Lenovo G455 and G555 - Notebooks average based on AMD Turion II

Friday, February 12, 2010

Company Lenovo introduced two notebook consumer class - G455 and G555. Both are built on dual-core processors, AMD Turion II and use the ATI Radeon HD graphics with DirectX 10 support. Characteristics of devices are similar, although they are equipped with displays of different sizes: Lenovo G455 - 14-inch, as G555 - 15-inch, both the screen resolution of 1366x768 pixels support. Notebooks running operating manufacturer did not disclose a detailed list of characteristics of notebooks, but added a few features.

For example, technology Energy Management 5.0 protects your notebook batteries and prolong their service life, protecting it from over-charging. A function OneKey Rescue System allows you to make a backup of the system and, if necessary, easily restore it. With VeriFace, in turn, can access data on the laptop through facial recognition user. Sales of notebooks Lenovo G455 and G555 will begin in the U.S. in March, the cost starts from $ 449.

Satellite U500-1EX - 13,3-inch Toshiba laptop with touchscreen

Toshiba has announced the launch of notebook Satellite U500-1EX. This 13.3-inch model is notable for the fact that it has touch screen with support for multi-touch. According to the manufacturer, this solution may be useful for the sphere of education and business. Because touch control involves a more comfortable and intuitive to work with documents and multimedia. Elements can select, browse, rotate, scale, and so on with the fingers. Notebook Satellite U500-1EX is based on the processor Intel Core i3 and running the operating system Windows 7 Home Premium. The company also noted its attractive design: brown body with a texture on the cover and glossy black keyboard. Laptop with touch screen Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX already went on sale in the UK, its cost is 649 pounds (just over $ 1000).

Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX Features:

* Processor Intel Core i3-330 (2,13 GHz)
Chipset Intel HM55
* Graphics Mobile Intel HD
* Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium with Microsoft Touch Pack
* Memory 4 GB (DDR3)
* Hard Drive 320 GB
* 13.3-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels and support for Multi Touch
* HD Web Camera with face recognition
* Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
* Optical Drive DVD Super-Multi
* Weight - 2,15 kg

Google displays search results in real time

Today, Google announced its support function "right now" in the Russian-language search on It allows you to display search results in a dynamic flow of news content, published on the Internet. Now, run a search, the user will see news headlines and blog posts, published only a few seconds ago, as well as important updates such popular social services like Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. All updates are sorted in such a way as to show the latest results on the topic of interest.

As noted by Google, search in real-time uses more than a dozen of new search technologies. They can monitor more than a billion documents every day handles hundreds of millions of actual changes. In this we also help partnerships with Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, FriendFeed, Jaiku and other companies. Function "Right Now" starts at the moment and soon all users will be able to see it.

BenQ E1240 - slim camera with video recording 720p

Company BenQ announced a 12 megapixel digital camera E1240. This compact model is just 18 mm thick can shoot high-definition video 720p. 2.7-inch display, camera modules with two LED backlight shows bright and clear images even in sunlight.

A mode of Super Shake Free (SSF) for clearer pictures and prevent smearing. With the Auto Panorama, in turn, can get a panoramic snapshot of a large space with the help of "bonding" of three photos. And finally, thanks to features Beauty Enhancer you can get good portrait shots: to be selected as the optimal skin tone and smoothed defects. In general, the characteristics, BenQ E1240 - a mid-range model. It will go on sale worldwide in February.

BenQ E1240 Characteristics:

* 12 megapixel 1 / 2 ,3-inch CCD sensor
* 2.7-inch LCD display
* 3 x optical zoom
* 5/8-kratny digital zoom (preview / playback)
* Focal length 6.2 - 18.6 mm (35 - 105 mm equivalent 35 mm)
* Focus range - normally from 40 cm to infinity in macro mode from 5 to 40 cm
* Extract from 1 / 2000 to 1 / 8 seconds
* Exposure Compensation + / - 2EV in increments of 0,3 EV
* Sensitivity - ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (3 megapixel)
* Built-in Memory 8 MB
* Support memory cards format SD / SDHC
* Record video with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels at 20 frames per second
* Dimensions - 96x60x18 mm
* Weight - 110 grams

Lenovo C315 - 20-inch computer "all-in-one" with support for multi-touch

Besides the two new notebooks, Lenovo announced a computer all-in-one "C315. This is a desktop computer in the monitor's frame, it is equipped with 20-inch widescreen touch display. Lenovo C315 is based on dual-core processor, AMD Athlon, equipped with 4 GB of RAM and graphics ATI Mobility Radeon. According to the manufacturer, this stylish computer suitable for a wide range of consumer issues, such as playing music, video, games and so on.

