S60 smartphone Sony Ericsson Kurara - quality pictures and features

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

We have already mentioned in the news about a new mobile device, Sony Ericsson Kurara. However, the photos appeared previously almost nothing was impossible to discern. Now resource PhonesDB published enough quality shots device, and said some of its characteristics. The source confirmed that Sony Ericsson Kurara refers to a series of multimedia devices Entertainment Unlimited and is running Symbian S60 5th Edition.

The smartphone is equipped with 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen display and 8.1 megapixel camera, which, judging by the markings on the back of the enclosure, can shoot HD video. Hardware keyboard for Sony Ericsson Kurara, apparently not. This model is expected to be released in the first half of 2010. Most likely, Kurara - is the code name, and the final name will be different.

Tachyon XC Micro - the most compact camera in the world

The company introduced the Tachyon XC Micro, she assures us that this is the world's smallest camera, which can be fastened to the helmet. Indeed, the camera is very tiny: its dimensions - 96,5 x45, 7h35, 5 mm, and weight - 105 grams. Tachyon XC Micro can be fastened to a bicycle or motorcycle helmets, goggles and so on, the camera can capture video directly to produce during movement. Due to this extreme sports enthusiasts and active recreation can get spectacular video of their adventures. The camera, moreover, water-resistant, so the sailors and surfers, too, will appreciate its advantages.

Camera XC Micro is equipped with 90 degree wide angle lens. It allows you to shoot video with a resolution of 640x480 pixels at 30 frames per second. Registration is microSDHC memory card formats up to 32 GB. Tachyon XC Micro operates on four AAA batteries and can shoot for 4 hours without a break. The cost of the camera is $ 99.99, it goes on sale in mid-December.

NVIDIA still release its processor x86

Broadpoint AmTech analyst Doug Friedman (Doug Freedman) again revived the extinct were rumors that NVIDIA is preparing its own processor architecture x86. Regular information about the possibility of similar works have appeared in the beginning of this year, but in June of NVIDIA said that is not going to soon go on the market.

According to Friedman, NVIDIA very actively recruited into its ranks former members of the firm Transmeta, is especially useful in the development of chips. Their knowledge and experience are used to accelerate work on one or more unidentified products. Perhaps, the graphics giant did not even have to use the conversion code, such been applied Transmeta, since many of the original patents for the x86 architecture no longer in force.

As NVIDIA has repeatedly hinted that would not be against the use of the x86 architecture in its future decisions of the type "system on a chip", but do not associate themselves with any schedules or plans. Recall in the processor Tegra, successfully running, for example, in the media player, Zune HD, using the architecture ARM. However this chip is not compatible with most versions of Windows and Linux. In addition, its own processors for the x86 architecture could help the NVIDIA in the development and promotion of its integrated graphics.

Three new disk storage Dot Hill

Company DSCon introduced three new disk storage system Series Dot Hill R / Evolution of host interfaces, Fibre Channel, SAS, and iSCSI. The new disk storage systems that are based on architecture of R / Evolution, can hold 12 drives SAS, SATA or SSD in body form factor of 2U and provide two or four (in dvuhkontrollernom performance) compounds 4Gbps Fibre Channel (Model 2732), 3Gb SAS ( model 2532) and 1Gb iSCSI (model 2332). All models can be supplied with both power supplies of AC and DC.

Data Storage Dot Hill 2732, 2532 and 2332 are a further development of the product series. From previous series models 2hh0 using 3.5 inch drives, new products are new productive controller and support for expansion of up to 96 drives SAS, SATA or SSD.

Architecture R / Evolution Company Dot Hill, makes it possible to later switch to the use of disk arrays in 2732, 2532 and 2332 compounds 8Gb Fibre Channel, 6Gb SAS and 10Gb Ethernet by replacing the controller, while maintaining at the same time, the available data integrity. The new storage systems technology is used SimulCache, which provides simultaneous mirroring of cache between RAID controllers, significantly increasing productivity. And, thanks to technology EcoStor backup cache controllers can be stored almost indefinitely without the use of batteries. Firmware AssuredCopy provides full-volume copy, and optional software AssuredSnap provides the ability to perform the snapshot (snapshot) for temporary markers.

