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Saturday, August 15, 2009


Sony Ericsson today unveiled the Dolce & Gabbana Jalou -- a special edition handset designed by the Italian luxury brand featuring 24-carat gold accents.

Sony Ericsson Jalou (Dolce & Gabbana)
Sony Ericsson Jalou (Dolce & Gabbana)

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Sony Ericsson Jalou
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Dolce & Gabbana said it explored art, architecture and furniture trends while delving deep into the couture and fashion to design the Jalou's facet cut jewel form.

The joint venture between Japan's Sony and Sweden's Ericsson said the handset is just 73mm long -- shorter than a tube of lipstick -- and easy fits into a clutch or jacket pocket.

The handset features a 2.0-inch screen that is designed to become a mirror at the touch of a button, a 'fashion interface' that automatically updates horoscopes and special events throughout the year and a step counter to help users stay in shape wherever they go.

Other features include a 3.2-megapixel camera, music player, video recording, 3G, Bluetooth, built-in FM radio and Internet where you can check your email, watch YouTube clips, Google, as well as upload videos and photos to social networking sites.

A normal edition Jalou was also announced -- offering the same features without the Dolce & Gabbana styling.

"The Jalou by Dolce & Gabbana added special elements such as 24-carat gold plating and exclusive Dolce & Gabbana content," said Linda Schori, Sony Ericsson's Marketing Business Manager. "Both handsets are perfect for anyone who is sociable, loves fashion and wants to stay one step ahead of trends."

In 2006, Dolce & Gabbana designed 1,000 special edition gold Motorola RAZRs.

Both handsets by will be available in selected markets in the fourth quarter -- the Dolce & Gabbana Jalou in Sparkling Rose color and the Jalou in Deep Amethyst, Aquamarine Blue and Onyx Black colors


Verizon Wireless has completed initial testing of its 4G wireless service -- offering speeds five to 10 times faster than existing networks -- and said it will start the commercial roll out in 2010.

Using a new technology called Long Term Evolution (LTE), Verizon successfully made calls in Boston and Seattle -- the first two cities to offer the service.

The calls used the new 700 MHz spectrum, recently freed up for cellular use after being assigned to TV stations.

Verizon Wireless' chief technology officer, Tony Melone, said the commercial launch would yield average download speeds of 7 to 12 Mbps.

Sprint has already launched its commercial 4G service -- operated by Clearwire -- using a technology called WiMax.

Verizon will begin its commercial 4G launch in 2010 -- initially in 30 markets -- before gradually covering the entire nation covered by 2013.

new comers

1.Sony Ericsson has just announced a new mobile phone geared for the fashionita type of mobile phone users. Dubbed Sony Ericsson Jalou, this mobile phone sports a highly fashionable design and form factor measuring only 73mm long. Despite its slim and small size, the Sony Ericsson Jalou is packed with powerful mobile phone features that you wouldn’t think that it actually has.

2.After a week of using the iPhone 3G S, it’s time for a comprehensive review. The iPhone 3G S is apple’s 3rd generation smartphone and as you all probably read by now, this version promises increased speed, improved battery life video recording, MMS, and voice dialing and enhance multimedia experience.

3.Samsung and Sprint has teamed up to bring an eco-friendly mobile phone called the Samsung Reclaim. What makes this phone special is the fact that it is the first mobile phone in the U.S. that was made from eco-friendly bio-plastic materials. To be specific, the Samsung Reclaim was made from 80% recyclable materials. But aside from being an eco-friendly phone, the Samsung Reclaim is also a feature-rich mobile phone

4.RIM and T-Mobile has just announced the release of the new BlackBerry Curve 8520, a slim smartphone which is scheduled to be released on August 5. The BlackBerry Curve 8520 like all other BlackBerry smartphones provides easy mobile access to email, IM, SMS, MMS and social networking
features. It boasts of a highly tactile full-QWERTY keyboard and multimedia capabilities in addition to access to music, games and other mobile apps

Samsung and T-Mobile USA has once again teamed to bring yet again a new touch screen mobile phone known as the Samsung Highlight. The Samsung Highlight is a compact, full-touch screen phone equipped with Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface. This mobile provides users with fast web browsing experience, a plethora of multimedia features, a 3MP camera with video capture, music player and microSD slot that can hold as much as 16GB of memory

Sunday, July 5, 2009

full-featured Windows Mobile

Getting a jump start on CES 2009, location-based provider Pharos officially introduced on Tuesday the Pharos Traveler 137 smartphone, a Windows Mobile 6.1-based handset with integrated GPS and navigation software. The unlocked, quad-band GSM phone will be available late in the first quarter for $599.95 and has been awarded a 2009 CES Innovation award for its navigation solution.

