Powerful mobile platform ST-Ericsson U8500 showed their ability to MWC

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Company ST-Ericsson has demonstrated its hardware platform U8500 at Mobile World Congress. Recall, it was announced last year. ST-Ericsson U8500 is based on dual-core CPU ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore SMP with a frequency of 1.2 GHz and a graphics processor ARM Mali-400. This platform is designed for multimedia smartphones, it supports the three-dimensional graphics and HD video 1080p. At MWC U8500 exhibited work with the operating system Android. Perhaps soon appear on the market and commercial solutions with this combination of hardware and software platforms.

Among other features a powerful platform ST-Ericsson U8500 - support for up to 20 megapixel cameras, HD camcorder, multi-channel audio, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and FM radio. However, it differs energy efficiency: on one battery charge capacity of 1000 mAh can work up to 120 hours of audio playback and 12 hours of video playback Full HD. The network has already appeared photos and video from MWC with a demonstration of 3D games on the ST-Ericsson U8500. By platform simply connected display controller and the PlayStation 3.

LG GD880 Mini - the first phone with three synchronized LG Air Sync

Company LG Electronics demonstrated and announced further details about its new phone LG Mini (LG GD880) at the exhibition Mobile World Congress, which began in the Spanish city of Barcelona on 15 February and will run until February 18. As the producer, this is the first mobile phone that supports three-way synchronization.

With a thickness of 10.6 mm and weighing 99 grams, LG Mini has a set of advanced features, including a three-way synchronization, called the LG Air Sync, which was previously only available in smartphones. This technology allows you to synchronize data on their phones with the information stored on PCs, including the history of visited websites. This means that these types of content like photos, videos, calendars and notebooks easily updated and accessible at any time.

LG Air Sync works in three directions. First, thanks to the function History Sync phone browser keeps a history of the last 20 sites visited by the user on the PC that allows you to return to the saved pages. Secondly, thanks to the function PIM (Personal Information Manager - Personal Information Manager) Sync phone LG Mini syncs with the user's computer all the contacts from Address Book and daily plans. This means that if a user LG Mini lose your phone, his contacts and plans will be available on the PC. And, finally, R-Click feature allows you to upload images and information from the user's PC to LG Mini. This means that each image with a website can become a wallpaper on your desktop LG Mini with a click of a mouse.

LG Mini positioned as the smallest and slimmest phone with touch-screen 3.2-, and it has a quick browser and push email function for even more convenience. With the support of SNS users can easily communicate with friends on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, as well as receive updates on the status of buddies.

Phone LG Mini also comes with a 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, FM radio and supports high data transfer rate 7.2 Mbps HDSPA. LG Mini will be available in Europe since March, and then in other countries.

Sonim XP2 Spirit - a strong waterproof phone

Sonim company announced at the exhibition MWC, which is now in Barcelona, mobile phone XP2 Spirit. The strengthened capable of withstanding the harshest of conditions. Undoubtedly, such an apparatus is useful neubivaemy employees of industrial enterprises in the field of security, or when working outside the premises in adverse environmental conditions. It Sonim XP2 Spirit is impervious to dust and can withstand immersion in water to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes (the degree of protection IP 67), high or low temperatures - from -20 ° C to +55 ° C. The device could even be without prejudice to drop from two meters on the cement floor, he can withstand vibration, and the display is protected from damage 1,5 mm strong glass Gorilla Glass. Sonim XP2 Spirit - is a classic piece with a 2-inch display and numeric keypad, it is based on the platform of Qualcomm BREW. Technical characteristics of the device rather average. Sales of fortified phone has already begun, its cost is 399 euros.

