Thursday, June 28, 2007

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Motorola Razr 2 V8 Review

Motorola is back with a vengeance. Forget the Razr V3, forget the Slvr L7 -- feast your eyes on Motorola's latest and possibly greatest handset, the Motorola Razr V8. This cutting-edge phone is not only thinner than its predecessors, it's lighter, it's shinier and it's downright sexier.

Expected to launch in July,


Monday, June 25, 2007

“World’s Smallest” SMS M500 Watchfone Wristwatch Ready To Ship

Proudly proclaiming itself as the world’s smallest mobile phone, the SMS M500 Watchfone looks to be more than a gimmick, packing in a useful slab of technology in a wristwatch sized package.

Despite its diminutive dimensions, the M500 is a fully fledged quad-band mobile, sporting audio and video player, a touchscreen, Java support, WAP, Bluetooth and SMS and MMS functionality.

Unlike many of the other wristwatch sized gadgets we’ve seen in the past, this one looks reasonably sleek and relatively ungeeky, although it’s still something of a chunky affair.


First Appearance of the iriver P10

Pictures of iriver players yet to be released have been splashed all over the company's Korean site in the past week, most without more information than what we were already presented with at CES earlier the year. At the moment, the attention is focused on a fresh portable media player we've not seen before, the P10.

So far we can tell that the P10 will be of a smaller than average size for a PMP with a screen that makes up the majority of it. Lack of tactile controls suggests that a D-Click system will be used. For now it’s probably safe to assume that the chic device will also be available in white and black, but more information is bound to arise before the launch later this year.


MPIO MG100 in 4GB

Previously only available in 1GB and 2GB sizes, the MG100 now comes with 4GB of flash memory. Unfortunately, the capacity increase is the only change presented by MPIO.

JPEG, BMP, and videos in the MTV file format (with conversion software included) can still be displayed on the 1.5-inch, 176×132 pixel, 262K-color LCD screen. The MG100 only supports MP3 and WMA (DRM) audio formats but is complemented by 7 equalizer presets and a 5-band graphic equalizer. A quick voice recording function is activated by voice and FM radio recording is also possible. Inside the brushed aluminium case, a 400mAh battery enables 20 hours of audio and 6 hours of video playback.


The Zune Won’t See Europe Until 2008

This announcement comes just days after Microsoft revealed they are set to reach their goal of 1 million Zunes sold before the end of June, but the growth of the market appears to have been underestimated by the company, who isn’t satisfied with their current position. The figure hands Microsoft 10 percent of the sales of all hard drive digital audio players in the USA, so commitment to the current market is set to be their priority before expanding to Europe.


Jawbone Bluetooth Headset For Apple iPhone

Aliph, a leading developer of mobile audio products, will release the Jawbone Bluetooth Headset on June 29, 2007. The Jawbone uses Noise Shield technology combined with innovations in acoustics and audio processing to virtually eliminate all background noise from calls, and allow you to hear the caller more clearly. The Aliph Jawbone will be available for $119.99 at all 157 Apple Stores and comes in three colors — silver, red and black.


iHome’s iH10 iPod Dock

iHome’s iH10 features a built-in iPod dock, AM/FM tuners, and a line-in jack on the back. The wooden cabinet houses a 3.5-inch speaker. The iH10 from iHome will be out this summer for $49.


Incase Folio Cases For 5th Generation Apple iPod

Incase released two new Folio cases for fifth generation Apple iPods. The first one is the Incase Nylon Folio that provides a black patterned nylon outer, an orange suede-lined iPod compartment, a slim pocket for small items like credit cards, and integrated iPod screen and Click Wheel covers. The case is on sale for $29.95. The second product is the Incase Leather Folio, which comes with a white icosahedron water molecule pattern on the upper flap of the blue leather outer, and a slim pocket, patterned tan suede-lined interior, and functional screen and Click Wheel covers. This leather case retails for $40. Both cases compatible with 30, 60, and 80GB fifth-generation Apple iPods.


Factron Titanium Case For The Apple iPod Nano

The Factron Titanium case from Kiwami Japan protects your previous Apple iPod Nano with the Titanium and taking care of the display with its super strengthened scratch resistant sapphire glass. All the four corners have three directional that you can hook it up to some straps. FYI, the case will be made in limited numbers and only 300 units are planned for this year. The Factron Titanium case is currently available in Japan for $325. Hit the jump to see more pics.