The Pharos Traveler 137 differentiates itself from other GPS-enabled smartphones in that it doesn't require a cellular connection to operate as a navigation device. The unit comes preloaded with Pharos' Smart Navigator software with the vector map and routing calculations, so you'll be able to view maps, create routes, and get turn-by-turn directions without a network signal. Other features of the Smart Navigator service include real-time traffic, points-of-interest search, and a feature called Follow Me, which lets friends and family view your GPS locations via the Internet or a Windows Mobile device.

There is a fee to use the Smart Navigator service on a pay-as-you-go basis: $1.99/one day of access, $4.99/one week of access, $6.99/one month of access, or $49.99/one year of access. The Traveler 137 will initially come preloaded with maps of the United States free of charge, and you'll be able to purchase maps for Canada, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis. China, Russia, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and other country maps will eventually be added as well. If you choose not to go with the Smart Navigator service, you will be able to use the smartphone's Windows Live Search application to get maps and directions, though this will require a cell phone or Wi-Fi connection.

Navigation aside, the Pharos Traveler 137 is a pretty full-featured Windows Mobile smartphone. It offers Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) and tri-band 3G support (1700/1900/2100MHz). Note that the 3G compatibility is with T-Mobile and not with the AT&T 3G network, which runs on the 850/1900MHz bands. The handset also has a 3-megapixel camera; a 3.5-inch, VGA (480x800 pixel resolution) touch screen; 256MB DDR SDRAM/512MB Flash ROM, and a microSD/SDHC expansion slot.

In addition to the Traveler 137, Pharos also announced on the Tuesday the retail availability of three previously announced GPS-enabled smartphones: the Traveler 117 ($529.95), Traveler 127 ($529.95), and the Traveler 619 ($199.95).


Garmin's been quite busy at CES 2009, and the show hasn't even officially started yet. In addition to introducing the Garmin Nuvi 885T, Garmin Zumo 660, and the nuMaps Lifetime Map Update Program, the GPS manufacturer announced something called EcoRoute.

EcoRoute brings a new routing option to Garmin Nuvi devices (in addition to faster time and shorter distance) and creates itineraries based on the most fuel-efficient course. You can even select your vehicle type under the "Vehicle profile" option in the Tools menu and enter your car's fuel economy.

Other features include a Fuel Report and a Mileage Report that tracks and monitors your mileage and fuel usage on a per-trip basis. Plus, you get fuel-saving tips and the ability to enter current gas prices so the Nuvi can calculate your savings when using the EcoRoute option.

Garmin's EcoRoute is available as a free software download from the company's Web site, where you can also check for device compatibility.

Apple TV

I've got a pretty awesome remote control. I'm a home theater nerd, so it's a must. But the new Amulet Remote by 2-year old Irish start-up Amulet Devices does something mine does not: respond to voice commands.

I can see why this device--demoed this week at CES--would be handy to some people. Even if you lose the remote in the couch cushions, you can still yell, "Turn it up!" and not have to leave your La-Z-Boy.

The downside I can easily see is that if your family is anything like mine was growing up, this thing would go schizoid. I'd be yelling for Transformers while my brother would be yelling for Thundercats. If channels 11 and 12 had just scheduled them in different time slots my brother wouldn't have that scar on his chin.

Anyway, the remote is for more than just changing channels. It's smart enough to run your Windows Media Center. That part is pretty cool. According to the company, you could, for example, tell it to "Play Coldplay," and it would. (We'd recommend a less rip-offy band though.)

It's not the first voice control solution for Media Center, but combining the technology into a remote you'd need anyway makes for a pretty slick device if you're going that route. No word on pricing yet, but the Amulet is set to ship in March.

I hope I can hack it to work with my Apple TV.

Mio Moov S300

Mio Technology unveiled four new models to its Moov line of portable navigation devices at CES 2009, along with an improved software platform called Mio Spirit.

Calling 2009 a "watershed year for Mio," the GPS manufacturer debuted the Mio Moov S300, Mio Moov S500, Mio Moov S556, and Mio Moov S700, which will all come preloaded with the Mio Spirit navigation software. The revamped interface was designed to simplify map views and searches, including those for points of interest and other key navigation tools. Responding to customer feedback, the new search capabilities make it easier to search for POI close to your current location, destination, or along your route. Mio has also increased the POI database to include 12 million entries.

