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Motorola Rokr E8 review

Motorola announced its new Moto Rokr E8 at CES 2008 in Las Vegas. Its size is 115 x 53 x 10.6 mm and weighs about 100 grams which is decent for a cellphone. In fact it can be called slim.

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Features:

  • “ModeShift” technology keypad: The keypad displays different controls in different modes like phone (usual set of digits), music player (play, pause etc.), camera (zoom in and out).
  • “FastScroll” navigation: iPod-like wheel that allows scrolling through songs, contact and image library by sliding a thumb.
  • “Haptics” feedback: vibration feedback to give the feeling of clicking a button when you touch the touch-pad controls on the keypad.
  • 262k colors 2″ QVGA display
  • 2GB internal memory and expansion card slot
  • 2-megapixel camera, mp3 player, full HTML browser
  • Stereo Bluetooth, USB 2.0, GPRS, EDGE

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Macbook Air review

Steve Jobs announced the “Macbook Air” at the Macworld Expo 2008. At 12.74″ wide, 8.9″ deep, max 0.76″ high and weighing 3 lbs Macbook Air is probably the thinnest and lightest laptop around.

Features:

  • Built-in iSight camera, speaker and microphone
  • 13.3″ LED backlit screen
  • Multi-touch trackpad that supports two-finger scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities (like the iphone)
  • 1.6GHz or 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 80 GB hard drive, 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM
  • 802.11a/b/g compatible and built-in Bluetooth 2.1
  • Manufacturer claimed battery life of 5 hours
  • A port hatch that flips down to reveal a USB 2.0 port, a headphone jack, and a micro-DVI port
  • No optical drive

Starting at $1799 it may be worth the price.

Here’s a complete Macbook Air guided tour

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