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All posts tagged "bluetooth"


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

HTC's Portable Bluetooth Conference Speaker

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Accessories" @ 02:00 AM

http://www.expansys-usa.com/htc-por...bs-p200-226606/

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As accessories go this one's rather specialised, but you don't have to use it as a conference call speaker - it works just fine as just a speaker. That means movies, music, what-have-you's, can be played through it, and that versatility makes the price a little more palatable. It's not available yet, but you can pre-order through Expansys.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Music to My Ears - HTC Sensation XE Launching Soon!

Posted by Karey Westfall in "HTC Android Phones" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.htc.com/www/smartphones/...c-sensation-xe/

It's here and it's real! The HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio will be launching for Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East sometime this month. Unfortunately, no price or launching date is available for the US, but it will probably make its way over the giant pond at some point. But if you do manage to get your hands on one, it will come stocked with awesomeness! Included are custom made Beats headphones, 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 8 megapixel camera (including dual LED flash and auto focus, as well as a separate front facing camera), Bluetooth, tethering and GPS capabilities and the ability to support multiple audio formats. If you like your music to go, this would be the phone for you!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Telus Now Offering No Cost Phone + Tablet Data Sharing Plans for Android and RIM Tablets

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone News" @ 08:00 PM

http://www.telusmobility.com/en/AB/...P=HomeBANC2data

My fellow Canadians, take note: Telus has dropped the gauntlet on the other wireless carriers in Canada by offering a new no-cost data sharing plan between your phone and your tablet. Let me repeat that: no cost to share the data plan. This is a big deal, because traditionally the carriers have added a fee to allow this functionality. There's a catch though: this Telus plan only works with Android and RIM tablets because it apparently relies upon tethering instead of a direct network connection.

This was, previously, a very expensive proposition - iPhoneinCanada.ca has a great post on this topic from two months ago: as of February 2011, Rogers was charging customers an extra $30 per month if they wanted to share their 6 GB data plan with another device. This is a network-level data share, so it applies to iPad 3G's for instance and isn't exactly the same as tethered sharing, but the concept is the same: two devices sharing a pool of data. $30 per month extra on top of the $30 or so that the customer is already paying for the 6 GB plan. Ouch. That's some mighty expensive data sharing!

I hope that Telus' move here places pressure on Rogers and Bell to re-position their sharing plans and pricing. And, I might note, it makes me long for the day when Windows Phone 7 allows for either Bluetooth tethering sharing or, better yet, full-fledged WiFi hotspot functionality. When I'm out with my WiFi iPad 2, I can only stare at my Windows Phone 7 with disdain and think "You know, I could do this sort of thing with Windows Mobile 6.5...".

UPDATE: It looks like the parallels I was trying to draw were inaccurate; Rogers has allowed no-charge tethering on all data plans over 1 GB, and tethering is a different scenario than a directly connected tablet with a SIM card. Apologies for the confusion!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

G2x Available For Pre-orders Now; In Stores April 20th

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 07:00 AM

http://g2.t-mobile.com/G2x

T-mobile is releasing to stores the G2x on April 20th, but the phone is available for pre-order on their website now. It will cost you $199.99 with a new 2 year agreement and $50 rebate or $499.99 with no contract. The phone comes with Froyo (upgrade available),NVIDIA Tegra 2 AP2OH dual-core processor, bluetooth, 4G and front and rear cameras. T-mobile is selling it as an ultra fast gaming phone. Check it out and let us know what you think!


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Altec Lansing InMotion Air Wireless Bluetooth Speaker System Reviewed

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.trustedreviews.com/mp3/r...eaker-System/p1

"Every year the gadget world is swamped by new buzz words, technological breakthroughs or product types that we simply must buy into. For music fans the must-have gadget is a dock and the buzz word it must now have is 'AirPlay' - Apple's wireless streaming connectivity capable of supporting lossless audio. So can we take a wireless speaker with none of this functionality seriously? Actually yes..."

Bluetooth-based speakers tend to be more on the "suck" side of the spectrum than the "awesome" side, but it seems Altec Lansing has pulled a rabbit out of their hat here and delivered a system that actually allows Bluetooth-transmitted audio to sound good. Go figure! If you've got a Bluetooth device and want to listen to music without having to connect it to a speaker dock, this looks like a good solution.


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bluetooth Speaker Review: Jawbone Jambox vs. Soundmatters foxL v2

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Articles & Resources" @ 07:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/28/...-foxl-v2-fight/

"Two portable speakers clamber into the ring, each boasting big, beautiful sound for their diminutive size. Both cost $200. Both have the same technology inside. The Jawbone Jambox and the Soundmatters foxL v2 with Bluetooth each want to be your wireless audio wunderkind, blasting music and taking Bluetooth calls. At best, you're only going to buy one. Which speaker should you choose? Following our Jambox review, we got our hands on a foxL and put the two head to head, and after the break you'll see which one came out on top -- both literally and figuratively."

What's that? You have the powerful desire to be able to break-dance no matter where you are, putting on a show for passers-by? Then, boy, you'll want to read this review to pick the best wee speaker to allow said possibility!


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