Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., the largest telecommunication equipment supplier in China and the world’s number 2 in the mobile equipment industry, had recently worked with Google to release their first-ever Android 2.2 powered smartphone, IDEOS. Touted as the world’s first affordable smartphone, let us take a look and see how it performs.
When it comes to devices that are not meant to be sold outside of China, most OEMs merely need to ensure that the gadget’s user interface (if it has one) supports only one language: Chinese. That is not the case for Meizu though: the Chinese OEM was recently found demonstrating its M9 smartphone which featured
For a typical end-user, the value of one’s data is mainly determined by two factors: the content that resides within it, and the ease of access to said content. And with the mass adoption of devices which allow for on-the-go Internet connectivity, ease of access to content is rapidly gaining greater importance than before. Will
You know that a thumbdrive is fast when it ships with the ability to go from 0 to 260MB/s in 26 cubic-centimetres. And no, we did not make that statement up: those are the exact words that LaCie wrote on their official press release. But if you happen to need a USB 3.0 capable thumbdrive
Of course, there is the approved Zune software to use for that, but some traditionalists may prefer to load files into their brand-spanking new Windows Phone 7 smartphone the old way: via drag-n-drop in Windows Explorer. And the good news is that there is apparently a clever way to do so, as long as one
Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre has announced their latest 3D Blu-ray Disc players, the BDP-430 and BDP-LX54. Both players feature playback support for the latest 3D Blu-ray Discs that bring an exciting new dimension to movies when connected to a 3D-capable display via HDMI.
Ericsson is leading the TV industry trend for touch screen, interactive TV devices with its IPTV Remote, a revolutionary device which gives consumers a single interface through which to control live broadcast TV, on-demand video, Internet video, photos, audio and any media stored on a personal computer or device with storage capabilities. The IPTV Remote
Most of us would have played with LEGO bricks at one point in our childhood, while some of us may even own certain LEGO-themed hardware. But what happens when combine a LEGO brick with flash memory and a glow-in-the-dark gimmick? Answer: you get a thumbdrive which can serve as a portable light source for hours
TomTom had an event in Singapore last week to announce the launch of their new portable navigation devices (PNDs) - TomTom GO 750, TomTom XXL 550 and TomTom XL 250. The PNDs boast ease of use, accurate maps and provide the best direction for the drivers.
The Nationite S:Flo2 might not be well known in the portable media player (PMP) market. However, there’s a gem to be found within this plain-jane. Read on to find out more!
Sony Ericsson has announced their new LiveView accessory that can serve as a micro display with remote control functionalities to the users. It uses Bluetooth to pair up the device wirelessly and works with Sony Ericsson’s Android phones.
Does the DSi XL’s lack of colour choices turn you off from purchasing one of Nintendo’s latest handheld gaming consoles? Well, apparently now you have a very good excuse to consider the XL once again: Nintendo has announced that the customers will now have three more hues to choose from: yellow, green and blue. This
With tablets running off Google’s Android operating system popping up all over the market like popcorn, it should probably be of little surprise that handset makers are keen on getting into the tablet game as well. And Motorola is seemingly the next big player to have an interest in the tablet market, if the leaked
IEMs were originally used by musicians and true audiophiles, costing hundreds of dollars from big brands such as Shure, Westone, Ultimate Ears and so on. But in recent years, more lower-end IEMs for consumers started to emerge. Chinese IEM manufacturers also found their way into the hands of us consumers. We have two IEMs from
Back in 2009, Creative announced to the world they have acquired ZiiLABS, which then gave birth to the brand name Zii. Fast forward today, Creative has taken the name one step further, giving us ZiiSound. The first product is the ZiiSound D5 wireless speaker, which was launched recently. Finally, after some waiting we have our
Wrapsol claims to be the world’s strongest protection system for most digital devices including mobile phones, ebook readers, MP3 players as well as cameras. The maker has recently announced their Ultra series that provides scratch and stronger protection for your devices.
The annual PC Show 2010 took off at Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore today, with a huge turn out even before the 12 noon show time. Seems like the public has been eagerly anticipating the new bargains that would be offered on the tech gadgets and other products.
Who says that COMPUTEX has to be all about enthusiast-level gadgets and peripherals? VR-Zone takes a trip down to the exhibitions halls over at TWTC and TICC to bring you some of the latest consumer electronics up on display. Of course, some of these will probably never see the light of day outside Taiwan, but
epiCentre, a subsidiary of Afor Limited, has recently announced the opening of their store at the new Marina Bay Sands. The 1,600 squre feet store carries Apple products and accessories (no iPad yet, but iPad accessories), and others including Wacom tablet and Sonos wireless speakers.
In the market of routers, for any to stand out requires outstanding features and plenty of support. Landing in our lab is ASUS latest wireless router RT-N16, can this seemingly normal router be the one that stands out? Check it out inside.