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Panasonic P905i for TV Junkees

Viera P905iTV

For those of you that need your TV fix no matter where you are, Panasonic has created the 3G/GSM/GPS P905i for DoCoMo with a 1seg TV tuner. The device features Panasonic’s Viera image processing on a 3.5-inch screen with a 854 x 480 resolution. It holds up to 1GB of memory and has a 2MPx sensor and auto-focus cam, as well as DCMXiD. Due out February 29, contact Panasonic or DoCoMo for price and availability and never worry about trying to catch up with the latest twist or turn of “Lost” again.

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Panasonic Offers Lumix with Ultra-wide Lens

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Corporate News

Lumix DMC-FX35Panasonic has recently released its new additions to its Lumix line, including its slim DMC-FX35 Cam, which features their first 25mm ultra-wide lens. With 10.1 megapixels, it has a 4x optical zoom, an f2.8 brightness and their Advanced Intelligent Auto mode. This technology includes analyzed and adjusted exposure, red-eye correction, gyrosensors to make up for those shaky hands, auto-change shutter speed, slide show capability, and scene selector for a better background. The DMC-FX35 will be available next month in silver, black or blue models at a price of $349.95.

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Panasonic Offers new LUMIX

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras

LUMIX DMC-LS80

Panasonic has unveiled its latest LUMIX digital cam. The DMC-LS80 features a VARIO lens system, an 8.1 megapixel high-res, and a 3x optical zoom. It also has OIS, IAO, auto-macro setting in close range and auto-focus.  Futhermore, the camera has a Venus Engine III processor with available high-speed burst shooting mode, video recording at 30 fps, and is HDTV compatible. In colors of pink, black, or silver, all this can be yours if the price is right, in this case $149.95, beginning in February.

 

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Matsushita Undergoes Name Change

Matsushita/PanasonicMatsushita has finally decided to become known by what it mostly was all along, Panasonic. The name change will become final this October 1 if the shareholders agree in June. The Osaka company was founded 90 years ago by Konosuke Matsushita, and even current President Fumio Ohtsubo feels a bit sad but commented, “We must create more than what we are giving up.”

Matsushita/Panasonic will also be dropping its local brand name National for large and small appliances by March 2010 to avoid confusion. Our only comment: It’s about time.

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Panasonic Unveils Humongous 150-inch Plasma Screen

Panasonic Plasma TVPanasonic is planning to unveil a 150-inch Plasma screen TV. At 2 x 3.5 meters, it is 47-inches bigger than its former large screen panel. Developed by Matsushita, it is big enough to display a full-size human. Available by 2009, it is set to debut as the world’s largest TV at next month’s CES. Sharp currently holds the record with a 108-inch LCD TV but we are guessing that Panasonic just had to have the last word

picture.

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Consumer Report Rates AA Batteries

AA BatteriesIf you are planning on giving battery-operated gifts for the Holidays, Consumer Reports has decided to help you with their picks of best non-rechargeable AAs. They tested quick, intense charges like those for cameras, as well as on a low current steady charges, such as for CD players. They found nickel oxyhydroxide batteries to be the best for cams, with alkalines as a less expensive alternative. They recommend the Energizer e2 Lithium, followed by Panasonic Digital Extreme, and Rayovac. Kirkland Signature alkalines, which is Costco’s brand, are a good deal if you are interested in quantity.

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Panasonic Unveils New Land Lines

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Handhelds, Household, Misc. Tech

Panasonic KX-TG8232When was the last time you even thought of using a landline phone? Panasonic has just released two models to its DECT 6.0 line, the cordless KX-TG8231 and the KX-TG8232. Both offer a handset LCD display including a customizeable caller ID, a built-in alarm clock,  up to 12 hours of talk time, and a 50-station phone book. They feature extended talk time, reduced interference, HAC (hearing aid compatibility,) and an all-digital answering system. The price for the KX-TG8231 is $69.95. The KX-TG8232 comes with two handsets for $99.95.

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Seven Phones Unveiled by NTT Docomo

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Corporate News

NTT Docomo Cell Phones

NTT Docomo has 7, count ‘em, 7 new phones on the horizon. They include Mitsubishi’s D905i slider with 3.1-inch TFT screen and 3.2 MPx with auto-focus in a choice of 5 colors, Fujitsu’s F905i with width motion and a Super-Fine IPS monitor of 3.2-inches, and a 3.2MPx cam with CMOS sensor in one of 4 colors, NEC’s N905i with EX LCD screen that rotates and comes in four colors, and NEC’s N905iµ with 3-inch EX LCD display also in 4 colors.
In addition, the company is offering Panasonic’s P905i with W Opening Style screen and 3-inch TFT liquid crystals, Sharp’s SH9051 with 3-inch ASV LCD screen and rotating system, as well as 3.2MPx CMOS sensor with blur correction and Dolby sound, and Sony Ericsson’s SO905i with jog dial, Sensitive Pad, Bravia tech and 3.2MPx sensor (CMOS) with auto-focus. Lots of choices and a ho-ho-ho from NTT.

 

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Hurry To Wally World for Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD Player at $98.87

Toshiba HD-A2

Wal-Mart has decided to sell the Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD player at a discounted price of $98.87 to get the holiday shopping season started early. So much for the second gen Panasonic’s Bluray DMP. Slated for today only, if you are reading this, you are probably too late unless you are on the west coast and the time is before noon. They are also offering Acer laptops for $348.00 and Sanyo 50-inch Plasma HDTVs for $998.00.
We poked around to find what was going on at the other stores, where the player is still being offered for $299.99.  We did find a GPX Player at a sale price of $25.00 at Kmart. We know someone who bought one of these and although it is slow, it works. Now that’s a bargain.

 

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Panasonic Releases Second Gen BluRay DMP

Panasonic DMP-BD30

Continuing its fight on the blu side, Panasonic introduced its HD DMP-BD30, the next generation of their BD10. The player offers Final Standard Profile for creating picture-in-picture and audio mixing, which means that you can have the director’s comments drone on during the entire movie without having watch it a second time. The DMP also offers Deep Color Compatibility and 1080/24p playback. With the use of its AVCHD codec, the DMP-BD30 allows recorded images on a HD SD card to be outputted from the user’s HDMI terminal in their original 1080p form. While it will not have the $1,295.00 price of its predecessor, it will still set you back a hefty $499.95.

 

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