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HP.com to sell a Palm Pre 2 unlocked .GSM?

WorldWideTech. Francisco De Jesús  October 30,2010


According to the Senior Product Manager for the Palm Pre 2, Timothy Pettitt , HP is going to sell directly from HP.com an unlocked (GSM) version to the public in the coming months.
In October 19,2010 HP made a Press release: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2010/101019a.html
“HP introduces webOS 2.0 the Next Generation of Mobile Innovation.” And on the Availabilty section wrote:
“Developers will be able to purchase unlocked UMTS versions of Pre 2 in the United States to use as a canvas to build the next generation of webOS applications and services. More information about the purchase program will be available at http://developer.palm.com/devdevices.html. “
If Timothy Pettitt is not referring to that HP announcementabout unlocked devices for developers and are really coming to the general public , those are great news, for travelers in and out the US.
The date and the price is not revealed yet.My guess is , it will be around the $400…

Acer: will announce tablets in New York event. Nov 23, 2010.

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Acer: will announce tablets in New York event. Nov 23, 2010.

Acer plans to launch "multiple" tablet devices at an event in New York on Nov. 23, with different OSes and multiple form factors, the company's CEO said Friday.
The market has been waiting for version 3.0 of Google's Android mobile software for use in tablets, said Gianfranco Lanci, president and CEO of Acer, but he did not say whether Acer planned an Android tablet.
He is optimistic about tablet sales and forecast a market of 40 million to 50 million globally next year.


Eventually, he believes, Acer can take a 15 percent to 20 percent share of the tablet market.
With the rise of the tablet, sales of netbooks appear to be slowing down, but Lanci is not worried about the effect on sales of Acer's mini-laptops.


"The idea that the tablet will cannibalize the netbook, we don't see it, except in the U.S.," he said.


Acer also talked up a new app store it plans to launch, one store for all types of devi…

Google phones gallery updated

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Francisco De Jesús  October 29,2010

Google has updated their phone gallery . You can select any country , any device , any carrier and make a comparison of 3 phones you can select from the list or just see one of them.

The Phone Gallery is a good way to compare Androids against each other.
Source: http://www.google.com/phone/#layout=list

Androids to the 3Q 2010 are number 2 worlwide. See market share .Link:

http://worldwidegadget.blogspot.com/2010/10/smartphones-top-5-worldwide-market.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Worldwidegadget+(Worldwidegadget)

Smartphones: Top 5 worldwide market share 3Q 2010.-Chart

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Francisco De Jesús, October 29,2010
According to IDC analysis this is the worldwide smartphones  market share to 3Q 2010. Apple really takes on RIM and goes an step up to the 4th position. Nokia stills number One. The surprise for me is that Samsung and LG with the Android OS are up of Apple and RIM.
Time to make a reflection on the mobile marketing strategy.
Press IDC Release:

The worldwide mobile phone market grew 14.6% in the third quarter of 2010 (3Q10), the fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, driven in part by the fast-growing converged mobile device category. According to the International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped 340.5 million units in 3Q10 compared to 297.1 million units in the third quarter of 2009.
The growing popularity of converged mobile devices, or smartphones, with consumers and businesspersons is evidenced by the appearance of a second smartphone-only vendor in the top 5 ranking. Apple moved into the num…

Samsung Nexus (Two) the next Google phone try to bring unlocked devices to the US.

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Samsung Nexus (Two) the next  Google phone try to bring unlocked devices to the US.

Gizmodo http://gizmodo.com/5676008/hands-on-the-nexus-two-by-samsung?skyline=true&s=i  is reporting as confirmed the upcoming device and looks it will bring a front face camera as well.

"same 4-inch AMOLED affair from the Galaxy series, is flat, the front is "sort of concave" with hard edges. And the back is curved. The tapering makes it feel thinner than Galaxy S, though it might be about the same thickness. "It feels really similar to the Galaxy S in a lot ways." 


The question is what is Google marketing strategy this time to insert unlocked devices to the market and not fail as they did with the Nexus One?

