The Apple iPad is here..

…and it looks like a giant iPhone….It’s got a 9.7 LCD (IPS) capacitive touchscreen, a 1ghz Apple A4 CPU, 0.5″ thin & 1.5 pounds. The iPad doesn’t have a cellular radio & GPS receiver (Hold on, there’s higher priced version with 3G radio & GPS) but sports BT 2.1+EDR and WiFi 802.1n connectivity. It will come in three versions: 16/32/64Gb of storage. All iPhone apps are compatible with it (like I said it looks like it’s just a bigger iPhone) but dev can modify them to take advantage of the higher res (still no word on the screen resolution yet though). Kinda disappointing no?

More to come

Here’s the pricing :

Heres the official iPad product page: here

JoikuSpot WiFi router application coming soon to the Nokia N900


Similar to what is already available on HTC’s latest handset, Joikuspot for the Nokia N900 will enable user to connect the PC/laptops/etc via WiFi using the N900′s 3G connection. The application is currently scheduled to launch before MWC which start in 2 weeks.

Source: NokiaBlog via Pocketnow

Overclocking the Motorla Droid


If you don’t have anything better to do and have a Motorola Droid just head over to the Alldroid forums to see how some folks have overclocked the TI-OMAP 3430 up to 1,3Ghz. You’ll first have to root your handset (it will void you warranty) then flash a new modified firmware. Beware though,overclocking the device could damage it and you’ll find yourself with a nice (hot) little brick. Head over here for all the info. I’ve seen a couple of comment on twitter and some other forums claiming that this is some kind of “amazing” stuff. Guess that they forgot (or just didn’t know) that users have been overclocking WinMo/PocketPC handsets for nearly 10 years now…

Source: AllDroidForum

HTC HD2 1.66 Rom now available globaly. Fixes majority of the bugs


The 1.66 Rom for the HTC HD2 that was released last week on HTC’s South Asia site is now available globally so you can now head over to your localised support page and download it (if you have an non-branded retail HD2). I’ve been using it for more than five days and can happily report that the majority of the bugs I’ve talked about earlier are now fixed. No more SMS-stuck in the outbox, pinch-to-zoom no works all the time same for the volume overlay etc (they were all related to each other it seems).

Source: HTC support

Want to develop for Windows Mobile 7 ? Start learning Silverlight


In one of my first Windows Mobile 7 posts more than 6 months ago (you know, before everybody started to jump into the WM7 rumor bandwagon…) I highlighted the fact that Silverlight will play a big part in Windows Mobile 7. This has been confirmed several times by Microsoft since then (see here & here). The last piece of news comes from several Microsoft Silverlight & Windows Mobile team members on Twitter a couple of hours ago:

Ckindel(I’m a geek. The future of application development for Windows Phones is in my hands):

Just left a great MIX10 planning meeting with @scottgu, @ianet, @bgoldy, @lokeuei, & others. Wow, MIX going to rock this year.

Iant(General Manager of Client Platforms and Tools at Microsoft (WPF, Silverlight, Cider)) :

Just saw some keynote prep stuff. Mix10 is going to be mindblowing-awesome-amazing! Totally can’t tell you anything about it :-)

So there’ you have it. Want to know what silverlight is all about? Just head over here.

SlingPlayer 2.0 for Windows Mobile features a new wide-screen UI

The latest version of SlingPlayer for Windows Mobile was just released and now features a new Icon based Wide-Screen UI. The Windows Mobileversion has always been the most feature rich but was until today still lacking a decent finger friendly UI. To grab this new 2.0 version just head over to http://mobile.slingmedia.com with you handset’s browser. You’ll obviously need a SlingBox to use it and will have to purchase the mobile player ($29.99) when the 30 days trial expires.

Source: Twitter

Resco Explorer 2010 released


Following the latest Beta 3 released a couple of days ago here comes the final retail version of Resco Explorer 2010 for Windows Mobile. New features in Explorer 2010 include:

•Image Upload to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Picasa, MySpace and Photobucket — the program is now able to upload image files to the most popular social networks including the largest web image database — Flickr.
•Thumbnails View Mode — The new view mode displays previews of images. It becomes handy (improves the navigation) while seeking in folders with many image files.
•Interaction with Resco Photo Manager — The new Explorer can utilize tools and strengths of Resco Photo Manager. If users have both of these programs installed on a device, they will sense that the thumbnail loading is faster as well as the fact that it supports all the photo manager image types.
•Totally Customizable Today Plug-in — Today plug-in gets new shape and becomes totally customizable — add or remove phone tools, applications or documents. The eventual size of the plug-in, therefore, depends only on your choices.

You can get it here for $29.95(!) or try the trial version.

Source: Resco