Monday, December 31, 2007

Key feature of Nikon Coolpix s51c



  • 8.1 megapixel
  • 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor Glass Lens
  • Optical VR Image Stabilization.
  • Huge, Bright 3.0-inch High Resolution LCD
  • Auto Adjusts up to ISO 1600. makes it ideal to take photos in low light.
  • send pictures directly to your Flickr® account right from the camera in Wi-Fi open access hotspots
  • creates in-camera slide shows with your music.

Enjoy with GPS Enabler: Sony Ericsson K530

Sony ericsson K530 is a compact less weight of 92g, the Sony Ericsson K530 packs a 2.0-megapixel camera, M2 card slot, secondary video call camera, 2.0-inch LCD screen, 3G connectivity, and Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP.The Sony Ericsson K530 is a slim 3G phone that gives full and fast access to the Web, plus performance imaging with a 2 megapixel camera and a variety of news, weather and entertainment features

The Sony ericsson K530 is the perfect partner for the GPS Enabler HGE-100. The K530 as a phone and accessory combination, the two can record speed and distance, and also provide visual post-training analysis on the good-sized 2" screen. The 2 megapixel camera on the Sony Ericsson K530 boasts a x2.5 digital zoom and video recording capabilities.

The most affordable 3G phone from Sony Ericsson , the K530 will keep you in-touch Screen. Its slim, pocket-sized so can take it with you anywhere and enjoy the full 3G experience . The Sony Ericsson K530 is a UMTS 2100 and GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 phone and is available in Warm Silver. Sony Ericsson K530 is just a standard candybar, tri-band GSM with UMTS 2100. Still it features 2-megapixel camera with video recorder, 176x220 display, stereo Bluetooth and Radio. Please Purchase online http://www.phoneandbeyond.com/

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Panasonic released ultra thin Blue-ray drive

Panasonic now shipping ultra thin Blue-ray drive which can idle to fit in light weight notebook.

Along with the capability to read and write High definition video in Blue-ray format, this can also read and write standard CDs and DVDs. And can store 50 Gbytes of content.

Initially this drive has 2X writing speed.

Toshiba also said that it has plan to release an equally thin drive for reading and writing DVDs in the HD DVD format, which competes with Blu-ray.

Friday, December 28, 2007

HD features in Qosmio G40




Toshiba introducing first HD DVD-RW laptop Qosmio G40, initially they are selling this only in Japan.

This laptop comes with 17in notebook, 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo T7500 processor, 2GB of memory, two 200GB hard drives and an Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics chip with 256MB of graphics memory attached.

The GPU drives the 1920 x 1200 display. G40 also provides HDMI port, this will give you option to hook the laptop up to an HD TV.

But the most significant feature in this laptop is the HD DVD-RW drive .It reads and writes both burn-once HD DVD-R media as well as the rewriteable version in both single- and dual-layer forms. It'll also handled DVD±R/RW discs, DVD-RAM and CD-R/RW.

Camera in Verizon Wireless XV6800

Verizon Wireless XV6800 comes with a 2-megapixel lens with flash. This has autofocus, and video-recording capabilities. You have five choices to select resolution while taking still image. Plus you have self-timer option and the option of adding a time stamp. In video mode available options are limited but you will have white balance settings, effects, and two resolution choices.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Music Videos for Iphone-How To Get Them

Iphone's are proving to be tremendously popular, and one of the most popular things to go with it is to download some music videos for it. The Ipod beforehand has proved to be a very popular device, and it's now likely for the Iphone to repeat that success.

In order to download the music videos for the Iphone, the first thing you need to do is to make sure the videos you are downloading are in the MP4 format, as this is the only video format the Iphone can currently support. Luckily you'll find that most sites are primarily based around this format anyway.

The toughest thing about downloading the music videos for the Iphone is actually finding them. It's pretty tough to find the best download sites unless you know where they are. There are several different kinds of site, some of which may well prove to be a lot more trouble than they are worth. Probably the biggest danger is to use a peer to peer site for your downloads. Whilst these sites have been popular in the past, it's best to avoid them as they are breaking the law, and so will you be if you download anything from there. Another major danger is the software itself-you can seriously damage your computer and Iphone by using these sites, as there is no regulation of what is uploaded by the users. This means hackers and spammers use sites like this as a method of introducing new viruses to the internet, putting you at direct risk.

The good news about this is that you can now find a few sites which can offer you all the positive sides of the peer to peer sites, but very few of the negatives. The way it works is that you pay a one off fee to join the site, and in turn they give you unlimited downloads. Because you pay the sites a fee to join, they use the income to keep their downloads clean and regularly add new downloads to their stocks. You'll also find that these kinds of sites keep a lot more in their database than music videos-you'll also find movies and games as well as TV shows. This gives these kinds of sites a tremendous amount of value for money.

If you are looking to download some music videos for your Iphone, this article will hopefully let you know anything you need.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The New Sigma SD14: 4.7 Megapixels = 14 Megapixels?

Photokina is going to be one hell of a show this year, and one of the many secrets being released and teased is that Sigma is coming out with with another DSLR, the SD14. Just from the name, DigitalDingus assumes it will be marketed as a 14MP DSLR, but will actually be a 4.7MP imager. Confusing? Yes, and the tradition continues in the world of image sensor spinning.

Preliminary Results? Pretty Good

The SD14 appears to put out some great images, just like the SD10 and the SD9 did many years ago. And this I won't really debate because how can a person debate a camera in and of itself? What is to be debated, is the way Sigma and Foveon present their cameras in relation to all the other competitors on the market.

Sell Your Camera, Not Your Spin

The DSLR market is certainly competitive. The Megapixel Wars have been battling each other several years now, but why add to the problem of an already confusing consumer product by adding subjectively different terminology as well. Fuji is another company which loves to hype it's "Honeycomb" sensors. In fact, Fuji and Sigma (along with Foveon who make the imagers for Sigma's SD DSLRs) are the two companies which I really have an issue with over any other camera manufacturers.

Sigma and Foveon are still telling the consumer, there is more than one "pixel" which is absorbing light in their cameras. Not true. If this were true, the imager wouldn't be 3.34MP in the former Sigma SD10 (as in 10MP imager--3.34MPx3). With the SD14, I'm assuming Sigma and Foveon have not actually made a 14MP imager. If they did, I'd certainly revise my preview and would be congratulating both companies for taking a giant leap in technology and honesty. I still have a small grain of hope come September 26, 2006, when Sigma will announce the full details (however, I am sure we'll get a hold of the specs much earlier and post them here...as well as a gazillion other camera forums).

Why Sigma DSLR Images Look Good

Pixel. Pitch. Those two words need to be ingrained in every camera users brain. The reason why Sigma's DSLR images have looked rather good, is because the imagers have an exceptionally high pixel size (i.e., pixel pitch) which are in the same league as the Canon 1DMKII imager. Having fairly large pixels in a DSLR will consistently produce great images. In fact, the Canon 1D, only a 4.2MP DSLR, released over 5 years ago, is still used by many professionals. Why? The pixel size is 10.8µm x 10.8µm. We will discuss pixel sizes in another article, but for now, the general consensus is the larger the pixel, the better the image. The larger the bucket of water, the more water you can capture...

Resolution Does Matter In The Overall World Of Photography

While pixel size is certainly the #1 priority in my book, if your overall resolution is not in the same ballpark as your competitor's, your imager's benefits become less of a benefit. For example, Nikon has released the D200 10.2MP and D80 10.2MP DSLR. Canon has released their 13MP 5D. If the Sigma SD14 is actually 4.7MP, we have at least double the pixel count and over 25% more resolution from other competitors (we have to remember in order to get twice as much resolution, you would need four times as many pixels).

Now, Sigma and Foveon are attempting to make a claim you don't need high resolution imagers. This is somewhat confusing. Maybe Foveon just doesn't have the technological and financial resources like Canon and Nikon have to make larger imagers. It takes a lot of money to research and develop larger imagers with more resolution, while still maintaining or exceeding image quality of a comparable smaller imager. Canon has virtually endless financial resources and in-house imaging, and Nikon already has Sony making most of its imagers, so these two companies already have a formula for creating competitive DSLRs.

Regardless of a manufacturer's methods, the result has been creating an imager with more resolution. Why is it we see a few companies twisting the definitions of pixels and resolution, and duping an already-confused DSLR consumer market?

