Samsung GT-I8000 Omnia II is a new Samsung’s touchscreen mobile running Windows Mobile OS but unfortunately not Windows 7 Phone Series but version 6.5. Niall Magennis at TrustedReviews posted a review and thinks that the Samsung Omnia II features impressive design, good screen and multimedia capabilites but unfortunately it is let down bu its processor. Should’ve opted for the 1 GHz Snapdragon. Well, that’s at least what we think.
Like there wasn’t enough of Intel Pine Trail netbooks till now Packard Bell blessed us with another one the Packard Bell Dot S2 10.1 inch netbook. Ardjuna Seghers at TrustedReviews posted a review and he thinks while the Dot S2 isn’t the best good looking netbook out there it delivers excellent keyboard and touchpad, decent sounding speakers and good screen.
It looks like that AMD isn’t giving up the fight with Intel in the portable notebook market even though most manufacturers are releasing Intel models only. Jerry Jackson at NotebookReview posted a review on the Toshiba Satellite T135D-S1324 13.3 inch AMD Notebook. He thinks that in comparison to the Intel powered Toshiba Satellite T135 delivers the AMD powered Toshiba Satellite 135D brings better performance including better integrated graphics in form of ATI Radeon HD3200 but shorter battery life of “only” 5.5 hours compared to the Intel powered T135′s 8 hours and at the bottom line also note that the AMD version is $100 cheaper which isn’t bad. All and all it’s pretty much what we expected as the Intel CULV in combination with Intel GMA 4500MHD is no match for the AMD Turion Neo X2 and ATI Radeon HD3200. But as usually more power means shorter battery life but to be honest we think that 5.5 hour battery life is pretty adequate. Enough of chit-chat hit the link for full review.
We’ve always been fans of small laptops packing “some” graphical punch so we are always happy when we see a review of another one. Florian Wimmer at NotebookCheck posted a review on the Lenovo Ideapad S12 12 inch ION Netbook. He thinks the IdeaPad S12 is a bit big to be called a netbook but as it features the underpowered Intel Atom it kind of still falls in the netbook territory. It is well designed and built what is to be expected from Lenovo that’s why we’ve always been fans of Idepad range but unfortunately Lenovo hasn’t exactly blessed us here in the UK with a wide release of its consumer models. Maybe we’ll have to go for a short shopping trip across the pond to get ourselves a couple. As for the ION graphics we’ve come to know that it can do some gaming with older titles and that it can play HD video. Well, sort of.
At HandsOnReviews we love games. Recently we’ve been enjoying Mass Effect 2 so we are always happy when new gaming peripherals are launched. Luke Westaway at Cnet posted a review on the Microsoft SideWinder X4 Gaming Keyboard. He thinks the Microsoft SideWinder X4 will satisfy both gamers and casual users as it offers macro recording system, plenty of customisation while being stylish and practical for casual use as well. He did mention that he would’ve wished for a bit more wrist support though.
Craving for a Micro Four Thirds digital camera. We sure know a person or two that definitely do. Luckily for everyone Jamison Cush at DigitalCameraReview posted Round Up: A Micro Four Thirds Field Guide. he compares all the Micro Four Thirds Digital Cameras currently available for your pleasure Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1, Olympus PEN EP-1, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1, Olympus PEN E-P2 and Olympus PEN E-PL1. Our favorite is the Olympus PEN E-P2 let us know which one you fancy.
Are you after a portable computer with a proper processor. No Atom, no CULV but full powered 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. We know that we are and LG S210-K.CBMAG 12.1 inch Portable Notebook is here to bring us everything we asked for in small 12.1 inch solid chassis. Sebastian Jentsch at Notebookcheck posted a review and thinks LG S210-K.CBMAG is a very efficient notebook as it is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo T9550 2.66 GHz but yet features a small, portable and light chasis so you really get best of both worlds – power and portability combined in one.
Who says touchscreen mobile phones can’t be cheap? LG proved with LG Pop GD510 that everyone can now afford a touchscreen mobile phone. It may not be iPhone but still delivers the joy of touching. Frank Lewis at Cnet thinks the LG Pop GD510 packs basic features, cute and simple styling, responsive resistive touchscreen and easy-to-use interface.
It looks like Cnet decided to bombard us with video hands-ons from the WMC. Well we can’t really complain about it as we love HTC’s Sense UI as satisfied owners of HTC Hero that could teach an iPhone couple of tricks. All videos embedded after the break for your convenience.
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