Showing posts from June, 2011

HP webOSTouchPad with Russell Brand. Promo Video

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
HP webOSTouchPad with Russell Brand. Promo Video
A video promotional made in the UK with Russell Edward Brand (born 4 June 1975) is an English comedian, actor, columnist, singer, author and radio/television presenter.

Deutsche Bank's analyst Chris Whitmore says: Expect both, an iPhone 5 and a 4S.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Roberto Gómez.

Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore is telling clients to expect both -- an iPhone 5 ( to match iOS5 and an iPhone 4S.
"With Nokia and RIMM struggling," he writes, "the time is right for Apple to aggressively penetrate the mid range smart-phone market (i.e. $300-500 category) to dramatically expand its total addressable market and market share."
As Whitmore sees it, an iPhone 4S that is unlocked, priced around $349, and comes with a pre-paid voice plan would "drive significantly greater penetration" into an addressable market that has grown to include 1.5 billion potential customers in 98 countries, two thirds of whom prefer pre-paid plans.
In the U.S., most cellphones are subsidized by carriers with contracts that allow them to recoup the cost of the phone in monthly payments. But as the above chart shows, there are large swaths of the world -- especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America, where iPhone penetration …

HP today added new products to the HP Digital Learning Suite. HP webOS TouchPad included. Derry Township School chooses HP.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús

HP today added new products to the HP Digital Learning Suite. HP webOS TouchPad included. Derry Township School chooses HP for student Computer Program.

The new HP Digital Learning Suite offered is:

HP TouchPad with webOS, which HP is demonstrating to educators for the first time at ISTEHP EliteBook 2760p with multitouch technology and convertible options to use as a tabletHP Z210 Small Form Factor Workstation with educational applications in a space-saving designHP 3105m Notebook PC for students who need a full-feature notebook at an affordable priceHP t5335z and t5565z Smart Clients that enhance student learning while helping to reduce schools’ overall management and maintenance costsHP Mobile Calculating Lab, an easy-to-use classroom solution that helps bring math and science to lifePress Release:

Derry Township School District Chooses HP for Student Computer Program
New tablet, PC and mobile products showcased at ISTE technology in e…

HP Helps Telekom Serbia Transform Operations for Better User Experience.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

HP Helps Telekom Serbia Transform Operations for Better User Experience
First project will upgrade network operations center
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 28, 2011
HP Enterprise Services today announced that Telekom Serbia has completed the first steps in a transformation of its operations and business support systems (OSS and BSS) that will increase agility, reduce costs and improve the customer experience.
As the leading provider of fixed, mobile and broadband services in Serbia and neighboring Balkan states, Telekom Serbia determined that better service-level management was essential to enhancing the customer experience, and, ultimately, maintaining its leadership in an increasingly competitive market.
To improve Telekom Serbia’s service-level management, HP Solutions Consulting Services, a global, communications industry-specific business consulting practice, helped the company transform OSS functions including service fulfillme…

HP builts own Facebook app for the webOS TouchPad. Video.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
HP builts own Facebook app for the webOS TouchPad.Video.

HP webOS TouchPad will launch in July 1st with their own made Facebook application and it seems is the first official Facebook app world´s made for a tablet. Meaning, there is no other OS for tablets that have made an own Facebook application, Blackberry Playbook was made  with the help of Facebook platform and Adobe.

 Along the left rail, which pops in and out, you’ve got your main navigation: Newsfeed, Messages, Events, Places, Friends, and Photos.  
The Newsfeed can be viewed in both a stream view or a more tablet-friendly tile view.  The tiles make better use of typography and images.
Also notice the addition of Places and Photos to the left rail navigation. Places opens up a map with nearby activity and the ability to check in. Photos displays your Facebook photos in a tiled album view.  Profiles also highlight people’s photos.  You can toggle between their wall, info, an…

Stanford's video processing in the cloud allows interactive streaming of online lectures. Video.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
Stanford researchers designed software that allows a viewer to zoom and pan while streaming online courses. They recently released the code to the public

Stanford researchers have publicly released the program code for software they first created to convert static videos of class lectures into interactive online video streams.
Typically, recording college courses requires a specially designed lecture hall outfitted with remotely controlled cameras. A person operates the cameras from a control room, zooming closer as the speaker writes on the board or panning as she walks across the room.The Stanford Center for Professional Development operates nine of these specially designed classrooms to record engineering courses for technology industry professionals. They've posted these videos online since 1996.But the technology is expensive. Electrical engineering professor Bernd Girod estimates one of these classrooms costs more than $100,000.…

