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Jan 7, 2010

So what's new at CES?

CES_2010

Guess what people!? CES is on, and I'm in Vegas!

Unfortunately I lost all my money (including my CES entry tickets) at the Casino, which means I now have to wash the dishes and sell my body to pay for the hotel.

(yeah right...)

But, here at the mobile spoon bureaucratic problems never stopped us! Our mission is to turn technical stories only gadgets geeks can understand into simple ones that even the common people can enjoy.

So here are some interesting updates from CES. Enjoy!

Qualcomm officially announces the new BREW Mobile Platform

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Qualcomm officially announced the new open Brew Mobile Platform (Brew MP) operating system, which will be accompanied by a “host of new and revamped support offerings for OEMs and developers.”

For the ones who are not familiar with it, BREW (Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless) is an application development platform created by QUALCOMM, originally for CDMA mobile phones, (but GSM is also supported).

In the past I'm not even sure it was considered a true operating system but as today, Qualcomm are officially joining the smartphones arena, with an idea to tap the mass market with low cost phones that do what smartphones can do.

(Source: IntoMobile)


HTC brings smartphones experience to masses

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Nicely coupled with the above, HTC is joining forces with yet another player (they now have Microsoft, Palm, Google, Palm in their records...) - Qualcomm, to create a low cost HTC phone running Brew MP and Sense UI.

The HTC Smart will be packing a 300MHz processor, 256 MB of RAM, 2.8-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with QVGA resolution, 3G HSPA 2100 MHz, Quad-Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, Bluetooth 2.0, 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, and a microSD 2.0 compatible card slot.

It will run the new Brew MP wrapped up nicely by the great looking HTC Sense UI.

What will this phone be like exactly? I believe it will not be a smartphone, although it's called 'Smart', and as someone commented in one of the sites: it sure can be: "A mass-market feature phone that gives the illusion of being advanced."

Nice. I'm not getting one.

(Source: BGR, Wikipedia)


Confirmed- T-Mobile to launch the HTC HD2

MobileSpoon_HTC_HD2 (HTC, again...)

The best Windows Mobile phone ever comes to T-Mobile.
Steve Ballmer confirmed during his CES 2010 keynote that the beautiful HTC Touch HD2 will be offered by T-Mobile.

Check out MobileSpoon's review: One night stand with HTC Touch HD2.

(Source)


Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus announced:

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The Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus got official, with Verizon Wireless signing on to carry both devices (at a rumored 200,000 initial units each) starting January 25th.

Changes in this version include he removal of 'home' button (became virtual), WiFi for the Pixi, and many design improvements.

In addition, some enhacments to the SDKs and PDKs (Plug-ins SDKs) aimed towards 3D capabilities for games.

(Links: MobileCrunch, BGR)


Steve Ballmer shows Windows Mobile 7 for the first time!

You wish...

But, the good news are that it may be presented (according to the rumors of course) in MWC in a month from now.

Yeah right... 

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