Tag: touch interface

Will You Be Getting A Zune HD?


  The Zune has a sympathetic pull on the gadget loving side of me.  While I generally use Apple products, I like the drive of the underdog.  Microsoft knows how to play catchup as we have seen with the Xbox 360 and the great experience many of us have online with our friends.  The real question is will Microsoft hit a home run with the Zune HD?  If you have an iPod Touch then you can guess the Zune HD will have a similar feature set.  The real problem lies in the lack of a hugely successful app store.  I am cautiously optimistic that Zune HD can deliver such an app store, but Microsoft has a vast pocket to draw from.  The marketing power of a company with such monetary resources that far outweigh most companies certainly helps get Zune noticed.  

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Alpine Releasing iPhone Compatible Touch-Screen Receiver

  Alpine is releasing their first touch-screen receiver.  The IXA-W404 will only fit in a 2-din compatible car, but offers a QVGA touch-screen which is fully compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch.  The reciver can also play video files from the iPhone or iPod using a USB interface.  See the press release below:



Alpine iXA-W404 2-DIN Digital Media Receiver


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New BlackBerry Spotted, Similar to Storm

  A new BlackBerry has been spotted in the blurry photo above.  The device is similar to the storm in that it has a touch interface, but looks like it also has a real qwerty keyboard.  The BlackBerry is scheduled to be announced at the upcoming WES 2009.  The new device is similar to the Curve in size and at this point there is no announcement of date. 


If the Storm is not for you for lack of the true tacttile keyboard, this new one could be for you.


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