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Posted on26. Jul, 2007 by Derek.
Perhaps one of the most interesting developments of the year, the Sony Ericsson HGE-100 GPS enabler looks like a potential hit for mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson. This tiny device incorporates a stereo portable handsfree unit with a GPS receiver, allowing users to control calls and music, or to switch to GPS mode when required.
In addition to voice or text guided GPS functionality, the HGE-100 also features a ‘Tracker’ GPS sports application. This handy utility allows users to monitor speed, distance, route, and calorie burn – it even records and analyses the data so you can monitor your progress. Along with the multimedia mp3 playback capabilities of Sony’s latest phones, the ‘Tracker’ package should prove popular with the sports enthusiast.
Due to be released from Q3 2007, the HGE-100 will be compatible with all Java enabled phones from the K800 onwards and should prove to be an attractive option for those looking for a multifunctional GPS solution.
Posted on04. Sep, 2006 by Joanna.
Sony have issued a press release, reassuring people that the long awaited GPS receiver for your PSP is one day going to be released. I last blogged on this back in March, so the news of a launch date this December is welcome. It should retail for around £30, if my Yen to Pound exchange is correct. It’s a pretty high spec (once again, if my Google Translate is reliable…) with a 20 channel receiver and around a 1sec Fix renewal. It weighs only 16g and measures a tiny 45 x 41mm.
Posted on03. Aug, 2006 by Joanna.
Sony’s branch into GPS was recent, but already they’re launching receivers for the PSP, and now for their digital cameras. The company have just announced that they have created a small device that will add location data to your photos. The unit, called GPS-CS1 for their cyber-shot cameras, is only 9cm long, and you’re meant to attach it to your belt and wear it all day as you take photos. Every 15 seconds it records your location and the time, so it can build a record of exactly where the user has been and later match up that data with the time-stamp on the photos using Sony’s GPS Image Tracker software.
Posted on13. Jul, 2006 by Joanna.
Impressed as I was when SD cards stepped up to the 2GB line, I’m embarrassingly excited by the fact that Sony have cracked the 4GB mark with their latest Memory Stick Pro Duo. While less products use this form of memory, adaptors are available for only a few quid, and for such a massive amount of storage – it’s probably worth it. It holds 3000 photos at 5megapixel resolution! How frightening is that? Anyway, as usual, if you have any questions or comments, let me know…
Posted on20. Mar, 2006 by Joanna.
Maybe not one of my typical pieces of news, but still relevant (depending on how I word it!). So the PSP has taken the world by storm. Considering that a Gameboy, the size of a small breeze block was once the height of portable entertainment with its non-colour cartridge games, it’s hard to believe that Sony’s tiny handheld device is now capable of more than your average laptop. While most blogs across the nation are counting down to the PS3 launch, I’m more interested in the fact that the PSP will soon have a digital camera and GPS receiver available as multimedia accessories.