Vodafone will release a Google Nexus One in Europe in April

Sunday, February 28, 2010

According to informed sources, smartphone Google Nexus One will go on sale in the UK in April. It will be sold at the operator Vodafone. Presumably, the cost of the device will be 150 euros with a contract. By the way, it was reported that Google Nexus One will have Vodafone UK earlier - in late January - early February, but this did not happen. It is hoped that the newly named release dates in April - reliable. Perhaps, directly to subscribers of Vodafone smartphone will not be sold, it will be available in the online store Google. It is not clear whether to start around the same time the device is sold throughout Europe without being tied to a particular operator.

Recall, Google Nexus One - is productive smartphone based on Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, with 1 GHz processor and operating system, Android 2.1. It is a besklaviaturnogo monoblock with 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen display. By the way, recently manufacturer Nexus One company High Tech Computer introduced its counterpart under its own brand - HTC Desire.

Solid State Drive Crucial RealSSDs C300 with support for SATA 6.0 Gbps went on sale

Lexar Media Company began shipping new solid-state drives Crucial RealSSD C300. Their producer is well-known semiconductor company Micron Technology (Lexar and Crucial - is its subsidiaries). Announcement of these decisions took place in early December last year, and sales had been promised to start on February 22. And then finally release took place, albeit with a slight delay. These drives are interesting because they support high-speed next-generation SATA 6.0 Gbps. Crucial RealSSDs C300 can reach peak speeds of 355 Mb / s when reading files and 215 Mb / s - with their record.

New solid-state drives Crucial RealSSDs C300 performed in 2.5-inch form factor with the use of memory chip MLC NAND Flash, and are offered in two versions of different size. Junior model with capacity 128 GB is $ 500, and the oldest - a capacity of 256 GB - $ 800. It is worth noting that the price of new products, as expected, quite high and far from the budget.

12-inch tablet JooJoo again postponed - until March 25

Fusion Garage Company announced that its tablet JooJoo be released only on 25 March, but not at the end of February, as promised. According to her, in the production process there is a problem, which, however, was quickly detected and corrected. But the issue still had to be postponed for about a month. Company Fusion Garage apologized for the delay.

Recall, this project was originally a joint: it was attended by journalists blog TechCrunch and Singapore's Fusion Garage. The device was supposed to go as CrunchPad, but in December last year the company Fusion Garage independently submitted it under the name JooJoo. The model features 12.1-inch capacitive touch screen, built on the ARM processor and is running on UNIX. Also in those characteristics - 4 GB of internal flash memory, an accelerometer and a wireless adapter Wi-Fi. As previously reported, the cost of a tablet JooJoo is $ 499. Manufacturer sees his rival Apple iPad.

Gembird EG-MC-001, EG-MC-002 and EG-MC-003 - universal power adapters for a variety of gadgets

Distribution Company KlavTorg submitted to Russia's market-purpose device for powering digital devices from AC - Gembird EG-MC-001, EG-MC-002 and EG-MC-003.

All power adapters with 8 nozzles for different power connectors and are protected against overload, short circuit and overheating. With USB-door can charge iPhone, PDAs, mobile phones, MP3 players, cameras and other digital devices. In addition, the model EG-MC-002 not only works on AC power, but from the cigarette lighter in the car (12). In the model EG-MC-001 range of output voltage by the switch, the EG-MC-002 and EG-MC-003 has a digital display set voltage. Power adapters are now on sale for a suggested retail price EG-MC-001 - 1200 rubles, EG-MC-002 - 1450 rubles, and EG-MC-003 - 1300 rubles.

EG-MC-001 Specifications:

* Power supply - AC mains voltage from 100 to 240
* DC output for choice 15/16/18/19/20V up to 6 A max; 22/24V to 6 A max
* Power Output - up to 120 watts
* USB - 5 Volt/1A
* The set of adapters to charge most popular mobile phones and devices.
* Dimensions - 158 x 65 x 37 mm
* Weight 0,4 kg
* The length of cables for sockets and laptop - 2 x 1,5 m

EG-MC-002 Specifications:

* Power supply - AC mains voltage from 100 to 240 or network DC from 11 to 14 volts (15A maximum)
* DC output at the option 12/15/16/18/19/20 to 4,5 A maximum; 22/24V to 3.75A maximum
* Power Output - up to 90 W
* USB - 5 Volt/1A
* The set of adapters to charge most popular mobile phones and devices.
* Dimensions - 138 x 66 x 37 mm
* Weight 0,4 kg
* The length of cables for sockets and laptop - 2 x 1.5 m + cord into the cigarette lighter 0,3 m

