Tuesday, May 31, 2011

HP webOS Veer TV commercial. Little guys can pack a punch with Manny Pacquiao.

WorldWide tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

HP webOS Veer TV commercial : "Little guys can pack a punch" with Manny Pacquiao. The second video was originally captured by a Palm Pre user and the first one bellow has a  better quality.

Nice to see the First HP TV commercials for webOS devices.

HP webOS TouchPad at the Festival de Cannes 2011. Video

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Do you remember to the  HP’s senior VP for the Personal Systems Group in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa region) Eric Cador said, “In the PC world, with fewer ways of differentiating HP’s products from our competitors, we became number one; in the tablet world we’re going to become better than number one. We call it number one plus.” 

Here now is a video where he and HP´s executives showed up the TouchPad at the Festival de Cannes 2011:

Related post: HP TouchPad Cannes

O2 Telefonica Germany will start marketing LTE commercially from 1 July.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

The operator will market two packages under the O2 LTE fuer Zuhause (O2 LTE at home) brand, offering mobile broadband access for residential and small business customers. O2's LTE package offers maximum download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps for EUR 39.90 per month.

During the first six months of a 24-month contract, the monthly fee is EUR 29.90. 

The package includes 10 GB per month for residential customers and 12 GB per month for small business customers, after which the speeds are downgraded to UMTS level until a new month begins.

Telefonica Germany offers a LTE-enabled wireless router for EUR 49.90, with a connection fee of EUR 49.90.

Each customer can test the new broadband service for a period of 30 days. During this period they can cancel at any time and get their money back for the WLAN router.

O2 LTE fuer Zuhause will be available in several rural communities, including Oberreichenbach in the Black Forest and Abtsteinach/Bergstrasse ­or Zscherben in Saxony-Anhalt from 1 July, with expansion planned in other communities, such as Wanzleben and Alsleben in Saxony-Anhalt by the middle of July.

 Telekom Deutschland and Vodafone Germany already offer commercial LTE services in rural areas around Germany.

All three operators use the 800 MHz band spectrum they acquired during the mobile spectrum auction in May 2010.

Uplinq 2011 Live Wednesday Jon Rubinstein will discuss HP´s mobile strategy an it´s webOS smartphones/TouchPad

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Uplinq 2011 Live Wednesday Jon Rubinstein will discuss HP´s mobile strategy an it´s webOS smartphones/TouchPad.

Uplinq 2011 Live Tomorrow Wednesday June 1st
Jon Rubinstein will speak at 2:00 to 3:00 PT. He will discuss HP’s mobility strategy, its new lineup of webOS-based smartphones and its TouchPad tablet. You can register on the link bellow.

Source: Qualcomm
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Apple iWork Now Available For iPhone & iPod touch Users.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Roberto Gómez.

Apple iWork Now Available For iPhone & iPod touch Users

CUPERTINO, California—May 31, 2011—Apple® today announced that its groundbreaking iWork® productivity apps, Keynote®, Pages® and Numbers®, are now available for iPhone® and iPod touch®, as well as iPad®. Created for the Mac® and then completely redesigned for iOS and Apple’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ interface, Keynote, Pages and Numbers allow you to create and share stunning presentations, beautifully formatted documents and powerful spreadsheets on the go. iWork apps are available on the App Store™ for $9.99 each to new users and as a free update for existing iWork for iPad customers.

“Now you can use Keynote, Pages and Numbers on iPhone and iPod touch to create amazing presentations, documents and spreadsheets right in the palm of your hand,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The incredible Retina display, revolutionary Multi-Touch interface and our powerful software make it easy to create, edit, organize and share all of your documents from iPhone 4 or iPod touch.”

Keynote, Pages and Numbers import and export documents from iWork for Mac and Microsoft Office; print wirelessly using AirPrint™; and include beautiful Apple-designed themes and templates. All iWork apps now include improved document management with thumbnail images that let you find your files quickly, organize them and group them into folders using intuitive gestures. From the Tools button in the toolbar, you can easily share any presentation, document or spreadsheet without leaving the app.

