Showing posts from May, 2011

HP webOS Veer TV commercial. Little guys can pack a punch with Manny Pacquiao.

WorldWide tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

HP webOS Veer TV commercial : "Little guys can pack a punch" with Manny Pacquiao. The second video was originally captured by a Palm Pre user and the first one bellow has a  better quality.

Nice to see the First HP TV commercials for webOS devices.

HP webOS TouchPad at the Festival de Cannes 2011. Video

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
Do you remember to the  HP’s senior VP for the Personal Systems Group in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa region) Eric Cador said, “In the PC world, with fewer ways of differentiating HP’s products from our competitors, we became number one; in the tablet world we’re going to become better than number one. We call it number one plus.” 
Here now is a video where he and HP´s executives showed up the TouchPad at the Festival de Cannes 2011:

Related post: HP TouchPad Cannes

O2 Telefonica Germany will start marketing LTE commercially from 1 July.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

The operator will market two packages under the O2 LTE fuer Zuhause (O2 LTE at home) brand, offering mobile broadband access for residential and small business customers. O2's LTE package offers maximum download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps for EUR 39.90 per month.
During the first six months of a 24-month contract, the monthly fee is EUR 29.90. 
The package includes 10 GB per month for residential customers and 12 GB per month for small business customers, after which the speeds are downgraded to UMTS level until a new month begins.
Telefonica Germany offers a LTE-enabled wireless router for EUR 49.90, with a connection fee of EUR 49.90.
Each customer can test the new broadband service for a period of 30 days. During this period they can cancel at any time and get their money back for the WLAN router.
O2 LTE fuer Zuhause will be available in several rural communities, including Oberreichenbach in the Black Forest and Abtsteinach/Bergstr…

Uplinq 2011 Live Wednesday Jon Rubinstein will discuss HP´s mobile strategy an it´s webOS smartphones/TouchPad

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
Uplinq 2011 Live Wednesday Jon Rubinstein will discuss HP´s mobile strategy an it´s webOS smartphones/TouchPad.

Uplinq 2011 Live Tomorrow Wednesday June 1stJon Rubinstein will speak at 2:00 to 3:00 PT. He will discuss HP’s mobility strategy, its new lineup of webOS-based smartphones and its TouchPad tablet. You can register on the link bellow.

Source: Qualcomm

Apple iWork Now Available For iPhone & iPod touch Users.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Roberto Gómez.

Apple iWork Now Available For iPhone & iPod touch Users CUPERTINO, California—May 31, 2011—Apple® today announced that its groundbreaking iWork® productivity apps, Keynote®, Pages® and Numbers®, are now available for iPhone® and iPod touch®, as well as iPad®. Created for the Mac® and then completely redesigned for iOS and Apple’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ interface, Keynote, Pages and Numbers allow you to create and share stunning presentations, beautifully formatted documents and powerful spreadsheets on the go. iWork apps are available on the App Store™ for $9.99 each to new users and as a free update for existing iWork for iPad customers.
“Now you can use Keynote, Pages and Numbers on iPhone and iPod touch to create amazing presentations, documents and spreadsheets right in the palm of your hand,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The incredible Retina display, revolutio…

WWDC 2011: Apple to Unveil Next Generation Software at Keynote Address on Monday, June 6

WorldWide Tech & Science. Roberto Gómez.

Apple to Unveil Next Generation Software at Keynote Address on Monday, June 6 CUPERTINO, California—May 31, 2011—Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software - Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS® X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®; and iCloud®, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.
WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers. Mac® developers will see and learn how to develop world-class Mac OS X Lion applications using its latest technologies and capabilities. Mobile developers will be able to explore the latest innovations and capabilities of iOS and learn how to greatly enhance the functionality, perform…

Fujitsu EcoPad: Your fingers do the charging.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

The designers of the Ecopad mention that this concept generates electricity thanks to the touches on its touch screen. They say that a nano-piezoelectricity film would capture a tiny bit of energy whenever a user presses the screen with their fingertips. It sounds like a cool idea, but I have trouble imagining how practical this would be for generating enough power to operate a tablet.
The Ecopad concept was given a special award in Fujitsu and designboom’s ‘A Life with Future Computing‘ design competition for its innovative approach to juicing up.

Judge's Special Award (awarded by Kimitaka Kato, President, Fujitsu Design Limited)Larger ViewTitle: ecoPad
Designer: Yonggu Do / Jun-se Kim / Eun-ha Seo
Country: South Korea
Description: Electricity is generated when the user presses the touchscreen of this PC, which can power itself. The design is environmentally-friendly and technically viable.    

COMPUTEX 2011:Qualcomm's Snapdragon Family Gains Momentum With Leading OEMs Across Multiple Operating Systems .

