Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bluetooth v4.0 - The next generation of bluetooth technology


The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced the adoption of Bluetooth® low energy wireless technology, which is the hallmark feature of the Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0. As an enhancement to the specification, Bluetooth low energy technology opens entirely new markets for devices requiring low cost and low power wireless connectivity with this evolution in Bluetooth wireless technology that will enable a plethora of new applications – some not even possible or imagined today. Many markets such as healthcare, sports and fitness, security, and home entertainment will be enhanced with the availability of small coin-cell battery powered wireless products and sensors now enabled by Bluetooth wireless technology.

“With today’s announcement the race is on for product designers to be the first to market,” said Michael Foley, Ph.D., executive director, Bluetooth SIG. “Bluetooth low energy modules for all sorts of new products may now be qualified – this is an important step towards our goal of enabling new markets with Bluetooth wireless technology. For example, the Continua Health Alliance has already selected Bluetooth low energy technology as a transport for the next version of its guidelines.”

“Today’s news from the Bluetooth SIG is an exciting step forward for technology in mobile health and wellness devices,” said Rick Cnossen, president and board chair, Continua Health Alliance. “Our selection of Bluetooth low energy for the Continua Version Two Design Guidelines extends exciting new capabilities to manufacturers and consumers alike, as well as enabling additional use cases within the Continua ecosystem."

“Nokia has been committed to this ultra low power wireless technology since its Wibree technology development. Now we are happy to see the adoption of the Bluetooth low energy specification, which will open up new market opportunities and space to innovate for the industry. The wide manufacturer base behind Bluetooth low energy technology and the combined industry effort will result in exciting new user experiences in the mobile space,” said Markku Verkama, Director, Devices R&D Nokia.

Bluetooth low energy wireless technology, the hallmark feature of the v4.0 Bluetooth Core Specification, features:

* Ultra-low peak, average and idle mode power consumption
* Ability to run for years on standard coin-cell batteries
* Low cost
* Multi-vendor interoperability
* Enhanced range

This enhancement to the Bluetooth Core Specification allows two types of implementation, dual-mode and single-mode. In a dual-mode implementation, Bluetooth low energy functionality is integrated into an existing Classic Bluetooth controller. The resulting architecture shares much of Classic Bluetooth technology’s existing radio and functionality resulting in a minimal cost increase compared to Classic Bluetooth technology. Additionally, manufacturers can use current Classic Bluetooth technology (Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR or Bluetooth V3.0 + HS) chips with the new low energy stack, enhancing the development of Classic Bluetooth enabled devices with new capabilities.

Single-mode chips, which will enable highly integrated and compact devices, will feature a lightweight Link Layer providing ultra-low power idle mode operation, simple device discovery, and reliable point-to-multipoint data transfer with advanced power-save and secure encrypted connections at the lowest possible cost. The Link Layer in these controllers will enable Internet connected sensors to schedule Bluetooth low energy traffic between Bluetooth transmissions.


Technical Details


Data Transfers – Bluetooth low energy technology supports very short data packets (8 octet minimum up to 27 octets maximum) that are transferred at 1 Mbps. All connections use advanced sniff-subrating to achieve ultra low duty cycles.

Frequency Hopping
– Bluetooth low energy technology uses the adaptive frequency hopping common to all versions of Bluetooth technology to minimize interference from other technologies in the 2.4 GHz ISM Band. Efficient multi-path benefits increase the link budgets and range.

Host Control
– Bluetooth low energy technology places a significant amount of intelligence in the controller, which allows the host to sleep for longer periods of time and be woken up by the controller only when the host needs to perform some action. This allows for the greatest current savings since the host is assumed to consume more power than the controller.

Latency
– Bluetooth low energy technology can support connection setup and data transfer as low as 3ms, allowing an application to form a connection and then transfer authenticated data in few milliseconds for a short communication burst before quickly tearing down the connection.

Range
– Increased modulation index provides a possible range for Bluetooth low energy technology of over 100 meters.

Robustness
– Bluetooth low energy technology uses a strong 24 bit CRC on all packets ensuring the maximum robustness against interference.

Strong Security
– Full AES-128 encryption using CCM to provide strong encryption and authentication of data packets.

Topology – Bluetooth low energy technology uses a 32 bit access address on every packet for each slave, allowing billions of devices to be connected.The technology is optimized for one-to-one connections while allowing one-to-many connections using a star topology. With the use of quick connections and disconnections, data can move in a mesh-like topology without the complexities of maintaining a mesh network.

