The Nintendo DS is becoming the device everyone secretly wishes the PSP could be. The latest addition to the DS is no different, it uses a microSD card in conjunction with a DS cartridge to deliver video, comics, and books to your DS.
That’s the distributors name, manufacturers name, and then the last 5 are the actual product name, in the title. What a mouthful, anyways, its an Italian device, and it’s a different look at a similar idea.
Basically they took and built a decent MP3 player, and then added the GSM phone functionality, instead of the general way of thought where they build a decent phone and then add an MP3 player function to it. Its very basic too, it weighs 60 grams, has an MP3 player, Phone, USB, Bluetooth FM Radio, Voice Recorder, and a 1GB microSD card that comes with it.
The next addition to the RAZR-like devices is well on its way gaining the approval of the FCC. The Moto RIZR Z6c is headed to the VZW or Verizon Wireless.
This is another one of those devices getting the “World Edition” badging due to its dual-band CDMA/EV-DO and Dual-Band GSM (900/1800MHZ) which means you can use it in most of Eurasia as well. Imagine the Motorola SLVR, but in slider form with the RAZR style keypad underneath, and that’s pretty much the RIZR in a nutshell.
So what is it? It’s a high end media phone with a rotating screen. That’s a good start for the explanation at least.
It has 3G and all the included features Verizon has to go with that. The screen rotates allowing you to take all sorts of photos and other shots, but the screen will also rotate a full 180 degrees allowing you to close the phone and still view whatever’s on the screen.
Samsung is the maker, its their SLM phone, and it’s a flip phone. So, what are Samsung, Napster, and AT&T all bringing to the table that could possibly compete with the iPhone?
Well, not much really, I mean, first it’s a flip phone, so it loses all the touchscreen functionality of the iPhone, then its not an Apple product, so no OSX, no HTML browser, no YouTube app, no iTunes Store, and no Google Maps. It does have 3G (HSDPA), and support for all of AT&T’s features like their music and video services as well as mobile banking from a couple of banks, and obviously it has a mobile version of Naptser.
The entire existence of this phone is mostly speculation, but Nokia has gone and pulled a viral marketing stunt that has given the laundry list of rumors some weight. The ad has the N series logo, a red curtain and a countdown timer, which when I checked it, was at 21 hours and some change.
If speculation comes true, this N82 is shaping up to be a better handset than the N95, which doesn’t make much sense. Anyways, some of the more extravagant specs are a 5MP cam with a Xenon flash and auto focus and GPS, the rest are fairly plausible for a Nokia handset.
Right now the details are kind of scarce, but its supposedly being called the HTC Touch Cruise, with the touch referring to the TouchFLO interface it shares with its other “Touch” branded brethren. The “Cruise” is likely to signify the addition of GPS to the spec sheet.
It has HSDPA, WiFi (hopefully it won’t be carrier crippled), Bluetooth, and a 3MP cam. On top of that there is a 2.8-inch touch-screen, and a microSD card slot.
You guessed it; this pen is a DVR that has Bluetooth. It also has a microSD card slot. It has an audio detection mode too, so it knows when to start recording, and it’s designed to work in low-light situations. It can even send an alarm signal if motion is detected.
No, it’s not a DVR in the sense that your new Media Center PC is a DVR, this one actually has a camera and microphone built in. of course there is also a motion sensor, so its clearly not made for use by the standard person, and judging by the company’s name, its probably for spy operations.
This is another one of those Prada-like handsets from LG. This one has HSDPA up to 3.6Mbps and a 2.8” touchscreen.
It also has a 2MP camera, a microSD card slot, and WiFi. It also has Bluetooth and Windows Mobile 6, which is realistically probably one of the downsides of the phone.
So easy in fact, within the software there is a one click upload to YouTube button. It records at a resolution of 640x480 at a rate of 30 frames per second, not bad for such a rugged cam.
The ruggedness comes from the anodized aluminum exterior and the lack of a lot of moving parts and controls. There is a button to roll and cut, its one button though, and that’s all there is.