Palm Developer Blog : A Recap of recent Developers Events

A Recap of recent Developers EventsPosted: 27 Oct 2010 04:06 PM PDTThe last couple of months have been a busy time of travel for me, Ben Combee, and the HP Palm Developer Relations team.
Our tour started in mid-September withweb 2.0 Expoin New York City.  Our former directors, Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer were ona panel on the future of web browser, while HP Palm had a presence on the vendor floor where Kevin Hague, Lisa Brewster, and I talked about our system and phones, the Mojo JavaScript framework, and the Ares web-based development environment to attendees during breaks.
While everyone was in NY, we were able to take a break from the Expo and head over the Brooklyn Bridge to attend the NY JavaScript Meetup.  Ben & Dion did a version of their “Why the Web Will Win” talk while everyone enjoyed food and drinks at thereBar gastropub.  It was a great opportunity to meet with several webOS developers already in the area and expose our ideas and platform to some of the brightest memb…

Alstom elige a Telefónica como socio estratégico para sus comunicaciones móviles globales

Noticia de Prensa

Alstom, líder mundial en generación de energía, transmisión de energía e infraestructuras ferroviarias, ha elegido a Telefónica como su proveedor de comunicaciones móviles para los tres próximos años en los seis países europeos donde opera, Reino Unido, España, Alemania, la República Checa, Francia (junto con Bouygues Telecom) y Polonia (en tándem con Era), y Brasil.


Telefónica Multinacional Solutions se encargará de la  entrega final del servicio al cliente y de la gestión y desarrollo de las comunicaciones móviles, coordinando las unidades de negocio de Telefónica y de los socios, en los distintos países que forman parte el acuerdo.El contrato firmado cubre más de 17.500 líneas, de las que se han migrado 12.000 líneas  dentro de este acuerdo.
Para Alstom, este acuerdo supone centralizar todos sus servicios móviles de voz y datos en un único operado, optimizando, de esta forma,  la gestión de las operaciones móviles, control de costes, y la calidad del ser…

Alstom chooses Telefónica as its strategic partner for mobile services

Press Release


Alstom chooses Telefónica as its strategic partner for mobile services
Alstom, a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure, has selected Telefónica as its wireless communications provider for the next three years across six European countries including the UK, Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic, France (together with Bouygues Telecom), Poland (in tandem with Era), and in Brazil.


Telefónica Multinational Solutions will coordinate the end to end delivery of customer service management, development and post-sales service in the countries covered by the agreement, coordinating Telefónica Business units and partners in those countries.
The contract signed incorporates more than 17500 lines across 7 countries, of which 12000 have been migrated within this agreement.
Jacques Ferré, Director Telecommunications, and Daniel Drouyau, IS&T sourcing Director at Alstom Company stated that, “Alstom has selected Telefón…

Palm webOS multitasks: stacks on Verizon Palm Pre 2. How to:Video.

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Palm Pre 2 stacks-Verizon. The way is working Palm webOS2.0 with the new stacks feature for multitasking.

I borrowed part of the video made by phonescoop.com and focused on the stacks feature. You can customize the cards joining to a pre-made group by the device or customize a group you prefer.

There are two videos above, one on flv format and the second on wmw HD format.


Brazil: Rossin-Bertin Vorax delivers up to 750-hp. A super Car.

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Rossin-Bertin, a Brazil supercar maker, has unveiled its new vehicle, known as the Vorax, at the 2010 Sao Paulo Auto Show.The Rossin-Bertin Vorax, which looks like a Mazda designed car, features an aluminum chassis and a carbon fiber body, which helps keep weight at just 2,866 pounds. Powered by the 5.0L V10 from the BMW M5, the entry-level 570-hp Vorax has the ability to run from 0-62 mph in 38 seconds with a top speed of 205 mph. The top-of-the-line 750-hp supercharged Vorax can spring from 0-62 mph in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 231 mph.Production of the Rossin-Bertin Vorax will take place at a proposed plant in Blumenau, Brazil in late 2011 or early 2012. Limited production is expected, between 500 and 1,000 units, with prices starting just under $410,000.

