[Revue high tech] the news of the week
Discovery of Loo, intuitive multitasking companion and feedback on three news high tech that marked this first week of September …
[Gadget de la semaine] Loo, your intuitive companion 2.0
Bringing together the qualities of both a smartphone and a connected object, it will allow you to phone, read your emails and browse the Internet, but also to communicate with all the electronic devices in your living room.
With a particular form-factor, the Loo Toy is available in pre order on the Connected Universe site for 149 €.
The 3 high tech news of the week …
- Amazon on all fronts
After announcing the upcoming opening of a App Shop in France and the launch of its new Kindle Fire, Amazon would be on the verge of presenting its “Kindle Phone”. In any case, this is the rumor that has been hanging around for several months on the web and which intensified yesterday. Indeed, the magazine The Verge said yesterday that the smartphone, which he had information from several different sources, would be presented at the Amazon press conference.
The “Kindle Phone” (as it is called by Internet users) would therefore have a display of 4 to 5 ″ and would operate under Ice Cream Sandwich. It would logically complete the distributor’s product range. However, the rumor stopped dead yesterday at the end of the Amazon press conference: no smartphone was announced. Pure rumor or rejected release (so as not to overshadow the Kindle Fire)? To be continued …
- Nokia tries to raise its head with its Lumia 820 and 920
Nokia unveiled during its press conference at the IFA on Wednesday its first smartphones running Windows Phone 8: the Lumia 920 and 820.
The Lumia 920, with a 4.5-inch screen, is considered the brand’s top-of-the-range model thanks to its new OS, photo and video capabilities, screen and geolocation services. “This is the most innovative smartphone in the world,” said Stephen Ellop during his presentation, adding that the 920 has the best camera on the market. The 820, on the other hand, shares much of the technical specs as the 920, but is considered more of a mid-range model.
Note that Nokia apologized Thursday after having broadcast an advertising campaign suggesting that a video had been filmed with its Lumia 920, while a completely different shooting equipment had been used for the filming.
Crushed by Apple and Samsung, Nokia has been accumulating losses for 18 months, forced to lay off en masse. Will the Lumia help him go up the slope? Possible, especially if the iPhone 5 disappoints. In any case, Noka remains hopeful, announcing yesterday on his Twitter account: “Things are about to change”.
- KidsPad 2: the new tablet for children from Videojet
Videojet, creator of touchscreen tablets for children, presents the latest version of its benchmark tablet: KidsPad 2. Designed for children aged 6 and over, it is equipped with a 7-inch screen and provides access to a multitude of applications through a Video Kids OS interface, which brings together games, music, photos, and tools. Finally, Internet browsing is made secure by the integration of the “Mobile Parental Filter” customizable parental control from Éditions Profil, which they can develop with the child.
The release of the KidsPad2 is scheduled for October 2012 at a price of 119.99 €.