Resolution in itself is certainly not the only answer to a camera's quality. We see many compact cameras announcing higher megapixels every 6 months. Compact camera resolution and DSLR resolution are pretty much in different categories since DSLRs still have larger pixels, and the image quality, is by far much better. So please don't think I am saying resolution is better 100% of the time because in some cases, it is not. However, when you follow Nikon and Canon's image sensor technology, their images have become better over the years in parallel to more resolution. This is not easy. And it's not cheap. Which is why many camera manufacturers are not producing 10MP DSLRs currently.

Being The Oddball Sells

In today's world of consumerism, not only does popularity sell...but being the outcast as well. If you have a competitor, or a few of them, and you know darn well there is no chance to compete because you flat-out don't have the personnel or resources to compete on the same level, simply create a reverse-popularity market, and create yourself as the oddball product that is better than your competitor. Believe it or not, it works. And it works darn well. Take any popular product and do a little research on the smaller competitors. Then look at the smaller competitor's marketing strategy. More than likely, you'll see a form of "oddball advertising". And on a curious note, some major competitors even use the smaller competitors' strategies to further their market share! Overall, it's a sea of marketing disinformation and confusion.

Don't Compete With The Big Guys, Just Sell Yourself

Another point I'd like to make is if you're a manufacturer who is struggling to survive and can't compete with the big guys...don't. Don't compete with them. Just sell yourself. Just sell your product. If Foveon and Sigma would just sell their product for what it was, and not compare it to proven camera giants like Canon and Nikon, you wouldn't be reading this editorial preview article. You'd simply be reading a preview on a cool new DSLR, improving on its previous DSLR model.

Would I Recommend A Sigma DSLR?

Well, I will not debate the SD DSLRs image quality because they are darn good. If I begin to compare them to other DSLRs, the amount of lenses available, the lens technologies such as Canon and Nikon, as well as new imaging technology from Canon and Nikon, the Sigma DSLR option becomes much less significant. If you're a Foveon imager fan, then the new SD14 is certainly going to get you excited. But I would like to request if you are going to purchase a Sigma DSLR, you conduct some simple tests.

Most camera shops have displays of the latest DSLRs available and you can bring your own media card and take images, then go home and open them up in your favorite image editor. What I recommend, is waiting until the SD14 becomes available in stores, take some images with the SD14, then take some images with a Canon 20D and a Nikon D80 or D200. Take all the images home which you've shot and compare them. If the Sigma seems it's better, then I am not one to tell you, you should do anything different. Buy the SD14. But if you like the other images from the Canon or Nikon, then go in that direction as well.

©2006 by Jason Busch (DigitalDingus.com)

Nokia N73: User Friendly Mobile Phone



N Series memberNokia N73 is a simply attractive 3G mobile phone. The Nokia N73 handset comes in a choice of four attractive colors. The Nokia N73 weighs 116 grams & measures 110 x 49 x19 mm in total which is a compact & well designed handset. The phone is full of great technology which is user friendly & improves the phones performance.

Nokia N73 comes with TFT color screen which provides 262k colors & a 240 x 320 pixel screen resolution. The integrated 3.2 mega pixel camera is of outstanding quality & has a 20 x digital zoom and auto focus option. The user can use the cameras built in flash when taking a photo in duller conditions.

The Nokia N73 camera feature comes with many different setting modes to ensure the user will capture the perfect photo each and every time. There are also options of advanced camera mode selection .The user can use the second VGA camera to take part in a video call.

The VGA camera comes with a 2 x digital zoom which allows the user to get a closer image on the video call. The user can store their photos on the phones memory, send to other contacts via multimedia messaging service or email, print using Nokia Xpress printing & download to other devices using the phones connectivity options.

The user can have a fun music experience on the Nokia N73 as it comes with best quality music feature that provides clear sound. The handset have all the messaging features according the need of user which includes email with attachments, text messaging, multimedia messaging & instant messaging.

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

HDMI: Guide to HDTV Connection of the Future

Background:

As the HDTV market continues to heat up, consumers are in need of being educated on the latest technology. One of the terms that you, the consumer, will surely run into while selecting a HDTV set is: HDMI. For most this is an unfamiliar term and we will explain the details of HDMI in this article so you, the consumer, is armed with the proper knowledge to make intelligent purchasing decisions.

What is HDMI: HDMI is an acronym for High Definition Multi-Media Interface. The HDMI specification (now at 1.2) was created by some of the largest consumer electronics manufacturers in the world: Hitachi, Matsushita, Philips, Silicon Image, Sony, Thomson, and Toshiba. HDMI is the latest digital HDTV interconnection standard. The notable differences between HDMI and the earlier HDTV interconnects standards (component video, and DVI) are:

-HDMI is all digital unlike analog component video cables

-HDMI supports multi-channel audio in addition to digital video. (DVI only supports digital video)

- HDMI is more compact in size and carries both audio and video signals therefore eliminate cable clutter.

-HDMI incorporates content protection called HDCP ( high definition content protection)

What does a HDMI connector look like: HDMI looks similar to a USB cable. The compact size and high integration (carries both audio and video) makes the HDTV installation experience truly "plug and play."

Why should I use HDMI:

-HDMI is all digital, so picture quality is "perfect" from source to display

-HDMI is both a digital audio and video connection. This will minimize cabling in your system

-HDMI is rapidly becoming the de facto standard for HDTV connections.

How does HDMI transport the digital video: The video portion of HDMI is carried by 3 separate differential pairs. Each pair transports 1 of 3 uncompressed native digital R,G, B signals from source ( dvd player, set top box) to the sink ( HDTV display). A unique protocol, T.M.D.S.( transmission minimized differential signaling), is used to transport the digital data. Each pixel is represented by 24 bits ( 8 bits each for each of the primary colors). The T.M.D.S. protocol then "calculates" and stuffs 2 extra bits to the video data stream in order to create a digital stream with minimum transitions ( lower EMI, lower interference) and also minimize long strings of '1' and '0' which can cause detection errors.

A fourth differential pair, called the TMDS clock provides the pixel clock for timing the data stream. The maximum TMDS single link pixel clock rate is 165 MHz.

What is the data rate of a single link HDMI connection: The maximum pixel clock rate is 165MHz and each of the 3 TMDS video streams carries 10 bits. Therefore the aggregate data rate is 3 x 10 x 165MHz = 4.96Gbps.

How many pins are included in the HDMI connector: There are 19 individual pins in the HDMI connector. There are 3 pairs of TMDS signals which carry all the digital audio and video signals.

How is the digital Audio signal transported: The multi-channel audio is time multiplexed into the TMDS data streams. Audio is much lower data rate (192kbps) and the extra time is used to demux the audio signals.

What is HDCP: HDCP is an acronym for High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection. HDCP is an encryption method developed by Intel in order to control unauthorized copying of digital media. The encryption is carried out in the HDMI transmitter found in the "source" ( dvd player, set top box) and decryption is carried out by the HDMI receiver ( the HDTV display). The secret keys for encryption are exchanged between the source and display over an I2C bus ( pins 15 and 16).

Is HDMI compatible with DVI: DVI is the predecessor to HDMI. HDMI and DVI are identical as far as video is concerned. Therefore, video backward compatibility exists. However, DVI will not support digital audio. For example, if you have an older DVI connection on your source and a HDMI connector on your display, a HDMI to DVI cable is all that is needed in order to view the video. A separate audio cable ( TOSLINK or SPDIF) will be needed to carry the digital audio.

What formats will HDMI support: HDMI is high speed digital connection and will support resolutions of 480i, 480P, 720i, 720 P, 1080i and in the future,1080P.

Conclusion:

HDTV technology is changing rapidly. HD connections such as HDMI will become the de facto standard in HDTV connections. We have outlined the important features of HDMI, so the consumer is well informed and ready to make intelligent purchasing decisions.

Jeff Su is product development manager at www.octavainc.com. Jeff is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology (BSEE, MSEE) and has over 10 years of experience in CATV systems, RF, and microwave designs. He may be reached at info@octavainc.com

Choosing A Digital Camera Printer

There are so many types of digital camera printer on offer that finding the right one for your personal and business needs can be a very daunting task. However, there are a few main points to consider when choosing a digital camera printer that will help make the process a little easier.

