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By November 30, 2007 Read More →

Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ700B review

The Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ700B represents the pinnacle of Panasonic’s plasma TV range, this being the 42″ Full HD version. There is also a 50″ version of the PZ700 available.

I have to admit that I really didn’t know what all the HD fuss was about. How much better can HD pictures really be? There is also some confusion over HD Ready and Full HD. I wont go in to this in to too much detail here, suffice to say that Full HD is better as it supports all the standards that an HD ready TV does plus the 1080p format.

The TH-42PZ700B is Full HD with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ700B
Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ700B

The PZ700 is not just limited to TV and Video though as the front mounted SDHC compatible SD card slot will allow you to play MPEG-2 and AVCHD video formats as well as JPEG images and MP3 audio files. Good news if you have a video or still camera that records on SD media.

What’s in the box?

We recorded the unboxing of the Viera but it’s worth pointing out that we have a PR sample and we’re not the first to open the box so this is what you can expect to find in the box:

  • The Viera TH-42PZ700B (otherwise you just bought a very expensive box!)
  • Infrared remote control unit (Inc. batteries)
  • Getting started guide
  • Manual and user guide
  • Mains power cable
  • Warranty and product registration card
  • Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ700B Specification:

  • Full HD plasma Panel (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • 1080p Digital Processing Chip-Set
  • 1080p Digital Re-mastering Processor
  • 4,096 Equivalent Steps of Gradation
  • Max. 5,000 : 1 Contrast ratio
  • Digital Optical Output
  • 3 x HDMI Input
  • SDHC Card Networkability
  • PC Input
  • SRS TruSurroundXT
  • Dolby Digital
  • GENERAL

    Like the Viera models that have gone before, the PZ700 is housed in a glossy back chassis which makes for an attractive package and wife-friendly piece of ‘furniture’. The front of the unit has clean lines with only the power lights and power button obviously visible.

    However on closer inspection you will see a hinged panel in the middle of lower part of the frame, behind you’ll find a host of buttons and connectors. These include channel and volume controls, headphone socket, S-Video socket, composite video and audio inputs, and a front-facing HDMI socket.

    Viera front connectors
    Viera front connectors

    Further to the right is another hinged cover behind which is the SD card slot.

    Viera SD card slot
    Viera SD card slot

    The sides of the PZ700 have no additional connectors or controls, you have to move to the rear of the unit in order to see anything else. The back panel has a raft of AV connectors; 3 Scart sockets, Component Video sockets, digital audio out, VGA socket and two more HDMI sockets. There’s even a CI card slot when (if) pay per view card readers become available in the UK.

    Viera rear connectors
    Viera rear connectors

    This Viera TH-42PZ700 comes in three varieties: wall-mount, pedestal and cabinet versions. We’re concentrating on the display itself and not the mounting methods. However, if you are looking to wall mount this plasma, you should bear in mind that it weighs approx. 35KG and you’ll need good wall fixings!

    HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Excellent menu system and controls
  • Superbly sharp picture
  • Good audio performance
  • Plenty of AV connectors
  • Deep blacks and vibrant colour
  • LOWLIGHTS:

  • Colour banding evident on some scenes
  • Gloss back chassis a fingerprint magnet
  • Settings need altering to get the best from this TV
  • REVIEW

    Initial unpacking and setup of the PZ700 is pretty straight forward. I’d prefer to see more of an ‘idiots guide’ to help the average user though. As with many TV’s, when you first turn the power on you are prompted to go through the setup programme which scans for TV channels etc. This takes a few minutes, definitely enough time to drink your cup of tea and have a look at the user guide.

    There is a comprehensive menu system that’s either fantastic or scary depending on your point of view. For people like me that love to tinker with image and colour settings this is great but for the novice this might seem rather daunting. It need not be though as you probably only need to know how to switch between the different preset picture modes: Auto and Cinema modes for watching TV and DVD’s and Dynamic mode for playing games.

    Before I move on to describe how the Viera performs I want to mention the remote control. In the past, I’ve found it frustrating that you spend hundreds of pounds on a TV, DVD or HiFi and get a cheap plastic remote. This isn’t the case with the PZ700, what you get is a fairly large, well designed and clearly laid out unit finished in graphite and chrome. It does at least feel like it belongs to a TV costing over a thousand pounds!

