Friday, November 30, 2012

Back from the Future: Piaggio rewinds the scooter Vespa 946

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

Back from the Future: Piaggio rewinds the  scooter Vespa 946.

Sixty-six years and 17 million vehicles after the Piaggio group decided to return to their origins to present an updated version of the first Vespa prototype presented in 1946. 

The recently concluded Motorcycle Hall of Milan was the venue chosen by the Italian manufacturer for the world debut of this model, which combines the classic style of the iconic retro 'scooter' cutting with futuristic details.

In terms of structure, the first 946 incorporates a body made ​​of steel and aluminum, which seeks to reduce the overall weight and thus optimize energy efficiency. 

Also available is the new rear shock, which is now horizontal and not vertical, as it was in previous models. Moreover, the preload is adjustable in four positions, to adapt the response of the suspension to the different situations and improve the ride comfort. 

Piaggio realizes that the 946 is known for its stability, which exceeds that of the great GTS, while its lightness and wide steering angle make it very agile, a quality he shares with the small LX. The seat is an important design element. With hinges placed on an aluminum support, leaves the air back. The upholstery is made from a fabric waterproof. 

In terms of security, has disc brakes assisted by an antilock system. It also incorporates the innovative ASR traction control, which prevents the front wheel slip slightly adherent surfaces.

Techno(eco)logical milestones
Vespa Quarantasei (forty-six, the name refers to the year in which the first Vespa was manufactured) opens a window to the future in technology as well.

The beating heart of the Vespa Quarantasei is an extremely modern engine which unveils the development lines of motoring in the new future, characterised by low fuel consumption and decreased gas and sound emissions.

The single cylinder 125 cc 4 stroke, 3 valve, air cooled engine with electronic injection represents Piaggio Group's state of the art technology in scooter engines.

The new engine has been designed, developed and manufactured entirely in Pontedera, Piaggio's largest plant, which is one of the most advanced engine development and production centres in the world. This engine is born from the challenge that the Piaggio Group has taken on: to provide an increasingly more evolved customer with a product that guarantees performance, reliability and safety while also leading the field in respect for the environment.

An extremely modern engine.

The innovative 3 valve timing which characterises the Vespa Quarantasei engine allows optimisation of the load motion in the cylinder both in terms of tumble and swirl as well as optimal positioning of the spark plug, increasing combustion performance and at the same time guaranteeing optimum cooling of the parts inside the head.

For all of the bodies in motion bearings have been used in order to keep internal friction to a minimum: the timing rockers have a roller, all to the advantage of reducing noise and increasing mechanical efficiency, the camshaft is on bearings as well as the entire final drive.

The cooling system was carefully analysed, even through thermal fluid-dynamic simulations, in order to further improve performance, thereby obtaining significant reduction in terms of absorbed power and acoustics.

The injection system is state of the art for functionality and rideability, with automatic idle control and closed-loop titre management with a lambda probe. The three dimensional maps of advance, titre and injection timing are managed by a new generation control unit. Together with the trivalent catalytic converter, compliance with the Euro3 standard is more than guaranteed, even in anticipation of future standards which will be increasingly restrictive in terms of containment of polluting emissions.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

RIM launched the BB Dev Alpha C for BB10 Qwerty devices.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

RIM launched the BB Dev Alpha C for BB10 Qwerty devices.

From the BlackBerry Blog:

We like to think that we broke the mold of a developer relations program when we started our BlackBerry® 10 Dev Alpha testing device program last May at BlackBerry 10 Jam in Orlando. We’ve given out over 7,500 BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha testing devices to developers around the world at BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tours, BlackBerry 10 Enterprise Jams, and here at BlackBerry Jam Asia too.

As you know, there are BlackBerry 10 smartphones coming in Q1 2013 – an all-touch model similar to the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha, and a BlackBerry 10 smartphone with our industry-defining BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard.

Today we announced the next phase of the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha program – the BlackBerry Dev Alpha C. It is a testing device for developers so that you can adjust, debug, and test your BlackBerry 10 applications to get ready for the launch of the BlackBerry 10 QWERTY device next year.

We’re only producing a limited number of these testing devices, and they will be reserved on a priority list for developers who have demonstrated that they are building apps for BlackBerry 10.

