Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Black(berry) Pearl - COMING 12th September, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean Engadet: The Black(berry) Pearl

The latest Fall blockbuster is coming care of Capt. Boy Genius

Leaking ship, no leaking videos and photos

The new Blackberry from RIM is rumored to be the 8100 Pearl

Features Available: []

* Email
* Phone and SMS
* 1.3Mp Camera with "My Album" (a personal on-line album where you can store your photos)
* microSD memory expansion slot
* Extensive Voice recognition
* Corporate Data Access
* Organizer
* Wireless Internet
* quad-band GSM plus EDGE (CDMA version TBA)
* Tethered Modem
* BlackBerry Messenger

Display: Large, bright, high-resolution LCD color screen with light sensing technology 240 x 260 pixel 65k color display.

Size & Weight: TBA. So far it seems as thin or thiner than a Motorola RAZR.

Keyboard: SureType technology, combines phone and QWERTY layouts for quick and accurate dialing and typing Dedicated send, end, convenience, power and mute keys

Navigation: More durable and lefty-friendly' thumb operated Joystick with and return key.

Voice Input/Output:

* Integrated earpiece and microphone
* Hands-free speakerphone
* Hands-free headset capable
* Bluetooth v2.0 hands-free headset and car kit support

Notification: Polyphonic and MP3 ringtones, vibrate mode, on-screen or LED indicator and possible picture ID alerts.

User Interface: Intuitive icons and menus

Battery/Battery-life: TBA

Memory: 64MB of internal flash with microSD expansion

Modem: Embedded RIM wireless modem Tethered modem capability for wireless Internet connectivity.

Processor: Intel XScale processor (TBC)

Email Account Compatibility: Integrates with an existing enterprise email account or up to 10 personal/business email accounts

Includes BlackBerry Desktop Software: Supported by version 4.2 or higher (TBC)

Works with BlackBerry Enterprise Server: Supported by:

* Version 2.1 or higher for Microsoft Exchange
* Version 2.0 with Service Pack 2 or higher for IBM Lotus Domino
* Version 4.0 or higher for Novell GroupWise

Handheld Security: Password protection and keyboard lock

Accessories Included: USB cable for charging and PC synchronization
Travel Charger and Holster (TBC)

Network: Quad-Band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS and EDGE networks

Works In: US (850/1900 MHz), Canada (850/1900 MHz) & Europe/Asia Pacific (900/1800 MHz)

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Palm Treo 700wx

  • Available August 31st (this Thursday) to businesses (September 3rd for consumers)
  • Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC (duh)
  • XScale 312MHz CPU
  • SDIO slot
  • 128MB NVRAM (60MB user)
  • dual-band EV-DO / 1xRTT
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth 1.2, IR
  • 240 x 240 touchscreen
  • QWERTY keyboard

Monday, August 28, 2006

It's all about speed to buy, 'click to call' now available on eBay via Google

Overlapping services and partnerships apparently are part of Silicon Valley's effort to respond to tech-saavy shoppers who want service in a hurry.

In May, eBay announced a deal with the No. 2 Internet search engine, Yahoo Inc., to serve all its domestic advertising. Under a new partnership, Google would become the exclusive provider of text advertising on eBay outside the United States.

eBay plans to rely on Google's international presence to build a worldwide market for Skype, the Internet phone provider the company acquired last year.

The companies said they would use Skype and Google Talk, the search engine's instant messaging and voice-over-Internet telephone service, to build a search function that lets Web surfers launch Internet phone calls to eBay merchants or Google advertisers by clicking on ads.

Promoting "click-to-call" advertising was also part of the deal eBay announced with Yahoo in May.

Once "click-to-call" is established the next opportunity could be "Click-to-play video ads" for AdWords which appears to have had a slow start?

Cost of creating office based documents falls

Google has deployed the first pieces of its upcoming Office suite. They’ve launched Google Apps for your Domain, a set of Google services targeted to small and mid sized companies. With the new service, companies can use Gmail, Talk, Calendar and Page Creator under a single control panel. Applications and data will be hosted by Google, for free, with ad support.

Another company Zoho is building a really excellent online office suite. Customers clearly want Office documents stored on servers instead of, or in addition to, local storage. And while it’s not clear that there is great demand yet for online creation of documents (the experience is still nowhere near as good as the desktop products), the ability to collaborate on reviewing and editing documents is important, and this must occur online to be effective.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Do the Pepsi Challenge with Google Trends

Who is the most searched company; is it Coke or is it Pepsi?

Here's what Google Trends has to say:

With Google Trends, you can compare the world's interest in your favorite topics. Enter up to five topics and see how often they've been searched for on Google over time. Google Trends also displays how frequently your topics have appeared in Google News stories, and which geographic regions have searched for them most often.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006, MySpace for Adults ONLY

Owners of have launched a social networking portal for adults named

The company is aiming to make it the for adults and expects to have more than 1 million registered users by the end of 2006.

Chief executive Brian Shuster said the firm would use credit card age verification for its paid services - although the social networking side of the site is free. He said the company employs site monitors who scour the site for posts from minors.

They offer two membership options. Basic membership is 100% free. If you choose to become VIP your membership will then only be $20 per month. There are many benefits of becoming VIP.

Your Red Light Center Identity can be anything you wish. The purpose of this is so that you may go into their world and interact as your fantasy self.