High-tech product releases announced the week ending July 18 include the Fujitsu Arrow Z ISW13F smartphone, the Panasonic Lumix SZ5 and LX7, the Motorola Motogo! TV smartphone, and the Sony Walkman E470 Series.
A quad-core smartphone with a smart fingerprint sensor
Fujitsu’s flagship Arrow Z ISW13F smartphone uses a proprietary fingerprint sensor that enables users to easily unlock the phone's screen without a password. The device also features a 4.6" large-screen HD LCD, 13.1MP camera, high-speed WiMAX communications, a 1.5GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, DLNA connectivity, and is water- and dust-resistant. The Arrow Z ISW13F will be available in Japan beginning July 20. Pricing has not been announced.
A compact camera with WiFi
The compact Panasonic Lumix SZ5 (also known as the DMC-SZ5) camera makes it easy to shoot and share photos with your friends. Smartphone owners can pair the camera with their handset or an available WiFi hotspot for on-the-go photo uploads to social media sites. There's also an iPhone and Android app that can be used to remotely trigger the shutter. The 14.1MP camera has a 10x optical zoom, a 3” LCD screen, a 25mm ultra wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens, 1280x720 at 30p video recording, and loads of built-in camera effects. The SZ5 is priced at €200 and will be available in the weeks ahead.
A retro-styled compact camera with advanced features
The Panasonic Lumix LX7 (aka DMC-LX7) fits in your pocket while offering full SLR-like manual controls. The camera is the next step up from Panasonic’s LX5 and comes with updated F1.4 lens optics, a new 1/1.7-inch 10.1-megapixel MOS Sensor, a 24mm ultra-wide angle lens with 3.8x optical zoom, a 3” LCD screen, and 16 different filter options. The LX7 is priced at €450 and will be available around September.
A dual SIM smartphone that doubles as a TV
Motorola’s Motogo! TV puts the TV in your pocket. The handset features a 3.2” touchscreen display, a 3MP camera, a 2GB memory card (expandable to 32GB), Edge and WiFi connectivity, and FM radio. Also, it is dust-, dirt- and water-resistant. The Motorola Motogo! TV is available in Brazil now for R$399 (€160).
The thinnest Walkman ever
Sony’s Walkman E470 Series is the company’s thinnest in history. It comes a 2” LCD screen, a range of different games and a karaoke mode with synchronized song lyrics. The E470 will be available from July 18 in Europe and from August in the US, priced at $79.99.