Vodafone will release a Google Nexus One in Europe in April

Sunday, February 28, 2010

According to informed sources, smartphone Google Nexus One will go on sale in the UK in April. It will be sold at the operator Vodafone. Presumably, the cost of the device will be 150 euros with a contract. By the way, it was reported that Google Nexus One will have Vodafone UK earlier - in late January - early February, but this did not happen. It is hoped that the newly named release dates in April - reliable. Perhaps, directly to subscribers of Vodafone smartphone will not be sold, it will be available in the online store Google. It is not clear whether to start around the same time the device is sold throughout Europe without being tied to a particular operator.

Recall, Google Nexus One - is productive smartphone based on Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, with 1 GHz processor and operating system, Android 2.1. It is a besklaviaturnogo monoblock with 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen display. By the way, recently manufacturer Nexus One company High Tech Computer introduced its counterpart under its own brand - HTC Desire.

Solid State Drive Crucial RealSSDs C300 with support for SATA 6.0 Gbps went on sale

Lexar Media Company began shipping new solid-state drives Crucial RealSSD C300. Their producer is well-known semiconductor company Micron Technology (Lexar and Crucial - is its subsidiaries). Announcement of these decisions took place in early December last year, and sales had been promised to start on February 22. And then finally release took place, albeit with a slight delay. These drives are interesting because they support high-speed next-generation SATA 6.0 Gbps. Crucial RealSSDs C300 can reach peak speeds of 355 Mb / s when reading files and 215 Mb / s - with their record.

New solid-state drives Crucial RealSSDs C300 performed in 2.5-inch form factor with the use of memory chip MLC NAND Flash, and are offered in two versions of different size. Junior model with capacity 128 GB is $ 500, and the oldest - a capacity of 256 GB - $ 800. It is worth noting that the price of new products, as expected, quite high and far from the budget.

12-inch tablet JooJoo again postponed - until March 25

Fusion Garage Company announced that its tablet JooJoo be released only on 25 March, but not at the end of February, as promised. According to her, in the production process there is a problem, which, however, was quickly detected and corrected. But the issue still had to be postponed for about a month. Company Fusion Garage apologized for the delay.

Recall, this project was originally a joint: it was attended by journalists blog TechCrunch and Singapore's Fusion Garage. The device was supposed to go as CrunchPad, but in December last year the company Fusion Garage independently submitted it under the name JooJoo. The model features 12.1-inch capacitive touch screen, built on the ARM processor and is running on UNIX. Also in those characteristics - 4 GB of internal flash memory, an accelerometer and a wireless adapter Wi-Fi. As previously reported, the cost of a tablet JooJoo is $ 499. Manufacturer sees his rival Apple iPad.

Gembird EG-MC-001, EG-MC-002 and EG-MC-003 - universal power adapters for a variety of gadgets

Distribution Company KlavTorg submitted to Russia's market-purpose device for powering digital devices from AC - Gembird EG-MC-001, EG-MC-002 and EG-MC-003.

All power adapters with 8 nozzles for different power connectors and are protected against overload, short circuit and overheating. With USB-door can charge iPhone, PDAs, mobile phones, MP3 players, cameras and other digital devices. In addition, the model EG-MC-002 not only works on AC power, but from the cigarette lighter in the car (12). In the model EG-MC-001 range of output voltage by the switch, the EG-MC-002 and EG-MC-003 has a digital display set voltage. Power adapters are now on sale for a suggested retail price EG-MC-001 - 1200 rubles, EG-MC-002 - 1450 rubles, and EG-MC-003 - 1300 rubles.

EG-MC-001 Specifications:

* Power supply - AC mains voltage from 100 to 240
* DC output for choice 15/16/18/19/20V up to 6 A max; 22/24V to 6 A max
* Power Output - up to 120 watts
* USB - 5 Volt/1A
* The set of adapters to charge most popular mobile phones and devices.
* Dimensions - 158 x 65 x 37 mm
* Weight 0,4 kg
* The length of cables for sockets and laptop - 2 x 1,5 m

EG-MC-002 Specifications:

* Power supply - AC mains voltage from 100 to 240 or network DC from 11 to 14 volts (15A maximum)
* DC output at the option 12/15/16/18/19/20 to 4,5 A maximum; 22/24V to 3.75A maximum
* Power Output - up to 90 W
* USB - 5 Volt/1A
* The set of adapters to charge most popular mobile phones and devices.
* Dimensions - 138 x 66 x 37 mm
* Weight 0,4 kg
* The length of cables for sockets and laptop - 2 x 1.5 m + cord into the cigarette lighter 0,3 m

EG-MC-003 Specifications:

* Power supply - AC mains voltage from 100 to 240
* DC output for choice 12/15/16/18/19/20V up to 7,5 A maximum; 22/24V to 6,25 A maximum
* Power Output - up to 150 watts
* USB - 5 Volt/1A
* The set of adapters to charge most popular mobile phones and devices.
* Dimensions - 180 x 72 x 43 mm
* Weight 0,5 kg
* The length of cables for sockets and laptop - 2 x 1,5 m

Gigabyte T1000 - Netbook-transformer platform Pine Trail on sale soon

Taiwan-based Gigabyte on its Web site added a brief page of a new product - a tablet netbook called the T1000. But then, for unknown reasons to remove it. However, in Google's cache, this page is preserved. Gigabyte T1000 looks like an improved version of Gigabyte T1028X TouchNote. Also as in T1028X TouchNote a T1000 is a 10.1-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels.

