Sony Ericsson XPERIA Pureness is available for sale along with the service "concierge"

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

In the middle of last month it became known that the phone with a transparent screen Sony Ericsson XPERIA Pureness appear in Russia in December, but not a word was said about its value. Do not inform the company about this and now, however, the idea of it can be obtained from the cost of this unit in the markets of Britain and the United States. The cost of this unit in the UK is £ 530 (about 880 dollars). In the U.S., where XPERIA Pureness went on sale today, this model will cost $ 990. At the same time to get in the U.S. it can be in two ways: in-store network Saks fifth Avenue through online ordering and a Sony VIP Shopping Service by e-mail.

The higher cost in the Americas due to the fact that along with the phone still available and a special package of services "Concierge", may provide the same with phones Vertu. The press release did not specify, but apparently without the service staff can not buy. Sony Ericsson XPERIA Pureness - first phone on the market with a transparent screen. The model is designed to work in networks of second generation GSM and third generation standard UMTS. Any special features in addition to the unusual screen he is also not available.

Addonics Pocket eSATA / USB DigiDrive: faster than a USB card reader

Quite a few users find the data rate with a card reader that connects via an ordinary USB-connector, unsatisfactory. It is for such people the company offers a line of products Addonics Pocket eSATA / USB DigiDrive. These card readers though somewhat larger than many of its counterparts, but provide an opportunity to connect not only via USB, but also through the port eSATA. There are four slots for different types of memory cards: Compact Flash (CF), Secure Digital (SD) and SDHC (SD 2.0), Multi Media Card (MMC) and Memory Stick (MS). However, when connecting via eSATA provides the possibility of using a memory card as the boot disk, and reading speed can reach 150 MB / sec.

Devices will be produced in two forms: embedded computer (a slot of the standard 3.5-inch HDD) and a portable version. Both support 15 different standards for memory cards. Possibility to connect cards in two modes: read and write or read-only. When you connect a portable version of a standard USB Velocity readings are not so high and does not exceed, according to the manufacturer, 480 Mbps. Devices Addonics Pocket eSATA / USB DigiDrive provide an opportunity for upgrade compatibility with new systems, as well as backward compatibility with the protocol of USB 1.1. The cost of both models will be $ 64.

Motorola Zeppelin Release under the commercial name XT800

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a model called Titanium from Motorola. Apparently, this is the same apparatus, which is already known as the Zeppelin. It is a smartphone operating system Android, able to work in networks CDMA / EV-DO Rev. A (800/1900 MHz), GSM / GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and 3G. At the moment of the characteristics of this model is known about the 3.7-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 854x480 pixels (previously it was thought that he had 3.1-inch), GPS receiver, 5 megapixel camera and wireless adapters, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g. Moreover, it is still fairly rare for smartphones output HMDI, which allows you to transfer video 720P external monitors.

It also became known that Motorola Zeppelin will be released in China on Dec. 25 under the symbol XT800. The device will be sold at the operator China Telecom. Therefore, besides the usual Wi-Fi, and it has a support of the local standard WAPI. Cost Motorola XT800 be 5880 yuan ($ 861). Apparently, this dual-mode smartphone will appear in other markets, such as in the U.S. from operators Sprint or Verizon. But maybe it will happen next year.

Netbooks Mio Litepad N890 and N1210 were award iF Design Awards 2010

Company Mio, known for the production of GPS navigators, has announced that for the third consecutive year, its products win prestigious awards iF Product Design Award. At this time, praised the jury received Mio Litepad N890 and Litepad N1210.

As the company, both devices successfully combine aesthetics, broad functionality and ease of use. Mio Litepad N890 weighs less than 900 grams and boasts a compact size. Built-in sensor position in space allows you to instantly change the screen orientation, making the display easier to read e-books and Web browsing. Using the GPS receiver can determine the current location on a map, search for interesting places nearby. 3.5G module allows you to communicate with other users, wherever they are.

Mio Litepad N1210 has full multimedia functionality with the ATI graphics chipset, and 12.1-inch screen. The device is ideal for viewing HD video, it is equipped with HDM port for connection to HD monitors and televisions, as well as 3.5G-module and a set of wireless interfaces. All this is in a thin (24.9 mm) and lightweight (1.3 kg) package, which makes netbook convenient for viewing videos and photos, games and web serfiga almost anywhere.