Distribution will be limited to developers who submit two or more applications; these developers will be given priority seeding for the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha C. These developers will be determined on the following point system:
  • 50 points for ported Android™ applications
  • 250 points for all other applications (Native, BlackBerry® WebWorks™, Adobe® AIR®)
  • 1500 points for Built For BlackBerry certified application
  • BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha A/B recipients start with 200 points
  • BlackBerry Elite Members start with 200 points
The BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha C offer will run from December 1, 2012 through February 5, 2013. The details on the program can be found here, and keep following @BlackBerryDev for more info.

Rumours: USA: T-Mobile to carry the iPhone 5.

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Rumours: USA: T-Mobile to carry the iPhone 5.

According to Merrill Lynch analyst Scott Craig, “speculation is heightening,” that the German-owned carrier will announce a deal with Apple as soon as next week.

 This notion comes just after T-Mobile USA’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Jim Alling commented on the iPhone just last week, according to Information Week.

“Make no mistake about it: We would love to carry the iPhone. However, we want the economies to be right for us.”

T-Mobile has made some impressive strides to allure users to its iPhone-less network. The company has allowed unlocked iPhones to operate on its network and has even supplies SIM cards to fit iPhone devices.


According to Merrill Lynch analyst Scott Craig, “speculation is heightening,” that the German-owned carrier will announce a deal with Apple as soon as next week. This notion comes just after T-Mobile USA’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Jim Alling commented on the iPhone just last week, according to Information Week.
“Make no mistake about it: We would love to carry the iPhone. However, we want the economies to be right for us.”

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According to Merrill Lynch analyst Scott Craig, “speculation is heightening,” that the German-owned carrier will announce a deal with Apple as soon as next week. This notion comes just after T-Mobile USA’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Jim Alling commented on the iPhone just last week, according to Information Week.
“Make no mistake about it: We would love to carry the iPhone. However, we want the economies to be right for us.”

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According to Merrill Lynch analyst Scott Craig, “speculation is heightening,” that the German-owned carrier will announce a deal with Apple as soon as next week. This notion comes just after T-Mobile USA’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Jim Alling commented on the iPhone just last week, according to Information Week.
“Make no mistake about it: We would love to carry the iPhone. However, we want the economies to be right for us.”

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Open webOS: November Edition.

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Open webOS

From the Open webOS project Blog:

Open webOS: November Edition.
Warning this month’s post is pretty technical!

Back in September we announced a roadmap on what we would be working on next. The focus this month is on three significant SysMgr projects that will be completed in rapid sequence over the next month, plus one routine update.

Pluggable Keyboard Project

We have pulled the existing virtual keyboard logic out of “luna-sysmgr” into a new component “keyboard-efigs”.  This component supports either a tablet or phone-style virtual keyboard based on the familiar keyboard design for the HP Touchpad, supporting English, French, Italian, German and Spanish entry (hence “-efigs”)

This keyboard can be used as the basis for implementing different designs and locale support.  “luna-sysmgr” will be able to query multiple available keyboard modules and will select the best fit, based on the pixel dimensions of the display, the DPI and the locale.

This code change affected the following components and can be tested with the identified branches:

    luna-sysmgr      “unstable” branch
    luna-webkit-api “unstable” branch
    keyboard-efigs  “master” branch

We expect to complete our internal QA process by the end of November, and then we will roll over the “unstable” branches for “luna-webkit-api” and “luna-sysmgr” into the “master” branch, and switch the keyboard selection process over to this new method.

Qt 4.8.3 update

We are performing final testing on updating our Qt4.8.2 support to the latest upstream version of 4.8.3 and expect to post that before the end of November.

WebAppManager Separation Project

The existing “luna-sysmgr” component has two separate processes combined into one codebase, LunaSysMgr and WebAppMgr.  When LunaSysMgr loads, it currently immediately forks a copy of itself as WebAppMgr, and the two processes do different but complementary tasks, where WebAppMgr is responsible for running JavaScript applications and LunaSysMgr runs the rest of the system.  There are weird historical reasons for this and it greatly complicates the maintenance and enhancement of SysMgr components.

We have already completed the first phase of breaking out the WebAppManager codebase into the new component “webappmanager” and are now pruning the resulting obsolete code from “luna-sysmgr”.  This will still leave these two components with a significant set of common code, which we will progressively extract into a new shared library component “luna-sysmgr-common”.

