Lenovo O1 - 3G smartphone for China Mobile

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The company Lenovo in the next month will release the first Chinese TD-SCDMA smartphone. The device was named O1 and running the operating system Ophone. This operating system was developed by specialists of China Mobile to work in local networks of the third generation. This is a Chinese operator of trouble with the advance of the data network that communicates with the problems of adapting models of TD-SCDMA standard.

About Lenovo O1 aware that it has a processor with a clock speed of 624 MHz, 3.5-inch touch screen with HVGA-resolution and 5-MP camera. The model will be available with 8 or 16 GB of internal memory and have a three-dimensional interface. Also smartphone will receive the support of WiFi-wireless communications and battery capacity of 1500 or 2000 mAh.

Huawei C7300 - CDMA phone with touch control and GPS navigation

Site Certification Center communications equipment at the Ministry of Informatics of the PRC has information on new models of mobile phone Chinese company Huawei Technologies - Huawei C7300. This model is designed to work on CDMA2000 networks and is equipped with 2.5-inch touch TFT display, 2 MP camera and GPS navigation.

Brief technical characteristics of Huawei C7300:

  • Support communications standards: CDMA2000
  • Dimensions: 109,4 h57, 6h14, 2 mm
  • Weight: 110 gr.
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS
  • Display: touch-sensitive 2.5-inch, TFT, permission 240h320 points, displaying more than 65 thousand colors
  • Supports handwriting input
  • Sound: 64-tone polyphonic, MP3 player with support for microSD memory cards
  • Embedded games, support Java MIDP2.0
  • Support for GPS navigation
  • Other applications: Notes, Calendar, Alarm clock, Calculator, World Clock, Stopwatch

Media players Microsoft Zune HD - in fact less than expected

Federal Communications Commission United States (FCC) tested and approved media Microsoft Zune HD. The documentation mentions two versions of the device - with 16 and 32 GB of internal memory, which confirms earlier rumors appearing on the memory device. Recall at this point about the media are aware that: it is based on the processor NVIDIA Tegra, equipped with a 3.3-inch OLED-touch display with support for multi-touch, adapter Wi-Fi, HD-radio receiver, and supports HD-video (output the external high-definition monitors).

In addition, as a result of leakage of information from product catalog chains Best Buy has information on the value of Zune HD. As it turned out, the model with 16 gigabytes of memory on board will cost $ 220, a 32 GB version - $ 290. Price, incidentally, quite acceptable, it is expected that they will be higher. At the same time, this is still unofficial sources and is to await the announcement from the Microsoft. It is expected that U.S. sales of Zune HD start September 8, and then media will be released in Europe.

Apple promises to solve the problem of hard disk drives in laptops MacBook Pro

According to a representative of Apple, Bill Evans (Bill Evans), the problem of the frequent stops the hard drive that will be faced by owners of laptops MacBook Pro, will be solved in software. This issue relates to the hard drive with 500 GB capacity and spindle speed 7200 rpm, installed in some models of MacBook Pro. In this system, equipped with a slower speed drives with 5400 rpm, is believed to be not susceptible to such trouble.

The sudden stop of the hard drive "freeze" the work laptop before normal operations. It is usually preceded by the characteristic boom and a few clicks, indicating overloading readers drive mechanisms.

Apple itself does not name the reasons for the emergence of this problem. However, a source at Other World Computing attributes the emergence of some of its features HDD Seagate Momentus 7200.4. The point is that this model uses a technology protection shake called G-Force. However, the MacBook Pro laptops, this function is duplicated by their own system, which potentially leads to a dramatic sets and downs speed drive. Moreover, such failures may lead to a reduction in the overall life of the hard drive.

The head of Microsoft has confirmed the restrictions on the use of Windows 7 Starter

The head of Microsoft Corporation Steve Balmer (Steve Ballmer) has confirmed the introduction of hardware limitations on the use of the initial version of Windows 7 called Windows 7 Starter Edition. This software is designed exclusively for computer systems with small screens and low power processors. Currently, under this definition is suitable for most so-called netbuki.

In addition, the Balmer noted that although the operating system Windows 7 Starter Edition will be available on a planetary scale, the ordinary consumers and representatives of business community to buy it directly will not be. The fact that the initial functional version of Windows 7 will be offered exclusively OEM-manufacturers such as Acer, ASUS, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Toshiba.

