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GDC 2010: Sony unveils PlayStation Move

by on Mar.11, 2010, under Gadgets, Gaming, News, Technology

At the on-going Game Developers Conference 2010 in San Francisco, Sony Computer Entertainment revealed the much awaited Motion controller for PlayStation 3 console “The PlayStation Move”. Like with the Wii, you even have an additional, optional controller called the Sub- Controller. Sony will sell the Move controller separately and also as a bundle including PlayStation eye camera, Move controller and a game would be made available.

PlayStation Move

PlayStation Move controller will remind you of Wii’s Nunchuk but with a colored sphere on the top. It’s this sphere that helps PlayStation Eye detect the whereabouts of Move controller. Sony will offer the Move controller with spheres in sky blue, yellow, light green, pink and while color options. Alongside that, Subcontroller with direction buttons, analog stick and home button will also be paired with the Move. This Subcontroller comes handy in shooting and action games like dropped the word Arc for the Motion Controller.

PlayStation Move

Sony had already announced a lineup of Move controller friendly games last year at the GDC 2009. About 36 game developing and publishing companies will support Move controller. As a result, 20 game titles, Move-centric or Move-supporting, would be announced in the year of 2010-2011.

Microsoft’s Project Natal, a gesture control system for Xbox 360, is due for arrival in this Holiday season but by that time Playstation Move would have taken over. It would be a very interesting war between – Nintendo Wii’s MotionPlus, Sony PlayStation Move and Microsoft’s Project Natal. Let’s see comes up to the top

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Cheaper Google Nexus One for India

by on Mar.08, 2010, under Gadgets, Mobile, Technology

Soon Google’s Nexus one will be launched in India but it will be a stripped down version not the one we get in U.S. It will also be cheaper than the regular one.

it will be slimmer than the current Nexus One (which is already quite thin!) and will pack in lesser features when compared with its better endowed variant (as it is cheaper). But one could always go for the usual one, getting it import from outside

Google Nexus One

Nexus Hardware features include:

  • Display: 3.7" AMOLED 480×800 WVGA display
  • Thinness: 11.5mm; Weight: 130g
  • Processor/Speed: Qualcomm Snapdragon3G QSD8250 chipset, delivering speeds up to 1GHz
  • Camera: 5 megapixel auto focus with flash and geo tagging
  • Onboard memory: 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM
  • Expandable memory: 4GB removable SD Card (expandable to 32GB)
  • Noise Suppression: Dynamic noise suppression from Audience, Inc.
  • Ports: 3.5mm stereo headphone jack with four contacts for inline voice and remote control
  • Battery: Removable 1400 mAh
  • Personalized laser engraving: Up to 50 characters on the back of the phone
  • Trackball: Tri-color notification LED, alerts when new emails, chats, text messages arrive

In addition, the Nexus features:

  • Enter text without typing.
  • Use a voice-enabled keyboard for all text fields: speak a text message, instant message, tweet, Facebook update, or complete an email.
  • Tell your phone what you want it to do.
  • Search Google, call contacts, or get driving directions by just speaking into your phone.
  • Take personalization to the next level.
  • Dynamic, interactive, live wallpapers react to the touch of a finger.
  • More widgets and five home screen panels allow for further device customization.
  • Capture camera-quality pictures and video with your device.
  • 5 megapixel camera includes LED flash, auto focus, zoom, white balance and color effects.
  • View pictures and Picasa Web Albums in the new 3D Gallery.
  • Record Hi-Res MPEG4 video, and then upload to YouTube with one click.
  • Read your voicemail messages.
  • Get transcribed voicemail with Google Voice integration, without changing your number.

We are unsure that will this Nexus One would be a completely new phone or just a stripped down barebones version of the original with a few chips gone. We think they might compromise with camera and internal memory. Let’s wait and watch what this “Indian Nexus One” comes up with.

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Intex Launches First Triple SIM Phone

by on Feb.22, 2010, under Mobile, Technology

You might be thinking dual SIM handsets were crazy enough, stand back as INTEX has come up with its first triple SIM handset. The Intex IN 5030 marks the debut of the brand in the Triple SIM (GSM + GSM + CDMA) mobile segment. The phone can take two GSM cards and a CDMA SIM and thereby offers you seamless connectivity over three different networks.

INTEX 5030

The phone comes with a 2-inch TFT screen capable of displaying 65k colors. It has a Mobile Tracker software and an auto call record facility. Other features include a dual LED torch light, a very usable 1.3 MP camera, webcam option, Bluetooth with A2DP, wireless FM radio, audio and video player. There is full GPRS and WAP support. The IN 5030 also comes loaded with an Indian calendar. The internal memory can be expanded upto 4 GB.

While receiving/making a call on one of the GSM connections, the CDMA connection remains active (and vice versa), allowing the user to easily make a shift between the two numbers. The Java enabled handset comes with two batteries (in nos) each providing a talk time and stand-by of up to four and 120 hrs respectively.

For those who don’t want to carry three phones with them at once this one is a great deal and that to with a very basic entry level price tag of Rs. 4,700. With this price this one is sure to make a mark.

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