Wednesday, July 20, 2011

B-roll clips from the filming of Manny Pacquiao's promo for HP webOS Veer and Touchpad.

WorldWide Tech and Science. Francisco De Jesús.

B-roll clips from the filming of Manny Pacquiao's promo for HP Veer and HP Touchpad.
Manny in between is playing with the TouchPad watching a video of one of his boxing fights, and watching some videos on the Veer, as well.

Amazing Spider-man trailer. Summer July 07, 2012

WorldWide Tech and Science. Francisco De Jesús

New stars faces on this video trailer for the new SpiderMan movie coming  in the Summer 2012. The story is begining from the origins of the personnage.

GameTanium Mobile by Exent debuts Android subscription games service.

WorldWide Tech and Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Exent announced the launch of GameTanium Mobile, which it described as “the first and only all-you-can-eat subscription service for mobile devices offering unlimited game play of the hottest games on Android.”

 Customers download an enabling app and pay US$4.99 per month in order to access a portfolio of games – currently 75 are available, with the intention to grow to more than 200 by the end of the year. The company highlighted the potential for the technology to be a money spinner for operators – “operators can extend their brand, games offering and subscriber engagement to new screens, increasing average revenue per user (ARPU) and strengthening brand loyalty and retention,” it said.

According to Exent, which is the PC games on-demand supplier to companies including T-Mobile and Verizon, GameTanium Mobile was “built specifically with carriers in mind.” It is said to mix Exent’s “content and programming expertise” alongside carrier channels and billing, to “increase conversion exponentially and provide a healthier ecosystem for monetisation on Android.” The solution can be customised for operators, including through branded UIs or tailored pricing and packaging.

There are some drawbacks to GameTanium Mobile. Because the enabling app acts as a distribution channel for other software, it falls foul of Android Market guidelines which state that alternative app stores cannot be distributed via this channel. And because it cannot be distributed via Android Market, this means it cannot be installed on devices that do not support apps installed from other sources – some operators “lock” devices to only permit Android Market downloads, for example.  It is supported by devices running Android 2.2 or higher, but is not currently compatible with tablet devices.

PopCap Games moves into Europe with Sony Ericsson deal.

WorldWide Tech  and Science. Francisco DeJesús.

Casual games company PopCap signed a global agreement with Sony Ericsson which will see its games pre-loaded on some of the vendor’s handsets, which will “officially mark the arrival of PopCap’s game titles on Android devices in Europe.” 

A number of PopCap titles, including Plants vs Zombies, Peggle and Chuzzle (pictured), will be embedded in Sony Ericsson’s Xperia mini and Xperia mini pro handsets from “later this summer.” The deal does not include Sony Ericsson’s Xperia play smartphone, which is designed specifically for mobile handsets.

The deal will see Chuzzle being included on devices in its full form, while Peggle and Plants vs Zombies will be in unlimited trial modes – with the option to purchase full editions of the games using a directly integrated billing service.

Last week, PopCap announced it is to be acquired by gaming giant EA, in order to bolster its position in the mobile and social gaming markets. The deal is expected to close next month.

Video Demo. HP webOS TouchPad WoodWing Reader App.

WorldWide Tech and Science. Francisco De Jesús.

WoodWing also supports the new HP TouchPad tablet with a native Reader App. In this video you'll see a demo of some of Time Inc.'s publications on the TouchPad device.

Australia. HP preparing to launch the webOS TouchPad in Australia?

WorldWide Tech and Science. Francisco De Jesús

It would seem that HP is now preparing to launch the TouchPad in Australia within the next few months, with an invite sent out to media outlets late last week for an event about what appears to be the tablet device.

The invite doesn’t specifically state that the TouchPad is going to be the focus of the event, but there’s some strong indications including the fact that it’s titled ”connect like nothing else” — a similar motto to “works like nothing else” which was used in the US launch and is used in the Australian event description — and pictures of what appears to be a tablet being used in multiple situations.

“HP is pleased to invite you to celebrate technology that works like nothing else,” the event description reads.

A HP spokesperson couldn’t confirm what the event will be about, other than to say that “HP is definitely still bringing the TouchPad to Australia but that is all the details we have at the moment.”
Features of the tablet include a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor, Qualcomm Adreno 220 core graphics capabilities and a 9.7″ LED backlit touch display.

It also boasts built-in Wi-Fi, printing via HP printers which support ePrint, Beats Audio support for better music quality and HP’s Touchstone technology which allows amongst other things the tablet to recharge just by sitting on the charging dock.

Source. techreport

Building world-ready webOS 3.0 applications.

WorldWide Tech and Science. Francisco De Jesús.

From the Palm Developer Blog.

Posted: 19 Jul 2011 11:18 AM PDT
The HP TouchPad with webOS 3.0 and the Enyo application programming framework bring significant opportunities for developers to leverage web standards for building great mobile applications and services.  The growing availability of the TouchPad in countries outside North America means that developers like you will be able to bring their content to an expanding global audience.  For the greatest opportunity to reach the widest consumer audience possible, it’s thus beneficial to ensure that your applications are available in the native languages of your target market countries.

