Apple seems to be in the news a lot lately even though the iPad release heat is over. The latest news doing the rounds concerning Apple is that the major company will finally reveal its next generation iPhone in June during a conference. This report is based on the fact that Apple tends to announce new products in their presentations or conferences.
Tech sites online are generating further hype concerning the iPhone OS 4 after a few pictures were leaked. Further reports suggest that the iPhone OS 4 will be available soon after the announcement by Apple. Rumor has it that the reason the picture of the phone was leaked was because the device itself was spotted in a California bar. How did it land up there? Apple’s very own engineer, Gray Powell was having a drink there when he forgot the phone. Someone then proceeded to take the phone and sell it to tech site, Gizmodo. More drama happened when Apple came to know about the phone’s existence with the guys over at Gizmodo, Apple hurriedly asked for the phone back. We wouldn’t want to dig more into the drama but let’s hope Apple officially makes an announcement soon.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and what have you got for your mother? Nothing? Well, Apple has an idea for you. Why not give your mother the new iPod touch player? In Apple’s words, “Give Mom an iPod with a personal message from you, Mom never has to have a dull moment.” These are very sweet words indeed but would you get this device for your mum?
Apple is certainly hoping that you would. If you don’t think that’s not a good idea, there are plenty of other Apple devices to choose from. How about the newly released Apple iPad? Or maybe the legendary Apple iPhone. But you won’t get these devices pre-engraved with a personalized message which his exactly what you get if you purchase the Apple iPod as a Mother’s Day gift. As you probably already know, the Apple iPod is a media player with a whole array of features including the same gaming functions found on the iPhone.
Asus just launched their new model in the O!Play Air series, the O!Play Air HDP-R3 in India. Asus previously released two of this range’s models. The Asus O!Play Air HDP-R3 is special as users can get access to multimedia content wirelessly with the built-in Wi-Fi 802.11n present on this device. The player can also stream 1080p HD video. It has support for HDMI 1.3. It comes with a combo USB 2.0/eSATA and USB 2.0 port with composite audio-video and digital outputs. It has a card reader slot that supports different formats of cards. It also comes with a built-in Ethernet Port.
It supports audio formats as well such as MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG, FLAC, AIFF, LPCM and WMA formats, not forgetting Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS standards. It also supports MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1 and RM/RMVB content. Folks over in India can now purchase the Asus O!Play Air HDP-R3 and in return, they will receive a one year warranty for this device.
The phone comes in a strange yet likeable clamshell form. One thing for sure, this device is great for music and radio listening purposes. The phone is compact and light which makes it easy to carry around. From the looks of it, it looks almost like a media player, which it will be, had it not be a mobile phone. It comes with a 1.9 inches internal screen that comes with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels that supports 65K colors. It also comes with an external screen that is a Mono screen with a resolution of 96 x 32 pixels.
As mentioned above, much like a Walkman phone, this phone too has a great music player and a built-in radio which are both the main attractions of this phone. It comes with a small 5MB of internal memory and the phone supports MicroSD memory cards.
Not forgetting the 1.3-megapixel camera that the phone sports with dedicated camera menus and a viewfinder display. The phone can be purchased in a whole array of choices such as Coffee Black or Lustrous White. It measures 90mm x 48 mm x 16 mm and weighs 93 g. Overall, the Sony Ericsson R306i is the ideal music phone for those who love to listen to music on the go.
Whenever we think of pictures, Canon will pop to mind. Be it their cameras or their printers, Canon is a brand hard to surpass on any level, for other brands that is. Today we have with us the Canon PowerShot SD770 IS which we think is somehow a good camera if you know how to use it well.
The most appealing feature on this camera would probably be its 3x zooming lens. The 10.0 megapixel Canon camera takes really good shots most likely as the DIGIC III processing is present in the camera. The camera comes with a three-position switch along with the movie mode. It can film videos at a resolution of 640×480 at the rate of 30 fps. The camera also has several modes such as the night mode and portrait mode which users can use of to make the shots taken better. The PowerShot SD770 IS can currently be purchased at the price of $199.00 at selected stores nationwide.
