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The new Olympus PEN EPL-1 has just been announced, it looks good in silver from the front, but looks better from the back in black. A new budget version of the Olympus PEN EP-1, and Olympus PEN EP-2, with built in flash, it will be available in March, priced at $599 with 14-42mm (28-84mm Equivalent) kit lens.
Other specs feature: ISO 100 to ISO 3200, HD Video recording, 12 megapixel sensor, SDHC card support (Class 6 recommended), anti-shake sensor, face detection, in camera panoramic mode, 2.7″ screen, 6 art filters, multiple exposure, dust reduction sensor, HDMI out etc.
Two new lenses have also been announced: “the new super wide-angle zoom ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6 lens (18-36mm equivalent) or the high-power wide to telephoto zoom ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 lens (28-300mm equivalent).” and Olympus have also announced underwater housing for the camera.
TomTom want to charge £99 for a cradle for the iPhone and £59.99 for the application with Western Europe maps. That’s £160 (more than a standalone TomTom sat nav unit) for what Google is giving away for free. I really had to check to see that I had not misread the price for a piece of injection moulded plastic at £99 when it should be £9.99. Just for the record, when I get the Android 2.0 update I will be paying £30 a month for a free phone and an 18 month contract with unlimited internet, 800 texts and 600 minutes and I will have full Google voice guided navigation with just the cost of a cradle (seen on eBay for under £20). On the iPhone the closest matching tariff will cost me £184.98 for the phone, £34.26 p/m plus £160 for the TomTom kit.
In order to own an iPhone with decent sat nav I need to spend £160 on the GPS kit, £184.98 on the phone and an extra £4.26 p/m on the contract, which, minus the cradle for my G2 Touch, comes to an £401.66. I could buy the top of the line TomTom alongside my G2 Touch for less than that. This nonsense concerning the iPhone has to stop. The gross spend on this would come to £921.66.
I think it is time for someone to conduct a survey in to hallucinogenic drug use at TomTom in the sales/marketing departments.
Recently bought by me:
I used to watch this show as a kid and bought it for £25 on Amazon. Excellent stories, heavily indebted to the Greek myths for the drama and tragedy of the plot and story arc, plus, the unforgettable theme music. They just don’t make them like this any more. With that in mind I also bought:
Another excellent story. It brought back fond childhood memories to see the Thames TV logo, with the House of Commons reflected in the river Thames and I had forgotten just how dark some 80’s children’s TV was. This is based upon the story of the same name written by my one of my favourite authors, Jon Wyndham. Superb drama that, in my opinion, appeals to adults now as much as to children then and now.
The Simpsons Boxset Season 12 – Limited Edition Comic Book Guy Head is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk – although US buyers can get it early on August 18, 2009, while us Brits will have to wait over a month later when it’s released on September 28, 2009. I wonder whether ordering from Amazon.com would result in it arriving more quickly? Surely it can’t take more than 1 month and 10 days to get through the US International postal system, and UK Post Office customs? Probably cheaper from the US as well, even with customs charges!