Cable Service Providers are mushrooming in the states of US. The US telecom sector is dominated by a handful of powerful players who are executing hegemony. The power players list includes Charter communication, Time Warner Cables, Comcast communications to name a few. These players have shaped and manipulated the US telecom sector as per their own needs and requirements.
The two players fighting to get on the top are, Comcast and Time Warner Cable. These service providers are facing a tough fight, though they are toiling hard to top the list and leave the competition behind.
In the past decade, players like Comcast and Charter Communications and Time Warner Cables have dominated the arena, but new entrants like Verizon, are constantly working hard to establish themselves as revered names in this business. These big guns of telecom sectors discharge several services, like Cable television, internet and telephonic services etc. The price of these telecom and cable services provided by these big shots also remains the same so that they can appeal the mass.
To attract more and more customers and make these services affordable to the users, these telecom and cable TV service providing units bundles their services (internet and telephony, including Cable TV). Bundled services have really increased the business of these telecom giants and made them more and more beneficial both for the customers and the business owners. The bundles are regarded as the crown jewel of these telecom and cable service providing business. If any firm detracts their bundled services then it will spell doom for the respective cable service providing unit.
Only time will speak as to who will emerge as the biggest player and enjoy monopoly in the US telecom and cable service providing business.
The trend of disclosing the speculations of an upcoming product is not a new thing for the 24-hour internet rumor mill. The new buzz in the digicam market is about the upcoming DSLR from the house of Nikon that is named D40. The new D40 DSLR is claimed to be the little bro of the Nikon D50 as it will be smaller and lighter than the latter. If we believe the words on the street, entry-level budget Nikon D40 is expected to come rocking a 6.1-megapixel sensor, 2.5 inch LCD with 230.000 pixels, 3 AF points, 3 metering modes, and USB 2.0 support. We will keep our ears to the ground to bring more about the camera since no words about pricing or availability have been confirmed.
Hmm! That’s too interesting. Nikon has started a Coolpix Challenge that tests your swiftness in capturing images. It’s so simple. Though it looks like awkward to me but the good thing is that if you score highest of all, you will be rewarded with a Nikon Coolpix camera. All you have to do is to shoot as many images as you can and score points. Try the game online.
At the KES 2006, Korean retailer of Ricoh, Hotosi unveiled the Caplio R5 digital camera for the Korean market. The Caplio R5 is an upgrade to the Caplio R4 that had 6.04Mpix CCD. The key specs of the new Ricoh Caplio R5 are: -7.0-megapixel CCD with 7.1x optical zoom -2.5-inch LCD -Ricoh 28-200mm lens for 35mm digital cameras -Anti-shake technology with ISO 1600 sensitivity -Macro, MMC, SD memory card -Different appealing design No words on pricing.
The new compact film camera, Klasse W from Fuji seems to be the refreshing the old days memoirs. Well, this is not a digital camera, so I won’t suggest it to the digital buffs except the admirers of classic items. However, the film camera has some good features to boast about. The Klasse W film camera, along with its elegant make, employs a 28mm F2.8 lens that won’t let you down with the image quality. The 1/500 seconds speed and multilayer electron beam coating on the lens also account for the good image quality. Well, the Fuji Klasse W will make its debut in December with a price tag of US $800. One thing more, there are only 8000 of them.
The guys having a passion for the underwater photography will love the neat make of the new slim six megapixeler compact camera from Sea&Sea, Japan. The new Sea&Sea 860G comes wrapped in aluminum housing and is mere 23mm thick. The camera manages to pack 3x optical zoom and a wide 2.5-inch LCD along with its 6.2 million pixels CCD. Well, the 860G comes along with a underwater housing that you canremove anytime you need to. It is also capable of shooting video with 640×480 pixel quality at 24 frames per second. It is expected to hit Japanese stores by the end of this month for 54,800 Yen ($462).
Casio has just announced its latest DivX-certified digicam EX-S770D that comes as an upgrade to the previous EX-S600D. The glossy compact camera enables the users to shoot high quality DivX video with one hour recording on a 1GB card. Other salient features of the EX-S770D are a 7.2-megapixels CCD, 2.8-inch screen, 16:9 aspect ratio recording, video-sharing with DivX supported gadgets. The DivX-certified EX-S770D will go on sale for a price of €298 in Europe.
Fujifilm’s new rugged digital camera is aimed directly at the construction professionals and the guys who are in search for a tough camera that can withstand unideal weather conditions. The new BIGJOB HD-3W comes waterproof, dust-resistant and can survive a 27-inch drop. The BIGJOB HD-3W manages to pack 6-megapixel CCD, 3x optical zoom, ISO 1600, VGA recording at 30fps, 23MB of internal memory, and an xD slot. No words on pricing and availability.
Panasonic will start shipping its two new AVCHD camcorder, HDC-SD1 and the HDC-DX1, in the month of December for $1,531 and $1,361 respectively. The HDC-SD1 will come rocking a 3CCD sensor to record videos at 1080i. Other features include an impressive 12x optical zoom Leica DICOMAR lens, 3-inch LCD, 1.5-hour battery, HDMI, and capacity to shoot 1.5-megapixel photo. We have one more video camera fro m Panasonic that is HDC-DX1 featuring almost the same specifications like HDC-SD1 except the fact that it records to 8-cm DVDs. Some more shots of both the camcorders after the jump.
Sharp has something bigger to compensate for now. They have developed a new 12-megapixel 1/1.7′ image sensor with 1.88 microns. But, I think they haven’t seen the fate of so many compact cameras with the 10-megapixel sensors. Now, I really don’t think you will be going for such a big superfluous pixel count with a small sensor. If some of you still love the approach, you need to wait till January when Sharp will start shipping it for Rs.7,500 ($64).