Aug 3, 2011

Vinci Tablet For Kids, Review Specs and Price

A child development program can benefit from Vinci Tablet, a multi-touchscreen Android 2.3-powered tablet intended for children, from babies to preschoolers. Known to be a safe and convenient tool to enhance the development process, Vinci tablet for kids features a number of games, music videos and e-books for children.

The technology-driven tool supplements the roles played by caregivers or the parents. Also known as the Vinci Diary, it is the resulting product of the collaborative efforts of medical and psychological professionals made to monitor and facilitate the child’s development. Its main feature is the vocabulary component that utilizes visuals to aid in learning words and building sentences.

The Vinci Tablet is powered by an ARM based Cortex A8 1GHz processor and comes with a 512 RAM. It has a 7″ LCD touchscreen display, a 3MP HD front facing camera and a micro USB connection for easy file transfers. This tablet runs on the android OS. The Vinci Tablet is not 3G or WiFi ready, making it safer for kids in terms of lesser radio emissions.

The Vinci Tablet is a complementary tool in enriching child development programs where environment plays a major role and only supplement conventional methods now prevailing. Its features include a 1 7-inch display and 3mp camera and currently up for grabs on pre-order basis at a price of $389 for starters and $479 for grown-ups. This tablet for kids is expected to be shipped on August 10.

iCloud and iWork Beta Review and Price

Apple has now updated its with a new official login page that’s built onto a virtual machined aluminum unibody badge. Those of you rocking iOS 5 or 10.7.2 and who’ve also created an iCloud account are probably already busy frolicking through email, editing contacts and slinging calendar events all from the comfort of your browser. A screenshot from MacRumors also shows the addition of an iWork section, which we’d surmise means the previously siloed iWork beta now has a new place to call home.

And if you’re wondering how much it’ll cost you to claim more than those 5GB that Apple’s tossing in gratis, the folks over at Electronista have confirmed that an extra 10GB will cost $20 per year, while an extra 20GB runs $40 / year and an extra 50GB will demand $100 per annum.


Jul 30, 2011

RIM releases BBM 6 with app integration

Research in Motion (RIM) has announced the Blackberry Messenger 6.0, a significant update that takes one of the smartphone’s most popular apps and turns it from being just an instant messaging app into a social platform for other applications. This spring, RIM showed some of the capabilities of the new BBM at the BlackBerry World, and while it may not cause so much excitement for developers to make BlackBerry apps, it sure will benefit those who do.

The company said that the BBM service has over 45 million users, and it still activates 2 million new accounts each month. RIM said that 70 percent of BBM users use it every day and send more than 100 billion messages per month. This means that BBM is one of the world’s most popular services.

BBM 6 marks the beginning of an even greater social experience for BlackBerry smartphone users,” said Research in Motion BBM Platform and Integrated Services Vice President Alistair Mitchell. “It also represents an incredible opportunity for developers to leverage the viral nature of the BBM service and we have already begun working with various developer partners who will be bringing their BBM connected apps to BlackBerry App World this week, offering users highly engaging app experiences.”

BBM-integrated applications include Score Mobile, FourSquare, Huffington Post app and Wikitude, along with other apps that can be found in the BlackBerry App World.

You can download the BBM app by visiting RIM’s BBM page.

Nokia N9 Review Features and Specifications

Nokia N9 is a smart phone that released by the Nokia production house. Actually, Nokia N9 has long been known by phones observers, but lowered the phone late into the market. This phone is just on the market in mid-June 2011. Nokia N9 comes with a QWERTY slider concept. This smart phone operating system seems to adopt meeGo. Nokia N9 is equipped with a screen that is wide enough. In addition, this phone has sufficient photographic device with 8 MP camera and autofocus. Nokia N9 has also been equipped with HD video up to 25 fps and equipped with LED lights for video. AMOLED capacitive touch screen with and resistant to scratches.

Nokia N9 Features and Specifications :
  • Operating System : MeeGo v1.2 Harmattan
  • Processor : 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, PowerVR SGX530 GPU, TI OMAP 3630 chipset
  • Internal storage : 16 Gb/ 64 Gb, 1 Gb RAM
  • Size : 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm, 76 cc
  • Weight : 135 grams
  • 3G : HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.7 Mbps
  • WLAN : Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Screen : AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Screen size : 480 x 854 pixel, 3.9 inci
  • USB : Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support
  • Battery : Standard battery, Li-Ion 1450 mAh (BV-5JW)
You can compare the Nokia N9 with the latest smartphones. I am sure, Nokia N9 has a greater ability than smartphones released by other production houses. In addition to a very charming, all the features available in this device, capable of being your friend through the day.

Jul 28, 2011

Toshiba Qosmio F750 glasses-free 3D laptop,review and price

Toshiba is rapidly increasing their growth in the field of 3D gears and glasses-free 3D displays. Toshiba just unveiled what it claims is the world's first glasses-free 3D laptop, the Qosmio F750. It's a heavy-set beast dedicated to gaming and movies, with a 15.6-inch Full HD lenticular screen that can display 2D and 3D simultaneously in separate windows. It also rocks an HD webcam that follows your movements and adjusts the 3D effect accordingly, so you can peek at the that lovely third dimension from almost any angle you like. Innovative stuff indeed, but we were underwhelmed when we caught a glimpse of Toshiba's concept model back in January.

The Toshiba Qosmio F750 has a lenticular lens sheet display which makes slightly different images to be seen by the left and the right eye, thus creating the 3D effect. The laptop also has an HD webcam which further enhances the 3D formation.

It runs on a high performance Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge processor, comes packed with a 640GB hard drive, 6GB DDR3 RAM, nVidia GeForce 540M graphics, a Blu-ry XL optical drive, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port. It has a screen size of 15.6 inches and comes in dimensions of 380.55 x 254 x 37.6 mm.

It is however not perfect for 3D gameplays. As it requires you to sit without any movement to watch 3D graphics, it will not be ideal for displaying 3D graphics for gaming because gamers are used to shaking their heads and body during gaming!

The Qosmio F750 will be available from August 2011, and it’ll likely be priced around $2,100 USD.

Samsung Galaxy S II Could Also Be Sprint Bound

Ok, we agree that the image here is not all that clear, but the body of the phone, its noticeably jarring rear cover, and somewhat inverted base are blabbermouth signs of Samsung’s Galaxy S II model.

This image is one of the images that show Sprint marking on the handset. The image of the handset also clearly displays the 8 megapixel camera of the handset, which also is a major highlight for the Samsung Galaxy S II.

Though, this model is an unofficial model and is pretty much like the unlocked device that we saw, everything else here is different enough suggesting that Samsung will be following the same game plan for their Galaxy S series, which is launching similar, but not all that same products for different carriers.

For instance, this particular device is curved than the unlocked variant of the handset that we saw, from the bends of its body to the housing of camera and the volume rocker given on the left hand side seems to be a lot lumpier metallic component, than Samsung’s Galaxy S II’s skinny dark plastic strip.

Though, we haven’t got the confirmed details for the handset, but its pretty sure that Samsung will be launching the Samsung Galaxy S II, especially considering the huge success that the device is getting in Europe.


