Archivi giornalieri: 26/10/2011
Sure, they might look the same, but are they actually the same? Inside that smooth, shapely polycarbonate shell lies internals that are actually significantly different between these two. How different? Well, the guy on the left, the newly-unveiled Lumia 800, has a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor paired with 512MB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The guy on the right? That’s the ill-fated N9, and it packs a 1GHz TI OMAP chip with 1GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage. Inside the chart below lies the information you need, and the deltas you crave.
We’ve been bedazzled by the higher-end Lumia 800, but here’s Nokia’s more modest offering: the slightly thicker, less expensively built — but still distinctly Finnish — Lumia 710. At 270 Euros ($375) excluding taxes, this promises to be a keenly priced device when it starts hitting Western markets, and it may well prove cheap enough for emerging markets too. But without that special something that makes the 800 stand out, can it compete against the growing army of mid-range Windows Phones from manufacturers like Samsung and HTC? Read on for our initial impressions.
Nokia doesn’t just have phones on display, check out their new audio product, the Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster. The line includes headphones and earbuds (Purity In-Ear Stereo Headset), whichever tickles your fancy, and with that trademark M on the side, you can bet they’ll bear a healthy price tag when they hit shelves. Naturally, there’s also a couple of YouTube videos showing it off in the traditional Nokia strongholds of rock music and dancing, check those out after the break.
Nokia’s Lumia 710 Windows Phone announced alongside the 800, hitting select markets by end of year (Video)
You didn’t think Nokia would go through all this hoo hah just for one handset, did you? Nope, the potential audience is far too big to be satisfied with just one device at one price point, so here comes the Lumia 710. It takes advantage of the same 1.4GHz CPU found in the Lumia 800, offers a 3.7-inch ClearBlack display and comes in “stealthy black” and “crisp white,” with replaceable back covers. Look for the 710 to be priced around €270, or $375. For availability, you can expect to see the Lumia 710 hitting France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK in November and then Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan by the end of the year, with additional markets in the first part of 2012.
Nokia has unveiled the Asha lineup, a lineup of lower-end devices that run Series 40 and blur the line between featurephone and smartphone. The devices — named the 200, 201, 300 and 303, are all designed to encourage the “next billion” users to access the web, and seem directed toward emerging markets. The 200 includes an Easy Swap option that lets you throw in multiple SIM cards, and can offer up to 32GB of storage for media playback — 52 hours of it, in fact. It, along with the 201, have exceptionally loud speakers that work great for parties and those crazy all-nighters, though the latter lacks the multi-SIM support. Both of these phones will be available for €60 ($85); the 200 is going to ship before the end of the year, while the 201 will be ready for your purchase by Q1 2012. The 300 and 303 are the capacitive touchscreen handsets of the bunch; the 300 is a candybar with a numeric keypad and offers a 1GHz CPU, 5MP camera and 3G. It’ll be priced at €85 ($120) and will be available in Q4 2011. Similarly, the 303 offers the same types of features with a 2.6-inch display and full QWERTY experience, and should be ready before the end of the year for €115 (about $160).
All four Asha devices are made of polycarbonate and come with a Nokia Browser, which is powered by the cloud and compresses data by up to 90 percent, saving users from racking up excessive charges. Oh, and did we mention Angry Birds is coming to Series 40? Be sure to check out the vids for each Asha phone — as well as the press release — after the break.
Finally, here it is. The flagship device Nokia is counting on to bring a smile to our phone-loving faces, a sigh of relief to its shareholders, and a twinkle to the eyes of Finnish tax collectors everywhere. And, guess what? This heavily leaked handset might just live up to our high expectations. From the outside, the Lumia 800 is very similar to our beloved N9. Dubbed the “first real Windows Phone,” this device is sculpted from the same 12.1mm (0.48-inch) thick of piece of durable polycarbonate plastic, with tapered edges on the top and bottom to give it that industrial look and make it feel thinner it really is. Sitting “proudly” at the top of the device is Nokia’s logo, with a Carl Zeiss Tessar lens around back. Nokia’s ClearBlack AMOLED display makes a welcome reappearance too. When we take a look at the insides, though, it’s all about that fresh beginning: those bold squares you see on the screen are, of course, the sleek live tiles of Windows Phone Mango. As for the camera, it’s got an f2.2 aperture, and is designed specifically for low-light environments. It seems pretty similar to what you’ll find in the N9, and according to Nokia, it’s simply a camera that works for “ordinary people, under ordinary circumstances.” And in case you’re wondering, the Lumia 800 is priced at €420, or about $585. It’s already up for pre-order now, and is scheduled to roll out across France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK, beginning in November. Check out a few more pics in the gallery below, or head past the break for a design video, and the official PR.
HTC has sent out some invites to its latest mobile press event, which will take place in New York on the 3rd of November, and it looks like HTC will be unveiling a new smartphone with Beats Audio.
It could possibly be the HTC Rezound (Vigor) which we have been hearing about over the last few weeks and we recently saw a leaked press shot of the device.
We have heard previously that the HTC Rezound with feature a 4.3 inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, plus a dual core 1.5GHz processor, plus an 8 megapixel camera and a front facing 2 megapixel camera, it is rumored to come with 1GB of RAM and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, plus HTC’s Sense 3.5 UI.
