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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Samsung 10.1-inch Sliding PC 7 Series tablet announced

Samsung has introduced it’s latest Sliding PC 7 Series, which is a tablet that can slide out a 80/81 key keyboard for much better typing experience.
The Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series is powered by an Intel Atom Z670 processor with 2GB of RAM. The tablet is equipped with a 10.1-inch display with 1366×768 pixels resolution, ambient light sensor, touch capabilities and Windows 7 with a custom Samsung app launcher.

Measuring at less than 2cm think and weighing under 1kg, the Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series relies on an SSD drive for storage (32GB or 64GB), hence Windows boot in just 15 seconds or wake up from hibernation in 3 seconds. Other features include an HDMI port, WiFi, optional 3G/WiMAX connectivity and more.

Sony Ericsson announces latest Xperia arc Android 2.3 smartphone

Sony Ericsson have today announced their first new entry of 2011 into their Xperia phone lineup. The Xperia arc will be an elegantly designed, candybar shaped smartphone with a thin body, slimmest part measuring just 8.7 mm. It boasts an extra wide 4.2″ multitouch ‘reality display’, with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine for ultimate multimedia experience.
On board is also Sony’s award winning Exmor R™ camera technology for much improved photo and HD video capture quality even in low lighting.
Check out the official press release below…
Sony Ericsson today unveils the new Xperia™ arc smartphone with cutting edge Sony technology and an exceptional multimedia experience on the latest version of the Android™ platform – 2.3. Xperia™ arc is the first of a new generation of Xperia smartphones to be announced in 2011.
Bert Nordberg, President, Sony Ericsson said, “We’re starting strong in 2011 by introducing our most exciting Xperia™ product yet. Xperia™ arc combines state-of-the-art Sony technology with breathtaking design to entertain and wow consumers. All on the latest Android™ release.”
Xperia™ arc takes the stunning design language that Sony Ericsson has become known for to a new level. Super slim and light, Xperia™ arc is just 8.7mm at its thinnest part and has a extra wide 4.2” multi-touch screen. Created from premium materials and with a stunning arc body, this smartphone is sleek, strong and designed to fit perfectly in the user’s hand. The best of Sony technology is inside Xperia™ arc. The Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine delivers exceptional visual brilliance and a crystal clear image which enhances the overall entertainment experience. Furthermore, Sony’s award-winning Exmor R™ for mobile sensor with the f/2.4 lens enables the capture of high quality, bright pictures and HD videos even in low light. All pictures and videos can be shared in HD on your living room TV via the built in HDMI-connector

World’s smallest 64GB solid state drive

SanDisk today announced the first product in a new category of embedded solid state drives (SSD), that are the world’s smallest solid state drives so far.
The SSD is smaller than a postage stamp and offer higher capacities and performance than existing storage solutions. The SanDisk® integrated SSD (iSSD), the first high-capacity product within this new category, is designed for use in fast-growing mobile computing platforms such as tablet PCs and ultra-thin notebooks. It is the first flash SSD device to support the industry standard SATA interface in a small BGA (Ball Grid Array) package that can be soldered onto any motherboard, and for use with advanced operating systems in mobile computing platforms.

Samsung’s new improved 4G LTE Galaxy tablet

Samsung has announced the new 4G LTE-supporting Galaxy tablet, competing with the newly released Motorola Xoom, with Verizon’s high-speed connected lineup. Samsung has launched a Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet that should hit the US market soon.

The new 4G Galaxy Tab features a faster processor and a new 5MP camera. The tablet also has a new textured surface to help improve grip. However, these features have not been improved for the Wi-Fi only Galaxy tab.

Hammacher TV remote wrist watch

The latest Hammacher wrist watch may not be a mobile watch but it is a mouth watering geeky TV remote control wrist watch, another reason to keep our arse on the couch and not even have to bother picking up the remote.

Now often these watches may have plenty of functions and features but can look hideous, this one from Hammacher on the other hand has a retro touch to it, not too far off from some of Diesel’s watch collection in my view. There are six buttons on the watch’s bezel command essential functions (volume, power, channel up/down, play/rewind/fast forward) of televisions. It’ll also control your DVD player and any other devices that use infrared signals. The brushed stainless steel watch also functions as an accurate digital timepiece with alarm, calendar, and chronograph