Thursday, January 25, 2007

Samsung VLUU i70: Digital camera

It's nothing new anymore to find a cell phone that can tackle the same realm as a standalone digital camera, but the whole concept of "convergence" is going in the equal but opposite direction with the Samsung VLUU i70. This digital camera, unlike so many others that look similar, packs in HSDPA connectivity to let you latch onto the internet, as well as the ability to send and receive text messages.

While online with this 7-megapixel cam, you can download video and music, or alternatively, upload those snapshots that you just took directly to your PC via a remote connection. So, in a sense, it's a PMP, intenet media device, camera, and a cell phone (sort of). In regards to the camera part of the picture, the Samsung VLUU i70 has got 3x optical zoom, image stabilization, ISO up to 1600, and a 3-inch LCD.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Samsung MP4 digital media player

Keepin' it real fake, part XLI: Samsung MP4 digital media player

We've seen our fair share of iPod copies and Apple rips, but it's always good fun when a company which itself admits to the fine art of knocking others off finds its logo unwittingly affixed to some cheap Chinese piece of CE. Just for the record, this Samsung "digital media player" has 512MB flash, miniSD, a 2.2-inch 220 x 176 display, and a whole lotta charm.