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Last week LG put out there 4K 84-Inch TV that dose 3D and has smart TV features. Sony introduced there 4K TV yesterday, and is almost old news but the price has been more closely figured out, The Verge has found this TV to be around $20,000.
This TV dose 3D at a resolution of 3840 x 2160, Resolution Upscaler Plus, Magic Remote to use with 1,400 apps for their Smart TV. It also has a 2.2 speaker system with 2 10W speakers and 2 15W woofers. It will be available in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America in September.
If Android is not your style the new Windows Phone 8 phones (wow that is repetitive) are coming out and Samsung has their new Samsung ATIV S is not a bad looking device. One thing about Windows Phone is that the makers have to have a preset of specifications that each phone should have, this is to help make better devices. The phone that Samsung released at IFA is said to look like a Galaxy S III but running Windows Phone 8. Below are some specs…
- Windows Phone 8
- 4.8″ HD Super AMOLED
- 1.5 GHz dual-core processer
- 8 MP rear / 1.9 MP front camera
- HSPA+ / GSM
- 16/32GB storage with 1GB RAM and microSD (SDXC) card slot
- Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, GPS
Some people really like there Windows Phone phones, I think it’s an interesting interface but I like others are already invested in other systems like Android or iOS. Also Windows Phone has lots of apps but may not have as many of the big ones that you will find on other systems.
Sony today introduced the first 4K TV that will be available to consumers and is 84-inches corner to corner. The 4K resolution is 3840 x 2160 and is running using LCD panel technology. It has up scaling technology to bring 1080p video too run on the 4K screen that will make video look not too bad. The strange model name (XBR-84X900 4K TV) will be in select stores and Sonly Stores in North America later this year, most likely before the holidays, and there is no price set but expect it to be expensive and something that most people won’t be getting for one to two more years when all the other TV makers start putting out there new 4K TVs.
Update 9/6/2012: Sony release the price today of $24,999.99. This price isn’t easy for most people to get one, but 10 years ago that’s what a HDTV cost when they first came out.
IFA 2012 in Berlin is a big electronics show that is similar to CES where companies are releasing products they will have out for the holidays. Sony was the first major company with a press event and they have released a bunch of new products including a set of three new phones in there Xperia line of phones called the T, V, and J. Not too original but they range in size from the 4′ J to 4.6′ T. Below is an overview of the three phones.
|Xperia T||Xperia V||Xperia J|
|1.5 GHz dual core||1.5 GHz dual core||1 Ghz|
|4.55″ 720p HD Screen||4.3″ 720p HD Screen||4″ Screen|
|Android 4.0 (upgradable to 4.1)||Android 4.0 (upgradable to 4.1)||Android 4.0|
|13MP Camera||13 MP Camera||5MP Camera|
|Up to 16 GB / 32 GB microSD||Up to 8 GB / 32 GB microSD||Up to 4 GB / 32 GB microSD|
|HSPA+ / GSM EDGE||HSPA+ / GSM EDGE||HSPA / GSM EDGE|
|7 hrs Talk / 450 hrs Standby||7 hrs Talk / 400 hrs Standby||5.5 hrs Talk / 618 hrs Standby|
|Black, Silver, White||Black Pink, White||Black, Gold, Pink, White|
Some other things that are cool, the T and V have MHL / TV connectivity, NFC, PlayStation Certified. The V also has better audio what they call Clear Audio+ and LTE. The T may also be called the TX depending on where you live.