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LG Viewty (LG-KU990) was lunched in
1 ) Best Reviews; 2 ) Best Pictures ;3 ) Best Videos; 4 ) Best Photo Editing
with THREE of the following prizes for each of the FOUR categories:
- 1st Prize: LG Viewty KU990
- 2nd Price: LG Shine (3G) KU970
- 3rd Price: LG Shine (Classic) KE970
The most surprising thing in the pre-launch in
With a 3-inch touch screen fitted with Mobile XD Engine, this latest model has the combination of amazing functionality and style and of course it captures high-quality images .
Furthermore it has built in editing features like those present in compact cameras that you to modify or enhance any pictures taken. An attached stylus allows users to digitally 'write' on photos to edit them.. With HSDPA-enhanced 3G broadband data capabilities you can surf and connect to the net with ease at high speed access.
It boasts the world’s first 120 fps video recording feature and with a pre-set button, you can upload your Video Clips directly to YouTube through just-one-click. This helps the owner to share their videos with others on Internet.
A jog wheel placed on the back of the handset allows for quick scrolling and searching; and when playing music or videos it can turn the volume up and down, fast-forward or rewind and zoom in and out. You can easily select the modes – ‘Camera’, ‘Video’, ‘Album’ with the 3-step module key.
LG Viewty Phone [LG-KU990] - Technical Specifications
- 5 Mega Pixel camera certified by Schneider-Kreuznach for clear shots
- Manual Focus & Auto Focus
- Xenon light for shot in low light
- Mobile XD Engine
- 30fps VGA, 262K TFT LCD for clearer and sharper pictures and videos
- Video can be filmed endlessly according to memory capacity
- Ultra High speed video capture (120fps)
- Divx Playback (up to VGA 30fps)
- H.264, H.263, MPEG4
- TV out
- HSDPA 3.6Mbps, EDGE
- WAP 2.0
- Bluetooth 1.2 (AD2P,BPP)
- USB 2.0 High Speed/ Bluetooth 1.2
- PictBridge(Printer direct connect via USB cable) &BPP (via Bluetooth)
- Dimension: 103.5 x 54.4 x 14.8 mm
- 3.0” Wide LCD Touch screen, 240 x 400 pixel (WQVGA)
- MP3 Player
- Multi Codec support : MP3, AAC/AAC+/AAC+Enhanced,
- Memory: Internal Memory (100Mb), External Memory (MicroSD, up to 2GB
- Weight: 112g
- Standby time, Max (hrs): 434hrs(GSM) , 454hrs(3G)
- Talk time (hrs): 355min(GSM), 233min(3G), 138min(VT
= == = other observable tacky problems for newly acquired gadgets
Generally most buyers are satisfied with the buy but with its plethora of features, getting around to using it and finding some of its features would always be a chore for any new users, like where is mystery qwerty keyboard? It limitation is the 2G Memory card and the “endless time” it takes to load files (songs, pictures, videos, even ring tones). So final advice consider loading the pics first before you start calling your friends to send those Viewtyful pics
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= == = == CNN interviews Gan
Malaysian news site strives for dialogue
By Kevin Drew; CNN
Steven Gan: Self-censorship "is an obsession" in mainstream Malaysian media.
Its goal, says co-founder Steven Gan, is straightforward: to report on Malaysian political and social issues critically and objectively.That can be a challenge in
Critical to its success, Gan says, is its reputation for accuracy. Malaysiakini has put itself on
As Malaysiakini celebrates its eighth birthday this month, Gan recently sat down with CNN and discussed the Web site and practicing journalism in
CNN: What is Malaysiakini.com?
GAN: The reason we set up Malaysiakini is because of the fact that we have tight control of the media in
They [government officials] were having a difficult time with Malaysiakini. There were a lot of attacks from the mainstream media, which is government controlled, against us. Ministers from time to time would issue statements against Malaysiakini, questioning our credibility, saying that we were pro-opposition and also attacking how we were funded. And eventually it resulted in a raid by the police about two years ago. They took away 19 of our computers.But we have persevered.
CNN: Why in the English language?
GAN: We started off in English, partly because I'm an English (language) writer. That was a natural way for us to go. A lot of people here (in
CNN: How has Malaysiakini grown from the early days?
GAN: We started out [in 1999] very much as a guerilla outfit in the sense we were only three journalists. That was just before the 1999 general election. Looking back, I never thought we'd manage to survive that period, because three journalists trying to cover an election was just terrible, almost impossible. But even with that we managed to break a few new stories and I think we got noticed.
When we first went live it was just basically collecting e-mails of our friends and just sending them a message saying, 'Hey, we have this new Web site, check it out.' Eventually it went from a few hundred people to a thousand, then 5,000, and now close to about 300,000 readers.
When we first started there were two major questions that we had to answer. One was how to make an impact politically in the sense of how to get readership. Our solution for that was to become a credible source of information.
