News – New Nokia Tablet?, Sprint is First with EV-DO “Rev A”, Wacom’s Next Generation Tablet PC Pen, Google Pig Latin!

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New Nokia Tablet With GPS?

What’s half of 770? 330 according to Nokia’s math. The gadget lust magazine T3 reports  rumor of a smaller sibling to the 770 Internet tablet. Luckily the new tablet doesn’t half the screen size- reportedly sporting a 3.5″ inch LCD to the 770’s 4″ display. The 330 shows up its older sibling with built-in GPS and support for DivX video. Of course nothing is confirmed yet, so we’ll have to make due with these pics until Nokia makes it all official.


Sprint Launches First EV-DO Rev A Network

Looks like Sprint gets bragging rights for being the first to go live with Rev A EV-DO. The turbo charged Sprint Power Vision network will boost upload speeds from today’s 50-70 kbps to 300-400 kbps on Rev A. Download speeds should see a more modest boost to 450-800 kbps from today’s 400-700 kbps. So far the service is only rolled out in San Diego, but Sprint says upwards of 20 additional markets should be live by the end of the year. So if you’ve been holding out to invest in an EV-DO connection for your Tablet PC, now might be the time to crack open the wallet and get signed up. For more info check out Sprint’s website.


Wacom Brings Up The Next Generation on the Pen

In a move that will hopefully hook a generation on Pen Computing, Wacom is introducing Colorelli, a PC Game for children. The Wacom site for the game describes it as:

“Colorelli is a colourful island with jolly residents and many opportunities to be creative, combined with fun interactive games. But Colorelli is under threat from Dr. Grey, a colourless chameleon who wants to ban all colours. The players tackle this challenger together with the mayor Finly and other entertaining characters. And they are given a powerful tool: the digital pen. The pen enables children to dive into a new dimension of play and creativity, painting in the creative studio or creating their own designs for the real world.”

In my book anything that promotes creativty and the use of the Pen as a PC interface is worth checking out.


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I’m currently phoning in my news from the Czech Republic and my Google search page keeps defaulting to Czech searches and Czech Language. As I searched through the languages to switch from Czech to English I came across “Pig Latinsky.” Sure enough if you switch your settings to this you get your tips and results in Pig Latin. You can also choose from Elmer Fudd, Bork, Bork, Bork (an homage to the Swedish Chef of Muppet fame), and Klingon among others. This may be old news to some, but it warms my heart to know that Google makes sure even the most minority of languages are covered by their services. FYI- Pig Latin is actually more difficult to navigate than Czech, unless of course you’re an 11 year old girl.




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