Research in Motion held a huge press conference today in which they announced a) the company’s new name is just ‘Blackberry’, not Research in Motion, b) a pair of two new great looking smartphones and c) a huge update to the Blackberry touchscreen OS, which also looks really nice. But is it enough? Blackberry is betting the farm on this, and they really don’t have much of a choice.
Not sure how many people here use Android phones and use them to download stuff off the internet. But, I remember when I saw they put Norton out for phones, and thought it was funny at the time until I realized about all the potential mayhem that could be caused by that mini computer in your pocket. And now there’s a trojan for Android that can use your phone to launch DDoS attacks without your knowing, all the while possibly racking up a hell of a bill.
In decades of its existence, Linux desktop usage has never really made it into the mainstream. And now that the desktop OS is slowly becoming a niche product, Ubuntu will be the first major Linux flavor moving to the mobile sphere with an Ubuntu mobile operating system and mobile phone. And god, I hope this works, because the Ubuntu mobile OS looks absolutely gorgeous (starting at @ 7:00 in the video below).
Recently, Hyundai has been testing a system that would allow you to use an NFC-enabled smartphone to unlock your car door, start the car before you get there and other nifty functions. Right now, this is just in a testing phase, so it might be a few years before anything like this is on the showroom floor.
HTC and Verizon have teamed up to launch the HTC Droid DNA, a really thin phone with a five inch 1080p display that’s been impressing the hell out of reviewers.
There are already a few computer peripherals that try and mimic the sensation of sex through the internet, but LovePalz is the first one for smartphones. Just plug it into your phone, choose whether you’re the pitcher or the catcher, fire up video chat and get your sexytime on.
First, we heard about NYC yellow cabs getting a facelift and now New York is planning on replacing its outdated, old fashioned pay phones with high tech smartphones that will be supported on ad revenue.