The Enyo application programming framework makes it very easy to localize your applications.

Sample Application

Included with this article is a sample Enyo application that demonstrates some of the key features and capabilities of the Enyo localization libraries.  While it doesn’t cover every single detail of the framework, this sample application should get you started with the most essential elements of building webOS 3.0 applications for the global market.  A screen shot of the application is shown below.

The full source code for the sample application can be found here:
Sample Application Source Code

The g11n library

Enyo’s globalization support is implemented in the g11n library.  This library includes g11n-base, which defines core globalization features, including locale, Enyo kinds for formatting dates, times, numbers and the like, and resources.  g11n also contains libraries for parsing and formatting addresses, phone numbers, and names.

As the concepts of locale and resources are fundamental to localizing any application, let’s start with these topics.


Simply put, a locale is a set of information that describes the language and country that determine the user interface of a device and its applications.  A locale is primarily used to determine how textual information is to be displayed, such as which translations of text strings to use, how dates and currencies are to be formatted, and the like.  Locale can also be used for non-textual information, such as default paper sizes for printing utilities and determining standard photo sizes for imaging applications.

In Enyo applications, a locale is defined with a specification string in the following format:

The language is a two-letter language ISO 639 language code, such as en for English, es for Spanish, fr for French, and so on.  The region value is a two-letter ISO 3166 country code.  Together, the language and region codes can thus specify country or regional variants of the same primary language.  

Typical cases are European vs. Canadian French (represented as “fr_fr” and “fr_ca”, respectively,) or European vs. Americas Spanish (represented as “es_es” and “es_us”, respectively.) The variant qualifier can be any ASCII string of characters (except for spaces and underscores) that further differentiates languages.  These are not used as commonly as language and variant, and generally localized applications are limited to these.

In Enyo, a locale is represented by an instance of the enyo.g11n.Locale kind.  You create an instance by passing a locale specification string.  For example, to create a US English locale:
var myLocale = new enyo.g11n.Locale(“en_us”);

Current  Locale

An Enyo application can read the locale currently in use by the host device by calling the currentLocale() method:
var currentLocale = new enyo.g11n.currentLocale();

The return value is an enyo.g11n.Locale instance that contains the details about the current locale.  The locale details can be read using value methods defined by the Locale kind.  For example, the full locale specification string can be read using the getLocale method:
var locale_spec = currentLocale.getLocale();

If the device’s current locale was Canadian French, locale_spec would contain the string “fr_ca.”  Other methods can be used to parse out the locale details, such as getLanguage, getRegion and getVariant.

Resource Files

Applications use locale to help localize their user interfaces for the language and culture of their users.  The biggest component of application localization is displaying strings in the right language, and possibly, regional dialect.  A localized application thus needs to include a set of translated strings for all user interface text in each of the languages supported by the application.

In Enyo, these strings are packaged with the application as one of more resource JSON files.  These files use the naming convention language_variant.json.  For example, an application might contain the file es_us.json to store Spanish strings:
  "Choose A Language":"Elige un idioma"
Each line of an Enyo resource JSON file contains an English string followed by the translated equivalent.  The files are stored in a folder named “resources” right under the application root folder.  

Resource JSON files need to be saved in UTF-8 format for any special characters in the translated strings to render properly.  Also, note that the byte order marker at the beginning of UTF-8 files can confuse the g11n resource loader.  Some editors, like Notepad++, include the byte order mark when saving UTF-8 files.  Editors like Sublime Text and Eclipse do not, so you might want to use one of these for creating your resource files.

Resources can then be loaded for use in the application using the enyo.g11n.Resources kind:
var resources = new enyo.g11n.Resources(locale);

The locale argument can either be a Locale instance, or a JSON formatted locale specifier, such as:
var resources = new enyo.g11n.Resources({locale: "es_us"});

Now let’s take a look at where the rubber hits the road, specifically how to load individual localized strings into your Enyo application.

The $L Function

The Enyo g11n library defines a global function, called $L, which is used to load localized resource strings.  This function takes one string argument.  The function will load the corresponding translated resource string in the resource JSON file corresponding to the default device locale.  If there is no such resource string, $L returns the string argument unchanged.  For example, if the default locale is es_us, using the example es_us.json file above:
var helloString = $L("Hello");
would return the string “Hola.”

