Although Microsoft hasn’t officially announced a version of it’s Zune with a 120GB hard drive, it’s already been sold at a Fry’s Electronics in Atlanta, GA, and now it’s listed on Amazon for $248.27 and is shipping right now.
The device is expected to be officially unveiled in a couple of days at the companies September 9th event with the tag line “Say Goodbye to Laser”.
At that event we’re expecting to see new “Blue Track” mice, a couple of webcams (the LifeCam VX-5500 and LifeCam Show NX-8000), the 120GB hard drive-based Zune and a 16GB flash-based Zune.
Sony’s upcoming but not yet officially announced A900, their 24 megapixel full frame DSLR, seems to have been caught in the wild in Belgium sporting a Carl Zeiss 16 – 35mm f/2.8 lens.
The camera should be officially unveiled at or just before Photokina opening on September 23rd in Cologne, Germany.
[Via Photography Bay]
As the release of the first Google Android-based smartphone, the HTC Dream, draws near, as expected more info is starting to leak out.
The shots above are leaked photos of the Dream, showing off the slide-out keyboard, a few screens, and it’s size compared to a couple of other devices.
Is it just me? It looks a bit…cheap.
Many are expected Apple to hit us with an updated iPod or two in the near future, and one of the models expected to be getting an update is the Nano.
According to rumors the next iPod Nano will be taller, more like the form factor of the first generation Nano’s, but thinner and with a widescreen display.
Of course it could all be wrong but there are enough people talking about the new design for me to believe there’s something to it.
Looks like one of Canon’s upcoming DSLR’s has been leaked thanks to their website in China. Oops.
The upcoming 50D DSLR will include:
- 15.1 megapixel sensor
- 14-bit DIGIC 4 image processor
- 3-inch LCD with VGA resolution
- 9-segment AF/AE sensor array
- 95% viewfinder
- ISO range of 100 – 3200 with an expanded range of 6400 – 12800
- Face recognition
- Able to shoot 6.3 fps
- Built-in image stabilization
- HDMI output
The link revealing the camera has since been taken down so you won’t be able to find it on Canon’s website at this point but looks like we can expect an official announcement in the next few weeks.
Meet the new Treo Pro (formerly thought to be the Treo 850), a new smartphone coming from Palm that…looks a lot like other Palm devices, but is shiny and black.
The Treo Pro will be a Windows Mobile device that appears to have what you’d expect from a Treo–touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard, stylus, built-in camera, etc. Exact specs aren’t out yet but some basic info can be seen in presentation screenshots and a couple of pics.
Since technically we’re not supposed to know about the Treo Pro yet there isn’t any pricing or release info available just yet but I’d guess that info can’t be far behind.
Is it me? I’m having trouble getting excited about this at all. Just another Treo, just another Windows Mobile handset.
Maybe it will prove me wrong when it gets released.
Are you sitting down? Motorola has been working on another RAZR cellphone, this one bound for Sprint.
The RAZR VE20 will be coming on August 17th and its features will include:
- Dual band CDMA voice
- EVDO and 3G data support
- 320 x 240 LCD display
- 2 megapixel camera able to capture video
- Bluetooth support
- microSD slot (up to 8GB)
- NFL Mobile Live application for listening to audio feeds fro NFL games and watching NFL Network broadcasts
Another RAZR. Be still my heart.
Another leaked handset has made its way out of Motorola, this time the ‘Atila’.
While similar to the previously leaked Alexander, the Atila won’t feature a QWERTY keyboard and will instead use a touchscreen.
Features of the Atila are expected to include:
- Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
- Tri-band UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850MHz/1900MHz/2100MHz)
- 7.2Mbps HSDPA, 1.8Mbps HSUPA
- 1130mAh battery
- 2.8″ QVGA 240 x 320 screen
- Wi-Fi b/g
- Qualcomm 7201A chipset
No word on when it might be hitting stores…could be a few months still.
Another day another bit of D90 news. Is the image to the right a leaked shot of the much talked about but so far unannounced Nikon D90 DSLR camera?
Maybe, maybe not. Pretty good fake if it’s not real, though.
In case you missed the last post about the D90, here’s a rundown of the features Thom Hogan expects to see in the D90 when it’s announced:
- 12 megapixel sensor
- Able to shoot 4.5 frames per second
- New Live View with the ability to record video and audio
- HDMI and GPS connectors
- New 18 – 105mm f/3.5 – 5.6G DX VR lens
UPDATE: Nikon has finally made the D90 official–check out this post for more info.
[Via Photography Bay]
Motorola has been hard at work on their next big cellphone code named “Alexander” and courtesy of BGR the first leaked shot of it is out.
Features of the Alexander will include:
- Windows Mobile 6.1
- 5 – 8 megapixel (still up in the air somewhat, I guess)
- NVIDIA chip for 3D graphics (please don’t be a G84 or G86).
Hoping for a Q4 release this year, the Alexander is being thought of by some as Motorola’s last chance.
It’s funny…it reminds me a bit of the mock-up floating around of the rumored iPhone Nano, but with a slide-out keyboard. And no OS X-based operating system, of course.
Is it me? I just can’t buy a device running Windows Mobile. Maybe version 7 will change my mind?