The main difference is the new T1000 is used in the platform Intel Pine Trail processor Atom N470, which has a clock speed of 1.83 GHz. Among other noteworthy features 1 GB of RAM, hard disk drive 250 GB, integrated Intel GMA 3150 graphics, 2 x USB, optional eSATA / USB port, D-Sub connector port Ethernet, a card reader slot and Express Card.

In the netbook will be wireless module and Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n. Model with 4-cell battery will be called T1000X, and 6 cell - Gigabyte T1000P. Dimensions transforming netbook T1000P are 264h213h40, 6 mm, and weight - 1,5 kg. However, T1000X slightly thinner and lighter than previous models of netbooks this company. Information on the appearance of a possible sale and prices yet, but expect that the prices are low will still not worth it.

Shuttle XS35 - Nettop thickness of 33 mm

Company Shuttle prepares to release a new Nettop XS35. The company plans to introduce this model at the CeBIT exhibition in the coming days. Distinctive feature of the XS35 is the thickness of the shell, which is only 33 mm. Despite its small thickness Nettop allows full, without delay, to watch video in HD-quality. Enclosure is designed in such a way as to satisfy the so-called 1-liter-class and has a VESA-mount to mount to a TV or LCD monitor.

As a basis in the nettop used dual-core processor Intel Atom D510 with a frequency of 1.6 GHz, and NM10 Express chipset and graphics - NVIDIA GT218. The system is, and HDMI-VGA-video output, 5-port USB, Ethernet-connector, multiformat memory card reader, 2.5-inch hard drive. There is also a built-in optical drive. This XS35 has only passive cooling, making it attractive for users to use it as a silent home multimedia center. According to the manufacturer Nettop Shuttle XS35 will appear on the market in the second quarter of this year. Its price is not currently advertised.

ASRock True 333 - a series of high-quality motherboards with support for USB 3.0 and SATA3

The company officially announced a series of ASRock Motherboard True top-level 333, which includes a model X58 Extreme3, P55 Deluxe3 and 890GX Extreme3. As the manufacturer promises, new items included in line ASRock True 333, equipped with the latest components, solid capacitors and efficient cooling systems, supporting the latest technologies, allowing for maximum performance and speed of any problems and applications.

ASRock X58 Extreme3, P55 Deluxe3 and 890GX Extreme3 ports are equipped with USB 3.0, which delivers transfer speeds up to 10 times (4.8 Gb / s) compared with the previous version of the standard (USB 2.0, 480 Mbit / s). Support SATA3 guaranteed data rates up to 6 Gbit / s, allowing you to unleash the potential of high-performance data storage devices such as SSD. In addition to the innovations implemented eSATA3 port for high-speed external devices.

Intel P55 chipset supports only PCI-E 1.0 x1. This is not enough to unleash the full potential, which can provide users with the latest generation of interfaces - SATA3 (6 Gbit / s) and USB 3.0 (4,8 Gbit / s). To circumvent this limitation and not "take" precious line of PCI-E 2.0 for the processor that are needed to build a powerful graphics system using one or more video cards, the engineers have integrated into the board ASRock P55 Deluxe3 True Bridge 333, adds support for the necessary additional lines PCI - E 2.0, which is engaged and the needs of SATA3 ports and USB 3.0.

All new items support the company's proprietary technologies ASRock, equipped with an indicator of the POST-codes (Dr. Debug) and the hardware buttons to activate, reload and reset BIOS (Smart Switch Design). Motherboards comply with EuP Ready, which guarantee minimum power consumption in off mode (less than 1 W, requires a compatible PSU) and disk set ASRock Software Suite with software from Creative (Trial).

Nokia announces a C series smartphones at CeBIT in the coming days

In an official letter Nokia Conversations, which was presented by the resource The Nokia Blog, there is an allusion to the fact that at the next CeBIT, held in early March announcement of smartphones series C. In general there said that Nokia is not going to comment on the rumors circulating on the network on its upcoming models, but still ready to admit that the CeBIT announcement will be its new devices. Despite the lack of announcements at the recent Mobile World Congress, the developers saved the something interesting for the next event.

No specifics in the letter, unfortunately not. There are currently rumored to little-known model Nokia C3, C5 and C6. It is believed that Nokia C5 - is quite simple candy bar smartphone based on Symbian S60 3rd Edition FP2 with 2.2-inch QVGA display, numeric keypad and optical trackpad. Nokia C6, presumably, is equipped with a touch screen, although some sources expressed the view that the QWERTY candy bar, known as the Mystic (according to other sources he refers to business-line E). In any case, the situation may have become clearer recently: CeBIT starts on March 2.

Palm webOS 1.4 - with support for video and new capabilities for embedded applications

Company Palm has released a new version of its operating system webOS numbered 1.4. Update is now available for smartphones, which are sold by operators Sprint, O2 (UK, Germany and Ireland) and Movistar. Versions for other operators, too, will soon emerge. WebOS 1.4 appeared in the feature photography, editing, and sending video broadcasts (eg, YouTube, or Facebook). Or, you can send video via MMS. Also been improved applications Calendar, Phone, Messaging, and Email to work with the calendar, calls, messages and e-mail, respectively.

