Nokia forays into the Netbook world with its new sleek Nokia Booklet 3G featuring the current hot Intel Atom processor with main USP being its 12 hour battery life, HDMI Port and A-GPS. The ‘Nokia Netbook‘ is also HD capable and weighs only 1.25 KG and is durable as any other Nokia products.
Yahoo! yesterday revealed its beta version of latest Yahoo Messenger 10, the new version features various code improvements with main focus on enhanced video calling with support for full screen video calling and social media integration , you will be able to get updates from your friends twitter account on your Yahoo Messenger.
Buffalo has introduced two new Blu-Ray Reader/Writer which boasts of having burning speeds of 10X for single layer BD-R and 8X for dual-layer BD-R disks, they also support Blu-Ray Re-recordable media at 2X speeds. The new high definition burners are available in both external and internal flavors.
Sony has unveiled a new 32 GB memory stick PRO DUO for its Cyber-Shot cameras, HD HandyCams and most probably it will work with PSP too, this high capacity drive can be used to store upto 225 minutes of Full HD videos, it can also do 7 hours 38 minutes of HD video (at 1280 x 720, 30 fps,mono) or 6,500 photos at 12 megapixel resolution.
Watching videos/movies on the big PSP screen is an experience in itself, you can watch videos on the go on your personal video player in PSP, however PSP doesn’t support all the video formats out of the box, so you will need a video converter to do the job for you. PSP Video 9 is one of the best PSP .mp4 video converter for PSP video needs, the best part is, it is available for free download, unlike many other paid PSP video converters which are available for $$ and does the same job.
Nero, the most popular CD/DVD burning software is now also available as a free download, Nero has introduced a new Nero 9 Free Edition with which you can burn and copy your data, movies, music on CD/DVDs for an unlimited time. These are the basic operations we use in our daily life, most of the other functionality of burning software that is present aren’t used by average home user.
Indian Space Research Organization has recently launched its indigenously developed 3D Virtual Earth software named BHUVAN with special emphasis on India, it has been marketed as the Google Earth killer and is available for free download via plugin. I have just tried it, it is pathetically slow and nothing in it impressed me much, Google Earth is far better, the slowness of BHUVAN renders it useless, who would wait for minutes for it to load, only to hang after that. The said zooming upto 10 meters is far from reality, in zooming it is even worse than Google Earth even for India imagery. As BHUVAN is still in its beta version, lets hope future versions to fix the bugs and make it atleast usable.
In order to strengthen its PSP user base, Sony has decided to provide mini downloadable games for its PSP and upcoming PSP Go. The small mini games will be sub-100MB games and could be directly downloaded from the PlayStation network store just like the Apple’s App store service, the only difference is, it will only be meant for games and there will be no apps, depending on the game it could be a free download or a paid version. Sony also announced the availability of Digital Comics on the PSP platform, you will be able to enjoy wide variety of comics on the go starting with Marvel comics.
Sony has finally dropped the curtains of the new sexier PS3 SLIM at the GamesCom expo in Germany yesterday, the new PS3 SLIM unit is 32% smaller, 36% lighter and at the same time consumes 34% less energy as compared to previous PS3. Latest PS3 Slim will be shipped with a inbuilt 120GB HDD, other features remains the same as of the older PS3. Sony has also announced a price drop on the PS3 SLIM , the new unit will be available beginning first week of September for a retail price of $299.
Microsoft is poised to bring serious challenge to the upcoming PS3 slim console with the Xbox Elite 120 GB console getting a substantial price cut and to become available at a sweet price of $299 in as early as August 30. With new Elite model the Xbox Pro console will be terminated and only Arcade and Elite versions will be available in the market.