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Review: Samsung NV4 8.2MP Camera

March 31, 2008

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Samsung NV4 Silver FrontSamsung NV4 Black Front

RM1129 (Silver & Black)

Basic Specification:

  • 3X Optical Zoom Lens
  • 8.2 Megapixel Camera
  • 2.5″ Intelligent LCD Screen
  • DIS (Digital Image Stabilization)
  • Face detection
  • Auto Red-eye Fix
  • Advance Movie Mode: MPEG-4, Optical Zoom, Pause & Edit
  • Self Portrait Mode
  • Photo Style Selector
  • Multimedia Camera: (MP3 with Virtual 3D Sound, PMP, Text Viewer)

Full camera specification can be found here.

Click on the below link to view actual pictures taken using the camera.

Samsung NV4 Auto with Flash – Mode set to Auto with Flash turned ON.

Samsung NV4 Auto without Flash – Mode set to Auto with Flash turned OFF.

Samsung NV4 Close Up – Mode set to Close up and taken with object as close as possible.

Samsung NV4 Night Scene – Mode set to Night Scene

With 2 colours to choose from, this camera can be purchase at Fresh Gear online store at only RM1129.

Packages comes with:-

  • Camera
  • SLB-0937 Li-ion Battery (3.7V 900mAh)
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • AV Cable
  • Headphone for music listening
  • Camera Strap
  • Software CD
  • User Manual
  • Product Warranty form

Samsung NV4 Package Content Click on image to enlarge

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Review: Samsung L110 8.2MP Camera

March 31, 2008

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Samsung L110 Black Front Samsung L110 Silver Front

RM799 (Silver & Black)

Basic Specification:

  • 3X Optical Zoom Lens
  • 8.2 Megapixel Camera
  • 2.5″ Intelligent LCD Screen
  • DIS (Digital Image Stabilization)
  • OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) Available only on L110, not in L100
  • Face detection
  • Auto Red-eye Fix
  • ACB (Auto Contrast Balance)
  • Movie Mode: Optical Zoom, Pause & Edit
  • Self Portrait Mode

Full camera specification can be found here.

Click on the below link to view actual pictures taken using the camera.

Samsung L110 Auto with Flash – Mode set to Auto with Flash turned ON.

Samsung L110 Auto without Flash – Mode set to Auto with Flash turned OFF.

Samsung L110 Close Up – Mode set to Close up and taken with object as close as possible.

Samsung L110 Night Scene – Mode set to Night Scene

With 2 colours to choose from, this camera can be purchase at Fresh Gear online store at only RM799.

Packages comes with:-

  • Camera
  • SLB-10A Li-ion Battery (3.7V 1050mAh)
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • AV Cable
  • Camera Strap
  • Software CD
  • User Manual
  • Product Warranty form

Samsung L110 Package Content Click on image to enlarge

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Review: Samsung L100 8.2MP Camera

March 31, 2008

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Samsung L100 Silver Front Samsung L100 Blue Front

Samsung L100 Red Front Samsung L100 Black Front

RM699 (Red, Blue, Silver & Black)

Basic Specification:

  • 3X Optical Zoom Lens
  • 8.2 Megapixel Camera
  • 2.5″ Intelligent LCD Screen
  • DIS (Digital Image Stabilization)
  • Face detection
  • Auto Red-eye Fix
  • ACB (Auto Contrast Balance
  • Movie Mode: (Record, Zoom, Pause and Edit)
  • Self Portrait Mode

Full camera specification can be found here.

Click on the below link to view actual pictures taken using the camera.

Samsung L100 Auto with Flash – Mode set to Auto with Flash turned ON.

Samsung L100 Auto without Flash – Mode set to Auto with Flash turned OFF.

Samsung L100 Night Scene – Mode set to Night Scene

With 4 colours to choose from, this camera can be purchase at Fresh Gear online store at only RM699.

