On arrival the Netbook with Windows 7

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

By the end of this month are a few notebooks / netbooks shipped in the U.S. and other markets characterized by an operating system "special" ... or will Windows 7 Starter Edition as announced in February.

This version of Windows 7 has some limitations compared to other versions of "7" which goes beyond the inability to use the Aero says a spokesperson for Microsoft to BetaNews.

This does not mean that the issues most "precious" of Windows 7 are not able to run on netbooks, but rather that this is a choice for the OEM market for pre-installation of a limited edition on netbooks.

Any deployment of Windows 7 will be able to run on netbooks, which means that the hardware limitations of a Netbook is not a limitation for Windows 7 ... With Windows 7, Microsoft is on track to have an operating system with a smaller footprint, improved user interface that should allow a faster speed startup and shutdown, the improvement of energy management for increased battery life, increased ability to support and greater reliability, stability and security.

The limitations that may be in the "Starter Edition" that could compete with the ability of a limited number of applications in multitasking.

This limited version will allow Netbook not grow much of the cost of PC-end "low" for the markets or areas in the developing world will not limit the experience of the new Windows

Samsung introduced a new shock-resistant 500 GB HD for mobile computers

Company Samsung Electronics today introduced its next 500 Gigabaytny hard drive form factor 2.5-inch, which can withstand the shocks in the work force of 400G for up to 2 ms. The new 500 GB (250 GB at the plate) Spinpoint M7, which is as rigid chassis, and the outer shell with enhanced protection from external influences, offers, as claimed by the manufacturer, the best solution for a category of users who are indebted to his service or employment must constantly be on the road and be in possession of a mobile computers.

In addition, with 500 GB model Spinpoint M7 is a solid, it is also a small weight, the speed of spindle rotation 5400 rpm, 8 MB cache, support NSQ and 3 Gbps SATA interface. Also, new to apply their own technology and noise reduction ilentSeek NoiseGuard, to minimize the noise from the mechanical operations of the transmission.

Netbuki Packard Bell dot s dot m and

In a series Packard Bell netbukov addition - after the initial 8.9-inch model of Packard Bell dot presented two more recent versions - 10.1-inch dot s and 11.6-inch dot m.

Netbuki processors based on Intel Atom, 512 MB or 1 GB of RAM, hard disk 160 GB. According to the manufacturer, dot - that is the only notebook on the market, including the full version of Adobe Photoshop Elements 6, which allows to update the blog to create a library of blanks and photo albums, edit photos or albums to share with friends via the Internet. An embedded Wi-Fi, Webcam, Bluetooth, and an additional function module 3G, card «5-in-1» allows you to display and download photos. dot also supports Dolby Sound headphones for playback of high-quality sound.

Netbuki dot s with 10.1-inch wide screen will be on sale this summer for an estimated price of 17,990 rubles, and the emergence of netbukov dot m with 11.6-inch wide screen is also expected before the end of summer 2009 (at a price of 19990 EUR) .

Video: netbuk I-Buddie is running Android

The network has a small video with duration less than 2 minutes, which demonstrates the work netbuka based operating system Android. Video was released by German asset NetbookNews. The model is called the I-Buddie Netbook, it is based on Intel Atom N270 processor and fitted with 10.2-inch display. The device placed in a white body, no more details about it there. It is not clear when the I-Buddie Netbook will be released and, in general, is presented in the video product business (at least in the long run) or it is a test prototype. Still, judging by this video, netbuki based on Android could soon become a reality. At the very least, relevant news has emerged.

Sharp Mebius PC-NJ70A: netbuk with touch screens instead tachpada

The company announced netbuk Sharp Mebius PC-NJ70A. This 10-inch model with a very standard features. Except one small detail: instead of the usual tachpada device is equipped with 4-inch color touch LCD-display, its resolution is 854h480 points. This phone supports the management of stylus or fingers. It can be used for a broad range of tasks - from games to graphics applications, as well as handwriting recognition. Mebius PC-NJ70A - this is the first netbuk in the world with such tachpadom possibly after him there, and others. Also characteristic of the model is quite a short time from the battery - only 3 hours. It was expected that the value of Sharp Mebius PC-NJ70A be about 628 euros, start of sales is scheduled for May.

