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October 2007's coolest gadgets revealed

3mm thick TVs and HD video recorders

Every year in October, Japan's largest electronics show, Ceatec, showcases all that's new and upcoming from the world's sharpest consumer electronics vendors. Ceatec 2007 brought us some world-first technologies, including a 3mm thick TV, a laptop with super-charged graphics processing and some new high-definition video recorders.

Here are our picks from Ceatec and other new gadgets from the past month:

Samsung music phones

Away from Ceatec, Samsung unveiled a refreshed line-up of three new cell phones that are targeted at music lovers. The top-of-the-range SGH-i450 boasts an amplifier developed by high-end audio specialists Bang & Olufsen and runs the Symbian S60 smartphone software platform. It has a 2.4in display and a 2Mp camera. It works on WCDMA (wideband code division multiple access) networks and supports HSDPA (high-speed downlink packet access) data service up to 3.6M bps (bits per second).

The phone will first appear in Italy at the end of October and will follow in other European countries. It will cost about €360 (£250) before carrier subsidies. One weak point of the handset is the amount of built-in memory, which is just 35MB. That's about enough for 7 to 10 songs, which is disappointing for a music phone. Memory can be expanded up to 4GB with a Micro SD memory card.

Samsung music phones

Samsung music phones


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