Regiment Garmin GPS-navigators arrived

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

While more and more phones get built-in GPS-receivers, stand-alone portable GPS-navigators do not lose their relevance. Garmin, has announced two related navigator - models and Oregon 450t Oregon 450. Both devices are distinguished by the presence of a touch screen, which can perceive touch hands in a glove, which is very useful for tourists. Diagonal screen size in both browsers is 3 inches, and the interface can be customized depending on the preferences of a specific user. According to the manufacturer, the brightness of the screen provides a comfortable fit in any lighting conditions.

The differences between the models lies in the detail of the reproduction of cards - the device with index 450t able to reproduce topographical maps showing not only large objects, but also hiking trails and lanes in cities, small lakes and rivers. All navigators Garmin Oregon support functions geokeshirovaniya, a compass, a stopwatch and the altimeter. Also, if necessary, you can use your own markers, self-routing, transfer to the built-in maps of their marks from electronic or paper maps. To store the information is 850 MB of internal memory, which can be extended through microSD-card format. The device weighs 193 grams, and power supply are two standard AA batteries, which should be enough for about 16 hours.

Insdream SX601 almost Kindle, but with a different screen

Internet store Amazon last week, not without pride, reports the success of its bukridera Amazon Kindle, and some other manufacturers are beginning to copy the success of the device. Insdream SX601 appearance is almost an exact copy of the Kindle, but, unlike onogo and Barnes & Noble nook, using 6-inch screen Vizplex, made the technology of electronic paper has a DSTN panel of the same diagonal displays 16 shades of gray.

According to the company Insdream, DSTN screen has a fast refresh rate under the same terms as for energy saving electronic paper. This lower contrast of the screen may not have the best impact on readability in adverse lighting conditions. Also in Insdream SX601 no wireless modules and the only way to download the book at him - USB-connector. To store the information used by SD-memory card formats up to 4 GB. Among the supported formats of electronic books TXT, HTML, PDF, EPUB, PDB, FB2, CHM, RTF, TCR, OEB and OpenReader.

Charge the battery enough for two weeks of reading in normal mode. The model is equipped with sensor position in space, an MP3 player with a mono speaker and 3.5-mm audio output, a function of sound text (supported by English and Chinese). In addition, there are image viewer, calculator, calendar, and the internal search. On the timing of release, region sales and cost of the device for reading electronic books are not reported.

A-DATA N002 Combo Flash Drive: flash-drive with dual interface USB 3.0 and SATA II

Taiwanese company A-DATA Technology has announced the release of the first in the industry combined flash drive N002, Equipped with a USB 3.0 and SATA II, designed, with the words producer, to increase the speed of data transmission. Using 8-channel structure, N002 increases the speed of data transmission, which has increased tenfold in comparison with conventional flash-drive with interface USB 2.0. It delivers up to 200 MB / s in sequential read and up to 170 MB / s in write mode.

As the company claims, it navinka will be released on the market by January 2010, and USB 3.0 will make more accessible to end users. N002 supports all the latest platforms, which are delivered to the ports of USB 3.0, and is also backward compatible with the ports of USB 2.0. The device is available in capacities 64GB, 128Gb and 256Gb. Manufacturer believes that the N002 is of interest to the category of users who want to have at its disposal a device to store large amounts of memory with high speed data transmission with dual interface (USB 3.0 and SATA II).

How to choose PDA?

Communicators - one of the best-selling categories of mobile devices in the world. Their popularity is easily explained by the universality and the existence of a set of functions, besides expanding with the help of additional software. It follows from the definition in Wikipedia, the communicator - a handheld computer (PDA) equipped with a wireless connection (usually a standard GSM, although there are CDMA-device).

Communicator can also contain:

  • support networks of third generation (3G);
  • integrated receiver GPS;
  • Module Bluetooth (today it is practically standard);
  • of hardware QWERTY-keyboard;
  • Wi-Fi;
  • FM-receiver;
  • digital camera, G-sensor, etc.
The most popular brands for today in this area are: HTC, Acer, Asus, RoverPC, Gigabyte GSmart, Toshiba, Sony Ericsson, Samsung.

On the unique aspects of the communicator from similar devices, says a lot (and not all sources agree in opinion). We adhere to this definition: communicator - a mobile device with a touch screen, wireless communication module and the ability to install additional software. Typically communicators running a mobile operating systems: Palm OS, Windows Mobile, Android, Symbian.

As already noted, by the use of the operating system to expand the scope and functionality of devices that may be due to the installation of additional software. Most programs (both paid and free) written under Windows Mobile.

