LG to launch several new smartphones this year30 July 2010 17:23:00
Demand for Micro SD cards could rise following the release of a number of new mobile phones from LG.
The South Korean manufacturer has said it expects to release several new smartphones this year, starting with one at the end of September.
A spokesman confirmed that the new phones will all run Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system.
"We have a deep relationship with Microsoft so expect to have a couple [of phones] by the end of this year," he said.
Windows is one of several major operating systems currently used in the smartphone markets, other include Nokia's Symbian, Google Android and Apple's iPhone.
Last year, research by Canalys, found that in the second quarter of 2009, Windows accounted for nine per cent of the smartphone market, lagging behind Apple on 13.7 per cent and Nokia on 50.3 per cent.
Earlier this year, LG launched its Optimus smartphone in the UK which runs on Google's Android software.
Panasonic releases SD card-compatible pocket camera29 July 2010 15:26:28
A new pocket-sized camera that is compatible with SD cards has been released by Panasonic.
Measuring only 53mm wide by 104mm high, the HM-TA1 is capable of taking photos in sizes of up to eight megapixels while it can also record video in full-HD.
Despite its small size, the camera comes with a memory card slot compatible with SDXC, SDHC and SD cards.
Other features of the HM-TA1 include 4x digital zoom and Panasonics Electrical Image Stabilizer system which helps to minimise the affects of hand-shake on pictures.
In addition, it comes with an integrated USB terminal allowing users to easily and conveniently upload photos and videos while software that allows the camera to link directly with YouTube and Facebook is also included.
Consumers can personalise their cameras by purchasing replacements skins for the device and also design their own.
The HM-TA1 is the latest of a number of new Panasonic products to be released recently, including several additions to the Lumix range of cameras.
Details of new Samsung phone leaked online29 July 2010 15:25:04
The yet-to-be released Samsung Galaxy Q smartphone could be the perfect match for the company's range of Bluetooth headsets, such as the HM1000.
Specifications of the new Galaxy Q, the successor to the hugely popular Galaxy S, have been leaked online.
They show that the device comes with the latest Bluetooth 3.0 technology, meaning it could function well with Samsung's range of hands-free headsets.
Other interesting features revealed by the specs include a full qwerty keyboard, while the phone will still support multi-touchscreen.
The Galaxy S will come with a 8 megapixel camera on the rear and a 1.3 megapixel lens on the front.
It will also be able to play HD video on a three-inch display.
Memory-wise, the phone will come with a generous 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32GB with a Micros SD card.
Samsung offers a range of Bluetooth headsets for those wanting to use their new phone while on the go, including the WEP-460 and HM1600.