Lenovo ThinkPad X200e photo

In the network appeared doubtful, but interesting, spy pictures of the alleged new product from Lenovo - netbook ThinkPad x200e (or ThinkPad x100e). These photographs were published in Chinese forume, the most interesting thing in them, that logo is on the case Thinkpad. According to the Chinese portal,, Lenovo does not deny the truth of these photos, although also not confirming it. It was noted that the company Lenovo «would not comment on any unreleased products. Unfortunately, the quality of photos is that instead of x200e, we can assume a vague x100e.

Hearing on plans Lenovo will soon release a netbook Thinkpad has not yet been confirmed, and these photos may well be a joke out of Photoshop. Therefore, no choice as to await a more or less officially confirmed information on this issue.

Eston MID-05 and N97 - two new MID based on Android

Shenzhen Eston company introduced two new Mobile Internet Device - MID-05 and N97, both apparatus besklaviaturnogo. The first models equipped with 5-inch touch screen and is based on Marvell PXA303 processor with a clock frequency of 624 MHz. Eston MID-05 can operate as running Android, and Windows CE. Support cellular networks, this device does, but there is a wireless module Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g. Also in those characteristics - slot SDHC, USB 2.0 port and a headphone jack.

Eston N97, in turn, represents a larger solution with 7-inch touch screen. This model is based on the Android operating system and the same processor Marvell PXA303. However, Eston N97 supports HD video 1080p Full HD. Also it is equipped with adapters 3G and Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g. Device battery capacity 2800 mAh battery life is enough for at least 4 hours. While not reported, how much will cost Eston MID-05 and N97, and when they go on sale.

PMP RAmos T10RK got a new chipset RK2806

In the new version of the device used chipset RK2806, which allows you to maintain a large number of video formats files, for example: MPG, VOB, FLV, AVI, RM, RMVB, MKV and DAT. There is no need to convert files prior to PMP. To play the audio formats supported: MP3, WMA, APE and FLAC.

Device equipped with a large 4.3-inch screen with LED backlight, the display has a resolution of 800x480 pixels. To connect to other devices using USB-port. Mediaplayer is considered one of the best PMP, supporting the format of H.264 (high compression video streams while maintaining the high quality). Dimensions are 116 × 75x13 mm. RAmos T10RK comes with 8 GB of internal memory.

Price of media player is about $ 72.

Samsung SCH-W920: built-in TV tuner

South Korean company Samsung Electronics in the homeland has introduced a new model of mobile phone with built-in digital TV tuner - SCH-W920. This model, with the thickness of the shell just 12.9 mm and made in the form factor slider, has, apart from the TV receiver, a great keyboard, 3 megapixel camera, support for wireless technology, Bluetooth, SOS messages, and the inclusion of a siren, electronic dictionaries , MP3 player.

Shipping this model will have a local mobile operator - SKT.

Other specifications of Samsung SCH-W920 looks like this:

  • Support HSDPA / GSM networks
  • Dimensions: 108,3 x50x12, 9 mm
  • Weight: 96 gr.
  • Display: 2.4-inch, TFT, 240x320 pixels, displaying more than 65 thousand colors
  • Camera: 3 MP, CMOS (CMOS) with auto focus
  • Battery: 880 mAh
  • Bluetooth Support
  • Other applications: Electronic dictionaries, Planner, Converters, Notes, Calculator, World Clock, Stopwatch, Subway maps

Video Cards Sapphire HD 5870 and HD 5750 with cooler Vapor-X is officially announced

Company Sapphire Technology has officially announced two new non-reference graphics cards based on Radeon HD 5870 and HD 5750. As expected, both of these graphics cards are solutions with a factory overclocked and equipped with a dual-slot cooling systems Vapor-X, using the technology of evaporation chamber and combining high performance with low noise.

Video Cards Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X and Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X are based on 40 nm GPU. Moreover, if higher-end model uses a chip Cypress, is based on Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X is the graphics processor Juniper. In addition, both the accelerator has a memory GDDR5, equipped with video outputs Dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort technology and support DirectX 11, ATI Eyefinity and mode CrossFireX.

