Archive for Mar 26, 2009

Sony Walkman OLED touchscreen video: super-smooth

Sony Walkman OLED touchscreen video: super-smooth

A video demonstrating Sony's OLED touchscreen - as used on the new Sony Walkman - in silky-smooth action has emerged, courtesy of Flixmedia.tv.  The clip demonstrates menu animations and transitions that certainly seem to be on a par with the iPhone and iPod touch, perhaps the first time we can say that about a rival PMP.

Video demo after the cut

Samsung Haptic 8M touchscreen phone launched

Samsung Haptic 8M touchscreen phone launched

Samsung is adding to their touchscreen phones today with the Haptic 8M handset. This phone uses haptic feedback (hence the name) and sports a 3.3-inch display that has a 480 x 800 resolution.

The Haptic 8M supports HSPA-based 3G, T-DMB digital TV tuning and has an 8-megapixel camera. The camera is enabled with face tagging technology, meaning it can recognize faces. Other camera features include flash and smile detection.

Also included is a microSDHC card slot and the TouchWiz interface. The Haptic 8M will only be available in Korea at first on SK Telecom for the equivalent of around $660. Since this model does not support US 3G, there would need to be another version should it ever be released stateside.

[via Akihabara]

Nintendo Wii to get storage solution

Nintendo Wii to get storage solution

Nintendo announced at the Game Developer Conference that the Wii will now be able to utilize SDHC cards up to 32GB for users to store their WiiWare, Virtual Console video games, and Channels directly on the cards. This feature will be included in latest update through the update menu.

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iLuv announces new 3rd Gen iPod Shuffle cases

iLuv announces new 3rd Gen iPod Shuffle cases

Worried about your brand new iPod Shuffle getting scratched up? Have no fear, iLuv has just announced their new iPod shuffle cases for protecting that absurdly small aluminum piece of fun.  The best part is that the iLuv Shuffle cases come in different colors, so if you found the silver or black color a little boring, you can dress up that iPod in white, pink, blue or black from the four pack of silicone cases. Also available are clear and tinted black cases in the two pack.

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Gametrak Freedom Wiimote-style Xbox 360 controller coming Q4

Gametrak Freedom Wiimote-style Xbox 360 controller coming Q4

Xbox 360 owners will have a chance to gesticulate just as wildly at their console as Wii gamers as of this Fall, after Gametrak finally launch their Freedom motion-controller.  First spotted back in September last year, the latest redesign of the Gametrak Freedom gives it 360-coloring and more streamlined controls; unlike other Wiimote-clones we've seen, it uses ultrasonic 3D positioning for increased accuracy.

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