Dec 15, 2008

Napkin PC (Next-Gen PC design)

The technology includes a "napkin" holder filled with e-paper napkins, as well as a place for colored pens. When someone gets an inspiration, they simply grab a napkin and start doodling with one of the pens. The pen uses short-range RF technology to send data to the napkin interface. The pen and napkin can also communicate to a base station PC in the napkin holder using long-range RF.

Holleman hopes that the Napkin PC concept could enable creative groups - such as architects, artists, and engineers - to collaborate better because the doodles can be easily shared. Another perk of the concept is that the napkins are modular, so designers can connect them to create large-scale layouts. For example, a block of napkins can be hung side by side on a wall to create a large display.

Another advantage is that the Napkin PC requires very little power. It doesn´t even use a battery, but instead relies on a single-layer flexible circuit board for inductive power. The pen itself wirelessly powers the napkin when it comes within close range. The e-paper napkins can retain their bright, full-color images without power for an indefinite period of time.
It is said that many a great idea was born on a napkin. So Industrial Designer, Avery Holleman, developed the Napkin PC. The Napkin PC is a cool concept that uses a base station - disguised as a napkin holder - with seven different stylus pens that allows multiple users to scribble their ideas down on individual "napkins" that ultimately interface with the base station.

It's definitely an idea that has got creative types and businessmen thinking "outside the box". The concept allows users to not have to limit their creativity to in front of a PC screen. The "napkins" employ full color e-paper and multi-touch technology.

The napkins can hold the image drawn on it indefinitely, or until it's cleared off by the user. Which means you can hang it up, or share it with your coworkers at your next meeting.
The Napkin PC took first place Judge's Award and Chairman's Award in NextGen's PC Design Competition.

Dec 12, 2008

Apple News

Apple triBook Concept Laptop

It appears that our friends from Apple have leaked some drool-worthy information on the net with their latest concept, the triBook.

Yes, I am also quite impressed at a screen that can fold out into three. These side screens are perfectly sandwiched in between the main display and the keyboard. Every time a user wants to use the triBook, he or she will unfold it like opening a cardboard box. A user also has the option of combining all three screens for a landscape display of about 21 inches.

An unfolded triBook measures at 6.75 x 10 inches, and it is about 1 inch thick. That may not be good enough to fit into a manila envelope like the MacBook Air, but I am willing to sacrifice the skinniness for that fold-out feature.

Not much is known about the triBook’s other features, other than it comes with a “kick-ass” hard drive (that is a direct quote from my source). It also has many I/O connectors, an 8x SuperDrive, plus a MacBook Pro-caliber CPU.

Right now, the triBook is just concept, but I could easily see it becoming the standard for laptops. After all, who wouldn’t want more real estate for their laptop screen? That alone is enough to convert me to a Mac user, and I’m sure a lot of people will also be Apple converts if this ever gets mass-marketed.

Sanwa’s new keyboard is both wireless and mouseless

This next product is for all of those MacBook users who prefer not using a mouse, but enjoy the trackpad feature on their favorite Apple laptop. I’ve often ranted about how I can’t stand using a trackpad versus using a mouse, so I can’t say that Sanwa’s new Wireless keyboard is for me.

Please don’t misunderstand me. I don’t want to bad-mouth a perfectly decent product. What I am saying is that if I ever adapted to the touchpad, then I would fully appreciate the benefit of the Sanwa. This keyboard has a touchpad on the right, so you can completely abandon the mouse when it comes to your desktop.

This Sanwa keyboard also gives you the chance to lose another wire: the one on the keyboard. Yes, it is completely wireless, using a 2.4GHz spectrum, which could be a problem when it comes to using it with a wireless network.

So is the Sanwa the next phase of wireless keyboard and mice for desktop computers? If so, think of all the mice that will go homeless.

Sanwa, a Japanese company, is planning to release this wireless and mouseless keyboard in its own country “soon”. There is no word of a price, nor is there any word of it coming to any other countries as yet.

Dec 3, 2008

Nokia N97 vs RIM BlackBerry Storm

Whenever a new Smartphone is about to hit the market it will always get compared to the Apple iPhone. The BlackBerry Storm did, and now the Nokia N97 is, but it is a fairer comparison to put the N97 and the Storm together.

The Nokia N97 looks to have a lot going for it and on paper will blow the BlackBerry Storm out of the water. The latest handset to come from the Nokia N-Series combines both 3.5-inch touchscreen display, as well as a full QWERTY keyboard. This is great for those who still like to touch keys when they are typing. The Nokia N97 also features assisted GPS, 32GB of onboard memory, expandable up to 48GB with a 16GB microSD, WCDMA and EGSM, HSDPA for 3G wireless, as well as Nokia Maps.

