First Looks: HP TouchPad Posted on: July 29, 2011 at 9:00 am Posted in: Blog,First Looks,VideoCasts

Justin got to play with the HP TouchPad at the launch of the device in Singapore. This is the first time any WebOS device is going to be officially launched in Singapore. Being WebOS it supports Abobe Flash out of the box. The hardware is a 9.3″ LED backlit capacitive screen at 1024×768 screen resolution. It sports a 1.3MP front facing camera, while weighing in at ~740 grams. Internally it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon DualCore 1.2GHz processor.

The webOS 3.0 sports the ‘Card UI’ which allows real multi-tasking and also allows the user to switch between various apps using a slick interface. The Synergy feature allows the collation of data (like calendar events, contacts, email) from various services like Gmail, Yahoo!, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Microsoft Outlook into a single interface. The ‘Just Type’ feature enables device wide search by just typing on the main screen.

The accessories for the TouchPad include a Touchstone Charging Doc which allows the TouchPad to be docked and charged at the same time without any cables.

The TouchPad will be available from authorized retailers, and directly from HP from 12 August 2011 in Singapore. It will be priced at 16GB: S$699.00 and 32GB: S$799.00.

More information about the HP TouchPad in Singapore on their website.

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Gear65 #83: HTC ChaCha (Gadget Marathon 3 of 6) Posted on: July 24, 2011 at 9:00 am Posted in: Gear65,VideoCasts

The gadget marathon continues with HTC’s first Facebook phone, and Android smartphone with a QWERTY thumb board and a dedicated Facebook button.

Link: HTC ChaCha

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Gear65 #82 – Samsung Galaxy S2 (Gadget Marathon 2 of 6) Posted on: July 23, 2011 at 9:00 am Posted in: Gear65,VideoCasts

Part 2 of our Gadget Marathon! We take a look at Samsung’s successor to their flagship Android phone, the Galaxy S2.

Link: Samsung Galaxy S2

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Gear65 #81 – Asus EeePad Transformer (Gadget Marathon 1 of 6) Posted on: July 22, 2011 at 9:09 am Posted in: Gear65,VideoCasts

Is that a netbook or a Android Honeycomb tablet? It’s an EeePad Transformer! This is the beginning of a series of gadgets we’re bringing you in the next week or so: a gadget marathon!!

Link: Asus EeePad Transformer

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Toshiba Qosmio F750 First Look Posted on: July 8, 2011 at 9:39 am Posted in: First Looks,VideoCasts

We checked out the Toshiba Qosmio F750 laptop. It’s the first glasses free 3D laptop, which uses the builtin camera to track your eyes and display a 3D looking image for you. The interesting things is that this effect can be restricted to one part of the screen, allowing you to have a combined 2D and 3D image at any given time. It also supports the Blu-ray™ XL drive to allow you to play 3D BlueRay movies and write to BlueRay discs.

Here are the rest of the specs. You can find more information at Toshiba’s site.

Qosmio F750 specifications

    39.6cm (15.6”) Full HD (1920 x 1080) glasses-free 3D display (120Hz)
    HD web camera with eye tracking technology
    Intel® Core™ i7 processor (2.00/2.90GHz Turbo) 1.333MHz
    NVIDIA® GeForce GT 540M graphics (up to 2GB)
    640GB (5400rpm) SATA hard disk drive
    6GB DDR3 (1333MHz) RAM
    Blu-ray™ XL re-recordable drive
    NVIDIA® N12P-GS 2GB(DDR3)
    Harman Kardon® stereo speakers, Dolby® Advanced Audio
    HDMI-CEC
    USB 3.0 with USB Sleep-and-Charge, Sleep-and-Music
    380.5mm x 254mm x 30mm (front) / 37.6mm (rear)

The Toshiba Qosmio F750 will be out in Singapore in August 2011. Price range was not available at the time of this post.

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Sony VAIO Z Series 2011 First Look Posted on: July 6, 2011 at 9:00 am Posted in: First Looks,VideoCasts

Justin got to check out the new 2011 VAIO Z Series Laptop at a recent Sony Event. This is the new 2011 version of the Sony VAIO Z featuring the latest Intel processors and a really cool external graphics card and dock combo. The rest of the specs are as follows.

Body: 16.65mm thick, 1.18 kgs.
Graphics: Internal – Intel HD3000 (Sandy Bridge), External – AMD 6650M GPU
Processor: Intel Core i5, i7 (Sandy Bridge).
Storage: SSD.
Connectors: Light Peak (Thunderbolt), and USB 3.0 on dock, HDMI, USB 2.0.
Display: 13.3-inch, up to 1600×900 resolution
Battery: Internal – 7 hours, External – +6 hours.

The Sony VAIO Z Series laptops will be available in Singapore at the end on July. The price range was still unavailable at the time of this post.

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Blackberry Bold 9900 First Look Posted on: July 4, 2011 at 6:13 pm Posted in: First Looks,VideoCasts

Justin got his grubby paws on a Blackberry Bold 9900. It sports a hardened glass 2.8-inch touchscreen at 640×480 resolution. Of course it comes with signature (and now improved) Blackberry full QWERTY keypad. It had built-in media buttons (play, volume, etc) and a dedicated camera button. The 5MP camera also support HD video capture. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz processor powers this smartphone, and it sports 8GB internal memory.

The Bold 9900 will be the first to arrive running BlackBerry 7OS, a new responsive UI (termed as LiquidGraphics), and supports NFC (Near Field Communications) as well. It also has built-in support for augmented reality type of applications (think Google Goggles).

We were not told about any release date or prices for Singapore. More information on the RIM Website.

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Microsoft Office 365 First Look Posted on: July 1, 2011 at 10:35 pm Posted in: First Looks,VideoCasts

On the 30th of June, Microsoft Singapore held an event to announce the launch of its Office 365 cloud-based productivity suite. Tech65 brings you this compilation of features presentations from each of the 6 stations, including mobile integration (WP7 Mango), collaboration (Sharepoint), security protection, live editing (Sharepoint), user networking (Lynx) and IT administration.

Microsoft Office 365 is available for businesses now, who can find out more and sign up for it at www.office365.com.sg.

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