Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Guitar simulation on iPhone


Model# PCMPCM900BK specifications:
- Intel Celeron M Processor 800MHz
- Mobile Intel 910GML Express Chipset
- 512MB DDR2-400 Memory, Max capacity 1GB
- 7" WVGA (800x480) TFT LCD Display
- Over 8 inch Easy-Type Keyboard
- Intel GMA 900 Graphics Controller
- 2GB Solid-State Disk
- Realtek ALC662 5.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC; Built-in Stereo Speakers and Microphone
- 10Base-T/100Base-TX Fast Ethernet
- 802.11b/g Wireless LAN
- 3x USB 2.0 Ports; 1x RJ45 LAN Port; 1x Headphone-out; 1x Microphone-in
- Card Reader: SD Card Reader, Supports SD/MMC
- Battery Pack & Life: 4-cell 4400mAh Li-ion Battery, Upto 2.8 Hours Life Time
- AC Adapter: Output - 9.5V, 22W; Input - 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz Universal
- Color: Black
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 8.86 x 6.46 x 0.846~1.4 inch / 22.5 x 16.4 x 2.15~3.5 cm
- Weight: 2 lbs / 0.92 kg
- Operating System: Linux (system is Windows XP Compatible)
- 1 Year Warranty on Parts & Labor

Cybertron Mini-PC Systems: Powerful! Durable! Conveniently tiny!
When you need more than a PDA, but don't want to carry a full-sized notebook everywhere you go, this Mini-PC is the solution for you!

Powerful: Wirelessly surf the web, work on your important documents and projects, share photos and more.

Durable: Due to the Solid-state disk and unparalleled shock-protection, bumps and shocks are not issues with this fine example of modern technology.

Conveniently Tiny: At 2 lbs, less than 9 inches wide and 6.5 inches deep, and 1.4 inches thick, this amazing little wonder is as convenient to carry as a PDA, but with so much more ability! And even with those minute measurements, it still maintains a 7inch WVGA LCD screen and over 8 inch keyboard for easy viewing and typing!

Sony Ericsson K530 fiery red live pics

Here are some great live pics of the new special edition fiery red Sony Ericsson K530. I think it looks way better than the dull original colors.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Black Sony Ericsson W380

Remember the black Sony Ericsson W380 we saw way back in the demo video that I posted a while back? Now it is official and it is called Black Champagne. I like this color the most from the three,

Thursday, January 24, 2008

More pics of the new Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot

Here are loads more pics of the mysterious new Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot candybar that was leaked to the net yesterday. I personally really like the look of this phone.

Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot W61S and W62S

Japan will have some new Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot phones to join the DoCoMo SO905iCS. There will a total of two, one called the W61S and the other, W62S. Both will be featured in the KDDI network. The W61S is a slider (shown in the first 7 pics) and the W62S will be a clamshell (shown in the last two pics). the W61S will feature a 5.1 mega pixel AF camera (Exmor CMOS sensor up to ISO1600) and strong LED flash (don't know why no xenon...), 2.8 inch WVGA 260K color screen (480x864), CDMA2000 1x EV-DO Rev.A support, microSD support and measures 50×114×23 mm. It also has an automatic lens cover unlike the SO905iCS. Of course, the phones will be available in a variety of colors. They will be officially announced soon. I can't wait for better pics (and live pics).

Sony Ericsson R300 and R306 live pics

Here are some great live pics of the new Sony Ericsson R300 and R306 from cellpassion. Both phones look awesome considering they are low end phones.

“The R300 Radio and R306 Radio allow you to tune-in to your favourite music shows or sports reports, across both AM and FM broadcasts,” said Howard Lewis, Vice President and Head of Entry Level Products at Sony Ericsson. “They certainly look and sound the part, offering a radio-inspired design and feature set on a choice of either a candy bar or clamshell phone.”

True radio design
Dedicated radio speakers and preset channel buttons
Loud sound
3D sound enhancement and volume boost for noisy environments
AM/FM Frequencies
Tune-in to your favourite station
True radio design
Both of these new phones are designed to have a clear radio look-and-feel. Sit either phone on its side and let the radio blast out through the dedicated loudspeaker…in stereo in the case of the R306 Radio.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sony Ericsson W760 First Impression Cell Phone Review

Wirelessinfo have posted an interesting Sony Ericsson W760 first impression review. Here is the final impression and conclusion.

