A thin 13-inch laptop Advent Altro

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

British retailer Dixons has prepared a competitor for ultrathin laptops MacBook Air. The model is called Advent Altro, it is equipped with 13.3-inch display and is based on CULV-processor Intel Celeron. Thin laptop from Dixons, even a little bit like a competitor and lighter hull form. However, Advent Altro thickness is 21 mm, weight - 1.6 kg, this notebook is thicker and heavier than MacBook Air. However, Advent Altro has won at a price: it starts from 600 pounds ($ 987), while the MacBook Air in the UK is almost twice as expensive - it is sold for 1149 pounds sterling.

Among the other features of Advent Altro - 3 GB RAM, 120 GB hard drive protection from accidental bumps, wireless adapters are Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, web-camera, fingerprint sensor and tachpad support multitouch. It also has one USB 2.0 port and connector HDMI, plus multi-connector, which can be used to connect additional block connectors.

Another version of Ultra Notebook from Dixons has been named Advent Altro Elite, this premium option. It is built on Intel Core 2 Solo and imprisoned in the glossy case. This model is more expensive: the price starts from 800 pounds sterling ($ 1316). Both laptops are running Windows Vista, but will receive a free upgrade to Windows 7. Advent Altro and Advent Altro Elite will go on sale in Britain on 24 August.

Start selling Garmin-ASUS nuvifone M20

Communicator Garmin-ASUS nuvifone M20, running OS Windows Mobile, will go on sale in Taiwan on 19 August. Despite the fact that the plans the first countries, which was received by the sale of this model, known as Singapore and Malaysia, in fact, it debuted in Taiwan. Garmin-ASUS nuvifone M20 - the mobile phone with enhanced functionality GPS-module.

According to the developers, software from a company that will allow Garmin Communicator is quite easy to circumvent its competitors through a full implementation of navigation functions. Otherwise, a typical communicator with touch control, 3-MP camera with autofocus and weighs 99 grams.
During August, the alliance Garmin-ASUS will launch this model on sale in the Asia-Pacific region, and in the fall, he and reach to Europe.

Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z280 - digital camera for the whole family

CASIO company introduced a new model of digital camera series of EXILIM Zoom - EX-Z280. This model, as the manufacturer intended for use by all family members - from small to big, and has in its arsenal of compact size, stylish design, 12 MP sensor, 26 mm wide angle lens with a 4-fold optical magnification and a new processor image processing - EXILIM Engine 4.0, which allows the new shoot video in HD resolution.

Of the additional features news company emphasizes the existence of EXILIM Zoom EX-Z280 the following features and capabilities:

  • The "Dynamic Photo: allows you to make a series of images and then combine them and create a video of them
  • The "Makeup": Allows you to soften the shadow of the person and make the texture of skin on the photo smoother
  • Autofocus tracking
  • Automatic identification of individuals in the frame
  • Using the video YouTube - allows you to make videos, to the maximum compatible with the video service
  • "Simple mode" - is designed for beginners

Samsung C3212: Budget phone with two SIM-cards

Company Samsung start deliveries to the Russian market of mobile phone S3212. This inexpensive model in monoblock form factor, calculated on the installation of two SIM-cards and designed for users closely related to their own costs. Key features are available for both SIM-cards simultaneously, and switch between them by pressing the key.

Phone has a rather simple characteristics. However, as noted by the manufacturer, the battery capacity of 1 000 mAh ensures increased life compared to most peers. Provides a number of options that increase the convenience to use the phone. So, Fake Call allows you to simulate incoming call, which could help out the owner in an awkward situation. SOS Message is useful in dangerous situations - at the press of a button will allow to send SMS to the emergency call. In the retail sale of S3212 will be on the recommended price of 5990 rubles.

