Casio G'zOne CA002: phone for travelers

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Company Casio, known in the mobile world for its "brutal" mobile phones with aggressive urban design, does not depart from these traditions and provided for the Japanese mobile operator au KDDI regular folding model - G'zOne CA002, which was announced yesterday in the summer of operator collection of mobile phones.

This new model is the successor of last year's G'zOne W62CA, with the same protected against external influences corps, including strikes, falling and hitting the water. The presence of CA002 in built GPS navigator, an electronic compass, accelerometer, altimeter and temperature sensor, resulting in the emergence of a number of functions, including:

  • CUSTOMIZED COMPASS: "adjustable compass, which displays the direction of movement to advance the objectives set on the map.
  • TRIP MEMORY: remember the importance of temperature when traveling to Japan with the values of latitude and longitude
  • EARTH COMPASS: In addition to the visual compass, which uses an embedded sensor directions and the GPS information, determine the distance to (and between) the surrounding objects
  • EARTH LOCATOR: GPS displays your current location and altitude (real and recorded in the charts)
  • HEAT GAUGE: Displays the current temperature, and thanks to GPS - and even the maximum / minimum temperature for the current location since 1975
  • SEA TIDE: Displays for hundreds of places in Japan of tide
  • SUNRIS E SUNSET: In fact - to display the situation of the sun for the selected location on earth
  • ASTRO CALENDAR: Astronomical Calendar, which takes into account your location and phase of the moon and sun.

Casio G'zOne CA002 also has a number of sporting features, built-in TV tuner card, a contactless payment card Felica, 2 MP camera and support for wireless technology Bluetooth.

Other technical features Casio G'zOne CA002:

  • Support communications standards: CDMA1X WIN
  • Dimensions: 50h107h20 mm
  • Weight: 134 gr.
  • Main display: 2.7-inch touch-sensitive, IPS, permission 240h400 points, displaying more than 262 thousand colors
  • External Display: 1.1-inch, based on electronic paper, 128 segment, Monochrome
  • Camera: CMOS (CMOS), with a 2 MP autofocus
  • Memory: 800 MB available to user, support for microSD memory cards (up to 2 GB)
  • Support for GPS navigation
  • Built-in digital TV tuner (one-segment)
  • Communications: Bluetooth, Infrared
  • Water: IPX5/IPX7

Diamond Nokia E71 by Continental Mobiles

The company Continental Mobiles, which specializes in creating exclusive versions of mobile devices with the use of precious materials, worked on a Smartphone Nokia E71. Obviously, this business smartphone with diamond finishing the shell is designed for senior executives. For Nokia E71 inlaid diamonds used high levels of purity - VS1, they are located around the perimeter of the front panel of the device and the two sides of the battery cover. Each copy is made to order by hand. The works occupy from 14 to 21 days, they are manufactured in the UK. Nokia E71 Price in the diamond body is 6000 pounds sterling (about $ 9546).

It should be noted that the company Continental Mobiles has already released an iPhone with a wide range of finishes from a variety of precious stones (diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies), Diamond version of Nokia N95, various Blackberry, Nokia Arte, and other devices. Regarding Nokia E71, then another in the past year demanding business users can order this smartphone in the shell with a gold coating.

Samsung S6700 and C5510: sliders middle class

In the Internet information on the two updates from Samsung - S6700 and C5510. This model of mid-level, most likely, they will be fairly inexpensive. In the sale of Samsung S6700 and C551 come summer. Samsung S6700 - this is more "advanced" of the two new device support networks 3G, Bluetooth 2.1, and 3 MP camera. This model is a variation of the phone Samsung S7350 with a "weak" features. Regarding the Samsung C5510, this is a budget device, which works only in the second-generation cellular networks. Several unusual for such a simple device is to have 512 MB of internal memory, if a source of reliable information.

Specifications Samsung S6700:
  • Cellular GSM (4 range), 3G/HSDPA
  • 120 MB internal memory
  • microSD-slot
  • 2.4-inch display with a resolution 240h400 points and support up to 16m colors
  • 3 MP camera
  • MP3-Player
  • FM-radio with RDS
  • Interfaces Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP profile, and USB 2.0

Specifications Samsung C5510:

  • Cellular GSM (4 band)
  • Built-in 512 MB memory
  • Slot for microSD cards
  • 2.2-inch display with QVGA resolution and support for up to 262K colors
  • 2 MP camera
  • MP3-Player
  • FM-radio with RDS

Microsoft Zune HD shows ofitsialyno

The company officially introduced the Microsoft media Zune HD. This device with touch screen in almost the entire front panel. Zune HD - the first line of Zune player with touch screen. It should be noted that capacitive screen, it is adapted to control fingering and supports multi-touch. In addition, Zune HD, the first models of this series, you can use Wi-Fi for full internet access, not only for access to online music store Zune. In media, even a browser. The device also supports the Xbox LIVE service with a catalog of videos and Zune music store - with music.

