Posts tagged ‘PSP’

February 17, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II & Sony Experia Play

BY THE GOOGLE CHIC 

It’s finally official, Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S II at the MWC (mobile world congress) . Are you one of those who loved the Super AMOLED screen on the Galaxy S devices? Well the Galaxy S II sports a Super AMOLED Plus 4.27 inch display. Super AMOLED Plus offers 50% more sub pixels which provides for a crisper display.

In addition, to the gorgeous display, the Galaxy S II sports a 1 GHz dual core processor, 8 mega pixel camera, 2 mega pixel front facing camera and it supports 1080p video recording . It also runs Touchwiz 4.0 which is built on top of Gingerbread (Android 2.3). Not to mention, the phone is super thin (8.4 mm)!

The Galaxy S II releases later this month in Europe and Asia. I am going to keep my eye out on this phone. This looks to be an awesome phone if the US carriers don’t screw it up like they did the Galaxy S. Please, please, please sell the phone as is and don’t put Bing on it!

Source: engadget, intomobile

BY THE APPLE GIRL 

One of the other phones released at the Mobile World Congress was the Sony Xperia Play. Sony Xperia was formerly known as the PlayStation Phone and was unveiled in the Super Bowl ad.

Xperia Play features Android 2.3 (aka Ginger Bread), a 4 inch display, front and rear cameras,  a 1GHZ Snapdragon processor along with Adreno GPU graphics processor to deliver 60fps playback and 3d mobile gaming. In place of a slide out keyboard, it has a slide out D pad with the familiar Play Station controls. You can download games at the PlayStation Store.  

Sony has been threatened by Apple, with the iPhone eating into its PSP market as the new gaming device (Sony even had an ad mocking the iPhone last year).
Coming out with a dual use phone is a good move but too late Sony!
Now for the bad news, if you own a game on PS3 or PSP that is also available on Xperia Play, you will probably need to download and pay for the game again. Let’s hope Sony decides to change that. After spending $50 on a game, I would hate to shell out more money to be able to play the same game on the phone.

The Xperia duals into a phone (obviously!) and is not appealing at all (What do you expect if Sony decides to stick a phone in a PSP?) Either way, I think Sony has a chance at the extraordinarily small amount of fAndroid PSP/PS3 niche market. Hey! I am an avid PS3 gamer, and I don’t feel the need to go out and buy the phone! (GoogleChic, would say that the iPhone has something to with that! :))

Check out the review by Engadget ..


September 1, 2010

Apple got news! iOS4.1, iPod Shuffle, Touch, Nano, Apple TV, Ping ..Pheew!

BY THE APPLE GIRL

Round up of the iNews from today’s Apple event.

1. iOS 4.1 includes HDR photos and Game Center

Sony, if you thought Apple was stealing your PSP customers, you better watch out now. You probably need a better ad to diss Apple (and a better phone too!).  iOS4.1 also includes the proximity sensor and the much complained about iPhone 3g fixes. iPhone 3g whiners, here you go.. Steve got these just for you!

2. New iPod Shuffle brings back buttons, that we all know and love and playlists. In hot new colors, you should spot people sporting them at your gyms pretty soon!

3. New multitouch iPod nano with a 24 hour battery life. Talking about nano devices .. Isn’t this the most amazing smallest multitouch device to own?

4. New super sleek iPod Touch with retina display and front facing camera. GoogleChic, I know you secretly want the new iPod touch. Wanna facetime? 😉

5. iTunes 10 with Ping Social Network – Eric Schmidt, now don’t be a cry baby and say  that you weren’t warned about the new iTunes 10!

6. New Apple TV – Isn’t it as cute as a button? And its only $99! Stream rental movies ($4.99) and TV shows ($0.99), Netflix, Flickr  or videos from your computer! Apple’s got a lucrative gadget hobby going on here!

Chris Martin from Cold play gave a closing performance to wrap up the event. Google, got anything other than geeky demos at your events? And GoogleChic, don’t even get started on Google’s innovation and zero marketing skills! We all know you got nothing! 😉 (Well nothing  except Google search! Wake up from your la la land Android dream!)


BY THE GOOGLE CHIC

AppleGirl, here’s what I think about your roundup

1. iOS 4.1  – The HDR photo feature is pretty cool, I do want to check this out. Other than that, nothing major really stands out for me (sorry am not a gamer, so I’m not all gitty about the Game Center). Overall, it looks like minor feature updates and bug fixes. Nothing too life changing. Let’s see what iOS 4.2 will bring. Watch out Apple, Android 3.0 (Gingerbread) is in the works, do you think you can beat that?

2. Haven’t really ever been a big fan of the shuffle, why not just spring for the nano?

3. Okay, I do have to say that the nano’s touch screen is pretty cool. However, the screen is too small to really do much with it.

4. AppleGirl, I wouldn’t want to be stuck at home just so I can facetime with you since it requires wifi. Oh wait, the iPhone requires wifi too! I’m just saying, EVO video calling over 4G sounds a little bit more versatile to me 😉

5. Ping, sounds like Apple is using the Bing search engine to recommend songs 🙂

6. Apple TV, let me pay $99 so I can spend more money to stream videos that I have to rent! Yes it’s a small device, but are you going to travel with it? Stream from your laptop ppl!

At the end of the day the geeks will be geeks, we appreciate our device for what it is. We don’t need Coldplay to show up just to buy a device 😉


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August 17, 2010

Sony, wanna play?

BY THE APPLE GIRL

Sony, in its recent PSP ads, has been mocking the Apple iPhone. The ad says the iPhone is not meant for “big boy games”.

Why does a hand-held gaming device like Sony PSP want to be compared to a smartphone?  hmm .. and I thought we should be comparing apples to apples.

The most recent rumor is that Sony is preparing to release a PSP go like smartphone on Android. As much I love my PS3, Sony, you are really missing the point here. It’s somewhat like the Dell Streak dilemma, too expensive and awkward for a PSP or a phone.

Don’t get carried away by GoogleChic’s Gingerbread trail or Froyo slush. Use your niche market while you still have ’em 😉

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BY THE GOOGLE CHIC

Come on over Sony, there’s plenty of room in the Android world to make room for one more. AppleGirl is just bitter that Sony didn’t choose to invest in a platform that has so many restrictions. I mean, just the other day Adobe said goodbye to Apple because Apple didn’t wanna play nice.

If you’re a gamer, wouldn’t you want an all in one device that you can carry on the go? I’m honestly excited to see what Sony will bring to the table for the Android gaming community.

AppleGirl, I think Sony realizes they need to step up their game to keep its niche in the market.  Let’s hope Sony moves faster on this device as compare to the Xperia X10.

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