Dec 082008
 

i6-Win_Goal

Qigi Future Technology corporation will be manufacturing twin phones for the Chinese Wireless provider TechFaith. These phones will be known as the ‘i6′, one will be based on Windows Mobile known as i6-Win and its twin will be based on Android and known as the i6-Goal.

Both specs are identical except for the OS and I would imagine the applications may be a little different though I’m going out on a limb and assume that the user scenarios will be virtually identical.

The i6 will ship with a Marvel pxa310 proc @ 624MHz, 128/256MB flash, 2.8″ touch display w/ 320×240 res. Will have Quad band, wifi, BT, GPS. The camera will be 2 megapixel.

On the i6-Goal, TechFaith Wireless had this to say in a press release:

TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited, an original developed product provider focused on the research and development of cell phone solutions, and QIGI, a Smartphone brand in China, today announced the launch of i6-Goal, the first Android-powered phone in China. The fast, 624-MHz CPU slim bar-type phone has a touch-screen, business card scanning and GPS functionality. The i6-Goal also provides mobile Web access that includes Gmail, YouTube and Gtalk.

Read the full story with details at WindowsforDevices.com.

If you want to just oggle at the pics, go to ePrice (in Chinese).

Here’s the press release describing just the Android version of the Qigi phone.

 Posted by at 12:02 am
Dec 072008
 

Lists

10 Useful Secrets the Cell Phone Carriers Don’t Want You To Know [Mobile Maven] – Wireless companies push you around, dictating terms you rarely can fight back against. Here’s 10 tips to enable you to “fight the man!” at their own game.

WordPress 2.7 – 20 Must See Features [Mashable] – 20 of the biggest changes coming in WP 2.7, but all together there have been over 400 changes to the program this time around. Any way you slice it, there is a little bit of something for everyone in this release. Take a look through and you’re sure to find something that appeals to you.

Most Underhyped Apps of 2008 [Lifehacker] – Take a look at the least hyped software that launched or saw great improvements in 2008, and give ‘em the love they deserve

Top 10 International Products of 2008 [ReadWriteWeb] – They looked for products that were developed outside the U.S., which showed innovation and support for global Web standards. They also tried to choose from a cross-section of countries, although obviously they couldn’t cover all the major countries.

Google Earth Plugin Roundup [Google Earth Blog] – Roundup of the best GE plug-ins out there today. From Monster Milk Truck to Real-Time Satellites and Paragliding Simulator.

10 Useful RSS-Tricks and Hacks For WordPress [Smashing Magazine] – Each section of the article presents a problem, suggests a solution and provides you with an explanation of the solution, so that you can not just solve some of your RSS-related problems but also understand what you are actually doing.

Compilation of Promo’s and Trailers [Lost Spoilers] – OK, it’s not a really a list but a compilation of all the Lost Season 5 promos and trailers.

 Posted by at 4:35 pm
Dec 052008
 

Or is that you can stick it to Mario?  That’s exactly what some college kids in University of the Fraser Valley did, with 17,000 push pins!  After about two semesters of work, a final revision of this awesome art came to being.  My hat’s off to these guys for their creativity and dedication ;)

mariopins01 mariopins02

I don’t think I’d have the patience to do something like this….

Dec 052008
 

 amazon_logo

From the WSJ:

For the second holiday shopping season in a row, Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle e-book reader is out of stock, and more of the devices won’t be available until mid-February, at the earliest.

Amazon thought it had plenty in stock, but then the most powerful person in book publishing intervened. In late October, Oprah Winfrey described it as her “favorite new gadget” on her TV show. And just as Ms. Winfrey’s reading selections turn no-name books into best sellers, the demand for Kindles soon overwhelmed Amazon

Originally met with a heavy dose of skepticism last year, the $350 e-book has quite a batting average right now is doing quite well thank you very much. My sister received one for her birthday recently and just fell in love with it.

While it hasn’t quite hit a home run with this clunky gadget, they have at least a standup double to its credit. Nice play Amazon.

 Posted by at 12:15 am