Keynote makes it easy to create impressive presentations, complete with animated charts and transitions. You can play your presentation in Full Screen view on the stunning, high-resolution Retina™ display or connect to a projector or HDTV for a large audience. Available separately, the Keynote Remote app allows your iPhone or iPod touch to control a Keynote presentation on any iOS device or Mac.

Pages is the most beautiful word processor ever designed for a mobile device and has everything you need to create amazing documents. Pages takes full advantage of the high-resolution Retina display on iPhone 4 and iPod touch so you can see all the detail and richness of your documents. To make working with text easy on iPhone and iPod touch, Smart Zoom automatically zooms in to follow the cursor while you’re editing and zooms back out when you’re done.

Numbers uses Multi-Touch gestures and an intelligent keyboard to help you create compelling, great-looking spreadsheets with over 250 easy-to-use functions, flexible tables and eye-catching charts. Just like Pages, Numbers takes advantage of the high-resolution Retina display and Smart Zoom to make working with text and cells on iPhone 4 or iPod touch easy.

Pricing & Availability
Keynote, Pages and Numbers are universal apps that run on iPad and iPad 2, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, and iPod touch (3rd & 4th generation). Keynote, Pages and Numbers are available from the App Store for $9.99 (US) each for new users, or as a free update for existing iWork for iPad customers. Keynote Remote is sold separately via the App Store for 99 cents (US).

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

Press Contacts:
Monica Sarkar Applemonica_sarkar@apple.com (408) 862-3204

Bill Evans
Applebevans@apple.com (408) 974-0610

Source: Apple

WWDC 2011: Apple to Unveil Next Generation Software at Keynote Address on Monday, June 6

WorldWide Tech & Science. Roberto Gómez.

Apple to Unveil Next Generation Software at Keynote Address on Monday, June 6

CUPERTINO, California—May 31, 2011—Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software - Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS® X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®; and iCloud®, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.

WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers. Mac® developers will see and learn how to develop world-class Mac OS X Lion applications using its latest technologies and capabilities. Mobile developers will be able to explore the latest innovations and capabilities of iOS and learn how to greatly enhance the functionality, performance and design of their apps. All developers can bring their code to the labs and work with Apple engineers.

For more details, visit the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 website at developer.apple.com/wwdc.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

Press Contacts:
Jennifer Bowcock Applejennifer.b@apple.com (408) 974-9758

Trudy Muller
Appletmuller@apple.com (408) 862-7426 

“Apple CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software – Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch; and iCloud, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.”

Fujitsu EcoPad: Your fingers do the charging.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

The designers of the Ecopad mention that this concept generates electricity thanks to the touches on its touch screen. They say that a nano-piezoelectricity film would capture a tiny bit of energy whenever a user presses the screen with their fingertips. It sounds like a cool idea, but I have trouble imagining how practical this would be for generating enough power to operate a tablet.

The Ecopad concept was given a special award in Fujitsu and designboom’s ‘A Life with Future Computing‘ design competition for its innovative approach to juicing up.

Judge's Special Award (awarded by Kimitaka Kato, President, Fujitsu Design Limited)

Title: ecoPad
Designer: Yonggu Do / Jun-se Kim / Eun-ha Seo
Country: South Korea
Description: Electricity is generated when the user presses the touchscreen of this PC, which can power itself. The design is environmentally-friendly and technically viable.    

COMPUTEX 2011:Qualcomm's Snapdragon Family Gains Momentum With Leading OEMs Across Multiple Operating Systems .

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) will be demonstrating the latest Snapdragon®-powered mobile computing devices, including tablets running Android 3.0, at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2011, May 31June 4.

 Qualcomm's Snapdragon family of smart mobile processors has steadily gained traction across a diverse array of mobile operating systems, including Android, BlackBerry, Chrome, HP webOS, Windows Phone and the next version of Windows. Qualcomm's Snapdragon mobile processors currently power 125 announced smartphones and tablets, with another 250 designs in development, more than 40 of which are tablets.