In addition to the global $L function, enyo.g11n.Resources also defines a $L method.  This works the same way as the global version in that it loads the specified localized string.  However, the string that is returned is the version from the resource JSON file used to create the Resources instance.  Thus an application that lets the user change language can load the right resource strings at runtime:
  name: "MyApps.MainView",
  kind: "enyo.Control",

    components: [
      {content: "Your String Here", name: "locstring"},
      {kind: "Picker", name: "languagePicker",
        label: "Device Default", value: "0", items: [
         {caption: "Device Default", value: "0"},
         {caption: "English", value: "en_us"},
         {caption: "Spanish", value: "es_us"},
         {caption: "French",  value: "fr_fr"},
         {caption: "Canadian French", value: "fr_ca"},
         {caption: "German", value: "de_de"},
         {caption: "Italian", value: "it_it"},
         {caption: "Turkish", value: "tr_tr"}
  onChange: "onLanguageSelected"

onLanguageSelected: function(inSender) {
  var selectedLanguage = inSender.getValue();
  var currentLocale;
  var localizedResources;

  if (selectedLanguage === "0") {
    currentLocale = enyo.g11n.currentLocale();
  } else {
    currentLocale = new enyo.g11n.Locale(selectedLanguage);

  localizedResources = new enyo.g11n.Resources(currentLocale);


Text strings are not the only things that need to get localized in a world-ready application.  Many other things like dates, numbers, currency values, and even paper sizes are dependent on locale.  Enyo provides a set of kinds for formatting such values, as well as phone numbers, addresses and names.  To introduce the concepts, we will focus next on two of these, date and number formatting.

Date Formats

enyo.g11n.DateFmt is the Enyo date / time formatter kind.  Instances of this kind are created by passing one argument to the constructor, either a JSON object specifying a set of date formatting properties, or a string containing the custom date / time format to use.  An example of the JSON approach is:
  dateFmt = new enyo.g11n.DateFmt({
  locale: "es_us",
  date: "long",
  time: "long",
  twelveHourFormat: true,
  weekday: true
This locale property specifies the locale to use when formatting.  If omitted, the device default will be used.  The data and time properties are set to “long”, one of the predefined formats.  The others are “short”, “medium”, and “full”, each of which renders different levels of date / time detail.  Date and time can also be custom format strings if you want to fully customize information rendered.  The full specification of allowed format strings can be found in the developer documentation here:
The sample application included with this article includes some controls for experimenting with the standard and custom date / time formatting options.

Number Formats

Number formatting is accomplished in a manner similar to date / time formatting.  The enyo.g11n.NumberFmt is the kind to use for formatting numbers, currency values, and percentages.  You specify a JSON object with the various formatting properties.  These include locale, style, currency, currencyStyle, and fractionDigits.  Not all of these are meaningful in all cases: the value of style determines what type of number is being formatted.  The style property can be one of “number”, “percent”, or “currency”.  fractionDigits specifies the number of places displayed after the decimal point.  If currency is specified as the style, currencyStyle can be set to “iso” or “common” to specify how the currency sign is rendered.  If “iso” is specified, the ISO 4217 currency code is used.  If “common”, the locale specific currency symbol is used (for example, USD versus $.)  The currency property lets you specify the ISO 4217 currency code.  So, if you wanted to format 12.50 Argentinean Pesos by specifying the ISO 4217 currency code (ARS) but display the value with the peso symbol, you could do this:
  var numFmt = new enyo.g11n.NumberFmt({
  style: "currency",
  currency: "ARS",
  currencyStyle: "common"

  var pesosString = numFmt.format("12.50");

Next Steps

With this introduction to the Enyo g11n library, you should be well prepared to dive into building your first global webOS 3.0 application.  If you haven’t already, get started by downloading the webOS 3.0 SDK.

Canada. Postmedia Network First Canadian Newspaper Publisher to Launch Apps on HP webOS TouchPad

WorldWide Tech and Science. Francisco De Jesús.

 Postmedia Network today announced the launch of HP webOS apps for the HP TouchPad for 11 daily newspapers including: the Times Colonist (Victoria), the Vancouver Sun, The Province (Vancouver), the Calgary Herald, the Edmonton Journal, the Leader-Post (Regina), The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon), the Ottawa Citizen, The Windsor Star, The Gazette (Montreal) and the National Post

“Mobile innovation, including a major focus on tablets, is a key driver of our digital strategy,” said Malcolm Kirk, Executive Vice President, Digital Media. “We’re excited to be the first company in Canada to launch newspaper apps for TouchPad and invite Canadians to experience this latest innovation in publishing.” 

HP TouchPad is part of a growing family of webOS devices designed to keep people better connected.* With webOS, HP TouchPad users have a next-level multitasking experience, integrated access to their information with HP Synergy, the ability to find information on the device or the web using the Just Type feature, and unobtrusive notifications.** The HP TouchPad is a productivity powerhouse that also offers access to the cloud and entertainment, including movies, TV shows, games, photos, books, magazines and premium audio playback with stereo speakers and Beats Audio™ technology.*** More information about HP TouchPad is available at

“HP recognizes content is a key component of a successful platform, and having Postmedia’s prestigious network of Canadian newspapers, supporting the webOS environment is really exciting for us,” said Richard Kerris, vice president of webOS Worldwide Developer Relations, HP. “Postmedia’s localized daily news content on the TouchPad is a valuable resource for users who want to keep up-to-date on the current happenings in Canada on a daily basis.” 

