Category: IFA

iMuz 5″ Android Tablet

Posted by – September 6, 2010

Telechips ARM11 based 5″ Android tablet with HDMI output and up to 1080p video playback support (bitrate/codecs limitations to be confirmed).

Sony Reader PRS-650 Touch Edition

Posted by – September 5, 2010

Sony is releasing this new generation of e-readers with a very interesting infrared based touch screen Pearl e-ink readers, for sale at 229€ for the 6″ version.

MasterPad, 11.6″ Capacitive Intel Pineview N450 64Bit Tablet

Posted by – September 5, 2010

Cyber1 Ltd is releasing this full Windows 7 Home Premium tablet on a Intel Pineview N450, 11.6″ capacitive touch screen tablet, 1GB/2GB RAM, 32GB/64GB SSD, priced similarly to the iPad, release October. 1080p video support, video-chat, 2 USB host, HDMI output, SD card reader, optional 3G sim slot.

Sony NEX-VG10 interchangeable lense high-end consumer camcorder

Posted by – September 5, 2010

Sony is releasing this new camcorder with a big DSLR-style sensor for high image quality and with support for interchangeable lenses from the Sony NEX series as well as supporting the Sony Alpha series lenses using an adaptor.

Hannspree 10.1″ capacitive Tegra 2 Android Tablet to be released at 399€

Posted by – September 5, 2010

Here’s yet another 10.1″ Tegra 2 based Android tablet to be released in November for 399€ in a bunch of countries. It might be the same base tablet design as the one that I shown as the Malata 10.1″ Android tablet at Computex and the Interpad tablet that I filmed a couple days ago at IFA.

sWaP phone, phone and media player in a wrist watch

Posted by – September 5, 2010

sWaP is launching these new write watch and ultra compact mobile phones, quad-band support, some video and music features, built-in camera, bluetooth headset support and other features.

On Power Solutions, multi-charger and backup batteries

Posted by – September 5, 2010

On Power Solutions is releasing these new multi-charger and backup battery solutions at IFA.

Blackberry Torch

Posted by – September 5, 2010

Blkackberry just released this new Blackberry phone with their own proprietary OS and features.

LG P500 Optimus One and LG E720 Optimus Chic

Posted by – September 5, 2010

LG is releasing two new Android phones, with capacitive touch screens, 3 megapixel and 5 megapixel, Chic will include some LG customized software features.

Sony Bloggie MHS-TS20K at IFA 2010

Posted by – September 5, 2010

This video was filmed using the Sony Bloggie MHS-TS20K at 1080p 30fps quality. It comes with auto-focus only, choice of 720p 60fps and 720p 30fps qualities as well. 3″ capacitive LCD touch screen with accelerometer, no SD card memory expansion, it uses the 8GB built-in storage only and no external microphone support, no built-in WiFi, it uploads only with a Windows/Mac software which also requires “importing” and alternative UI design to view thumbnails of video and images on the device.

Here is the full 1080p 30fps sample file of this video, download it from my Google Docs

Here’s another video recording sample with this camera at 720p 60fps: Download it from Google Docs

And a sample at 720p 30fps: Download it from Google Docs

Samsung Galaxy S

Posted by – September 5, 2010

It has the cool Super Amoled screen by Samsung, the cool Hummingbird processor by Samsung. Here it is how it is presented by T-Mobile priced 549€ unlocked at IFA. Also check my previous top-Google ranked videos filmed at Mobile World Congress of the Samsung Beam and the Super Amoled screen technology.

HTC Wildfire

Posted by – September 5, 2010

Quick overview of the HTC Wildfire, 259€ smart phone as presented at the T Mobile booth at IFA. Sorry about the manual focus set to infinity, I still forgot to put it back to auto after filming the fireworks.

Philips shows Net TV functions at IFA 2010

Posted by – September 4, 2010

Philips has been providing Net TV features over WiFi and Ethernet in their HDTVs since 2008, while newer models also support high definition video on demand functions. They are announcing a consortium with some other HDTV manufacturers to develop interoperable Internet TV features and application standards. Will Philips also interoperate with the Google TV ecosystem?

LG’s Smart TV system for Web-TV and apps on HDTVs

Posted by – September 4, 2010

Built into the latest LG HDTVs, here is a Wii-like remote control with sensors (probably accelerometers, gyro and something else), it integrates web features, video-on-demand into the HDTV. Will this be able to compete on features with Google TV ecosystem, does it have to? Will all manufacturers eventually have to collaborate on interoperable Internet television systems?

LG showcases 31″ Full HD OLED screens at IFA 2010

Posted by – September 4, 2010

Super thin, nice colors, check it out. Maybe it will be a while before such large OLED screens can be mass manufactured. LCD manufacturing processes are just that much more evolved and broadly implemented by gigantic manufacturers.

Sharp’s Parallax Barrier, auto-3D “no glasses needed” screen technology

Posted by – September 4, 2010

It has been brewing in Sharp’s R&D labs for a few years, now it is ready for mass market. Nintendo is using this 3.8″ WVGA Parallax Barrier screen in their next Nintendo 3DS to be released in time for Christmas. Smart phones will be using it too starting spring of next year. There is a software or hardware switch that can totally disable the 3D effect on demand. Read more about Parallax Barrier at Parallax Barrier.

Samsung Galaxy Player YP-G50 Android connected media player

Posted by – September 4, 2010

Samsung is releasing this 3.2″ Android 2.2 compatible ARM11 based media player.

UMEC Freescale i.MX51 based Android Tablets

Posted by – September 4, 2010

Universal Microelectronics Co. Ltd. is making this range of Android Tablets based on the Freescale i.MX51 ARM Cortex A8 processor, with capacitive touch sensors for the Android hardware buttons, volume, channels and power. See how far they have come since my previous video of what they were showing at IFA last year:

Cydle M7 at IFA 2010

Posted by – September 4, 2010

$249 MSRP 7″ Android Tablet presented by South Korean based Cydle. At last CES I filmed the prototype of it, now it is ready for mass production.

OnTop 8″ 4:3 Android Rockchip based Tablets

Posted by – September 4, 2010

8″ 4:3 aspect ratio Android tablets.