Designation HD in the name of the player points to support high definition, the truth, you see the Zune HD it can not be supported by only a direct connection to HDTV. In addition, the new receiver is equipped with HD Radio. Zune HD media sales will begin in North America this fall. The important point is that before the European release is planned.

Features Zune HD:
  • 3.3-inch touch-sensitive OLED-display, resolution 480x272 points, with support for multitouch capacitive
  • Support for HD Radio - built in HD-radio, access to HD Radio stations with high quality sound
  • Viewing HD-Video (720p) with the player on HDTV, via HDMI connection through the dock
  • Internet browser, optimized for the management of multi-touch
  • Wireless Wi-Fi for Internet access and service to the Zune music store with a catalog of 5 million songs

Samsung SCH-u440 Gloss: QWERTY-cot for CDMA networks

The company Samsung and the U.S. operator of US Cellular announced the release of mobile phone form factor folding beds Samsung SCH-u440 Gloss. The device is designed for CDMA cellular networks and is equipped with a 2.2-inch display with a resolution of 220x176 pixels. For photographs with the 1.3 MP camera, it is, incidentally, is located on the top cover folding beds, over the monochrome external display. Because the characteristics can also be noted microSD-slot Interface Bluetooth, MP3-player and GPS.

Mobile Phone Samsung SCH-u440 Gloss allocated from the total weight of such products, the average in terms of features, its form factor. As mentioned above, this cot, but not normal, but with the QWERTY-keyboard inside. With this device has a square, not stretched, as usual, the form. Thus, Samsung SCH-u440 is suitable for messaging. The model proposed in dark gray and pink colors. The cost of the device from a US Cellular ranges from $ 159.95 to $ 29.95 depending on the presence or absence of a contract and rebates.

On the Russian market is Acer X960 - the first smartphone line of Tempo

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Acer Inc. announced the start of sales on the Russian market Acer X960, the first line of Acer Tempo compact multifunctional smartphone based operating system Windows Mobile, equipped (as claimed proivzoditel) intuitive user interface Acer, a fast updates Acer Notification Manager and user-friendly control system with through your fingers.

Casing Acer UI is a draw the desktop, which are located in a variety of widgets, usually present at this, the non-virtual desktop. All the elements are active: you can move and arrange in a user-friendly place and order on the table for quick access to frequently used functions.

According to the manufacturer, Acer X960 - multifunction smartphone, designed for those who need different communication functions, but does not want to carry multiple devices. 2.8-inch VGA touch screen with high resolution and navigation key make it easy to find the desired application. Pre-program Microsoft Outlook Mobile and Office mobile gives quick access to e-mail and makes it easy to open and read the attached files.

Built-in GPS device module enables easy navigation with software from the respective manufacturers. In Acer X960 has a 3.2-megapixel VGA camera with autofocus and flash, and camera for video conferencing on the front panel. X960 is a stylish design in black and silver colors.

Acer X960 smartphone already entered the market in the Russian retail chains on the recommended price of 17 990 rubles.

Motorola Heron and Sawgrass: vertical sliders with QWERTY

The company Motorola is also preparing for the AT & T, two new items. And both are implemented in the form factor of a vertical slider with a sliding QWERTY-keyboard. The first model is called the Heron, before it appeared in the rumor as Iron Man. As expected, the device is based on a software platform Android. It is equipped with a 2.8-inch touch screen, GPS-receiver, 3 MP camera, microSD-slot, and supports the network of 3G (including HSDPA and HSUPA), as well as the Bluetooth interface and USB. Start selling Motorola Heron is scheduled for November 2.

The second device is called Sawgrass. The shape of the shell, it resembles a well-known already rumored Motorola Alexander. However, it is likely that different models, because Alexander is based on Windows Mobile, and in the specification Sawgrass this operating system is not mentioned, as well as no mention is made, and Android. Among the features of Motorola Sawgrass - 2,4-inch QVGA-display, 2 MP camera, network, 3G/HSDPA, interface Bluetooth, AGPS and slot microSD. The date of issue of roadmape stated on April 13, but the novelty has not yet been released, probably it will be presented later.

Q-Sound - Bluetooth-headset with solar panels

The topic of alternative energy sources for mobile devices is still valid. On the market there, for example, audio, working on solar energy, but the number of such products is very low. Another device introduced Romanian designer Stephen Shepeleff (Shepeleff Stephen) - is a wireless Bluetooth-headphones are equipped with solar panels.

Headphones called Q-Sound has a stylish appearance and can be used with any player or mobile phone that supports Bluetooth. In addition, it is possible to connect wired devices through conventional audio with 3.5-mm jack.

Q-Sound equipped with two removable nickel-metal battery capacity 800 mAh, and can provide up to 40 hours of uninterrupted operation. In addition, one hour of headphones in direct sunlight, enough for nearly three hours of the headphones.

Information that will be interesting whether the development of the Romanian design into serial production, are not yet available.

In the list of new models of Japanese operator au KDDI, which was today presented to them in the announcement of its summer collection of mobile phon

In the list of new models of Japanese operator au KDDI, which was today presented to them in the announcement of its summer collection of mobile phones, there is a phone Sportio water beat, produced by Sharp. This model is implemented in the form factor bezklaviaturnogo "monoblock" with full touch control.

