Friday, December 12, 2008

Acer Aspire One 3G laptop $99 at Radio Shack

As of the 14th of December, Radio Shack will offer an ultra-lightweight mobile laptop that incorporates 3G wireless technology for the very low price of just $99.00 on signing up to AT&T for a period of two years

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Unboxing Pictures: Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 is an arc slider mobile phone delivering a premium, converged mobile experience addressing web communication and multimedia entertainment.

The XPERIA X1 runs Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1, an open platform and applications designed for X1 will run on other Windows Mobile 6.1 devices with the same screen resolution and hardware features. The XPERIA X1 combines a 800×480 pixel WVGA touchscreen, a wide-pitch full QWERTY keyboard, WiFi, A-GPS, a 3.2 megapixel camera and 400MB user free memory in a quality metal-finish body. The Java ME Platform is also supported with CLDC 1.1, MIDP 2.0 and other JSRs.

Exclusive to Sony Ericsson, the XPERIA panel user interface on the desktop gives access to different options using finger-tip navigation and is configurable by the end-user. The XPERIA X1 seamlessly integrates interaction between the touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard, 4-way key and optical joystick.

2 New XpressMusic Handsets launched by Nokia

Nokia has added two more devices to its music range of handsets: the 5220 and the 5320 XpressMusic. "Today's additions to the XpressMusic range up the ante with new ways for consumers to access their media, as well as interact and share content with friends and communities anytime, anywhere," said Jo Harlow, Vice President, LIVE category, Nokia.The 5320 features 3G social entertainment capabilities with Web 2.0 access. A new voice-controlled Say and Play feature lets you say the name of an artist or song to play it. Like other XpressMusic handsets, the 5320 also has dedicated music keys, and thankfully a 3.5mm audio jack. According to Nokia, the handset can deliver up to 24 hours of playback time.Other features include an audio chip for hi-fi sound quality, extendable memory up to 8GB, HS-USB for fast music transfer, and HSDPA for fast access to data. This loaded handset has a full-featured Internet browser, access to Ovi, and Nokia Search 4.1, which allows users to find and share media content and information. It also allows for N-Gage gaming in the convenient landscape mode.
The other handset (Nokia 5220 XpressMusic) seems to have a bit of a lopsided design. No, it's not your eyes playing tricks; the phone is actually designed that way. It has a built-in lanyard that makes it easy to carry around. Other features include dedicated XpressMusic keys, a 3.5mm audio jack, and support for external memory via microSD cards.

These handsets are equipped with 2 megapixel cameras and FM radios. Both are compatible with the recently launched Nokia Music Store, where consumers can choose from more than 2 million tracks and browse, download, stream and sync, either to a PC or side-load directly to a mobile device.Nokia 5320 and 5220 XpressMusic are expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2008 with estimated retail prices of Rs 13,980 (€220) and Rs 10,166 (€160) respectively, before taxes and subsidies

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Mobile Phone with Pull-Out E-Paper Display


UK : Polymer Vision, the inventor of rollable displays and a spin out
from Philips, introduced the Readius product for commercial launch by
mid 2008. The exclusive device exploits the versatility of rollable
displays to merge the ‘reading friendly’ strengths of e-readers with
the ‘high mobility’ features of mobile phones. Together with the
Readius® internet portal, designed for personalisation and content
selection, the company offers a whole new mobile phone category.

are demanding greater choice and flexibility in having overall instant
access to personal content and information” said Karl McGoldrick, CEO
of Polymer Vision. “They do not want to be concerned with small
screens, not being able to read in sunlight, a dead battery or a device
being too bulky to carry in their pocket. Readius® solves these worries
and is generations ahead of anything else out there today”.

Readius is the ideal travel companion

Designed around ease of use and mobility, Readius® can last for 30
hours of continuous reading without battery charge. The 3G HSDPA
tri-band phone allows worldwide calls and high speed instant updates
from personally selected news sources, email and other services.

Standard POP3 and IMAP is supported for ISP e-mail and others such as
Yahoo!Mail, Google Gmail and Microsoft Exchange. The Micro SD High
Capacity storage ensures quick and easy access to e-books and valuable
information. Readius® also features audio capabilities, including MP3,
for podcasts, audio books and music.

Readius internet portal delivers choice and flexibility

The Readius internet portal allows users to quickly and simply
configure their Readius® User Interface as well as select content and
services to individual style and needs. With zero clicks, personal data
and information is then ‘pushed’ whenever and wherever it is needed.

The portal presents content providers with a commercially attractive
channel to offer their content and services to the high growth mobile
consumer market. Polymer Vision is in discussion with numerous such
providers to populate the portal and make a broad choice of content and
services available to Readius owners.