"We are very pleased with the tremendous Snapdragon traction we have been getting with a variety of companies," said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of product management, computing and consumer products at Qualcomm. "We are showcasing some truly innovative products from HTC, HP, ASUS and many more OEMs that are leading the mobile computing industry."

"Qualcomm and HTC agree that a great mobile device starts with a great foundation," said Kouji Kodera, chief product officer of HTC. "We are proud of our Snapdragon devices, including our HTC Sensation and HTC EVO 3D powered by the MSM8660, which is coming soon, and our HTC Flyer powered by MSM8655, which is now available. We look forward to continuing with the next generation of Snapdragon when the MSM8960 samples in June."

"We are pleased to be showing our latest ASUS tablet designs running Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb, here at COMPUTEX," said HC Hung, vice president of ASUS. "We chose Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile processors to power our tablets because of their ability to provide the optimal combination of processing performance, efficient power usage and wireless connectivity on a single platform."

Qualcomm has built Snapdragon mobile processors from the ground up to deliver the best mobile processing, graphics and connectivity, intelligently integrated to deliver the highest performance with the least power consumption. The Snapdragon MSM8x60 family of mobile processors is a leading solution for the latest multitasking tablets and smartphones, offering two asynchronous processor cores; an integrated Adreno 220 GPU with twice the processing power of its predecessor; and support for up to a 16 megapixel camera. The Snapdragon MSM8x55 family of processors substantially improves overall user experience, increases system performance and further extends battery life.

At COMPUTEX 2011, Qualcomm will showcase a broad array of smart mobile devices powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon single- and dual-core processors, including tablets and smartphones from Acer, Anydata, Asus, Compal Communications Inc., Compal Electronics, Foxconn, Foxlink, HTC, Lenovo, QISDA, Quanta and ZTE. Qualcomm will also demonstrate the Snapdragon MSM8660 MDP, which features asynchronous dual-core CPU performance and power savings; console-quality 3D gaming and UIs; and stereoscopic 3D and 1080P video capture, preview and playback.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the Company's ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of components on a timely and profitable basis, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 26, 2010, and most recent Form 10-Q.

About Qualcomm
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of wireless communications, connecting people more closely to information, entertainment and each other. Today, Qualcomm technologies are powering the convergence of mobile communications and consumer electronics, making wireless devices and services more personal, affordable and accessible to people everywhere. For more information, visit Qualcomm around the Web:

Corporate Blog: www.qualcomm.com/blog
Twitter: www.twitter.com/qualcommFacebook: www.facebook.com/qualcomm

Qualcomm and Snapdragon are registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Qualcomm Contacts:
Tina Asmar, Corporate Communications Phone: 1-858-845-5959 Email: corpcomm@qualcomm.com

Warren Kneeshaw, Investor Relations
Phone: 1-858-658-4813 Email: ir@qualcomm.com

SOURCE Qualcomm Incorporated

HP has acquired Printelligent to boost printing services.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

HP already claims to be at the top of MPS, and that this acquisition will only “strengthen HP’s leadership.” It’s doubtful that Printelligent was much of a competitor for HP, but it has the software, resources and infrastructure that HP wants. 

HP also cites the “trained workforce of Printelligent,” so possibly everyone over at Printelligent will be integrated into HP.

Printelligent has been on the scene for the last 23 years as a national managed print provider. When the deal is done, the company will be integrated into HP’s Imaging and Printing Group within the LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions unit.

From then on, it will be used to “help HP’s channel partners extend their customer relationships” and “optimize the traditional technology environments.”

The deal is expected to close during the third quarter of this year, and financial terms were not revealed.

Source: ZDNet.

Fujitsu Announces Winners of Design Award 2011.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
A LIFE with Future Computing - leading the way to new lifestyles made possible by next-generation computing

 Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Design Limited announced in May 20th, 2011, the selection of winners for the FUJITSU Design Award 2011: A LIFE with Future Computing, the full-scale international design competition, open to designers around the world, aimed at the development of PC-related designs bringing innovation to people's daily lives.