    Viera remote
    Viera remote

    We start our PZ700 testing with analogue TV. Typically, low-def pictures, such as those from terrestrial TV, can be poor on an HD TV, but this is just not the case with the Viera. The picture was surprisingly free of noise and even high contrast scenes were rendered accurately. It’s a similar story when viewing digital TV but if anything things are a little better. Motion tracking is smooth and shows no signs of blurring or shimmering which can happen with low-def. I suspect that this thanks to the excellent picture noise reduction and 3D-Comb filters which help to remove artefacts and perform smoothing.

    With the integrated digital tuner you also get 7-day EPG functions and genre filtering.

    Moving on to some High-def footage we connect up a Blu-Ray player via one of the HDMI connectors. As this is a Full HD display there is no scaling and video footage plays in its native 1080p format. Watching Spiderman 3 and Casino Royale really does show the Viera off, there is an astonishing amount of detail, colours are truly dazzling and incredibly sharp. Even the black and white scenes at the beginning of Casino Royale are a wonder to behold, the contrast is excellent and the blacks really are er, black!

    It’s a similar story with normal DVD’s. Obviously there is less detail to be seen in regular DVD films and with the compression ratio some artefacts are evident, however, the image scaler on the PX700 does a brilliant job. It’s at this point that I start flicking through our DVD collection to see how well it plays my favourite scenes from various films. All very impressive.

    Hooking the PZ700 up to my PS3 gave me the ability to test 720p and 1080i sources. Again, using HDMI means that connection is easy and even carries the audio signal to the TV too, only one cable needed.

    Playing some of my favourite games, Fall Of Man and FEAR, you begin to see the levels of detail and contrast that the Viera is capable of. There are some dark scenes in these games but these are handled with ease, no obvious motion blurring and again, amazing detail. The brighter, cuter games show an amazing richness and depth of colour.

    However, it’s while playing games on the PS3 that I first noticed some obvious colour banding on more subtly shaded areas. Initially I thought that this might be down to the game I was playing or the video encoding so thought I would put this to the test by connecting my PC. Using a photo package I filled the screen with a 32bit image which was a black to white colour fade. Sure enough there was some nasty colour banding. As you’ll see from the photo below which I took of the image on screen, the top quarter of the screen is pure black before some grey colour bands and the fade to white. This isn’t down to the image compression, this is what you see on screen.

    Viera Colour Banding
    Viera Colour Banding

    I should mention that you can reduce the effects of the colour banding by altering the picture noise reduction settings but you can’t get rid of them completely. However, you probably wont notice banding on TV and DVD/Blu-Ray pictures as things move rather too quickly. You may notice when playing computer games, I found it most noticeable while playing Gran Tourismo HD. I should also mention that the Viera is not alone in suffering this problem, many if not most plasma and LCD demonstrate the same issue.

    Audio performance on the PZ700 is pretty good. There are several audio settings that you can play with, from the normal treble and bass settings to the SRS and SRS TruSurroundXT settings. The virtual surround works quite well but is no substitute for a proper surround system but I feel sure that many will find this good enough. It certaily is good enough for watching ordinary TV.

    I like the overall design of the PZ700 but I guess I should mention that glossy black bezel. While it does mean that the Viera is quite attractive to look at it can lead to some distracting reflections, especially if you do not have a completely dark room. Also, as you’ll be able to see in top right of the picture below, it’s a fingerprint magnet – parents with young children beware!

    Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ700B
    Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ700B

    If you saw my unbox video you’ll have heard me mention those cooling fans on the back of the set. In fact all plasma TV’s have these as they tend to run quite hot. There are times, especially during films with quiet dialogue, when you can hear these fans running. You’ll get used to it after a little while and it really isn’t a problem, it’s another of those things that once you become aware of it you start to listen for it!

    Viera Back
    Viera Back

    CONCLUSION

    If, like me, you thought that HD was more Hype than substance then you really do need to take a look at the Panasonic Viera! This really is the best HD plasma TV that I’ve seen to date.

    That said, I was rather disappointed by the colour banding issue, especially from such a high-end set, and once I noticed this I just couldn’t get away from it. Luckily the PZ700 makes up for this with everything else it does get right!