It isn’t necessary to have a high-resolution digital camera printer to make great pictures. The higher the printer resolution you use, the more pixels you'll need in your original image file to produce a decent size print with your digital camera printer. The actual file size (in pixels) of the image from your camera, divided by the printer resolution (in dots per inch), determines the final print size. So, if the image file size is 1,478 x 1,280 pixels, and you print the file at 163 dpi with your digital camera printer, the final print size will be 9 x 7.8 inches.

If your digital camera printer resolution is 300 dpi, then you will have a higher resolution with more dots per inch laid down on the paper but a smaller print size. It is therefore important to ensure that you have the image file size to support the resolution of your digital camera printer.

The price of a digital camera printer is lowering whilst the quality is increasing. If you choose the right digital camera printer you can have your own photo lab, greeting card designing and sign making department with just your digital camera, some software and a printer.

The aim of having a digital camera printer is to produce photographic prints that look as close to real photographic prints as possible. This type of digital camera printer was once very expensive to buy and run, but technological advancements and competitive pricing have made them much more accessible to the average buyer. Ink-jet printers are now available that can produce excellent prints and a near photo-quality printer is much easier to find for people with a small budget. You will probably want to have a digital camera printer with a scanning feature built-in. If you want to produce same-size scans of photos you don’t need scan resolutions higher than 300 samples per inch for the scanner.

Your digital camera printer should also have the same interface that you already have on your computer. So if you have USB, then get a digital camera printer with USB, a Firewire printer if you have Firewire or a SCSI printer if you have SCSI. There should be no need to buy a digital camera printer that requires a different interface to the one you already have on your computer or it will cost you more to upgrade if necessary.

About The Author

Steve Gargin is the administrator of http://digital-camera-reviews.helper-guru.com/camera-digital-photography-wedding/index.html which is a great website dedicated to giving free advice on Digital Cameras.

Features Of Your MP4 Player

When MP3s came into the market, they were a huge hit. They were small and portable, and owners could listen to all their favorite music while on the move. Now you have the MP4 player, such as iPod, with even more advanced, attractive features!

With the MP4 player (iPod), you can not only listen to your favorite songs, you can also watch your favorite movies, music videos, and TV shows, along with all your MP3 songs. It can do other things as well - you can listen to FM radio stations, you can record voice notes, and on some devices, you can even read your favorite ebooks.

Since 1993, when the MP3 technology was first introduced in to the market, it had been the most important music format. The recent introduction of the MP4 with its more compressed audio format has again changed the way digital sound is perceived. Most people might not be aware of how the MP4 differs from the MP3 and think that MP4s are more compressed and hence smaller than the audio files in the MP3 format; others assume that these two represent different technologies.

There are both common features as well as distinctions between MP3 and MP4 players. The most important point that comes to the mind when you compare the two, is that the MP4 format has properties that make up for all the shortfalls of the MP3, and the quality of perception of the files in the MP4 format is much better when compared to the MP3.

Basically, MP4 is a container. So it has the capability to carry video as well as audio files. So the basic difference is that the MP4 contains the audio and video at the same time while the MP3 format can support only the audio files. The MP4 player (iPod) allows you to realize something bigger and better than anything you can imagine. It is a new concept known as Structured Audio, and it is a mode of describing sound in the most ultra-modern way.

The MP4 technology supports a quality of sound that represents the future standard for a variety of multimedia application , including computer music and gaming audio; hence one can think of the MP4 as the next step in the evolution of the file format that started with the MP3.

There are many types of MP4 players in the market. They are very light and have small screens of 1.2 inch, however some of them may have screens of up to 2 inches. The speakers are built inside the players and there are earphone sockets as well. It is not unusual to find OLED display characteristics. OLED produces brighter and sharper images as compared to LCD images.

A great characteristic of MP4 players (iPod) is that there are not innumerable buttons for the various commands. Only a few buttons are sufficient for the purpose. The memory is quite large at 8 GB for flash based and 100 GB in case of micro based hard drive .

The latest MP4 players (iPod) even support third party, flash memory cards, which are external... they even have USB support. Earphones and other accessories are also available with the MP4, but at times the quality may not be up to the mark.

Because of it capability of delivering both video and audio at the same time, MP4 devices (iPod) can offer an even greater range of features such as email, web browsing, instant messaging , music and video download, digital cameraPsychology Articles, bluetooth wireless technology and many more. Multiple language options and gaming capability add to its versatility. Features such as voice recording enable MP4 devices to be used not only for entertainment but also for professional purposes.

This article is under GNU FDL license and can be distributed without any previous authorization from the author. However the author's name and all the URLs (links) mentioned in the article and biography must be kept.


This article can be accessed in portuguese language from the Article section of page http://www.polomercantil.com.br/ipod.php , http://www.polomercantil.com.br/mp4-player.php

Roberto Sedycias works as IT consultant for Polomercantil

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Your Guide To A Notebook

A notebook or laptop is nothing but a small portable computer that weighs 2.2 to 18 pounds (1 to 8 kg), that depends on its brand, style, size, material it is made of, and many other factors. Notebooks generally operate on a single main battery or through an external adapter that can both charge the battery and also supply power to the notebook.

Notebooks are adept at performing the same jobs like a personal desktop; the only difference is that they are generally less powerful for the same cost. They consist of similar components like desktop computers and execute the same functions, except that they are miniature in size and suitable for transportable use and effective power consumption. Notebooks usually have LCD and different memory modules. They have a built-in keyboard; input is done through a touchpad or a pointing stick, though an external mouse can also be attached.

There are different categories of notebooks. UMPCs are Ultra-Mobile PCs and are very portable. Since they are of a small size they can fit in a small touch screen while some other models have a minute physical keyboard along with a mouse interface. The other type is Ultraportables which are notebooks and have screens less than eleven inches and have less than 3.7 pounds (1.7 kg) of weight. They are generally used by business travelers, as they are small and light though very expensive. They have an extended battery life and integrated graphics. The other type of notebook is the Sony VAIO FJ76, and Dell XPS M1330 and XPS M1210. Then we have the mainstream notebooks that are more of budget desktops. And if you want desktop power, then you can opt for desktop replacement which can accommodate many performance components.

As far as the processors are concerned you should go for the fastest that your budget will allow. You can opt for Intel's Centrino that has great speed and also good battery life. Or else you can also go for the economic AMD's mobile processors whose performance still lags behind Intel. If you intend to watch DVDs on your notebook then go for wide screen ones that offer sharper, larger and great images. The only consideration is that they are not meant for carrying around a lot.

For great system performance it is vital to have enough memory (RAM) that will allow you to run many applications together. Adequate RAM is also essential for image and video editing, graphics work, and 3D gaming. Generally notebooks have a terrible sound quality so it is recommended to use speakers or headphones. These are some of the factors that you need to consider before buying a notebook.

Also keep in mind that like any electronic device, your notebook is vulnerable to accidents as well as system failures. It is recommended to get at least a three year warranty and also some additional insurance.

Health hazards related to using a laptop has been a controversial topic for quite some time. Researches have proved that heat generated from notebooks can raise temperature of scrotum, leading to reduced sperm count. A solution can be using it on a table or keeping it apart from the lap that will enable better cooling of the notebook and also prevent your lap from excessive electromagnetic radiation and heat.

Some of the famous brands that have notebook are Acer that have TravelMate, Ferrari and Aspire models; BenQ; Compaq with its Armada, LTE, EVO and Presario models. Other famous brands are Gateway, HCL, Lenovo, LG, Micro-Star International, Panasonic, Samsung, Toshiba and others.

This article can also be accessed from page Notebook_Guide

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

SAMSUNG announced 8GB microSD card for Mobile phone


Samsung announced that they have developed 8GB microSD memory card, a size optimal for today’s multimedia mobile phones. This microSD card Featuring the highest capacity announced so far. The new fingernail-sized card is capable of storing 2,000 MP3 music files, 4,000 digital photos, or approximately 5 DVD-quality movies.

SD cards, to date, have been largely used for data storage in digital still cameras and increasingly in televisions. MicroSD cards, which are a quarter the size of an SD card, are backward compatible with SD cards using an extender, to allow multimedia files downloaded by mobile phones to be easily displayed on other media.

I am eagerly waiting for a mobile phone which also I can use to carry my whole database and all my necessery files .