Sonim XP2 Spirit Features:

* Networks GSM / GPRS / EDGE (900/1800/1900 MHz), UMTS / HSDPA (7,2 Mbit / s)
* 2-inch display with QVGA resolution
* 3 megapixel camera with LED flash
* FM radio
* Media Player
* Interface Bluetooth 1.2
* 40 MB internal memory
* MicroSD slot
* 2,5 mm audio jack
* Port Micro USB 2.0
* Battery 1300 mAh
* Time running conversation - up to 8 hours
* Opening hours of standby time - up to 428 hours
* Size - 130,7 x59, 7x21, 7 mm
* Weight - 180 grams

OpenTablet 7 - 7-inch plate on Intel Moorestown

Company OpenPeak presented at the Mobile World Congress tablet OpenTablet 7. The device is built on a hardware platform Intel Moorestown processor Intel Atom. Tablet is equipped with a 7-inch touch screen and is designed for multimedia and communication functions: play music and video, data, telephony and the like. They, incidentally, are wireless standards Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth and 3G. Also at the tablet has an HDMI output and two cameras, with which you can receive pictures and shoot high definition video. OpenTablet 7, moreover, supports memory card format microSD.

On the other technical characteristics of the device manufacturer did not elaborate, saying only the advantages Platform Intel Moorestown - multimedia, communications and so on. Tablet running software platform OpenPeak technology to support Flash. It is reported that sales OpenTablet 7 will begin in the second half of this year, the value of nothing is yet known.

Cypress TrueTouch - capacitive display with support for high-precision stylus

Company Cypress announced the formation of a capacitive touch screen that supports input using the stylus. Capacitive screen titled TrueTouch recognizes touch stylus with an accuracy of 1 mm. The company even posted on its website relevant video demo, demonstration of technology was also at the Mobile World Congress 2010. It should be noted that usually work with stylus support resistive touch screens, but in recent years, due to the increasing popularity of finger control, all the more widespread it is capacitive touch screens.

Some capacitive screens, by the way, support the stylus, but the accuracy is less than - 3.4 mm, that is, you can only get on big thumbnail pictures. New Cypress TrueTouch fill this gap, and with them, if necessary, can be used not only fingers, but the stylus. Moreover, these displays are secure and protected from scratches. Cypress TrueTouch volume shipments scheduled for the second quarter of this year.

MID-Phone LG GW990 based on Intel Moorestown could be the first device on the OS MeeGo

The very next day after the announcement of a software platform MeeGo company LG Electronics has officially confirmed that the MID-GW990 phone will operate under its management. Recall the Congress MWC Intel and Nokia have announced their desire to combine mobile operating system, Maemo and Moblin Linux into one, called MeeGo. Initially the model LG GW990 was built on Moblin 2.1 but for commercial production, which is scheduled for the second half of this year, she goes on MeeGo.

The initial announcement of LG GW990 was held in early January. This is an interesting mobile internet device has phone functionality built on the hardware platform Intel Moorestown. The model features a long 4.8-inch touch screen display, 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi module and GPS. Built in memory LG GW990 is 16 GB, but it can still expand to card format microSD. This device is sufficiently productive to work with high-definition video and three-dimensional games.

Processors AMD Propus reach frequencies of 3 GHz at the beginning of the second quarter

AMD has plans to supplement the family of its quad-core processors Propus two new models. New items were named Athlon II X4 640 and Athlon II X4 645 and must be born in the second and third quarter of this year. Interestingly, this will be the first CPU in the line Propus, whose clock speed to reach the turn at 3 GHz.

New chips Athlon II X4 640 and Athlon II X4 645 received basic frequency of 3 GHz and 3.1 GHz, respectively. At the same time, the CPU clock speed Athlon II X4 635, which is the fastest model in the family of AMD Propus, is present on the market, is 2.9 GHz. This Athlon II X4 640 and Athlon II X4 645, as well as other representatives of this line, do not have the cache of the third level.

In addition, the specification of processors Athlon II X4 640 and Athlon II X4 645 includes 2 MB shared cache and support for DDR3 1333, and their a TDP of 95 watts. Both chips are made on standards tested 45-nm process technology and are suitable for installation in the socket AM3. Model Athlon II X4 640 should appear at the beginning of the second quarter, while the debut Athlon II X4 645 is scheduled for mid-third quarter. Moreover, the latest CPU, obviously, would be the quickest solution in the line of AMD Propus, scheduled for release in 2010.