Once the “unstable” branch of “luna-sysmgr” is released from the Pluggable Keyboard project, we will immediately reuse that branch for these changes and ensure their visibility and of the ongoing development of the new “luna-sysmgr-common” component.

This code change will affect the following components and will become testable with the identified branches:        

    luna-sysmgr      “unstable” branch
    luna-sysmgr-common “master” branch
    webappmanager  “master” branch

We expect to complete our internal QA process in early December and then we will roll over the “unstable” branch for “luna-sysmgr” into the “master” branch, and have a substantially reduced codebase for “luna-sysmgr” focused on the traditional responsibilities of the LunaSysMgr process.

Qt5/WebKit2 Upgrade for SysMgr Components Project

Early in December we will begin the complex process of updating the following SysMgr components from Qt4.8/WebKit1 to be based on Qt5/WebKit2 and we expect to complete the process by the end of that month:   “luna-sysmgr”, “luna-sysmgr-common”, “keyboard-efigs”, “smartkey-hun” and “webappmanager”.

We expect the bulk of the effort will be related to supporting Qt5 in the build system, updating the QPAs to work with Qt5, and of modifying “luna-sysmgr” and “webappmanager” to convert deprecated Qt4.8 capabilities to their Qt5 equivalents.

Once the WebAppManager Separation Project has reached a stable point early in December, and the “unstable” branch of “luna-sysmgr” has again been rolled up into the “master” branch, you will begin seeing the Qt5 conversion work appearing in the “unstable” branches of these five components.

Interested in contributing?

Join us in the forumsmailinglist or IRC to discuss these topics and many more. Of course you can also join the engineering team and get paid to work on your favorite open source project. Head on over to ourjobs page and browse through the great opportunities available.
Enyo 2.1.1
We are also pleased to announce the latest Enyo release. Version 2.1.1. offers Tier-1 support for IE 10 and Kindle Fire HD. This follow’s last month release of 2.1, which supports Chrome on Android and iOS 6. You can read more about 2.1.1 over on the Enyo blog.
Out and about

We are packing in lots of events to end the year. Come join us at QT developer days in Santa Clara Dec 5-7th. Our very own Chief Architect Steve Winston will be giving a talk on Friday about the importance of QT for Open webOS. We will also have a booth displaying some of the ports that community members have been working on. Also on the schedule is mHeath in Washington, DC from Dec. 3-5 where we will be talking about cross-platform design in healthcare. Enyo guru Kevin Schaaf will be giving a talk on Encapsulating the Web at dotjs in Paris.

As always we look forward to meeting you either online or in person and your feedback is definitely welcome.

CES2013: The Urchin: BOOM`s ready for Anything Bluetooth speaker.

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BOOM URCHIN / The Urchin portable Bluetooth speaker by BOOM. (PRNewsFoto/BOOM)

CES2013: The Urchin: BOOM`s ready for Anything Bluetooth speaker.

The Urchin ships with a carbineer for hooking on a belt loop or backpack, a suction cup for sticking to a shower tile, and a screw mount attachment for the dash of a car, or it can be used with the optional bike mount or strap attachment. The Urchin's silicone skin is molded with a hole at the top so it can easily be attached to most anything with everything from a screw in the wall, to a rope tied around a tree. Also included is a powerful, built-in microphone that instantly turns the Urchin into a hands free speaker for any Bluetooth phone allowing it to be used in the car, at home, on a beach, mountaintop…wherever. BOOM's Urchin is truly R4A!

The Urchin is built to connect with pretty much any Bluetooth device, with support for Version 2.1 + EDR or higher, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Simple Secure Pairing (SSP), Advance Audio Coding (AAC), Hands-Free Profile (HFP) 1.5 or higher, and Headset Profile (HSP). With about 10 hours of battery life and a charge time of just two hours, it's also ready to rock on the road whenever the mood strikes. A 3.5mm input also makes it easy to connect a phone for devices that do not have Bluetooth. (The mini jack input and USB charging port are water resistant when not in use.)

"The Urchin plays loud and clear, and is fully customizable with up to 10 colorways and a range of different attachment accessories for wherever you want to take it," says BOOM's founder, Ryan Minarik. "It's not locked down to your desk like many traditional products, and it's not limited to the accessories we put in the box. It really fits the BOOM lifestyle. It's ready to go on all adventures from a bike ride, to a hike, or anywhere you want to take it."

