iBuyPower Battalion Touch CZ-10 - the first gaming notebook with multi-touch screen

Friday, January 15, 2010

Among the many interesting devices, presented at the recently concluded CES show 2010, attracted the attention of journalists unusual laptop Battalion Touch CZ-10 from the company iBuyPower, known for its powerful gaming systems. How utverzhzhaet manufacturer, the uniqueness of this mobile computer is that it was the first gaming notebooks equipped with touch screen and support multi-touch. Now the company announced it will soon go on sale.

According to the manufacturer, 15-inch laptop Battalion Touch CZ-10 sold through multi-touch functionality is ideal for games in the genre of RTS (Real-Time Strategy). Moreover, its starting configuration will cost just 999 dollars. For this money, the consumer will get a dual-core Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, graphics ATI 4650M, 2 GB of RAM DDR3, HDD 250 GB, as well as a built-in media card reader and 6-segment battery.

Optionally available as an optical drive Blu-ray, up to 8 GB of RAM, hard drive capacity 500 GB, as well as a variety of game peripherals. Multi-touch gaming laptop Battalion Touch CZ-10 from iBuyPower provided with an annual guarantee and is available for pre-order and its delivery will begin on January 22.

LG Display creates a 19-inch flexible display based on "electronic paper"

Company LG Display has developed the world's largest flexible display technology based "electronic paper", whose size almost equal to normal page tabloid newspaper. This display has a size of 25 x 40 centimeters, which means that the diagonal of 19 inches. These dimensions make it a good basis for the "electronic newspapers" of the future.

This newspaper would be able to display the latest news, downloads, for example, via computer or wireless network connection, and even show videos. The thickness of the display is only 0.3 mm and weighs 130 grams and supply flexibility allows you to bend it in different directions, of course, within reasonable limits.

The developers of LG Display replaced when creating your screen traditional glass substrate at a thin layer of metal foil. This allows this display combines the flexibility and reliability. In addition, the screen has a high contrast ratio, and the technology used in its "electronic paper" makes it extremely energy efficient solution.

Indeed, the displays on the basis of "electronic paper" available energy is expended only when you update the image, which allows, for example, electronic books for a long time to work offline. In addition, for displaying images on the screen, then use external lighting, which reduces the load on the user's eyes.

On the timing of the start of mass production of 19-inch flexible display from LG Display on the basis of "electronic paper" is not reported. But the issue of its more compact 11.5-inch counterparts is scheduled to begin in the first half of this year.

Samsung G2 Portable and G3 Station - eco-friendly and durable drives

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today announced the availability of environmentally friendly external hard disks G Series form factor of 1,8, 2,5 and 3,5 inch. As the company, new products are designed for young people, this stylish and robust solutions. Model Samsung G2 Portable is a 2.5-inch hard disk capacity of 250, 320, 500 and 640 GB. Winchester G3 Station - is more spacious 3.5-inch capacity of 1, 1,5 or 2 TB.

New items are positioned as environmentally friendly because they do not contain halogens, have low noise and low power consumption, but also used in the manufacture of recycled raw materials, packaging and small size may subsequently undergo processing. Samsung G2 Portable and G3 Station meet RoHS directive for the protection of the environment.

Hard disks use a USB 2.0 interface for exchanging information with a PC. The package includes utilities for backup, encryption of user data, as well as password protection. Samsung G2 Portable and G3 Station will be available in mid-January this year.

Microphone Canyon CNR-MIC1 - IP telephony with crystal clarity of speech

Canyon company introduced a new microphone for IP telephony - Canyon CNR-MIC1. As the producer, preparing to release a new model microphone CNR-MIC1, engineers Canyon, a number of important studies in the field of acoustics. This microphone is classified electret working on the basis of electrostatic and magnetic principles. The main difference from condenser microphones is no need to feed the polarization (phantom) power, as well as significantly smaller dimensions. The device has a high sensitivity and is equipped with its own mic preamp, carried out on field-effect transistors. Separately, there applied to the construction of a chain of active filters used for clear filtration of the incoming signal and cut noise and unwanted harmonics.

