Submitted by lalit on August 27, 2007 - 8:40pm.
Sony release first all-in-one PC/TV, which has Blu-ray burner, pullout sled for adding second hard drive and external ATI Digital Cable Tuner. The other feature on the $2899 all-in-one PC/TV are 22” widescreen LCD (1680 X 1050), 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo T7500 processor, 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, 500GB hard drive, 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GT graphics card, 802.11n, ATSC and NTSC TV tuner, 1.3-megapixel web cam and Vista Ultimate. If you don’t want to spend almost $3000 and still want all-in-one Windows based PC then you can go for VAIO LT15E, which comes with DVD burner, a slower CPU and other reduced specs. VAIO LT15E will cost $1899.
Submitted by lalit on August 27, 2007 - 8:37pm.
Intel today released their newest vPro technology for businesses and IT. The new vPro has the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor, Intel Q35 Express chipset and several security and management related enhancements. The new vPro has the ability to wake and repair a computer with an inoperative operating system or hard drive. The security features included in vPro are designed to protect against software-based attacks and also filter and defend against viruses and other threats. The new Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) protects data by keeping data in each virtual partition protected from unauthorized access from software in another partition. The improved System Defense Filters in vPro can identify greater numbers and varieties of threats in the network traffic flow. The Intel vPro also offers an embedded trust agent certified by Cisco. This trust agent offers Cisco’s IT customers the ability to mange systems, even if powered off or the OS is down without lowering the security on 802.1x network and Cisco Self-Defending Network products. Intel Active management Technology allows for inventory and repair PCs “out of band” meaning even if the OS has crashed or the PC is turned off. Intel vPro processor technology will be among the first to comply with the Distributed Management Task Force’s DASH 1.0 draft interoperability specification and Web Services Management. Dell, HP and Lenovo will start shipping their vPro based computers very soon.
You can read more about vPro on Ars Technica
Submitted by lalit on August 27, 2007 - 8:34pm.
Nokia announces four new Bluetooth accessories for mobile phone. The first one is Nokia Bluetooth GPS Module LD-4W, which is compatible with wide range of Nokia devices and Nokia Maps. The module has up to 10 hours of battery life and comes with a LED indicator to alert you to GPS activation, battery status and Bluetooth connectivity status. The GPS module will be available for Euro 125 ($170). The Second accessory is Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-903, which supports A2DP, AVRCP, PBAP, HFP and HSP Bluetooth profiles. It will be cost around Euro 200 ($272). The third is a Bluetooth Headset BH-902, which has an OLED display for managing calls. The battery life of the headset is about 8 hours and will cost around Euro 115 ($156). The last Bluetooth accessory is Bluetooth Speakers MD-7W, these small speakers have 3D stereo widening sound and dynamic bass control. There is a LED indicator for on/off, pairing mode and battery status. It will cost around Euro 130 ($177).
Submitted by lalit on August 27, 2007 - 6:10pm.
If you wanted a MP3 player like the iPod Shuffle but with a screen, then SanDisk has just answered your prayers with Sansa Clip. Sansa Clip is about the size of a matchbook and has an OLED screen. The player has FM tuner/recorder, voice recorder and support WMA, MP3, Audible and subscription content. The Sansa Clip will be available in two capacities, 1GB for $40 and 2Gb for $60. There will be four colors black, red, pink and blue.
Submitted by lalit on August 27, 2007 - 6:08pm.
Red has announced the dates for shipment of it first and second batch of Red One Ultra High-Definition Video Camera. The first batch will ship on August 31st and the second batch will ship on September 7th. High-end HD camcorders have 2.1-megapixel sensor and records 30 frames per second where as the Red One has a 12-megapixel sensor and records 60 frames per second. The modular and upgradeable design of Red One lets the user upgrade new features, accessories and improve system specifications. The base system is available for $17,500.
You can learn more about this 4k-resolution camera here: Red One
Submitted by lalit on August 27, 2007 - 6:07pm.
The unofficial official shot of Palm’s new affordable PDA/phone Centro, in which the phone looks way better than those other leaked blurry photos. The device is rumored to be released in October for $99 and will be exclusive to Sprint for first 90 days. The device will support Sprint’s EV-DO network and is aimed towards young mobile phone users.
Submitted by lalit on August 27, 2007 - 6:05pm.
In the consumer electronics market, the name Polaroid brings to mind “instant photo cameras” but Polaroid is moving away from its roots and planning a range of electronic devices, which are affordable and easy to use. The first new device that Polaroid plans to release is a Personal Media Player that will works as a movie and music player as well as photo viewer. The device will come with 512MB memory and microSD card slot (supports up to 4GB card). The player will also have FM tuner, voice recorder and a battery life of up to 20 hours of music playback. The player size is 3.6” X 2.0” X 0.45” and has a 2.2” screen. The player will be around 99 pounds ($200).
Submitted by lalit on August 24, 2007 - 1:35pm.
After unveiling Surface (touch screen) technology for large size displays, Microsoft has joined hands with Mitsubishi to work on a small display. According to Microsoft Touch, input on small screen of a mobile device is problematic because a user’s fingers occlude the graphical element he wishes to work with. LucidTouch is a mobile device that addresses this limitation by allowing the user to control the application by touching the back of the device. Sounds very similar to the patent filled by Apple last month. Looks like everyone is working on the same touch technology but with slight modifications. LucidTouch also supports multi-touch input, allowing user to use all the fingers simultaneously to operate the device. According to Microsoft’s initial study, results indicate that many users found touching on the back to be preferable to touching on the front, due to reduced occlusion, higher precision and the ability to make multi finger input. Well 5 years back Microsoft’s study also found out that everyone will prefer Tablets to Laptops, and two years back they said UMPC will replace most ultra portable laptops but we are yet to see that happen.
Submitted by lalit on August 24, 2007 - 12:22pm.
The A1 comes with 3” 16:9 display and supports MP3, WMA and WAV audio. It also supports AVI (XviD) 320 X 240 resolution video at 20 frames per second. Other file formats it can handle are Windows DRM9, JPEG, BMP and TXT files. The player comes in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB capacities and has SD card slot. A1 has built-in speaker, Internal microphone and FM tuner. Price and availability of the player is yet not known.
Submitted by lalit on August 24, 2007 - 12:01pm.
Trekstor will be releasing few new players at this year’s IFA and i.Beat is the sexiest of the bunch. It will come with 2GB or 4GB memory, 1.3” LCD screen, FM tuner and voice recorder. The i.Beat will support MP3, WMA, OGG and WAV audio formats. It will also support SMV video format and will have a battery life of 15 hours for audio playback. The player will be priced EUR 119.99 ($163) for 2GB and EUR 149.99 ($200) for 4GB.
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