However, sensor management is not the only "feature" of the phone - he also has a small size and weight (the keyboard does not), sports oriented, thanks to waterproof shell and a variety of sporting functions, based on the use of the accelerometer and GPS navigation.

Other specifications Sportio water beat:

  • Dimensions: 51h98h14, 8 mm
  • Weight: 108 gr.
  • Main display: touch-sensitive 3-inch, NEW Mobile ASV, permission 480h854 points, showing more than 262 thousand colors
  • Camera: CMOS (CMOS), 3.2 MP autofocus with, the image stabilizer
  • Memory: 900 MB available to user, support for microSD memory cards (up to 2 GB)
  • Support for GPS navigation
  • Built-in digital TV tuner (one-segment)
  • Communications: Bluetooth, Infrared
  • Water: IPX5/IPX7

SOLAR PHONE SH002: Another mobile phone, solar from Sharp

For the Japanese operator au KDDI Sharp company also introduced its version of CDMA mobile phone with solar panels, which actually can happen submunitions built battery. This model, which is executed in the form-factor "cot" with turning the screen and be known as SOLAR PHONE SH002.

Besides the fact that this phone is equipped with solar panels, it can also be used in more humid climates or environments, such as the bathroom, thanks to waterproof the hull. Holders of the new items can also take advantage of the navigation features built-in digital TV tuner and a 5.2 MP camera.

Specifications SOLAR PHONE SH002:

  • Dimensions: 51h111h17, 4 mm
  • Weight: 142 gr.
  • Main display: touch-sensitive 3-inch, NEW Mobile ASV, permission 480h854 points, showing more than 262 thousand colors
  • External display: 1-inch, based on electronic paper, monochrome
  • Camera: CMOS (CMOS), 5.2 MP autofocus with, the image stabilizer
  • Memory: 900 MB available to user, support for microSD memory cards (up to 2 GB)
  • Support for GPS navigation
  • Built-in digital TV tuner (one-segment)
  • Communications: Bluetooth, Infrared
  • Water: IPX5/IPX7

KDDI T002: dvuhstandartny CDMA / GSM waterproof phone from Toshiba

As is known, the mobile GSM networks are most common in the world today that actually can not but worry the Japanese operators of mobile networks, where its coverage is not as Many residents "rising sun" go beyond its limits and should liaise with the family walls. That is precisely for this purpose and set up mobile phones such as T002, manufactured by Toshiba, announced today the Japanese operator au KDDI, which provides native walls "mobile phone in the standard CDMA. The point is that the T002 can operate not only at home for the operator of CDMA network, but also in the more common GSM networks.

This model is implemented in a folding form factor, has a pleasant, "soft" forms of design and waterproof shell, a contactless payment card FeliCa, and supports GPS navigation services and receiving digital TV broadcasts.

Other technical features Toshiba T002:

  • Dimensions: 50h110h16, 2 mm
  • Weight: 131 gr.
  • Main display: touch-sensitive 3-inch, TFT, permission 480h854 point, showing a 262 thousand colors
  • External Display: 0.5-inch, OLED, 60h32 point resolution, monochrome
  • Camera: CMOS (CMOS), 3.2 MP autofocus with, the image stabilizer
  • Memory: 100 MB available to user, support for microSDHC memory cards (up to 8 GB)
  • Support for GPS navigation
  • Built-in digital TV tuner (one-segment)
  • Communications: IR
  • Water: IPX5/IPX7

Samsung introduced a 30-nm technology

Samsung Electronics has announced the beginning of the supply module 32 GB moviNAND - embedded memory cards with the highest to date, density, produced by 30-nanometer NAND technology. Using high-density memory cards is justified for the hi-end phones and other mobile devices, which require large amounts of memory for storing multimedia content: video, photos, games, etc.

32-GB card moviNAND - first built the map, based on 30-nanometer technology. Samsung New modules have double the density compared to previous generation cards moviNAND, which are produced on 40-nanometer technology and have a volume of 16 GB.

Each 32-Gb device moviNAND consists of eight 32Gb NAND chip, and controller cards MMC firmware. 30-nanometer devices Samsung is also available a 16, 8 and 4 GB. Own moviNAND Samsung modules support the standard built-MMC (eMMC) and use high-speed interface, jointly developed by JEDEC and MMCA (MultiMediaCard Association). The latest specification (eMMC v4.3) has a quick download and reduced time of transition in the sleep mode that reduces power consumption.

According to forecasts of demand for high-memory modules will increase. Projected research company iSuppli says that the supply of 32Gb and larger NAND modules will grow eight-fold: from 120 million units in 16Gb equivalent set in 2009 (13% of global shipments of memory card) to 950 million, or 72% of the total market in 2013.

