Windows Mobile 7 RTM will be released in spring 2010

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Began to know the timing of issuance of the operating system, Windows Mobile 7 RTM (Release to Manufacturing), ie, release to manufacturers of mobile devices. This information has been spotted on one slide at a presentation in Office 2010, which Microsoft for its partners. They pointed out that Windows Mobile 7 RTM will be released in the spring of next year, tentatively in April.

In this case, release the final version and market introduction of devices running the Windows Mobile 7 is expected in about a year - in September and October 2010. Recall we have already mentioned that the release Windows Mobile 7 could take place before, but for various reasons this has not happened at Microsoft even had to change the team, working in this direction. Such frank statements allowed himself to Steve Ballmer at a meeting several weeks ago. It is expected that Windows Mobile 7 will receive a number of enhancements over version 6.5 and is, primarily, large multi-touch capabilities.

Color Plastic Logic e-reader will launch in Spring 2010

The representative of the bookselling company Barnes & Noble Dzhoresson Daniel (Daniel Joresson) confirmed at CTIA, that the first color e-book will appear in the U.S. in the spring of 2010. Electronic device manufacturing Plastic Logic will have smaller dimensions than 8,5 x11 inches and will screen the size of a paperback. It is expected that color e-reader from Barnes & Noble will be earlier than the version with a color display Amazon Kindle, as well as most other competitors.

E-book, which naturally, will have its own direct access to Barnes & Noble. While there is no certainty, but it seems that simultaneously with the release of color e-reader will annex B & N access to the online store e-books for mobile phones, including iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices.

According to the source of The Wall Street Journal's, significantly earlier than the spring B & N will provide 6-inch device from Plastic Logic, which also holds for technology e-Ink, but it works only in grayscale, as well as most of today's e-reader. This model will be equipped with touch-screen and on-screen keyboard. According to the representative of the company, the device should appear on sale in the shortest possible time - in November 2009.

ASUS RT-N16 - speed and functional wireless router

Russia's division ASUSTeK Computer has announced the release of a new wireless router ASUS RT-N16 with greater functionality. It operates on standard 802.11n, gigabit LAN and a WAN-ports and implements the concept of "3S": "Speed" - high-speed data transmission, "Simplicity" - easy to configure and manage, "Security" - the safety and security for the Internet.

Router ASUS RT-N16 has a fairly powerful processor and supports a maximum data transfer rate up to 300 Mb / s, which ensures high productivity. Availability EZ UI interface allows you to manage the network environment, to allocate bandwidth according to specific needs, share multimedia content and make network printing and scanning. With support for WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), Router ASUS RT-N16 allows you to quickly minute to create a safe Wi-Fi-network with the maximum protection against unauthorized access.

In the supplied router ASUS RT-N16 includes a new version of the utility Download Master, which allows you to upload files by FTP, HTTP and Bit Torrent is a full client, provides high-speed downloading files and supports Torrents resources using rating. After starting the download the user has the ability to turn off your computer or laptop, the router itself will make the download process and save data to a connected USB-drive. In the initial deliveries to Russia's market ASUS RT-N16 will be completed with 4 GB drive, which is not included in standard delivery.

ASUS RT-N16 Specification:

* Ports WAN x 1, LAN x 4 RJ-45 10/100/1000
* Support Ethernet and 802.3 with a maximum speed of 10/100 Mbps auto-sensing function (MDI-X)
* 3 external antennas
* 2 USB 2.0 ports for connecting the drive, printer or MFP
* Power supply DC 12V 1.25A
* Dimensions - 216 x 161,9 x 40,5 mm
* Weight - 470 grams
* Data transfer rate - 802.11n up to 300Mbps, 802.11g 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps, 802.11b 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
* Encryption - Supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, Radius 802.1x

Motorola leaves the LiMo Foundation and focuses on the Android platform

Motorola has quietly left the organization LiMo Foundation, which she founded in 2007, together with such famous companies as NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics and Vodafone. This organization, recall, is engaged in the development and promotion of LiMo software platform based on Linux for mobile phones.

After leaving the LiMo Foundation, Motorola still remains an associate member of the alliance. However, it is obvious that the American manufacturer intends to focus on the issue of mobile devices that use the operating system Android, supported by Internet giant Google. Interestingly, the Android platform is based on the same Linux.

Recently, Motorola has already introduced its first Android smart phone called the Motorola CLIQ (DEXT), running on Qualcomm processor and has 256 MB of RAM, and 3.1-inch touch screen. It is expected that a second phone on that Motorola will provide the software platform in the near future.

MSI Big Bang - the first motherboard with technology THX TruStudio PC and Creative EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 Audio

Company MSI together with THX and Creative announced its new gaming system board, Big Bang, which first used technology sound THX TruStudio PC and Creative EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0. As the producer, Big Bang is processing the sound QuantumWave together using technology THX TruStudio PC and EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0, which provides the most powerful, realistic sound in games of all that has ever been available on the motherboard.

