Vodafone has come up with a keyboard with a SIM card slot to enable you browse on your TV set. The webbox keyboard plugs into your TV via RCA connectors.
Plug the whole keyboard, switch on your TV and you will be able to browse worldwide Web in an Opera Mini 5.1 browser. You'll also be able to send SMS and email messages, and there'll be some media services packed in too, including an FM radio, a photo gallery tool and some form of music player. There are some games thrown in as well for good measure.
According to Vodafone hopes this device will give people in developing countries an opportunity to get online in places where Web connections are limited.
Webbox browser runs over GPRS and Edge connections and its expected to be available in South Africa from next week, and in other markets at some point in 2011.
Bless yourselfs Africa, internet access is became more easier and affordable.
Cisco rolled out a best-in-class wireless home router Linksys E4200 is a powerful simultaneous dual-band Wireless-N router optimized for maximum wireless experience. A built-in USB port and UPnP media server lets you stream HD videos seamlessly directly from your router to your wireless devices.
Share files with other computers wirelessly, with network speeds of up to 450 Mbps. Maximize gaming performance with the router's 4 Gigabit ports. Plus, the latest version of Cisco Connect software gets you set up in a few simple steps and offers powerful tools for managing your wireless network.
The E4200 will also come with a new USB feature that makes it easy to add external storage to the network. After all, with it being an UPnP Media server, consumers are also able to store, share and stream movies, music and games to other devices around the home in a jiffy. The USB port can also be used as a Virtual USB port which will also enable printers to easily connect to the network, letting everyone in the vicinity to print sans pesky wires. The inclusion of Cisco Connect software will deliver simple three-step setup and network management tools such as parental controls and guest access.
The router is expected to cost around $179.99
Technology Innovation nevers stops.......sky is no longer a limit for IT Gadget developers like DELL. There new Inspiron Duo, a 10" tablet that opens up and twirls its screen to transform itself into a netbook is just amazing.
The Inspiron Duo looks like your regular netbook from afar. It's got a shiny lid -- it'll be available in that "Marlin" blue color as well as in "foggy night" black and "fastback" red -- and its plastic edges house the typical ports, including two USB ports and one audio jack. Under the lid it's got a nice feeling chiclet keyboard that looks quite similar to the one on the Dell Inspiron M101z and a decently sized touchpad with two dedicated mouse buttons ofcourse with 1366x768-resolution.
According to engadgets "The touchscreen itself was quite responsive to light taps, but more interesting is that it automatically launches Dell's Duo Stage UI layer once in slate mode. The interface, which packs a lot of the same social networking features as the one on the Streak, is finger-friendly and provides access to Dell's MusicStage, VideoStage, PhotoStage, and BookStage applications.
It's not going to make navigating Windows 7 easier per se, but it does provide an alternative area for media consumption activities."
Below are summary reason why you should get DELL Inspiron Duo:-
Dell expect to start shipping this month at only $549.99.
Hewlett-Packard unveiled a Windows-powered touchscreen tablet computer on Friday aimed at professionals, the latest entry into a growing market dominated by Apple's iPad.
The HP Slate 500 runs Windows 7 Professional (not Windows Phone 7) and it has an 8.9? touchscreen with overall weight of just 680 grams. It is slightly smaller than the iPad's 9.7-inch (24.6-cm) display, costs 800 dollars, about the same price as the top-of-the-line iPad.
HP described the Slate 500 as the "ideal PC for professionals who don't usually work at a traditional desk, yet need to stay productive in a secure, familiar Windows environment."
The Slate 500 is powered by an Intel Z540 CPU clocked at 1.86GHz and has 2GB of RAM. A dedicated video decoder will take the weight off the CPU, so you can watch 1080p problem-free. Internal storage takes the form of a 64GB SSD. Offers Wi-Fi connectivity to the Internet but does not have 3G cellular access.
It also has five hours of battery life and comes with a digital stylus that lets users write notes directly on the screen.
"The ability to easily incorporate custom business applications differentiates this product and ultimately enhances the user experience and saves time for HP's business and enterprise customers," it said in a statement.
It will be available only in the United States for the time being. Well Africa we always saved the best for the last.
As most of you know Sonos, the leaders in wireless multi-room music systems development for the home, on 23rd/09/2010 introduced the Sonos Wireless Dock (WD100), an accessory to the award-winning Sonos Multi-Room Music System.
With the Sonos Wireless Dock you can now play all of the music from an iPod or iPhone in every room of the house. The Sonos Wireless Dock will be available for $119 beginning by the end of October.
The Sonos Wireless Dock accesses all of the music stored or playing on an iPhone or iPod and sends it wirelessly to Sonos ZonePlayers all throughout your home – before converting the music to analog – guaranteeing the best possible audio quality.
The device is compatible with all Apple music products iPod touch (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation), iPod classic, iPod nano (3rd, 4th, and 5th generation), iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPhone, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.
According to Phil Abram, President, Sonos, Inc, "The Sonos Wireless Dock is the perfect accessory for our music loving customers who own an iPod or iPhone and want to enjoy the music stored on them in any or every room of the home,"
This new dock reinforces our mission to provide our customers with access to all of the music on the planet, including everything available on an iPod and iPhone in the home.
Get your dollars ready come November visit any nearby Apple or Sonos shop for one at only $119.