Readius will be available for commercial launch mid 2008, creating an
exceptional opportunity for mobile operators, retail outlets and
content providers to win new customers, increase revenues and develop
non-intrusive mobile advertising options. Specific details on timing,
volumes and pricing can be discussed by appointment.

its applications, and the content download platform, will be on show at
the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, 11th – 14th February 2008, at
the Polymer Vision booth, Hall 2, Booth C05.

get to know Readius® better - with videos, images and downloads -
please visit the Polymer Vision website:

Summary of key specifications

Weight : One third the average weight of e-readers (115g)

Display size : Twice the surface area of largest phone display (5” diagonal, 16 greyscales)

Device size : Equal to an average mobile phone when closed (115 x 57 x 21mm)

Battery life : Up to six times longer than on mobile phones (30 hours continuous reading)

Connectivity : Greatest coverage of any e-reader (Tri Band/3G HSDPA)

Supporting ActiveSync and USB mass storage (USB 2.0)

Communication with accessories and other devices (Bluetooth 2.0)

Processor : Powerful processing engine (ARM11 400MHz)

Storage : Flexible, today commercially available up to 8GB (High Capacity Micro SD)

User Interface : Just 8 buttons (SimpleTouch Buttons)

Toshiba Lanuches New 3G HSDPA Smartphone with GPS

Europe : Toshiba unveiled the Portégé G910, an
advanced smart mobile device for the professional user. Built around
Windows Mobile 6 Professional, the G910 offers the full suite of
Microsoft Office solutions, including Powerpoint, Word, Excel and
Outlook push email. Moreover, the G910 features a biometric fingerprint
security solution for instant, secure access to the phone, has built in
GPS for real-time navigation and has a high resolution 3” Wide-VGA
touch screen that is perfect for displaying web pages. It will be
available across Europe in the first quarter of 2008.

Portégé G910 – specification

• Form Factor: Horizontal Clamshell

• Size: 145cc, 117mm x 64mm x 19.8mm

• Weight: 183g

• Camera: 2 mega pixel VGA camera

• Memory: ROM 256MB, RAM 128MB

• Interface: Bluetooth™ 2.0, USB, WiFi

• Band: 2100 HSDPA, 900/1800/1900 GSM/EDGE, GPRS class 10

• Navigation: Built-in GPS

• Battery: 1320mAh

• Standby: Up to 460hrs*

• Talktime: Up to 300mins*

• Display: Wide-VGA (480x800), 65k colours, TFT 3.0”

• Messaging: SMS, MMS, E-mail, Wireless push e-mail, Windows Live Messenger

• Media Player: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA

• Music Service: Windows Media Player

• Security: Fingerprint authentication

• VoIP: Over WiFi

• Java: MIDP2.0, JSR179

The Portégé G910 acts like a ‘mobile hub’ helping users stay connected
whether for business or pleasure. From managing emails, accessing the
corporate Intranet or working on Microsoft Office files to catching-up
with friends, listening to music or even playing films on the Windows
Media Player. The G910 is the perfect companion to help achieve that
ideal work life balance.

The G910’s sleek, sophisticated clamshell design and full QWERTY
keyboard gives it the look and feel of a mini laptop. Furthermore, the
Portegé G910 provides the ultimate in security with a biometric
fingerprint reader allowing only the user to unlock and access all the
content on their device – ideal for ensuring this doesn’t end up in the
wrong hands.

built-in GPS function has added benefits to the user by mapping out
location and directions from A to B in seconds, perfect for the busy
business traveller trying to find their way in a city or new
town/country. By supporting Qualcomm’s gpsOneXTRA Assistance™
technology, the G910 provides a faster ‘first fix’ with greater GPS
sensitivity indoors and in challenging dense urban environments.

The G910’s unique 3” wide-VGA touch screen display also ensures the
user sees more information with less scrolling and provides them with a
resolution that is five times better than a standard QVGA display.
Working on Microsoft Office documents can become a reality at last,
plus the Opera browser on board help bring the perfect web 2.0

The G910 also provides all of the key functions you’d expect including
a 2 mega-pixel camera perfect for ‘capturing the moment’ and a second
camera for video telephony, high connectivity from WiFi to HSDPA as
well as support for the micro SD card.

Says Takashi Okamoto, Deputy Managing Director, Toshiba Information
Systems (UK) Ltd: “Built on our 20 year heritage in mobile computing
and excellent partnership with Microsoft, the Portégé G910 is an
essential device for the modern business user. It is one of the most
powerful smart mobile devices in the current market, but uniquely has
all the features and applications needed for the user to be highly
connected in both their professional and private lives. As we move
towards increasing mobile working, companies and professionals are
looking for devices that will service them with a highly efficient and
secure communications tool and the Portégé G910 is the solution that
will fill that need in the market, whilst also helping them achieve
that ideal work life balance.”

Toshiba will also launch a G920 version of the device which supports
A-GPS for those network operators offering this service.