A Chinese scientific research center has built the fastest supercomputer

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Known as Tianhe-1A, has 1.4 times the horsepower of the current top computer, which is at a national laboratory in Tennessee, as measured by the standard test used to gauge how well the systems handle mathematical calculations, said Jack Dongarra, aUniversity of Tennesseecomputer scientist who maintains the official supercomputer rankings.Officials from the Chinese research center, theNational University of Defense Technology, are expected to reveal the computer’s performance on Thursday at a conference in Beijing. The center says it is “under the dual supervision of the Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of Education.”Although the official list of the top 500 fastest machines, which comes out every six months, is not due to be completed by Mr. Dongarra until next week, he said the Chinese computer “blows away the existing No. 1 machine.” He added, “We don’t close the books until Nov. 1, but I would say it is unlikely we will see a system that is faster.”The race to build t…

Samsung: Galaxy Tab Android tablet heading to U.S. Cellular

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Hot News: Samsung announced that its Galaxy Tab, a 7-inch Android 2.2 Froyo tablet, will be available on U.S. Cellular. Samsung did not announce a price or release date for the tablet. The Galaxy Tab offers a 1GHz processor, support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1, a 3 megapixel camera, a forward facing camera for video chats, and more.


Source: http://www.mobileburn.com/news.jsp?Id=11449

Palm webOS : Palm Pre Touchstone Wireless charger and car kit setup

Simple palm pre touchstone setup in car. All palm parts are OEM. Car 2008 Infiniti  G35.

France: SFR Palm Pre Review Video

The video shows the Palm Pre 2 of SFR in action. There is no comments on it. But A Full review of the Palm Pre 2 in French you can find at  http://www.lemondenumerique.com/#test-821-1-palm-pre-2.html


I recommend to use google chrome browser to get the english translation page by page. (gave me 23 pages in word ,)Présentation du Palm Pre 2 et du système d'exploitation HP webOS 2.0. Retrouvez le test complet sur le site www.lemondenumerique.com.





Adobe : Edge HTML5 animation tool preview video

Edge was demoed during the Adobe MAX 2010 keynote address by Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch and is described by Adobe Fellow Mark Anders in a video on Adobe TV , (see below) as an example of some of the concepts Adobe is looking at bringing into an actual tool sometime in the future. While it is relatively simple to create an animation with HTML5, it can be difficult to choreograph the movement and transformation of various elements of an animation so everything moves where you want it when you want it. It is the choreographing these various elements that Edge focuses on.


The Edge user interface will be familiar to Flash developers with a Stage window displaying the layout of the HTML5 page and a timeline window underneath showing the modifications to various elements over time. To the right of the stage is a Layers panel showing to identify DOM elements. Selecting a layer will display that layer’s properties in the property explorer, which also supports the new CSS transformations in 2D and 3D…

France: Palm Pre 2 available on November 3 in SFR for 1 € with package

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The Palm Pre2 is now available   for online pre-order here: http://www.sfr.fr/mobile/telephone-portable/palm-pre-2?vue=000agv and will appear in the spaces SFR in Nov 03,2011.
Also note that SFR is undercutting offering Pre Palm 2 for 1 € (actually you pay € 99.9, € 98.9 reimburse you later) for the purchase of a new package.
This information was recieved via inbox email to our friends of palmpre-france.com
With that offer many Palm webos fans will get the Palm Pre 2 in France, I hope making a line.

Source: http://www.palmpre-france.com/Le-Palm-Pre-2-disponible-le-3-novembre-en-espace-SFR-pour-1-avec-forfait_a538.html

Cars 2011 : Nissan Juke crossover

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Nissan’s all-new 2011 Nissan Juke crossover vehicle is expected to hit show floors in October. The dramatically styled Juke features a 1.6-liter direct injection gasoline (DIG) turbo, 16-valve inline 4-cylinder engine that puts out more than 180 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque.

 The Juke’s all-wheel drive offers torque vectoring, which can split torque up to 50:50 between the front and rear wheels, or side-by-side across the rear axle. When corning, the torque vectoring AWD system helps reduce understeer and enhances the Juke’s corning experience. The Juke’s unique styling was derived from the Nissan Qazana concept, and  number of other influences including motorcycles and rally cars. The Juke will start at a base price of $18,960, and will be available starting next month (October 2010).