Over 1,000 PC design submissions were received during the competition from countries across the world. The Grand Prize was awarded to "The Aid," an ICT-enabled cane from the LIFE-DESIGN category for innovative "lifestyles" for the year 2020. Runner-Up Prizes were awarded to "Crowd," a PC design that can be operated to fit a variety of usage scenarios from the LIFEBOOK category for notebook PCs launching in 2013; and "Integral Cord," an innovative ICT-cord enabling a wide range of uses and communications applications from the LIFE-DESIGN category.

By hosting the FUJITSU Design Award 2011, Fujitsu aims to further promote the pursuit of "human-centered" designs, while helping to open the door to new lifestyle possibilities.


The competition, which is based on Fujitsu's "shaping tomorrow with you" brand promise, is an initiative aimed at implementing product ideas requested by customers. In striving to bring about a new society that contributes to the daily lives of people through the delivery of ICT products and services, Fujitsu is pursuing designs that bring users closer to computing technologies and can be conveniently and easily employed by a greater number of people. As such, the winning designs have been selected with an eye for "human-centered" designs.

Winning Designs

Grand Prize

Title: The Aid
Designer: Egle UgintaiteCountry: LithuaniaDescription: By using a cane that provides mobile navigation and health management services, users who have difficulty leaving their homes can become active members of society. This design takes into consideration how ICT devices can be useful in users' daily lives and deploys services that are integrated with social infrastructure.

Runner-Up Prize (LIFEBOOK Category)

Title: Crowd
Designer: Philipp SchaakeCountry: GermanyDescription: Features a variety of different usage styles including a slate configuration, notebook configuration, and a configuration in which the screen and keyboard are separate. This design idea showcases a notebook that can be flexibly operated to fit any application or intended use. With an emphasis on the notebook's back cover, the PC can even be operated when closed.

Runner-Up Prize (LIFE-DESIGN Category)

Title: Integral Cord
Designer: Raphael Lang / Yu-Lin Hou / Chan Wing TakCountry: GermanyDescription: This ICT-cord device can be easily positioned in any configuration, with a computer screen displayed inside the space enclosed by the cord. In addition to allowing for a diverse range of applications, this design creates new opportunities for communication by allowing multiple people to operate the display screen at the same time.                   

Judge's Special Award (awarded by Ross Lovegrove, industrial designer)

Title: Anderson
Designer: Ma Yiwei / Tao YingCountry: Hong KongDescription: In envisioning more opportunities for users to carry around their PCs, this notebook has been designed for ease-of-use when the user is both sitting and standing, making possible various operational styles that fit a wide range of different usage scenarios.

Judge's Special Award (awarded by Mad Ma Yansong, representative of MAD)

Title: The Haunted Mountain
Designer: Lou XiaoyuCountry: FranceDescription: This design's approach appeals to the five senses through added functionalities—including LCD projector displays, virus alerts, and audio sensors—featuring physical movement and scent, thus allowing users to enjoy the advanced capabilities of PCs.

Judge's Special Award (awarded by Birgit Lohmann, Chief Editor of designboom.com)

Title: River runs through CitY
Designer: Chikara OhnoCountry: JapanDescription: This proposed design for building social infrastructure is inspired by periods in history during which civilization flourished along riverbanks. It aims to give shape to urban culture by spreading visualized information through a geographic region like a flowing river.

Judge's Special Award (awarded by Gwenael Nicolas, representative of Curiosity)

Title: Frame Series
Designer: Florian Langer / Patrick DeckerCountry: GermanyDescription: This innovative notebook brings together the individual features of devices like smartphones and slate terminals within a single computer frame. The result is an integrated PC that harnesses the strengths of multiple devices.

Judge's Special Award (awarded by Toshiyuki Inoko, representative of Team Lab)

Title: Smile Cup
Designer: Nikita MokhirevCountry: EstoniaDescription: Inspired by emoticons, this communication-based cup can convey information on the user's mood as they are enjoying a cup of tea.