Nortel's innovative technology for corporate networks

Company Nortel introduced new products for data transfer - a fast, efficient and secure, and attractive in price than similar competitors' solutions. They are specifically designed to support advanced business applications working in real time. A variety of new Nortel solution enables companies to build more efficient and productive network. Recent technological developments and methods, energy-efficient equipment and innovative features - all this allows you to build a network that minimizes the cost of equipment and maintenance, optimizing all available resources and reduce operating costs and expenses, while at the same time laying the foundation for the introduction of unified communications.

Nortel solutions for data transmission designed for applications working in real time, allowing companies to make easier and faster than their operating processes. On the basis of conventional products for data transmission of redundancy, efficiency, productivity, security and compatibility with the products of other suppliers, the company Nortel introduced new products that are designed to optimize the work of the organization, thereby giving it additional competitive advantages. All this is based on the company's commitment to innovative development Nortel product line for data transmission, which not so long ago, updated and which are estimated independent experts, provides performance up to 20 times higher reliability to 7 times better, and the total cost of ownership up to 50% lower than with other similar decisions.

So, for example, Virtual Services Platform 9000 (VSP 9000) - is the latest high-performance solution for the base of Nortel data network. By ensuring the performance of two times higher than that of similar solutions, it is specially designed for critical campus networks and data centers where reliability, flexibility and support functions of a virtual network. VSP 9000 allows companies to realize the benefits of a simplified infrastructure that is able to virtualize the network elements for the full and efficient use of servers and network capabilities, thus reducing the burden on staff and resources.

Unified Communications Management (UCM) - This new solution is Nortel, which brings together the management, configuration, maintenance and deployment of unified communications solutions for centralized and integrated infrastructure management of voice and data. The decision to centralize management of UCM performs heterogeneous network resources to make the process of a network is easier, resulting in reduced costs and a more effective system of unified communications.

New headphones KOSS Race Traker

KOSS American company had a significant expansion of the model range of headphones. One of the most interesting new products have become the only, as the producer of its kind professional headsets for riders, and extreme - KOSS Race Traker.

Construction of new items is original: the dual mounting (rigid and flexible back ogolovnoe) reliably record KOSS Race Traker user on the head. Thanks to this feature, the headphones do not slide off and not «fly» with fast driving, and in performing complex tricks.

New headphones have a pronounced emphasis on low frequencies, provide deep bass and volume. For the convenience of user KOSS Race Traker switch volume, in addition there is a switch mono / stereo, which is located in the cord.

Another significant and enjoyable part of headphones - their design. KOSS Race Traker justify its clear title and in this way: construction is a combination of throws in the red and black, the dish - the symbolic start checkered flag.

Lenovo S12 - the world's first notebook based on NVIDIA ION

Done! Today, the company NVIDIA and Lenovo introduced a low-cost, compact laptop, which provides 10 times more graphics performance compared to other modern laptops based on Intel Atom. Lenovo IdeaPad S12-based graphics processor NVIDIA ION also provides improved support for applications with long battery life work.

Lenovo used the platform NVIDIA ION, to create a thin lightweight notebook with an economical 12-inch screen and improved compatibility with applications. Lenovo IdeaPad S12 has enough graphics power to support high-definition content, and many games that do not work on other small low-cost PCs. NVIDIA ION provides such opportunities in the industry thanks to a better schedule for the cost CPU.

Graphics NVIDIA ION supports:

  • All versions of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7
  • Full HD video, including 1080p movies and Blu-ray
  • Full HD video on an external monitor to HDMI
  • Most popular games, including Spore and Battlefield Heroes
  • Graphics DirectX 10 support with advanced digital displays
  • Accelerated and enhanced video, as well as the conversion with the help of NVIDIA CUDA technology

Specifications Lenovo S12: Processor: Intel Atom N270 with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz;

  • Display: 12.1 ", 1280h800, LED-illuminated;
  • Memory: 1 GB DDR2;
  • Winchester: hard disk capacity of 160-320 GB;
  • Communication capabilities: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2-port USB 2.0, card reader 4-in-1 connector HDMI;
  • Battery: 6-element;
  • Weight: 1.25 kg.

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 with a graphic processor NVIDIA ION will go on sale this summer, the indicative price - from $ 450.

Logitech support Microsoft unified communications

The branch of solutions for business Logitech, Logitech for Business, announced that four webcams Logitech for Business now have the status of «Optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator». Webcams Logitech for Business, for medium and large businesses, helping to unleash the potential of unified communications. Videoconferencing using web cameras to significantly increase business efficiency and reduce costs associated with the telephone conferences and in normal format, as well as reduce negative impacts on the environment.

Combined communication allows the combination into a single platform, many channels of communication medium and large businesses operating in the global economy - phone, fax, email, instant messaging and videoconferencing. Logitech for Business offers computer peripherals and accessories that help companies follow the latest trends in joint work. These include the full series of ready to work in an enterprise-wide web-cameras, designed for professionals working in the office or at the exit. Among the already available web cameras are Logitech: Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 for Business, Logitech QuickCam Communicate MP for Business, Logitech QuickCam Pro for Business Notebook and Logitech QuickCam 3000 for Business.

