Tech Talk, September 1, 2006

Sony Ericsson Z550i
The latest phone from Sony Ericsson, the Z550i, sports all the cool features you’ve come to expect, like a 1.3 megapixel camera with a 4x digital zoom, an HTML browser and Bluetooth capabilities. But what really sets it apart is that it’s wrapped in a Sterling Black or Pearl Copper casing that combines premium brushed metal and high gloss material, making it one very fetching phone. The Z550i is available now for $498 at The M1 Shop (#B1-28/29 Paragon, 290 Orchard Rd., Hotline: 1800-843-8383).
Nokia Nseries Experience Studio
If you’re looking to pick up one of Nokia’s Nseries phones, or if you just want to have a go at their cool features—like photography, videology and music players—you can swing by the new Nokia Nseries Experience Studio (#01-10/11 Scotts Shopping Centre, 6 Scotts Rd., Customer Service Line: 6822-8888). This chic shop allows customers to try out the phones to their hearts content in a chilled out environment that encourages you to linger.
The latest smart phone from Motorola, the MOTOMING, is a great mix of style and substance. It’s a svelte and chic mobile device, which features—among other things—cursive handwriting recognition, a music player, instant messaging via IM Wireless Village, video capture and, most importantly, a high performance personal information manager. It’s available now for $818 and you can pick it up at Hello! @ Bugis Junction (#01-50/50A, Parco Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria St., Hotline: 1626).