The estimated prices for this phone are currently $399 for unlocked, and $99 through a carrier, with a contract. The $399 price is too steep, since other phones at that price point are fully-featured smart phones. The $99 fee really isn't much for a phone with so much functionality. At this price point, the only comparable phone in terms of a cost to functionality ratio would be the Palm Centro, and it's aimed at an entirely different audience.

Nokia N95 - The N95 is also an imaging-oriented handset. This comparison will hinge on three factors. First is the price. The N95 is probably the closest comparison to the Z10, because it's a very imaging-oriented handset. The N95 also offers tons of additional smart phone functionality, but comes with a $699 price tag. Assuming the prices stick to what Sony Ericsson estimate, the W760 should be a much more cost efficient multimedia device.

Z10 - This matchup will have to be settled in our labs ultimately. At this time, the main issue for comparison resides on what you value more: actuality or potentuality. The W760 has better built-in software, but not very much extensibility. The Z10 is a blank slate that has the potential for much greater functionality. This issue is largely user-dependent. Also, we can't compare prices since the Z10 has yet to be stamped with one. At this point, however, we think the W760 should be the choice for most buyers.

Apple iPhone - Coming in at a few hundred dollars cheaper with better all-around multimedia functionality, we think the W760 is definitely a good iPhone alternative.

Who's It For?

Business User:
Business users won't find the organizational software or messaging options they need.

Budget Callers:
Budget callers like cheap devices, and this is a relatively cheap handset. The W760, however, will have far more bells and whistles than the average budget caller would want. For the budget caller/media maven hybrid, this phone is definitely a viable option.

Chatty Teenager:
Chatty teens will love this phone. It has a youthful look to it, great imaging and editing software, an adequate keypad for texting, and a good music player. Just like a business device, however, we're not sure the average chatty teen would use the phone to its fullest extent. If they're ardent YouTube contributers, this is a great phone.

Media Maven:
Since we haven't tested the handset yet, we can't assert with 100% certainty that this is truly a phone for media mavens. If the video and picture quality are horrible, then the editing features really won't be worth the disk space. As it stands now, however, we'd recommend this phone to media mavens as a cheap alternative to the N95.

The W760 is definitely a phone we're eager to get into our lab. At a glance, it looks like this phone is set to be a really good multimedia device set at a good price. The overall software seemed to be really impressive, with the previously mentioned exclusion of the organizer. We definitely like the extras, like the AGPS and the motion sensor. Again, if the price estimate comes to fruition and carriers don't cripple much, the W760 looks like it'll be a great handset.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

62-in-1 Card Reader + Hub for SATA, USB 2.0, 1394/Firewire & Audio 3.5" Drive Bay

Imagine how good it will be if there is a device that can help you manage all your PC interfaces, lets you transfer music, pictures, and other data files to and from your favorite storage devices.

- Intenal 3.5" connect Bay
- 62-in-1 internal card Reader / Writer, reading most comprehensive memory cards in the world.
- All-in-1 interfaces supported, supporting e-SATA (ESATA), SATA, USB 2.0, 1394/Firewire, Audio output (to headpone) / input (microphone)
- Power LED indicator
- TWO additional covers to match your PC case
- No external power required, directly get the power from the Mainboard.

With following Memory Card's Slot: (and their Variants, totally 62 types)
- CF
- SD / MMC
- MS
- SM / SD

- Black

Package includes
- Main unit x 1
- Cover Plate (front panels) x 2 (1 Silver + 1 White, default: black)
- Screw 2 pcs for mouting the bay to the Case x 1

- The 2 pcs of screw are not shown in the pictures above
- This is an internal 3.5" connect bay, not an external device.

USB 4400mAh Battery

Have you ever had experiences that devices are running out of battery while in use? It is disturbing when you are enjoying your MP3 or chatting happily with friends on the phone, etc. Now! USB 4400mAh Battery won't let these situation happen anymore! You can charge your devices in a flash before battery exhausts! You can charge your iPhone, Handheld PC, Digital Camera, Cellphone, DV, iPod, MP3, CD Player, PMP, PSP, NDS, NDS Lite and any other applicable devices.

