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Not that you'll see one of these in your next digicam or anything, but Thomson's latest HD CMOS image sensor could still make the world you watch a lot clearer in due time. The 9211 is currently aimed at industrial applications such as machine vision, medical imaging and high-end video surveillance,...

February 19th 2008 at 11:41pm 0 Comments
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We've certainly seen some fairly interesting dedicated handset buttons before, but it's hard to argue with the functionality of a standalone GOOG-411 key. Apparently, Thomson has teamed up with Google to integrate the "first ever one-touch, auto-dial GOOG-411 button" into over a dozen of its GE-bra...

January 3rd 2008 at 5:08pm 0 Comments
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It's a sad day indeed for Thomson fanboys worldwide, as the storied French corporation has announced plans to exit the consumer electronics industry altogether in an effort to refocus its resources on B2B digital video services. Following completion of the sale of its remaining non-European AV busin...

October 18th 2007 at 9:59am 0 Comments
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Although Thomson's V888 isn't apt to make any calls, it sure slides with the best of 'em. This interestingly designed portable media player maximizes screen space by relocating the full gamut of controls beneath the display, and with all that space for buttons, we're delighted to see a control pad...

August 17th 2007 at 7:52am 0 Comments
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Tired of bulky media players? Hate having to lug around your iPod Nano? Well, welcome to the Thomson A1, a tiny PMP that the company claims is the "world's smallest," (which of course we recommend you take with multiple grains of salt). Truth be told, it is rather petite, clocking in at just 3-inch...

August 6th 2007 at 1:54pm 0 Comments
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The words "Thomson" and "experimental" don't usually see much of each other, but the company is exploring a few new angles for its burgeoning VoIP lineup, and seems to have come up with a couple of interesting hybrids. The T2700 is a DECT phone with a fancy looking base station and a few hidden qual...

March 19th 2007 at 6:04pm 0 Comments
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Thomson has announced plans to introduce RCA's Small Wonder EZ201, a solid state storage based MPEG-4 digital camcorder that will sell for the relatively affordable price of $129, sometime later this Spring. The camcorder is similar to a lot of solid state camcorders in that it features an SD card s...

January 7th 2007 at 6:20pm 0 Comments
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It hasn't been all glimmer and glam for RCA of late, with the ancient consumer electronics brand lagging behind innovators in the field, being mostly relegated to cheap also-rans. But there's hope for that once-great purveyor of radios: Audiovox just snapped up the rights to RCA-branded accessories...

December 21st 2006 at 2:42pm 0 Comments
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Think your black iPod nano attracted fingerprints and got scratched too easily? Keeping the same sleek black / blue glow motif showcased on Thomson's PMP2008, the mysterious new Black Diamond PMP (a.k.a. the EH308) should truly wear your touch on its enclosure. While the flashy homepage doesn't give...

November 16th 2006 at 12:42pm 0 Comments
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Just a few months back we saw RCA's Lyra X3000 get some well-deserved praise, and now the folks over at CNET are putting its successor through its respective paces. The X3030 sports most of the same specs and attributes as its aging sibling, but touts 30GB of internal storage (up from 20GB) and "add...

October 24th 2006 at 6:16pm 0 Comments
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Alright folks, if some off-the-wall PMP manufacturer can get this whole horizontal, white, touch-sensitive, movie playing, video-out touting thing down pat, then what's taking Apple so long? Regardless of Steve's insistence on rehashing the 5G iPod in its latest refresh, Thomson is going for broke...

September 27th 2006 at 4:05pm 0 Comments
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You know something's gone mainstream when corporate giants like Thomson and GE get involved, and these two are presumably validating the internet calling craze by teaming up with Skype to release a GE-branded VoIP / conventional landline phone. The GE 28300EE2 isn't too much different than the other...

September 21st 2006 at 12:02pm 0 Comments