|Smarthouse Magazine has the goss on The Bug on display at Commercial Broadcasting Australia’s collection in Domayne at Alexandria (Sydney). The Bug records live digital radio so you can pause, rewind up to 12 minutes, store it as an MP3 for your PC, or onto a SD card.|
|Sony Ericsson has announced the update to their high end smart phone, the P910i. Changes include 64MB memory (up from 16MB), 262,000 colours (up from 65,000), 1GB Sony Stick Duo support, and “a fully featured keyboard on the back of the flip for easy text input”.|
Nokia’s latest Symbian phone with an inbuilt 1 megapixel camera, the 7610, has finally starting to hit local stores. Vodafone is advertising a $AU350 price on a $60 monthly plan, and Optus has them for $AU499, $AU429 or $AU199 on their Optimiser 55, 77 and 99 plans respectively. Outright purchase appears to be between $AU847 and $AU999 depending where you buy it from. Australian IT has a review.
Update : (July 13 2004) A B Digital reseller in Carousel offered the phone on the 77 plan for $AU249.
Is LG about to announce the Australian version of it’s HDTV PVR, similar to the U.S. version, the LST-3410A? We’re guessing there will be an announcement soon. Australian Personal Video Recorders are few and far between, and those that are available aren’t from well known brands (Strong SRT 5390, Topfield TF5000PVRt) or focus their attention on DVD-R/RAM (Panasonic DMR-E100H, Samsung DVD-H40A). What the Australian market needs is a HDTV capable PVR from a major brand name. If LG announces their model soon we’ll see a few other big brands follow.
A review of the U.S. version is available at Sound & Vision Online.
“Sanctuary Cove is installing what is claimed to be the fastest residential broadband in the country, at 500Mbps”, as reported in the article ‘Fastest’ 500Mbps broadband. The developers used fibre instead of the more common ADSL technology that currently only supports a maximum of 1.5Mbps.