This does not seem a fair fight, as the BlackBerry Storm might have to throw the towel in already. However do not let that put you off as the Storm is a very capable phone, and the features that the cell has shows that. These include high resolution 480 x 360 pixel color display, poor 1GB onboard memory, support for microSD card, 3.2 megapixel camera, SurePress touch screen, not the best touch experience.

Just looking at a few of the features of both phones, the Nokia N97 certainly puts the BlackBerry Storm to shame

Nov 28, 2008

Chinese’s cloned iPhone flip phone

There were rumors about Apple planning a flip iPhone. But, till now, we still haven’t heard of any movement from Apple.

The Chinese now have taken one step ahead of Apple, rolled out an iPhone clamshell. And of course, this is a clone which is not from the original factory of Apple. This flip iPhone comes from the mainland of cloned phones, China but is made to carry the Apple logo.

The maker of this cloned handset even gives the phone a name called iPhone V126 clamshell. It looks pretty attractive and comes in the brushed aluminum casing. But the back panel clearly indicates that it’s a cloned phone from China, as it’s poorly designed.

The entire phone looks to be inspired by Apple MacBook instead of the actual iPhone. It’s a 900/1800MHz GSM phone, small, weighs 110 grams and measures 105 x 53 x 17mm. It supports two languages, Chines and English.

Other goodies packed on the cloned clamshell iPhone are a 3-megapixel camera, 256MB built-in memory with card slot for expansion, a 240 x 320 resolution 2.6-inch display, USB connectivity, e-books, Bluetooth, Digital Audio Player, and flashing LED lights under the Apple logo. This clamshell offers standby time of 100-140 hours and talk time of 120-160 minutes. Some more it presents the familiar-looking iPhone UI. It is now available in China for $100 or 680 Yuan.

Nov 26, 2008

Nokia Unveils Nokia 6260 Slide 5 Megapixel Phone

Nokia unveiled a new slider phone today, the 6260 slide. The device is running on the new Series 40 6th Edition platform sports a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and flash. The Nokia 6260 slide brings assisted GPS into the Series 40 software platform for the first time. It allows to share pictures with your friends and make the 6260 slide is the best Series 40 phone ever made.It also features quick access to search engines and points of interest straight from the home screen and the new 360° navi-key allows a great mobile Internet experience.

It comes with a 2.4-inch 320×480 pixel display, secondary camera for video calls, WiFi, 3G connectivity with support for HSDPA and HSUPA, microSD card support. Nokia will be solding this phone beginning 2009 for EUR 299, before taxes and subsidies.

Nov 25, 2008

Transcend Reveals 64GB JetFlash V20 USB Flash Drive

I got to know of this only last week. Transcend has recently announced of the launch of its new whopping 64GB JetFlashV20 high capacity USB flash drive!

If the size hasn’t made an impact yet, then this comparison will. I currently use a Dell Inspiron 6400 which has a 80 GB Hard Drive. Now here’s a pendrive which can store almost as much data as my notebook’s harddrive!!

As a part of value addition, Transcend is also offering its users a free JetFlash elite data management tools which the user can download and install their V20 flash drive. The JetFlash elite tool is capable of turning the V20 into a key to automatically log on to website accounts and temporarily lock the computer to prevent unauthorized access. It also allows users to browse their favorite bookmarked websites and check their email from any computer with the included Internet Favorites and Mobile Email functions. JetFlash V20 works flawlessly with Windows Vista and also supports Windows Me / 2000 / XP, Mac and Linux, providing seamless data exchange between different operating systems.

Transcend 64GB JetFlashV20 Product Features

- Up to 64GB capacity

- Elegant pearl-white finish

- Pocket-friendly contoured edges

- High-Speed USB2.0 interface for easy plug-and-play operation

- Includes free JetFlash elite software download:

- Website AutoLogin: Automatically login to online accounts

- PC-Lock: Use the JFV20 as a key to lock / unlock computers

- Mobile Favorites: Browse bookmarked websites on any computer

- Secret-Zip: Compress and password-protect files with powerful encryption

- E-Mail: Use any computer to securely check, save and send email

- DataBackup: Backup, restore and synchronize mobile data

-Online Update: Easily upgrade to the latest version of JetFlash elite

- 100% quality tested and verified

- Lifetime Warranty

Are you going to get one? I think I will :)

Nov 22, 2008

10 USB Gadgets to Keep You Warm

No matter what item you’re about to buy these days, it feels like the USB option is always available. In this list of ten “gadgets to help you prepare for the upcoming winter season” you will be able to find everything from eye warmers to heating blankets - all powered via that popular universal serial bus.

Nov 20, 2008

Dell Inspiron 1525

The old days of bulky, overweight Dell notebooks may be coming to a close in 2008. Today Dell announced their latest addition to the Inspiron family of notebooks, the 15.4-inch Inspiron 1525. We are happy to have a pre-production unit to review, and this sleek successor to the Inspiron 1520 might just surprise you.

