When HTC Desire HD was introduced, it was unfortunate that it lacked HDMI output which is commonly used on TV these days. Even without HDMI, HTC claims that DLNA’s wireless connectivity is capable of doing the same job considering most new TVs in the market are DLNA ready.
For those using older TVs without DLNA, HTC has introduced an accessory called the Tube, which basically is a DLNA receiver and connects to your TV via HDMI. It is powered with a 1GHz TI OMAP3630 processor which makes it like a media player of its own.
There’s no pricing at the moment and we have a feeling it won’t come cheap. Honestly, we think HTC could’ve save all that trouble if they just included HDMI on the Desire HD.
Nokia Research Labs has been working on a prototype called Plug and Touch which extends its TV output capabilities to the next level. With your normal HDTV set up, it is possible to have “touch input” despite having no touch input capabilities.
This is made possible with the app’s hand gestures and “touch” recognition via the Nokia N8’s 12MP Camera. Although it is not a finished product but we admit, it is pretty good for a proof of concept. Imagine doing presentations or surf the web on your TV with this thing.
Check out the demo video after the jump.
UPDATE: The RM999 for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 seems to be a September promo.
DiGi is doing a BlackBerry Promo roadshow this weekend at Mid Valley Megamall (East Atrium) and Sungai Wang (Concourse). As usual, it is the same DG Smart Plan BlackBerry offer where you get to enjoy RM28/month subscription for the first 6 months, which is normally charged at RM68/month for DG Smart Plan.
Now the deal is even sweeter as the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is now offered for RM999, which is an extra RM200 off from the previous promo. The price of the Curve 8520 however is still maintained at RM459. As usual, these prices are expected to be tied with a 24 months contract.
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