New Products From Canon, Garmin, Freescale

High-definition camcorder, GPS navigator, smartbook tablet.

by / February 26, 2010

HD Vision

The Canon VIXIA HF R11 high-definition camcorder features a new 2.7-inch touch panel LCD with an advanced tracking feature to keep any subject - such as people or cars - in focus and properly exposed, even in a busy scene. The R11 provides full 1920x1080 HD video and incorporates 32 GB of internal flash memory. Relay recording lets users keep recording, even when the primary recording media is full. The camcorder continues to record a scene by switching from one memory source to the other as it fills up.


On the Road Again

Garmin nüvi 1690 navigator provides real-time GPS content on the go, including fuel prices and Google local search. The 1690 also has preloaded maps, lane assist with junction view, hands-free calling and ecoRoute, which calculates more fuel-efficient routes. The display resolution is 480x272 pixels, and the rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts up to three hours.


A Smarter Smartbook

The Freescale smartbook tablet is designed to fill the gap between smaller-screened smartphones and traditional, PC-like netbook or notebook products. The smartbook features a 1024x600, 7-inch touchscreen, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 wireless connectivity. The tablet uses the Freescale i.MX515 applications processor, and has 512 MB DDR2 of memory and 64 GB of internal storage.


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