Are you tired of hearing about the HTC Shift yet? I hope not, because I haven't gotten tired of writing about it. Vincent was lucky enough to attend a hands-on demonstration with it during is time at CTIA. Jason Chen from Gizmodo was there as well. Who do you think was more fired up about it? Wake up Vincent, The show's not over yet!
Seriously though, he's been running around all week trying to get his hands on all the latest products for you guys to see. It's understandable that he might look a little out of it sometimes. I just couldn't resist putting this picture up. That's what happens when you have someone else go through and clean up all of your pictures. Anywho, on to the good stuff!
Anyone who has used a handset running Windows Mobile over the past few years, whether Smartphone or Pocket PC Edition, will know the wretched horror that is Pocket IE. Seemingly designed by someone who learnt about the features of the internet via a brief telegram, it suffered on so many counts that it's probably easier to list the positives (i.e. it's free) than the drawbacks. Thankfully Microsoft has had enough of watching any serious user wander off to Opera, NetFront or any of the few other alternatives; it's called DeepFish, and there's a preview available today.
When I was little, the only thing I wanted to be when I grew up was a backing dancer for Beyoncé. I went to a couple of dance classes, but I was told that unfortunately due to a malformed pelvis I would never be able to shake my booty at the supersonic speeds necessary. So thank goodness for Cerwin Vega! and their brand, spanking new 21-inch Active Subwoofer; with a 1200 Watt (2400 Watt peak) amplifier all I'd need to do would be squat on it, fling on some Tubular Bells, and I could achieve the glute-quivering majesty necessary to go on tour with the ex-Destiny's Child star.
Since he's just bought a new car, my lovely father is currently in the market for a Bluetooth hands-free kit. I was going to point him toward any of the regular, bland units currently on the market, but now that I've seen Sony Ericsson's HCB-120 I'm tempted to make him buy it instead. Talktime of 24hrs should be enough to drive round the UK a couple of times, and a 300hr standby is pretty special too.
Jenn over at Pocketables obviously knows me pretty damn well - she spotted this lovely little Robot Chick by SegaToys and thought it would make a good companion for my beloved Yume Neko Smile. And I think she's right, although the potential for entertainment from something that looks like a couple of balls of yellow cotton wool isn't perhaps as great as a meowing, yowling cat.
Apparently the little fella chirps and cheeps until you pick him up and, if the photos are anything to go by, imprison him in a Perspex Egg of Death.
The SegaToys chick robot [Akihabara News]
Although the Shift really stole the thunder, HTC does have a couple of new phones coming out, and Vincent got to spend a little bit of hands-on time with the Vox and S720.