7/16/2010

No 3D from Nintendo, Firefox spreads to iPhone, HTC Desire going HD

Here’s https://www.compareandrecycle.co.uk’s round-up of the latest technology news:

HTC’s best getting better?

The HTC Desire is one of the top handsets right now and has proven itself to be hugely popular even since the release of the iPhone 4. It looks like HTC now want to improve upon that success with a new upgraded version of the phone currently rumoured to be called the ‘HTC Desire HD’.

Specs look impressive with a 4.3″ screen and an 8MP camera capable of recording at 720P it could offer some real competition for the iPhone 4. This could be the UK equivalent to the massively popular US-only Evo 4G and if the rumours of a uni-body aluminium design it could well look as good as the HTC Legend.

Firefox Home merges desktop and mobile browsing

The new iPhone app from Mozilla looks to make remembering your favourite sites when on the move a lot easier. Firefox Home will securely sync your bookmarks between your desktop browser and your iPhone, meaning you can bookmark a site you’re reading through at home and pick up where you left off while taking the bus to work.

It’s one step closer to everything you do on a computer being part of the cloud and it’s the beginning of seamlessly carrying a consistent web browsing experience with you everywhere you go.

No 3D for Wii 2

The man who created the Mario series, the Legend of Zelda games and can take credit for bringing more new ideas to the gaming world than any other designer has said that he doesn’t expect the next home console from Nintendo to feature 3D technology. Shigeru Miyamoto has said that while the 3DS works well because it does not need glasses, home 3D technology isn’t ready yet.

With costs high and support low it may be a long time before 3D takes off in the home, if at all, and for many the need to wear 3D glasses whilst watching is a huge factor is not wanting a 3D TV. Miyamoto says there must be a 3D TV in at least 30% before it would be worthwhile to create a 3D console.

Nintendo started the motion sensing trend this generation so maybe the next wave of consoles will follow Nintendo’s lead once again.

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