Archive for September, 2011
The Amaze features a 4.3-inch qHD (540×960) touchscreen, along with an 8-megapixel camera equipped with several features tailored for fans of smartphone photography. The Amaze 4G a camera phone, as its camera comes with a dual LED flash, zero shutter lag, backside illuminated sensor (for low light images), dedicated camera button, as well as Full HD (1080p) video recording capability. Running Android 2.3.4, the Amaze 4G comes as the first NFC-enabled unit from HTC.
Powered by a 1.4GHz CPU, the Omnia W boasts a 3.7-inch WVGA (800 x 480) Super AMOLED display and will likely compete with the recently announced Mango-based HTC Radar. Utilizing 512MB of RAM, the Omnia W offers 8GB of built-in storage. Its 5-megapixel rear-facing camera comes equipped with autofocus, LED flash and 720p video recording. The Samsung Omnia W is actually quite similarly spec’d to the HTC Radar, apart from its slightly larger 3.8-inch screen and a lower clocked 1GHz CPU. Connectivity options include HSPA, GPS, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA and Bluetooth 2.1 support.
HTC has unveiled its new Android 2.3-based smartphone, the HTC Rhyme. The smartphone comes with a 3.7-inch WVGA super LCD touchscreen and a refreshed HTC Sense 3.5 user interface. Connectivity comes courtesy of quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 with FTP/OPP and A2DP profiles support, and DLNA support. Powered via a 1GHz CPU and 768MB of RAM, the Rhyme features 4GB of total built-in storage (up to 1GB available storage), 5-megapixel camera and a 1600 mAh power supply. HTC Rhyme docking station – provides charging and comes with Bluetooth speakers built-in
“Elasty”, designed by Yoori Koo is actually an iPhone Case made from silicon with slits feature on its back which not only provides wire management for your earphones but also stuff which you can tuck it into. Not sure if he really does that but this design got a place as a silver winner of the 2011 Belkin Design competition. So now how much do you readers think this product should be worth should it be out on the market, considering that not only it’s a case which protects your precious iPhone, but also features which lets you neatly store away your earphones and even your EZlink card, etc.
Designer: Yoori Koo
Sony has taken the wraps off its first Android-based Walkman media player – the Z-1000. The NW-Z1000 is equipped with “S-Master MX” sound processing, digital noise-cancellation and a dedicated “W” button for the music player app. Running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), Sony’s would-be iPod touch rival comes well spec’d with its 4.3-inch WVGA (480×800) touchscreen, NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz dual-core CPU platform and 512MB of RAM. Connectivity comes courtesy of WiFi 802.11b/g/n, GPS, DLNA, Bluetooth 2.1 (with EDR, AVRCP, A2DP, OPP profiles supported) and HDMI output.
Featuring Beats Audio technology and a remote-equipped pair of Beats by Dr. Dre earphones, the Sensation XE packs a faster dual-core 1.5GHz CPU and a higher capacity 1730 mAh battery. It comes as the first product from HTC to be manufactured in partnership with Beats Electronics. HTC‘s 4.3-inch Sensation flagship smartphone will soon be available in an upgraded version, in the form of the Sensation XE. After the Beats by Dr. Dre in-ear headphones are connected, the phone automatically detects the Beats headset in order to optimize the output and improve the audio experience.
The Wireless Touchpad features a touch sensitive surface 5-inches (12.7 cm) across that supports up to four fingers at a time to replicate some of the multi-touch gestures found in Lion, including two-finger scrolling, and three- and four-finger swipes. It is powered by two AA batteries, which should provide up to four months of touch swiping and scrolling. There’s also two physical buttons at the lower edge for left and right clicking. In contrast to Apple’s minimalist design fashioned from aluminum that communicates via Bluetooth, Logitech’s offering is made from plastic, is a little bulkier and communicates wirelessly to a range of up to 82 feet (25 m) via the 2.4 GHz frequency by way of Logitech’s Unifying USB receiver.
“Sinch”, an innovative approach to your headphone’s cord, entanglement mess, a design from Dune Road Design Studio. You can either using it with your device since it’s could be held on by the headphone’s plug, or even unplug it from your device and it will still be able to keep your cords secure and tidy. Using the magnetic catch, it allows easy engagement and disengagement on the task of wrapping or unwrapping of the cords. With simplicity as its base of its design, it made from stretchable rubber with a hole on one end of it for your plug and you secure your cables by coiling it and snapping the magnetic catch to hold them together.
The dual display transparent handset on our hands, one created by Wenhing Chu & Kok Keong Wong and known as the Space 3. The device uses two sliding transparent surfaces that attach to one another and form the smartphone. We must also mention that the screens have divided roles, as one is the Mother and the other one is the Lens. You can split them and still pair them most likely via wireless and this is very cool, since you get double the screen estate you’d normally benefit from.
The device features two integrated high quality MEMS microphones that are designed to capture specific sounds like a fire alarm, or someone calling out from a distance, or the doorbell and transfer them into a visual pattern onto the display as blinking lights and pictograms. The Communicaid Visual Sound Station is a small portable device intended mainly for indoor use, allowing the hearing impaired to recognize sounds. The second concept from the series is a pair of glasses that can capture sounds and bring them to the wearer’s attention via blinking LEDs in a hair band style device. The device is intended for use during outdoor activates like jogging, commuting, shopping, etc. Intended for outdoor use, where a bulky sound station cannot be carried around, the Communicaid Glasses allow deaf people to become more aware of warning sounds and traffic on the street.