HP iPAQ Glisten: WM-communicator for AT & T

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company today announced the communicator HP iPAQ Glisten, it will be sold by U.S. operator AT & T. The device runs an operating system Windows Mobile 6.5, it runs in candybar with touch AMOLED-display and an integrated QWERTY-keyboard. HP iPAQ Glisten may well be a convenient solution for business users, because they provide the opportunity to work with office documents, email and so on. Communicator will go on sale at AT & T in the coming weeks, it will cost $ 229.99 with a two-year contract and rebates.

HP iPAQ Glisten Features:
  • Cellular: GSM / GPRS / EDGE, UMTS / HSDPA
  • Operating system: Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional
  • Processor: Qualcomm 7200A
  • Memory: 256 MB SDRAM, 512 MB ROM
  • Ports: micro USB, 3,5-mm
  • microSD-slot
  • Display: 2.5-inch touchscreen, AMOLED
  • Camera: 3.1-megapixel
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g, Bluetooth 2.0
  • GPS-receiver (AGPS)
  • Dimensions: 112,8 x62, 8x13, 4 mm
  • Weight: 132 grams

Nokia X6 goes on sale in late November

The company Nokia announced that its smartphone X6 goes on sale in Finland and the UK this week, followed by the willows or other countries. In Britain, the device will be released on November 27, the operator Orange it can be obtained free of charge, subject to a contract with the monthly payment 35 pounds sterling ($ 58). Unlocked model will cost 449 pounds (about $ 744).

Recall, the announcement of Nokia X6 held in September this year, the device is a music smartphone based on Symbian S60 5th Edition. It is equipped with 3.2-inch touch screen, 5-megapixel camera with optics Carl Zeiss, 32 GB of internal memory and TV output. In addition, the smartphone supports service Comes With Music - a free subscription to catalog music Ovi Music Store.

MP3-player Cowon iAUDIO 9 went on sale

Company Cowon has announced the appearance in Russia market of its new MP3-player iAUDIO 9. The model replaces the previous model series - iAUDIO 7. iAUDIO 9 has a 2-inch TFT-display, which can display video, graphics and text, as well as voice recorder, built-in speaker, FM-tuner and TV-output. The player supports lossless-format FLAC and APE, allowing to encode the audio without losing quality, and provides high quality sound.

iAudio 9 is equipped with a system for processing sound BBE +, which is a new generation of technology players Cowon. In the arsenal also includes the transformation of sound package JetEffect 3.0, includes 35 presets, as well as 4 custom settings. New flash player Cowon is shaped like a mobile phone, a player touch panel control and easy slim body. Thus a single battery charge is enough for quite a long time.

iAUDIO 9 Features:
  • Memory: 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
  • Display: 2-inch QVGA
  • Power sound (headphones): 60 mW
  • Multimedia: audio (MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, WAV, APE), video (AVI, WMV, ASF), graphics (JPG), text (TXT; LDB 1.0, 2.0; SMI)
  • Radio FM (87,5 - 108 MHz)
  • Recorder
  • Power: lithium-polymer battery
  • Hours: Video - 7 hours, audio - 30 hours
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Dimensions: 43 x 95 x 8,9 mm
  • Weight: 40 grams

Nearly 40 million Opera Mini users

The company Opera Software announced that the number of users of mobile browser Opera Mini in October increased by 11% compared to September and close to the mark of 40 million people. At the same time browsing the web and the amount of data transferred has grown even more. The company estimates Opera, Opera Mini users worldwide save about 9.4 billion dollars by allowing your browser to compress expensive traffic.

General Data Report on the mobile Internet from Opera:
  • In October 2009, the number of Opera Mini users totaled 39.6 million people, by 11,3% more than in September and more than 155% - than in October 2008.
  • 39.6 million users watched 17.2 billion pages. Compared with September, this figure rose by 14.8%, and for the year - at 238%.
  • Opera Mini users in October, generated more than 263 million megabytes of traffic for operators worldwide, which is 16% more than in September. Opera Mini allows you to compress data up to 90%. Thus, the total amount of data processed by the browser, is 2.5 petabytes. Compared with October last year, traffic increased by 233%.
  • List of Top 10 countries by the number of users of Opera Mini compared to the previous month has not changed. It includes (in descending order): Russia, Indonesia, India, China, Ukraine, South Africa, United States, Britain, Poland and Vietnam.
  • Number viewed with Opera Mini pages from Russia for the year increased by 111.3% and the number of unique browsers in the country - at 42,1%. On average, each user per month, looked through 410 pages, and each page in an average of 20 kB (after compression).
  • Number of users of Opera Mini in Ukraine for the year increased by 59,5%, and viewed their pages - to 231,3%. Each user has viewed 627 pages, and the average volume of 18 KB page (after compression). Web resource Yahoo back in the top ten most visited sites in Ukraine after a three-month absence in him.

7-inch photo frame Philips SPF1017 and SPF2017

Philips has introduced to Russia's market of new digital photo frames SPF1017 and SPF2017 with 7-inch screen and touch controls. Models differ as a display - 16:9 and 4:3, and a resolution of 480x234 and 800x600.