Friday, May 4, 2007

Samsung SGH-i400 : A smartphone



The Samsung SGH-i400 is idle choice who looking for a mobile phone with all advance features . This mobile phone is slim and and stylish design.

  • The new smartphone i400 is based on Symbian OS and S60 which offer extensive language supports, enhanced download applications and multitasking features.
  • With Symbian S60, the Samsung i400 allows its users to install programs on their mobile phones just like PCs.
  • The stylish slider phone supports full web browsing and Bluetooth connectivity for active business users.
  • To enhance its multimedia features, the Samsung i400 also includes 2 Megapixel camera, music key and stereo dual speaker.
  • Wide display, the i400 has a 2.3” wide display for the convenient use of business and multimedia functions.
The i400 will be first launched in Russia from July 2007 .

Friday, April 27, 2007

PRO-HG Duo memory stick to increase your data transfer rate

Sony introduced its new Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ media, which offers data transfer up to three times faster than other Memory Stick Duo products. PRO-HG media can help with faster recording times between hardware. These memory sticks using 8-bit parallel interface and the flash memory device. While other traditional memory sticks using 4-bit parallel interface, with the addition of four connector pins you can have experince of data transfer of up to 30MB/s (240 Mbps) megabytes per second.
The new Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo media can also be used with conventional 4-bit parallel interface hardware, ensuring the format’s minimum write speed of 15 megabits per second.

Sony PRO-HG Duo Memory Stick are vailable in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB capacities. The 1GB capacity, MS-EX1G Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ media will be priced around $60; the 2GB capacity, MS-EX2G will be offered for about $90; and the 4GB capacity, MS-EX4G will retail for around $150.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Important feature of Nokia 6120 classic mobile phone


  • Now a days more and more using their mobile set for downloading music, streaming video, browsing the Internet or receiving emails with attachments, Nokia 6120 phone can help you to perform those tasks faster and easier by utilizing HSDPA.
  • The new phone have two cameras first, a 2-megapixel camera with 4-times digital zoom, flash and panorama mode for taking high-quality photographs and the second camera is in the front which can take your picture while you are gong to use the video call feature.
  • Consumers can transfer their email, messages and other personal files from their old Nokia mobile phone to Nokia 6120 very easily. The Data Transfer application allows consumers to transfer contacts, calendars, photos, videos and files from their previous Nokia to their new Nokia 6120 classic, even when the SIM card is removed.
  • Also you don't have to sit infront of your office computer to check your calendar. You can easily synchronize your calendar from your office computer with the calendar featured in the Nokia 6120 classic phone.
  • With Nokia 6120 and 3G technology you can experience with faster browsing, streaming, music downloads and email and Internet access. The new Nokia HSDPA technology makes these applications, and many others, more accessible.
  • The Nokia 6210 classic is based on S60 software that lets users download and use additional applications in addition to the ones already found on the device. Users can personalize the phone with a wide variety of add-on applications, enhancements, content and service. S60 also allows users to run several applications at the same time enabling them to browse the Web while listening to their favourite music.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Important feature of H250 and H20: New SD Video Cameras from panasonic



30GB HDD
The built-in 30GB HDD of the SDR-H250 or SDR-H20 has a storage capacity that is 22 times as large as that of a single DVD. Unlike tape or DVD recording media, the HDD in LP mode enables continuous video recording for up to 27 hours without additional recording media. The HDD is equipped with Anti-Shock Shields that protects important video recording data from external shock. Furthermore, the video recording data can be copied to PCs or DVD writers over the USB cable. The 30GB HDD ensures both reliability and user-friendliness.

EAnti-Shock Shield
1: Drop Detect Function
Incorporates a 3D sensor that detects falls from a height of approximately 20 cm or over and automatically keeps the head away from the hard disc drive, thus preventing disc data damage resulting from the collision of the head.

2: Floating Structure
The four corners of the hard disc drive are filled up with thick vibration-proof gel, which suppresses external vibration and shock transmitted to the drive.

3: Buffer Memory
When the drop detect function is activated while recording and the head is kept away from the drive, the recording data in progress will be automatically backed up* in the built-in buffer memory. When the hard disc drive returns to normal, the data will be automatically transferred to the drive. Therefore, even if the user should drop the video camera while shooting images, the video recording of the video camera will not break off.
*As long as there is battery power.

3CCD Camera System (H250)
The SDR-H250 is provided with a 3CCD camera system that has been used by most professional broadcast equipment. Panasonic's professional 3CCD video cameras, which have brought breathtaking images to viewers around the world since 1992, when they were first selected as the broadcast equipment for the Olympic Games. Panasonic has downsized its professional 3CCD camera system for use in consumer models. In a 3CCD camera system, the light received through the lens is split into its three primary colour components (red, green and blue), and the signal from each is processed by one of the three CCDs. Compared with conventional 1CCD camera systems, Panasonic's 3CCD system provides more vivid, true-to-life colours, greater detail and richer gradation.

O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
The shaking and blurring that can occur when shooting with unsteady hands may be often annoying when the images are viewed on TV screens that have been rapidly increasing in size in recent years. Moreover, the development of telescopic functions has involved an adverse influence of the shaking and blurring on the recording screen more remarkably than ever before. The SDR-H250 and SDR-H20 are equipped with Panasonic's O.I.S., which makes it possible to minimize the influence of the shaking and blurring without loss of image quality. Furthermore, the MEGA O.I.S. will start automatically at the time of still-picture shooting, thus performing further image stabilization that is twice as effective. Therefore, digital video cameras incorporating the O.I.S. and MEGA O.I.S. make it possible to record beautiful still images as well as animated images. The O.I.S. and MEGA O.I.S. are truly necessary in an age of large-screen, high-resolution TVs, when every image imperfection is easily visible.

Leica Dicomar Lens (H250)
Photographers around the world know Leica Camera AG as a maker of superb cameras and lenses. This company's advanced optical technology has been fused with Panasonic's leading-edge digital technology to create the Leica Dicomar lens. The Leica Dicomar lens provided in the SDR-H250 features 12 lens elements in eight groups and uses low-dispersion optical glass to reduce the blurring of colour. A special multi-coating process is applied to the 14 lens element surfaces to minimize chromatic aberration, so images are crisp, clear, and free of flare and ghosting.
*Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH, and Dicomar is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

32x Optical Zoom (H20)
Enjoy remarkable 32x zoom magnification in a camera that fits comfortably and securely in one hand. Since the zoom is optical, it captures both moving and still pictures with exquisite beauty.

Crystal Engine & Pure Colour Engine
The Crystal Engine is a special image processing circuit for 3CCD camera systems that process the R, G, and B signals from three CCDs individually to remove the noise and improve colour processing accuracy. Pure Colour Engine is the same one for high-zooming cameras. Each engine achieves truly superb colour reproduction for high-quality pictures.

Source : http://www.panasonic-europe.com

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Important features of TH-42PZ700 and TH-50PZ700, Full HD Plasma TV released by Panasonic

V-real Pro II Technology : Panasonic came out with improved version of V-real collection of technologies into V-real Pro II systems exclusively and incorporated in both TH-42PZ700 and TH-50PZ700.

1080p Digital Processing Chip-Set : The 1080p signal format used by Blu-ray Discs offers the highest image quality among high-definition video sources. The VIERA processor which are used in TH-42PZ700 and TH-50PZ700 receives 1080p video signals in their original format and displaying the same image quality without any down-convertion .

1080p Digital Re-mastering Processor: The processor is used to convert signals of present TV broadcasts and DVD software to high-definition video quality. This up-converts of video quality without causing any loss of image detail. More over it applies progressive conversion to upgrade 1080i high-definition video signals to 1080p signals. This makes VIERA to render pictures that are more beautiful and sharp than the original.

Digital Optimizer : Digital Optimizer used to detect noise in digital video signals and remove them.

Motion Pattern Noise Reduction : This mechanism first detects the false contour noise that sometimes occurs in motion images on a plasma display panel to reproduce smooth, noiseless motion images then makes the necessary adjustments to maximize image quality. This results in sharp, clear reproduction of even high-speed motion images by maximizing the superb gradation capability of the plasma display panel.

