Showing posts from November, 2011

Meg Whitman: webOS decision within 2 weeks.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

According to allthingsd  Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman just gave an interview to Le Figaro, a French newspaper, saying that a decision on what to do with HP’s webOS software will come within the next two weeks.

Here’s the key quote, courtesy of Google Translate:

What will you do with your operating system webOS?
We should announce our decision in the next two weeks. This is not an easy decision, because we have a team of 600 people which is in limbo. We need to have another operating system.

We have read several comments by Meg Whitman since she is HP CEO about webOS.

Maybe a webos 2.0 tablet could come.

If we keep webOS we go with a multiyear project.

What   will really happen with webOS?
A webOS buy out.?A new webOS tablet.?WebOS on the cloud?WebOS  just for printers?A Joint Venture company.?

Related post: 
A week of expectation for webOS future. Decision between bidders interested or a new 2.0 tablet.

Rumor: Microsoft Office coming to iPad in 2012.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Microsoft already has numerous popular — and some not so popular — apps available for the iPad. They include Bing, MSN Onit and MSN OnPoint. There are even more available for iPhone, including Microsoft Tag, Windows Live Messenger and Wonderwall.
Now according to the daily Microsoft is planning a version of its Office business app for the iPad. 
If Microsoft ends up earning significant money from Office on the iPad, it would present yet another case in which the company profits from a competitor walloping it in other areas.
The publication cites unnamed sources for the information, and adds that a new edition of Office for Mac OS X Lion is also in development for a release date in 2012. Despite competing in a number of areas, including mobile-device software, Microsoft and Apple have maintained a longstanding and largely positive relationship when it comes to Office on the Mac. An extension to iOS seems natural and—considering th…

WebOS app development chief Michael Rizkalla flees to Xobni.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

It’s clear the uncertainty is not a way to retain talent. 
The latest sign is the departure of Michael Rizkalla, the former senior director of webOS application development at HP, who just started at Xobni, where he will be its senior director of mobile applications, according to his LinkedIn profile. Xobni tries to make inboxes and addresses books smarter on Outlook and BlackBerry through its software and recently introduced apps for Gmail and Android. Rizkalla exit follows the retirement of Chief Strategy and Technology Officer Shane Robinson and the departure of Richard Kerris, vice president, Worldwide Developer Relations for webOS. 
At Palm and HP, Rizkalla was responsible for shipping some of the core apps on webOS and previously led the development of webOS 2.0. Now, it looks like he’ll be heading up engineering for Xobni’s mobile products. 
How many other talented people leave the webOS team before any decision to keep it or discar…

White Samsung Galaxy II in the coming weeks.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
Samsung’s gearing up to launch a white Galaxy S II  teaming up with T-Mobile for a carrier exclusive. No word on when it will be available. According to both Samsung and T-Mobile it will be arriving “in the coming weeks”, apparently in time for the holidays.
This marks another point of expansion for Samsung’s Galaxy devices, which seem to take on every variation possible for the manufacturer’s flagship smartphone.
Apart from that the phone will remain the same, meaning we can expect a 4.52” Super AMOLED Plus 480×800 display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card support, a 8MP/2MP rear/front-facing camera on board with Android’s Gingerbread 2.3 ,  a dual-core processor and is among the slimmest smartphones on the market, coming in at 8.49mm at its thinnest point.
Source: ubergizmo

CES 2012: HP to announce new windows 8 tablet. HP´s tablet strategy would be announced briefly. webOS ?

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

HP’s managing director in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) has toldCloud Pro there will be more tablet devices coming from the company, with the first just a few months away.Yves De Talhouet, who used to run HP’s French division, was coy about whether WebOS would be involved, but did reveal a Microsoft tablet running Windows 8 would be launched at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to be held in Las Vegas in January.Although he was reluctant to give any more details, De Talhouet said HP’s tablet strategy was “being worked on and would be announced briefly.” Source. CouldPro

Rumor: Sony and Hitachi shipping 4 inch LCD displays for Apple´s iPhone 5.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
Sony and Hitachi  are shipping 4 inch LCD displays for the next gen iOS Apple device. Despite the news that comes from the macotakara blog from Japan and referes to an 4 inch iPad3, is not likely a 4 inch iPad3 Apple will provide, but an iPhone (5).
The blog site also refers to a 3 inch display, which is confusing , unless Apple is still thinking in a smaller iPhone product?.
Source: macotakara

1Q2012: Acer, Lenovo to launch quad-core tablet PCs

WorldWiode Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
It did not take too long to see the reaction  to the ASUS Eee Pad Tramsformer Prime worlds first quad-core tablet, by Acer and Lenovo, who are going to launch Android 4.0 Tegra3 quad-core tablets, in the 1Q2012 as well. HTC have been reported to focus in quad.core tablets and smartphones in 2012.
We will see a wide range of quad-core tablets and smartphones brands in 2012.
Here the report from Digitimes:

Acer and Lenovo are set to launch quad-core tablet PCs featuring Google's Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and Nvidia's Tegra 3 in the first quarter to compete against Asustek Computer, which has already launched its latest Eee Pad Transformer Prime with Tegra 3 and Samsung Electronics, according to sources from notebook players.
The sources pointed out that the competition over the quad-core tablet PCs will be difficult as these quad-core devices will only see improvements over their performance and design, but will still …

Video hands on: ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The most advanced tablet.., today.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

 ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The most advanced  tablet, today. Video first look hands on.

