Nokia’s internet tablets are getting ready to make way for a new, smarter and from the looks of a it a much cooler device that is codenamed Rover or N900 (possibly). The device that reports are saying might be announced in June, which is just a few days away, is going to be a sleek device weighing in at approximately 180g with dimensions of 59.7mmx111mmx18.2mm.
The same reports are also talking about a few features that include a 3.5-inch touchscreen sporting an 800 x 480 pixel resolution (with an accelerometer) and even a 5 megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss camera. The camera will have a sliding cover with dual-LEDs for a flash. It has support for Wi-Fi and could be equipped with GPS functionality as well. It would also feature 1GB of total virtual runtime memory (256MB physical RAM, 768MB virtual memory).
The Nokia 6208 Classic, priced at Rs. 13,259, features a pen input along with an alphanumeric keypad and handwriting recognition features. It also features a 2.4-inch QVGA display, 3.2 mega-pixel camera with dual LED flash, Stereo MP3 player and FM radio, 64 MB internal user memory (13 MB free) and a 5-way navi-key.
Vineet Taneja, Marketing Director, Nokia India said, “We are extremely excited to launch the Nokia 6208 Classic truly designed for convenience. This is our first series 40 touch input aimed to give our consumers an enhanced messaging experience. With a 3.2 megapixel camera, dual LED flash and 8x digital zoom, the Nokia 6208 Classic makes capturing memories and sharing moments simple, fun and easy.”
The Nokia 6208 Classic is made from materials such as stainless steel and features larger fonts for messaging and browsing as well as viewing pictures and web pages. The Nokia 6208 Classic also supports optional microSD cards up to 8GB.
Apple is warning users of the iPod and iPhone that they could well receive a small and quick electrical (static) shock from their earbuds while using the devices.
When using headphones in areas where the air is very dry, it is easy to build up static electricity and possible for your ear to receive a small electrostatic discharge from the headphones. Receiving a static shock from a pair of earbuds does not necessarily indicate an issue with the iPod, iPhone, or earbuds.
This condition is very similar to dragging your feet across a carpet and receiving a static shock by touching a door knob. However, instead of the static charge building up on your body, the charge builds up on the device that the earbuds are connected to. Likewise, instead of the static buildup discharging through your finger when you touch a door knob, it discharges through the earbuds.
It goes on to mention that this condition is not limited to Apple hardware and that static can potentially build up on almost any hardware and could be discharged using any brand of earbuds.
The warning then goes on to list the things iPod and iPhone users should do to avoid receiving a shock.
A discussion thread on the company’s support shows a number of people expressing their concern over the issue and some even complaining of receiving those shocks.
If you’re a budding photographer moving up in life, Sony says they’ve got just the thing for you. Three things to be precise. They’ve just introduced what they claim to be three easy-to-use Alpha DSLR cameras – the DSLR-A380, DSLR-A330 and DSLR-A230 – that will come loaded with four new lenses. Senior manager for the Alpha business at Sony Electronics Inc. had this to say:
“Our new alpha cameras, lenses and accessories make it easier for new users to get the great photos they expect without the steep learning curve that DSLRs have traditionally required.
By overcoming the obstacles, we’ve made it much easier for newcomers to take great pictures with DSLRs.”
The way they’re overcoming obstacles is via what they claim to be an extensive built-in Help Guide, that will help new photographers by showing them the ropes.
The A380 will support up to 14.2 megapixel while the other two cameras will go up to 10.2 megapixel. The camera will come equipped with Sony’s Quick Autofocus (AF) Live View technology, so you can frame photos on the camera’s LCD screen as well as in the optical viewfinder. In addition, they’ll all feature extensive HDMI compatibility, so you’ll be able to view images on any HDTV if you connect the camera via HDMI. To futher the Sony integration, you’ll be able to control the camera’s photo/video preview on Sony’s Bravia via the Bravia’s remote. The cameras will release this July. There’s no India price out yet, but here are the American prices –
The A380L, Aa330L and A230L will cost about $850, $650 and $550, respectively. The L series one-lens kit comes with the SAL-1855 standard zoom lens.
The A380Y, A330Y and A230Y will cost about $1050, $850 and $750, respectively. The Y series two-lens kit comes with both the SAL-1855 standard zoom and SAL-55200 telephoto zoom lenses.