3G HSDPA USB Modem Also A Mobile Phone and MP3 Player

: Toshiba announced the G450, a unique four-in-one innovative mobile
device designed to quickly and easily enable anyone to connect a laptop
to the internet using a HSDPA mobile network. As well as providing
instant high speed mobile broadband access, the G450 is a mobile phone
for voice calls and texting, a USB data storage device and an MP3
player. It will be available across Europe in the first quarter of 2008.

perfect solution for anyone looking for a mobile handset that
integrates and works seamlessly with their laptop, the G450 simply
plugs into any USB socket to provide broadband PC access to the web,
emails or office network over 3G/HSDPA mobile networks, or EDGE or GPRS
connections. No settings are required you can just ‘plug and play’.
You can also make and receive calls whilst using the G450 to connect to
the internet too; the G450 will allow you to simultaneously make a call
and be connected to the Internet when on a 3G/HSDPA network.

Toshiba G450 – specification overview

  • Form Factor: Bar (USB modem type)
  • Size: 36mm x 98mm x 16mm
  • Weight: 57g
  • System: UMTS/HSDPA(3.6Mbps)/GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM6280
  • Memory: 160MB (user available memory)
  • Interface: mini USB
  • Band: 2100 for UMTS, 900/1800/1900 for GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Battery: 600mAh
  • Standby: Up to 200hrs*
  • Talktime: Up to 140 mins*
  • Display: OLED 96x39 pixels
  • Messaging: SMS with T9 text editor
  • Media Player: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
  • Utilities: Alarm
  • Colours: Black, Red, White
  • Accessories: mini USB cable, Stereo Headset (with microphone and switch), charger, user guide, CD-ROM

The G450 also provides all f the key functions you’d expect of a mobile
phone, including voice calling, SMS texting and an alarm clock, making
it a perfect simple to use phone. Weighing only 57 grams, the G450 is
light enough to carry with you all the time and charges direct from a
laptop USB socket too, allowing you to top up power wherever you’re

The G450 can also be used as a USB memory storage device, with room for up
to 160 MB of data; enough space for work files, pictures or even songs
when using its in-built MP3 music player. Music will be automatically
paused whilst you take a call and resume when you hang-up.

Available in white, red or black colour schemes, the G450 packages all of its
capabilities within a unique and extremely compact (just 98mm long)
lozenge-like design comprising of three interlinked spheres.

Says Takashi Okamoto, Deputy Managing Director, Toshiba Information Systems
(UK) Ltd: “With increasingly mobile lives and flexible working
practices, there’s a real and growing need for new solutions to connect
people and enable them to work more effectively when they are away from
the office. The G450 is an exciting product because it opens up new
avenues for mobile access, keeping users in touch by email and the web
via their notebook PC wherever they’re located as well as providing
them with an easy-to-use voice device. The G450 is a great
illustration of Toshiba Mobile Communications’ aim, which is to bring
to market innovative new mobile devices that meet the changing
requirements of our modern, mobile lives.”

Two New Nokia Entry Level Mobile Phones

Europe: Nokia unveiled the Nokia 2600 classic and the Nokia 1209, two mobile
handsets that offer useful features, range of colors or exchangeable
covers for consumers in emerging markets. Nokia 2600 classic, which
will retail for approximately 65 euros before applicable taxes or
subsidies, has begun shipping, ramping up in all key markets during the
first quarter of 2008. Nokia 1209 will become available globally during
the second quarter of 2008 and will retail for approximately 35 euros
before applicable taxes or subsidies.

The highlight of today's announcement is the Nokia 2600 classic which
allows consumers to customize their phone with colourful, fully
changeable Xpress-on covers and MP3 ring tones. The cheerful Nokia
2600 classic also features a number of entertainment features,
including an FM radio and a VGA camera.

"While cost sensitivity is an important element in creating mobile devices for

emerging markets, the overwhelming feedback we receive from consumers
in these markets is that they want their mobile device to complement
their personality and offer a range of colours and entertainment
features," says Alex Lambeek, Vice President, Entry Devices, Nokia.
"The Nokia 2600 classic offers a colorful sense of flair and a robust
set of features at an exceptionally accessible price. As with all Nokia
devices, it is backed by a brand that stands for quality and

Survey results: phone sharing in emerging markets on the rise

According to a recent Nokia survey of consumers in emerging markets, a new trend
appears to be emerging: phone sharing. More than 50% of respondents in
India, Pakistan and nearly 30% in Vietnam indicate that they share, or
would share, their mobile phone with family or friends - a figure which
contrasts consumer behaviour in more mature markets.

