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Mozilla's Firefox OS to rival iOS, Android

The open source pioneer will take on Apple's iOS and Google's Android with a Firefox OS for mobile devices, supporting open web standards, especially HTML5. The first devices will appear mid-year, but not in the US, at least initially.

February 25, 2013 by

Android-based Google TV is coming to a living room near you, thanks to Intel, Sony, and Logitech

The New York Times is reporting that Google TV, long one of those empty vessels into which people place their techno wishes (like every rumored Apple product), is actually going to happen, thanks to some fellow big names: Intel, Sony, and Logitech.As expected, the new platform will be based on Google's Android OS and will be opened up to outside developers to create apps that combine the Web with your HDTV via Google's Chrome browser.

March 17, 2010 by

C'mon Sony, who is going to pay $600 for a feature phone?

I received a press release today from Sony Electronics regarding the new Sony Ericsson Aino unlocked mobile phone and have to really wonder if there are enough rich people who are willing to pay $600 for a feature phone. The Aino doesn't run any smartphone OS, but Ericsson's proprietary system. It does have an 8.1 megapixel camera and ability to work with a PlayStation3 for media sharing. It was reviewed on CNET UK and they were not at all impressed with the touchscreen interface and functionality of the device.

October 28, 2009 by

Frugal Friday: SONY e-book readers, SCO, Snow Leopard, SCALE Computing

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I talk about the new SONY e-book reader launch, Apple's Snow Leopard Mac OS X Update, The status of the UNIX copyrights and speak with Jeff Ready, CEO of SCALE Computing, which sells commodity hardware for clustered scalable storage using open source software.Click Here to Listen to the August 28, 2009 Frugal Friday Podcast.

August 28, 2009 by

MobileTechRoundup show #177; Sorry T-Mobile I had to make some monthly savings

I never thought I would leave T-Mobile since we had the five phones on the family plan, but as I said in MobileTechRoundup show #177 we decided to switch everyone to AT&T and save ourselves about $85 a month by reducing my service to a single carrier. James, Kevin, and I discussed the Google Chrome OS announcement, myTouch 3G, iTunes App Store first birthday and tethering with the iPhone. We briefly talked about the Sony Vaio W too. Kevin shared a freeware of the show for the iPhone called RunKeeper that is perfect for those working out this Summer.

July 11, 2009 by

Do switchers now rule the Mac?

With Mac OS X Leopard's improved support for Boot Camp and other Windows-centric standards, Apple hopes to keep "switchers" happy. However, longtime Mac users point to some Windows-like features creeping into the Mac interface. Is this progress or is Apple kowtowing to this growth segment?

December 6, 2007 by

The Palm Centro; at $99.99 it really isn't a tough choice

I started using Palm OS devices back in 1997 and went through several Palm and Sony CLIE models. The last Palm OS device I used was the Treo 650, which I used for about a year (almost a record for me) and gave up on it almost 2 years ago. While the Treo devices released over the last year have had some nice improvements (rubberized casing, loss of antenna, and better cameras) there hasn't been much departure from that same Treo 600 form factor we saw back in 2003. Early rumor photos of the Palm Centro did not look too great, but I changed my mind quickly after receiving a 30-day evaluation unit from Palm. The Palm Centro is a very sleak smartphone and at US$99.99 with a two-year agreement and service plan I hope it brings more people into the smartphone world.

October 30, 2007 by

Is the SE P990 too late to the QWERTY phone game?

The SE P990 was announced in 2005, but is just now entering into user's hands. While the device hardware is solid and packs in quite a bit of functionality, it is also quite thick and bulky compared to all the other new QWERTY devices on the market. Will buyers be swayed by the camera and the UIQ OS or will they bypass this latest Sony Ericsson entry?

October 5, 2006 by

Will Vaio replace Clie?

commentary Palm OS certainly took a blow this week when Sony decided to dump its Clie handhelds, but is Sony planning to release handhelds under a different banner?Sony's decision to exit the personal digital assistant (PDA) market by discontinuing its Clie line of handhelds in all countries except Japan wasn't surprising.

June 3, 2004 by

Sony to stop shipping Clie outside Japan

Consumer-electronics giant, Sony is expected to announce today that it will no longer sell its Clie handheld anywhere except Japan - a blow for Palm OS supplier PalmSource Sony plans to run down stocks in Europe and the US, only launching new models in Japan, according to sources close to Sony France. Sony France refused to comment on the news, although it is expected to make a formal announcement this afternoon.

June 1, 2004 by

New wireless technology gets standards nod

The Near Field Communication (NFC) radio frequency technology jointly developed by Sony and Royal Philips Electronics has received standards approval, the Japanese company announced on Monday. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) approved the NFC technology for the ISO/IEC IS 18092 standard.

December 8, 2003 by

Group to measure 3D standards

Several high-tech companies including Sony and Sanyo set up a consortium to create technical and safety standards for bringing 3D displays to desktops, laptops and cell phones.

March 4, 2003 by

Sony overhauls its Clie handheld

Sony upgrades the high-end device with a faster chip, voice recording abilities and the new version of the Palm OS, according to an internal document.

September 30, 2002

PlayStation 3 seeks a radical change

Sony is dropping some hints about the product's likely shape--it's looking into installing an OS that could run game programs in various home appliances.

September 6, 2002

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