Archivi giornalieri: 30/01/2012
Remember that 55-inch OLED TV unveiled by LG at the recent CES? It will be available in the second half of the year.
No less than the South Korean company gave the estimate date when asked by The Verge. LG didn’t give an exact date but did mention “sometime in second half.” No other details were provided.
The Cinema 3D TV was one of those who got the attention of many visitors at the event in Las Vegas. Its vibrant picture quality and sleek design is truly a sight to behold.
The 55-inch is just 4mm thick and weighs 7.5kg, not too heavy considering its size. Its stunning display would surely be a fitting centerpiece to your home theatre. Pricing is still unavailable as of this time.
Sony announced back in October that they would be buying Ericsson out of their Sony Ericsson joint smartphone venture for a total of $1.47 Billion, Sony would then re-brand its mobile phones under the ‘Sony’ brand.
It looks like the $1.47 billion buyout had now been approved by the European regulators on the 26th of January, and this will mean that Sony now has full control of its mobile phone division and also the patents that go with it.
Sony recently announced their latest financial results for quarter four of 2011, and the company posted a loss of 207 million Euros, around $272 million USD.
We have already seen a couple of new smartphones from Sony under their new Sony brand, and will see some more at MWC 2012 next month, it will be interesting to see if Sony is able to turn its fortunes around, and whether its new range of Sony smartphones will help the company achieve this.
Source The Verge
If you’re looking for a music streaming service in the UK, Pure Music has just gone live, offering a monthly streaming service for £4.99.
Pure Music’s offering is similar to the popular Spotify as it allows users to stream music to their device via an app designed for Android devices. Spotify is more expensive by £5 but it gives its subscribers a more versatile way of listening to their music.
While both Pure Music and Spotify allow music streaming to Android devices, the latter allows an offline mode to listen to your favourite tunes. If you have an unlimited data plan, then this shouldn’t be a deal breaker but for those who have a strict budget on their data, it might be wise to see what suits best for you.
Pure Music’s Android app has been available for download for some time already but the music catalog is only made available now.
Via: Android Central
Those shopping for point-and-shoot cameras will have plenty of choices come March. Sony has just unveiled three more models to its popular Cyber-shot line. This brings to six the total number of point-and-shoot cameras Sony has already announced this year.
The latest models – DSC-WX50, DSC-WX70 and DSC-TX200V – will be equipped with Exmor R CMOS sensors. Another similarity is that all three will have a 5x zoom on its Carl Zeiss lens.
Of the three new additions, the DSC-TX200V (pictured above) is the flagship product that Sony is banking on. The DSC-TX200V has an 18.2 megapixel sensor, 26mm 5x optical zoom lens and a 3.3-inch Xtra Fine TruBlack OLED touchscreen. The camera will also be able to capture 1080/60p video resolution. It is also waterproof up to 5 meters and dustproof and shockproof (up to 140F).
Sony’s top of the line will cost around $500 and for those on a budget, they can take a second look at the DSC-WX50 and DSC-WX70, which will cost around $200 and $230, respectively. Both budget cameras have a 16.2MP shooter
and has “Extra High Sensitivity” technology which, according to Sony, enhances low-light shooting capabilities.
Via: PC Mag
Samsung will be showing off a range of new smartphones at MWC 2012, we still don’t know whether they will unveil the new Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone, but it looks like they will launch a new Galaxy Tab tablet.
According to a recent report Samsung will introduce the next generation Galaxy Tab tablet at MWC 2012, and the device is rumored to features a dual core 2GHz Exynos 5250 processor.
On top of that it will feature a 10 inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, and it will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, of course this has yet to be confirmed by Samsung.
According to Taylor Wimberly from Android and Me, he took photos of the new tablet at CES, without realizing what the device actually was, Samsung then asked him to delete the photos from his camera.
It certainly sound very interesting, and with Apple rumored to be launching the new iPad 3 with a high resolution display with would make sense for Samsung to launch a high resolution Galaxy Tab tablet.
As soon as we get some more information on this new Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet, we will let you guys know, lets hope it is unveiled at MWC 2012 next month.
Source Android and Me
While most of us play games purely for their entertainment value, an elite few get their game on while calling themselves “professionals.” These superstars of simulated battle make the rounds in various tournaments, including, most notably, Major League Gaming Pro Circuit championships. Now those digital athletes, as well as the masses of seasoned “amateurs,” can compete with professional (or at least officially licensed) equipment — we’re talking about gear like Mad Catz’ Major League Gaming Pro Circuit Controller for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This Major League gamepad promises to give competitive gamers a professional, customizable edge over their opponents with swappable “ProModule” thumbsticks and d-pads — invoking the customizable spirit of Mad Catz’ transforming RAT mouse. We gave the PlayStation 3 edition a chance to make its rodent cousin proud. Read on to see if it lives up to its professional branding.
Who knew a “p” packed so much punch? Just weeks after Lenovo cut loose with a boatload of new machines, the outfit has quietly slipped out an even newer model tailored for gamers. The 14-inch IdeaPad Y470p looks just about like the existing Y470, but swaps out the middling NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M for a far more potent Radeon HD 7690M. (For those wondering — yep, that’s the same chip in HP’s new Envy 15.) There’s also a 2.2GHz quad-core Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, an optional 1TB HDD, JBL speakers and a native 1,366 x 768 screen resolution. The unit tips the scales at 4.85 pounds with a six-cell battery, which is supposedly good for up to four hours of usage (in presumably ideal conditions). Other specs include a Blu-ray Disc drive, a two-megapixel webcam, HDMI out and USB 3.0. For now, at least, it looks as if eager beavers can get one headed their way for as low as $799, but the more specced-out models are reaching well over $1,200.
If there’s one thing we took away from our jaunt at CES, it’s this: consumers’ appetites for mainstream laptops haven’t waned all that much. Even in the Ultrabook category, Intel expects half of the models to go on sale this year will have 14- and 15-inch screens — as strong an indicator as any that lots of folks aren’t yet ready to give up their slightly larger screens, their discrete graphics, their (gasp!) optical drives. While HP recently announced its first Ultrabook for the consumer market, the Envy 14 Spectre, it’s fully fleshed out its premium Envy series to include two additional models for people who crave more oomph.
The Envy 15 is the medium-sized member of the crew, with a 15.6-inch screen and the same overhauled design you’ll find across the Envy lineup. Delightfully, too, it marks the return of HP’s eye-popping Radiance display, and also comes with a generous two-year warranty and full copies of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements. And with a starting price of $1,100, it sharply undercuts the 15-inch MacBook Pro, while taking direct aim at other high-end 15-inchers, like the Dell XPS 15z and Samsung Series 7 Chronos. So how does it stack up? Meet us after the break to find out.