If you think that this is just a concept device, then be prepared to be amazed because you’re completely wrong. LG has decided to come out with the GD910, the first ever 3G-capable watch phone that likewise boasts of having a touchscreen display, front-facing camera for video calls, Bluetooth, and HSDPA connectivity that maxes out at 7.2Mbps. While I highly doubt you'll be able to take hi-resolution pictures using this, the GD910 does make for a pretty handy 3G modem that you can pair with your laptop through Bluetooth and will definitely be an interesting conversation piece at gatherings. Details pertaining to its availability and price will probably be revealed at CES 2009 where it is expected to make its grand debut. As for the here and now, it has definitely caught my attention though I really wouldn’t consider getting one if it does go on sale in the local market. How about you guys? Will you buy the LG GD910 watch phone if it becomes available locally?
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If Makati’s too far away a place for you to go for the Microwarehouse sale, then you might want to head on over to Ynzal as they're also having a year-end inventory sale starting today and will run until Wednesday. For those who want to view the items on sale, you can find the pricelist here. Ynzal is located at 25 Scout Rallos Street, Quezon City. A map of its location can be viewed here. They may not have as diverse a collection of gadgets as Microwarehouse, but they nevertheless have a decent set of devices worth checking out especially for the Mac fan boys out there.
Those who have purchased a 2nd generation iPod Touch will be happy to know that aside from its more polished look and added volume control and built-in speakers, Apple has likewise included something which they failed to mention when it was launched: a faster 532MHz processor. The inclusion of this new processor translates to a 30% boost in overall performance which makes the 2G iPod Touch the fastest iPod to date. Heck, it's even faster than its more versatile twin, the iPhone. It makes you wonder though; with the iPod Touch already offering 32GB capacities and now touting a better and faster processor, when will the iPhone get blessed with such features? Isn’t it about time Apple did some major upgrading in the iPhone’s hardware considering that it is, after all, their flagship mobile phone? My guess is that it won’t likely happen this year, but next year is a completely different story. We’ll just have to wait and see, won’t we?
MSI Warehouse Sale held last week, here’s a new year-end sale you might want to check out courtesy of Microwarehouse. It will be held on December 14-15 at the 21st floor of Tower A, The Enterprise Center in Makati City. The sale begins at 12nn and ends at 7pm on December 14 (Sunday) and is from 10am to 9pm on the 15th (Monday). Unlike in previous years where you had to wait in line for quite sometime just to register and get in, online registration is now available to shorten the whole registration process at the venue. Likewise, signing up qualifies you to become a member of a new community they're launching which will entitle members to additional perks and discounts. Hope you still have some money left because this sale will surely feature some of the well-known brands in the industry at ultra-low prices. To register online, head on over here.
Those wanting to get the most out of their hard-earned money might want to check out the MSI-ECS Warehouse Sale scheduled to happen on December 3-5. It’ll be held at the MSI-ECS office which is located at Topy II bldg, 3 Economista St. Libis Quezon City near Eastwood City. Among the many popular tech brands that will be offered during this 3 day event include HP, Genius, Targus, Samsung, Sony, Acer, Lenovo, and Apple to name a few. Enjoy discounts of up to 70% off on notebooks, desktops, printers and many more. No reservations will be entertained and it’ll be cash basis only. Doors open at 9:00 am and ends at 6:00 pm. To download the pricelist, click here or visit their multiply site for more details. So if you’re looking for a great gadget bargain, you should definitely check out the MSI-ECS Warehouse Sale. Likewise, expect more sale announcements in the coming days as this certainly won't be the last gadget sale will see this month.
It’s that time of the season again when we’re stressing on what to give our family and friends this Christmas. While there’s a bunch of gadgets you can choose to give your geeky friends, why not give them something as timeless as a photo frame with a techie twist? The Genius DPF-T805 is just the thing that would delight the true geek at heart. It’s an 8-inch digital photo frame that features a touch keypad with auto photo rotation and multi-picture slide show that allows up to 4 pictures to be displayed at the same time. Aside from displaying JPEG images, it also supports MP3 and AVI file playback. Likewise, it also supports CF, SD/SDHC, MMC, MS, MS-Pro and xD memory cards as well as direct connection to a USB flash drive. The Genius DPF-T805 Digital Photo Frame is retailing for P8990 and is exclusively distributed by MSI-ECS. For more information, you may contact James Ong at 688-3740, email email@example.com, or visit www.msi-ecs.com.ph.
