G-Series external hard drives, Samsung - a reliable and environmentally friendly

Friday, January 22, 2010

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced the upcoming launch of its new G-series external hard drives. Series developed as part of a new concept of «eco-friendly green», which implies using only environmentally friendly materials. The new G-series is represented by models of external hard drives in the form factors of 2.5 inches and 3.5 inches and is aimed at an adult audience that appreciates in mobile devices, not just style, but also high reliability.

New Samsung G series were presented at the International Consumer Electronics Show CES, held earlier this month in Las Vegas. In line includes 2.5-inch model G2 Portable volume 250/320/500/640 GB and 3.5-inch model G3 Station, presented in 1 -, 1,5 - and 2 - terabyte versions.

External Hard Drives G-series - environmentally friendly: they contain no halogens, they are distinguished by low noise levels and energy consumption, the devices comply with environmental standards ROHS. Power management system in a model G3 Station allows, when required, switch on and off an external hard drive directly from your computer. Samsung G3 Station reduces power consumption by more than 95%, automatically passing through five minutes of inactivity to normal mode power consumption 2.5 watts in standby mode, where energy consumption is reduced to 0.09 watts.

The case design is a multilevel, refracting and reflecting light surface resembling a coating of beads, which protects the body from scratches and abrasions. In addition, the new external drives use USB 2.0 interface with data transfer speeds of 480 megabits per second. Another feature of the G series is the automatic backup Samsung Auto Backup, software to encrypt personal data and SecretZone SafetyKey to protect passwords.

Model G2 Portable uses power from the USB to achieve greater compactness. G3 Station different light construction, for example dvuhterabaytnaya version weighs only 950 grams, approximately 20% less than similar models from other manufacturers. Drives G-series will be available in Russia market in February. All models have a three-year warranty.

Android smartphone Gigabyte GSmart - now live

"Live" photos of the first smartphone from the series from Gigabyte GSmart based Android on the network. We have already mentioned the other day about this device, it is a budget monoblock with 2.8-inch touchscreen and no hardware keyboard. His exact title is not yet known. We Android smartphone Gigabyte GSmart has 2 megapixel camera, support Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, GPS receiver and a slot for memory cards format microSD. The model runs the operating system Android 1.6.

In fact, the device is fairly simple and would be inexpensive. It is expected that the cost of Android smartphone Gigabyte GSmart be about 200 euros, that is, he will be able to compete, such as HTC Tattoo - low-cost solution on the same software platform. According to preliminary data, sales of the new representative line Gigabyte GSmart start in February and March this year. And, as we already mentioned, this information is relevant for Russia's market. And an estimated cost of new items in our country - about 9000 rubles.

Samsung is preparing another mobile software platform called Vita OS

It is known that the South Korean company Samsung has registered 22 October 2009 in the Office for Patent and Trademark U.S. (United States Patent and Trademark Office, USPTO) new brand called Samsung Vita OS. Commentators have pointed to the one significant fact - the brand Vita OS was registered just a day after the registration of another brand Samsung - Bada OS, which turned out to be the name for its own mobile operating system, the Korean manufacturer.

This brand Samsung Vita OS, as Bada OS, is related to mobile phones. According to the description, Vita OS refers to software operating systems for installation in mobile phones. Thus, it becomes apparent that Samsung is going to (or intended) use this name for its mobile platform. Among other things, Dec. 23, 2009 Samsung has registered resource, although at the moment any content on it is absent.

While it is unclear what lies behind the name Vita OS. Does registration of a trademark that Samsung strives to create another new mobile software platform, in addition to the Bada OS, or this title is simply another name for the new operating system? The first option seems unlikely, since the creation of two full-fledged mobile OS - a problem not only pointless, but a difficult, even for giants such as Samsung.

One could assume that the brand Vita OS can be started up in business in the event of any legal problems with the trademark Bada OS. Incidentally, this conjecture is confirmed by the message in the resource SamsungHub. It argues that there is some German company, which can block the registration of the trademark Bada in Germany and the European Union because of the actual overlap with its own brand, used in the same category. Among other things, in the name of Vita can be seen, and hint at the viability of the product, which it will submit. After all, the word vita translated from Italian means "life".

Egreat EG-M31B, EG-M32B, EG-M34A and EG-M35A - a new generation of media centers

In Russia, went on sale network multimedia players EG-M31B, EG-M32B, EG-M34A and EG-M35A production of a famous Chinese company Egreat. Egreat EG-M31B - is a network media player with support for video standard HDTV, which is used on a television set or a plasma panel without the need to use the resources of a PC. In addition, EG-M31B can act as a photo album and audio player. The device allows you to connect external drives: USB flash drive, hard drive (it can be installed inside the case), and download files on a local network and the Internet. When Installed HDD media player supports mode torrent client, and can also receive images from various video services. Device management is carried out by remote control. Player itself can connect to a PC for fast file copy interface eSATA.

