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EEE PC T91 for just $549! – ASUS to redefine the price range of Tablets?

Looks like ASUS is really going to make the tablets finally popular among the consumers. Let’s face it, tablets have always been confined to the executives and businessmen. The main reason that the tablets were not received nicely in the consumer market was due to high ‘price’. But, with the $549 price tag, ASUS has hit the sweet spot between functionality and price.

Also, we have heard that ASUS has added few really exciting utilities that are very finger friendly. This is already looking like a winner to me.

Here are full specifications:

Screen: 8.9″ LED Backlight / Resistive Touch Panel
Resolution: 1024 x 600 (WSVGA)
Weight: Under 2 lbs.
Battery: Li-polymer, 5 hours runtime
Processor: Intel Atom Z520 – 1.33GHz
OS: Windows XP Home
Memory: 1Gb (DDR2); 2Gb Maximum
SSD: 16Gb-32GB (TBD)
SD Card: 16Gb Maximum (not included)
Online Storage: 20Gb (free for 18 mos.)
Audio: HD / Stereo Speakers / Digital Array Mic
Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: Built-in
Camera: 0.3 Megapixel Built-in
GPS: Built-in (TBD)
3G Module: Optional (TBD/Model specific)
Digital TV Tuner: Built-in (TBD)
Colors: Black, White, Blue, Taupe, Pink (only BLACK will be available initially – other colors may not be available in the US)

[via netbooknews(german)]

Twikini – another Twitter client for Windows Mobile

Twitter clients are on fire! As the popularity of the twitter grows more and more everyday, lot of programmers have taken interest in developing applications that let the people twit easily.

Main Features

  • FAST! Unlike other Twitter apps for Windows® Mobile, Twikini is written entirely in native C++ code for maximum performance and the fastest load time possible.
  • Simple, uncluttered, and customizable user interface. Choose from a variety of themes for the best reading experience.
  • Post tweets using a full screen editor. Optionally, set your location (either manually or using GPS) along with your status updates.
  • Twitpic integration to post photos with your status updates. Select existing photos or click new ones from your device’s camera.
  • Read status updates just like browsing a web page. Quickly reply, retweet, favorite, or email other people’s tweets.
  • Windows Media Player integration. Automatically tweet the song and artist you’re listening to.
  • Single download that is compatible with all Windows® Mobile devices – both touch and non-touch.

It is nice to see another twitter application for windows mobile.

Download here (freeware)

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Intel to new logos on April 1

Intel is planning to launch its new logos on April 1st. Looks like the folks at Intel have deliberately chosen this date as most of us will think that it is some kind of prank. But after few days, soon we will realize that the change was for real.

But still, April 1st? Why not April 2?

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SONY A900 – First Full-Frame Alpha DSLR Model

It is designed to deliver ultra-fine picture quality with the world’s highest resolution, 24.6-megapixel, 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor and fast image processing with a new dual BIONZ® processing engines.

Yes! The wait is finally over. The much awaited SONY α900 is here.

The camera is also the first to have a body-integrated image stabilization system for a full-frame sensor with Sony’s SteadyShot® Inside anti-shake system. The story of α900 does not end there. It comes with not one, but two BIONZ image processing engines. Those 24.6MP images are thus quickly processed.

It has a 3-inch, Xtra Fine LCD screen (921K) makes it possible to check focus and image quality with accuracy. It incorporates an easy-to-see display with a quick navigation menu to easily access common functions without interrupting your creative flow.

sonystyle.com