updated 01:17 pm EDT, Mon September 3, 2012
Dune HD releases Connect, world's smallest full-HD player
Media player manufacturer Dune HD has unveiled the Dune HD Connect at the Berlin's IFA show. Reportedly the "world's smallest Full HD media player," the device plugs straight into a HDMI port, and allows streaming from local or Internet sources through Wi-Fi, or playback straight from the device from its micro SD slot or USB 2.0 port. No pricing has been announced for the device which is scheduled to be released before the end of 2012.
NextWorth extends iPhone trade in window
Consumer electronics trade-in outfit NextWorth has extended its time period between quote and device receipt. Online quotes given for iPhone models received after August 20 are guaranteed through October 1, or 21 days after issuance, whichever is longer. According to NextWorth, it has lengthened the price lock to "ensure that customers get the highest available value for their old iPhones," given the date of the expected Apple announcement of the iPhone 5. Current NextWorth exchange prices are $300 for the 16GB iPhone 4S, and $351 for the 64GB model.
Drive Link assistive in-car application unveiled by Samsung
Drive Link, the smartphone app for drivers, has been launched by Samsung Electronics. The in-car smartphone application utility dashboard allows one-screen usage of the three most popular uses of smartphones while driving: listening to music, destination navigation, and talking hands-free. "With this application we ensure users can retain the core functionality of their smartphone while making sure their experience is as safe as possible,” said Dr. Won-Pyo Hong, Executive Vice President of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. The app is launching on the Galaxy S III and will be made available for other Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) phones in the near future.