Long netbuk MSI Wind U115 Hybrid appeared Sales

The vast majority of modern and not a laptop can not boast a long time offline. In the best cases, this figure is 4-5 hours, and only certain devices can work out without a recharge day. So if your self-time work laptop is a defining characteristic, it is possible to draw attention to the now in the UK netbuk MSI Wind U115 Hybrid.

Netbuk completed the six-or devyatielementnoy battery charge which last for 13 or 25 (!) Hours of autonomous work, respectively. The other characteristics of MSI Wind U115 Hybrid look like this: Intel Atom Z500 processor with a frequency of 1.6 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB hard drive and 8-GB SSD-drive. The cost will be new from $ 715 to $ 800. Cheap, but the competitors at this netbuka has not yet been observed.

Arena for LG ARENA

Dear readers, on our website within one month will be a special section dedicated to the phone LG ARENA. Within this section you can learn interesting facts about the main functions of the device, its design, materials, technologies, especially the use of LG ARENA as a music player, camera. In general, it is better to see once, so we invite you to the world of LG ARENA!

XPAL iPower2: extending the life of Apple iPhone

On the Russian market is an additional battery for the Apple iPhone - iPower2 production company XPAL Power. This accessory can double the time of the phone Apple, it does not close access to the display, buttons or ports and does not interfere with work. Charge XPAL iPower2 enough for 4 additional hours of surfing the web, 6 hours of voice communication, 20 hours listening to music or 255 hours of operation in standby mode. iPower2 equipped with an indicator showing the level of battery charge, as well as electrical and thermal protection system. Capacity battery is 1200 mAh. To recharge the device using USB-meals. XPAL iPower2 will go on sale to the Russian market. Estimated retail price of new items - $ 82.

Specifications XPAL iPower2
  • Body material: plastic
  • Battery Type: Li-Polymer
  • Capacity: 1200 mAh / 5
  • Hours: 6 hrs / 255 hrs (talk / standby)
  • Charging: on USB-port
  • Dimensions: 117x67x21 mm
  • Color: Black and White
  • Weight: 68 grams

Pictures of the Future Internet tablet from Nokia platform Maemo 5

Yesterday, in our news, we already wrote that the network got the details on the future heir to Nokia N810 (with the filing of MobileCrunch), which has several code names, including "N900", "Rover", or "Maemo Flagship". However, as these pictures of the device - was not. And now, the site CellPassion contends that he just has this missing link, which we own and hasten to share:

Drive Transcend SSD18M withstood the tests of resistance to shocks

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Transcend The company reported that its popular drive - a portable hard drive for flash memory 1,8 "SSD18M - successfully passed a series of rigorous tests of resistance to impacts on the standards of the U.S. Army. Portable SSD18M manufacturer positioned as a safe device for storing personal user information, which would have the protection of both the vibration and shock.

Transcend laboratory test conducted SSD18M through a series of stringent tests to exacting standards of the U.S. military (MIL-STD-810F 516.5-Transit Drop) and make sure that the data in the storage after the tests were safe. With resistance to shocks SSDM18M supports both eSATA and USB 2.0. Reservoir has a good performance - it can read and write data at speeds of 90 and 50 Mb / s, respectively.

Size of only 80 x 50 x 12,5 mm and weighing 50 g, Ultra hard drive with flash memory, Transcend SSD18M fit comfortably in your pocket, wallet or briefcase. Portable hard drive with flash memory company Transcend is available in versions with 32, 64 and 128 GB and are provided with a two-year warranty.

Samsung introduced two new ergonomic Camcorder

Available soon will be two new Camcorder SMX-C14 and SMX-C10. As the manufacturer, model SMX-C14 Camcorder and SMX-C10 are the perfect solution for those users who need a compact device, which is always handy and always ready to work.

Camcorder equipped with a 10x optical zoom and image stabilization system, Hyper Image Stabilization. Both models have a swivel LCD-screen with a diagonal of 2.7 "and resolution of 230 thousand pixels. Like the HD-Camcorder HMX-R10, SMX-C14, and SMX-C10 have a lens Active Angle Lens, which is rejected from the longitudinal axis of the shell at 25 degrees. This original solution reduces the load on the wrist at the time of shooting, allowing you to comfortably keep it even for a long time. Moreover, this concept allows you to remove the display of the visual field, giving the opportunity to observe directly the subject.

Kamkoder Samsung SMX-C14 is equipped with a 16 GB embedded flash memory and slot for memory cards SD / SDHC. By using the H.264 codec on the internal memory you can record more than six hours of video using Super Fine. Model SMX-C10 has no internal memory and uses the card for recording SD / SDHC. Both are equipped with kamkodera capacious battery, providing over 2 hours and 40 minutes of continuous shooting.