Packages comes with:-

  • Camera
  • SLB-10A Li-ion Battery (3.7V 1050mAh)
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • AV Cable
  • Camera Strap
  • Software CD
  • User Manual
  • Product Warranty form

Samsung L100 Package Content Click on image to enlarge)

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Review: Samsung S860 8.1MP Camera

March 31, 2008

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Samsung S860 Samsung S860 Silver Front
RM569 (Silver & Black)
Basic Specification:
  • 3X Optical Zoom Lens
  • 8.1 Megapixel Camera
  • 2.4″ TFT Colour LCD Screen
  • DIS (Digital Image Stabilization)
  • Face detection
  • High Sensitivity IS0 1000
  • Photo Help Guide
  • 11 Scene Mode

Full camera specification can be found here.

Click on the below link to view actual pictures taken using the camera.

Samsung S860 Auto with Flash – Mode set to Auto with Flash turned ON.

Samsung S860 Auto without Flash – Mode set to Auto with Flash turned OFF.

Samsung S860 Close Up – Mode set to Close up and taken with object as close as possible.

Samsung S860 Night Scene – Mode set to Night Scene

With 2 colours to choose from, this camera can be purchase at Fresh Gear online store at only RM569.

Packages comes with:-

  • Camera
  • AA battery
  • USB Cable
  • Camera Strap
  • Software CD
  • User Manual
  • Product Warranty form

Samsung S860 Package Content Click on image to enlarge

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Review: Samsung S760 7.2MP Camera

March 30, 2008

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Samsung S760 Black Samsung S760 Blue

Samsung S760 Pink Samsung S760 Silver

Basic Specification:

  • 3X Optical Zoom Lens
  • 7.2 Megapixel Camera
  • 2.4″ TFT Colour LCD Screen
  • DIS (Digital Image Stabilization)
  • Face detection
  • High Sensitivity ISO1000
  • Photo Help Guide
  • 11 Scene Mode

Full camera specification can be found here.

Click on the below link to view actual pictures taken using the camera.

Samsung S760 Auto with flash – Mode set to Auto with Flash turned ON.

Samsung S760 Auto without flash – Mode set to Auto with Flash turned OFF.

Samsung S760 Close Up – Mode set to Close up and taken with object as close as possible.

Samsung S760 Night Scene – Mode set to Night Scene

With 4 colours to choose from, this camera can be purchase at Fresh Gear online store at only RM499.

Packages comes with:-

  • Camera
  • AA battery
  • USB Cable
  • Camera Strap
  • Software CD
  • User Manual
  • Product Warranty form

Samsung S760 package content (Click on image to enlarge)

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News: Fresh Gear Facebook Page is up and running!

March 27, 2008

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Dear friends,

Fresh Gear’s Facebook page is up and running. With this new page on Facebook, we hope to create a small Fresh Gear Club!

The page is dedicated to people who just can’t live without gadgets. This new page hopes to gather like minded people like you to join in as fan.

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If you …

1. Check to see if there is internet connection in hotel before you travel..

2. Becomes lost and bored when the internet connection is down…

3 . Will make a turn back to take your PDA/phone if you left it at home but will not do the same with driving license…

4. Have a bookmark of CNET, Mobile88, MyPDAcafe or even Fresh Gear website somewhere in your browser…

5. Will flip directly to electronic / technology section in a credit card reward program booklet to see even though you do not have enough bonus points …

6. Have difficulty choosing between a latest PDA phone and a short holiday trip…

7. Will leave your wife/girlfriend (or maybe husband/boy friend) shopping for something else when you visit the nearest IT centre / electronic centre…

8. Without fail been to the last 3 PC Fair in KL…

9. Bring your phone/PDA/laptop along in your home toilet…

10. Subscribe to anyone of the the service provider’s unlimited data plan for internet access…

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If you answer “Yes” to any one of the above or more, We love to know you! 🙂 Come join us in Facebook to share your love and passion for gadgets!

If you are interested to contribute to the articles in our Fresh Gear Blog or Fresh Gear Facebook, let us know too!

