The Sidekick LX update will officially drop on June 25th, although it may take up to 4 weeks for it to fully roll out. Anticipated features include video capture support, the ability to send or receive photos, video, and music via Bluetooth, and Quickfind. Here is a list of new features, via BGR:
- Capture videos using the new video mode
- Playback from the SD card or email attachments using the media player
- Share videos via email, Picture messaging, and Bluetooth
- Listen to songs or videos using a stereo Bluetooth device
- Send and receive photos, videos, or music via Bluetooth
- 3 IM clients & enhancements to AIM® and Yahoo!® Messenger
- Create and join group chats
- See who is logged into IM from the address book or email and instantly start a conversation
- Set a custom status message then keep chatting
- Search for friends in a buddy list
- Got more buddies than you can keep track of? See who’s online right from the address book or email, and search for friends in your buddy lists
- Select how Web pages are displayed based on preference
- PC-like, full-size layout to pan & scan while reading o Standard Sidekick screen-size layout to simply scroll down the page to read · Mini Page to zoom out on an overview of an entire Web page
- Save images from Web pages to the SD card Personalize the way you want to surf
- Device does not restart after a download. Just install an item, and it’s ready to use
- Capture videos and share them directly from the Camera app
- Video integration for playback, send, and save to gallery
- QuickFind: search for keywords across applications to find messages or information
- Spell Checker
Looks pretty exciting for Sidekick LX users!
Sony Ericsson is having some trouble keeping upcoming announcements under wraps. Above is the Sony Ericsson F305 Gaming Phone, a quad-band GSM phone. It has EDGE, a Memory Stick Micro slot, a 2 inch 176×220 display, music playback, an accelerometer for gaming, and gaming dedicated buttons. Nevertheless, gaming phones have never really taken off, probably because they lack the hardware to perform as well as users would like. Read more here!
Samsung probably should have waited a couple of days to announce the i900, a touchscreen iPhone clone, instead of announcing it on the same day the new iPhone was announced. Despite such a planning blunder, the i900 is really quite a nice phone. The Samsung i900 boasts a 3.2 inch 240 x 400 display, quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/19900 MHz), 7.2 Mb/s HSDPA, EDGE, WiFi, a 5 megapixel CMOS camera with autofocus, geotagging, panorama mode, and face detection, Samsung TouchWiz User Interface, an integrated accelerometer, FM radio, and availability in 8 GB and 16 GB versions. Launching next week in the Asian market, the i900 will eventually retail in Europe as well. It will probably sell for $600-700. For more information, click here!
Is the world ready for yet another iPhone? Are new iPhone users prepared to lament their purchases in the face of an earth-breaking announcement for Apple? Does anyone really care about the new 3G iPhone? Perhaps, not. All the same, it has been confirmed that Apple will officially announce the 3G version of the iPhone on June 9th at WWDC. Yay?
This pillow is for those of use who find traditional alarm clocks both utterly useless and annoying. Useless because we simply turn them off. Annoying because they leave us in a half-conscious, irritated state. The Glo Pillow gently wakes sleepers by slowly increasing the intensity of light in order to simulate a natural sun-rise. Designed by Ian Walton and Eoin McNally, the Glo Pillow uses an LED interface to wake users, beginning 40 minutes before the pre-set alarm time. Theoretically, this will gently wake the user, while keeping him in sync with his Circadian Rhythms. The Glo Pillow was named one of Time’s Best Inventions of the Year in 2007. Unfortunately, the Glo Pillow is just a prototype right now.
To read more about the Glo Pillow, click here and here.