Computer Lenovo C315 is optimized for touch, including multi-touch. Special applications PowerCinema and AutoCollage (automatically create collages from selected images) will work with multimedia files with multitouch control. And with the help of the program VeriTouch, which "can" recognize faces, the user can access the system. Computer "all in one" Lenovo C315 will go on sale in the U.S. in April, it will cost $ 649.

The new mobile application processor with support from Toshiba records Full HD video and 24 megapixel cameras

The Japanese firm Toshiba announced the development of new application processor for mobile platforms - T6G, manufactured using the rules of 40 nm process and supports the processing of Full HD video.

New supports the processing of two-dimensional and three-dimensional graphics, recording and output Full HD images, has a built-TV signal demodulator, controller LCD and DDR SDRAM memory modules.

Brief specifications:

  • Model: T6G
  • Dimensions: 12h14h1, 2 mm (651-pin FBGA Corps)
  • Features: audio and video signals, 2D/3D graphics
  • Support output Full HD output to external sources
  • Built-in LCD display controller (FWVGA) with the ability to output their HD video
  • Supports Full HD video and 24 megapixel sensors
  • Support for high-speed memory and mobile DRAM DDR SDRAM.

First image of smartphone Nokia N98

Online image appeared smartphone Nokia N98. Rumors of such a device go since 2007, but it has not yet been released. In the image presented smartphone Nokia N98 looks like N97 and Nokia N97 mini - it is equipped with QWERTY-keyboard and a sliding erect touchscreen. Diagonal screen size is 4 inches. Is also reported that the Nokia N98 will be 32 GB of internal memory. And, of course, a smartphone running the operating system Symbian. It is not clear now whether this image, or it was created by fans of the company, on its device in a light-green body.

On the other characteristics of the model did not give the source, we can assume that it will be high resolution camera. It is not clear whether the announcement will take place at the Congress of Nokia N98 Mobile World Congress 2010, which starts a few days. In any case, the beginning of sales is scheduled only at the end of this year, closer to the holiday season. Nokia N98 price of 450 euros.

New Property 12 MoJ camera Nokia N87

One French resources posted photos of pages of documentation describing the smartphone Nokia N87. The code name for the device - Vasco. Rumors about this model appeared in the past: at the end of last year entered into the world's slide presentation with Nokia eskihom and a brief list of characteristics of the N87. But now the description is somewhat different, as previously it was thought that a smartphone screen 3.2-inch, and now - 3.7-inch. Nokia N87 Camera with 12-megapixel with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash. It is likely that the Nokia N87 and N8, the announcement is expected at Mobile World Congress, is one and the same device.

Nokia N87 Features:
  • Display: 3.7-inch touchscreen, AMOLED
  • Operating system: Symbian
  • Processor: ARM Cortex A8 with 600 MHz
  • Graphics processor with support for OpenGL
  • Output HD audio and video
  • Camera: 12-megapixel with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Internal memory: 16/32 GB
  • GPS-receiver
  • Wireless Wi-Fi
  • FM-radio
  • FM-transmitter

Chinese new year may set record for the number of SMS sent

Short text messages have become a popular means of communication with friends and relatives during the holidays. In only one of Sweden for New Year's Eve 2009-2010. one of the cellular networks provided sending 32 million SMS-messages, ie from 9 messages per person. In the Chinese New Year on February 14, projected to Ericsson, will be sent to the 19 billion SMS-messages.

Another record for the number of sent SMS-messages has been set during the broadcast of the contest American Idol - 2009 (analog in Russia: "Star Factory") in the United States - only 178 million messages.

