Apple could possibly create an iPod with 1 terabyte of storage, as well as a true “iPhone” says one analyst. “A terabyte iPod might sound crazy today, but we believe in five years a terabyte iPod will emerge as a portable home media center,” says Piper Jaffray senior analyst Gene Munster in an research report obtained by iLounge. “We continue to believe that Apple will enter the mobile phone market. We would not expect an ‘iPhone’ to be launched for at least 12-18 months.” The report also discusses possible future plans for iTunes and the Mac mini. “The key to iTunes in the next 12-24 months will be gaining access to more video content… Apple will work with networks, film studios, and other content providers to coerce them into offering more content via iTunes,” continues Munster.
An upgrade to the DXG-305V it has a 5.1 Megapixel CCD sensor and a larger LCD screen. The 506V can capture stills and video it has voice recording, MP3 player and PC camera. It has a SD card slot and can accept cards upto 2 GB. A 2 GB card can hold upto 120 mins of video and 40 hours of music. The DXG-506V can provide high-resolution 5.1-megapixel digital still photos suitable for prints up to 13×19 inches. It also features Flash, Macro function and Direct print capability.
The KTF TR-2000 might just be the start of a new fashion in cell phones. The twist form factor is very unique to what we have seen in the industry so far. The benefits of this form factor are again that it is easy to store while carrying around and does not occupy much space. The handset is closed with the screen on the topside; in fact it can be compared to those clamshells which rotate 180 degrees and can be closed either way. The KTF TR-2000 has a 1.3 Mega pixel camera, option to use the same as a digital-camera for taking pictures as well as videos. The memory of the TR2000 is augmented by a T-flash memory card.
Iomega has introduced the Micro Mini Hard Drive. What’s so special about this external hard disk drive (HDD) is that it offers 4GB and 8GB capacities in a compact credit card-sized form factor (69.9x51x14.2mm). It also sports drop shock technology to handle the inevitable knocks and bumps of portable use. The Micro Mini Hard Drive is a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 device that weighs less than 50g and has a smaller footprint than a credit card. Its 4200rpm hard disk drive, protected by drop shock technology, even comes with a fold-away USB connector that is built into the device’s alloy case.
The highly anticipated ATI Radeon X1800 XT, the fastest graphics processor on the planet, is now available for gamers and enthusiasts seeking an unprecedented level of 3D performance and image quality. The new Radeon X1800 XT, which began shipping on November 3, ahead of schedule, features a radically new ultra-threaded 3D architecture and ATI’s revolutionary Avivo™ video and display technology platform, designed to unleash visual and performance possibilities that gamers until now could only dream about getting from a PC graphics processor.
Hey, Palm fans. Are you jealous of those lucky stiffs with the Motorola Rokr and soon Razr that listen to their iTunes library in between taking calls? Well, if you’re a Treo 650 user working in a Macintosh world, at least you can now take some of your library around with you as well. Los Gatos, Calif.-based Mark/Space released its update to Mac synchronization software, the Missing Sync for devices running on the Palm OS. Version 5.0 improves syncing with the Address Book and iCal applications in Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger”, introduces folder synchronization, Spotlight searching of memos and for the first time adds synchronization of iTunes play lists.
Sharp announces three new DVD HDD recorder in Japan. Main merit of those new DVD and digital video recorder is that they start up within 1 second. The new Sharp DVD Recorder DV-TR14, DV-TR12 and DV-TR11 feature 400GB, 250GB and 160GB hard-drives respectively. Sharp claims to have the lowest stand-by power consumption with 0.4W in the industry. Sharp still sees need for VHS tape decks in it’s DVD recorder. They even let users record onto VHS from the EPG. Sharp will start shipping the new DVD recorders on December 1st. No pricing set yet. Via – I4U
The two new handheld models from Acer – the N310 and N311- measure a relatively compact 4.3 x 2.75 x 0.55 inches (110 x 70 x 14 millimeters) and light 4.75 ounces (135 grams). Both devices feature Bluetooth 1.2 for personal area networking, while the N311 adds Wi-Fi. The N300 series also boast 3.7-inch 640 x 480 pixel resolution (VGA) displays, Windows Mobile 5.0 (Microsoft’s newest handheld operating system), 64 MB of RAM and a Secure Digital slot for memory and peripheral expansion. The higher-end N311 adds a 128 MB of ROM plus a 400 MHZ CPU, to the N310′s 300 MHz processor and 64 MB of ROM. Via – PDAstreet
A controversial copy-protection program that automatically installs when some Sony BMG audio CDs are played on personal computers is now being exploited by malicious software that takes advantage of the antipiracy technology’s ability to hide files. The Trojan horse programs — three have so far been identified by antivirus companies — are named so as to trigger the cloaking feature of Sony’s XCP2 antipiracy technology. By piggybacking on that function, the malicious programs can enter undetected, security experts said Thursday.
The latest car kit for Bluetooth handsfree from Seecode is basically a rear view mirror which can be simply slipped onto the existing one. Other then allowing you to view the traffic at the back, this one will also show you the caller ID on the mirror. You can then choose whether to receive or disconnect the call with the aid of buttons that are once again already present on the device. The handsfree has a speaker at the back which helps in giving out clear sound without the “noise” problem. The 7 segment display can show upto 12 digits of the caller ID on the mirror before you take the call.