The purpose of this article - to help with the choice of the communicator and the required software for it. Remember: choose the communicator should be depending on the tasks that are planned to address potential user with its help. It is not quite logical to pay extra for the additional functions of the device that you do not take advantage of almost never. Since the choice of communicators today is very large, as an illustration, we will use the device RoverPC. Cost communicator RoverPC at 20-30% below their foreign counterparts. This is due to the fact that they are going in Russia, which means that the company has no cost to the foreign office. In addition, there is no distributor pricing chain (products RoverPC comes directly from the manufacturer to retail stores). However, we do not insist on using a particular brand of devices. If you like something else, you can easily select a suitable device, guided by our advice and are listed in the article specifications.

Nokia confirms S40 devices in 2010 to get QWERTY, dual SIM and touch screen support

We have already mentioned in the news that the company Nokia plans next year to start manufacturing mobile devices with support for two SIM cards. Told the vice-president of Nokia Eurasia Sais Viktor (Viktor Saeijs). And now these data were confirmed: the resource IntoMobile found in recording the speech of Vice-President of Nokia Oystamo Kai (Kai Oistamo) at the event Capital Markets Day on December 2 this year, an interesting statement.

According Oystamo, next year will be marked by Nokia for the expansion of the model number of mobile phones based on Series 40 platform. Moreover, not only will be released new models: the device will have opportunities that were previously the prerogative of the devices running S60 and Maemo. Among them - touch screen, QWERTY keyboard and support for two SIM cards, which referred Sais. This seems quite reasonable: Now most of the major manufacturers of mobile devices has in its portfolio are not smart phones, namely phones with touch screen and QWERTY, moreover, there are also cost-effective mass model. Regarding the two SIM cards, there is "ruled the ball" Samsung, although the market there are few models of other companies. It is hoped that next year to join them, and Nokia.

NVIDIA GF100 supports decoding of Blu-ray 3D video and 32x antialiasing mode

There were fresh data on the new graphics processor NVIDIA GF100, built on the basis of architecture Fermi. It is reported that the accelerator on the chip GF100 able to provide hardware decoding for Blu-ray 3D video. Recall, this new format is designed to play a three-dimensional content as characteristic of the Blu-ray discs. The only "but" in this case is that the video format Blu-ray 3D can appear only in late 2012.

In addition, it became known that the graphics chip-based GF100 will have a length of 267 mm and support a new 32x antialiasing mode, and get hardware support for increasing the voltage on the GPU. Release of the GPU and decisions based on it, according to newly confirmed NVIDIA, will be held in the first quarter of next year. But the company did not specify the first quarter of the year is meant - the calendar or fiscal. As we have previously reported that NVIDIA postponed the release of its 40 nm chips Fermi until March 2010.

The graphics in the new Intel chips - faster than GMA X4500/HD, but slower than GeForce 9300

Resource OCWorkbench published an interesting note, which contained a comparison of graphics performance of Intel chipsets series G4x, equipped with integrated graphics GMA X4500/HD, as well as a video card NVIDIA GeForce 9300 with rates of new 32 nm processors Clarkdale. These chips have, as you know, built-in video core 45 nm, and their release should take place early next year.

For comparison, the chip was taken as the Core 2 Duo E6550 with a frequency of 2.53 GHz in combination with chipsets G41, G45 and board with integrated GeForce 9300 video card, and processor Pentium G6950 (Clarkdale) with a similar frequency in the pair with the mainboard on H55. In the 3DMark06 test, built-in chip GMA X4500 scored 1085 points, GMA X4500HD - 1169 points, while the GeForce 9300 totaled 1,869 points.

It IGP graphics performance in the chip Pentium G6950 totaled 1,560 points, which, of course, higher than the performance of the existing integrated graphics Intel, but still below the level of product NVIDIA. Should be taken into account, however, that the graphics core in the Pentium G6950 operates at a frequency of 533 MHz and in the future Intel plans to introduce a much faster version of the IGP with a frequency of 700 MHz or more. However, even if the chip outperforms the Pentium G6950 in the graphics performance of GeForce 9300, it will not be for him a great achievement, since the NVIDIA graphics card is fairly old model.

Apple may release iPhone 3GS with 8 GB of memory

The first information about the possible release of iPhone 3GS model with built-in memory of 8 GB yet appeared last summer, and since such rumors occasionally arise from various sources. The next trigger for their emergence has been informing visitors of the German Forum apfeltalk, recently issued the order for the communicator iPhone 3G with the memory of 8 GB.

Thus the arrival order in the box turned out to be exactly what the user expects - iPhone 3G 8 GB. However, the packaging device, as you can see from the accompanying photographs, were the more modern model iPhone 3GS with the same memory. Recall issued this summer communicator iPhone 3GS, unlike its predecessor, iPhone 3G, has a version for 16 GB and 32 GB.

