May 28, 2011

OmniVision Almost Confirms 8-Megapixel Camera in Next iPhone

In their quarterly results call, OmniVision almost confirmed that the next generation iPhone would have an 8-megapixel back camera. While talking about their plans for coming months, OmniVision executives revealed that they are transitioning much of their smartphone image sensor production capacity to 8-megapixel, as they were seeing strong orders from key customers in the smartphone market.
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May 27, 2011

Businessweek Reveals Some New Details About Apple's Upcoming Online Music Service

Businessweek has posted an article titled “Apple’s deals may transform digital music”, in which they reveal some new details about Apple’s upcoming online music service. Businessweek’s Brad Stone and Andy Fixmer wrote the following about the music service deal:
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Google Wallet App Enables Consumer to Tap, Pay and Save with Their Phone (Hands-on Video Added)

At an event today, Google, Citi, MasterCard, First Data and Sprint announced and demonstrated Google Wallet, an app that will make your phone your wallet so you can tap, pay and save money and time while you shop. For businesses, Google Wallet is an opportunity to strengthen customer relationships by offering a faster, easier shopping experience with relevant deals, promotions and loyalty rewards.
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May 26, 2011

Hasselblad Launches First 200-Megapixel Camera H4D-200MS

After careful testing for stability and color accuracy, the H4D-200MS - first announced at Photokina last September - is now available. Based on the H4D-50MS platform, the new camera is capable of creating 200 megapixel files for the ultimate in resolution.
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May 25, 2011

Sony S Series and F Series Get Second Generation Intel Core i7 Update

Sony updated their S series and F series laptops with second generation Intel Core i7 processors and new graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA. The top-of-the-line S series laptop gets 2.7GHz dual core Intel Core i7 processor, 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6630 hybrid graphics, 13.3-inch 1366 x 768 display, backlit keyboard, WiFi, Bluetooth and the usual set of ports. Options include higher resolution (1,600 x 900) display, up to 8GB memory, Blu-ray drive, and external sheet battery.
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May 24, 2011

Official Announcement and Reviews of Dell XPS 15z

Dell today introduced the XPS 15z laptop, the thinnest 15-inch Windows laptop on the market. Dell says that the XPS 15z is first in a series of new thin and ultra powerful products the company will introduce this year. Main features of the new XPS 15z are:
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Microsoft Previews Windows Phone 7.1 ‘Mango’ Update

Microsoft today previewed the next release of Windows Phone, codenamed “Mango”. According to Microsoft, Mango will bring more than 500 new features to Windows Phone 7 customers for free. Some of the main features of Windows Phone 7.1 update are:
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More iPhone 5 Rumors: Smaller and Thinner, Maybe with Curved Front Glass

Next generation iPhone rumor season is in full swing now and everyday we are getting some new iPhone 5 related news/rumor. Today there were three main iPhone 5 related news. Lets start with the most credible one, as it comes directly from France Telecom CEO Stephane Richard. In an interview with All Thing D, Richard told Ina Fried next iPhone would be smaller and thinner. For a question about their work with Apple on smaller SIM cards, he said:
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May 23, 2011

AMD Introduces Embedded G-Series APUs for Fanless Designs

AMD today announced immediate availability of two new AMD Embedded G-Series APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) with thermal design power (TDP) ratings of 5.5 and 6.4 watts, up to a 39 percent power savings compared to earlier versions. The very low power consumption and small 361mm² package is ideal for compact, fanless embedded systems like digital signage, kiosks, mobile industrial devices and many of the new emerging industry-standard small form factors such as Qseven.
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