    The PZ700 offers fantastic sharpness and overall picture quality, this set delivers on the promise of the digital home cinema experience.

    Will I be buying myself a Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ700B? No way – I’ll be buying it’s 50″ big brother!

    Posted by: Matt

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    By November 29, 2007 Read More →

    SoliCall Technology Reduces Noise in VoIP Networks

    SoliCall dropped me a line yesterday to tell me about their PBXMate software that aims to reduce noise and improve overall call quality on VoIP networks. The idea sounds interesting so here’s what they have to say about it:

    SoliCall announced the release of its PBXMate, an innovative and breakthrough technology that will reduce background noise in VoIP networks supporting SIP.

    When was the last time you were able to conduct a conference call without suffering from the annoying street noises, generated by at least one of the participants in that call? Or those low-quality incoming calls from cell phones?

    And haven’t you ever caught yourself doing something else while you were talking on the phone? Typing away at the keyboard or performing some other mindless task? Now you can stop being troubled by these day-to-day scenarios.

    SoliCall came up with the perfect solution. SoliCall’s PBXMate will help you cut down on having that extra noise transmitted during your business calls. SoliCall reduces background noise and improves voice clarity.

    “This will mark the end of noisy business calls, and especially conference calls,” says Shlomi Simhi, Director of Marketing for SoliCall (Ltd.). “Our customers report on a dramatic improvement in voice quality and on a whole new conversation experience.”

    SoliCall’s PBXMate can work with any VoIP Network that supports SIP and it runs on Linux & Windows. For more information, visit www.solicall.com

    Posted by: Matt

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    By November 28, 2007 Read More →

    Samsung i640 – Vodafone Release Date

    Just a quick note on the Samsung i640/i620 release.

    I phoned Vodafone earlier to get a release date for the i620, and they told me Vodafone would not be releasing it. However, the rep did tell me the i640 – which appears to be just a new look rather than new features – will be released this friday on the 30th November 2007.

    I’ve also seen a draft manual for the i640, and that, along with the same customer service rep’s confirmation, maintains the i640 will NOT have wifi or GPS :(

    Posted by: Mark

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    By November 28, 2007 Read More →

    VITO RingtoneEditor updated to version 1.2

    Our friends over at Vito Technology have just released a new update for their RingtoneEditor software. Here’s their press release:

    VITO Technology releases a new version of VITO RingtoneEditor. VITO RingtoneEditor v1.2 allows you to choose more precisely the start and finish points of the ringtone. BlackJack and MotoQ users now can also enjoy making their own ringtones with RingtoneEditor.

    VITO RingtoneEditor
    VITO RingtoneEditor

    In the new version of VITO RingtoneEditor creating ringtones is still as simple as listening to your favorite songs and selecting a part of it by setting the start and finish points. Only now it is much easier to set the exact start and finish positions for your ringtone.

    After choosing the Start position for a ringtone RingtoneEditor starts replaying a short part of the song from this place and you can choose the exact moment for your ringtone to start. The same happens when you press Finish button.

    The new version of VITO RingtoneEditor supports famous BlackJack and Moto Q including other devices with the same screen resolution. With VITO RingtoneEditor you can easily create as many ringtones as you wish from your favorite music. The slider showing the song progress has become more informative. When you start making ringtone the scroll box becomes highlighted. Now it is clearly seen what part of the song is chosen for the ringtone.

    VITO RingtoneEditor is available for $ 9.95 at www.vitotechnology.com.

    Posted by: Matt

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    By November 27, 2007 Read More →

    Eten Glofiish X800 review

    Having used the Eten Glofiish X800 for a few days now here are my initial findings.

    Firstly, having read a little about this machine, I was expecting it to be larger than I would have liked, as it measures 113.5 x 60.5 x 15.8 mm. Although it is on the large side it is not unpleasant and fits nicely in the hand, and pocket for that matter.

    Eten Glofiish X800
    Eten Glofiish X800

    I was also expecting a wow factor from the VGA screen and this is ultra sharp, but not as vibrant as I would have liked, this has now been resolved, I believe, with a software upgrade from Eten.

