The Indian government thinks the $35 Aakash Android tablet has the power to change the world. After testing one out, we’d tend to agree.
An Aakash tablet was brought to the VentureBeat office on Tuesday by Vivek Wadhwa, a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley and Duke. Wadhwa, who is researching the Indian education system, and is a columnist with the Washington Post, was given the tablet by Kapil Sibal, the Indian minister of human resources and development, who has been the driving force behind the tablet project. The device (whose name means “Sky” in Hindi) was [...]
Did you know some Android phones can do video out via the 3.5 mm headset jack? We have seen examples of video out using USB and HDMI, but the Galaxy S is the first Android phone (that I know of) to offer this feature using a 3.5 mm headset jack. I find this kind of surprising since we just attended the Galaxy S launch party and no one from Samsung mentioned this interesting feature.
Apparently the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S has a TV out option built into the display settings that allows you to pick your TV type (PAL or NTSC). All you need is the appropriate cable, which [...]
We’d heard that the newest iPod Touch comes with a built-in vibrator for FaceTime notifications, but there was no such thing to be found when the gadget was torn down. And even worse? There was only 256 MB of RAM.
We certainly feel a bit ripped off after hearing about the lack of RAM in the device. While 256 MB is enough to keep things running smoothly, it’s rather disappointing when we remember that we could get a far more powerful iPhone for the same cost as an iPod Touch.
As far as everything else goes, here are the highlights of the teardown according to the guys at iFixIt:
How do you get your hands on a white iPhone 4? Well, you could always wait until “later this year.” Or, you know, smuggle it to Hong Kong in a black iPhone 4 box. Like this one here allegedly was.
The above appears to be a 32GB white iPhone 4, with a white headphone jack and dock connector that suggest its legitimacy:
And while it’s notoriously easy to DIY a white model out of a black one, the device in question here has a white home button and doesn’t look otherwise fussed with. Here’s a better close-up look:
Does that screen look extra-bright to you? According to rumors, Samsung’s first proper tablet (after the Q1) will stock their SUPER AMOLED display. Seen here is the first leaked photo of the Galaxy Tab, next to the Galaxy S phone.
It came via the South African Samsung team’s Twitter account, with the tweet describing it as ‘Android-powered,’ promising ‘more pics to follow.’ After a tweeter asked for more details, the @SamsungBlogSA account replied saying it measures 7-inches, and “has a high-res TFT screen. At the top-end it has a 3.5mm jack.”
Here we are with another Android phone leak news. This time its the turn of a slider phone named MyTouch Slide. T-Mobile is the carrier of this Android device, whose first images have leaked out.
A Google styled search button is what struck me at first glance. To make matters more even more interesting and exciting it will be running the in demand Android 2.1. The phone believed to replace the SideKick phone is believed to be launching on 19th May.
Features include: 1300mAh battery, MicroSD memory cardslot is accessible without battery removal, optical trackpad, camera with LED flash, 3.5 [...]
Francis Ford Coppola has signed on the dotted line with SIM2 to help the projector manufacturer come up with the perfect solution for projectors in the home.
Italian manufacturer SIM2, known for its premium range of home cinema and professional DLP projectors, is hoping that working with the director of The Godfather, and his tech team, will bring the kind of quality Hollywood producers need when viewing movies to the consumer market.
Although Coppola will feature in the company’s marketing campaign, it seems the Hollywood honcho is a bit more engrained in SIM2, other than having his face [...]
Now that entry-level Blu-ray players can be picked up at prices that are closer to what you’d expect to pay for a DVD deck, it’s up to manufacturers such as Philips to deliver a deck that restores a slice of status to the hi-def format. And the good news is that with the BDP7500, Philips has done just that.
Justifying its mid-range price tag on several fronts, this super-stylish player can deal with almost any video format on disc or USB, while removing the fuss from BD Live.
As we’ve come to expect from Philips’ TVs, the BDP7500 boasts a stunning design, which comprises [...]
The suspense is over! Today, Apple unveiled its new tablet computer, aptly called the iPad, here in San Francisco. Steve Jobs positions the tablet as a third computing device between a laptop and a smartphone geared towards the “key tasks” of Web browsing, email, sharing photos, watching videos, playing games, and reading digital books. All current iPhone apps will run on the device, as well as new games and digital books designed specifically for it. Here’s a list of all our recent coverage from before, during and after the event.
Video: The iPad In Action (link)
The iPad: our take (link)