Specifications Sharp Mebius PC-NJ70A:
  • Operating System Windows Vista
  • CPU Intel Atom N270
  • 10.1-inch display, 1024x600 pixels
  • Up to 2 GB of RAM
  • 160-GB hard drive
  • 1.3-MP camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b / g, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Card reader SD / SDHC / MS / MS PRO / xD
  • 3 port USB 2.0, D-sub, the microphone input, headphone output, RJ45
  • Dimensions - 260h190h23, 3 - 39,8 mm
  • Weight - 1.46 kg
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New version of Android 1.5 has been supported widget in Android 1.5 SDK

Developers Android operating system, reported in his blog that the new option package for creating applications, Android 1.5 SDK is a toolkit AppWidget. With the help of developers can create widgets, which users then put on the screens of their mobile devices based on Android. Widgets can provide quick access to a fully application, for example, displaying calendar events, or details of the reproducing track. Developers are able to add widget support to your programs, blog Android-Developers shows examples of codes in this case.

Developers Android particularly note that the widget is better to create content that is not updated too frequently. Updating every hour can be very quickly "put" the battery of mobile device. The developers themselves have already written a number of widgets, including a calendar, and music widget. The remaining will be created by third-party developers.

GandhiCam: automatically sending a copy of your photos, videos, audio

New software to automatically send photos, videos or audio recorded from our device to a BlackBerry email account: GandhiCam. The purpose of it is to be secured before any authority consique us, have had a bad experience the developer.

For use only have to configure an email address where the files will be sent to activate the application and selection on media that has been applied.

The developer says it works perfectly on a Bold, and it should also work on a Pearl/8100, 8800, Curve/8300. Explicitly said in a Storm, good luck, so before installing backup in case.

10-inch netbuk Toshiba Dynabook UX for $ 600

Toshiba company presented at Japanese market netbuk Dynabook UX. This model with a 10.1-inch display and, in general, the usual features: 1 GB RAM, 160 GB hard drive and support for Wi-Fi. The only feature Dynabook UX, which is rarely found in netbukov is a new model of the processor Intel Atom N280. In doing so, the cost of the device is quite high - from $ 600. It is unclear what guided Toshiba, setting a price for its novelty.

Specifications Toshiba Dynabook UX:
  • Operating system Windows XP
  • 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels
  • Intel Atom N280 processor with a clock speed of 1.66 GHz
  • Chipset Intel 945GSE
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 160-GB hard drive
  • Wireless Adapter
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g
  • Weight - 1.18 kg
  • Color - white, brown

CDMA-Nokia 8208 phone approved by FCC

U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certified mobile Nokia 8208. This model is in the form factor dual-slider, equipped with sliding keypad with one hand and the player buttons - on the other. The device was introduced in February this year. Nokia 8208 is designed for CDMA networks outside the United States. In doing so, the company said that the phone is aimed at countries such as China and India.

Recall the characteristics of Nokia 8208 - 2.2-inch display, support for Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, FM-radio, 3-MP camera and microSD-slot. It is likely, if you sell this phone in the United States did begin, it will be sold to the operator Verizon Wireless, as well as a number of other CDMA-devices Nokia.

Samsung has announced the launch road show in Russia

As we wrote in our news, the company Samsung Electronics has announced the beginning of large-scale exhibitions to promote the three models of mobile phones with touch display: I8910HD, BeatDJ and Ultra Touch. During the event, known as the Samsung Mobile L! Ve, thousands of people can get acquainted with new phones and technologies, Samsung, participate in contests and receive prizes and gifts.

In Moscow, the exhibition will be held from 23 April to 3 May in the shopping center MEGA Belaya Dacha. Every day at the Samsung booth will be contests, winners will receive commemorative gifts and prizes, including subscriptions to magazines, coupons, giving the holder the right to buy a mobile phone Samsung Ultra Touch (S8300) at a special price, etc. At the same booth visitors will be able to see new models of mobile phones with touch display and try them in action. In addition, all applicants will be able to show their creativity and artistry in unique competitions, designed to demonstrate a multimedia phone features: high-quality photo and image editing, advanced recording and playback of HD-video, and music.

In the United States start selling Motorcycle Navigator Garmin Zumo 660

American Online Store GPS City announced that deliveries of the Navigator Garmin Zumo 660 to start in late April. This device is intended for use on motorcycles. Navigator Garmin Zumo 660 is equipped with a 4.3-inch touch screen and enclosed in a durable waterproof shell. In addition, it supports an interface Bluetooth, which can interact with the mobile phone. Garmin also said that the Zumo 660 provides an innovative interface with large thumbnails and comfortable keyboard, which riders can use with the gloves.