Enjoy  the Video pictures: (2 videos: One flv and the Second one on MP4)



Canada: Rogers confirmed will launch the Palm Pre 2: Box Images

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Last week HP officially announced that the Palm Pre 2 was coming to Canada “in the coming months”, but gave no insight into which carrier was going to carry the device. Then hidden in the source code on the Palm Canada site was “The Palm Pre2 phone is available on the Rodger’s network”. We can now confirm that this new webOS 2.0 device will in fact be coming to Rogers as one of our tipsters sent us the upcoming packaging with Rogers all over it. In addition, taking a look at the pics you’ll see the Pre 2 all hooked up to Rogers network. We’re still waiting on an official launch date and pricing. Check out the pics after the break…





Source: http://mobilesyrup.com/2010/10/27/rogers-palm-pre-2-images-surface/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mobilesyrup+%28mobilesyrup.com%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Samsung:T-Mobile USA will offer the Galaxy Tab $399.99

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T-Mobile USA today said it will offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab computer on Nov. 10, just a bit before other major U.S. carriers, for $399.99 after rebate and with a two-year service agreement.



T-Mobile's pricing is similar to Sprint's, with a $399.99 price and a two-year contract. Verizon will sell the Galaxy for $599,99 without a contract.Best Buy is reportedly going to offer a Wi-Fi-only version of the Galaxy Tab for $499.99, starting on an unknown date.Sprint hasn't advertised it, but it will also offer the Galaxy for $599.99 without a contract and subject to new data plans costing $29.99 a month for 2GB of data and unlimited messaging or $59.99 a month for 5GB and unlimited messaging.T-Mobile is apparently restricting customers to existing data plans with the Galaxy. A spokesman could not be reached to comment on whether T-Mobile will also sell a Galaxy without a two-year contract at a higher price.The carriers are all emphasizing the Galaxy's 1 GHz processor speed an…

Robots: HRP-4, designed to replace humans on production lines and factory floors

Japan's growing inventory of humanoid robots has been joined by a machine named HRP-4, designed to replace humans on production lines and factory floors. Are the robots close to workplace reality?

eReading: Meet The NEW Nook Color 7" VividView Color Touch Screen

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Francisco De Jesús  October 27,2010

Barnes and Noble just launched the 7 inches color touch screen with wi-fi at $249.- Expected shipping date Nov 19,2010. It is a stunning ereader, first in it class. Has a 8GB (up to 6000 eBooks) built in memory.
and can expand your memory up to 32GB with microSD™ memory card. Features and specifications, posted below. Enjoy  the Introduction Video:






VividView™ Color TouchscreenReading is more amazing than ever on our stunning 7-inch VividView™ Color Touchscreen. NOOKcolor uses best-in-class technology to display more than 16 million colors and an extra wide viewing angle for personal or shared reading.
Built-in Wi-Fi®Our built-in W-Fi® connection lets you get more from your reading. Look up concepts on Wikipedia and Google™ right from the page as you're reading or use our built-in Merriam-Webster Collegiate® Dictionary to look up a word. Connect wirelessly to Wi-Fi® to surf the web. Jump quickly to the website you need then go right back t…

Education: Adobe Project ROME.- Part 2

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If you did not read the Part 1 yet  please go to :http://worldwidegadget.blogspot.com/2010/10/education-adobe-project-rome-part-1.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Worldwidegadget+(Worldwidegadget)

Project ROME for Education Free PreviewProject ROME for Education lets students and educators express, collaborate and communicate ideas using graphics, photos, text, video, audio and animation in a simple, unified content creation and publishing environment to enhance the learning experience.
Project ROME for Education is available through this free preview for a limited time. Final availability, pricing, and feature set are still under review, so visit this site often for updates.*http://rome.adobe.com/education/
Key Features:21st Century ReadyUnified EnvironmentCollaborate and
Share
Flexible
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Project ROME for Education lets students and educators express, collaborate and communicate ideas using graphics, photos, text, video, audio and animatio…