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Jan 30

N900 Firefox

Now it is official as Firefox was announced for Maemo plaftorm. Firefox is the only mobile web browser that supports add-ons (life is just not complete without AdBlock plus ;) ). The list of features also includes:

  • Awesome bar – Go to your favorite sites in just a couple of keystrokes with intelligent and personalized searching
  • Weave Sync – Sync your Firefox tabs, history, bookmarks and passwords between your desktop and mobile device for a seamless browsing experience
  • Add-ons – Customize your Firefox by adding small pieces of functionality, like games and news readers, that help make the mobile Web browser your own (40 Add-ons already available)
  • Location-Aware Browsing – Get maps and information relevant to your location
  • Tabbed browsing – View open tabs as thumbnails to easily identify and select the Web page you’d like to go to next
  • Safe Browsing – Get an Instant Web Site ID and easily access and edit security settings
  • Available in more than 30 languages and counting

Firefox will be announced for Android soon…

We are eager to see how Maemo will do in the future, as it has great potential.

Source: Mozilla Via Unwired

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Jan 27

Apple iPad

Apple has just announced a new product that bridges the gap between iPhone and MacBook. We expected a lot from Apple's tablet, but instead got a pretty simple device. Check out the specs of the new device on the market – iPad. Key points are:

  • 9.7" display with 1024×768 resolution
  • Dimensions: 243x190x13 mm, 680-730 grams
  • WiFi + 3G
  • 16/32/64 GB Flash memory
  • Not a real computer – multitasking filed under "?"
  • Runs all iPhone apps either in native or double resolution

To sum it up – we are not impressed.

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Jan 26

It is rare to se a FM radio nowadays. The new Motz Mini FM Radio is just spectacular. It is extremely tiny, and it is one gadget you could easily lose. The radio itself is placed into a wooden box with an attached anntena. Besides being the cool FM radio that it is, you can connect it to you portable music player and it becomes a (lousy but tiny) speaker :) Currently available in Korea it may become a worldwide sensation ;)

Motz Mini FM Radio

Check out the gallery and notice the size!

Sources: Gizmodo/Earlyshop

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Jan 24

The upcoming ASUS DR-950 e-book reader promises hours of fun. With 9" screen and 1024×768 resolution, this good-looking device made us rethink on e-readers vs regular books. It supports PDF, HTML among other formats and is packed with WiFi and HSDPA support. Check out how it fits in hands and size demo relevant to iPhone.

ASUS DR-950

Via: SlashGear

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Jan 21

After Acer Liquid, we present you the review of Acer F1. If you are looking for a less-expensive alternative for HTC HD2, then read more about it.

Acer F1 Photo 1

As usual, here are specifications:

  • Screen: 3.8” TFT-LCD resistive touchscreen, WVGA resolution (480×800), 262K colors support
  • Processor: Qualcomm QSD (Snapdragon) 8250 1 GHz
  • Memory: 512MB ROM, 256MB RAM, expandable via microSD cards (up to 32GB)
  • Camera: 5MP, Auto Focus, LED flash
  • GSM: Quad-band GSM support, triband 3G with HSDPA and HSUPA
  • OS: Windows Mobile 6.5
  • Battery: 1350mAh Li-Ion, up to 5 hours of talk time, up to 400 hours of standby
  • Other: GPS receiver, accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor, FM radio with RDS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth + Enhanced Data Rate, miniUSB, 3.5mm stereo audio jack
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Jan 20

It is another happy day for Maemo 5 users. Nokia has released the first major update for the Nokia N900. Some of the most important fixes include Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 support and solved problems with bluetooth handsfree. Complete changelog can be found here. More info here.

Nokia N900

For those willing to go flashing instead of update over the air: Global, USA and MENA images are available.

Check out the instructions on how to flash your device. More info on Maemo and N900 to follow…

Source: maemo.org

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Jan 19

The reason ai.rs blog does not do classic unboxing videos lies in the fact that the phones we get are in the test/sample phases, and we get them for couple of hours. Nexus One unboxing you're about to see will knock you out :)

Nexus One

Via Engadget

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Jan 18

ai.rs blog Exclusive

We bring you the exclusive preview of the new Nav N Go software for Android phones. iGO GPS navigation software for Windows Mobile and iPhone was among our favorites. Now IGO Amigo is available for Android platform as well. It works offline, so no high price data transfers while roaming !

As you can see, the user interface is simple and intuitive, and the program uses g-sensor to rotate the screen contents when needed. The real power is in the extensive POI database, so we may finally advice anyone who hesitated – Android platform just got richer for another great application. At this moment, iGO Amigo supports 320×480 resolution (HVGA). Check out the gallery of screenshots.

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Jan 16

Lenovo joins Android frenzy with announced Snapdragon powered device named Lephone. The interesting part is that besides being the cool, slick smartphone, one of the options include attachable qwerty keyboard with cover. Besides the usual options (Bluetooth, WiFi) it looks like it lacks a good camera (3MP only). It will be available in China, and we expect more details at MWC, Barcelona.

Lenovo Lephone

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More images can be found at Engadget

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Jan 13

We have tested another smartphone. This time, it's all about style and speed. For a full review, go here. Have you tried it / do you own it? What do you think about it?

Acer Liquid Photo 9

Acer Liquid Photo 10

Specifications sheet:

  • Screen: 3.5” TFT-LCD capacitive touchscreen, WVGA resolution (480×800), 65K colors support
  • Processor: Qualcomm QSD (Snapdragon) 8250 768 MHz
  • Memory: 512MB ROM, 256MB RAM, expandable via microSD cards (up to 32GB)
  • Camera: 5MP, Auto Focus
  • GSM: Quad-band GSM support, triband 3G with HSDPA
  • OS: Android 1.6 (Donut)
  • Battery: 1350mAh Li-Ion, up to 5 hours of talk time, up to 400 hours of standby
  • Other: GPS receiver, digital compass, accelerometer, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth + Enhanced Data Rate + A2DP, miniUSB, 3.5mm stereo audio jack
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