Microphone Canyon CNR-MIC1 is made in a slender elegant design. Due to the wide stable base microphone is located on the surface of the desktop. Housing is painted in two colors: the base color - black, its complementary insert orange. Connect the device is not difficult, the novelty is equipped with a classic analog audio interface with a 3.5-mm jack. Especially for fans of conference calls offered mute function, implemented through a convenient button.

Microphone Canyon CNR-MIC1 is already on sale. Its suggested retail price of 299 rubles. At the Canyon is available proprietary products warranty duration of 24 months.

XFX has introduced a new graphics card XFX Radeon HD 5670

The company presented its version of the XFX graphics cards AMD Radeon HD 5670 - XFX ATI Radeon 5670 HD, uncomfortable giving will afford prakicheski any gamers. New standard supports DirectX 11, making the game more colorful than the DirectX 10.1. In this single-slot card, it fits easily into your computer and requires no additional power supply. XFX ATI Radeon HD 5670 is available in versions with 512 MB and 1 GB of memory. GPU frequency is 775 MHz and memory clock - 4000 MHz.

Technology ATI Eyefinity allows you to simultaneously use two or three monitors for a panoramic view in games or in the work. As promised manufacturer, adding monitors does not affect performance, popular games will continue to "fly" even on three screens simultaneously. ATI CrossFireX technology increases the speed in games when you add a second card, a contribution adds and GDDR5 memory with twice the bandwidth than GDDR2. In addition, DirectCompute 11, ATI PowerPlay technology and 40-nanometer process technology make the card faster.

Also worth mentioning accelerated video encoding (AVT) and the interface HDMI 1.3, which guarantees a complete work of Blu-ray. Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio ensure the quality of sound, and ATI Avivo technology and second generation Unified Video Decoder (UVD 2) let you watch Blu-ray movies or other HD-video in 1080p resolution and above.

Gigabyte Radeon HD 5670 offers a factory-overclocked and non-reference cooler

Taiwan-based Gigabyte Technology, as well as other partners AMD, has announced its version of the recently introduced video card Radeon HD 5670. New items are based on 40 nm chip Redwood technology to support DirectX 11, were named GV-R567OC-1GI and GV-R567D5-512I and are equipped with 1 GB and 512 MB of "on-board" of GDDR5 respectively.

In addition, the new cards from Gigabyte got 400 stream processors, and the interaction between the GPU and the memory is made using 128-bit bus. There is also support for ATI Stream technology and mode CrossFireX. Also reported that the older model GV-R567OC-1GI built on the PCB is blue and has a special design of Ultra Durable 2, which increases its reliability.

Among other things, the video card GV-R567OC-1GI equipped with non-reference dual-slot cooler with a single fan, as well as ports D-Sub, DVI and HDMI. Note that the accelerator is a solution with a factory overclocked, and its clock speeds are 785 and 4000 MHz for the GPU and memory respectively. This model is already on sale in the online shop Newegg and costs $ 110.

What's brought CES 2010 in mobile world

Due to the fact that next month the entire mobile world is waiting for an event Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the exhibition CES-2010, few expected a large number of submitted communicators and smartphones, but several prime yet still held. Google showed its Communicator Nexus One, though, the novelty was announced a couple of days before the exhibition, because this phone to the "Exhibition" attribute will not.
Google Nexus One

Resting on their laurels OS Android, as the exhibition was presented at least five new devices for the operating system.

Since the first attempt at once, and if not immediately, it will surprise exactly, Chinese Android communicator hybrid Lenovo LePhone, most likely, extends the range of "hybrid" after leptopa IdeaPad U1 Hybrid

Lenovo LePhone

LePhone has a unique modular design. On the one hand - this is the full touchscreen-communicator, but if you put the device into a sort of docking station, - LePhone turns into a clamshell with a QWERTY-keyboard. From the technical characteristics of the currently known: the 3.7-inch touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixels, WCDMA-the radio, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, two cameras: 3 megapixel camera and a frontal VGA-camera for video calls. In the first half of 2010 Lenovo LePhone will be sold only in China.

