Sunday, April 27, 2008

'Does not crack under pressure"

Here's an interesting piece of news. I'm sure everyone is familiar with this logo.

Its usually associated with watches, F1, (now) sunglasses too.... but a phone?

TAG HEUER has just announced the release of a phone under their product line, "tagged" as the TAG HEUER MERIDIIST. Click here.

  • Made of stainless steel
  • Swiss engineered and hand assembled from 430 components (!)
  • Has an unscratchable 60.5 carats sapphire crystal
  • 7 hours talk time
  • 28 DAYS of standby time
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Two display screens; a 1.9" display with QVGA resolution and a display at the top indepently showing the time (but of course!)
  • Available Sept 2008
  • Price: Estimate 3400-3900EUR
I'm an avid supporter of TAG HEUER watches, and loyally believe in their principles and "swiss-precision" watch expertise, but to own a Meridiist, I think I'll just stand by and watch only.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Size is everything... & a preview

Size is everything alright. Especially when its 24inches of it. From now on, writing posts on my blog will never be the same again. Got this not long ago, to replace an aging PC. I decided to move to Apple quite a while ago, and you know what? I have no regrets. Why people don't switch over I don't know!

Anyway, a little piece of interesting news I just stumbled across, you know the faithful Nokia 6300 that everyone seems to own these days?
Well, it just got slightly better. Nokia has, yet again, pulled a fast one on us, and now released a Nokia 6300"i".
Retaining the same form factor as the classic Nokia 6300, this "upgrade" is now equipped with Wi-Fi to support fast data transfers, VOIP for making internet calls and even Nokia Maps (which isn't that big a thing yet in Brunei). But otherwise, you still get the same 2" QVGA TFT display, 2mp camera, microSD card support and stereo Bluetooth.

Why break something if its not broken right? I for one have always liked the Nokia 6300 and I still recommend it to people wanting a phone that does it all.

The "i" version, for those interested in an upgrade, should be available in 2Q this year, AND, it comes only in Graphite Grey, for now.