Our pre-production Inspiron 1525 is equipped with the following specs:
1. 15.4-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) CCFL TrueLife (glossy) screen
2. 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo T7250 processor
3. 2GB DDR2-667 SDRAM (up to 4GB DDR2 SDRAM available)
4. 120GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD
5. 8x Dual-layer DVD±RW drive
6. Video: Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
7. Wireless: Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g Mini Card
8. Mobile Broadband: Dell Wireless integrated mobile broadband mini-cards Sprint and Verizon serice
9. Colors: Multiple colors and finishes available
10. Media Card: 8-in-1 flash memory reader
11. Input and Output Ports: 4 USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, IEEE 1394a, RJ11, RJ45, 2 headphone, 1 microphone, 1 ExpressCard 54mm slot, 3 mini-card slots, consumer IR, S-Video
12. Integrated 2.0 megapixel webcam available
13. Windows Vista Home Premium
14. Dimensions: 1.00" - 1.48" (height) x 14.05" (width) x 10.08" (depth)
15. Weight: 5.9lbs with 6-cell battery

Build and Design :
Dell received some much needed attention in 2007 with the introduction of the sleek, high performance XPS M1330 and XPS M1530 notebooks. Although these more expensive notebooks in the Dell lineup were praised for their looks and low weight, the Dell Inspiron 1520 was criticized for being yet another bulky and unattractive laptop. Dell listened closely to this criticism when they designed the new Inspiron 1525. The Inspiron 1525 is in fact 25% smaller, 30% slimmer and almost half a pound lighter than the Inspiron 1520.

In addition to the eight color options available on other Inspiron notebooks, the 1525 offers four new patterns. These designs are inlaid molds so there's no risk of the design coming off.

Although I wasn't a huge fan of the glossy inlaid "Commotion Pattern" design on our pre-production Inspiron 1525, I must say it looks flawless. I was highly critical of the paint application on the Inspiron 1420, 1520, and 1720 because the paint has questionable durability. The new glossy lid designs might be a magnet for fingerprints, but it certainly looks more durable than the old Inspiron paint jobs.

Display options for the Inspiron 1525 include a matte finish 15.4" Widescreen XGA (1280 x 800), a 15.4" Widescreen XGA (1280 x 800) with TruleLife (glossy finish), or a 15.4" "high resolution" (1440 x 900) glossy widescreen display. On the surface the lack of higher resolutions is a serious flaw in the design of the 1525. In truth, the overwhelming majority of "average" notebook users will think the WXGA resolution looks stunning.

The screen on our pre-production unit looks flawless from straight on and the horizontal viewing angles are great. Upper vertical viewing angles are good, but colors did begin to invert at lower viewing angles when the screen is tilted back.

Keyboard, Touchpad and Media Controls
The keyboard on the Inspiron 1525 is fairly similar to the 1520. The keyboard is firm with virtually no flex and the keys have excellent travel and cushion.

The touchpad surface utilizes the new design that is integrated with the palm rest surface. The only separation between the palm rests and the touchpad is the indented area above the touchpad buttons. The touchpad buttons have excellent travel and cushion, though I did feel like they made a bit too much of a "clicking" sound when pressed. The good news with the touchpad is that it's responsive, has dedicated scroll areas and the textured feel is good.
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Nov 19, 2008

Acer Aspire 5920

Today we are going to review the latest model from Acer, which is designed for gaming. Let's see how it copes with games as well as other home tasks.
Acer Aspire 5920G-102G16
The manufacturer describes Acer Aspire 5920 as
the first notebook in the new stunning Gemstone design. Able to satisfy all requirements of a modern user, the Aspire 5920 is based on the latest Core 2 Duo processor. The graphics component is really splendid: wide 15.4" panel, Acer CrystalBrite technology, 8 ms response, with the NVidia GeForce 8600M-GT graphics card (up to 512 MB, some cards have 256 MB) of the latest generation with DX10 support. The excellent image comes with splendid audio owing to the 2.1 audio system (two speakers and a subwoofer) supporting Dolby Home Theatre Virtual Surround. Besides, a HDMI connector and a built-in HD DVD drive (in some models) open up the door to the age of high definition video.
And the key advantages are, according to Acer:

Excellent design
Acer presents a new concept design of Acer Aspire notebooks for home entertainment. It's designed in cooperation with a well-known industrial design team and called GemStone. The form and color of the GemStone design personify a natural harmony of gem stones. The new Aspire 5920 notebooks embody purity and value of precious gifts of nature. They attract with their excellent exterior and impressive components worthy of a modern notebook for entertainment

Multimedia heights
The Acer Aspire 5920 notebooks are truly multi-functional. They can impress even the most hard-driving users. The Aspire 5920 provides unforgettable impressions with its audio system (two speakers and a subwoofer) supporting Dolby Home Theater Virtual Surround Sound HDMI, HD audio/video port, HD DVD drive (in some models), and an optional built-in TV-tuner.
I generally agree with the description. But I would have also added gaming features of the 5920 to the list of its advantages. Web site, tech support
Unfortunately, it is not possible to go from the model catalog page directly to technical support. You have to instead use the menu.

