In case you’ve missed the latest news from Apple’s Let’s Rock Event, here’s a recap of the latest fourth-gen iPod Nano which was unveiled yesterday by Steve Jobs…
The latest iPod Nano is the thinnest iPod to date, measuring a just 6.2mm thick and weighing 36.8g. There’s a new user interface, a high resolution portrait display and a built-in accelerometer which automatically switches to Cover Flow when rotated and goes into Shuffle mode when shaken. The new iPod Nanos will be available with 8GB or 16GB capacities and have been claimed for a good 24 hours of music playback and 4 hours of video. You may have already seen, the new lineup will be as colourful as always, shipping in silver, purple, blue, green, orange, yellow, pink, red and black. Shipping now, they cost £109 for the 8GB model and £149 for the 16GB one.
This is just a quick heads up I thought would be useful for those who have missed the latest Apple event, you can now watch it from Apple on your QuickTime player, it’s available at the link (just click on the screenshot below). You can watch the whole of the event without an interruption as long as your internet connection flows ok, it’s also availabe in HD.
The £5 billion Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project which have involved a number of world class scientists began smashing protons (one of the building blocks of matter) into each other at velocities only a fraction less than the speed of light this morning. The aim was to reproduce conditions that existed during the first billionth of a second after the Big Bang at the birth of the universe, while there were fears that no one could estimate precisely what would come out of the massive tumbler, the good news is it did not bring our world to an end! You’ve probably been watching it in the news all morning, here’s a small gallery of the LHC and I have to say the scale of it is incredible, more so than you would imagine from the pictures shown on the tele…
Just to follow up on the news of the latest Sony Ericsson G705 / G705u, we’ve found a video that’s been leaked onto YouTube (the wonders of YouTube!) featuring a demo tour of the phone from SE themselve, check it out, it’s relatively short though…
And here’s video previewing the G705′s user interface, pretty awesome stuff!
Sony Ericsson yesterday announced the G705 and the G705u – its special Orange-branded variant. These two phones will be Sony Ericsson’s first phone to support UMA, which will give users the ability to make calls via the regular cellular networks as well as LAN networks!
So let’s take a quick look at the major eye-catching specifications of the G705, 2.4 inch display (QVGA resolution), HSDPA/HSUPA (HSUPA for the American model), WLAN with support for DLNA, GPS with support for aGPS, FM radio with RDS, NetFront browser, A2 platform, 3.2 mega pixel fixed focus camera. A 1 GB memory card is included as a standard bundle. It is essentially a C905 with added HSUPA, but without the excellent camera!
Sony Ericsson didn’t fail to add a few extra goodies though, the mobile giant also announced yesterday a new partnership with Google, meaning that you’ll be able to download and upload videos from and to YouTube directly from the G705, which is pretty neat for those who like to video-blog. The good thing is this feature will not be exclusive to the G705 but also future models.
The G705 will be available in Silky Gold and Majestic Black in early Q4 – that’s soon! The American model supporting the faster HSUPA networks will be available sooner, in Q1. The G705u will be available in early Q4 as well in Luminous Black!