Acer just announced that their notebook computers will be equipped with HD-DVD drives. This move contrasts Sony’s move to use Blu-ray drives on their new units. Toshiba also announced that their units will be equipped with HD-DVD. Info via NewLaunches.
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Sony is releasing an even larger 8 GB Compact Vault Card to replace the existing 5 GB card. The new card can hold up to 2,560 JPEG images (at 3MB each) or 320 minutes of MPEG4 video. Info via NewLaunches.
SHM-165P6SU is an external (LiteOn) burner that has a DUB and COPY button. Slide in a source CD/DVD into the drive, hit DUB, go and have a coffe, come back 5 minutes later, insert a blank CD/DVD and there you go! The COPY function enables you to copy all the files from a specific folder on your computer onto a CD/DVD that you have inserted in the drive. Supported drives: DVD+-R/RW, DL and RAM. Via Akihabara News.
The Samsung SPH-S4300 Mobile Phone also doubles as an Mp3 Player and Camera. If that’s not enough, it’s also an FM Radio and Video Player. The SPH-S4300 comes with a 1 GB Flash Memory Card. Info via The Gadget Blog.
You can read The Register’s review of the Samsung SH-B022 Blu-ray Disc Writer. If you’re not familiar with Blu-ray yet, it’s the disc format that allows you to burn 25 GigaBytes on a single Disc. The estimated price for the Samsung SH-B022 should be between $800-900 US and will release later this year. Info via Gizmodo.