Thin Notebooks Acer Calpella Slim from 13 to 15 inch - in the second quarter

Saturday, February 27, 2010

According to the resource DigiTimes citing sources at the companies that manufacture laptops, Acer plans to release ultra-thin notebooks based on the hardware platform Intel Calpella. He should take place in the second quarter of this year. These devices seem to be able to compete with the model of MacBook Air. It is reported that the company Wistron will manufacture 13-inch notebooks, and Quanta Computer - 14 and 15-inch. Perhaps the code name for a new series of thin laptop Acer - Calpella Slim.

As the head of Acer, JT Wang (JT Wang), Platform Intel CULV, used for ultra-long-running laptop, not meeting user expectations for performance and notebooks based on it are not sold too well. In the new series of the company will move to mainstream processors Intel, to combine improved performance with portability. While no specific information on names and performance series notebooks Calpella Slim (other than processors). We only know that the thickness of these devices will not exceed 1 inch (25.4 mm).

Seagate Constellation ES - the industry's first drive for corporate environments to 2 terabytes, and interface with SAS 6 Gbps

Seagate has announced shipment of the hard drive form factor 3.5-inch Constellation ES, the first enterprise-class hard drive capacity of 2 TB and sinterfeysom SAS 6 Gbps. Decision Constellation ES was created specifically for the needs of Multi Disk System speed access, which includes requirements for energy efficiency, reliability and security of data storage.

This is the fourth generation solutions including Seagate 3.5-inch decisions with spindle speed 7200 rpm. Hard Drives Family Constellation Seagate Constellation ES is a cost-effective solutions for data storage capacity of 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB. As the producer, ensuring that the recording density up to 76 terabytes per square foot, Constellation ES offers best-in-class reliability, high performance interface with SAS 6 Gbps (or SATA 3 Gb / sec), power-saving features PowerChoice and optional custom data protection.

Microsoft: Windows Mobile 6.5 will become a Windows Phone Starter Edition

We already wrote that Microsoft plans to leave the operating system Windows Mobile 6.5 along with the latest Windows Phone 7 Series. The previous version will be used for low-cost devices in emerging markets. Partner Microsoft Bsquare has already submitted OS Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition SKU based on Windows Mobile 6.5. And now, Mary-Jo Foley (Mary-Jo Foley) with resource ZDNet learned more about it from a representative of Microsoft.

He said that the platform of Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition SKU will be available immediately direct partners of Microsoft, as well as through the company MediaTek and BSquare. While for the operating system available in the current version of office suite, Office Mobile, and after the release of the final version of Office Mobile 2010 will be available and it is.

Also, a Microsoft representative said that the Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition SKU is offered in versions with Office Mobile, and without him, and supports cellular GSM / GPRS / EDGE, CDMA2000 xRTT / EV-DO Rev. A and TD-SCDMA, but evaded the question of specific differences between this version and WM 6.5. Not clear, and what will be different Windows Phone Classic and Windows Phone Starter, two versions of the OS, which are obtained from WM 6.5. Perhaps the first of which will focus on developing markets, and the second - on the corporate segment? And the license for them, apparently, will cost OEMs cheaper than Windows Phone 7 Series. Also according to Microsoft representative first device running Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition SKU will come later this year.

Netbook Dell Inspiron Mini 10 has Video accelerator Broadcom Crystal HD

Dell today began offering a new option for its Inspiron Mini 10 netbook, it is already possible to choose the company's website. This graphics accelerator Broadcom Crystal HD, which is designed specifically for netbooks and laptops and provides them with better opportunities to work with graphics. Chip supports Broadcom Crystal HD video decoding high-definition 720p and 1080p. Also, this solution can work with Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and will play in the netbook streaming video with resources such as YouTube, BBC and Hulu in HD quality.

