Not Just Google But Apple Also Wants 700MHz Spectrum

Submitted by lalit on September 10, 2007 - 11:12am.

Business Week is reporting that Apple has also considered joining the bidding of 700MHz spectrum that analog TV broadcasters are handing back to the government in 2009. Signals at 700MHz could theoretically provide faster Internet access than today’s cellular or even WiFi networks and the signals can easily pass through buildings and work even in bad weather condition. Winning a piece of the 700MHz spectrum could provide Apple with ability to offer its own wireless network service to devices such as iPhone. May be Apple and Google can join hands and bid on the wireless spectrum.

Toshiba’s New DTR Technology Increases Single Platter Capacity By 50% in Hard Drive

Submitted by lalit on September 10, 2007 - 10:51am.

Toshiba today announced a prototype hard drive that uses DTR (Discrete Track Recording) technology that boost the areal density of a perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) by 50%. Toshiba will start mass production of hard drive using DTR technology in early 2009. At present the highest single platter capacity of a 1.8” HDD is 80GB so the maximum capacity of a 1.8” hard drive (used in iPods) is limited to 160GB. But with the new DTR technology 1.8” hard drive will be able to hold 120GB on each platter and you will be able to get a 240GB iPod Classic.

AMD Introduces Quad-Core Opteron (Barcelona)

Submitted by lalit on September 10, 2007 - 10:31am.

AMD today introduced the Quad-Core Opteron processor, which according to AMD is world’s most advanced x86 processor ever designed. There will be Nine New Opteron Chips, all based on 65nm technology. The top of the range processor will be a 2GHz Opteron 8350 that will cost $1,019 (in quantity of 1000) and the least expensive option will cost $209. Sun, HP, IBM and Dell will be launching their servers based on Quad-Core Opteron later this month.

SanDisk Introduces Sansa View 16GB Flash Based PMP

Submitted by lalit on September 10, 2007 - 10:06am.

Sansa View is SanDisk’s First serious attempts at a Video capable MP3 player. It has a 2.4” 320 x 240 resolution LCD screen and supports MPEG4 (H.264) and WMV for video. Sansa View measures 4.29” x 1.95” x 0.35” and is the slimmest Sansa. The other feature on Sansa are MicroSD/SDHC card slot, FM tuner, Voice recorder with built in mic, 35 hours battery life for music and 7 hours for video. The best feature of Sansa View is its cost $199 for 16GB that is same as 8GB iPod Nano and $50 less then Creative Zen 16Gb. The 8GB Sansa View is for $149, the price of 4GB iPod Nano.

It Took Apple Just 74 Days To Sell One Million iPhones

Submitted by lalit on September 10, 2007 - 8:36am.

Apple today announced that they sold their one-millionth iPhone yesterday. “One million iPhones in 74 days -- it took almost two years to achieve this milestone with iPod,” said Apple chief executive Steve Jobs. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary product into the hands of even more customers this holiday season.” It is projected that Apple will be selling more then 1.3 million iPhones by the end of September.

Review Roundup: iPod Nano 3G (Squarish Nano)

Submitted by lalit on September 8, 2007 - 11:53am.

The first thing you will notice about the new iPod Nano is its gorgeous screen and the second thing that you will notice is how thin and beautiful the device is. The new 2” screen has 320 X 240 resolution and is 65% brighter. The other features new to the Nano are video, iPod games, Cover Flow and enhanced UI (based on OS X). iPod Nano has 24 hours of battery life for audio playback and 5 hour for video. The Nano is available in two capacity 4GB and 8GB. The 4Gb Nano is priced at $149 and comes in silver. The 8GB Nano is priced at $199 and comes in five colors silver, black, blue, green and red. According to PC Mag iPod Nano is the best-designed flash video player on the market in this price range.

PC MAG: Editor’s choice

PC World

Apple To Launch 16GB iPhone With 3G in Europe?

Submitted by lalit on September 8, 2007 - 10:55am.

According to leaked ad from T-mobile Germany, European version of iPhone that will be launched in November will have 3G Support and 16GB memory. Other configurations are same as American version, which was launched in June. The European version will be priced at 499EUR according to the leaked ad. The only thing that creates suspicion about this leaked ad is that in one place iPhone is mentioned as Apple iPod 16GB. Apple has already said that they will release iPhone in selected European countries in fourth quarter this year. But like always Apple hasn’t given any more details about the launch.

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NBC’s Retort to Apple

Submitted by lalit on September 1, 2007 - 9:23am.

NBC has released a statement saying, “we never asked to double the wholesale price for our TV shows. In fact, our negotiations were centered on our request for flexibility in wholesale pricing, including the ability to package shows together in ways that could make our content even more attractive for consumers. In addition we asked Apple to take concrete steps to protect content from piracy, since it is estimated that the typical iPod contains significant amount of illegally downloaded material.”
Apple and NBC have decided to settle the iTunes agreement in pressroom rather than boardroom.

Uniea Announces Case For Unannounced iPod Nano (video), iPod Nano will have 2.3" Screen

Submitted by lalit on September 1, 2007 - 1:58am.

iLounge posted details about Uniea’s U-Suit, a new iPod case for rumored iPod Nano (video) that will be announced by Apple on September 5th. The case is a hard protective leather case for the new unannounced iPod. If you consider the case design the new iPod Nano will have a 2.3” screen, click wheel and measure about 2.5” X 2” (almost a square). The case has hard plastic interior with scratch resistant inner lining. The case will cost $30. Apple has almost confirmed the new iPod design when their legal team asked many website to remove the leaked iPod photos.