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Gitex Diary: Day 2

Gulf News Deputy Web Editor Florence Pia G. Yu ventures into Gitex Technology Week 2008 to bring you the real story.

  • By Florence Pia G. Yu, Deputy Web Editor
  • Published: 15:05 October 20, 2008
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Florence Pia G. Yu/Gulf News
  • The Archos internet media tablet gadget has a 5-inch touch screen and wifi to let you surf the internet while on the go.
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Gulf News Deputy Web Editor Florence Pia G. Yu ventures into Gitex Technology Week 2008 to bring you the real story.

 A dose of media tablet

The latest model of the Archos internet media tablet is definitely smaller than its predecessors and offers mobile web surfing at the palm of your hand. The gadget has a 5-inch touch screen and wifi to let you surf the internet, play movies and view photos as well as schedule and record your favourite TV programs and download movies and muzak. Sleek.

Watcha wearing?

The first item on the list brings the word "handy" to a whole new level. The "world's first watch mobile" by Touchmate definitely caught my eye. I was thinking about the countless people out there who have lost their mobile phones.

Well guys, there's no way you can try to lose this one if its strapped on your wrist! What is also great about it is its functionability. Aside from making calls, the gadget has a built-in camera and touch screen, it also has a voice and video recorder, a T-flash card slot and a stereo bluetooth headset. It's in triband as well so you can use it anywhere in the world.

 
World's largest plasma screen TV

No wonder there were a lot of people milling around the Panasonic show area. One hundred and fifty inches of entertainment in your face is definitely hard to miss. Panasonic reps said their record breaking "world's largest plasma screen TV" is not out in the market yet, but they promised it would be launched soon.

In a flash

Wearable flash drives, anyone? Nezac's PVC UFD comes in customised shapes and colours, and if you ask me, brings a lot of excitement to the otherwise boring USB. So if you need to carry data with you all the time, here's a trendy way of doing it.

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