Vodafone rolls out FroYo to its Desire customers
This morning Vodafone began to push out the 2.2 update to the Android operating system of the HTC Desire. While 2.2 – or FroYo as it’s affectionately named – has been available to Nexus One owners for some time, it has only just appeared on the radar for Desire users.
Desire owners get FroYo first
Vodafone announced today on it’s website that it’ll be pushing the 2.2 update to HTC Desire owners starting August 23rd.
“Our priority has been to make sure that the software does what we said it will do. This meant testing took a little longer than anticipated. Customers will receive an alert telling them that their handset is ready for an update and this alert will be phased over a two week period,” Vodafone said.
Ebook readers sees lower price and a month of battery
This week Amazon announced that a new Kindle ebook reader will begin shipping next month. The Kindle 3 will be slimmer than the outgoing model, offer 50% better contrast and pack a one month battery life.
The new Kindle will also be available in black instead of white and be priced very competitively; just £109 for a Wi-Fi version and £149 for Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, which allows you to download books on the move and with no data costs.
Sets the mousetrap?
This week Apple released updates to it’s iMac and Mac Pro range, as well as adding a 27″ cinema display to it’s fleet of gorgeous but oh-so-expensive monitors. But most interesting was the introduction of a new product, the Magic Trackpad, which is basically the trackpad from a MacBook as a standalone device in the style of the wireless keyboard.