Egreat EG-M32B - networked media player supporting video in HDTV standard and the same set of features, like the previous model. Mediacenter EG-M32B different original design, with informative display on its front panel. It is possible to install Zhesko drive without disassembling the device, as well as connect an external DVD drive connector mini-PCI. Your player has an advanced cooling system. Otherwise, the technical parameters of media center correspond to the model EG-M31B.

Egreat EG-M34A - lightweight and compact network media center with video standard HDTV, also allows you to display an image on the TV screen or a plasma panel without the need to use computer resources. EG-M34A provides connectivity to interface HDMI 1.3, supports next generation audio standard HD. The design of the device provides an external connection of hard disk. Aluminum housing is equipped with a heat sink for passive cooling.

Egreat EG-M35A - also is a network media center with video standard HDTV, which is used on a television set or a plasma panel of computer resources. EG-M35A provides connectivity to interface HDMI 1.3, supports HD audio. On its front panel EG-M35A posted an informative display. Egreat EG-M35A is simple to install hard drives (without disassembling the case). Device management is carried out by remote control. Supports connection to eSATA interface to a PC for fast copying files.

Memory modules Kingmax DDR3 4GB disclose gaming potential

Company Kingmax modules provide high-density DDR3, designed for use in systems with processors Intel Core i5 and i7. As the producer, the new high-speed memory allows you to unleash the full potential of games, in addition, it guarantees a high compatibility for desktop and mobile platforms. These modules are available in one-, two-and three-channel configuration.

DRAM memory modules of high-density effectively enhance performance 64-bit operating systems. The new modules provide higher efficiency in tasks such as video decoding, working with large images and start demanding performance games. Kingmax DRAM modules have passed interoperability tests with most motherboards and have an international lifetime warranty with free technical support.

Kingmax 4GB DRAM Module Specifications:

* DDRIII Long-Dimm 1333/1600
* DDRIII So-Dimm 1066/1333
* Configuration: 256 M * 8

TVR ViewSonic VPC190 and VPC220 - Intelligent Desktop PCs

ViewSonic ® Corp. today introduced a pair of new computer class "all-in-one" - ViewSonic VPC190 and VPC220. New items are described by the manufacturer as an environmentally friendly PC-monoblocks with a strict, compact design that is appropriate in any situation. Model VPC190 with a screen size of 18.5 inches and 21.5-inch VPC220 are a good choice as a second home PC, suited for corporate users, as well as the needs of education.

ViewSonic VPC190 equipped with a new processor Intel Atom D510, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB hard drive and operating system, Windows 7 Home Premium. You can also note a bright screen with a resolution of 1366x768 and a built-in webcam to 1.3 megapixels. Models VPC190 and 220 are also equipped with built-in Ethernet and wireless Wi-Fi (802.11b / g), six ports USB 2.0, karbriderom "4-in-1 built-in floppy drive and DVD RW Super Multi, providing ample opportunity to work with multimedia .

There was an official announcement of store applications for Android smartphones Motorola - SHOP4APPS

Motorola has officially announced the opening of his store in China, applications for Android smartphones - SHOP4APPS, where you can buy and download applications for Android phones from Motorola, purchased in China. Begin work shop, as the company promises, with the advent of Chinese New Year. In addition, the new Android phones Motorola will be available and new features, where their users can search for applications on their favorite supplier.

According to a Motorola, SHOP4APPS is an extremely flexible application delivery platform, where one of its key features are:

  • Open applications designed specifically for you: SHOP4APPS adapts to user preferences, and invites him to those programs that should be of interest to him in the first place.
  • Disposable loading or purchase from the storage life: the ability to use the history of downloads and purchases (application service "My Locker") in the case of restoring the phone (after reset) or accidentally deleted applications.
  • Promoting Innovation: Developer provides a simple and effective way to showcase, sell and distribute their applications for Android-devices in China.

First photos of the smartphone BlackBerry Magnum with a touchscreen and QWERTY

The network has the first photos of the smartphone BlackBerry Magnum. On it is rumored, including a roadmap U.S. operator AT & T. BlackBerry Magnum - a smartphone in the traditional for this series candybar with QWERTY-keyboard. However, he also has an unusual feature - a touch screen, a trackpad between the screen and keyboard, as superfluous, no. The pictures off camera, presumably, is an early prototype.

