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The Flash Storage Revolution -- Demo Products

    by Douglas Dixon

See The Growth of Flash

Thanks to the companies that kindly provided review units of these products to demo.


Verizon Wireless Samsung Omnia (SCH-i910) - Touch screen, 5 MP  (11/08)

All-in-one mobile device: Business + multimedia, Wi-Fi, 5.0 MP camera
Windows Mobile 6.1 with touchscreen
, haptic feedback, TouchWiz interface, customizable drag-and-drop widgets

         Find the Verizon Samsung Omnia on Amazon.com


Verizon Wireless HTC Touch  Pro (XV6850) - Touch Smartphone (4/09)

Windows Mobile with touchscreen, TouchFLO 3D interface, Wi-Fi
Slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Portrait and landscape orientation

    

    Find the Verizon HTC Touch Pro on Amazon.com


Verizon Wireless Samsung Flipshot (SCH-u900) - 3 MP Camera Phone (11/07)

         Find the Verizon Samsung Flipshot on Amazon.com


Sony PlayStation Portable - PSP-3000

  • Handheld gaming machine 
    + Movie player for films on UMD disc
    + Personal media player: Music, photos, video
    + Wi-Fi networking
  • 12/06 - PSP-1000 launch
  • 9/07 - PSP-2000 - slimmer and lighter, video out
  • 11/08 - PSP-3000 - enhanced display, microphone
  • 6/08 - 41 million units sold worldwide
    3/07 - 25M units sold, 100 million software units 
  • www.us.playstation.com/PSP

Sony PSP-3000  (11/08)

  • Enhanced display, contrast ratio, color gamut
        built-in microphone for voice input, Skype phone
  • 4.3 inch display, 64 MB, Memory Stick PRO Duo slot
  • Wi-Fi wireless - Infrastructure mode, 
        Ad hoc mode (up to 16 consoles)
        Web browser (Flash content), Internet radio
            RSS feeds
    (streaming audio and video)
            Remote play (access PS3)
        PlayStation Network - buy games and content
  • MPEG-4 Video, MP3 / WMA audio, photos
  • 8/08 - $199

    Find Sony PSP-3000 on Amazon


DXG-580V / 581V HD Camcorders - 1080p  (Q1/09)

 

  • Choice of video and photo resolutions
  • Many with internal memory + SDHC, NTSC / PAL / HDMI out
  • Many with LED light, photo flash; White balance, self-timer, macro mode
  • ArcSoft TotalMedia Extreme software
  • www.dxgusa.com / www.dxgtechusa.com
  • 5 MP, CMOS sensor, Up to 8 MP stills (interpolated)
  • 580V - Horizontal - 3" display, $179
  • 581V - Vertical / upright - 2.5" display, $179 / $141

Find the DXG-580V and DXG-581V on Amazon.com


DXG-517V / 579V HD Camcorders - 720p  (Q1/09)

 

  • 5 MP sensor, Up to 8 MP (interpolated)
  • 517V - Horizontal - 2.5" display, 128 MB internal, 8 oz., $129/$99
  • 579V - Vertical / upright - 2.4" display, 32 MB internal, 4.8 oz., $99

Find the DXG-581V Camcorder on Amazon.com


Samsung HMX-R10 Full-HD Flash Memory Camcorder - Angled (~5/09)

 

  • Ultra-compact, ergonomic design, smooth, curvy shape
         Unique form factor to hold camcorder more comfortably
         Lens angled at 25 degrees, reduces strain on wrist
  • ~5/09 - $549/$499
  • Full HD (1920 x 1080), 9 MP Photos (2880 x 1620)
  • 2.7 inch LCD, touch screen, swiveling
  • 5x optical zoom, Intelli-zoom lens 
  • Expandable memory SD/SDHC card slot
  • 1.5'" x 2.23" x 5.04", 0.51 lbs.
  • www.samsung.com/us/consumer/detail/detail.do?..

    Find the Samsung HMX-R10 on Amazon.cpm


Samsung HMX-H106 Full-HD Flash Memory Camcorders - SSD (3/09)

  • HMX-H106 - ~5/09 - 64 GB SSD, 
        12 hours - $999/$899
  • HMX-H105 - 32 GB SSD
  • HMX-H104 - 16 GB SSD
  • HMX H100 - no storage - $629/$579
  • 2.7 inch LCD, touch screen , swiveling 
  • Full HD (1920 x 1080), 4.7 MP photos (2880 x 1620), flash
  • 10x optical zoom, Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) + SD/SDHC card slot
        More lightweight and compact than HDD, operates silently , 
            very low heat emission
        No moving parts enhances reliability, 
            more durable and resistant to shock and vibrations
        Reduces power consumption (1/8th HDD)
        Faster, quicker boot-up and read/write speeds
  • Samsung proprietary swivel grip, control at low or high angles.
  • HD Time Lapse recording , save as single movie file
  • 2.48 x 2.4 x 5.06 in., 0.78 lbs.
  • www.samsung.com/us/consumer/detail/spec.do?