Judge's Special Award (awarded by Nobuo Otani, Corporate Vice President, Fujitsu Limited)

Title: The total recall agent
Designer: Shohei Nakamura / MoonHwan Lee / YoungWook JungCountry: South Korea and JapanDescription: A "travel agent" in the shape of a flying balloon that records one's activities while on vacation and uses cloud computing technology to share these travel experiences with others. This design also includes travel guide functionality.

Judge's Special Award (awarded by Kimitaka Kato, President, Fujitsu Design Limited)

Title: ecoPad
Designer: Yonggu Do / Jun-se Kim / Eun-ha SeoCountry: South KoreaDescription: Electricity is generated when the user presses the touchscreen of this PC, which can power itself. The design is environmentally-friendly and technically viable.

Contest Outline

Name: FUJITSU Design Award 2011: A LIFE with Future Computing
Hosted by: Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Design Limited
Partners: designboom®, DESIGN ASSOCIATION NPO

Designs in the LIFEBOOK category of notebook PCs for release in 2013; designs in the LIFE-DESIGN category of next-generation computing technologies, including service concepts, for the year 2020
  1. LIFEBOOK Category
    New product designs for Fujitsu's LIFEBOOK notebook PC series targeted for release in 2013. Designs need to incorporate network functionality and employ computing technologies. Submissions to this category must describe a design idea for an ideal next-generation computing device.
  2. LIFE-DESIGN Category
    Designs for innovative "lifestyles" for the year 2020 that benefit from network-enabled computing technology. Designs need to take into consideration all of the possible ways in which users can utilize the technology, such as both inside and outside of the household. Submissions to this category must describe an innovative service concept for making our daily lives more prosperous, as well as a design based on this service concept that employs next-generation computing technology to open the door to new lifestyle possibilities.
Entry Period: October 29, 2010 - January 31, 2011

Designers inside and outside of Japan (professionals, amateurs and students). Groups are also eligible.

Submission Method:
Submission via the FUJITSU DESIGN AWARD 2011 entry form at designboom's official homepage.

Submission Materials:
LIFEBOOK category: Product rendering/3D blueprint/explanation of usage scenarios (video clips accepted)LIFE-DESIGN category: Product rendering/explanation of service/explanation of usage scenarios (video clips accepted)

Judging Process:
Awards will be decided after three rounds of judging.
Panel of Judges:
Ross Lovegrove
Mr. Ross Lovegrove is an industrial designer born in England in 1958, who graduated from the Royal College of Art. He worked as a designer for Frog Design, and later joined Atelier de Nimes. In 1990, he set up his own design office in London, known as Studio X. He is highly regarded for his designs based on avant-garde concepts, and has exhibited work in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Design Museum of London. He is the winner of numerous awards, including the World Technology Award from Time Magazine, and the Red Dot Design award.
Mad Ma Yansong
Mr. Ma was born in Beijing in 1975, and has a postgraduate degree in architecture from Yale University in the USA. Ma worked at Zaha Hadid Architects in London, and Eisenman Architects in New York. In 2004, he formed MAD, a Beijing-based design office dedicated to innovation in architectural practice, landscape design and urban planning. He is featured in the Icon Magazine article "The 20 Essential Young Architects", and has won the Young Architect Award numerous times from the Architecture League of New York. He has also taught at Columbia University, MIT, and Harvard.
Birgit Lohmann (Chief Editor of designboom.com)
Born in Hamburg, Birgit studied industrial design in Florence. Since 1987, she has been involved in a number of leading architecture and design projects in Milan, Italy and worked as a design historian for justice departments and international auction houses. As a researcher and lecturer, she has conducted seminars on industrial design at a number of international universities. In 1999, she co-founded designboom, where she is currently editor in chief, head of educational programming and curator for international exhibitions.
Gwenael Nicolas
Mr. Gwenael Nicolas was born in France in 1966, and came to Japan in 1991 after studying industrial design at RCA (London), and working on interior design at E.S.A.G (Paris). In 1998, he formed his own design studio known as "Curiosity", focusing on the seamless integration of everything from construction to interiors, products, and packages in lifestyle. He is well known for his interactive experience design of the "Lexus RX Museum" and "Light-Light". He is the winner of the third annual Ku/Kan Symposium.
Toshiyuki Inoko
Mr. Toshiyuki Inoko is the representative of Team Lab, a group of ultra technologists made up of engineers, designers, architects, CG animators, and mathematicians. While blurring the boundaries of technology, art and design, their work focuses on surpassing the media of the WEB, installation art, and robots. They developed the "Iza" website for Sankei Digital, Inc., and the "Korekamo.net" website for Tokyu Hands. Their work was nominated by the jury of the Japan Media Arts Festival. They have pieces on display at the Louvre Miyauchi National Museum of Decorative Arts.
Nobuo Otani (Corporate Vice President, Fujitsu Limited)
Kimitaka Kato (President, Fujitsu Design Limited)