As soon as we get some more information on the HTC Rezound we will let you guys know.
Leadtek Research Inc. rilasicia la nuova WinFast GTX 560 Ti Hurricane, scheda video equipaggiata con dissipatore a doppia ventola da 90 mm e due heatpipes da 8 millimetri in rame e radiatore in alluminio.
La WinFast GTX 560 Ti Hurricane si basa sul chip GF114 e dispone di 384 Cuda Core, 1GB di memoria GDDR5 (a 4008 MHz) con BUS a 256-bit e velocità core clock di 822 MHz. Ovviamente la scheda supporta DX11, SLI 2 Way, PhysX, 3D Vision. Purtroppo l’azienda non ha ancora rivelato il prezzo di vendita.
Dopo la funzionalità Secure Boot, funzionalità che potrebbe creare problemi per installare sui futuri PC Sistemi Operativi come Linux, Microsoft mira ora ad emarginare il problema della pirateria che da sempre colpisce l’azienda in modo importante.
Gli OEM hanno criticato subito questa mossa per diversi motivi, primo tra tutti l’aumento dei prezzi che potrebbe avere sui computer e, non secondario, l’indignazione degli utenti che voglio avere la possibilità di effettuare una scelta libera.
Staremo a vedere come si evolverà la situazione, anche perchè i crackers non staranno certo a guardare.
In concomitanza con l’uscita dell’attesissimo nuovo capitolo di Battlefield, sviluppato da DICE, Sapphire rilascia la scheda video Radeon HD6970 BF3 Special Edition, che offre in bundle un ticket per il download del gioco.
Le restanti specifiche prevedono il supporto al CrossFireX e 5 connettori video: due DVI, una HDMI e due mini DisplayPort. Gli appassionati dell’overclock potranno inoltre scaricare gratuitamente il tool Sapphire TriXX che permette il settaggio e il monitoraggio dei parametri di tensioni, frequenze e ventola. Il prezzo dell’offerta Sapphire non è stato al momento comunicato.
Millennial Media ha reso pubblico l’ultimo report relativo al mercato degli OS nel Q3 2011 e dal grafico riportato nell’immagine possiamo vedere come Android non solo ha staccato iOS di una buona fetta ma ha addirittura raddoppiato la sua quota rispetto al sistema di Cupertino.
La crescita costante degli ultimi mesi unita all’ampio numero di prodotti, non hanno sicuramente giocato a favore di Apple che ha risentito anche del lancio di terminali di fascia alta come il Samsung Galaxy S2 che ha visto importantissimi risultati di vendita.
It’s hard to believe that it was ten years ago today that Windows XP first hit retail shelves. It’s even more astonishing when you realize that it was still the most popular operating system in the world until the beginning of this month. The sun may finally be setting on the stalwart OS that has powered countless home and business PCs (it crossed the 400 million mark way back in 2006), but it’s still number two — right behind it’s youngest brother Windows 7 and well ahead of the black sheep, Vista. Sure, our relationship with Microsoft’s OS has had its ups and downs, but it’s clear we’ve developed an attachment to the ol’ bird. After all, consumer demand kept it shipping on PCs until late 2010 and Redmond has pledged to support it until April 8th of 2014. If nothing else, XP will be remembered for its incredible resilience.
Ever wanted to soar majestically through the clouds? Good news, freedom from your earthly ties is a 5.3-inch display and S Pen away. All that and more in the Galaxy Note ad after the break — though as we can attest, the whole creating beautiful landscapes thing isn’t quite as easy as Samsung’s simulated images make it out to be. No one ever said freedom was simple.
Most of the interchangeable lens cameras we’ve seen to date seem to follow a standard mold: they have similarly sized bodies, comparable designs and either an APS-C or Micro Four Thirds sensor at the core. But recently, some manufacturers — namely, Nikon and Pentax — have begun shrinking camera bodies in an attempt to make them even more appealing to point-and-shoot users. The result: a smaller, lighter, more fashionable ILC — that also happens to have an itsy bitsy image sensor. Sensor size, not megapixel rating, translates directly to image quality, but also lens and body size, so you can either have an incredibly small body with an incredibly small sensor, or a larger body with a larger sensor. Are you willing to pay a premium for the “world’s smallest” interchangeable lens camera, even if it has the same size sensor used in many point-and-shoot cams available for a fraction of the cost? Pentax seems to think that you are — to the tune of $800.
The 12.4 megapixel Pentax Q is tiny — it’s so small, in fact, that you wouldn’t be alone in mistaking it for a toy. There is a fully functional camera inside that petite magnesium alloy housing, though it’s admittedly not as powerful as you’d expect an $800 camera to be. The pricey kit ships with an 8.5mm f/1.9 lens, and you can grow your collection from Pentax’s modest selection of Q-mount lenses, which also happen to have laughably small focal lengths (a 3.2mm fish eye, anyone?), due to the 1/2.3-inch backlit CMOS sensor’s massive 5.5x multiplication factor. So how does the Q fare when it comes to performance and image quality? Jump past the break to find out.