It is unclear whether the appearance of extra letters on the package with the iPhone 3G usual typo or Apple really preparing a version of Communicator iPhone 3GS with less internal memory. Note that this model is, obviously, would cost cheaper than existing versions and thus could be popular among those consumers who consider versions of iPhone 3GS for 16 GB and 32 GB is too expensive and who simply do not need so much memory on your device.

Nexus One - Google will sell it unlocked and unsubsidized for $530

On the smartphone Google Nexus One at the moment we know almost everything, despite the fact that his announcement is yet to come. The network has already appeared, and his "live" photos and a list of characteristics, and expected date of start of sales. And the only "issue price" has remained behind the scenes. But now, thanks to the Internet penetrated the documents, released and is the missing link. As it turned out, "unlocked" Google Nexus One will be available for $ 530. At the same time, the contract operator T-Mobile in the U.S. new would cost significantly cheaper: $ 180. Without significance and the fact that the commercial name of the device, apparently, will remain Nexus One - so named in these files.

In addition, the documentation you can find some more interesting data on the sales of the device. For example, it mentions that one Google account is available not more than five smartphones. And in the case of non-tariff plan within 120 days from the date of purchase the user will have to pay the remaining cost to complete Nexus One $ 350 or return the device back. And, finally, it is reported that the smartphone will be sold not only in the U.S., as expected.

HD Media Player Philips SA075 presented in China

Apparently, in Beijing held a presentation of the media player Philips SA075. Photos from the event posted on the internet Chinese resource IMP3. Media Player Philips SA075 has a fairly large touch screen with a resolution of 800x480 pixels. It supports 720 high-definition video and can output it to an external monitor or TV set on the interface HDMI.

Currently there are no details about the characteristics of Philips SA075, as well as information about when he will appear outside the Chinese market and how much it will cost. Quite possibly, these data will soon appear, moreover, must be followed and the official announcement of the media player. There is a possibility that the company chooses to do so from the next show early next year. In the meantime, we can only consider the photos from the presentation in Beijing.

Sheng T108 - Chinese netbook, an aristocrat in aluminum dress

We are all accustomed to the fact that netbooks - the small mobile computers in a plastic case having a very undemanding design and purchased mainly not for beauty, but because of low prices. However, any rule may be exceptions. For example, in China's Shenzhen has recently been observed netbook Sheng T108, different from his fellows, above all, apparently.

Indeed, netbook Sheng T108 is made in an aluminum casing with a rough surface structure, so that it looks very stylish. Netbook is equipped with 10.1-inch display, processor, Intel Atom N280, 2 GB of DDR2 memory and hard disk capacity of 250 GB - standard set for devices of this class.

In addition, there is a VGA port, module Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g, built-in webcam and a slot for SIM card support and 3G functionality. For food netbook meets 3-segment battery, and the cost Sheng T108 is about $ 300. Unfortunately, it is unclear whether it will be interesting device available anywhere outside of China.

AMD plans to release two 6-Core Thuban in the second quarter of 2010

It is known that Intel plans to submit its 6-core processor Core i7 980X in March next year. This chip, also known under the code name Gulftown, made by rules of 32-nm process technology, supports 12 computing threads and promises to be the most powerful CPU in consumer class ever issued by Intel.

In turn, the main competitor to Intel in the microprocessor market, AMD is also not sitting idly by and is preparing to submit a worthy competitor Gulftown. According to the resource Fudzilla, the first two shestiyadernika AMD should see the light in the second quarter of 2010, slightly later than the supposed time of release Core i7 980X.

The new 6-core processors AMD will become part of a family of Thuban, and in their manufacture, in contrast to the Intel, will apply the 45 nm technology. In addition, these shestiyaderniki get to 6 MB cache in the third level and support for DDR3 1333, and they will find application in high-power desktop systems on motherboards with socket AM3.

Touch n Go 18.5 Inch Multi-Touch Computer

Company Haleron Technologies introduced a new desktop computer Touch-n-Go, referring to the devices of class "all-in-one" and built on the base hardware platform Intel Pine Trail. Novelty received 18.5-inch touch screen with LED backlighting and supports multitouch functionality, the solution of which is 1366 x 768 pixels.

Monoblock computer Haleron Touch-n-Go operates on the basis of dual-core processor Atom D510 with a frequency of 1.66 GHz and 1 MB cache second level. RAM can be 2 or 3 GB, depending on the modification, in addition, there is a hard disk with a capacity of 250 GB. Among other things, a computer equipped with Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi, web camera with 1.3 megapixel resolution, card reader, 3-in-1 and CD-ROM (DVD burner available as an option), as well as four USB ports and optional 3G module.

