Sony Reader PRS-350 PRS-650 - new e-book with touchscreen

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

According to informed sources, Sony will soon release two new electronic books, which will replace the models of Sony Reader PRS-300 PRS-600. Future innovations are called Sony Reader PRS-350 PRS-650. They are equipped with touchscreen technology-based E-Ink, which have improved contrast and response time.

The devices are thin and lightweight, their thickness, as reported, is unlikely to exceed 10 mm. Display Sony PRS-350 - 5-inch, and the amount of internal memory is 2 GB. For comparison, its predecessor - Sony PRS-300 - it does not exceed 512 MB. Obviously, the eBook Sony PRS-650 will receive the same amount of internal memory. The screen in this model, by the way, 6-inch (as in the previously published Sony PRS-600).

The youngest model Sony PRS-350 does not have any wireless capabilities, while Sony PRS-650 supports Wi-Fi and, perhaps, 3G. In addition, two new items will have a new interface that will work out of one charge of up to two weeks or more, will support the formats Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, BBeB Book, ePub/ACS4 and Adobe Digital Edition, and the interface is USB 2.0. Colors are planned the same, and that previous models. While it is not known when new items come out and how much they will cost.

MSI FX400 - 14-inch multimedia notebook

Company Micro-Star International introduced the laptop MSI FX400. This model with 14-inch display, which has quite decent multimedia capabilities. It not only provides high quality images with a discrete graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M and Technology MSI Cinema Pro, but is accompanied by his excellent sound, which provides technology THX Smart Surround Sound. In addition, MSI TDE and GPU Boost increase system performance - CPU and graphics, respectively. Other features worth noting productive processor Intel Core i5 and multi-touch touchpad. About the price of new items so far nothing is known.

Features of MSI FX400:
    * Processor Intel Core i5
    Chipset Intel HM55
    * Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M (1 GB of VRAM)
    * 2 slots for RAM DDR3 1333 MHz
    * 14-inch HD display
    * 2.5-inch hard drive capacity 250/320/500 GB, SATA
    * Optical Drive DVD Super Multi
    * Card slot for SD / Memory Stick
    * 1.3 megapixel Web camera
    * Wireless - Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    * Ports - HDMI, D-sub, USB 2.0x3, e-SATA, mic, headphone, RJ-45
    * 6-cell battery
    * Dimensions - 350x234x29 ,7-33, 5 mm
    * Weight - 2.2 kg

Smartphone Lumigon T1 - based on the Android 2.2, and with a finalized design

The company has published a new image Lumigon smartphone Lumigon T1. Recall that the device was announced in February this year. Lumigon T1 represents besklaviaturny candy bar with a capacitive touch screen. According to new information, the machine is running an operating system Android 2.2 (the latest version of the announced), whereas previously it was thought that would be used in Android 2.1. The new image smartphone looks different than before: he had found the trackpad, on the sides of which are hardware buttons.

Of the characteristics Lumigon T1 is known as the 3.2-inch capacitive touch-screen display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, 1 GHz processor, Freescale i.MX51 and 5 megapixel camera with flash. And thanks to the mini HDMI port device can display 720p video on an external monitor. Components such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and accelerometer in this model is also present. Presumably, receiving pre-orders for Lumigon T1 will begin in September and the beginning of sales - in October.

The compact camera Nikon has acquired an improved projector

Nikon UK has introduced a new model of the Coolpix S1100pj with improved integrated projector. It is a successor S1000pj, the world's first camera with built-in projector.

The projector has a luminous flux of 14 lumens, which is 40% brighter than its predecessor. Thus, it became possible projection in the new conditions, such as better-lit rooms or at a lighted surface. Cameras can also connect directly to a computer PC or Mac and display stored images or presentations directly via the projector. It supports VGA quality projection screen size from 26 to 240 cm (5 to 47 inches). The camera is equipped with a built-in desk on the projector.
Coolpix S1100pj got a matrix with a resolution of 14.1 megapixels, wide-angle 5-fold zoom NIKKOR (equivalent 35 mm format film-based: 28 - 140 mm), the largest touchscreen LCD display with a diagonal 7.5 cm (3 inches) and high resolution (460 thousand pixels). To ensure sharp images camera has five functions, which reduce blurring, and such friendly regimes, as a simple auto mode and the system of intellectual portrait will relieve the user from concern about the correct settings for shooting. Special recording button allows you to easily capture events in the form of high-definition video in 720p HD format at 30 frames per second.