This year the iF Design Awards competition netbooks Mio Litepad N890 and Litepad N1210 were selected among the 2 468 products from 1,016 exhibitors from 39 countries. Exhibition iF Product Design Award 2010 in Hanover, will begin with the March 2, 2010. Timing yield of products and their value may be different for different countries.

ASUS EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5 - Radeon HD 5770 with a tweaked design

Taiwan-based ASUSTeK Computer is preparing to submit its first version of the video card Radeon HD 5770 with improved design. Novelty called ASUS EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5 and a graphics card with non-reference cooling Copper Rod (CuCore).

This cooler has a copper core and contains about 164 grams of copper. In addition, there is one big fan. All this allows the cooler to cool CuCore 40 nm chip Juniper 11 percent more efficient compared to the reference solution. In addition, the accelerator ASUS EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5 equipped with 800 stream processors and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory with 128-bit memory interface.

There is support for DirectX 11 technology and mode CrossFireX, as well as video outputs D-Sub, DVI and HDMI. Clock speeds are on the adapter and drainage values are 850 and 4800 MHz for the GPU and memory respectively. Graphics Card ASUS EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5 should appear on sale in the near future at a price of about 125-130 euros.

Hasee UV20-S17 and UV20-S23 - Cheap Notebooks based on Intel CULV

Chinese manufacturer Hasee notebook the company has released two new models of energy efficiency laptops - UV20-S17 and UV20-S23-efficient processors based on Intel CULV. Both laptops have 11.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels and equipped with integrated graphics Intel GMA X4500 and 1.3-megapixel webcam.

In the model Hasee UV20-S17 set the single-core processor Intel Celeron 743 with a frequency of 1.3 GHz, has 1 GB of RAM and hard disk 160 GB. UV20-S23 is equipped with dual-core processor Intel Celeron SU2300 1,2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM and hard drive capacity of 250 GB. Both laptops weigh about 1.46 kg (with battery). Model Hasee UV20-S17 is priced at about $ 365, and Hasee UV20-S23 - about $ 369.

Netbook Toshiba NB300 based on Intel Atom found at FCC

The new netbook from Toshiba called the Toshiba NB300 was registered organization FCC (Federal Communications Commission). Currently, information about the new netbook is not so much, but it is known that NB300 will have a 10.1-inch screen and a communication module Qualcomm Gobi 2000. This chipset provides support to broad communication capabilities, including EVDO, WCDMA / HSPA, CDMA2000 and EDGE, and GPS navigation functionality.

In all likelihood, used in the netbook processor Intel Atom next generation - PineView. Judging from the photo, the new product looks identical to the already available on the market Netbook Toshiba NB200. He received the same size as the previous model, it has built-in speakers, but will probably be another battery. While nothing is known about any recent sales in the Toshiba NB300, nor about its value.

The new service from Google - URL-shortening service called

Google Inc. announced the launch of a new service, able to convert long names, URL addresses into shorter links. Novelty called and, in contrast to the existing service redirection, such as TinyURL and, is not universal and does not exist as a separate site.

No chance Google has launched its new service coincided with the release of updated versions of Google Toolbar and FeedBurner. It is actually an option that implements the reduction URL address in your browser's toolbar, and in the firm RSS service. Now, Google Toolbar and FeedBurner will be able to work with the shortened URL addresses, which will allow these services to realize full links to Web resources with fewer characters.

The new service redirect can be useful when working with resources that do not support long URL address, for example, a social networking site Twitter, where there is a severe limitation on the size of the text message. The new version of Google Toolbar, this function is implemented as a separate button, while the FeedBurner service users are able to automatically publish their positions in Twitter, without thinking how many characters has a particular URL.

Chips Atom N45x and N47x for netbooks will support DDR3 memory

Now, Intel is preparing to announce its new platform Pine Trail-M, designed for next-generation netbooks. For this platform is being developed and new "atomic" chips, one of whom, Atom N450 with a frequency of 1.66 GHz, will appear in January. One of the features of this processor is the availability of the integrated memory controller with support for memory DDR2.

This arrangement will reduce the size of the platform and improve its overall efficiency. However, Intel does not plan to stop work on improving the platform Pine Trail-M and intends to introduce two new chip Atom N45x and N47x, whose built-in memory controller will be able to support a more modern and high-speed memory DDR3.

Processors Atom N45x and N47x should be submitted in mid-2010, although the exact date of their release is still unknown. These chips will support two DDR3 SODIMM modules with an operating frequency of 667 MHz, which is slightly lower than the platform Pine Trail-D, designed for desktop systems.