The new newspaper apps include the following features: 

  • • Trusted and engaging content including local, national and international news
  • • Photo Gallery – a wealth of high resolution photos and inline photo galleries
  • • Share features to help users customize the news for a more personal experience
  • • Offline reading – allows users to download and then read content on the go
  • • Ability to wireless print to HP webOS printers

Postmedia’s HP TouchPad newspaper apps are available at no cost to the reader and can be downloaded from the HP webOS App Catalog on the TouchPad. 

* Internet access within wireless coverage area only. Wi-Fi within range of 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi network. Some Wi-Fi hotspots may require fee for usage. Not all web content may be available. Email and related information required for setup and activation. 

** Within wireless coverage area only. Microsoft Exchange email, contacts, and calendars available for ActiveSync only; requires Microsoft Outlook using Exchange Server 2003 with SP2, Exchange Server 2007, or Exchange Server 2010. 

***Third-party software available separately. Within wireless coverage area only. Requires data services at additional cost. Not all apps available on all devices. 

About Postmedia Network:

Postmedia Network Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.A, PNC.B), is the largest publisher by circulation of paid English-language daily newspapers in Canada, representing some of the country's oldest and best known media brands. Reaching millions of Canadians every week, Postmedia Network engages readers and offers advertisers and marketers integrated solutions to effectively reach target audiences through a variety of print, online, digital, and mobile platforms. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Zealand : HP's TouchPad WebOS tablet confirmed.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

New Zealand : HP's TouchPad  WebOS tablet confirmed.
The National Business Review 
has confirmed the availability o9f the HP TouchPad for July 28th . Apparently  the two basic wi-fi versions 16GB and 32GB will be launched, at the same prices of the USA versions. $499,99 and $599,99 .


Sunday, July 17, 2011

USA TODAY Launches HP webOS App for HP TouchPad.

WorldWide Tech and Science. Francisco De Jesús.

USA TODAY, a multi-platform news and information company, announced today that USA TODAY is now available on the new HP TouchPad.

The USA TODAY app features a custom look and design specifically for the HP TouchPad with the signature content readers have come to trust from USA TODAY, providing them with eye catching photos and graphics while delivering the latest award-winning USA TODAY news in a convenient interactive package. 

The USA TODAY for HP webOS app has all the latest news, sports scores, weather, photos and Snapshots available. More information on the app can be found at

"We're excited about the design and performance of this app.  We think it will be a winner with HP TouchPad users who want a best-in-class news app for everyday use.  USA TODAY is dedicated to launching new apps as products hit the market so our readers can receive their news on the platform of their choosing," said Steve Kurtz, vice president of digital development for USA TODAY.

"With USA TODAY on TouchPad, the millions of readers who get their news every day from USA TODAY now have a new and exciting place to find it," said Richard Kerris, vice president of webOS Worldwide Developer Relations, HP.

The release of the USA TODAY for HP TouchPad follows on the May release of the USA TODAY for Windows Phone and the February release of the USA TODAY for Android Tablet, enabling readers to choose which app best matches their lifestyle and news reading needs.

USA TODAY is now available on major platforms and devices including HP webOS (TouchPad), iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Android (phones and tablets), Google Chrome Web Store, Google TV, Windows Phone, Windows-based Tablets, Intel's AppUp store for netbook PCs and Amazon Kindle.

About HP TouchPad
HP TouchPad is part of a growing family of webOS devices designed to keep people better connected.(1) With webOS, HP TouchPad users have a next-level multitasking experience, integrated access to their information with HP Synergy, the ability to find information on the device or the web using the Just Type feature, and unobtrusive notifications.(2) TouchPad is a productivity powerhouse that also offers access to the cloud and entertainment, including movies, TV shows, games, photos, books, magazines and premium audio playback with stereo speakers and Beats Audio™ technology.(3) More information about HP TouchPad is available at

USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Today, through its newspaper, website and mobile platforms, USA TODAY connects readers and engages the national conversation. USA TODAY, the nation's number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of more than 1.8 million daily, and, an award-winning newspaper website  launched in 1995, reach a combined 5.9 million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than eight million downloads on mobile devices.  The USA TODAY brand also includes USA TODAY Education and USA TODAY Sports Weekly. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI - News).

(1) Internet access within wireless coverage area only. Wi-Fi within range of 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi network. Some Wi-Fi hotspots may require fee for usage. Not all web content may be available. Email and related information required for setup and activation.

(2) Within wireless coverage area only. Microsoft Exchange email, contacts, and calendars available for ActiveSync only; requires Microsoft Outlook using Exchange Server 2003 with SP2, Exchange Server 2007, or Exchange Server 2010.

(3) Third-party software available separately. Within wireless coverage area only. Requires data services at additional cost. Not all apps available on all devices.

Video.Accessorizing your HP webOS TouchPad

WorldWide Tech and SCience. Francisco De Jesús.

There are a number of accessories for the HP TouchPad. Here butterscotch show you a couple ranging from the Touchstone Charging Dock, which uses inductive charging, to the TouchPad Wireless Keyboard, which comes with keys designed specifically for the HP TouchPad.

Sony Ericsson pushed into the red after Japan earthquake. Xperias strong demand.

