The DSLR market been reallt busy this month. First the Sony announced the Alpha 200 to replace the A100 and yesterday they announced two more new DSLRs, the Alhoa 300 (10.2-megapixel) and Alpha 350 (14.2-megapixel) which features live view on a 2.7″ LCD. Both cameras offer the Sony’s new “Quick AF Live View” technology so you can frame photos on the camera’s LCD without sacrificing auto-focusing speed common to other live-view systems.
The DSLR-A300 kit with a DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 standard zoom lens will ship in April for about $800. The DSLR-A350 camera body will be available in March for about US$800, and the DSLR-A350 kit with a DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 3.9x zoom lens will be available for about US$900 at the same time.
For more information, check out the preview over at dpreview.com
I’m personally using the Sony Alpha 700 now for three months and I’m loving it. Rumors said the new Flagship, the A900 (with full-frame and 24-megapixel), will be launched mid-this year and I’m truly looking forward to that.
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This have been the most talked about mobile browser the past couple days. The interface is clean and surely a true rival to the Safari on the iPhone. The full embedded full flash for the YouTube playback is just awesome, hands up.
Some smart user interface utilized by Motorola with this phone, the ModeShift technology, which transforms the device from phone to music player to imaging device with the touch of a button, very impressive indeed. Check out the Motorola ROKR E8 Product page for more info.
Source – cellularemagazineit
What can you get out of this US$30 Brando iPhone unlock card? Unlocking or jailbreaking your iPhone? Not. What it does is it actually fools your iPhone to believe that the SIM card is an AT&T SIM card, thus allowing you to make calls and access all basic applications such as mail, google map and SMS. But judging by the pic below (from Brando’s site), you would seem to need to cut off the corner of your SIM card in order to get this working, too bad not much literature on Brando’s site in regarding how the SIM card should be attached.
Another thing, according to the Brando site, this so-called unlock card would only work for firmware up to v.1.1.2. So far, feedbacks from a number of iPhone user forums reported significant lag while using communication applications pertaining to the SIM card. But nonetheless, a clever alternative.
Source – ubergizmo
Pic from TabletPCReview
The user review on the Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC is out on TabletPCReview. Noted that it cost a bit more in the US. The current standard config in Hong Kong which includes the following goes for HK$16,688, very attractive indeed.
|Model:||Dell Latitude XT|
|Processor:||Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 ULV / 1.20GHz|
|Chipset / Graphic:||AMD / ATI Integrated RadeonXpress X1250|
|Memory:||667 MHz DDR2 / 1GB But actual performance will be 533 MHz due to Processor FSB Limitation|
|Screen:||LED Backlit WXGA LCD (1280×800)|
|Hard Drive:||80GB 1.8″ / 5mm, 4200rpm / PATA|
|PAN:||Dell Wireless 360 Internal Bluetooth Module|
|LAN:||Dell onboard Gigabit LAN adapter|
|WLAN||Dell Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n mini-card|
|WWAN:||Dell Wireless 5720 Sprint Mobile Broadband (EVDO Rev.A)|
|Optical Drive:||Dell D/Bay plus 24x CDRW/DVD|
|Battery:||Upgraded to 6-cell, 42W/Hr Primarily Battery|
|Warranty:||3 year mail-in service (standard) plus 3 year accidental damage protection|
As reported in my earlier post, First Look – Duosense, Dell had the technology in place and multi-touch would be available once applications supporting it starts appearing. All-in-all, a very solid Tablet PC which promises much. One thing to note is that 2GB memory is almost a must for the Tablet PC running Vista, so make sure you add in that option.
You heard this and now you can watch this. My favourite is number 4, “I won’t let Apple release the new and improved iPod the day after you bought the preious model”.
Pic from engadget
Engadget have the reivew out on the all new MacBook Air. Don’t think they like it that much. Their take on it –
“The Air is a tough call. On the one hand it proposes to be a no-compromises ultraportable, but on the other hand it compromises many (but not all) the things road warriors want. We’re all about removing unnecessary frills and drives (we rejoiced the day the original iMac bucked the floppy), but laptops are increasingly becoming many users’ primary — often only — machines, which is why the Air’s price doesn’t do it any favors, either. It’s hard to justify almost two grand for a second laptop (or a third machine) just for travel needs — and even then, that’s only easily done if all your data lives in the cloud. Given those sacrifices and that higher-end sticker, it’s more than likely not going to replace most peoples’ current workhorse laptop.”
What’s your view on it? Attached here the CNET video review and the guided tour in case you have not seen it yet.
Woot, it is finally released but is it legal? That’s the question been raised around the iPhone Development Team and all over related forums. This jailbreak, available for Windows and Mac, allows for the installation of third-party applications, requires that your iPhone be jailbroken to v.1.1.1 or v.1.1.2. For detail instructions on how to jailbreak, head over to cre.ations.net.
Source – iPhone Atlas