Nokia has launched its 6260 slide, which is the first ‘S40′ (Series 40 software platform) with GPS, Wi-Fi and a 5 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera with flash. Pictures taken can be easily shared and uploaded to Nokia’s Share on Ovi service or other picture and video sharing site. Ideal for social networking addicts like myself! The Nokia 6260 slide is equipped with the latest 3G technology plus high speed uploads (HSUPA) and downloads (HSDPA). It also features quick access to search engines and points of interest straight from the home screen, the new 360° navi-key also allows a whole new mobile Internet experience.
The Nokia 6260 will soon be available in beige or black from the beginning of 2009.
Samsung’s recently revealed five new large Touchscreen LCDs measure in at 32″, 40″, 46″, 70″ and 82″, all of them from large to small will be part of the TS series. The new shiny touchscreens are based on MagicInfo technology, which can be used for information stands and presentations for which you’ll have to link all these together to experience the data at a mammoth size. One thing is for sure, no body will mind having any of them in their living room, even the smallest 32″ – isn’t actually that small when you think about the quality that it is capable of delivering! No word on pricing or when we will see them hit the stores as yet.
Like a few other high street brands who have worked together with mobile firms in an attempt to produce a stylish ‘brand name’ phone, Hugo Boss has now decided to follow the same route. The Hugo Boss phone will be based on the Samsung F480. The functionalities of the phone will still remain the same (5.0-megapixel, touchscreen, HSDPA) but the internal software like the icons and wallpapers of TouchWiz interface has been changed to Hugo Boss style and also preloaded with a collection of ringtones from Hugo Boss. As pictured, there will also be a Hugo Boss bluetooth headset go with the phone. The Samsung phone itself has been said to hit Hugo Boss retail outlets in Europe by this December, just in time for Christmas.
Which Asian automaker is lagging behind in producing hybrid technology cars? If you guessed Hyundai, you’re absolutely correct. However, the South Korean founded company could just be about to make a big leap, ahead of many of its rivals who are already in the game. Hyundai has recently unveiled their plans for 2010 by showcasing the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Concept. As you will expect with such great buzz, this isn’t just any old electric motor. Hyundai will be incorporating into it what they are now calling lithium polymer technology, which is different to the lithium ion battery now found in the majority of hybrids.
The end result as claimed is quite impressive, considerable reduction to size (seems like from the video it will be just a tiny bit thicker than a piece of paper). Lightweight, while at the same time providing more energy and better battery efficiency over the long term.
Check out the video below…
Photos of and details about the Porsche Panamera GT, the company’s first modern effort at creating a four-door sedan, have officially leaked all over the web and it looks exactly how we expected it to look. The Panamera will first hit the shores in Panamera S and Panamera Turbo trim, each fitted with a 4.8-liter V8 putting out 400 HP and 500 HP, respectively. Both will also get Porsche’s PDK 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.Though no diesel version is likely to see production, a 3.6-liter V6 option good for 300 HP and a V6-electric hybrid are in the works for sale at a later date.
Official press release…
November 24, 2008 —- Three-quarters of a year prior to market launch, Porsche has released the first official photos the new Panamera. Porsche’s unique four-seater was conceived and designed as a four-door grand touring sports car, combining numerous talents in typical Porsche style: sporting driving dynamics, a spacious interior, and the supreme comfort of a Gran Turismo. Joining the 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars as well as the Cayenne SUV, the Panamera is Porsche’s fourth model series. The Panamera designers have succeeded in positioning it as a brand-new and truly different model while retaining the looks of a typical Porsche. Through its proportions, the Panamera stands out in its market segment: measuring 76 inches wide and 55.8 inches in height, it is wider and lower than comparable four-door models. The unmistakable GT silhouette is created by the car’s overall length of 195.7 inches and short, sporting overhangs. In its styling and details, the Panamera follows the design philosophy refined over decades on the 911 and successfully implemented on the Boxster, Cayman and Cayenne. Pure Porsche DNA and comfort for four Through its design language, the Panamera establishes a new segment. The symbiosis of sports car DNA derived from the looks of a coupe, the unique interpretation of the classical saloon body and the benefits of a variable space concept give the new Porsche a truly unmistakable appearance. For instance, Panamera comes with strongly contoured air intakes instead of a conventional radiator grille. Striking wheel arches and the long and sleek engine compartment, with the distinctly