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Official Wikipedia app for iPhone released

We hate those open-source do-gooders! Here they come again: many hardworking developers have released commercial Wikipedia apps for iPhone and those open source fanatics come and spoil the fun by releasing totally free and official (but still lame) app:

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Palm now accepting paid App submissions for the App catalogue


We are not sure who should be more excited about this news, to be honest. On one hand, developers can finally take a major step toward actually making money from webOS, and on the other hand, Pre owners are now a giant leap closer to having more than 30-something apps. It really could be a toss up. The bottom line is the slow and painful ordeal that is Palm’s handling of all things app-related took a step forward today as Palm announced to developers that paid app submissions to the App Catalogue are now being accepted. While paid apps aren’t slated to hit the App Catalogue for a while yet, any news is good news at this point. Source: BGR


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Asus Eee PC T91 unboxing video

I think that it’s fair to say that Asus played a fairly big role in the success and popularity of the netbook PC over the past few years with the Eee PC 701 selling in such vast quantities that it was hard to get hold of in the early days. Now it seems that all of the manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon with netbook PCs ranging in size from 7" to 10" displays you can more or less take your pick of your favourite manufacturer.


A while ago we had a chance to look at the Gigabyte M912 which I believe was the first of the small form PC’s to have a built in touchscreen and to bridge the netbook/tablet divide.

So it looks like Asus are following rather than leading with their Eee PC T91. This netbook comes well specified with 1.33gHz Atom CPU, 1GB RAM, 16GB SSD and 9" touchscreen display. The screen also swivels back on itself so that it may be used as a more conventional tablet style PC.

We’ll spend the next couple of weeks using the Eee PC T91 and will have a full review up on site shortly after. For now have a look at the brief unboxing video below. As you’ll see, the screen is extremely reflective but that’s largely down to how bright it was when I was recording. We’ll have some better screen shots for you with the review.


Asus Eee PC T91 unboxing video


Asus Eee PC T91 specification:

  • Operating System Genuine Windows® XP Home
  • Display 8.9" LED-backlit / Resistive Touch Panel
  • CPU Intel® Atom Z520
  • Chipset Intel® US15W
  • LAN Onboard 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet controller
  • Wireless Data Networking WLAN: 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth V2.1
  • Memory 1GB (DDR2)
  • Storage 16GB Solid State Drive + 16GB SD Card
  • Interface 1 x VGA port (D-sub 15-pin for external monitor)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x LAN RJ-45
  • 2 x audio jacks: Headphone / Mic-in
  • Camera 0.3 M Pixel
  • Reader 3-in-1 MMC, SD, SDHC flash card slot
  • Audio Hi-definition audio CODEC
  • Built-in high quality stereo speakers
  • Digital Array Mic
  • Battery Life Li-Polymer battery, 5hrs**
  • Dimensions 225mm (W) x 164mm (D) x 25.2 ~ 28.4mm (H)
  • Weight 0.96kg


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T-Mobile G1, updates and carrier responsibility

Sad G1

Word has been spreading around the internet today that T-Mobile’s first Android phone, The G1, will not receive any OS updates after Android 1.5. Whether this turns out to be true, or not, it got me thinking, what is a carrier’s responsibility to its customers?

When a service provider like T-Mobile convinces you to sign a 2 year contract in exchange for a heavy subsidy on a hot new phone, you enter into a two way agreement. You agree to pay them a lot of money every month for 24 months, and they give you a good price on a phone. I don’t think that can be the end of the story. The carriers expect you to carry the same phone around everyday for two years so they can recoup their costs, but in exchange they should have to support that device for the life of the contract.

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