WorldWide Tech and Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Sony Ericsson announced mixed news for the second quarter of 2011, with supply chain constraints resulting from the Japanese earthquake “significantly” impacting its Q2 results, but with the company also capitalising on growth in the smartphone market. 

However, the period also saw the company going into the red, after a number of positive quarters: it reported a net loss for the period of EUR50 million, compared with a prior-year profit of EUR12 million, on sales of EUR1.19 billion, down from EUR1.76 billion. 

The company also reported a negative cash flow from operations of EUR224 million, which was attributed to “increases in accounts receivables and inventories, negative net income and timing of certain payments.” New external borrowing of EUR165 million was made during the quarter, resulting in total borrowing of EUR769 million at the end of the quarter. Its total cash balance at 30 June stood at EUR516 million.

During the quarter, the company shipped 7.6 million units, down from 11 million in the prior year's three-month period, with the company noting an anticipated drop in feature phone shipments. Bert Nordberg, President and CEO (pictured), said: “We estimate that the impact of earthquake-related supply chain constraints on our portfolio was close to 1.5 million units, with most of the effect in the early part of the quarter.” Sony Ericsson said that smartphones now represent more than 70 percent of its total sales, with volumes of its Android-based Xperia line up 150 percent year-on-year. 

The company has introduced eight new Xperia devices this year, and it “continues to see strong consumer and operator demand” across this portfolio. It estimates that its share of the global Android handset market was 11 percent, in both value and volume terms. Sequentially, it saw an increase in average selling prices to EUR156 from EUR141, which it said was attributable to a favourable product and geographic mix.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Google to release Android 3.2. End of July or early August.

WorldWide Tech and Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Google is expected to release its Android 3.2 OS to production partners at the end of July or early August, according to industry sources. Asustek has indicated it will launch Android 3.2-based tablets soon, while Huawei Technologies also said it will roll out a 7-inch Android 3.2 tablet in the third quarter.

The Android 3.2 will improve the compatibility of Android-based applications, hardware acceleration capabilities and upgrade functions including Movie Studio, Movies, Music and Widget, while also optimizing Qualcomm's Snapdragon CPUs, indicated the sources.

In addition to Asustek's Eee Pad MeMO 3D tablet PCs, new tablet PCs to hit the market in the second half will include the 7-inch Iconia Tab A100 from Acer and the 7-inch MediaPad from Huawei, while HTC may upgrade its Android 2.3 HTC Flyer to Android 3.2, the sources added.

HP webOS Pre3 processor is now changed to a dual core 1.2 GHz

WorldWide Tech and Science. Francisco De Jesús.

The HP webOS Pre3 processor is now changed to a dual core 1.2 GHz.You can clearly see it on the official HP website HP  Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2GHz/td. The Pre 3 had a 1.4GHz Scorpion processor before listed.


Pre3 Tech Specs

Color Black
Operating System HP webOS
Display 9cm with 9cm (3.58-inch) diagonal multitouch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color, 480x800 resolution WVGA display
Keyboard Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard
Email1 Microsoft® Exchange email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology POP3/IMAP
(Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail™, AOL, Hotmail®, etc.)
Messaging11 Integrated IM and SMS
GPS4 Built-in GPS
Digital camera 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (up to 720p) video recording, front VGA6,8
Audio Mono speakerphone; dual-mic noise cancellation
Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light, proximity, and compass
Media formats supported Audio formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
Wireless connectivity17 Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n 5GHz) with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication;
Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support; A-GPS;
Wi-Fi router functionality for up to five devices using HP mobile hotspot7
Memory18 512MB RAM; choose from 8GB or 16GB internal storage USB mass storage support
Battery 1230 mAh
Connector Charger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Headphone jack 3.5mm stereo
Speakers Internal stereo speakers and Beats Audio™
HP Touchstone13 Compatible
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2GHz/td>
Dimensions WiWidth: 64mm (2.52 inches)
Height: 111mm (4.37 inches)
Thickness: 16mm (0.63 inches)
Weight 156 grams (5.5 ounces)

Video.Taking Nintendo's Mario up a notch

WorldWide Tech and Science. Francisco DeJesús.

Nintendo says its classic mascot Mario will lead the way this holiday season, as it adapts classic titles to its newest technologies. 

Nintendo's classic mascot Mario is back and gearing up to fight for consumer dollars this holiday season. 

The company is previewing its holiday lineup and Mario remains its brightest star - with two new games for its 3DS handheld. Krysta Yang of Nintendo America: SOUNDBITE: KRYSTA YANG, SPOKESPERSON, NINTENDO AMERICA (ENGLISH) SAYING: "On the Nintendo 3DS, viewers can actually see the game in 3D without the need for special glasses. 

So it's really incredible the amount of depth, the immersiveness of the graphics and just kind of getting lost in the Mario world. So it's really fun to see these classic franchises re-imagined on the new platform with new technology." 