Windows 8 will have same requirements as Windows 7

Upgrading from one version of Windows to another is not an easy process, especially if you have an old hardware that needs to be upgraded. Since this is quite the problem for many people, Microsoft have decided to go easy with Windows 8 requirements.

As you remember, many people didn’t switch from XP to Vista due to the high system demands of Vista, but it seems that Microsoft has learned its lesson from all of this. According to Microsoft, hardware requirements from the upcoming operating system, Windows 8, won’t be higher than those of Windows 7, so you’re able to run Windows 7, you’ll be able to run Windows 8 on your system without problems. As for Windows 7 requirements, they are 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of hard disk space, and DirectX 9 graphics.

Although Windows 8 will be able to run on your current system, it’s certain that you’ll have better experience if you’re running Windows 8 on a latest hardware. In addition, Microsoft has added a certain level of intelligence to Windows 8, so it will adapt to the user experience based on the hardware of the user, so you’ll get the most of Windows 8 without upgrading.


Microsoft releases Mango SDK Beta update for developers

Windows Phone developers are getting one step closer to the fresh, fruity tang of Mango's RTM build with a newly released SDK update. The one month-in-the-making "Beta 2 Refresh" tweaks the previously issued Windows Phone SDK 7.1 and is available now for download, packing an improved profiler, locked application platform APIs, an emulator-based screen cap feature for your apps and a "peek at the Marketplace Test Kit." Microsoft's also thrown devs an extra bonus and will be pushing an OS update, Build 7712, to manually upgraded Mango phones. Sounds sweet, but it's too bad this hot number won't be ready in time for your app-building, beta hands.


SanDisk offers their Ultra SSD lineup for retail consumers

Previously SanDisk offered its Ultra SSD to the business sector, but on Tuesday the company revealed that it’s now offering the drive to consumers. Unfortunately, it’s not packed with the SandForce SF-2200 controller or a SATA 6 Gbps interface, so don’t expect blazing fast speeds in the 500 MB/s realm. But considering its price, the Ultra SSD offers a cheap way to replace the standard HDD and boost performance without having to sell body parts on the black market.

“Replacing a computer’s hard disk drive with the SanDisk Ultra SSD is more cost effective than buying a new PC,” said Kent Perry, director, product marketing, SanDisk. “Our new SSD delivers greater speed and reliability than a hard disk drive at an affordable price.”

According to the specs, the 2.5-inch Ultra SSD features sustained sequential read speeds up to 280 MB/s and write speeds up to 270 MB/s. SanDisk claims that the 60 GB Ultra SSD can withstand at least 40 terabytes of data written to it over lifetime, while the 120 GB and 240 GB drives can withstand at least 80 terabytes and 120 terabytes of data written, respectively.

The SanDisk Ultra SSD is now available here in the States over on Newegg, costing $129.99 for the 60 GB model, $219.99 for the 120 GB model and a meatier $449.99 for the 240 GB model (although currently the 120 GB model is the only one listed). Additional retailers are expected to be revealed shortly.


Jul 25, 2011

ChevronWP7 Labs to unlock your Windows Phone 7 handset for $9

ChevronWP7 Labs to unlock your Windows Phone 7 handset for $9. Need a little extra unlocked WP7 incentive to keep you from buying those oh-so-distracting iOS and Android devices? Remember Chevron WP7, the first tool to allow jailbreak of WP7 devices, the makers later met with Microsoft and now have come out with a tool that will allow custom homebrew on your Windows Phone 7 for a mere price of $9.

We already knew the Microsoft-sanctioned ChevronWP7 Labs would be open for business soon, but recent tweets from the jailbreaking outfit’s Chris Walsh (Chevron team) have shed a little more light on the process. In addition to the nominal fee users will have to fork over for the official unlock, Walsh also points out that software updates to Mango and Nodo will close any security holes in the platform. So, if you were planning on getting your pirate-y hands dirty hacking away at WP7, think again — Microsoft’s still got the keys to its mobile OS’ house.

Jul 23, 2011

Panasonic launch new Lumix DMC-FZ48

Panasonic has announced its latest bridge camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 - the update to last year's FZ45.

Panasonic continues to push out new cameras in its Lumix range and the new DMC-FZ48 looks like a cracker. Not only does it have optical zoom that would make a paparazzo jealous, it can capture video at 1080p too.

Like the Lumix G3, Panasonic has bless the Lumix DMC-FZ48 with the ability to capture 1080p video., Unlike the G3, with the FZ-48 you will be able to capture that quality video from way, waaaay over there somewhere thanks to the 24x optical zoom.

Full manual controls are also present in order to alter the likes of shutter speed and aperture, as well as the Intelligent Auto mode that appears on other Lumix fixed and removable lens models. With the Venus Engine FHD handling the image processing alongside Intelligent Resolution and Intelligent Zoom magnification can be boosted past the 24x onto 32x.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 also offers a single lens 3D mode, which takes 20 images at different focal lengths in order to create a three dimensional end product. Alongside the impressive 1080p HD video mode, which uses the AVCHD codec, the Lumix FZ48 looks set to be a rival for the likes of Nikon's Coolpix P500 and the Canon Powershot SX30IS.

ASUS G74Sx Gaming Laptop

Gaming rigs are usually desired for their pumped up specs. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that they have to be big, like a desktop rig big. Even gaming notebooks like the new ASUS G74Sx Gaming Laptop has features fitting for a desktop PC but encased in a notebook.
The ASUS G74Sx gaming laptop is now available for advance order in the US of A and will no doubt be arriving on the UK shores shortly thereafter. This utterly delectable slice of gaming wondrousness is packed with features especially designed for gamers.
The ASUS G74Sx Gaming Notebook features a 2nd generation Intel core i7 CPU coupled with a NVIDIA GTX 560M GPU with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM to provide all the gaming power the user needs. Tests made on this gaming rig makes it the current fastest notebook in the land. It also supports the new Microsoft DirectX 11 graphics, ensuring that gaming experience need not lag behind.

The new ASUS G74Sx Gaming Notebook also features support for 3D video and audio. It comes with the NVIDIA 3D Vision and 3DTV Play Technology to make sure that gamers can enjoy videos in 3D or, if a larger screen is needed, can use it to connect to a larger size 3D-enabled HDTV for a bigger experience. Other features include up to 1.5 TB HDD or SSD storage options, DVD or Blu Ray playback options and on-the-fly overclocking. The ASUS G74Sx is now available in the US and starts at a base price of US$1,500.

Jul 18, 2011

Motorola PHOTON 4G WiMAX Smartphone Review and Price

The Motorola PHOTON 4G  WiMAX high-end Smartphone that was announced by Sprint has finally gotten a release date and pricing details as well. The PHOTON 4G is scheduled to hit Sprint shelves on July 31st, Sprint premiere customers will get their chance from July 28 online and it will go for the price of $199.99 with a new two-year contract.

Motorola Photon 4G Specs

The Motorola Photon 4G is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread out-of-the-box, and flexes muscles both when it comes to software and hardware. A 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen and kickstand, coupled with a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 1GB RAM, makes the Photon perfect for multimedia playback. There's also 16GB onboard memory for multimedia storage, and an external microSD memory slot supports up to 32GB cards.

