Weekly Roundup 16th May 2009

On May 16, 2009, in Weekly Roundup, by SSC

Sony shows you how BRAVIA WE 5 presence sensors work

Leaked: Shots of latest RIM BlackBerry Storm 2

Official: LG Viewty Smart GC900 arriving UK this month

Leaked: Photos of Playstation 3 Slim

New tool downgrades your iPhone 3G’s baseband in a single tap

Rumor: PS3 redesign – “PS3 Slim” in the making?

Apple outs another brilliant ad: Megan just wants something without viruses!

Android app Google Sky Map tells you which constellation lies above

Demoed on video: Google Squared

Video: Google Wonder Wheel, the timeline, and other new google search options

Samsung launches 32GB memory card using 30nm class NAND

Sony X-series OLED Walkman on sale in the UK now!

Dell ST2010 20 inch HD widescreen monitor launched

Amazon Kindle 2 gets ColorWared

New Google features: Google Search Options, Google Squared, Rich Snippets, Sky Map for Android

Leaked: Revised second generation T-Mobile HTC G1 called Bigfoot

Video: Samsung i7500 Android hands on

Phonedog shows you cool widgets from latest Android 1.5 Cupcake update

Sony Ericsson rethinking PlayStation phone to stay in the game?

Retro flip watch by Fatman and Circuit Girl

New Panasonic Fukitorimushi worm like robotic hoover looks creepy

Gallery: Camera test – photos taken with Nokia N97

Top 49 free, addictive games to waste time

Video: New world’s smallest car soon to be crowned

Hope everyone has had a good weekend so far, the above were some of the gadgets and tech we featured this week. Its not always possible to talk about them all here at GadgetLite so the list of links from our neighbouring friends’ blogs below hopefully gives you a bit more for your craving needs! If you own a tech, gadget blog yourself you can always Twitter us some links to be shared and featured in this list, for now have a good weekend everyone!

Geeky Watches – Diesel DZ9044 Watch | Geeky Gadgets

ASUS Eee Keyboard to launch by end of June

Study ball keeps you not to run away from your study

iPhone App allows Barcode Scanning

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-M

Cool-er Ebook Reader | Geeky Gadgets

Skate 2 Takes Back The Streets Of London

Fujitsu launches new service – ‘Business Process Discovery’

Toshiba Consumer Products Launches EPiServer-based Website with State-of-the-Art Product Selector

Vodafone enhances Grant Thornton’s client service in £2m deal


Remember the Sony BRAVIA WE5 which had very clever presence sensors that could switch themselves off? Sony has probably realised that many don’t actually believe this (including a mate of mine!), so they’ve created this infographic so that it can be explained more clearly.


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Here are some spy shots of what looks like the BlackBerry Storm 2 which we were told earlier on would arrive the UK as well as other countries in Europe by late this year. From the pictures, it doesn’t look like any radical chances have been made from the current Storm. But sources do suggest that the Storm 2 codenamed “Oden” boasts WiFi and GPS, which is exactly what we want to hear!


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Only have a short while since we last posted the LG Viewty Smart GC900‘s video, LG have now announced its availability in the UK.


Just to recap for those who may not have heard about the Viewty Smart. It can be considered as the second generation of the original highly successful LG Viewty, five megapixel camera phone. Like the Viewty, Viewty Smart focuses heavily on mobile photography, boasting a three inch WVGA display and equipped with an eight megapixel camera with LED flash. Full press release to follow after the jump.

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Just hours into our post about a possible Playstation redesign known as the PS3 Slim, a user has now posted photos onto a Japanese message board of the slimmed down Playstation 3.


You will notice that if these shots are real, Sony has decided to drop the “Playstation 3” logo and instead replace it with PS3.

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Just an update anyone who has recently checked out our Roundup: Two Three ways to downgrade iPhone 3G baseband. We’ve updated the article because there is now an even better, simplier method does downgrades your iPhone 3G’s baseband back down from 02.30 to 02.28 allowing you to unlock your iPhone 3G using yellowsn0w for use with any network.


As you can see in the screenshots above, this new tool called 3G Fuzzyband Downgrader automatically checks your bootloader version to make sure it is 5.08 and then downgrades your iPhone 3G’s baseband for you seaminglessly.

If you’re looking to downgrade your iPhone 3G’s baseband, or you haven’t been so successful with other methods, we definitely recommend checking out 3G Fuzzyband Downgrader here: Roundup: Two Three ways to downgrade iPhone 3G baseband

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Rumors have revealed that according to some sources, Sony might be showing off a slimmer version of its PlayStation 3 console as soon as a few months, in June later this year. While Sony UK have thus far denied any of this to be true. A slim redesign of the console falls right in line with “Sir Howard Stringer’s recent comments about the system being too expensive a trimmed-up redesign is right on schedule with those smaller Cell and RSX chips.” Might we see a PS3 Slim as well as a Playstation branded Sony Ericsson phone soon?

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