• The New York Times looks at ways to make inexpensive mobile pone calls when abroad including Skype and Fring, but most will require WiFi. 3G data is even more expensive than call air-time.
    (tags: mobile apps skype)
  • Alexander Grundner writes: "Sony’s new dash Personal Internet Viewer available this April. For a $199 you’ll get a Wi-Fi enabled infotaiment device with a 7-inch (800×480) touchscreen, built-in speakers, microphone, headphone jack, USB port (for playing files from a thumbdrive), a physical snooze / volume buttons, and full support for Chumby’s widgets and services."
  • nVidia declared 2010 the year of the tablet at CES and announced a number of tablets (actually media slates) running its Tegra 2 platform. The Tegra 2 a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor with Geforce GPU and other processors. Nvidia claims Tegra 2 will have 10 times the performance of smartphone but only draw 500 miliwatts. The tablets aren't tablet PCs in the old sense of the term but rather a new class of devices that run Android and Linux and are focused on entertainment and media.
  • CES 2010, several computer makers rolled out tablets and media computers running nVidia's Tegra 2 chipset, which includes a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU as well as Geforce GPU.