The BOOM Urchin will make its debut at the International CES in Las Vegas, January 8 – 11, and on the BOOM Movement website on January 8, 2013 for $149.99. For more info, check out

To get a taste of the "Born on Original Motives" movement, as well as the Movement's newest product offerings, visit the team at or check out their website at .

For more information, high-resolution images, executive interviews, and product loans, contact Adam Sohmer; Sohmer Associates, LLC (PR representative for BOOM); 347-497-4965; For more information on DEI Holdings, visit


CES2013: olloclip® Introduces the 3-in-1 Photo Lens Solution for the iPhone 5.

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OLLOCLIP LOGO / olloclip logo. (PRNewsFoto/olloclip)

CES2013: olloclip® Introduces the 3-in-1 Photo Lens Solution for the iPhone 5
Gives iPhone 5 Users Three Lenses for Fisheye, Wide-Angle and Macro Shots in One Small, Convenient Package

olloclip® introduces the award-winning 3-in-1 photo lens solution for the Apple iPhone 5. The patented quick-connect iPhone 5 lens is now available in black, red and white colors at and retails for $69.99 USD.

The olloclip for iPhone 5 contains three lenses for fisheye, wide-angle and macro shots in one small, convenient package. This International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree is half the size and weight of the average car key and easily fits in a pocket and in the palm of the hand making it the perfect camera accessory.
  • The fisheye lens captures approximately a 180 degree field-of-view
  • The wide-angle lens nearly doubles the iPhone's normal field of view.
  • The macro lens applies roughly a 10X magnification on macro and is cleverly concealed within the olloclip by unscrewing the wide-angle lens.
The olloclip uniquely features the Panorama 360 Plus™ creating more than a 360 degree image using the olloclip fisheye lens with the Apple iOS 6 Panorama camera feature. The Panorama feature used with the wide-angle lens also provides a wider and taller field of view that enhances the panoramic experience. The olloclip also works with video and photo apps in both video and still modes.

"We're proud to offer a first-class iPhone 5 lens solution to the millions of iPhone users that helps put creativity in their pocket," said Patrick O'Neill, founder and president of olloclip. "The olloclip is a groundbreaking product that allows three additional creative options to be easily carried at all times and inspires people to make great art."

The olloclip is simple, elegant and unobtrusive. It connects to the iPhone within seconds allowing the user to instantly and easily capture photographic images and use various photographic effects. The iPhone's camera auto focuses normally through the olloclip and selecting a lens is as simple as flipping it over.

Made in the USA from components including, aircraft grade aluminum, and precision ground coated glass optics, the olloclip is custom engineered to be slightly smaller than the iPhone 4/4S lens to complement the larger screen size and optic location on the iPhone 5.

The olloclip comes in three color combinations: black clip with black lens, black clip with red lens and white clip with black lens. Each ships with a microfiber carrying case/lens cleaner. Priced at $69.99, the olloclip can be purchased now at and through major retailers by the holidays.

The olloclip featured at CES 2013
olloclip was named a CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering honoree and will showcase its winning products in booth #5631 LVCC, North Hall and in The Venetian at the 2013 International CES, from January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. olloclip will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 6 in the South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay.

About the olloclip: The olloclip® brand is synonymous with creativity in your pocket. olloclip products give amateur and professional photographers alike the ability to use the iPhone to capture what was previously impossible, easily, spontaneously, artistically and quickly. For more information about olloclip, visit

olloclip® is a registered trademark. © 2012 olloclip. U.S. Patent No. 8,279,544. U.S. and foreign patents pending.

SOURCE olloclip

USA: Sprint wants a connected car, as well.

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Sprint Velocity
USA: Sprint wants a connected car, as well.

In Nov 16,2009 Alcatel Lucent announced the LTE connected car project also known as the ng connected car program.

According to Alcatel Lucent these are the services the LTE Connected Car can bring on the road:
  • Video on demand
  • Gaming
  • Home control
  • Enhanced communications services
  • eCommerce
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Advanced Navigation
  • Enhanced safety, convenience and security
  • Road and vehicle monitoring
Some of the associate members are listed on their site. A video was made at that time here below:

Well, that is in Europe.

Now in the USA, Sprint  today formally unveiled Sprint Velocity, a comprehensive global end-to-end solution designed specifically for automakers as part of the Technology Showcase at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. Sprint introduced its Sprint Velocity service to a packed audience of automotive media and auto industry executives during the show’s Press Days.