Price US$45.00 from brando

Recharge electronic devices, such iPhone, iPod, PDA, NDS, PSP, Mobile...
Portable and lightweight
Convenient to carry & easy to use
On/Off Switch
3-level LED indicator
Size: 69 x 21 x 21mm (approx.)
Weight: 122g

Input (Mini USB): 5VDC, 500mA Min.
Output (USB-A): 5VDC, 1000mA
Battery Chemistry: Li-ion
Battery Capacity: 4400mAh

Package Contents:
USB 4400mAh Battery
USB Cable

Review of GSM-handset Motorola ROKR E8

Mobile-review have posted their Motorola ROKR E8 review. Here is the final impression.

The reception quality of the E8 was never an issue, for it is a typical Motorola-branded phone. The loudspeaker’s volume is pretty average, though you won’t miss calls when the handset is in your clothes; the vibro alert is moderate strength-wise or a tad better than that.

The ROKR E8 is sublime as far as sound quality goes, but all in all it is quite a mixed bag. And you know why? Price. This device will retail for around 400 USD at best when it starts shipping early in March, and that’s without a memory card, meaning that the user will end up with bare 2 Gb of bundled storage. For a pair of pretty mediocre default headphones and a couple of extra accessories, this is steep. By the time the ROKR E8 arrives, many offerings from other manufacturers will have already got equally hefty price tags or slipped below this level, whereas ‘sound quality’ is always elusive and can’t be assessed while the phone still sits on a shelf. So many will be looking at design and price, and on these fronts, the Motorola ROKR E8 doesn’t have anything special going for it. Expect to see the ROKR E8 in stock no earlier than late in February.

And it is a pity, especially seeing that the ROKR E8 hasn’t changed at all since the time of my first hands-on session with it back in February, 2007. A year was spent in anticipation of a miracle, which, after all, was meant to happen, and realistically, what miracle we were expecting to come? The company’s management can’t comprehend the basics of the mobile phone market and this sad fact keeps giving birth to outdated projects like this one with at a frightening rate. As far as the Motorola E8 is concerned, the best way to go would be to keep its functionality, yet dump the bundled storages, the Omega Wheel, obviously an expensive component, and include a big memory card into the handset’s package. In other words, it is the way of creating advantages that would be apparent to consumers.

And the last thing of note is that the ROKR E8 employs the L7.1 platform, although functionality-wise it is the same as the MOTO U9 with its version L6.3, so I’m quite befuddled what new abilities this release brings.

P.S. It is sad to witness how, month by month, Motorola’s management team destroys every last bit of what used to constitute the company's spirit, instead of trying to find a way to turn the tides and take the maker out of the crisis. Problems keep piling up, and they don’t see the real market, preferring the world of numbers and facts that exist only on paper. That's the bitter truth and it is hard to escape from it - if the company doesn't give its future a deep thought, then its tomorrow may not come. But that will be the topic for a separate write-up.

JNC MX10 pics

Here are some pics of the JNC MX10. It is a dual sim phone and features a 2.8 inch 260K color QVGA touchscreen, A2DP, 1.3 mega pixel camera, stereo speakers, microSD support, GSM 900/1800, measures 108 x 52 x 15 mm and weighs 108 grams.

Sony Ericsson Maria Sharapova pics

Here are some beautiful pics of Maria Sharapova with the urban grey W580. Why doesn't she look directly at the camera?

Pic of Sandisk 8 GB M2

As the title says...pic of 8 GB M2 card.

Symbian welcomes the US HSDPA variant of the Nokia N95 8GB

San Francisco, USA – Symbian, Inc. today welcomes the launch of the new North American optimized Nokia N95 8GB multimedia computer based on S60 3rd Edition and Symbian OS™ v9.2.

This new Nokia N95 8GB offers North American 3G/HSDPA/UMTS compatibility while retaining all the popular functionality of the existing Nokia N95 8GB. The phone features a 2.8 inch QVGA screen with support for up to 16 million colors, eight gigabytes of built-in memory, A-GPS positioning for improved location access and a 5MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics.

The N95 8GB has an estimated retail price of $749 and will start shipping to Nokia Nseries retailers across the United States, the Nokia flagship stores as well as online e-tailers during the first quarter of 2008.

For Nokia's full press release visit: http://www.symbian.com/news/cn/2008/cn20089697.html

First pic of HTC Pharos / HTC P3470

- Windows Mobile 6 Professional
- TI OMAP 850 200 MHz CPU
- 128 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM
- QVGA 2.8 touchscreen
- Bluetooth 2.0
- GPS (NMEA 0183)

Go Large!