The call can be made immediately from the calendar, if there is one of the events have a phone number. In the Phone application in the list of calls has more options. For example, you can reply to the selected contact via SMS. Enhanced, and productivity applications. In addition, there were "hot" keys to switch between these applications. In the new version of the operating system webOS 1.4 also has improved lighting and sound notification. Different sounds can be configured for communications, emails and calendar events. In addition, the library has expanded ringtone sounds for notifications.

Genius EasyPen M610 - ultra-thin graphics tablet

On Russia's market has started a graphics tablet Genius EasyPen M610. According to the manufacturer's plans, a new graphics tablet Genius will have support not only for designers and artists, but also for business people who are often faced with the need to insert into documents handwritten signature, comments, and other objects.

Stylish thin plate, it has only 8 mm in thickness. The size of the workspace device is 6x10 inches (about 15,3 x25, 4 cm). For the convenience of users, using standard (not widescreen) monitors, provides an opportunity to switch the workspace to 4:3.

The device is suitable for both novice and professionals. Tablet has a high resolution of 4000 lpi, the pen has 1024-level sensitivity. Comfort in the work of providing 13 programmable buttons on the working surface, and 4 fixed keys (scroll up, scroll down, and the abolition of an eraser).

Wireless pen with a tab of soft rubber is comfortable in the hand. Due to clamp the pen will always be attached to the tablet, and it will not be lost on the desktop. At Russia's new market emerged in February 2010, and its suggested retail price was 4980 rubles.

Characteristics of Genius EasyPen M610:

* The size of the workspace 6x10 inches.
* 1024 level of sensitivity, resolution 4000 lpi.
* 200 lines per second.
* 13 programmable hot keys.
* Interface USB.
* Compatible with Windows 7/Vista/XP and Mac OS.

New children's laptop OLPC XO-1.5 is ready for release

The organization One Laptop per Child (OLPC) today announced that a new children's laptop XO-1.5 is ready. He, like the original XO, focused on distribution in developing countries and ensuring children's classrooms. The device is based on energy-efficient processors Via C7-M, its clock frequency ranges from 400 MHz to 1 GHz. The operating system used by Linux distribution based on Fedora 11, which also includes Sugar and GNOME. RAM laptop can range from 512 MB to 1 GB, and file storage with 4 GB flash drive, plus a SD card.

7.5-inch display laptop XO-1.5 can operate in two modes: reflective with support for multiple shades of gray (for use outside the premises under the bright sun), and color with LED backlight (for use indoors). Also at the news there is a built-in wireless adapter Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g and a web camera. Dimensions OLPC XO-1.5 are 242h228h32 mm, and weight - 1,45 or 1,58 kg depending on the battery. Deliveries of new items will begin in the near future, its costs, nothing is yet known.

Thin Notebooks Acer Calpella Slim from 13 to 15 inch - in the second quarter

Saturday, February 27, 2010

According to the resource DigiTimes citing sources at the companies that manufacture laptops, Acer plans to release ultra-thin notebooks based on the hardware platform Intel Calpella. He should take place in the second quarter of this year. These devices seem to be able to compete with the model of MacBook Air. It is reported that the company Wistron will manufacture 13-inch notebooks, and Quanta Computer - 14 and 15-inch. Perhaps the code name for a new series of thin laptop Acer - Calpella Slim.

As the head of Acer, JT Wang (JT Wang), Platform Intel CULV, used for ultra-long-running laptop, not meeting user expectations for performance and notebooks based on it are not sold too well. In the new series of the company will move to mainstream processors Intel, to combine improved performance with portability. While no specific information on names and performance series notebooks Calpella Slim (other than processors). We only know that the thickness of these devices will not exceed 1 inch (25.4 mm).

Seagate Constellation ES - the industry's first drive for corporate environments to 2 terabytes, and interface with SAS 6 Gbps

Seagate has announced shipment of the hard drive form factor 3.5-inch Constellation ES, the first enterprise-class hard drive capacity of 2 TB and sinterfeysom SAS 6 Gbps. Decision Constellation ES was created specifically for the needs of Multi Disk System speed access, which includes requirements for energy efficiency, reliability and security of data storage.

This is the fourth generation solutions including Seagate 3.5-inch decisions with spindle speed 7200 rpm. Hard Drives Family Constellation Seagate Constellation ES is a cost-effective solutions for data storage capacity of 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB. As the producer, ensuring that the recording density up to 76 terabytes per square foot, Constellation ES offers best-in-class reliability, high performance interface with SAS 6 Gbps (or SATA 3 Gb / sec), power-saving features PowerChoice and optional custom data protection.

Microsoft: Windows Mobile 6.5 will become a Windows Phone Starter Edition

We already wrote that Microsoft plans to leave the operating system Windows Mobile 6.5 along with the latest Windows Phone 7 Series. The previous version will be used for low-cost devices in emerging markets. Partner Microsoft Bsquare has already submitted OS Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition SKU based on Windows Mobile 6.5. And now, Mary-Jo Foley (Mary-Jo Foley) with resource ZDNet learned more about it from a representative of Microsoft.

He said that the platform of Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition SKU will be available immediately direct partners of Microsoft, as well as through the company MediaTek and BSquare. While for the operating system available in the current version of office suite, Office Mobile, and after the release of the final version of Office Mobile 2010 will be available and it is.