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Solebox x GelaSkins iPod Video Skins

Solebox has joined together with GelaSkins to create a limited edition of iPod Video Skins to match their sold out Puma Clyde collaboration. They are currently available at


Teac CD-X10i CD System With Apple iPod Dock

Teac Japan has released the CD-X10i 2.1 channel CD system with an iPod dock. Its super flat NXT speakers provide an output of 5W x 2 channels, the sub-woofer has a 4 inch cone delivering 15 watts. Measuring 160mm × 86mm × 226mm and weighing 1Kg, the system sports a FM tuner, sleep timer, and an alarm clock. The Teac CD-X10i will go on sale in Japan from July for around $240.

X61s ThinkPad from Lenovo

One of our most wanted ultra portables just got a power heighten. Like its precursor, the Lenovo ThinkPad X61s ($2,228 as configured) brag a trustworthy design a top in class keyboard, and sufficient safety features to make the most experienced hacker consider retirement. What’s new is the power, good protocol of Intel’s newest Core 2 Duo Low Voltage processor, which also sends long battery life. Although its shockingly low Wi-Fi score (for 802.11n), normal ratio screen, and need of a built-in optical drive, you’ll be cheerful with this costly undersized performer.
The truth that Lenovo didn’t mess with the design of the X Series is generally an excellent thing. With the integrated 8 cell battery, which hangs off the reverse, the X61s weighs currently 3.3 pounds. The X61s sense a bit after the times. The 12.1-inch Ultra Light present is plenty light (with 180 nits of brightness, compare with 150 for the normal screen), and the dull end does an excellent job cutting down on look angrily. But this panel’s standard aspect ratio could make anybody who’s used to a widescreen feel like they just get launched back a few years. Our design built-in 2GB of RAM, a fast 7,200-rpm hard drive, and both 802.11n and Bluetooth wireless. The correct side of the system houses two USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire port, and the mic and headphone jacks, and on the left side you’ll locate another USB 2.0 port, VGA connector & Ethernet port.

News Bits: New Logitech Notebook LG X-Note S900

Which laptops definite the business and pressed down the progress of the mobile computer? Record ten laptops that have come out because the first laptop came out 26 years ago. The primary true laptop was the Epson HX-20 in 1981 - it weighed 3.5 pounds and previous 50 hours on one accuse of its nickel cadmium battery. It simply had a small monochrome show that displayed 4 lines of text at a time.

A much extra modern machine in the expose is the Clevo D900K (called the WidowPC Sting 917X2 in the article) - it had an AMD Athlon X2 processor & 256MB graphics card. While the D900K debuted in 2005, top finish laptops had at mainly 128MB of graphics RAM so it was surely a huge step ahead. LG is regarding to release its S900 X-Note laptop with a 19″ display, Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.0GHz, 1GB of RAM, wireless, a GeForce 8600M-GS graphics by 256MB of memory, and 320GB of hard drive room.

Gaming Notebook the Asus G1S

The G1S is one of Asus’ first Intel Santa Rosa notebooks & hold a good deal cost of $1,899. It’s not the screamer appliance somber gamers are hopeful for, but conventional users who take place to enjoy gaming will uncover a lot to like with this system. The Asus G1S seem the element of a gaming notebook, with a combine of matte-black and high-gloss carbon fiber plastic that does a straight work of oppose smear and fingerprints. At 13.9 x 11.2 x 1.5 inches and 6.8 pounds, the G1S is little for a gaming machine but motionless manages to press in a full-sized keyboard and a 15.4-inch screen.

The 1680 x 1050-pixel, 15.4-inch LCD is well suitable for movie watching, gaming, Web surfing, and common computer work. Graphics via Nvidia’s 8600m GT with 256MB of enthusiastic memory and Windows Vista Home Premium agree to for DirectX 10 gaming. Our F.E.A.R. gaming check carry and standard frame rate of 69 fps with auto spot set and 1024 x 760 resolution. All notify, the G1S isn’t the fastest rig in town, but its solid gaming notebooks that suggest portability at a reasonable cost. If you don’t mind its little battery life, the Asus G1 is an outstanding selection.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Gatewayand#8217;s new tablet gets spied on

If you care for a computer which has the power of a desktop yet portable enough to be carried around, try the tablet PC. Gateway recently released the 295 series 14 inch tablet PC.

This tablet PC is mostly targeted for the education market. Amazingly, the company has packed in a whopping 1.8 Ghz Dual Core processor. The model is christened as E-295M by the University of South Dakota. Along with the heavy duty processor, the customer gets other goodies as well.


Fujitsu’s new pink tinted lappy

For all those pink-huggers, Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation has striked its new notebook that is especially developed to target girls community. As it is specifically designed for girls, the company has also taken utmost care about its weight that is only 2.63 pounds.