The first page of the tech support web site is devoted to the warranty. It says that the warranty is valid only if you have a proper warranty coupon. Otherwise, the warranty will be up to your retailer. This page describes warranty peculiarities for Ferrari notebooks. Besides, the warranty for all Travelmate models is 2 years, Aspire models - 1 year. The international warranty is not described well. The website doesn't offer complete information on what you must do in the case that your notebook is broken.

The process of downloading drivers is not very good in our opinion. First you choose your notebook model in the list. On the next page dedicated to this model you choose the necessary driver (audio driver) from the drop-down menu. Then a window pops up with a direct download link. There are three links, one for XP Drivers, Vista Drivers, and Acer Utilities. The process seems easy enough, but the problem is it is difficult to tell whether you even need to download a new driver because no driver version is listed.

However, for advanced users direct FTP links to the drivers and utilities should cancel out the above inconveniences.

We should also mention that the bundle does not include a Recovery CD. A recovery image is stored on the hard drive, and the built-in utility suggests that you burn the image to a compact disc at startup. The company has started including an empty recordable compact disc into the bundle, so that users could create a recovery CD. -->
5920G-102G16 Specifications
Here are specifications of the model under review:

Processor :
Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 (1.8 GHz/ 2 MB/ FSB 800)

Chipset :
Intel PM965 Express

2048 (2x1024) MB DDR II
Display :
bright (220 nit) 15.4" WXGA (1280x800) display with Acer CrystalBrite technology, 8 ms response
Graphics :
256 MB nVidia 8600M-GT
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M, 256 MB GDDR2 VRAM, up to 1024 MB with TurboCache technology (up to 768 MB is allocated from system memory*), support for NVIDIA PureVideo (WMV HD, High Definition MPEG-2 Hardware Acceleration), Microsoft DirectX 9 and DirectX 10, OpenEXR High Dynamic Range (HDR) and PCI Express
160 GB SATA (5400rpm)
Optical storage :
DVD RW (Super Multi)

Audio :
Dolby-certified surround-sound system with two integrated stereo speakers (Acer 3DSonic) and one subwoofer supporting low-frequency effects.
Dolby Home Theater supporting Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, Dolby Headphone, and Dolby Virtual Speaker
Intel High-Definition audio support
S/PDIF support
Acer PureZone support - it uses two built-in microphones for high-quality recording and better voice rendition.

Communication :
4 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI with HDCP support
1 x VGA
1 x ExpressCard/54
5-in-one card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
1 x S-video/ TV-Out (NTSC/PAL)
1 x CIR
1 x IEEE 1394
1 x AV-In (in some models)
1 x TV antenna (in some models)
1 x RJ-11
1 x Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
1 x headphones/speakers/line-out with SPDIF support
1 x mic-in
1 x line-in
1 x connector for the AC power adapter
I/O ports :
1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port (1GB Lan)
1 x RJ-11 Modem port
1 x S-video
1 x SPDIF (shared w/ Line-out jack)
1 x VGA port
1 x PCI Express Card (Type II)
1 x Mic-in
1 x Line-out
1 x Line-in
1 x Port Replicator Jack
1 x C-in for power supply
Power supply :
ACPI 3.0 supporting Standby and Hibernation modes
71 W 4800 mAh 8-cell battery pack (Li-ion): up to 3.5 hours life
Acer QuicCharge support: 80% charge in 1.0 hour, 2.0 hours recharge time with power off, 2.5 hours with power on
3-pin 90W AC adapter

Extra :
Built-in Acer Crystal Eye digital camera, support for Acer PrimaLite technology (in some models)

Warranty :
1 year

Dimensions and weight :
364 x 270.2 x 30.8/43.7 mm
3.00 kg
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Nov 18, 2008

Google’s introduction of voice search for its iPhone app

Arguably the top tech story of the day was Google’s introduction of voice search for its iPhone app. As of this morning the updated app still isn’t available in the iTunes store (that’s not Google’s fault). According to Mike Cohen and Gummi Hafsteinsson described the app something that sounded qualitatively different in terms of accuracy and usability vs. competitive offerings now in the market.

Unfortunately no one has had an opportunity to try the updated app yet. But, if it works as promised, it should be quite impressive.

The technology behind the new voice search capability is built partly on the same platform as Goog411 but apparently that’s only part of the story; there’s a good deal more going on as well. In fact, Goog411 is reportedly improving and benefiting from the work done on voice search for the iPhone.

The first thing that is both intriguing and very different is that there are no buttons to push to initiate voice search. Once the app is open on the iPhone you hold it up to the side of your head as though you were going to talk on the phone and simply speak the query. Search results then appear as they would if you had manually entered a query.