According to Gartner, the number of sent SMS-messages throughout miri for 2010 will be 2.3 trillion.

Opera Mini: 50 million users

The company Opera Software announced that Opera Mini, the most popular mobile browser in the world, reached a milestone: according to January 2010 the number of active users exceeded 50 million. Total annual number of browsers has increased by 150% - from 20 million in January 2009 to 50 million in January 2010. The figures take into account not only those who have downloaded Opera Mini, but users are actively working with a browser on the Internet.

Recall that the Opera Mini - small in size and easy to use browser that runs on most mobile phones and server technology uses data compression. With this technology, traffic, loaded on phones users, compressed to 90% of the original volume, increasing the speed of the web and reducing the cost of mobile Internet.

Smartbook HP Compaq Airlife 100 represented in Spain

Hewlett-Packard has introduced the Spanish model Compaq Airlife 100. This device made in the form factor netbook, has a 10.1-inch touch screen and integrated 3G module communication. However, this gadget is classified smartbook, since it uses the processor, "borrowed" from smartphones - Qualcomm Snapdragon to 1 GHz. From them, the same was taken and the operating system - Google Android, version of an assembly which has not yet specified.

The model has a full QWERTY-keyboard, but I can also use a touch screen that supports multitouch. Also 3G module device has Wi-Fi and GPS-receiver (navigation software NDrive). To store the information you can use the 16 GB SSD drive and memory card SD-format. Also, HP Compaq Airlife 100 has a 0.3-megapixel Web camera with a pre-program Instant On, which allows to accelerate its integration. Autonomy time ranging from 12 hours to 10 days - depending on the intensity of use.

Apparently, the model will be showcased at MWC 2010. In Spain, sales smartbook HP Compaq Airlife 100 arrive in the spring operator Telefonica, but its value has not called

High-performance CMOS image sensors for thin Samsung mobile phones with support for HD video

South Korean company Samsung Electronics announced the development of two new models of image sensors - S5K4E2 and S5K5CA, intended for installation in mobile phones. These models, as claimed by the manufacturer, specially designed for installation in vehicles of Class Hi-End, which will have a very small thickness and compact size.

Model S5K4E2 is a 5 megapixel CMOS (CMOS) sensor size 1/4-dyuyma with extended depth of focus and ability to focus at a distance of 15 cm This sensor allows video footage in full resolution at 15 frames per second.

Model S5K5CA - a 3 megapixel image sensor combined size 1/5-dyuyma, which is a single-chip solution, which includes himself CMOS (CMOS) sensor and image processor. As the company claims, its 3 MP novelty at least 25% lower than the existing analogs, is 10% higher signal to noise ratio, allows you to shoot HD video (720p) and is an ideal solution with a fixed focus for thin mobile phones.

It is now available to test samples submitted by the sensors, and their mass production scheduled for the end of the first quarter. Samsung plans to use these sensors in the new models of mobile phones in 2010.

Acer will release a "trump" MacBook Air competitor

Acer is planning to release ultra-thin notebook this year. The model has not yet received the title, is positioned as a direct competitor to the ultra-thin product Apple - laptop MacBook Air, and will also have a processor with low energoptorebleniem. However, unlike the rest CULV notebooks, Acer model will be built on the platform Intel Calpella, allowing it to have a capacity of classical laptop. The thickness of the model will be 1.9 cm, ie be exactly the same as a MacBook Air.

Platform Calpella processors can use the Intel Core i5 and i7 ULV processors, but Acer has not yet announced which of the processors will be the basis for a system for ultra-thin notebooks. The base rate of these processors is not too large - 1.2 GHz, but the use of Intel Turbo Boost technology allows you to "disperse" them up to 1.86 GHz and 2.26 GHz respectively.

Designing such an ultra-thin notebook from Acer motivated by a desire to press the largest manufacturer of computer equipment - Hewlett-Packard. In this case, by some accounts, the model of thickness 1.9 cm smaller any of their analogues, HP, and should become a "trump card up his sleeve."