Monitor EIZO CG223W with a diagonal 22-inch display 95% of Adobe RGB gamut

EIZO company decided to renew its ColorEdge series of LCD monitors have one model. Novelty called CG223W and has a 22-inch diagonal, and its flip-type VA (Vertical Alignment) capable of displaying 95 percent of the color space Adobe RGB, which is a very good indicator.

This resolution 22-inch monitor EIZO ColorEdge CG223W is 1680 x 1050 pixels, and the response time is 6 ms (during the transition from gray to gray). In addition, the monitor has a maximum brightness of 270 cd/m2 and a contrast ratio equal to 950: 1.

System interfaces monitor EIZO ColorEdge CG223W includes a port Dual DVI and DisplayPort, and his stance has the function of adjusting the height of 174 mm. The display screen can also be tilted at 30 degrees and rotated about its axis by 344 degrees. In addition, there is a function of rotation of 90 degrees for portrait mode.

Such characteristics allow the use of EIZO ColorEdge CG223W for professional work with digital photography and in the preparation of printed materials. The monitor is equipped with a five-year warranty and is available on the market, though its value is not specified.

something involving HTC HD2 and Windows Phone 7 may be announced soon

Just the other day was the official announcement of the new operating system Windows Phone 7 Series, which took place at the exhibition Mobile World Congress 2010 in the day of her launch on 15 February. Shortly after the announcement appeared on the Internet live photo, which shows the communicator HTC HD2 with the interface of the new OS on the screen. It spawned a number of assumptions, which began to circulate through the global network. Will announced the release of a firmware update to Windows Phone 7 Series flagship for a powerful communicator HTC HD2

An official comment on the matter, Microsoft has already made in your account Twitter. However, nothing concrete in it are not reported, on the contrary, feels intrigue. According to Microsoft, for all who asked about the Windows Phone 7 Series on HTC HD2 no exact information yet. However, it will appear in the next few months.

That is, the update is not promised, but not refuted and the assumption of its possible appearance. It should be noted that the flagship of HTC HD2 with its Performance 1 GHz processor and a large 4.3-inch display, indeed, is well suited to the new OS. While HTC HD2 is sold with an installed WM 6.5.

12-inch notebooks Lenovo ThinkPad X201

Name of the new 12-inch ultraportable notebook Lenovo ThinkPad X201 is already found on the open spaces of the global network and we wrote about this in the news. This model, among several others, was seen in the spy roadmap company Lenovo, which entered the Internet earlier this month. And now on the site, Lenovo can find a manual models such as the X201, X201s, X201i and X201si, although they have not yet released.

This documentation refers to some characteristics of devices, for example, Lenovo ThinkPad X201 is built on powerful Intel processors up to 2.66 GHz Core i7-620M. At the same time, more subtle version of the ThinkPad X201s notebook uses a chip with low power consumption of 10 watts - Intel Core i7-640LM with a frequency of 2.13 GHz. Lenovo ThinkPad X201i and X201si - this, in turn, more affordable laptops with processors Lenovo Core i3-330M. There is still not clear when all these models will go on sale.

Navitel NX5200 - new GPS-navigator with the support of plugs and a set of maps of the Commonwealth

ZAO "Center of navigation technologies provided a new car navigator NAVITEL NX5200, built on the basis of dual-core processor SIRF Atlas-IV with 500 MHz and has a large touch-sensitive 5-inch screen, FM-transmitter, video input, and support a free service Navitel.Probki with connection over Bluetooth via cell phone.

As the developer says, the new processor delivers high performance when playing music and video, shading maps and data processing. NAVITEL NX5200 is based on the latest operating system Windows CE 6.0. New GPS-receiver SiRF I3 + c 64 receiving channels provides up to 6 times more rapid and precise positioning on the ground. The model is made in a thin casing and has a removable battery.