Friday, December 18, 2009

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Nokia releases two 3G sliders - Nokia 6700 and 7230



















NOKIA 6700 slide - Capture and share quickly and easily

With a choice of six fresh and vivid colors - pink, red, petrol blue, aluminum, lime and purple - this slimline slider is sure to turn heads. Its compact size, modern design and aluminum finish feels great in the hand, and fits perfectly even in the smallest pocket or bag.

The smart capabilities of the Nokia 6700 slide are beautifully easy to use: The 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics is perfect for capturing and sharing moments as they happen. Favorite images can be edited on the go and uploaded to the web directly from the camera menu. The device's high speed 3G connectivity ensures your favorite communities are always as close as your Nokia 6700 slide.

Nokia 7230 - Share in style
Being connected has never looked so good. The Nokia 7230's compact slide design, colorful looks and solid set of features are a package that offers great value for money.

Sharing special moments and joy with friends and family is effortless, thanks to the 3.2 megapixel camera, large 2.4" display and fast 3G connectivity. With the Nokia 7230 in your pocket, you also have quick access to email, instant messaging and social networks on the go, and the subtle illumination indicates if you have missed calls or messages from your friends.

Both devices are expected to become available in the first quarter of 2010, and the retail prices before taxes and subsidies are anticipated to be EUR 160 for the Nokia 6700 slide, and EUR 100 for the Nokia 7230.

Source Nokia Press Release

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Launch of mobile category in consumermate.com

Consumer mate is one of the famous and well known online store for laptops and lcd/plasma tvs. It is a site that is been preferred by many online purchasers. They always update their site with new products, their prices and help the visitors in buying the best product for their requirements. Its been a grand success for the consumer mate site as it helps in all ways to get the right product for the right customer.
Consumer mate expands itself by adding a new category of electronic gadget. They have added mobiles-phones to their online store. They has more than 20 different Mobile Brands like Nokia, HTC, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Etc. They update it with latest models with street prices. The Consumer can know about the latest technology through the Know the Basics, Mobile Buying Guide, mobile guru sections, and hot deals. For any queries the consumer can use the ASK US Section. Consumer mate also has digit test centre where the products is been tested. Like for the other products ie., laptops, lcd tvs, mobile phone category offers consumer to select the mobile phone as per the consumers likings. And consumer can know the details of a product through various sections, clear their doubts through sections like ASK US section. Risk of buying mobiles through online is been decresed by consumer mate as they offer tested product through Digit Test centre which is India's No. 1 Research Lab.
Consumer mate is the best, safest, user friendly, risk free online store and adding up with mobiles is a great news for the online purchasers.



Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Nokia launches five new affordable mobile phones

With affordability and ease of use as the cornerstones of solutions for emerging markets, the five new Nokia phones - Nokia 1280, Nokia 1616, Nokia 1800, Nokia 2220 slide and Nokia 2690 - support Nokia Life Tools, and bring with them all the features that consumers around the world have come to expect.






Priced at EUR 20, EUR 24 and EUR 26 respectively (before taxes and subsidies), the Nokia 1280, Nokia 1616 and Nokia 1800 support FM radio, prepaid tracker, flashlight, anti-scratch cover and dust-resistant keymat, among other features. The long battery life, with up to 22 days of standby time, is vital for people in areas where access to electricity is limited.


The Nokia 2220 slide and the Nokia 2690, priced at EUR 45 and EUR 54 (before taxes and subsidies), also support email on the device through Ovi Mail, giving people in developing markets their first digital identity directly from their handsets. Ovi Mail accounts can be created on the device and people can start sending and receiving emails without ever needing a PC. Other device features include FM radio, VGA camera, GPRS and MMS support, phone books for up to 1,000 contacts, and Bluetooth. Standby times for the Nokia 2220 slide and Nokia 2690 are about 20 days and 13 days respectively.

Source Nokia Press Release

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nokia N97 gets improved through firmware update


Nokia has released a new Nokia N97 software update 2.0 that adds new user experience elements and functionalities to the device. The standard version of the Nokia N97 software update 2.0 is available immediately through the PC on the Nokia Software Update website (http://www.nokia.com/softwareupdate).


"In September, 2009, we exceeded 2 million Nokia N97 devices sold, and now introduce the Nokia N97 mini, underscoring the success of the design. We have also listened to consumer feedback about the performance of the device. The Nokia N97 software update 2.0 is a way for us to optimize the device and add new features and functions," said Jose-Luis Martinez, Vice President, Nokia Nseries. "We are also excited about the early feedback that we have received on the Nokia N97 mini, which carries a very similar feature set to the original Nokia N97 and comes in a pocket-friendly size for those out and about."

