Vertu introduces the Ayxta, the first clamshell in the Constellation line

Friday, September 25, 2009

Company Vertu unveiled its first premium cot - Constellation Ayxta. Like all models of the manufacturer, the new product differs using top quality materials. The phone body is made of stainless steel and aluminum, and the keyboard - steel or ceramic. In addition, the shell with leather trim, and ensure the smooth opening of the ruby elements in the loops, they can be seen from the end.

Among the characteristics of Constellation Ayxta known about the 3 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, microSD-slot and micro USB connector. In addition, Ayxta not only became the first extra bed, but also the first Vertu phone with support for new GPS-Service Select City Brief, which sends information about the city in which the user has arrived at his cell phone. Traditional Concierge and Select are also supported. Cost Constellation Ayxta ranges from 4900 to 6500 euros.

Meizu M8 SE :Second-generation iPhone clone released in China

In China, the issue took a new generation iPhone clone - Meizu M8 SE (Second Edition). Novelty has a more powerful signal translator, as well as support for the WLAN - Wi-Fi and the Chinese WAPI. In addition, the Meizu M8 SE missing player controls, which was located on the right side of the case at the first M8. On the characteristics of the device while little is known, it is not clear whether it was promised 5 megapixel camera and GPS-receiver. But the 3G support in Meizu M8 SE, apparently not. Obviously, the new M8, like its predecessor, is offered in versions with 8 and 16 GB of internal memory.

Meizu M8 SE looks much the same way as the first M8, and, of course, very much like iPhone: it has a touch screen in the entire front panel with one button curved shape underneath. Cost Meizu M8 SE in China is equivalent to $ 293. Device is hardly destined to appear outside the country, at least not in North America because of persecution Apple.

Meizu M8 Tri-Band WiFi Windows Touch Screen  Cell  Phone Black (SZHX0067)

AMD Demos Dual Cypress Graphics Card - Hemlock

We have already reported the news about the release of two of the latest graphics cards from AMD - Radeon HD 5870 and Radeon HD 5850. However, the American company has prepared another surprise for the computer enthusiast - was first demonstrated in a powerful video card Hemlock, which is based on two chips Cypress. The purpose of this demonstration was to confirm the intention to release a full line of AMD graphics cards series of Evergreen for five months.

Graphics card Hemlock will become the flagship of a new line of video cards from AMD and will be released tentatively in November and December. This decision has the support of DirectX 11 technology, implemented in the operating system, Windows 7. In the accompanying images show how the system based on video Hemlock copes with the demo version of the newest games Alien vs Predator, the appearance of which is expected in the first quarter of next year. In this game there are all the functions offered by DirectX 11, including tessellation models of characters, details on the surface tessellation environment, and support for technology High-Definition Ambient Occlusion (HDAO), adding a realistic game world.

It is unclear how the video card Hemlock able to realize all the benefits of DirectX 11 technology in this game. However, the frame rate is shown in the demo system, adjusts the experts on the optimistic mood. Moreover, despite its flagship status, and great opportunities, this graphics accelerator will cost less than $ 500.

As currently available information, graphics accelerator AMD Hemlock has a somewhat greater length than the model Radeon HD 5870. It is expected that the new dual-chip graphics card will be presented in two versions - Radeon HD 5870 X2 and HD 5850 X2 (marketing name has not yet confirmed). In addition, it is reported that the presented card Hemlock has a working frequency of 775 MHz and 1 GHz for the GPU and memory respectively, and is equipped with 1 GB of memory GDDR5. Hence, most likely, we have a younger model Radeon HD 5850 X2. Also note, AMD has not yet finished work on the video card, so its clock frequency and other parameters can be redefined.

Sony PS3 Slim - a million consoles sold in three weeks

It seems that those experts who predicted a good future of the new gaming console PS3 Slim, were not mistaken in their forecasts. Corporation Sony Computer Entertainment announced that global retail sales of the console had reached the landmark milestone of one million pieces. Such impressive results achieved in just three weeks from the date of the official release attachment, which, we recall, took place on September 1.

These results were the result of external and internal improvements implemented in the Sony PS3 Slim. For example, the thickness of the console fell by one third the weight - of 36 per cent, making the device has become more elegant and attractive appearance. In addition, Sony PS3 Slim uses smaller Cell processor and RSX, and retains many useful features, including an optical drive Blu-ray, two USB-ports and an integrated module Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g. At the same time its power consumption is reduced to 250 watts. Note that the capacity of the hard drive in the new console is 120 GB (previous models, the figure was 80 and 160 GB).

In addition, one of the key factors contributing to the popularity of thin version of the Sony PlayStation 3, was "the price issue." Price game console Sony PS3 Slim down to a mark in the 299 dollarov/299 euro, which, naturally, spurred its sale. This was made possible by reducing the cost of production costs. Not least in the popularity of the new game console, and played a steadily increasing number of interesting video game, "imprisoned" for the PlayStation 3 as well as improvement of service PlayStation Network, designed to download multimedia content and an online multiplayer games.

