Sunday, 22 February 2009

Palm Pre

The latest contender to Apples Iphone, but i still think the recently introduced touch diamond2 from HTC is better suited for the fight.

The 8GB Palm Pre is still a formidable device, its got multi touch, wi-fi, GPS, an accelerometer and the important addition of a slide out QWERTY keypad, copy and paste, 3 Megapixel camera and MMS functionality.

One important note is that the device does not run windows mobile, its got a new proprietary WebOS, which looks cool and classy.

Undersea Fibre Optic cable to boost telecoms services in Nigeria by 2010

James Emejo from the Nigeria Thisday newspaper reports that,

"The $250 million access fibre optic undersea transmission cable being built by Main One Cable company to boost Nigeria's telecommunications capacity will be ready in june next year and will provide cheaper access to both voice and data services"

"The 1.92 Terabits per second capacity cable system, which will significantly expand internet capacity to WestAfrica is 15 times the capacity available on the entire SAT3 system and will provide wholesale connectivity between Lagos or Accra and London at prices that are 10-20 percent of what is currently available"

LG's watch phone

what time is it? Its certainly not the first attempt at creating a watch phone, but i have to say that this is by far the best design of this device that i have ever seen. the LG watchphone comes with a touch screen and HSDPA support, theres even a low res camera for video calling, an MP3 player and text to speech translation functionality, so you can have your text messages read to you in your earpiece.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Acer's new line of phones

the only spec for now is that they'll all be running Windows mobile 6.1 although 6.5 has just been released

HTC Touch pro 2 : walk through video from Engadget

Nokia N86

Nokia dont want to be left out of the Pixel war game at the Mobile world congress, MWC 2009 in Barcerlona. they've just introduced the 8 mega pixel N86. its got the now customary Carl Zeiss lens, AutoFocus, dual-LED flash and Symbian S60, a stunning 2.6-inch OLED display, 8GB of internal memory, a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack, microUSB connector and Share on Ovi integration.

Sony Ericsson Idou

Sony Ericsson's new 12.1 mega pixel phone, more information to come.

Monday, 16 February 2009

LG's GD900 with a transparent keypad

when i read about this phone i had to find some pictures, it sound unbelieveable really and even more so when you see the pictures, like there are no visible electronic tracks or inner wiring so how does it know when i have pressed a button and what material is the slider made of. theres still very little info about this device, which seems more like a concept device than anything else, but im sure everyone will look forward to its official launch later in the year but LG has announced the 13.4mm-thick GD900 this week with 7.2Mbps HSDPA and it features the world's first transparent keypad that softly glows when open. The company has also designed a dedicated Bluetooth headset to go along with its latest work of art.

HTC Touch Pro 2

3.6-inch 800 x 400 screen. 512MB of ROM, 288MB of RAM, microSD expansion, and a 3.2 megapixel cam. the Touch Pro2 is HTC's QWERTY slider and introduces so-called "Straight Talk" technology for "seamlessly" transitioning conversations between email, single-line calls, and party calls.

HTC Touch Diamond 2

3.6-inch 480 x 800 LCD up front, and around back there's a 5 megapixel camera. 528MHz processor, 0.54-inches. 512MB ROM and 288MB RAM. This phone should be available in Europe and Asia in the second quarter of 2009.

Nokia E55

Nokia's E55 compact QWERTY smart phone is really thin, Nokia is calling it the "worlds thinnest smartphone". How thin, i dont know yet :-)

Nokia N75

Nokia have officially announced their full QWERTY side-slide phone

Sunday, 15 February 2009

It appears the boffins over at Lenovo are working overtime, churning out some really interesting devices, and they are not bad to look at either. Lenovo's IdeaPad Y650 the 16-inch laptop's packing a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 processor and X4500 integrated graphics, 1366 x 768widescreen TFT LCD, up to 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 320GB HDD, DVD burner, 6-cell battery, WiFi and Bluetooth. Base price is $1,300, but an extra $100 would get you the 2.53GHz processor and NVIDIA GeForce G105M 256MB graphics card.

Samsungs Blue earth phone

there are not many details on Samsungs proposed Blue Earth handset, a seriously environmentally friendly green phone. Made from PCM, a recycled plastic from water bottles, the phone boast an "eco" mode for efficiently adjusting screen brightness, backlight duration and Bluetooth usage, and an "eco walk" app / built-in pedometer to tell you how much CO2 emission you've saved by walking instead of driving. It's got a giant solar panel on the back that'll apparently charge it enough to make a phone call anytime theres direct sunlight. It'll come in recycled packaging with an energy efficient charger. No word on the OS or hardware specs, also not a word on price yet, but environmentalists can look forward to this one second half of this year.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

N95 Winner : Emmanuel Olatinwo

Name : Emmanuel Olatinwo
Age : 26
Job : Exams finance officer @ the British Council, Lagos
Education : Final year Economics student, University of Abuja.

Friday, 13 February 2009

N95 WINNER!!!!