Technology THX TruStudio PC Surround creates the impression of immersion, increasing the sense of reality, depth and volume of sound, creating virtual channels of surround sound. Stereo and multichannel audio content can be played through stereo speakers and headphones will sound as if it comes from all sides, with the remaining votes in the front in the center, remains the original balance, and timbre. Technology THX TruStudio PC Crystalizer restores the natural dynamic range, lost in music compression algorithms iTunes MP3. This makes the sound of music such a sought her executor, and increases the level of realism to movies and games. Technology THX TruStudio PC Speaker adds the missing low-frequency tones. Consumers do not have to tolerate the lack of bass in the speakers built into laptops, speakers or headphones 2.0 format. Technology THX TruStudio PC Speaker significantly enhance the impression produced sound in the absence of a subwoofer. Technology THX TruStudio PC Dialog Plus enhances voice in the movies for a greater dialogue intelligibility, enabling it to clearly hear the background sound track and ambient noise. Technology THX TruStudio PC Smart Volume solves the problem of overly abrupt changes in volume level during music playback between tracks and continuously measuring the volume and intelligently adjusting the gain to compensate for abrupt changes in level.

The function of the motherboard Big Bang Fuzion uses a node Lucid HYDRA, which is designed to support the joint work of different graphic processors in a single system. This provides the first viable alternative to the proposal by the current suppliers of graphics cards that provide specific solutions based on several identical GPU. On the motherboard Big Bang is set 100% capacitors Hi-C Cap server class that provides increased stability in extreme environments of games. The official release date set for the system board on Oct. 29, 2009.

Multifunction photocenter Epson Stylus Photo TX710W

Epson has introduced a new multifunctional photocenter (IFIs) Epson Stylus Photo TX710W, combining a photo printer, scanner, copier, card reader and Wi-Fi module in a single device. According to the manufacturer, Epson Stylus Photo TX710W is designed to work in conjunction with the mirror or compact digital cameras and photo printing quality is better than in the darkroom.

With support for Wi-Fi Epson Stylus Photo TX710W can be placed anywhere in the flat without being tied to a PC or notebook, and Ethernet module provides job with photo center via the local network - both at home and in office. Two built-in closed tray allows you to upload both photo paper and plain paper, protect it from dust. The printer automatically detects paper type and switch between the trays in accordance with the selected print mode.

Epson Stylus Photo TX710W can be used as a fully self-contained device for photo printing and copying. Memory card slots cameras, PictBridge compatibility for direct connection to a digital camera and LCD screen diagonal of 6.3 cm can select, edit and send to print photos - without connecting to a computer. Copying of documents and photos also produced independently from the menu, the LCD screen. Epson Stylus Photo TX710W provides a 10x15 cm photo in just 10 seconds.

Scanner with 2400dpi resolution provides a fast digitization of documents and photos. The device also supports the ability to print on the surface of CD / DVD discs. Included with the Epson Stylus Photo TX710W supplied software for managing and processing photos, as well as a program for recognition of text documents and transfer them into an editable format. Printhead Epson Micro Piezo ink combined with Epson Claria six-color provides a wide color gamut and helps to create high-definition pictures. Multifunction Epson Stylus Photo TX710W will be available on the market in Russia this month.

Memory modules Apacer DDR3 Golden and Aeolus for a new generation of processors Intel Core i7-800 and Core i5-700

In response to the release next-generation Intel quad-core processors series Core i7-800 and Core i5-700, the company Apacer Technology announced two new dual-channel DDR3 memory module series Golden and Aeolus. New items are designed for desktop PCs and high performance stations. DDR3 memory modules series Golden and Aeolus fully comply with the specifications Processor Intel Core i7 and Core i5, using the Intel Nehalem micro architecture and designed for optimal overclocking PC.

The new DDR3 modules start at a low operating voltage of 1.65 V and is compatible with processors Intel Core i7 and Core i5, corresponding chipset Intel P55. Throughput dual memory series Golden reaches 1800 MHz, and memory modules series Aeolus - 2200 MHz. In addition, memory modules, a series of Aeolus, were called by the name of the ruler of the winds of Aeolus, are equipped with patented heat-spreaders that enable lower operating temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. These solutions improve the productivity and stability of the memory, supporting very high by modern standards, the speed of dispersal, and specially designed for power users and gamers.

In addition to the maximum speed and low operating voltages, both dual-channel DDR3 memory module support the technology Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP). This option allows you to use ready-made settings (profiles SPD), which saves the end user from complex experiments on exhibiting delays, frequency and voltage.

New Minox DC 1211 and DC 1044 digital cameras

Minox company decided to renew its range of compact cameras with two new models - DC 1211 and DC 1044. The first of these was a matrix with the resolution of 12 megapixel, lens with five times optical zoom and a 3-inch LCD screen. In addition, the camera is equipped with optical image stabilization and Face Detection and smiles. There is a burst shooting mode, the option Stitch, as well as 32 MB of internal memory plus card slot for SD / SDHC memory capacity of up to 8 GB. Chamber dimensions are 98,7 x 59,7 x 23,4 mm.

As the model Minox DC 1044, it has ultra-compact body with dimensions of 95 x 58 x 18,8 mm and weighs only 116 grams. The camera has 10-megapixel CCD image sensor, lens MINOCTAR with a triple optical zoom and 3-inch LCD screen. To save the photo has 32 MB of internal memory and card slot for SD / SDHC memory capacity of up to 8 GB. Compact cameras Minox DC 1211 and DC 1044 will be available this month, their cost is still unknown.