Also, a Microsoft representative said that the Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition SKU is offered in versions with Office Mobile, and without him, and supports cellular GSM / GPRS / EDGE, CDMA2000 xRTT / EV-DO Rev. A and TD-SCDMA, but evaded the question of specific differences between this version and WM 6.5. Not clear, and what will be different Windows Phone Classic and Windows Phone Starter, two versions of the OS, which are obtained from WM 6.5. Perhaps the first of which will focus on developing markets, and the second - on the corporate segment? And the license for them, apparently, will cost OEMs cheaper than Windows Phone 7 Series. Also according to Microsoft representative first device running Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition SKU will come later this year.

Netbook Dell Inspiron Mini 10 has Video accelerator Broadcom Crystal HD

Dell today began offering a new option for its Inspiron Mini 10 netbook, it is already possible to choose the company's website. This graphics accelerator Broadcom Crystal HD, which is designed specifically for netbooks and laptops and provides them with better opportunities to work with graphics. Chip supports Broadcom Crystal HD video decoding high-definition 720p and 1080p. Also, this solution can work with Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and will play in the netbook streaming video with resources such as YouTube, BBC and Hulu in HD quality.

Cost of Dell Inspiron Mini 10 graphics accelerators from Broadcom Crystal HD is $ 409. In this configuration netbook is equipped with 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels, 250 GB hard drive and 6-cell battery. And despite the fact that the cost of $ 409 significantly higher than the minimum price the device at $ 279, Dell Inspiron Mini 10 is one of the cheapest HD netbooks on the market.

Intel introduced the 1.83 GHz Atom N470

Intel company published on its website the news release of the new processor line from Pine Trail. However, as the date for some reason, set on March 1. The new chip called the Intel Atom N470, making it more productive the rest of the series: its clock speed of 1.83 GHz. Recall at the time of the announcement of a series of Pine Trail consisted of three processors - Intel Atom N450, D410 and D510, all with a frequency of 1.66 GHz. The new chip is designed for productive netbooks, he single-core and supports Hyperthreading. The volume of second-level cache with Intel Atom N470 is 512 KB, the processor supports memory DDR2-667.

Like the Intel Atom N450, with N470 on one chip available CPU and graphics controller. Rather, he said, as more productive, consumes slightly more energy, that is not the best way would affect the duration of battery life. Although unlikely it comes to significant changes. Home delivery of the first netbooks based on the new processor Intel Atom N470 possibly as early as next week.

Apple has officially acknowledged the problem with graphics in a 27-inch iMac

Apple has finally acknowledged the problems with the graphics on the new 27-inch computer, all-in-one iMac. Recall is literally right after the release of devices, users began to complain of flickering images and the appearance of yellow spots. Apple released several patches, designed to cope with this defect, and also took the defective computers back to compensate for 15% of their value, some kind of compensation for moral damage to the affected users.

Still, Apple does not directly recognize the fact that produces defective products. Now resource Gizmodo reported receiving official confirmation from the company. It stated that it recognizes the problems with the flicker and yellow image and asks people faced with this, contact AppleCare. Short and sweet, and yet the very recognition of the problem - this is already a step forward. Gizmodo also reports that complaints from users continue to be, that is, the matter was not resolved, although some have already managed to get in exchange is fully serviceable in terms of graphics devices.

Experts: the new generation iPhone in June, will be cheaper

Judge Morgan Stanley Kathy Hubert (Katy Huberty) reported that the new generation communicator iPhone will be released in June this year. And she, unlike some other analysts, believes that Apple "will go the other way." That is, instead release a version of the device for the U.S. operator Verizon (it was felt that this be the new iPhone), will be cheaper model of the communicator. After all, its cost is a sticking point for potential buyers to the less wealthy than the United States, countries. There is a problem in Russia: it is expensive, according to local experts, is the main cause of low demand for iPhone in our country.

Hubert believes that the release of the new iPhone, Apple finally take into account the factor of price and release a less expensive apparatus. In this case, the model will have and the new functionality, for example, the support of sign control. Recall that in the past year Apple has already used the course with a decrease in prices, however, the model of the previous generation iPhone 3G after the release of new items iPhone 3GS. Price then dropped to $ 99.

VAIO Laptop Series Z: powerful 13-inch

New laptop VAIO Z series combines mobility, design, performance and broad connectivity. The processing of applications and data recording accelerated through the use of 6 GB of RAM and four solid-state drives Quad SSD (a way to combine drives Raid 0). Integrated GPU NVIDIA GeForce GT330M with GDDR3 video memory 1 GB copes with bulky multimedia files, presentations, videos, etc. New Dynamic Hybrid Graphics System (Dynamic Hybrid Graphics System) optimizes performance in accordance with the sequence of operations performed.

All of the new VAIO Z series notebooks weighing less than 1,45 kg made of carbon fiber and aluminum, providing maximum portability and durability. Display VAIO Display Premium (model VPCZ11Z9R) High Resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080 will see the files in high quality. This highly efficient screen with a diagonal of 33.3 cm (13.1 ") with LED backlight provides the brightness, sharpness and contrast. Wide range of colors 96% Adobe RGB ensures high-definition video Full HD and photos in rich and vivid colors.

In addition, the functionality expanded by the use of broadband VAIO Everywair 3G and WiMAX, which allows you to connect to high-speed wireless networks when you're on the road. All new model series VAIO Z, equipped with processors, Intel Core, comes with the original system, Windows 7 Professional. The new laptops VAIO Z series will go on sale in mid-March 2010.

