High-speed network technology research announced by UK Prime Minister
United Kingdom will work with Germany to create the next generation of wireless communications technology, revealed UK Prime Minister David Cameron at CeBit in Germany. The two countries will collaborate together on the 5G connections, which Cameron hopes could cut the time it takes to download an 800MB file down from 4G's 40-second transfer time to just one second.
Branding for tablets remains unannounced
Elitegroup Computer Systems, a Taiwan-based ODM, has introduced several new Oak Trail-based tablets this week at CeBIT. A 10.1-inch variant can be built with 1366x768 or 1024x600 resolution, while battery life is claimed to reach over six hours. Other configuration options for the Windows 7 tablet includes 16GB or 32GB SSDs, a 120GB hard drive, and 1GB to 2GB of RAM.
MiTAC releases images, early specs of new tablets
MiTAC has granted an early look at three upcoming Android tablets that it will officially show off at the CeBIT show in Germany in March. Among them are the seven- and 10-inch Valar models, differing only in their physical size. Both run on Android 2.3 and will output 1080p video over their HDMI ports as well as support GPS.
Notebooks push 8 hour battery life
Acer at CeBIT unveiled a wide range of new computers including desktop systems, notebooks, and a netbook. The Aspire One 752 netbook integrates an Intel CULV processor and GS45 chipset, rather than the Atom component utilized in the current 751 model. HD video playback and 3D content are handled by Intel's 4500MHD integrated graphics.
New tool produces iPhone, iPad apps
TigerLogic will demonstrate a beta version of its Omnis Studio 5 iPhone developer software during the CeBIT expo this week in Germany. The software is a development tool for building everything from web applications to enterprise software, in both team-based and individual modes. The visual utility works across all three major OS platforms using a component-based environment from a single code-base.
Three new ASUS EeePCs leak with aluminum bodies
Three new Eee PC netbooks from ASUS have been leaked, all sporting 10.1-inch screens. The headlining notebook is the 1018P, a designer model said to sport an aluminum body just 18mm (0.7 inches) thick. It will also be one of the first netbooks to carry USB 3.0 and should bring a chiclet keyboard, a large touchpad and a fingerprint reader on the right side. Battery life is said to be 10 hours.
LG new black series phone
LG Electronics on Monday announced the global launch of the third LG Black Label Series handset, yet unnamed by the company. LG reveals the new phone will utilize the latest smart phone technology including a 5-megapixel camera in the slimmest body in the industry, which prompts us to believe it will be similar, if not identical, in spec to the KF750 slider first seen at CeBIT. Carbon fiber and tempered glass will also be part of the phone's design.
Nav N Go iPhone GPS
Ahead of Apple's official announcement of the iPhone software developer's kit, Nav N Go unveiled an iPhone GPS unit at the CeBIT 2008 conference in Hanover, Germany. According to Pocket-lint.co.uk, the device combines Nav N Go's iGO My Way 8 satnav software with an "upcoming, yet to be announced iPhone GPS receiver". The current distribution of the software requires a jailbroken iPhone, but could receive the official nod later today.
Iomega 120GB REV at CeBIT
Iomega today announced the REV 120GB Backup Drive, as well as the accompanying disks, and it will show the offerings at CeBIT 2008 in Hanover, Germany. The third-generation offering adds to a current user base of over 350,000 drives, with over 2 million disks in circulation. The drive will be available with a USB 2.0 connection in April, while Iomega expects to release an ATAPI version later in the summer. Pricing was not immediately available.