Dec 28, 2008

Motorola Aura

Motorola recently launched the Aura fashion handset in the Taiwan market at a suggested retail price of NT$59,800 (US$1,812).

The Aura features a distinctive 16 million color circular display with assisted-opening blade mechanism.

Only 500 units of the limited edition handset will be available in the Taiwan market.

Dec 25, 2008

Google Bus in chennai

Google is coming out with a unique project to introduce people in Tamil Nadu to the Internet world. Christened ‘Google Bus,’ the project will be launched in the State in a couple of months to educate the people on the positive potential of the Internet and its applications.

The ‘Google Bus’ will reach out to the cities and towns and create awareness on how the Internet helps in improving the quality of life.

According to Police Commissioner K. Radhakrishnan, Google had offered to come up with a proposal to share its expertise in helping the police monitor the functioning of 600 plus Internet browsing centres in the city. “They have the technology that will help us in keeping a close watch on various security aspects pertaining to browsing centres,” he told The Hindu here on Thursday.

Explaining the features of the project, the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crime Cell), M. Sudhakar, said ‘Google Bus’ would be a real bus that would function like a mobile browsing centre.

“The bus will be equipped with computers and high-speed wireless Internet connectivity. They have plans to travel to Tier II and Tier III cities and give exposure to the literate mass to the advantages of the Internet. Of the 600 million literates in the country, only 20 million were actively using the Internet. Tamil Nadu was chosen to launch the project considering the good roads and other infrastructural facilities available here,” he quoted a Google official as saying.

The ‘Google Bus’ would have in-built features that complied with the latest guidelines of security agencies. Every user would be identified and his/her running images captured. “The bus will be a model to other browsing centres. As of now, only a few browsing centres in the city have followed our guidelines.

courtesy : The Hindu

Dec 11, 2008

Sony Ericsson W302

Model : Sony Ericsson W302

2G Network : GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

Dimensions : 100 x 46 x 10.5 mm
Weight : 78 g

Type : TFT, 256K colors
Size : 176 x 220 pixels, 2.0 inches
- Wallpapers, screensavers

Type : Polyphonic, MP3, AAC
Customization : Download
Vibration : Yes

Phonebook : Yes
Call records : 30 received, dialed and missed calls
Card slot : Memory Stick Micro (M2), 512 MB card included
- 20 MB shared memory

GPRS : Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGE : Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G : No
Bluetooth : Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port : No
USB : Yes

Messaging : SMS, EMS, MMS, Email
Browser : WAP 2.0/xHTML
Games : Yes
Colors : Midnight Black, Sparkling White
Camera : 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels, video (QCIF 15fps)
- Java MIDP 2.0
- Walkman player
- FM radio with RDS
- TrackID music recognition
- Organiser
- Built-in handsfree
- Voice memo
- T9

Standard battery, Li-Ion
Stand-by : Up to 300 h
Talk time : Up to 7 h

Warranty : One Year.

Dec 3, 2008

Nokia 6260 slide phone

Nokia 6260 slide phone lets you upload images and videos to websites, blogs and social networking sites. Enjoy quick access to search engines and points of interest from the home screen while its new 360° navi-key offers an amazing mobile Internet experience. With this phone, Nokia brings GPS into the Series 40 software platform thus signifying the arrival of navigation in the mass market.

It comes with the latest 3G technology, high speed uploads (HSUPA) and downloads (HSDPA), music player and a range of Ovi services. Capture those precious moments with the 5MP Carl Zeiss camera, share as well as upload them on Ovi or other sharing websites. It also includes Wi-Fi, Nokia Maps and advanced GPS.

The Nokia 6260 slide is said to ship at the beginning of 2009 for an estimated retail price of EUR 299 (approx Rs. 19,137).

Nokia launches touch-panel music handset

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has been launched in Taiwan with a suggested retail price of NT$14,900 (US$446).

Taking advantage of touch screen technology, the Nokia 5800 introduces the 'Media Bar,' a handy drop down menu that provides direct access to music and entertainment, including favourite tracks, videos and photos. The Media Bar also offers a direct link to the web and to online sharing.