Technology round-up

25 Sep 2009 by Sara Turner

ViewSonic HD Media Players

ViewSonic has launched two new palm-sized media players – the MovieBook VPD500 and VPD400. Weighing around 134g (VPD400), the MovieBooks feature 5- or 4.3-inch TFT-LCD displays, 800x480 LCD panels, 8GB of built-in memory and a micro SD card slot. Combined with a 1900mAh (VPD500) large capacity battery, the devices can play up to 4 hours of video or 15 hours of music (display off) with one charge. ViewSonic’s MovieBook devices support popular video and music formats, including RMVB, MP3, and WAV.

Price VPD400: £105; VPD500: £115


Nitrox X735 Bluetooth device

Nitrox has announced a new multi-functional Bluetooth device, the X735. It’s ideal for active people or sports and music enthusiasts, providing stereo quality music streaming from any Bluetooth 2.0 enabled mobile phone. When a call comes in the X735 will pause the music, and provides clear hands-free reception and a sensitive in-built microphone. There’s an OLED display for caller ID and a multi-functional control button to answer, reject or end calls and skip music tracks. It has a battery offering 7 hours of talk time or 6 hours of music streaming, and the slimline clip means users can attached the X735 discreetly on their clothing.

Price £42.95


Packard Bell EasyNote DT85

The new Packard Bell EasyNote DT85 notebook has an 18.4-inch widescreen and a wide base for comfortable typing, plus a large multi-gesture touchpad that allows easy navigation. The EasyNote DT85 includes 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, 4 USB ports and a TV tuner card. Equipped with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, and up to 4GB of RAM, it has the storage capacity to hold movies, music and more. The 8-cell Li-ion battery pack gives additional power.

Price £699


Coming soon..

HTC Tattoo

HTC Corporation has launched the HTC Tattoo, an Android-based mobile phone that can integrate voice calls, emails, texts, photos and status updates. Available from early October, HTC Tattoo offers Google’s mobile services including Google Maps, Search, Google Mail and Android market, where other applications and games can be downloaded. Hardware features include a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, 3.5mm stereo headset jack and expandable micro SD memory. A nice twist is that users can design their own covers for the phone – purple stars anyone?

Price According to operator


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