We would be contacting you shortly.....

Thanks to everyone who sent in an answer. Keep an eye out for next month competition - the gadget only gets better.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Dell Latitude XT2

Dell's 12.1-inch (1,280 x 800 pixel) Latitude XT2

• up to 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ULV SU9400 processor with Montevina chipset
• Intel integrated GMA 4500MHD graphics
• Windows Vista Ultimate on down
• 12.1-inch LED backlit capacitive touch-screen with EM Digitizer pen
• up to 5GB of DDR3 1066MHz (1x1GB, 1x4GB DIMM)
• up to 120GB 5400RPM SATA disk or 128GB SSD
• 802.11a/g/n WiFi and gigabit Ethernet
• 3.78-pounds (1.72-kg) with 6-cell battery
• eSATA, 2x USB 2.0, firewire, and ExpressCard 54 slot

it's much thinner than original at just .36 inches. there's also seven times more storage, a sharper 16-level e-ink display that turns pages 20 percent faster, 25 percent longer battery life, and a new five-way joystick that improves navigation.

The Original Kindle has been a hit, with the increasing popularity of e-books and e-zine, more people are begining to see the kindle as an everyday device, however the high price still prevents it form being widely used. I think its a great device and can also find many academic uses but may be we need a separate subsidised version for that.

Friday, 6 February 2009

Anabel Mobile is a Nigerian based company that aims to provide professional PDA's to the Nigerian Market, the devices are not made in Nigeria but provide an alternative in the busy Nigerian Telecommunications scene. i have included a picture from their website the Anabel PS200 which was launched in Lagos by Hollywood actress, Meagan Good. see bella naija for some pictures
The Professional Series (PS100 & PS200 phones) run on windows mobile 6.0/6.1 with bluetooth, QWERTY keyboard, 1.3 megapixel camera.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

GreyedOut Giveaway : Enter now to win a Nokia N95

The Mission One Electric bike

100% Torque without Shifting

On a motorcycle, torque is a visceral feeling. It is the rush of powering out of a curve with your knee sliding on the ground. It is the pull in your gut when you are coming off the line at full throttle. On gasoline bikes, torque means shifting gears, matching speeds, and dropping the clutch. On the Mission One, there is no clutch. There are no gears. There is just 100 foot-pounds of torque, available anywhere between 0 and 60 mph.

Top Line Components

We have complimented our groundbreaking powertrain with the best components money can buy. The Mission One is a superbike in all aspects of the word. The 2010 model comes equipped with: Ohlins inverted front forks, 43mm TiN coated tubes, Ohlins fully adjustable shock, Brembo 4 piston monobloc calipers, Marchesini wheels, and race compound tires.

Regenerative Braking

The Mission One recaptures the kinetic energy of the motorcycle during braking and turns it into electrical energy stored in the batteries. By recapturing energy, the Mission One goes further on a single charge. The Mission One also allows riders to tune their regenerative braking to fit with their riding style.

Recharge Anywhere

The Mission One's onboard charger allows riders to recharge from any standard wall socket. Recharging from empty to full takes 2.5 hours off of a 220V outlet (8 hours off of a 110V). In California, which has the 11th highest electricity prices in the US, "filling up" your bike only costs you $1.96.

Real Time Data Acquisition

The Mission One's data acquisition feature allows riders to capture ride data in real time. Riders can record ride data, such as speed, location, or lean angle; or bike data, such as motor current, battery voltage, or efficiency. Riders can take that data to their computer to analyze their performance, brag to other riders, or prepare for their next ride.

Wireless Enabled

The Mission One is the first wireless enabled motorcycle. It introduces riders to a new way of connecting to their motorcycle. When going to work on their bike, a Mission One rider will take a computer more often than a wrench. Riders will be able to download ride data, check bike status, and update bike settings in a matter of seconds through a seamless user interface.

Low Maintenance Costs

The Mission One lacks a combustion engine. That means no oil changes, no gaskets, no timing belts, no valve replacements, or spark plugs. The list goes on. The Mission One powertrain will cost less to maintain than any comparable gasoline sportbike. The battery pack on the Mission One is modular, allowing for individual sections to be replaced if they fail.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

HP IQ816 Touchsmart pc

This is one pc the whole family will love, HP's touchsmart pc is a beautiful all in one pc which competes directly with the Lenovo A600. the Touchsmart looks smarter, with the cool black finish and slim exterior, although it does look like it can fall over in my opinion,lol.

  • Dimensions : 26″ x 5.5″ x 19.6″
  • Weight : 35.3 lbs
  • Display : 25.5″ TFT active matrix
  • Display resolution : 1920 x 1200
  • Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo T8100/ 2.1 GHz
  • Chipset : Mobile Intel GM965 Express
  • Graphics : Nvidia GeForce 9600M GS
  • Hard Disk : 750GB SATA-300 7200 rpm
  • Optical drive : Blu-ray burner
  • OS : Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

Toshiba TG01

the Toshiba TG01. The 9.9-mm thin handset will feature a 4.1-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) touchscreen display, HSDPA data, GPS, WiFi, a microSD slot, and custom Tosh 3D GUI and the all important 1GHz snapdragon chip that Toshiba claims makes the TG01 considerably faster than any device currently on the market with the promise to "revolutionize the mobile entertainment world."

