Powered By Windows (Part 1) - Nokia Lumia 710, Nikon D800, Mini Boom & Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

5/11/2012 5:39:36 PM

A lot of buzz has been going on in the tech industry when Nokia announced that they were going to partner with Microsoft to make Windows Phone 7 phones. The news was met with a mix of optimism and scepticism. We may have been made to wait months for any news about the new phones, but here's one of them, the Nokia Lumia 710. Running WP7 Mango, this 1.4GHz smartphone is a zippy phone, and a very competitively priced one at that, considering that it boasts the same processor and RAM of its brother, the Lumia 800. The Lumia's ClearBlack 3.7 inch display is complemented by a 5MP rear-facing camera capable of capturing 720p videos and swappable covers, which used to be commonplace amongst Nokia phones of old. The Lumia 710 also comes with 8GB of internal memory, which provides a fair bit of space to store all your songs, photos and videos.

Nokia Lumia 710

Price: $325

Description: Nokia Lumia 710

Desirable Upgrade

Those looking to upgrade their DSLR equipment to something that is a bit more professional need not look further than the Nikon D800. The Japanese camera maker's latest semiprofessional DSLR is a lust-worthy beast that is sure to help you to capture the best scenes with ease. The D800 features a full frame 36MP CMOS sensor powered by Nikon's latest Expeed 3 dual image processor that delivers outstanding system performance, high speed processing and state of the art phase detection autofocus system and the fastest data transfer rates. The 3.2 inch LCD panel also allows users to view the photos that they've taken, and you can have a crowd gathered around too as the LCD screen has a viewing angle of 170 degrees. The ISO count has also been boosted up to 25600 to allow photo-taking even in the darkest of conditions, making it a versatile camera in almost any condition whatsoever.

Nikon D800

Price: TBA

Description: Nikon D800


Mini Boom

Trust Logitech to innovate peripherals into something completely new and unique. The company's latest Mini Boombox speaker is unlike any other. Incorporating Bluetooth technology and a microphone that allows the mini speaker to double as a speakerphone, the Logitech Mini Boombox has it all. If you're the kind of person who loves to talk for hours on end, you'll love the Mini Boombox. Capable of up to 10 hours of listening and talk time, the device charges over USB so you won't have to worry about the battery running out if you have a USB charging device nearby. Definitely a great gadget to pair with Skype or your VoIP software of choice.

Logitech Mini Boombox

Price: $99

Description: Logitech Mini Boombox


The Next Bestseller?

ot satisfied with just launching a 10.1 inch slate, a 5.0 inch one and a 7.0 one, Samsung has recently tapped into the market by launching yet another Android tablet, and this time it's the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. Featuring a dual core 1.4GHz processor and Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system, the Tab 7.7 is for those who want to carry a tablet around, but prefer something that would fit nicely in their handbags. Also featuring the brand's critically-acclaimed Super AMOLED+ display technology, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 supports a wide array of video formats including MPEG-4, H.264, WMV and DivX. Not only that, it's also capable of playing back 1080p videos with ease, making it a great portable multimedia device while on the go.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

Price: $680

Description: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7


Orbiting the Cyberspace

Ultrabooks are fast replacing more conventional notebooks and netbooks as the portable computer of choice, with PC makers left, right and centre all busying themselves with their latest variant of the sleek ultraportable. Powered by either an Intel Second Generation Core i3 or i5 processor, the U840's specs also include up to 8GB of RAM, a choice of either 128GB SSD or 320/500GB hybrid drive, a 14-inch display with LED backlighting, an LED backlit keyboard (which is a first amongst all the Ultrabooks we've seen so far) and features a quoted battery life of up to eight hours. Unlike most other Ultrabooks, the U840 also comes with quite a number of ports to serve your needs. These include a full-sized HDMI port, three USB ports, one of which is USB 3.0, and also includes Toshiba's USB Sleep & Charge technology that allows devices to be charged whist the Ultrabook is in a sleep state.

Toshiba Satellite U840 Series

Price: $1,115

Description: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

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