Sprint Velocity is a pioneering capability that encompasses the development, integration and marketing of in-vehicle communications systems. Automakers can use Sprint Velocity as a complete turnkey solution or on a modular basis to suit their customized needs.

During the press conference, Sprint executives showcased how Sprint Velocity helps auto manufacturers more easily integrate the complex components and vendor relationships needed to provide the best in connected services in autos and passenger trucks – whether it’s music, news, weather, sports and other infotainment features, security, navigation, remote connections for mobile devices, emergency services and engine diagnostics. View Sprint Velocity video below:

“Sprint Velocity enables auto manufacturers to customize the variety of connected features inside the vehicle, through the simplicity of a single point of mobile integration and enablement,” said Wayne Ward, vice president-Emerging Solutions, Sprint. “Automakers simply collaborate with Sprint on the specific features they desire for their vehicles and Sprint will handle the rest. We believe Sprint Velocity is the most technologically advanced and most comprehensive connected services platform for auto manufacturers, wherever they’re located around the globe.”

According to Machina Research, 90 percent of new passenger cars are expected to have some of form of connectivity platform by 2020. Machina forecasts the connected cars market will reach $600 billion by 2020, the largest category in a $4.5 trillion market for connected devices and services.*

With Sprint Velocity, automakers have the potential to generate new sources of revenue while economizing on cost, because Sprint can handle the entire mobile integration of the in-car experience. Sprint Velocity also helps build better customer loyalty between the automaker and the consumer by developing deeper, ongoing relationships with their customers directly.

“Sprint has combined its expertise in wireless technology, devices and consumer marketing into a new core competency that automakers can tap into,” said Ward. “Sprint is a trailblazer in the expanded category of mobile integrator, enabling automakers with an open, modular and agnostic network platform instead of just network connections. With Sprint Velocity, we’ve taken a critical step forward in creating value by combining technical integration with an intense level of expertise in wireless customer experience, customer relationship management and wireless applications.”

Sprint Velocity offers vehicle manufacturers an integrated set of capabilities, which can also be offered in a modular manner, encompassing telematics, ecosystem development, consumer relationship marketing and advanced global network connectivity. Key features of the Sprint Velocity solution include:

Adaptation of consumer communications to the unique vehicle environment: With extensive experience providing machine-to-machine (M2M) connected transportation services, Sprint brings specialized knowledge of how drivers and passengers interact with wireless-based applications. This expertise includes prioritizing the needs of drivers to stay focused through such features as hands-free calling and texting. Sprint Velocity also helps automakers integrate a multiplicity of connected services, including navigation, infotainment, wireless 9-1-1 calling, roadside assistance, security features and engine diagnostics. 
Management of complex vendor relationships: Sprint brings its M2M ecosystem experience into play for automakers by leading the process of selecting, coordinating and integrating the wide range of ecosystem collaborators required to implement and support in-vehicle services.

Sprint Connected Vehicle Platform: As the technological foundation of Sprint Velocity, the Sprint Connected Vehicle Platform brings automakers the advantages of Sprint’s open approach to M2M and telematics. The platform provides a network-agnostic, best-in-class telematics capability that ensures agile, adaptable and scalable systems development. It can be deployed globally using multiple network providers worldwide, including Sprint’s dependable and continually improving U.S. network. The Sprint Connected Vehicle Platform also accommodates embedded head units or mobile phones brought into the vehicle, depending on the automaker’s preferred design.

Open global connectivity and support: Sprint Velocity is a global solution, supported by Sprint’s worldwide relationships with a broad selection of best-coverage, best-cost global network providers and the company’s own team of experienced technical experts in more than 30 countries.

Customer Relationship Marketing (CRM) and intelligent data expertise: In-vehicle connected services open the opportunity for a new level of continuous relationships between automakers and their customers. Sprint brings auto manufacturers the benefit of its own extensive relationship experience with smartphone and tablet users. Sprint Velocity makes that experience available by helping automakers use intelligent data to better understand and adapt to customer preferences for communications, develop and market products, support lifecycle management and manage a consumer subscription model.

Personalization of the user experience: Sprint’s technology, applications and customer relationship capabilities combine into an end-to-end, customized approach that allows automakers to create a distinct in-vehicle communications experience for each brand, each model or even each driver. As a result, Sprint Velocity helps automakers further humanize the driving and riding experience by making it easier for vehicle operators to stay focused and by providing passengers with infotainment options that are seamless with their experience at home, at work or while taking a walk.

