Jan 23, 2009

Leaked Images of Nokia's E75 Surface - QWERTZ for QWERTY

In September of 2008 it was informed of two possible E-Series handsets the E75 & E72.
The images that were out back then were not too great and the video
soon disappeared as well. The latest scoop is in the form of leaked
images of the handset. One of the main difference is the change of keys Y and Z. (Look at the picture)

The handset features -
  • 2.8-inch QVGA TFT LCD
  • Symbian S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 (FP2) OS
  • Slide out QWERTY Keypad (not very unlike the E90’s)
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, EDGE/GPRS, Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • USB 2.0
  • MicroSD card support

There’s no official word on when the handset will be out and no price tag either.


Sources : http://tech2.in.com, http://dailymobile.se

Jan 22, 2009

Samsung 8MegaPixel S8300 slider

Another Samsung 8MP Camera Phone Appears

Floating around are a few reports on a new Samsung 8 megapixel camera phone that's not yet official – the S8300 slider. This slim slider has is just 12.8mm thick and features a large OLED display.

According to the reports the S8300 will feature –

  • 8 megapixel AF camera with LED flash
  • 2.8-inch WQVGA 16 million AMOLED touch screen
  • Internal GPS
  • 3G with HSDPA, EDGE/GPRS
  • DivX video support
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • MicroSD card Support

Although nothing about the handset is officially confirmed, word is that the handset could be available by March 2009.

Source : http://tech2.in.com/

Jan 5, 2009

Unlock iPhone 3G

The iPhone Dev Team’s yellowsn0w iPhone 3G unlock application (beta) is out, kudos to the guys on the Dev Team for delivering. The procedure for the unlocking an iPhone 3G is as follows –

  • Jailbreak the handset (use QuickPWN or the PwnageTool)
  • Upgrade to firmware version 2.2 (02.28.00 baseband)
  • Use Cydia or Installer application to install yellowsn0w

Since this is the Beta versions of the unlocking application it’s pretty much an at-your-won-risk situation. For detailed information on yellowsn0w click here and if you do intend to give this shot do send in your experience to the Dev team, it'll only help make it easier for others to follow.

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SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Prepped For Storage

Symwave is expected to show off the specification for transferring data to and from external storage devices at CES in January.

Symwave claims that next month it will become the first to demonstrate the use of the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 specification for transferring data to and from external storage devices.

Symwave plans to showcase the new spec at the Consumer Electronics Show, which runs Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas. The semiconductor company said in a statement that the demonstration would highlight "streaming data to and from external storage devices at speeds previously unattainable." The demo is being done in collaboration with test, cable, component, and hard-drive manufacturers.

Version 1 of the next generation universal serial bus was sent in November by a group of tech companies, called the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, to the USB Implementers Forum, which is the managing body of the specification. The move effectively opened the high-speed spec to manufacturers of PC peripherals and other hardware.

USB 3.0 devices are expected to be available in commercial controllers in the second half of next year. A USB controller is an expansion card or hardware built into a PC motherboard for communications between the operating system and the peripheral device. Consumer products using the new spec are expected in 2010.

USB 3.0 is capable of transferring data at a maximum rate of 5 Gbps, which is roughly 10 times faster than the current USB 2.0 standard. A USB is a standard interface for connecting many peripherals to a PC. Devices that connect through a USB include mice, keyboards, personal digital assistants, joysticks, scanners, digital cameras, printers, personal media players, and external flash and hard drives.

USB 3.0 was unveiled in September 2007 at the Intel (NSDQ: INTC) Developer Forum. The Promoter Group that developed the spec is comprised of Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), Intel, Microsoft, NEC, ST-NXP Wireless, and Texas Instruments. Nonmember contributors include Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia.

Source : http://www.informationweek.com