Today at a media event in Turkey, Nokia introduced a new Symbian smartphone, the Nokia 603. A colorful device powered by a 1GHz processor, sporting NFC, a seamless smooth design and running Symbian Belle.
The interface in Symbian Belle has been greatly improved since previous version, Symbian Anna, and gives a modern feeling offering up to six home screens and extended customization. Widgets can now have different sizes and can be placed freely on one of the startscreens, unlike the more locked down feel of its predecessor. The browser should now also be four times faster then before, and offers enhanced compatibility with modern web standards like HTML5. Latest version of Maps allows free, turn-by-turn navigation in both standard and Drive views for in-car use.
Rapports have now come out saying that Hewlett-Packard is rethinking their plans to spin off the PC business. Looking in to the figures analysts say that the cost to make this spin off, might outweigh the benefits.
Newly appointed CEO Meg Whitman is apparently going through the numbers and according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, neither Whitman nor the company’s board have made a final decision on the new strategy presented by the former CEO Leo Apotheker. She publicly that she would like to make a decision by the end of October.
Danish professor Gert Frølund Pedersen, that predicted the iPhone 4 “antennagate” controversy, thinks Apple may once again run into trouble regarding the antenna. This time it might add a new chapter to the “patent wars”, since the new antenna switching solution of the iPhone 4S may infringe on Samsung patents.
Based on available information about the design of the iPhone 4S, Pedersen think that Apple is likely to come into conflict with several patents related to antenna selection, that he and several other researchers at Aalborg University in Denmark have developed – and several years ago sold to Samsung.
According to a statement just issued by Apple’s Board of Directors, company co-founder and longtime CEO Steve Jobs has passed away. A little over a moth ago Jobs stepped down as CEO with the words “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” Jobs planned to remain as Chairman of the Board at the company, as well as director and an Apple employee after he recommended Tim Cook, at the time Apple COO, to take his place as CEO.
According to some recently leaked marketing graphics, Nokia may soon be unveiling a new partnership with Monster Cable introducing some new co-branded audio gear. This is not the first time Monster teams up with a mobile manufacturer, and this might be part of the big launch planned for the upcoming Windows based Nokia phones. Most likely the first Windows phones from Nokia will be announced at Nokia World 2011 in October.
The leaked marketing images shows a pair of over-the-ear headphones in a light blue color, on a sharp magenta background. The headphones branded by the Monster logo is apparently going to be “Fierce”, and its going to be very interesting how many, and what types of accessories this possible partnership will lead to.
Today Amazon finally unveiled their new tablet, the Kindle Fire. Based on Android, this device is not Amazon‘s way of giving up on people who like to read to read, but a complement to the existing Kindle devices, intended to take advantage of Amazon‘s growing streaming media library.
The Kindle Fire is a beautiful color Kindle that can be used for movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, apps, games, web browsing and more. The Kindle Fire will be sold for only $199.
Other World Computing on the 15 September announced the industries first 6GB/s replacement SSD for the 2011 Apple MacBook Air, the Mercury Aura Pro Express 6GB. Available in 120GB and 240GB capacities, the new drives combine a SandForce 2200-series controller with Tier 1/Grade A NAND memory to achieve up to 507MB/s read speeds and 454MB/s write speeds, which is about twice as fast as the stock drive in thr MacBook Air.
Samsung is currently caught up in a legal battle with Apple that is trying to prevent them from from selling their Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe.
A judgment made in the Regional Court of Dusseldorf in Germany granted Apple a preliminary injunction barring the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1. The judge who made the decision has backed Apple’s assertion that Samsung’s tablets infringe on the patented design of the iPad 2.
Samsung has now chosen to appeal the court decision and one element of Samsung’s defense strategy is the claim that the iPad is in fact ripped off from a tablet design created by Stanley Kubrick for 1968’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
On September 7, 2011 Seagate announced it is shipping a new 4TB GoFlex® Desk external hard drive, the highest capacity hard drive in the industry. This latest addition to the GoFlex Family of external hard drives showcases Seagate’s new desktop design.
A streamlined industrial design delivers a smaller footprint and reflects the aesthetic of today’s modern offices, while still providing all of the benefits of previous generations of the GoFlex drives.
A new report claims that the slim Windows 8-based tablet from Samsung will use an Intel processor, and not an ARM
Since early reports say that the upcoming Windows 8 powered Samsung device is a slim device, speculations have surfaced saying that the first Windows 8 tablet will use an ARM processor, and not an Intel. But a new report noted by CNET claims that the Samsung manufactured tablet might still be using Intel processors. The Windows 8 powered device is due to be shown at a Microsoft’s Build conference next week