MWC 2010: Day 3 Round Up

Day 3 of MWC 2010 draws to a close, and today surprisingly saw quite a few animal-inspired devices. Obviously yesterday we had the Puma Phone, but today saw Sonim launch the XP2 Spirit with its sturdy sheet of protective "Gorilla…

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic "Tube" to be announced on October 2nd?

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A Czech website, Mobil.cz, has managed to get its hands on what appears to be the first official press shot of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, a.k.a. the “Tube”. The handset, which is Nokia’s first touchscreen device, is looking like it’ll be announced on October 2nd at the launch of Nokia’s “Comes With Music” service…

CES 2008: LG announces plethora of LCD and Plasma screens, wheels out Mark Levinson

mark-levinson.jpgIt wasn’t all grim at LG however, admittedly. There was a bit of a ‘sleb cameo (for audiophiles, anyway), with Mark Levinson (pictured), founder of Mark Levinson Audio Systems, who specialise in ultra high-end digital audio processors, amps and sources.

Plus, as you’d expect with any consumer tech show, they announced a bunch of new LCD and Plasma TVs, with all 1080p flat panel screens being ISF-ready, and most being THX certified.

There’ll be four new product series and eight new models in terms of Plasmas alone, with six of the models walloping us with full 1080p viewing. Beautiful.

The PG 70 series will be this year’s flagship series, with full HD and free of wires. The PG 60 will apparently have a ‘vanishing edge’ design…

CES 2008: LG conference's big announcement? MPH, Mobile TV

howard-l-lance.jpgIt’s true. We sat through half an hour of statistics and sales hype, all expecting the third gen Super Blu player or something as exciting (or even an indication on what direction they feel their multi-format players are going, after the possible death of HD DVD). But no. Perhaps they canned their big next fence sittin’ multi-player and had to fill the hour with drivel about mobile TV.

But us Brits have seen mobile TV on our handsets for a few years now, with network providers offering it for awhile, albeit…