Motorola Shadow / Mirage - the new Android smartphone with a thin 4.3-inch display

Monday, January 4, 2010

Apparently, Motorola has decided to seriously tackle the Chinese market, which, incidentally, is the largest in the world. Most recently, she presented in China have three new items - Motorola XT800, MT710 and XT70, but now the market is going to bring another high-class smartphone based operating system Android. The model is called the Shadow or Mirage (apparently, the company has not determined a final name). According to rumors, her features are impressive indeed.

Smartphone Motorola Shadow / Mirage has a large touch screen with a diagonal of 4.3 inches and a resolution WVGA. Also, a device has 8 megapixel camera, support for high-definition video (1080p) and HDMI port to output it to the external HD displays. In this case, the machine has an extremely small thickness: a total of 9 mm. At one of the Chinese forums there was an image Motorola Shadow / Mirage, however, it can be seen only really big display size: the image device is not fully clear. While nothing is known about the timing of this model and the possibility of entering other markets, it is hoped that details will soon emerge.

Firefox mobile browser is getting closer to final release - Version RC1 for Maemo

The company introduced the Mozilla version RC1 (Release Candidate 1) mobile web browser Firefox (code name - Fennec) for the platform Maemo, its already available for free download on the site developer. Firefox for Maemo is suitable for the Internet Tablet from Nokia on the platform and, as indicated at Mozilla, is optimized for the newest series devices - Nokia N900.

According to the developers, to create a mobile Firefox goal was to provide a full browser approximate functionality to desktop. At the same time, it must be compact enough to succeed on your mobile device. In versions of Firefox for Maemo RC1 has a number of improvements on it Nokia N900, for example, improved word processing, a number of specific edits and so on. If your device already has a beta version of the browser, it can simply upgrade to RC1. The application is available on more than 30 languages, including Russian.

HTC is preparing a tablet PC based on Android and Chrome OS

According to the resource SmartHouse, this year the company High Tech Computer (HTC) will introduce a few tablet PCs. She also will launch several new mobile devices running operating systems Android and Windows Mobile smartphone and will produce Nexus One to Google. As planshetnikov, then one of them will be based on the operating system, Google Chrome OS, and another - on Android.

According to the source, Tablet PC HTC running Android will be unveiled at a private presentation in nearest exhibition CES, held January 7-10. SmartHouse also mentions the new Qualcomm processor and new software from Adobe. No other details about the device yet, but they, according to the source, may appear a few days.

ASUS G73JH-A1 - laptop with the latest video card ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870

On the Web site XoticPC an opportunity to make a reservation for a laptop ASUS G73JH-A1, its deliveries will start in late January. This is a powerful laptop with 17.3-inch HD display and a processor-based Intel Core i7 (720QM, 820QM or 920XM). It can serve as a mobile gaming and multimedia stations and different, not surprisingly, rather high value: it starts from $ 1645.

But what is most interesting, as indicated in the list of characteristics of the device, for processing graphics card he meets ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870. This high-end mobile accelerator supports DirectX 11, and his official announcement yet to come. Apparently, he will soon, if the supply of a laptop with its use are starting this month.

Other features ASUS G73JH-A1 well at the highest level, among them - 8 GB RAM, two drives (SSD or HDD) with a total capacity up to 1.28 terabytes of optical drive and a DVD or Blu-ray.

Samsung NX10 Hybrid Camera with APS-C matrix and AMOLED screen

Samsung has announced its first hybrid cell NX10, which we have already reported in the news. Recall this interesting product takes an intermediate position between traditional SLR and compact "soap box". Samsung NX10 has no built-in mirror, like a DSLR devices, but it uses interchangeable lenses and has a number of features, which are typical for DSLRs.

For example, the Samsung NX10 features a large matrix of CMOS APS-C size 14.6 megapixel resolution, allowing to increase the threshold sensitivity and reduce noise in images with insufficient light. By the way rate sensitivity of the new camera varies between 100 and 3200 ISO. In addition, there is a function Smart Range, extending the dynamic range and restores the details in overexposed or too dark pictures.

In addition, the manufacturer equipped the hybrid camera Samsung NX10-quality 3-inch AMOLED display, giving a much more vivid and sharp image and more accurate color reproduction compared to traditional LCD screen. Besides AMOLED displays have a much wider viewing angle. Among other things, the camera Samsung NX10 is equipped with a new image processor DRIMe II Pro and the autofocus system is far superior to the speed of their counterparts in other bezzerkalnyh cameras with interchangeable lens. In terms of speed performance is close to the autofocus system in DSLR apparatus.

Note also the function of shooting high-definition video at 720p as a record in H.264 and HDMI port for connection to modern TVs. Optical image stabilization system compensates for shaking as with the shift matrix, and the displacement of the lens. A light-sensitive sensor has an automatic dust removal. Hybrid Camera Samsung NX10 will be delivered in black and silver case performance, as well as an option for her would be offered a zoom lens 18-55mm. Sales of the device should begin closer to the spring of this year, its value has not yet specified.

