Archive for August, 2009

Nokia N900 and Maemo 5 get official [Video]

Nokia N900 and Maemo 5 get official [Video]

In the face of an early review and leaked press shots, Nokia have decided to officially announce the N900 together with its Maemo 5 OS.  Set to get their official unveil at Nokia World next week, the N900 packs HSPA, WiFi and 32GB of storage into a 3.5-inch WVGA resistive touchscreen device powered by an ARM Cortex-A8 with 1GB of RAM, while Maemo 5 supports desktop-style multitasking, Nokia Messaging and a new "cloud" UI.

Video demos after the cut

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Apple event September 9th: 3.2MP iPod cameras, iTunes 9 and more?

Apple event September 9th: 3.2MP iPod cameras, iTunes 9 and more?

Apple's yearly iPod event is tipped to take place on September 9th, after people "familiar with the matter" informed Apple Insider of the freshly confirmed date.  While no press invitations have yet been issued, the Cupertino company is believed to have informed its industry partners of the settled date, having also been discussing September 8th.  Other information about the event suggests that the new, camera-bearing iPod nano and iPod touch models expected to launch - and which will apparently have 3.2-megapixel CMOS sensors - will only be "one piece" of the overall news.

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Epoq EPP-CEP1 Pico-Projector packs Windows CE 5.0, trackpad

Epoq EPP-CEP1 Pico-Projector packs Windows CE 5.0, trackpad

Epoq are back with their next pico-projector, and since it's growing harder to differentiate between these compact, LED-based handhelds they've decided to stuff Windows CE 5.0 inside.  Having a full OS - plus the trackpad on top of the projector - means the Epoq Multimedia EPP-CEP1 can run native Word, PowerPoint, Excel and PDF viewers for standalone presentations, together with Windows Media Player for broader video filetype support.

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ASUS Eee ebook reader could launch in 2009 says CEO

ASUS Eee ebook reader could launch in 2009 says CEO

It's been a while since we've heard anything of ASUS' ebook reader intentions, but according to DigiTimes the company's CEO, Jerry Shen, has confirmed that they plan to have a device on the market by the end of 2009 at the earliest.  Slotting into the company's Eee brand of low-priced consumer electronic devices, Shen failed to give suggestions of specifications or pricing for the upcoming reader.

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Energizer ‘D’ rechargeable battery cracked open: cheaper, low-power AA lurks inside

Energizer ‘D’ rechargeable battery cracked open: cheaper, low-power AA lurks inside

For most people, a battery is a mysterious little pack of magic, containing the juice that makes our gadgets flash and bleep (and then run out just when we really need them).  For Energizer, it seems, batteries are an opportunity to perform some mild deception: it turns out that inside the chunky, D-sized casing of an Energizer rechargeable is a spacer-clad sub-C cell AA battery offering far less power than you'd expect.

Update: Commenter huskyboy1978 points out that's not an AA battery, but a production-sized sub-C cell.

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ViewSonic PJD2121 Pico-Projector and WPG-350 WiFi-n video streamer launch

ViewSonic PJD2121 Pico-Projector and WPG-350 WiFi-n video streamer launch

ViewSonic have outed a couple of new projector systems, the PJD2121 pico-projector and the WPG-350 presentation gateway.  The former is a 720p/1080i capable mini-projector which can throw a 60-inch image, while the latter hooks up to any projector or display with a VGA port and funnels presentations (up to 1024 x 768) or 1080p video via WiFi b/g/n from a nearby laptop or PC.

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