The Sony PSP phone Video
The Sony PSP phone Video Transcript
It's Thursday, August 12th. I'm Mark Licea and it's time to get loaded. Google TV announced a partnership with Direct TV. Before this deal, Google TV's initial partner was the Dish Satellite Network. Google TV uses software on set-top boxes to better add target viewers. Both networks together give Google a reach of 30 million homes. In other Google news, the company is announcing some new features for Android later today. The feature will be announced at an event in San Francisco and it could be a small mention about apps or an update to the 3.0 Gingerbread software. Although it's still early for that, we'll keep you posted. And Sony has a new Walkman out. The E350 comes in blue, red, or black, with 4- and 8-gigabyte models for $70 and $80 respectively. It's a very basic music and video player and it will be out in September. iPhone and iPad users have a software update that they should install. Apple is pushing this out in response to the JailbreakMe source code that was made public. This could give some developers the proper information to bypass certain security controls on the iPhone or iPad. It's recommended that all iOS users including those with jailbroken phones update their software now. Sprint has another 4G phone coming soon. The Samsung Epic 4G will be available at the end of the month for $250. Specs include a slide-out keyboard, 720p video recording, a front-facing camera, and a 16-gigabyte micro SD card. And Sony Ericsson could be releasing an Android phone designed for handheld gaming. Engadget says the device will be somewhere between the Samsung Captivate phone and the PSPgo. It's rumored to have a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, a directional pad, and it could run Gingerbread. The source says it could be out before the end of the year. Those are all your headlines for today. I'm Mark Licea with CNET.com and you've just been loaded.
It's our five-year anniversary today, and wow, is that a long time. We've been here longer than the iPhone (rumors of a Verizon phone announced in June), almost as long as it took the U.S. House to ask the FTC to investigate Google Buzz, and about how long it will take Verizon to actually deliver the Android 2.1 rollout to Droid users.
Remember the rumor about Google working on its own Android phone? Well, it's back again, despite the fact that
Finally, the Nexus One gets a new OS update that gives it multi-touch. The update also brings 3G connectivity improvements and access to Google Goggles. We also discuss the latest Android news like the Motorola Devour from Verizon Wireless, a possible new direct-from-Google phone from Motorola, an AT&T 3G version of the Nexus One, and a couple of new Android phones from HTC. Some non-Android news include the latest Sony Ericsson Aspen and the RIM BlackBerry Tour 9650. Then we go over our week's reviews and answer your questions.
We shall call the iPhone 4 "little smudgy" (because Rafe calls his iPad "big smudgy"). Kent German drops by the show to let us get a look at the shiny new toy that comprises, basically, the first half of our broadcast. Then, though, tune in for an update on the Droid X announcement that happened today, Android app privacy concerns, and Facebook's inexorable cruising toward 1 billion users.
This week we are sans Nicole, but for a very good reason: She became an official U.S. citizen today! Frankly, there hasn't been a ton of cell phone news over the past few days, but we know it's just the calm before the storm. The storm being CTIA Spring 2010. Still, Kent, Jason, and I find plenty to talk about, including our wishes for the iPhone 4G and ways Android beats the iPhone right now. Plus, we take a tour of Sony Ericsson's new user experience platform and try to answer more of your Windows Phone 7 Series questions. You can find it all here on Dialed In Episode 118.
Google's Brian Rakowski offers a sneak peek of the Chrome browser for Apple's iPhone and iPad at Google I/O in San Francisco. The new software will be available today for users.
The Sony Ericsson Z710i is a cell phone with an attractive, user-friendly design and a generous selection of features.
Kent German takes a look at the W395, a new Walkman phone announced from Sony Ericsson at GSMA 2009.
Microsoft goes all tropical on us with the announcement of Windows Phone Mango, the next big update to the Windows Phone operating system. We discuss all of the Windows Phone news, the latest 4G markets, and a cavalcade of Verizon smartphones that include the Motorola Droid X2 and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.
At GSMA 2008, Kent German takes a look at the Sony Ericsson G902, one of Sony Ericsson's newest cybershot phones.