At a time when I believe Amazon Kindle might be having nightmares about the much dreaded Apple Tablet launch, here’s a desi challenge. Infibeam, an Indian online shopping portal, has announced an e-book reader called Infibeam Pi. The new e-book reader looks very similar to Amazon’s Kindle which has been around for a while now. Infibeam is now taking pre-orders for it’s Pi device at Rs. 999 (around $20). The device is priced at Rs. 9999 (around $220).
Infibeam Pi is a slim and light e-book reader. It supports major Indian regional languages such as Hindi, Sanskrit etc. The company claims the device can store up to 500 e-books using it’s internal memory of 512 MB. Infibeam Pi has a SD car slot as well. You can store and listen to your music as well, Pi features a 3 mm stereo earphone connector (3 mm is strange, I’ve seen 2.5 mm and 3.5 mm but 3 mm? Anyways it could be a typo as well). I’ve shot the company a mail about this. The battery can run up to 7 days if left idle and comes with a charging time of 4 hours. The major let down is the screen. The screen is a 6″ E Ink® Vizplex with no backlight.
It seems like iPhone OS 4.0 features are already out, thanks to the good folks at BGR. Apple iPhone OS 4.0 is all set to come out and is believed to be a close companion, if not the same thing, to the OS used by Apple in their tablet a.k.a iSlate. There’s also a report that Apple might be naming it’s tablet iTablet instead of the much talked about iSlate. Anyways that’s a different discussion, as of now some of the iPhone OS 4.0 features which have been confirmed include;
Now I’m not much of a gamer but I’d love to get my hands on a slick gaming console even if it’s just for causal gaming purposes. I had my eyes on Nintendo Wii for quite some time and then my friends wanted me to buy Mixrosoft Xbox 360 console instead. While I was in the confused state of mind I came across the Microsoft Project Natal. Now that is something that could bring the gamer out of a lazy arse like me. Project Natal is a highly futuristic gaming concept developed at Microsoft or I might say it’s being currently developed at Microsoft. Project Natal is due this holiday season and I’m desperately waiting for it apart from the zillions of other gaming fans.
Project Natal involves no gaming controllers, instead you can interact or play games using gestures like hand and feet movement, speaking to the console or presenting objects and stuff that’ll be picked up by the Godzilla or sensors in a tiny console. Now we can only imagine what all Project Natal could do with this. So here’s my list of five features I’d love to have in Project Natal.
Facebook has once again gone the Twitter-like way. Facebook has now introduced a feature that is similar to Twitter’s retweet function. The new feature has now gone live for all Facebook users. It only seems to be working for sharing links across a user’s news feed. When you click on share on a link posted by any of your friend on your news feed you are presented with a screen that includes the name of your source. Once you do post the link it appears like this;
Alright Apple iPhone fan boys here’s a scoop. Reports have it that Apple is indeed coming out with a next-generation iPhone and it might debut as early as April 2010. KT, an exclusive iPhone provider in South Korea, has it’s officials claiming that the Apple iPhone next-gen will feature an OLED screen, a removable battery and video chat apart from other enhancements in software and hardware.
A report in the Korea Times claims that the new iPhone will include a dual-core processor, powerful graphics and an even more powerful camera. In case Apple really bundles it’s new device with dual-core processing capabilities, it might hit the 2 Ghz mark using the much anticipated Cortex-A9 processor design from ARM. Now, is Apple going to take a shift from Google’s superphone to powerphone for it’s latest iPhone? Well time will decide!