The past week had me attending the Samsung Digital Roadshow and Nokia Launch in two posh hotels. These are tech industry events where you are supposed to salivate at all the gadgets on display and wonder why you don’t have the salary to afford them in the first place. A highlight are the raffles which I never win (ugh!) Again, it gets me thinking that if I never win raffles where I get to compete with 20 or so press people, the probability is that I’ll never win the lottery in a million years.
The Samsung event was a well-staged one which had the reigning Miss Earth and Bb. Pilipinas Universe touring us towards a gallery in their body-hugging outfits (hmm, do they still eat?) The venue was filled with huge plasma TVs, wall-mountable LCD screens, portable DVD players and such. The MP3 players were pretty hip and I had my eye on the YP-D1 model which not only plays music on its 2GB hard drive but is equipped with a 2 megapixel camera as well. To round it off, I get to have an exclusive interview with the Samsung Asia President.
At the Nokia launch, some lucky guy from a rival daily won the Nokia 6681, one savvy smartphone which I recently reviewed. How blessed can you be?!! Haha. But my personal favorite from all the phones presented was the N91 which not only has a 2 mp camera but has 4GB of memory for playing music. Yup, a memory that’s almost the same as the iPod Mini and other full-fledged MP3 players. What else could you possibly want? This digital wonder is available in time for your Christmas bonus, or the last quarter of 2005.
And just when you think you’re jaded from all the tech stuff…comes this forwarded email pic from Polo Paulding: the all-in-one Pinoy Cellphong.
This cellphong has a 262k color screen with a swivelling body for taking pictures and videos in landscape mode.
Has an antenna which doubles as a toothbrush further doubling as a vibrator.
And the killer app: Swiss Army attachments on the side… pangsaksak sa cellphone isnatser, if ever.
Now available in Raon. Cool ‘no? hehe.