Archive for March 2010

Sony BRAVIA Full HD 3D TV coming to Singapore this summer

Sony Singapore debuts its first ever Full HD 3D TV for the home recently. As you all know, 3D TV is the hottest product for CES 2010. I guess Singapore is not spared from the 3D TV wave. Expect to see more 3D TV coming your way soon.

Anyway, the 3D BRAVIA LX900 looks pretty good. Like watching 3D TV in the theaters, you need to wear a 3D glasses. Each BRAVIA 3D TV comes with 2 3D glasses and additional 3D glasses can be purchased separately. The 3D glasses are made in such a way that you can put it over your normal glasses. Sony is using Active shutter glasses technology for their 3D TV, therefore the glasses needs battery to operate. Don’t worry about the weight, it’s using just a flat battery that you commonly find in watches. The battery should be able to last for 10 hours before you need to replace it. This might be a show stopper for some. But when you see the effects of the 3D TV, you will find that all these are worth it.

We had a preview on watch Movie, Documentary, Sport and Games with 3D glasses. I must say that I’m pretty impressed when watching documentary. It feels as if the TV is the Polar Bear enclosure window. Very realistic. Wasn’t impressed when watching soccer match with 3D glasses. Yes, you can see the depth, but that’s all. Hisham said he saw the ball flying towards him. I didn’t see that part. But even so, we need to remember that this is a preview. How many times do you think the camera will be able to capture such shot during live broadcast?

The thing that I feel will help kick start 3D TV is gaming. We had a preview of a car racing game (Sorry, forgot the name of the game) and I love it. Can totally see myself hooked to the TV for hours playing 3D games. And Sony told us that their PS3 is able to support 3D gaming. Nice.

PS: That’s what you see on the TV without 3D glasses.

The movie industry is starting to roll out more and more 3D content. Last year, we saw Avatar by James Cameron. For 2010, we can expect more than 20 movies, including Alice in Wonderland, to be shot in 3D. Sony pictures also announced that the sequel of Spiderman series will be in 3D and released on 3 July 2012.

Apart from the 3D TV, Sony also showcase their new BRAVIA series with internet widgets and content like Youtube, Yahoo! and Style.com.

Sony will be showcasing the new 3D BRAVIA TV at their booth for this coming IT Show (11 – 14 March 2010). The Sony BRAVIA Full HD 3D TV will be available in Singapore this coming summer. I was kidding with them that with the hot weather these days, it should be considered summer already.

Dee Kay Dot As Gee Giveaway: Poken

The folks from Poken Island, newly appointed Authorized Poken Reseller for Singapore, send me 3 Poken last week. Since I already have a Poken, why not give it out to 3 lucky blog readers instead?

The design for this giveaway are Vodoo, Caveman and Bee. If you don’t know what is a Poken, check out my blog entry. 1 Poken per winner. Don’t fight lah.

How to apply:
Just drop me an email me with the title: “Dee Kay Dot As Gee Giveaway: Poken”. Closing date is this coming Thursday, 4 Mar 2010, 2359. I will randomly select the winner via the usual method. Refer to the rules for more details.

Please also state which design you prefer to receive (or if you have no preference). I will try my best to give you the design you like. If more than 1 winner request for the same design, I will give priority to the person that I draw first.

Update: Closed

Nokia N97 V2 firmware is now available in Singapore

FINALLY! After waiting until my neck long long, Nokia Singapore finally release the V2 firmware for Nokia N97. Or to be exact, version 21.0.045. Seems like we skipped 20.0.019.

The biggest change for the new firmware is the kinetic scrolling. You can now scroll smoothly by flicking anywhere on the screen. No more dragging the tiny scroll bar at the side. Actually, this feature was already available in 20.0.019 when it was released sometime in October 09. But Singapore didn’t get that firmware update. Well, better late than never.

You can only upgrade the firmware using computer via Nokia Software Updater. Can’t do it over the air. It is advisable to backup your phone before upgrading. The firmware file size is around 150mb.

Oh, and after upgrading to the new firmware, go to SW update to download the latest Ovi Map. The one with free turn by turn navigation. Don’t know why Nokia didn’t include it inside the new firmware instead.

What are you waiting for? Update your N97 firmware now.