Last May, the Malaysian life published a list of configurations netbukov restrictions imposed by software platform Windows 7 Starter Edition. According to these data, the starting version of "Windows 7 may be mounted on netbuki with a diagonal screen of not more than 10.2 inches, whose amount of memory does not exceed the 1 GB storage capacity and built-HDD or SSD does not extend beyond the 250 GB and 64 GB respectively. In addition, computers with Windows 7 Starter Edition can only be uninuclear processor whose clock frequency is less than 2 GHz.

Microsoft does not disclose how much it would cost 7 of Windows Starter Edition to OEM-manufacturers. At the same time, Balmer admitted fallaciousness solutions to lower the price of the software platform for Windows XP Home, for which a license from April 2008 is sold exclusively netbukov producers. In addition, the U.S. corporation has confirmed the intention to sell Windows XP Home for at least 12 months after the release of Windows 7, scheduled for October 22.

Compact media Archos has already sold 2 Vision

In a few weeks, is scheduled to announce the official French media Archos 2 Vision. Despite this, the novelty has already appeared in one of the online stores.

The gadget is very attractive, has a touch panel to adjust the sound, switch the music tracks, FM-channels and movies.

Characteristics of Archos 2 Vision:

  • 8 or 16 GB internal memory
  • 2-inch touch-sensitive TFT LCD display with a resolution 176h220 pixels
  • Support for mp3-, wma-, wav-format and avi -
  • Built in FM-receiver with recording function
  • Recorder
  • In the audio playback time is 10 hours of video playback up to 4 hours
  • Dimensions 82x44x9 mm, weight 38 grams
  • Support for microSD card format
  • Supporting text (. Txt) files, sound lyrics (. Lrc)

Price Archos 2 Vision in Europe is 60 Euro for the version with 8 GB memory and 100 Euro for the version with 16 GB.

Windows Mobile 6.5 build 23022 - screenshots and videos

On the Internet, and video screens have a new version of Windows Mobile 6.5 (build 23022). In the video work is an updated operating system is shown in a Communicator HTC. One can see that Windows Mobile has become a "finger", the stylus to control practically not used. The buttons are now larger, slightly changed their position. In addition, a "loop" - square area that shows the image larger, it makes it easy to hit a wide ball accurately on the desired item. In addition to the video on the forum Xda-developers added a lot of screenshots of Windows Mobile 6.5 build 23022 with comments.

Is worth mentioning that already appeared on the assumption that Windows Mobile 6.5 build 23022 - this is not the final version of Windows Mobile 6.5 (or Windows Phone), and the intermediate assembly, which is a milestone on the path to Windows Mobile 7. It seems as if it would be possible to say only after the release of Windows Mobile 6.5 this fall.

Smartphone BlackBerry Storm 2 Photos

German website has published photographs benezblog smartphone BlackBerry Storm 2, with the photographs - version of the device for the European operator Vodafone. Index BlackBerry Storm 2, to Vodafone - 9520, while the North American version of a smartphone for Verizon Wireless is denoted 9550.

Recall that the BlackBerry Storm 2, to the U.S. - this is a smartphone with support for dual network CDMA / EVDO, GSM and UMTS / HSDPA. BlackBerry Storm 2, 9520 for Vodafone, probably will work in GSM networks and UMTS. The model is also equipped with Wi-Fi adapter, based on the BlackBerry OS BlackBerry Storm 2 is equipped with touch screen and no hardware keyboard, judging by the images, it is very similar to the Storm.

While the official information on the BlackBerry Storm 2 from RIM has been reported. However, according to the news release of the new items both in the USA and Europe, held in October this year.

MID-02 from Eston can rabotaty under Windows CE 6.0 and Android

Eston Company has released an improved model of the mobile Internet device ENT MID-01, introduced in August last year. One of the main differences between the new model was the ability to install on the machine as the operating system Microsoft Windows CE 6.0 and Google Android. The device has a 4.3-inch resistive touch screen and built based on the Intel XScale PXA300 624 MHz.

Display models ENT MID-02 - liquid made by technology TFT, capable of displaying up to 16 million colors and has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Embedded memory device does not have, but there is a slot for memory cards SD / SDHC-format. There are also USB-connector and module standard WiFi 802.11a/b/g. The software allows you to play audio (MP3 and WMA) and video (MPEG1/2/4, ASF, DivX3.1/4/5, XviD, AVI, RM / RMVB), view office documents (Word, Excel and PDF) and images JPG and BMP format.

