BlackBerry to offer BBM for iPhone and Android

The idea was first mooted about 2 years ago about the possibility of Blackberry making its Messenger (BBM) real-time messaging service available on Apple’s iPhone and iPad and Google’s Android platforms.There was a post on Diary of a Geek from March 2011 suggesting this. This fact has however been confirmed by Blackberry and the service… Read more BlackBerry to offer BBM for iPhone and Android

Are Hybrid Tablets the New Netbooks?

Hybrids have gotten a lot of hype lately, with a slew of touch-enabled laptops and flipping, folding convertible designs launching so far this year. But with some of these new hybrids—specifically smaller tablets with docking keyboards—there’s been a nagging question that I can’t quite shake: Are hybrid tablets the new netbooks? You remember netbooks, right?… Read more Are Hybrid Tablets the New Netbooks?

Using The Right Charger For Your Mobile Device

About three years ago, 10 major mobile devices manufacturers, including Apple, Nokia and Samsung, committed to a voluntary agreement to work towards a universal charger based on a micro USB connector, in an effort to reduce unnecessary waste. But no such universal charger has been settled on, and Apple appears to have backtracked on the… Read more Using The Right Charger For Your Mobile Device

Google To Converge Android OS And Chrome OS By 2013?

The China Commercial Times reports that Google has placed hardware orders with Taiwanese manufacturers Compal Electronics and Wintek to produce a Chromebook with a 12.85-inch touch display. Could this be the start of Google merging Android and Chrome OS? Chromebooks are lightweight laptop and desktop devices that use the Chrome Web browser for their primary… Read more Google To Converge Android OS And Chrome OS By 2013?