BlackBerry 7270 Adds WiFi

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Date: Wednesday, February 16th, 2005, 22:58
Category: Mobile Phone

A ComputerWorld story talks about RIMs announcement of their first WiFi BlackBerry:

At this week’s VoiceCon 2005 event here, Waterloo, Ontario-based RIM said its new BlackBerry 7270 offers users secure access to IP telephony features, corporate e-mail and other capabilities. The new device, still in beta-testing, was demonstrated yesterday at booths for both Nortel Networks Ltd. and 3Com Corp. Both companies have Session-Initiation-Protocol-compliant switches and servers that can provide access to corporate data and voice, as well as external voice networks.

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Crumpler Custom Bag Shop Opens in Big Apple

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Date: Tuesday, February 15th, 2005, 23:20
Category: Luggage

Crumpler Store NYCCrumpler, the Australian bag manufacturer, has opened their second store in New York City – this one offering total customization of designs, colours, features & appliqu

Merill's Milunovich: Apple and Sony in Talks?

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Date: Tuesday, February 15th, 2005, 09:33
Category: Archive

The Mac Observer’s Brad Gibson has posted an interesting story about the presence of Sony President Kunitake Ando on stage with Apple CEO Steve Jobs at Macworld Expo San Francisco in January. Merrill Lynch analyst Steven Milunovich comments that Apple and Sony could be working together on a number of new products ranging from computers to music devices.

Cautioning that his thoughts were “logical conjecture and are not based on knowledge of Apple’s development plans,” Mr. Milunovich speculated a Sony/Apple partnership could mean a number of different things, ranging from high-end workstations to online services.
“We speculate that an Apple/Sony partnership could take the following forms: (1) an iTunes-like iMovies Store online using the H.264 codec and streaming Sony and Pixar content, (2) a high-performance Apple workstation using Cell for video editing, and (3) a network-centric TV with computing for handling the next-generation of entertainment feeds.”

Read the whole story at MacObserver.com.

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Apple's Four Gadgets of all Time

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Date: Tuesday, February 15th, 2005, 03:52
Category: Hardware

PowerBook 100Apple has four products in Mobile PC’s “Top 100 Gadgets of All Time” list including the PowerBook 100, released in 1991, which tops the list. Also on the list are Apple’s iPod (12), PowerBook 500 (22) and Newton MessagePad 120 (39).

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Krusell Multidapt Case for BlackBerry 7100 (Updated)

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Date: Monday, February 14th, 2005, 23:21
Category: Accessory

Krusell Multiadapt for BlackBerry 7100Krusell International AB produces and distributes unique Multidapt-equipped carrying cases for all kinds of portable electronics (PDAs, cameras) but most notably for mobile phones. I recently got one of their cases for the BlackBerry 7100t smartphone and totally love it.
Read more about this cool case after the jump…

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White Wires

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Date: Monday, February 14th, 2005, 14:48
Category: Consumer Electronics

Apple is not the only source of white wires that identify the PodPeople roaming the streets. Several manufactures offer iPod specific earphones in white, and I will be looking at three that are of the in-ear variety. Opus phones are bargain priced and the perfect compliment to the iPod shuffle. They are white, inexpensive and do not benefit from equalization while the shuffle is white, inexpensive and does not offer equalization. Perfect match! Sony has long made white earphones that have been a favorite among iPodders but they NEED equalization to be enjoyed and therefore are not so good for the shuffle. They are comfortable, beautifully designed and sound fine if your iPod is set to Treble Boost. Etymotic Research pioneered this genre of earphones and have now come out with the ER 6i model which are tailor made for the iPod. They are more efficient than the plain ER 6 and are white. They sound stunning right out of the box and they can go a touch louder and have more bass emphasis than their black counterpart at Etymotic Research.

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Google Maps Tells Competitors to "Get Lost" (Updated)

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Date: Sunday, February 13th, 2005, 23:06
Category: Software

Online map Web sites are arguably one of the most useful benefits of the Internet (right up there with email and online banking) and everyone has their favorite site. I’ve done a tour with them all: Mapquest, MapBlast, MapsOnUs and Yahoo Maps which I eventually settled on because it does a great job of saving addresses in My Yahoo! has nice anti-aliased graphics. The recently added real-time traffic information is pretty sweet too.
It looks like I may be moving to a new mapping service soon. Read more…

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2005 PowerBook Benchmarks

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Date: Sunday, February 13th, 2005, 23:29
Category: Hardware

Apple boosted the processor speeds of its PowerBooks in its most recent update to the laptop line. Will the faster processors mean a measurable jump in performance? Macworld Lab has completed its initial testing of the updated PowerBooks and is ready to report on whether the new laptops measure up.

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iPods a Hit at Microsoft

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Date: Sunday, February 13th, 2005, 22:32
Category: Hardware

According to a Wired story, iPods are rather popular among Microsoft employees, and upper management is not happy about it.

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Apple Announces Two-for-One Stock Split

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Date: Friday, February 11th, 2005, 11:41
Category: Archive

CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple(R) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a two-for-one split of the Company’s common stock and a proportional increase in the number of Apple common shares authorized from 900 million to 1.8 billion. Each shareholder of record at the close of business on February 18, 2005 will receive one additional share for every outstanding share held on the record date, and trading will begin on a split-adjusted basis on February 28, 2005. (Yahoo Finance)

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