That new technology is also driving new editions of a number of games including Kirby and Starfox. For its Wii console, Nintendo is shaking up its action adventure game Legends of Zelda franchise with The Legend of Zelda : Skyward Sword- which uses the Wii MotionPlus technology. 

And there are some newcomers to the mix as well- Rhythm Heaven - challenges players to complete tasks in sync to musical patterns. JC Rodrigo is in product development for Nintendo: SOUNDBITE: JC RODRIGO, SENIOR PRODUCT MARKETING SPECIALIST, NINTENDO AMERICA (ENGLISH) SAYING: "Nintendo has a way of kind of making like every small moment that you play a game really kind of charming like you'll start to find things that you are going to laugh and giggle about you might be moved, you might be sad one moment, and then you are going to be extremely happy the next." And even though the much anticipated Wii U console isn't coming out until after the holidays, all the games coming out for the holidays will still be compatible with it.

Video. Music lovers tune in to Spotify.

WorldWide Tech and Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Spotify steps into the crowded digital music business in the U.S., which includes iCloud, Google and Amazon, with a lot of fanfare and praise from industry watchers.

Need for Speed game on the HP webOS TouchPad.Video Demo

Worldwide Tech and Science. Francisco De Jesús.

This is a small demo of Need for Speed ​​Hot Pursuit on the HP touchpad. Unfortunatelyit is not yet available in German AppCatalog, but should come soon

Dies ist eine kleine Demo von Need for Speed Hot Pursuit auf dem HP Touchpad. Leider ist es noch nicht im deutschen AppCatalog verfügbar, soll aber bald kommen. 

CNN App for Nokia TV. Video Ad.

WorldWide Tech and Science. Francisco De Jesús

CNN app for Nokia with i-Report for Nokia N8 and Nokia E7. The world of news in your hands. Download it now to your Nokia smartphone from the Ovi Store:

Friday, July 15, 2011

USA: Motorola teams with Spotify .Video.

WorldWide Tech & SCience. Francisco De Jesùs

Motorola Mobility inked an exclusive partnership with digital music company Spotify, to support the launch of its services in the US. The handset vendor, as Spotify’s mobile device and tablet partner, will be “launching a number of marketing campaigns in the coming weeks to offer its customers coveted early access to Spotify’s on-demand music streaming service.” According to Bill Ogle, CMO of Motorola Mobility: “the collaboration between Motorola and Spotify is the ultimate way to deliver the compelling music choices users are looking for on their mobile device.”

The Spotify service is available as both a free, ad-supported service, as well as on a subscription basis. It is available through both desktop and mobile applications, supporting “devices including Motorola’s latest Android-based smartphones.” 

In a statement trumpeting its US launch, the company said that it has “more than 10 million registered users and more than 1.6 million paying subscribers across 7 countries in Europe,” with the US representing its eighth market. It also said it has “a ratio of well over 15 percent paying subscribers to active free users.”

10M Google+ users at this time.

WorldWide Tech & SCience. Francisco De Jesùs.

Google uses its impressive second quarter results announcement last night to wax lyrical on the early success of its high-profile Google+ social networking service. During an announcement that saw the search giant post a 36 percent jump in quarterly profit (to US$2.51 billion) and a 32 percent increase in revenue (to US$9.03 billion), new CEO Larry Page said more than 10 million people have joined Google+ since it launched a limited, invitation-only trial earlier this month. 

Page said there are more than 1 billion items shared and received in a single day through Google+, which is Google's latest effort to take on Facebook in social networking, while the Google +1 button (which lets people recommend things like websites) is being served 2.3 billion times a day. Page even took a shot at its rivals; he appeared to mimic Apple’s Steve Jobs by saying there is a "lot of magic built into the product" and also fired at Facebook, saying Google+ is meant to be "more like you'd share in real life," which is a "different product than is out there now."

Meanwhile Google revealed that there are now 550,000 phones a day activated on Android, with more than 135 million total Android device activations to date. Although company growth in the latest three-month period was driven by Google’s core search engine advertising, Page stressed that the company's investments in its Android mobile-device software and the Chrome Web browser will "generate huge new businesses for Google in the long run, just like search." Headcount increased in the last three months by 2,452 (to 28,768), with the company having “cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities” of US$39.1 billion. 

In a statement, Google noted that “we expect to continue to make significant capital expenditures.” Last night the company's shares were up more than 10 perent in after-hours trading after ending at US$528.94 at 4 pm on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

UK: The HP webOS TouchPad will be available tomorrow.

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The HP webOS TouchPad tablet will be available tomorrow in the UK

Works like nothing else.

Made to work like you, but with fewer coffee breaks.
Get productive, with a brilliantly large screen, the ability to multitask like a champion of multitasking, wireless printing to compatible HP printers, and thousands of apps from the App Catalog.1,2

Plus play games, download movies or TV shows, listen to music powered by Beats Audio™, and browse the same web you know and love with support for Adobe® Flash® player.2,3

TouchPad 16GB - £399
TouchPad 32GB - £479

Links: HP UK

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Germany: Otto store offering webOS Pre3 at € 449,99. Available in a week.

