Oct 31, 2008

Philips to launch first Blu-ray player

Royal Philips Electronics on October 29 unveiled the BDP7200 Blu-ray Disc (BD) player for launch in the Taiwan market in November 2008 at a recommended retail price of NT$26,900 (US$808). This will be the first Philips BD player for sale in Taiwan, according to Philips Taiwan.

The BDP7200 features an HDMI 1.3 interface supports 1080p output, Philips Taiwan noted.

The BDP7200 will be sold with a free HDMI cable and 10 free coupons to rent BD movie discs, Philips Taiwan indicated. The inital launch volume of the BDP7200 in Taiwan will be limited to 200 units, Philips Taiwan pointed out.

HP Mini 1000 netbook

Following the success of its education-focused mini PC introduced in April, Hewlett-Packard (HP) today expanded the HP Mini family with three models of a new HP Mini 1000 line.

These companion PCs provide a simplified Internet experience in a sleek, ultra-portable design. Each is less than 1-inch thick, weighs a little more than 2 pounds and has a keyboard that is 92% the size of a standard notebook PC keyboard. All come with a BrightView widescreen Infinity display (1,024 x 600 resolution) with flush glass and LED backlight, built-in webcam and microphone.

Powered by Intel Atom N270 processors, HP Minis will be made available worldwide in an array of configure-to-order options.

Oct 20, 2008

Ultra Lightweight Samsung X360 Notebook

The market leader in consumer electronics and world leader in IT technology, Samsung Electronics has announced its new ultra-lightweight notebook - Samsung X360, which the company claims as the lightest notebook in its 13.3-inch class, weighing just 1.27kg (slightly lighter than “The X360 pushes back the boundaries of form and function to deliver real style with substance,” said HS Kim, Executive Vice President of Samsung Computer Systems Division. “It offers a tremendous reduction in size and weight but without compromising on functionality, so users have everything they need for life on the move.”

Impressive Highlights Of Samsung X360:

* 45 nano-meter sized Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processor
* 13.3-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) SuperBright LED backlit
* Built-in 7 in 1 memory card reader (MS, MS Pro, SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC plus, xD) and 3 x USB ports
* Super fast 802.11a/b/g/n wireless and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) capabilities
* Integrated HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) connection
* Built-in 1.3-megapixel digital motion camera
* New Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 graphics core
* Option of a huge 128GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
* Secure biometric fingerprint authentication system and trusted platform module
* Silver Nano Technology - Sprinkling incredibly small, nano-sized silver ion powder on the keyboard your system will remain “bacteria free” for even longer

Oct 13, 2008

NetWorks Radio from Tivoli

The Tivoli NetWorks Radio allows easy access to thousands of crystal clear radio stations without the need for a powerful roof-top antenna or a technical background. Instead of only using the regular FM-band, the NetWorks Radio brings thousands of radio stations to your ears via wireless internet or Ethernet connection. A USB input allows plug-and-play playback from your iPod or other music player. There is also a version of the NetWorks Radio that's equipped with a DAB-receiver to receive digital radio broadcasts.

You can save 100 presets of your favourite radio stations. To ease the process of creating your favourite stations there's a website 'The NetWorks Radio Community'. At this site you can easily create your favourite stations and share them with other users. Besides creating your favourites, you can also submit any missing radio stations. According to Tivoli the missing radio stations will be available within 24 hours of your request.

HTC Touch HD

HTC Corporation recently unveiled the perfect device for multimedia fans. The HTC Touch HD integrates a large 3.8 inch wide-screen VGA display, a standard 3.5mm audio jack and a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus. Together with the TouchFLO 3D user interface and an incredible fast download speed the HTC Touch HD provides the ultimate entertainment combination.

HTC Touch HD renders websites almost as fast as with a home broadband connection. This thanks to a download speed that is almost 18 times faster than standard 3G. All your favorite multimedia and online content is uncompromisable and with the integrated RSS reader you’re always up to date.

HTC Touch HD specifications:

* Size: 115 x 62.8 x 12 mm
* Weight: 146.4 grams
* Operating system: Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
* Internal memory: 512 MB flash; 288 MB RAM
* Memory card: microSD