The device has already been invited to wholesale orders (minimum of 1000-1999) for European, Japanese and Russian suppliers of branded ENT.

BBK i589 - a new and stylish two-band GSM phone

BBK Electronics Company has prepared for the release of the next model of their mobile phone - BBK i589, which is a two-band GSM "monoblock", with an embedded 2 MP camera.

This model, even on a normal test images, which are mentioned above, this model is elegant and attractive. Only, unfortunately, other details about the BBK i589 is currently unknown.

GPS-Navigator Pocket Navigator MW-500 will go on sale

Today, GPS-navigation market is a new model line of Pocket Navigator. Pocket Navigator MW-500 - the first guide in a family with a screen diagonal of 5, "performed without bortikov. According to the manufacturer, this is the first in the Russian market pyatidyuymovoe device with navigation program AVTOSPUTNIK. The device is running the operating system Windows CE 5.0.

Important advantages Avtosputnik a wide range of interactive services in the personal office and the possibility of recording the track (the route the current trip). In the navigation AVTOSPUTNIK used detailed map of Russia from TeleAtlas maximum coverage throughout the country (more than 150 cities), more than 100 000 POI (gas stations, cafes, restaurants, hotels, ATMs, car, etc.), regularly updated Road POI (cameras, radars , bumps, etc.). Users also can specify more detailed maps of Russia, CIS countries (Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan), the Baltic countries (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia) and Poland, which can be purchased separately. The set of the device includes a license for the program AVTOSPUTNIK navigation with a map Tele Atlas Russia. Completion of this device includes 1 year of free updates.

Pocket Navigator MW-500 is able to play MP3 and MP4 files, view JPEG and TXT files. As an added bonus, the "calculator" and "electronic book". The device supports memory cards SD. In addition to built-in speaker, have a standard stereo. With the help of a navigator supports Bluetooth headset and car kit.


  • Processor: Atlas 372MGts
  • ROM: 512MB
  • RAM: 64MB
  • Display: Diagonal 5 "480h272
  • Operating system: Windows CE 5.0
  • Connectors memory cards: SD
  • GPS-receiver: SiRF Star III, up to 20 channels
  • Expansion Slot: 1 slot that supports SD / MMC
  • Support for standard mini USB for connection to PC
  • Bluetooth (for hands-free)
  • Built-in loudspeaker
  • MP3-player
  • Video Player
  • Stereo
  • Manage and enter:
  • Hardware Buttons
  • Touch screen / stylus
  • Electronic calculator

Phone Samsung SGH-A797 for AT & T: "live" photos

On the Internet there were pictures of a mobile phone Samsung SGH-A797. Unfortunately, their quality leaves much to be desired: blurry photos. However, the shell unit is still possible to see the logo AT & T - is for the American operator, is Samsung SGH-A797. Phone is a vertical slider with touch screen and QWERTY-keyboard.

On the characteristics of Samsung SGH-A797 communicated very little. We know only that the model supports the Bluetooth wireless interface, and has a MP3-Player. Release Date new items also remains a mystery. At the same time, Samsung SGH-A797 is already available through the free ads site Craigslist for $ 115.

Sony Ericsson W508 Bob Sinclar Edition

The company introduced the Sony Ericsson mobile phone W508 Bob Sinclar Edition. It is a version of folding beds mid-level Walkman W508, made in topics related to a famous French musician and DJ Bob Sinclair (Bob Sinclar). Recall one of the features of Sony Ericsson W508 - 2,2-inch main display, 1.1-inch external display, 3.2-MP camera, Bluetooth interface and support for memory cards Memory Stick Micro (M2), as well as the accelerometer and gesture management. This is a music phone with buttons to control playback of music, made on the front panel.

Regarding the news Sony Ericsson W508 Bob Sinclar Edition, she performed a special version of design: the cover bears the same image as on the cover of the new album Born In Bob Sinclair 69. It also comes with the phone. And, of course, there are thematic wallpapers, ringtones and other content. Sales of Sony Ericsson W508 Bob Sinclar Edition start in Europe in the third quarter of this year.