Photo frames are equipped with Philips technology Imagen Pro, which enhances the color of the skin, makes the image clearer and eliminates flicker. Also used RadiantColor - a technology for Philips, for displaying smaller photos in the correct format by extending the color on the edges of the image. This function removes the black bars, without distorting the photograph, but the filling of the entire area of the screen.

Philips Photo frames can automatically run showing photos in a slide show with flash cards or USB-carrier, without having to copy the contents into memory. Devices equipped with the function SmartPower: timer turns on or off your frame at the scheduled time to save energy. Digital frames support different types of media, including flash cards, as well as direct connection via USB.

In addition, the model Philips SPF2017 developed in accordance with the principles of "eco-design", which means a minimum impact on the environment. High environmental specifications are provided with low power consumption, including standby, the absence of hazardous materials, less weight, more environmentally friendly packaging and ease of recycling. SPF1017 and SPF2017 appeared on Russia's market in November.

LaCinema Classic HD - media player with up to 2 TB and support for FullHD video

Company LaCie introduced a stylish home mediapler LaCinema Classic HD. New media player has an attractive appearance, developed a design bureau Neil Poulton, and its dimensions are 234 x 225 x 46 mm. The unit can accommodate 1 or 2 terabytes of disk space and allows users to co-manage high-definition media content from any location at home, sending it directly to the HDTV.

In addition, LaCinema Classic HD has a DLNA server functionality, which allows it to broadcast content streamed directly to the set of connected devices including game consoles Xbox 360 and Sony PS3. Media Player is equipped with interfaces, USB 2.0, 10/100 Ethernet, HDMI 1.3, as well as composite and audio connectors, and supports the function of improving the quality of video up to 1080p.

LaCinema Classic HD Media Player supports many video formats, including the very popular and high-quality DivX MKV and H.264, as well as digital surround sound Dolby Digital. The device is equipped with a two-year warranty and is available at a starting price of $ 250.

Android smartphone LG GW880 soon appear in China

Second smartphone based on Android from the company LG - LG GW880 appears in the Chinese market later this month, so that the Chinese were the first able to evaluate all its advantages. Earlier in the news, we have already discussed this model, but would not be superfluous to recall that the smartphone GW880 is larger than the model LG GW620, the touch 3.5-inch display with 800 x 480 pixels. It is also equipped with a 5-megapixel camera and GPS-receiver. 3G functionality enables the module standard TD-SCDMA. There is a possibility of wireless Bluetooth, but says nothing about support for Wi-Fi. This may be a side effect of the temporary ban of the Chinese government.

LG also added GW880 support services CMMB (Chinese Service multimedia broadcasting) mobile entertainment. There is also support for the shop China Mobile App Store, which is likely to be deployed enabled applications Android Apps. The screen icons are placed 24 applications. It is not known for sure whether carried Issue smartphone GW880 outside China. Information about the cost of the device yet.

Motherboard ASUS P6X58D Premium - Christmas gift enthusiast

We have already reported that the Taiwanese company ASUSTeK Computer is preparing a high-end motherboard ASUS P6X58D Premium, equipped with the latest interfaces, USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0 Gbps. And just recently learned that this mainboard is already available for pre-order in the online shop Newegg and costs $ 310, which can talk about it soon release.

Motherboard ASUS P6X58D Premium, the first mention of which relate to the July, made based on Intel X58 chipset and supports interoperability with processors Core i7 and Core i5 performed by LGA 1156. Attention is drawn to the fact that the board is equipped with a massive heatsink that cover the most important system components from the southern bridge to the VRM area and supplemented teplootvodnymi tubes. This scheme provides guaranteed cooling.

In addition, ASUS P6X58D Premium uses a proprietary layout components - Xtreme Phase. Do not forget the six slots for DDR3 memory modules with support for up to 24 GB of memory, as well as three expansion slots PCI-Express x16. Most important feature of this motherboard, as already mentioned, is the availability of ports USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0 Gbps (two pieces), whose support is implemented through the controller from Marvell and NEC.

Nokia E72 Smartphone with QWERTY - already in Russia

Nokia and "M. Video" reported early sales of Nokia E72. This long-awaited smart phone Nokia E72, specifically designed to work with messages, went on sale in Russia market on November 25. Priorities for the sale of the new model began in hypermarkets retailer M. Video and salons Nokia. The price for Nokia E72 set at 19,490 rubles.

New established formula Nokia E71, the most successful Nokia device with a QWERTY-keyboard. However Nokia E72 has a number of new features, including the interface of the e-mail and chat, similar to desktop computers. Executed in an elegant package Nokia E72 is also equipped with the latest version of Maps Ovi, receiver A-GPS and a compass, optical navigation button and a 5-megapixel camera, supports 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

In addition, Nokia E72 supports the service for automatic delivery of e-mail on mobile devices for private users, Nokia Messaging. Users can configure the first access to the IM messages directly from the screen and communicate through Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk and Ovi Chat. Like a chat on the computer, users can exchange instant messages with friends in different communities and in real time. Russia's buyers Nokia E72 will be able to use their familiar e-mail accounts at, yandex and rambler, by setting the client should mail provider.

