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FCC spills the beans on Benq P51 Smartphone

Anyone familiar with semi-recent smartphone news will remember the Benq P50.  Announced in 2004 as a competitor to Sony Ericsson’s P-series and the Palm Treos that had begun sweeping the business world, it was two years before the much-awaited handset hit shelves… only to be hopelessly under powered and sub-spec’d compared to a field full of alternatives that had moved on in leaps and bounds.  Let’s hope that Benq don’t make the same mistakes with the new P51, FCC documentation of which has been unearthed, and which is obviously an attempt by the manufacturer to bring the smartphone back up to date; the most notable addition is GPS.

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BenQ Will Released HDMI compatible 24″ LCD

To be announced soon, the first 24-inch desktop LCD that will sport HDMI compatibility. BenQ FP241W will be HD ready with resolution of 1920 X 1200, and amazing contrast ratio of 1000:1 and brightness ration of 500cd/m2. I can’t wait until it arrive to North America!

BenQ press release (in Japanese)

New Details on the Microsoft Zune

Thanks to our compatriots over at the Gizmodo, we have some new details on Microsoft’s upcoming Zune media player, including what to expect and which details are really just fantasy. As you know by now (and if you don’t, come out from underneath that rock of yours), Microsoft’s Zune media player is looking to take the iPod head-on for music/video player supremacy. Unlike other competitors that are trying to go head-to-head with the same feature set as the iPod, Microsoft is taking their player in a completely different direction, trying to outmaneuver the iPod with features lacking from Apple’s players.

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BenQ Unveils Blu-ray Burner

Wow…that certainly makes a bit of an impression. BenQ’s BW1000 external Blu-ray DVD burner, which sort ofresembles a black Nintendo Wii, will ship this August, so all you early-adopters don’t need to look to internal ATAPI drives for your Blu-ray fix. The device will be able to burn BD-R discs at 2x as well as tripling as a standard DVD and CD-R/RW burner. Reportedly, the writer will also be able to write up to 50 GB of data, which means that the BW1000 should support dual-layer BD-R. Should you choose to purchase one, be prepared to shell out a good deal of cash; the BW1000 retails for $1,022. So choose wisely; it’s either this or a new Macbook…

[via Gizmodo]

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