If you were following us with the WWDC live yesterday you will notice not much was mentioned about this. That’s because internet tethering with the iPhone 3G and the new iPhone 3G S will ultimately vary according to the network provider in your country. For those not so familiar with what internet tethering is, it basically lets your laptop / netbook / computer use the internet via the iPhone’s 3G connectivity.
iPhone 3G S, that’s the name of the new 2009 iPhone we’ve all been looking forward to. S stands for Speed! If you weren’t following us with the live blogging of the WWDC 2009, Phil Schiller has now officially announced the latest iPhone. While having said that the iPhone 3G will still remain on the market, its hoped that the iPhone 3G S will become the most popular camera and video mobile phone to come.
So what will be the specs and features? Many of which were already known through rumors in fact. To be released in black and white, the latest iPhone 3GS will be equipped with a three megapixel camera with autofocus, touch focus, no flash. 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, voice control is a new one, video recording / video camera will also boast editing function. Performance as you would imagine has been much improved with this new iPhone, battery life has also been given a massive boost, with video playback for example now supported for up to ten hours and talk time up to 12 hours on 2G. Also as rumored was a built in compass function, the new iPhone 3GS will of course arrive with iPhone 3.0.
iPhone 3.0 will officially be available to all on June 17th. It will be free for all iPhone customers to update to, while it will cost $9.95 for iPod touch users.
Nintendo has announced that a new black version of its popular video game console Wii will be arriving in August. Those of you who have held up on buying the original white colour themed Wii for the past two years may now finally be tempted to a make purchase.
Though there won’t be any changes in terms of hardware, I must say that the black Wii as well as its black Wiimote pictured looks amazing.
Looks like Vodafone and Orange lost out once again on an opportunity to gaining more customers. The UK’s largest mobile network O2 has won their bid to bring the Palm Pre to the UK. According to the Guardian, with already more than 20 million customers, O2 looks to stock up the device by the coming holiday season.
Last week, Palm announced that the Pre will be available in the US from next month under an exclusive deal with Sprint for $199.99 (£129) on a two-year contract. While its not yet been revealed what pricing will be like here in the UK. It will be
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Pentax has announced and confirmed the launch of their new mid-range DSLR camera. Known as the Pentax K-7, its expected to arrive us in the UK by end of June. With several new user-friendly features, including video recording, high dynamic range (HDR), and automatic horizon correction, Pentax looks to compete with the likes of Nikon D5000 however the K-7 will be more expensive than both similarly specced cameras from Canon and Nikon in the UK.
The new DSLR will feature a 14.6-megapixel sensor, ISO 100 to ISO 6400 settings and the company’s PRIME II imaging engine, an upgrade of the original PRIME. Continuous shooting gives a nice 5.2 images per second, like most new DSLRs, the K-7 too has “Live View” as well as video recording mode.
Keen on taking good pictures and HD videos with a mobile phone? The Samsung Omnia HD i8910 is now out in the UK, and we definitely recommend you head to your local shop to check it out. According to the sources we’ve looked at, the new i8910 appears to be available only via Orange at this point.