Sprint today announced Nov. 15 as the first day of nationwide availability for Palm Pixi. It will cost $99.99 with a two-year service agreement, after a $50 instant rebate and $100 mail-in rebate.
Running the Palm webOS mobile platform, Pixi comes with two ARM cores chipset, 600MHz applications processor, and a separate 400MHz modem processor, 2.63-inch multi-touch screen with 18-bit color 320×400 TFT display, integrated GPS, 2-megapixel fixed-focus camera with LED flash, 3.5mm headset jack, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP, 8GB of internal storage, USB mass storage mode, MicroUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, light and proximity sensors and 1150 mAh battery.
Also offers gesture area, full QWERTY keyboard, Palm Synergy, true multi-tasking, universal search and intuitive notifications, and adds Yahoo! integration to Palm Synergy, joining Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Exchange ActiveSync and LinkedIn.
Combined voice and data plans for the Pixi are priced starting at $69.99.
To make it clear ? it doesn?t come from RIM and it?s not a watchphone. Made by Allerta, inPulse is a BlackBerry smartphone accessory that connects wirelessly to your phone by Bluetooth and can show previews of emails, SMS and other messages (Twitter), together with incoming call details and alarms.
It packs 1.3″ full colour OLED display, Bluetooth v2.0+EDR, 150 mAh lithium-ion polymer battery (~ 4 days), glass lens and full metal body, vibrating motor, micro-USB port (for charging) and supports over-the-air firmware updates.
Works with any BlackBerry with OS 4.3 and above and can be pre-ordered right now for reasonable US$149.
Toshiba finally launched its first, long-expected direct methanol fuel-cell ? Dynario. It?s an external power source that delivers power to mobile digital products. It runs on mix of methanol and ambient oxygen, and the chemical reaction between the two in the fuel cell produces electricity.
Once fueled with an injection of methanol solution from its dedicated cartridge, a palm-sized Dynario starts to generate electricity that is delivered to e.g. mobile phone via a USB cable. On a single refill of methanol which can be made in an instant period (around 20 seconds), Dynario can generate enough power to charge two typical mobile phones.
Shipping will start in Japan on October 29. Prices: about $325 for Dynario, and $35 for a set of five fuel cartridges.
RIM today announced the sleek and powerful BlackBerry Bold 9700. It will be the first 3G-powered BlackBerry available through T-Mobile USA, and also the first smartphone from RIM that includes built-in support for both 3G connectivity and voice calls over Wi-Fi, T-Mobile informed .
Rumored as the Onyx, Bold 9700 comes with new BlackBerry OS 5.0, 624 MHz processor, 2.44? light-sensing display, 256MB Flash memory, built-in GPS and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g), 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and video recording, full-QWERTY keyboard, touch-sensitive optical trackpad and micro SDHC 2GB card.
It includes support for 3G HSDPA networks around the world and provides all well known RIM?s mobile e-mail and messaging solution, and access to social networking applications.
Many applications from BlackBerry App World are readily available directly on the 9700, such as Slacker Radio (free music), TeleNav GPS Navigator (turn-by-turn directions), and visual voicemail.
The new BlackBerry is expected to be available in November.
The BE8500, a H.264/AVC video encoder capable of hot-switching between a high-definition or standard-definition video source, was introduced by Telairity at HD World.
The 1-RU BE8500 works either as a full-featured HD encoder or as an SD/SDI encoder. It auto-senses whether the video source is SD or HD, and enables users to switch live between the two video formats without powering down. Switch-over conversion is virtually instantaneous, enabling a smooth transition for live or live on tape programming.
BE8500 delivers H.264/AVC (MPEG-4) compression technology capable of achieving more than twice the compression efficiency of the older MPEG-2 standard, with settable encode latencies ranging from 150ms to 2 seconds, according to the company.
Originally appeared on HDTV Biz-News.com
Nikon just announced FX-format D3S D-SLR, successor of ground breaking D3. Designed for professional photographers, this 12.1 MP CMOS camera comes with extreme 12,800 ISO sensitivity! Additionally, expanded ISO equivalent settings up to a staggering 102,400 are available, enabling to create images in almost complete darkness, that was ?previously thought impossible?, as Nikon says.
D3S also offers 1280×720 HD video at 24fps, 51-points autofocus, two Live View modes, Quiet Shutter Mode which reduces the sound of the camera’s mirror-down cycle, EXPEED Image Processing System that process RAWs even faster that in D3, Active D-Lighting (ADL) helping to determine proper exposure, Sensor Cleaning function, self-diagnostic shutter system, up to 170 degrees viewable 3-inch high density LCD monitor, two UDMA compatible CompactFlash card slots, HDMI port and 4200 shots Lithium-ion battery.
It is scheduled to be available in late November 2009 at an estimated selling price of $5,199.95.
The HP LD4200tm is a 42-inch diagonal, sleek black digital signage built to fit in trendy indoor environments. It features infrared technology, which recognizes multitouch gestures for onscreen interaction in 1,920 x 1,080 full HD native resolution, 500 cd/m² brightness,1000:1 contrast ratio and 9 ms response rate and comes with comprehensive array of inputs that includes VGA, HDMI, Composite, Component and S-Video. For added security, HDMI offers HDCP for secure content support.
An ultra-wide 178 x 178 degree viewing angle enables observation from almost any angle. The new HP?s touchscreen is built to run 24/7 with low power usage. It can be mounted vertically or horizontally on a wall with the VESA mounting pattern on the back of the display, or place on a stand (sold separately). The monitor starts at $2,799 and is expected to be available in December.