LG introduced the communicator GT540 for users who are just beginning to get acquainted with poketofonami. Communicator is aimed at handy work in the popular social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Bebo). GT540 is equipped with a 3-inch display with a resolution of 320x480 pixels at 3MP camera, available memory expansion up to 32 GB SD memory cards. A large number of pre-installed software: Google Maps, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Android Market.

LG GT540
Shipping LG GT540 starts in the UK from April this year.

Communicator Smart Taiwanese company HTC released economical platform Brew Qualcomm and also aimed at the budget market segment.

HTC Smart

The exhibition was presented to the world's first unsinkable phone Seal Cell, which, from the words of the issuing company's Seal Shield, you can even wash. In addition, the phone is not afraid of water, thanks to a special body materials SILVER SEAL, Seal Cell is also resistant to microbes and bacteria. Technical data are on a high level among the phones of this class: support for four GSM standards, for a 2 megapixel camera with video shooting, working with two SIM-cards, flashlight, Bluetooth 2.0, MMS, system noise during calls. Somewhere in the first months of this year, the phone will go on sale, the price is still unknown.

Unsinkable Seal Cell

For the exhibition, presented updated versions of Palm Pre Pixi and turning them into Pre Plus and Pixi Plus. In Pre Plus improved navigation, design of the back door with an inductive insert for use with wireless charging. Also, increased internal memory - up to 16 GB. Pixi Plus thinner and lighter than its predecessor and armed with Wi-Fi. Both devaysa can now work as a Wi-Fi hot-spot, allowing, for example, to provide wireless Internet access up to 5 Wi-Fi-devices, including laptops, digital cameras, game consoles and portable music / video players.

Palm Pre and Palm Pixi

Probably a little uncomfortable at the exhibition felt like Sony Ericsson, which has prepared an exhibition on its Android-communicator Xperia X10 interface of its own design Nexus, to which the company sets high expectations. But it turned out that although the interface and was submitted two months ago, Google released its Communicator Nexus One. So the interface name of the Swedish-Japanese manufacturer is now at the time "spent in the shade. Because the company decided to voice interface names used in the interface of two components - Timescape and MediaScape. Communicator Features: 4-inch capacitive touch display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, a memory card slot with support for increasing the volume of microSD memory cards up to 16 GB (8 GB capacity card is included), as well as 8 megapixel autofocus camera. Xperia X10 goes on sale in Britain on February 19. Recommended price smartphone is 550 pounds (610 euros) without a contract.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

"The piece de resistance" of the exhibition can be considered communicator-MID LG GW990. Thanks to Intel's platform Moorestown 4,8-inch display with an aspect ratio of 2.13:1 can work with a resolution of 1024 x 480 pixels. Device supports networks 4G LTE, and has 16GB of internal memory and 512 MB of RAM, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, HSPA, digital compass, 3D-games, 5-megapixel camera, HD Video, battery 1850 mAh. Works LG GW990 running Linux-based operating system Moblin 2.1. The system allows to implement a device interface that supports multiple windows, multi-tasking.

It is expected that LG GW990 will go on sale in the second half of 2010.

LG GW990

It did not go to the exhibition and without concepts. Phone-concept company Telepooch controlled only by gestures. There are no buttons, only the display, 2G radio and an accelerometer. Text messages are created through voice control.

Phone companies Teleepoch controlled by gestures

Since the major announcements saved for mobile phones Mobile World Congress, LG Electronics, a benefit to submit their девайсы prepared for an exhibition in conjunction with the American operator Sprint has two phone LG Lotus Elite and Rumour Touch.

