I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking ‘goodness, I really should start doing my bit for the environment, and whilst I’m rubbish at turning things off standby, I could perhaps be convinced to buy an eco-kettle. But which eco-kettle should I buy?’, right? Oh. Well, perhaps you should be thinking that.
How attached are you to the idea of your toast being evenly browned? How committed are you to collecting every piece of tenuous Star Wars memorabilia ever? If the answers are not at all, and very much indeed respectively, have we got a product for you.
When is a BlackBerry not a BlackBerry? When it’s a BlackBerry Storm. RIM has strapped on a touchscreen, a 3.2-megapixel camera and those happy faces in the picture above definitely look like members of the consumer market. So, now that the latest incarnation of the mobile e-mail machine has even lost its hardware QWERTY keyboard, what exactly can we expect from this newly launched…
We got a first look at the G1, having prised it from the hands of every other UK tech journalist (seriously – I've got bruises). The phone comes into its own when you personalise it with your own apps, but this is a good chance to see the UI and what HTC have come up with.
So, here we go again. It’s a cold September morning, and yet again, we’re all here, poised, ready and waiting for an Apple announcement. Except this one is slightly different.
We know what the product is. We don’t know who’s going to tell us about it (there are rumours that we’ll get an Actual Steve Sighting) and we’re not entirely sure what the details are going to be (although the smart money is on O2). It’s also UK specific, lending further weight to the iPhone-report stuff. If Steve does turn up, I’m three rows from the front. If the phone does go to O2, I have an O2 contract. And if it’s not an iPhone announcement? Well, we’re all screwed.
HP staged a mammoth launch last night in New York, and demonstrated their commitment to the (some say) dying PDA market, launching two new models aimed at the enterprise market. However, they had some smartphone offerings too, as seen in the Business Navigator (iPaq 614c) and the Business Messenger (iPaq 914c) pictured here.
So, yesterday we heard about how Blu-ray s taking over the world. They're winning the war. They're the format of choice. Or are they? I'm here waiting for the Toshiba/HD-DVD press conference to start, and wondering if there's another side to the story….
First up, we get a look at the new stuff coming from Toshiba though.
You can't get away from it. The future is green, and any CE company that doesn't react to that isn't going to last much longer. That's why Philips are holding a workshop dedicated to their sustainability. So here we go.
From 2000, coverage of green issues in the media has increased 200%, apparently. It's a hot topic for everyone from Richard & Judy to the Daily Mail. Philips want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Nice soundbite.
There’s always th chance to see what’s in R&D for the consumer electronics giants at these things, and today at Philips is no difference. They’ve got a couple of interesting products on display, and of course the inevitable 3D screens. Feeling like I’m feeling today, I can’t look at one for longer than about 3 seconds without wanting to curl up in a corner and rock.
Well, Bluray have got their first, by ensuring their press conference is the day before HD-DVDs, and therefore they're first to declare that they are winning the format war. But don't worry, no doubt you'll hear something to the contrary…