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Articles tagged with: mobile

Dropbox Beta Users Enjoy Update

Dropbox was founded by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi in 2007, and enjoyed seed funding from Y Combinator. Today, the “then-startup” is funded by Sequioa Capital, Accel partners, and Amidzad. Since the company went public in Q3 of 2008, Dropbox has attracted millions of users and are still growing. Their passion is “making a product that rocks and putting it in millions of people’s hands.”

Introducing Samsung’s Galaxy S Plus- LEAKED!

Samsung is coming out with a new model of the Galaxy S, called the Galaxy S Plus. The new revision of the popular S tablet will have the same specs as the previous version with some slight changes. For one, the Galaxy S Plus will be powered by 1.4GHz single core Snapdragon processor. The machine will house an Adreno 205 GPU with 512MB RAM and 8GB of on-board storage.

The new Galaxy will carry the same 4-inch AMOLED screen with WVGA at a modest 800 x 480 resolution. Users of the Galaxy S Plus will enjoy a sharp…

LEAKED Photos And Specs of HTC Pyramid

It seems like the rumors that have been going around about HTC’s new powerhouse of a phone, came true. Leaked photos and specs of the new device, named Pyramid, have been confirmed by XDA Developers. The smartphone will be powered with a blazing fast 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 768MB RAM (which is a ton of memory for a mobile phone), a vibrant 4.3-inch qHD display, sporting a 960 x 540 resolution.

The gorgeous device will come packed with an 8MP camera and will…

Acer’s CEO, Lanci Drops Out

Gianfranco Lanci, the Chief Executive Officer of Acer has immediately resigned according to the company’s press release. What caused this sudden resignation? Apparently it has been going on for a number of months with disagreements between the chief exec and the board of directors. The press release also took mention of differences on “scale, growth, customer value creation, brand position enhancement, and on resource allocation and methods of implementation.”

Angelpad Selects Top 2% Of Startups

Angelpad is a mentorship program that was founded by a group of ex-Google executives, and they held their second demonstration on Tuesday for start-ups to pitch to investors in San Francisco. Currently, there are thirteen companies that range widely, but mobile was a large percentage of the group. These thirteen companies were hand selected out of a total of 800 applications, drawing some rather impressive statistics, falling within the top 2% of total applicants.

One of the co-founders of Angelpad advised companies to first get the company going before focusing on raising “big venture dollars.” While he believes it is fine to…

UCSD’s New Certificate For Mobile Apps

Have you ever wanted to take your coding skills to the next level? The University of California San Diego is now offering a certificate program in Application Development to meet the growing need for app developers due to the influx of wireless devices. The school program is led by the Digital Arts Center and is a one-year program that requires the student to show up two nights a week. The certificate is then offered once the student completes the advanced training program, developed for smartphone enthusiasts and industry professionals. The program will teach…

Dell Slams Apple On Their iPad

Dell’s head of marketing, Andy Lark, has come forth to say that the Apple iPad will not succeed in the long term. He notes that although the device has been selling well, and is number one in the tablet sector, “those are just the results of the short term.” He said he was glad that Apple has built up enthusiasm and has created a market for tablets but he doesn’t see their strategies panning out, mentioning Apple’s hardware as “high price and proprietary.”

He believes that the successor will be due large in part to…

Introducing The Ultra-Slim MSI X370

MSI has launched a new notebook that was designed to serve your basic computing needs. The notebook, called MSI X370 is priced at $600 and features a commendable 1.6 GHz AMD E350 Dual-Core processor and houses Windows 7 Home Premium. The machine comes equipped with 4GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive running at 7200 RPM (rotations per minute). The 13.4-inch screen holds a native resolution of 1366 x 768 and you get your standard optical drive, WiFi and 802.11n wireless card.

Now for the graphics, the X370 comes packed with an ATI Radeon HD 6310 graphics card featuring 384MB of video RAM. For $600 you can enjoy Bluetooth, Mobile Broadband, and a 2 in 1 card reader. The full sized notebook weighs only…

Nokia E6-00 Leaked!

There has just been a massive leak of Nokia E6-00 information, complete with a video which you can see below.

A prototype of the phone has found its way into the hands of the NokioTeca forums, giving us interesting details such a a VGA resolution touch screen paired with a physical keyboard, the use of a new version of Symbian^3 (which has been changed to fit the display), 3G with HSDPA, Wi-Fi, and stereo speakers. The screens are 640 x 480, which is a higher resolution that most Nokia products.

The phone includes a 8.0 megapixel camera and dual LED flash, and also an external speaker. The design of the phone is clean, and they keyboard looks delightful. Past phones in Nokia’s E series have received reviews lauding their design, however reviewers have a tendency to dislike Symbian. We’ll have to wait to see if this holds true for the E6-00.

LG Optimus Big Due In April

A few months ago, LG showed us the Optimus Black, and next in the lineup appears to be the Optimus Big. The name comes from the 4.3″ screen, and will be available in Korea this April. When everyone else will get it is unclear. Like the Optimus Black, the Big uses a NOVA panel which uses 50% less power than a normal LCD screen, but still shows displays at 700nits brightness–which is excellent. Hooray for green technology!

The Big will probably run Android 2.2 at launch, with an upgrade available to…