EG-MC-003 Specifications:

* Power supply - AC mains voltage from 100 to 240
* DC output for choice 12/15/16/18/19/20V up to 7,5 A maximum; 22/24V to 6,25 A maximum
* Power Output - up to 150 watts
* USB - 5 Volt/1A
* The set of adapters to charge most popular mobile phones and devices.
* Dimensions - 180 x 72 x 43 mm
* Weight 0,5 kg
* The length of cables for sockets and laptop - 2 x 1,5 m

Gigabyte T1000 - Netbook-transformer platform Pine Trail on sale soon

Taiwan-based Gigabyte on its Web site added a brief page of a new product - a tablet netbook called the T1000. But then, for unknown reasons to remove it. However, in Google's cache, this page is preserved. Gigabyte T1000 looks like an improved version of Gigabyte T1028X TouchNote. Also as in T1028X TouchNote a T1000 is a 10.1-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels.

The main difference is the new T1000 is used in the platform Intel Pine Trail processor Atom N470, which has a clock speed of 1.83 GHz. Among other noteworthy features 1 GB of RAM, hard disk drive 250 GB, integrated Intel GMA 3150 graphics, 2 x USB, optional eSATA / USB port, D-Sub connector port Ethernet, a card reader slot and Express Card.

In the netbook will be wireless module and Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n. Model with 4-cell battery will be called T1000X, and 6 cell - Gigabyte T1000P. Dimensions transforming netbook T1000P are 264h213h40, 6 mm, and weight - 1,5 kg. However, T1000X slightly thinner and lighter than previous models of netbooks this company. Information on the appearance of a possible sale and prices yet, but expect that the prices are low will still not worth it.

Shuttle XS35 - Nettop thickness of 33 mm

Company Shuttle prepares to release a new Nettop XS35. The company plans to introduce this model at the CeBIT exhibition in the coming days. Distinctive feature of the XS35 is the thickness of the shell, which is only 33 mm. Despite its small thickness Nettop allows full, without delay, to watch video in HD-quality. Enclosure is designed in such a way as to satisfy the so-called 1-liter-class and has a VESA-mount to mount to a TV or LCD monitor.

As a basis in the nettop used dual-core processor Intel Atom D510 with a frequency of 1.6 GHz, and NM10 Express chipset and graphics - NVIDIA GT218. The system is, and HDMI-VGA-video output, 5-port USB, Ethernet-connector, multiformat memory card reader, 2.5-inch hard drive. There is also a built-in optical drive. This XS35 has only passive cooling, making it attractive for users to use it as a silent home multimedia center. According to the manufacturer Nettop Shuttle XS35 will appear on the market in the second quarter of this year. Its price is not currently advertised.

ASRock True 333 - a series of high-quality motherboards with support for USB 3.0 and SATA3

The company officially announced a series of ASRock Motherboard True top-level 333, which includes a model X58 Extreme3, P55 Deluxe3 and 890GX Extreme3. As the manufacturer promises, new items included in line ASRock True 333, equipped with the latest components, solid capacitors and efficient cooling systems, supporting the latest technologies, allowing for maximum performance and speed of any problems and applications.

ASRock X58 Extreme3, P55 Deluxe3 and 890GX Extreme3 ports are equipped with USB 3.0, which delivers transfer speeds up to 10 times (4.8 Gb / s) compared with the previous version of the standard (USB 2.0, 480 Mbit / s). Support SATA3 guaranteed data rates up to 6 Gbit / s, allowing you to unleash the potential of high-performance data storage devices such as SSD. In addition to the innovations implemented eSATA3 port for high-speed external devices.

Intel P55 chipset supports only PCI-E 1.0 x1. This is not enough to unleash the full potential, which can provide users with the latest generation of interfaces - SATA3 (6 Gbit / s) and USB 3.0 (4,8 Gbit / s). To circumvent this limitation and not "take" precious line of PCI-E 2.0 for the processor that are needed to build a powerful graphics system using one or more video cards, the engineers have integrated into the board ASRock P55 Deluxe3 True Bridge 333, adds support for the necessary additional lines PCI - E 2.0, which is engaged and the needs of SATA3 ports and USB 3.0.

All new items support the company's proprietary technologies ASRock, equipped with an indicator of the POST-codes (Dr. Debug) and the hardware buttons to activate, reload and reset BIOS (Smart Switch Design). Motherboards comply with EuP Ready, which guarantee minimum power consumption in off mode (less than 1 W, requires a compatible PSU) and disk set ASRock Software Suite with software from Creative (Trial).