LG Lotus Elite is equipped with two 2.4-inch QVGA display (external sensor), available expansion memory microSD cards up to 32GB, "hot keys", also has a 2 megapixel camera and a Camcorder and a full QWERTY keyboard. Red model LG Lotus Elite is already available from 10 January to $ 99.99 with a 2-hoo year contract, and sales chernay models start from February 14.

LG Lotus Elite

LG Rumor Touch looks more impressive, also has a QWERTY keyboard, 3-inch touch screen display resolution of 240х400 pixels, GPS, 2 megapixel camera, and other standard features. Information on price and the sale period yet.

LG Rumour Touch

Interesting gadget introduced Dell. For mobile devices attribute Dell Mini 5 because rumored device will be equipped with a slot for SIM-cards. A prototype of the exhibition is running Android 1.6. Internet tablet is equipped with a 5-inch touch screen, two cameras: the front for video calls and 5 megapixel camera with autofocus on the back side. More detailed specifications of the device has not yet been released, yet it is on the prototype.

Dell Mini 5

Provided your new to the industry form factor, Motorola Backflip. Motorola even decided to celebrate it in the name of «Backflip» - Contact clamshell. It turns out that the QWERTY-keyboard and touchscreen placed on opposite sides. On the back of the touchscreen on the body is placed touchpad, trackpad works like laptops.

Technical data communicator: 3.1-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, between the keys placed 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED-flash, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g, aGPS, USB 2.0, 3,5-millimeter audio jack, 2 gigabytes of internal memory and slot for memory cards microSD (up to 32 gigabytes). Motorola Backflip supports networks GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and WCDMA / HSDPA (850/1900/2100 MHz).

At the time of the exhibition Communicator runs on Android 1.5, which can later apdejta operating system to Android 2.x.

Dimensions are 108 x 53 x 15.3 millimeters and weighs 133 grams. Lithium-Ion battery 1400 mAh enough to talk to 350 minutes and up to 315 hours of standby time.

Sales of Motorola Backflip should begin in the first quarter of 2010. Price smartphone is still unknown.

Motorola Backflip

Synaptics Company introduced another concept - a prototype of the future phone Fuse.

Concept uses capacitive sensors on the edges devaysa. After your "phone" in the palm of your hand and squeezing it, so you can operate it.

The exhibition Synaptics prodemostrirovat while only system where the concept of squeezing can create more balls on the screen. Also through this user interface can change the color and texture of the balls. Retrofit this device touchscreen multitouch display, akselerometroi and even a couple of sensors and even get a lot of ways to manage Fuse.

More appart ready to work the company has promised to submit to the Mobile World Congress in February.

Fuse concept

And "snacks" a couple of interesting gadgets released by Mophie for iPhone and iPod touch. Thanks to reader built into the case now make transactions with credit cards can be directly from the iPhone.

But in cooperation with Qualcomm, Mophie has released a case for the iPhone and iPod touch, which combines the functions of the charger and a digital television receiver FLO TV.

8 new models of Lenovo IdeaPad notebooks

Lenovo is introduced 8 new models of notebooks IdeaPad. Among the new products first netbook tablet with a touch MultiTouch-screen IdeaPad S10-3t, as well as new IdeaPad series of mobile PCs based novyshih processor Intel - S10-3, Y460, Y560, G460, G560, V460, V360. IdeaPad S10-3t and S10-3 - stylish multmedia-new generation of netbooks. S10-3t is designed with 10.1-inch capacitive touch screen technology and support MultiTouch. Unlike other touch screens, to respond to sufficient pressure, such as a stylus, technology, Lenovo NaturalTouch provides convenient control netbooks light touch of fingers to the screen. Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 and S10-3t equipped with the new processors Intel Atom (up to N470), and the hard drive up to 320 GB. Quality stereo sound performance system and Dolby Headphone audio. S10-3t and S10-3 supports technology DirectShare, you can use to transfer data from one mobile computer to another without connecting to the Internet. Updated system QuickShare 2.0 allows for a few seconds to connect to the internet or start to play music without booting the main operating system. Among other features Netbook IdeaPad S10-3 and S10-3t - navigation software Maplife, using the integrated GPS-module, VeriFace face recognition technology and technology of active protection hard drive Active Protection System.