Intel Core i7 930 with a frequency of 2.8 GHz will be release by the end of February 2010

Known that Intel is going to "withdraw in retirement, his 4-core processor Core i7 920 in the first quarter of 2010. However, those who planned to buy this processor is available under the platform X58, you should not get upset. It was succeeded by Intel plans to release a new chip Core i7 930 in the same form factor LGA1366.

CPU Core i7 930 has a clock speed of 2.8 GHz and 8 MB of cache in the third level, and its 4 cores supports 8 processing threads. In addition, the chip features an integrated memory controller with support for tri-channel memory DDR3, but its a TDP of 130 watts. Release Core i7 930 to be held to the end of February next year, and the cost of the CPU will be 284 dollars.

Fujitsu offers customers a free battery exchange program for selected AMILO P series models

Fujitsu Europe Ltd. today announced that users of its laptop AMILO, which were sold from April 2007 to June 2009 can apply for a free replacement battery. The program applies only to models AMILO Pa2510, Pi2512 and Pi2515, other laptops Fujitsu AMILO, AMILO Pro and LIFEBOOK equipped with safe arrays. In this case, replacement batteries for these specific models - a measure, but rather prevention, said the company. She has received several reports that their batteries overheat too much, and decided to start a program to replace them, to completely eliminate the risk of fire.

Fujitsu Europe also notes that the owners of the above notebooks is recommended to extract the battery and use power from the mains, until they get a new battery. For this they need to contact Fujitsu service center or call the hotline Fujitsu Hotline. Learn more about the program is at Fujitsu.

Windows 7 Touch Pack will be available for download

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced a special package of Touch Pack for Windows 7 that allows implementation in the operating system, the touch functionality. This software product was originally intended only for manufacturers of computer hardware, but the future is likely to be available to all comers. In any case, the manager of Microsoft Brandon LeBlanc (Brandon LeBlanc) has already promised that the Redmond company will present Windows 7 Touch Pack for a much wider audience of consumers.

According to LeBlanc, Microsoft plans to make Windows 7 Touch Pack is available for download soon, but the exact date not yet determined. In addition, this software package is already available on some computers with multitouch displays, using as an operating system, Windows 7. A Microsoft representative also noted that the package Touch Pack is not included in Windows 7 and is supplied as a separate product.

The Windows 7 Touch Pack consists of three games and other applications, and includes Microsoft Blackboard, Microsoft Garden Pond, Microsoft Rebound, Microsoft Surface Globe, Microsoft Surface Collage and Microsoft Surface Lagoon. These programs have a touch interface and allow users to interact with computers using touch screen with your fingers. At the same time to implement embedded in Windows 7 Touch Pack features, of course, requires a laptop or desktop computer with support for multitouch functionality, including the system of "all-in-one" with a touch screen. And determine whether this touch screen Touch Pack, will help the existence of the logo on it Windows 7.

The most common Windows 7 problems appears during installation

Company iYogi, dedicated technical support organization, published the results of a curious poll, which was attended by over 100 000 of its customers. According to the information given, the most problems for users of the operating system, Windows 7 appears on the stage of its installation.

For example, 31 percent of users who participated in the survey iYogi and experienced difficulties with Windows 7, admitted that the difficulties began already at the stage of updating or installing software platform. In the same number of users logged in, faced with the problem of transfer dannyh.Konechno, all these difficulties are not classified as unsolved, but they did not create the best first impression of the operating system. It should be noted, however, that the vast majority of users (about 95 per cent) get Windows 7 in the load "to the new computer, which means that their above described problems associated with the transition to this software platform spared.

However, Microsoft's is to try to move to Windows 7 is not created headaches for users. And the Redmond company has every opportunity to organize a normal consultation for their customers - by phone, via email, and more recently - and through the social network Twitter. After all, even those who are faced with the very big problems with the installation of Windows 7, recognize that the new operating system is better than Windows Vista.

In addition, users of Windows 7 were frustrated by the lack of operating system familiar applications, for example, Windows Mail, Windows Movie Maker and Windows Photo Gallery. The unit numbered 26 percent. At the same time Microsoft in the autumn of last year warned that these programs will be removed from the system itself, and in return you can download the package Windows Live Essentials, containing the Windows Live versions of these applications.

