Thursday, March 27, 2008

Panasonic Colorful Laptop

With their latest refresh, Panasonic has added a splash of color to their brawny Toughbook line. As opposed to its plain-old silver predecessor, the Toughbook W4, the 2.7-pound Toughbook W5 comes in seven hues with fancy names: Steel Gray, Merlot, Glacier White, Blueprint, Rosehip, Crown Blue, and Galaxy Black (pictured). Same goes for the 3.4-pound Toughbook Y5, which will come in six similar shades like Skylight Blue, Firehouse Red, Deepsea, and Bronze Brown. Both notebooks feature the same crush-resistant, magnesium alloy case that earned the notebook its name, as well as shock-mounted hard drives. Panasonic also did away with the aging Pentium M and outfitted the W5 with a 1.2GHz Core Solo U1400 ULV processor (a move they should have made when the W4 was hot). The Y5 will use a Core Duo CPU, though we won't know which until the 14.1-inch laptop goes on sale in December for $2,569.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Samsung FlipShot SCH-U900

This update to the A990 is smaller and lighter, but keeps the same feature list and unique twisting-display form factor. This high-end CDMA phone sports 3 megapixel auto-focus camera, QVGA display, EVDO data, memory card slot, business card reader, TV output, and music player. Bluetooth has been upgraded to support stereo audio.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Sky Transport Vehicles

The American company UniModal Transport Solutions developed a concept for a very high-capacity and high-speed Personal Rapid Transport (PRT) network. Pictures and informations of this sky transportation vehicle are showed below.

This SkyTran system operates with individual, two-passenger vehicles, which are propelled and suspended by a maglev system from overhead guideways. These are laid out in a one mile by one mile networked grid
throughout the city. A large number of small departure and exit portals are placed underneath the guideways at approximately every 400 metres or at every city block.

SkyTran has no fixed routes or timetables. Users can simply enter any departure portal, get into the first empty vehicle in the queue and select their destination. The vehicle then speeds up on the acceleration lane
and enters the high-speed overhead guideway.

At the selected exit portal, the vehicle enters a deceleration lane where the speed is reduced until it stops at the arrival portal. Individual vehicles are capable of speeds up to 160 kilometres per hour within city limits
or 240 kilometres per hour between cities. A very short braking distance allows a distance between traveling vehicles of a mere 25 metres.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Squba Amphibian Automobile

The Automobile- amphibian Automobile- amphibian SQUBA the Swiss company Rinspeed plans during March 2008 to present in motorshou in Geneva its new development - conceptual automobile- amphibian sQuba. Let us recall that this already similar type second machine, developed by this firm. The first amphibian was represented in the past year and even established new record, after swimming across the English Channel in one hour 33 minutes and 47 seconds. In contrast to the first model Rinspeed, amphibian sQuba is capable of being immersed under the water at the depth to ten it is meter. Also novelty has the built-in balloons with the compressed air, because of which the driver and passenger can breathe under water. On the water the automobile is moved with the aid of two propellers, located in the tail end of the body, and under water - because of the water-jet of engine mountings. For the trip on earth sQuba is used the electric motor, which sets to the motion rear wheels.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sony Ericsson P1

The P1 gets a new 2.6" QVGA transflective TFT display that should be much easier to read under direct sunlight. The new main camera has a 3.2MP sensor along with auto-focus that can be used to scan business cards and import the data directly into the contacts application. Media support includes a host of music file formats, streaming TV, and a built-in RDS capable FM receiver. A pair
of wired headphones are included in the retail package, as is a 512MB Memory Stick Micro card to augment the 160MB of built-in storage.

Specifications for the Sony Ericsson P1

Band GSM 900/1800/1900, UMTS 2100MHz


Size 106mm x 55mm x 17mm (4.2" x 2.2" x 0.7")

Weight 124g (4.4oz)

Battery Life Up to 18.25 days GSM, 14.5 days WCDMA standby Up to 10 hours GSM, 3.5 hours WCDMA talk time

Main Display 2.6" 262k color TFT touchscreen, QVGA (240x320 pixel) resolution

Sub-Display N/A

Camera 3.2 megapixel auto-focus

Video Video capture/playback

Messaging MMS/SMS


Bluetooth 2.0 (A2DP)

Infrared Yes

Java Yes

Polyphonics Yes

Memory 160MB, memory stick micro card slot (M2)

Availability Q3 2007 (manufacturer's estimate)

Other Push email support for Exchange ActiveSync, BlackBerry Connect, and others. VoIP, Opera web browser, business card scanner, FM radio, speakerphone, included 512MB M2 stick

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Nokia N96

The new N96 is official! The word's all over the Internet, with pictures and a limited spec sheet. Nokia finally made the phone available at GSMA Barcelona today, and our man there reports that the phone is a union of the N81 and the N95. The N96 has a 5MP camera with Carl-Zeiss lens and Xenon flash, and will Come with S60 3rd feature pack, which is yet to make a release. To make the surfing experience a little richer, a fully flash-enabled surfing interface is included. The phone will come with 16GB of space built in,with an option to double that.


Vibration ; Yes

SMS ; Send / Receive

MMS ; Send / Receive

Camera ; Yes, 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, video(VGA
30fps), flash; secondary VGA videocall camera

Java ; Yes

Changeable Games ; Yes

Games ; Yes

Clock ; Yes

Alarm ; Yes

Calculator ; Yes

To-Do List ; Yes

Voice Dialing ; Yes

Voice Memo ; Yes

T9 ; Yes

Handsfree ; Yes

FM Radio ; Yes

- Built-in GPS Receiver

- A-GPS function

- DVB-H TV broadcast receiver

- Dual slide design

- MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/WMA player

- 3.5 mm audio output jack

- TV out

- Organizer

- Office document viewer


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