Archive | June 15, 2011

Samsung Series 5 Chromebook available for order at Amazon

If you are interested in the latest Chromebook devices featuring Google’s latest Chrome OS, you are in luck. Amazon started to offer them today, for $499.99 shipped. For this price, you can get a Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook in White or Silver (XE500C21-H01US) with the following features:

  • Processor: 1.66 GHz Intel Atom dual-core N570 processor
  • Storage: 16 GB solid-state drive (SSD)
  • System Memory: 2 GB
  • Communications: Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), integrated 3G (via optional Verizon Wireless subscription)
  • Ports: Two USB 2.0, 4-in-1 memory card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
  • Video out: VGA (via optional dongle)
  • Audio: Built-in stereo speakers, combo headphone/microphone jack
  • Battery: 6-cell battery for up to 8.5 hours of use
  • Webcam: 1-megapixel

An Acer Cromia Chromebook (AC761-1529) with 3G connectivity is also available for pre-order for a lower $449.99. For this price, all Read More…

Qriocity makes its way onto Android platform, works well on Nook Color

Android is still somewhat in need of official premium services and the latest Sony movement pumps up a lot of value in the platform. The popular Qriocity service is now available via a free application in Google’s Android Market and brings on-demand music streaming for a monthly fee. The Qriocity powered app is actually called Music Unlimited and it comes with a 30 days free trial. After the trial ends, you can choose between a $4/month basic plan with personalized radio stations a la Pandora, and a $10/month all you can listen program allowing you to choose the exact songs you want to listen.

What is rather interesting is that Qriocity also comes with a feature similar with Google/Apple cloud technology called Music Sync, allowing you to synchronize your existing song collection and access it on a variety of devices supporting Qriocity technology including Read More…