In addition, kamkodery are the main functions of video editing, for example, to combine several files into one video and broken into several files. Also, models equipped with special functions such as time-lapse, animated preview and convenient system for charging. Time-lapse function allows a device to shoot one frame every 1, 3, 5, 10, 15 or 30 seconds. This feature is especially handy for shooting long events, such as during cloud in the sky. A animated preview simplify searching video: each recorded video is displayed on the screen kamkodera in the form of icons with a preview, but when scrolling the list of recorded clips thumbs «alive» and shows a short clip of shooting. The system allows you to charge the battery charging devices, both from the mains or from a computer on the USB-cable. Kamkodery Samsung SMX-C14, and SMX-C10 will be on retail sale in June 2009.

LG Glance VX7100: thin monoblock for Verizon Wireless

The network appeared rumors that U.S. operator Verizon Wireless soon will release a mobile phone LG Glance VX7100. This is a traditional monoblock with the digital keyboard and unusual finish rear cover. Besides, the phone is very thin, its thickness - less than 10 mm. Characteristics of the device allow it to include the average level. Release LG Glance VX7100 from Verizon Wireless will be held on 5 June. The cost of the device is $ 50 with a two-year contract and $ 50 discount when ordering via the internet. The total cost of the device to retail sales - $ 220.

Features LG Glance VX7100:
  • Network CDMA 1xRTT
  • 2-inch display with QVGA resolution
  • Support for GPS
  • Bluetooth interface
  • 2.5 mm jack for headphones
  • 1.3 MP camera
  • Talk time - up to 260 minutes
  • Standby time - up to 350 hours
  • Size - 109,5 x47, 5h9, 65 mm
  • Weight - 82.8 grams

Jabra HALO: Bluetooth stereogarnitura soon in sales

Friday, May 22, 2009

Company GN Netcom has announced the imminent release in Russia music stereo Jabra HALO. This is the first model in the Jabra with the possibility of a connection using a profile as Bluetooth, or through a standard jack mini-jack 3,5 mm.

Jabra HALO will enable to listen to music and not worry about missing phone calls. When an incoming call to a mobile phone playback will automatically pause and at the end of the conversation - resumes. At Jabra HALO system is implemented "smart" noise Noise Blackout, which was introduced in mass production in autumn of last year. It uses a dual microphone, which recognizes the user's voice and filter it from background noise. As the manufacturer, the quality of sound in the Noise Blackout comparable to talk "face to face", which enables users to talk on the Jabra HALO even in noisy public places.

Talk time, or listening to music from a battery is 8 hours and standby times - 13 days, with the weight Jabra HALO - 80 grams. 14. Dimensions of folded reach 45h132h78 mm, and the expansion of - 45h136h165-190 mm Headset Jabra HALO will be available on sale in mid-June to the recommended price of 4500 rubles.

Panasonic introduced the SDHC card, the relevant class speed Class 10

The company Panasonic today announced the start of sales on the European market from the end of this month its new line of SDHC memory cards to specification for the class as a Class 10 speed. This specification (Class 10) is the new standard classes speeds Association SD Card Association specifications as part of SD Card Specification Ver.3.0, and should the idea of its creators, to meet the needs of photo and video equipment that has recently increased its authorization and the speed (and photo video) capture.

As an example of the use, Panasonic brings an example: for digital cameras with which file size is about 3 MB, that would get a record of continuous series of photos of three frames per second requires a guaranteed speed of recording media, it is difficult to guess -- 9 MB / sec. With such speeds and is designed to handle memory card SDHC Class 10, who secured the lower speed limit is 10 MB / sec.

The new series will be represented by four models: RP-SDW04G (4 GB) / RP-SDW08G (8 GB) / RP-SDW16G (16 GB) / RP-SDW32G (32 GB).

Four light Full-HD camcorder from Panasonic

Company Panasonic introduced four new models of Full-HD Camcorder: Panasonic HDC-SD10, HDC-TM10, HDC-TM350 and HDC-TM30. The main advantage of the new products is their very small weight in the world today - only 227 grams.

Panasonic HDC-SD10:

Panasonic HDC-TM10:

Panasonic HDC-TM30:

Panasonic HDC-TM350:

All four new products equipped with lenses with a 16-fold increase in the optical with optical image stabilization system, Advanced OIS, 2.7-inch touch turning the LCD display and a variety of picture modes.

The first three in the list of models of cameras, with each functional and even externally almost identical (the same 1.47 MP MOS sensor size 1 / 6 ", stereo), while the Panasonic HDC-TM350 has in its arsenal is already a system of three matrices, electronic viewfinder, and support 5.1-channel audio. In addition, HDC-TM350 is "on board the entire 64 GB of internal memory in addition to support for SD and SDHC memory cards, while the HDC-TM30 it has 32 GB of HDC -TM10 - 8 GB, and the Panasonic HDC-SD10 internal memory and does not.

PENTAX-DA18-55 - a new "whale" lens

Along with the announcement of new DSLR-Camera K-7 the company announced the Pentax and a couple of new lenses, among which there is a smc PENTAX-DA18-55mmF3.5-5.6AL WR - new secure facilities that are certain to be completed with DSLR-camera Pentax. The lens is a convenient range of focal length, low weight and cost. The body protects its innards from dust and moisture, so you can shoot them in the rain, and fog. Also worth noting special front lens cover, which can easily be cleaned of dirt and moisture.