Related post:
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime quad core tablet to launch in Dec 2011. 32GB $499.- 64GB $599.-

Toyota unveils high-tech concept car

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota's president unveiled a futuristic concept car resembling a giant smartphone to demonstrate how Japan's top automaker is trying to take the lead in technology at the upcoming Tokyo auto show.
Toyota Motor Corp. will also be showing an electric vehicle, set for launch next year, and a tiny version of the hit Prius gas-electric hybrid at the Tokyo Motor Show, which opens to the public this weekend.
But the automaker's president, Akio Toyoda, chose to focus on the experimental Fun-Vii, which he called "a smartphone on four wheels" at Monday's preview of what Toyota is displaying at the show.
The car works like a personal computer and allows drivers to connect with dealers and others with a tap of a touch-panel door.
"A car must appeal to our emotions," Toyoda said, using the Japanese term "waku waku doki doki," referring to a heart aflutter with anticipation.
Toyota's …

NASA Video: Mars Science Laboratory Launch

WorldWide Tech & SCience. Francisco De Jesús.

NASA began a historic voyage to Mars with the Nov. 26 launch of the Mars Science Laboratory, which carries a car-sized rover named Curiosity. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard an Atlas V rocket occurred at 10:02 a.m. EST (7:02 a.m. PST).

The Curiosity rover has 10 science instruments to search for evidence about whether Mars had environments favorable for microbial life, including the chemical ingredients for life. The rover will use a laser to look inside rocks and release their gasses so its spectrometer can analyze and send the data back to Earth. The latest online information on the Mars Science Laboratory mission is at: . JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA.

 "We are very excited about sending the world's most advanced scientific laboratory to Mars," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. "MSL will …

Video: The Quietly Brilliant Story of HTC

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

A short film about how the smartphone evolved - from some of the early pioneering handhelds to today's most innovative smartphones.

Macao Super Car Show 2011

WorldWide Tech & SCience. Francisco De Jesús.Photos taken on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, during a super car show in Macau. China's superrich want supercars. That's what the makers of world's most exotic and expensive sports cars are hoping as they gather in Macau this week for the first Asian edition of Monaco's annual Top Marques show that began eight years ago.

 a model poses in front of a Bugatti super car a Pagani Huayra a GTA Spano
The Marussia

A young Chinese student builds a "home made" iPad like, for his girlfriend. Cost $ 125

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Ayoung Chinese student builds a"home made"  iPad like,for  his girlfriend. Cost $ 125Asecond-handlaptopcost 500yuan (about$ 80, or 60euros) and  the manualabilitywere enough toXinlongWei, a college studentin northernChina,who built ahomeiPad like as a gift forhis girlfriend, tellstodayAsiancountry's press.

According to theofficial newspaper"ChinaDaily", which showsimages of theiPadcrafts man with the happy couple, Weispent 800 yuan and ten days inbuildingthis replica, which can

A week of expectation for webOS future. Decision between bidders interested or a new 2.0 tablet.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

A week of expectation for webOS future. Decision between  bidders interested or a new 2.0 tablet.
According to the several sources who have brought  speculation about what might be HP decision about the future of webOS, we have summarized all  the possibilities of them, on this post.
TouchPad 2.0 tablet.Meg Whitman:"The question now before us is what do we do with webOS software and do we come back to market with webOS devices," Whitman said. "It obviously will not be the same device but it will beversion 2.0."Update: Amazon,RIM, IBM, Oracle and Intel eyeing webOS. Meg Whitman: a Touchpad 2.0 could come.
Meg Whitman and Todd Bradley said:Meg Whitman indicated, for instance, that webOS, which H.P. was incorporating into servers as well as tablets, will continue to play a role. “We’re still working through webOS, still haven’t gotten to ground,” Ms. Whitman said. “It is part of our cloud strategy. Stay tuned.”
Todd Bradley…

2H2012: Ecuador to make tablets. First in Latin America.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

In the 2H2012 Ecuador will assemble tablets with imported technology from South Korea.
Aesoft - Software Ecuadorian Association (Asociación Ecuatoriana de Software) and the korean company Cobalt Ray , signed an agreement to make Ecuador the first Latin American country to manufacture these electronic devices, with the possibility to become the first distributor for the region.
Cobalt Ray  brings a wide range of products, like small e-book readers designed specialy for the Bible. The firm also offers a smaller size  tablet to become  primary and high school students books and notebooks.
The total manufacturing time of this product is 45 days.
There is not a fixed model for Ecuador. Everything will depend on  the companies interested in manufacturing these products , the market requeriment and  the clients.
The assembled products will have the seal "Made in Ecuador".
All the ecuadorean software developers  companies Aesoft associated …