This girly lappy feature 9 hours of battery juice and comes with 1.3-megapixel camera, Core Duo U1400 processor, 10.6-inch display, 1GB of RAM and a 60GB hard drive.

Its price will land somewhere around $1,599 to $2000 (depending on configuration) but no info about availability.

Kohjinsha’s K600 Series - The 7-inch Mini Laptop

Kohjinsha released a 7-inch mini laptop in the Korean market. It comes with 600MHz Intel A100 processor, up to 1GB RAM, max 100GB hard drive, 1600×1200 resolution, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and powered by Windows Vista operating system. Its price tag is $863. More pics after the jump!


Nokia Siemens Networks and Nokia strengthen commitment to the African region

Companies present mobile health data survey tool and Village Connection initiative in the EU-Africa Business Forum
Accra, Ghana - At the EU-Africa Business Forum held in Accra, Ghana Nokia Siemens Networks and Nokia reiterated the companies' commitment and strategic direction in the African region. With a vision to increase communications access to urban and rural areas, the two companies are set to connect the people of Africa.
Organized by the European Commission and the African Union under the patronage of Louis Michel, the European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, the Forum continues the vital dialogue between businesses and governments on the socioeconomic impact of corporate activities in the development and lives of Africans. Participants in this year's summit include the African Union, African telecommunications ministries and national regulators.
In the Forum, Nokia showcases a mobile health data survey tool that has been developed with the University of Nairobi and other partners. This type of application can have huge potential in addressing, for example, outbreaks of diseases, offering benefits to governments and aid agencies.
Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks also present the Village Connection solution at the event. Village Connection offers an easy concept to build rural connectivity village by village, enabling an innovative franchise-based business model between an operator and local village entrepreneurs. The solution helps provide affordable telecommunications services in rural communities, thus boosting economic development.
"Nokia has a long-term commitment to an active and responsible collaboration between the European Union and the African continent. We believe that small, medium and large businesses in Europe as well as European governmental bodies and institutions all have an important role in the sustainable co-development of the African region," says Serge Ferré, Head of EU Representative Office, Nokia.
"Telecommunications infrastructure plays a crucial role in the overall economic development of nations. Further developing telecommunications systems not only helps grow businesses, but also has great potential to help improve basic life needs such as health care and education. It can also ease access to banking services including micro-payments, and makes access to information easier, thus enabling people to take part in decision-making and development of the communities," says Antti Räikkönen, Head of Strategy, Southern Africa, Nokia Siemens Networks, who is co-chair of the Inter-connectivity working group in the Forum.
Jan Cron, Head of the Middle East and Africa region for Nokia Siemens Networks, says, "We believe that the future of the communications industry lies in understanding and uniting communities. By 2015 we expect five billion people will be connected by wire and wirelessly from one end of the planet to the other, and the clear majority of these people will come from new growth markets in Asia and Africa. Investing in mobile networks promotes sustainable economic development and can for example provide first time access to the Internet to everyone."
Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks are committed to enabling communications in communities across the world. Advanced and energy-efficient communications technology can play a significant role in creating a sustainable future, maintain opportunities for economic welfare and growth, and reduce adverse environmental impacts. Nokia Siemens Networks' environmentally sustainable business approach has a key role in its network products and solutions.
About Nokia
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. Nokia makes a wide range of mobile devices and provides people with experiences in music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games and business mobility through these devices. Nokia also provides equipment, solutions and services for communications networks.
About Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide. The combined pro-forma net sales of €17.1 billion in fiscal year 2006 make Nokia Siemens Networks one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies. Nokia Siemens Networks has operations in some 150 countries and is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. It combines Nokia's Networks Business Group and the carrier related businesses of Siemens Communications.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

SonyEricsson W910i Walkman Phone Unearthed

This month is probably the month of SonyEricsson, as SonyEricsson introduced 6 brand new cell phones into the market. Out of the six just-out-of-the-oven cellular phones, the SonyEricsson Walkman W910i should be crowned the king/queen. The stylish looking SonyEricsson Walkman W910i slider phone measures only 12.5mm width. Comes packed with gigantic 2.4″ LCD screen, 2.0-MP digital camera, and prestigious Walkman 3.0 media player, the Walkman W910i is something that music lovers want to have.

What is so special of Walkman 3.0 media player? The built-in-house media player has a nice Shake Control feature that allows you to jump to next sound track by shaking it once. Besides that, you could use the “SensMe” feature to randomly select songs based on your mood.

