Asus Eee Pad Slider – Android tablet with a slide out QWERTY keyboard

CES was rife with devices seeking to reinvent the already ‘standard’ tablet form factor, either choosing to include a QWERTY keyboard as an accessory device, or something a little more snazzy.  Case in point, the Asus Eee Pad (side note here – when will Asus drop that ridiculous “Eee” moniker?), a full-fledged Google Android tablet featuring a hidden, sliding QWERTY keyboard.  While this form factor was represented well during the conference, Asus opted to go against the grain and ship the tablet with Android Honeycomb, NOT Windows 7 as expected.  Hit the jump for a brief run down on the Eee Pad. Read more of this post


NOX Audio’s Admiral Touch wireless headphones run Android

No, you do not need new glasses, you read the title correctly.  It seems as though audio device manufacturer NOX Audio has deemed is necessary to build a pair of headphones that sport a 2.4 color touch-screen and run Google’s Android OS.  The headphones are said to support gesture based input and is to  include WiFI for wireless communication, allowing usage of VoIP technologies.  No word regarding the battery life of this little bad boy, but one has to assume it’ll include something rather sub par when size and weight are taken into consideration.  So, if you’ve ever felt the need to run Android on a device plugged into…an Android device, this is the unit for you!  Stay tuned for more information on this pointless (AWESOME) device.

[Rumor] Samsung to announce Galaxy S 2 devices at MWC?

Despite the “rumor” classification, it’s a pretty safe bet to assume that Samsung will in fact be releasing the next iteration of it’s exceedingly popular Galaxy S line of smart phones at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The upgrade, according to the KoreaHerald, is expected to include the new SuperAMOLED Plus display, Google Android 2.3, and a dual-core SoC to top it all off . No word on whether this will be a dual-core version of Samsung’s sexy Hummingbird platform, or something altogether new. Hit the jump for some quotes directly from Shin Jong-kyun, alpha dog in the Samsung mobile division.

Read more of this post

Motorola Gets All Enigmatic-like

The next step in Motorola’s marketing campaign is an incredibly vague counter on the main mobile landing page of their official site.  In bold letters, Motorola beckons; “Ready to skip a generation?”  Just below their siren song a counter can be found, currently just under 15 days left to tick away.  Honeycomb promises to be a major milestone release (tablet-wise, anyways) for Google’s Android OS.

Here’s to hoping that countdown isn’t counting down to something more sinister (or boring).

Watch out iPad, PalmPad Is Drawing a Bead

While it pains me to quote, credit, or otherwise refer to FoxNews, it appears as though they’ve got their hands on some rather tasty exclusive information.  It looks as though Palm (HP) is joining the rest of the mobile community and jumping head-long into the tablet throng with not one, but four PalmPad tablet devices.  According to Fox (shudder), Palm plans to unveil three of the four devices at CES 2011, the fourth of which is to be directed at University students will be announced at a later time.  Minor hardware differences will separate the four devices in the PalmPad line, hit the link to see what we know so far.

Read more of this post

Samsung Galaxy Beam, An Android Powered Smartphone….with a Picoprojector :D

Samsung Galaxy BeamZOOOOOOOOMGWTFBBQKITTENS! So, Samsung is preparing to release a new Galaxy phone in Singapore on July 17th on StarHub (no price or date yet for the U.S) boasting Android 2.1 (with a 2.2 update en route, and eventually 3.0). But there is something different about this particular model, branded the Galaxy Beam (GT i8520). Notice something different about the top of the phone? No, it’s not a camera. It’s a Pico projector :D. Yes a Pico Projector in a Galaxy line Android smartphone, capable of projecting a 5-50″ image (probably requiring a relatively dark environment). Read more of this post

[RUMOR] Motorola set to release 2 GHz Handheld in 2010?

You read right, and this rumor has some validity. ConceivablyTech has recently published an article regarding the recent confirmation of Motorola’s desire to continue releasing Android devices by Motorola CEO, Sanjay Jha and topped off with some tasty details from another (unnamed) Motorola executive.  The result?  A startling revelation (but not really) of Motorola’s new goal; beat out the new Apple iPhone 4.  And how do they propose to regain their once monolithic status in the mobile world?  Hit the link for more information. Read more of this post

Hey Steve Jobs, the Nokia N8 Edits Video As Well

Of all the announcements made during Apple’s WWDC, I felt the most exciting was the ability to edit videos easily using iMovie.  The inclusion of iMovie in iOS 4 will most certainly usher in a new era of developers creating and further expanding upon the technology on different devices and in different environments.  Nokia, front-runners in innovative hardware and software in mobile devices for a number of years (at a time when everyone had 1-3 MP cameras, Nokia was shoe-horning 8 MP cameras into their phones), has just released a series of three videos (Two of which have been released) detailing the capabilities of their upcoming N8 smart phone and new video editing suite.  Clickity-click that link to see the videos! Read more of this post

The Android Powered Bonux Television Set-Top Box

So, you can’t stifle that inner nerd’s howling clamor for Google TV.  Hulu just doesn’t cut it anymore, for you’ve seen the Holy Land, the Grail of Grails.  Well, fret you not little one, Bonux has come along just in time to stave off the techno-hunger pains – for the sake of argument, we’ll call it Google TV Lite. Click it for more, ya dig? Read more of this post

Bitchin’ Bond Watch-phone spotted at CTIA, finally!

And there you are, decked out in a custom tailored Armani suit, beautiful women at your flanks poised to strike, and a martini in your hand.  Feeling the part, you strut your stuff over to the pianist, Beethoven weighing on your mind.  Just as you breath the first words of your request, the latest Lady Gaga song leaps from your pocket just as the music fades, timing couldn’t be more perfect.

What do you do?  Cover is blown, your martini finds it’s final resting place on your stomach rather than in, and the beautiful wingmen scatter into the wind.

Shit. Read more of this post