Yota and Samsung will accelerate the spread of Mobile WiMAX networks throughout Russia

Yota Company announced the conclusion of the next contract with Samsung Electronics to support plans for the development of Mobile WiMAX networks in Russia. Under the new contract, Samsung must deliver for the company Yota with March 2010 more than 5 000 macro base stations in delivering Mobile WiMAX routers and access control (ACR). Yota plans to expand its network in Russia through the connection to the Mobile WiMAX this year, 15 new cities, including Sochi, which will host the Winter Games in 2014.

It is worth noting that since the conclusion of an exclusive cooperation agreement in 2008, Samsung has shipped provider Yota more than 4 500 units of Mobile WiMAX Macro and Pico base stations. The company currently provides services Yota Mobile WiMAX more than 300 000 subscribers in three cities in Russia, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Ufa. In addition, it was a test launch of Mobile WiMAX network in Krasnodar and Sochi, and over 50 000 subscribers are already registered there. Each day subscribers Yota are more than 3 000 new users. The company's plans - to build a Mobile WiMAX network in 180 cities of Russia.

In addition to expanding coverage of Mobile WiMAX in Russia, the company Yota and Samsung is actively extend their services worldwide. Yota service launched in Nicaragua in December last year and is actively preparing to launch in Belarus in the second quarter of 2010. Also in January, Yota company won the tender for the supply of equipment, design and installation of Mobile WiMAX networks for the national provider of Peru. Yota seeking to become the leading company providing Mobile WiMAX services throughout the world, including Latin America, CIS, Asia and Africa.

Sagem Orga and Telefonica will add Wi-Fi in the SIM card

Companies Sagem Orga (group Safran) and Telefonica have announced plans to introduce a mobile broadcast SIMFi, which implies the integration of Wi-Fi module in the SIM card. According to these companies, many users using netbooks to access the Internet while driving, for authentication and access to HSPA networks they need USIM card. However, this system requires a number of special devices and software.

Instead it is proposed to make SIM card into a universal HSPA / Wi-Fi router. In the SIM card embedded WLAN modem, which uses the application SIM card, which allows for HSPA access Wi-Fi module notebook or netbook. Thus, a new generation SIM cards (so-called SIMFi) can be inserted in any mobile phone. In this case SIMFi will operate as a universal HSPA / Wi-Fi router, regardless of the functionality of the device.

Samples of these SIM cards will be on display MWC next week.

Photo of the new touchscreen phone Philips Xenium X809

We all see the image of the new touchscreen phone from the company Philips - Xenium X809, which has among other things built-in 5 MP camera:

1 GHz ARMADA 618 chipset and platform for smartphones Pantheon from Marvell

Company Marvell introduced its strategy for the development of platforms for smartphones budget and a higher level. Flagship platform will ARMADA 618, having a processor ARM v7 Marvell Sheeva to 1 GHz and is able to work with HD-resolution video to 1080p. Also, this platform will be able to maintain photographic modules with a matrix of up to 16 MPs and simultaneously work with the four displays. Budgetary decisions will be the platform Pantheon, for smart phones cost $ 99 and designed for use operating systems, Android and Windows Mobile or other proprietary operating systems.

ARMADA 618 chipset can run on Android, Windows Mobile or Linux and provides the DirectX, Open GL ES 2.0 and Open VG 1.1. It is stated that the platform will be a very good game solutions with the possibility of rendering 45 million triangles per second. Each of the 4 screens may have supported the resolution to 2000 x 2000 pixels. Of course, supports USB 2.0 and all other types of connections, including WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0 and FM-radio.

As the platform Pantheon, is because it is designed for smart phones cost $ 100, its functionality is noticeably lower. Yet she is able to cope with 3D games and high definition video. Also supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM-radio modules.

Both platforms will be demonstrated next week in Barcelona.

Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 - three years of work on batteries

Logitech has announced a Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 - a set of keyboard and mouse with the duration of the battery up to three years for both devices. Also worth noting is a miniature receiver Logitech Unifying, comfortable keys, made on technology Logitech Incurve keys, and the regime of hyper-fast scrolling.

