Sony Ericsson P990i firmware update R6D23

Sony Ericsson's P990i Approved for the USA
“Sony Ericsson’s updated P990i firmware RD623 is available now.Details on R6D23:
PDA software version: CXC 162036 R6D23
Phone software version: CXC 162037 R9G007
Bluetooth software version: CXC 162058 R5A01
CDA version: CDA 162007/1 R6D23
Some of the improvements observed so far:
More Ram – ~16MB at startup
Fast startup
Overall fast response to applications and menus
Browser is fast (new opera version)
Camera improved – auto focus more responsive, better video recording
New icons for .jar or .sis in file explorer
Gallery preview is no more blurry
Music update is faster
Auto key lock is default now
Alarm is loud and at a constant level
A new menu has been added under control panel – others: payment transactions
You can download Update Service Setup from SEUS (Sony Ericsson Update Service) website.” via hothandset.com

Linux gadget to replace the clock radio?

https://i1.wp.com/linuxdevices.com/files/misc/chumby_analog_clock.jpg?w=525 “Chumby, a venture-backed San Diego startup, is readying a soft, leather-covered Linux-powered gadget conceived as an Internet-era replacement for clock and table radios. Expected to ship in “early summer,” pending FCC approval, the “Chumby” device features open, hackable hardware, software, and yes, “outerware” APIs. The Chumby project was apparently conceived by notable hardware hackers Bernie Huang and Steve Tomlin. To date, a “few hundred” Chumbies were apparently soldered together by hand, and distributed to “hackers and artists,” according to the company. The Chumby prototype described in detail on the Chumby website connects via an internal USB WiFi module to the user’s home LAN. Users then program content for output on the device via a client application running on a host PC. Typical content includes photos from camera phones, instant messages, website content feeds, horoscopes, weather, and artistic (Flash-based) content from a Chumby network community. The Chumby offers no keyboard or other standard user interfaces. Instead, a bend sensor detects when the device is squeezed, while an accelerometer detects movement. A photosensor adds ambient light detection. Everything about the Chumby was designed to be hacked and/or personalized by the user, including its “outerware” — a brown suede leather jacket easily removable with a seam ripper, the company said. Crafters can use an available flat cutout pattern to create personalized outfits for their Chumby. More technically oriented hackers, meanwhile, can take advantage of hardware schematics, bill-of-materials (solder your own!), layer-by-layer board prints, open toolchains, sample code, and community resources such as a Wiki and discussion forum, in pursuit of the perfect “killer app” for the cuddly gadget. Additionally, Web developers familiar with Macromedia Flash can build their own “widgets” that, when downloaded to the device, display various kinds of content. ” Read more here: