Google Releases Translate App for iPhone
Google has officially released the Google Translate for iPhone app on the AppStore, available in all iOS supported languages.
The new app accepts voice input for 15 languages, and allows Apple handset owners translate a word or phrase into one of more than 50 languages.
Google Translate for iPhone also has voice input: all the user has to do is to press the microphone icon next to the text box and say what he or she wants to translate. The user can also listen to his/her translations spoken out loud in one of 23 different languages. If the user wants to enlarge the translated text he/she can just tap the zoom icon for the full-screen mode.
The iPhone program comes three weeks after Google revised its Google Translate for Android application, adding a Conversation Mode.
The new iPhone app, available from Apple’s App Store for iPhone or iPod touch version 3 or later, offers all of the features of the HTML5 iPhone Web app Google launched in August 2008, including the ability to view dictionary results for single words, access starred translations and translation history even when offline, and support romanized text like Pinyin and Romaji.
Dell Unveils 10-inch Windows 7-based Tablet
Dell Inc. has reportedly ventured further into the tablet market with a new 10-inch Windows 7-based device which according to the company, was designed for business users that run Microsoft’s Windows software. Dell has already launched tablets that run on Google’s Android mobile software.
The company provided a brief sneak peek of a 10-inch Windows tablet as it introduced a redesigned line of commercial laptops and desktop PCs at its Dell Means Business evenet in San Francisco. The company called it the largest ever refresh of its business PC line. Dell has 39 new products slated to hit the market in 2011.
Dell expects its Windows tablet to launch sometime in mid-2011.
New iPad to be thinner, lighter, faster – WSJ report
The Wall Street Journal, citing “people familiar with the matter,” is reporting that Apple’s next generation iPad is “in production” and will be “thinner, lighter and will come with a faster processor, more memory and a more powerful graphics processor.”
According to the report the new iPad will have a “front-facing camera,” but not the high-resolution Retina Display found on the iPhone 4. “The resolution of the new iPad’s display will be similar to the first iPad,” the Journal wrote.
Like the current version of the iPad, the iPad 2 will be available on Verizon and AT&T’s networks. The report however, did not indicate when the new iPad might be hitting store shelves or what the pricing might be.
Apple has sold 14 million iPads since its release last April, 7.33 million units alone during the holiday quarter.