“True to its name, Sprint Velocity is all about speed and direction,” said Mike Bray, vice president and general manager-Connected Vehicle Program, Sprint. “This solution allows an auto manufacturer to efficiently accelerate mobile integration and manage costs while better understanding how customers relate to its brands and models and directing the in-vehicle experience to meet those preferences. As a result, auto companies can better configure connected services to match the individual personality of each brand, each vehicle or even each driver.”

As the inaugural customer for Sprint Velocity, Chrysler Group has joined in a strategic partnership with Sprint designed to seamlessly integrate wireless technology into Chrysler Group’s Uconnect Access in-vehicle communication system. Uconnect Access is initially available in the redesigned 2013 Ram 1500 and all-new SRT Viper supercar. View this video to learn more about the relationship between Sprint and Chrysler.

“Key factors in our decision to choose Sprint,” said Marios Zenios, head of Uconnect Systems and Services, Chrysler Group LLC, “included Sprint’s best-in-class end-to-end telematics platform, secure and reliable network, unparalleled relationships within the telematics and broad M2M ecosystem, and nimble consumer market experience, including a deep understanding of how customers experience and interact with wireless-based applications, both in and out of the vehicle.”

Sprint Network Leadership
The Network Vision initiative is designed to enhance customers’ network experience with faster data speeds, improved voice quality and easier connectivity. Sprint expects the Network Vision improvements to be mostly complete by the end of 2013.

About the Sprint Emerging Solutions Group
Sprint’s M2M leadership has earned prestigious third-party validation, including the top-ranked “North American M2M Provider” and “No. 2 Overall Ranked Carrier,” among 12 global service providers, by Analysys Mason and a 2011 Frost & Sullivan “Customer Value Enhancement Award in North America for Machine to Machine Communications.” To learn more about Sprint’s M2M offerings, visit

About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served nearly 56 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2012 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at or and

*Source: GSM Association and Machina Research: The Connected Life: A USD4.5 trillion global impact in 2020; February 2012
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Official: Microsoft`s Surface tablet with Windows 8 Pro priced. Availability Jan 2013.

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Official: Microsoft`s Surface tablet with Windows 8 Pro priced. Availability Jan 2013.

In January, Surface with Windows 8 Pro will be available in two versions and pricing will start at $899:

· 64GB standalone version at $899
· 128GB standalone version at $999

Both versions will both include a Surface pen with Palm Block technology and include the ability to use a Touch Cover or Type Cover (sold separately).

Surface with Windows 8 Pro uses the same familiar elegant design principles as Surface with Windows RT including the Dark Titanium VaporMg casing, dual 2x2 MIMO antennas designed specifically for Surface and of course the kickstand.

Surface with Windows 8 Pro will come with Intel’s next generation Core i5 processor. This chip will give Surface with Windows 8 Pro a graphics boost for its 10.6” 16:9 ClearType display that runs at a 1920x1080 full HD resolution.

 Surface with Windows 8 Pro also includes a full-size USB 3.0 port. Its Mini DisplayPort can drive an external display up to 2560X1440 resolution. 

 Surface with Windows 8 Pro will support Pen input. This is an amazing feature for all you note-takers or document editors out there, especially since it has expanded capacitive and digitizing technology we’re calling Palm Block that will prevent your handwriting from getting interrupted if you accidently place your palm on the screen as you write. This feature is pretty cool, and allows for a great inking experience alongside a great touch experience when needed.

Surface with Windows 8 Pro will run your current Windows 7 desktop applications – it’s a full PC AND a tablet.

And all this in a PC that will weigh less than two pounds and be less than 14 millimeters thick.

The Surface Pro will have a 42 W-h battery,  to "have approximately half the battery life of Surface with Windows RT." (just over four-and-a-half hours.)

Nokia takes on the iPhone on a Lumia 820 promo video.

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Nokia takes on the iPhone on a Lumia 820 promo video.

Nokia is showing a lab test with some accidents of the Lumia 820 but before the device which is not passing all these tests is clearly an iPhone look like.

Nokia message is that Lumia 820 can survive all those home accidents and others don`t.

This is what Nokia says on Youtube using Google translate from German:

Have to pack their smartphone in your cotton and protect against all odds, so that the touch screen is not going to break?

