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“Sensation at Cebit” – that's how a tele-communication company called Freenet advertised their VoIP service – the fact of the matter is that this technology is becoming more and more popular on the market, putting an end to the traditional telephony and deepening the crisis of huge “Telecoms“.
LCD monitors are conquering the market this year; the number of technological solutions in this area must have given the visitors a real headache. Apart from LCD monitors huge plazma monitors were shown; the largest was a 102 inch TV set from Samsung. BenQ presented the whole family of HDTV sets
Optics is ruling. DVD drives, which hasn't had enough time to settle down for good yet , suddenly we are introduced to new Blu-Ray drives. The Blu-Ray drives use single-layer disks with a storage capacity of 25 GB and dual-layer disks capable of storing up to 50 GB. This was possible thanks to the blue-laser technology different from traditional red-laser used in DVD's. Samsung has shown the first Blu-ray disc drive BD P-1000.
MP3 players with Flash EEPROM memory have become very common. Now it is a high time to see players with a built-in hard disk. These machines have the same functionality as the Flash memory players, but occasionally there pop additional functions like a capability of reading files with .OGG extension. The mobile phones have also been equipped with hard disks, they are CDMA 2000 of course. Samsung showed a phone with a camera and 1.5 GB hard disk, capable of playing movies in MPEG-4 format with a TV output.
T – Online presented unusual gadgets – they hit the bull's eye. Everyone wanted to have such fashonable sleepers. They were available only to a few chosen, the rest had to be satisfied with standard leashes and pens.