Apple sets the tone for touch devices, and now almost every handset manufacturers are putting at least some sort of effort to improve touch screen device experience. Philips unveiled its own touch handset today called X800, a tri-band GSM/GPRS Windows Mobile based handset.
Coming next week at CES 2008, LG.Philips LCD will showcase the world’s highest resolution E-paper. The 14.3-inch or A4 size of E-paper has a resolution of 1280x800 and capable to produce 16.7 million colors. It’s a significant improvement compare to their last model of 4,096 colors in May 2006. The energy efficient digital paper is ultra thin and has a full 180 degrees viewing angle. The thickness is barely 300 micrometers with the help of the more flexible substrates of metal foil and plastic. E-paper to save the Earth from Forest industry and paper manufacturing Or more burden to the electronics and environmental waste?
Coming next week at CES 2008, LG Phillips will be presenting world’s largest displays with multi-touch capability. The 52-inch multi-touch LCD is 5 inches largest than last model shown in IMID 2007. It has a full scale HD resolution of 1980x1080 and uses an infrared image sensor to register and recognize inputs from fingers or pointers. It also features industry’s highest specification of 90 Hz touch response time and a light transmission rate of 95 to 100 percent. Furthermore, LG.Philips LCD will be showing similar technology in an 84 inches LCD developed by joining four 42-inch panels in a two-by-two array.
So you fill your house with these Streamium units, and each one can connect an iPod, USB flash drive, play CD’s, FM radio, or connect to your computer and stream music. Oh, and each one has an 80GB hard drive that you can rip CD’s to and stuff like that.
That’s right, 2009 is quickly approaching, and the US Government wants to get all this converter box business taken care of ASAP. So, starting the first of this coming year, if you receive your TV signals OTA you can contact the gov to get a couple $40 coupons for TV converter boxes that will convert the new digital signals to analog so you don’t have to buy a new TV.
Personally I’d still recommend buying a new TV, but I can’t say much since I still have nothing but analog TVs, however I buy cable TV which gives me a set-top box for more or less the same purpose. You’ll be able to redeem your coupons for the boxes at Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Circuit City, or any number of hundreds of other retailers that were certified.
Why can't we get phones like these in the United States? I have to charge my phone every night if not twice a day. But if you're lucky enough to live in Asia - Philips only wireless market - you can now go for two months without charging your phone.
Here at SlashGear we've generally given pretty short shrift to VOIP handsets: all too often they miss the point of their very purpose, to take internet calling out of the realm of the geeky and into the hands of the general public. Common errors include requiring a USB connection to an attached PC rather than a standalone ethernet hookup, or using WiFi but only supporting unsecured networks which usually means hotspots such as found in Starbucks and elsewhere won't let you log on. So when Philips asked us to try out their VOIP841, a combination DECT and Skype phone, it seemed only fair to not warn them of our harsh standards and instead see how well the sleek black handset lived up to some high expectations.
I'm all for choice, in fact some people know me as "Mister Choice" seeing as I'm so open to suggestion (please note, this is a lie), but sometimes a gadget comes along that leaves you wondering exactly who will ever buy it. Pioneer's PD-D9 is one such lump, being as it is not only a CD player but - drumroll, please - an SACD player too.