Sony PS3 Slim 250 GB - in mid-December in Japan

We have already reported that the game console Sony PS3 Slim, whose worldwide sales officially started on September 1, can get a version of the 250 GB. And now the company Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), which is a division of Sony Computer Entertainment, announced a future appearance on the Japanese market, a set of PlayStation 3 FINAL FANTASY XIII LIGHTNING EDITION, which includes the wider version of the console. Recall now selling Sony PS3 Slim model is equipped with a hard drive with a capacity of 120 GB.

A new set will appear in Japanese stores on December 17. It will include the very gaming console PS3 Slim, white with a capacity of 250 GB, Controller DUALSHOCK3 the same colors, as well as the latest video game Final Fantasy XIII Lightning Edition. This upper bound on the console will be done to the image game character Lightning.

Steve Ballmer admits - "We screwed up" with Windows Mobile

At the Summit Venture Capital Summit in Mountain View (California), where there were about 200 investors, venture capitalists, and the present head of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer (Steve Ballmer). He revealed some interesting details about the new mobile operating system, Windows Mobile 7, which is now being prepared and should be released next year. And, of course, his words immediately spread throughout the network.

Ballmer expressed his regret that Windows Mobile 7 has not yet released, and then followed by a rather candid statement about the fact that Microsoft, in fact, failed in Windows Mobile. New version of the platform should have been released, but this has not happened. The company had to almost completely change the team, working in this field. Ballmer says that such mistakes do not happen, since Microsoft managed to find "some new talent. It is hoped that Windows Mobile 7 will be up and out, if possible, in the near future.

New Three notebooks from ASUS with Intel Core i7

Company ASUSTeK Computer announced notebooks based on the latest processor Intel Core i7-820QM and i7-720QM. Among the new products - ASUS G60J gaming and multimedia G51J and M60J. These notebooks are directed at such problems as the modern games, HD-video and audio, viewing and editing images and so forth.

They are equipped with graphics, NVIDIA GeForce, supports 3D-sound technology, and can include up to two hard drives. In addition, in some configurations ASUS G60J, G51J and M60J drive equipped Blu-ray. On the date of issue and the cost of ASUS notebooks based on mobile processor Intel Core i7 has not reported. It is worth noting that the model ASUS G60J and G51J running the new operating system Windows 7, so come out, probably not before the end of October.

Features ASUS G60J/G51J/M60J:

  • Display: 16-inch, 1366x768 dots (G60J, M60J) / 15,6-inch, 1920x1200 pixels (G51J)
  • Processors: Intel Core i7-820QM (1,73 GHz - 3.06 GHz), Intel Core i7-720QM (1,6 GHz - 2,8 GHz),
  • Chipset: Mobile Intel PM55
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M (G60J, G51J) / GTX 240M (M60J)
  • Operating system: Windows 7 (G60J, G51J) / Windows Vista (M60J)
  • Memory: up to 4 GB
  • Hard drive: 500 GB (supports up to two hard drives)
  • Optical Drive: DVD Super-Multi/Blu-ray Combo
  • Web-camera: 2 megapixel
  • Dimensions: 375x265x34 ,3-40, 6 mm
  • Weight: 3,3 kg

Iriver Story is available for pre-order

Device for reading electronic books iriver Story is available on the official site of the manufacturer. While this feature is available only to residents of South Korea. Also on site is reported to begin delivery model on October 6, however, not indicated whether it concerns only Korea or is it a global release. At the local market, the device will cost the equivalent of $ 281.

Recall that the announcement of the device was held earlier this month in Berlin in the backstage environment, outside the exhibition IFA2009. iriver Story has a 6-inch screen, performed on the electronic paper technology, QWERTY-keyboard and a slot for memory cards microSD-format with up to 32 GB. The scope of delivery in the Korean market include, besides the e-book, 2 GB memory card, carrying case and two free downloads of books.

May also be noted that the device, although less similar models, recently announced its IREX and Sony, is noticeably inferior to them in functionality. Screen is not touch a Story and the machine does not support any wireless connections, and its possibilities than reading books is limited availability of MP3 player. However, the company Iriver announces plans to release versions of the model with a module WiFi, as well as the appearance in the future to any other device with support for third-generation mobile networks.

Enjoy the quiet :Sony noise-canceling c-ear headphones

Sony has introduced the new In-ear MDR-NC33, offering noise reduction function, which can be switched off using a special switch, if you want to hear what's going on around.

With headphones MDR-NC33, which can be operated continuously for 100 hours on one battery AAA, the manufacturer promises the quality and clarity by 90% suppression of noise, as well as through the use of large 13,5 mm neodymium speakers, which, as in the model MDR-NC300D, have non-standard vertical orientation.

The set includes silicone earbuds in three sizes. Model of noise in-ear headphones MDR-NC33 will be available from October 2009 at an estimated price of 4490 rubles. The model will be presented in red, white and black colors.

Another photo of a successor to Samsung Pixon12

the company is developing a model of Samsung phone, which will replace the 12-megapixel camera phone Pixon12. As the information obtained from the resource Samsung Hub, the apparatus does not exceed the number of megapixels predecessor, but will receive a three-fold optical zoom. In the pictures depicted his version for the Korean market: judging by the logo, the device is addressed to the operator SKT. Also indicated his likely index on the local market - SCH-W880.