With lots of Love,

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p/s: Its not all about business, its about making friends also.

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Upcoming: Asus Lamborghini ZX1

March 27, 2008

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What happens when you put one of Taiwan’s fastest growing tech manufacturer and one of Italy’s legendary supercar manufacturer?

In 2006 you get this.

Lamborghini Asus laptop (Click on enlarge)

Now in 2008, you get this!

Asus Lamborghini ZX1

Too bad it doesn’t comes with bright yellow like it’s laptop brother but it sure looks great! They have the “ZX1” embossed on the side as the On/Off button, the Lamborghini outer logo shaped centre button and even carbon fibre wallpaper background to match the “carbon fibre” housing on the phone.

What about specification? Will it live up to it’s name?

Dimensions: 115.6mm x 59.4mm x 13.2 mm (119gram)

Networks: Quadband with 3G & HSDPA

Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS

OS: Windows Mobile 6.1

Camera: 3MP camera with Autofocus

Processor: IT2431 450MHz

Memory: 128MB/256MB (RAM/ROM) with MicroSD slot

Battery: 1150mAh Li-on with 5 hours talk time

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Rumour has it that it will come installed with Asus new Touch UI (very iPhone like) on this new Smartphone.

Check out the video on the Asus new Touch UI.

Don’t expect this to be cheap!

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Tips: How to Hard Reset LG KS-20

March 25, 2008

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1. Turn off the LG KS-20 completely (do this by pressing and holding the power button and wait for the prompt).
2. Press and hold these three buttons–volume down, Call and power–till the LED (this is beside the front camera) flashes.
3. Release the buttons. That same LED should flash blue/red/green and power up.
4. The KS20 should be in a clean state.

LG KS20

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Hack: Asus P750 hacked to run at VGA resolution

March 24, 2008

A few days ago some enterprising Russian Asus fans discovered that instead of official QVGA 240×320 px screen, Asus P750 communicator actually has a full blown VGA display.

Turns out that earlier this year, due to a rare quirk in a global supply chain, Asus got the shipment of 2.6″ VGA displays for P750 delivered, instead of expected QVGAs, and at a better price.

But since the Asus P750 and all the software on it was already specc’ed for QVGA, they just disabled VGA resolution and made it run at QVGA quality.

So the hackers (Sorg and GreateVK) among Russian Asus fans decided to do what they do best. Hack into Asus P750 WM 6 firmware and let the phone show off all it’s powers.

And, after a few sleepless nights, they succeeded:

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What you see in the picture is Asus P750 running at a full blown 640×480px VGA resolution.

So far the display is working only at 96 DPI, instead of the usual WM 6 192 DPI VGA display resolution, and there are some bugs in the hack, so no public download is available yet.

But, Sorg says that as soon as he and GreatVK get some sleep, they are getting back to work, and should have the downloadable patch for happy Asus P750 owners ready in a week.

Note: This post is for educational purposes only. Fresh Gear will NOT be responsible for any damage / malfunction caused by the hack whether directly or indirectly. You are strongly advised to proceed at your own risk.

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Rumour: Apple iPhone Clamshell / 2.0 / 3.0 / Nano

March 24, 2008

So can Apple come up with something as appealing as iPhone, in another form factor, e.g. – clamshell.

Yes. It does:

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The drawings above, are Photoshop renderings, based on a device described in a recent Apple’s patent application, called “Dual sided trackpad“.

It shows that Apple may indeed be working on a clamshell iPhone device. But with a twist.

iPhone 2.0 clamshell patent

The main idea with this device is to separate capacitive touch sensor array and the phone display into two separate units. Then put the touch sensor array on a translucent (transparent) panel, make this panel touch sensitive on both sides – top and bottom and connect them with a hinge.

That’s it. You’ve got you flip iPhone.

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When device is closed, transparent touch sensitive panel is covering the whole display area and you’ve got your ordinary full multi-touchscreen iPhone.

