Wednesday´s News Bits
This article contains unofficial information.
- The ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet is an Android-based monster! We are talking about a 4.8-inch touch sensitive screen, fast processor, 500GB built-in memory, full 720p video playback and Wi-Fi. It´s interesting to know that the device will come with its own audio download service called Mewbox that will be available in Europe. We do hope we soon get to see an Android-based cell phone packed with the same features. Except for the 4.8-inch screen of course. Not that we won´t like that, don´t get us wrong, it´s just a device with such a large display may prove to be somewhat discomforting to carry about in your pocket. (source: ARCHOS)
- GyPSii is a new navigational app developed for Android. Similarly to most navigational programs, it allows users to enter information about interesting spots they have visited, which helps keep the maps updated. Having become available to Android users, GyPSii will soon roll out in versions for all major platforms. (source: Business Wire)
- The iPhone finally gets a hardware keyboard... almost. iTwinge is a gadget that you are supposed to attach to the lower part of your device and provides tactile feedback when you press the keys. It works in portrait mode only and comes at a price of $30. We would rather stick with the wonderful touch-sensitive screen the iPhone comes equipped with. What about you? (source: ChipChick)
- Nokia has introduced MyDailyApp.com. This is a website promoting apps that can be found on OviStore. The published reviews are informative and come with a lot of pictures. What remains to be seen is how objective these guys are, given the website is owned by the manufacturer itself. (via: IntoMobile)
- Nokia is working on a new technology that will connect your smartphone to your car. In this way, you will be able to get useful information about local services while driving you car, provided your phone sports a GPS. Sound like quite a neat idea, right? (source: cellular-news)