  • Suitable for cameras with bayonet PENTAX KAF;
  • Constructive Lens: 11 elements in 8 groups;
  • Angle of view: 76 - 29 °;
  • Minimum aperture: F22-F38;
  • The number of petals of the iris: 6;
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.25 m;
  • Filter diameter: 52 mm;
  • Maximum magnification: 0.34 x;
  • Dimensions (diameter x length): 68.5 x 67.5 mm;
  • Weight: 230 grams;
  • Price: $ 200.

Telephoto PENTAX-DA50-200 for Pentax zerkalok

In addition to universal Zoom Lens smc PENTAX-DA18-55mmF3.5-5.6AL WR, the company also introduced a new Pentax telephoto smc PENTAX-DA50-200mmF4-5.6ED WR. This innovation is also dust and vlagozaschitu and appropriate for photographers wishing to shoot in any weather. This lens is compact and lightweight.


  • Suitable for cameras with bayonet PENTAX KAF;
  • Constructive Lens: 11 elements in 10 groups;
  • Angle of view: 31,5 - 8,1 °;
  • Minimum aperture: F22-F32;
  • The number of petals of the iris: 6;
  • Minimum focusing distance: 1.1 m;
  • Filter diameter: 49 mm;
  • Maximum magnification: 0.24 x;
  • Dimensions (diameter x length): 69 x 79.5 mm;
  • Weight: 285 g.
  • Price: $ 250.

Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops have been certified Microsoft Office Communicator

The company Lenovo has announced recently that it was the first manufacturer of Stanley computers, which offers laptops that have been developed and optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007. The status of Certified Partner Program Microsoft Partner means that notebooks Lenovo ThinkPad X301, T400 and T500 in line with the requirements of Microsoft's high standards for audio and video signals, as well as provide users with high-quality solutions in the area of unified communications and reduce total cost of ownership transfer of technology to vote on via IP (VoIP).

Series ThinkPad Notebooks from Lenovo is designed on the basis of new technologies and has a convenient interface to the business by providing an effective tool for communication. Laptops are equipped with built-in stereo speakers and a 10-band equalizer with dynamic range compression to achieve a full, rich and balanced sound. Also in the notebooks optimized arrangement of the built-in microphone and speaker, added technology Audio Director, through which users can easily switch between headphones and speakers, while not changing the system settings. New optimized Camera, equipped with digital zoom, allows users to achieve a better quality picture and get the most vivid impressions of the exchange of video messages.

BlackBerry Storm 2: first impressions

In a network, new photos smartphone BlackBerry Storm 2, and first impressions of this model. Remember, we already wrote about the BlackBerry Storm 2, the successor to the first Storm, also made in the form factor monoblock besklaviaturnogo touch display.

After studying the prototype source reported the presence of 3.2 MP camera, 3.5-mm audio connector and a standard for charging devices for USB. According to him, the operating system is still unstable and study it in detail it was not possible. As expected, the support of the BlackBerry Storm SurePress 2 missing, used a capacitive touch screen. It works like a screen iPhone, said the source. He also noted the changes the appearance of new items, and that it is thinner and more attractive predecessor.

BlackBerry Storm Smartphone 2 works in the networks of GSM and CDMA. Presumably, the sale of the North American market will begin in September. In the U.S., the device will be sold to the operator Verizon Wireless.

Sharp RD-PM10: electronic dictionary with touch screen and QWERTY

Sharp introduced the company in the Korean market handheld device with movable and tilting touch screen and QWERTY-keyboard. The model is called the Sharp RD-PM10, combines the functionality of an electronic dictionary and the media. Sharp RD-PM10 can play audio and video. In addition, the device supports handwritten input and includes 128 different dictionaries. Sharp RD-PM10 already sold in South Korea for 360 000 won (about $ 288).

Specifications Sharp RD-PM10
  • Processor TI DaVinci TMS320DM6441
  • Operating system Windows CE 5.0 (own interface)
  • 4.3-inch touch display with a resolution of WQVGA
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • microSD-slot
  • FM-radio
  • Recorder
  • Stereo speakers
  • Support formats of DivX, Xvid, and OGG
  • Dimensions - 139.7 h78, 7h25, 4 mm
  • Weight - 326 grams

Pentax K-7: MP 14.6-mirror camera with the possibility of video recording

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hoya company introduced a new digital SLR camera Pentax K-7. Model K-7 - a professional representative of a series of digital SLR cameras Pentax K. It is compatible with a wide selection of optics with Bayonet mount «K», has a built-in stabilization, works with any installed lens, dust-and moisture-resistant building a flexible, easy-to-use management system.