The other (objective) was that if you want to set up independent media you need to have independent financing. We started off thinking advertising was a possible model. We managed to survive the first year - there was still an Internet boom at that time.
Of course, 2000-2001 was a major Internet crash and people who would normally advertise on Malaysiakini were Internet start-ups. They all disappeared. We really had to find another solution. That was when we decided to switch to a pay model. It was a painful decision. We saw readership drop like a ton of bricks, but we managed to win them back.
CNN: Can you explain the idea behind the
GAN: The idea is to basically provide a site for independent broadcasters all around
CNN: It's an intriguing idea, because most major news Web sites in
GAN: I think there is no doubt that such a scenario will come. Maybe not now, but maybe in five to 10 years' time. The Internet will be the main medium where people get their content, whether it's text, video, whatever it is. It will not be TV or radio, per se, it will not be print, per se. I think all those elements will still be around, but in a different form. But they (other media) will have to evolve to survive. TV will have to evolve.
The Internet will eventually be the main medium. It will be the dominant medium, because it's able to deal with so many different forms of content in one place.
CNN: What is the level of traffic that Malaysiakini is currently attracting?
GAN: We are getting about 100,000 unique visitors a day. That would put us in the league with some of the major local newspapers out there. We are quite comfortable with what we have achieved. But for Malaysiakini to make another leap would perhaps require the country to have a higher penetration rate when it comes to broadband.
We've been waiting for that for the past few years. Broadband penetration in
CNN: How is the Internet regulated in
GAN: The only difference between the Internet and the so-called traditional media is that to set up a Web site you don't need government approval. You don't need to apply for a license. That is a major distinction, that is the crucial difference.
In a sense we have a little bit more freedom. But in
On the police raid on Malaysiakini, the government used the sedition act, a law that is already in existence. We published a letter from one of our readers that they said was seditious. I think the idea that the Internet is completely free is hyped up. But then I think there's no doubt the Internet has made an impact and it has been a useful tool. But we recognize that the government still has a lot of control.
CNN: Your Web site is now self-sustaining financially, correct?
GAN: It is self-sustaining. We have subscriptions, side businesses like book publishing. When we went to subscription service we had to develop our own technology, because the technologies for sale were too expensive. We have now perfected our own technology to a point to where we can sell it.
CNN: Tell me a little bit about your staff. Many look young. What is their background?
GAN: Most of the experienced journalists are from the print media. Many started at mainstream newspapers. But the journalists, many are fresh out of university. We decided that it's much easier for us to train them rather than hire people from mainstream media. Because when it comes to reporting, it sometimes is difficult for us to change the mindset of journalists who've been working for years in the mainstream media, coming from a very controlled environment to an environment that is relatively free. They find it very hard to cope with that kind of situation.
CNN: Can you explain that more? How much self-censorship is there in
GAN: Self-censorship is an obsession in the mainstream media. It happens every day. The editors will tell you what to write, what not to write. You get ministers calling up all the time. They issue directives. They sometimes send out letters, telling what the guidelines, what can be written, how it can be written. Sometimes they organize briefings for the editors. That's the kind of censorship you get.
CNN: How is the media world looking at you?
GAN: Internationally, people are interested in our model. Not our content, but our model. Our thinking is that we're not going to compete with mainstream media in sports coverage, for example, because sports is not something you can censor. If a game ends 2-0, it's 2-0, period. You cannot say it's 2-1. We compete in areas that we think we can do better, and that would be political news and social news. We're one of the few news Web sites that is able to survive based on subscriptions.
CNN: What is taboo to report on in
I think Malaysiakini will be one of the very few news media in
CNN: Was there a moment when you realized Malaysiakini would work?
GAN: I don't think there has been any moment (laughs). I think we're still struggling, even today. I don't think we are successful yet. We're not making a hell of a lot of money. We're definitely not in debt, which is a good thing. We're getting there, but we're definitely not like Google.
We still need to ensure that we continue to come up with content that will appeal to Malaysians to the point where they are willing to pay for our content. Somehow we need to get through to advertisers out there. They're still not coming around, because they're scared. Because in
CNN: Where do you see Malaysiakini in five-10 years?
GAN: It's really hard to say. If the broadband penetration is high enough - up to 60 percent, 70 percent -- than I would say our future would be very bright. But we'll have to wait for that to happen. It will take some years to go. It's inevitable.
I think we're already successful in terms of making an impact. But we aim to be successful financially. Making money is not really what we're in here for, I think. Our aim here is to play a role in the democratization process in
CNN: One last question. What does it mean to be Malaysian?
GAN: I don't think you can get just one answer. In
I want Malaysiakini to play a role in bringing Malaysians together and to talk and keep talking. I think problems will start if they aren't talking. What is important for Malaysiakini is to get them to keep talking to each other, which is something you don't see in the mainstream media.
I'd love to see the day when