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Germany: Otto store offering webOS Pre3 at € 449,99. Available in a week.

It is around July 20th counting from today July 13th, that OTTO store in Germany is offering the HP webOS Pre 3 smartphone to be deliver at your address.

Operating system: HP webOS 2.x with multitasking, Synergy, Just Type, Display: 91 mm (3.58 inch) diagonal screen, 480x800 WVGA resolution 
- Keyboard: Slide QWERTY keyboard with special characters 
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM 8x55 
- Memory: 16 GB memory, 512 MB ​​RAM, USB Mass Storage Support 
- Email: Microsoft ® Exchange email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology, POP3/IMAP (such as Yahoo ® Mail, Gmail ™, AOL, Hotmail ®, etc.!) until to 16 Email Accounts 
- Messaging: Instant messaging, SMS, MMS 
- GPS: GPS stand-alone, A 
- Digital Camera: 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, HD video (up to 720p), front VGA camera 
- Audio: Mono free talking facility, dual-microphone noise reduction 
- sensors: accelerometer, ambient light, proximity, compass 
- Media Format: Adobe Flash, MP3, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, AMR, QCELP, WAV. Video formats:. MPEG4, H263, H264 
- Connectivity: HSDPA +, quad-band GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n 5 GHz) with EPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication, Bluetooth ® wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support 
- Battery / Battery: 1230 mAh replaceable 
- Interface: Micro USB connector with USB 2.0 High Speed, 3.5 mm stereo plug 
- HP Touchstone: Compatible 
- Dimensions: Width: 64 mm, height: 111 mm, Depth: 16 mm 
- Weight: 156 g 
- Scope of supply: HP Pre3 phone with headset, charger, BedienungsanleitungBei choosing the right equipment will help our technical experts will be happy personally. Please contact our professional sales person for this telecommunications

Source: OTTO
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July 17th: Big Official retail launch date of webOS devices with promotions,bundles and advertising.

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HP's Stephen DeWitt at the Engadget Show has made an official announcement:

July 17th is the Official retail launch where you will see promotions, bundles and advertising of webOS products and HP´s PCs, as well.

What can we expect for the 17th?
That's our official retail launch date. What you're gonna see is all of the major retailers will have their advertising and their promotions. This weekend is really the beginning of the month-long back to school season. We very consciously picked this as a launch date. Look for major promotional activities, broadly. Not only across all of our webOS devices, but across our PC products as well. Look for a lot of in-store experiences: merchandising, labor, promotions, bundles -- all sorts of things will kick off on the 17th.

Source:  Engadget

OTA update with new features,apps and capabilites, coming to the HP webOS TouchPad at the end of July.

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OTA update coming to the HP webOS TouchPad at the end of July.

On a recently interview made by Engadget to HP´s Stephen DeWitt he said:

 "We're working on an over-the-air update that we expect to have out by the end of the month."
He also added:

"This is one of the slings and arrows that you get by showing products before they're ready for the reviewer community. We knew full well that we were going to get this sort of feedback, and we're very confident that we've addressed every single one that was in there."

These updates are coming soon after the initial reviews and feedback. Are these lessons learned from the device, or are they features that didn't arrive in time?

A little bit of both. Yes, yes, and yes. There are bug fixes, there are new features, there are new apps, new capabilities, all of the above.

Source: Engadget 

Videos: Hands On the HP webOS TouchPad 4G for AT&T

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Engadget  and Precentral have made each one a video hands on the HP TouchPad for AT&T 4G, 32GB with 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, here below_

HP webOS TouchPad 4G with 1.5GHz dual-core coming to AT&T

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The TouchPad 4G will have a faster 1.5-GHz processor,(dual-core), Qualcomm Snapdragon, 32GB of storage, integrated GPS and all the benefits of being connected via AT&T’s network – meaning you can get web access in more than just Wi-Fi hotspots. 

Greater access means increased productivity, so TouchPad 4G will be a great fit for anyone who needs near-constant connectivity – making it great for businesses, consumers, and anyone who needs to download files, stay on top of email, and access the web while staying mobile.

Specific pricing and availability date will be forthcoming from AT&T, but TouchPad will be available in time for back to school through HP commercial channels, AT&T Business Services and major retailer.

Source: BlogPalm

Monday, July 11, 2011

Telefonica and Bouygues Telecom announced strategic partnership

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Europe and Latin American operator group Telefonica announced an alliance with French number three Bouygues Telecom, which is set to join the Telefonica Partners Program. In a statement, the Spain-based group said that it will work with Bouygues to offer improved roaming services, and to provide services to large corporate accounts, including multinationals. 

Bouygues will also gain access to Telefonica Global Services, its global procurement business, and the two will also cooperate on devices. The agreement also includes “the possibility of extending the cooperation into other areas.”

Telefonica has highlighted growth through a community of partners and alliances as part of its future strategy, alongside organic growth and “selected acquisitions” to bolster its position in key markets. 