Samsung SCH-U740

Samsung pitches the U740 as the silver bullet to its consumers' multi-media ticks. Its design is innovative and comfortable with its reversible full landscape, QWERTY keyboard mode and clamshell design. With it's sleek black interior with comfortable bubble buttons and highlighted silver number pad keys, the phone is well on its way to becoming a light-weight multi-media winner (It weighs 3.6 oz.). Though it is a lightweight, the U740 still feels solid and keyboard pads firm.

However, while the double hinge is helpful for users not willing to fully commit to a landscape design from the more traditional clamshell is very useful, many of the phones entertainment functions only work when the phone is opened in landscape mode.

The soft, metallic champagne colored casing fits well with its fairly bright 1.1-inch external screen. However, the touch-sensitive music controls on the exterior are difficult to activate. Also, the left hand side charger outlet also serves as a headphone outlet, which means simultaneous charging and listening are impossible unless the two interior independent speakers are put to use. The buttons can only be used when the music player is on and the keys lock. Every time a track needs changing, the U740 must be unlocked and without a strict locking setting, those with wandering fingers might accidentally skip the track while grazing their finger over the pad. Smarter exterior buttons include a left-hand side volume control and expandable microSD memory card slot on the right hand side along with a speakerphone key.

The U740's interior has a slew of buttons in addition to its unique QWERTY keyboard. A typical rounded arrow button pad is customizable with its options. Also, an automatic camera/video camera button links to that function. A direct button also activates voice recognition, which is often spotty. But with all these great options, the keys are still crammed and users with fingers bigger than a regular pen-size point might find it difficult to use.

Out of the box, the Samsung SCH-U740 comes with an 800 mAh Li-Ion battery, Travel Charger, 2.5 mm Headset Adaptor, and User Guide.

Lenovo ThinkPad T60p Widescreen

The ThinkPad T60p Widescreen is Lenovo's first wide-screen corporate laptop with workstation graphics. Its 256MB ATI Mobility FireGL V5250 graphics chip is optimized for OpenGL, the programming environment of choice for many big-name game developers and other 3D-modeling professionals. The WSXGA+ screen has the high, 1680-by-1050-pixel resolution needed to do detailed graphics work. The screen is quite dim, however, despite being rated at 200 nits. This drawback isn't a deal breaker, but even compared to the 150-nit-rated standard-aspect 14-1-inch Lenovo ThinkPad T60, the Widescreen definitely looks a little darker.

Our $2199 test machine was otherwise very nicely designed. Equipped with a 2-GHz Core 2 Duo 7200 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 100GB hard drive, it was a good performer. In WorldBench 6 Beta 2, it earned an admirable speed score of 73. The battery, an upgrade in our notebook from the standard six-cell to a nine-cell, lasted a lengthy 4.5 hours. The T60p Widescreen is also well equipped for wireless communications, with draft-n (and 802.11a/b/g) Wi-Fi support as standard and cellular broadband as an option. At only 6.2 pounds, it truly is a mobile workstation.

The T60p Widescreen has all of the same great ThinkPad features as the smaller T60, including a top-notch keyboard with dual pointing devices and a modular bay for using two batteries at once. But only the strongest eyes will want to squint at this machine's dim screen for long

More on Microsoft's virtualization flip-flop

news analysis For months, the industry has been calling on Microsoft to ease restrictions forcing customers to use only the priciest versions of Windows Vista for desktop virtualization.

It was not surprising, then, when Microsoft started telling reporters and analysts that it was going to change the policy and allow lower-priced home versions to also be used. What was surprising to journalists, bloggers and analysts alike was a terse statement e-mailed last night from Microsoft stating that the company was reversing its plans and sticking with the old restrictions.

"Microsoft has reassessed the Windows virtualization policy and decided that we will maintain the original policy announced last fall," the company said in its e-mail. A company representative declined to comment further or say what prompted the move.

Once the domain of true geeks, virtualization is creeping into the mainstream. The technology, which allows multiple operating systems to run simultaneously on one computer, has become particularly important for Mac users who want to run Windows programs side-by-side with the Mac OS.

All along, Microsoft has been saying there are security risks associated with the latest generation of virtualization technology. Indeed, a researcher showed a program at last year's Black Hat security conference that showed how virtualization could allow malicious code to operate invisibly, similar to a rootkit. And, in discussing its plans to ease the restrictions, Microsoft said it still had security concerns, but had concluded it was better to let users decide whether to take on those risks.


Google Maps takes it to the streets

update SAN JOSE, Calif.--Google launched a new feature on its mapping service on Tuesday that allows people to see panoramic views of streets and buildings.

