There is so much going on in the tech world, I literally could not decide on one topic for this post, so consider this an overview of today’s events. The day started off with an exciting announcement from Toshiba that ended up not being so exciting. OK, maybe I am being a little harsh, the TG01 is still one of the sexiest phones around.
The day just kept getting better with LG’s new KM900 Arena device (name isn’t great but it is better than the Toshiba TG01). We do not know all that much about it, besides of course its stunning looks. GSMArena claims that its dimensions are smaller than the Omnia, and that it runs on a new 3d interface called S-Class. Other specs include a 5mp camera with DVD quality video recording capabilities and DivX playback. The connectivity options include Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi. Not bad. Sounds like a great phone, but is it just me or do the looks kinda resemble another phone we have seen?
Moving on. A mysterious picture appeared on the Web of a new Acer handset, looks kinda funky if you ask me, and I do not mean the good kind of funky. See below. Kinda reminds me of the G1, I guess their philosophy must be that looks aren’t everything.
Last piece of news in the mobile world is an announced partnership between Garmin and Asus. Looks like they will be working on the new nuvifone line, yes it has now evolved from a single device into a line, with the G60 being the first to hit the market. Remember what I said about the XPERIA’s hype ruining its chances for success? Same applies to the nuvifone. Lots of talk already for months, but nothing released. What are they waiting for?
Another big piece of news being tweeted about a lot today is of course, Google’s newly announced service, dubbed Latitude. I have to learn more about it, but it seems like it brings Google one step closer to its well known goal of Web domination. Watch the video below.
I will just conclude with one more piece of news not from the mobile industry. Looks like Windows 7 is not all roses. According to all the reviews, Microsoft did a great job righting all of Vista’s wrongs, except one little issue, which seems to be recurring. Windows 7 is being released in 6 different versions. So, before you even take the installation CD out, you are already confused. Great job Microsoft.