- Primary screen smudge and scratch resistant multi-touch OLED HD
- Built-in stereo surround speakers
- Secondary screen smudge and scratch resistant multi-touch OLED
- Built-in stereo speakers (notification/alert sounds, keypress beeps, etc.)
- Programmable haptics
- Programmable softkeys
- Programmable user input (keyboard, keypad, touchpad, controllers, application specific controls, etc.)
- Display extension
- Facial recognition
- Motion and gesture command recognition
- Video calls/conferencing
- Photo/video capture
- Voice recognition
- Voice commands
- Voice calls/conferencing
- Voice/audio recording
WiMax, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.
WiDi, HDMI, etc.
Optional network bands support and SIM tray(s) for call/data packet features/functionalities
- With my A80, I couldn’t zoom while recording a video. I can with this one. And since it can record upto 1GB of continous video, it’s like owning a camcorder as well.
- Continuous shooting is also pretty fast even with the flash. I feel like a pro using it. Trying hard to be an SLR? Perhaps. But it serves my purpose well.
- I also like the special effects built in where I can choose a color aspect and then capture that color as-is in my a B/W photo or video. Amazing!
- There are also additional pre-settings like that for capturing fireworks and beach scenes. Sweet…
- I surely hoped it has an automatic lens cover like that in A80 and smaller point-and-shoots. But It comes with a lens cover you snap on which is cool enough for me. From afar, I can pretend it’s an SLR even though it’s not.
One down and two more wish list items to go…
I have to say something about the Canon Powershot S3 IS. I love this camera. A must have for those who are still initimidated about owning an SLR. A little more confidence and some photography class perhaps should prep myself up to deciding for an SLR. But for now, I’ll stick with these nice point-and-shoots with built-in semi-pro features. Oh, and the best part is, that camera needs only AA batteries. Lovely…
- Quad-band and 3G
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, infrared and mini-USB
- Mobile Office
- Dual camera with video calling support
- Multi-media features with Windows Media Player
- Expansion slot for micro-SD
- Full keyboard in a slide form factor
This demo shows more of what this device can do. Really, for me, this model is the ultimate device for the power users out there. Although, the price is not for everyone — priced as much like a desktop PC, this monster is expensive.
The iPhone, which braves the world with a large screen and a single button design, is perhaps the boldest and the hottest gadget ever annnounced this January 2007.
The iPhone uses an Apple patented Multi-Touch technology which allows users to use more than one finger to navigate on the unit’s screen. Compare that to a typical touchscreen which can only track and react to a single finger touching its surface. However, people are concerned about this, considering it, among many, a liability to the product rather than its strong selling point.
It is an iPod, phone and Internet device in one. It runs OS X and boasts of rich connectivity capabilities such as quad-band GSM, bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Although it has no 3G, the fact that it has Wi-Fi is good enough — with the proliferation of free Wi-Fi hotspots everywhere, the cost of staying online is getting cheaper and cheaper for everyone.
The iPhone is planned to be released in the US in June this year (Cingular); later in Europe; and then in Asia sometime in 2008. The only lowdown is its lockdown with Cingular (AT&T). It seems to be a strategic move. Defensive in fact… as Apple ensures the success of the product first before really going mainstream. I suppose this is a wise decision. The iPhone right now is version 1.00. I don’t think the entire company should be risked for it at once.
My PC desktop wallpaper shows a couple of iPhone pictures. It inspires me to work harder hoping that I can go and own the real thing soon. Meanwhile, I dream about the HTC Tytn…