Pretty simple approach: instead of boring HTML, Nokia decided to go with relatively interactive animation for the N97, making press-friendly information available through a virtual version of the phone. nokia.com/press/n97 is a bit heavy on the Flash, but the whole she-bang sort of implies the manufacturer’s commitment to make this phone fly.
Would you get a Nokia N97? Personally, I was never into Nokia’s kitchen sink phones. Aside from the high cost of (usually unsubsidized) ownership, N9Xs were never known for their responsiveness. On top of that, you’ve also got usefully multi-functional models like the E63. That’s available at a much … [Read More]
Thanks to providers offering more 3G-based services to its customers, sales of wireless modems breached the 20 million mark in 2008, according to analyst firm In-Stat:
The market is experience two major trends, said In-Stat. Modem form factors are increasingly moving away from PC Cards toward USB modems, and embedded modems are becoming more popular. The firm predicts embedded modem shipments will exceed external modem shipments by 2011, following a peak year in 2010 when external modems will generate $2.6 billion in revenues.
This trend seems to be a rewarding one for those who invested in 3G services and infrastructure, as … [Read More]
Crave is right on the money: if your laptop already has two screens and jaw-dropping specs, what’s the point of being really really corny?
So you come out with a new ad, in response to your competitor’s attempts to change perceptions over a much-maligned product. Do you concentrate on your strengths, re-highlight your competitor’s weaknesses, or simply go with a cleverly-worded lie?
Reportedly, Apple decided to go for the latter. In a recent ad, they implied that Microsoft spent more money on marketing their products, rather than improving them. According to WinGeek: “…since Apple brought it up, they spend only .7 cents less per sales $1 on Advertising than Microsoft and spend a fraction of what Microsoft spends on improving its products.” For every dollar … [Read More]
It’s almost three years to the day when Everyone Sick of BlackBerry Patent Battle was published. Yet it still provides a great summary of one the more high-profile legal and technological cases in recent history:
Three years ago , a jury decided against the maker of the wireless e-mail device, Research In Motion Ltd., but Spencer held off on an injunction that threatened to shut down BlackBerry service in this country. Now the suit — along with its 40-page docket — is back in his courtroom after a round of appeals.
This time, the judge is clearly running low on patience.
Turns out … [Read More]
Here’s the danger when you’re giving out gadgets like candy to reviewers. CrunchGear’s telling everyone to watch out for a certain Paul Deery, who’s apparently asked one company to fork over some PC parts for him to “review”—and pretending that he’s representing CrunchGear.
The online publication tries to elicit some sweet revenge by publicizing his email address here.
Fellow b5′er Jayvee makes a good point over at Cellphone 9:
After the conference, I approached him and asked him why the comparison has to be made to the iPhone all the time. I interjected that mentioning a competitor’s product during your own press conference made it sound more like a fit of desperation on your end. The truth is, the iPhone and his product are two different things.
It’s so easy to agree with this! While Jayvee makes a case for the apparent non-idiocy of tech and lifestyle journalists—who know that there are other products out there, it’s also fitting to … [Read More]
Lots of our gadgets do multimedia, and lots of multimedia is pirated. So consider this:
Studio execs argue that piracy will kill the movie business. So how do they justify the raging success of The Dark Knight [and I am Legend]?
“It looks like another indicator that although piracy does hurt business, on a title-by-title level, it’s a more complicated effect,” says Eric Garland, CEO of BigChampagne, “Many top-selling titles are among the most-pirated, but they don’t necessarily underperform in the marketplace just because they’re the most pirated.”
Check out the whole article here.
What do you get a woman who has everything ? (Think Ivana Trump or Paris Hilton). The diamond encrusted Motorola Motopure H12 Bluetooth headset of course.
I’ve heard that a lot of men have beaten down Alexander Amosu’s door to get one of this luxurious Motorola’s diamond encrusted MOTOPURE H12 Bluetooth headsets.
This limited edition headset, is made from 18k gold and has over 180 brilliant cut diamonds, totaling to a decent 3.47 carats. Now that’s more carats than my wife’s diamond ring. You get an option to choose between white and yellow 18k gold and there is even the option to … [Read More]
Skype Ltd. cited a major restart of user computers within a very short timeframe as the reason for their disruption. The giant VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) service suffered from a 2-day massive outage since Thursday, in which Skype first thought the problem to have originated from “software issues”.
Finally the truth is out: the service was marred by a “flood of login attempts” after users downloaded a routine set of patches through Windows Update and rebooted their PCs. Coupled with no P2P network resources and a “previously unseen bug within the network resource allocation algorithm which prevented the self-healing … [Read More]