New features in this update:
- 'flip scrolling' has been added in the entire user interface, making scrolling in all views very smooth
- shortcuts to personalized homescreen
- Ovi Maps 3.1 with 3-D maps
- Nokia e-mail (Nokia Messaging)
- Ovi Contacts
- Ovi Store.

Nokia is constantly updating and enhancing its devices with new features, functions and fixes so people can get even more out of their Nokia device even years after buying it. Nokia owners can automatically check for new software by going to Menu > Applications > SW Update and enable automatic checking, or visit http://www.nokia.com/softwareupdate to download the version that is best for them.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Nokia sues Apple in Delaware District Court


Nokia announced that it has today filed a complaint against Apple with the Federal District Court in Delaware, alleging that Apple's iPhone infringes Nokia patents for GSM, UMTS and wireless LAN (WLAN) standards.As a leading innovator in wireless communications, Nokia has created one of the strongest and broadest patent portfolios in the industry, investing more than EUR 40 billion in R&D during the last two decades. Much of this intellectual property, including the patents in suit, has been declared essential to industry standards. Nokia has already successfully entered into license agreements including these patents with approximately 40 companies, including virtually all the leading mobile device vendors, allowing the industry to benefit from Nokia's innovation.

The ten patents in suit relate to technologies fundamental to making devices which are compatible with one or more of the GSM, UMTS (3G WCDMA) and wireless LAN standards. The patents cover wireless data, speech coding, security and encryption and are infringed by all Apple iPhone models shipped since the iPhone was introduced in 2007.

"The basic principle in the mobile industry is that those companies who contribute in technology development to establish standards create intellectual property, which others then need to compensate for," said Ilkka Rahnasto, Vice President, Legal & Intellectual Property at Nokia. "Apple is also expected to follow this principle. By refusing to agree appropriate terms for Nokia's intellectual property, Apple is attempting to get a free ride on the back of Nokia's innovation."

During the last two decades, Nokia has invested approximately EUR 40 billion in research and development and built one of the wireless industry's strongest and broadest IPR portfolios, with over 10,000 patent families. Nokia is a world leader in the development of GSM technologies and its evolution to UMTS / 3G WCDMA as well as wireless LAN, which is also demonstrated by Nokia's strong patent position in these technologies.

Source Nokia Press Release

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wi-Fi to Allow Device to Device Connectivity Soon


Wi-Fi devices will soon be able to connect in a new way that makes it more simple and convenient than ever to do things like print, share and display. The Wi-Fi Alliance is nearing completion of a new specification to enable Wi-Fi devices to connect to one another without joining a traditional home, office, or hotspot network. The Wi-Fi Alliance expects to begin certification for this new specification in mid-2010, and products which achieve the certification will be designated Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct.

The specification, previously code-named "Wi-Fi peer-to-peer," can be implemented in any Wi-Fi device, from mobile phones, cameras, printers, and notebook computers, to human interface devices such as keyboards and headphones. Significantly, devices that have been certified to the new specification will also be able to create connections with hundreds of millions of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED legacy devices already in use. Devices will be able to make a one-to-one connection, or a group of several devices can connect simultaneously.

"Wi-Fi Direct represents a leap forward for our industry. Wi-Fi users worldwide will benefit from a single-technology solution to transfer content and share applications quickly and easily among devices, even when a Wi-Fi access point isn't available," said Wi-Fi Alliance executive director Edgar Figueroa. "The impact is that Wi-Fi will become even more pervasive and useful for consumers and across the enterprise."

The specification targets both consumer electronics and enterprise applications, provides management features for enterprise environments, and includes WPA2® security. Devices that support the specification will be able to discover one another and advertise available services. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct devices will support typical Wi-Fi ranges and the same data rates as can be achieved with an infrastructure connection, so devices can connect from across a home or office and conduct bandwidth-hungry tasks with ease.

"With Wi-Fi technology already shipping in millions of consumer electronics devices and handsets every year, this is a terrific innovation for the industry," said Victoria Fodale, senior analyst and market intelligence manager at In-Stat. "Empowering devices to move content and share applications without having to join a network brings even more convenience and utility to Wi-Fi-enabled devices."