14-inch multimedia notebook IdeaPad Y460 and 15.6-inch IdeaPad Y560 suitable for users who value high performance not only for work but also for entertainment. These two models are available with an optional system of Lenovo Enhanced Experience RapidDrive, which combines the performance of solid-state drives and the capacity of conventional hard drives. The presence of additional SSD drive delivers the performance: at boot time Windows 7 is reduced by 66%, applications run twice as fast, but to copy files within the system requires half the time.

Notebook IdeaPad Y460 and Y560 are equipped with a JBL speaker system and support the technology surround sound Dolby Home Theater. New processors from Intel, up to quad-core Core i7 processor supporting Intel Turbo Boost, provides the performance of games and office applications. Notebooks support system Switchable Graphics, which allows to use a discrete graphics card in games and embedded video for further power savings. It is also worth noting the original touchpad SlideNav for quick launch of applications, program OneKey Theatre II, allows you to quickly switch the laptop in the "entertainment" mode, as well as a system of Ambient Light, which automatically adjusts the display brightness depending on the distance between the user and screen.

Notebook Lenovo IdeaPad G460 and G560 - functional and affordable series of budget laptops. IdeaPad G460 and G560 with the new dual-core Intel processors and hard drive up to 500 GB supported the installation of up to 8 GB of RAM. Displays G460 and G560 with a diagonal of 14 and 15.6 inches respectively, are equipped with LED-backlit display and supports high-definition video, including connecting to an external TV via an interface HDMI. Both models come with a system backup and recovery OneKey Rescue System and facial recognition technology VeriFace, which can be used to log into the system instead of a password.

In a series of Idea also presented new models for small business and home office: notebooks IdeaPad V360 and V460 with screen sizes 13 and 14 inches respectively. Notebooks support the technology Switchable Graphics, ensuring the selection, performance or long-term autonomous operation. In addition, these models are equipped with a fingerprint scanner as an additional means of protection of personal data. Since the original metal body and new processors, Intel Core, the new models are a good solution for small companies with a number of staff from 1 to 9.

Netbook IdeaPad S10-3 and S10-3t, as well as models of Lenovo IdeaPad G460 and G560 will be available in February 2010. Recommended price for the model S10-3 is 13,900 rubles for S10-3t - 17900 rubles for the G560 - from 26900 rubles. Model IdeaPad Y460 will be available in March 2010.

NETGEAR Push2TV: TV adapter for Intel Wireless Display

Company NETGEAR has announced the release of a small device called NETGEAR Push2TV (PTV1000), with which you can wirelessly intuitive-just show the image on the screen on a widescreen HDTV Laptop TV. Compatible with several models of laptops that use Intel Wireless Display technology and equipped with a new family of processor 2010 Intel Core Processor Family, Push2TV adapter installed in the living room converts into a huge HDTV remote computer monitor without having to pull wires through the living room. Push2TV, which is the size of a little more than a deck of cards, allows home users to wirelessly display on a large TV screen virtually any content from my laptop, including multimedia files, content from a home network, and videos with the most popular web-sites.

Later this month, Best Buy will become the first retailer that will lead to the consumer market exclusive network solutions Series Blue Label 2.0, which consists of three notebooks, developed in conjunction with leading OEM-manufacturers of personal computers.

The complete solution consists of NETGEAR Push2TV, connected to the TV, and technologies Intel Wireless Display, which is built into laptops with next-generation processor family, in 2010 Intel Core. Intel Wireless Display real-time reads in full frame generated by the display and sends the compressed video and audio directly to Push2TV with technology Intel My WiFi - the first in the industry of commercial solutions for personal wireless Wi-Fi Personal Area Network (PAN) or Wi - Fi Direct, which creates a high-speed wireless connection at a small distance between the laptop and Push2TV. Compared with other decisions in which the set-top box connects to your home network or gateway, Push2TV reduces the overhead bandwidth wireless network to 50 percent.