With this phone, Nokia provided their touch-based Near Field Communication technology that can help users make payments and ticket transactions via the telephone. The phone comes in a classic candy bar design and measures 114.7 mm x 41.7 mm x 14.5 mm. It weighs 88g. As you can see from the measurements, it is quite a light phone to carry around. The Nokia 6216 Classic comes in the color Coco Pearl.
The phone comes with a 2-inch QVGA screen that supports up to 16.7 million hues and comes with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. The device runs on the built-in Nokia OS and Enhanced Series 40 User Interface software. It features a 2-megapixel camera with an LED Flash, 8x digital zoom, and resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. The Nokia 6216 Classic comes with 3 hours and 20 minutes of talk time (for GSM) and up to 2 hours and 45 minutes of talk time (for WCDMA).
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The eXpo GW820 phone from LG is one of the most affordable phones around. Affordable in a way that purchasing this phone will get you a smartphone with unique features which are not that common in the phones market. The GW820 is an attractive model and it is not that heavy by weighing in at 5.2 ounces. It comes with a resistive touch screen.
The special feature of this phone is that users can connect a projector to this phone and show the images on a screen. The images portrayed via the projector can be up to forty inches wide. Called the pico projector works as you connect the device to the phone and the installation can be done by taking off the battery cover and installing the projector there. As a matter of fact, a large 1500 mAh battery is given for this phone so that it can support this much power. The phone works on Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional. The phone is a nice package deal that can be purchased from $100-200.
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Let’s face it, when Blackberry released the Storm, they didn’t create any wonders, at least not with the consumers. Then came the Storm 2 which didn’t create any sparks either. Now we are hearing rumors on how Blackberry plans to release a new Storm 3 which is going to be the new Blackberry Tablet.
Blackberry on one hand has been focusing more on other models such as the Curve and Bold phones. RIM has managed to improve the designs on these phones making them into attractive devices thus attracting more buyers. Blackberry used to be the number one provider for smartphones and their standing in the market has slipped over the years with more and more advanced smartphones releasing. If Blackberry wants to regain a steady position in the market and among its consumers, they have to step up their game. Rumor has it that the new Storm will be a touch screen device with a slide out QWERTY keyboard. Let’s wait and see if the rumors are true and whether the new Storm 3 will be a hit.
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News around today is that AT&T will be releasing the Dell Aero and Mini 5 soon by June. The new phones, which are both android-powered, are said to be available this summer. Both the Dell Aero and Mini 5 are Dell’s first two devices which work on Google’s Android OS. Both phones come with the same operating system but with different outlooks.
Dell states that the Aero phone will be a low-priced device while the Mini 5 will cost slightly more. The Aero comes with a 3-inch touchscreen and the Mini 5 has an even larger display. AT&T is rumored to release both the Mini 5 and the Aero but no release date was given with a leak stating that it will be around June. Actually, only the Aero has been confirmed to be released by AT&T while the Mini 5 was rumored to be released by the same phone provider. The phones’ prices have not yet been released or leaked but hopefully we’ll have some update soon on this situation.
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Since Cisco took over the Flip video camera company, they have been aiming to release more and more versions of its pocket camcorders occasionally. The new addition is the Flip SlideHD which is slightly bigger when it comes to the display and on top of that, it’s a touch screen display measuring at 3 inches.
Different from the others, this camcorder also has “shoot ‘n’ share” abilities that give you the pleasure to first view what you just filmed. Based on the previous model from Cisco, this one seems and looks thicker than the Mino HD.
Cisco believed that their new gadgets must get smaller as people loved to carry small technology around specially when it comes to a camcorder. Many have commented on how the Flip SlideHD Camcorder resembles a toy that looks like a Nintendo DS. The Cisco Flip SlideHD is priced at $279.99. Unfortunately no release date was given for the Cisco Flip SlideHD camcorder.