This week Barnes and Noble released their latest flagship E-Reader named the NOOKcolor. As one would expect from the name, this latest devise sports a full 7 inch color screen. It might seem strange to go with a full color E-Reader as opposed to the easier to read E-ink gray-scale screens but this is not your ordinary E-Reader. In fact, it’s very close to being a tablet PC.
Just days after the announcement that Sony will retire their fabled Walkman lineup after 30 years, rumors formed in Japan about Apple Inc. purchasing the Sony Corporation. The buzz is purely speculation but it is the same buzz that caused Sony’s previously stagnant stock price to jump three percent this morning.
The new MacBook Air was released this week. The minuscule laptop houses an 11.6 (or 13) inch LED display at a native 1344×768 pixels. In addition, the keys on the keyboard are fairly large and have a nice feel to them. So for most people, the screen size and keyboard is not an issue on the small Air model.
Palm has a great smartphone OS. It’s too bad nobody bought one. Perhaps with the HP merger of Palm fairly far back in the review mirror, the marketing department for the Pre 2 will do a little bit better job of promoting the newest Pre with webOS 2.0.
Verizon seems to be one of the few US wireless carriers that “get’s it”. It was recently revealed that Verizon will specifically target their LTE wireless broadband network in 30 Cities that have NFL football stadiums. The goal is to have these 30 cities blanketed in 4G wireless by the end of the year.
Cisco has been pushing Telepresence to large corporate customers for years. The full-blown Telepresence solution costs several hundred thousand dollars per-site and requires the room to go through a complete “Cisco makeover” so it feels more like you are taking to someone sitting on the other side of the table rather than looking at someone on a television screen.
Cisco Systems and Jawbone will team up to create hands-free wireless headsets that can transparently move from mobile devices to Cisco IP phones. This is a very small but cool feature for those of us that have Cisco IP phones and like to use Bluetooth headsets for both our mobile and desk phones.