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Gizmo Day – Part 1

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Today we have quite nicer date, don’t You think? 9/09/09. Maybe this magi8cal numbers made some producers to organize their press events right today. The most expected is the event of Apple (possibly new iPods and the Beattles on the iTunes Store) and moreover – more locally – we have some Warsaw press events of Asus-Garmin duo and Lenovo on the schedule.
But the first one to start with news was Palm, presenting it’s new smart-phone called Pixi. Pixi is a younger and smaller sister to Palm Pre – it runs the same WebOS and has similar functions. Main thing different here is the uncovered keyboard (in Pre it is hidden under the touchscreen). Pixi shall be available before Holiday season. Moreover palm has cut down the Pre’s price – now for the phone with 2 year contract one must pay 149 USD (50 bucks less than previously).

Palm Pixi
Palm Pixi

More news on gizmo to come later.


Written by Malgosia Minta

September 9, 2009 at 9:15 am

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Another computer-like mobile from Finland

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Few days ago I have written about finally announced, long-awaited and even longer roumored Nokia Booklet 3g – the first laptop (or , being precise – mini notebook) form the Finnish giant. And today Nokia has present yet another device with netbook capabilities – N900. It runs on Linux-based Maemo 5 software. With 1 GB Ram and ARM Cortex-A8 processor it should handle few applications running simultaneously, so work as computer and as regular mobile phone as well. It has WiFi, HSPA module, 32 GB memory on board (with possibility of expansion with memory cards) touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard. All that in the device size of regular mobile phone. It shall cost 500 Euro so a bit and arrive in shops in Q4.


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August 27, 2009 at 11:47 am

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New Post Category – TOYS :-)

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Everyone who knows me know that I am a real toys maniac. Toys meaning everything electronic, preferably with display, some memory, nice features and ability to be helpful and amusing. So after some thinking I have decided to present new gadgets here as well. I will try to cover all new things coming out, as only I will think they are interesting to show 🙂 So, lets start today with something pretty, something useful and something fun:-)

ps3PS3 Slim

At last Sony has agreed with blogosphere that it will roll out a new PS3 model this Autumn. It will be 32 % smaller and 36 % lighter than the regular PS3 and will hold a 120 GB drive It will be available in the first week of September. Furthermore Sony has cut the PS3 *) GB price to 300 bucks and changed its name from PLAYSTATION 3 to PlayStation 3.

Sony Ericsson Jaloujalou

Really nice example of jewelery mobile phone. Jalou is a tiny clam-shell formed to look like a gemstone colours including Deep Amethyst, Aquamarine Blue and Onyx Black. Further more there will be a special edition version designed with Dolce and Gabbanna and with 24 k gold ornaments. The very phone has 3.2 megapixel camera (with 3,2 zoom and geo-tagging) , video recording ability, stereo FM Radio, music player, YouTube app, 3D games, Internet, Bluetooth and some rather girly features: Mirror Key (to check your make-up and hair) and Walk Mate step counter.

zuneZune HD

Now available for preorder. It has an OLED touchscreen and 16 or 32 GB drive. The bigger one cost 289 bucks, so few tens less then 32 GB iPod Touch. It cames with built-in HD Radio receiver, HD-compatible video,  navigation and games. The 32GB version holds up to 10 hours of high definition video, or 48 hours of standard definition video optimized for device, or 8,000 songs, or 25,000 pictures.

Samsung T550image002

We already have cameras with projector, cameras making 3d pictures and now we have have a gadget with two displays, perfect for those who make mainly pictures of them selves. New Samsung camera has 12megapixel CCD sensor, 4.6″ optical zoom, 720p video recording capability, 3,5 ” LCD screen,  SDHC card slot and interesting Smart Gestures function. The Smart Gesture feature let users to perform tasks with certain finger movements on the screen.

Written by Malgosia Minta

August 19, 2009 at 8:04 am

New HTC – New Hero in town ;-)

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s a Hero, HTC Hero, being precise . Yesterday, during the special media event HTC has presented its newest baby – HTC Hero featuring new  UI called Sense. Hero runs on Android OS, is slimmer and more rectangular-ish than Magic. It has 3.2-inch LCD touch screen with 320 x 480 pixel resolution,  trackball, GPS, 802.11b/g WiFi, 3.5mm audio jack, G-sensor, bulit-in compass,  5 mpx camera, Bluetooth, mini USB and microSD slot. It comes in balck and white, where the white veriosn’s cover is made of Teflon (first time ever in mobile phones). hero is said to arrive to Europe in Jule (via T-Mobile and Orange).


You can check the product page here.

And here You will find a nice comaprision made by Engadget, with N97 and iPhone

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June 25, 2009 at 11:22 am

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How to launch a Palm Pre ? – step by step manual

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Amazing guys from the Engadget has presented a manual of launching the Palm Pre. As we know all will happen in next two weeks, 6th of June being precise. Three day before  the grand premiere there will be an Hollywood event with loads of celebrities, stars etc. Than some VIP parties and breakfasts and so on. The Pre would cost 199 USD (using a special offer). Of course all that in the US …

But even that not all will get their Pres as soon as they’d wish. It is said that each shop will get just few pieces of them (sleeping bags salers – get ready 🙂

And of course there is no SINGLE word about it’s availability in Europe, not mentioning Poland …


Written by Malgosia Minta

May 25, 2009 at 8:21 pm

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Here’s the new iPhone. Ooops!

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The next iPhone and its specs are the top subject of gzimo rumors for good few months. But here’s something new and rather good one – specs which have been accidentally provided by the Austrian. As writes, information about that “oops situation” were reported by German and Austrian press. According to their reports, inormation about new iPhone has appeared on the T Mobile’s on-line shop web site (as You can guess, the entry has been removed one hour after it had been discovered) . I was claimed that the new iPhone would have 32 GB storage and  cost EUR 0 in combination with a T-Mobile contract.

Just to remind You – the new iPhone premiere is expected to take place during the World Wide Developer Confernece, which will be held 8-12 of June in San Francisco. One week more to wait.

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May 25, 2009 at 7:48 am

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