Last week we told you about LG’s new inexpensive Aloha cell phone, this week we see that they have an iPhone clone in the works. Landing in the UK before traveling on to other parts of the planet, the U990 (KU990 in London) has high-speed 3G HSDPA connectivity, a 3-inch, 400 x 240 pixel, 262k display touchscreen, a 5 megapixel cam with digital zoom and video recording, stereo Bluetooth capability, and 170 MB of internal, expandable memory. It also allows video and audio downloading and streaming, Internet access, and video calling. No mention of price yet, the U990 is expected to be released this October.
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This certainly puts Robocco to shame. Digital Beverages’ MyFountain can pour mixed drinks, beer, wine, and soft drinks with a tap on its LCD touchscreen. With Virtual Bartender software, you have the option of creating your own ingredient list and proportions or use their online drink recipe generator. There is also password protection to keep the kids from imbibing. A mini-fridge sits below your counter and can hold up to a dozen different bottles of booze and mixers. After it pours your drink, it will sanitize the liquid lines with hot water. The company is planning to have them available by the Spring of 2008 with a hefty price of $2,500.00.