Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Motorola Droid: A Moto-iPhone killer?

A slim sliding QWERTY, a five megapixel camera, 3.7-inch display, a slim body just slightly thicker than that of the iPhone, oh and it runs Android 2.0 - could this be the perfect iPhone killer waiting to be unleashed?
Hardware wise, the Motorola Droid will be the most competent Android phone yet to fight it out against the likes of iPhone 3GS and the Palm Pre. Underneath the business smartphone style design is the same snappy core processor, the TI OMAP3430 which powers the iPhone 3GS. Can’t wait to find out more, hit the jump and check out the full highlights from BGR’s brief hands on.

Friday, July 10, 2009


S-Vision is a concept phone, specially designed by concentrating on business peoples, allowing to be carried out their presentations directly on its surface through projection. The extraordinary shape of this design phone holds sheer elegance and an exceptional format. S-Vision features an integrated LED Micro-beamer that helps projecting the presentations. This technology has already been introduced with some products available around but this phone is stimulating its functionality to the max. The projector activates by folding the side out of the mobile, therefore, the surface starts to adapt itself. The user can navigate easily through the screen by using the backward and forward keys.

The latest Sony VAIO NW Series 1.2-inch notebooks

Sony has announced the upcoming release of the VAIO NW series PC notebooks. The new VAIO NW series is only 1.2-inch thick, making it a direct competitor against thin laptops such as the Macbook Air.

The new VAIO NW series notebook computer features a quick web access button so you can get online without fully loading up your PC. It is also designed with unique tactile features such as a subtle textured surface applied across the cover and inside, and has an HDMI output for easy HD entertainment. Its environmental credentials are hard to miss with a one-touch “DISPLAY OFF” button and compliancy to the stringent ENERGY STAR 5.0 standard.

Gallery and more details after the break.

The basic Sony VAIO NW Series model will be powered by 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB DDR2 RAM, 400GB hard drive and ATI Radeon HD 4580 graphic card. It has a 15-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768, and a Blu-Ray drive and built-in WiFi. It is pretty good!

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Sony VAIO NW series laptops will start at $800 for the above spec model. The upgraded model with a Blu-ray Disc drive costs just $80 more.

Next generation LG Chocolate available from August

LG Chocolate was the best selling LG handset ever, selling over 21 million units worldwide. Now LG has plans to release the second generation LG Chocolate, which will be fully unveiled in August.

Though the full spec isn’t available yet, there are a few details on the internet that gives us an idea about the features of this next very prestigous phone. The second generation LG chocolate will become the first of its kind with a 21:9 aspect ratio display. The model number will be BL-40, which features a 800 x 345 screen resolution, a 3-inches display, a 5-megapixel camera and HSDPA will be included, it looks likely to run LG’s S-Class UI.

Google Chrome OS nuke - Microsoft Windows killer?

Google has announced Chrome OS, an operating system that will give netbooks and full-size desktops alike with its well-known speediness. The OS will be compatible with x86, meaning Intel Atom and ARM Chips will be compatible.

With its main intention for use on netbooks and low cost portable PCs. The move is likely to sharpen the already intense competition between Google and Microsoft, whose Windows operating system controls the basic functions of the vast majority of personal computers.

While Google Chrome OS is aimed initially at netbooks, Google said it believed the software would be able to power full-fledged PCs. This adds a slight confusion to us as Google has already developed the Android open-source operating system that is used in some mobile phones and also netbooks by several manufacturers.

Multiple OEM manufacturers have already jumped onboard it seems, and are prepping a netbook Chrome OS marriage sometime in the second half of 2010. As our friends at ElectricPig have mentioned, Google has had enough of browser wars, they’re now attacking from the core - Windows OS is Microsoft’s home turf.

Friday, June 26, 2009

0.11″ thin 4GB USB data card is credit card slim!

Measuring at 3.4″ x 2.1″ x 0.11″ this super slim data usb card with 4GB memory capacity is certainly the sort of gadget you would want if you don’t prefer to have a normal sized USB fingerdrive. Its credit card like thiness would allow you to pocket it into any slot in your wallet with ease. When you need to use it, simply flip it open and plug straight in.

The credit card size wallet USB drive is available in orange, red, blue, clear, and gray for $24.99 each.

Here are the full features…

  • 4GB USB Flash Drive - durable, plastic, transparent blue card.
  • Ultra-thin credit card size and thickness - Fits conveniently in your wallet.
  • USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatible
  • Supports Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Manufacturer Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

News: Nikon D5000 with 2.7-inch articulating display announced

Straight after the Easter long weekend, Nikon has now announced the recently much rumored D5000. With a 2.7-inch articulating display, the D5000 is equipped with a 12.3 megapixel DX-format sensor that maxes out at ISO 3200 with a 4fps burst rate, sports one-button Live View, and 720/24p movie mode. Other features include an 11-point AF system with 3D focus tracking and 19 scene modes. With a number of high end features, the price tag is pretty heavy as well, the D5000 will cost $849 with a 18-55 VR kit lens, or $729 for just the body - not surprisingly, this price tag is just under that of the Canon T1i.

