Nokia N70 as Mobile LinuxMCE Orbiter

Nokia N70

People on the LinuxMCE forum confirm that smartphone Nokia N70 can be used as Mobile Orbiter. It’s good because before I heard about support OS Symbian 1th Edition. But N70 is based on Second Edition according to Wikipedia. So, only Third Edition doesn’t allow to run the Orbiter.

Mobile Orbiter uses Bluetooth to communicate with core. It offers function ‘Follow-Me’ transparently. You just leave one room and come to another with your mobile phone with activated Orbiter. Media will follow you in that case.

Sahara i400: cool panel with touchscreen for real price

Sahara i400 tablet PC

Sometimes you have to take it with you, and that’s when the Sahara i400 by TabletKiosk makes its move. Unlike a laptop or even a standard PC, a tablet PC isn’t meant for traditional PC applications like Web surfing, but it’s ideal for going from room to room and running applications like a home theater or even your lights, heating, and A/C.

There’s no keyboard; either a touchscreen or pressure-sensitive digitizer stands in. The i400 has a 12.1-inch XGA screen and a 179-degree viewing angle. It’s just under an inch thick and weighs in at 3.3 pounds. Other extras include Intel® Celeron® M ULV 423, 512MB DDR2 RAM, 60GB SATA Hard Disk Drive, Built-in Wireless a/b/g Networking, Bluetooth, a fingerprint reader, two USB ports, a PCMCIA slot.
Sahara supports both Microsoft® Windows® XP Pro and openSUSE Linux. The price starts from $1700.00. Additionally, you can buy a bunch of accessories for Sahara to put it on the wall, for example.
We’re going to buy one Sahara to test it as stationary Plutohome Orbiter. So, I hope the feedback will be posted soon.

Isys i/Oâ„¢ 8.4″ WiFi Touchpanel

Isys  WiFi Touchpanel Crestron showed on CEDIA Expo 2006 its new WiFi Touchpanel – TPMC-8X. The TPMC-8X is based on Windows XP Embedded operating system and closely integrated with Yahoo Widgets. It allows to get stock prices, weather or any other information accessible via a finger click. The device is packed with Bluetooth and WiFi. So, you won’t have any problem with connections. There is a built-in fingerprint scanner and together with included biometric softwar allow to restore preferences for each family member easily.Built-in stereo speakers, dual microphones and VoIP software provide a simple way to make phone calls via Internet.
But the main goal to get the TPMC-8X is a control your home using Crestron’s hardware and software for home automation. With TPMC-8X you’ll able to control lighting, climate, A/V etc.

The TPMC-8X will be available at the price $3800.

[via Engadget]

Car stereo with Bluetooth, SD and USB

Car stereo

Boss – the world leader in the produsing of audio systems has announced a new line of car stereo. This line is notable by support Bluetooth, SD and USB. So, now it’s trivial to bring new music in your car. I read before about support iPod in several car producers. Boss did better solution because using USB you can connect many devices to your car stereo (iPod as well).
[via Akihabaranews]

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