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8Jun/110

HTC Eerie HD3 Windows 7 Phone Uses 2GHz CPU, 2GB RAM

HTC HD3 is something we’re all dreaming about and it’s certainly not the HTC HD7. We’re thankful for concepts like the HTC Eerie HD3 below, created by Wallec (wwalczyszyn from Deviantart), since it’s looking incredible and its specifications are mind blowing. The device uses a 4.7 inch AMOLED display, that takes it closer to tablets than smartphones.

HTC Eerie HD3 Windows 7 Phone Uses 2GHz CPU, 2GB RAM

It measures 11mm in thickness and comes with a 2GHz Snapdragon processor, 64GB of ROM and 2GB RAM, plus a microSD card slot. HTC Sense can also be seen on the handset, together with Windows 7 Mobile Edition, but you can also go with Android 2.5 or Windows Phone 7. HTC Eerie HD3 supports 4G, EDGE, GPRS and WiFi connectivity and at the back there’s a 12 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash.

This new HTC concept phone supports 1080p HD video capture and it has a secondary 1MP camera at the front. If you had to choose between this and the HTC HD7, which would you pick? Imagine a price difference of $100 extra for the HD3…

HTC Eerie HD3 Windows 7 Phone Uses 2GHz CPU, 2GB RAM

HTC Eerie HD3 Windows 7 Phone Uses 2GHz CPU, 2GB RAM

HTC Eerie HD3 Windows 7 Phone Uses 2GHz CPU, 2GB RAM

HTC Eerie HD3 Windows 7 Phone Uses 2GHz CPU, 2GB RAM
Specification

Size

- Height: 120 mm
- Width: 66 mm
- Thickness: 11 mm
- Weight: 165 grams with battery

Display

- Type: Capacitive touch screen
- Resolution: 600 X 1000 WSVGA

Operating System

a) Microsoft Windows 7 Mobile Edition with HTC Sense
b) Android 2.5 with HTC Sense
c) Windows Phone® 7 Series

Buttons:

- OLED Touch Panel

Storage

- ROM: 64 GB
- RAM: 2 GB
- Expansion slot: microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)

CPU Processing Speed:

- 2GHz Snapdragon™ processor with low power option

Power & Battery:

- Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
- Capacity: 1500 mAh
- Talk time:
* WCDMA: Up to 350 mins
* GSM: Up to 400 mins
- Standby time:
* WCDMA: Up to 500 hours
* GSM: Up to 600 hours
- Video playback Up to 8 hours
- Audio playback: Up to 15 hours
- PC Mode on battery: Up to 300 mins

Internet

- 4G
- 3G
- GPRS
- EDGE
- Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g

Tethering

- Internet Sharing through USB or Bluetooth
- Wi-Fi Router

Bluetooth

- Bluetooth® 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
- Supported profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, BIP, BPP, DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP,

SPP

Camera

- 12 megapixel color camera
- Auto focus
- 4 LED flashlight
- 9 mm zoom lens
- Video capture in HD 1080p resolution
- Second camera: 1 megapixel color camera

Connectors

- 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
- Standard Micro-USB
(5-pin micro-USB 3.0)
- Mini-HDMI

Location

- Internal GPS antenna
- HTC Footprints™
- Digital Compass
Sensors

- G-Sensor
- Proximity sensor
- Ambient light sensor

1Jun/110

HTC Wildfire S (Dark Grey)

Form
General Form:
Touch Screen Bar
Size
Dimensions:
101.3 x 59.4 x 12.4 mm
Weight:
105 g
Display
Type:
TFT capacitive touchscreen
Resolution:
320 x 480 pixels
Screen Size:
3.2 inches
Colors:
256K colors
Camera
Primary:
5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging
Secondary:
No
Audio/Video:
Video-Recording:
VGA@24fps
Video-Player:
Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
Sound:
Alert Types:
Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Music Player:
MP3/WAV/AAC+ player
Speakerphone:
Yes
Radio:
Stereo FM radio with RDS
Connectivity:
GPRS:
Up to 114 kbps
EDGE:
Up to 560 kbps
3G:
HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 384 Kbps
WLAN:
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth:
v3.0 with A2DP, EDR
Infrared Port:
No
USB:
microUSB v2.0
WAP:
Yes
Keyboard Type:
Keyboard:
TouchPad
Messaging
SMS:
Yes, Threaded View
MMS:
Yes
Email:
Yes
Instant messaging:
Yes
Push Email:
No
Predictive Text Input:
Predictive text input
Platform
OS:
Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU:
600 MHz processor
Operating Frequency:
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 for 2G, HSDPA 900 / 2100 for 3G
JAVA:
Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
GSM/CDMA/Dual Sim:
GSM
Memory
Internal:
512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM
Card Slot:
microSD, Expandable up to 32GB
Phonebook:
Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call Records:
Practically unlimited
Other Features
Games:
Yes
GPS:
Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser:
HTML
Miscellaneous:
Gorilla Glass display, Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, HTC Sense UI, SNS integration, Digital compass, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration, Document viewer
Call Functions
Call waiting, Call hold, Call divert
Yes
Speed Dialing:
Yes
Logs:
Yes
Hands Free:
Yes
Conference Call:
Yes
Call Timer:
Yes
Push to Talk
Yes
Battery
Battery-Type:
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1230 mAh
Battery-StandBy Time
Up to 360 h (2G) / Up to 570 h (3G)
Battery-Talk time:
Up to 7 h 10 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 50 min (3G)
Warranty
1 Year on Handset, 6 months on accessories
Sales package
1 Each of (Handset, Battery, EU AC Adapter, Charger cum USB Cable, Headset, Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card, Micro SD Card 2GB)
30Aug/100

