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Slide to Talk

With a slide design, high-speed 3G technology, Bluetooth, and simultaneous phone and data downloading capabilities, LG Electronics' CU320 mobile phone meets multitasking users' needs. The phone includes a full-duplex speaker mode, instant messaging, a 500-contact address book, and a 1.3 megapixel rotating camera/video recorder with flash and 4X zoom. With the organizer and other tools, users can schedule meetings and appointments, set the alarm, write notes, and convert measurement units. The phone also features enhanced wireless Internet capability and a TransFlash external memory port for data storage. The LG CU320 is compatible with Cingular Wireless and costs $150 with a two-year contract.

Contact LG Electronics at (800)
243-0000 or

Fast ThinkPad

The portable Lenovo ThinkPad X60 is lightweight, has a full-size keyboard, and includes a standard battery life of 7.5 hours, which users can prolong with Extended Life or Ultrabay batteries. The ThinkPad X60 is fully optimized for connectivity, featuring up to five built-in communication capabilities including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, a 56K modem, and an infrared port. Users also can avoid hassles with the one-button recovery solution to restore previously saved data and applications. The ThinkPad X60 also features a keyboard light, hard-drive protection, and Integrated Fingerprint Reader for maximum security. Depending on optional software features, the Lenovo ThinkPad X60 ranges from $1,499 to $2,499.
Contact Lenovo at (866) 968-4465 or

Goodbye Blur

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2 digital camera includes Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization technology to minimize motion blur so that objects remain clear at longer exposures in full zoom. The 6.0 megapixel camera includes 12X optical zoom to help frame shots for better composition. The DSC-H2 also features user-friendly controls, a 2-inch LCD screen, a low-light sensitivity mode, and nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries. The camera includes 32 megabytes of internal memory and a built-in memory stick slot. The DSC-H2 costs $399.95.
Contact Sony at (877) 865-7669 or

Investment Success

Maverick Real Estate Financing: The Art of Raising Capital and Owning Properties Like Ross, Sanders, and Carey by Steve Bergsman appeals to real estate owners, developers, and investors. The book includes a variety of real estate financing strategies with chapters that focus on topics such as re-mortgaging, joint ventures, distressed properties, and equity financing. Bergsman also includes financing techniques and strategies from industry experts as well as how they got started and their climb to the top of the commercial real estate profession. The book costs $24.95.
Contact Wiley at (800) 762-2974 or

Business Printer

With advanced five-color printing, the Canon Pixma iP5000 photo printer allows users to print high- definition photos quickly. The printer features a dual paper path, enabling users to print one- or two-sided documents without switching trays. Users can print up to 25 black-and-white pages per minute and up to 17 color ppm, while 4-by-6-inch borderless photos print in 36 seconds. All images are printed at 9600 x 2400 dpi color resolution. Designed to reduce noise, the printer connects to any PictBridge digital camera or digital video camcorder. The Pixma iP5000 costs $200.
Contact Canon at (800) 652-2666 or


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