For some fun tech news the ninja wanted to post about Sprint’s new 4G Android phone. This is pretty cool if you’re keeping with the latest and greatest on the cellphone market. The Samsung EPIC 4G which comes out in grand scale on August 31st. For those of you that aren’t up on the hottest tech toys out there let the ninja fill you in. Here are the Samsung EPIC 4G vital stats.First it comes with a top of the line 4-inch super AMOLED display, sweet. Under the hood the phone comes with a 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor. For those of you that need something a little more to type off your text messages EPIC 4G comes equipped with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. On top of that it has Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G and 4G radios. A pretty cool 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with support for 720p video recording with a front facing VGA camera. And the it runs on the Android 2.1 OS. The toy will set you back $249.99 on-contract with Sprint. If you’re interested you can add your name and email on to a list that will keep you up to date on major EPIC news. If you really can’t live without the Samsung EPIC 4G then you’re in luck because you can reserve your handset tomorrow. Allowing you to be one of the first people own one on the 31st. Interested yet? Samsung Epic 4G Preview
If you use Skype you will most likely already realize that they have been having some outages. If you use this as your primary service, or you’ve worked it into an outage on Skype like this could be bad for business. It is funny how we get so used to the ability to communicate through an almost unfathomable number of options, this service being one of them. But when it goes offline and we are left to fend for ourselves for a couple of hours/days/____ (fill in the blank) it comes as a big shock. For those of you that want to read the official word from the corporate office here is the post from their blog: http://heartbeat.skype.com/
We’re having some problems with our sign in server, so you may not be able to sign in to the Skype application or to your account as normal. [2009/01/21@1746UTC] If you’re already signed in to the Skype application on your computer or mobile phone, you should be able to call/IM/etc as normal. This is only affecting people who aren’t already signed in. [2009/01/21@1752UTC] Our forums are experiencing heavy traffic and so access may be slower than usual. Apologies! For more updates, watch this space or follow @skype on Twitter. [2009/01/12@2002UTC] We’ve made some changes which should improve things. Stand by!On the twitter front, the Skype robot that is running the company’s account had an interesting tweet about the outage. Ok, it really wasn’t that interesting. Essentially all they had to say was:
Everything should be returning to normal now – we’re very sorry about what happened today. We’ll publish a more detailed explanation soon.Well more on that soon I guess. 🙂 If you are still down then I guess you will already know it. All I can say is that, I am glad I am not fully reliant on Skype.