Additionally, the smartphone sports two cameras; an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual LED flash and a front-facing VGA camera for video chatting. The device supports critical IT device policies commonly requested by enterprises and governmental entities, including integration ease, cost-of-management and data security concerns. The Photon also offers Mobile Hotspot functionality for up to 8 Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Accessories (Sold Separately)

Sprint and Motorola will offer a range of accessories for the Photon 4G (similar to the ATRIX 4G), including an HD Station, Wireless Keyboard ($70) and Vehicle Navigation Dock ($60).

The HD Station includes a Wireless Remote and HDMI cable, and when docked, the Photon provides instant access to a full version of the desktop-grade Firefox Web browser with tabbed browsing capability. Users can also connect up to three USB peripherals, such as a keyboard, mouse or memory stick to be even more productive. The HD Station will be available when the device launches for $100.

Sprint ID Packs

Like most new Sprint smartphones nowadays, the Motorola Photon 4G supports Sprint ID. Sprint ID delivers a variety of apps, widgets, shortcuts, ringtones and wallpapers - designed to meet users' specific needs and interests in a few simple clicks. ID packs are free to download with an Everything Data plan, and users can download five at once - including Professional (features tools to help busy professionals with travel plans, organization, communication), Green (tips to live a greener lifestyle), MTV Music ID (mobile music experience), HSN (shopping on the go) and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ID Pack.

Jun 27, 2011

Archos 80 G9 and 101 G9 Honeycomb Tablets Review Specification and Price

Archos is back with a new press release announcing two powerful tablets: the Archos 80 G9 and Archos 101 G9. Both of these tablets have Android 3.1, both of them have the Android Market inside out of the box, and both have the option to work with a 250GB hard drive.

Both of these tablets are packing the same dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP 4 processors at 1.5 GHz, and both of them have a – yes I love this – kickstand installed on the basic hardware. Both devices will be playing 1080p videos in any of the following formats with an “optional plugin”: AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, MKV, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF, and WMV. The displays are thus: 80 G9 with a 1024×768 pixel resolution 4:3 ratio display, the 101 G9 having a 1280×800 pixel resolution 16:10 ratio display. Both devices have HDMI out that’s also capable of outputting 1080p.

Now let’s see the difference: Archos 80 G9 has an 8 inch screen with 1024 x 768 pixels resolution, while Archos 101 G9 bumps that to 1280 x 800 pixels. An HDMI port is responsible for video output to a big screen TV (Full HD is supported) and a USB port can be used to connect peripherals supported by Android 3.1 Honeycomb or the 3G WWAN USB modem sold separately by Archos for just $49.

So it’s clear Archos is trying to get a big slice of the tablet market bringing those competitive tablets, and Android 3.1 Honeycomb together with access to Google Marketplace sure will help a lot, but the biggest surprise comes from pricing: $279 for Archos 80 G9 and $349 for Archos 101 G9. That’s even better than the ASUS EEE Pad Transformer. My only hesitation is the one regarding battery life, as a mechanical hard drive and a 1.5 GHz dual core CPU are bound to consume a lot of power and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Archos G9 tablets manage running times of about 5-6 hours (official figures state 36 hours of audio playback, 7 for video and 10 for Internet browsing). There’s a price to pay for performance and storage.

Anyway, it’s too early to make speculations, so we’ll have to wait util the first reviews will make it to the cloud. Retail availability is scheduled for September.

Vizio 8 Inch Tablet Review

Vizio 8 Inch Tablet Review. - Back in January, among many other tablet-related announcements, we also first heard about Vizio’s plans to enter the (now quite crowded) Android tablet market. The Vizio Tablet come with an 8-inch, 1,024x768 capacitive touch screen and allow people to connect to the Web via Wi-Fi, the company said. The platform will also support Bluetooth. Vizio's tablet will come with built-in GPS and feature 2GB of on-board storage. The device supports up to 32GB of storage through the use of a microSD card.

Last week, reports surfaced that claimed Vizio's tablet would be available at Wal-Mart for $349. However, the company has yet to reveal pricing or availability.

Vizio is more known for its good quality yet inexpensive TV sets. It has now come up with the Vizio Tablet that was initially designed to sync up with its Vizio home theater line to function like a universal remote control. But the Vizio Tablet is an interesting piece of device in itself.

Considering Vizio is best known for its televisions, it's no surprise that the tablet will include an IR blaster and universal remote functionality, allowing people to control their home-theater setup from the device. The platform will also feature a micro-HDMI port for video playback on a big screen, and a front-facing camera for video chatting.

Vizio's upcoming tablet is expected to hit store shelves this summer.

Jun 19, 2011

Asus Eee PC 1015BX Laptop Reviews, Specs and Features

Asus Eee PC 1015BX Laptop Reviews, Specs and Features - Asus, one of the Taiwanese multinational computer product manufacturer At Computex 2011 has introduced a pair of new netbook computers for Asus Eee PC series, called Asus Eee PC 1015BX. The Eee PC 1015BX netbook is based on AMD Fusion with support DirectX11 and comes with a 10.1-inch LED-backlit widescreen display that delivers a native resolution of 1024-by-600 pixels. unfortunately no information regarding the release date and price of the Asus 1015BX laptop is available for this moment.

Eee PC 1015BX Features:

The Eee PC 1015BX netbook designed with an elegant and stylish with smooth lines, island-type keyboard and will be available in trendy colors with three color versions – black, white and red. Other features of the Asus Eee PC 1015BX laptop includes HDMI digital video to transmit HD video streams to an external monitor and AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics cards with support AMD’s UVD3 media decoding engine provides hardware acceleration for Full HD video streams up to 1080p and DX11 support. This APU much lower than Intel, but have a better performance for the presence of Video HD Stream decoding hardware and operates at 280MHz.

Eee PC 1015BX Specifications:

Asus Eee PC 1015BX 10,1 inch laptop is powered by a Fusion AMD C-50 Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), which sports two cores each with a clock frequency of 1GHz, 1GB (up to 2GB) of internal memory, web camera, optional 250/320/500GB hard drive for storage, USB 3.0 ports, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Ethernet LAN and a 3 2200mAh Lithium-ion battery or 6 cell 5200mAh Lithium-ion battery for for about 7.5 hours of battery life. The Eee PC 1015BX netbook also pre loaded with additiona up to 3 GB of online services to ASUS cloud Web storage and Windows 7 starter edition for operating system.

ASUS Eee PC 1015BX Laptop Specifications:
  • Powered by a Fusion AMD C-50 Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) dual core processor
  • 10.1-inch LED-backlit display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels
  • An AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics card with support for DirectX11
  • Features Hardware decoding UVD 3 for the video up to 1080p
  • 1 GB of RAM expandable to a maximum of 2 GB hard disk
  • Runs on pre-installed windows 7 starter edition OS
  • 250GB/320GB/500GB hard drive
  • An AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics card
  • Bluetooth 3.0, 2.1, EDR HS, 10/100 LAN & WiFi 802.11n for connectivity
  • An HDMI Port, One USB 3.0 port
  • Powered with a 3 2200mAh Lithium-ion battery or 6 cell 5200mAh Lithium-ion battery
  • Additional up to 3 GB of online services to ASUS cloud Web storage

Jun 18, 2011

Facebook plan to bypass Apple

Facebook is working on an app platform built entirely in HTML5 and geared for Apple’s built-in iOS web browser, Safari. Sneaky.