Google says it has learned tremendously from its experience with Goog411 but its desktop search query data is also contributing knowledge to the effort. These and other technical factors, beyond the scope of my expertise, will make the system more accurate that what has been possible in the past, said Google’s Cohen.

Beyond its reported accuracy, the usability of the system is striking. Most voice control on mobile handsets requires that buttons be pushed. There’s also often a “walkie-talkie” style experience, with the phone held out in front of the user to speak the query or command into the phone.

By removing the need to push a button and simply mimicking the experience and handset position of talking on the phone Google’s voice search may prove to be quite a bit more “natural” and intuitive. Another benefit for Google is that by having the phone’s receiver closer to the mouth of the person speaking the system gets a better, cleaner input.

Yesterday in postscript to Matt’s post that none of the voice apps or voice-initiated search tools currently in the market had proved to be a kind of “killer app” for mobile. That’s largely because of uneven accuracy and success rates or some other limitation or awkwardness. After my discussion with Google yesterday I became hopeful that what Google was going to introduce would be a leap forward.

If it indeed is we should see increased query volumes and longer query strings — and increased search monetization from mobile for Google. But all this will become more clear once the app launches, hopefully today.

Voice search is launching in US English and will roll out to other handsets — and eventually other countries and languages — in the future.
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Nov 17, 2008

iPhone Backup Extractor a useful new tool for iPhone users and developers

When you back up your iPhone or iPod Touch, iTunes can use the backup to do a restore, but not much else really. It’s nice when Apple’s stuff “just works,” but what if you want to see inside the black box and interact with the data on your phone? This is especially important for developers, who can fix bugs a lot more easily if they can look at a user’s backup to figure out what’s causing problems with an app. iPhone Backup Extractor is a tool that makes this possible.

With iPhone Backup Extractor, you can convert an iPhone/iPod Touch backup to make it readable by the OS X Finder. This lets developers get access to application resources that there’s no way to see in iTunes. It might be of some interested to curious non-developers, too, if you just to figure out what files a 3rd-party app has created on your phone. A very useful tool, indeed.
The app is available for download at: and it’s totally free.

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Sep 1, 2008

iPhone 3G launch in India

The pricing of iPhone 3G sales in India proved to be a real dampener and kept customers from queuing up to buy the handset. Bharti and Vodafone have invested good amount to advertise their respective bundled schemes of iPhone 3G. But all these has resulted in not benefiting the involved players but the grey marketers who have suddenly witnessed surge in sales since iPhone 3G launch in India.

Reports say with the official iPhone 3G priced at Rs 31,000, customers are finding it more suitable price wise to purchase the handset from the grey market where it is speculated to be offered for Rs 20,000-Rs 22,000.

Customers generally believe that with 3G not available in India and the bouquet of services offered by Vodafone and Airtel being of generic nature it makes sense to procure the handset from the grey market where the only but major risk is in case the handset encounters some issue in functioning and support or trouble shooting becomes difficult.

While Apple should not mind these sales it is Vodafone and Airtel who are being hit bitterly by these grey market sales as it is eating into their share.

The message is clear that the Indian consumers are price sensitive but somehow Apple and operators in India are turning a blind eye to this fact.

Aug 30, 2008

Some Windows Mobile Devices

o2 XDA Trion - Combined PDA and mobile phone

The XDA Trion from mobile phone operator o2 follows in the line of o2's successful range of mobile phone / PDA devices. As well as being a high-powered Windows Mobile PDA, it's also a high-powered quad-band mobile phone with 3G and GPRS for Internet and Email access, has onboard Wi-fi, a mega pixel camera and a nifty little sliding keyboard.
• Connectivity: Quad Band mobile, 3G, GPRS , Bluetooth & Wi-fi
• Camera: Built-in camera (stills and video)
• Screen: Colour touch screen
• Dimensions: 112 x 58 x 22mm, Weight 176g
• Processor: 400MHz

o2 XDA Orbit - Combined PDA and mobile phone

From the same manufacturer of the o2 XDA Trion, this is a high-spec mobile phone and PDA in one package. As well as being a GPRS-enabled mobile phone, it has the Windows Mobile 5.0 software, has a built-in GPS receiver for satellite navigation, has built-in Wi-fi and Bluetooth, and a 2 megapixel camera. Released in November 2006, this is a top PDA/mobile in a tiny package.
• OS: Windows Mobile 6.0
• Connectivity: Quad-band mobile, GPRS , Bluetooth , Wi-fi, USB
• Camera: Built-in 2 Mega pixel camera
• Screen: Colour touchscreen
• Memory: 64 MB SDRAM, 128 MB ROM

Dell Axim X51 Pocket PC Lowest Price!

