Sony Ericsson unveils the world's first 12MP phone

Friday, 10 April 2009

The Sony Ericsson Idou - the worlds first 12 mega-pixel camera phone. At the moment the Idou is just concept but it is due to be released in the second half of 2009. As-well as having a nice 12 mega-pixel camera it also comes with a new 'Entertainment Unlimited' service. Viewing images on the Idou's 3.5 inch touchscreen having an amazing 360x640 pixels resolution and a 16:9 wide screen screen ratio is of excellent quality. Disappointingly the Idou only has an LED flash which gives some photographs a blue tint, most people think that it would have been better with a Xenon flash instead.

It uses Symbian OS which means an update to the Sony Ericsson interface, menu system and the overall experience of using the mobile phone. It features a built in Global Positioning System (GPS), WiFi and an accelerometer which is a motion sensor.

So if you are looking for a new handset with good features and an excellent camera then the Idou might be worth considering, but it won't be cheap.

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The new Motorola Aura

Thursday, 9 April 2009

OK, lets start off with this, the item in the image above costs £1,200 and the item in the image is the Motorola Aura. Well some of you may be thinking ''Wow, that looks so cool'', but most of you will be thinking ''What the heck, that doesn't even look like a mobile phone and why is it so expensive?". The reason why it is so expensive is mainly because the screen is made from 62 carat sapphire-crystal and because...
                                     is made from over 700 different pieces some of which are absolutely miniature! Now what you can see above is the 2.0 mega pixel camera, underneath that is the 'rotating' mechanism and I can also tell you that the outer body is made from stainless-steel.

The features however are not so glamorous. Being the world first round-screen phone lets it down a lot, as web browsing becomes increasingly difficult because parts of the screen are 'chopped off'. This is so because Internet pages are all square (or rectangular). The battery life for the Aura is extremely poor, at most it can manage a couple of house of 'messing around' and a night on standby before draining completely.

If you want to learn more about the Motorola Aura, go to the MSN Technology News section.

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