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Google Goggles (Visual Search) for Android Video Demo

Sorry for the difficult to see screen demo on the Droid. Brightness cranked up but still nearly impossible to see. But, I wanted to quickly put up some kind of demo of Google Goggles running on a Droid. So, here it is such as it is 🙂

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HTC Droid Eris Initial Impressions from Friend/Co-worker (video)

Daniel Inoshita, a friend and co-worker, bought an HTC Droid Eris from Verizon. I sat down a few minutes with him to get his initial impressions after having the phone for just a few hours.

I apologize for the low sound volume during the initial minute of the conversation. I used a Touch Pro2 to record the video and forgot how unidirectional its microphone is (usually a very good thing). I used volume leveling to try to even out the volume post-hoc as well as possible. One important item that may be difficult to hear is Daniel’s explanation of the Droid Eris’ price. It is $199 – $100 rebate – another $50 for current Verizon Wireless customers past their previous two-year contract point.

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First Test of Qik for Droid Beta with 720×480 Video Resolution

Installed the Qik for Droid beta release that provides 720×480 video resolution. This is the first video I recorded using it. The video looks pretty good to me.

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Google Maps Street View on Motorola Droid (video demo)

Google Maps for mobile Street View on the Motorola Droid (Android 2.0) is interesting (something not on the iPhone). But, in my first test (see above), the augmented reality aspect seemed a bit off. It seemed to track my vertical movements (pointing the Droid up and down) but not side-to-side.

Still, it was interesting to finally try it in person since Street View only became available for my area yesterday.

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Voice Dialing Using an HTC Touch Pro2 & Jabra SP700 Bluetooth Car Speakerphone

Demonstration of using a Windows Mobile 6.1 HTC Touch Pro2 to voice dial with a Bluetooth car speakerphone.

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Part 2: 5th Gen. iPod nano Video Compared to Flip Ultra

5th Gen. iPod nano & Flip Ultra Video Recordings Compared Part II from Todd Ogasawara on Vimeo.

Based on the chance that the 5th generation iPod nano focused on the raindrops falling near its lens in the first video comparison with the Flip Ultra, I took both devices to a different location. You can see the two video recordings compared here. I think the Flip Ultra clearly dealt with dynamic lighting changes much better than the iPod nano. There’s no doubt in my mind that the Flip Ultra is a superior video recording device.

However, Cisco (Flip’s current owner) has a problem on its hands. Because, the iPod nano is a lot smaller, a lot more fun to carry around, and records video that is pretty good (though not as good as the Flip Ultra).

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