The new adapter NETGEAR Push2TV (PTV1000) will appear in Russia by early summer of 2010. Push2TV will be sold to end customers at a price of about 4000 rubles, or bundled with some models of computers at special prices. Notebooks Best Buy Blue Label 2.0 will be sold at retail price of $ 899.99 (U.S.). Addition to the use of technology Wireless Display, notebooks Blue Label 2.0 differ reduced weight and extended battery life.

Verbatim SecureSave DVD - defender of the data

The company submitted Verbatim recordable discs SecureSave DVD, which encrypts sensitive data using the algorithm AES 256-bit. Information is stored on the disc, can be sent by mail with full confidence in the protection against unauthorized access.

To prevent unauthorized access to data stored SecureSave DVD software uses encryption to 256-bit algorithm, AES, with mandatory password. Each disc format DVD-R holds 4.5Gb of data, and preloaded on it the software starts automatically after inserting the disc in the DVD-drive that does the encryption process, from the words of the manufacturer, these simple and convenient. Wheels SecureSave DVD supports multisession recording, allowing you to fill the maximum capacity of 4.5Gb in several stages.

High NETGEAR wireless routers with the ability to connect to networks 3G/4G/WiMAX

The company has released two full-featured NETGEAR router to connect to cellular networks 3G/4G/WiMAX. Router 3G/4G Mobile Broadband Wireless-N Router (MBRN3000) combines support for 802.11n wireless connectivity for high-speed cellular network via an external modem 3G/4G/WiMAX. The second presented a router - a Wireless-N 300 Router with DSL Modem - Mobile Broadband Edition (DGN2200M), which not only combines support for 802.11n wireless connectivity to mobile networks 3G/4G/WiMAX, but is also equipped with a built-in modem, ADSL2 +, which makes him with the words producer, the industry's first router, Wireless-N, providing connection to DSL, along with the option to connect back to 3G/4G/WiMAX.

Two new mobile broadband router, NETGEAR may be used as a primary means of Internet connectivity in situations where there is no possibility to connect to DSL, cable network, optical network or via satellite.

Smartphone HTC Bravo will be available in March

It is known that the smartphone HTC Bravo may appear on sale in March. On the Facebook page of the Swedish operator 3 was reported about it. Recall, HTC Bravo is already known by hearsay, although it has not yet been officially announced. According to unofficial data, the device is based on the processor with 1 GHz (platform Snapdragon) and operating system Android.

On the other characteristics of HTC Bravo also already have enough information. The device is equipped with 3.7-inch touchscreen AMOLED-display, 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, GPS-receiver, Wi-Fi adapter and Bluetooth and so on. However, while all this is anecdotal data, snared from the HTC roadmap as a result of information leakage. But the cost of a new flagship Android-yet unknown.

Hisense HS-E90: Android-smartphone for networks CDMA

The company introduced the Hisense HS-E90 - its first smartphone running Android. It is designed for the Chinese operator China Telecom and operates cellular networks in CDMA. Hisense HS-E90 - it besklaviaturnogo monoblock with 3.5-inch touch screen in almost the entire front panel.

Features device averages, there is a 5-megapixel camera, slot microSD, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and so on. The smartphone will be released in January, probably first in China. But as potential markets for sales Hisense HS-E90 specifies not only the region but also the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa and America.

