Gadget corner

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 17 January, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 17 January, 2010, 12:00am

Android landmark

Joining the nascent market for 3G smartphones that come with the Android operating system, Motorola has released the Milestone (above). The company claims the 16-gram handset has the thinnest slider keyboard on the market (13.7mm). The device has a five-megapixel autofocus camera with DVD-quality video and a 3.7-inch high-resolution, multitouch and pinch display. It supports applications downloaded from the online Android Market and a suite of Google programs, including Maps, Gmail and YouTube. It comes with an eight-gigabyte microSD card and supports cards of up to 32GB. The Milestone sells for HK$4,680.

Hearing aid

GN Netcom has introduced the Jabra Go 6470 (left), which, it claims, is the first Bluetooth headset with a com- pact touchscreen base. It utilises sound technologies designed to make calls clear and protect a user's hearing, regardless of the type of phone (mobile, fixed or computer-based) being used. A SmartSetup wizard on the 2.4-inch touchscreen guides users through the pro- cess of connecting phones and choosing preferences. Display icons give users a clear view of caller ID, call records and management of calls and devices. The headset slots easily into the magnetic docking station for charging. The Jabra Go 6470 is priced at HK$3,738.

Cool wind

Featured at the recent International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Wind U135 netbook (above), manufactured by Taiwanese computer maker Micro-Star International (MSI), is now on sale in Hong Kong. The exterior has been coated to make it scratch-resistant and tough. The laptop features a chipset designed to radiate as little heat as possible; a 10-inch widescreen display; one gigabyte of internal memory; a 250GB hard drive; Wi-fi and Bluetooth links; a 1.3-megapixel webcam; and high-definition audio speakers. Weighing 1.2 kilograms with a six-cell battery and available in red, silver and black, the Wind U135 costs HK$3,598.