Tech Crunch reports that Facebook plans to bypass Apple’s security guards and sneak in through the iOS back door with its own app-based platform. This will be accomplished by publishing an iOS-focused HTML5 platform within Apple’s own Safari browser, the one area in which Apple doesn’t have full control.
Called “Project Spartan” the new platform has already attracted 80 or more app developers including Zynga and the Huffington Post. Unnamed sources claim that Facebook wants to have these apps ready to roll out within the next few weeks for a formal unveiling shortly thereafter, so there’s a good chance the apps may not be fully polished at launch. Developers have reportedly been working on the HTML5 apps for a few months; Facebook began constructing the platform long before the developers signed on.

“Imagine loading up the mobile web version of Facebook and finding a drop-down for a new type of app. Clicking on one of the apps loads it (from whatever server it’s on depending on the app-maker), and immediately a Facebook wrapper is brought in to surround the app,” Tech Crunch said in a hands-on report. “This wrapper will give the app some basic Facebook functionality, as well as the ability to use key Facebook elements — like Credits.”

The goal of “Project Spartan,” it seems, is to get iOS consumers to use Facebook as the distribution model for games and other apps, not Apple’s App Store, Amazon’s Appstore or any other distribution platform. But at the same time, the platform will serve as an outlet for developers to create their games and other apps in HTML5 instead of Flash. We already know what Apple thinks of Flash.

Project Spartan” will also help Facebook push its Credits monetary system out into the mobile sector. Facebook intends to have Credits built-in to alloy developers like Zynga to sell apps and offer in-app purchases. Naturally this system would bypass Apple’s own App Store payment system and 30-percent cut, putting consumer dollars directly into the pockets of Facebook and the associated developer.
But naturally there are pluses and minuses about developing apps in HTML5. Taking Apple’s route means developers have direct access to the device hardware, but in turn they must shell out a yearly membership fee and abide by Apple’s guidelines. Like the initial apps, updates are required to go through an extensive approval process, but users may or may not even download and install those updates. Of course, if said apps were created in HTML5, then updates would be applied automatically. HTML5 apps also aren’t bound to Apple’s guidelines, but they don’t have direct access to iOS hardware.

The Tech Crunch report also states that Android is in the scopes, but for now Apple’s iOS is Facebook’s primary target. A Safari-compatible HTML5 platform means that app developers have a chance to reach out to iOS consumers on the iPod Touch devices, iPhones and iPads without having to endure Apple’s censorship. Does that mean Facebook’s “App Store” will be like Google’s Android Market and play host to malware and adult content? Most definitely not.

We expect to hear more about Facebook’s HTML5 app platform in the coming weeks.

Jun 17, 2011

Toshiba to Launch Qosmio X770 3D Gaming Laptop

Toshiba to Launch Qosmio X770 3D Gaming Laptop - Toshiba is prepping  to release a new Gaming Notebook on the series of Qosmio, dubbed Qosmio X770 is a powerful gaming laptop for people always looking for laptop with convenient specs for exciting experience . The Laptop is also coming with NVIDIA’s 3D Vision technology for 3D capable version and has a a 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display packed into a distinctively-colored desktop replacement chassis.

Dubbed Qosmio X770 3D, the gaming laptop is set to become one of the major products in its niche. Specialists at Toshiba really worked hard on the design of the 18.4 LED screen machine.

The Qosmio X770 3D Gaming Laptop features up to 1.25TB of storage, with the 500GB hybrid and a 750GB regular drive, a Blu-ray drive, 8GB of DDR3 1333MHz memory, 3D capable Webcam for 3D Version and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 1.5GB graphics.

There are WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, gigabit ethernet, HDMI – with support for Toshiba Regza Link – VGA, a single USB 3.0 and three USB 2.0 ports for Connectivity along with a multi-format memory card reader and audio in/out.

Inside you will be able to discover an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, a hard disk drive with a whooping capacity of 1.25 TB and a powerful graphics card Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M.

The Toshiba Qosmio X770 3D Gaming Laptop weighs 3.4kg and running on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Qosmio is expected to be launched onto the international market in a couple of weeks. The laptop will have a price tag of 1300 Euro or $ 1850 USD.

Jun 16, 2011

Motorola PHOTON 4G Review, Specifications, and Features

Motorola PHOTON 4G Review, Specifications, and Features - Sprint and Motorola just introduced the new 4G Android Smartphone, called Motorola PHOTON 4G. The PHOTON 4G is the first Smartphone on Sprint’s 4G network with features 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and also the their first Sprint 4G phone to have international roaming capabilities. Sprint PHOTON 4G will be works on Sprint’s WiMax-based 4G network with support in 100 American cities and can also connect in Europe and Asia at slower speeds using the GSM standard.

Motorola Photon 4G is a dual phone GSM / CDMA which comes with octagonal design (octagon) are quite interesting. Comes with a fairly large screen size, namely 4.3-inch QHD-based, will also be carrying the 4G Photon Tegra processor 2 as the other Motorola devices Atrix 4G.

Motorola PHOTON 4G Features:

Motorola PHOTON 4G is sililar with Motorola’s Atrix 4G with the ability to connect over 3G or 4G and support up to 8 users to connect to the internet with its portable hotspot. The PHOTON 4G smartphone also support optional laptop dock that turns the phone into a notebook, access to Tegra Zone app store, Motorola Media Link, security features with new VPN integration and data saver and Android Market for access to more than 200,000 useful applications, widgets and games. The Sprint Motorola PHOTON 4G also has a tiny remote control (also optional) for adjusting the volume, starting and stopping videos and returning to the home screen.

Motorola PHOTON 4G Specifications:

Network: 2G CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900; 3G CDMA2000 1xEV-DO;
Dimensions: 126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm; Weight: 158 grams;
Screen: 4.3 inch, TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 540 x 960 pixels, Multi-touch input method, Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, the Touch-sensitive controls;
Main Camera: 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization, Video 720p @ 30fps
Secondary camera: VGA;
Memory: 16 GB storage, 1 GB RAM, 2 GB ROM, microSD up to 32GB;
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspots, WiMAX 802.16 e; 3G Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps, LTE, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR;
CPU: 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 AP20H Dual Core processor;
Operating System: Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread);
Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser: HTML
GPS: A-GPS support
Java: Java MIDP emulator via
Other Features: SNS integration, digital compass, an HDMI port, Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic, MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC + player, MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Built-in kickstand, Document viewer, Photo viewer / editor, Organizer, Adobe Flash 10.1, Voice memo / dial / commands, Predictive text input (Swype), 3.5 mm audio jack;
Battery: Li-Po 1700 mAh

Logitech C615 HD Webcam Review

It has become apparent that HD webcams are the way of the future. If there is one flaw to complain about these new breed of gadgets, it would have to be their bulky size, especially when some of them have video processors integrated into them. Logitech decides that their HD web camera has to be more portable.

