Summer Tech Bites
SONY will be releasing a new digital camera with
a rotating lens, making it easier for you to take those pictures
you thought were impossible to take up until now.
Cyber-shot U, the new digital steel camera (DSC-U50) lets you rotate
the lens of the camera for more angle enjoyjment. The camera uses
Memory Stick Duo which is about a third smaller in size compared
to the regular memory stick making it easier to carry around. Cyber
Shot U comes in three colors: silver, orange and black and will
be in stores on September 19th.
Marketing has launched a new broadband English learning tool called
e-English Gym Pocket. This is to go alongside their English tutorial
website EnglishGym (http://www.e-englishgym.com/)
The E-English Gym Pocket went on sale on August 21, 2003 in order
to enhance your English learning experience on the website.
This new e-English Gym Pocket uses SONY's Clie system where you
can review what you've learned and studied on their site. There
are two ways to study: The Training Studier that allows you
to practice pronunciation and the Comprehension Studier that allows
you to study conversation while watching and listening to a certain
situational image. It was important that along with listening comprehension
skills, conversational and imagery skills were added to the study
You can use your spare time on the train, in a cafe or just killing
time waiting for your friend to enhance your English skills. A great
aid for students and for those wanting more than just a textbook.
Hold out your Palms
Japan has uncovered the CLIE PEG-UX50 - the first Palm OS device
to support both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth out of the box, also packing
a landscape display and digital camera.
Sony has taken another first in the Palm OS market with the release
in Japan of the CLIE PEG-UX50, the first Palm OS device to include
both the Bluetooth and 802.11b (Wi-Fi) networking standards. It
also features a new rotated screen as part of a new clamshell design,
a keyboard, and other Sony extras.
The PEG-UX50 is a "landscape clamshell", with a 480 x
320 pixel screen that runs width-wise rather than vertically, as
on nearly every other Palm OS handheld to date. It also uses the
same "Twist and Rotate" flip design as Sony's previous
portrait-oriented handhelds which leaves room for a larger keyboard
as well. The entire devices measures 103 x 87 x 18mm when closed,
and weighs in at 175 grams. Available now at ¥70,000 at most
retail stores nationwide.