Flash Based Zune for Xmas This Year

January 22, 2007

(Ryan Block, engadget) “It looks like the same discussion with Chris Stephenson that yielded that 2007 European Zune launch figure also gave up a few more details about the Zune line: apparently we can expect a flash-based Zune for the holiday season later this year (damn they’re taking their dear sweet time on that) and apparently Stephenson also hinted at “a truly WiFi-enabled device” at some point in the future, according to Digital Music News…”

Flash-based Zune due in Q407, better WiFi soon – Engadget


XM Now Providing Infotainment…

January 5, 2007

(Darren Murph, engadget) “Although XM’s supererogatory features that compliment the actual music transmissions have been available for awhile, the company is apparently going all out to demonstrate its latest inclusions at CES…”

XM vehicle to showcase real-time “infotainment” – Engadget


All the Mobile Video You Can Handle

January 3, 2007

(Josh Goldman, CrunchGear) “In case you’re really, really hungry for video content on your mobile device, maybe you should check out MyWaves.com. I say maybe because while the site claims 10,000 channels in its lineup, much of the content is of questionable quality. But you can judge for yourself and view the content online without even signing up for an account…”

CrunchGear » Blog Archive » MyWaves Puts Tons Of Video Podcasts On Your Mobile


Taking iPod Minimalism to a Better Place

December 22, 2006

A new mp3 player from European disk/memory/USB drive maker TrekStor is bringing moving parts back into fashion. This is a beatuiful new take on the basic iPod style of interaction design – and it solves the problems associated with the synaptic touch pad wheel.

TrekStor – vibez


When Do We Get WiMAX

August 26, 2006

(Nate Anderson, ars technica) “WiMAX has recently had a run of good press. Intel recently invested $600 million in Clearwire, a firm that has aspirations to build out a national WiMAX network. Intel has also partnered with Caltrain to conduct a (successful) test of mobile WiMAX, and commuters on the test train were able to access the Internet at broadband speeds while moving at 79 mph. And the first full-city WiMAX network in the UK will go up in the town of Milton Keynes…”

WiMAX not yet around the corner; more like a block away


Pinger – New Mobile Voice product

August 15, 2006

(Michael Arrington, TechCrunch) “I met with Pinger founders Greg Woock and Joe Sipher last week to see a demo of their new mobile product launching later this year.This is a serious company with a dead simple, viral product in the mobile voice messaging space. Pinger, which was called Project Edgar at the time, raised $3 million from Kleiner Perkins in November 2005, and Kleiner partner Randy Komisar joined the board of directors…”

Techcrunch » Blog Archive » Trying Out Pinger


iPhone software found?

July 30, 2006

(Ryan Block, engadget) “Yeah, everybody’s been grasping at straws (including us) for possible info on the iPhone for, well, the last couple of years now, and the latest adds fuel to the speculative fire without providing any answers…”

iPhone software found in iPod updater? – Engadget