Tag: Mobile

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processors

Qualcomm was showing off their new S4 Snapdragon Processor in both mobile devices and TVs, that’s right TVs. Here we see this processor converting A.R. (augmented reality) from 2D to 3D before sending over HDMI to the TV. You can se how he has the mobile phone pointed at the flat map played on the table there and it’s turned into a 3D barrel shooting game on the TV. It really was pretty cool, no lag, and a crisp 3D image.

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Here is a shot of the upcoming TV that uses the S4 processor technology. They have entered a partnership agreement with Lenova to build these TVs.

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Leisure Suit Larry Returns in HD and he’s mobile!!

Larry Laffer will return in HD and even a mobile format thanks to Replay Games. The Leisure Suit Larry Series was easily one of my favorites on a PC back in the day. Larry was brought back to life in 2003 for a couple new adventures without the help of the original creator Al Lowe. Now once again Larry and the entire series will return with new life. Replay Games obtained the rights to the franchise and plans to re-release the originals in HD and also create new ones. They have also agreed to team up with the original creator Al Lowe, which should make for an added classic Larry touch.
According to EGM “The first project under the agreement will be an HD re-mastered version of the original, Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, on every platform Replay can figure out how to port it onto, including: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, XBLA, PSN, On-Live, Steam.”
Needless to say I’m very excited about this and will be first in line to grab the first release. –Greg

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Motorola tempts my patience.

 You’ve heard “go big or go home”, well Motorola could use that as their new slogan. I had planned on waiting out my next 2 years on AT&T with my Captivate. I love it, don’t really have the problems (except that notoriously slow GPS problem) or complaints of some owners and have had it running Froyo for a while. I am more than satisfied and had planned on only looking to grab a tab after the frenzy that is about to be unleashed in 2011. I planned to let every major player get their tab out and fully tested and in the hands of the public before making my decision. However, Motorola has decided to tempt my patience with not only a tab, but also a phone.Motorola is looking to top Samsung in the Android Phone and Tab market, and help leave Apple’s iPhone and iPad in the dust.

I’ll start with their tab, Motorola’s XOOM:

  • Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
  • 10.1″ screen
  • 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 CPU
  • 1280×800 resolution
  • 1GB RAM
  • 32GB internal
  • front and rear facing camera
  • records 720p video
  • plays 1080p
  • 32GB microSD
  • HDMI & USB 2.0
  • Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope
  • 3G/4G
  • and of course Flash.

Safe to say it’s pretty well the top of its class. This out of all the tabs I read about from CES is the one that caught everyone’s eye and are sure to be purchasing. The Galaxy S and iPad (maybe even iPad 2) just can’t compete with this. Of course it’s only to be expected that the devices will continue to get better. So, I thought that once it had been out for a month or so, I’d grab one. Now somehow either in concentration for only Captivate and tab related posts or my laziness of scanning Android related blogs all together, I missed Motorola’s game killer of a phone the Atrix. Thanks to John for pointing out this mammoth of a phone and creating a stir in my head on what the heck do I do now? If you haven’t read much on this phone (as I hadn’t) then you might not understand the dilemma that I have now found myself in. So, let me enlighten you..

Motorola’s Atrix:

  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 4″ qHD display – 24-bit
  • 2GHz NVIDIA Tegra dual core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal
  • microSDHC 32GB
  • 5MP Camera w/ Flash
  • VGA front facing camera
  • Dual microphone
  • 1930mAh battery for 9hrs of talk time
  • Full version of Firefox
  • 3G/4G
  • and of course Flash

As if that’s not enough, this thing docks and I mean it docks. First, how about a multimedia dock that connects to your TV and lets you use a remote to playback everything you could think of. Next up, how about docking your phone into a laptop shell whichturns it into a full fledge laptop. You beginning to see where my problem is, do I buy the tab or upgrade my phone to the Atrix. I’m thinking the cost will be similar, XOOM I’m looking at around $600. For the Atrix I’m looking at $150-$200 for the phone and then another $150 for the laptop dock and maybe another $100 for the media dock. Really either way you go it’s going to be about $600, then the additional data plan. If it wasn’t for my new truck and upcoming honeymoon, I’d probably get both <insert huge grin>. Maybe your in the same dilemma, maybe you have an easy answer, maybe you just don’t care (loser). Well I leave you with the latest video from Motorola for the Atrix, enjoy. -Greg