Recall the characteristics of a smartphone BlackBerry Magnum already has some data. Of course, while they are informal and the company Research In Motion (RIM) is not confirmed. Presumably, BlackBerry Magnum can work in networks GSM / EDGE and UMTS / HSDPA, supports the wireless Wi-Fi standard, and navigation GPS, and a resolution of its display is 480h360 points. In the U.S., this smartphone will be sold at the operator AT & T, on the date of issue until nothing is known.

GPS-navigator GlobalSat GV-570 with navigation AVTOSPUTNIK: a five-hour stand-alone

GlobalSat GV-570 - a car GPS-navigator with pyatidyuymovym screen and a built-in Bluetooth-module. Avtonavigator GlobalSat GV-570 has high-contrast touch pyatidyuymovy screen with a resolution of 480x272 points. Processor Samsung 400 MHz handles large volumes of data, including detailed navigational charts.

With GlobalSat GV-570 supplied detailed maps of Russia from Tele Atlas for AVTOSPUTNIK. This card is equipped with detailed address data (number of houses, housing, buildings), extensive base of POI, address search. In major cities traced yard passages, supported by feature map updates with changes of traffic in real time (in the case of street closures, the new prohibitory sign, the introduction of one-way traffic, etc.).

Navigator is equipped with GPS-receiver SiRF Star III. Built-in Bluetooth-module enables the use of Navigator handsfree device as a speakerphone to take calls and make calls while driving a car, without risking their safety.

Like most browsers, GlobalSat GV-570 is able to display pictures, play video and audio files. Has a card slot for SD, as well as built-in stereo speakers and headphone. Should be noted that in the autonomous mode, the device operates up to 5 hours (built-in battery has a capacity of 2200 mAh), included also provides a cable with cigarette lighter plug in the machine for long avtopoezdok. GlobalSat GV-570 is already on sale and costs from 7000 rubles.

Smartbook Lenovo Skylight platform Snapdragon

The company introduced the Lenovo Lenovo Skylight - smartbook with ARM processor platform Snapdragon company Qualcomm. In Skylight embodies the characteristics smartphones and netbooks. Smartbook ensures long battery life, provides opportunities to connect to wireless networks and equipped with the original software.

Smartbook available in two colors: "blue lotus" and "fiery". 10.1-inch high-resolution display for viewing HD-video and photos. Smartbook weighs less than 900 grams, but it is equipped with a full size keyboard. Runtime Chart Skylight over 10 hours, which will see more than two films in a row. Skylight has a built-in Wi-Fi and 3G-modem, it may switch between them without losing context.

Skylight interface is optimized for the Web sites and use popular online services. Users can check e-mail to Google Mail, chat in Facebook, watch videos on YouTube using special widgets that provide easy access to various resources without having to enter login and password. With the help of widgets also provide access to online stores, where you can buy songs or movies. Skylight has a 20 GB storage of data and can store up to 2 GB of music, videos and documents in the online store. Qualcomm's Snapdragon platform offers performance, multimedia features and supports the basic standards of wireless communication in a single chip. Issue smartbook Lenovo is expected in April.

New GPS-receiver Digma M1

The model number of GPS-receivers Digma replenished with new wired receiver Digma M1, which, with the words producer, is the simplest and most affordable solution for turning any PC, laptop or netbook into a full navigation station. To connect the GPS-receiver Digma M1 requires only a free USB-port.

As the company claims, moisture resistant housing allows to operate GPS-receiver Digma M1 in almost any conditions. Thanks to the integrated magnet, the receiver can be conveniently fixed on a magnetic metal surface. The presence of built-in battery provides storage of data and information on satellites for about 7 days without connecting to a computer.

Brief Digma M1 specifications:

  • Chipset: SiRF Star III, 20 channels
  • Antenna Type: Built-in
  • The minimum input signal level: -159 dBm
  • Locality: minimum 10 m
  • Maximum height: up to 18 000 m
  • Maximum speed: up to <514>
  • Update: <1>
  • Hot start: <1>
  • Warm start: <35>
  • Cold start: less <42>
  • Interface Type: USB
  • Protocol: NMEA 0183 ver. 3.0
  • Dimensions: 48,4 х48, 4h15, 1 mm
  • Weight: 30 g

New flash drives from Verbatim Micro USB capacity from 2 GB to 32 GB

Company Verbatim announced its second generation of bright flash drive series Micro USB. Models are presented in a very colorful options and different volumes. These miniature devices only 3 cm in length and no thicker than a coin can accommodate up to 32 GB of data.