The new PSP colors

Ah, the PSP now comes in a multitude colours, what do you think, do we really need a green PSP :-) well like someone suggested in the group, green is actually Nigeria's national colour. So come on Nigerians, lets get our green on!

Windows 7 versions

Why do microsoft always decide to release several version of the same OS, i was hoping they wouldnt do this with the release of windows 7 but alas its here again. here's the list of OS versions, the only one i care about really is windows 7 home premium.

Windows 7 Starter
  • Available worldwide to OEMs on new PCs
  • Missing Aero UI tweaks
  • Limited to 3 simultaneous applications
Windows 7 Home Basic (Vista equivalent: $200)
  • Only available in emerging markets
  • Missing Aero UI tweaks
Windows 7 Home Premium (Vista equivalent: $260)
  • Available worldwide, to OEMs and in retail
  • Includes Aero UI tweaks
  • Features multi-touch capabilities
  • Adds "premium" games
  • Adds media capabilities (Media Center, DVD playback, DVD creation, etc.)
  • Can create home network groups
Windows 7 Professional (Vista equivalent: $300)
  • Available worldwide, to OEMs and in retail
  • Includes all features of Premium
  • Adds enhanced networking capabilities (Remote Desktop host, domain support, offline folders, etc.)
  • Adds Mobility Center
  • Adds Presentation Mode
Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Available only in volume licenses
  • Includes all features of Professional
  • Adds Branch Cache
  • Adds Direct Access
  • Adds BitLocker
Windows 7 Ultimate (Vista equivalent: $320)
  • Limited OEM and retail availability
  • Includes all features of Enterprise

Sunday, 1 February 2009

President Obama gets to keep his blackberry 8830

Motorola Krave ZN4

Krave combines the cutting-edge convenience of touch with the familiar comfort and easy handling of a flip phone design. Experience two layers of touch with this innovative device. With the flip closed, the interactive clear flip provides fast, one-touch access to the camera, picture gallery, live TV, music, VZ Navigator, and viewing of pictures and text messages so it’s easy to access your favorite features. With the flip open, you can access the full range of menu options. Haptic technology provides reassuring sensory feedback so you know your touch was registered.

Talk/Standby time

500 hours of standby time; 250 minutes talk time4


RF: CDMA EV-DO 800/1900; CDMA 1X/EV-DO




51x105x19 mm


950.00 mAh


Class 2 Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology3, 3.5mm, USB 2.0 HS


2.8” 240x400 65k TFT; flip resolution 240x320


EMS, MMS, SMS, Email (Brew App) IM (Dwnld BREW), OW 7 (WAP 2.0), BREW 3.1.41


AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, AMR NB, MIDI, MP3,WMA v10, WMA v9


Capture/Playback/Streaming1, H.263, H.264, MPEG4,WMV v9


2.0 megapixel camera, Digital Zoom, Fixed Focus


Up to 8GB microSD optional removable memory, 130MB user available memory

HP IQ770 touchscrreen desktop

“Back to the Future”. HP’s media pc may look like its straight out of a movie, but it is not a prototype, it does exist, with a touch screen and a host of user friendly utilities and add on’s, it aims to be a hub for your digital home and media activities, viewing photos and videos on its 19” widescreen bright view LCD . It is powered by an AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-52 processor, features a 2 GB DDR2 memory, 320GB HDD, Nvidia Geforce Go 7600 graphics, ATSC HDTV Turner, wifi and an inbuilt 1.3 megapixel camera. You can also hook up the wireless keyboard and mouse provided, for traditional use. The IQ770 looks great, and runs the windows vista home premium, packed with many useful applications for streaming media to other devices in your home network, recording media for television, as well as handwriting recognition.

Lenovo Thinkpad X300

First class. The X300 is an improvement on the ThinkPad X61. The X300 is light, thin and a direct competitor to the macbook air. It has an inbuilt DVD drive, a rarity in its class of personal computers. At its heart is an amazing solid state drive, and although it may only be 64GB, the drive has no moving parts, is less sustainable to hard drive failures, and performs faster than regular hard drives. There’s a decent 1.2GHz Intel dual core processor and 2 GB of RAM. Weighing in at just 1.4Kg, with a full keyboard, it certainly is an ultraportable laptop. It looks rugged and sturdy, following the credible ThinkPad design mantra. The X300 has a 13.3 inch screen with a rich maximum resolution of 1440x900 pixels, it also has an inbuilt webcam and a noise canceling microphone for excellent video conferencing. The three USB ports would prove useful to a busy user, and its removable battery is a distinct advantage. The X300 is certainly a business laptop with a lot of class. Costs will vary depending on certain options at purchase.