• OS: Windows Mobile 5.0
• Expansion: SD / CF card slot
• Display: 3.5" (240x320 pixel) TFT touchscreen
• Memory: 64MB models available
• Power: Removable Li-ion battery
• Connectivity: USB / Bluetooth and Wi-fi

Hewlett Packard IPAQ HX 2490

• OS: Windows Mobile 5.0
• Expansion: SD Card slot
• Display: 240x320 pixel touchscreen
• Memory: 128MB memory
• Navigation: Touch screen, four-way navigator
• Battery life: Removable, rechargeable Lithium-Ion
• Processor: 520MHz
• Connectivity: Bluetooth and wireless Wi-fi

T-Mobile MDA Range Combined PDA and mobile phone

T-Mobile offer a range of Windows Mobile devices, with the MDA range. There's a Compact, Vario and Pro
Below is some information on MDA Vario (Pictured)
• OS: Windows Mobile 2005
• Connectivity: Quad-band mobile, GPRS , Bluetooth , Wi-fi, USB, IR
• Camera: Built-in 1 mega pixel camera
• Screen: Colour touchscreen
• Memory: 64 MB SDRAM, 128 MB ROM

Aug 29, 2008

Nokia 6600 slide mobile phone

A new mobile phone has just been introduced by Nokia. The new Nokia 6600 slide mobile phone balances stunning and sophisticated looks with the latest in mobile functionality. Being one of Nokia's smallest sliders to date, the Nokia 6600 slide stays true to its name as it smoothly glides open in the hand. The appearance of the Nokia 6600 slide with its glossy, high-quality steel covers and aluminium center key constitute both understated elegance as well as visual simplicity. Its well-balanced feature set is created to be exciting and intuitive. Tapping the Nokia 6600 slide twice conveniently indicates time, snoozes, alerts and silencesor rejects incoming phone calls.

Nokia 6600 slide - Modern phone features
"There is a strong consumer demand for mobile handsets that blend elegant looks with modern features," said Mikkel Drucker, Director and Connect Devices. "The Nokia 6600 slide introduced today offers a slightly different take on a core design language. We believe it is a beautiful to use and beautiful to behold mobile phone." The Nokia 6600 slide has an estimated retail price of 250 EUR excluding taxes and subsidies and will start shipping during the third quarter of 2008.

Nokia 6600 slider - 3.2 Mega pixel digital camera
The 3.2 mega pixel camera takes high quality pictures and videos that can be shared with others via Internet services or multimedia message - directly from the photo menu. The large 2.2" QVGA display with 16 million colors makes it easy to find your way around town, thanks to the integrated Nokia Maps application which can be enhanced with an optional Nokia Bluetooth GPS Module LD-4W and separate navigation license. The slim, lightweight Nokia Bluetooth GPS Module LD-4W features an innovative design that takes Bluetooth navigation beyond the car and into the hands of urban trekkers and leisure travelers.

Nokia BH-803 Bluetooth Headset
Complementing the newly launched handset, the new Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-803 echo’s the classic style of the handset with a sleek design and stainless steel details. An optional ear loop makes it comfortable to wear, while the exceptional voice quality, touch sensitive volume control and voice dialing activation make for easy use of the Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-803.

Aug 28, 2008

Sony 1280-Watt 5.1-Channel DVD Theater System

You've never had as many home audio and video options as you do now, from digital music files to satellite radio. Recognizing this, Sony designed the DAVFX900W to let you experience these technologies with the highest quailty in-home audio/video experience possible, all in one attractive and easy-to-use system.

Everything You Need

At the heart of this DVD Dream System is an entire home entertainment system in one compact chassis. Inside, you'll find a slot loading 5-disc DVD/CD changer, a Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound decoder with several different modes, an AM/FM tuner, and a fully-digital amplifier that pumps out 1280 watts of total system power. The DAVFX900W Dream System features 480p progressive scan video output, so you can enjoy the highest picture quality possible with DVDs. The DVD player also doubles as an SACD player that offers surround sound playback of Super Audio CDs as well as stereo playback of standard CD, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. The DVD Dream System also supports playback of JPEG slide shows, and even MP3 CDs.

Video Features

With more DVD formats than you can count on one hand, it's good to have universality in a player. The five-disc DVD/CD changer included in the DAVFX900W home theater package can accept nearly anything you throw at it, including DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD+R DL, and DVD-RW CPRM. Even better, it progressively scans, increasing the picture quality you'll see on your screen. Sony's Precision Cinema Progressive Technology feature detects image changes at the pixel level versus the scan line level. Moving and still parts of an image are processed with separate algorithms, so backgrounds are sharper and moving objects don't create artifacts. And, the DVD/CD changer also offers HDMI output with 720p/1080i upscaling of DVD media, so you can run digital audio and video in a single cable to other components. The player reads the data on a standard DVD at 480p and maximizes the video resolution to best fit your HDMI compatible TV.