When you flip iPhone open, you have a normal phone display and another side of the trackpad becomes multi-touch-active. Through it you control the phone:

If you want to dial a number, you can just draw it on a trackpad.
Or the rotational dial may appear on display, and you rotate it by sliding finger on a track pad.
In the open mode, the transparent trackpad can easily be made to display the standard T9 keypad and other symbols. That can be accomplished by making polarized number and symbol markings that can only be seen when the trackpad is open. Or they can be implemented as tiny LED’s.
When needed, you can keep both sides of the cover/trackpad touch-active at the same time. Thus having “six degrees of freedom” for control, and enabling 3D gestures on the device. Standard multi-touch gestures along “XY” axis on one side of trackpad, adding “Z” axis for the touch events on the other.
This dual sided trackpad approach can be applied to media player functionality as well. When media player mode is selected and cover is closed, it works just like iPod Touch does – media controls on the screen and you control it via touch/gestures.

Flip it open, and another side of the trackpad acts as a scroll wheel on a standard iPod and more.

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So what’s the point of all these shenanigans?

Well, for one, you can make the overall device much smaller, when closed. It will be much more convenient to carry around and will fit well in your pocket.

And it’s also about this clamshell form factor thing. I know quite a few people that won’t even consider any other form of device for a mobile phone.

Also notice how all the pictures in here are pretty similar in shape to the latest generation of iPod Nano?

Well, this might be yet another way Apple may take to create iPhone Nano device.

And a stand alone iPod Nano may also benefit from such setup. Same size, with two times bigger display. iPod Touch Nano or iPod Nano Touch, anyone?

iTablet, Macbook with dual sided trackpads too? Why not

While dual sided trackpad on a new phones is interesting, Apple sees much wider applications for the whole idea.

One of them is Apple Tablet.

Just take the standard laptop form factor, put all the electronics behind the display panel, and make all the bottom part into a transparent dual sided trackpad. And you’ve got yourself an iTab:

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In a closed position, it becomes a standard slate tablet computer, with a multi-touch touchscreen.
Open it to up-to 160 degree angle, and it becomes a normal laptop computer. The bottom side becomes the control device, with multi-touch trackpad and/or keyboard functions. Add polarized light symbols and/or that multi-touch keyboard technologies, that Apple has been developing for a while now, and overall experience might be richer then on today’s Macbook.
Then, if the tablet is open form more then 160 degrees, sharing mode can be enabled. The picture on display rotates 180 degrees, towards the person(s) you are making the presentation for, and you control the process via trackpad on your side. Or split screen mode can be enabled, so both you and the presentee see the same picture.
And, of course, the same dual sided transparent trackpad technology can be applied to your standard Macbook computer. Why? Think Sideshow, just simpler to make and use, cheaper and more capable.

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When your computer is open, it’s just another multi-touch trackpad. Close it, and the trackpad becomes a small external display (just like Vista Sideshow), with full multi-touch capabilities.

You can check your e-mails, control iTunes music player, receive weather alerts and quite a few other things.

And, as patent application says, when OLED displays become mainstream, they will allow only a small part of the display that is visible through the trackpad to be active.

Now think about wide trackpads that are on Macbook Pro’s already. Make the dual sided transparent trackpads a little bigger in size – something like current iPod Touch. Think about laptop battery. Touchscreen. MacbookAir…

Currently both your iPod and Macbook gives you several hours of music, video playback and net browsing on one charge.

But put a dual-sided transparent trackpad on a Macbook Air, and you got yourself an ultimate travel device. Thin, light and, with only part of the OLED display beneath trackpad active, it can work for days, when needed, on one charge.

And in case you are wondering how far these drawings are from the real product, take a look at this picture:

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The drawing on the right is the picture from the original iPhone patent, which was filed on March 03, 2006. The “Dual sided trackpad” patent was filed on Sept. 06 that same year.

So, while no promises here, and there are quite a few Apple’s patents that never became something more, we also might be in for some interesting surprises this sumer/fall.

You can download full patent application here (1.8MB *.pdf).

Source: unwiredview.com

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