The Logitech C615 HD webcam has a design that people might mistake it for a black cobra head. It has an 8-megapixel sensor with auto-focus. Apart from recording high-quality videos with 1,080p resolution, this webcam can be attached on the computer screen and even on a tripod. Meanwhile, its head can spin almost 360 degrees so it can face wherever you want it. The C615 can even adjust its video resolution to 720p if your video chat client cannot handle HD web videos.

The Logitech C615 is now available for $80. This HD webcam is compatible to both Mac and PC, which can be connected via USB.


Jun 8, 2011

Nokia Oro Review and Specs

This latest phone is called Nokia Oro and it comes with 3G and WiFi support, 3.5-inch AMOLED display and an 8-megapixel camera that is capable of 720p video recording. As for operating system, Nokia Oro stills comes with Symbian OS, but that’s not the reason why this phone is so special. What makes this phone unique is its looks. Nokia Oro has an exterior plating made from 18-carat gold, sapphire crystal and leather. As you can see, this is quite the expensive phone and only a selected few will be able to afford it.

Nokia Oro is targeted for the Middle East and Russia, but it will be available in various countries throughout Europe, China, and the Middle East in the third quarter of this year. As for the price, we estimate that the starting price will be €800 ($1,126), which is actually not too pricey if you compare it with the likes of the high capacity iPhone 4, but the Oro will come with more bling.

Nokia Oro Full Phone Specifications

Network     2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900/ 2100
Announced     May, 2011
Operating System     Symbian Anna OS


Dimensions     117.3 x 57.5 x 12.2 mm
Weight     132 g

Type     16M colors, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size/Resolution     3.5 inches, 360 x 640 pixels
Others     - Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Scratch resistant Gorilla glass display
- Multi-touch input method

Alert Type     Polyphonic, Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Audio Player     WMA/ WAV/ MP3/ eAAC+ player
Headset Jack     - 3.5mm Audio Jack
Speaker     Yes

Internal     Upto 8 GB storage
External     Upto 32GB, microSD
CPU     680 MHz ARM 11 processor, Broadcom BCM2727 GPU
RAM     256 MB RAM, 1 GB ROM

Type     Li-Ion 1300 mAh (BL-5K), Standard battery
Stand-by     2G: Upto 552 hours
3G: Upto 648 hours
Talk Time     2G: Upto 9 h 40 mins
3G: Upto 5 hours 15 mins
Music PlayBack     Upto 54 hours


Still Images     8 Mega Pixels
Resolution: 3264x2448 Pixels
dual-LED flash, fixed focus
Video Recording     Yes, 720p, Frame Rate: 25fps
video stabilization
Video Call     Yes, VGA
Video Player     H.264/ H.263/ DivX/ XviD/ MP4/ WMV Player
Others     Features: Geo-tagging, face detection

GPRS     Yes, Class 32
Infrared port     No
Bluetooth     A2DP with v3.0
3G     HSUPA, 2 Mbps, HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps
USB     v2.0, microUSB, USB On-the-go support
Browser     HTML, WAP 2.0/ xHTML, RSS feeds
Email     Yes, Push Email
EDGE     Yes, Class 32
WLAN     Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
GPS     With A-GPS support; Ovi Maps 3.0

Messaging     MMS, SMS, IM
Games     Yes + downloadable
Colors     Nokia Oro Dark, Nokia Oro Light
FM Radio     Yes, Stereo with RDS, FM transmitter
Java     2.1, MIDP
Others     - 18-carat gold plating,
- Web TV,
- Sapphire crystal and leather materials,
- NFC support,
- TV-out,
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic,
- Digital compass,
- Quickoffice document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF),
- Adobe Reader,
- Predictive text input,
- Flash Lite 4.0,
- Voice memo/ dial/ command

Jun 7, 2011

Motorola XPRT and Motorola Titanium Android phones Now Available

Sprint on Thursday unveiled two new Android smartphones from Motorola — the Motorola XPRT and the Motorola Titanium. The Motorola XPRT is a dual-mode smartphone capable of roaming internationally on GSM networks, and it’s also the first Android phone from Sprint to feature enterprise-class security. Spec highlights include Android 2.2 (Froyo) with MOTOBLUR, a 3.1-inch touchscreen display, a 5-megapixel camera, a full QWERTY keyboard with BlackBerry-style buttons, a 1GHz processor and Adobe Flash 10 support. The Motorola Titanium is Sprint’s successor to the i1, and it will be a military-grade ruggedized smartphone running Android 2.1 (Eclair). Other highlights include a full BlackBerry-style QWERTY keypad, a 3.1-inch touchscreen display, a 5-megapixel camera, Push to Talk support and dust, shock, vibration, low pressure, solar radiation, high temperature and low temperature resistance. The Motorola XPRT launches on June 5th for $129.99 on contract. Pricing and availability details are not yet available for the Titanium. Hit the break for Sprint’s full press release.

Additional key features of Motorola XPRT include:
  •  Android Market™ for access to more than 150,000 applications, widgets and games available for download
  • Google™ mobile services, such as Google Maps™ with Navigation, Google Talk™, Gmail™ and YouTube™
  • Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®) and personal (POP & IMAP) email
  • Worldmode – CDMA (EVDO Rev. A), GSM/UMTS (HSPA) – international roaming service available in more than 200 countries
  • 3G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
  • 5-megapixel camera with camcorder and dual LED flash for low-light performance
  •  microSD slot, with a 2GB memory card included, supporting up to 32GB
  •  Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • Wi-Fi® b/g/n
  • 1860 mAh Lithium-ion battery
To sign up to learn more about Motorola XPRT, please visit

Additional key features of Motorola Titanium include:
  • Support for Nextel Direct Connect Services, including Direct Connect, Group Connect®, International Direct Connect®, DirectSendSM, Group Messaging and NextMail®
  • Android Market for access to more than 150,000 applications, widgets and games available for download
  • Google mobile services such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Talk, Google Maps with Navigation, syncing with Google Calendar™ and YouTube
  • Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync) and personal (POP3 & IMAP) email
  • 5-megapixel camera with camcorder, 4x zoom and flash
  • Wi-Fi b/g
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • GPS navigation
  • microSD slot, with a 2GB memory card included, supporting up to 32GB
  • 1820 mAh Lithium-ion battery
To learn more about Motorola Titanium, please visit

Lenovo S800 Phone with Transparent Screen Color

Lenovo S800 Phone with Transparent Screen Color. Want to have a cell phone that makes people pay attention? Do not hesitate just buy this one because the screen is transparent would make people wonder.

The Lenovo S800 transparent phone is the first to have a transparent color display. Dialog Semiconductor (maker of the S800′s PMOLED IC driver) has comments from it’s CEO Jalal Bagherli saying, “Lenovo has a well founded reputation for implementing cutting edge technologies, and I have no doubt the S800 handset will exceed consumer expectations…”

Certainly transparent displays will become the new “cool” trend for phones. But will the trend last? If you’re one of the first to get your hands on a transparent display phone, expect to turn a few heads!