Check out the full press release below…


MELVILLE, N.Y. (April 14, 2009) – Nikon Inc. today introduced the new D5000, a digital SLR camera with a host of features and capabilities that deliver superior performance and image quality along with amazing versatility for photo enthusiasts and those new to digital SLR photography. Leveraging Nikon’s expertise and innovative technologies found in its pro-level D-SLRs, the 12.3-megapixel D5000 enables users to capture exceptionally stunning images and High Definition video with remarkable ease.

Whether consumers are progressing from a point-and-shoot digital camera or looking to upgrade their current digital SLR and elevate their photographic expression, the D5000 serves as an ideal solution. First time D-SLR photographers will appreciate logical and easy-to-use controls, while creative enthusiasts will appreciate the D5000’s robust combination of features, technologies and performance. The D5000 boasts a versatile 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD monitor that encourages shooting with a fresh perspective, Nikon’s revolutionary D-Movie Mode and expanded automatic Scene Modes, delivering superior Nikon innovation in a compact, user-friendly design.

“The Nikon D5000 represents a cornerstone in Nikon’s D-SLR line, marrying simplicity and instructive features with superior technology and HD video, allowing the user’s ability and creativity to grow-with the camera,” said Edward Fasano, General Manager for marketing, SLR System Products at Nikon Inc. “While its easy-to-use design will attract first-time D-SLR photographers, the D5000’s rich feature set and high performance will also appeal immediately to more experienced enthusiasts. The D5000 is sure to inspire creativity and originality.”

Broadened Creativity and Adaptability

Photographers can easily compose stunning images on the Vari-angle LCD monitor that they can view in a normal position fitting securely within the camera back, or swung out to be rotated or tilted. The monitor can also be stowed with the LCD panel tucked against the camera back to protect the screen when not in use. This tremendous freedom of movement, along with four Live View autofocus shooting modes, affords users the opportunity to shoot from a multitude of imaginative angles. Easy one-button Live View activation now features Subject Tracking autofocus (AF), which automatically locks onto a moving subject. Even if the subject leaves the frame and returns, Subject Tracking AF maintains focus, making the D5000 ideal for capturing fast moving children and pets. In addition to Subject Tracking AF in Live View, the D5000 features Face Priority AF, which automatically detects up to five faces in a scene and focuses on the closest subject; Wide Area AF, which offers a large AF area for optimal hand-held shooting; and Normal Area AF, which provides pinpoint accuracy when shooting with a tripod.

The D5000’s D-Movie Mode allows users the exciting ability to record HD movie clips (1280 x 720) at a cinematic 24 frames per second with sound. Photographers will appreciate the quality produced whether creating vacation clips or intertwining still photographs and movies in a post-production creative montage. Additionally, the D5000 is compatible with a comprehensive assortment of AF-S NIKKOR interchangeable lenses to provide users with the ability to capture perspectives not possible with typical consumer video recording devices. When using any NIKKOR VR lens, D-Movie clips benefit from Nikon VR image stabilization, which automatically activates during recording to deliver added sharpness and image stability. VR image stabilization also extends the D5000’s performance in low-light situations. D-Movie clips are recorded onto an inserted SD or SDHC memory card and saved as Motion JPEG AVI files for easy editing with widely available video editing software.

Further bridging the gap between point-and-shoot cameras and more advanced D-SLRs are the D5000’s 19 automatic Scene Modes, which free users to capture beautiful images without having to manually adjust camera settings. With the broad range of automatic Scene Modes, including Sports, Portrait, Candlelight, Silhouette, Autumn Colors and more, D5000 is the perfect camera for anyone looking to make inspiring images in challenging photographic conditions.

The D5000 also incorporates a comprehensive set of in-camera editing features to make the most of captured images without the need of a computer. The D5000 also introduces several new Retouch features, including a Soft Filter effect, which applies a smooth appearance to faces or the entire image; Perspective Control, which helps correct distortions in perspective often encountered in photographs of architecture; and Color Outline, which creates monochrome outlines of objects in images by eliminating color and tonal gradations. The D5000 saves each of these edited images as a separate JPEG file, ensuring the original image is left unmodified. With Nikon’s exclusive Picture Control Settings, photographers can quickly select various image appearance profiles that include Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape settings. In addition, Picture Control provides the ability to create and store up to nine user-defined custom profiles to reflect each user’s personal preferences for hue, color saturation and image sharpening.

Extensive playback options allow users to review their photos in groups of four, nine, or 72 thumbnail images. Alternatively, users can select the Calendar View to easily group and select images by date. These playback features can be viewed either on the Vari-angle LCD or an HDTV with HDMI connectivity available via a dedicated HDMI port on the camera.

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