Third most popular issue with Windows 7 (14 percent) have difficulty with the interface Aero. Solutions are usually two - to update your graphics card driver or, if this fails, replace the graphics accelerator in the system to something more powerful and modern.

Thin navigators Prestigio GeoVision 3100 and Prestigio GeoVision 4100

Prestigio Technologies presented its product line in Russia navigators GeoVision. Models 3100 and GeoVision GeoVision 4100 combines platform-based chip Centrality Atlas III and outstanding appearance. The thickness of both models does not exceed 13 mm, which allows the words of the manufacturer, use them not only in the car, but when walking on unfamiliar streets - navigator fits in any pocket or purse. Differences between the two devices are in line dimensions - the older model has a 4.3-inch touch screen, while the younger, more compact, equipped with a display diagonal of 3.5 inches.

Both models are equipped with a navigation system Navitel, covering the road network length of more than 700 thousand kilometers. Routing of the actual map of the city is available not only for the Capitals, the GeoVision preloaded maps of targeted Krasnodar, Novosibirsk and Yoshkar-Ola, and more than 400 cities in Russia. Navigator buyers the opportunity to upgrade free set of cards within two years from the date of purchase.

Navigators Prestigio GeoVision will be available in Russia market in December 2009.

Synaptics Debuts FuseTM Next-Generation Mobile Phone Concept

Synaptics Company presented its draft vision for the next phone of the future. For what it is not about the models can appear somewhere in the distant future, but about the very real apparatuses. Concept Synaptics Fuse has a capacitive touch screen, supporting Multi-touch input, pressure sensors and position in space, returns haptic and support the three-dimensional graphics. The result is a phone that has touch screen is not only, but the entire body, including the reverse side and side parts. Device is designed in conjunction with TI, Immersion, TheAlloy and The Astonishing Tribe. Synaptics Fuse is based on TI OMAP 3630 processor and has a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED screen.

The model has a triaxial position sensors in space and the system returns haptic, which are integrated with a touch screen device, which significantly increases the accuracy of work. Location of sensors on all surfaces of the phone not only simplifies the work with its interface, but also makes it possible to manage with one hand. Besides such functionality can help avoid the need to touch screen phone with dirty hands.

The company plans to demonstrate the concept Synaptics Synaptics Fuse at CES 2010, Mobile World Congress, to interest the technology of the handset. Therefore we can not exclude that after some time, such devices will become a reality.

Notebook MSI X-Slim X350: thin and long-playing

MSI has announced a 13.4-inch laptop X350. He replenished the fine series of X-Slim, indeed, the thickness of the device is small, it does not exceed 24 mm at the widest part of the body. MSI X-Slim X350 is based on energy efficient platform Intel CULV and can work up to 9 hours without recharging the battery. The company also said a special "diamond" pattern lid consisting of a set of iridescent elements. And thanks to technology ECO model can operate in five modes with different power - from the economical to the most productive. They can be used for different tasks, ensuring the optimum balance between power consumption and performance. While not reported on the date of issue and value of MSI X-Slim X350.

MSI X-Slim X350 Specifications:
  • Display: 13.4-inch, 1366x768 dots
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Chipset: Intel GS45 + ICH9M-SFF
  • Integrated Graphics: Intel GMA 4500MHD
  • Memory: up to 2 GB
  • Hard drive: 320/500 GB
  • Web-camera: 1,3 Mp
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / draft-n, Bluetooth (optional)
  • Card Reader: 2-in-1 (SD / MMC)
  • Ports: HDMI, USB 2.0h2, combined E-SATA/USB, RJ45, D-Sub, 2 x Audio
  • Autonomy time: up to 9 hours
  • Dimensions: 330x224x24-6 mm
  • Weight: 1,5 kg

New beta version of Nokia Messaging for Social Networks

Has been released beta version of Nokia Messaging client for access to social networks (Nokia Messaging for Social Networks). It appears support for Twitter: now you can write mikroblog directly from the home screen smartphone Nokia. Besides, has been improved to work with Facebook. Now to the service directly from your mobile device, you can upload photos and videos, find friends, view upcoming events and birthdays, and even import them into your device calendar. Also an opportunity to call or send SMS to a phone number without leaving the application.

While the new beta version of Nokia Messaging for Social Networks will only work on smartphones Nokia N97, Nokia N97 Mini and the Nokia 5800, but developers plan to expand this list. Download the program already available at Nokia Beta Labs.