The S800 debuted last November, and Lenovo has said that it was only a concept phone at the time. No release date has been announced yet. However, it’s clear (no pun intended) that the development of the phone continues to spread among mobile phone enthusiasts.

May 28, 2011

Digital Storm ODE gaming system Now Available

Gamers can be a fussy lot, as they tend to look outwards first if they are on a losing streak. Could it be the mouse? Perhaps the keyboard isn’t quite right, or the standard, age-old excuse of “My computer’s too slow to keep up with the action”. Well, Digital Storm wants to make sure that you no longer have any more excuses the next time you lose, at least not from the processing point of view with their first pre-built gaming system known as ODE.

Just what is the ODE? This will be very different from Digital Storm’s previous individually customized gaming rigs, as ODE will allow hardcore and interested PC gamers to acquire the best technology without having to select each individual component. Digital Storm will do this for you prior, having pre-selected and fully optimized all of the hardware within so that you get unparalleled performance per dollar.

With a liquid cooled 5.0GHz extreme overclocked Intel i7 2600K processor inside (you can pick up your jaws from the floor already), a dual SLI configuration that sports two NVIDIA GTX 570’s, and a super fast Intel solid state drive (SSD) will let the ODE deliver super fluid graphical performance that will certainly have you salivate all over, so make sure that there are tissues ready.

All ODE models will be constructed with the same boutique level quality and care, where this pre-built machine will be fully loaded with a perfectly balanced configuration, shipping in just 72 hours so that you can get your gaming fix ASAP. Since it is ready right out of the box, you need not worry about missing components or sub-par parts, everything has been done for you already, you just need to pony up the dough.

Digital Storm’s ODE gaming rigs will come in four different pre-set configurations, retailing for $1,499 onwards.

Ultra-Thin Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100V Review

The slim and ultra-compact Sony Cyber-Shot TX100V is light weight and easily sips into the pocket.  It is more faster  and is the first sony camera to include an 3.5 inch OLED touch screen for more vibrant pictures, selection and viewing pictures. The 3D still image feature allows you to create a 3D effect by combining two or more images taken at the same location.

Features Sony Cyber-Shot TX100V:

•    16.2 MP “Exmor R” CMOS sensor
•    3.5 inch OLED touch screen
•    1080@60p HD video recording
•     GPS and compass
•    automatic panoramic shots
•    3D still image and 3D Sweep Panorama
•    iSweep Panorama

The new backlight correction function automatically adjust the light according to the surrounding providing sufficient brightness and clarity of the picture. Using the background defocus you can highlight the foreground subject (object) and blurs the background.

Other functions that this cool Sony camera offers include Anti-blink, motion detection, face detection, smile shutter, superior auto mode, soft skin tone, high speed shooting and anti motion blue. It is shockproof if fallen from a height of 1.5 m and works fine underwater up to 5 meters. The model is bit expensive  pricing $380 then its counter parts but is worth.


HTC Trophy 7 Smartphone

The HTC Trophy 7 smartphone is arriving to US shores via Verizon Wireless. This new Windows 7 smartphone will particularly appeal to those who are Xbox Live gamers. The HTC Trophy 7 is one of those few existing devices currently that allows its users to play games with Xbox Live subscribers.

The HTC Trophy 7 is primarily being marketed as a gaming smartphone of sorts. The HTC Trophy 7 comes with a 1GHz processor, 512MB ROM, 576MB RAM and an 8GB worth of internal phone storage. It also comes with a 3.8 inch touchscreen display, 5MP camera, 720p video recording capability as well as WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. The HTC Trophy 7 will be available at Verizon Wireless on May 26. It is expected to cost around US$149 with a service contract.


May 16, 2011

Apple iPhone 4 Portable Gaming Extension Concept

iPhone and iPod touch gaming could be a really big hit, but the most notable drawbacks on touchscreen gaming is the lack of physical d-pad like what to Sony PSP, Nintendo DSi and Sony Xperia Play boldly features. Ooh, until this concept could hit the market those who are thinking that  iPhone’s touchscreen seem like a miserable game playing experience will need to think twice.

Alan Li designed a Yanko Design entry to make those finger-tapping jerk happy with a concept of a portable extension accessory “that slides together both forming a protective case and turning the iPhone 4 into a portable gaming device. The sleek design upholds Apple’s aesthetic while adding a joypad, four-button game control, and external speakers.”

I just wish this concept could go on Kickstarter to be funded and be dropped on the market anytime soon. Ooh, and forget about Apple they don’t mind this kind of design.

Snap a rainbow with Olympus cameras

I have to admit it – Olympus won me over with from the start of its latest announcement when it said that it had brought out a purple camera. Now, I know I’m not supposed to be all girlie and be swayed by such trivialities, so let’s get back on track and take a look at the technical specifications.

The Olympus VR-310 also comes in red, black and silver and offers the benefits of a 10x super-wide optical zoom, which should enable you to take great group shots or snap distant objects in great detail. The 14mp snapper has seven creative Magic Filters and 720p HD Movie – all for the price of £130.

For another tenner, you could snap up the Olympus VR-320 (exclusive to Jessops) It has a 12.5x super wide optical zoom lens,14 Megapixels, HD movie, Face Detection and Shadow Adjustment. This cute compact is available in black, red, silver and navy blue.

If you’re tough on your gadgets, you might want to spend a tad more and go for the Olympus TG-310, which is waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof. Capable of shooting HD movies and 14 megapixel still photos with the dramatic realism of 3D, the camera has Eye-Fi card compatibility, which means you can automatically upload your pictures and movies wirelessly to your computer or website. The cameras can also be charged through USB. The Olympus TG-130 costs £160 and comes in blue, orange, red, white & silver.

Finally, if your budget can stretch considerably higher, the retro style of the Olympus E-PL2 may well appeal. This latest in the Olympus PEN series is lightweight and compact, and Olympus says you will get SLR-quality shots thanks to Live Guide, which teaches beginners step-by-step how to capture great images. Like an SLR, the camera features interchangeable lenses, plus there are six Art Filters (which can be layered) to add colour and drama. The cost of this flexibility? £529.99

Panasonic Hi-Fi HC15 Feature Review

A new Hi-Fi without an iPod dock? What were the engineers behind the Panasonic SC-HC15 thinking? That people could live with MP3 CDs and USB sticks filled with tunes as long as the system looks good enough? We tested that theory out.


First of all – it sounds good. Whatever voodoo that goes on in the name of the Aero Stream Port, it works well. You get a rich, robust bass from the 10W speakers when the volume is at normal levels – and it really pounds as your crank it higher.

The sound distorts a bit at very low-levels – although that can only be expected. You should probably stop worrying about your neighbours and crank it up, anyway.

It’s also pretty beautiful. It’s piano-black finish and slender design (just 69mm thick) make it an ideal shelf-sitter. The thin profile and sleek design mean that it’s really unobtrusive – unlike bigger CD systems.

The front even mechanically slides open in a very-futuristic-for-1990 kind of way. The display is equally bachelor-tastic – a white on black.


The device plays normal CDs, MP3 CDs and USB sticks – so it’s not totally old tech. We’re not entirely sure who still uses MP3 CDs, but it’ll be great for the less-tech savvy generation.