In avtonavigator NAVITEL NX5200 already installed the software Navitel Navigator with the new cards "Commonwealth", including one covering the territories of Russia, Ukraine and the Republic of Belarus.

Brief specifications of NAVITEL NX5200:

  • Screen: 5-inch touch screen, a resolution of 480х272 pixels
  • Platform: Windows CE 6.0
  • Processor: Dual core processor SiRF Atlas IV 500 MHz, DSP 248 MHz
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM, 32MB ROM + 4GB of internal memory, memory card support SD / MMC (up to 32GB)
  • GPS: SiRF 3i +, 64 channels with technology Instant Fix II
  • Bluetooth: Support Hands Free, Internet access via GPRS to connect to a mobile phone, notebook
  • Video input AV: Supports wired and wireless rearview camera, video output format CVBS, PAL / NTSC
  • FM-Transmitter
  • Battery: removable 1050 mAh, Li-Polymer
  • Port MiniUSB 2.0 High Speed - up to 480 Mbit / sec
  • Audio Output: 2.5mm (3.5mm adapter for headphones included)
  • Possibilities media player: play graphics, video, audio files, flash
  • Ability to read e-books
  • Supported file formats: wma, mp3, wav, wmv, mpeg4, divx, xvis, mpeg2, asf, avi, jpeg, gif, bmp, png, txt
  • Ability to return to the Windows CE OS directly from the browser menu
  • Internet Explorer, calculator, converter, 9 pre-game
  • Navigation program Navitel Navigator
  • Set cards Commonwealth (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus)
  • Community Navitel Navigator can free load informal, amateur cards from all the cities, regions and countries.

Lenovo introduced ultraportable business notebook ThinkPad X100e

The company presented a notebook Lenovo ThinkPad X100e, ultra-professional computer for business. Model the new class for the company combines performance, ease of use, the original design with new colors and affordable price. In addition, X100e is the first notebook series ThinkPad, which uses processors from AMD and technology VisionPro.

ThinkPad X100e has the qualities necessary for business users. Equipped with the single-core processor series AMD Ahlon Neo or dual-core Turion, X100e provides the performance needed for enterprise operating systems such as Windows 7 Professional. X100e comes with a set of software and hardware technologies for ThinkVantage convenient centralized services. 11, 6-inch high-resolution display provides comfortable work with documents. Full-size keyboard with keys larger size is devoid of seldom-used buttons, such as the SysRq. X100e is also the first notebook series ThinkPad, available not only in black, but with the body red.

X100e easy to take with you, it weighs slightly less than 1.2 kilograms. This model is equipped with Wi-Fi module and Bluetooth, as well as optional 3G-modem.

Dr.Web for smartphones based on Symbian OS

Company Doctor Web, Ltd. - Russia developer of IT security - announced the launch of new solutions to protect against viruses and spam smartphones running operating system Symbian.

Based on the virus scanner Dr.Web, new product enables you to scan the entire file system device or individual files and folders on the user's query, scanning files and folders on memory cards. The scanner supports archive formats, SIS, CAB, ZIP and RAR. In addition, provided removal of detected dangerous objects or move them to quarantine, as well as filtering incoming calls and SMS-messages based on custom black and white lists. Dr.Web Anti-virus for Symbian OS has a user interface that allows to configure the necessary components and monitor the program in real time. In addition, the implemented context-sensitive help system, accessible from any active application window.

Dr.Web Anti-virus for Symbian OS supports the operating system S60 (3rd & 5th edition). All buyers of products Dr.Web Security Space, Dr.Web for Windows and Bastion Dr.Web for Windows provides the right to free use Dr.Web Anti-virus for Symbian OS. Also provides a free demo version of the request .