Well, we have something for you ... looks at what the Nokia Lumia 820 in the "laboratory test" endure so everything!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Why the Nokia Lumia 920 has a better camera picture resolution than the iPhone5. Watch the Video.

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Why the Nokia Lumia 920 has a better camera picture resolution than the iPhone5. Watch the Video.

Microsoft says:

Watch what happens when Sarah and Yasir are given the Meet Your Match challenge by Ben the PC Guy. 

What happens when the iPhone 5 is put up against the Nokia Lumia 920 for a low-light photo shootout? See which phone Sarah decides is the better match for her. 

Windows Phone has an easy-to-use, dedicated camera button that lets you take pictures on the spot, even when your phone is locked. Plus, no phone posts pictures faster to Facebook, so you can share in seconds without having to jump from your camera to an app.

And because every Windows Phone comes with SkyDrive built in, you don't have to worry about losing photos if you lose your phone. Your pictures and videos are stored automatically in the cloud—no syncing, no cables, no worries.

Intel Inside Tablets. Video Promo.

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Intel Inside Tablets. Video Promo.

Ever wondered about the power of Intel® inside tablets? Take a peek! Join Atom® and Core ® tablets on a fun journey as they show off their power and thin form factor. These devices just keep going! says Intel.

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II available tomorrow Nov 29.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 24G LTE Expansion Means Improved Mobile Experience for Customers

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II available tomorrow Nov 29.

Just in time for the holidays, the Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available for purchase online and in stores starting tomorrow, Nov. 29. Customers who pre-ordered the Galaxy Note II will receive an e-mail alert when their device has been shipped. Customers have the option of two color models, Marble White or Titanium Grey and can pick up the Samsung Galaxy Note II for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
Beginning today, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is available for pre-order. The Galaxy Note II combines the features of a smartphone and tablet, giving users the best of both worlds with its large yet pocketable 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen.
The built-in S-Pen does more than just draw pictures. A student looking to take notes in class can use the handwriting-to-text feature to jot down their notes and attach an audio recording of the lecture. With AirView, the S-Pen can hover over an e-mail or gallery to preview content without opening it. Easy Clip lets users draw an outline and crop what’s on the screen with the S-Pen and share that cropped image with others.
The Note II allows users to run two apps simultaneously by dividing the screen in the Multi Window view. Users can stream YouTube videos while texting a friend, taking notes or writing down an address while on a phone call. Pulling out the S-Pen during a phone call will bring up the Popup Note feature to quickly write and save notes instead of looking for a pen and paper.
Productivity tools like the Polaris Office app make it possible for professionals to create and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. Keeping those documents secure is important, and that’s where enterprise mobility solutions come in. As a SAFE (Samsung For Enterprise) device, users receive security features like on device encryption, advanced Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync functionality and support for industry-leading Mobile Device Management (MDM) and VPN solutions to protect the data and communications handled by the device.
Additional features:
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Samsung Exynos 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM
  • 8-megapixel camera and 1.9-megapixel front facing-camera
  • AllShare Play – stream multimedia content from the Note II to a compatible Samsung Smart TV® or home audio system when connected to the same Wi-Fi network
  • S Beam – share pictures, videos, documents and more by simply touching two Note II devices' backs together
The Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available online and in stores in Marble White or Titanium Grey in the coming weeks for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. 

China: Microsoft`s new smartphone will be launched in 2013.

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China: Microsoft`s new smartphone will be launched in 2013.

According to Chinatechnews Suning  stores a China company who started to work with Microsoft in 2007 and was its channel in the debut of Windows 7, recieved the visit of Jean-Philippe Courtois, Microsoft's global executive vice president and Microsoft worldwide president, in Suning`s new headquarters in Nanjing and implemented comprehensive talks with Zhang Jindong, chairman of the Chinese consumer electronic retail chain.

The two companies reached an agreement on their comprehensive cooperation over the next few years, and they expressed cooperation intent in various sectors, including e-commerce, product sales, and marketing. 

Based on the agreement, Microsoft's new smartphone, which will be launched in 2013 (before rumors said mid 2013), will be first sold via the retail channels of Suning.

Microsoft said that it will consider Suning as its prior sales channels for these two new products.

In other rumors Foxconn has already secured a manufacturing deal with Microsoft for the Surface phone,

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