Grand Prize: One design (cash prize of 30,000 euros(1))
Runner-Up Prize: Two designs - one from each category (cash prize of 10,000 euros each)
Judge's Special Awards: Seven designs (cash prize of 1,000 euros each)
Honorable Mention: Several designs

Glossary and Notes

30,000 euros:
Please note that income taxes will be deducted from the prize money before payment.

Monday, May 30, 2011

LTE India 2011: In 2012 India will be ready for 4G.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

India is all set to move on from 3G to 4G LTE, leading industry and technology experts said at LTE India 2011 international conference.

“With mass adoption, lowest cost per bit, highest capacity, best user experience and a true global standard, the world is stepping into 4G expecting 380 million LTE subscribers and 80 plus LTE networks by 2015”  said Mr. Sujit Bakre, Nokia Siemens Networks head of 4G business development.

“India could lead LTE-TD broadband technology developments” Mr. Mallikarjuna Rao, chief technology officer of Aircel said at the conference. The reason: “lot of competence in this area is returning to India from outside”.   DOT, Ministry of Communications & IT, advisor (technology) Shri J. Gopal was guest of honour at the international conference, second one in the last two years on this latest development in mobile phone broadband technology.

Bharti Airtel VP for networks Mr. Puneet Garg put 2012 as the year of “next step towards a broadband wireless revolution using LTE” that “will change the way people connect to communicate”  Bharti Airtel was ready for this change over, he said.

LTE or 4G would be a smooth transition using core set up of the 2G/3G networks, several experts emphasized at the conference, a transition “dramatically matured”.  Already with globally 18 launches with 208 network commitments, the 100 Megabits per second LTE service was described by several experts and operator executives as providing a “unique consumer experience”.  Worldwide trials had already started in 2010.

In China large scale trials had been started by China Mobile. In India Qualcomm and Huawei had set up a trial network in Hyderabad.  “It is an opportunity for India to telescope change but the technology would support only  four or five operators provided they have a pan India reach” according to Mr. Mallikarjuna Rao.

Mr. Amaru Chavez Pujol, Group CTO of Etisalat, a multi-continent operator company,  defined LTE as a ”strong  and well-defined data interface that promises a new reality”.

Warning that India could not afford to miss the universal broadband overage, “a single most imperative in this country to take our nation forward “Shri Rajan S. Mathews, director-general of Cellular Operators Association of India said auction was not the best way for the national imperative move forward.   Defining a new take on the widely acclaimed auction route Mathews pointed out this route was shifting a vast amount of resources from the private sector to the government sector and to restore the balance of dynamism in the spread of mobile broadband it was necessary to bring that money back in the service of the spread and reach of the telecom-broadband networks.   He suggested greater active infrastructure sharing, operator efforts to determine and invest in what the consumer really want and a greater attention to local language services for success in India of the broadband revolution sweeping the world.

