Archives for October 2009

Sungworld Netbook Spotted in Shenzhen for $73

sungworld_netbookAn unnamed netbook from a company called Sungworld has appeared on a market in Shenzhen and appears to have a factory cost of just $73 (500 Yuan in local currency).

The noname netbook has a 300MHz VIA VT8500 processor along with a 7 inch screen capable of an 800 x 480 pixel resolution. Other features include 128MB of RAM, 1GB of storage along with Wi-Fi for connectivity. [Read more…]

BlackBerry Storm 2 Available on Vodafone for Pre-Order

blackberry_storm_9520After a few months of seeing reviews and information here and there, we now hear that Vodafone in the UK have the BlackBerry Storm 2 available for pre-order and it is set to be released on 26 October.

The phone is a much needed follow up to the original BlackBerry Storm that had issues with it’s screen. The new version has a fancy new screen that according to early reviews and previews, works far better than the original Storm.

Back on to the main news, The BlackBerry Storm 2 (also named the 9520) will be available for free on a pay-monthly contract for users. The contract will cost £35/month and will run for 24 months. If you opt for an 18 month contract then the phone is free for those committing to £40/month. [Read more…]

Acer Aspire 5738PG Multi-Touch Screen Win7 Notebook

Acer-Aspire-5738PGAcer have announced the Acer Aspire 5738PG notebook that comes standard with a multi-touch screen and runs Windows 7. Launching on October 22 the Aspire 5738PG will cost $799.99 and come with a number of features.

The multi-touch features of the new notebook make it work great with Windows 7 and allows users a different way to zoom in and out of contact as well as working with handwritten notes, editing photos and resizing windows to name a few possibilities. [Read more…]

Acer Aspire Timeline AS1810TZ 11.6″ Notebook

Acer-Aspire-Timeline-AS1810TZAcer have announced the Acer Aspire Timeline AS1810TZ notebook that has an 11.6″ screen that runs at a HD resolution and is backlit by LED. The notepad has a full sized keyboard and up to 8 hours of life on a single charge.

‘Acer is providing consumers with the best of all worlds with the new 11.6-inch Timeline an affordable ultraportable that delivers long battery life and great performance in a compact and stylish design, said Ray Sawall, senior manager of product marketing for Acer America. ‘By adding dual-core processors to the entire line, we’ve taken affordable mobile computing solutions to a new level.

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HTC HD2 going to T-Mobile in the US

t-mobile_usa_htc_hd2_leakThe HTC HD2 is one of the most anticipated phones of this year. It has a massive 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen, runs Windows Mobile 6.5 and has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor along with the usual plethora of connectivity options. The leaked image above was revealed by TMONews and shows that the phone is indeed heading to T-Mobile. Now, it doesn’t mention the name of the HD2 on the image but it looks suspiciously just like it and I don’t know of any other phone that has a 4.3″ touchscreen that runs a Snapdragon processor.

It seems like the phone will be making it to the US Q1 in 2010 making it arrive in just a few months time. [Read more…]

Firefox 3.6 to make us of Accelerometers

Firefox-3-6The next version of Firefox is due to get a rather odd upgrade. The new version, Firefox 3.6, will make use of your laptops accelerometers to calculate if your laptop is level. If not, the browser will rotate the web page to being level automatically.

The update was intended for mobile applications only, but some how made it’s way in to the desk top browser. As of yet I really can’t think of much need for having a self rotating browser for a laptop that usually sits almost level on your lap, but I guess if you are lucky enough to have a macbook or similar with accelerometers in it then at least you’ll get a few minutes of fun playing with the new feature till you get bored. [Read more…]

Nikon D3S Officially Announced

d3s_allNikon have made the D3S official now. When launched it will cost just shy of $5,200. With a price tag like that you can expect a very good quality camera. The Nikon D3S is an upgrade to the older D3 model. Nikon have said that it’s the most significant S upgrade they have made.

Inside the new camera has a 12.1 megapixel camera with a full frame CMOS sensor. Also a dust reduction system can be found inside. The camera has an effective ISO of an impressive 102,400.

The camera can capture video also at HD in 720p mode at 24 frames per second. However, it will not capture video at full HD. The camera is being pitched as working well in low light situations with Nikon saying it can capture things your eyes can’t even see. [Read more…]

130 Halloween Pumpkin Carvings

HalloweenPumpkinCarvingsWalyou has created an amazing list of pumpkin carvings ready for Halloween that is happening soon. The ultimate pumpkin collection includes pumpkins carved out with Wii Logos, Internet Explorer logos along with Pacman, Space Invaders and on to Starwars characters.

The list goes on and on. If you are looking for a bit of inspiration for this years Halloween time then go check them out for some ideas. [Read more…]

Flip Mino HD gets a Revamp

flipminohd120min-lg2Flip Video have announced a new Flip Mino HD camera that doubles the storage capacity making it possible to store two hours of video, and ads a larger screen that bumps it up from 1.5″ to 2 inches in size.

The whole camera has had a revamp including newer and more responsive touch-sensitive buttons, a more sleeker look and a HDMI output.

The software on the Flip Mino HD has also received an upgrade and now gives the option for users to send footage direct to Facebook. The interface has also received an upgrade and now presents more organised clips for you to search through. Finally the camera has the ability to auto edit and transition footage in to clips ready for upload. [Read more…]

iPhone TomTom to get More Features

more-tomtom-iphone-featuresTomTom for iPhone recently launched and is soon to get a fancy new car kit. TomTom is priced quite high and possibly for this reason it seems to get lower ratings than the cheaper CoPilot. However, TomTom is about to get an upgrade which could bring it back in to the lead in the ratings.

New features for the iPhone version are soon to include Advanced Lane Guidance, a safety/speed camera database and possibly TomTom’s HD traffic system that aims to get you to your destination quicker. [Read more…]

More Dell Adamo XPS Shots Revealed

12-dell-Adamo_XPS_open_side-smRecently the Dell Adamo XPS ultra-thin laptop was shown at an event. At the time there were only a couple of photos captured by those in attendance and due to the very brief showing, there were no more details provided.

We have now come across some official pictures of the Adamo XPS laptop that show a little bit more detail of how it actually fits together. It looks stunning!

The Dell Adamo XPS measures just under 10mm thick making it thinner than the macbook air. To achieve the super thinness the Adamo uses a very unique hinge which leaves a part of the main system behind the hinge (as seen below). [Read more…]

WikiReader Brings WikiPedia to your Pocket

wikireaderThe WikiReader is a new device that costs $99 and is available from the Openmoko group. Inside you’ll find every single Wikipedia article stored in a text based format for you to sift through while on the move.

The WikiReader however, does not connect to the internet and has no communication abilities at all. Instead, you have the option of getting an SD card through the post every 3 months that contains the latest data set from WikiPedia to keep it up to-date.

The unit is powered by two AAA batteries and the device has a very low powered CPU as well as a monochrome touch-screen. The batteries should keep it powered for about a year. If you prefer not to pay the $29 for the SD card to be delivered every 3 months you can opt to download the text only database and manually copy it to an SD card and install it yourself for free. [Read more…]