Saturday, October 01, 2005
A flexible keyboard! Sometimes it can be handy, for example out doors, beacause it doesn't take much place in your handluggage, it's portable with the proper size to fold or roll. It weights law. And because it's made in silicone it's also resist against several things.
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Nextel's chic, clamshell-style Motorola i850 feels as heavy as a brick but packs in all the goodies that the carrier's subscribers have come to expect, he says.
- Gorgeous internal display
- improved design
- VGA camera
- Direct Connect walkie-talkie service
- Bulky and heavy
- no flash for the camera
- small external screen
Read more at cnet.com
This 6.3 megapixel camera is set to become renowned for the picture quality excellence already demonstrated by the FinePix F10 Zoom. In addition, it has been bestowed with aperture priority and shutter priority modes, giving scope for a level of creativity and photographic control that will appeal to photography enthusiasts.
The FinePix F11 Zoom features market-leading sensitivity of ISO 80-1600, thanks to Fujifilm's 'Real Photo Processor' technology. This gives startlingly clean images, whether composing shots in bright sunshine, in low light or indoors without flash. The refined Super CCD sensor features the octagonal photodiodes pioneered by Fujifilm, which receive light more efficiently than traditional photodiode patterns.
The camera also features a higher resolution 2.5" LCD screen, boasting an impressive 153,000 pixels – helpful when composing shots or viewing images in playback mode. The focus response of the macro mode has been improved, enabling accurate, satisfying close-up photography at distances as close as five centimetres.
Furthermore, the FinePix F11 Zoom is a camera with longevity, delivering around 500 shots on a single battery charge – making it the perfect model for photographers travelling or those on intense photo shoots.
FinePix F11 Zoom features at a glance:
conditions with low noise (ISO 800 for clear movie shooting in low light)
and fast write speeds (16MB to 1GB capacities currently available)
“BenQ once again steps onto the global stage by providing consumers with digital cameras that possess high quality lens, a large comfortable display, and enriched features in a compact, stylish design,” said Peter Chen, BenQ Vice-President and Digital Media Business Group General Manager. “The BenQ DC X600 is a perfect demonstration of how BenQ combines its technology strength with its design prowess.”
BenQ DC X600 Equipped with Pentax’s Super-Multi Coating (SMC) lens, the BenQ DC X600 is able to deliver true-to-life, crisp photos with pristine clarity and superb contrast. The featured 2.5” high resolution LTPS LCD screen and VGA movie recording at 30fps with AVI (MPEG-4) format ensures comfortable viewing and super smooth movie clips. The BenQ X600 additionally offers a smart photo-editing function including trimming, resizing, rotation, color filter, movie editing, which can be done via a touch of a few buttons instead of a computer.
Apart from offering quality image performance and versatile functions, the stylish and exquisite design of BenQ DC X600 makes it an ideal accessory while on the go. The BenQ DC X600 is the world’s smallest 6 mega pixels digital camera with an ultra-thin thickness of 1.9 cm.
BenQ DC C800 The compact BenQ DC C800 features 8 mega pixels CCD, 3X Optical Zoom, MPEG-4 movie format and a large 2.4” TFT LCD screen for clear and comfortable photo viewing. The camera is equipped with Printer Mode for direct printing via compatible printer and Burst Mode, which allows 4 shots to be taken per snap. The camera can be used as a Dictaphone and is bundled with 32 MB built-in memory.
BenQ DC C500 The fashionable and stylish BenQ DC C500 is the lightest 5 mega pixels digital camera with fixed-focus lens in the market. This small and portable camera is coupled with a 1.7-inch high resolution LCD screen and offers PicBridge compatibility for easy printing without the need for going through the computer. The BenQ DC C500 camera also supports PC camera for video conferencing.
The new BenQ DC C500 will be available on the market in October and the BenQ DC X600 and C800 will be launched in November.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Nokia today announced that it has started deliveries of the Nokia N70, a compact, beautifully styled, easy-to-use 3G smartphone. Incorporating a complete smartphone feature set, as well as a 2 megapixel camera, flash and front camera for video calling, the Nokia N70 comes fully equipped with a digital music player and stereo audio.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
This portable media player features a 2-inch 320x240 pixels LCD display and supports several audio-formats. This little thing has only 32 MB of memory capacity, which is very poor, but you can expand this with MMC/SD/Intelligent Stick memory cards.
It has a battery life of 4-6 hours.
More info @ DVHardware
Olympus introduces the new EVOLT E-500, the most full-featured digital SLR camera in its class of sub-$1000.00 SLR cameras. Designed to be used by all photographers of any skill level, the E-500's compact and durable body is packed with Olym pus innovations like the exclusive Dust Reduction System for spot-free photos, 8 million pixels of detail for bright and colorful images, a TruePic TURBO Image Processor for fast response time, and an oversized, easy-to-view 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD. Compatible with a wide range of Olympus Zuiko Digital Specific Lenses™, the E-500 delivers the versatility and power that are the hallmarks of a performance SLR, but at an affordable price.
Exclusive Dust Free Technology for Spot-Free Photos
Dust is all around us, and when swapping out a lens on a digital single-lens reflex camera there's a chance that a camera's electro-statically charged image sensor will attract micro dust that can ruin photos. Since the main advantage of using an SLR camera is the ability to change lenses for better imaging effects, Olympus has developed a way for photographers to enjoy the freedom of using all the lenses of the Olympus E-System in the most challenging, dusty environments without compromising image quality.
