Today's a holiday, which would nullify the adverse effects of it being a Monday if it weren't for the fact that I seem to have a rather nasty allergy attack, so strong that I thought it was a cold.
Ah, but of course, it's the 13th... Fortunately, my trip to London tomorrow was canceled, which means I won't have to subject my sinuses to further torment.
Without further ado, here is the news I've been able to gather while attempting to breathe through my nostrils with a varying degree of success:
- There are various noises on the Internet about a Mac OS X for Intel disk image floating around on P2P networks. None are worth linking to (since they seem to be mostly hype and a way to drive traffic to the author's sites), but this promises to be the story of the week, whether or not it turns out to be a hoax.
- You might want to take a deep breath before reading Russell's largest post to date (it is around 1.5MB on newspipe), consisting of an updated list of applications running on his 6680 (he had done the same before for his 6600).
- Nokia launched seven new handsets today. Most seem to be for the CDMA marketplace, but the line-up includes the 7650-like 6280 and a 2G version, which push the Series 40 (sorry, I had confused these with new Series 60 models, thanks to Russ for the heads-up) envelope to include a 2 megapixel camera.
- They also picked up Webcore for a new Series 60 browser. No concrete news yet on whether it will run on the earlier generations of Series 60 phones, but it will be available to licensees "in the first half of 2006".
- SonyEricsson launched the S600 (a decently-sized S700) and a couple of other phones, including a new clamshell (their press photos are here).
- Samsung, not to be outdone, announces yet another 5 megapixel camera phone (via MobileTracker).
- Another stupid patent suit, which is best summarized at Techdirt.
- Right on schedule, Fedora Core 4 is available on several mirrors, plus via BitTorrent. I hope it has decent Wi-Fi and power management support...
More as I attempt synchronized breathing through both nostrils, in what appears to be an extremely strong allergic reaction to my having spent the weekend disassembling old hardware and inhaling dust. No amount of medicine seems to make it any better, although a couple of hours outside provided some relief.