Archive for August, 2006

Sprint’s New Samsung M610 RAZR-eqsue?

Sprint’s New Samsung M610 RAZR-eqsue?

Information about this new Samsung M610 cell phone sketchy at best. From what I can gather, the M610 (if that’s even its real name) appears similar to the Z620 and D830. It looks thinner than the RAZR V3, probably has a microSD slot, 2-megapixel camera, and possibly a different charging port. It doesn’t have ready link; what you’re seeing in the picture is the volume button. Please send in any info you may have on this phone, meanwhile, I’ll contact our Sprint representative and see what else we can dig up. More pictures after the jump.

Specs:

  • 0.47 inches thick (thinner than the RAZR)
  • EV-DO
  • 2-megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth
  • MP3 / A2DP support
  • Transflash/microSD memory card slot
  • "Document Viewer"

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Humax TV/PVR Combo

Humax TV/PVR Combo

When I was younger, being a naive but tech-loving soul, I desperately wanted a doorbell. At DIY stores I would excitedly press the test buttons and decide which ring I liked the most; I would judge whereabouts on the door frame the button would best be sited. But my mother, wearing her practical hat, refused - "it's just another thing to go wrong", she told me, and we had to make do with a boring old mechanical knocker.

Why this dreary stomp down memory lane, I hear you ask - well, Humax have given my mother something new to worry about. The LP32-TDR1 is a 32 inch widescreen TV with a build in 160gb twin-tuner PVR, cutting out the need for a seperate box and generally making things a whole lot more streamlined. Capable of storing up to 100 hours of video, as well as pausing and rewinding live television, it's likely based on the guts of Humax's highly popular PVR9200T standalone PVR, which is never a bad thing.

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PSP Add-On GPS Unit

PSP Add-On GPS Unit

So, would you rather get lost or put up with your kid whining because you’re using his beloved PSP as a GPS?  That’s your problem, I’m just here to report that Sony’s about to announce a GPS unit next month.  From what I can gather from the images, it sticks out a whole lot at the very top like a smashed up, sore thumb.

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Blackberry Pearl 8100 Full Specs

Blackberry Pearl 8100 Full Specs

Here’s the Blackberry Pearl’s full stats, disclosed on Pinstack’s forums. I like the way it looks, nice features and most like own one if it’s not a Blackberry. I still prefer a “full” keyboard to the SureType.


In a nutshell, the Blackberry Pearl 8100 is a Quad Band GSM, with EDGE data, a 240x260 resolution screen, thinner than the RAZR but not smaller, a 1.3-megapixel camera, with online storage of photos, 64MB of internal flash with microSD expansion slot, and support for MP3 ring tone support.

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Acer MP-340 20GB PMP

Acer MP-340 20GB PMP

The new Acer MP-340 PMP is smaller and much more pocket friendly (weighs only 148 grams and measuring 95x65x20.6mm) than the MP-500. The screen size is smaller measuring in at 1.8-inch, 160x128 TFT display, supports H2.64 format video. It’s also got a 20GB HDD with file support for WMA, MP3, WMA DRM compatibility, voice recording and JPEG photo playback. The biggest surprise of all is the preloaded Sudoku, ebook reader along with other preloaded games. There’s also an SD slot for memory expansion and playtime should be around 10-hours via a rechargeable battery.

Acer MP-340 Portable Media Player [via MobileWhack]...

Final Article on the Antenna-less Palm Treo with Additional Images

Final Article on the Antenna-less Palm Treo with Additional Images

My dear Treo-addicts, I'm afraid I've failed you all. In my attempt to gather more info (on the Lennon - 750), I was merely told that the special invites for the premiere of the new Treo were sent out. The event is to take place somewhere in Europe on September 12th. Coincidentally, CTIA Wireless also starts on that day. I’ve secured, signed, sealed and deliver the first slot to meet with Palm representatives on Thursday September 12th at 10AM PST. I will have live shots and videos for your viewing pleasure. Please NOTE that this will be an hour after the OFFICIAL announcement of the new Treo. The final announcement should be released at 9AM PST.

Even though I have no new info to share, we did score more images of the new Treo, from a different source. Enjoy.

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The Meds Babysitter

The Meds Babysitter

If you’re anything like me, you hate taking medicines.  Administering medications can be tricky; so with the Med-eMonitor System, physicians can monitor to ensure patients with high-risk of stroke are properly taking their meds.  InforMedix is sponsoring the pilot program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Here’s how it works:

The Med-eMonitor™ System is a combined medication and care plan adherence solution. The System comprises a portable patient interface device and automated data upload and download capability using a cradle connected to the patient's phone line. The device is programmed remotely via the Internet. Patient medication compliance, health status, quality of life and physiologic data are accessible daily via a secure, customer-specific Internet site. The System provides Health Care Providers secure access through a role-based security system.
The Med-eMonitor Device sounds a chime, which prompts patients/members to take medication, contains the medication and automatically tracks patient adherence, eliminating the need for hand written diaries. This fully integrated system conveniently combines these features with an easy-to-read display screen. The system reminds, educates, monitors and reports on up to 25 medications per patient. The five most critical medications are physically held in the device storage compartments, which are sensored, allowing for a time and date stamp when medications are accessed. Twenty additional medications, outside of the device, can be managed via a "Virtual Compartment" feature. This feature also allows for prompting, education and monitoring for non-oral forms of medication.

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World’s largest 100-inch TFT-LCD Display

World’s largest 100-inch TFT-LCD Display

Do we really need a TV the size of some people’s bedroom?  LG sure think so.  Their latest humungous 100-incher LCD HDTV is nothing short of WOW.  It’s currently on display at the IMID show in Korea – I think that the cute girl is nicely packaged with the TV when it’s shipped.  Actually, LG hasn’t announced whether it will ever become an actual product.  Even if it does, would you be able to afford it?

LG 100 inch full HD LCD TV [via Aving.net]...

New UMPC – ASUS R2H

New UMPC – ASUS R2H

There are an increasing number of people who are recognising the UMPCs potential as an in-car PC. Rather than going to the trouble of routing cables from some sort of tiny PC to a seperate touchscreen, it's all built in. Still, if you wanted GPS you'd still have to run a cable to a seperate unit; either that or trade battery life for the convenience of a Bluetooth connection. But now ASUS, being helpful people, has snipped another cable (virtual or real) by building a GPS receiver into its new R2H.

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Samsung’s 1.98-inch VGA Screen for Cellphones

Samsung’s 1.98-inch VGA Screen for Cellphones

Samsung’s new 1.98-inch LCD is amazing because there are now 400ppi, which is even better than a 40-inch HDTV with only 40ppi!  The screen’s viewing angle is 75 degrees and has a viewing angle of 300:1.  The new LCD uses Samsung’s proprietary ASG (Amorphous Silicon Gate) technology.  Higher ppi will definitely make things seem a lot crisper, but reading text may be a little difficult if the font isn’t increased.

1.98-inch LCD for crispy clear mobile TV screen [via Aving.net]...