Archive for Feb 19, 2009

Samsung Omnia HD: high-def video demo

Samsung Omnia HD: high-def video demo

We caught up with Samsung's flagship Omnia HD handset at Mobile World Congress this week, and there's certainly a lot to be said for an AMOLED touchscreen rocking in at 3.7-inches and an 8.1-megapixel camera.  In the hand, the Omnia HD almost feels like a small MID; the display is responsive and incredibly bright, and the sliding pane-based GUI animates smoothly.  TouchWiz is an acquired taste, but at least there's plenty of room for the new internet-connected widgets.

Samsung Omnia HD video after the cut

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Canon brings the 20x Ultra-zoom 10MP SX1 IS to US

Canon brings the 20x Ultra-zoom 10MP SX1 IS to US

Canon first introduced the 20X Ultra-zoom SX1 IS Powershot back at PhotoKina 2008. It was the company’s first compact digicam to honor its CMOS 10MPimage sensor but only made available to Europe markets. Not anymore, Canon USA has announced the ultra-zoom to be released in US region coming this April, better yet, a firmware update to unleash RAW file capability.

HTC Touch Pro2 hands-on: Gallery and Video

HTC Touch Pro2 hands-on: Gallery and Video

In the second of our HTC Touch hands-on pieces, we're looking at the HTC Touch Pro2.  SlashGear met up with HTC's Dave Catt and Eric Lin at Mobile World Congress today, to find out exactly what makes this QWERTY flagship so impressive.  After the cut, the fruits of our interview, a huge hands-on gallery and, as soon as it's processed, live video of the HTC Touch Pro2.

Update: Video now added - and in HD!

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HTC Touch Diamond2 hands-on: Gallery and Video

HTC Touch Diamond2 hands-on: Gallery and Video

At a Mobile World Congress where headline-devices have been relatively sparse, HTC have done themselves proud with not only their second Android device, the HTC Magic, but two new Windows Mobile handsets that already look to be best of breed.  SlashGear sat down with HTC's Dave Catt and Eric Lin to discuss both the Touch Diamond2 and the Touch Pro2; in the first of two articles, we have hands-on feedback and a huge image gallery of the HTC Touch Diamond2, plus a video.

Update: Video now added - in HD!

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WD’s redesigned MY Book World Edition NAS now with 2TB green drive

WD’s redesigned MY Book World Edition NAS now with 2TB green drive

Today’s external backup drives aren’t simple as it used to be, many are trying too hard to incorporate as a media server, or media hub with remote sharing as a networked-attached storage. A straightforward and affordable one-click, plug-n-play achieve solution has turned into a high dollar multimedia server with complicate setup. If you know your way to around t a backup scheduling and don’t mind extra steps to attach an external drive, there are plenty of cheap solution available; otherwise, check out this newest WD’s MY-BOOK World edition NAS server with many promises to deliver simple setup at reduced power.

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Nintendo DSi US launch gets a date

Nintendo DSi US launch gets a date

Last November Nintendo starts selling DSi in Japan, and promised US launch sometimes in 2009. That sometimes has finally gotten a date, April 5th. The DSi is a small step up from current Nintendo DS Lite, with slimmer body, addition of two cameras, SD slot, and larger 3.25-inch screen.

With the announcement of DSi, Nintendo also roll out DSi Shop, a commerce system that allows gamers to buy and download games or demos using DSi points. I’ve been playing with DSi for quite sometimes now and these features upgrades are worth paying for.The DSi will be priced at $170 when it hits the shelf.

AT&T’s Pantech Matrix Pro gets official

AT&T’s Pantech Matrix Pro gets official

The new Pantech Matrix Pro, previously reported as Pantech Duo 2, is now official with AT&T. The company has today announced the successor to Pantech Duo, adding a smaller but more feature-rich and upscale smartphone with a 2.4-inch display. As expected, the Matrix Pro now features a full-fledged Windows Mobile 6.1 and also incorporates the signature dual sliding keyboards – both numeric and QWERTY - from the previous model.

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17-Inch MacBook Pro Unibody Battery is Hidden, But Removable

17-Inch MacBook Pro Unibody Battery is Hidden, But Removable

iFixIt disassembled the new 17-inch MacBook Pro and found out that the battery is actually removable. While it requires bottom chassis access, the battery was not difficult to replace or remove. Apple secured the battery with three tri-wing battery inside the case. Users can definitely replace the battery by themselves but it might break Apple’s warranty. iFixIt plans to sell replacement battery for the 17-inch Unibody MacBook Pro, which usually is cheaper than Apple's $180 battery replacement program.