Archive for February 21st, 2007

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HTC P3400 ‘Gene’ appears on FCC site

It’s been all of 5 minutes since we brought you news about an HTC device and here we go again, this time with the HTC Gene which has just surfaced on the FCC site. HTC ‘Gene’ is the code name for the newly announced HTC P3400.

HTC Gene

Details are little thin on the ground at the moment and the FCC info. contradicts the HTC data but so far we have the following:

HTC Gene Specification:

  • Windows Mobile 5
  • quadband EDGE
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • 128MB of ROM, 64MB of RAM
  • 2.8″ QVGA display
  • 201MHz TI OMAP850 CPU
  • Not an earth shattering spec. but a neat looking little device!

    What is strange, however, the P3400 has now disappeared from the site. It was there last week with several images and other information but today it seems to have gone AWOL. Still the link to the datasheet works.


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    SPV “VOX” appears in Dutch Orange magazine

    It has only been about a week since we found out that Orange were planning to carry the HTC Vox/HTC S710 as the Orange SPV E650 so we were quite surprised to learn that the device has already appeared in the Dutch Orange magazine.


    You’ll notice that the device is appearing under its codename (SPV VOX) and that it’s listed as running Windows Mobile 5. We believe that the device will have WM6 and that the name will change to SPV E650 once it launches. The E650 is expected to be available to all Orange markets.

    Image ‘borrowed’ from MoDaCo.


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    Nikon COOLPIX S50c WiFi enabled camera

    Consistent performance has earned Nikon the reputation for being the pioneer of state-of-the-art photographic technology. The new COOLPIX S50c model is the next stage in this legacy, combining stunning, exciting features with chic good looks along with Wi-Fi capability.

    Nikon S50c

    Excellent image quality is guaranteed by an impressive 38-114mm Zoom-Nikkor lens and 7.2 effective megapixels of resolution. The COOLPIX S50c is able to capture the finest detail, whether the subject is a close-in portrait or a broad vista, making the experience of photography simple and enjoyable for the camera user.

    The Vibration Reduction function is able to compensate for camera shake and poor lighting, delivering clear pictures even in unsteady or dark conditions. The light sensitivity of up to ISO 1600 also liberates the photographer, making it possible to explore opportunities in new conditions that would be too dark to capture with other models.

    The results achieved by the COOLPIX S50c can be immediately appreciated on the impressive 3.0-inch wide-angle LCD monitor, with room for a few friends to gather around. This ample screen also provides an excellent platform for the Pictmotion function, which allows users to select and combine their favourite movies, images and graphics, enabling them to create and share media in a dynamic, innovative way.

    Packaged within the COOLPIX S50c, three unique Nikon innovations make it possible to manipulate the images in-camera, enabling amateurs to achieve results that a professional would be proud of. Face-priority AF detects people’s faces to achieve sharp focus on them, no matter where they happen to be located in the frame; In-Camera Red-Eye Fix tackles this effect by providing automatic compensation for more flattering, natural-looking portraits in low light. Finally, Nikon’s unique D-Lighting function improves underexposed images or shots taken with too much back-light, leaving well-exposed areas untouched.

    The COOLPIX S50c’s Wi-Fi capabilities open up a new world of possibilities to the camera user with COOLPIX CONNECT. Picture Mail is one of the services within this package; it triggers an email notification to the user’s friends when new pictures are available to download and view. Picture Bank sends a large volume of images to the server at once, backing up images in case the camera is lost and uploading all images automatically when the battery is recharged.

    Nikon’s exclusive PictureProject software allows the user to further manipulate images once they have been uploaded onto a computer. This is an easy-to-use program which makes it a simple and straightforward to edit, organise, transfer and share photographs taken with the COOLPIX S50c.

    Nikon COOLPIX S50c Specification:

  • Effective pixels: 7.2 million
  • Image sensor: 1/2.5-in. CCD; total pixels: approx.7.41 million
  • Lens: 3x Zoom-Nikkor; 6.3-18.9mm (35mm [135] format picture angle: 38-114mm); f/3.3-4.2; 12 elements in 9 groups; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm [135] format picture angle: 456mm)
  • Focus range (from lens): 30cm (1 ft.) to infinity (∞), Macro close-up mode: 4cm (1.6 in.) to infinity (∞)
  • Monitor: 3.0-in., 230,000-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
  • Storage media: Internal memory (approx. 13 MB), SD memory cards
  • Movie: With sound: TV movie (640) at 30fps, Pictmotion (640) at 10fps, Small size (320) at 30fps, Smaller size (160) at 15fps; Without sound: Time-lapse movie at 30fps, Stop-motion movie (640) at 5, 10, 15fps, Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) available (except for Time-lapse movie)
  • Vibration Reduction (VR): Optical lens shift VR
  • ISO sensitivity: ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Auto (auto gain ISO 100-800)
  • Pictmotion: 5 styles selectable to playback movies or up to 200 still images, 5 music files pre-installed, max. 10 music files loadable
  • Built-in flash: Range: (W) 0.3 to 6.0m (12 in. to 19 ft. 8 in.), (T) 0.3 to 4.0 (12 in. to 13 ft. 1 in.)
  • Interface: Hi-Speed USB, IEEE 802.11b/g
  • Power sources: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL8 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-64 (supplied)
  • Battery life: Approx. 130 shots with EN-EL8 battery (based on CIPA standard)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): Approx. 97.5 x 59 x 21 mm (3.8 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.) excluding projections
  • Weight: Approx. 125 g (4.4 oz.) without battery and SD memory card
  • Matt

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