The Wi-Fi Alliance plans to publish its peer-to-peer specification upon completion, and will begin certifying devices for the Wi-Fi Direct designation in 2010. Only Wi-Fi Alliance member companies will be able to certify devices to the new specification.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

LG releases GD510 - An affordable compact touchscreen phone



LG announced GD510, an compact full touchscreen phone, which they are calling it as 'POP'. It has 3 inch touchscreen with a single key - home key. Interesting thing about this handset is, it has a solar panel battery cover.
The spacious 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen extends almost to the edges of the LG GD510 with a narrow 4.8 mm bezel giving the illusion of an uninterrupted sheet of glass. The unit’s sleek design is accented by a single button on the face that functions as the menu, end and cancel keys, depending on the phone’s mode. A slim strip of light around the button shines either green or red to indicate the handset’s function. The LG GD510 is crafted from brushed aluminum which gives it a high-end look and feels solid in the hand even when squeezed. Some promo shots feature a solar panel. It seems that the special back cover with the solar panel will be optional.

“We gave the LG GD510 an optimized feature set which allowed us to concentrate on making the phone more compact and simpler to use,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Our high-end phones like the Black Label Series New LG Chocolate (LG BL40) may be getting all the attention but there’s a gap in the market for affordable touchscreen phones that we want to fill. The LG GD510 delivers all the essentials in communication, multimedia and entertainment and comes in a compact form factor as well.”

LG GD510 will be available beginning in mid-October in Europe, followed by other markets. Prices will vary country-to-country and will be announced separately in each individual market.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Opera Mini 5 beta released!!!


Opera Software released Opera Mini 5 beta this week, the newest update from the previous version 4.2. The interface has been totally changed.
You can now download the beta version directly from your mobile phone, (m.opera.com/next), or from your PC here.

Added Features:

* Tabbed browsing

* Speed dial

* Touch & Keypad

* Password Manager






Pics from Slashphone

Launch of new mobile & LCD Tv's categories on Consumermate.com

Consumer mate is one of the best online store i have ever experienced. Previously, they were dealing with laptops alone. Now, they are also dealing with Mobile phones and Lcd / Plasma TVs. They have connection with all top brands. Consumer mate site looks very bright and elegant, easy to navigate. You will never get bored using Consumer mate, the site is interesting, you can just filter your search by just using a slider. Slider helps you to filter your search according to the price, and their specifications. Consumer mate's new mobile and Lcd/Plasma TVs just looks same like the laptop category. They have just tabbed mobile phones and Lcd/Plasma TV category with Laptop. Consumer mate offers the customers with latest street prices for different product categories and helps in choosing the product best suited to the consumer’s needs through buying guide and Ask US sections. You can get the best deals for Mobile Phones, LCD TV’s as well as laptops. They have many features unlike normal online store, ie., compare models, buying guide, Ask Us, Hot Deals and Test centre ratings by Digit. Hot deals shows you the latest offers available, New launches displays the latest models, Ask Us helps you in getting information about a product and Test centre gives you the ratings of each product and star ratings too for various qualities. I bet you, that you will get the best and expected featured product buying from Consumer mate than from any other online store

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Nokia announces new X series with X6 & X3

Nokia announced a new series called X series, and launched two handsets X3 & X6 at Nokia world 09. Nokia X6 is a device with nHD display, fully touchscreen 5 MP camera phone for EUR450 price. Nokia X3 is the first ovi store enabled S40 device. Featuring 3.2MP camera, 2.2 inch display, this slide is priced for EUR115.


Nokia X6
Pioneering new ways for the world to experience music, Nokia today announced the launch of the new Nokia X6. Capable of playing up to 35 hours of music, the Nokia X6 is a powerful entertainment device, combining 32GB of on-board memory with a slick 3.2" finger touch interface.The ultimate device for music lovers and social butterflies, the Nokia X6 has a 16:9 widescreen optimised for photos, videos and browsing. With direct access to Ovi Store, the Nokia X6 is a hive of activity that brings 20 friends and virtual communities, like Facebook, to your homescreen. This phone is priced for EUR450.


Nokia X3


The new Nokia X3 also joins Nokia's music portfolio. The Nokia X3 is designed for music lovers and is the first Series 40 Ovi Store-enabled device. The Nokia X3 is a sleek and compact music device that comes with stereo speakers, built-in FM radio, and a 3.2 megapixel camera. The X3 is a less expensive Comes With Music phone that will cost around 115 euros.



Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Nokia releases 5230 - Affordable Touchscreen phone



Nokia today released the most affordable touch screen phone, Nokia 5230 priced at 149 EUR (around Rs.10,500). It has 3.2 inch touch screen, A-GPS Navigation, 3.5mm AV connector, media bar. Nokia 5230 looks like Nokis 5800XM. Most of the features are same except the camera and the connectivity(No WiFi). Nokia 5320 features 2.0 Megapixel camera and VGA video recording.

"Competitively priced at 149 EUR, we believe the Nokia 5230 is an unbeatable offer for many new customers who aspire a device that stars in music, mingles with social networks from Facebook to MySpace, navigates you to where it happens, when it happens, and comes in an array of dazzling colors, " said Jo Harlow, Vice President, Nokia.




The Nokia 5230 features an easy to use music player with 33 hours of playback time. In select markets the Nokia 5230 will include Comes With Music service offering truly unbeatable value with all you can eat music. The recommended price of the Nokia 5230 with the Comes With Music service will be 259 EUR before subsidies and taxes. For a mighty music experience, any headphones with a 3.5mm AV connector can be used. In addition, the Nokia 5230 features a Media Bar with quick access to your favorite media and applications, such as music, photos, YouTube or Ovi Share.

The innovative Contacts bar features thumbnail images for up to 20 close friends and provides easy access to them and their communications history including emails, phone calls, photos or other social media updates.

The Nokia 5230 is expected to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Nokia announces Nokia Booklet 3G




Nokia, today announced its mini laptop named Nokia Booklet 3G. Its powered by the efficient Intel Atom processor. The Nokia Booklet 3G delivers impressive performance with up to 12 hours of battery life. This new mini-laptop weighs 1.25 kilograms, measures slightly more than two centimeters thin. A broad range of connectivity options - including 3G/ HSPA and Wi-Fi - gives consumers high speed access to the Internet, including Nokia's broad suite of Ovi services.

The mini-laptop comes with an HDMI port for HD video out, a front facing camera for video calling, integrated Bluetooth and an easily accessible SD card reader. Other premium features include the 10-inch glass HD ready display and integrated A-GPS which, working with the Ovi Maps gadget, can pinpoint your position in seconds and open up access for a truly personal maps experience. The Nokia Booklet 3G also brings a number of other rich Ovi experiences to life, whether its access and playback of millions of tracks through the Nokia Music Store, or using Ovi Suite to sync seamlessly from your Nokia smartphone, to your mini-laptop, to the cloud.

The Nokia Booklet 3G will widen the Nokia portfolio, satisfying a need in the operator channel, and bringing another important ingredient in the move towards becoming a mobile solutions company.



Further information, including detailed specifications, market availability and pricing, will be announced at Nokia World on September 2.
For more information on Nokia World, visit: http://events.nokia.com/nokiaworld/home.htm

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Nokia 6700classic and 6303classic launched in India



Nokia has just launched two Series 40 enabled handsets in the Indian market - Nokia 6700 Classic and Nokia 6303 Classic which further strengthened its style and imaging portfolio for mobile devices.


NOKIA 6700 Classic




The Nokia 6700 combines smooth surfaces, rich materials and precisely crafted parts with a full metal keymat which completes the premium finish. Other features include –

* a 2.2 inch TFT LCD (240 x 320 pixel resolution)
* 3G support with HSDPA, EDGE/GPRS
* Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
* USB 2.0 (micro)
* A-GPS navigation with Nokia Maps,
* microSD card support
* a 5 megapixel camera,
* FM with RDS

Additionally the Nokia 6700 features Navigation via internal GPS with Nokia Maps (30 days license free). Nokia 6700 classic is priced for Rs. 15,000 (approximately).

NOKIA 6303 Classic



Nokia 6303 Classic features -

* a 2.2 inch screen (240 x 320 pixels)
* a 3.2 megapixel camera
* GPRS/EDGE
* Bluetooth 2.0
* USB 2.0 (micro)
* microSD card support
* pre-loaded Nokia Maps
* 3.5 mm audio jack
* FM radio

There is no GPS in this handset. Nokia 6303 classic is priced for Rs.8000(approximately).

Source Tech2

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Personalized gifts for children!!

Personalized nap mats, laundry bads, bath towels are available at posylane. Perfect for younger children and toddlers, Mint nap mats are padded and lined with nylon and cotton with a ribbon trimmed, soft, fleecy blanket. It rolls up and has a Velcro closure with carrying strap. It has a soft fleece blanket attached and a removable foam pillow. To clean, just remove kid and pillow, then toss the rest in the washing machine. Perfect for daycare, preschool or kindergarten.

