Author Archives: Dakota Torres

Toys ‘R’ Us to sell Android Tablet for £90

After we saw yesterday that Walgreens would sell the Maylong M-150, Toys 'R' Us has decided to sell the Elonex e Touch Android tablet for £90. The price will convert to around $120-$130 depending on the current exchange rate. There will be two models of the table available for purchase; a 7-inch tablet that will cost £89.99 and a 10-inch tablet that will cost £149.99. Both of these models look similar to the iPad with the square home button, but a narrower overall shape.

Google exec says Android was “best deal ever”

According to David Lawee, vice president of corporate development of Google, buying Android Inc., the wireless-software company founded by Andy Rubin, was Google's "best deal ever." He said this at a conference at Stanford University. Lawee said that when Google purchases a company, its up to the people behind that company to make it a success. Google bought Android in 2005 for an estimated value of $50 million.

Sony’s Exec. admits PSP could use cellular connection, ‘other smart phone gamers aren’t satisfied’

Peter Dille, Sony's Senior Vice President of marketing at SCEA, had a recent interview with CNN, and said some interesting pieces of information regarding the new Playstation Phone. While still sticking to company policy about not spitting any rumors, Dille said that the fact that there is no cellular connection on the PSP really holds back the lines of portable gaming consoles. "The PSP is a Wi-Fi device," he said. " People are used to having connected devices."

HTC Desire HD gets first OTA update!

HTC's brand new HTC Desire HD has just received a new over-the-air update. The update for this phone is named Software Number 1.32.405.3. It is quite a large update so it is recommended to turn on your wifi connection.

Adobe releases Max Companion app for conference next week.

In preparation for the Adobe Max conference that starts today and ends Wednesday, Adobe released the Max Companion app. The Adobe Mac conference provides an opportunity for all designers, developers and business leaders to come together and discuss and shape the future of digital media.

Owner of Epic 4G takes apart keyboard to put in custom gaming controls

Well this is a first. I enjoy playing games on my phone as most people do, especially console emulators, but I have never seen one person go to such an extreme. Android user Cary Golomb decided that he needed to optimize his phone for gaming, so he decided to remove the unnecessary keys on his keyboard. After taking a knife to the keys he didn't need, he painted the keyboard over with black and gave it a slicker look. Keep in mind that the phone is still fully function-able without a keyboard as well.
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