Three-year period of the batteries made possible by the fact that the data is transmitted in high-speed wireless mode at a frequency of 2.4 GHz, which is much more effective than usual for such systems, the frequency of 27 MHz. In addition, by reducing the time during which the keyboard and mouse remain active in standby mode, Wireless Desktop MK710 saves energy and reduces the time delay in re-print, or work with a mouse.

Flat keyboard keys supplied Logitech Incurve keys and soft palm rest. Slightly concave design keys Incurve repeats the form of pads of fingers and helps to find the right buttons. Moreover, the soft, curved edges make it easier to slide your finger across the keyboard. The soft palm rest provides an opportunity to relax the hands in between typing and using the LCD panel, you can track the status of key Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, Num Lock and battery.

Comfortable laser mouse works on more surfaces, providing excellent control accuracy. Hyper-fast scrolling mode allows you to instantly scroll through long documents or, if desired, switch to the pager for each click when working with slides, photographs, and lists. Also, there are three programmable buttons, which are located next to the thumb. It is expected that a set of keyboard and mouse Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 go on sale in Europe in February 2010 for a suggested retail price of 99,99 euros.

Wrist computer SpecOps WC2 received iKey keyboard

Company SpecOps summer of 2009 presented a wearable computer on hand WC2, which is designed to operate in challenging conditions. The model had a built-in keyboard, which however proved to be too inconvenient to use, because its size is not allowed to provide both adequate strength and the ability to operate when wearing gloves or other protection of hands. Therefore the government SpecOps iKey asked the company to develop an improved version of the keyboard.

Proposed iKey prototype KYB-170-OEM is a compact keyboard, the size of which does not exceed 65 x 70 x 5,6 mm. After the appropriate refinement, the model and became the basis for SpecOps WC2, providing full access to the functionality of your computer. 17-button keypad, LED backlit, executed in accordance with the standards of NEMA 4X and fully meets the standard of protection for MIL-STD-461E. In keyboard iKey offers in addition to the computer SpecOps WC2 series also protected peripheral devices.

Dell introduces a new portable laptop and upgraded mobile workstation

Dell Inc. introduced new notebook Latitude 13 and a mobile workstation with the dual-processor Dell Precision M6500. Portable notebook Latitude 13 and a mobile workstation with the dual-processor Dell Precision M6500 conceived as an important addition to its line of commercial PCs Dell.

Dell Latitude 13 provides the performance and flexibility in their daily work and cares for the IT budget. Features such as remote control, optional microphone and webcam, as well as functions that connect on the go, make it possible to work with full dedication. Certified for use by Citrix and VMware, Latitude 13 supports the virtualization of desktop systems. This workstation ensures users desired mobility in combination with security and management features needed IT services. Permanent link through the optional mobile broadband connection to WWAN, Bluetooth interface or a wireless LAN, 802.11g / n helps users keep in touch at any place where they would not have worked. Is also worth noting optional external Blu-ray drive and the ability to upload photos using card reader 5-in-1. Orders for Dell Latitude 13 will be taken in the coming weeks.

Powerful Mobile Workstation Dell Precision M6500 now comes with dual-core processors, next-generation Intel Core i7 and Core i5. The main design features of Dell Precision M6500 include:
Ability to select quad-core processor Intel Core i7-920XM Quad Core Extreme Edition, a dual-core processor Core i7 Dual Core or i5 Dual Core with a high-speed memory, 1066 MHz, 1333 MHz or 1600 MHz.
Support for 32 - and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, as well as 64-bit Red Hat Linux 5.3.
Optional 17-inch screen is backlit with RGB-based LED modules without the unused area on the edges and with the ability to fully control range of colors. Optional support RAID5 and three internal drive.

With support for three internal drives and SSD MiniCard capacity of 64 GB, users can add up to two additional hard drives in RAID 0 or RAID0 1 of a total capacity of over 1 TB. The system can be supplemented with optional 3.2-megapixel camera and USB 3.0 support for wireless networking Gobi 2.0. Orders for versions of Dell Precision M6500 with dual-core processor will be taken in the coming weeks.