updated 06:35 pm EDT, Tue August 31, 2010
Sanyo adds new mobile chargers
Verizon has announced that customers can now access on-demand movies from their mobile phones through a $6 Crackle subscription, while Sanyo has announced two new mobile charging devices that will be released in Japan at the end of October
A new premium movie subscription service is being offered by Verizon via V CAST Video. For an additional $6 per month customers can add Crackle Movies to their V CAST subscription, providing access to on-demand movies from a mobile phone. The service currently features over 19 movies from the Sony Pictures library, such as Easy Rider, Blind Date, and Cable Guy. Verizon has also stated that two movies will be refreshed every week, allowing customers to access at least 25 different films each month. The subscription also provides users with access to other premium Crackle content, such as Crackle Originals, a web series that ranges in style from comedy to suspense.
Sanyo to launch new Eneloop mobile chargers in Japan
Sanyo has announced that it will be expanding its Eneloop line of products in Japan with two new mobile charging devices. The Eneloop Mobile Booster features a rechargeable lithum-ion battery with USB power ports that can be used to supply power to devices such as the iPad, iPhone, and Xperia X10, while the Eneloop Stick Booster uses AA batteries as its main power supply.
In addition to the new chargers, Sanyo is also releasing a set of adapters that can be used to charge the Nintendo DS Lite and DSi. The new products will initially be launched in Japan by the end of October; pricing information is yet to be released, but both Eneloop chargers could reach the US.