contoured wings flanking the flat front lid, create the typical 911 “landscape” Porsche customers have appreciated for over 45 years. V-shaped seams along the hood and a rear window that tapers like an arrow to the rear also are characteristic of a sports car. Muscular shoulders over the rear wheels, the sweep of the coupe-like roofline and visible tailpipes again bear the thoroughbred Porsche DNA. An elegant roof arch extends over the generous interior. Thanks to the unique and sporting architecture of the interior, the car’s occupants are able to experience a cockpit-like atmosphere from all four seats. All occupants enjoy supreme comfort in both the front seats and the two contoured rear seats. The luggage compartment easily takes all passengers’ luggage; the Panamera’s variable space concept with folding rear backrests enables driver and passengers to adjust the luggage space to individual requirements. Finally, the coupe tailgate in the sporting rear end combines everyday usability with stylish elegance. Panamera built in Leipzig; powerful engines hail from Zuffenhausen Porsche has developed powerful and up-to-date engines for the Panamera, reflecting the qualities typical of the brand; the V-engines come with six and eight cylinders and output ranges from 300 to 500 horsepower. Some engines use turbocharging technology and Direct Fuel Injection, making them both fuel-efficient and very powerful. Power flows to the wheels through either a manual six- speed gearbox or Porsche’s seven-speed PDK Doppelkupplungsgetriebe, or Double-Clutch Gearbox. In addition to rear-wheel drive, the top version of the Panamera comes with even more sophisticated all-wheel drive, available on other models as an option. Porsche also is preparing a fuel-efficient version of the Panamera with hybrid drive. Further details on engines, transmissions, performance, prices and equipment will be disclosed next spring. The Porsche Panamera will be built at Porsche’s Leipzig plant, where a 237,000-square-foot production hall and a logistics center currently are under construction. While the Panamera engines are built at Porsche’s main plant in Zuffenhausen, painted bodyshells will be supplied by Volkswagen’s Hanover plant. The Leipzig plant will then assemble the Panamera for final delivery, with an annual sales target of about 20,000 units. Porsche is once again cooperating with German suppliers, with some 70 percent of the car’s components being created in Germany. The Panamera will make its world debut in spring 2009 and the first models will be at U.S dealers in the fall of next year. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) is based in Atlanta, Ga., is the exclusive importer of Porsche sports cars and sport utility vehicles for the United States. It is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, PCNA employs approximately 250 people who provide Porsche vehicles, parts, service, marketing and training for its 202 dealers. The dealers, in turn, provide Porsche owners with best-in-class service. Throughout its 60-year history, Porsche has developed numerous technologies that have advanced vehicle performance, improved safety and spurred environmental innovations within the automotive industry. The company continues to celebrate its heritage by adding to its long list of motorsports victories dating back to its first 24 Hours of Le Mans class win in 1951. Today, with more than 28,000 victories, Porsche is recognized as the world’s most successful marquee in sports car racing. PCNA, which imports the iconic 911 series, the Boxster and Cayman sports cars and the Cayenne sport utility vehicles for the United States, strives to maintain a standard of excellence, commitment and distinction synonymous with its brand.
Hello everyone, sorry for the delay in announcing this but the winners for our Entrecard credits giveaway have now been randomly chosen and they are:
1000 EC credits winner:
600 EC credits winner:
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Because Entrecard doesn’t allow direct credits transfer anymore, could the above winners please leave a reply to this post stating the address of their entrecard profile. We’d search ourselves but I’d hate to get it wrong and have the credits sent to the wrong person!
For those who didn’t win, don’t be sad, because we’re looking to host another contest very very soon. In the next contest, we hope to give away some interesting gadgets, participation rules will be just as simple as this one, so don’t go away!
If you have the iPhone 3G you will know that it doesn’t come with a dock! This is quite annoying as the iPhone 2G certainly did have one. That is why our friends over at Geeky Gadgets and Gadgettastic have joined their incredible imaginations to creating this very cool cardboard iPhone dock.
Now you might think, hmm… cardboard, surely it is strong enough to hold on to the iPhone and act as a dock. Actually this dock is brilliant! And the best thing of all is that our friends have also published a pdf document in which you just need to print out and have ready to follow the DIY instructions featured in the video below in order to make it. It really is dead easy and fun too!
Before you start watching the video, you might find it helpful to download and print off the pdf here…
[via Geeky Gadgets]