Monday, May 25, 2009

Iphone 2009

The Iphone 2009 details and rumors build across the internet. Multiple sources around the blogging and technology news world are reporting more details as they come to hand.

*Concept picture of the Rumored 2009 model iphone

So what do we know so far?

Well it seems so far the iphone will be keeping its 3g design with the emphasis on performance changes. The CPU is said to be upgraded from 400mhz to 600mhz, an increase from 128mb ram to 256, a 16/32 GB storage capacity and it seems the camera will be getting a nice upgrade to 3.2 megapixel as opposed to the original semi useless 2 megapixel. Which is nice as we are starting to see 8 Megapixel and above regular phones

The new Iphone will also ship with a new OS but is rumored to be keeping to the original design of the current OS. Most like some more stability upgrades and program tweaks, we would also love to see some copy/paste functionality while your at it apple.

One of the more interesting rumors is that there may be a OLED (organic light emitting diode) screen. This would be a major step forward and make current iphone users consider upgrading. however if Apple goes this route, there may be an issue with screen life as current OLED technology has a much lower lifespan than LCD at present. However the battery life would be greatly increased so there's a fine line to toy with here. There is also talk of a 800×480p display which would push the iphone into HD territory. With HTC Touch HD is already boasting a 800x480p screen and blackberry storm sits at 480x360, Apple needs to step up to the plate with this one.

Things we would like to see:

* Copy paste functionality

* Replaceable battery

* Flash for the camera, the current capture in low light is dreadful.

* Multi Tasking, allowing programs to run in the background.

* MP3 ringtone support, sure there are apps out there that allow you to do this but it should be built in standard.

* Video recording.

* Ability to edit word and excell documents.

* Direct Itunes Access.

For those without an iphone at present and are looking at getting one this should be exciting news. for those with one already, it will only be the hardcore fans forking out the big dollars to take advantage of the upgrades. We will bring you more news and rumors as the come to hand.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

BenQ Joybee GP1 Pocket Projector

The first range of "pocket" projectors from BenQ have been announced and should be hitting the shores shortly.

The GP1 Pocket projector is a nifty little gadget. with a small but neat 858 x 600 resolution, 100 ANSI lumens with a 2,000:1 contrast ratio. Also included is a built in 2 watt speaker and VGA / Component / Composite inputs. Also only weighing in at 1.4 pounds it is very portable.

Of course your going to be paying for the compact size. current RRP sits at $499. Not so cheap, but its pretty cool none the less.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Palm Pre

The Latest release from Palm Pre is pretty impressive. Possible one of the best hand held devices since the Iphone.

The Palm Pre has so far been receiving rave reviews. Most reviewers boasting about the OS interface and functionality. The design is nice, simple, and effective. Although not as thin as the Iphone its very compact for a slider. The Keyboard layout is a QWERTY configuration, similar to recent palm models. The slider is vertical which makes typing one handed much easier than a horizontal slider phone. Also inclued is an accelerometer

Palm will also be hosting application through their app store, similar to Apples apps store. Only approved apps will be available to users. SDK will also be available to all users

The Palm comes at a hefty price tag of $849.