Last July 9, the Openmoco Inc. (a Taiwanese company) launched Neo 1973 developer edition. Today, in our Linux Page we have posted a complete review about the main features contained in this quad band, GPRS enabled mobile. The consumer version is planned for next October and we hope there will be a decrease in its actual price (USD 300). The many features contained in this mobile are -more or less- the same that in the IPhone but the main difference is that Neo 1973 is based on 100% open source software and it can easily opened for any desired hardware modification (only if you are expert hackers). The 2.8″ VGA TFT color touchscreen display is a little bit smaller than in the IPhone but it is very clear and the images look sharp. Bluetooth 2.0, AGPS and a USB 1.1 port are integrated. Last but not least, Neo 1973 supports high quality audio codecs and a Micro SD slot which can be used to upgrade its default 128 MB RAM and 64 MB NAND Flash memory.
Today in our Freeware Page, we posted a review (in Spanish) about SpaceTime: a brand new 3D tabbed “browser” which runs using the Internet Explorer 7 engine. SpaceTime has a powerful graphics and is very attractive to use but, unfortunately it needs a good hardware to run without problems: 512MB RAM, 128MD graphics adapter (3D capable), Pentium 4 2.4GHz or AMD 2400xp+, a minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 and an ADSL connection to Internet. SpaceTime is in its beta version but during the tests we didn’t find any bugs. Moreover we were fascinated by its multiple features; in fact it is also possible to search (Google, Google Images, Yahoo!, Yahoo! Images, Flickr) and shop (ebay) in an delightful 3D environment. At the moment SpaceTime is available for Windows 2000, XP and Vista but “the Mac version is coming soon”. In our opinion SpaceTime is an interesting free consumer PC software application which represents the state of the art for contemporary 3D technology.