"Phone sharing is a logical trend - more and more families are purchasing a
mobile phone for the entire family to use, not just the head of the
household. In addition, digital cameras are quickly becoming more
popular in these markets, and as such taking and sharing digital images
is becoming more common," adds Lambeek. "In response, Nokia has
developed a number of innovative features like the multiple phonebook
to support phone sharing, and we have added technologies like Bluetooth
to some models to make transferring images and ringtones easy and

The second model introduced today, the Nokia 1209, offers additional cost

management features to make phone sharing easy and convenient.
Innovations include the pre-paid tracker, a cost-tracking application,
and the multiple phonebook - which allows up to five people to store
personal contact lists of up to two hundred numbers on a single phone.
Designed for first time buyers, the Nokia 1209 incorporates Nokia's
intuitive user interface, dust resistance, and offers up to 80
languages. The Nokia 1209 also has a one-piece key mat for durability
and reliability

Dark Silver LG Viewty 3G Mobile Phone

/ Europe : LG Electronics launched a new Dark Silver colour option for
its popular LG Viewty professional-level camera phone, which has now
sold over 550,000 units.

LG will begin offering the LG Viewty in Dark Silver in addition the
current black. LG chose this new colour to further the LG Viewty’s
polished, premium image, after researching colour preferences in
countries where the phone is sold and colour trend forecasts for 2008.

“With this new Dark Silver colour option LG has made the LG Viewty even
better, giving buyers an opportunity to customize their phones with a
new high-tech finish that is still professional and complements its
overall design,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG
Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We knew we had something
special when we created Viewty, and it turns out that over half a
million customers agree with us.”

Another improvement to the LG Viewty is a redesigned jog wheel that
makes scrolling through menus even easier. This improvement is based on
customer feedback and available in some markets.

The LG Viewty, which includes a 5.0 megapixel camera and a 3.0-inch
touchscreen has now topped 550,000 units in sales. This comes only two
and half months after the phone’s November 2007 release in Europe. LG
expects the LG Viewty will continue to sell well in Europe, where up to
10,000 units are leaving store shelves daily. The company attributes
this success to the LG Viewty’s combination of top-notch features and
great design.

This new Dark Silver colour choice is one example of LG’s dedication to
making products that reflect customer insights and needs. This year LG
will release even more colour choices for the LG Viewty.

Modu Mobile Phone With Many Coats

Israel : modu
announced a fundamental shift in the mobile handset industry by
launching the world's first modular mobile phone, supported by variety
of ecosystem partners. At the heart of the ecosystem is modu - a tiny,
sleek mobile phone that is fully functional and easy to use. The modu
can be slipped into a wide variety of modu jackets - stylishly designed
phone enclosures - and modu mates -- modu-enabled consumer electronics
devices. modu's ecosystem offers boundless possibilities in a simple
and affordable way.

mobile network operators (MNOs) with a total of tens of millions of
subscribers have already committed to modu, signing strategic
partnerships that will see the first modu products available in the
fourth quarter of 2008. The MNOs are Telecom Italia's mobile division
TIM, BeeLine (VimpelCom) of Russia and Cellcom in Israel.

ecosystem partners also include mainstream consumer electronics
manufacturers who have signed up to develop modu mates such as MP4
players, digital photo frames, cameras and DECT phones, enabling best
of breed functionality coupled with modu's personal communication
experience. One of the first such partners is car multimedia and
navigation leader Blaupunkt.

entertainment and fashion brands - including the world's largest music
company Universal Music Group - are also part of the modu ecosystem,
partnering with modu to design stylish and customized modu jackets.

which was set up in 2007 by leading technology innovator and
entrepreneur Dov Moran, the inventor of the USB Flash Drive and other
ground breaking personal storage solutions, has developed a mobile
phone that promises to transform the way people buy, use and enjoy
personal communication.

Moran, modu's CEO and founder, said: "The mobile phone industry is
ready for a revamp. There are hundreds of handset models on the market:
the trouble is that as a consumer you can only have one at a time and
you are usually tied to a long and expensive contract. modu is
challenging that with a solution that offers freedom, boundless
possibilities and the opportunity to change your phone without it
costing a fortune."

MNOs, the benefits of partnering with modu are numerous: modu's
business model gives them an additional opportunity to engage in a
positive dialogue with their subscribers by offering the choice to
affordably change their phone a few times a year; MNOs can also create
and build new communities among their subscriber base, leading to
increased usage, additional handsets, greater loyalty and reduced

Moran added: "modu is all about creating partnerships and opportunities
and making new connections: for consumers, for operators, for big
brands seeking a meaningful profile in the mobile market and for
established consumer electronics businesses looking to realize the full
potential of personal communication."

modu is already attracting widespread support from leading players in the mobile and consumer electronics markets.

Toshiba Portege R500-11B Notebook PC

Portege R500-11B

Here we have from Toshiba the excellent Portege R500-11B notebook PC; this superb laptop has Microsoft Windows Vista Business operating system and is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 11B processor taking you into the next generation of performance.

The R500-11B has a 120GB hard drive and 1GB DDR2 RAM, so will be able to handle all your documents, music, images and video.Toshiba
has given the Portege R500-11B a 12.1 inch widescreen, Transflective
technology, TFT display which ensures a clear crisp view. Superb
visuals are received due to the Intel GMA 950 chipset, and networking
ability via wireless Wi-Fi.

To view more information or to purchase the Toshiba Portege R500-11B notebook PC.

Compaq N400C wireless laptop only £179: Brilliant for students

Compaq N400C

I am looking for a laptop
for less than £200? This seems to be a question we get a lot of, so not
to disappoint we have found these laptops for only £179, yes only £179.
Ok the specs are not the best in the world but if you are a student these laptops are good enough for what you need them for.

The Compaq N400c is an ultra portable laptop which is perfect for a student moving around campus. It has everything you need.

Compaq N400C wireless laptop main specs -

• Processor Intel Pentium III

• Clock Speed 850Mhz

• Hard disk drive capacity 20Gb

• 12.1″ XGA TFT 1024×768 resolution display

• Internal memory 512Mb

Everex CloudBooks to have 22 inch displays, SSD, touch and new colours

Everex CloudBooks

The popular low price Everex CloudBook laptops which are due to be
released soon will win the hearts of many because they will not break
the bank. The latest news is that Paul C. Kim; Director of Marketing at Everex has said that future revisions will include many other features.

Everex CloudBooks will later on feature an SSD option, female colors
and possibly 22 inch displays. Also under future consideration is
mobile broadband, already announced were the touchscreen and 9-inch
versions which we should be seeing in a couple months.

Looks like the CloudBook will be favoured by the masses.

Looks like the Dell XPS M1330 will have Blu-ray / DVD combo drive

Dell XPS M1330

According to the BIOS update which is titled Dell XPS M1330 System BIOS this surely means that the popular XPS M1330 lists support for an unspecified “Blu-ray / DVD +/- RW Combo Drive.”

There is no word on when we will see these for order but if you are
looking for one of these laptops, we would say hold off for a while and
wait for these Blu-ray / DVD combo drive XPS M1330 to hit the shelves.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Toshiba Tecra M9L-15R Notebook PC

Tecra M9L-15R

From Toshiba we have the Tecra M9L-15R notebook pc which is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 processor combined with a running platform of Microsoft Windows Vista Business allowing the user to multitask with ease and assurance.

The M9L-15R
has a 14.4 inch WXGA TFT widescreen display, a superb DVD Super Multi
Drive that takes most DVD and CD formats including double-layer
recordable DVD discs, and DVD-RAM.Other great features with the Tecra
M9L-15R notebook pc are embedded stereo speakers, superb security with
Toshiba EastGuard. Password functions and Kensington Cable Lock which
add physical anti-theft protection so you know your data is safe.

· Easy Fix Components

· Durable Design

· Shock Protection Design

· Diversity Antenna

· HDD Protection (3D Sensor to protect data)

· Fingerprint Reader Single Sign On

· Toshiba Wireless Key Log-on

· Toshiba Anti-theft Protection Timer

· Toshiba Device Access Control

· Advanced Encryption

· Computrace support BIOS

· 2048 MB (2×1024 MB) DDR2 RAM

· Toshiba Security Assist

· Toshiba Power Saver utility

· Toshiba Management Console

· Voice over IP ready

· Virtualisation Technology

· 120 GB Hard Disk Drive


· Execute Disable Bit Protection (XD-Bit)

· Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g (WiFi Compliant)

Toshiba Satellite Pro A210-16W Notebook PC

Satellite Pro A210-16W

This laptop
offers a great wide range of styles for the use of home or business
uses. This excellent laptop has a superb platform for all of your computing requirements. Toshiba
laptop gives you a super multi disc drive that allows you to handle
DVD, DVD-R and many more. It also gives you an hard drive that can hold
up to 160GB which means you have plenty of space to hold up all your
documentation and much more.

There is an excellent built in security centre which protects you
from viruses and much more thanks to the Toshiba Easyguard feature
which has password functions and Kensington lock which gives you
physical anti theft protection to help stop anyone getting into your
files etc. The key features of this laptop give you a highly number of
features which include:

· 2,048 (1,024 + 1,024) MB DDR2 RAM (667 MHz)

· 15.4″ Toshiba TruBrite® WXGA TFT High Brightness display

· Genuine Windows® Vista® Stereo Business Edition

· Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial

· AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-58

· 6-in-1 Bridge Media slot

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Gateway Notebooks Available in Tons of Colors

Gateway Notebooks Available in Tons of Colors

Gateway will be making new colors for its M-Series and T-Series
notebooks.The new color choices include:Merlot, Silver and Arctic Bloom
as well as Garnet Red and Pacific Blue. The M-Series will get Merlot
and Silver, and both M- and T-Series will have the Arctic Bloom.
Gateway will be charging between $799.99 and $1,399.99 for these
colorful notebooks.