Camera Coolpix S1100pj also represents a number of processing functions, including the effect of fish-eye, highlighting a monochrome image, and blur the background. Image editing can be performed without a computer. A revival of the slide show you can use built-in animations, background music or a means of transition between slides. Finally, the function of drawing allows you to add handwritten notes to the images even when projecting on the wall.

Model Coolpix S1100pj will be produced in black and green colors of the shell. Approximate price for the European region of 349 euros, goes on sale is scheduled for mid-September.

CPU Intel Atom D425 and D525 for storage

Intel has formally announced two new processors from the line of Atom - Intel Atom D425 and D525. Both chips have a clock speed of 1.8 GHz, only the first single-core, and the second - Dual-Core. These processors are targeted for use in network storage (NAS) for home or small business, they support the operating systems Windows Home Server and Linux, as well as memory DDR3.

The chips are equipped with controller Intel 82801IR, which allows you to create hardware platforms for processor I / O high-intensity, parallel computing, and so on.

This platform supports up to 6 tires PCI Express, up to 12 USB ports and 2 eSATA. The new Intel Atom processors have already adopted such equipment manufacturers as Acer, Cisco, LaCie, LG Electronics, NETGEAR, QNAP, Super Micro, Synology and Thecus, notes by Intel. Their decisions are based on the new chips will come to market later this year.

Issue MSI Wind Top AE2420 3D - the first computer "all-in-one" with support for 3D video

Company Micro-Star International announced the release of a computer all-in-one MSI Wind Top AE2420 3D. She has positioned it as the industry's first computer of this type, which supports three-dimensional image. Novelty of playing 3D video quality Full HD, it is equipped with special glasses.

Graphics Processing Unit deals with a discrete graphics card ATI Mobility Radeon HD, as the computer is built on the processor Intel Core i5 and is equipped with 23.6-inch touchscreen display with multi-touch. Stereoscopic image is realized thanks to technology MSI 3D Station, it also can translate 2D to 3D. And you can watch high quality video, including those with disc Blu-Ray (corresponding drive available). Pure surround sound with MSI Wind Top AE2420 3D technology provides THX TruStudio Pro, moreover, supported by audio and 7.1. I. Finally, it is worth mentioning support USB 3.0 interface and an optional TV tuner. The company has not yet disclose the cost of new items.

Features of MSI Wind Top AE2420 3D:

    * Windows 7 Home Premium
    * Processor Intel Core i5 650 (3,2 GHz)
    Chipset Intel H55
    * 23.6-inch display 120 GHz with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and multi-touch
    * Discrete graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 (1 GB DDR3)
    * 4 GB DDR3 RAM
    * Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth
    Optical drive Blu-Ray
    * 1 TB hard drive
    * 2 speakers and subwoofer
    * 1.3 megapixel web camera
    * Ports - VGA, HDMI, USB 2.0x4, USB 3.0x2, eSATA, 10/100/1000 LAN, microphone, headphones, SPDIF
    Card reader * 6-in-1
    * TV tuner (optional)
    * Size - 617,2 x461, 7x71, 95 mm

Eurocom Panther 2.0 - a powerful notebook with SLI and Crossfire, drives up to 3 TB

The company Eurocom announced a powerful new laptop called Panther 2.0. This is, in fact, portable graphics workstation, server, or gaming laptop. It is built on performance processors Intel Core i7 Extreme or Xeon, equipped with high-end discrete graphics cards, NVIDIA and ATI, moreover, can be installed even two pieces in Crossfire mode or SLI, up to 24 GB of RAM and up to 3 terabytes of disk space.

The laptop screen is large, 17.3-inch, with a resolution of Full HD. At the manufacturer's web site already has a list of characteristics of new items, the price for the base configuration is 2631 dollars.

Features of Eurocom Panther 2.0:

    * Operating system Microsoft Windows 7/Server 2008, Red Hat, VMware, Solaris
    * 17.3-inch Full HD 1920x1080 pixels
    * Processor Intel Core i7-980X Extreme or Xeon 5500/5600 (4 / 6 cores)
    * One or two discrete graphics cards in CrossfireX mode or SLI - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M, Quadro FX 2800M/FX 3800M/FX 5000M, ATI Mobility Radeon HD5870
    * Up to 24 GB of RAM DDR3 1600 MHz
    * Up to 3 terabytes of disk space for 4 hard drive modes RAID 0/1/5/10, optional - SSD or Hybrid Drive
    Optical drive DVD or Blu-Ray (only reads or Recorder)
    * Wireless - Wi-Fi (802.11 a / b / g / n), Bluetooth (optional)
    * Card reader MS / MS Pro / MS Duo / SD / Mini-SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC / RSMMC
    * 5 speakers and a subwoofer, audio, Dolby Home Theater
    * TV tuner (optional)
    * Port - 2xUSB 3.0, 3xUSB 2.0, HDMI, DVI-DL, eSata, IEEE1394b, S / PDIF, microphone, headphones, line-in jack, RJ-45, RJ11, CATV
    * Up to 1 hour battery life
    * Dimensions - 419x286x56 ,5-60, 7 mm
    * Weight - 5.3 kg

