Archive for April, 2006

Motorola Canary RAZR?

Motorola Canary RAZR?

This is a rumored competitor for the Nokia 8800. The "Canary" from Motorola, would be a clamshell phone, that features a glossy finish, pretty much like the Motorola H5 MiniBlue headset. It is suggested that it comes equppied with a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and a microSD slot.

MobiBLU Cube FM Modulator add-on

MobiBLU Cube FM Modulator add-on

Yesterday, Slashgear showned the updated MobiBLU Cube, but right not, they have just made an add on FM Modulator, now, they look like a pair of dice or basically when being hooked up to both, it would form MobiBLU rectangle. It does looks like transformers in a way, but a great add on.

MSI D310 Portable Media Player

MSI D310 Portable Media Player

MSi has developed a great portable media player that comes with all the needed neccessity. Best of all, it comes with a Freeview digital TV receiver. The D310 boasts a lovely 4.2" LCD display, a built-in speaker, teletext, electronic programme guide data, and an internal antenna that is able to receive DVB-T signals for on-the-go entertainment. It fits perfectly in a 12.9cm x 8.2cm x 1.6cm shell and it weighs 180g. The non-removable 2300mAh battery is estimated to support 3 hours' of TV viewing or up to 5 hours' of continuous MP3 playback.

750GB hard drives by Seagate

750GB hard drives by Seagate
Seagate has leaked its information on its new upcoming 750GB Barracuda drives. Available in both PATA and SATA configurations, these drives are based on new perpendicular recording technology ranging from 200GB to 750GB in capacity. The Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640A (PATA) and the ST3750640SA (SATA) would most likely come in flavors of 8MB or 16MB cache and should be on sale this year.

O2 Xda Atom Pure

O2 Xda Atom Pure

O2 announced the launch of the Xda Atom Pure, a white limited edition version of the popular Xda Atom. Sporting the same sleek profile, the Xda Atom Pure is just as smart, just as sexy, and just as mighty. It contains all of the powerful features you’ve come to know and love from the original. Like its predecessor, the Xda Atom Pure measures only 58(W)* 102(L)* 18.5(T) mm, and weighs just 140g.

Dell plan’s to close down its Axim department

Dell plan’s to close down its Axim department

Dell plans to close down its PDA R&D department to concentrate on convergence devices like a PDA with phone functions, something like the Treo. Well, if that happens, expect a huge price drop on the Axim, since its going to lack technical support.

Palm and Verizon gives Treo 700w a 1.10 update

Palm and Verizon gives Treo 700w a 1.10 update

Palm and Verizon have released the 1.10 update for the Treo 700w, including push email capability to increase the smartphone's wide array of functionality. It used to lack email, but now, you can reconsider buying it.

Nissan says “Too fast for hybrids”

Nissan says “Too fast for hybrids”

Carlos Ghosn, the CEO of Nissan and Renault said it was far too early to invest in hybrid technology, because costs outweighed the benefits for both consumers and manufacturers. The fuel savings of a hybrid vehicle did not justify the fuel savings incurred.

In fact, on highways a hybrid car like the Toyota Prius might actually use more fuel than a normal car. This is because on highway speeds, the Toyota Prius runs on full gasoline as the ECU detects highway long journeys might drain the battery too fast as the time for journeys are usually long and there is very little opportunity for regenerative braking. Since the Toyota Prius gasoline engine is quite tiny relatively, it actually has to work harder and use more fuel compared to a conventional powered vehicle with a larger more potent engine.

MobiBLU Cube 2 an improvement

MobiBLU Cube 2 an improvement

MobiBLU's Cube MP3 player was pretty popular, since it was in a nice looking cube. Now, they decided to improve the design by adding rounded corner, lanyard hook and more polished looks. The cube is still 28mm cubed and storage capacities are expected to be raised to a maximum of 2GB. No pricing available at this moment.

Motorola Q soon

Motorola Q soon

The Motorola Q featured on Verizon's site, comes with a brilliant 65k color QVGA TFT display with 320 x 240 resolution in landscape more, a fully QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, IrDA, and miniUSB connectivity, a 1.3-megapixel camera with flash and video capture, EV-DO high-speed data, a miniSD slot for memory expansion options, and runs on Windows Mobile 5.0 platform.

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