Mint’s draw string laundry bags are very attractive and has a shoulder strap. No more lugging around a full laundry bag by the drawstrings! The laundry bags are also created with Mint’s signature fabrics and colorful border designs. Match the laundry bag with a coordinated towel wrap or duffle bag for a great gift set!
These bath towel wraps are softer than terry cloth and won’t pull either. They are most colorful bath towel wraps you can give. Available in three sizes and nine colors. Personalize with a name or monogram it for a perfect birthday, graduation or bridesmaid gift!



Thursday, July 23, 2009

Google updates Google Maps for mobile



Released for Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile phones, Google has updated its Google Maps for Mobile with version 3.2. The new version allows you to add many layers of information to your maps such as public transit, traffic condition, local search results, Latitude friend locations, Wikipedia and more.





New features

Layers
Layers ('2' shortcut key) allow you to view locations and additional info overlaid on the map. You can add multiple layers or remove only certain layers so you control exactly what information you want visible on the map at the same time. Familiar info now available as layers include search results, Traffic (with new traffic incident icons and info), Directions, and Google Latitude. New available layers include My Maps (view-only), Transit lines (w/upcoming station departure info where available), and Wikipedia.

Browse categories

Browse popular categories from the Search menu to search the map for businesses or points of interest by type. Category searches are currently available only for results in the US and China.

Additional search results

When you search the map, Maps for mobile will now show you additional search results beyond the top ten results. The additional results will appear as "dots" on the map that you can select to see more info. As you pan the map, more search results will appear. Just zoom in to select a specific dot if there are lots of results for your search.

My Maps
Add the My Maps layer from the Layers menu and sign in to your Google Account to access your custom My Maps created and edited from your computer. My Maps are currently view-only from Google Maps for mobile. You cannot create or edit your My Maps.


Fixed issues

Symbian S60
E61, E61i, and E62 devices: Shortcut keys work properly using the standard numeric shortcuts. Previously, shortcut keys were not working as intended on these devices.

Windows Mobile

Copy and paste has been re-enabled for most text entry fields (Search, directions, and user name)


Google has given this update as a release note. Download Google Maps from m.google.com/maps.




Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sony Ericsson launches W205



Sony Ericsson, today launched an affordable, stylish walkman phone, SE W205. It is a slider phone with 1.4 inch screen supporting upto 65k colours. The phone has 1.3 megapixel camera and an expandable memory slot upto 2GB. It also delivers a great music experience with its Walkman player, FM radio and TrackID music recognition.




Know your music
More music equals more fun. Use TrackID™ to identify songs you don't recognize - but want to hear again.

Radio entertainment
Tune in the FM radio to your favorite station. When you hear something you like, why not record it and use it as your ringtone?

Multiple phone books
Keep your contacts organized, even if you and your family use the same W205. There's one shared and four private phone books.

This mobile has bluetooth, for easy transfer of files to other mobiles.

More pics and information @ Sony Ericsson Press release

LG launches application store

LG introduces beta version of online application store, which will be first introduced in Asia with the service being expanded to 24 countries. LG expects to offer up to 2,000 applications on its site by the end of year with at least 100 programs available free of charge to LG handset users. Here is the link of LG Application store.



“As we’ve announced earlier, LG is planning to invest heavily in the smartphone market going forward, with ten smartphones being introduced this year alone” said Dr. Skott Ahn, CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “As the trend has shown, the appeal of smartphones is in the diversity and usefulness of the applications. Opening our own Application Store will allow us to offer the best content and applications for our devices so that LG phone owners will get the best possible ownership experience.”
Source Slashphone

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Motorola's full touch music slider


Motorola released many low end phones recently, and people were about to lose interest. Now Motorola has come up with a new full touch music slider, Motorola ROKR ZN50. It comes with new Motorola panorama user interface, which supports three separate screens, allowing more widgets and shortcuts to be arranged according to usage patterns.



MotoROKR ZN50 specifications:

* WCDMA 2100, GSM 900/1800/1900, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps connectivity
* 3.2 inch, 240×427px 262k TFT color display
* 3.2 MP camera
* SRS WOW HD sound system, built-in EQ
* Built in GPS
* microSD slot for up to 16GB of memory
* T-DMB2 TV tuner
* Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0 (HS), 3.5 mm headphone jack
* 950 mAh battery
* Dimensions: 54 (W) x 108.9 (H) x 14.34(T) mm
* Weight: 143g

Saddest part is that, it is launched in Korea only.

