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Apple unveiled the new Mac mini with the Intel Core Duo processor today. The new Mac Mini computer offers performance up to four times faster than its predecessor in the same innovative, compact design. Included is the slick Apple Remote and Front Row so you can play your music, enjoy your photo slideshows, watch your DVDs, iMovies, music videos and television shows from across the room.
After announcing what Apple calls "fun" new products the other day, Apple today presented the new iPod Hi-Fi high-fidelity speaker system that works seamlessly with the iPod to pump up the volume at home. You can also grab the handles and take it with you for some boom-box beats on-the-go.
“Apple is reinventing the home stereo with the new iPod Hi-Fi, the first iPod accessory that adds true high-fidelity sound quality to the iPod,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iPod Hi-Fi’s unrivaled acoustic performance and stunning design is at home in any room in the house.”
Apple iPod Hi-Fi's design features a unique isolated enclosure system that includes two custom designed wide-range speakers and a tuned, ported bass system, minimizing vibration while maximizing sound quality and allowing users to listen to their favorite music as it was intended with amazing sound clarity and rich, deep bass. iPod Hi-Fi features handles to easily transport your stereo anywhere, a removable front grille with precision-mounting clips, touch-sensitive volume control buttons, the Apple Remote for easy song and volume control from anywhere in the room, a universal power supply incorporated into the all-in-one design so there’s no bulky power brick to weigh it down, and the ability to power iPod Hi-Fi from six D-cell batteries for true portability.
Sony Ericsson has announced three new Bluetooth Headsets: HBH-IV835, HBH-GV435 and HBH-PV705 Bluetooth headsets for Sony Ericsson mobile phones are also compatible with most Bluetooth equipped handsets, computers and PDAs from other major manufacturers.
Sony Ericsson has expanded its line-up of Walkman phones with the W300 Walkman Phone, a quad band EDGE phone with a clamshell design. The W300 Walkman phone is ready for mobile music, supporting both MP3 and AAC music files, up to 30 hours of music listening, direct music keys, shuffle function, and an in-built FM radio with RDS and flight mode. With the included Disc2 phone software, users can easily transfer their favourite CDs to the W 300 cellphone.
The W300 also ships with a removable 256MB Memory Stick Micro (M2) expandable to 1GB, as well as a stereo headset, USB cable and music management software. Take pictures or record videos using the integrated camera with 4x digital zoom.
W300i - Quad Band EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Americas
W300c - Quad Band EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz for Mainland China
Sony Ericsson has launched new CyberShot digital camera phones, taking digital imaging in camera phones to a new level. The new "Velvet Black" Cyber-shotK800 and K790 mobile phones use Sony's popular Cyber-shot brand and feature a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, image stabilizer, 2.0" QVGA 262K TFT display, a brighter Xenon flash, and can shoot nine full resolution images within a second.
The Cyber Shot K800 and K790 camera phones start selling in the second quarter 2006.
Samsung has announced yet another DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) handset, this time the new Samsung SPH-B3100 DMB Mobile TV phone. Now, what happened to all the competing DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcasting for Handheld) standard phones? Let's go DVB-H handset makers out there, Samsung is running away with this Mobile TV thing - on the DMB tip. But theMobile TV standard war is not over.
"This extensive overview contains all digital camera models that are introduced in the year 2006. At this moment 91 digital cameras have been included in the Digital Camera overview. The year 2006 began with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas, USA and started with the introduction of a variety of digital still cameras with a resolution up to 8 Megapixels. The PMA 2006 International Convention & Trade Show will follow with a broad range of introductions from the major brands."
Sony has introduced two new 12x optical high-zoom Cyber-shot digital still cameras. The new Sony Cyber Shot DSC-H5 model has a 7.2-megapixel CCD imager and extra-large, three-inch LCD screen. The Cyber-Shot DSC-H2 model has a six-megapixel imager and two-inch LCD, both cameras have Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 12x optical zoom lenses and focal length ranges of 36 to 432 millimeters (35 mm equivalence) and are powerful enough to capture hard-to-see distant shots.
You may have heard the buzz about Microsoft Origami Project, which many people think will be a new Microsoft tablet PC / PDA / ultra-portable media player / handheld touchscreen computer gadget. It looks like the Microsoft's Origami device is real, and from what I've seen, this the kind of mobile device I need...big time!
For PMA 2006, Sony has added to the W-series line of digital cameras with two top-end models. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 and DSC-W70 both have eye-level viewfinders and large 2.5-inch LCD screens, precision Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x optical zoom lenses, MPEG1 movie recording, high-light sensitivity settings, and a mode dial to quickly switch among photo, video, and preview.