HP Discovery 2011, Vienna: Video Preview.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
You just enjoyed the technology and sessions event in Las Vegas, HP Discover 2011. Now if you are going to visit or live in Europe you can have access to this great HP Discover event in Austria, Vienna in Nov 29-Dec1, 2011. HP made a video preview: -- 29 Nov-1 Dec, Messe Wien, Vienna -- Learn more and register today! -- Come see the complete ecosystem of HP and partner solutions for Enterprise Business.
Source: HP

2012: Dell placed orders for 10 million business-use notebooks to Compal.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Taiwan-based ODM Compal Electronics has obtained orders for 10 million business-use notebooks to be delivered in 2012 from Dell, according to industry sources. Compal declined to comment.
Dell placed 2011 orders for 7-8 million business-use notebooks with Compal and 2-3 million units with Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry), but has decided to shift 2012 orders from Foxconn to Compal, the sources said. Compal is expected to account for 90% of Dell's total shipments of business-use notebooks in 2012, the sources indicated.
Compal's main notebook ODM clients will be Acer, Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba, in 2012, the sources noted, adding orders released from Hewlett-Packard and Asustek Computer to Compal are expected to increase from 2011 levels.
Business-use models will be a main source of growth in global notebook demand in the second half of 2011, the sources said, adding Compal expects to ship 48 million notebooks, 3.8 mi…

Asustek Computer will start marketing its low-priced netbook, the Eee PC X101

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Asustek Computer will start marketing its low-priced netbook, the Eee PC X101, in July with models running on MeeGo available at US$199 and those running on Windows 7 available at US$310-350, according to industry sources.
The Eee PC X101 is powered by an Intel low-power Atom N435 1.33GHz single-core CPU, the sources noted.
Other branded notebook vendors including Acer, Lenovo and Samsung Electronics also plan to launch Atom N435/MeeGo-based netbooks soon, said the sources, noting that the Atom 435 netbooks released by Asustek and Acer will also support Intel's AppUp Center technology.

Apple picks up key smartphone patent; cleared for Nortel bid.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús. reports that Apple has been granted a “long sought-after patent” which was said to be “so broad and far-reaching that the iPhone maker may be able to bully other smart phone manufacturers out of the US entirely.” 
While the details of the patent are complex, PCMag said that one legal source had said that it “essentially gives it ownership of the capacitive multitouch interface the company pioneered with its iPhone.” This could lead to lawsuits involving a range of smartphone vendors including HTC, Samsung, Motorola, RIM and Nokia. 
But it also cited Florian Mueller, an intellectual property activist, who said that an Apple action would only be successful if the alleged infringement implemented Apple’s patented technology wholesale – not if rivals are able to show demonstrable differences between user interfaces. The validity of the patent could also be challenged.
Separately, it was reported that the US Department of Justice has …

Sony Ericsson unveils Android, featurephone devices.

WorldWide Tech & Scince. Francisco De Jesús.Sony Xperia Active

Sony Ericsson announced two more Android smartphones, which it said “offer consumers unique design and technology for an entertaining experience.” 
The company said that Xperia ray is targeted at customers who want a “sleek and beautiful design,” with a 9.4mm form factor and 3.3-inch screen. It has a 1GHz processor, and uses Sony technology such as a Mobile Bravia image engine and Exmor R 8.1MP camera.
 Xperia active has a compact design and is dust proof and water resistant, and also “uniquely incorporates wet finger tracking.” It also comes “pre-loaded with sports apps.” Both devices are powered by the latest version of the Android platform (Gingerbread 2.3).
In addition, the company announced a new featurephone, called txt, which has a full QWERTY keypad and SMS shortcut key. It also has a “friends” application which enables users to see Facebook and Twitter updates from their top-five friends. 
The device wil…

Taiwan: Chunghwa Telecom set for Chinese play.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
Taiwanese operator Chunghwa Telecom is mulling the creation of a joint venture with Chinese telecoms companies in order to expand its software and value-added services business into the bigger mobile market, Dow Jones Newswires reports. 
The company has already made some “first steps” into the market through deals with China Telecom and China Unicom, as it looks to grow its business beyond a saturated domestic market.

Amazon to launch tablet PCs in August-September.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Amazon is poised to step into tablet PCs and will launch models as soon as August-September, with targeted global sales of four million units for 2011, according to Taiwan-based component makers.
The timing of launch is to meet the peak sales period prior to Thanksgiving in the US and the year-end holidays in the US and Europe, the sources pointed out.
Amazon adopts processors developed by Texas Instruments, with Taiwan-based Wintek to supply touch panels, ILI Technology to supply LCD driver ICs and Quanta Computer responsible for assembly, the sources indicated. Monthly shipments are expected to be 700,000-800,000 units.
Amazon will provide streaming movie services for users of its tablet PCs, the sources noted.

