With many of the large mobile OEMs still unimpressed with the performance of 3D displays in the mobile market, it seems we may be nearing the end of another fad. With big names like HTC, LG, Sharp, and even Nintendo throwing solid efforts behind the technology, you’d think in 2012 we’d have something significant to show for it. Sadly current glasses-free 3D technology simply stands as a bit of a gimmick with far too many drawbacks over its 2D counterpart. Before we can talk about drawbacks in the mobile sector however, we should examine how they work.
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Recently we heard that Sprint plans to keep offering their unlimited data plans, even with their new LTE network. This is certainly great, even if slightly old, news for Sprint customers worried about tip toing around their grandfathered plans or those considering a network switch at some point in the future. Nearly all other US carriers have long since abolished “Unlimited” data plans in favor of tiered data and while many allow you to grandfather your older “Unlimited” plans onto their new LTE networks, one needs to be careful about not losing it and deal [...]
Earlier we saw yet another carrier shift from WiMAX for the more popular LTE standard, but just how wide spread is this adoption? In 2009 we saw the first public implementation of LTE in Norway and Sweden, 4 years after the commercial introduction of WiMAX. Fast forward 3 years and we have heard statements from nearly every major carrier worldwide concerning their plans to adopt LTE. In the US the “Big 4” have each spoke of their 4G LTE rollout plans, with most already well into their path of fire. Even Yota, the Russian telecommunications provider, who built the worlds [...]
Pocketnow-U is a new series where we plan to dig deeper into certain new or emerging technology trends, and try to make some common sense out of them through our thoughts and your comments.
Yesterday we saw coverage of the Epson Moverio BT-100, which is effectively an Android Home Theater device you wear right in front of your eyes. Combining a transparent qHD display, 1GB of ROM, an unknown CPU and quite possibly the least stylish pair of sunglasses available at the Boardwalk, Epson has certainly created a unique “Personal Entertainment Device.” We have seen these [...]
With Windows 7 standing as the fastest selling operating system to date, the next iteration certainly has some large shoes to fill. However with a massive surge of tablet sales and interest in touch friendly computing as of late, Microsoft wanted to be sure they weren’t left behind before their latest form is even released. With that we have Windows 8 – an operating system divided sharply between touch friendly areas and standard computing. Many of us have seen the available Developer and now the Consumer Previews, both of which demonstrate the touch-centric versions of [...]
A large number of smartphone enthusiasts seem to be relatively sour at the announcement of any smartphone lacking a front facing camera. This response is certainly understandable, as the front facing camera is another feature on a long list of capabilities, and a feature with no particularly solid reason for not including it in a modern smartphone. That being said, the front facing camera currently seems to stand rather low on the list of system critical features consumers demand. With the primary focus of this secondary camera aimed at video calling and the explosion of recent [...]