Cost of Dell Inspiron Mini 10 graphics accelerators from Broadcom Crystal HD is $ 409. In this configuration netbook is equipped with 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels, 250 GB hard drive and 6-cell battery. And despite the fact that the cost of $ 409 significantly higher than the minimum price the device at $ 279, Dell Inspiron Mini 10 is one of the cheapest HD netbooks on the market.

Intel introduced the 1.83 GHz Atom N470

Intel company published on its website the news release of the new processor line from Pine Trail. However, as the date for some reason, set on March 1. The new chip called the Intel Atom N470, making it more productive the rest of the series: its clock speed of 1.83 GHz. Recall at the time of the announcement of a series of Pine Trail consisted of three processors - Intel Atom N450, D410 and D510, all with a frequency of 1.66 GHz. The new chip is designed for productive netbooks, he single-core and supports Hyperthreading. The volume of second-level cache with Intel Atom N470 is 512 KB, the processor supports memory DDR2-667.

Like the Intel Atom N450, with N470 on one chip available CPU and graphics controller. Rather, he said, as more productive, consumes slightly more energy, that is not the best way would affect the duration of battery life. Although unlikely it comes to significant changes. Home delivery of the first netbooks based on the new processor Intel Atom N470 possibly as early as next week.

Apple has officially acknowledged the problem with graphics in a 27-inch iMac

Apple has finally acknowledged the problems with the graphics on the new 27-inch computer, all-in-one iMac. Recall is literally right after the release of devices, users began to complain of flickering images and the appearance of yellow spots. Apple released several patches, designed to cope with this defect, and also took the defective computers back to compensate for 15% of their value, some kind of compensation for moral damage to the affected users.

Still, Apple does not directly recognize the fact that produces defective products. Now resource Gizmodo reported receiving official confirmation from the company. It stated that it recognizes the problems with the flicker and yellow image and asks people faced with this, contact AppleCare. Short and sweet, and yet the very recognition of the problem - this is already a step forward. Gizmodo also reports that complaints from users continue to be, that is, the matter was not resolved, although some have already managed to get in exchange is fully serviceable in terms of graphics devices.

Experts: the new generation iPhone in June, will be cheaper

Judge Morgan Stanley Kathy Hubert (Katy Huberty) reported that the new generation communicator iPhone will be released in June this year. And she, unlike some other analysts, believes that Apple "will go the other way." That is, instead release a version of the device for the U.S. operator Verizon (it was felt that this be the new iPhone), will be cheaper model of the communicator. After all, its cost is a sticking point for potential buyers to the less wealthy than the United States, countries. There is a problem in Russia: it is expensive, according to local experts, is the main cause of low demand for iPhone in our country.

Hubert believes that the release of the new iPhone, Apple finally take into account the factor of price and release a less expensive apparatus. In this case, the model will have and the new functionality, for example, the support of sign control. Recall that in the past year Apple has already used the course with a decrease in prices, however, the model of the previous generation iPhone 3G after the release of new items iPhone 3GS. Price then dropped to $ 99.

VAIO Laptop Series Z: powerful 13-inch

New laptop VAIO Z series combines mobility, design, performance and broad connectivity. The processing of applications and data recording accelerated through the use of 6 GB of RAM and four solid-state drives Quad SSD (a way to combine drives Raid 0). Integrated GPU NVIDIA GeForce GT330M with GDDR3 video memory 1 GB copes with bulky multimedia files, presentations, videos, etc. New Dynamic Hybrid Graphics System (Dynamic Hybrid Graphics System) optimizes performance in accordance with the sequence of operations performed.

All of the new VAIO Z series notebooks weighing less than 1,45 kg made of carbon fiber and aluminum, providing maximum portability and durability. Display VAIO Display Premium (model VPCZ11Z9R) High Resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080 will see the files in high quality. This highly efficient screen with a diagonal of 33.3 cm (13.1 ") with LED backlight provides the brightness, sharpness and contrast. Wide range of colors 96% Adobe RGB ensures high-definition video Full HD and photos in rich and vivid colors.