    The wow factor does come from the 3.5 Mbps HSDPA, application downloads and emails are lightening quick, a 300k file loaded as quick as you could see it! Add to that the fact that it also includes quad-band GSM and EDGE-enabled GPRS, not to mention 3G and GPS. It certainly packs in pretty much everything that you could need or ask for.

    What’s in the box?

  • The X800
  • USB sync cable
  • AC adaptor
  • 2.5mm stereo headset
  • spare stylus
  • battery
  • Getting started software CD’s and quickstart guide
  • a ‘leather’ case with belt clip
  • screen protector
  • ETEN Glofiish X800 Specification:

  • Windows Mobile 6 Professional
  • 500Mhz 32bit Samsung SC32442 CPU
  • 128MB ROM, 64MB RAM
  • VGA (480×640) Touchscreen
  • GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS2100
  • CSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA
  • SDIO, microSD, TransFlash
  • WiFi: 802.11b, 802.11g
  • GPS: SiRF Star III , 20 channels
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • 2 Megapixel primary camera
  • Front mounted VGA camera for Video calling
  • 1530 mAh Lithium Polymer Battery
  • 113.5×60.5×15.8 mm
  • 160 grams
  • General

    The left side of the PDA holds the volume rocker switch, voice command button, reset hole, and the headset jack.

    X800 left side
    X800 left side

    On the right side are the power and camera buttons.

    X800 right side
    X800 right side

    The bottom of the device houses the telescopic stylus, microphone, mini USB slot and the microSD card, which for me is very fiddly with the card being so small, but at least it is accessible without having to take the device apart.

    X800 bottom
    X800 bottom

    The phone does feel solid and well made and it has been well laid out overall. The back of the unit holds the 2 Megapixel primary camera which has autofocus, mirror and a flash, which doubles as a flashlight. And then there is the VGA camera on the front for video calling.

    X800 back
    X800 back

    A point to mention here is the back casing, also commented on in Matt’s unboxing video, which takes some effort to pull off and you do get the feeling that at some time you are going to break it. Also the first time I put the battery in its holder I didn’t notice the two little lugs on the side of the battery and once seated I couldn’t get the back cover on, the battery was now wedged in, to the point that it was very difficult to remove it without force, so don’t rush in as I did!

    The X800 has a number of back-lit buttons. These include a four-way mini-joystick, not being a D pad/joystick user this one isn’t bad and is quite nice to use, but isn’t it quicker just to tap the screen? The usual ‘send’ and ‘end’ call keys, left and right soft keys, a dedicated GPS key for launching the GPS viewer and another to open up a quick launch panel. On top of that there is a Windows button and an OK button used to close apps in a quick and easy fashion. All very useful in themselves but of course the only input method available is the touchscreen as there is no keyboard of any kind.

    X800 Keypad
    X800 Keypad

    Software

    As I mentioned earlier, even when it’s set to the highest brightness, the screen just isn’t as bright as it should be. Putting the X800 alongside my existing phone it appeared quite dim. However, this is prior to the ROM upgrade which which has just been released by Eten which promises to address this issue.

    Windows Mobile 6 Professional is included which has now become the defacto standard, and the useful additions of a Task Manager icon, and the aforementioned quick launch buttons make this machine very user friendly.

    Eten have also included Spb Mobile Shell, a TouchFLO style icon panel from which you can launch popularly used programs, Time and date settings including alarms, 5 day weather and a speed dial tab. All of which are changeable to suit your own preference.

    Another mention here of the speed dial softkey which launches a speed dial application, but with this application you get 2 types for input method. The first being a list of your most used and latest dialled numbers on a large keypad for quick redialling, and then you have the option to switch to an index dial, this allows you touch another large keypad containing a number pad and the alphabet, press a letter and it brings up all your contacts that contain that letter, much more usable than the normal Windows contact list.

    There is the usual mobile Excel, PowerPoint and Word installed, a program called Location SMS which allows you to send your current location to someone else via SMS, a GPS position updater program which can be manual or automatic, and a GPS viewer to see what satellites you are connecting to and fixed into, either as a compass or as a globe, accessed as I mentioned via either the dedicated GPS button or the screen.

    Camera functionality from the 2 megapixel camera is fine, the layout and function buttons are again well thought out, I was impressed with the video quality in various lighting conditions.