Sony VAIO VPCZ11Z9R and VAIO VPCZ11X9R Specifications:
  • Processor Intel Core i7-620M 2,66 GHz (VAIO VPCZ11Z9R); Intel Core i5-520M 2,4 GHz (VAIO VPCZ11X9R)
  • OS Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
  • Memory - 6 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066 MHz (VAIO VPCZ11Z9R); 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066 MHz (VAIO VPCZ11X9R)
  • Drive - Quad SSD RAID 0 256 GB (VAIO VPCZ11Z9R); Dual SSD RAID 0 128 GB (VAIO VPCZ11X9R)
  • 13.1-inch display 16:9 VAIO Display Premium 1920x1080 (VAIO VPCZ11Z9R), 1600x900 (VAIO VPCZ11X9R) with LED backlight
  • Graphics Card - NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU + Intel HD Graphics with 1 GB of GDDR3 VRAM
  • Optical Drive DVD +-RW / +-R DL / RAM
  • WLAN (802.11 a / b / g), VAIO Everywair WWAN, WiMAX, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • HDMI Output
  • Web Camera MOTION EYE
  • System of a fingerprint reader (VAIO VPCZ11Z9R)
  • Dimensions - 314x210x23 ,8-32, 7 mm
  • Weight - 1,44 kg (VAIO VPCZ11Z9R); 1,41 kg (VAIO VPCZ11X9R)

Prepared BlackBerry smartphone in the form of vertical QWERTY-slider

Resource Boy Genius Report has shared rumors about the new smartphone BlackBerry, which is now preparing to release the company RIM. According to him, is a model, made in an unusual BlackBerry slider form factor with sliding QWERTY-keyboard down, and presumably touch-sensitive display. The source image-layout of the new smartphone BlackBerry, a device will be called - is not yet clear. It is reported that he will be running the new operating system BlackBery OS numbered 6.0.

From the characteristics of the BlackBerry-slider Boy Genius Report mentions the display with a resolution of 360x480 pixels, wireless Wi-Fi 802.11n and support cellular networks GSM / HSPA. That is, the U.S. unit will be sold not the CDMA-operator Verizon, but rather from AT & T or T-Mobile. Perhaps he will be released in Europe. But so far no official information about the existence of BlackBerry in a slider form factor no.

texet T-240: Inexpensive flash player

"Electronic systems Alkotel presented a series of new players texet T-240. This low-cost multi-functional players that play music files (MP3, WMA, WAV, APE, AAC, M4A), take the radio and record audio from the built-in microphone. Players are equipped with a screen resolution of 128x32 pixels.

A new model for size and ease of use is comparable to USB-drives, and integrated USB-plug, with support for standard data transfer USB 2.0, allows you to refuse the use of additional cables and drivers for moving information from one computer to another. As an element of power in the T-240 uses AAA battery, which can be replaced by a battery of the same type. In addition, there are two connectors 3,5 mm headphones. The series includes versions of T-249 with 4 GB of internal memory and T-240 with 8 GB of internal memory.

Video demo of the prototype interface Symbian ^ 4

A month ago, were first shown the first images, which provide the interface on Symbian ^ 4, and to readiness of the operating system is almost a year. Now the video was shown first, where you can see the work of the prototype interface system. As expected nothing revolutionary Symbian does not show: perhaps the most striking feature of the steel watches that resemble the paintings of Dali.

If we talk about less surreal terms, we can note the possibility of free space on a custom widget desktop. Much of the demonstrated capabilities of interfaces work like the iPhone and Android-devices. However, it is worth noting that before the Symbian ^ 4 appears Symbian ^ 3, which will be a transitional stage and will identify errors. Recall that the end of the development of Symbian ^ 4 is scheduled for the end of 2010 and the first devices will appear not earlier than the first quarter of 2011.

Samsung Corby Folder is already on the South Korean market and the Samsung i9000 (Omnia III?) - On the way

Samsung has introduced in South Korea CorbyF - a clamshell of the popular series of Corby. Judging by the characteristics of this model of the middle class: it is equipped with an external LED display, 2.6-inch main display with a resolution of QVGA, 3 megapixel camera and a camera for video calls located above the display. Also Samsung CorbyF supports digital broadcasting in the format DMB, Bluetooth and wireless interface cards microSD. Versions of the device with different indices W930/W9300/W9350 intended for operators of SK Telecom, KT and LG Telecom. They work in cellular networks EVDO Rev. A or HSDPA, depending on the operator.

In addition, preparing a model from Samsung - i9000, her organization has certified the Wi-Fi Alliance. This device is little known, in fact, only support for Wi-Fi 802.11b / g. It is possible that this is - heir to the Samsung i8000 Omnia, which will be called Omnia III, and will be running Windows Phone 7 Series. However, while this - just supposition.

Windows Phone 6 Starter - simple and inexpensive analog Windows Phone 7

Microsoft plans to produce not only a full-format version of the operating system for mobile phones Windows Phone 7, but also its simplified version, which would be for the market in developing countries where large role played by low cost, rather than functionality. OS will be called Windows Phone 6 Starter and will remind the proposed variation of Microsoft operating systems for desktop Windows 7 and Windows 7 Starter Home. Different versions Windows Phone Starter will be the presence or absence of the program Office Mobile.