In addition, the functionality expanded by the use of broadband VAIO Everywair 3G and WiMAX, which allows you to connect to high-speed wireless networks when you're on the road. All new model series VAIO Z, equipped with processors, Intel Core, comes with the original system, Windows 7 Professional. The new laptops VAIO Z series will go on sale in mid-March 2010.

Sony VAIO VPCZ11Z9R and VAIO VPCZ11X9R Specifications:
  • Processor Intel Core i7-620M 2,66 GHz (VAIO VPCZ11Z9R); Intel Core i5-520M 2,4 GHz (VAIO VPCZ11X9R)
  • OS Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
  • Memory - 6 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066 MHz (VAIO VPCZ11Z9R); 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066 MHz (VAIO VPCZ11X9R)
  • Drive - Quad SSD RAID 0 256 GB (VAIO VPCZ11Z9R); Dual SSD RAID 0 128 GB (VAIO VPCZ11X9R)
  • 13.1-inch display 16:9 VAIO Display Premium 1920x1080 (VAIO VPCZ11Z9R), 1600x900 (VAIO VPCZ11X9R) with LED backlight
  • Graphics Card - NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU + Intel HD Graphics with 1 GB of GDDR3 VRAM
  • Optical Drive DVD +-RW / +-R DL / RAM
  • WLAN (802.11 a / b / g), VAIO Everywair WWAN, WiMAX, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • HDMI Output
  • Web Camera MOTION EYE
  • System of a fingerprint reader (VAIO VPCZ11Z9R)
  • Dimensions - 314x210x23 ,8-32, 7 mm
  • Weight - 1,44 kg (VAIO VPCZ11Z9R); 1,41 kg (VAIO VPCZ11X9R)

Prepared BlackBerry smartphone in the form of vertical QWERTY-slider

Resource Boy Genius Report has shared rumors about the new smartphone BlackBerry, which is now preparing to release the company RIM. According to him, is a model, made in an unusual BlackBerry slider form factor with sliding QWERTY-keyboard down, and presumably touch-sensitive display. The source image-layout of the new smartphone BlackBerry, a device will be called - is not yet clear. It is reported that he will be running the new operating system BlackBery OS numbered 6.0.

From the characteristics of the BlackBerry-slider Boy Genius Report mentions the display with a resolution of 360x480 pixels, wireless Wi-Fi 802.11n and support cellular networks GSM / HSPA. That is, the U.S. unit will be sold not the CDMA-operator Verizon, but rather from AT & T or T-Mobile. Perhaps he will be released in Europe. But so far no official information about the existence of BlackBerry in a slider form factor no.

texet T-240: Inexpensive flash player

"Electronic systems Alkotel presented a series of new players texet T-240. This low-cost multi-functional players that play music files (MP3, WMA, WAV, APE, AAC, M4A), take the radio and record audio from the built-in microphone. Players are equipped with a screen resolution of 128x32 pixels.

A new model for size and ease of use is comparable to USB-drives, and integrated USB-plug, with support for standard data transfer USB 2.0, allows you to refuse the use of additional cables and drivers for moving information from one computer to another. As an element of power in the T-240 uses AAA battery, which can be replaced by a battery of the same type. In addition, there are two connectors 3,5 mm headphones. The series includes versions of T-249 with 4 GB of internal memory and T-240 with 8 GB of internal memory.

Video demo of the prototype interface Symbian ^ 4

A month ago, were first shown the first images, which provide the interface on Symbian ^ 4, and to readiness of the operating system is almost a year. Now the video was shown first, where you can see the work of the prototype interface system. As expected nothing revolutionary Symbian does not show: perhaps the most striking feature of the steel watches that resemble the paintings of Dali.

If we talk about less surreal terms, we can note the possibility of free space on a custom widget desktop. Much of the demonstrated capabilities of interfaces work like the iPhone and Android-devices. However, it is worth noting that before the Symbian ^ 4 appears Symbian ^ 3, which will be a transitional stage and will identify errors. Recall that the end of the development of Symbian ^ 4 is scheduled for the end of 2010 and the first devices will appear not earlier than the first quarter of 2011.

