So, I’ve had this thing for a few hours short of a full day, and I’ve got some stuff to report, but I don’t want to call this the end of the review, I am going to give it a few more days and then give the final part of the review. So far, I am not sold on it, but, my sister, who is taking classes in college for photography and the various digital arts got her hands on it and wouldn’t let go until I took it away to charge it.
Mr. Terada is apparently a genius, and of all the things he likely could have done with his mind, he chose to bring us all video capture capabilities on our DSLR cameras. In case you don’t know, DSLR’s are the high end digital cameras that everyone and their brother is carrying around these days, other than the fact that they have changeable lenses, most people that have them after this past Christmas season probably have no clue why they have them.
Look at the glory that is the Sprint Ace, really it’s just a BlackJack that looks a little different and uses CDMA and EVDO instead of whatever AT&T uses. Sure, I know, it looks a little different too, and that kind of makes since, they have managed to fit all the same features in a slightly smaller package with a slightly larger screen (2.3 inches compared to the BlackJack’s 2.25).
Other than the new N96, Nokia is dropping the N78, 6220, and 6210 devices and the new Version 2.0 of their Nokia Maps application. They all have their intended audience, the N78 is for the professional who is also into photography, the 6220 is intended for those not looking for something as full-featured as the N-Series, but want some nice functionality in a fairly basic phone, and the 6210 is aimed at those that need direction, as in GPS direction.
This phone is amazing, at least from my point of view, music is my drug of choice so the 8GB of built in storage and the integrated FM transmitter are two features of this phone I love. Add to that the TrackID service that can help you figure out what you are listening to and the PlayNow online music store and I am hooked.
They are kind of being billed as digital organizers, which sounds like code for “just short of a smartphone” but they are pretty nice phones, and if they have a reasonable price their features and cheap price should make them appeal to the public. Both phones have a 2.4-inch touchscreen and a numeric keypad and are in a candy-bar form factor.
I have no idea how well this spherical Bluetooth speaker sounds, but it is by far way better looking than any other Bluetooth speaker I’ve seen, and these things were pretty popular on the CES show floor. Usually Bluetooth speakers are bland, competing on the fronts of thinness, battery power, and then overall sound seemingly the 3rd most important feature.