You’ve seen the gallery and video of the LG KC910 which we featured recently, now here’s yet another one which features its elegant packagings get unwrapped. Though I’m not sure why LG decided to call it Renoir (a French painter I believe), it certainly has lived up to my expectations as the successor to the Viewty. Check out the gallery and you’ll see what I mean…
Have you found typing on the iphone difficult? Ever thought something could be done about it, apart from slimming down so that your fat fingers can shrink abit (I have!). With iPhone’s tiny touchscreen keypad, it makes typing emails or messages extremely hard and time consuming. This deivce called the BTleyMini, has been designed to solve the above problem.
The BTKeyMini is a bluethooth keyboard which is designed for iPhone and iPod Touch. Using your iPhone’s bluetooth connection, you can sync the keyboard shown above with your iPhone thus no wire is required. There is also a flap on the keyboard which is presumably there to hold the iPhone in place.
Although the BTKeyMini sounds promising and convenient for texts and emails. I don’t think there are that many people that type so much on the iPhone to the extent that they would want to carry a separate keyboard along with the iPhone. Some businessmen might do but then most of them also have laptops and netbooks these days.
[via Coolest Gadgets]
We’ve talked quite abit about the new BlackBerry Storm has it was first unveiled, you will also remember we featured a hands on first look at the phone last month. This week we received an update from Tom over at Stuff.tv about their latest review of the new flagship and we highly recommend you watch it (below), it’s got great detail on some of the features which many were hoping to find out more about.
For example, RIM’s clickable touchscreen technology which really is quite something if you know how difficult it is for these to work properly. Also like we mentioned before, on the BlackBerry Storm you can create texts in the horizontal or landscape position without having the install an additional paid application, for some odd reason Steve Jobs never thought of this on the iPhone. The user interface and additional functions like GPS all seem to work pretty well, however the major downside in my view is the lack of WiFi which means you’re having to rely on HSDPA via Vodafone.
HP’s latest TouchSmart IQ series PCs along with others such as Sony’s new all in one VAIO desktops have probably been one of the few newest PCs on the market to become a major competitor for Apple iMacs. But what’s kept iMacs ahead of the game in my view is that they’re designed by Apple to function smoothly and faultlessly with Mac OS X (as well as Windows), having said that users often try to tweak their way through so that they can get the best of both and here is an example of that.
Aaron Nelson from Hijinks Inc. has written a few steps on just how he did the whole process on his HP Touch Smart IQ507, the video below shows him booting it up and demonstrating a few tasks on the TouchSmart’s touchscreen.
Unfortunately, the touchscreen is almost completely ‘out of touch’ and requires some serious calibrating. In addition to that, there seems to be some hardware issues as well. He has to disable the on board audio every time he logs in, so that the keyboard and mouse will be recognised. Apart from that, browsing the web and using the TouchSmart’s built in card reader doesn’t seem to cause any trouble.
So there you have it folks, iMacs threatened? Maybe in the future but for now, there are still some related compatibility issues that needs to be first addressed. But if you’re interested, feel free to hit the link below to check it out!
It looks like the HTC Touch HD’s title for being the only HD mobile handset in the market won’t last very long. Another Softbank related news for you folks, Softbank and Sharp have teamed up to release the FULLTOUCH 931SH. It’ll have a large, 3.8-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 480. The phone comes with a 5.2 megapixel camera, along with GPS, HSDPA, accelerometer, bluetooth, a fascinating magnetic compass and because it’s going to be used in Japan, on-board support for wireless payment systems -very neat!
No word on pricing and availability at the moment, most certainly though, the 931SH won’t be coming to anyone else that doesn’t live in Japan. But we’ll hopefully have more info and photos for you on this latest handset soon.
You may have seen some of the very attractive pictures of the new RIM BlackBerry Storm within our quick review, now here’s a first look, hands on video of the new flagship. Though I’m an iPhone user, I do think there are a few features which make the BlackBerry’s first full touchscreen smartphone special, like horizontal sms typing (without needing to pay for an additional app), copy and paste feature and the neat clock feature when docked.
Check out the video and see for yourself, love to hear your comments!