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iPhone OS 4.0 to be shown off on Thursday

iPhone 4.0 EventApple will be holding their iPhone 4.0 event, “Get a sneak peak into the future of iPhone OS” on Thursday, April 8th, yes that is this week, not much notice for all the tech journalists out there.

This is expected to be nothing more than a look at what Apple have in store for the next update to the software that runs the iPhone, like they do every year and no new hardware will be announced, the question is what have Apple been working on, will we eventually see some Multi-Tasking, home screen customisations, they have to deliver something fresh this year as I am seeing a lot of tweets from die hard iPhone users about switching to Android devices, Apple over to you to wow us all over again.

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Microsoft set to announce Project Pink on the 12th of April

The great mystery that is known as Project Pink will be eventually revealed at a press event on the 12th April in San Francisco according to Cnet.

A source confirmed to them that the event will herald the introduction of Microsoft’s long-awaited new phones for the always-connected crowd. The devices, code-named Pure and Turtle, are both slider phones, each with a touch screen and keyboard, the devices will run on Verizon Wireless’ network and go on sale within the month following the event.

The Pure and Turtle phones, which are part of Microsoft’s long-running "Pink" project, also have Windows CE at their core as well, but aren’t likely to run programs written for either current crop of Windows Phones or those written for Windows Phone 7.

 

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Sony NWZ-A845 Walkman unboxing video

nwz_a845 We’ve reviewed a few of the media player products from the Sony Walkman range in the past so were pleased when Sony offered to send us the newest NWZ-A845 which went on sale at the beginning of March this year.

There were a few things that made the NWZ-A845 stand out. Firs of all it has a fairly large OLED display at 240×400 pixels, good for video playback, secondly it’s only 7mm thick! Impressive when you consider what Sony have packed in to that small space, including a battery that claims to give 29 hours of MP3 playback.

Another cool feature of the NWZ-A845 is that it comes with special noise cancelling headphones. The headphones have a built in microphone to pick up the ambient noise which the Walkman then processes to produce anti-noise. They work really rather well!

As always we’ll have a full written review for you soon but for the time being you can enjoy the unboxing video below.

 

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Mitsubishi XD600U DLP Projector Unboxing Video

XD600U It’s been a while since we reviewed a projector here at tracyandmatt and this week we’ve ended up with two to look at. The first of which is the Mitsubishi XD600U DLP projector.

On paper the XD600U sounds pretty impressive with its 4500 ANSI Lumens brightness, probably one of the brightest projectors that you can buy at the moment. This means that you can use the projector in a room without having to close all of the blinds/curtains and turning off all the lights, particularly useful if you are using the projector for business applications.

The other thing about the XD600U is that it’s 3D ready. You will need some additional kit in order experience 3D with this projector, including a set of 3D shutter glasses but I believe this is one of the few projectors to offer the capability so far.

So to test this projector out of got myself a large projector screen and hooked up to my PS3. Take a look at the video below to see the unboxing and a look at the connectors and controls. Later on in the video you can also see a bit of a demo of the XD600U in use.

 

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Toshiba K01 appears at FCC

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Although Windows Phone 7 is the really hot mobile platform from Microsoft right now Windows Mobile 6.5 handsets will still have to make do for now as WP7S is only coming in stores later this fall. One of those Windows Mobile 6.5 phones is the K01 from Toshiba. Announced at MWC 2010 the phone has just been spotted at the FCC and its apparently coming to Europe and Asia at some point soon. We dont have actual arrival dates and pricing details but expect it to hit carriers in the near

I had a few precious moments with this at Mobile World Congress 2010 and whilst the keyboard wasn’t a Touch Pro2 beater the phone was a wonderful example of just how well rounded Windows Mobile could be. One of the most impressive features being the HD playback, smooth and crisp.

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