Plug an iPhone into the USB dock and it won’t work, however – a big disappointment for today’s Apple generation. We still can’t get past the question – who downloads music onto USB sticks to play? If you do, please write in. Our thoughts are that a dock with a built-in mini-jack cable would have been more useful.


The HC15 sounds good, and its bachelor-friendly 90′s design is still in style. Unfortunately, the technology also feels a bit 1990′s. This means that today’s tapping and sliding iOS generation may find it a bit retro, in the “oh wait, this Sega Megadrive isn’t very good anymore” kind of way. Tech-heads should move on.

If you’re looking for a device for a less tech-aware consumer, the Panasonic sounds good, and is so simple, elegant and small, it won’t look out of place anywhere.


Road Mate 9055-LM Navigation System

Magellan has launched its new road navigation system which is available in the market by the name of Road Mate 9055-LM.This latest model from the company comes in a sleek design and offers many features which make it a perfect guide during all your tours.

This device consists of a 7 inch display screen which is capable of offering a resolution count of WVGA type. This display screen can let users also use the QWERTY or the traditional keyboard as well. What’s special about it is the fact that it comes preloaded with many premium maps which are updated on a regular basis to give directions of regions like USA, Canada and Puerto Rico.

This navigation system is mainly useful for minivans, SUVs, RVs and trucks. It has been powered by a Samsung 2450 CPU and is capable of supporting a microSD card slot as well. The address book provided on it can help to store contact information and free lifetime Traffic is capable of providing real-time traffic related information.

NEC launches its latest tablet PC called VersaPro VT

A Japanese multinational company, NEC has unveiled its latest tablet PC by the name of VersaPro VT Tablet. This new device runs on the Windows 7 professional 32 bit operating system and has various other features which seem to be of decent quality. Even from the looks of it, one tends to find it pretty attractive.

The connectivity options offered by this device include Bluetooth, Wifi, USB port as well as HDMI port. There comes a 10.1 inch display screen which is obviously touch in nature and offers a resolution count of 1280×800 pixels. The processor which powers this tablet is a 1.5 GHz Intel Atom Z670 processor.
There comes a 2GB DDR3 RAM fitted in with VersaPro VT tablet along with a Intel GMA 600 graphics card. This new tablet is based on the OAK Trail platform and consists of a 64GB solid state drive fitted in with it. The battery which it is equipped with is removable in nature.


May 12, 2011

Google – working on a new Google TV?

Google TV didn’t achieve major success because Google had legal issues with broadcast services, but that might change soon because rumor has it that Google is working on a new version of Google TV. To make things even more interesting, Google might introduce new Google TV at this year’s Google I/O which will take place later this month.

Of course, the new Google TV will be faster than its predecessor because it will house a faster chip, and it will offer a new interface that should enhance user experiences. In addition, new Google TV will support Android Market, so you’ll be able to download apps for your Google TV as well. This means that we might get a chance to see Gmail, Google Talk, and Google Voice, along with other services on our TV screens.


Motion Computing's CL900 Tablet Now Available

It's been a while since we first laid eyes upon this rugged little guy, but Motion Computing's CL900 tablet is finally available for orders, starting at $899. Designed with enterprise markets in mind, the 2.1-pound Windows 7 slate runs on a 1.5GHz Intel Oak Trail Atom Z670 processor and rocks a 10.1-inch, 1366x768 multi-touch display that's shielded in Corning Gorilla Glass. Seated atop that display is a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, with a 3.0-megapixel sensor keeping watch over the backside. Boasting a thickness of 15.5mm, the device also offers up to 2GB of RAM (along with a 30GB or 62GB SSD), promises a battery life of up to eight hours and houses a USB port, SD card slot and Bluetooth 3.0 module. For now, the CL900 is only available at select retailers, though Motion is selling peripherals and accessories directly from its site. Check out the source links for more details.

LG Introduces the Optimus Black

LG was late entering the smartphone market with a competitive flagship handset, but it looks like the company is launching a winner with the Optimus Black.

The Optimus Black looks rather like much of its competition, combining the black-slab touchscreen design with a candybar form-factor. With this device, however, LG has some hidden features up its sleeve, which might give it a slight edge over the competition.

Its main selling point is its screen, which features a new technology called the Nova Display. LG’s NOVA technology is designed to give a consistently clear display, and it crucially uses significantly less power in everyday use to rival OLED panels. Furthermore, LG is boasting that it has the brightest screen ever on a smart, with 700 nit (compared to the iPhone 4′s 500 nit).

LG also managed to make the Optimus Black amusingly thin and light. It weighs in at 3.84 ounces (109 grams) and 0.36” (9.2mm) at its thickest, which really raises the bar, considering that it has a large 4″, 480×800 pixel display.
Internal specs for this device aren’t especially innovative, but they’re good enough to put the Optimus Black on par with other major Android models on the market. You’ll find it Android 2.2 out of the box, but LG is promising an early upgrade to Android 2.3 (Honeycomb).

It packs 2 GB storage, 512 MB RAM, and a TI OMAP 1 GHz processor. There are two cameras: the rear 5MP camera with autofocus, and a 2MP front-facing camera for video chatting and self portraits.

One other novel feature is WiFi direct, which allows WiFi enabled devices to communicate with each other directly. This will make things like file transfers and printing much easier to do, so kudos to LG for adding some innovative software to the Optimus Black.

Microsoft Acquires VoIP Giant Skype

One of the worlds biggest companies, Microsoft, recently looked into purchasing the leading VoIP service, Skype, amongst others such as Google, Apple and Facebook. Very early on, $5.8 Billion was offered, and the results are somewhat surprising.

When offered the $5.8 Billion in April, Microsoft was one of the first to make an offer for acquisition of Skype, and there were doubts as to whether or not it would be outdone by other companies who have recently been dominating the market, such as Google, Apple, and even Amazon. In a conference call with reporters, Microsoft’s chief executive, Steve Ballmer, said that Skype is something that Microsoft hopes will reach more people who take use of the variety of it’s products. This could mean possible integration into things like Xbox Live, as well as integration of Windows based phones.

Integrating with Windows phones would allow Microsoft to better compete with big shot companies Google and Apple and with their Google Voice and Facetime. For Xbox, this could mean possible improvements for Microsoft’s Kinect, improving the playability and responsiveness of the system. One only wonders if Skype chat and video chat will thus be integrated into Xbox Live, though currently MSN is integrated into it, yet it seems to have little success.

With the acquisition of Skype, Microsoft will again assert itself as one of the biggest giants in business. If it manages to do well with the new software, it could soar with new features for so many of it’s  new products. While PC/Mac users may not see much of a difference in it’s integration, this acquisition leaves the door wide open for possibilities for devices like Xbox, Windows Phones, and even possibly the Zune which has recently been seeing a decline in sales in the past few years. What happens with next with Microsoft is all only speculation, but it is certainly something very exciting to ponder.


May 7, 2011

Apple Update the iMac

Over the past few weeks, there's been some speculation about a new 2011 line of iMac's being launched by Apple. That speculation can now come to an end as Apple has indeed launched a new range of iMacs.