Hisense HS-E90 Features:
  • Chipset: Qualcomm QSC6085
  • Cellular: CDMA 2000 1X/EVDO Rev.A
  • Display: 3.5-inch touchscreen, HVGA
  • Wireless: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • GPS-receiver
  • Camera: 5-megapixel
  • FM-radio
  • MicroSD-slot
  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • Hours Talk time: 240 minutes
  • Hours Standby: 180 hours
  • Dimensions: 115h63, 1h13, 95 mm
  • Weight: 105 grams

Fly B430 DS: QWERTY-keyboard and two SIM-cards

The company announced the release of Fly in the Indian market its phone Fly B430 DS. Like all the latest models of phones of this manufacturer B430 DS has the ability to support simultaneous work two SIM-cards of two different operators. Unusually for a company Fly was only form-factor phone: monoblock with QWERTY-keyboard. Phone is equipped with 2.2-inch screen horizontal orientation with a resolution of 176 x 220 pixels and a 1.3-megapixel camera with video recording.

Apparatus Fly B430 DS has a built-in FM-radio module with the ability to record broadcasts and support for social services. Built-in memory is 10 MB, which can be expanded up to 8 GB memory card. From the interface of this phone appear to support Bluetooth A2DP profile and USB-connector. Dimensions are typical models for this form factor and are 111.3 x 60 x 13.4 mm, weight - 104 grams. According to the manufacturer, in standby mode, Fly B430 DS can work up to 200 hours, and in conversation - about eight.

Phone is already on sale in the Indian market and it is likely that after some time it appears and in other countries.

Browser ACCESS NetFront 4.0: 20 times faster than previous versions

The company announced a new version of the ACCESS NetFront browser numbered 4.0. It is designed for mobile devices, it might be smart phones, communicators, Internet tablets and so forth. To download is available free of charge concept version of NetFront 4.0 for Windows Mobile, the proposal would operate for a limited time - until June 30 this year. And in the future - the release of new versions of the browser versions for other mobile platforms.

According to the developers, the browser NetFront 4.0 was extremely productive "engine" for processing scripts JavaScript. It ensures their implementation is approximately 20 times faster than the NetFront Browser 3.5 - the previous version of your browser. NetFront 4.0 Concept Version for Windows Mobile supports ARM-compatible processors and operating system Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC and 6/6.1. The browser is available in English and Japanese languages, you can download it here.

Cost Motorola Droid determined at $ 187.75

ISupply analyst firm estimated the cost of components and assembly smartphone Motorola Droid. The total cost of production of a smartphone, excluding development costs and software, totaled $ 187.75, of which $ 179.11 - the cost of electronic components, and $ 8.64 - actually build. This is slightly more value and iPhone 3GS ($ 179), and Google Nexus One ($ 174). The high cost is partly due to the presence of the module physical QWERTY-keyboard, as well as 16-GB of memory, stretching out right on to $ 35. For comparison, a built-in 16-GB memory iPhone costs $ 24, and the available Nexus One 4 GB - 20,4 dollar.

Next most expensive followed by a screen module and its controller, which "pulled" at $ 17.75 and $ 17.50 respectively. A 5-megapixel camera is worth 14.25 dollars, which is also more expensive than the iPhone camera and Nexus One, although the latter also has a 5-megapixel sensor. Module mobile from Qualcomm estimated $ 14.4, a processor for an application from Texas Instruments - $ 12,90. Multi-processor modules with 4Gbit NAND-flash and 2 Gb Mobile DDR, as well as 1 Gbit NAND-Flash memory and 512Mbit mobile estimated at $ 9.20 and $ 4.90. Receiving and transmitting Bluetooth module output Texas Instruments - $ 6.50 and Li-Ion Battery own production - 4.25 $.

Viliv P3: a multimedia player with Android and Windows CE

Company Viliv successfully promotes sensory devices, with sometimes very interesting functionality. For example, a multimedia player Viliv P3 has just two operating systems: Android and Windows CE. Although this device can be called and the Internet tablet, the company-manufacturer defines its class as a multimedia player. The model is based on a 800 MHz Cortex A8 processor and has a 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The player will be issued with a capacity of internal memory in 8, 16 and 32 GB.