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e - compact business notebook for less than $ 500

The company announced a new laptop Lenovo ThinkPad X100e. According to the manufacturer, this is his first ultraportable model of professional-level price below $ 500. Lenovo ThinkPad X100e is equipped with 11.6-inch display and uses components of AMD: Athlon Neo processors or Turion Neo and graphics ATI Radeon HD 3200. Also, a laptop can be equipped with up to 4 GB of RAM and hard drive capacity 160, 250 or 320 GB.

Communication with Lenovo ThinkPad X100e modules are built Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n and 3G, as well as optional Bluetooth. Notebook provides enough small battery life: just 2 hours from the 3-cell battery and 5 hours - from 6-element. It is available in black and red color. Lenovo ThinkPad X100e is already on sale and cost $ 449 in basic configuration.

Google Nexus One - photo, video and impressions

Resource Engadget posted a small preview with "live" pictures and videos smartphone Google Nexus One, which, judging by the rumors, to be submitted tomorrow.

Reporters shared their impressions about the device: they say, is a thin and compact model, it is very comfortably in the hand. The smartphone is made in a recognizable design HTC, although the company - a producer, and the device will be sold under the brand name Google. Also, the source noted that the application of Nexus One open very quickly, switching between them is also made without delay. However, support for multi-touch is provided at a smartphone.

As we know, Google Nexus One is running an operating system, Android 2.1. Journalists, who tested the machine, said several new interface, the presence of animated "wallpaper" and modified by the application menu: icons placed on the sides of three-dimensional cube. Number of start-up screen (homescreen) at Nexus One reaches five.

In the description of Engadget, a smartphone built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon platform with 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and ROM, is equipped with a 3.7-inch touch screen with 480 x 800 in almost the entire front panel, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, got sensors illumination approximation and accelerometer. In the kit will be supplied microSD memory card 4 GB (supported cards up to 32 GB). Apparently, tomorrow - January 5 - this information will be confirmed or refuted.

Acer Aspire One AO532h - netbook for $ 300 based on Intel Atom N450

Company Acer announced another netbook based on the new platform Intel Pine Trail - Aspire One AO532h. This 10-inch model, it is built on the processor Intel Atom N450. Acer claims that the standard 6-cell battery device is able to work out off-line to 8 hours of battery life and high capacity - for 10 hours.

Acer Aspire One AO532h equipped with a touchpad that supports multi-touch, in addition, it is quite thin - its thickness is just over 25 mm. Otherwise, the model is quite normal, it goes on sale in early January and will cost $ 299.99 (recommended price for the American market).

Acer Aspire One AO532h Specifications:

* 10.1-inch display with WSVGA
* Operating system Windows 7 Starter
* Processor Intel Atom N450 (1,66 GHz) Chipset Intel NM10
* Integrated Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
* 1 GB RAM DDR2 667 MHz
* Hard Drive 160 GB (5400 rpm)
* Cardreader
* Communications - Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/Draft-N, 10/100 Ethernet LAN
* Web camera
* Stereo
* Touchpad Multi-Gesture
* Ports - 3hUSB 2.0, RJ-45
* 6-cell battery
* Dimensions - 258.3 h184, 9h25, 15 mm
* Weight - 1,25 kg
* Color - blue (Onyx Blue), red (Garnet Red), Silver (Silver Matrix)

Photos of the new mobile phone Sharp SH800M

We see the pictures of the new model mobile phone from the company Sharp - SH800M, intended for the Chinese market. This model is made in the clamshell form factor and has a built-in 3.2 megapixel camera.

Samsung introduced four new models of netbooks

South Korean company Samsung Electronics announced the release of their four new models of netbooks: Samsung N210, N220, N150 and NB30. The first two models differ in length of time of up to 12 hours, whereas the N150 model is limited to eight, and NB30 - 11 hours of work. These results on time work, as claimed by the manufacturer, was achieved through the use of energy-efficient LED displays and use their own proprietary technology for longer battery life.

All models, as already noted above, are equipped with light-emitting diode (LED) displays with a diagonal of 10.1 ", a resolution of 1024x768 pixels and anti-reflective coating. For the possibility of holding conferences all the new items is also provided with web-cameras LiveCam.

Models N210 and N220 have a stylish case with the "Crystal" design cover, whereas the N150 is progressing as a "sport" model with increased protection of moving parts and their compounds. Samsung NB30 has a robust housing with protection against scratches, hard drive is equipped with acceleration sensor and the park to its head when you fall, protecting the data from the premature loss. In addition, NB30 has a hermetic casing, which can withstand the strait of water volume of 50 ml for 10 seconds.

All new items have a new Intel Atom N450 processor and will go on sale this month at the markets of most countries in EMEA, North and South America and Asia.