After a limited launch in December 2008, the MOXI HD DVR is now generally available, offering 500GB of subscription-free high-definition digital cable recording. The MOXI MR-1500T3 HD supports up to 1080p resolution video, together with images and music plus streaming internet content, with no monthly fees.
iRiver's P35 PMP could possibly be the company's most MID-like device to date, with a 4.3-inch WQVGA touchscreen good not only for audio and video playback but, in the model with WiFi b/g, a full internet browser. We're still waiting to hear the final judgment on the P35 from a full review, but until then this video demo of the PMP's GUI and functionality will tide us over.
Video demo after the cut
Back when the first developer details for the Windows Marketplace for Mobile app-store emerged, Microsoft made no bones about their $99 yearly fee for developers. That charge, they told us, included up to five submissions per year; what has now become clear is what exactly counts as a submission, and it looks as though that inclusive five will be all to easy to burn through. For a start, application updates will count as a new submission.
We've mocked RAmos for their capitalization before, but we wouldn't dare critique the 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen their T9 PMP is blessed with. The T9 takes a 24-bit, 16-million color panel, with a 400:1 contrast ratio, and slaps 16GB of storage to it, and the good people at MP4 Nation saw it as their duty to get one in for review.
HP have announced a new Core i7-based desktop PC, the HP Pavilion Elite m9600 series, intended for media creators and editors but also likely to find favor with gamers. The range starts with the Core i7-920 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS video card, a 500GB hard-drive DVD burner; HP have also announced four new Full-HD 16:9 LCD monitors to go with the Elite m9600.
These days, the Carl Zeiss name tends to be more associated with Nokia cellphone camera lenses than anything else, but the famed optics company has a few other irons in the consumer electronics fire. Latest is the Carl Zeiss Cinemizer Plus video headset which, when it launches in May, will be the first video eyewear to bear the "Works with iPhone" logo.
Intel is believed to be heavily discounting its CULV processors - by more than 50-percent according to some manufacturers - in an attempt to promote the consumer ultra-low voltage platform. HP, Dell and Acer are rumored to have been offered CULV chips at $65 each (when bought in bulk), a considerable reduction from the unit list-price of $152.
Wacom's new Intuos4 graphics tablet range has launched on the company's European website, offering a range of four sizes each with 5,080 lpi resolution and 2,048 pressure levels. As well as pen-input, the new tablets have eight customizable ExpressKeys with OLED displays (six, with no OLED, on the smallest model) to show their current assignment.
Video unboxing and demonstrations after the cut
A Nokia-sponsored Bluetooth headset design competition has prompted some interesting entries, ranging from the Daft Punk inspired to devices modeled on Michael Jackson and R Kelly. Entrants were asked to create a stereo Bluetooth headset with a design prompted by their favorite piece of music; around 8,000 entries were received in just three months.
More finalists shown after the cut
After the flurry of netbooks earlier this week, Samsung have now announced two new Centrino 2 notebooks. The Samsung Q320, shown here, and Samsung R522, shown after the cut, are aimed at "mobile enthusiasts" and "families" respectively, with the Q320 having a 13.4-inch zero-bezel display and the R522 a more traditional 15.6-inch panel.
Further details of Zer01 Mobile's VoIP service have emerged, suggesting that the carrier will not only use AT&T's network, as first reported, but has interconnect agreements with several US carriers. The $69.99 monthly fee gets unlimited calling in the US and unlimited data; a further $10 per month adds unlimited international calls to 40 destinations.