Specifications Samsung C3212:
  • SIM-card 1: GSM / GPRS (EDGE only downward loading) (900, 1800 MHz)
  • SIM-card 2: GSM / GPRS (900, 1800 MHz)
  • Display: 2-inch TFT with a resolution QQVGA and support 65K colors
  • Camera: VGA (without flash)
  • SMS / EMS / MMS (OMA v 1.0) / E-mail to both SIM
  • Support audio formats: MP3, AAC, AAC +
  • FM-radio and record the air
  • Options key switch SIM
  • Bluetooth v2.1, USB 2.0
  • Memory: 15 MB
  • Memory cards: microSD (up to 8 GB)
  • Dimensions: 111,6 x47, 0x14, 2 mm
  • Power: lithium-ion battery, 1000 mAh
  • Talk time: up to 10 hours
  • Standby time: up to 322.5 hours

Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z33 - a mere 10 MP camera, with the possibility of wireless access

CASIO Company today also provided yet another stylish and compact model is easy to fly, the camera - EXILIM Zoom EX-Z33, the main emphasis in which the manufacturer makes in addition to its small size and thickness, the possibility of rapid large-video, due to the presence of a single button, the function of determining the persons to frame, as well as the possibility of the SD card Eye-Fi with support for wireless (Wi-Fi) access.

Other Features of Casio EXILIM Zoom EX-Z33:

  • Sensor: CCD (CCD) 1 / 2, 3, 10.1 MT (total 10.34 MT)
  • Lens: f = 6.3-18.9 mm (35,5-106,5 mm 35 mm equiv.), F = F3.1 (W) - F5.6 (T)
  • Optical Increase: 3
  • Display: 2.5-dyuyomvy, TFT, permission 960h240 points
  • Memory: 16 MB built, SD / SDHC memory card
  • Using YouTube videos
  • Built-in microphone and speaker
  • Interface: High-Speed USB, Audio / Video output
  • Dimensions: 94,1 h56, 1h18, 1 mm (very thin - 17.4 mm)
  • Weight: 102 gr.

Sagem VF540 (PHIL) - a mobile phone for Vodafone

On the website of the Bluetooth published a summary of the new model of mobile phone Sagem VF540 (PHIL) - two-band mobile phone form-factor "monoblock" to support the wireless technology Bluetooth.

As seen in the above pictures, this model has the logo of the operator Vodafone, and is likely to be sold exclusively by him. Of the remaining characteristics Sagem VF540 knows only that he would have even built FM-radio and support for MP3 files as well as its regional sales marked Africa, Australia and Europe.

Palm Eos (Pixie) will not released this year

Communicator Palm Eos (Pixie) light up in the May roadmape operator AT & T and became the second device built by Palm OS-based WebOS. Unlike all the other devices mentioned in this roadmape, Communicator Eos had no indications of a possible date for receipt of the sale, which is why on this topic has been much speculation. It is now evident that in the summer, he will not, therefore, became known as a later date - most analysts agree that it would be November. Resource All Things Digital, referring to an expert from Morgan Joseph Analyst Grozovski Ilya (Ilya Grozovsky), reports that of the communicator in this year do not have to wait.

According to Grozovskogo, the sale of another communicator Palm Pre also declining and will decline, if not lower price. In this regard, Palm Eos could help the company compete with the cheaper models of Apple iPhone, but five is subject to the price reduction.

Palm Eos (also known as Pixie, who is also Castle) - monoblock with QWERTY-keyboard and a touch display, running the operating system webOS. Apparatus enclosed in a thin shell thickness of less than 11 mm and weighs 100 g. It is possible that soon after the start of sales in the United States and Palm Eos will come to Europe, especially since he had already supported the mobile communication GSM and UMTS.

New Screenshots of Google's Chrome OS

A New screenshots of Google's Chrome OS may be real, apparently from an unconfirmed source sent to from Development BETA 0.1.15.
Chrome OS isn't due to ship until the second half of 2010 on netbooks and other low-end systems but will behave in a way consistent with the shots. The Chrome web browser will be the framework for virtually all apps on the platform, including offline code.