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Archive for February, 2012

The 41 Megapixel Nokia PureView

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 29th, 2012

At MWC, one of the more interesting phones was the Nokia 808 PureView which features a 41-megapixel sensor. The sensor really is 41 megapixels. No tricks. Full frame DSLRs have about half that resolution. How does it work? The pixels are combined for better low light. It enable continuous zoom from the sensor. The graphic […]

Skype for Windows Mobile

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 29th, 2012

It’s been almost a year since Microsoft bought Skype, so it’s no surprise that the companies have been working on a Skype voice and video chat for Windows Phone devices. Now the first public beta is available. You can download the app for free from the Windows Phone Marketplace. You can make and receive voice/video […]

Clearwire: Riding the TD-LTE Wave?

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 29th, 2012

Clearwire’s planned move to LTE means Apple wouldn’t have any difficulties in building an iPhone that is compatible with its network, according to Clearwire CEO Eric Prusch. Clearwire plans on moving to TD-LTE, and is working with China Mobile and India on global TD-LTE harmonization. A Qualcomm executive told CNET that there were three TD-LTE […]

Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 29th, 2012

Microsoft has announced the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, available to download now for anyone interested in trying it out. Microsoft says it’s a preview of what’s to come and represents a work in progress (FAQ), but it basically is what you’ll get when the product ships this fall. Windows 8 may be one […]

Tablets at MWC 2012

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 29th, 2012

At Mobile World Congress, Android 4.0 phones and Android tablets were popping out with Quadcore processors, LTE, 5″-23″ screen sizes, docks for phones and tablets, and innovative clamshell designs. Apple, the game changer, didn’t make an appearance. Their big iPad 3 event happens March 7th. At MWC, Android tablets were chock-a-block: NEC’s Medias W: It […]

Eric Schmidt: What’s Next

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 28th, 2012

“Technology is a leveler. The weak will be made strong, and those with nothing will have something,” said Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt today at a Mobile World Congress keynote, sounding downright biblical, notes C/Net. Schmidt spoke to a packed house of true believers and took questions for about half of his time on stage. […]