Telefonica and America Movil pick up Costa Rica clearance.

WorldWide Tech & SCience. Francisco De Jesús.
Telefonica’s Movistar and America Movil’s Claro units are reported to have picked-up authorisation to launch their operations in the Costa Rican market, once they pay the relevant licence fees. 
According to Telecompaper, Telefonica is paying US$95 million for its 850MHz, 1800MHz, and 2100MHz frequencies, while America Movil is paying US$75 million for its 1800MHz and 2100MHz spectrum.

Malaysia: ZTE and Axiata ink supply deal

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
ZTE signed a five year equipment supply contract with the Malaysia-based Axiata Group, which it said will serve as a “common platform for purchases of telecommunications and other products as well as the provision of related services by ZTE for Axiata and its group of companies.”
 Axiata’s affiliates and subsidiaries include Celcom in Malaysia, XL in Indonesia, Dialog in Sri Lanka, Idea in India and M1 in Singapore.

Australia: Telstra rolls out HD voice on Next G.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Australian market-leader Telstra has switched on HD voice across its Next G network, claiming it will offer much clearer voice calls for subscribers using HD-compatible phones. 
The upgrade uses a technology called Wideband Adaptive Multi-Rate coding (WB-AMR), which uses the same network capacity to double the voice bandwidth compared to traditional mobile and fixed network calls.
 “The difference between a standard and HD call is the voice equivalent of comparing a VHS with a blue-ray DVD, HD Voice calling sounds like you’re talking face to face, even if you are hundreds or thousands of kilometres apart,” said Mike Wright, executive director at Telstra's Networks & Access Technologies unit.
 According to its supplier Ericsson, Telstra is now the operator with the largest HD voice network in the world, covering more than 2.1 million square kilometres of Australian landmass.
Telstra said that HD voice would be free to acce…

Denmark: Danish operators team on NFC.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Denmark’s four major operators – TDC, Telenor, TeliaSonera and 3 – have created a joint venture to bring Near Field Communication (NFC) services to market
 The interoperable service is intended to enable the creation of a ‘digital wallet’ in the country, with rollout expected to start this autumn. However, the group admits that progress will depend on the widespread availability of NFC-compatible handsets and takeup from retailers. 
According to various reports, the group claims that "everything we currently physically have in our wallet or purse will soon be available digitally on our SIM card as ordinary everyday functions on our mobiles.” 
Consumers will be able to use their mobiles to pay for goods, services and travel, at a discount if digital coupons are available, and also open doors at hotels or borrow a book at the library, according to the operators' vision of the future. 
For users, the operators working tog…

Barnes & Noble doubles apps on Nook color tablet.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

US book retailer Barnes & Noble has announced it has doubled the number of apps on its Android-based Nook Color e-reader tablet, as well as beefing up its electronic books and magazine offerings. New apps include Fandango, Evernote and Seesmic, along with games including Aces Hearts – a Nook Color exclusive – and Astraware Tradewinds 2. There are also “a number of highly requested bible-centric apps,” and several new apps for children.
The top five paid apps for the device are Angry Birds, Astraware Mahjong, Quickoffice Pro, Drawing Pad and Aces Jewel Hunt. The leading free apps are Fliq Calendar, Fliq Notes, Pulse News, Nook Word of the Day and Fliq Tasks. Approximately half of Nook Apps cost US$2.99 or less, while the vast majority are priced at US$5.99 or less, the firm said.
Barnes & Noble issued a software update for the Nook Color in May that activated its apps store, and – in the company’s words – transformed t…

Sony, Samsung and Motorola might watch HP webOS as a Premium Alternative to Android.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Sony, Samsung and Motorola might watch HP webOS as a Premium Alternative to Android.

Hewlett-Packard CEO Léo Apotheker says licensing webOS to third-party handset manufacturers is something the company would certainly entertain.
One conditions was said by Jon Rubinstein: “We might eye a company who wants  to license webOS as unique platform for all their devices. We will not license a partner who launch its devices with Android, Microsoft (Windows Phone) and webOS.  We want a partner who really wants to delivery a very unique ecosystem.”In a client note this week, Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry makes the case that HP  should license webOS, and comes up with some interesting scenarios to support that argument.
 He says that Sony, Motorola and Samsung are growing disillusioned with Google’s Android OS.
They feel there’s too much fragmentation and too little differentiation among Android devices and that companies producing lo…