Samsung has followed up their Pixon 12 or M8910 with the SCH-W880 or M8920. This new model is essentially like the first, which is a cellular phone with a camera that is much better than most cell phone cameras. In fact, it’s a lot more like a digital camera that also happens to have phone capability as well.
The SCH-W880 comes with a 12 megapixel sensor, as well as a mode dial, shutter, zoom, Xenon flash, and HD video at 30fps. It also has a 3.3 inch AMOLED WGA screen with Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth, as well as a microSD slot.
There is no word when this will come out, nor a price, but it will have a Korean release when it does. Yeah, we’re jealous.
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We always appreciate when a company ups their product with technology as Verizon has done with their Casio Exilim. Their first camera phone features a 5.1 megapixel sensor and a 3x optical zoom that allows cropping without detail loss. The display swivels to give an extra coverage while the phone is being used as a camera. The cellie also supports V Cast music, Visual Voice Mail and VZ Navigator. Verizon is offering the phone for $449.99, $279.99 with a 2 year contract.
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New York Representative Peter King has introduced a bill called the “Camera Phone Predator Alert Act.” The idea is that mobile phones with digital cameras must make a sound when a photo is taken. King believes that this will ensure public privacy and safety, especially when it comes to children. Any phone made after the date the bill is enacted cannot disable the sound. Although chances for the bill don’t look promising at this point, Japan already requires that all camera phones, including the iPhone, make an audible sound.
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