Mobile Intelligent Ubiquitous aka MIU has unveiled the third generation of its Hybrid Dual Portable Computer (HDPC). The new model offers a 4.1 inch TFT display (800 x480 resolution), a 2.4 inch AMOLED internal display (320 x 240 resolution), ARM processor for menial tasks, Intel Atom processor, Windows CE operating system and DMB navigation capability.
As you can see this gadget looks more like a mobile phone than a computer, though I would not want to argue with anyone regarding the absolute definition of ‘portable computer’ these days. The latest product from MIU has been scheduled to be released in Korea for $500. However, there is no word on the release date at this time, so in the mean time, here’s a quick video…
Remember the unboxing pictures of the latest Apple MacBook we featured last week? Tom from Stuff have now passed on to us a video review of the new Macbook they received. It really is a beautiful, luxurious laptop which just further reinforces the message that Apple is trying to get at. They don’t intend on compromising any of their computers’ quality so that prices may be lowered, which seems to be the opposite of what many are doing in the face of the recent credit crunch.
If you enjoy big screen, you may be interested in this ‘Pocket Cinema’. This latest technology piece of kit is a small device (5.5cm x 12.5cm) which can project pictures and movies from your gadgets on to the walls or screens. It has got a USB slot and a SD card slot which means it will support most devices like iPhones, iPods, digital cameras, PSPs, memory cards and mobile phones. It features a built-in stereo speakers, 1GB internal memory and it is capable of projecting a 50 inches image onto your wall.
Although it doesn’t give you the plasma quality like most distant projectors, it’s a great way to show off your geeky resourcefulness at parties and functions, movie nights while on the move and even business presentations.
RIM have finally announced this week two major distribution initiatives for BlackBerry smartphone applications at the BlackBerry Developer Conference. A new online application storefront and a new on-device application center will help application developers and carriers reach millions of BlackBerry smartphone users worldwide and will provide consumers with greater choice, enhanced application discovery and an easy method for managing installation, upgrades, and purchases.
This news probably comes as no surprise, as we have already learnt that the new BlackBerry Storm will be running on various apps and these applications had to come from somewhere. I hope this also answers one of the question our reader pointed out regarding support for YouTube, flash, etc. With RIM developing a massive app store for their latest and upcoming smartphones, even if they won’t be supported, I’m sure developers interested will be looking into that in no time.
Much like Apple’s iTunes App Store, RIM plans to launch the application storefront in March 2009, in which BlackBerry application developers can begin submitting their applications and content for inclusion in the storefront in December 2008. The storefront will allow developers to set their own prices for applications and developers will retain 80 percent of the revenue generated from their applications.
RIM is also working with its carrier partners to provide carrier-customized, on-device application centers to help foster after-market application downloads. The BlackBerry application center will allow each carrier to offer a convenient catalog right on the device where a customer can discover and download applications. RIM has already worked with carriers successfully to provide this type of on-device distribution system for individual software applications, such as the popular Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones application.
The new BlackBerry application center will allow a carrier to build on that success with a broader catalog and provide customers with a convenient and easy method to purchase and download applications.
The Pomera DM10 from King Jim, does not make notes for you if that is what you assume clever gadgets can do these days. But it has been designed for the sole purpose of supporting you in doing so. It’s not only a keyboard as you can see, though it’s not a netbook neither, it’s simply a device which will allow you to take note quickly (and by that, I mean in .txt).
It comes with 4-Inch VGA Display, a very minimalistic built-in memory of just 128KB, a microSD card slot that supports up to 2GB, an USB port. It’s also compatible with Windows Vista / XP and it measures 250x158x45mm.
Regarding the price, this fancy student gadget will cost you around 27,300 yens which is just under £200, more details at the source link below.
[via King Jim]
If you have enjoyed the three different PC versions of Virtual Villagers like I have in the past, you may be excited to know that it’s iPhone version is out soon.
Virtual Villagers is a real-time game of life where you have to manage a lost tribe of people on their island. The game carries on itself even when your computer is switched off. For those who have played before may realised that the villagers are easily starved to death when you have left them for a long time. With the mobile version, you can now keep an eye on them anytime you wanted. Watch this quick clip…
The mobile version is currently available in some other mobile phone. We are expected this will be up for sale on App Store fairly quickly.