We generally view new Motorola handsets with the same level of anticipation as when we’re about to bite into a cold, soggy burger at a footie match, and we fear their latest offering is going to be equally unsavoury.
Christened with the less-than-snappy name of the ‘Motorola QA4 Evoke’ moniker, the rounded, pebble-like CDMA mobile reminds us a bit of the Palm Pre – but with considerably less excitement.
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Asus continue to refresh their Eee product range with all the gusto of a hyperactive speedfreak on a conveyor belt, adding the new 1004DN laptop to their fast-moving collection of netbooks.
Well, we say ‘netbook’, but with the 1004DN being the first Eee to offer a ‘super-Multi optical disc drive (ODD – or CD/DVD writer to normal folks) it’s starting to blur the lines between netbook and small laptop.
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Official versions of Skype’s mobile app for the iPhone and BlackBerry have been announced, with the iPhone/iPod Touch version expected to land in the iTunes App Store tomorrow.
The release frees iPhone Skypers from having to fumble around with workarounds like Fring, although there is something of a caveat in the shape of VoIP calls via Skype for iPhone only working if you have a Wi-Fi connection.
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Music streaming service Spotify has struck up a deal with 7digital to offer users paid MP3 downloads.
The collaboration will give listeners access to more than 6m tracks for downloading and should help make what is already an irresistible app even more compelling.
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Graphic tablet dons Wacom have whipped out a selection of their next generation of Intuos pen tablets, and we have to say that they’re rather a natty-looking selection.
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Billed as the ‘only mobile device devoted solely to email,’ we got our grubby hands on the Peek email gizmo last winter in New York, wand weren’t entirely convinced that it was likely to find a home in our gadget-stuffed pockets.
In an attempt to seduce and woo doubters, the company is now back with a new updated version ready to take on the world, the 4 by 2.7 by 0.4 inches Peek Pronto.
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An official appeal by privacy campaigners has been made to the Information Commissioner’s Office to close down Google’s UK Street View service.
Launched in Britain last week, Street View serves up pannable, zoomable street-level photo views of major cities, allowing curious punters to take virtual strolls around towns and have a good nosey about.
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Lenovo has let rip a blast of juicy new phone-ness in the shape of its X1 handset, also known as the ‘Touch Dream’.
Sporting a form factor that looks like it would emerge triumphant from a street brawl, the X1 packs no-nonsense industrial lines, with a slide-out numeric keypad lurking beneath the tough exterior.
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Although we’re just about up to here looking at near-identical netbooks all offering near-identical specifications, the successor to Samsung’s class leading NC10 netbook seems worthy of a mention.
Continue reading Samsung N110 Netbook Announced And Reviewed
There’s been so many manufacturers knocking out these things that we’re now reduced to uttering “netbooks, schnetbooks” whenever another press release gets shoved out way, but at least Samsung’s new NC310 number looks a little different to the pack.
Continue reading Samsung’s NC310 Netbook, Still No Apple Netbook News