Disks Verbatim Micro USB color series, presented in the following colors: «Sun kissed Yellow», «Eucalyptus Green», «Hot Pink», «Caribbean Blue», «Volcanic Orange», 4 GB will be available in February - March 2010 year at a suggested price of 650 rubles.

Models Micro USB in a black casing will be issued with 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 GB.

According to the manufacturer, the new colorful packaging device contains 90% less plastic. It is made of an elastic board patented technology. In addition, flash drives themselves Verbatim Micro USB made with the use of innovative technology, System-in-Package (SiP), integrating electronic components in a secure sealed housing. The case of this tiny flash drive ensures protection from dust, moisture and static electricity, as well as making them, according to the company, one of the most reliable USB-drives on the market.

The entire line of USB-compatible Verbatim discs with Windows (including Windows 7), Mac and Linux and provides cross-platform compatibility and the ability to transfer data between systems.

Netbook from ASUS with Nvidia Ion 2 will be released in April

Originally released on the market netbooks do not have the hardware capabilities and supports playback of HD video quality. One solution to this problem has become a platform Nvidia Ion, which was demonstrated at CES 2009. And, as we already reported, it is replaced by a platform developed by Nvidia Ion 2. One of the first new platform will get the device production Asustek Computer, a popular series of Eee PC. In this line of appearance of the first devices with the graphic platform Nvidia Ion 2 should be expected in April this year.

At present the company produces ASUS netbooks based on the processor Intel Atom N270, N280 and N450. It is expected that soon will be released a model with 12-inch diagonal screen. In this model, built on the basis of processor N270 and N280, will be gradually removed from the market, and the cost of devices with N450 in the second quarter will be reduced. Until the end of February the company intends to release a 10-inch model with a rotating screen, and from April to begin shipping netbook platform Nvidia Ion 2. Netbook with 12-inch screen sizes will be built not on the basis of processor Intel Atom, but will have a platform AMD Congo. Also in N-series devices will appear with the ports of USB 3.0.

Phone-MID ViewSonic VPC08 video

The network has video phone-MID ViewSonic VPC08. The manufacturer positions this model as a phone with the operating system Windows XP. In fact, it seems more like a mini-computer (MID), only with phone functionality. ViewSonic VPC08 made in the clamshell form factor and is equipped with 4.3-inch main and a 2-inch external display. Outside it has a numeric keypad, and inside - QWERTY.

On the characteristics of ViewSonic VPC08 (VCP08) we have already talked in some detail. Recall the main ones: the processor Intel Atom Z500, 512 MB RAM, 8 GB SSD, 2-megapixel camera, WAPI (China's implementation of Wi-Fi), CDMA2000/EV-DO. It is worth noting that, judging by the video itself, the machine is really quite good to cope with the work of Windows XP. ViewSonic VPC08, probably will be sold only in China and is unlikely to come to its limits, the cost of the phone-MID will be the equivalent of $ 705.

8.9-inch tablet ViewSonic VTablet 101 on Android and NVIDIA Tegra T20

ViewSonic ® Corp. today introduced in China quite an interesting device - a tablet called VTablet 101, equipped with a 8.9-inch touch screen with a resolution 1024h800 points. It is based on the software platform Android, and the basic hardware components provided by the chipset NVIDIA Tegra T20 with an ARM, clock frequency is 1 GHz. Among other characteristics of the device - 4 GB of flash memory and support for wireless standards Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Through a wireless headset, for example, you can make calls using VTablet 101, as built-in microphone he does not.

One of China's resources, has published a gallery of photos from the presentation ViewSonic VTablet 101. They can be considered a tablet in detail, noticing, and the front camera, and audio and miniUSB-port. According to the source, the cost of a tablet will be 3000 yuan, equivalent to $ 441. On the timing of Android tablet nothing is yet known.

Communicator Garmin-ASUS nuvifone M10 is already available for pre-order

We have already mentioned in the news about the communicator ASUS M10, and now new information about him. As it turned out, this model will be treated to a series of nuvifone will be sold under the joint brand Garmin-ASUS. The device is already available for pre-order at ASUS Taiwan. Based on the information on the manufacturer's website, Garmin-ASUS nuvifone M10 is really based on a new version of the Windows Mobile operating under number 6.5.3. This besklaviaturnogo candy bar with 3.5-inch touch screen, the device will be offered in black or white color options. It is expected that users will be ordered by their communicators on February 6. Cost Garmin-ASUS nuvifone M10 equivalent to $ 450. It is not clear when this decision will do to other markets.

