Technology round-up

15 Nov 2009 by AndrewGough

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 smartphone

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2Blurring the line between business and leisure, the Sony Ericsson’s latest addition to the XPERIA range, the X2, features both a touchscreen and a slide out keyboard. The device comes with all the bells and whistles you would expect from a modern smartphone, however Sony Ericsson is aiming the device at the business user who still wants to update their Facebook, Twitter, watch films or listen to music. The X2 comes with an 8.2 megapixel camera, a 3.2 inch touchscreen with DVD-quality playback and runs Windows Mobile 6.5.

Price Vodafone will release prices later this month


Scosche iPod Shuffle case

Scosche has unveiled the tapSTICK, its iPod shuffle case. However this is no ordinary scratch protector, it comes with large buttons simulating those found on the iPod shuffle’s earphone buds. The tapSTICK also comes with a 3.5mm audio jack allowing it to be plugged into a stereo.

Price £24.95


HTC HD2 smartphone

HTC HD2HTC will this month begin shipping its much anticipated HD2 smartphone across the UK and Europe. Thanks to a partnership with software giant Microsoft, the HD2 will run the power-hungry Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system. Bit with Windows comes a raft of mobile-version Microsoft applications such as Outlook and Office. It comes with a large 4.3 inch touchscreen, 3G connectivity and in-built wireless. The HD2 also has a five megapixel camera.

Price TBC


Coming soon

Time Out City Guides ebook series

Time Out is set to release a range of city guides which work on a range of ebook devices. The guides will take advantage of advanced ebook features such as the ability to zoom in on maps, make notes and hyperlink for enhanced navigation. The first guides will cover Paris, Barcelona, New York, Cape Town, Venice and London in December 2009, with further destinations arriving in 2010.

Price £12.99


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