Detailed, Bright and Colorful Photos with 8-Megapixel Image Sensor
The E-500 is loaded with an impressive 8 million pixels of detail, for bright colorful photos. The 8-megapixel sensor gives photographers the flexibility to blow up their prints to the large sizes supported by many of today's printers, or crop into an image to print only part of the image that is important to them. Moreover, the image sensor in the EVOLT E-500 is a high-performance Full Frame Transfer KODAK KAF-8300CE CCD™ that delivers improved dynamic range, low noise to capture fine image details in the highlight and shadow areas, as well as excellent color fidelity for brilliant colors.
Easy-to-Use, Easy-to-Handle Light and Ergonomic Design
Creating an affordable digital SLR that most anyone can pick up and start to use is about making it easier to operate. That means menus that make sense and buttons on the body that are easy to understand and operate; adding automatic settings for every imaginable situation; making the LCD big and bright enough so you can review a shot without squinting; and making it less of a chore to get images out of the camera and into your computer or printer. Moreover, at just 5.09 inches (W) x 3.72 inches (H) x 2.59 inches (D) and only 15.3 ounces, the EVOLT E-500 is light and compact enough to comfortably shoot with all day.
5 Metering Modes:
- 3 Color Modes: Vivid / Natural / Muted
- A Choice of Two Color Space Settings
- 9 Black & White Modes
- 2 Red-Eye Reduction modes, on Flash and in Playback
- Dual Card Slots
- Support for High-Speed and High-Capacity Memory Media
- Simultaneous RAW and JPEG Image Recording
- Contrast, Sharpness and Tone Curve Controls
- White Balance
- Noise Reduction
- High-Precision Flash Control
- RGB Histogram Information Display
- Self-timer and Remote Control
The Olympus EVOLT E-500 Digital SLR will be available in October 2005.
Monday, September 26, 2005
- Sleek streamlined housing with large, vivid color external and internal displays
- 2 megapixel camera with 8x zoom, macro mode setting and , LED
- VGA camera for 2-way video calling
- Bluetooth wireless technology supports wireless stereo sound through Motorola’s
- Bluetooth Stereo Headset and other compatible Bluetooth enabled accessories for hands-free communication
- Up to 512 MB of removable optional TransFlash memory
- Motorola's SCREEN3 technology solution featuring zero-click access to news, sports, entertainment, and other premium content.
- Progressive downloading to view media files on demand
- Support of AAC+, MPEG4, WMV, WMA, MP3 and Real Video/Audio files
- Advanced speaker-independent voice recognition: state a number/name and be connected without pre-recording
- Over the air synchronization with the PC via SyncML
- WAP 2.0 browser
The XpressMusic feature brand, also introduced today, makes it easier for consumers to identify those Nokia devices which are specifically designed to listen to music," says Kai Öistämö, Senior Vice President, Mobile Phones, Nokia. "One of the first devices to feature the XpressMusic mark is the Nokia 3250, which is going to stop music fans in their (favourite) tracks. Its unique twist design makes it quick and easy to switch between the music keys, the regular keypad and the camera mode."
By twisting the Nokia 3250 keypad 180 degrees, consumers can toggle between the music controls and the traditional phone keypad. The music player of the Nokia 3250 supports a wide array of digital music formats such as MP3, WMA, M4A and AAC, making it easy to load and transfer music. Additionally, songs can be downloaded over-the-air while on the go and favourite songs can be set as ringtones. The Nokia 3250 supports microSD memory cards of up to 1 Gigabyte with storage capacity for up to 750 songs. An FM radio with Visual Radio client complements the Nokia 3250's complete music package.
Drag and drop to manage your music
Using the Nokia Audio Manager software, users can convert their favourite CDs into digital music files, and "drag and drop" their personal music collections and favorite playlists directly from their computer.
The Nokia 3250 comes with a two-megapixel camera, which is activated in the landscape mode by twisting the Nokia 3250's phone's keypad 90 degrees. With a few simple strokes, images can be instantly shared with others via MMS, or printed on a compatible printer via Bluetooth wireless technology.
The Nokia 3250 is based on the Series 60 platform and Symbian OS, offering a broad set of features and messaging functionalities and enabling third-party application developers to create their own music applications. Those applications can be downloaded and installed on the Nokia 3250. Bridging smartphone capabilities with music on the go, the Nokia 3250 has a talktime of up to 3 hours.
Sunday, September 25, 2005
The good stuff
- Excellent photo quality (though see issues below)
- Compact and very stylish metal body
- Large 2.5" LCD display (though see issues below)
- Blazing performance
- Powerful flash for a compact camera
- Very good movie and continuous shooting modes
- Unique My Colors feature
- LCD visible in low light (and it's about time)
- AF-assist lamp; good low light focusing
- USB 2.0 High Speed support
- Optional underwater case and external slave flash
The bad stuff
- Some corner softness; noisy images at high ISO settings
- Redeye is a problem
- LCD resolution on the low side
- Can only record about 8 minutes of VGA video due to 1GB file size limit
- Battery life could be better
- Can't swap memory cards while camera is on a tripod
- More manual controls would be nice
You can read the whole review over here.
- 2 megapixel camera
- Dual mode WCDMA/GSM
- Color display: 176x208 pixels
- download and play multimedia files
Gizmodo got some pictures of the Sony Ericsson W850 Walkman phone. There aren't yet more details know.
Mobiletracker said that the Motorola Q will ship in December according to CEO Ed Zander, this is an unusual early release.
Features of the Motorola Q include:
- Windows Mobile 5.0
- 1.3 megapixel camera
- Only .45" thick
There are some pics of the upcoming HP6700-series Ipaq smarthphones.
A few weeks back there were spec leaked. You can read them over here.
More details can be found at Engadget.