Dimensions monoblock computer Haleron Touch-n-Go are 472 x 367.5 x 47 mm, it weighs 4 kg. As a pre-installed operating system available to Windows 7 or Linux, and supplied to the computer includes a wireless mouse and keyboard. Starting price Haleron Touch-n-Go is 559 dollars with the available choice of the six colors of the shell.

LR100-N16M - the first motherboard from DFI with an integrated chip Atom N450

DFI Company announced its first motherboard equipped with a new integrated Atom N450 processor with a frequency of 1.66 GHz. Novelty called LR100-N16M, carried out in form-factor mini-ITX and intended for use in compact gaming devices, industrial automation control systems, POS terminals and autonomous centers of interactive media, as well as embedded medical device.

In addition to the chip Atom N450, motherboard is DFI LR100-N16M has ICH8M controller and GMA 3150 graphics, built-in processor. In addition, there are two SO-DIMM slots support DDR2 667 memory to 2 GB, three-port SATA 3.0 Gbps, and power management system with support for standard ACPI 3.0 technology and Intel SpeedStep. The board is also equipped with PCI slot, two controllers, PCI-Express Gigabit LAN, four-port Serial COM, as well as a slot for memory cards CompactFlash, an integrated 5.1-channel video output audiochipom D-Sub.

Intel does not plan to release 32-nm quad next year

Very little time remains before the official announcement by Intel of its first 32 nm processors Clarkdale and Arrandale, intended respectively for desktops and notebooks. These chips, in addition to the integrated GPU, have two processing cores and includes a new generation of Westmere.

In addition, a family of 32-nm chips Westmere should be replenished in March, when the planned release 6-core processor, Intel Core i7 980X (Gulftown), realizes 12 computing threads and promises to be the most powerful CPU in consumer class ever issued by Intel. But there are also 4-core chips, and here all of us lurks a surprise.

The fact is that, according to the latest roadmap Intel, the corporation has no plans to introduce 32 nm process technology standards in the production of its 4-core chips in 2010. In any case, available now in the document does not contain any indication that in the future, Intel could release a quad manufactured using 32 nm technology. Perhaps the global chip maker rightly argues that to let well enough alone and should not spoil the statistics of sales of its existing 4-core Nehalem processors and Lynnfield, which are based on a proven 45-nm technology.

Samsung N220 - netbook based on the Pine Trail to 11.5 hours without recharging

French retailer Rue de Commerce, presented on the site netbook Samsung N220. This model is based on the new platform Intel Pine Trail, it resembles an updated version of netbook Samsung N140. Samsung N220 is based on a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 processor and runs under Windows operating system Windows 7 Starter Edition.

In general, the characteristics of the device is quite normal, except odnogomomenta: he can work on one battery charge of entire 11.5 hours. However, in real conditions, for example, when viewing the video, Samsung N220 Battery does not "sit" for about 7 hours. Still, this is a very good indicator. The cost of new items in the Rue de Commerce is 349 euros. Netbook can also be found in the British OYYY.

Samsung N220 Features:

* Operating system Windows 7 Starter Edition
* Intel Atom N450 processor with a clock speed of 1.66 GHz
* 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels
* 1 GB of RAM
* Winchester 250 GB
* Communications - Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 2.1, Ethernet
* Connectors - 3hUSB, VGA, microphone, headphones Slot for SDHC memory card format
* 6-cell battery
* Time of battery life - up to 11,5 hours
* Dimensions - 265x188, 9x26-35, 6 mm
* Weight -1.31 kg

Presentation of the smartphone Motorola XT800 past China

We have already mentioned in the news about the smartphone Motorola XT800, it is also known under the codename Zeppelin. And now the Chinese sources reported presentation on the issue of the new items on the market. It was held in Beijing, and the resource IT168 placed a lot of photos from this event. Smartphone Motorola XT800 supports GSM network and CDMA and is based on Android 2.0.1. The device is built on the ARM Cortex A8 processor and is equipped with 3.7-inch capacitive touch display with a resolution 854h480 pixels. The display occupies almost the entire front panel, a hardware keyboard the model no.

The most interesting feature of the Motorola XT800, perhaps, is the availability of the HDMI connector and a function display high-definition 720p on external monitors and televisions on this interface. Of the remaining characteristics of the source mentions FM-radio slot microSD (up to 32 GB cards) and Bluetooth support, and WAPI (a Chinese version of Wi-Fi). Dimensions smartphone are 120h61, 8h11, 4 mm, and weight - 137 grams. In China, Motorola XT800 will sell operator China Telecom. Previously it was assumed that the apparatus can also go to the United States, for example, the operators Sprint or Verizon, but now the source expressed doubts on this score. Quite possibly, Motorola in the very near future "shed light" on this issue.