Nokia E72 allows you to work with multiple drawers and personal e-mail, and through separate profiles for work and entertainment offers its owner the ability to customize their device to work and personal letters are not mixed and it was easy to answer letters.

64 GB Memory Card 400x CompactFlash from Transcend

Company Transcend Information announced the expansion of the model number of memory cards and presented 400X CompactFlash capacity of up to 64 GB. The new 400X CF cards feature high-speed data transfer - up to 90 MB / s read and 60 MB / s for writing.

Memory Cards Transcend 400X CF, with capacity from 16 to 64 GB, will enable photographers to make thousands of images in high resolution without the need to change the memory card. 64 GB 400X CF is able to accommodate more than 13 000 images obtained with a 10 megapixel camera, or three hours Full HD video (1920x1080 at 38.6 Mbit / c). 400X CF Memory Card Transcend, in contrast to the double-layer disc Blu-ray, which can hold 50 GB, have significantly smaller sizes and higher storage capacity of the owners of SLR cameras and HD-camcorders to tap the potential of their HD-devices.

Transcend memory modules fully comply with specifications for CompactFlash 4.1. It promises manufacturer to get a solid, reliable and high-performance memory card 400X CF, use of modern flash controller and NAND flash chips are premium quality. Also, each memory card includes the technology of error correction ECC (Error Correction Code), which automatically detects and corrects errors that may arise in the process of data transmission. Maps 400X CompactFlash Transcend available with 16, 32 and 64 GB of memory.

RuTube and Microsoft have launched an intelligent search for video content

Company RuTube, a member of the Gazprom-Media Holding, and Microsoft Corp. announced the launch of the full-text, attributive searching video content on the portal RuTube. Search is built on a platform of Microsoft Fast, as a result of search video on RuTube become more simple, convenient and efficient for users.

In the near future RuTube will be implemented to search channels (special partnership videorazdelov), albums (collections of video), and online broadcasts, as well as contextual search for synonyms. In the future, service will be introduced at the suggestion of user content on the basis of his preferences, given the mining of search queries.

Multifunctional platform Microsoft Fast search allows you to create full-text, attributive search using the morphology, synonyms, and fuzzy matching. Advanced navigation and filtering by any attributes - genre, author, date, popularity, price, etc. - Make search more convenient. Ability to track the dynamics of user requests and control queries with zero results will improve the search resource.

Microsoft solves the problem of data corruption on the SD card in Windows 7

Microsoft has released a software solution to the problem encountered by users of the new operating system Windows 7. The essence of the problem was in corrupted user data stored on the SD card through the Advanced Direct Memory Access (ADMA). Moreover, the problem relates to memory cards formatted in the file system NTFS.

According to Microsoft, the driver Secure Digital Bus Driver (Sdbus.sys), responsible for translating the data structures DMA, the current operating system Windows 7, the data structure of ADMA, applied to the SD card can record in a table descriptor SD wrong number of data bits. When this occurs, the data copied to a memory card, damaged, and further access to them can be difficult.

Community versions of Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Enterprise, Professional and Ultimate can download a software solution to the problem with the site support Microsoft. Available options for the 32-bit and 64-bit OS.

ATI Radeon HD 5970 is built "speed limiter" that prevents overclocking

When issuing the most powerful to date, dual-chip accelerator ATI Radeon HD 5970, AMD has assured his fans that the accelerator not only enjoys outstanding features and performance, and excellent overclocking potential. However, some tests show that with the latest features in ATI Radeon HD 5970 is not so smooth.

For example, resource experts Legion Hardware have discovered that the manufacturer put inside the card ATI Radeon HD 5970 a special mechanism to protect against overheating. This mechanism prevents too much rise in temperature which occurs during acceleration device to higher frequencies. When overheating GPU frequency is automatically reduced, which, naturally, hinders the process of overclocking.

Experts felt Adapter ATI Radeon HD 5970 to test application FurMark at 1680 x 1050 pixels. Both GPU while working at a frequency of 875 MHz, and the level of voltage supplied to them was raised to 1.1625 volts. The frequency of GDDR5 memory has remained of stock value. In such conditions, the average frame rate images (Average Frame Rate) reached a level of 115 frames per second. However, after 40 seconds after the core temperature reached 100 degrees, led to the release GPU clock speed to a mark in the 550 MHz. This, of course, declined and the average frame rate was below the level at 100 frames per second.

An AMD representative Dave Bauman (Dave Baumann) in an interview with TG Daily hastened to reassure the public, stating that the above test results in FurMark merely reflect the effectiveness of the mechanism of protection against overheating, a built-in ATI Radeon HD 5970. He emphasized that in real applications, or video games, this mechanism will in fact invisible, and his desire to avoid the need to explain failure of the system components.