Surround Yourself

Of course, what would a home theater be without booming, immersive 5.1 channel surround sound? Sony's DAVFX900W supplies that cinematic experience via six different speakers--two stereo speakers, a center speaker, two surround speakers, and a subwoofer for low frequencies. The speakers are powered by the system's integrated S-Master Digital Amplifier, which provides true digital signal processing and minimizes digital to analog conversion. It also boasts built-in Dolby Digital, dts, and Dolby Pro Logic II decoders.

Sneaky Devils

Imagine an advanced home theater setup without the telltale mess of wires and cables running behind entertainment centers, under furniture, and across your floors. The DAVFX900W provides simple connectivity, and even allows you to do away with speaker cables for the rear surrounds thanks to Sony's Digital Infrared Audio Transmission (DIAT) wireless technology. This advanced wireless technology has enough bandwidth to maintain the signal integrity of the highest-resolution surround sound sources, including HDTV and SACD. The rear speakers, while still connected to each other by cable and plugged into a wall outlet, are not tethered to the front amplifier. They have their own built-in amplifiers so you don't have to run cables from the front of the room to the back. The speakers in this package are designed to fit into almost any living space, even places where you never thought you'd be able to set up a home theater. Slim and ultra-compact, they have stands built in, so you can just place them on the floor wherever you'd like. No mounting, no extra hardware. Connecting everything together is made as simple as possible. The DVD Dream System's speakers and cabling are color-coded and clearly labeled for fast and easy setup. Even if you're an audio/video novice, you can set up a fantastic-sounding 5.1 channel speaker system in minutes.

Make Some Connections

The DVD Dream System features multiple inputs and outputs, including digital connections for satellite TV and HDTV signals. S-video, component video, and composite video connections offer connectivity to both digital and analog television sets. Digital optical audio inputs provide connections to other digital audio components, and analog audio inputs allow hook-up just about any audio component or device. Any way you use it--whether you're starting from scratch or upgrading from an older, bulkier home theater system--the DAVFX900W DVD Dream System from Sony is the most advanced, versatile, and comprehensive choice for your home theater needs.

Included With Purchase

Cables for speaker connection and remote.

Aug 27, 2008

Acer's Blue Gemstone

Acer has just unveiled its brand new entertainment notebook known as the Gemstone Blue, and it can also be referred by its model number of 8920G. What can you expect from this brand new multimedia notebook? For starters, it will feature full high definition display support (that means 1,920 x 1,080 at the very least people), and an optional Blu-ray drive for you to enjoy the latest Hollywood movies in unprecedented clarity among others. The emergence of Acer’s Gemstone Blue underlines the commitment of the company to seriously challenge Dell and HP’s stranglehold on the high end mobile computer market.

Acer has dubbed its Aspire Gemstone 8920G the first of its “Blue” series, where the color naming convention hails from the notebook’s blue, black, and silver color scheme with interior and exterior lighting effects. What users will get from this 18.4″ notebook is a high definition LCD display with Intel’s Centrino-brand processors providing all the necessary computing horsepower within, complemented by Intel’s OM965 Express Chipset. Other features include integrated WiFi support, enough room to throw in up to a couple of 320GB hard drives, a standard DVD drive (as mentioned earlier, you can choose to replace this with an optional Blu-ray drive but that will definitely bump up the final price by a fair bit), and a choice between an Nvidia GeForce 9650M GS or 9500M GS graphics card.

According to Spooner , “Acer faces a particularly difficult task in doing so in the United States, where the Acer brand name has largely stood for low-cost brand. The company also faces stiff competition from HP and Dell, which have also been working to improve the cache of their respective PC product lines.” Acer hopes to break through this mental barrier with the Aspire Gemstone Blue which will ship from this month onwards, with prices starting from $900 and stopping at $1,700, depending on what you want to have inside.

Aug 26, 2008

Kef KHT2005.3 Speaker

Like the multi-award-winning KHT2005 from which it evolved, the reflex-ported KHT2005.3 pushes the performance envelope of mid range home theater like no other system. The specification tells part of the story: with parabolic enclosures computer optimised to eliminate cabinet distortions, the full range centre and satellites all feature KEFs 100mm Uni-Q array incorporating the 19mm aluminium dome tweeter from the acclaimed Q Series. Ferrofluid-cooled for better power handling and driven by twin neodymium magnets, HF reproduction is startling - even whispered dialogue is pin-sharp. But the real magic lies in the way all the system components work together. The tonal match is perfect, and transitions are so smooth you simply can't hear them. An ingenious multi-directional base makes it easy to place each satellite wherever it suits you: on a flat surface, at an angle on walls, or on the optional floor stands. It all adds up to a chic, superbly engineered system that delivers way beyond what you would expect for the price.