Laptops are one of the hottest gadgets these days, both figuratively and literally. With more features than ever before, laptops are becoming more versatile and powerful, but at the same time, heat has always been an issue. Due the growing demand for smaller and thinner devices, the small form factor of present day laptops leave little room for proper ventilation for heat to circulate and escape. It’s a good thing, though, that we have products such as the Targus Chill Mat to cool down our laptops and protect our laps from literally getting burned. It supports laptops of up to 17-inch in size and connects via USB for power. It's an ideal partner to a Macbook Pro laptop thanks to its design and color scheme, but I don't see why it shouldn't work with any laptop regardless of brand. The Targus Chill Mat is retailing for P2225 and is exclusively distributed by MSI-ECS in the Philippines. For more product information and other inquiries, you may contact Jonas Lim at 688-3732, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.msi-ecs.com.ph.
iPod fanatics will have something to look forward to as Apple has unloaded a bag of iPod goodies for them to enjoy. First off is the improved 2G iPod Touch. It may look the same as the 1G Touch, but if you look more closely, you’ll notice that it now sports a contoured rear design similar to the 2G iPhone. It’s also thinner and comes equipped with hardware volume controls, a built-in speaker, Nike+ receiver and a redesigned WiFi antenna cover. The minimal changes in the design is greatly compensated by the added functionality provided by the new features in this latest iteration. The 2G iPod Touch will cost $229, $299 amd $399 for the 8GB, 16GB and 32GB respectively. Next is the iPod Shuffle. While there may not be any major improvements in this line of iPods, Apple has unveiled the new colors of the Shuffle. The 1GB ($49) and 2GB ($69) capacities are, unfortunately, still the same. Last, but not the least, the 4G iPod Nano finally made its public debut. It looks like a cross between the 3G and the 2G Nano, and is touted as the thinnest iPod ever. The curved design is likewise carried over to this model, and packs in a large 2-inch display despite its already compact size The capacity of the new Nano is now bigger than ever at offering 8GB ($149) and 16GB ($199) models and will be available in 9 delectable colored variations to choose from. On the software front, there's the new iTunes 8 which features the new Genius sidebar, album art grid display option, and faster back-up and sync time. The new Genius feature basically monitors your listening habits and based on the data collected, creates custom playlists and recommends possible music content you may like to download and purchase from the iTunes Store. While some people may find this new feauture a bit intrusive, it's a nice option to have especially if you don't want to decide on what tracks you want to listen to at the moment. The iPhone/iPod Touch 2.1 firmware update was also announced during the event which should fix the various problems brought about by the previous updates. It is expected to hit iTunes worldwide this week. iPod Touch users will have to pay $10 for it, but those who have upgraded to 2.0 won’t have to pay a cent as it’s free for them. While we wish there was something more significant announced regarding the iPhone, the new iTunes, 2.1 firmware update and the various iPods that Apple debuted is enough to suffice nonetheless. Better start saving up because these new iPods sure make for a very sweet addition to any Christmas shopping list.
While Sony maybe known in the industry as a staunch advocate of proprietary technology, they’ve decided to go against the grain this time around with the release of the S-AIR wireless audio system. It not only provides you with a sleek and stylish wireless speaker system, it’s also an iPod dock which is a first for the company. The standard package comes with the dock that also features a built-in FM/AM tuner and two wireless speakers that can receive signals up to 164-feet away. It'll cost around $400 when it lands in stores next month in the US. It’s definitely more expensive than the EOS wireless system, but this one’s got tons of sex appeal written all over it. Additional speakers will cost $130 a piece (the same with the EOS). No word though whether it will become locally available or not, but I’m pretty optimistic it will.
Crave of CNet UK gets up close and personal with iRiver’s new PMP baby, the Spinn. We reported about its existence some time ago, and based on the initial impression the Spinn has left on the guys at Crave, it makes me even wonder more how such an astounding device isn’t available in more countries, especially the Philippines. The AMOLED display is truly of its more outstanding features, but to hear that it also has amazing sound quality, well, that just icing on the cake. Aside from the touch screen, you can also navigate through the various menus through a mechanical scroll wheel cleverly disguised into the design. Though their opinion with this alternative control system is divided, at least the option is there for those who don’t want to spoil its brilliant display with fingerprints and smudges. Despite its overwhelming appeal, it does have its share of shortcomings. AAC is not supported, and even though it’s supposed to support Adobe Flash, they were only able to successful load one flash game. Nevertheless, the numerous praises they gave the Spinn is enough to intrigue me. So now, I’m hoping (against all odds) that it might see the light of day in Manila. Any else who shares the same sentiment?