The PlayStation phone is the device equivalent of El Dorado, in that it’s spent a long time as a golden fable to trot out when conversation slows. Now the fusion of gamepad and Android phone has emerged into the modern world in the form of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.
It’s a time when iPhones have permeated the globe, able to deliver tactile gaming on the go, and Nintendo’s 3DS is making waves by bringing portable 3D fun to the masses.
Even within the Sony stable, the Xperia Play has rivals to overcome. There’s the NGP, successor to the PSP, on the horizon, which [...]
Brace yourself, Samsung has new point-and-shoots to fill in what little pockets of consumerism weren’t intrigued by any of the company’s five CES shooters… or even the five more announced just weeks later. First up is the PL20 (pictured left). A 14 megapixel CCD sensor, 27mm wide angle lens, 5x zoom, digital image stabilization, 720p 24fps HD video with Smart Filters. That one comes out in March for a penny under $120, with a choice of silver, pink, black, and tomato red (Sammy’s description). For the ES80, subtract two megapixels from the sensor, nix the HD recording, [...]
Well, that was quick. It was just two days ago when the elusive PlayStation Phone popped up on a Hong Kong forum, and now it’s back again in full exposure thanks to Chinese website IT168. It’s now confirmed that said Xperia-branded device is powered by a Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU, along with what’s likely to be a 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8255 as featured on the HTC Desire HD. Interestingly, Neocore is reporting an impressive 59.1fps benchmark, which is a huge improvement from our exclusive look back in early December. Quadrant also reports a high score of 1,733, but hey, there’s [...]
In the wake of Apple’s peculiar iPhone 4 Strikes Back! press conference, you’d be normal if you expected miffed competitors, especially after Jobs threw the likes of Blackberry, HTC and Nokia under the “Antennagate” bus. Now HTC is hitting back:
While not an official statement, HTC’s Eric Lin, PR chief and online community manager, told Pocket Lint that the handsets singled out by Jobs and Co. during the Friday press conference (mssrs. HTC Legend, HTC Desire, and HTC Nexus One), are actually seeing a complaint rate that’s less than the .55% figure allegedly [...]
Ever worry about scratching your camera’s LCD screen when you slide it in your pocket? Do you wish it simply fit better in your pocket, besides? Well, Korean designers Sun ho Sin and Jeong eun Park have rethought the shape of the digital camera to alleviate those LCD worries, adopting a clamshell form factor that’ll better protect your display from wear and tear.
Called the Zero Angle, you can see how it works in the image above: all folded up, your LCD is snug against the front of your camera, mounted on a tray that swings around to the back, where you can view the screen. Thanks [...]
We’ve already seen what Creative is doing with its 3rd generation Vado HD and now the Flip pocket camcorder is getting it’s latest incarnation in the new Flip MinoHD 8GB edition.
It’s not just a larger capacity than we’ve seen in the MinoHD’s of the past but it’s also much heavier and with a better screen. We’re starting to see the pocket camcorders making real names for themselves, but can this Flip get one over on Creative’s latest?
The first thing to notice when you compare the two devices is the MinoHD is a far chunkier beast.
Not only [...]
The new Vado HD is the third iteration of Creative’s innovative pocket camcorder series. We’ve previously seen the original Vado, and last year we reviewed the original Vado HD.
The mini, mobile phone-sized camcorder has been with us for around four years now but has never been all that popular.
While it was great to have something the size of a mobile phone that you could take around with you to record incredibly low resolution video of your friends being sick outside kebab shops, you could increasingly get to do that on any modern mobile phone.
What’s more many digital [...]
It looks like a lot of us enjoy torturing island natives during our spare time. Bolt Creative said today that its Pocket God game has sold more than two million copies on the iPhone.
The company contends that it is the first to create a paid app that has crossed the two-million sold mark. Other higher-priced apps have generated more revenue, but the 99 cent Pocket God app has had tremendous staying power since its launch in January 2009.
The game, which has a sick sense of humor, is the brainchild of Dave Castelnuovo and Allan Dye, a two-man team whose efforts have become a textbook case on how [...]
I remember the days of play spy gear in the past. Crappy motion detectors, fingerprint kits that were nothing more than flour and tape, and mirrored sunglasses — never anything like this. And I remember thinking, too, when Ethan Hunt had those camera-glasses in the first “Mission: Impossible,” I scoffed, thinking yeah right, there’s no way.
Now, a mere decade later (actually that’s quite a long time, but bear with me), you can get one for pocket change. And by pocket change I mean quite a bit of money. And by quite a bit of money I mean $150, which really isn’t that bad.
The pen has [...]
The VAIO P comes equipped with an Intel Atom Z520 CPU running at 1.33GHz, 2GB DDR2-533 RAM, and a 128GB SSD. Will the old adage of “good things come in small packages” ring true with the VAIO P? Let’s see.
Case look and feel
The VAIO P tested here had a glossy black lid, that surprisingly, didn’t attract as many fingerprints and smudges as I would have expected. That isn’t to say it was completely free of them, but it was less than many other manufacturers out there today.
Opening the lid, the keys are silver, and a glossy black bezel surrounds the LCD. It is the classic monochrome [...]