Gradation: 4,096 Equivalent Steps of Gradation : To take maximum advantage of the full-HD panel's high resolution, VIERA uses up to 16-bit signal processing. This increases gradation to the equivalent of 4,096 steps, which minimizes noise and blackout. Both light and dark parts of an image are expressed clearly and beautifully.

HD Signal Quality Directly Reflected in Picture Quality : Full-HD Panel. With its 1920 x 1080 resolution, VIERA's full-HD panel displays beautiful images without needing to perform pixel conversion for the 1080p video signals processed by the video circuitry. Because the super-high resolution of the full-HD panel is best appreciated on a large screen, Panasonic offers the full-HD panel in 50-inch and larger models. You can enjoy images with stunning detail and beauty not only from HD broadcasts, but from Blu-ray sources as well.

Beautiful Images from Any Angle:When you view an LCD from an angle, you'll notice that the skin tones appear whitish. But with VIERA plasma display panel, colours look virtually just as good from a sharp angle as they do from directly in front.

Superb Motion Image Display:Each pixel in a plasma display panel emits light. Compared to an LCD, which displays images by adjusting the backlighting, the plasma display panel maintains higher resolution in scenes with fast motion. You'll love the clear, super-sharp images you get from VIERA when viewing action movies or watching football or baseball games, tennis matches, and other sports events.

Faithful Colour Reproduction: VIERA reproduces 100% of the colour range specified in HDTV standard. This standard are based on a set of specifications which measures image quality it produces. VIERA reproduces images from digital HD broadcasts in their true original colour, with minimal colour shift.

Advanced 3D Colour Management :This feature controls multiple colours at the same time . It brings out the best quality of image by independently adjusting the colour hue, density and brightness.

Sub-Pixel Controller : This system helps to improve image quality by adjusting each R, G and B dot, so it delivers smooth contour lines even at diagonal sections.

Friday, April 13, 2007

BD-UP5000 : Duo Hd Player from Samsung that Supports Both HD and Blu-ray

Samsung Electronics going to introduce dual format High-Definition (HD) optical disc player in time for the holidays. This is always a vital decision whether to buy HD-DVD player or Blu-ray Disc player. This new device can help to have both facility in a single box.

Samsung’s Duo HD player (BD-UP5000) will fully support both HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats and their interactive technologies, HDi and BD-Java. With the Duo HD consumers can enjoy additional studio content such as trailers, director’s comments, more elaborate interactive menus and behind the scene footage. The new Duo HD joins Samsung’s next generation DVD line-up which includes Samsung’s second generation Blu-ray player available at retail this month. Together, these two models offer the consumer a strong line of High-Definition players to match Samsung’s award winning, and best selling, line of HDTVs.

"We welcome Samsung's Duo HD player as another solution in the marketplace that will help reduce consumer confusion and buyer hesitancy towards HD media," said Ron Sanders, President of Warner Home Video. "This is an innovative product that can move us closer to mainstream consumer adoption of HD technologies."

“We are very pleased to announce the upcoming release of our Duo HD player. Consumers are hungry for more HD content but are currently confused about competing formats. Samsung’s Duo HD player will allow consumers access to every HD movie title available regardless of the authoring format. Samsung is committed to making life simpler through technology and will market next generation DVD products which will satisfy the consumer and market requirement. This is a big win for the consumer.

As a member of the DVD Forum and contributor to the DVD Industry, we recognize that both HD-DVD and BD formats have merits. As such, we have decided to market a dual format player. Samsung is flexible to market a stand-alone HD-DVD player whenever consumers demand it. Our main concern is not technology but consumer choice” said Dongsoo Jun, Executive Vice President of the Digital AV Division at Samsung Electronics.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

New feature in Samsung SpinPoint S166 Hard Disk

Samsung announced SpinPoint S166, ultra silent and high-speed hard disk drive. The 3.5” SpinPoint S166 hard drives will come with 80GB and 160GB capacities. These hard drives will be available in April.


New features available in this hard drive are :

  • SpinPoint S Series of hard drives contains upgraded versions of Samsung’s proprietary SilentSeekTM and NoiseGuardTM technologies. This new technologies will ensure accelerated operational speed with reducing noise. Tests conducted by Samsung on sound power have shown that competing hard drives generate on average 2.8 bel (1 bel = 10 decibels) in idle mode and 3.2 bel in seek mode, while S166 series generate just 2.4 bel and 2.75 bel respectively.
  • Samsung added an improved fly-height control technology, this ensures better read and write sensitivity by dynamically lowering the fly height in read or write mode while maintaining a consistent and high fly-height across the disc in standard mode.
  • This hard disk have an optimized actuator assembly for single-disk mechanism which reinforces the reliability of the disk’s mechanical functions and improves the non operating and operating shock characteristics of the drive.
  • S166 hard drive also added an upgraded system-on-chip (SoC) controller which provides significant thermal, disk data transfer speed, and power consumption enhancements.
For more information visit : http://www.samsung.com/

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Panasonic DMC-FZ8 with intelligent Image Stabilization and ISO control



Panasonic incorporated intelligence Imeage stabilization (O.I.S.) that prevents blurring from shaky hands – the leading cause of blurry images. Featured in the entire Lumix line-up since 2005. In Panasonic's Mega O.I.S., sensors act at a frequency of 4,000 times per second to accurately detect even slight camera movement by hand shaking . With Mega O.I.S., it is easier to capture clear, sharp, beautiful images when shooting telephoto shots, indoor portraits. It is so advanced that you can take a perfect snap of illuminated night scenes or even the scenery you see from a train window.
While hand-shake is the most common reason of blurry images, another major reason of blur image is the movement of the subject as the shot is being snapped. By incorporating Panasonic's new Intelligent ISO Control, camera can detect whether or not the subject is moving. If it is, the system automatically raises the ISO setting accordingly, allowing the camera to shoot at a higher shutter speed. If the subject is not moving, the camera shoots at a low ISO setting and captures beautiful, natural-looking images.This intelligent ISO Control feature can help you to shoot subjects that are often moving, such as Sports, or moving car or waterfall . Simply select the mode that best suits the subject, and Intelligent ISO Control provides the optimal corrections, making it easy to capture perfect photo.

Security features of Symantec Mobile Security Suite 5.0

Symantec Mobile Security Suite 5.0 will provide several integrated security technologies for mobile devices, including:

  • Antivirus – Whenever mobile user trying to access any file, Mobile Security Suite 5.0 checks any possible threats and prevents users from accessing an infected file. Also administrators can schedule regular virus scans and download any updates of Antivirus via Symantec LiveUpdate;
  • Firewall – Just like computer firewall, this controls both inbound and outbound network traffic on the mobile device;
  • Anti-SMS Spam – Anti-SMS spam is to detect spam message. After detecting spam message, it automatically filters and deletes spam messages, or places them in a separate spam folder;
  • Loss mitigation technologies – This is to protect your confidential data on the device and memory cards in case it is lost or stolen. In case some unauthorized user attempts to access confidential data and enter wrong password, after certain number of unsuccessfull attempt data wipe tool erases all data .
  • Phone Feature Control –Using this feature administrators can enable and disable certain device features like Bluetooth, WiFi, and device synching. This limits security vulnerabilities and potential attack by only providing access to those features which are required for business;
  • Symantec Mobile VPN – This optional can help you to corporate networks through secure IPSec VPN tunnels.
  • Network Access Control – When used with the Symantec Mobile VPN, this technology enables IT administrators to ensure only secure, policy-compliant devices can access the corporate network;
  • Tamper Protection – Verifies that the device’s image and security applications have not been tampered with or altered prior to allowing network access;
  • Enterprise Management – This provides a management console . With this IT administrator can customize the security policies.

Nokia 5070 : All-in-one phone in low budget.

Newly announced Nokia 5070 mobile set is low budget mobile set but have almost all necessery features in it. The Nokia 5070 will be available in the market in the second quarter of 2007.