Video calls fring appeared in versions for Symbian 9.2

Developers of mobile VoIP-client fring reported that after the release of the first version to carry out video calls over the Internet for Nokia smartphones with touch screen, they got a lot of requests to extend line of supported devices. The command fring users and requests become the new version of fring with video calls, working on significantly greater number of smartphones Nokia.

Supported video appeared in versions of fring for Symbian 9.2 - the most popular version OC Nokia smartphones at this time. For example, supported devices E71, E51, E66, and so on. If the smart phone has Symbian 9.2, it is already possible to download the new version and get all the opportunities to commit video calls. Support for devices running Symbian 9.3 will be about a week.

Alcatel introduced the "guglofon" officially

We have already reported that, Alcatel intends to present at the exhibition MWC 2010 its first smart phone operating system Google Android. These rumors have been confirmed - the presentation of the model Alcatel OT-980 took place. As expected, the model looks repeats Communicator Palm Pre, having 2.8-inch touch screen and sliding QWERTY-keyboard. The operating system can be installed Android version 1.6 or 2.1. The device supports third-generation networks with high-speed data transfer standard HSPA. Like other models of the manufacturer of this smartphone has a very low cost - price category is defined as less than 200 euros. In the sale of Alcatel OT-980 arrive in June, pre-sales region - France, Spain, Britain and Italy.

With Android-smartphone was introduced and a number of more simple and more budget devices. Among them, a music phone OT-710 with support for social services, the side slider OT-880 has the QWERTY-keyboard and touch screen, QWERTY-slider OT-606 for the fans of hardware keyboards and intense correspondence and monoblock QWERTY-OT-806 has a touch screen module Wi-Fi. All of these models appear on the European market this year, and their value without a contract will not exceed € 100.

GSMA announced the winners of Global Mobile Awards

GSM Association announced the winners of the fifteenth annual award Global Mobile Awards. Winners were determined in 19 categories, of which two were given separately at a special evening performance: The best mobile phone and the President Award for greatest contribution to the development of the mobile industry. Among the awardees and Russia's MTS.

The winners of prizes by a vote in this year were:
  • Best game for your mobile device: Iricom - The Last City - Fight For Your Life!
  • Best Music Service: Odyssey Music Group - Deezer
  • The best advertising or marketing: CLANMO GmbH and OgilvyOne - The IKEA PS Mobile Interior Planning Tool
  • The best mobile TV service: CBS Mobile - TV.COM
  • Best Local Ad Campaign: R / GA - Nokia viNe
  • Best innovative product or service: Research In Motion - BlackBerry Enterprise Server v5.0
  • Best mobile Internet service: adaffix Gmbh - YELLIX
  • Best service Mobile Money: Safaricom - M-PESA (bulk payment & utility bill) extension to service
  • Best use of mobile systems for sotsianogo and Economic Development: Grameen Foundation, MTN Uganda, and Google - The Grameen Foundation Application Laboratory (AppLab)
  • Best Mobile Money Service for non-bank payments: Zain Bahrain BSC - ZAP
  • The Green Prize (for best environmental program, product or innovation): VNL - VNL GSM base station for solar energy
  • The prize for the most environmentally friendly network: Mocambique Celular SARL (mcel) - Eco Naturalmente (Naturally Thinking Green)
  • For the greatest development of network technologies: SkyCross Inc - SkyCross iMAT Antennas (a regime of an isolated antenna)
  • Best service platform: Huawei Technologies Co Ltd - Huawei SDP solution
  • The best tariff plan: Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) - Your individual optimal tariff plan
  • Best breakthrough in mobile technology: Orange - Mobile High Definition (HD) Voice
  • Best mobile phone: HTC - HTC Hero
  • The best mobile device (no phone): Novatel Wireless Inc. - MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
  • Government Award: Kenya
  • Prize Chairman GSMA: Carl-Henric Svanberg
  • Person of the Year as a result of a voice in the media: Steve Jobs (Steve Jobs)
  • Prix mobile innovations: Ubidyne (USA) - Antenna Embedded Radio ™