Covered under this operating system will not only Microsoft, but its development partners - companies MediaTek and BSquare. According to information provided by the representative of the corporation, supported by communications standards for Windows Phone 6 Starter will be somewhat different from those for Windows Phone 7 - expresses support for 2G (GSM), 2.5G (CDMA2000 xRTT, EDGE, GPRS), CDMA (Rev A, EV -DO Revision A) and TD-SCDMA. Third-generation networks and data transmission via HSPA will not be supported. The first samples of phones running Windows Phone 6 Starter should appear later this year, but it is too early to talk about specific dates.

Yota appeared in Sony VAIO laptops

Company Yota conjunction with Sony announcing the availability of Sony VAIO notebooks with integrated WiMAX / Wi-Fi module. The collaboration of Sony and Yota in a number of models presented in the updated line of VAIO, instead of Wi-Fi module will be installed hybrid WiMAX / Wi-Fi modules. In March this year in sales will be available to model a series of S and W. These notebooks will be marked with the logos, to inform consumers about the possibility of connecting to the Internet from 4G Yota and access to basic services. The cost of delivered models will be the same as in similar configurations without the support of 4G.

Interaction with Sony Yota program continues to build global ecosystem 4G-equipment market in Russia. In the framework of such cooperation have already been issued laptops from world manufacturers Acer, Asus, MSI, Lenovo, Samsung and Toshiba. Total market represented more than 60 models with combined modules «WiMAX / Wi-Fi».

Philips SA2MUS08S/02: second generation of portable audio / video players

The new MP4-player SA2MUS08S/02 from Philips distinguish a clear sound when listening to music, as well as surround sound while watching videos. Quality playing tunes guaranteed technology Fullsound, which allows you to listen to MP3-files in the qualities inherent in the format of CD. This restores the details of the development of compressed music in MP3, that enriches and improves the sound and eliminates distortion.

The model has a wide 3.2-inch touch screen with a resolution of 320x480 pixels (HVGA), as well as special headphones with noise-canceling. Feature player Philips SA2MUS08S/02 is also able to connect to high-definition television (HDTV). It is equipped with HDMI video output and can display an image as 720p. 8 GB of internal memory and slot for microSD memory cards designed for storage and use of a greater volume of files.

Multimedia player Philips SA2MUS08S/02 appear on Russia's market in March 2010.

BCC Alex - a simple notebook for Dummies

Friday, February 26, 2010

Company Broadband Computer Company (BCC) announced a 15-inch laptop for the simple name of Alex. The device is as simple as its name: it is designed for users who are not particularly well versed in modern technology and the computer - for you. Alex completed a particular flash drive, without which it simply will not work. Installing it into a USB port, you will have access to the operating system based on Linux, an interface which provides some of the most essential parts: e-mail, Internet, media player, contact list, photo editor and image viewer. There are also office applications (word processor and spreadsheets) that are compatible with the documents Microsoft Office.

In fact, BCC Alex - is a modified laptop Clevo M760T with 1.66 GHz Celeron CPU, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB hard drive, DVD drive and wireless adapter Wi-Fi. Obviously, such a notebook useful for novice users, only teaching them the basics of computer literacy, for example, children or, conversely, people old age. Cost BCC Alex is 400 pounds ($ 620) plus $ 15 or $ 40 per month, depending on whether the user will need to connect to the broadband network.

What can we expect from video cards GeForce GTX 400 series in terms of performance?

We have already reported that NVIDIA has plans to present its new series, GeForce GTX 400 gaming event on PAX East, which will be held in late March in the U.S. Boston. Recall that in this line includes models of GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470, which promise to become the first graphics cards, NVIDIA, built on the basis of Fermi architecture and equipped with technology to support DirectX 11.

Although up to debut a series of video cards GeForce GTX 400 is still a whole month, a Turkish site DonanimHaber already published some of the characteristics of these adapters, from which one can construct predictions about their performance. The resource at the same time refers to some sources, "having access to the data model of graphics cards.

According to published figures, boosters GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470, as previously thought, made on the basis of the chip GF100, which includes 512 nuclei CUDA, 16 geometric blocks, 64 texture units and 48 blocks ROP, as well as 384-bit bus memory.

However, GeForce GTX 480 is a fully functional solution, while the GeForce GTX 470 features several curtailed. For example, in the low-end model will be available only 448 or 480 nuclei CUDA, and GDDR5 memory it is connected to the GPU for a few more narrow (possibly 320-bit) interface.

Output adapter GeForce GTX 470, according to information from the same sources, will be between competing rates of the ATI Radeon HD 5850 and Radeon HD 5870 and the TDP of this model is equal to 300 watts. At the same time, the GeForce GTX 480, as expected, only slightly outperforms the speed of the current flagship of the NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 295, at least in the existing applications. Interestingly, the card GeForce GTX 480 has already appeared in price lists and is available for pre-order for $ 699.

Netbooks ASUS Eee PC 1018P, 1016P and 1015P will debut at CeBIT next week

It was learned that the company ASUSTeK Computer will present at the upcoming CeBIT 2010 show three new models in a series of Eee PC: 1018P, 1016P and 1015P. All three netbook equipped with 10-inch displays and built, presumably, on the Intel Atom processors, a new generation (platform Pine Trail). Information on the technical characteristics of devices are still few. We only know that the ASUS Eee PC 1015P, it is obvious heir to the model 1005P. He will retain matte display and keyboard chiclet, but will touchpad larger and aluminum casing, and battery life is 14 hours.