  • This is tri band phone which can operate with EGSM 850/1800/1900. Automatically switching between bands.
  • Large display supports upto 65,536 colors (128 X 160 pixels).
  • Nokia 5070 comes with VGA camera. You can use this camera with self timer. Also have video camera in it.
  • A full set of messaging features is sure to satisfy the need to connect via text, voice and images. Nokia 5070 offers the option to send off quick voice messages via Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging.
  • With an integrated FM radio, tuning into the hottest radio channels in town is quick and easy, especially since a stereo headset comes included in the sales package.
  • Comes with 16 MB memory.
  • Nokia 5070 comes with pre-installed java games such as the widely popular Sudoku, Space Mahjong, Canal Control (depends on regional and country variant) can be found on the Nokia 5070. Other then those you can download other java based games and play in your mobile.
  • With a built in xHTML web browser, surfing the web and checking sports results or movie timetables is also possible with the multi-talented Nokia 5070.
  • You can give more personalized touch using variety of wallpapers and themes, themes can also be downloaded. MP3 ringtones are at hand to ensure that each time it rings, the Nokia 5070 can reflect its owner's style, mood or music taste.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Plasma TV and LCD, which is better?

If you are planning to buy new TV, It is not easy to decide whether to buy a plasma TV or LCD. Here is a very short comparison of these two. Hope this can help you to decide which one you should go for.

Screen size: Screen size is the most important factor whether to choose Plasma or LCD. LCD can give you the best performance for small size screen. Normally LCD televisions are available with screen size in between 13 inch to 45 inches. If you are looking for bigger screen you can have more choice with Plasma TVs. Most of the plasma TV screen size in between 32 to 63 inches.

Power consumption:In normal operating condition there is not much difference in power consumption. However in plasma TV power consumption varies based on the brightness of a scene. If you like to view with bright screen in plasma TV power consumption will be more then the darker screen. But this is not the same for LCD. There power consumption not depending on brightness.

Life span:ife span of both plasma TV and LCD are almost same. Ideally their life span is around 60000 hours. Some LCD manufacturer claims their LCD TVs can last upto 80000 hours.

Refresh Rate: Plasma displays refresh and handle rapid movements in video, here the refresh rate is as good as CRT televisions. LCD TVs were originally designed for data display. Therefore refresh rates are not as good as Plasma TV. LCD TVs available with refresh rates below 16ms. Now-days they are available with refresh rates as low as 5ms.

Price : Perhaps the biggest advantage plasmas have now over their LCD cousins is price, particularly in the large screen end of the market. Plasmas typically come in larger sizes than LCDs at a cheaper price.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

64 GB SSD from Samsung

I hope in near future only flash solid state drive(SSD) will be available instead of current hard drive. This SSD should be faster the current drive, shock proof as well as consume less power.
Recently Samsung introduced 64GB Flash-based Solid State Drive.


SAMSUNG Introduces 1.8” - Type 64GB Flash-based Solid State Drive

Taipei, Taiwan - March 27, 2007: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced at its annual Mobile Solution Forum in Taipei that it has developed a 1.8"-type 64 Gigabyte (GB) flash-solid state drive (SSD). The new flash-SSD is based on an eight gigabit (Gb) single-level-cell (SLC) NAND, which provides significantly higher performance over conventional SSDs.

The read and write performance of the new SLC flash-SSD have been increased by 20 percent and 60 percent respectively over the 32GB flash-SSD Samsung introduced last year, meaning that the new SSD's ability to outperform conventional rotating-media hard drives is even greater than had been anticipated.

Samsung's continued nano-technology migration is a key enabling factor in the continued market segmentation for storage media. Besides the use of the 64 GB flash-SSD for notebook PCs, 8~16GB flash-SSDs will become viable solutions for use in personal navigation systems and digital camcorders, as will and hundred GB-level flash-SSDs for use in the server market.

The flash-SSD, a drop-in replacement for a hard disk drive, is a secure and reliable means of storing personal or work-related data. It uses instantly-accessible, non-moving NAND flash memory instead of the noisier, power-hungry, jarring-sensitive rotating disc found in conventional hard drives, allowing it to upload and download data quickly and quietly with minimal power consumption.

Samsung plans to start mass production of the 1.8"-type 64GB flash-SSD in the second quarter of this year.

The SSD market is expected to reach US$200 million in 2007 and increases to US$6.8 billion by 2010 - an impressive compound annual growth rate of over 200 percent.

3CCD camera advantage.

CCD is a important feature in digital camera or camcorder. Now-a-days high-end camera comes with 3CCD. With a 3-CCD camera, each CCD is devoted to red, green and blue colour. In 3CCD camera, light coming into the lens is split by trichoric prism assembly, which directs the appropriate wavelength ranges of light to their respective CCDs. 3-CCD camera can manage separate reading of red, green, and blue values for each pixel, that can make better precision than single-CCD cameras.

When comparing the 3 digital original-images of the 3CCD camera to the single CCD camera they seem identical in plain eyes. In practice single CCD cameras yield images which are more blurred than those of 3CCD cameras.

In terms of price, 3CCD cameras are more expensive than single-CCD cameras. Because 3CCD cameras have more elements to form the image detector, and they also have a precision color-separation beam-splitter optical assembly.

Deepfish : New Mobile Web Browser introduced by Microsoft

Microsoft introduced a new mobile technology, called Deepfish, designed to offer mobile users quick and convenient Web browsing that more closely resembles the experience of browsing the Web on desktop computers.

It is claimed that Deepfish provides users with a full "as-designed" view of virtually any Web site on their mobile device and looks as you would expect it to on your desktop, allowing much more of the Web to be easily viewed on a mobile device than is possible today. The interface lets users zoom in and out on the parts of a Web page that interest them in an intuitive way, making it easy to use these large-screen formatted pages on a mobile device. On current mobile browsers, it can typically take up to a minute or more for a Web page to render, however the Deepfish architecture only loads the user-specified portion of the page, providing much quicker page-load times, as detailed information is only retrieved as needed or in the background.

To download the Deepfish technology preview and get updates from the Deepfish team blog go to, http://labs.live.com/deepfish/. Microsoft is providing limited access to the preview on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Monday, April 2, 2007

SDR-S10: Video camera with SDHC Memory Card

Panasonic introduced compact digital video camera SDR-S10. This camera uses SD / SDHC Memory Cards as its recording media. There are many advantages of using SD / SDHC Memory card. The new SDR-S10, with its ability to record on SD / SDHC Memory Cards, breaks the boundaries of conventional video cameras and offers a new style of shooting. It lets users shoot with the same casual ease they enjoy with digital still cameras.
1. Impact resistance - withstands the impact of being dropped from up to 1.2 meters
Unlike recording media such as hard disk drives or DVD discs, SD / SDHC Memory Cards require no drive mechanism. This gives the SDR-S10 sufficient impact resistance to prevent malfunction when dropped from up to 1.2 meters. It is the ideal camera for anytime use outdoors, in active situations, and for casual everyday video shooting.

2. Water-resistance construction
The SDR-S10 boasts a water-resistance design that takes advantage of the water resistance of SD / SDHC Memory Cards. Eliminating the worries about a little water, the SDR-S10 can be used at the poolside, around a ski lodge, and in other outdoor settings.

3. Quick Start function for capturing sudden photo opportunities
Unlike with hard drives and DVD discs, a camera can read an SD / SDHC Memory Card instantly. This made it possible for Panasonic to develop a Quick Start function that allows the SDR-S10 to begin recording just 1.7 seconds after the power is switched on - less than half the time required by video cameras with hard drives. With the SDR-S10, it is easier to catch those special moments that come with no warning.

5. A long recording capability – SD / SDHC Memory Cards
Memory Cards provide an ideal combination of compactness, impact resistance, and extended recording capability, making them one of the best-balanced media for the future. The 4GB SDHC Memory Card allows up to 100 minutes of recording, and the 2GB SD Memory Card that comes with the SDR-S10 allows up to 50 minutes.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

3G connection with Nokia 5700 : A perfect combination




More than a music-only device, the Nokia 5700 XpressMusic brings videos to life on a vibrant color screen supporting up to 16 million colors for exceptional video playback. With 3G high-speed data connectivity, the Nokia 5700 XpressMusic makes browsing, downloading and streaming multimedia content much more convenient and faster than before. A video call feature and the built-in 2 Megapixel camera make it easy to share moments with friends and family.

The Nokia 5700 XpressMusic is based on the world's leading S60 software running on Symbian OS. S60 enables consumers to personalize their device with a wide choice of compatible applications that can be downloaded to the Nokia 5700 XpressMusic, including games, navigation, entertainment, productivity and creativity.