Digital Cowboy announces Xstreamer Pro NAS / media streamer

Digital Cowboy announces Xstreamer Pro NAS / media streamer

Your media streamer options aren't exactly limited these days, but if you're looking for one that will also double as a NAS (and prefer to get your gear from Japan), you might want to consider Digital Cowboy's latest addition to its Movie Cowboy line: the Xtreamer Pro.

This one packs the same dual 3.5-inch hard drives as the company's previous DC-MCNAS1 model (not included), but adds an HDMI port to directly connect to your TV, and what appears to be a whole new interface to let you access the wide variety of media the device supports.

No word on any plans for a release over here, but you can look for this one to be available in Japan next month for ¥22,000, or about $260.

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29Aug/100

LG to mass produce flexible e-paper

LG debuts newspaper sized virtually paper thin flexible e-paper display

LG has decided  to mass-produce a 19-inch flexible e-paper monochrome display, with a 9.7-inch e-paper colour display. The former is just about big enough to rival a real broadsheet newspaper, is just 0.3mm thick and weighs about 130g, which is light enough to hold for a while, especially for its size.

It will apparently use minimum power, requiring it only when changing display. Apart informing the SEC of its decision to put these flexible displays into production, LG has not revealed their availability or pricing yet.

The bendable 19-inch display is the largest the industry has ever produced and could eventually replace newspapers and magazines made of dead trees and ink..

29Aug/100

Virtual Reality Tackles Tough Questions

Men are learning to empathize with women through virtual reality..

Virtual reality is allowing scientists to ask difficult questions about human behaviour that were previously not possible or were thought too unethical.

A Spanish team has designed a trial that allows men to step inside the body of a woman subjected to violence.

Meanwhile, scientists in London are simulating a controversial experiment from the 1960s in which people were persuaded to inflict pain on others.

The original experiments were condemned as immoral and too traumatic.

At Barcelona University, male volunteers have experienced life as a virtual young girl and then separately, witnessed violence towards her.

On returning to live the girl's virtual life, the men empathized with her more than usual, feeling scared and insecure themselves.

"I want to know whether you can use virtual reality, not just to transform the place you are in, but also to transform your very self," said Mel Slater, lead researcher at the Catalan Institute of Research and Advanced Studies.

"If you see yourself in a virtual body, which moves as you do, how will this affect your behaviour?"

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27Aug/100

Garmin rolls out touchscreen-based Edge 800 cycling GPS

Garmin rolls out touchscreen-based GPS

Multifunction GPS watches are one thing, but those that put cycling first are likely more interested in something like Garmin's line of Edge GPS devices, to which you can now add the touchscreen-based Edge 800.

That packs a 2.6-inch color display, some all new mapping options including Garmin's BaseCamp route planning and BirdsEye satellite imagery, so-called "HotFix" GPS technology to quickly acquire and maintain a signal, and support for a wide range of heart rate monitors, cadence sensors and other ANT+ devices, to name a few features.

What's more, while the device won't be available until this October (for $449 or $649 depending on the bundle), it's already received a few early reviews that paint a pretty positive picture -- DC Rainmaker has even go so far as to say that the device "rocks," and that "it's everything that most cyclists have been asking for."

25Aug/100

WD intros HomePlug-compatible powerline networking package

WD intros HomePlug-compatible powerline networking package

Western Digital's bread and butter is (and will likely remain) storage, but as we all know, all the storage in the world is useless if you can't access it. It only makes sense, then, that the company would get behind the HomePlug bandwagon for networking all your connected devices over your home's existing electrical power lines. The WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit includes two HomePlug AV adapters with four Ethernet ports each, boasting data transfer speeds up to 200 megabits per second. And it's HomePlug compatible, meaning your previous investments in the technology won't go to waste. Available now for $140.

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25Aug/100

Panasonic proves its Toughbook U1 is Rammer-resistant

Panasonic proves its Toughbook U1 is Rammer-resistant

It must be getting pretty difficult at this point for Panasonic to come up with new ways to show just how tough its Toughbook line of devices are, but it looks like the company's still got a few surprises in it, as evidenced by a new video that pits its Toughbook CF-U1 handheld  against a Rammer.

