News Corp. Says It Will Not Pull Its Shows From iTunes

Submitted by lalit on September 11, 2007 - 11:33am.

News Corp. president Peter Chernin told Reuters that they had a perfectly good relationship with Apple and had no Plan to follow NBC and pull out of iTunes. He also said “but let me say this we’re the ones who should determine what the fair price for our product is, not Apple.”
News Corp., NBC and several other partners will launch their own online distribution for TV shows called Hulu. TV content on Hulu will be available for free (ad-supported). Not many details are available on Hulu but it is believed that it will be launched in last half of September.

Intel Intros New Processors and Offers Price Cuts

Submitted by lalit on September 10, 2007 - 12:17pm.

Intel today introduced top of the line mobile Core 2 Duo, 2.6GHz T7800 for $530. Intel also introduced 2Ghz T7250, which is same as T7200 except it has 800MHz frontside bus and will cost $209, compared to $294 for T7200. Intel has lowered prices of T7700 and T7500 from $530 and $316 to $316 and $241 respectively. Two new Ultra Low Voltage Core 2 Solo processors U2200 and U2100 have been added to Intel’s mobile lineup. The U2200 is a 1.2GHz processor and is priced $262 where as the U2100 is 1.6GHz processor and is priced $241. Both the processors have 1MB of L2 cache and 533MHZ FSB. The mobile Celeron line got one ULV processor and two new processors. The 523 is a 933Mhz ULV Celeron M processor and will cost $161. Where as the 2GHz 550 and 1.73GHz 530 are mobile Celeron M processors and will cost $134 and $86 respectively. The existing 1.86GHz 540 saw a price drop from $134 to $107.
On Desktop side the1.8GHz Celeron D 430’s price was reduced from $49 to $44 and the price of 1.6GHz 420 was reduced from $39 to $34. The Dual Core 2GHz E2180 will now cost $84 and 1.8GHz E2160 will costs $74, which was $84 before. The E2140, which was priced $71, is now $64.

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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