Acer AS5520-7A1G16 Notebook in Japan

Acer AS5520-7A1G16 Notebook

Acer will release a new notebook in Japan called the AS5520-7A1G16.
It features a 15.4-inch screen and a 1,280 x 800 WXGA resolution. It
runs on AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core processor and has 1GB memory and
160GB HDD. Acer has released it in Japan for USD$930.

Sony Vaio Type A AV Notebook Gets Upgrade

Sony Vaio Type A AV Notebook

Sony’s Vaio Type A AV notebook is receiving an upgrade. The 17”
still has a WUXGA screen and a BLu-Ray drive, but it now has a Core 2
Duo T9300 (2.5GHz), 400GB en RAID 0, Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT and a
Digital TV Tuner.

Strange hands on video of the Xbox 360 Elite Halo Laptop Mod


Following up from our picture we showed you the other day of the stunning Xbox 360 Elite Halo laptop mod by Ben Heck, we thought you should see a video of it in action.

Below you will see a video that is pretty short but you will get the
whole idea, the question we have for you is “Would you like an Xbox 360 Laptop and should that put them into production?

Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi2 and X205-SLi4 laptops has the Penryn chip

There are many Toshiba lovers out there so this news should be of some interest to you, have you been on your knees praying and hoping for the beast of a machine X205-SLI to get an update with a Penryn chip.

Well pray and hope no more because the wait is finally over people, just recently announced Toshiba are pushing out the 17 inch Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi2 and X205-SLi4.

Both of these laptops will have 2.1GHz Core 2 Duo T8100 processors, built-in Harman Kardon speakers, with subwoofer, integrated HD DVD-ROM / DVD burner, twin 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT GPUs, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, 160GB 5400 RPM drives, 802.11a/g/n WiFi, 1,440 x 900 resolution panel, fingerprint reader, microphone, webcam and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.

To make things a little sweeter the Toshiba X205-SLi4 will have an extra GIG of memory, external USB HDTV tuner, 7200 RPM HDDs, bundled remote and 1,680 x 1,050 panel.

Prices start at around $1,999.99 going up to $2,499.99.


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Friday, January 25, 2008

The HP DV9689EA laptop the ideal computer for home and office


This is the sensational DV9689EA from HP a stylish and sleek laptop computer that will entertain and work for you while remaining compact in size. The HP DV9689EA has a 17 inch Brightview widescreen display which is a superb platform for playing games and watching movies; it has an Intel Core TM 2 Duo processor T7500, and an OS of Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium.

  • 2 GB Memory
  • 500 GB Hard Drive
  • HD DVD-ROM / DVD ReWriter Optical Drive
  • Wifi Enabled
  • Centrino Technology
  • Built in TV Tuner

The HP DV9689EA laptop is available for in-store collection or you can take advantage of PC World’s free standard delivery service.

Looking for further information about the HP DV9689EA laptop or to purchase please use the PC World link below.

The HP DV9572EA Laptop ideal for home and office computing £799.97


HP brings you the DV9572EA laptop computer, a stunning multimedia experience for at work or home. HP’s DV9572EA is stuffed with great features to bring you a sensational computing experience, features like Intel Core TM 2 Duo T7300 processor, 320GB hard drive, and 2GB memory, and with Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium operating system.

  • DVD ReWriter MultiDrive
  • NVIDIA Graphics GeForce Go 6400M
  • 17″ BrightView Widescreen Display
  • 3.65kg Weight
  • Wireless Enables

The HP DV9572EA laptop is available for in-store collection or you can take advantage of PC World’s free standard delivery service.

Looking for further information about the HP DV9572EA laptop or to purchase please use the PC World link below.

Sony Ericsson Unveils Stylish Z555 Clamshell

Europe / US : Sony Ericsson revealed the Z555, an elegant clamshell phone which combines a rich feature set with striking good looks. It’s a perfect match of the latest feature set with an innovative diamond design, intended to make one big style statement.

Together with the Z555, Sony Ericsson announced a series of stylish new accessories including a Design Collection of four leather bags all offering unique and creative carrying solutions, as well as three new sleek Bluetooth™ Headsets, HBH-PV708, HBH-PV770 and HBH-PV712.

“The Z555 is designed to reflect your look and attract attention,” said Sven Totte, Head of Style Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “We’ve created it for people who are looking for a beautifully designed phone that reflects their personal style and does not compromise on features or performance.”

Sony Ericsson Z555 – A statement of style

  • Gesture Control – manage calls with a wave of your hand
  • Hidden display – for an uninterrupted finish
  • Everchanging themes to suit the season
  • Sleek design accessories to complete your look

Facts and Figures

  • Size: 95 x 49 x 16.5 mm
  • Weight: 95 grams
  • Colours: Diamond Black, Dusted Rose
  • Screen: 262,144 colour TFT
  • Resolution: 176 x 220 pixels
  • Size: 1.9 inches
  • External screen: OLED monochrome
  • Resolution: 128 x 36
  • Phone memory: Up to 12 MB
  • Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support
  • Talk time GSM: Up to 8.4 hrs
  • Standby time GSM: Up to 360 hrs


  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Picture blogging

Make a statement
Whether at work or at play, you have a personal style that’s all your own – a style and look that the Z555 sets off perfectly. With a unique diamond reflective finish on the front, and sophisticated details, it truly reflects your personality. Choose between Diamond Black and Dusted Rose and you will soon get noticed.

