February 27, 2009

ASUS Introduces P835 Touchscreen Smartphone

ASUS today launched P835 touchscreen smartphone focused on Internet browsing and multimedia viewing experience. This Windows Mobile 6.1 based smartphone has 3.5-inch touchscreen with 800 x 480 resolution, 5-megapixel autofocus camera, 4G onboard storage, 528MHz Qualcomm 7201A processor, quad-band GSM, tri-band HSPA (7.2Mbps), WiFi b/g, Bluetooth, A-GPS and microSDHC card slot. Read More

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Now Officially Available in US, But with 3G Problems

Nokia today announced that the 5800 XpressMusic handset is not available in United States. The 5800 is a music focused touchscreen handset with 8GB memory for up to 6000 tracks (encoded at 48 Kbps, are you kidding me), 3.5mm jack and built-in surround sound stereo speakers. The S60 OS based handset has a 3.2-inch 16:9 aspect ratio touchscreen, 3.2-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, GPS, 3G (850/1900MHz) and quad-band GSM/EDGE. Read More

February 26, 2009

Verizon Launches LG Versa Touchscreen Phone With Detachable Keyboard

Verizon has introduced the new LG Versa with detachable QWERTY keyboard. The LG Versa has 3-inch touchscreen with 480 x 240 resolution, 2-megapixel camera, EVDO Rev A, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 and microSD card slot. However the main feature of the phone is its includes case that has built-in QWERTY keyboard and a 0.94-inch monochrome OLED display on the outside for caller ID, phone status and time. Read More

Dell Starts Shipping Eco Friendly LCDs, Puts a Price Tag on XPS 435 and Mini 10

Dell today started shipping two new LCDs, which they claim are eco-friendly. But both the 22-inch G2210 and 24-inch G2410 use traditional cold-cathode fluorescent backlighting, which isn’t as eco-friendly as the modern LED backlighting. However, Dell says that both displays use ambient light sensors that automatically adjust the backlight to match the environment, reducing unnecessary power consumption in darker environments. Read More

February 25, 2009

Safari 4 The Fastest Web Browser in the World

Apple on Tuesday released the public beta of Safari 4 and claimed that it is the world’s fastest and most innovative web browser for Mac and PCs. Well, whether Safari 4 is the most innovative web browser or not is up for debate, but the latest benchmark tests done by CNET show that it’s definitely world’s fastest web browser. CNET used the SunSpider suite of JavaScript tests to compare performance of IE 7 and 8, Firefox 3, Safari 4, Chrome and Opera 9.6. Read More

February 24, 2009

When Is Apple Going to Update iMac Lineup?

Every technology related website, blog or analyst have tried to predict when Apple will update its iMac desktop lineup since the MacBooks were updated in October. Initially, the rumors were that iMac refresh would come before Christmas for higher holiday sales. But nothing happened before Christmas, and then the news came that we will see the new iMacs at Macworld 2009. However, at Macworld Apple just launched updated 17-inch MacBook Pro, iWork 09 and iLife 09. Read More

Intel Releases Anti-NVIDIA Ion Document

Intel has released an anti-NVIDIA Ion document titled “Nvidia Ion Competitive Position Guide”. The document presents three key arguments against Ion platform adoption. Intel’s first argument against Ion platform is that it is derived from old MCP79M/NCP7A chipset family and is not newly designed chipset. The second point that Intel makes against Ion is more power consumption and addition of unnecessary cost to system’s Bill of Material. The last argument put forward by Intel is that window of opportunity for Ion is very short as Intel will release Pineview processor lineup in Q4 2009, which will combine Atom processor with graphics core on the same die. Lets debunk the above three point that Intel made against NVIDIA’s Ion platform. Read More

Apple Releases Safari 4 Public Beta

Apple today announced the public beta of Safari 4 and the company claims it’s world’s fastest and most innovative web browser from Mac and Windows PCs. The Nitro engine in Safari 4 runs JavaScript 4.2 times faster than Safari 3. Innovative new features that make browsing more intuitive and enjoyable include Top Sites, for a stunning visual preview of frequently visited pages; Full History Search, to search through titles, web addresses and the complete text of recently viewed pages; Cover Flow, to easily flip through web history or bookmarks; and Tabs on Top, to make tabbed browsing easier and more intuitive. Read More

February 23, 2009

Screenshots Showing Interface Tweaks in Mac OS X Snow Leopard Leaked

World of Apple has published Screenshots of Mac OS X 10.6 build 10A261, which was released to the developers earlier this month. The images show minor design tweaks to the user interface of the upcoming Mac OS X Snow Leopard. The changes to the interface affect Keyboard Shortcuts Preference Panel, add Put Back functionality to Trash and allow folder navigation in Stacks. Read More

Amazon Kindle 2 Now “In Stock”

Amazon introduced the new Kindle 2 on February 9, 2009 at their press event. The new Kindle 2 is slimmer with longer battery life, faster page turns, over seven times more storage, sharper images and a new read-to-me-feature. At the time of introduction Amazon said that Kindle 2 would start shipping on February 24, 2009, but Amazon is now showing the Kindle 2 “In-Stock”. And, if last Kindle launch is any indication it will very soon go in backorder status. So if you are planning to buy the new Kindle 2 go ahead and order it as soon as possible. Kindle 2 is available on Amazon for $359.00.

Microsoft Posts Video About Windows Media Center’s New Picture + Videos Features in Windows 7

Microsoft has posted a video of Windows Media Center Program Manager Noah Spitzer-Williams showing the new Pictures + Videos features in Windows Media center. The video above shows the following features and changes that have been added to Media Center in Windows 7: Read More and Watch Video

MSI Adds Two More Models to Unreleased X-Slim Laptop Lineup

At CES 2009, MSI showed the first X-Slim 320 laptop that copied the MacBook Air like design, but X320 was thicker and slightly heavier than the Air. Though the first model hasn’t been released yet, the company has added two more models X600 and X340 to the X-Slim lineup. Read More

February 22, 2009

iRiver P7 Portable Media Player Now Official

iRiver has officially launched the new P7 portable media player (PMP) on their website. The company has posted complete details about the new PMP except its release date and price. The P7 will pack 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen with 480 x 272 resolution and onboard memory ranging from 4GB to 32GB with expansion available though microSD card slot. Read More