As you can probably guess, the Toughbook pictured above manages to pass the test easily, but there's also another surprise in store at the end -- head on past the break to see for yourself. Of course, Panasonic didn't let an opportunity for a bit of cross-promotion slip by -- it also shot the video on a Panasonic GH1.

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23Aug/100

Sony Ericsson Announces 6 Brand New Phones For India

Sony Ericsson announces 6 brand new 'entertainment-packed' phones for India

Sony Ericsson just unveiled six new phones in the Indian market, phones it describes as entertainment-packed...They are: Xperia X8 (previously known as Shakira), the affordable GreenHeart Cedar, the QWERTY messenger Aspen, and three Walkman phones – Yendo, Spiro, and Zylo. Unfortunately, no pricing details have been revealed yet. Happy with the successful launch of the Fab 5 (Xperia X10, Vivaz, Xperia X10 Mini, Vivaz Pro, and Xperia X10 Mini Pro) earlier this year, Sony Ericsson is looking to introduce a host of innovative new features with these devices into the Indian market, across various price segments.

Claiming to provide “an unmatchable user experience”, the phones each have their own qualities. Let’s take a look at them:

Another member of the Android 1.6  Xperia family, the X8 is a smaller, lower-powered Xperia X10, and is described as a “great entertainment smartphone that extends the appeal of the Xperia collection to new market segments.” While one of the X10’s signature applications, Mediascape, is missing from its portfolio, it features Timescape, and, due to its smaller screen, inherits the four-corner shortcut interface from the X10 Mini.

business and social communication”, the GreenHeart  Cedar apparently provides easy browsing, emailing, and social networking with its 3G HSPA connectivity, all at an “affordable price”, and with green features such as recycled plastics, a low power consumption charger, an e-manual, waterborne paint and compact packaging. Another of its USPs is Widget Manager 2.0, which supposedly gives users social networking features on the standby screen.

The only dedicated business mobile of the lot, the Aspen is also the only Windows Mobile (6.5.3 Professional) phone. Branded as an “affordable GreenHeart phone”, the Aspen offers green features similar to the Cedar. Citing its “rich user interface and powerful productivity tools” as its business capabilities, Sony Ericsson insists the phone also offers entertainment value, with its Media Browser and PlayNow features, as well as quick access to social networking.

Sony Ericsson’s first full-touch Walkman phone, the Yendo is described as combining “music, social networking and communication in one colourful phone". The Yendo also features the Xperia X8 and X10 Mini’s four-corner shortcut touch-UI, to allow for one handed operation. The phone also features ease of social networking (including Facebook 2.6), instant/text messaging, and email use, and has been designed in the same human curvature style of the Xperia and Vivaz devices. It will also appeal to the trendy youth, with numerous body colour choices and mix-and-match combinations.

Distinctly Walkman phones, the Zylo (left) and Spiro (right) are similar in interface and design, and supposedly “marry music with social networking”, allowing users to access everything from Twitter to Facebook at the “touch of a button”, without interrupting their music listening experience. The two phones also feature the TrackID function, which allows users to find the name and artist of any track they’re listening to, “wherever they are”.

Sony Ericsson’s Anurag Kontu, Marketing Head – India, commented on the introduction of the new phones into the Indian market: “Greater access to applications and customizable user experience on handheld devices has shaped the mobile success story in India today. As the communication entertainment brand, Sony Ericsson phones have always enjoyed a phenomenal response from consumers in the region. With the launch of the new portfolio, we continue to offer an amalgamation of communication and entertainment by fusing together best quality touchscreen experience, premium imaging and music features, and great connectivity options across price segments.”

20Aug/100

SanDisk Introduces World’s Smallest 64GB Solid State Drive

SanDisk Introduces World’s Smallest 64GB Solid State Drive-First in New Embedded SSD Category

SanDisk has publically announced  a first-of-its-kind solid state drive that offers higher capacities and performance (160MB/sec sequential read and 100MB/sec sequential write speeds) than current solutions, all in a much smaller amount of space, as small as a postage stamp.

Called the iSSD drive, it is the first solid state drive to use a SATA interface in a small ball grid array package, and can be soldered onto any motherboard, and, is ideal for mobile platforms, such as netbooks, tablets, and phones. Power consumption figures are not known yet though.

A spokesman from SanDisk commented on the release of the new generation solid state drives: "The new category of embedded SSDs should enable OEMs to produce tablets and notebooks with an unprecedented combination of thin, lightweight form factors and fast performance.”

As of now, the new iSSD drives have been sent for sampling to OEMs, who are considering its applications. The weighing less than one gram and featuring no moving parts, the iSSD drive measures just 16x20x1.85mm, and is available in many capacities, ranging from 4GB to 64GB as of now.

If it reveals a power-sipping nature, the first generation of iSSD drives will definitely be incorporated into numerous mobile devices soon, and, we can hopefully expect higher capacity drives to come soon, for notebooks and desktops.

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