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The Fujitsu flagship Arrow Z ISW13F smartphone
High-tech product releases announced the week ending July 18 include the Fujitsu Arrow Z ISW13F smartphone, the Panasonic Lumix SZ5 and LX7, the Motorola Motogo! TV smartphone, and the Sony Walkman E470 Series. A quad-core smartphone with a smart fingerprint
Fujitsuâ?™s flagship Arrow Z ISW13F smartphone uses a proprietary fingerprint sensor that enables users to easily unlock the phone’s screen without a password. The device also features a 4.6″ large-screen HD LCD, 13.1MP camera, high-speed WiMAX communications, a 1.5GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, DLNA connectivity, and is water- and dust-resistant. The Arrow Z ISW13F will be available in Japan beginning July 20. Pricing has not been announced.
A compact camera with WiFi
The compact Panasonic Lumix SZ5 (also known as the DMC-SZ5) camera makes it easy to shoot and share photos with your friends. Smartphone owners can pair the camera with their handset or an available WiFi hotspot for on-the-go photo uploads to social media sites. There’s also an iPhone and Android app that can be used to remotely trigger the shutter. The 14.1MP camera has a 10x optical zoom, a 3â? LCD screen, a 25mm ultra wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens, 1280×720 at 30p video recording, and loads of built-in camera effects. The SZ5 is priced at â‚¬200 and will be available in the weeks ahead.
A retro-styled compact camera with advanced features
A retro-styled compact camera with advanced featuresThe Panasonic Lumix LX7 (aka DMC-LX7) fits in your pocket while offering full SLR-like manual controls. The camera is the next step up from Panasonicâ?™s LX5 and comes with updated F1.4 lens optics, a new 1/1.7-inch 10.1-megapixel MOS Sensor, a 24mm ultra-wide angle lens with 3.8x optical zoom, a 3â? LCD screen, and 16 different filter options. The LX7 is priced at â‚¬450 and will be available around September.
A dual SIM smartphone that doubles as a TV
Motorolaâ?™s Motogo! TV puts the TV in your pocket. The handset features a 3.2â? touchscreen display, a 3MP camera, a 2GB memory card (expandable to 32GB), Edge and WiFi connectivity, and FM radio. Also, it is dust-, dirt- and water-resistant. The Motorola Motogo! TV is available in Brazil now for R$ 399 (â‚¬160).
The thinnest Walkman ever
Sonyâ?™s Walkman E470 Series is the companyâ?™s thinnest in history. It comes a 2â? LCD screen, a range of different games and a karaoke mode with synchronized song lyrics. The E470 will be available from July 18 in Europe and from August in the US, priced at $ 79.99.
For its 35th anniversary the San Francisco Decorator Showcase returned to the Classic Revival mansion on 2020 Jackson Street, which had also been the home of the 1991 showcase. The honey-colored brick structure overlooking the Bay was designed in 1902 by German-born architect Julius E. Krafft (1855-1937), and is being offered for $17.5 million (as of June 2012.) Our Claudia Juestel, of Adeeni Design, gives us a tour…
DIFFA’s (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) Dining by Design returned to the Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center for the 11th year. Once again the most exciting dining environments in town drew support for the Positive Health Program of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute.