Author: James Smythe

GPS add-on launched for the Archos 605

No surprise to many, Archos have finally announced a GPS solution for the Archos 605. The unit is a In Car Holder for the 605 Wi-Fi PMP that turns it into a fully fledged navigational system. The In-Car Holder will be sold for approximately $130 and in theory this will make it quite an impressive competitor to most dedicated GPS system. This is because the Archos has a much larger hard drive (30-160 Gb) and screen resolution compared to most similarly priced GPS systems. The new system will use Tele Atlas maps and will be available as a European version cover 22 countries, a North America version covering the US and Canada, and a Chinese version. The full Archos 605 GPS package will give you the following features: Your Navigation Clear, easy-to read maps on the high-resolution 4.3-inch touch screen Easy and intuitive address, zip-code and POI (point of interest) markers for rapidly selecting destination points Precise navigation with automated simulation inside tunnels, lane assistance, advance signposts and fast and accurate route recalculation Traffic assistance, route planning, and speed control assistance in some countries Gain navigation information on any location throughout North America, Western Europe and China Get clear voice-to-text support through the car’s FM stereo (via the built-in line out), or the ARCHOS 605 WiFi's amplified built-in speaker Your Media on the Move Passengers can use the ARCHOS...

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LG KF600 Venus Mobile Phone Review

The KF600 is the new midrange phone from LG that has already won the iF product design award for 2008. My sample was kindly provided by LG Blog, the official blog from LG. It is available now for free on selected plans on Orange and T-Mobile. You can also get it sim free from various sites like Play.Com for around £220-£260. It is a tri-band slider with a dual screen, the smaller of the screens is a 1.5inch 240×176 pixel touch screen and the larger one is normal a 2inch 320 x 240 pixel screen. The smaller touch screen has been marketed as the InteractPad and essentially acts as a replacement to the more traditional navigation and function buttons found on mobiles. The other features include: 3 Megapixel Camera with video and flash 256k colour displays Touch-sensitive lower display including 256K colours MP3/WMA/AAC/AAC+ player Ringtones – Polyphonic and MP3 EDGE: Class 10, 236.8 kbps GPRS: Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps Bluetooth: v2.0 USB: v2.0 Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, Email Vibration Alert Built-in handsfree 64 MB internal memory Memory Card Slot: microSD (TransFlash) Weight: 107 grams Dimensions: 101 x 50 x 15.7 mm Battery Stand-by: Up to 480 hours Battery Talk Time: Up to 4 hours Office document viewer T9 Organiser Voice memo When the slider is not extended the only hard buttons are a camera button...

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New LG Black Label Series phone gets named and previewed this Thursday.

This Thursday(24th April) will see the launch of the new LG phone that is yet to be named. Part of the Black Label series pf phone that we have been seeing recently this phone will be the successor of the LG Chocolate and LG Shine, so maybe it will be called the LG Black. The phone will be one of the slimmest 5mp camera phones available and has been made from Carbon Fibre and tempered glass. LG have been busy releasing a lot of phones recently including the very popular KU990 (Viewty), the new multimedia based phone KF700, and the Mid range phone the KF600 which we have a review of to post later on today. A couple more pictures of the new LG phone follow. Sorry for the black background on the pictures I did not have time to edit them in Photoshop. Another picture from the front And a picture of its rear, which looks rather...

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Onkyo TX-SR606 AV Receiver Coming Soon

Onkyo have recently released some of their new AV Amps including the TX-SR506E and the TX-SR576E. Both these units include 7.1 Surround Sound,1080P video switching with 3 HDMI inputs, Dolby Digital Plus encoded audio and a long list of other features to keep any Home Cinema fan happy. However they are also releasing the new TX-SR606 shortly with some online retailers already taking pre-orders. The 606 is a revamp of the award winning TX-SR605 but rather than just a little tweak here and there they seem to of made it the best AV amp ever when looking at the price and functionality. The TX-SR606 specs include: 7.1 receiver 1.3a HDMI Switching (4 IN, 1 OUT) Up-conversion of all video inputs to HDMI Up-scaling of all video inputs to 1080i 3 component inputs, 1 component output Bi-Amping Capability for Enhanced Musicality and Power 140 watts at 6 ohms Powered Zone 2 audio output Audyssey 2EQ room calibration Auto Setup, via plug- in mic 5 digital inputs (3 optical, 2 coaxial) Music optimizer for compressed music DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby digital plus and Dolby TrueHD decoders Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital and DTS decoders Dolby Digital EX and complete DTS-ES 24-bit/192 kHz DACs for all channels Onkyo have managed to pack in all the above functionality at a price of £399! Previously if you wanted upscaling on an Onkyo...

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New theme and the end of the blog neglect!

Unfortunately we have been neglecting the blog a lot this year, it is only myself that contributes to the blog at the moment and I have been extremely busy with my company Dolphin Promotions. I have been trying to find a new member of staff and until then I am doing 2 peoples job, we have also been looking for new offices which takes up a surprising amount of time and therefore have not had much chance to blog here or the SEO Blog for Dolphin. Finally things seem to be getting close to being sorted, we are in the final stages of sorting the office and hopefully we have found someone who fits the bill for the job role. I am hoping to be able to blog a little more and to get back into things I have decided to update the theme with a template our designers created. The old theme seemed to have a few problems in IE and lots of other little irritating issues so instead of fixing them I am starting a fresh. Unfortunately there is no branding yet but we will get around to it! Overall I think the theme is a good choice, its nice and bright and there are less sidebars allowing for more room for the blog text to spread out. I am also considering implementing some adsense on to...

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