Nokia announces a C series smartphones at CeBIT in the coming days

In an official letter Nokia Conversations, which was presented by the resource The Nokia Blog, there is an allusion to the fact that at the next CeBIT, held in early March announcement of smartphones series C. In general there said that Nokia is not going to comment on the rumors circulating on the network on its upcoming models, but still ready to admit that the CeBIT announcement will be its new devices. Despite the lack of announcements at the recent Mobile World Congress, the developers saved the something interesting for the next event.

No specifics in the letter, unfortunately not. There are currently rumored to little-known model Nokia C3, C5 and C6. It is believed that Nokia C5 - is quite simple candy bar smartphone based on Symbian S60 3rd Edition FP2 with 2.2-inch QVGA display, numeric keypad and optical trackpad. Nokia C6, presumably, is equipped with a touch screen, although some sources expressed the view that the QWERTY candy bar, known as the Mystic (according to other sources he refers to business-line E). In any case, the situation may have become clearer recently: CeBIT starts on March 2.

Palm webOS 1.4 - with support for video and new capabilities for embedded applications

Company Palm has released a new version of its operating system webOS numbered 1.4. Update is now available for smartphones, which are sold by operators Sprint, O2 (UK, Germany and Ireland) and Movistar. Versions for other operators, too, will soon emerge. WebOS 1.4 appeared in the feature photography, editing, and sending video broadcasts (eg, YouTube, or Facebook). Or, you can send video via MMS. Also been improved applications Calendar, Phone, Messaging, and Email to work with the calendar, calls, messages and e-mail, respectively.

The call can be made immediately from the calendar, if there is one of the events have a phone number. In the Phone application in the list of calls has more options. For example, you can reply to the selected contact via SMS. Enhanced, and productivity applications. In addition, there were "hot" keys to switch between these applications. In the new version of the operating system webOS 1.4 also has improved lighting and sound notification. Different sounds can be configured for communications, emails and calendar events. In addition, the library has expanded ringtone sounds for notifications.

Genius EasyPen M610 - ultra-thin graphics tablet

On Russia's market has started a graphics tablet Genius EasyPen M610. According to the manufacturer's plans, a new graphics tablet Genius will have support not only for designers and artists, but also for business people who are often faced with the need to insert into documents handwritten signature, comments, and other objects.

Stylish thin plate, it has only 8 mm in thickness. The size of the workspace device is 6x10 inches (about 15,3 x25, 4 cm). For the convenience of users, using standard (not widescreen) monitors, provides an opportunity to switch the workspace to 4:3.

The device is suitable for both novice and professionals. Tablet has a high resolution of 4000 lpi, the pen has 1024-level sensitivity. Comfort in the work of providing 13 programmable buttons on the working surface, and 4 fixed keys (scroll up, scroll down, and the abolition of an eraser).

Wireless pen with a tab of soft rubber is comfortable in the hand. Due to clamp the pen will always be attached to the tablet, and it will not be lost on the desktop. At Russia's new market emerged in February 2010, and its suggested retail price was 4980 rubles.

Characteristics of Genius EasyPen M610:

* The size of the workspace 6x10 inches.
* 1024 level of sensitivity, resolution 4000 lpi.
* 200 lines per second.
* 13 programmable hot keys.
* Interface USB.
* Compatible with Windows 7/Vista/XP and Mac OS.

New children's laptop OLPC XO-1.5 is ready for release

The organization One Laptop per Child (OLPC) today announced that a new children's laptop XO-1.5 is ready. He, like the original XO, focused on distribution in developing countries and ensuring children's classrooms. The device is based on energy-efficient processors Via C7-M, its clock frequency ranges from 400 MHz to 1 GHz. The operating system used by Linux distribution based on Fedora 11, which also includes Sugar and GNOME. RAM laptop can range from 512 MB to 1 GB, and file storage with 4 GB flash drive, plus a SD card.

7.5-inch display laptop XO-1.5 can operate in two modes: reflective with support for multiple shades of gray (for use outside the premises under the bright sun), and color with LED backlight (for use indoors). Also at the news there is a built-in wireless adapter Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g and a web camera. Dimensions OLPC XO-1.5 are 242h228h32 mm, and weight - 1,45 or 1,58 kg depending on the battery. Deliveries of new items will begin in the near future, its costs, nothing is yet known.