Just wave the interruptions away
The Z555 incorporates Sony Ericsson’s handy Gesture Control, letting you easily mute the phone or snooze its alarm without having to interrupt what you’re doing. When a call comes in, a simple movement of your hand back and forth over the phone mutes the ringtone. Similarly, sweep your hand over the phone when using it as your alarm clock to put it into ‘snooze’ mode. Works like magic!

Stay informed – discreetly
The Z555’s outside display shows you who is calling even without opening the clamshell. When it’s in idle mode, the outside display remains discretely invisible…with no compromise to the design.

The latest look
Just like you, the Z555 changes its look to fit the suit the season. The colours and designs that appear within the phone’s themes, effectively the look of the menu system and home screen, can update automatically as the year goes by. Linked to the phone’s calendar, the Z555 knows when it’s time for that summer look to give way to the fall. It even saves something special for big events like News Year’s Eve!

Indulge your passions on the go
The Z555 allows you to grab that spare moment in a taxi to catch up with your favourite band or even book. Store your favourite music tracks or audio books on the phone and sort them by chapters, albums or artists. Tune in to FM Radio for the weather, traffic or the latest celebrity news.

Snap the action as it happens
The Z555’s 1.3MP camera ensures that you’re always in a position to snap the action as it happens. Take a picture of a potential new purchase and send it as a picture message to a friend or upload it directly to your ‘blogsite’ so that everyone can share what you’ve been up to.

Accessorise to complete the look
Any stylist will tell you that no look is complete without the right accessories. The Design Collection offers four different stylish leather bags that complement
your style and protect your phone at the same time. This Collection offers creative and stylish carrying solutions that fit with your phone and your style.

The Z555 is also compatible with three sleek new Bluetooth™ headsets:

  • The Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV708 offers the best combination of style and convenience – to keep you in touch whether you’re walking the dog or buying a coffee
  • The Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV770 provides an alternative in-ear wearing style so that you can still use it while wearing your glasses or sunglasses
  • The Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-PV712 reduces background noise and maximises comfort, letting you concentrate on the person you are talking with. It also raises the style stakes thanks to the two changeable Style-up™ covers included with it.

New Motorola ROKR E8 Music Phone

The Motorola ROKR E8 shown above.

Europe / US : Motorola expanded its ROKR family of music products with the introduction of the ROKR E8 mobile device, the EQ5 and EQ7 wireless speaker systems and new stereo headsets at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (Booth #8545, Central Hall). This new generation of ROKR products offers consumers a complete music ecosystem that can help them enjoy their favorite tunes while on the go.

“ROKR E8 is a no compromises device – it’s both an MP3 player that makes great phone calls and a mobile phone with tremendous audio capabilities. With our unique ModeShift technology, we’re dispelling the myth that mobile phones with music features are inferior to stand-alone audio devices,” stated Stu Reed, president, Motorola Mobile Devices. “Rounding out our ROKR portfolio, our new music accessories provide consumers with a number of ways to enjoy their music.”

Glofiish X650 Pocket PC Phone Launched

Europe : E-TEN Information Systems has announced the Glofiish X650, the company's latest Pocket PC Phone to offer the benefits of all-in-one connectivity, VGA display, and an ultra-compact form factor.

E-TEN first introduced the option for a VGA display in May and since then has added several more models to its product lineup aimed at different customer needs. The latest X650 is designed to appeal to those seeking a compact, full-featured device that is also affordable.

A VGA display offers several significant benefits to the user. The greater resolution (four times higher than that of a typical Pocket PC Phone) enables a larger proportion of a document, calendar, map, or web page etc. to be displayed on screen at once, increasing productivity. Additionally, the higher pixel density means that text appears sharper and easier to read while pictures and video appear more detailed. VGA is set to become one of the key specifications for Pocket PC Phones in the coming year.

The Glofiish X650 features E-TEN's all-in-one connectivity solution comprising of worldwide GSM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The device all comes preloaded with E-TENs exclusive software suite including Mobile Shell, Namecard Manager and Backup Utility as well as Microsoft Office Mobile, Windows Live and other utilities.

Specifications of the X650 include a Samsung SC3 processor at 500Mz, 256MB ROM, 2-megapixel auto-focus camera, FM Tuner, and FM Transmitter (subject to region). Dimensions of the handset are an ultra-compact 107 x 58 x 14.7mm with a weight of just 139g.

The Glofiish X650 is offered in two color choices, black and purple, and should be available worldwide in two to three weeks.