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) will be demonstrating the latest Snapdragon®-powered mobile computing devices, including tablets running Android 3.0, at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2011, May 31 – June 4.
 Qualcomm's Snapdragon family of smart mobile processors has steadily gained traction across a diverse array of mobile operating systems, including Android, BlackBerry, Chrome, HP webOS, Windows Phone and the next version of Windows. Qualcomm's Snapdragon mobile processors currently power 125 announced smartphones and tablets, with another 250 designs in development, more than 40 of which are tablets.
"We are very pleased with the tremendous Snapdragon traction we have been getting with a variety of companies," said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of product management, computing and consumer products at Qualcomm. "We are showcasing some truly innovative products from HTC, HP, ASUS and many more OEMs that are leading th…

HP has acquired Printelligent to boost printing services.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

HP already claims to be at the top of MPS, and that this acquisition will only “strengthen HP’s leadership.” It’s doubtful that Printelligent was much of a competitor for HP, but it has the software, resources and infrastructure that HP wants. 
HP also cites the “trained workforce of Printelligent,” so possibly everyone over at Printelligent will be integrated into HP.
Printelligent has been on the scene for the last 23 years as a national managed print provider. When the deal is done, the company will be integrated into HP’s Imaging and Printing Group within the LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions unit.
From then on, it will be used to “help HP’s channel partners extend their customer relationships” and “optimize the traditional technology environments.”
The deal is expected to close during the third quarter of this year, and financial terms were not revealed.
Source: ZDNet.

Fujitsu Announces Winners of Design Award 2011.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.A LIFE with Future Computing - leading the way to new lifestyles made possible by next-generation computing
 Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Design Limited announced in May 20th, 2011, the selection of winners for the FUJITSU Design Award 2011: A LIFE with Future Computing, the full-scale international design competition, open to designers around the world, aimed at the development of PC-related designs bringing innovation to people's daily lives.
Over 1,000 PC design submissions were received during the competition from countries across the world. The Grand Prize was awarded to "The Aid," an ICT-enabled cane from the LIFE-DESIGN category for innovative "lifestyles" for the year 2020. Runner-Up Prizes were awarded to "Crowd," a PC design that can be operated to fit a variety of usage scenarios from the LIFEBOOK category for notebook PCs launching in 2013; and "Integral Cord,…

LTE India 2011: In 2012 India will be ready for 4G.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

India is all set to move on from 3G to 4G LTE, leading industry and technology experts said at LTE India 2011 international conference.
“With mass adoption, lowest cost per bit, highest capacity, best user experience and a true global standard, the world is stepping into 4G expecting 380 million LTE subscribers and 80 plus LTE networks by 2015”  said Mr. Sujit Bakre, Nokia Siemens Networks head of 4G business development.
“India could lead LTE-TD broadband technology developments” Mr. Mallikarjuna Rao, chief technology officer of Aircel said at the conference. The reason: “lot of competence in this area is returning to India from outside”.   DOT, Ministry of Communications & IT, advisor (technology) Shri J. Gopal was guest of honour at the international conference, second one in the last two years on this latest development in mobile phone broadband technology.
Bharti Airtel VP for networks Mr. Puneet Garg put 2012 as the year of “next…

Computex 2011: Asus Announces The Padfone. Videos.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

At the Computex 2011 in Taiwan ,Asus officialy announced the Padfone, to Feature a Smartphone that Docks Into A Tablet.
Asus Remains Quite On Specs.
The video promo below showsa 4.3 inch smartphone and a 10.1 inch tablet. And as you can see from the above image, the smartphone portion docks into the back of the tablet.
That all being said, the Padfone will solve at least one issue that often bothers those who carry a smartphone and tablet — data plans. With this you can have the data plan on your smartphone and then have it shared with the tablet (when the phone is docked). 
As the smartphone docks inside the tablet, the users can look at the bigger screen of the tablet and get an expanded view to suit tasks. The phone neatly docked inside can now recharge from the tablet’s larger battery and can be used for a longer time.
Enhanced connectivity of the pad / tablet is made possible as it can now utilize the the smartphone’s 3G internet …

HP webOS TouchPad to offer 16GB/32GB WiFi and 3G (for A-GPS) versions at Amazon ?

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
HP webOS TouchPad to offer 16GB/32GB WiFi and 3G (for A-GPS)  versions at Amazon ?
At the Amazon website for the HP webOS TouchPad that stills for sign up for  to be notified we found a technical specifications sheet in pdf, which shows the tablet options :
 "Choose either 16GB or 32GB internal storage" and "A-GPS (3G models only)"So we assume Amazon will offer the two Wi-Fi TouchPad version in 16/32GB and problably both in a 3G versions that will allow you to have the A-GPS option. 

No prices for the HP webOS TouchPad at Amazon store at this time.Just sign up if you are interested to be notified here: Amazon
Source:Amazon pdf

Google's cash-free shopping spree. Video.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús..

Google wants U.S. shoppers to leave wallets at home, and use the wave of a smartphone for future purchases, teaming up with MasterCard to launch a mobile cash service.

Related post: Google wallet: How it works ?

Skype's full potential hasn't been realised yet.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom has backed the VoIP firm’s acquisition by Microsoft, claiming that the US software giant will help push the service into new areas such as mobile and video. "Skype's full potential hasn't been realised yet," said Zennstrom in an interview with Reuters at the e-G8 Forum in Paris. "I think that Microsoft has a huge opportunity to integrate it into a lot of their different services. 
If they do a good job integrating Skype, the company can grow even more." Zennstrom would not be pressed on exactly how Microsoft should incorporate the service into its products, but Microsoft has previously indicated it will look to embed Skype in everything from Outlook to its Xbox Live gaming console.
It is less clear how the US firm intends to use Skype in relation to its Windows Phone platform, but Zennstrom noted that improvements in mobile networks and smartphones could help Skype evo…