    X800 camera
    X800 camera

    The camera button is in the wrong place in my opinion as whenever I hold the phone my finger naturally rests on the button, when making calls, dialling etc. And more than once I have pressed it and launched the camera without realising.

    Highlights

  • The speed dial program
  • The autofocus on the camera which I have not had before and is a welcome addition.
  • The freebies such as the case and screen protector.
  • Lowlights

  • Screen brightness as spoken about now apparently fixed.
  • Voice call quality was also awful, on more than one occasion I had to use speakerphone to understand the person I was talking to, but once again Eten have addressed this problem in the latest ROM update which is already available. Having run this patch it is much improved.
  • The 500 MHz 32bit Samsung processor, seems a bit unreliable, most of the time things run really quickly but annoyingly at times it takes forever to get going.
  • Conclusion

    The size of the unit could be an issue for some, I thought it would be for me but it is not a problem. It is a more than capable machine and I am sure that with a bit more use and a bit more familiarity I could get really used to it on a day to day basis. The niggles with the screen and call quality appear to be behind us.

    I haven’t seen anyone quote battery expectancy as yet, I did come across an alleged 7 hours talk time and 150 hours standby. I found that with normal daily use with a little internet surfing and phone calls I would get around 2 days, heavier use today resulted in a score of 40% life left. Obviously it really depends on what you are using it for as to how much time you will get.

    Looks like the Eten range is set to challenge the ‘big boys’ and with the range they have now it is likely that they will fair very well, it has one or two gripes but well worth considering, and very capable.

    Review by: Steve

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    By November 26, 2007 Read More →

    LG KU990 Viewty unboxed

    By now you’ve probably seen the adverts on TV, an attractive looking black and silver phone with a built in 5 megapixel digital camera that has a high ISO sensitivity setting for capturing shots in dark conditions.

    The LG Viewty (KU990) makes you wonder: Is this a phone with an excellent built-in digital camera OR a good digital camera with a built-in phone?

    The LG Viewty certainly does look the part and I think it will be a winner as a lifestyle device. Can it stand up to business use? At the moment we’re not sure but the full review is on its way. Have a look at our unbox to see the Viewty in more detail.

    LG KU990 Viewty unboxed

    LG KU990 Viewty Specification:

  • 3″ 240 x 400 pixel touch screen
  • 5 megapixel digital camera with flash
  • 55 x 104 x 17 mm
  • 112 grams
  • GPRS, EDGE, UMTS & HSDPA
  • Bluetooth 1.2 with A2DP
  • microSD card slot
  • DivX video capture VGA 30fps, QVGA 120fps
  • built in email client and web browser
  • bespoke flash based UI
  • front facinng camera for video calling
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    By November 25, 2007 Read More →

    Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ700B unboxed

    Regular visitors will know that we have recently been talking about plasma and LCD TV’s quite a bit. This week we have been looking at the new 42″ Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ700B – the top-of-the-range Panasonic Full HD plasma TV.

    We’re currently in the middle of reviewing the Viera so thought it was about time we posted the unboxing ceremony!

    Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ700B unboxed

    The review of the Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ700B is almost complete and will be online very soon.

    Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ700B Specification:

  • Full HD plasma Panel (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • 1080p Digital Processing Chip-Set
  • 1080p Digital Re-mastering Processor
  • 4,096 Equivalent Steps of Gradation
  • Max. 5,000 : 1 Contrast ratio
  • Digital Optical Output
  • 3 x HDMI Input
  • SDHC Card Networkability
  • PC Input
  • SRS TruSurroundXT
  • Dolby Digital
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    By November 24, 2007 Read More →

    Polaroid CGA-02540 Media Backup Device

    A while ago Polaroid sent us their Polaroid CGA-02540 Media Photo Device to take a look at. In essence the CGA-02540 is a 40GB external hard drive which connects to your PC via USB. When you plug the drive in the installed firmware takes over and scans your PC for photos and copies them to the backup drive. It will search for 32 different file formats and also look inside ZIP files and emails.

    The device works really quickly and can also be configured via its own control panel. The first backup can take some time, depending on how many photos you have of course but when used on subsequent occasions it simply looks for changes and works much more quickly.

