Solar powered handset by Samsung

Posted June 2nd, 2009 by Hashim
Filed Under: Cellphones

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Samsung Electronics announced its first solar powered mobile phone ‘Crest Solar(model: E1107)’ in Korea market. The new handset enables its users to charge the battery anywhere the sun is shining when electricity is unavailable.

With an extended solar powered battery, the Samsung Crest Solar solves the problem of unavailable or unstable electrical outlets, particularly in rural areas. The phone has the capacity to provide around 5~10 minutes of talk time with one hour of solar charging. Moreover, the solar panel charging allows its users to save money and energy consumption on traditional electrical charging.

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The Crest Solar comes in a compact design with essential mobile phone features such as FM radio, MP3 ring tones, embedded games and a powerful torch light. For consumer safety, the phone offers Mobile Tracker, which automatically alerts when the SIM card is changed or sends out an SOS message in an emergency. The Crest Solar also has a fake call feature, so users can pretend they have an incoming call to escape unsafe situations.

The Crest Solar will be available in numerous markets including India, Europe, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, and Latin America from June 2009. The Crest Solar also provides specialized features for different religions, such as alerts for prayer time.

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Penpower business card scanner

Posted May 15th, 2009 by Hashim
Filed Under: Peripherals


TAIPEI, Taiwan Penpower Technology displayed its business card scanner ‘WorldCard ultra WCU01A’ during Computex 2009.

Able to recognize multiple languages, the WorldCard scans or captures a business card and automatically inputs all card information into the proper database fields, including the person’s name, company name, title, address, and telephone number. If using Windows, WorldCard can be integrated or synchronized with Outlook, Outlook Express, Palm, Pocket PC, Lotus Notes and many other types of PIM software. WorldCard is the only product of its kind that allows voice search queries. A special Mac version has also been released for Mac users so that everyone can create personal contact databases with the WorldCard Series.

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Nikon DSLR D5000

Posted April 16th, 2009 by Hashim
Filed Under: Digital Cameras


Nikon Imaging Korea announced the launch of its new DSLR ‘D5000′ equipped with its 2.7-inch vari-angle LCD monitor that allows you to shoot easily from any angle you can imagine.

The D5000 has inherited the D90′s groundbreaking HD movie capability, Nikon’s proprietary D-Movie function. Coupled with extensive in-camera editing features, a wide choice of scene modes, 12.3MP sensor and high-sensitivity between ISO 200 and 3200 (which can be extended to ISO 100 and ISO 6400 equivalent) for shooting in a wide range of lighting conditions, this camera makes it easier than ever to take great quality pictures.

The D5000 will be available on May 4 in Korea market. No words on pricing yet.

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LG Versa with a detachable keypad

Posted March 5th, 2009 by Hashim
Filed Under: Cellphones

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LG Electronics rolls out its touch-screen mobile phone ‘Versa(model: VX9600)’ via Verizon on March 1st, which features the ability to detach a qwerty keypad.

In addition to the detachable keypad, the LG Versa incorporates an accelerometer now popular in many smartphones to rotate images on the touch screen from portrait to landscape. The Web browser supports Flash video and allows customers to keep up to three windows open at once. A virtual keypad on the touch screen is also available.

Other features included a 2.0 megapixel camera with video capabilities, a music/video player, mobile e-mail service, a microsSD slot supporting up to 16GB, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR and Wi-Fi support.

Offering the battery life up to 290 minutes of use and 430 hours of standby time, the phone will sell for $200 at Verizon Wireless stores with a two-year wireless subscription.

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Averatec Star notebook

Posted February 26th, 2009 by Hashim
Filed Under: Laptops

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Averatec Star notebooks from TG Sambo will be powered by Intel Centrino 2 processor and will have decent memory of 3GB RAM and 320GB HDD. Designed with aluminum finish with silver color, it enhanced mobility with 1.7kg weight and 1cm thickness. Further technical details are as follows:

LCD: 33.8cm(13.3-inch)
CPU: Intel Core2 Duo Processor P8600 2.4GHz
Chipset: Intel GM45 + Intel ICH9M Chipset
Memory: 3072MB DDR II 667 MHz
ODD: Option
Graphic: GMA(Graphic Media Accelerator) X4500MHD
Network: 10/100 Base-TX / Modem
W-LAN: Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5100 (802.11 a/g/n)
Bluetooth Support
Interface Wireless LAN On-Off Switch / MIC / Headphone / Express Card Slot
I/O Port USB2.0×3, SPDIF, VGA
Web CAM: 1.3M Web CAM
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
Dimensions: 327×227.5×10~25mm (W×D×H), 1.73kg
Price: 1,648,000 (KRW)

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