If you’ve been following us, you will know we recently featured a gallery of the new LG flagship, the LG Prada II KF900 and it’s new sidekick bluetooth watch. Here’s now another gallery from Electricpig featuring them getting hands on with some of the cool functionalities of the new Prada phone. And don’t forget, that really cool bluetooth watch.
Also, let’s not forget, the new LG Prada II KF900 have also learnt some new tricks which makes it far more superior than its predecessor and probably a number of touchscreen phones that are currently available on the high streets…
It’s not heavily advertised, and if we’re honest, it came as a bit of a surprise, but the new Prada Phone will react to more than one finger at a time… well, two fingers, anyway.
Delve into the photo viewer, web browser or document editor, and you’ll be able to pinch pictures, web pages and text to zoom in and out. Take that iPhone!
As well as an accelerometer to rotate its screen, the Prada Phone measures G-force when you fling it about. It’s demonstrated in the built-in Flying Dices game, which ‘challenges’ you to roll a pair of dice, and although its name is grammatically incorrect, the way it measures force, not just orientation, is pretty neat.
Work with Prada Link
OK, it’s not such a big hidden talent, but it’s one that can’t be copied by any other phone. LG says the Prada Link Bluetooth watch will only function if it’s paired with a Prada Phone. A touch snobbish, if you ask us.
It’ll open almost anything
Considering it’s a fashion phone, the new Prada has an impressive set of codecs on board. As well as chewing up DivX movies, it’ll happily play MP3, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WAV, 3GP, AMR-NB, WMA, MIDI, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, RA, RV, PDF, Text and Microsoft Office files. We reckon that’s more than any other ‘dumb’ handsets around, and puts the Prada on a level playing field with a lot of full-blown smartphones.
While the iPhone resolutely refuses to run more than one application at a time, the Prada Phone will mull over seven of them at once. OK, you’re going to struggle to find that many worth running simultaneously, since it lacks 3rd party app support, but still, it’s nice to have the option.
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.
You will remember we recently featured a video review of the BlackBerry Storm, here’s a another video which is quite interesting, comparing the BlackBerry Storm’s browser with that of the iPhone 3G’s (Safari). The BlackBerry Storm has a clickable touchscreen which is probably one of my favourite feature on the RIM phone although the major issue I have with it is the lack of WiFi.
Whilst the iPhone 3G does have WiFi and fancy Apple patented drag to zoom functionality, etc… As you will know Safari isn’t the most stable app on the iPhone, nevermind being the perfect browser.
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.