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.

source: techsoft.org

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.

source: gadgetlittle.com

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.

source: engadget.com

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.

source: 2dayblog.com

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.

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