ASUS Eee PC 1016P, in turn, is focused on the business segment. It is assumed that he also enclosed in an aluminum housing and can work up to 14 hours offline on a single charge. And finally, ASUS Eee PC 1018P is a 18 mm thin device - this is the slimmest netbook kompanii.On port will be equipped with USB 3.0, fingerprint sensor, and be able to "survive" without charge to 10 hours.

Flagship IP Camera Panasonic BB-HCM581CE support two-way communication

Panasonic has introduced the flagship model range of IP cameras - BB-HCM581CE. Novelty is primarily intended for the corporate sector, as well as its ability to allow you to perform tasks, which are typical for him. First may be noted the possibility of bilateral ties. Using the built in (or external) microphone, and connecting active speakers, the manager can not only see but also to communicate with people who are close to the camera. That is in addition to the surveillance camera can work as a communication device that opens new perspectives in staff management and control over workflow.

One of the main advantages of new items are ample opportunities for management review of the new camera. The spherical shape of the body accurately define the position of the lens: rotates up to 360 ^(o) and tilt up to 128 ^(o). The cell BB-HCM581CE uses specialized optics, which is capable to zoom in 21 times, as well as digital zoom 2x.

To control and viewing images from the camera enough device that has a browser and Internet connection: PC, laptop, phone, player, or console. Also, the camera can automatically send images by e-mail, FTP and HTTP protocols in accordance with predetermined events, such as a certain schedule, motion sensors, volume, alarm. With such functions to observe and record exactly when needed. In the absence of network connection, IP-camera BB-HCM581CE can record video and images on SD card, for which there is a special slot.

The new flagship of the Panasonic uses a technology called progressive scan, which allows motion video in high quality without the "chaser" and blur the image. The basic format for the transmission of video is MPEG-4, which provides high-quality picture and sound at low cost traffic in the network. Thus there is a choice of three options for video resolutions: VGA, QVGA, and SCIF. This allows you to set the camera in networks with different speed capabilities. IP-Camera BB-HCM581CE transfers the image to mobile devices in a JPEG, so that even the most simple modern mobile phone can show the image from the camera.

Cards say: Nikon is preparing the announcement of a new amateur camera

Company Nikon, known as one of the world's leading suppliers of photographic equipment, apparently, is preparing the announcement of some new camera. The Japanese manufacturer released a series of promotional teaser, which shows the mysterious card with numbers and words in French.

Thus, starting with the digit 8, the company has the countdown and in each map offers a little hint at what awaits us. For example, the first map is written (in English translation) "I am", the second - "I am fun", which suggests forthcoming announcement of a non-professional camera.

On what specifically will be submitted to Nikon, is still only speculate. However unlikely it will be replaced SLR D700, rumors of which recently are more likely to occur in the World Wide Web. Some experts believe that Nikon is preparing to release his first camera with interchangeable lenses, are not related to the class of SLR cameras.

Interestingly, the countdown cards should be completed on Friday, March 5, immediately preceding the scheduled on March 8 press conference Nikon. This press conference will be held in the UK and it will probably be announced that same interesting plans to announce the Japanese manufacturer.

Microsoft starts the countdown to Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 2000

As promised at the end of last year, Microsoft is beginning to inform users of the Windows operating system of an impending termination of support for previously released versions of this software platform. In an information report distributed by the Redmond company, users' attention is drawn to certain versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista on the approximation of the time when support for these software platforms will be phased out.

For example, support for Windows Vista RTM will be completed by April 13, 2010, and for all versions of Windows 2000 operating system, Windows XP SP2 similar to "X Day" will occur on July 13 this year. At the same time users of these software platforms is recommended to upgrade to the latest version by downloading the appropriate service pack (Service Pack), and even better - buy a copy of Windows 7.

Bluetrek Crescendo - the first Bluetooth headset with the support of applications

The company introduced a wireless headset Bluetrek called Crescendo. Accessories unusual in that for him the company decided to implement now fashionable idea of an online store application. It will be called Talk2Me App Store and it can be downloaded various programs that extend the functionality of Bluetooth headsets. For example, this may be an application to use the service Personal Handsfree Assistant Dial2Do, which allows you to listen to emails and saying the answer, which will then be sent to the addressee. Another application bing411 allows you to search the Internet through voice control.

In addition, the headset Bluetrek Crescendo supports noise NoiseLock, which can cope with background noise volume to 85 dB, this may be the noise of wind or a passing by vehicles. The headset can work up to 5 hours of talk time on one charge and about a week - in standby mode. It is quite compact and weighs only 10 grams. While not reported on the cost of Bluetrek Crescendo.

Graphics Card ASUS ROG Ares - new details

Just recently, we reported the details of super-powerful graphics card ASUS ROG Ares, worked out by Taiwan-based ASUSTeK Computer. We already know that this accelerator will be made on the basis of the most productive in today adapter Radeon HD 5970 and received two 40-nm chip Cypress, as well as 4 GB of GDDR5 memory interface 2 x 256 bits.

Now resource SemiAccurate published several shots, which shows a printed circuit board accelerator ASUS ROG Ares and the location of its various elements. As seen in these photos, this circuit board has a greater height as compared to the reference model in the Radeon HD 5970.

