This is the dock that should be in the homes and offices of every Apple fanboy out there.
The iPADock from PhotoFast Co.,Ltd in Japan can accommodate a number of Apple’s iDevicesat the same time. You can connect two iPads or four iPhones at once, or you can mix it up with one iPad and two iPhones. You can even charge iPods with the iPADock, it’s compatible with the Touch, Nano, and Classic models..
Charging iDevices are only part of the iPADock’s forte, if you look at the back of the dock, you’ll see a whole host of ports and slots more almost everything. There’s a whopping seven USB ports, there are also slots for the iPad camera connection kit, there’s memory card slots for standard SD, SDHC, mini SD, mini SDHC, micro SD, micro SDHC and even Sony’s proprietary MemoryStick.
Basically, it’s almost everything you need in a dock. The iPADock goes on sale in Japan in September and retails for 5,980 yen or about RM220. We don’t know about you but for what the iPADock can do, we think that’s a steal.
Unfortunately there’s no word yet on whether the iPADock will be available internationally. It very well should be. It’d be silly of the makers to only let Japanese Apple freaks use something this awesome.
This video first made its online appearance in May and we have to admit, this is the first time we’re seeing this. It starts off showing an irate customer giving a TM Point front-liner a hell of a mouthing about, from what we can gather, is a problematic Internet connection.
Then the, we can only assume, branch manager steps in trying to find an amicable solution to the problem but the customer is having none of it and walks out. The branch manager look distraught and sets in motion a bee-hive a activity from the TM workforce to solve the customer’s problem. How the video ends, you have to watch it for yourself.
We guess the video-mercial was made with good intentions but it begs the question, why let it get to that point to begin with? We’re pretty sure if the antagonist in the video was a real customer he would’ve called TM customer service numerous times to get his Internet fixed. It’s not in the psychology of a customer to just barge into a shop and make noise without first being completely frustrated with the service being rendered.
The existence of an earlier rumoured BlackBerry clamshell has now been confirmed thanks to a leaked internal presentation deck revealing the features of the device.
The BlackBerry Oxford 9670, the device is probably RIM’s first full QWERTY flip-phone and runs the company’s latest OS, the BlackBerry 6. Specs include a dual-screen setup with a 360×400 internal main screen and a 240×320 external colour display.
There’s a 5MP camera with autofocus, face recognition and image stabilisation. There’s also WiFi and a-GPS. No word on what’s powering the 9670 but it does comes bundled with a 8GB MicroSD.
The source is saying that the Oxford will have CDMA radio but we think RIM will make this to with GSM/UMTS networks like the ones we have in Malaysia as well.
There’s been a lot of talk to what happened to the white version of the iPhone 4. Many are speculating that Apple is taking its time to fix the antenna issue before it puts out the white iPhone 4 into the market. Another theory is that there are some quality issues with the white glass used on the white iPhone 4. The problem with the white glass is that it’s letting light lfrom the RetinaDisplay leak out.
Either way, there’s no official white iPhone 4s out there. There are of course some DIY ones but no factory fresh ones, and suddenly out of nowhere we see an unboxing of the unicorn of the smartphone world — the white iPhone 4.
The jury is still out on whether this is legit or not and we’re 50-50 on this as well, but what’s clear is that Apple is taking its own sweet time to get the White iPhone 4 out into the market, let’s hope that by the time that the white iPhone 4 does make it into stores, the antenna issue has been fixed.
Anyway, what do you think of the white iPhone 4? Its too white for our tastes.
Video after the jump.
It’s probably a loosely kept secret that RIM is working on successor for the all too familiar Bold 9700. But what is not known is that how the Bold replacement will look like. It turns out, not much different from the current Bold, which, if you recall, looks very much like the Bold 9000 that was launched over two years ago.
So what can you expect with the new Bold?
From leaked internal product presentation slides, it looks like the new Bold is more of a refresher model for the current 9700. Design-wise the new Bold — codenamed R020 (rumored to be called the Bold 9780 when it enters the market) — will wear very much the same look as the 9700 but with “premium materials” being used in the construction. Will the new Bold see titanium and carbon fibre being used? We doubt it very much. There will be however, a “piano-style QWERTY”, charcoal rails (as opposed to the chrome accents we see on the 9700) and leather accents on the back panel. And there will be a white version as well.
In terms of specs, not much has changed, The new Bold will get more memory 512MB RAM compared to today’s 256MB and there’s a 5MP camera with autofocus and LED flash (what? no 720p HD recording?) and 512MB on board memory. For memory expansion, the upcoming Bold takes in MicroSD up to 32GB in size.
The R020 will run BlackBerry 6 and if the walkthrough video we saw earlier is any indication, then you can expect the R020 to run very snappy, with a much improved web browsing experience. Much better, it seems, than the Torch 9800.
No launch date is stated in the slides, but we’re shooting for a holiday season appearance of the new Bold.
If you’re using the iPhone 3G and have the iOS4 running on it right now, odds are you must be cursing the day you made the upgrade from Apple OS 3.
It’s no secret that iPhone 3Gs running iOS4 suffer from laggy performance and slow everything, not to mention suffering from poor battery life. Well it seems that your slow iPhone 3G days are numbered. Apparently Apple and Steve Jobs have received enough complaints from disgruntled iPhone 3G iOS4 users that they are now working on a fix.
The email below was sent to the man himself by an iPhone 3G owner that has had enough:
I’ve waited patiently through 4.0.1 and 4.0.2, looking for a fix that will make my phone work again. I’ve read the forums that advise me to jailbreak my phone or use some other method so I can downgrade back to a version of iPhone 3, however I’m not prepared to use a method that is not supported by Apple.
The email produced a trademark Jobs reply:
Software update coming soon.
Sent from my iPhone
Well, that settles it then, there will be an update to fix the problems plagueing iPhone 3G users running iOS4, but there’s no set date, so it could be next month or it could be next year. At least, iPhone 3G user are ensured that there will be a fix. Here’s hoping the wait won’t be too long.
Reuters revealed that the Dell’s first Android tablet will only enter Asia-Pacific markets early next year. As in around the first quarter of 2011.
Here’s an excerpt from the Reuters report:
“We have not yet announced the expansion plans for Streak in Asia. I suspect the early part of next year we’ll see that product,” said Steve Felice, president of Dell’s small and medium business unit.
What might make into the Malaysian market within this year is the Dell Aero. The Dell Aero, also known as the Dell Mini 3i in China, is an Android HSDPA (3.6Mbps download) smartphone with a 3.5in screen, 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, running a Marvell PXA310 624 MHz processor and get this, Android 1.5. If Dell is serious about selling this by the bucket load, the had better ship APAC-bound Aeros with Android 2.1 at least.
So could the popular TwitPic, now viewed close to 1,800 times, be the result of an over-excited, Dell product tester? If indeed the Streak will only come to this region early 2011, then the Twitter announcement from Dell is very, very premature. Wonder if @dellmsia will have an counter-statement to the Reuters report.