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Samsung Q1 for Sale August 2, 2006

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If you have not already noticed, the Samsung Q1 UMPC is for sale. If you pop into London, many of the shops in Tottenham Court Road are selling them aswell as many other websites.The prices start from around £680, which, may be a little expensive for an oversized PDA (or a shrunk tablet PC, however you want to look at it).

Make a search on froogle for Samsung Q1 and you’ll be sure to find one. http://froogle.google.co.uk/froogle?q=samsung%20q1&sourceid=mozilla-search&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&sa=N&tab=wf

Cyber-Shot™ Phones March 7, 2006

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Continuing with the theme of phones… Sony Ericsson have introduced 2 Cyber-Shot™ phones. (K800 and K790) Both equipped with 3.2 MP Cameras.

"With the Cyber-shot™ phone we aim to create a new lifestyle of ‘imaging communication’ by combining Sony Ericsson’s unique mobile applications and Sony digital imaging technologies,” said Rikko Sakaguchi, Senior Vice President, Product and Application Planning, Sony Ericsson. "Our aim has always been to innovate and create new values for the mobile life, and with the Cyber-shot™ phone we will enable anyone to enjoy an entirely new level of communication –taking quality pictures of anything, anytime and anywhere, and sharing their precious moments with others."

The handsets have a classic Sony Ericsson design, with a large screen and responsive, tactile keypad with a sleek and stylish dual front phone design. Turn the phones horizontally and there you have a digital still camera. Simply slide the active lens cover downwards and a user interface similar to that of a Cyber-shot™ camera automatically appears.

completely new feature developed by Sony Ericsson is BestPic™, which ensures that you never ‘miss’ an important picture. Press the shutter button once and get 9 full quality 3.2 megapixel pictures to choose from in a time sequence – 4 pictures before and 4 pictures after the actual image you captured. All 9 pictures are displayed as icons on the display. Simply scroll backwards and forwards through the 9 images and save the ones you like best.

The K800 and K790 offer full support for a complete digital imaging lifestyle. Printing is possible without the need for a PC thanks to PictBridge™, a feature that transfers pictures directly to a printer by using a USB cable. Not Bluetooth unfortunately.

A basic overview of features:

Imaging & Messaging

* 3.2 Mega pixel with Auto Focus Camera
* Xenon Flash
* BestPic™
* Video and image stabilizer function
* 2.0” QVGA 262K TFT display
* Active lens cover
* Photo keys
* Cyber-shot™ user interface
* Memory for 100 pictures (at 3.2MP), 64 MB internal user memory
* Video recording/playback
* Adobe picture/video PC SW
* 16x Digital zoom
* Auto red eye reduction
* DPOF & PictBridge
* Time line view of pictures
* Picture Blogging (powered by Blogger)
* PictureDJ ™ and VideoDJ™
* Standard push e-mail (P-IMAP) support
* VGA camera for Video Telephony (no VGA camera in K790)

Entertainment

* Music Player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ support)
* Video Player
* Music DJ™
* OMA DRM phase 1.x
* Streaming Audio/Video
* 3D games
* A/B buttons for horizontal games support
* RDS FM radio