, and reviews of this phone had been highly available (leaked) thanks to Verizon’s and Motorola’s highly trained marketing team.  But we do know for sure when it’s coming out and for how much….I think that’s what’s most important.

 

UPDATE: PHOTOS FROM ENDGADGET

I am sorry, but this thing looks badass