It said that its Partners Program is “based on the experience of its current industrial partnerships with China Telecom and Telecom Italia.” Bouygues stands to benefit through access to a large, international telecoms group partner – its key rivals in its home market are France Telecom/Orange, and media group Vivendi’s SFR.

NFC tagging support in Google+ app.

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The Android app for Google’s new social network – Google+ - reportedly features NFC-based technology to automatically ‘tag’ content. According to, a video circulating by Singapore-based developer Ridzuan Ashim shows the feature working (see video above). 

 When scanned, the text stored in the tag automatically populates the 'Share your thoughts' screen in the Google+ Android app, which is typically used to post Facebook-style status updates to the social network. 

Other uses of the technology, says the report, could include Foursquare-style location check-ins (i.e., registering your arrival at a location), sharing contact info with others, ‘friending’ Google+ users and navigating to particular pages.

While NFC is predominantly used for contactless payments, the reports note that the increasing support for the technology in handsets could lead to a range of new use cases. 

“What's the benefit of such a thing, besides being a clever little trick? For now, that's all it is, but it indicates that NFC will likely grow to become an important part of the Google+ social network in the future,” says the website.

The Google+ Android app already offers a feature called 'Google Check-ins,' which is based on Google's existing location-based service, Latitude. Users who check in using this feature can post their location directly to their stream on Google+ (limiting its visibility to certain groups if desired). Google Check-ins would be Google's direct counterpart to Facebook's Places, and could easily be NFC-enabled in the future, the report says.

HP to pioneer launching Ultrabook-concept notebooks with Ultra-thin Core i7.

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Hewlett-Packard (HP) is likely to pioneer all branded notebook vendors to launch Intel's Ultrabook-concept notebooks, even ahead of the planned release of the UX21 Ultrabook by Asustek Computer slated for September, according to sources at Taiwan-based suppliers for parts and components.

HP is expected to launch two, or more, models of Ultrabooks initially, using Intel's Ultra-thin Core i7-2677M (1.8GHz) and i7-2637M (1.7GHz) dual-core CPUs, said the sources, noting that HP will outsource production to Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) initially.

Foxconn reportedly has begun shipping the Ultrabooks to HP. However, HP and Foxconn both declined to comment.

Asustek's UX21 Ultrabooks are expected to come in with displays in 11.6- and 13-inch sizes, said the sources. Asustek is outsourcing the production of the UX21 Ultrabooks to Pegatron Technology.

HP Accelerates Market Share Gains in Networking Worldwide and in Every Region.

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HP Accelerates Market Share Gains in Networking Worldwide and in Every Region.

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 11, 2011

HP today announced it has achieved market share gains across all networking segments in every region of the world in the first calendar quarter of 2011.

According to a recently issued report by analyst firm Dell’Oro Group,(1) HP Networking continues to grow faster than the market while increasing its revenue market share at the expense of the competition.

Specifically, the report reveals that HP gained 2.5 percentage points worldwide for layer 2/layer 3 Ethernet switching revenue market share in the first quarter of 2011. Cisco’s share fell 5.8 points in the same period.

HP also gained 2.5 percentage points in router and 2.2 points in wireless local area network (WLAN) revenue market share over the same period,(1) while Cisco’s share declined by 3.1 points in router and 0.4 points in WLAN.

With HP, clients are transitioning to simpler, more flexible and open networks that drive new levels of agility into their enterprise environments. The result is market growth illustrating customer confidence in HP Networking is continuing to accelerate on a global basis. 

To further spur HP’s growth in networking, the company has recently introduced the HP FlexNetwork architecture, the industry’s only unified architecture for the data center, campus and branch.

 A core component of the HP Converged Infrastructure, the HP FlexNetwork architecture unifies network silos by ensuring protocols are implemented consistently across all networked devices throughout an enterprise.

“Customers are telling us that there is a significant sense of urgency to eliminate their inflexible, complex and expensive networks,” said Mike Banic, vice president, Global Marketing, Networking, HP. “As our market share gains demonstrate, customers around the world are choosing HP to create networks that are more flexible and easier to manage – better preparing them to adapt to cloud and other dynamic computing models.”

Other HP highlights of the recent Dell’Oro Group report include:
  • Solidified No. 1 position in the smart managed switch category with 34 percent market share and a 13 percentage point lead over the second-place vendor.(2)
  • Strengthened No. 2 position in switching and router markets, both in revenue and unit share, with 12 percent revenue and 20.2 percent port share in switching, as well as 5.5 percent revenue and 10.3 percent unit share in routers.(1)
  • Gained switching revenue share year over year in all regions: 1 percentage point gain in North America; 2 points in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; 6 points in Asia Pacific and Japan; and 4 points in Latin America.(1)
  • Outpaced the market in switching revenue share growth in the Asia Pacific and Japan region during the period, growing from 14.6 percent to 20.1 percent, and in Latin America, which grew from 12.6 percent to 16.1 percent over the same period.(1)
  • Outperformed the market in switching, routing and WLAN categories during the two years since the first quarter 2009.(1)
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