In this model have been improved autofocus module, built-in system stabilization, the viewfinder, shutter, continuous shooting feature, the system of measurement of exposure. The body of a durable magnesium alloy, high-rigidity steel chassis makes the camera easy and reliable. Dust-and moisture-resistant camera body does not respond either to heat or cold - minus 10 degrees Celsius. Stabilization system, Shake Reduction, based on the shift matrix, offsets the negative effects of shaking the camera. The system is capable of absorbing not only the horizontal and vertical oscillations, but the camera and tilt around the axis of the lens.

Pentax K-7 is equipped with a CMOS-sensor size 23,4 x15, 6 mm high-resolution 14.6-megapixel. The data read from the 4 channels of the image sensor are processed the next generation of Pentax PRIME II. The new system SAFOX VIII + were still represents a 11 fokusirovochnyh sensor with nine cruciform sensitive sensors in the center. However, the algorithm of the autofocus system has been finalized. In particular, the calculations take into account the type of source of light. Evaluation of the brightness of the object is now based on an analysis of 77 zones of the future image.

Using high-speed consecutive shooting otsnyat allows more than 40 frames (in the format of JPEG) with a maximum speed of approximately 5.2 images per second. Enhanced module shutter Pentax K-7 now works extracts up to 1 / 8000 seconds. K-7 is equipped with a mechanism for Pentax Dust Removal (DR) II. It includes a special protective coating to the SP-matrix and an effective system stryahivaniya dust using ultrasonic vibrations.

In addition, for the first time in the history of mirror line in the Pentax K-7 added a feature to capture video. When shooting video possible to control the diaphragm. Videography in the K-7 is supported at a speed of 30 frames per second, the resolution corresponds to HDTV 1280x720 (recording format MOTION JPEG). K7 is also equipped with HVMI output and connector for connecting an external microphone. LCD display with a diagonal of 3 inches has a resolution of 920,000 pixels, viewing angle - 170 degrees.

Capacity Lithium-ion battery, C-7 last approximately 980 shots. As an additional source of power is the battery pack D-BG4. As the camera unit is protected against water and dust, it is resistant to temperature changes, as well as significantly increases the number of recordable pictures and duplicated all the major organs of government kameroy.Krome, in the battery pack can be installed AA batteries.

Other features Pentax K-7:
  • The function of HDR (high dynamic range), creates a composite image with extra-wide range of transitional shades from three shots with different exposures.
  • The function of the expansion of dynamic range to compensate for the area vysvetleniya (pereeksponirovanie) and obscuration (nedoeksponirovanie).
  • The function of the digital horizon for easy verification of the horizon image
  • Automatic compensation of distortions (distortion) and the lateral chromatic aberration (available only with a series of lenses DA-and DFA)
  • Control white balance is equipped with the new CTE-treatment, which stresses the components of the color of sunset scenes, and a new regime of scattered light from incandescent lamps fluoristsentnyh
  • Feature film-style multiple, with the possibility of screening results
  • The possibility of adding the copyright information (copyright), the recorded images
  • RAW button for a direct switch the format of image file
  • 16 digital filters to add different visual effects

External hard drive Samsung STORY - Easy backup

The company Samsung has announced an external hard drive Samsung STORY. Its features include three functions - Samsung Auto Backup, SecretZone and SafetyKey. Samsung Auto Backup feature backup data in real time or on a predetermined schedule. This saved data can be further protected through a password function SafetyKey, and to protect sensitive files and folders using SecretZone you can create a virtual disk, the information which is encrypted.

Samsung STORY is available in three versions: with a volume of 500 GB, 1 TB and 1.5 TB. For the PC hard drive connects via USB 2.0. NEW will appear in retail sales in May of 2009 at an estimated retail price of 4 600 rubles for hard disk capacity of 1 TB, and 5 900 rubles for hard disk capacity of 1.5 TB.

PREMIUM WATERPROOF SoftBank 935SH: phone made from metal and water-resistant shell

The new collection of mobile phones the Japanese mobile operator SoftBank Mobile has been a model of mobile phone PREMIUM WATERPROOF SoftBank 935SH manufactured by Sahrp, whose folding shell made of aluminum and with the standards of protection IPX5 and waterproof to IPX7, which in turn allows the use of this phone, for example in the bathroom, viewing their favorite TV programs on the wide 3-inch LCD monitor, VGA resolution.

In addition, the novelty is equipped with 8 MP CCD (CCD) matrix with autofocus and various automatic shooting modes, including the identification of individuals in the picture.

Main technical characteristics PREMIUM WATERPROOF SoftBank 935SH:

  • Support networks: HSDPA (3,6 Mbit / s) WCDMA; WCDMA / GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Dimensions: 50h108h15, 4 mm
  • Weight: about 131 gr.
  • Main display: touch-sensitive 3-inch, New Mobile ASV, permission 854h480 points, displaying more than 16 million colors
  • External display: 1 - inch, 96h39-resolution pixels, OLED, displaying more than 65 thousand colors
  • Main Camera: 8 MP, PLC (CCD) with autofocus and image stabilization system
  • Support microSD / microSDHC memory cards
  • Built in TV tuner (one-segment)
  • Music player
  • Communications: Infrared, Bluetooth
  • Support FeliCa contactless payment service