Just like the previous generation, there are four different models to choose from with two of them having 21.5 inch screens and two of them having larger 27 inch screens. Each has a faster CPU which is now quad-core for every model. Each has 3x faster graphics power and includes a HD camera to be used with FaceTime. The new Thunderbolt port is also included in the 2011 refresh.

The 2011 iMac range looks very similar to the 2010 models. The screens use an LED backlight and also show the same amount of pixels. The screens are also IPS allowing for a wider viewing angle.

The quad-core processors are said to be up to 70 percent faster than the previous generation of the iMac. The lowest processor is an Intel Core I5 that is included on the basic 21.5 inch model. On the 27 inch models, buyers get a Core i7 chip.

21.5 Inch iMac Specs

The smaller 21.5 inch iMacs come in two options. The first is priced at $1199 and the second at $1499. The differences that bring the price up are the processor which on the lower priced model is a 2.5GHz Core i5 with 6MB on-chip L3 cache. The higher priced model has a 2.7GHz i5 also with the same 6MB of cache.

Both 21.5 inch models come with 4GB of memory on 2x2GB running at 1333MHz (DDR3). Memory can be configured up to 16GB when ordered online.

For storage there's 500GB on the low end model and 1TB on the high end model. The bottom end model cannot be upgraded (or at least Apple doesn't list that possibility), while the upper end model can have up to 2TB of storage on hard drive, or 256GB on SSD if required.

The graphics on the 21.5 inch models are powered by AMD Radeon HD chips with the lower end having a 6750M processor with 512MB of GDDR5. The upper end model has a similar 6770M chip with the same amount of RAM.

If you want the option to upgrade more, go for the higher priced 21.5 inch model as you can change the storage as well as RAM.

27 Inch iMac Specs

The larger 27 inch models also come in two variations with the lower end costing $1699 and the upper end costing $1999 (both base models). On the lower end model you'll find a 2.7GHz Core i5 CPU with 6MB of cache. The upper model has a 3.1GHz Core i5 as standard.

Both models come with a 1TB harddrive as standard which can be upgraded on both models to 2TB or to 256GB SSD just like the upper 21.5 inch model.

The graphics chip on the lower end is the 6770M and on the upper end model, it's the 6970M along with 1GB of GDDR5 memory.

The upper end model is a little more configurable than the other 27 inch model in that you can opt for a faster 3.4GHz Intel Core i7 if desired. A faster graphics card can also be selected if needed with up to 2GB of GDDR5 memory.


RIM Launches Blackberry Style 9670 in India Market

The Canadian telecommunication and wireless device manufacturer Research In Motion has introduced its latest offering in smartphones, Blackberry Style 9670. Justifying its name, this clamshell from RIM looks very elegant, whether it is flipped up or down. Blackberry phones are known for their ergonomic QWERTY keypads, and Style 9670 is no exception. In spite of being a clamshell phone it features a full WERTY keypad which will be liked by those who write lots of long emails but want a clamshell phone.

Features and specs of Blackberry Style 9670:

    * Dual display
          o External display: 2-inch 240×320 TFT LCD
          o Internal display: 2.7-inch 360×400 TFT LCD
    * Operating System: Blackberry 6
    * Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, and 3G support
    * 5MP camera with auto-focus, IS, flash, and 640×480 video recording
    * 3.5mm headset jack
    * 512MB internal memory
    * Supports up to 32GB microSD card with 8GB card included
    * 1150mAh battery
    * Full QWERTY
    * Trackpad
    * Backlit keyboard

Blackberry Style 9670 Price in India

RIM has launched Blackberry Style 9670 as a CDMA-only phone. It is available with either of the three networks viz., Reliance (India), Tata DoCoMo, and Tata Indicom. RIM has priced Style 9670 at Rs. 24,999. 

May 5, 2011

LG Blade P430 Laptop Now Available

Laptops are getting thinner and lighter without having to change their size in terms of viewing displays. This may be an appropriate route for laptops to go since they need to compete in a market now shared with those for tablets and netbooks. And with manufacturers like LG of Korea, laptops get even thinner and lighter with its new Blade P430 laptop.

The new LG Blade P430 Laptop is an ultra-thin notebook that has a depth of 23.8mm and only weighs 1.94kg. It is significantly lighter than the conventional notebooks with 13 inch display screens. This makes the notebook quite handy to bring along and comfortable enough to carry around.

Despite its slimmer profile the LG Blade P430 Laptop features a second generation Intel Core i7 processor. It also comes with a NVIDIA Graphics GeForceGT 520M with 1GB DDR3 RAM. Additionally, the notebook comes with a maximum of 8GB memory, a 1.3 HD webcam, up to 750GB 2.5 SATA HDD, DVD optical drive as well as Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. The new LG Blade P430 Laptop is expected to be available in the market by the end of May. Pricing for this new ultra thin notebook has not yet been provided.

May 4, 2011

Epson Stylus Photo R2000 Ink Jet Printer Launch

Epson has recently come out with a printer which takes creativity to another new level and this printer is called as Epson Stylus photo R2000 Ink Jet and offers promising quality features along with producing prints of super fine quality.

This is a 13 inch wide device which can be used to deliver remarkable performance by using the high capacity cartridges. The special feature associated with Photo R2000 is the fact that it comes with networking and wireless connectivity ability as well as flexible media handling. This printer can produce prints of highly glossy nature which becomes possible through Epson Hi-Gloss 2 pigment ink.

The additional features offered by this latest device include Hi-Speed USB 2.0, wireless 802.11 n and also 100Mbit Ethernet support which are the various connectivity specifications that can be used. One can achieve smoother color transitions and also extraordinary highlight and shadow details which is possible through the AccuPhoto HG imaging technology.

Samsung F480 Tocco VS Samsung M8800 Pixon

Samsung F480 Tocco VS Samsung M8800 Pixon is taken into application just to accomplish out the similarities and the differences amid both the gadgets, which will added advice you to accomplish out which of the two Samsung handsets is appropriate by you. The Samsung F480 Tocco comes with a dimensional abstracts of 98.4 x 55 x 11.6 mm admitting the Samsung M8800 Pixon comes with dimensional abstracts of 107.9 x 54.6 x 13.8 mm. Also, area the above has a weight of 100.6 gm, the closing has weight of 121 gm.

Where the M8800 Pixon has a TFT arresting touchscreen of 3.2 inches creating a affectation application 256K colours, the F480 Tocco has a abate TFT capacitive touchscreen of 2.8 inches creating a affectation application 256K colours. Also, the Pixon has an accelerometer sensor which is not there in the added handset.

An centralized anamnesis of 200 MB is accessible in the Samsung M8800 Pixon and the aforementioned is of 232 MB in the Samsung F480 Tocco. Also, they alter with account to their abundant anamnesis capacity. Area the Pixon can be broadcast upto 16 GB through a microSD card, the added one can be broadcast upto 8 GB through the aforementioned means.

Class 10 GPRS and Class 10 EDGE are accurate in the M8800 while the added handset has the abutment of Class 12 GPRS and Class 12 EDGE. For the manual of the letters and added stuffs both the accessories accept the USB as able-bodied as the Bluetooth. With the advice of these appearance present, both the accessories can be abundant with the stuffs present in them.

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