Nokia introduces 3720 classic rugged phone




Nokia 3170 classic is an IP-54 certified mobile phone designed to resist water, dust and shock. The Nokia 3720 classic is made with durable materials and is entirely sealed to protect the inner electronics. It is expected to retail for approximately EUR 125 before subsidies or taxes and is expected to begin shipping this summer.



The battery cover, which protects both the battery and the internal circuitry of the device, is locked with a screw.

Other than the rugged design, it has 2.2″ QVGA display, 2 megapixel camera, 20MB internal memory, microSD card slot and 2.5mm headphone jack. It also has a LED flash light.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

iPhone 3.1 update - coming soon


Apple released iPhone 3.1 Beta version and iPhone 3.1 SDK for developers. There is no information about the change log to the newer version. But some one user has noticed few changes for example, mms enabled on AT&T network, able to save video as different copy when trimming video and bug fixes.

Source Slashphone

Monday, June 29, 2009

Samsung Notebook N310

Samsung recently introduced mini notebook called N310. It is made of high quality components and hass slim-line chassis. A robust and ergonomic design built to the highest quality standards. Its durable casing and premium styling provide amazing strength and superior reliability as well as an outstanding look and feel, with exceptional haptics, for a more enjoyable and productive experience wherever you go. Samsung Laptop N310 looks elegant and lesser in size and weight compared to normal sized notebooks.

Samsung Laptop N310 has a screen size of 10.1 inch LCD, having 1024 x 600 pixel resolution It's also very bright and, text is rendered very crisply.

It's based on the commonly used Intel Atom N270 processor, clocked at 1.6GHz. N310 has only 1GB of RAM, just about enough to comfortably run the pre-loaded Windows XP operating system.

All new Samsung N310 has a higher capacity battery which last for upto 5 hours. Samsung N310 has a special sound feature - SRS sound with 2.1 channel speakers which gives more sound effect to the user. Samsung designed N310 to be ultra portable with full keyboard in it. Its very easy for typing as the keyboard size has not shrinked. It has an integrated 1.3 megapixel digital motion camera for video conferencing or live messaging.Other features of Samsung N310 includes 3 in 1 memory card reader, 3 built in USB ports, and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR. VGA port is included for hooking the N310 up to an external display or projector. Wi-Fi is also included.Samsung Laptop N310 comes with Genuine Windows XP Home and has 160GB of hard disk space. CNET reviews N310 as a great looking notebook.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Personalized nap mats, toddler backpacks, & kids backpacks

A customized item for children always has a greater value than an ready made one . A perfect customized mint kid's nap mat is available at posylane. It is perfect for younger kids and toddlers, Oh Mint nap mats are padded and lined with nylon and cotton with a ribbon trimmed, soft, fleecy blanket. It rolls up and has a Velcro closure with carrying strap.They has toddler backpacks, kids backpacks. It has a soft fleece blanket attached and a removable foam pillow. Its very easy to clean, just remove kid and pillow, then toss the rest in the washing machine.The best place to personalize the nap mat is on the outside pocket or on the bottom corner of the blanket.Their huge selection of kid’s backpacks is sure to match your style.Both the Stephen Joseph and Mint toddler backpacks are quick and easy to personalize. Mint’s medium kids backpacks are designed for children as young as four. They have a good amount of space for your kid's books as well as a matching lunch tote. Easy to personalize, the backpacks are created with Mint’s signature fabrics and colorful border designs.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Nokia announces E72, 5530XM, 3710 fold

Nokia E72 for comprehensive messaging solution

Nokia unveiled the new Nokia E72, its latest full QWERTY smartphone which brings a rich mobile email and instant messaging experience right out of the box, making it a great device for people who want to be connected, and productive in both their personal and professional lives.

Building on the formula from the hugely successful Nokia E71, this latest arrival in Nokia's Eseries family maintains the essential elements of its predecessor, whilst still improving its capabilities in a number of areas. For the first time, owners will be able to set up instant messaging (IM) accounts provided by Nokia Messaging direct from the homescreen. In just a few steps, device owners will be able to connect to their favorite IM accounts such as Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk and Ovi amongst many others. The Nokia E72 is expected to begin shipping late in the third quarter of 2009.


Nokia 5530 XpressMusic touches all the right notes for music lovers

Nokia today announced the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, a compact XpressMusic device that uses a touch interface for accessing people and content on the brilliantly clear homescreen. The 'scrolling' Contacts Bar provides direct access to 20 people and their latest conversations and media updates. The homescreen also features one touch shortcuts to content and popular social networks, like Facebook and MySpace.

