Quick Look: Introducing the Palm Store – do not get too excited

Well, we definitely wanted it to be one to rival the Apple’s App Store. Sadly, this is not the case here. When I heard the “Palm Store” word a couple of days ago, I thought finally in Windows Mobile world, somebody has done something which should have been done a long time back.


It certainly rose my hopes a lot when I downloaded the 1.1MB exe from Palm’s website. I executed it on my PC and it installed a TINY 28KB application on my HTC Diamond. It obviously made me wondered how could Palm integrate the whole application in a tiny 28KB CAB file!

Alright, it installed it on my device and it looked very promising especially with that cart icon. I still had a lot of hopes with the 28KB application :)

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Dell mini 12 now comes with Windows XP and Ubuntu option

Until now we knew that the Dell’s Inspiron Mini 12 came only with Windows Vista Basic. This was not a nice thing to do on Dell’s part as not everyone is a fan of Windows Vista Netbook. Looks like Dell has listen to the people’s wants and has now made available the Mini 12 in both Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.04.1.

As for pricing, the Ubuntu-based model is available at  $499 while the Windows XP is priced at $549.

This is a great news as I’m not myself a big fan of running Vista on such a weak 12″ netbook especially the Vista Basic which does not have the Aero Engine. Windows XP is a great performer on the netbooks. Wise move Dell!

Dell website link

WVGA – 800 x 480 resolution is best resolution for mobile browsing

Jenn, over pocketables.net did a poll last week where she asked people to vote for their favourable resolution with which they are comfortable browsing the web. Guess, who won? 55% of the readers vote for the 800 x 480 popularly known was WVGA (Wide VGA).

WVGA - 800 x 480 resolution is best resolution for mobile browsing

I voted for 1024 x 600 though. I personally find that resolution fit for the netbooks that I own. For browsing on my HTC Diamond, Opera Mobile does an excellent rendering of all the web pages that I visit(see this, this and this). No doubt that VGA resolution (640 x 480) came second in the poll. With the slew of windows mobile devices coming out with 800 x 480 resolution like HTC TOUCH HD and SE XPERIA X1, the web browsing on the mobile devices really becomes enjoyable as you have to do a lot less scrolling.

What are your thoughts?

HP first multi-touch Tablet PC: HP TouchSmart TX2

Now You don’t have to wait for hybrid Tablet PC with multi-touch digitizer screen. HP is bringing the mighty Tablet PC TouchSmart TX2, which is going to be a refresh of the HP tx2500 Tablet PC. It is a powerful Tablet PC, which has capacitive digitizer, which uses the same technology that is used in iPhone.

So, HP has finally decided not to make people wait for the multi-touch technology in Windows 7. But, according to me, the most impressive part of TX2 is its price. It is just starting at $1199!. And just look at the specs you get for that little price: Continue reading “HP first multi-touch Tablet PC: HP TouchSmart TX2”

Canonical bringing Ubuntu to ARM-powered devices

It was inevitable, really – now that ARM processors are bound for netbook and the like, it follows logic that ARM would tag team with Canonical to bring Ubuntu to their shells. The two firms have collaborated in order to bring full Ubuntu Desktop operating system to the ARMv7 Processor architecture to address demand from device manufactures.

Sadly, you’ll have to wait until April of 2009 to see the fruits of this so-very-special relationship.


Centrino 2-based gaming laptop

Germany-based Cizmo is offering an Intel Centrino 2-based gaming laptop that shows what’s in store for mobile gamers this summer.

Intel’s newest crop of Centrino 2 Montevina mobile processors are slated for a July 14 rollout and will include the Extreme X9100 processor: the first Penryn-class mobile processor to break the 3.0GHz barrier.

Cizmo CX1730M packs an Extreme X9100 mobile processor
(Credit: Cizmo)

The Cizmo 17-inch CX1730M can be configured with an Intel X9100 Extreme processor running at 3.06GHz. A key feature of Intel X-class mobile processors is that they are designed to be overclocked. Continue reading “Centrino 2-based gaming laptop”