In addition to the built-in memory has a slot for memory cards microSD-format. The Korean market as an option will be offered T-DMB/DAB tuner. Although a full list of supported formats is not known, it is reported that Viliv P3 will be able to play videos with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, HD and 720p format MKV. There is also a built-in Wi-Fi, position sensor and Vibro. The size ustryostvo like multimedia phones with the same screen resolution: 116 x 62,5 x 9,8 mm.

On the timing of this player on sale and its value is not reported.

Navigation improves AVTOSPUTNIK kartpokrytie: A new single map of Central Asia

For program GPS / GLONASS navigation AVTOSPUTNIK released map of Central Asia. A single image map of Central Asia for the program navigation AVTOSPUTNIK - this is full coverage of the territory of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: Almaty, Chui, Issyk-Kul region and the largest cities - Almaty and Bishkek, with detailed road and street network and the targeted base. Relevance of the new data card - October 2009

Thus, avtoputeshestvennikam enjoying the program AVTOSPUTNIK not need to have two separate maps of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: a combined card allows blaze through paths, taking into account all existing border and customs of transitions between the two countries. Site includes information on more than 700 locations in Almaty and more than 600 settlements in the Chui and Issyk-Kul regions, as well as over 10 000 objects POI: the most popular places of tourism and recreation, more than 150 resorts, sanatoriums and rest homes in the resort area of Lake Issyk-Kul.

Nautical map of "Central Asia" can be bought at online shop AVTOSPUTNIK. The map is available for purchase only to users of the program navigation AVTOSPUTNIK in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan - both versions for communicators on Windows Mobile, and mobile navigation devices on the Windows CE.

Program AVTOSPUTNIK navigation with a map of Central Asia provides such navigation and interactive features:
  • Connecting mobile services AVTOSPUTNIK;
  • Record tracks, publishing and sharing site, as well as transfer them to the site service in real time;
  • Implementation of the POI search by type, name, etc.;
  • Adding own POI (bookmarks) in unlimited quantities;
  • Free update sets of POI, including online, directly to the navigator;
  • Routing taking into account the SDA.

Nokia has demonstrated the concept of interface Symbian ^ 4

Although the operating system Symbian ^ 3 is still not released in Nokia have already started work on the creation of its successor - Symbian ^ 4. The Internet has been demonstrated early conceptual studies the interface of the system. Is based upon Qt framework, Symbian ^ 4 should simplify the user interface of the operating system Symbian S60. In particular it will be free to post screen widgets, context menu for a list of objects, four library of custom images (Contacts, Applications, Music, Photo), improved switch between tasks, redesigned Control Panel, etc.

It should be noted that many of the processing run counter to traditional solutions operating system Symbian S60, which is caused by the desire to adopt the best practices of competitors (iPhone OS, webOS). At the same time, some unique features remain. So Symbian ^ 4 would be "unique page", although the user will see an interface similar to mnogopanelnomu screen applied in the Android OS.

Functional readiness OS Symbian ^ 4 is expected in late 2010, and the first device with this system did not appear before 2011. Such an early demonstration of the conceptual scheme of the interface is dictated by the desire to know the opinion of both end users and application developers to demonstrate the direction of Symbian.

New application Apple MobileMe Gallery for the iPhone and iPod touch

Apple introduced a new application MobileMe Gallery for the iPhone and iPod touch. Among its features - the improved touch controls, and the interface galleries, so viewing photos and videos has become easier and more interactive. Annex MobileMe Gallery free for subscribers of service MobileMe. It can be downloaded from the App Store on iTunes.

Annex MobileMe Gallery for the iPhone and iPod touch enables one-touch view any photo or video published in the gallery user. Albums with neatly placed on the screen. With them convenient to work, using gestures, scrolling, information and breeding of the fingers. If a user wanted to show the photo to a friend, you can touch it and send a link via email. In the MobileMe Gallery, you can also see pictures of friends. Adding people to MobileMe to your friends list, the user can view their galleries is as simple as their own. The application supports iPhone OS version 3.1 and above.