    Find the Samsung HMX-H106 on Amazon.cpm


Samsung TL320 Digital Camera (4/09) - 12 MP, 3" OLED screen

  • 12 MP, 24mm ultra-wide angle Schneider lens
  • 5x optical zoom, while recording
  • 3" AMOLED screen, 460,000-dot HVGA 
        Brighter display, can easily be viewed outdoors, even in direct sunlight
        Less power than traditional TFT-LCD, higher contrast ratio of 10,000:1
        Darker black levels, more vibrant colors, view at any angle
  • HD 720p video recording, HDMI through cradle to view on HDTV
        H.264 compression
  • Optical Image Stabilization, plus Digital 
  • Aperture or shutter priority, full manual shooting
  • Advanced Picture Mode adjust color temperature from 2,800-10,000K
  • Smart Auto - 11 scene modes
  • Smart Album - organize and search images - date, color tone, portraits
  • Face Detection (9 faces), Blink Detection (2nd shot if blinked), Smile Shot
        Beauty Shot (enhance and balance skin tones, remove blemishes)
  • Brushed stainless steel finish, compact form factor
        two retro look analog dials on top: battery and memory status
  • PR 2/09 - www.samsung.com/us/news/newsRead.do?news_seq=12544
  • ~ 4/09 - $379

    Find the Samsung TL320 on Amazon.cpm


Imation Solid State Drives: M- and S-Series (~ 4/09)

SSD unit, plus upgrade kit with connector and software to migrate from existing hard disk


ASUS Eee PC 1000HE - 10", 160 GB, 3.2 lbs., 9.5 hours, $399 (1Q 09)

  • 9.5 hours battery life, ASUS Super Hybrid Engine power efficiency options
  • 1/09 Preview, 4/09 - $399 / $389
  • 10" LED backlight display, 1024 x 600 (WSVGA)
  • 160 GB HDD, 10 GB Online Eee storage
  • 1.3M Pixel camera - Skype or any other Instant Messaging client
  • 92% size of generic keyboard 
  • Intel Atom 1.66 GHz N270 / N280, 1GB RAM
  • Windows XP Home, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 60-day trial
  • 266 x 191.2 x 28.5 ~ 38 mm, 1450 g (3.20 lbs)
  • http://eeepc.asus.com

    Find the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE on Amazon.com


Dell Inspiron Mini 9


Courtesy of Dell Inc.

  • 8.9 inch LED display (1024 x 600) 
  • Intel Atom N270, 512MB to 1 GB RAM
  • SSD: 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB (Linux only)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11g mini-card, AT&T built-in cellular mobile broadband (optional) 
  • Bluetooth Internal (2.0) mini-card (optional) 
  • Webcam 0.3 - 1.3 MP (optional), bundled with Dell Video Chat
  • Speaker, no optical drive
  • Windows XP Home SP3 or Ubuntu Linux 8.04 with custom Dell interface
  • Battery life 4 hours 
  • Box.net web-based file storage, free 2 GB, upgrade to 25 GB
  • Inspiron Mini 9 - www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/laptop-inspiron-9

    Find the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE on Amazon.com

  • Inspiron Mini 9 - 9/08 - 8.9 inch display, 2.28 lbs. - starting at $279
        Bundle with two-year AT&T LaptopConnect agreement - $99 (regularly $449, after $350 mail-in rebate)
  • Inspiron Mini 10 - 2/09 - 10.1 inch WSVGA widescreen display, 2.86 lbs, starting at $399
  • Inspiron Mini 12 - 11/08 - 12.1 inch WXGA display, 2.72 lbs., starting at $399

WildCharge - Wire-Free Power  

  • Wire-free power - Just place device on pad
        Simultaneously charge multiple devices
           
    cell phones, portable music players
  • WildCharger Pad - Thin, flat, and flexible charging pad
        8 X 6 inch, up to 15 Watts
  • WildCharge Skins - adapters for Motorola RAZR,    
        BlackBerry Curve & Perl (small nubs)
  • Conduction, not induction - Physical contact,
            any orientation, higher efficiency, lower cost

        Efficient and safe power transfer (~100% efficiency)    
        Not electro magnetic, microwave, or other radiation
        OK with hard drive, credit cards, floppy drives
        Shuts down safely if metal object is placed on the pad,
            restart when removed
  • Technology licensing: Game controllers
  • 1/09 - WildCharger Pad $49, Adapters $34, Bundle $79
  • www.wildcharge.com

PakSeat Backpack with Built-In Seat

  • Provides clean and dry place to sit, back support
  • Back panel folds down into seat, adjustable straps

Find the PakSeat Backpack on Amazon

  • Large capacity (18 x 15 x 7 in., 1900 cu..in., 3 lbs.)
  • Support frame in seat, and internal panel
  • Small outer zippered stash, bottle pouches
  • Front pouch with multiple pockets for small items
  • Small pocket on shoulder strap.
  • Inner universal elastic sleeve against back 
        Holds laptop or a hydration reservoir 
        Exit slot for water line or iPod headphones
  • $69 in back & gray or blue & gray
  • www.pakseat.com/backpack.asp

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