3GSM World Congress 2007 – the biggest mobile phone happening of the year – has just started in Barcelona, Spain. Almost all big mobile phone manufactureres have announced at least a couple of interesting news today and we’ll start by reporting about Nokias latest announcement – The Nokia N77 with built-in TV (based on DVB-H technology).
Well, this review of the iPod Shuffle 2nd generation doesn’t add anything really new – the player is the same except for the colors. But this review had a couple of really cool photos of the player so I think it’s worth a little link.
Review: iPod shuffle 1GB (second-generation, colored shell) [appleinsider.com]
Apple Store was shut down for a while today, and everybody was quite excited about it – but the news was kind of disappointing. iPod Shuffle is now available in 5 different colors. But why didn’t they unveil a black one! I want a black one – with radio!
iPod Shuffle [Apple.com]
Jason Chen over at Gizmodo has spent ambitious 3 months with a Microsoft Zune player to get a real long term evaluation on how the player stacks up compared to the iPod:
If you want movies, TV, a larger music library, a touch sensitive scroll wheel and more accessories, you should still go with the iPod. If you want an FM tuner, music rentals, and a larger screen, there’s the Zune.
Zune: How We’ve Lived With It For Three Months [futgizmodo.com]
Yes, it’s finally here…we’ll post some official photos as soon as we get them but we can already tell you that it runs OS X, is 11.6 millimeters thick, features a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, 2 megapixel cam, 8 GB of storage, Bluetooth with EDR, WiFi with automatic activation, quadband GSM radio with EDGE, 5 hours of battery life when using the phone or watching video, 16 hours of battery life in music mode. Shipping will start in June for the US, 4:th quarter for Europe and Asia have to wait until 2008. Price is $499 for the 4GB version, or $599 for the 8GB version…if you’re willing to go for the Cingular exclusive that is.
In addition to the Amplifi below, Griffin Technology has also announced a new portable battery powered sound system for the Apple iPods. The system is called ‘Journi’ and features rechargeable batteries that run 8-10 hours on a single charge.
Swedish company Jays (former Jens of Sweden) has unveiled a new product called Bluestreamer. It’s a small bluetooth stereo adapter that can stop your music and let you answer incoming calls from Skype or your cellphone. It’s quite an interesting product I would say!
Extreme sports wear company Marmot has launched a new glove called iGlove. The glove is supposed to be click-wheel compatible which basically means that you don’t have to take it off to use your iPod. The glove is $35 and is currently only available in black.
iGlove from Marmot [Marmot.com]
Today Toshiba announced a new 1.8 inch 100GB drive today, which means that we will see a new iPod with a maximum storage of 100GB instead of 80GB version in the near future (well, it will probably take a couple of months). Will the new iPod versions come in a 100GB and a 40GB version?
The third phone from Samsung today is the Samsung Ultra Messaging i600, a 3G phone with a QWERTY keypad (well, kind of anyway). It’s the first smartphone for the new HSDPA network which enables way higher transfer speeds than the current 3G network. Here’s some quick facts: 1.3 megapixel cam, WLAN, 64MB RAM, Windows Mobile 5.0. More inside.