Product Specifications

  • Design: Two-way bass reflex
  • Drive Units: 100mm Uni-Q array with 19mm aluminium HF
  • Frequency range: 80Hz - 27kHz
  • Crossover frequency: 3kHz
  • Power Handling: 100W
  • Sensitivity: 88dB
  • Maximum output: 104dB
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Weight: 2.0kg Per speaker
  • Dimensions HxWxD (mm): 228 x 130 x 150 Per speaker
  • Magnetically shielded for home cinema use
  • Finished in Black Gloss or Silver

Aug 23, 2008

IPhone News

Apple plans to produce 40 Million IPhones next 1 year

Business Week affirmed that Apple's manufacturing plans for the iPhone are ambitious. According to them, Apple is planning to make 40 million iPhones 3Gs in the next 1year.

Apple Iphones 3G launched in 20 Countries

Apple has launched the iphones 3G in 20 new countries. In India the iPhone 3G is significantly higher than in the U.S, though they are wide open. The iPhone costs 31,000 rupees i.e., 712$ for the 8GB model, and 36,100 rupees i.e., 828$ for the 16 GB. But the local carriers are still self-assured that the IPhone will be a popular piece.

IPhone 3G will be fixed with software updates

A story from Business Week says that Apple will soon be announcing a few problems of dropped IPhone 3G calls and surfing sessions with a software update which is soon to be coming.

IPhone 3G FM transmitter

The Fexii 3G iPhone FM transmitter is a convenient high-tech device made for entertainment, perfect and easy-to-use transmitter to set free your music tune in to your own radio play list while driving. This iPhone accessory has creative features and advanced FM functions in an extremely transferable case. The transmitter attaches to 3G iPhone or iPod in the plug-in port, it broadcasts your favorite 3G iPhone-based songs over the FM radio frequency band

Aug 22, 2008

Casio launches new cameras with 10.1MP

Casio has launched the 10.1MP EXILIM EX-Z300, 9.1MP EX-Z250 LCDs and 4x (28mm - 112mm equiv) zoom lenses. It includes Image Stabilization, Noise and Moire Reduction. These Cameras have classic functions such as Multi-Motion Capture, Advance Night Mode and Makeup Functions. The EX-Z85, with a smaller 2.6” LCD and 3x (38 - 114mm equiv) zoom lens, has features such as Face Recognition, Auto Shutter and an Easy mode for beginners.


Casio EX-Z300 :
• 1/2.3" Type CCD
• 10.34 million pixels total
• 10.1 million effective pixels

Casio EX-Z250 :
• 1/2.3" Type CCD
• 9.30 million pixels total
• 9.14 million effective pixels

Image sizes

Casio EX-Z300 :
3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432 (3:2),
3648 x 2048 (16:9),
3072 x 2304, 2304 x 1728,
1600 x 1200, 640 x 480

Casio EX-Z250 :
3456 x 2592, 3456 x 2304 (3:2),
3456 x 1944 (16:9),
3072 x 2304, 2304 x 1728,
1600 x 1200, 640 x 480

Movie clips

Casio EX-Z300 :
1280 × 720 (HD, 24 fps),
640 × 480 (STD, 30 fps),
320 × 240 (LP, 15 fps)

Casio EX-Z250 :
848 × 480 (WIDE, 30 fps),
640 × 480 (STD, 30 fps),
320 × 240 (LP, 15 fps)

Image stabilization :

Digital zoom :

Focus :
• Contrast Detection Auto Focus
• Auto Focus, Macro Mode, Pan Focus, Infinity Mode, Manual Focus

AF area modes :
Spot, Multi or Tracking

Scene modes :
• BEST SHOT Included: 39 scenes
• YouTube™ Capture Mode Included
• Face Recognition Included
• Auto Shutter Included
• Voice Recording Included
• Make-up Shot
• Handheld Night Scene

LCD monitor :
• 3.0-inch wide TFT color LCD (Super Clear LCD)
• 230,400 dots (960×240)

Connectivity :
• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• AV out

Storage :
SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus compatible

Power :
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, lithium ion battery charger, AC power cord

Weight (no batt)

Casio EX-Z300 :
130 g

Casio EX-Z250 :
119 g

Aug 21, 2008

Introducing Gadgets and Devices Blog

Hi Every Body,

Now that’s what every one of you were searching for all around the web, yes your search ends here because we are now proudly announcing this new Blog, which is your online source and will be going to provide you the latest news on electronic devices and gadgets that are newly launched all over the world. How ever it will now be easy for you to get all electronics information’s at only one place. So what are you thinking? Bookmark this site as it is daily updated with up-to-date news.

You must be thinking that’s what the site going to present? So here’s the answer for your question given by the proprietor Mr. Savio Fernandes This site will give a decent message about every electronic devices and gadget from their quality to price for our visitors, so that they can know more about their products. In the modern world of technology there is inventing many unbelievable products this also includes devices and gadgets, which is listed here. Yes you will get information on i phones, mobile phones, computers, cameras, video cams, music systems, speakers, etc. with their details.

This is just an introduction to the site you will get the latest news form 22August 2008.