Games Xbox LIVE mobilized!

Microsoft has presented at the conference Gamescom 2010 "first wave" of games Xbox LIVE, for the operating system Windows Phone 7. As you know, communicators based on it will be a game section and Microsoft considers this a promising platform for the development of such functionality. According to her, Windows Phone 7 - is an opportunity to play in the Xbox LIVE anywhere, anytime.

Title The offer, including such well-known companies like Gameloft, Konami, Namco Bandai, PopCap and THQ. Among the first games to be available for Windows Phone 7 - Bejeweled LIVE, Guitar Hero 5, The Harvest, Max and the Magic Marker, Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst and so on. In the "first wave" will include both familiar to the Xbox 360 games, and new - about 50 items.

But the Xbox LIVE for Windows Phone 7 - is not just a mobile game, this is a whole network, which unites 25 million active players around the world. It allows users to create three-dimensional avatars, chat with friends and compare your gaming achievements, access to multiplayer games and much more. And all this in the near future will be available on WP7 communicators, issue of the first of which will be held, probably in October.

Android Media Player Philips GoGear Connect - now available in Europe

In the European online store Argos is available for ordering media player Philips GoGear Connect. This model was introduced in February this year, it has quite good functionality and is running an operating system Android 2.1.

Philips GoGear Connect - is a media player with 3.2-inch touch screen, that is, it is intended not only to play music, but also images and video. It is equipped with 16 GB of internal memory (at least, one that is available in Argos), which can be further expanded by cards microSD.

The model is also equipped with FM radio, built-in GPS receiver and wireless Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Philips GoGear Connect from one recharge the battery provides up to 25 hours of audio playback and 5 hours - video. However, as you might guess, this model is not a budget, on the contrary, it is quite expensive. The cost of the media player in Argos is 264.99 euros.

Smartphone flagship Nokia N8 available for pre-order in Europe and the U.S.

Nokia has started receiving advance orders for flagship smartphone Nokia N8 in the U.S.. In its U.S. online store model costs $ 549, and the beginning of deliveries expected in late September. This smartphone based on the operating system Symbian ^ 3 works in mobile networks WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz, ie, suitable for the U.S. operator AT & T and T-Mobile. In addition, pre-order for Nokia N8 opened on the sites in France, Poland and Germany for 459, 469 and 479 euros respectively. Moreover, the timing is a little different: in France it is the end of August, in Poland - the end of September, and in Germany in general the third quarter.

Recall Announcement Nokia N8 took quite a long time, in the spring, and release a new flagship on the market is still expected. Nokia N8 - a functional candybar with 3.5-inch AMOLED touch screen and no hardware keyboard. His main notable feature is the built-in camera with a resolution of as many as 12 Mn and optics Carl Zeiss, capable of capturing video 720p. It then can be viewed on an external monitor to interface HDMI. Built-in memory in your smartphone is large enough - 16 GB. Incidentally, in Russia pre-orders for Nokia N8 also accepted - in Euroset, but the cost has not yet been disclosed.

Coming Smartphone HTC almost available! How much?

Smartphone HTC Desire HD, which was not yet officially announced and still is known only to the "live" photos and preliminary data on the characteristics already appeared on the website of British web shop Amazon. True, there is virtually nothing said about its features and release dates of sale, and claimed the cost is 415 pounds (about $ 650). The image device to Internet store also been deployed.

Regarding the characteristics of HTC Desire HD, something about them already know something. Judging by the title, this is a more advanced successor Smartphone HTC Desire, he also works on the basis of the operating system Android (only the new version 2.2) and is made in a similar predecessor, the form factor besklaviaturnogo monoblock. Presumably future novelty is equipped with 4.3-inch touchscreen, 1 GHz processor and 8 megapixel camera. Perhaps the announcement of HTC Desire HD will be held at a special event on September 15, while the production - in October this year.