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.
source: 2dayblog.com

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.

source: gadget.com/

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 www.motorola.com/XPRT.

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 www.motorola.com/titanium.

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.

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