Archive for April, 2009

HTC XV6175 Verizon smartphone spotted

HTC XV6175 Verizon smartphone spotted

A render of the HTC XV6175 A has emerged, prior to its Verizon branding.  The QWERTY handset is particularly interesting because it's believed to incorporate both CDMA and GSM connectivity.  The GSM Global Certification Forum have already confirmed that the XV6175 has quadband GSM support, but no UMTS/HSPA.

Given that Verizon have an EVDO Rev.A network, not an HSDPA/HSUPA one, that's no great hardship, and we'd expect to see the high-speed CDMA data connection in there too (though obviously of no interest to the GCF).  The hope is that this comes through the pipe as a Verizon World Phone - a handset which can be used to make calls and - albeit slowly - access data when outside the US.

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Toshiba shipping 32 nm NAND flash already

Toshiba shipping 32 nm NAND flash already

Just two months ago we were talking about Toshiba and their new 32 nm NAND flash memory, and though it was supposed to not see consumers' hands until the fall, it's now available in a limited capacity.

The flash memory will be available for mass consumption by July. The new process employed here uses a 32-gigabit chip, which is 4GB, and when stacked 8 tall, you end up with 32GB of total memory in one tiny space.

While we don't know who will receive the larger flash memory first, it does seem likely that Toshiba will be providing the memory for the iPhone 3.0. The company also notes that USB storage with the new memory capacity will be their first products to carry the 32 nm chip.

[via Engadget]