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X is available in the 1600 stream processors, 1 GB of GDDR5 memory and 256-bit memory interface, and its clock speeds for the GPU and memory are 870 and 5000 MHz. At the same time map of Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 Vapor-X has 720 stream processors, 1 GB of GDDR5 memory with 128-bit memory interface, and its frequency are equal to 710/4640 MHz for the video core and memory respectively.

Both cards come with a coupon entitling them to download a game Dirt 2, and has already begun to appear on the market. For example, Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X in the online store Overclockers UK is 379 pounds sterling (about 420 euros).

VIA Nano 3000 - energy-efficient performance chip for thin notebooks

VIA Technologies has announced a new line of energy-efficient VIA Nano processor 3000 Series. The new chips are designed for thin and light notebooks and PCs, all in one "using the operating system Windows 7. VIA Nano processor 3000 supports 64-bit computing and can play high-definition video as 1080p, but their clock frequency is from 1 to 2 GHz, depending on the model. Despite its relatively high productivity, the new chips consume 20 percent less power than existing solutions VIA Nano.

Of the six already submitted a series of processors in VIA Nano 3000, four models have a power consumption in idle mode at 100 milliwatts. And two of the most productive of the chip with clock speeds of 1.8 GHz and 2 GHz, consumes only 500 milliwatts of electricity. This VIA Nano processors are compatible with socket 3000 VIA previous generation, including the platform C7, C7-M and Eden.

Deliveries of the first sample chips VIA Nano 3000 has already started, and the mass production of these interesting decisions to begin in the first quarter of 2010. These processors can compete CULV chips from Intel, as well as chips from AMD in the segment of thin and light notebooks.

NEC MultiSync LCD175M - Eco-monitor in the classical style

Company NEC Display Solutions has expanded its line of LCD monitors, MultiSync another model - LCD175M. Novelty has a 17-inch display with a classic aspect ratio of 4: 3 and corresponds to the highest modern environmental standards - ENERGY STAR 5.0, TCO 5.0 and EPEAT Gold. The monitor consumes 42 percent less energy compared to its predecessors, but their content of mercury decreased by 50 percent.

Monitor NEC MultiSync LCD175M represents a typical office model with a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixel response time of 5 ms, a maximum brightness of 250 cd/m2 and contrast ratio 1000: 1. You can adjust the height and tilt, two cost-effective mode ECO Mode, as well as ports D-Sub and DVI. The monitor is equipped with three-year warranty and will be on sale closer to the end of November and costs $ 179.

Hardware Platform ST-Ericsson U8500: more multimedia for mobile devices

STMicroelectronics and Ericsson have submitted a joint development - hardware platform ST-Ericsson U8500. It is designed for mobile devices such as smartphones and communicators, and possibly MID. The solution is compatible with multiple operating systems, including, Symbian and Android. ST-Ericsson U8500 includes everything needed for a modern mobile device components: CPU, graphics, wireless modules, support for cameras and so on. Platform, in the first place, multimedia, that is, provides ample opportunities to work with graphics and video. STMicroelectronics and Ericsson have not yet said when the come out models based on the new platform.

Characteristics of ST-Ericsson U8500:

  • Processor: ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore SMP
  • Graphics: ARM Mali-400 (OpenGL ES2.0 and OpenVG1.1)
  • Supported operating systems Symbian, Android and Linux
  • Supports up to two high-definition cameras
  • Supports up to two displays simultaneously
  • GPS module
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and HSPA
  • Ports: USB 2.0 and HDMI
  • Support touch screen with a resolution up to XGA
  • Supports 1080p video
  • Mobile TV Receiver (optional)

Nokia Indonesia announced five new models of mobile phones

The company Nokia announced the launch in December this year in Indonesia to service Nokia Life Tools, designed to provide information on agriculture with the help of mobile phones, specially designed for the population of agricultural regions and small cities in emerging markets.

With the launch of the new service, Nokia also announced five new low-cost mobile phones with its support: Nokia 1280, Nokia 1616, Nokia 1800, Nokia 2220 slide and Nokia 2690.

Models Nokia 1280, Nokia 1616 and Nokia 1800 at a price of EUR 20, EUR 24 and EUR 26 respectively, have in their arsenal of support for FM-radio, flashlight, does not scratch the shell and dust-proof keyboard.