    Polaroid CGA-02540 Media Photo Device unboxed

    From the Polaroid website:

    Store and protect valuable photo memories with Polaroid’s media backup storage device! This is the only one step solution available for protecting all your digital photos. Simply plug the media backup device into your computer’s USB port and let the media backup do the rest. The media backup device automatically searches, copies and stores your digital photos! No need to download software or hook up lots of cables, it’s all automatic!

    Features

  • Worry-free ClickFree™ Back up technology – no buttons to push
  • 40GB hard drive automatically stores up to 40,000 digital photos
  • Keeps your photo memories safe and secure for a lifetime
  • Automatic search, copy and storage system
  • Includes AC adapter and USB cable for file transfer and power
  • Print photos directly from the media backup device
  • Email images to friends and family
  • Burn CDs directly from the media backup device
  • Seamlessly order and share photos through an online service
  • Organize and manage photo libraries for easy access
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    By November 23, 2007 Read More →

    TomTom RDS-TMC addon review

    You might be wondering why we are reviewing a product that has been out for over a year. The RDS-TMC addon for suitable TomTom units adds subscription-free traffic information, and is supplied in the UK by iTis.

    iTis hold the national licence for an RDS datastream attached to the Classic FM service. Data is received by the unit, which then shows current problems on the mapping in the same way the GPRS Traffic subscripton works.

    Sounds good? It is, but it’s not been easy for TomTom in the UK. The RDS-TMC service and signal are extremely weak in the UK anyway, and is not really suited to “wire” type aerials. There have been a lot of problems, a couple of major revisions, and now the latest update – the version we are reviewing/mentioning here.

    Firstly here are a few really useful images from Mike Alder at www.PocketGPSWorld.com, showing the different versions.

    The different RDS Receiver versions:

    The original 4V00.000 with the plastic bubble at the end of the cable
    The original 4V00.000 with the plastic bubble at the end of the cable

    The European 4V00.010 with the plastic bubble near the connector
    The European 4V00.010 with the plastic bubble near the connector

    The New 4V00.013 with ferrites and straight connector
    The New 4V00.013 with ferrites and straight connector

    Note that the model number 4V00.013 is ONLY shown on the cable of the unit itself – NOT on the outer box!

    Mike has also produced a POI fileset for TomTom units with the location and frequency information for the iTis transmitters. PocketGPSWorld.com forums will be able to help you find these.

    So does the new version work? Well yes and no. Its a lot better, it does find a signal, sometimes with little effort. However theres still far too much time lost while the unit is scanning, looking for any kind of signal to use.

    It’s important to read the additional guide information for the UK – you do need to specifically select ‘United Kingdom’ mode for it to work at all.

    It’s a decent enough update I guess – but the missing external aerial socket is still a HUGE problem, especially if you have an Athermic windscreen.

    I’ll be using it regularly over the coming months, and testing new method of positioning the cabling. With the help of the userbase on the PGPSW forums, I may also hack an external aerial connection onto it, and wire it into my DAB aerial (supposedly it’s better for data).

    Posted by: Mark

    Image credit to Mike at www.pocketgpsworld.com

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    By November 22, 2007 Read More →

    VITO Technology releases ZoomBoard

    VITO Technology releases ZoomBoard, an onscreen keyboard with zoomed preview for comfortable and accurate typing.

    VITO ZoomBoard
    VITO ZoomBoard

    From VITO’s press release:

    ZoomBoard allows quick and accurate typing on Windows Mobile Pocket PC. Typing with this keyboard is as easy as sliding finger across the screen. When you tap a key there appears a magnifying glass just above the keyboard with a zoomed image. The magnifying glass displays the zoomed letter under your finger and the nearest letters as well. This way you know where to slide your finger to type the proper letter. The key highlighted with red in the magnifying glass is ready to type. Slide over the necessary letter until it gets red and release finger to type this letter.

    Whatever you type on your Pocket PC ZoomBoard will make this task easier as you can forget the stylus altogether. From now on you can type just by tapping and sliding. SMS chatting on your Pocket PC is going to be a real fun now that you type as quickly as your finger slides! Your typing will become more accurate as well. Tapped a wrong letter? Just slide your finger over the right letter and release it.

    ZoomBoard is available for $ 9.95 at http://iwindowsmobile.com. There is also a full featured 14-day trial.

    Posted by: Matt

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