Archive for August, 2009

Nokia N900

August 28, 2009 Leave a comment

Nokia has revealed the Nokia N900 with the new Maemo software.  This phone has a ridiculous amount of features.  I’ll put them in a list.

  • Linux-based software
  • Ability to run dozens of apps and still take calls with very little lag (or so Nokia says)
  • ARM Cortex-A8 processor
  • 1 GB of app memory
  • OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration (great for mobile gaming)
  • Touchscreen
  • HSPA support
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Full Adobe Flash 9.4 support
  • A Mozilla-based browser
  • A full slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • 32 GB of internal memory
  • A microSD card slot
  • 5 MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics
  • Compatibility with Nokia Messaging

This may be one of the best phones I’ve seen out there yet.  The Nokia N900 will go for 500 Euros or about $740.

Categories: Gadgets

Sony Reader Daily Edition

August 27, 2009 Leave a comment

Sony is at it again, adding another e-book reader to its Reader collection.  The Sony Reader Daily Edition will come out in December, and it features access to AT&T’s 3G network, allowing the user to connect to Sony’s eBook store on the go.  Luckily for your wallet, there are no charges for the basic wireless option.  You also have the option to upload to the Reader via USB.   The Daily Edition features a 7″ touchscreen that is capable of displaying 30-35 lines of text in portrait mode.  It also has 16 levels of grayscale, enough internal memory to store up to 1000 eBooks, and a memory card slot.  Expect to cough up somewhere around $399 for this.

Categories: News

Nokia’s New Touchscreen Phone

August 27, 2009 Leave a comment

Nokia hopes to create a bigger splash in the touchscreen phone market than their 5800 did by releasing the 5230.  It allows users to get content from the Ovi Store and Nokia Music Store, and also has A-GPS and Ovi Maps.  The battery gives the phone up to 33 hours of constant playback.  The Nokia 5230 and the Comes With Music service (offering as much music as you want for a set price) will go for 259 Euros.  One nice feature on this phone that sadly, not as many phones as I would like have, is a 3.5 mm headphone jack so you can plug in your favorite headphones.  It will probably ship sometime before the end of this year.

Categories: News

S Series Walkman Unveiled

August 27, 2009 Leave a comment

When I saw this, the first thing I thought was wow.  What’s your reaction?

Sony S Series

This is one of the most awesome looking phones I’ve seen.  While it does have stereo speakers, it manages to remain at a thickness of just 0.5″.  Its  LCD screen measures in at 2.4″.  The Walkman can play up to 42 hours of continuous audio and 6.5 hours of continuous video with headphones, and 17 hours of continuous audio and 5 hours of continuous video with the speakers.  It also has voice and FM recording capabilities, and file transfer is as easy as drag and drop.  These phones will come in black, red, violet, and pink colors, and the 8GB and 16GB models will be available for $110 and $130 from next month onwards, respectively.

Categories: News

Nokia Jumps on the Bandwagon

August 26, 2009 Leave a comment

Nokia finally jumped into the netbook market with its Booklet 3G.  It claims to have up to a dozen (!) hours of battery life, runs on the Intel Atom processor, uses Windows as its OS, has a 10″ screen, and is no more than 2 cm thick, weighing in at 1.25 kg or about 2.75 lbs.  To stay connected, you can choose between 3G/HSPA or Wi-Fi.  It also has other fairly standard features for a netbook such as a webcam, SD card reader, etc.  Nokia’s Ovi services will be integrated with this netbook, which will be announced at Nokia World on September 2 (sorry for the typo earlier that said September 12).

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Ed Phones Headphones…?

August 24, 2009 1 comment

This is possibly one of the most ridiculous gadgets I have ever heard of.  These are basically headphones that have little zippered pouches on each side so you can hold stuff.  To me, it looks ridiculously ridiculous, but I suppose it might be handy if you’re out for a run and you don’t have pockets.  The gadget isn’t the only ridiculous thing about this, though.  To get your hands on one you’ll have to part with $680.68.

Categories: Gadgets

MySpace Buys iLike; Nobody Cares

August 20, 2009 Leave a comment

Today MySpace bought the social music sharing service iLike, the popularity of which mainly comes from their Facebook app. MySpace stated that they wanted to keep iLike as it was for now, though it’s future with Facebook is cast into doubt.

Really, though; this is MySpace we’re talking about–nobody cares what they do.

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