The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic follows in the footsteps of the top-rated Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, expanding the touch XpressMusic phone range with a youthful device that has a solid stainless steel frame finish and comes in five vivid colors. The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2009.


Compact and functional new Nokia 3710 fold



Nokia introduced the Nokia 3710 fold, a mobile device that balances eye-catching design with the latest in mobile functionality. The compact Nokia 3710 fold adds a personal touch with an artistic pattern on the cover and comes with an appealing array of features in a renewed, but instantly familiar user interface.

Together with the range of Ovi services on offer Nokia brings mobile Internet experiences to a growing number of consumers who want to share their memories, browse those of others, or explore new services and content. The Nokia 3710 fold is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Nokia Press Release

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Golf in Germany

Golf is a sport in which players using many types of clubs including woods, irons, and putter(s), attempt to hit balls into each hole on a golf course in the lowest possible number of strokes. Golf is one of the few ball games that does not use a standardized playing area; rather the game is played on golf "courses", each one of which has a unique design and typically consists of either 9 or 18 holes.

They offer golf holidays (Golfreisen) and offer a golf license that is necessary to play golf in Germany (Golfkurs Platzreife) we all offer online shopping possibilities our golf shop is the biggest in Germany and offer all major brand.

The company Mizuno Golf is a part of a Japanese sporting goods manufacturer. It is now for 100 years as a family-run businesses operating under the current CEO Masato Mizuno a globally popular and established brand. In her success story from the retail business into a globally active company, the company Mizuno but made not only as sporting goods manufacturers, but also by their social commitment a name. It also shows the company's philosophy, under which Mizuno has secured the support of society through sports and more sports. Urlaub Chiemsee

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

iPhone 3G S - fastest, most powerful iPhone yet



On june 8th, at WWDC, Apple launched iPhone 3G S. The 'S' refers to speed here. New iPhone 3G S, is upto 2x times faster than the older one. iPhone 3G S offers twice the capacity for the same price with a 16GB model for $199 and a new 32GB model for $299. iPhone 3G is available at only $99 for the 8GB model.

Main features of new iPhone 3G S
The Fastest iPhone Ever

The first thing you’ll notice about iPhone 3G S is how quickly you can launch applications. Web pages render in a fraction of the time, and you can view email attachments faster. Improved performance and updated 3D graphics deliver an incredible gaming experience, too. In fact, everything you do on iPhone 3G S is up to 2x faster and more responsive than iPhone 3G.

iPhone 3G S camera

The new 3-megapixel camera takes great still photos, too, thanks to built-in autofocus and a handy new feature that lets you tap the display to focus on anything (or anyone) you want.
Shoot high-quality VGA video in portrait or landscape. Trim your footage by adjusting start and end points. Then share your video in an email, post it to your MobileMe gallery, publish it on YouTube, or sync it back to your Mac or PC using iTunes.

Voice Control

Voice Control recognizes the names in your Contacts and knows the music on your iPod. So if you want to place a call or play a song, all you have to do is ask.


Compass


With a built-in digital compass, iPhone 3G S can point the way. Use the new Compass app, or watch as it automatically reorients maps to match the direction you’re facing.


Cut, Copy & Paste and landscape keyboard

Cut, copy, and paste words and photos, even between applications. Copy and paste images and content from the web, too.
Rotate iPhone to landscape to use a larger keyboard in Mail, Messages, Notes, and Safari.


Messages

Send messages with text, video, photos, audio, locations, and contact information. You can even forward one or more messages to others.


Search


Find what you’re looking for across your iPhone, all from one convenient place. Spotlight searches all your contacts, email, calendars, and notes, as well as everything in your iPod.


Accessibility


iPhone 3G S offers accessibility features to assist users who are visually or hearing impaired. These features include the VoiceOver screen reader, a Zoom feature, White on Black display options, Mono Audio, and more.


Internet Tethering


Surf the web from practically anywhere. Now you can share the 3G connection on your iPhone with your Mac notebook or PC laptop.


Voice Memos



Capture and share a thought, a memo, a meeting, or any audio recording on the go with the new Voice Memos application.


Nike + iPod


iPhone includes built-in Nike + iPod support. Just slip the Nike + iPod Sensor (available separately) into your Nike+ shoe and start your workout.



Stocks


Stocks on iPhone shows you charts, financial details, and headline news for any stock you choose. Rotate iPhone to see even more detailed information.


YouTube

Watch YouTube videos wherever you are. Log in to your YouTube account to save and sync bookmarks and rate your favorites.

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