Tuesday's News Bits - May 2009 edition, part 42
SDG Systems has announced that its rugged Android phone, the Trimble Nomad, is now available. The handset is equipped with a developer´s build of Android 1.5, which allows developers to test applications for bugs and issues.
Facebook 1.6 for BlackBerry is in the works, bringing forth minor changes, such as feed support, profile, wall viewing and improved photo viewing plus additional languages support.
The Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan will be using the iPhone’s GPS to keep tabs on its students. Giving away iPhones through SoftBank will actually allow the university administrators to find out if the students really show up for classes or not. In addition, the students will also receive their low-level tests and homework tasks through the iPhone as well.
Rumors about Nokia’s next tablet have spread. It seems like the new device, most often referred to as the N900, will sport 3.5-inch screen (previous models had 5”), 5MP camera, Wi-Fi, HSPA, 256 MB RAM, 32 GB internal storage space and Firefox 3 that supports Flash 9.4 content.
A Palm Pre Gesture Guide has been leaked that reveals the ins and outs of gesture usage control on the Pre. Though not particularly useful, you can still spend some time on it to get yourself ready for smooth Pre usage.
Huawei is now No.3 on the global wireless network equipment gear market, reports TelecomTiger. The company has registered a 100% growth in market share, compared to Q1 2008, managing to get ahead of the French Alcatel-Lucent.