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MWC: Sony Ericsson Press Conference and Samsung Memoir

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According to Engadget's live blog, they just announced the Sony Ericsson W995 and i guess it's impressive for a Walkman phone.

Sony Ericsson looks like they're going to focus more on the camera features on a CyberShot and PMP features on their Walkman phones. This is something that they should have already been doing... Sony mentioned their Idou (12.1MP camera, full touchscreen) and showed a "somewhat frightening video." They also said that they won't be announcing it's commercial name until a late date, maybe in the summer. Wow, looks like i wasted my time keeping up because they actually didn't announce anything entirely new that interested me. Looks like it's already Question and Answer time. I'm still looking for a live stream for future press conferences, but it looks like there won't be any. Boo! Oh, the Idou will have a 3.5-inch touchscreen which i believe is the same as the Nokia N97.

Since this post is so short, i figured that i might as well talk about the Samsung Memoir. It will, in fact, be hitting US on February 25th, just like my old post said. This phone has a full touchscreen and an 8MP camera with a xenon flash. More specs are listed at the link, if you really want to go check it out. It'll be interesting to see how good the Idou will do running Symbian and thankfully, not Windows Mobile.

I am going to finish my Poem for English today and also my Physics homework, so that i won't have to do it tomorrow. Tomorrow will be MWC-filled.

Engadget's Live Blog of Sony Ericsson's Press Conference (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/15/live-from-sony-ericssons-mwc-press-conference/
Samsung Memoir (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/15/samsung-memoir-hitting-t-mobile-usa-on-february-25/

Sony Ericsson: Idou, W995 Walkman

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Since i can't find an MWC 2009 live stream and Sony Ericcson's press conference has already started, i'll be constantly refreshing Engadget's live blog of MWC here.

Before Sony Ericsson's press conference started, a couple of their phones slipped out early. Number one on this list is the Sony Ericsson Idou which will run on Symbian and have a 12.1MP camera with a xenon flash. Impressive. There are no other specs revealed for this phone, but we could be expecting it in the second half of 2009.

The Sony Ericsson W995 Walkman phone also slipped out early. This is the Hikaru that was announced a couple of days ago. It will have an 8.1MP camera, GPS, Google Maps, WiFi, 118MB of built-in memory plus an 8GB card. The screen is also scratch resistant. Nothing too new here, but the camera is definitely a plus.

Anyways, i'm constantly refreshing Engadget's live blog of Sony Ericsson's press conference, so i'm gonna focus on that now. They actually just officially unveiled the W995.

Sony Ericsson Idou (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/15/sony-ericsson-idou-revealed-a-little-early/
Sony Ericsson W995 Walkman (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/15/sony-ericssons-w995-walkman-slips-out-ahead-of-schedule/

Syphon Filter For PS3?, The Simpsons In HD, Sony Ericsson Reese, SmartQ 5 PMP

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There is a rumour going around that there is production for a new Syphon Filter for the PS3. Why? Because Sony Bend, the makers of all the Syphon Filter titles, currently have a help-wanted ad for a full-game tools programmer with "PS3 or Xbox 360 experience." This could mean that a new Syphon Filter game could be coming out for both consoles or it could just mean a new game altogether. Another hint to a new Syphon Filter coming out is "an entry on the Credits page of digital creation company PCB Productions. About a quarter of the way down the page, the company acknowledges their mo-cap work for Syphon Filter 5, a PS3 title coming out of, you guessed it, Sony Bend." Hmm, it'll be interesting to see what transpires from this.

Just in case you watch The Simpsons, tonight will be the first time it will be broadcasted in true HD. The intro will be bigger and longer (that's what she said) according to FOX, so look out for that tonight. I'll most likely be watching the NBA All-Star Game tonight, but i might give the intro a look. You can actually watch the intro on Gizmodo here, via Youtube.

This weird looking phone will be from the Sony Ericsson camp. This looks like it will be making its debut at MWC which officially starts tomorrow. Today will be the pre-show, so we could be expecting new phones tonight. Anyways, this phone is the Sony Ericsson 'Reese' phone and it has a QWERTY keyboard. The screen also flips out, if you take a look at the picture. If you take a look in the bottom right corner of the picture, you will see that it looks like the face of the phone will be fatter than the rest of the body. So, when the screen is not flipped out, the surface won't be flat. Looks like crap, but hopefully Sony Ericsson has something better "up their sleeve" because this doesn't look like it will cut it. Unless, it has amazing features which would make up for the lackluster design. I really hope Sony Ericsson pulls something decent out at MWC... Actually, i don't.

This PMP you see here is the SmartQ 5 PMP and it looks like it will be going head-to-head with the Cowon P5. The P5 actually has a bigger screen than the 4.3-inch screen that the SmartQ 5 has. But, "the two devices share the same 800x480 resolution. Both devices also come standard with wifi, Bluetooth, GPS via USB and all the other little PMP features we expect today, like touchscreens." Both devices also don't have 3G and that is surprising. Anyways, the SmartQ5 PMP will probably drop their PMP at a price lower than the P5. Nice plan.

Syphon Filter For PS3? (and picture): http://www.joystiq.com/2009/02/15/rumor-sony-working-on-new-syphon-filter-for-ps3/
The Simpsons In HD: http://i.gizmodo.com/5153833/the-simpsons-goes-hd-for-the-first-time-tonight
Sony Ericsson Reese (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5153840/mysterious-bulky-sony-ericsson-reese-phone-expected-to-debut-at-mwc
SmartQ 5 PMP (and picture): http://i.gizmodo.com/5153848/smartq-5-pmp-swallows-several-iphones-could-take-on-cowon-p5-with-lower-pricing