Navigator displays the three types of buildings and crossing the roads. Maps of North America at pre Zumo 660, also available on disk in the set. This will allow the owner of the Navigator first scheduled route on the computer, then upload it to the browser. Additional cards for the Zumo 660 can be purchased on DVD or memory card SD / microSD. The device will come with a mount for the steering wheel and the sucker on the windscreen in one package, for use on a motorcycle and a car respectively. The cost of GPS City Navigator is $ 800, it is now

ASUS has received 53 awards in the next contest Taiwan Excellence Awards

ASUS company has become the biggest winner of the contest 17 of Taiwan Taiwan Excellence Awards, receiving a total of 53 awards. The greatest number of awards in this competition the company will have its third year. Among the winners of products such as the ASUS Eee PC S101 - it was gold, as well as a notebook ASUS U6V Bamboo and Communicator ASUS P552w - they got silver.

Recall netbuk ASUS Eee PC S101 is an ultra 10-inch solution in a stylish design. The thickness of this device does not exceed 18 mm and weight - 1 kg. Laptop ASUS U6V Bamboo, in turn, placed in the shell to the surface of the bamboo. According to the company, each model is unique, with an individual pattern on the lid. Regarding communicator ASUS P552w, the first model with a touch interface, Glide, which allows you to manage devices using the fingering. The device is based on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, it is noteworthy that, at this point, its characteristics is the average.

RICOH has announced the beginning of sales in Russia a new digital camera CX1

RICOH Company announced the start of sales in Russia of its new digital camera CX1, the world premiere of which took place in late February 2009. New compact wide-angle lens is equipped with a 7.1-fold increase in the optical (28 - 200 mm, 35 mm equiv.). This model is equipped with new high-speed 9-мегапиксельным CMOS (CMOS) sensor with support for shooting in the double dynamic range with a maximum value of 12 EV.

As the manufacturer, the lens CX1 cope with a wide range of survey situations, including telephoto, wide angle photography vast landscapes and interior scenes with limited distance between the camera and the object. The original two-stage folding system lenses Ricoh (Double Retracting Lens System) has made it possible to placing the lens in a compact body: size CX1 - 102x58x28 mm with weight 180 gr. This camera is equipped with a large trehdyuymovym LCD display with a VGA-resolution (920 000 pixels). Anti-screen provides a wide viewing angle and high contrast, was Fluorinated coating to prevent pollution and solid protective coating against scratches. For the convenience of users, capable of output to the screen at once 81 pictures of images, histogram display and depth information.

The use of new technologies increases the possibility of additional users. Ad Hoc Mode allows you to expand the dynamic range simultaneously do two photos with different exposure settings, and then creates the images obtained from the HDR-image. Now you do not have to use special software - all work to create a HDR-image camera done independently. A high-performance processor Smooth Imaging Engine IV provides a high speed serial images (4 frames per second) and video recordings (120 frames per second) with sound in the AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG) and resolution up to 640x480 pixels.

It is also worth noting the availability of Advanced breketinga (color, auto, focus, white balance), the suppression of whitish image by using pixel interpolation algorithm output; multistrukturny auto white balance in accordance with ambient light (measurements carried out in 864 areas, and implies the possibility of determining the white balance for each of the image), as well as multi-avtofokusirovochnuyu shooting (a series of successive frames with different values of focal length).

The choice of the ten scene modes will help to make photos with the most appropriate settings for the shooting situation (for example, night mode, portrait, sports, recognition of individuals, text, etc.). Macro mode provides clear images from a distance of 1 cm for the wide-angle situation, and 25 cm for telephoto. The function of the electronic image stabilization reduces blurred photos caused by shaking hands. A level indicator inclination to make the process of photographing landscapes, buildings, or more convenient.

The amount of internal memory CX1 is 88 MB, expandable with SD cards and SDHC. The kit includes the camera, rechargeable lithium-ion battery DB-70 Charger BJ-7, a USB cable and AV, CD-Rom with software for a hand strap, user manual and warranty card. In addition, you can buy a battery DB-70 Charger BJ-7, a soft carrying case black or brown, neck strap, trigger cable electronic CA-1 and AC Adapter AC-4g.

New Ricoh CX1 come in retail sales in May of 2009 at an estimated cost of 13000 EUR. and will be presented in the case of three colors: black, silver, and with a touch «pink champagne».