Category: Tradeshows

Moreways LCD

Posted by – April 11, 2012

I’m in Shenzhen and Hong Kong this week!

Posted by – April 7, 2012

I’m video-blogging 3 conferences this week, Shenzhen Electronics Fair (April 10-11th), China Sourcing Fair (April 12, 15th) and the HKTDC Electronics Fair (April 13-14, 16th). http://ARMdevices.net is the place to be, in the coming days I will post over a hundred videos of the latest upcoming Chinese Android devices, such as the coolest most affordable newest Android smartphones, tablets, ARM Powered laptops, set-top-boxes, e-readers, http://ARMdevices.net is the website to go to to get the most extensive coverage of the status of those technologies out of Shenzhen and Hong Kong China!

As last year, I’ll try to provide you with some behind the scenes videos showing how the factories, electronics markets, PCB design houses, that is, if I find some companies who invite me in for filming.

Let me know here in the comments of any awesome Shenzhen company that you think I should visit today, tomorrow, on the 9th, and let me know right here and to my email charbax@gmail.com if there are any awesome Chinese companies that you think I should video-blog in priority at the 3 upcoming conferences.

Here are some of the topics I expect to find here and film:

- MT6575 qHD 4.3″ ARM Cortex-A9 ICS smartphones, sub-$140? (also 3.5-5″ at variable pricing)
- MT6573 WVGA 3.5-5″ ARM11 ICS smartphones, sub-$80?
- RK2918 (other?) awesome ARM Powered laptops running ICS and Chrome for Android smoothly today, sub-$80?
- 9.7″ IPS (exact same screen as iPad1/2) Android ICS tablets, powerful Boxchip A10/Rk2918 and faster, sub-$120?
- Super smooth Boxchip A10, RK2918, AmLogic, i.MX53 ICS capacitive 7″ 1024×600 tablets, sub-$70?
- Smooth ST-Ericsson U8500 7″ 1024×600 ICS with built-in 3G, sub-$80?
- RK2918, AmLogic (other?) set-top-box, potentially Google TV ready, sub-$50?
More!

Of course it’ll be awesome to discover all those and much more. Things like flexible E Ink devices may be brewing somewhere in Shenzhen (to be shown already?), can I find some Pixel Qi devices? Which are the other affordable ICS Smartphone, Tablet platforms that are coming out of Shenzhen?

Let me know what you think is coming out of Shenzhen now. Let me know what you know is coming out of Shenzhen now. Give me company names, product names, component descriptions, send me everything and comment, thanks!

FON launches Fonera Simpl with EAP

Posted by – April 3, 2012

FON is the worlds biggest WiFi community, thus far with 5 million users around the world using FON routers to share their WiFi internet with neighbors and roam the world for free. Now they are adding EAP functionality to the WiFi router offering mobile operators a unique way to relieve congested networks. The idea is that you can maybe soon get closer to unlimited data for a very cheap pre-paid or subscription smartphone contract, all the while the carrier tries to connect you on WiFi as often as possible and as automatically as possible. As http://republicwireless.com is trying to do it in the USA, all the worlds carriers should implement FON support and automatically connect to FON WiFi hotspots for transfering the data and voice packets and thus save on 3G and 4G bandwidth costs. Monthly traffic generated via Fon WiFi is over 2 Petabytes, a 20 fold increase in just two years. Today, the size of the Fon network increases by a thousand hotspots every four hours, 100 times faster than in 2008. I’d like to see FON include White Spaces in the routers and thus contribute to create a worldwide free unlimited bandwidth network for everyone!

You can read more in the press release

Metaio Augmented Reality status on the Texas Instruments OMAP4

Posted by – March 30, 2012

Metaio shows a demo featuring their latest status for augmented reality on the Texas Instruments OMAP4 platform.

MHL for the car, using the Pioneer AppRadio2

Posted by – March 30, 2012

Now the MHL standard can be used to charge your MHL compatible phone in the car and at the same time send audio and video to the car, and remote control the phone over Bluetooth and MHL using a larger touch-screen GPS and in-car entertainment type of screen like the Pioneer AppRadio2. As every phone is getting to have an MHL connector, it’s likely that every car also soon enough are equipped with an MHL connector. Your smartphone screen isn’t big enough to provide a safe in-car user interface, but it should be fully synchronized with your in-car optimized screens and user interface.

Grandstream GXP2200, GXP2124, DECT phones announced at CeBIT 2012

Posted by – March 19, 2012

GrandStream is one of the leaders in cost effective VOIP SIP phones. They’ve now been on the market for 10 years and they are showing their next generation Android powered VOIP phones for the office, hotels, also for any consumers to use in the home. Just get one of these with your SIP VOIP account and you’re all set for free phone calls!

This video features following devices:
GXP1105: 1:49 (40€)
GXP1405: 2:18 (50€)
GXP1450: 2:38 (60€)
GXP2100: 3:00 (80€)
GXP2110: 3:35 (110€)
GXP2120 (110€)
GXP2124: 4:48 (new announcement at CeBIT)
GXP2200 Android HD IP Phone: 5:22 (new announcement at CeBIT)
GXV3140: 7:18 (140€)
GXV3175: 9:06 (240€)
DECT phones: 10:06 (new announcement at CeBIT)

NameRobot.de, online naming tool

Posted by – March 19, 2012

NameRobot.de is built by linguistics specialists and programmers, it can help generate names with available domain names for startups.

Twago.com freelance marketplace

Posted by – March 19, 2012

Twago is one of the biggest marketplaces for freelancers that can program web apps and anything else in IT that someone can need. This service competes with freelancer and elance.

Transfluent, translation for social media and websites

Posted by – March 19, 2012

Transfluent is a service that offers effortless, near real-time professional translation to social media feeds and websites.

CorruptionTrak, crowd-sourced corruption tracking

Posted by – March 19, 2012

CorruptionTrak is a service that aggregates data regarding incidents of petty/day-to-day corruption in India and acts as a channel to direct this data to relevant authorities. All the reports logged are made freely available to the public, including journalists, NGOs and concerned governmental authorities. They withhold the names of their citizen reporters from public view and make them available only to trusted authorities for further investigation. The relevant authority may contact citizen reporters for more information if it decides to investigate the case.