Seagate introduced 160GB HDD for laptop with performance improvment feature

Segate introduced second generation of the company's 2.5-inch hard drives. While the first Generation disks are available with capacities of 80GB, 100GB and 120GB, Second generation comes with 160GB capacity. This is world's first 7,200rpm 160GB laptop hard drive using perpendicular recording technology.

Seagate claims, it introduces several new features to make it more reliable and better performance.

  • Among them most significant is the Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s interface with 7,200rpm spin speed to enable the highest- performance laptops ever.
  • Also the drive is available with a free-fall sensor to help prevent damage and data loss in case you drop your laptop.
  • This drives to be virtually inaudible when in use and that the drives.
  • Another advantage is this HDD also requires low power consumption compare to others.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Penryn processor Technical Features to Improve Performance

New Penryn processor from Intel Going to introduce several feature which will help to improve performace.

Microarchitecture Optimizations -- Increases the overall performance and energy efficiency of the already leading Intel Core microarchitecture to deliver more instruction executions per clock cycle, which results in more performance and quicker PC responsiveness.

Enhanced Intel® Virtualization Technology -- Penryn speeds up virtual machine transition (entry/exit) times by an average of 25 to 75 percent. This is all done through microarchitecture improvements and requires no virtual machine software changes. Virtualization partitions or compartmentalizes a single computer so that it can run separate operating systems and software, which can better leverage multicore processing power, increase efficiency and cut costs by letting a single machine act as many virtual "mini" computers.

Higher Frequencies -- Penryn family of products will deliver higher overall clock frequencies within existing power and thermal envelopes to further increase performance. Desktop and server products will introduce speeds at greater than 3GHz.

Fast Division of Numbers – Penryn-based processors provide fast divider performance, roughly doubling the divider speed over previous generations for computations used in nearly all applications through the inclusion of a new, faster divide technique called Radix 16. The ability to divide instructions and commands faster increases a computer's performance.

Larger Caches -- Penryn processors include up to a 50 percent larger L2 cache with a higher degree of associativity to further improve the hit rate and maximize its utilization. Dual-core Penryn processors will feature up to a 6MB L2 cache and quad-core processors up to a 12MB L2 cache. Cache is a memory reservoir where frequently accessed data can be stored for more rapid access. Larger and faster cache sizes speed a computer's performance and response time.

Unique Super Shuffle Engine -- By implementing a full-width, single-pass shuffle unit that is 128-bits wide, Penryn processors can perform full-width shuffles in a single cycle. This significantly improves performance for SSE2, SSE3 and SSE4 instructions that have shuffle-like operations such as pack, unpack and wider packed shifts. This feature will increase performance for content creation, imaging, video and high-performance computing.

Source:Intel Press release.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Nikon D40X SLR In-Camera image Editing



Nikon D40X provides several Image editing function with in the camera

D-Lighting : Automatically balances light and brings out detail to enhance result and add creative touch to your image, all while achieving overall exposure balance.

Image Trim: This feature allows photographer to trim images with in the camera. In this way if you don't need the whole image, trim it with in the camera and save the image with smaller file size.

Red-eye Correction : This is common feteare in all high end cameras. With this, camera can detect annoying red-eyes caused by flash.

Image Overlay: You can merge pair of JPG file and can make a composite image. This feature is really good and with your imagination you can give a new look to your photos.

Monochrome setting : Give any in-camera image monochrome effects such as black and white or sephia tone(like antique look).

Filter Effect: You can add effect like skylight, warmtone or Color balance in your image.

Source : http://www.nikonusa.com/

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

SAMSUNG Develops High-resolution LCD Mobile Display


Samsung Electronics Co. has developed a 2.1” LCD panel for high-end mobile devices that will provide qVGA resolution and comes equipped with sensors designed to adjust brightness to optimize ambient lighting. Screen brightness is automatically adjusted to enhance readability under any lighting condition.

Designed for use in high-end mobile phones, PDAs and portable media players, the new panel also has a temperature compensation sensor embedded in its LCD driver IC that maintains a steady operational mode regardless of any temperature change in the surrounding environment.

The Samsung panel consumes 20-30 percent less electric power than other displays with the same size and resolution.

To enable extremely slim mobile designs, the new LCD mobile display makes use of a proprietary technology called Adaptive Brightness Control (ABC) that is designed with an ultra-slim black matrix embedded within the display’s structure that measures no more than a single millimeter. The ABC is part of a unique, cost-saving architecture that consists of tiny, highly responsive circuit sensors built into the display panel, which eliminates the need for photo-sensors and complex signal processing circuits.

The signal processing function within the display driver IC converts ambient light measurements from the sensors into pulse-width modulation signals.

Those PWM signals then automatically signal the LED controller in the LCD backlight unit to adjust the screen brightness to provide optimal readability as outside lighting conditions change.

Samsung’s LCD Business is planning to produce the new 2.1” qVGA LCD with ABC capability in the second half of this year.
Source : http://www.samsung.com

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Premier Line Of microSD Mobile Cards launched by Sandisk

SanDisk Corporation today introduced a new line of performance-oriented microSD memory cards specifically for mobile phones. The cards will give you the option to quickly transfer content to and from your mobile phones, also you can have more space to store videos, music, ring tones, digital images and other files. Also, SanDisk Mobile Premier cards have additional feature TrustedFlash technology, using this network operators can give option to share premium content that can be downloaded directly to mobile phones, stored on the cards and played on other TrustedFlash-enabled devices authorized by the network provider.

SanDisk going to produce two version of Mobile Premier microSD card with 1- and 2-gigabyte capacities, suggested retail price will be $44.99 and $69.99, respectively. This fingernail-size cards comes with an adapter to fit standard SD card slots.
Key advantages of SanDisk Mobile Premier cards:
  • Using a card reader or cable attached to a PC, consumers can side-load music tracks, images and videos to/from a SanDisk Mobile Premier card more rapidly than with a standard card. Read/write speeds are 10 and 9 megabytes (MB) per second, respectively2.
  • Since most mobile phones have limited on-board memory, the SanDisk Mobile Premier card will allow users to store more songs, still images, videos and other content on their handsets. For example, a 2GB Mobile Premier card can store 500 MP3 songs for about 32 hours of playback time3.
For more info visit http://www.sandisk.com

Hitachi going to bring HDTVs With Removable Drives

Hitachi announced they are going to bring in the market High-Definition TVs that come with removable hard drives that can record and store high-def programming. According to a news from Reuters, Users can expand high-definition recording capacity with the new hard drives . According to them Japan's biggest electronics conglomerate will equip plasma TVs and liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs with 250-gigabyte internal hard drives and removable 80-GB or 160-GB drives starting on April 20 in Japan. Hitachi is pricing the larger 160-GB removable drive at around 35,000 yen ($300) and the 80-GB hard drive at around 20,000 yen. The 160-GB drive can record 32 hours of programmes.

Pen-enabled P1610 Lifebbok


Fujitsu introduced pen - enabled notebook p1610 and B6210. The feature I like most in this note book is the option to take hand written notes. This notebook comes with EverNote® Plus 1.1. which can help you to take handwritten notes and draw directly on the screen just like you did using pen and paper. Back at the office, simply flip the screen, to transform the system into a traditional notebook to compose emails, reports, and presentations. The ultra-portable LifeBook P1610 notebook combines the familiarity of a notebook with the versatility of a tablet.

Source : http://www.fpc.fujitsu.com

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Some Information About GSM mobile bands

GSM is the most popular standard for mobile phone service in the world. In more then 200 countries in the world people using GSM mobile service. However, different countries use different GSM Radio frequency for their mobile networks. Worldwide four frequencies are widely used for GSM mobile services. They are 850MHz, 900 MHz, 1800MHz and 1900MHz

Although 850, 900 and 1800, 1900 frequency are very close, normally mobile phones can’t receive more then one frequency at-a-time, a phone that works with one band, can not receive signals of other bands. So if you want your mobile to work with multiple bands, you need to have multi band mobiles. Based on your need, you can go for dual, tri or quad band mobile set.

As a whole, both high and low frequency bands have some advantage and disadvantages. For high frequency service, the network is less effected by the influences of the weather. And you can have more clear and un-interrupted connection. Another advantage of a high frequency is that you only need small antenna. Main disadvantage of higher frequency band is its lower reach. These bands are good for cities where density of mobile users is more. Where as, lower frequency bands are good for rural areas because of their large area reach.

