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Don’t wait for Black Friday…Buy that computer now!

November 7th, 2011

With all the hard drive eggs in one flooded basket (Thailand) you can be guaranteed that the price of all computers will rise…possibly dramatically.

Slashgear.com reports on the ‘new’ HDD pricing seen at Newegg.com

An example is the price of a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM 3.5-inch HDD sold on Newegg. The price back in August before the flooding for this HDD was only $50 to $60. As of November, the price on that HDD has soared to $139.99 thanks to the shortage. You can bet that the computers out there using that HDD are seeing a more significant price increase than that add-in drive has seen.

source: slashgear.com

Is mobile Chrome set to arrive on Android?

October 3rd, 2011

Today on recombu.com there is article about the possibility of an imminent release of Google Chrome Mobile for Android.

I know that there are thousands of people out there who are reading this with absolute relief. They have been waiting for a mobile version of Google Chrome since the first time they picked up an Android phone. I know I have.

Chrome for Android is most definitely in the pipeline and looks set to bring much of the main features of the desktop browser; we’re hoping for the speed dial/smart home screen and tabbed browsing, which you can currently get with Opera Mobile and Dolphin Browser HD, but can’t get on the stock Android browser.

I’m pretty sure that the delay in the creation and release of this much anticipated addition to the Android universe is mainly due to the hardware. What I mean to say is that Chrome needs to run super fast in order to keep its good name from becoming tarnished. Older Android devices will most likely be banned from installing this app in the interests of limiting any fallout from unhappy users. 🙁

My Hero will be left out in the cold… I am almost 100% positive of this.

Here is a link to the code page with some details of the current progress of the Chrom(ium) for Android project. http://codereview.chromium.org/8008026

source: recombu.com

1500 Nexus S 4G to be given away at Sprint’s Open Solutions Conference

September 26th, 2011

Hurry!

Register for the Sprint’s Open Solutions Conference today!

Samsung and Sprint are giving away 1500 Nexus S 4G’s and one month of Sprint service to the first 1500 registered attendees of the Sprint Open Solutions Conference in November.

source:thedroidguy.com

The Nexus S 4G is currently the only Sprint phone with the NFC technology that will be a focus point at the conference. Hence the giveaway.

Unfortunately, this leads us to believe that the much rumored Nexus Prime either:

    1. Does not exist 🙁
    2. Does not have NFC capabilities 🙁
    3. Will not launch prior to the Nov 2 Conference start date 🙁
    4. ?

Ice Cream Sandwich coming October-November [video]

September 8th, 2011

Eric Schmidt lets slip that Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) will be coming in October/November. (check mid point of video)

Salesforce.com’s Marc Benioff and Google’s Eric Schmidt discuss the future of cloud computing and what companies need to focus on to succeed in a fast moving and quickly changing technology environment at Dreamforce 2011.

source: recombu.com

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