Archive for February, 2006

Mitac Mio A701

Mitac Mio A701

The latest offering from Mio, the Mitac Mio A701, will be its first GPS-enabled Windows Mobile-based smart phone. With the SirfStar III chipset incorporated the Mio A701 is capable of quick, reliable satellite fixes. Tri-Band GSM / GPRS phone functionality ensures that the Mio A701 can be used in most countries and for internet and e-mail access. Windows Mobile 5 has been supplied and this provides new features including persistent memory and the latest office applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Media Player 10. The basic specifications released, the Mio A701 device will be based on a 520MHz Intel XScale PXA270 processor including 192MB of memory, of which at least 64MB will be ROM. The smart design of the Mitac Mio A701 handset will be equipped with a 2.7in touchscreen, 240 x 320 display and a 1.3 megapixel camera.

HiGrade DMS P60 Viiv PC

HiGrade DMS P60 Viiv PC

Intel is out making big hits in the streets with its Viiv machines and seemingly the best one out yet is —the Hi-Grade DMS P60 Viiv PC. This sleek and small box runs the Windows Media Center and is a perfect fit for a home theatre with its fast Intel Core Duo 1.6GHz processor. With its small 80-GB hard disk it is loaded with lots of other paraphernalia such as WiFi, gigabit Ethernet, DVI port and Bluetooth. Also not excluding is remote control and an infrared keyboard and it will be out for shipping in the early March for around $1391.

Tadrian Lifecare’s ‘Personal Panic Button’

Tadrian Lifecare’s ‘Personal Panic Button’

Generally, when you are in trouble and you well wishers are nearby they would help you out or call for help. But what is you are alone. Here is a very novel way to take care of youself when you are alone. It’s the ‘Personal Panic Button’, but it’s called the ‘Skeeper’ by Tadrian Lifecare. It’s basically a wearable personal communicator with distress alarm. It has very simple controls. It plays the role of your speed dial wherein it allows the wearer to contact predefined telephone numbers, such as relative or emergency services. Also, when alarm is appropriated in a certain manner, it can send text messages to designated e-mail addresses.

It also keeps track of the wearer’s whereabouts and if the wearer has gone beyond a designated locality the alarm goes of. It can be programmed from the web. Its price has not yet been determined, but he product will come to the markets in the second quarter of 2006.

Samsung SGH – Z600

Samsung SGH – Z600

There has been a flurry of GSM phones from Samsung recently. It has just introduced the SGH – Z600. It is a GSM/3G flip phone. It uses the Symbian 8.1 operating system and the S60 2.8 smart phone dais. It has a higher camera resolution of 2-megapixel. It’s fitted with a 2 – inch diagonal display which has a resolution of 176 * 208. It’s proficient of MPEG – 4 recording. It can play back MP3 and WMA audio, out of many others. It has a 70MB internal memory. It uses a microSD flash memory card, its Bluetooth compatible and has speakerphone.

TAG Heuer’s SLR and Carrera

TAG Heuer’s SLR and Carrera

Tag Heuer has been well associated with the high speed sport. The latest models of sports watches by Tag Heuer are tribute to the finest cars on the roads. Tag Heuer SLR and Carrera will be rolled out on the wrists of the buyers soon. The watches are going to be expensive given the brand. How ever these are beauties in their own accord. The SLR is completely automatic with an internal rotating chronograph. On the other hand Carrera has been modeled in a traditional manner. It will have the traditionally used chronograph. Both the watches would be far out of reach of the common man but they are worth the wait by all.

HBD-DS970 SONY’s new remote Bluetooth

HBD-DS970 SONY’s new remote Bluetooth

The HBD-DS970 Stereo Bluetooth 2.0 head set is Sony Ericsson’s latest release that comes with remote controls. The device is not completely wireless and the cables do drop out of the main unit, but it gives the user the required mobility for prolonged use. The caller ID and number are displayed on the remote giving option to the user to switch from listening music or not? The price of this device has not been decided yet and the launch is set only after march 2006. The product is sleek and will surely bring a new style trend in the Bluetooth segment.

Six megapixel digicams by Fujufilm

Six megapixel digicams by Fujufilm

Fujufilm announced the launch of its new breed of digital cameras with no less than three 6 megapixel shooters. The F650 sports a 3-inch LCD and Fujifilm's first 5x optical zoom compact shooter while the starter A600 Zoom features a 6.3 megapixel CCD, 2.4-inch LCD, and 3x optical zoom. The F30 for the moment, goes 3x optical zoom, 2.5-inch LCD, intelligent flash, and can shoot at up 3200 ISO sensitivity for the low light shooting equivalent of the human eye. Prices have not been announced but expect all three to hit the market in May.

New DMC-FX01 and DMC-TZ1 digicams by Panasonic

New DMC-FX01 and DMC-TZ1 digicams by Panasonic

Panasonic have just come up with its two new digicams – the Lumix DMC-TZ1 and DMC-FX01. The Lumix DMC-TZ1 is believed to be the world’s smallest 10x optical zoom shooter. It has a 5 megapixel CCD sensor, optical image stabilization, a 2.5-inch LCD, SD expansion, and can shoot up to 800 ISO when in normal mode or 1600 when set to high-sensitive mode. The FX01 for now is a 6 megapixels point-and-shoot with 3.6x optical zoom, 2.5-inch LCD, optical image stabilization, and can record 30fps in VGA wide aspect for playback on wide-screen TVs. Both will out in the market in March for around $350.

Motorola Q

Motorola Q

Today’s individuals and corporations are looking for mobility to give them an edge, and the new Q delivers.  The world’s thinnest QWERTY, Q changes the playing field for mobile email devices by delivering a superior mobile office experience with no compromises.  Combining quality voice, data, and multimedia in one amazing “RAZR-thin” package, Q helps make mobility = productivity. Motorola's pitch for the Q is that it will be the "thinnest, lightest" handset with an integrated QWERTY keypad. It measures 11.5 x 6.3 x 1.1cm, which is certainly thinner than the 2cm-thick Palm Treo 650 and the 1.8cm-thick RIM Blackberry 7780, Unlike the Treo, the Q has no antenna stub.

4GB 0.85-inch HDD thumb drive by Elecom

4GB 0.85-inch HDD thumb drive by Elecom

They sure do have USB flash drives beyond 4GB but they are going to cost you a hell lot of money as the iPod continues to display – at least for the time being – that a minuscule hard disk drive is the best option. Keeping that in mind they have brought up MF-DU204G 4GB USB thumb drive from Elecom, based on a 0.85-inch HDD. Too bad we still haven’t figured out the price, because that's most of the reasoning behind the enterprise, but while Samsung and Apple are busy bringing flash memory prices down, 0.85-inch might be our best option for a the time being.