Google Maps now offers a 360-degree view of many streets in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Las Vegas, Denver and Miami, with other cities to roll out later, John Hanke, director of Google Maps and Google Earth, said in a session at the Where 2.0 Conference here.

If the street-level view feature is available, a button will show up on the maps page for the location entered. Clicking on it brings up a window with the view and directional arrows that can be clicked on to proceed in that direction. The window can be made full screen as well, and users can zoom in on street signs, bus stops and other details in the Bay Area. In the company's first foray into image gathering for maps, Google workers drove vans around the Bay Area for about a year and took pictures for the service, a Google spokeswoman said. Google partnered with Immersive Media for the images in the other cities, she said.

Google's street view

Google also launched Mapplets, a tool that enables developers to create mini applications to be displayed on Google Maps. Developers can combine information such as real estate listings and crime data with distance measurement and other tools to create their own embeddable mashups directly on the Google Maps site.


UK Firm Challenges DRM-free iTunes


Apple’s in for some competition – albeit limited – from UK download service, 7Digital, which has just announced a similar deal with EMI to offer its catalogue as DRM-free downloads.

Downloads will start at 50p – a lot cheaper than iTunes – and there’s also some big price cuts on selected albums. Unlike Apple, 7Digital will also sell content as 320Kbps MP3 files - almost CD quality. iTunes Plus offers tunes at 256Kbps in AAC format.

Even more innovative though is the online ‘Locker’, where whatever music and videos you buy online can also reside online. 7Digital’s Locker will let you access whatever you’ve bought from wherever there’s an a Net connection. Not bad for a minnow.


Palm and Astraware announce first games for Foleo

Palm and Astraware today announced the first two games for Palm’s new Foleo mobile companion - Astraware Sudoku and Astraware Solitaire. Additional titles from Astraware will follow.

The Palm® Foleo mobile companion is for people who understand that sometimes less is more. With the press of one button, the mobile companion’s large screen displays wireless e-mail from a paired smartphone. A smartphone is great for finding quick bits of information or sending a brief response to an e-mail. But there are times when a full-size keyboard and a big screen is preferred to view attachments, type longer e-mails, or to get a bigger-screen look at web pages and photos. Plus, Internet access is available anywhere there is cell phone coverage, or when the Foleo is within range of a Wi-Fi hotspot. With Foleo’s instant on/off capability, light and small size, and 5-hour battery life, Palm expects the mobile companion to establish a new category of personal-computing products.

Astraware Sudoku is a logical puzzle game suitable for players of all abilities. Features include six levels of difficulty, pencilmarks in a choice of styles, optional completion and tracking of pencilmarks plus an advanced hint system. In addition, it comes with a selection of built-in puzzles and, after registration, allows the addition of pre-built puzzle packs available free from

Astraware SuDoKu
Astraware SuDoKu

Customers who register Astraware Sudoku are rewarded with additional capabilities such as a puzzle creator and a puzzle solver that can be used on other Sudoku games found in newspapers, online or in books. The game also includes a 'Puzzle of the Day,' which delivers a new puzzle daily to the Foleo plus the ability to share personal completion times or compare scores with other players worldwide.

Astraware Solitaire features 12 of the most well-known and best-loved single-player card games including Klondike, Spider, Freecell and Pyramid. Each game has a wide range of custom gameplay options so users can enjoy the games with their favorite variations on the standard rules. The game's style and interface has been designed to mirror the feeling of playing with real cards and offers a range of display options as well as detailed statistics to track progress. Astraware Solitaire has been optimized for the high-resolution display on the Foleo mobile companion and for use with the trackpoint controller.

Astraware Solitaire
Astraware Solitaire

"The Palm Foleo is a unique and exciting new type of device, and we’re thrilled to make two great popular games available for its users," said David Oakley, chief technology officer for Astraware. "The Foleo is an ideal companion for high-powered, time-starved executives, and Solitaire and Sudoku are ideal games to let them relax once their work is done."

By building the Foleo on an open Linux-based platform and publishing the tools developers might need, Palm hopes to establish a vibrant developer community to create new applications that extend the mobile companion’s built-in capabilities. Astraware demonstrates the ease with which exciting technology and applications can be ported to the Foleo mobile companion.

"Business productivity is a major driving force for mobile computing; however we also believe in the importance of balancing work and personal time," said Mark Bercow, senior vice president of business development for Palm, Inc. "This is why we give mobile professionals the option to relax with a game of solitaire or a stimulating puzzle during downtime."