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Sony’s new XPERIA phone combines touchscreens, full keyboards

Sony’s new XPERIA phone combines touchscreens, full keyboards: xperia.jpgSony has just launched a new line of phones dubbed the XPERIA, starting with the XPERIA X1. Looking like it’s aimed directly at phones such as the Sidekick and Ocean, it’s got a full QWERTY keyboard that slides out from underneath the phone.

In addition, it has a 3-inch touchscreen, WiFi connectivity, 400MB of storage onboard, and microSD support. It runs on a modified version of Windows Mobile, so how that’s implemented should make or break this guy. It should be able to run on pretty much every network both here in the US and in Europe, so look for it to hit your local carriers sometime this summer.

Via Gizmodo

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February 17, 2008 Posted by | Technology | Leave a comment

Dog Lamp gets turned on by your petting

Dog Lamp gets turned on by your petting: dog-lamp_18.jpgJust like man’s best friend, this Dog Lamp will faithfully sit wherever you happen to place it, ready to illuminate a room at a touch from your hand. Instead of flicking a switch, you pat the lamp’s touch-sensitive surface at the top of the Dog Lamp’s shade-head. Each successive pat with turn the lamp on, scale through different levels of light, and turn it off.

The lamp’s body is made out of acrylic and it uses a 40-watt bulb, but, as it’s from Europe, you might need an adapter if you want to plug it in over here. There’s another thing not so friendly about this hound, the price: $150.

Dog Lamp, via The Design Blog

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February 17, 2008 Posted by | Technology | Leave a comment

Cellwatch is finally ready for debut

Cellwatch is finally ready for debut:

(Credit: Cellwatch)

Well, that was a disappointment. Last year we were intrigued by concept photos of a next-generation watch phone from SMS Technology that looked like an iPhone strapped to a wrist. But now the ‘Cellwatch M500‘ is scheduled to launch in March, and it looks pretty much like so …

(Via Crave.)

February 4, 2008 Posted by | Technology | Leave a comment