Samsung Corby Folder is already on the South Korean market and the Samsung i9000 (Omnia III?) - On the way

Samsung has introduced in South Korea CorbyF - a clamshell of the popular series of Corby. Judging by the characteristics of this model of the middle class: it is equipped with an external LED display, 2.6-inch main display with a resolution of QVGA, 3 megapixel camera and a camera for video calls located above the display. Also Samsung CorbyF supports digital broadcasting in the format DMB, Bluetooth and wireless interface cards microSD. Versions of the device with different indices W930/W9300/W9350 intended for operators of SK Telecom, KT and LG Telecom. They work in cellular networks EVDO Rev. A or HSDPA, depending on the operator.

In addition, preparing a model from Samsung - i9000, her organization has certified the Wi-Fi Alliance. This device is little known, in fact, only support for Wi-Fi 802.11b / g. It is possible that this is - heir to the Samsung i8000 Omnia, which will be called Omnia III, and will be running Windows Phone 7 Series. However, while this - just supposition.

Windows Phone 6 Starter - simple and inexpensive analog Windows Phone 7

Microsoft plans to produce not only a full-format version of the operating system for mobile phones Windows Phone 7, but also its simplified version, which would be for the market in developing countries where large role played by low cost, rather than functionality. OS will be called Windows Phone 6 Starter and will remind the proposed variation of Microsoft operating systems for desktop Windows 7 and Windows 7 Starter Home. Different versions Windows Phone Starter will be the presence or absence of the program Office Mobile.

Covered under this operating system will not only Microsoft, but its development partners - companies MediaTek and BSquare. According to information provided by the representative of the corporation, supported by communications standards for Windows Phone 6 Starter will be somewhat different from those for Windows Phone 7 - expresses support for 2G (GSM), 2.5G (CDMA2000 xRTT, EDGE, GPRS), CDMA (Rev A, EV -DO Revision A) and TD-SCDMA. Third-generation networks and data transmission via HSPA will not be supported. The first samples of phones running Windows Phone 6 Starter should appear later this year, but it is too early to talk about specific dates.

Yota appeared in Sony VAIO laptops

Company Yota conjunction with Sony announcing the availability of Sony VAIO notebooks with integrated WiMAX / Wi-Fi module. The collaboration of Sony and Yota in a number of models presented in the updated line of VAIO, instead of Wi-Fi module will be installed hybrid WiMAX / Wi-Fi modules. In March this year in sales will be available to model a series of S and W. These notebooks will be marked with the logos, to inform consumers about the possibility of connecting to the Internet from 4G Yota and access to basic services. The cost of delivered models will be the same as in similar configurations without the support of 4G.

Interaction with Sony Yota program continues to build global ecosystem 4G-equipment market in Russia. In the framework of such cooperation have already been issued laptops from world manufacturers Acer, Asus, MSI, Lenovo, Samsung and Toshiba. Total market represented more than 60 models with combined modules «WiMAX / Wi-Fi».

Philips SA2MUS08S/02: second generation of portable audio / video players

The new MP4-player SA2MUS08S/02 from Philips distinguish a clear sound when listening to music, as well as surround sound while watching videos. Quality playing tunes guaranteed technology Fullsound, which allows you to listen to MP3-files in the qualities inherent in the format of CD. This restores the details of the development of compressed music in MP3, that enriches and improves the sound and eliminates distortion.

The model has a wide 3.2-inch touch screen with a resolution of 320x480 pixels (HVGA), as well as special headphones with noise-canceling. Feature player Philips SA2MUS08S/02 is also able to connect to high-definition television (HDTV). It is equipped with HDMI video output and can display an image as 720p. 8 GB of internal memory and slot for microSD memory cards designed for storage and use of a greater volume of files.

Multimedia player Philips SA2MUS08S/02 appear on Russia's market in March 2010.