This design leaves more space for wiring, but significantly reduces the number of computer cases that can accommodate this' graphic monster. In addition, each of the two GPU in the ASUS ROG Ares is combined with 4-phase power system, and the video card itself is equipped with two 8-pin and one 6-pin power connectors. Add that the clock speeds ASUS ROG Ares equal to 850 and 1200 MHz for both GPU and memory respectively.

Sharp PB20ZU approved by the FCC - the side project of the slider Pure Microsoft Pink

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified the device under the label PB20ZU produced by Sharp. Supposedly, this model can be related to the rumored project Microsoft Pink, whose existence, however, she never confirmed. Not so long ago was approved by the FCC unit with a similar markings - PB10ZU. Judging by the sketch, which you can see its round shape, we can assume that this slider Turtle from sliding down QWERTY keyboard.

The materials on Sharp PB20ZU site FCC data on the device too much. No, and his photographs, but judging by the similar sketch showing the location of the label FCC it could be a model Pure. It is believed that the Pure - is a side slider usual elongated shape with a sliding QWERTY keyboard. His image had appeared in the network. From the files FCC currently is available only to the presence of communication modules CDMA, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Perhaps the announcement Turtle and Pure - mobile devices under the brand of Microsoft - is to wait for the exhibition CTIA.

Present a multi-navigator Mio Moov V780 at CeBIT 2010

Company Mio at CeBIT will demonstrate a new multi-functional navigation device with a 7-inch screen - Mio Moov V780 and a separate mapping solution - additional maps of Europe on microSD for the series navigators Mio Moov S.

According to the company, Mio Moov V780 - is more than just a navigator. The device uses software Mio Spirit, equipped with a flat 7-inch screen, supports video resolution of High Definition, takes digital television, can be synchronized with other devices wirelessly - all this will provide convenient navigation, the new entertainment and Internet access. Navigator supports Wi-Fi, optional - 3,5 G and WiMAX, as he received 4 or 8 GB of internal memory and slot for memory cards format microSD. In addition, Mio has provided for him a special case with a QWERTY-keyboard.

Additional maps of 44 countries in Europe for a series of navigation systems Mio Moov S - is a plug-side image maps in the media such as microSD, realized on the basis of software Mio Spirit. Users will be able to avoid the tedious procedures of download, activation and installation. All you need to do - is connect the microSD card to your browser, and begin to use it.

Lady USB-drives Prestigio

Prestigio Technologies obyavida about entering the market the original USB-drives - Prestigio Necklace and Prestigio Leather Data Flash Limited Edition.

Prestigio Necklace - elegant gold-plated pendant, decorated with a rose. Under the metal shell hides a high-speed USB-storage capacity of 4 or 8 GB. The set includes a gold plated chain and carabiner attachment allows Prestigio Necklace and a suspension for a cell phone. The price for 4 GB version is 1 390 rubles, and an 8 GB - 1 890 rubles.

On the eve of holidays also Prestigio launches limited series of enclosures in a familiar form factor flash drive - Prestigio Leather Data Flash. Limited Edition version differs unusual texture and bright color, used for decoration. Options for registration include bright red, azure blue, matte gold and pale pink, with the right colors for jewelry travel pouch included. Available volumes - from 4 to 16 GB Limited Edition prices remain at the level of the classical - from 1 290 to 2 490 rubles.

Business smartphone Nokia E73 will be released in June

The network has new information on the smart phone Nokia E73. Announcement of this business model, which will follow the E71 and E72, is still ahead. And while some of the data revealed the resource TmoNews. According to him, this may be the most smartphone Nokia Mystic, whose picture appeared on the Internet last month. Judging from the photo, the device with a horizontal display and an integrated QWERTY keyboard design is reminiscent of predecessors. Apparently, Nokia E73 running Symbian S60 3rd Edition.

Same resource TmoNews reported that Nokia E73 will be available in the U.S. operator T-Mobile in June. It is possible that around the same time it will be released in other regions with other operators, or "unlocked" form. The cost of the new business smartphone, is likely to be quite low, and he will be in demand among the users. Can also assume that the Nokia E73 will be more functional predecessors, though no data on its technical characteristics of virtually none.

Samsung Caliber (SCH-r860) - touch phone for MetroPCS

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today announced the North American mobile phone operator MetroPCS new mobile phone with touch controls - Samsung Caliber (SCH-r860), equipped with a proprietary interface TouchWiz, social support networks such as Facebook and MySpace, as well as a full HTML browser.

Among other features Samsung Caliber refers to the presence of support other than text messages and emails, also instant messaging. In addition, this is the place 3 MP camera with video recording, wireless technology, Bluetooth, carrier-applications and services, audio and video player, microSD slot for memory cards, whose volume can be 16 GB.

Other specifications of Samsung Caliber (SCH-r860):

  • Support communications standards: CDMA 1x800/1900 MHz, EVDO Rev 0, AWS 1700/2100 MHz band
  • Dimensions: 55,9 h114, 3h11, 9 mm
  • Weight: 106 gr.
  • Display: touchscreen, widescreen 3.2-inch, TFT, displaying more than 262 thousand colors
  • Battery: 1080 mAh
  • Support AGPS navigation
  • Memory: 124 MB available to the user; microSD memory card
  • Preset camera applications: MetroNavigator GPS navigation system, Metro 411 Directory Assistance, MetroWEB
  • Other applications: Calendar, World Clock, Alarm Clock, Converters, Calculator, Notes, Sekundumer