Nokia 2220 slide and Nokia 2690 will be sold already costs EUR 45 and EUR 54 respectively, but having it already support MMS and GPRS, e-mail access through the service Ovi Mail, as well as a built-in VGA camera and FM-radio.

Photos and specifications announced phones are listed below:

Nokia 1280:

Brief specifications of Nokia 1280:

  • Support communications standards: EGSM 900/1800 MHz
  • Dimensions: 107,2 x45, 1x15, 3 mm
  • Weight: 81.92 gr.
  • Interface: Series 30
  • Supports long SMS
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • FM-radio
  • Flashlight
  • Other features: support for MP3 ringtones, a speakerphone, a calendar with reminders

Home sales scheduled for the first quarter of 2010

Nokia 1616:

Brief specifications of Nokia 1616:

  • Support communications standards: EGSM 900/1800 MHz and GSM 850/1900 MHz
  • Dimensions: 107,1 x45x15 mm
  • Weight: 78.55 gr.
  • Interface: Series 30
  • Supports long SMS
  • Display: TFT, resolution of 128x160 pixels, displaying more than 65 thousand colors
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • FM-radio
  • Flashlight
  • Other features: voice clock, support for MP3 ringtones, a speakerphone, a calendar with reminders

Home sales scheduled for the first quarter of 2010

Nokia 1800:

Brief specifications of Nokia 1800:

  • Support communications standards: EGSM 900/1800 MHz
  • Dimensions: 107x45x15, 3 mm
  • Weight: 78,5 gr.
  • Interface: Series 30
  • Supports long SMS
  • Display: TFT, resolution of 128x160 pixels, displaying more than 65 thousand colors
  • FM-radio
  • Flashlight
  • Changeable Covers
  • Other features: voice clock, support for MP3 ringtones, a speakerphone, a calendar with reminders

Home sales are planned for the second quarter of 2010

Nokia 2220 slide:

Brief specifications of Nokia 2220 slide:

  • Support communications standards: GSM 900/1800 MHz and GSM 850/1900 MHz; GPRS / EDGE
  • Dimensions: 97,14 x47x15, 85 mm
  • Weight: 93.5 oz.
  • Interface: Series 40
  • Support SMS, MMS, E-Mail, Nokia XpressAudio messaging
  • Display: TFT, resolution of 128x160 pixels, displaying more than 65 thousand colors
  • Camera: VGA
  • FM-radio with the ability to record radio programs
  • Other functions: Ovi Mail

Home sales planned for the fourth quarter of 2009

Nokia 2690:

Brief specifications of Nokia 2690:

  • Support communications standards: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; GPRS / EDGE
  • Dimensions: 107,5 x45, 5x13, 8 mm
  • Weight: 80.72 gr.
  • Interface: Series 40
  • Support SMS, MMS, E-Mail, Nokia XpressAudio messaging
  • Display: 1.8-inch, TFT, resolution of 128x160 pixels, displaying more than 65 thousand colors
  • Camera: VGA
  • Stereo FM-radio
  • Integrated music player with support for microSD memory cards up to 8 GB
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Other functions: Ovi Mail

Home sales scheduled for the first quarter of 2010

GPS navigator from GLOBUSGPS Android OS platform

Company GlobusGPS reported the development of its new GPS navigator based OS Android. The new model is based on the browser's dual-core chipset SIRF PRIMA (ARM11 600 MHz) with 128 MB of RAM.

In a new operating system Android, navigator will support the classic Windows CE 6.0. Loader browser allows you to choose which operating system should load.


  • Screen: 4.3-inch touchscreen, TFT, resolution of 480х272 pixels, 65 thousand colors Bole
  • Operating System: Android, Win CE 6.0
  • Processor / GPS: SIRF PRIMA, Dual core (ARM11 600 MHz / SIRF 3i +)
  • Memory: 128 MB
  • Internal memory: 4 GB
  • Members Contact: WI-FI, Bluetooth 2.0 (with support for DUN)

Home sales will be new items in the 1 st quarter of 2010. Make notes that are in the process of adaptation based navigation to the Google Maps platform, the new browser, and its cost will be accessible to the consumer.