Opera Mobile 9.5 beta to be released soon

Those of you who don’t know about the Opera Mobile 9.5,

Opera Mobile 9.5 will be based on the same browser engine as Opera 9.5 for desktop, and this is the reason why it has taken some time to get it ready. A new version of the browser engine will ensure that you can surf the Web with a browser supporting the latest and greatest in Web standards.

They promise to release the first beta on July 15, 2008. So, stay tuned!

End of an era as Bill Gates leaves microsoft and Announces Retirement plans

Bill Gates will retire from his day job as chief software architect of Microsoft

Gates said he is leaving gradually in order to smooth the transition of his duties to the two men who will assume them–chief technical officers Ray Ozzie and Craig Mundie, who have been named chief software architect and chief research and strategy officer, respectively, effective immediately.

analysts say Bill Gates will be remembered as one of history’s great businessmen.

LOOKING BACK MOVING AHEAD.. Take a look at some interesting old memories. SOURCE

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Dual-display e-book concept. Makes sense?

Researchers at Maryland and Berkeley Universities developed a prototype dual-face, modular e-book reader that allows readers to fan pages to advance in a book or via trackball. If you’re doing some serious research, the displays separate from one another, allowing one to display in landscape mode while the other runs in portrait.

Hmm. Dual displays :P I really cannot say if they would be practical in real life usage. I mean, this makes sense while reading a book, but two displays? :/

Nominations for Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine’s Eighth Annual 2008 Best Software Awards Ready for Public Feedback

Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine’s 8th annual Best Software Awards helps users select the best Windows Mobile applications, utilities, and games, while honoring companies that produce outstanding software.

Throughout June, Nominations Manager, Werner (“Menneisyys”) Ruotsalainen, and the 2008 Board of Experts , developed the nominations list. Now, the preliminary list of Windows Mobile Windows Mobile nominations is ready for public viewing and comment.

End-users and Windows Mobile developers are welcome to make nominations suggestions from through July 16, 2008. The list will change daily (products may appear, disappear, and be re-categorized) until nominations are frozen on July 21.

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AIM for windows mobile avaliable now(beta)

AIM for Windows Mobile brings all of the best features of AIM on your PC to your Windows Mobile smartphone! AIM for Windows Mobile lets you communicate whenever you want, wherever you are, in whatever way suits you best – IM or text. Update your AIM status and information when you’re on the go. Change your conversation style, manage your Buddy List, and much more. AIM Windows Mobile Smartphone has many of the same key features and a familiar look-and-feel of the desktop AIM client.

Please note: This build of AIM Mobile does not have an Update Mechanism available. This means you will have to return to beta.aol.com and check if a new build of AIM for Windows Mobile is available. The Update Mechanism will be included in a future build. Continue reading “AIM for windows mobile avaliable now(beta)”

A 5.6" Panasonic Tablet Toughbook launching this week!

The machine is based on Intel’s Centrino Atom platform and prototype versions have a touch-sensitive 5.6-inch screen under which is a compact QWERTY keyboard that’s been split in half with a number pad filling up the center. The letter keys were divided to make them all within reach of the user’s thumbs so its possible to hold the machine and type.

Panasonic is scheduled to officially unveil the machine, detailed specifications, global shipping dates and prices on Wednesday.

Google's Android delayed – too late to compete with iPhone?

Undoubtedly, Google sits on the top of search engine business, but, it is now experiencing delays in launch of it’s mobile OS, Android.

“This is where the pain happens,” Andy Rubin, Google’s director of mobile platforms. “We are very, very close.” He was talking about adding features etc requested by carrier partners. I think this is why Jobs was smart in being tyrannical and ignoring carrier requests when it came to software. Google apparently can’t afford to ignore partner requests.

Reports reveal that the OS will be launched in Q4, 2008. I wish I could hear the loud laugh from the Apple’s Steve Jobs! :D

Is the Google Android a little too late to compete with the Jesus phone aka iPhone? :P