Mosaic By Tribune news aggregation application for Windows 7 tablets and Windows Phone 7

Tribune Co. has announced the upcoming availability of their new fully touch based Mosaic news aggregation application designed specifically for Windows 7 tablets and Windows Phone 7 handsets. As you can see in the screenshot the application uses the Metro UI style and perfectly fits with Microsoft’s latest mobile OS. The Windows 7 version will launch on January 31 with the Windows Phone 7 following shortly after. If I had to guess I would say that this was developed by Clarity Consulting.

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The Samsung Omnia 7 has 4GB of DDR ram ? Service manual released

The Samsung Omnia 7 service manual has just been leaked for our own viewing pleasure and some interesting (and perplexing) tidbits have just attracted my attention. According to the block diagram (picture after the break) the Omnia 7 apparently packs 4GB of DDR Ram and not 512Mb of Ram + 1GB of Rom. We can clearly see the SanDisk SDIN4C2-8G 8GB iNAND module mentioned in there but there’s also another 8GB of NAND and the mysterious 4GB of DDR. Check it out:

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Super Impressive BlackBerry PlayBook video demonstration

I usually don’t post about RIM’s products but their upcoming PlayBook tablet is shaping up to be an awesome piece of hardware. The video you’ll see below is probably one of the most impressive thing to come out of this year’s CES. You will see RIM’s CO-CEO Mike Lazaridis giving the press a quick demo of the PlayBook’s video, 3D and multi-tasking capabilty. The PlayBook is powered by a Texas Instrument OMAP4430 SoC which is made of a Dual Core Cortex-A9 CPU clocked at 1Ghz + a PowerVR SGX540 GPU (similar to the Galaxy S but higher clocked) powering their newly acquired QNX OS . The whole thing is capable of encoded/decoding 1080P video and even 720P 3D Stereoscopic video (yes it’s a beast which is more powerful than the Tegra 2). So check out the video below and see how it can play 1080P, run Quake 3 & several PowerVR 3D samples and browse the web all at the same time:

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