Garmin-ASUS nuvifone M10 Specifications:
  • Processor: Qualcomm 7227 (600 MHz)
  • Operating system Windows Mobile 6.5.3
  • Cellular: GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz), WCDMA / HSDPA (900/2100 MHz),
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM/512 MB ROM
  • microSDHC-slot
  • Display: 3.5-inch touchscreen, WVGA
  • Camera: 5-megapixel
  • GPS-receiver
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • 3.5-mm audio jack
  • Battery: 1500 mAh
  • Dimensions: 116x58x14, 3 mm
  • Weight: 138 grams

HTC TouchDiamond 3 is HTC Obsession with AMOLED screen and Windows Mobile 7

We have already reported that one of the first communicator based operating system, Windows Mobile 7, will be a model HTC Obsession. Doing this communicator can go and how HTC TouchDiamond 3, ie continuation line communicators TouchDiamond. According to reports, the vehicle will osnaschatsya3 ,7-inch AMOLED screen with support for multitouch input, 1 GHz processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon and 5-megapixel camera with video recording 720p HD 25fps.

In the U.S. Diamond 3 operators will come from AT & T and T-Mobile, with the knowledge of its CDMA version does not developed, owing to low sales of its predecessor, the operators Verizone Wireless and Sprint. The initial release is scheduled for July 10, 2010, but since the Windows Mobile 7 delayed exit, you expect the communicator HTC TouchDiamond 3 should be no earlier than the last quarter of the year.

HTC TouchDiamond 3 characteristics:

• Processor: Qualcomm QSD8250 1 GHz
• Dimensions: 112 x 56 x 11.7 mm
• Memory (RAM / ROM): 512 MB MB/512
• Internal memory: 4 GB
• Memory Cards: MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
• Screen: 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive
• Camera: 5.0 megapixel with autofocus and vyspyshkoy; record video up to 720p @ 25fps
• Supported video formats: Windows Media Video (WMV), MPEG-4 (MP4/M4V) H.264, DVR-MS4
• Supported audio formats: Windows Media Audio (WMA), Advanced Audio Coding (AAC-LC), FairPlay DRM, MP3 (. Mp3)
• Battery: 1230 mAh
• Opening hours of talk time: up to 10 hours
• Opening hours of standby time: up to 240 hours
• Operating time on the Internet: 6 hours (via 3G), 7.5 hours (via WiFi)
• Time of video playback: 7 hours
• Opening hours of audio playback: 24 hours

Two new laptop MSI classic series with ATI Radeon HD graphics

Company Micro-Star International (MSI) has expanded its series of classic notebook models CX605 with 15.6-inch display and CX705 with a 17.3-inch display. In principle, these are ordinary laptops a good middle-class ordinary for today's laptop features: Intel Core 2 Duo, OS Windows 7, a hard drive up to 500 GB, wireless communication and so on. But MSI CX605 and CX705 is a feature that allows you to consider them classics, but with a multi-media bias: it is a discrete accelerator ATI Radeon HD 5470. Among the characteristics can also select HDMI ports and Kensington lock, a card reader with support for four types of memory cards and a sound system with subwoofer (the CX705). In addition, MSI CX605 and CX705 are made in the proprietary design with beveled ends and coating Color Film Print.

MSI GX605/GX705 Specifications:
  • Display: 15.6-inch, 1366x768 tochek/17 ,3-inch, 1600x900 dots
  • Operating system: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Chipset: SiS 672 DX + SiS 968
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5470
  • Memory: DDRII 667/800 MHz
  • Winchester: 250/320/500 GB
  • Web-camera: 1,3 Mp
  • Support memory card XD, MS, SD, MMC
  • Wireless Modules: Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / draft N, Bluetooth 2.1
  • Ports: HDMI, D-sub, USB 2.0h3, microphone, headphone, RJ-45, Kensington lock
  • Battery: 6-cell
  • Dimensions: 374h247, 5h35/414h267h37, 2 mm
  • Weight: 2.48 / 3 kg

New version of fring for Symbian (S60) and Android

Developers VoIP-client fring introduced new versions of platforms for Symbian (S60) and Android. Those who use fring for Symbian (S60) will find themselves following nice innovations: a change in status, the ability to use DTMF - in conversation, you can use call progress tones DTMF, to donabirat desired consistency, manage voice mail or quickly reach the desired menu, the signals "#" and "*" will now work as it should.

New version for the Android platform become more stable. In addition, the developers took into account the following points:
  • You can include or hide the list of friends offline
  • You can include or hide the list of contacts from address book
  • There were additional privacy settings
  • Fixed problem with voice communication in Motorola DROID and Milestone
  • Improved support for Google Nexus One
  • Fixed errors found

Get a version of fring for Symbian (4.1) and Android ( can be here.