850 MHz is the lowest frequency used for GSM mobile service. As a result of this, 850 MHz network has a bigger and more penetrating reach then the 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz network. Apart from that, the difference between the 850 MHz and the 900 MHz network hardly noticeable. Lower frequency services are good in big building because of their more penetrating reach. A disadvantage of a low frequency network is its low capacity.

900 MHz networks are quite old networks. Like 850 MHz, 900MHz also has a bigger and more penetrating reach then the 1800 and 1900 MHz network.

1800 MHz is a relatively high frequency for cellular phones. Because of this, 1800 MHz networks have a smaller and less penetrating reach compare to 900 and 850 MHz networks. By this the reach in big buildings is low. An advantage of 1800 MHz networks is that the capacity is bigger. This band is idle for cities where density of mobile users high.

1900 MHz available only in North America, some networks in Canada and South Africa. This band is not available in Europe or Asia. 1900 MHz quite similar to 1800MHz. Because of high frequency 1900 MHz band network isn’t interrupted by the influences of the weather and you can have a crystal clear connection most of the times. For this network, GSM provider needs to use more mini antennas. An advantage of 1900 MHz networks is that the capacity is bigger.

Windows Vista feature to avoid power misuse

One of the significant features Microsoft introduced in Vista is new power saving mode. Windows XP has two power saving mode, Standby and Hibernate. Windows Vista replaced them by Sleep mode. Hibernate is still available as an advanced power setting, but the Sleep mode is the default one and has more advanced features.

While in sleep, computer uses very less power for internal use. In notebooks, with the minimum power used during sleep mode, system goes to stand by mode and the state of the system is saved in the memory. If battery power goes down to critically low level, the system wakes for a very short time to save the needed information onto the hard drive, and immediately goes to hibernate state.

In Desktop systems, the process is little different. Here Microsoft Vista uses "hybrid sleep". In hybrid sleep, the state of the system is stored both in RAM and on disk, so that system can recover it’s state in case the power is lost. After saving the state of the system, it goes to sleep mode from where computer can easily bring back to working state.

Top goal of introducing this mode is enabling easy and first ‘on’ and ‘off’ of the computer. While making sure computer can save all data when the system is turned off, and brings in same state while you turn back on. In order to ensure that "off" worked effectively with this new model, instead of waiting for green signal from each application in the computer, Windows Vista sending notice to each application, services and devices about the power saving state and wait for maximum 2 seconds for them to finish up their current job and put themselves into a state from where they can continue when the system wakes up. Similarly Windows vista is very fast to come back from the sleep state. When you open the lid of your laptop, you will find your system becomes instantly on, sometime you may wonder if it was on whole time.

Another goal is to reduce the power consumption when the system is idle. Normally we want to avoid long boot process of the computer, so we prefer to keep the system up 24X7. This may be nice to keep your system always ready to work but in this way we are wasting huge amount of power. Windows Vista’s sleep mode made dramatic change to reduce computer’s idle power consumption. While a typical Pentium 4 system uses 102.6 watts of power, same PC while in sleep consumes only 5.6 watts. Vista provides API for the application developers so that application can get notifications about the power scheme being used on the system and then adapt their behavior for the power scheme.

Using Microsoft group policy IT administrator of a Business organization can decide that all machines will go to sleep after specified time of inactivity. Normally in large organization tons of computers sitting idle and because of that huge power gets wasted. This feature must help them to reduce power wastage.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Sony Cybershot capable to generate HD image

Sony Sybershot capable to generate HD image quality.
Most current digital cameras support the ability to view pictures on a television set, but this is almost always at standard definition, which is close to VGA resolution of 640 pixels by 480 pixels. More often than not, the original image is much higher quality, so a better image could be displayed on an HDTV if the camera were capable of generating such a video image. That's what Sony has enabled its new Cybershot cameras to do.
An additional cable will be required for the high-definition connection. The VMC-MHC1 cable will go on sale on March 9 in Japan for ¥4,935 ($41) and will connect a Cybershot to a component level input on a television. It can also connect the CSS-HD1 docking unit to a television set. While in the dock the battery in the camera can also be recharged.
The HDTV output is available on the DSC-T100, T20, W200, W90, W80, H7 and H9 models.
Source:
www.itworld.com

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Artistic effect in your photo with HP photosmart R727


With HP photosmart R727 you can give beautiful artistic touch to your photos. There are various effects aavailable with which you can give your photos a new meaning.

Ink Dots: Simulates monocolor pointillism. Options are there to select ink color and paper color separately.
Cartoon: You can Simulate a highly-graphical comic book image.
WaterColor: This option to simulate a watercolor painting.
Center Focus: This option to create feathered blur radiation from a sharp center to a blurred image.
Posterize: Createa high-contrast, flat toned effect.
Retro: If you want to take a photo with two-color, high- contrast look look from the 70s, this is the option to choose.
Soft Glow: Select this option to create a diffuse, bright ethereal glow picture.
Vintage : Nothing to explain more about, this option is to take a photo with aged, scratched look.
Slimming: Compresses centered subjects for a slimmer look.
Sky Color: Enhances sky with a feathered color that fades from the top down.
Ground Color: Enhances landscapes with a feathered color that fades from the bottom up.
Kaleidoscope: Mirrors an image is four direction.
Solarize: Creates a partial reversalof tones and emphasizes outlines.

USB 2.0 Pocket hard drive from Seagate

USB 2.0 pocket hard drive is perfect product if you want to carry substantially large amount of data while you are traveling. The feature I love most in this hard drive is the password protection.

This pocket drive comes 6-GB and 8-GB capacity. So, I guess we can carry whole lot of data or music along with us. Wherever you go, the compact, stylishly designed Pocket Drive is perfect for taking everything from essential business documents to your favorite MP3s on the road.
USB 2.0 pocket drive has utility software that can make your data password protected. So even you loose your pocket drive, just be sad only for the pocket hard drive not for any data theft. Other then that you can also manage partitions, set write protection, and view and manage drive content.
Among other advantages, this Hot-pluggable USB 2.0 interface enables data transfer up to 480 Mbps. So data transfer from this USB 2.0 hard drive to your computer hard drive is so fast that you won't feel that you are receiving data from any external device.

USB 2.0 Pocket hard drive is compatible with Macintosh and Windows and this comes with 1 Year full guarantee covers all parts and labor.

Finger print reader of Fujitsu LifeBook P7120 Notebook


In Fujitsu LifeBook P7120 Notebook Fingerprint authentication can be used in the following case.

Logging on to Windows: Most common use of finger print authentication is authenticating while logging on to Windows. Traditionally user need to type in their user id and password to log in to the system, but with use of fingerprint authentication you can avoid this typing work. Once you need to register your fingerprints, Next time onwards windows can read your fingerprint and let you log in the System.

Recovery from the power-saving status: If your computer is password protected to recover from power saving status, generally you need to type in password to recover from power saving status. Here also you can recover from the power-saving status by authenticating fingerprints that have previously been registered, thus omitting entering a password.
Canceling password-protected screen saver: Normally to protect your laptop from any misuse, we can make the screen saver password protected. If it is enabled, we need to enter our password our use fingerprint authentication to unlock. If you want to change the setting and cancel the lock for the screen saver, you need to authenticate fingerprints that have previously been registered.

Logging in to the homepage: You can set you finger print information to log in your specific home pages. So, next time when you want to login just use the finger print reader and you can get in to your site with out typing the password.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Manage your office document in Palm Treo 750




If you want to be well connected to your office activities while you are away from office, palm Treo 750 should be the ultimate choice. Important features which can help you are :

Microsoft Office Word Mobile: Its possible to create or edit Microsoft Word document in Treo 750. You can receive MS Word document via mail. Open document in your mobile, edit them and mail them back. In the improved version of MS word, you can view tables or images in the document. New document can be saved as DOC, RTF, TXT and DOT files.

Microsoft Office Excel: Same as MS word document, you can create or edit MS Excel document . With this mobile your can be synchronized with your desktop and carry your Excel file any where.

Microsoft Power Point: Transfer your native power point document to your mobile and you can modify them whenever you want even if are not close to your desktop. Take advantage of built-in support for presentation elements such as slide transitions, animations, and URL links. Zoom in for a closer look.

Picsel PDF Viewer: Not only MS Office document, you can carry PDF files also in your Treo 750 mobile phone.