HTC S730 ( Wings ) Released on O2 UK

UK : The much anticipated upgrade to the HTC S710 has hit UK shops, the new HTC S730 also known as HTC Wings, can now be bought via O2. Combining functionality with a compact, stylish design, the HTC S730 keeps you in touch and productive while on the road. Much more than just a phone, its powerful features make light work of email, web and calls.

With the complete suite of Microsoft® Office Mobile applications you can open and edit documents while on the move, and the compact phone slides to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard, enabling fast typing and dialling.

Important information is just a glance away with the Live HTC Home™ screen, giving you an instant view of email, calendar, messages, missed calls and more. With email directly to your phone, super-fast internet access, and a full range of connectivity options, you can be sure to be kept in touch no matter where you are in the world.

Key Features

- Microsoft Windows Mobile® 6.0
- 2.4” colour TFT LCD screen
- Auto-slide QWERTY keyboard
- 3G, HSDPA with Quad-band GSM/EDGE
- Full range of connectivity options including
- Stereo Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi
-5-way navigation control
- HTC ExtUSB cable for PC connectivity
- 256MB Flash, 64MB RAM
microSD™ slot

- Instant access to Outlook email, calendar, contacts and more with Windows Mobile® 6.0
- Take your ofice with you - download, view and edit your documents
- Compact phone with auto-slide QWERTY full keyboard for easy typing- See key information at a glance with Live HTC Home
- Enjoy super-fast always-on connectivity with worldwide 3G and Wi-Fi access

Samsung Readies 3G HSDPA F490 for Official Launch

Europe : The Samsung F490 is another smartphone that is likely to be officially launched at 3GSM on the 11th February in Barcelona. Its's a 3G HSDPA smartphone with a 5 megapixel camera and a touch sensitive TFT display.

The display is a prime feature of the F490 as its 3.2″ 262K Color 16:9 Wide Full Touch Display which will make your photos and videos look great.

There is a new user interface which is named Croix UI user interface. Croix is a finger driven touch input UI that uses a system of menus and lists in a “cross” layout . Weight and dimensions can be classed as normal for a handset of this specification.

For music fans Samsung has included a 3.5mm headset jack socket.

The specification is as follows :

Samsung F490
Frequency Tri band GSM, UMTS 2100, HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
Dimensions 115 x 53.5 x 11.8 mm
Weight 102 grams
Camera 5 Megapixels
Display 3.2 ins, 262,000 colours wide screen
Internal Memory 130MB
Memory Card Slot Micro SD Card
Connectivity Bluetooth 2.0 + USB 2.0
Applications Google Mobile
The phone will likely hit the phone shops towards the end of Q1 or early in Q2 2008.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

New ultraportable laptop Axiotron ModBook Tablet PC

Axiotron Inc released new Tablet PC - Mac with touch screen, which was developed with the consent of Apple. In addition to original design the novelty, known as Modbook, distinguishes the opportunity to paint and draw with a special pen.

Axiotron ModBook
Axiotron ModBook

Fujitsu presents sleek black laptop LifeBook P8000

Fujitsu released new notebook LifeBook P8000 with glossy black cover “black diamond”. It has 12″ display with LED backlighting illumination, and built-in web camera.

Fujitsu LifeBook P8000

IdeaPad: new series of Lenovo notebooks

Lenovo presented a new line of its notebooks entitled IdeaPad, which includes models Y510, Y710, and U110. All laptops are based on Intel Centrino platform and has an impressive design. According to the manufacturer, the new series is focused on ordinary people rather than professionals who use laptop computers for work.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y710

Asus presented new UMPC R50A

Asus Company presented at CES 2008 a new model of UMPC with an index R50A. New product has rather interesting specifications.


New notebook Asus Travelstar 5K500 with 1 terabyte HDD

Asus has created a new laptop with 1 terabyte a hard drive, which will be presented at CES 2008.

Asus Travelstar 5K500

Apple MacBook Air: ultra-thin laptop with 13.3″ display

Steve Jobs presented officially a new notebook MacBook Air. During his speech at Macworld 2008 he told that MacBook Air is the most thin laptop in the world: the front edge of the shell thickness of the device is only 0.4 centimetres! The notebook weighs approximately 1.36 kg, which was also a record - but only among 13.3″ laptops.

Apple MacBook Air

Acer Ubuntu – new budget laptop

Acer company is known for its low-cost and productive laptops. This time, Acer presented new notebook called Ubuntu 7.10.

Acer Ubuntu

Ultraportable notebook Intel Shelton 08 specifically for developing countries

Ultra-portable laptop Intel Shelton 08 will enter the market in the third quarter of this year, according to information circulated in Taiwan. Initially, the device was developed for the developing countries - it is an inexpensive and very productive laptop. The estimated price of the novelty: from $100 to $300.

Intel Shelton 08
Intel Shelton 08