Making it truly global platform to conduct business, global majors engaged in wireless  broadband technology - Nokia Siemens Networks, Qualcomm, ZTE, Huawei, Samsung, Alcatel-Lucent, Tekelec, Verint Systems, DragonWave HFCL & Tellabs  participated in the event & shared their plans for India.

Key executives from telecom operators like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Aircel, BSNL, MTNL, Reliance Communications, TATA Teleservices, Sistema Shyam, Etisalat, Videocon Telecommunications and Uninor had attended the conference.

Computex 2011: Asus Announces The Padfone. Videos.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

At the Computex 2011 in Taiwan ,Asus officialy announced the Padfone, to Feature a Smartphone that Docks Into A Tablet.

 Asus Remains Quite On Specs.

The video promo below shows  a 4.3 inch smartphone and a 10.1 inch tablet. And as you can see from the above image, the smartphone portion docks into the back of the tablet.

That all being said, the Padfone will solve at least one issue that often bothers those who carry a smartphone and tablet — data plans. With this you can have the data plan on your smartphone and then have it shared with the tablet (when the phone is docked). 

As the smartphone docks inside the tablet, the users can look at the bigger screen of the tablet and get an expanded view to suit tasks. The phone neatly docked inside can now recharge from the tablet’s larger battery and can be used for a longer time.

Enhanced connectivity of the pad / tablet is made possible as it can now utilize the the smartphone’s 3G internet connection using only 1 SIM card. Applications seamlessly transition and there are no data transfer issues between pad and phone.

Asus Padfone Promo Video:

HP webOS TouchPad to offer 16GB/32GB WiFi and 3G (for A-GPS) versions at Amazon ?

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

HP webOS TouchPad to offer 16GB/32GB WiFi and 3G (for A-GPS)  versions at Amazon ?

At the Amazon website for the HP webOS TouchPad that stills for sign up for  to be notified we found a technical specifications sheet in pdf, which shows the tablet options :

 "Choose either 16GB or 32GB internal storage" and "A-GPS (3G models only)"
So we assume Amazon will offer the two Wi-Fi TouchPad version in 16/32GB and problably both in a 3G versions that will allow you to have the A-GPS option. 

No prices for the HP webOS TouchPad at Amazon store at this time.Just sign up if you are interested to be notified here: Amazon

Source: Amazon pdf

Google's cash-free shopping spree. Video.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús..

Google wants U.S. shoppers to leave wallets at home, and use the wave of a smartphone for future purchases, teaming up with MasterCard to launch a mobile cash service.

Related post: Google wallet: How it works ?

Skype's full potential hasn't been realised yet.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom has backed the VoIP firm’s acquisition by Microsoft, claiming that the US software giant will help push the service into new areas such as mobile and video. "Skype's full potential hasn't been realised yet," said Zennstrom in an interview with Reuters at the e-G8 Forum in Paris. "I think that Microsoft has a huge opportunity to integrate it into a lot of their different services. 

If they do a good job integrating Skype, the company can grow even more." Zennstrom would not be pressed on exactly how Microsoft should incorporate the service into its products, but Microsoft has previously indicated it will look to embed Skype in everything from Outlook to its Xbox Live gaming console.

It is less clear how the US firm intends to use Skype in relation to its Windows Phone platform, but Zennstrom noted that improvements in mobile networks and smartphones could help Skype evolve from its mainly PC-to-PC voice calling model today.

 "That is a huge opportunity that still has room to grow," he said.

Zennstrom founded Skype in 2003 (with partner Janus Friis) and was part of the consortium that bought it back from former parent eBay in 2009. Zennstrom is to sell his shares when the Microsoft deal closes, though Skype CEO Tony Bates is to become president of Microsoft’s new Skype Division, reporting directly to CEO Steve Ballmer.

  Reuters notes that Microsoft’s shares are down more than 6 percent since the deal was announced two weeks ago, mainly due to concerns that Microsoft overpaid for the business. The US$8.5 billion price tag made it the largest acquisition in Microsoft’s history.

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