September 2, 2010
I never ever think that Apple is/was innovative… the things that they introduce, you get them in other gadgets ages ago, the only difference is they have the fans to recognise them as good things to have.
Today I say Apple is good. I see the new iPod Touch as a next generation walkie talkie… What am I talking about?
“Video calling is in full effect on iPod touch. Now your friends can see what you’re up to, when you’re up to it. With the tap of a button, you can wave “hi” while standing in a foreign country, get a second opinion on a pair of boots, or have your friends bear witness to the everyday pranks, bets and dares they otherwise might have missed — new iPod touch to new iPod touch or iPhone 4 over Wi-Fi. And come face to face with even more fun.”
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September 10, 2009
Finally, FM in an apple! Nano now comes with FM radio built-in as well as a feature called Live Pause. This is similar to time-shifting found in digital video recorders and is achieved by recording live radio once you hit pause, so you can go right back to where you left off.
Another significance is a camera added to the iPod nano. This records video at VGA (640 x 480) resolution in H.264 format.
The new iPod nano will cost S$228 and S$288 for the 8GB and 16GB versions.
Extract from Apple Sg
June 14, 2009
Looking almost too cute, MP3 Miffy comes with a docking cradle with a built in speaker which is just adorable. If icon is for iPod, then cute-ness is for Miffy…
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March 23, 2009
Sony new range of walkmans that are touch screens finally. The above is a 32GB version with 432 x 240 pixels OLED and has battery life of 33 hours for audio and 9 hours for videos between charging. It has WiFi and plays music, video, photo, FM, Podcast and browses the internet.
Extract from SonyStyle
March 13, 2009
“Nokia 5030 is the company’s first phone with an internal FM radio antenna, which eliminates the need for a headset or external speakers. The one touch FM radio and channel selection keys on the side of the device ensure the product lives up to its XpressRadio name. Placed sideways on the table, the Nokia 5030 doubles as a portable FM radio and is ideal for emerging markets, where people rely on a radio as their main source of entertainment and news. The Nokia 5030 has up to a day of listening time and 10 hours of talk time, which comes to life with the powerful loudspeaker, and is available in two colors – graphite and red. ”
Extract from Nokia Press Release
March 12, 2009
The new iPod Shuffle has 4GB in space and is the world’s smallest music player, and also happens to be the world’s first talking one. 1.8″ tall x 0.3″ thin to be exact by moving the controls from iPod shuffle to the earbud cord.
The talking feature is called VoiceOver. When listening to a song and you want to know the title or the artist, just press a button and VoiceOver tells you as the music dips down. It even announces the names of your playlists. And when your battery needs charging, VoiceOver tells you that, too.
The clip is now forged in stainless steel with a nice Apple logo on it. Selling now at SGD128.
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February 17, 2009
Samsung has released its Beat Disc touchscreen handset.
The Quadband GSM / HSDPA music phone sports a 2.6-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 3 megapixel camera, and Bang & Olufsen amplifier.
It’s also got codec support for DivX and XviD, microSDHC card slot for up to 16GB, Bluetooth A2DP, FM radio, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
As for those DJ features, the turntable-inspired “Disc UI” uses a spin wheel for navigation, and the included software lets you both create your own music and sounds as well as remix other songs by adding effects and filters.
Extract from CNET Asia