This afternoon, the WSJ is reporting that Apple's iPhone 5 will indeed support LTE. There's additional good news for frequent travelers: it will support more LTE bands for global coverage throughout the United States, Europe, and Asian markets. Currently, Apple offers two flavors of LTE for the third generation iPad, which also runs on both Verizon and AT&T networks.
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Samsung may be developing phones that run so fast, they'll leave today's most cutting-edge dual-core phones in the dust. The company apparently has dual-core 2GHz smartphones in the works, which would theoretically be capable of 4GHz speeds, says Korea's Maeli Business Newspaper.
"We are planning to release a 2GHz dual-core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year," the paper reports a "high-ranking official" from Samsung said. "This product will have the data processing capacities of a regular PC."
The report comes as dual-core 1GHz phones such as the Motorola Atrix and LG Optimus 2X, which was the world's first dual-core phone, are just beginning to become available. A phone running with two 2GHz chips would technically be capable of running at speeds up to 4GHz, though real-world tests almost never match specs.
I first saw Sony’s 11-inch OLED XEL-1 at CES almost two years ago. I couldn’t see myself paying so much ($2500) for such a tiny screen, even though it had, at the time, the best picture that I had ever seen for something only millimeters thin.
It would appear that LG is readying their own OLED HDTV, this one being a 15-incher. It will only be on sale in Korea, sometime in November. As of now, there are no pricing details, so just take solace in the fact that it’ll fall into the OMGExpensive category.
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The Korean company Moneual has an ultra-compact mini-PC. The MiNew A10 is only 20 x 21.5 x 7cm, and can be powered up by either an Intel Atom 230 or 330 platform. The diminutive PC has 160GB HDD and 1GB RAM. The HTPC was designed for use with a TV and has a suggested price of 400,000 KRW (~$312.00.) We are thinking that at the rate the new minis are coming out, desktops may soon become dinosaurs.
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Samsung has a nifty design with its HMX-R10 HD Camcorder. Flip out its 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen with TouchUI control that they promise to be responsive and simple to use. With a 5x zoom lens that angles up to 25º, it also has a flash, captures up to 600 fps in H.264 format, takes 9MP still photos and can store 1920x1080 videos on SD/SDHC cards. The cam was released this week in Korea with a price of ~$499.99, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it made it to the States this holiday season.
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These Korean Transformers are clever enough if you are thinking gifts. One of the cameras is in the shape of a 35mm roll of film. Curiously, you have to load a 35mm roll of film to get it to operate. The other is disguised as a coffee can and thankfully is not powered by a shot of caffeine. Each is 65 x 141mm, and will set you back 27,000 KRW (~$20.00) at 10x10.
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While you cannot judge a monitor by its photo, we have to give kudos to this one. The Korean company BTC has launched its 22-inch full HD LCD TV monitor. The ZEUS5000 220HD Premium display supports a 25,000:1 contrast ratio, a 1,680 x 1,050 resolution and 300 cd/m² brightness. The display also has a HDMI DVI and D-SUB ports. Contact BTC for more details, pricing and availability.
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The Mpgio Lisse S10 comes from the Korean company Dadam Design and is a 4-direction player. Available in 5 different colors, including the Luxury Edition Titan Blue with 4GB, it provides about 150 hours of recording. At a size of 46 x 40 x 11mm and a weight of 22g, the Lisse can move from left and right as well as up and down. With support of MP3, WAV and WMA files, it has an OLED screen and PAD for navigation.
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The Korean company LG will be displaying an even thinner LED-backlit LCD TV at the upcoming CES 2009. It has a thickness of 24.8mm, which is slightly smaller than an inch. The TV has a 2,000,000:1 ratio and the company’s 240Hz TrueMotion Drive technology. It has already won an Innovation Award in the display category. There is no availability date or price revealed but that’s okay, in our cramped quarters, we still want one!
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The teaming of Korea’s Nanovision and DisplayLink has produced MIMO USB Monitors. Both models were designed for users who want a quick glance, such as stock brokers and IM folk. The 7-inch LCD displays have a resolution of 800x480 and adjust orientation automatically. The UM-730 has a 1.3 webcam, headphone jac and microphone for 98,000 KRW ($78.00.) The high-end UM-750, in addition to everything on the 730, features a touchscreen and built-in DMB tuner with a price of 183,000 KRW (~$147.00.) Unfortunately, both are only available overseas for now.
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