As far as the individual products, here's a breakdown of what each has to offer. All models are expected to ship during the first half of 2009.

Mio Moov S300: The entry-level Moov S300 features a 3.5-inch touch screen and comes preloaded with maps of the United States and Canada. Text-to-speech functionality is also available in English, Spanish, and French. The S300 will cost $199.99.

GPS wrap-up

CES 2009 didn't dish up any major surprises in the GPS department, but that doesn't mean it was a complete snoozer. A handful of new portable navigation devices were introduced at the show, as well as a number of services for both standalone PNDs and GPS-enabled smartphones.

As expected, we saw a new connected GPS debut, this time from TomTom. While not the first PND to offer an Internet connection, we feel the TomTom GO 740 Live promises the best combination of features and design (compared to the current Dash Express and TeleNav Shotgun offerings) and might just be the one to get people onboard with connected GPS. As a result, we picked it as our Best of CES winner for the GPS category.

Another Best of CES GPS finalist was the Dual XNAV43HD, which is the first PND in the U.S. market to have built-in HD Radio technology. The benefit of HD Radio is that it offers more bandwidth, allowing you to receive more information about traffic and beyond, such as gas prices and weather information. The technology has been available in European GPS units, but we suspect we'll be seeing more of it in the United States this year.

Mio Technology started the year fresh with four new Moov models and revamped navigation software. Meanwhile, Garmin introduced the Garmin Nuvi 885T and the bike-specific Garmin Zumo 660. The company also announced its nuMaps Lifetime Map Update Program, and a new routing option called Garmin EcoRoute to help drivers save money and fuel. Unfortunately, there was no sign of the Garmin Nuvifone, but Pharos revealed its latest GPS-enabled smartphone, the Pharos Traveler 137.

So what does 2009 have in store for GPS? More content-driven services, such as real-time traffic, weather information, gas prices, and so forth. And while we believe standalone PNDs will continue to have their place in the market, the increasing availability and adoption of GPS-enabled cell phones, smartphones, and location-based services should not be underestimated.

T-Mobile's HotSpot in Home service

The interior is silver and shiny in the style of the Nokia 6263. The display is big and bright and the controls are tactile.

The feature set is solidly mid-range. It includes a 2-megapixel camera, a music and video player, support for T-Mobile myFaves, messaging and e-mail, instant messaging, Bluetooth, an expandable memory slot, a speakerphone, and a personal organizer. It also has integrated Wi-Fi for use with T-Mobile's HotSpot @Home service.

The Supernova 7510 should be out by the end of the month.

Nokia Supernova 7510

Nokia Supernova 7510 doesn't offer a lot on paper, but it remains an intriguing cell phone in a couple of ways.

The chunky flip phone comes in three colors--brown, fatal red, and espresso--but you're not married to any one hue. The front covers are removable so you can change colors as often as you like. Nokia says the phone will come with one cover attached, but you should get another cover in the box.

The Supernova's skin has a smooth, soft feel and the phone feels comfortable in the hand. The exterior controls are about what you'd expect. There's a volume rocker, a camera shutter key, and the headset/charger ports.

The 7510's external display is its most eye-catching feature. It is invisible when the backlighting is off, but when it's lit the numbers and text are large and visible. The display also has nifty animation that flashes intermittently.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


This technology represents a new solution for multimedia computing applications such as computer graphics and scientific computations that require massive data quantities to be processed.
About Cell Computing Board

· High-Speed
The incorporation of RSX realizes arithmetic operation speeds beyond the 230 GFLOPS of the Cell/B.E. microprocessor alone.

· Miniaturization
"Cell Computing Board" can be embedded in a 1U (unit) sized server and mounted on a 19-inch rack.

· Lower Energy Consumption
"Cell Computing Board" delivers high computational performance while reducing power consumption to 400W or less.
Demonstration Program

At SIGGRAPH 2007, Sony will demonstrate the following sample applications using the "Cell Computing Board".

· Demonstration of 4K Applications
Real time image processing of 4K images taking advantage of the high performance of "Cell Computing Board"

· Demonstration of CG Rendering

· Demonstration of Physics Simulation
Physics simulation taking advantage of the multi-thread processing ability of "Cell Computing Board"

* The Cell/B.E. is a high-performance microprocessor jointly developed by Sony, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Toshiba Corporation, and IBM Corporation.
* RSX® is a graphics processor jointly developed by NVIDIA Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
* 4K: image resolution of 4096 × 2160 pixels (H × V) - more than four times the resolution of full HD (1920 × 1080).
* "Cell Broadband Engine" is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.