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Siemens announces five mobiles for North American markets

Minolta announces 16-bit 35mm/APS scanner with USB 2.0 supported

Mobo makers: Q3 results

ASUS announces V9280S graphics card on GF4 Ti4200-8X

New CPU RightMark beta announced

Photo of the day: Thermaltake A6420A XaserII 6000 in action

Siemens announces five mobiles for North American markets

These days in New York Siemens announced five new mobiles for the North American market: A56 and M46 with extended personalization, CT56 and C56 with extended entertainment options, and color S56m supporting MMS and optional camera, being a clone of S55 to some degree.

Besides camera, S56 supports Class 10 GPRS, Bluetooth, J2ME, polyphony and 256 display colors. Voice dialling, voice control, and voice messages are also supported.

For CT56 the company will offer 8 CLIPit panels, EMS (Enhanced Messaging Service), GPRS, J2ME, polyphony, voice dialling and control support. CT56 will be sold to Cingular Wireless subscribers only, others will be ablt to purchase similar C56.

A56 is a small and light entry-level mobile, supporting CLIPit panels, GPRS and EMS.

As for M46, its not that new, as weve already mentioned it as far back as in March. M46 will be offered to T-Mobile subscribers, and will support 8 CLIPit panels, GPRS, J2ME, and EMS.

Minolta announces 16-bit 35mm/APS scanner with USB 2.0 supported

In mid-November Minolta is to ship new DiMAGE Scan Dual III 35mm/APS film scanner.

It supports high 2820 dpi resolution, 16-bit per color (RGB). So, a 35-mm exposure is scanned at max. 2688x4032, APS film exposure at max. 1920x3328. The device can work in Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, Mac OS 8.6 — 9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.1.3 — 10.1.5 and 10.2.1 (Macintosh systems support only USB 1.1). USB 2.0 provides 5 sec film preview scan, 30 sec film final scan (Macintosh systems — 6 sec and 48 sec, respectively).

The dimensions are 145x320x100 mm, weight 1.5 kg, energy consumption — 30W. the expected price is about $370.

Mobo makers: Q3 results

The DigiTimes posted provisional Q3 results of Taiwanese mobo makers.

Elitegroup continues to earn most. Its followed by Micro-Star International, Asustek, and Gigabyte. Though two latter have not yet published official quarter reports. According to provisional data, Gigabyte expects up to 15% revenue growth (against 11.6% of the previous quarter.

Mobo production in Q1-Q3 2002 (NT$ million)
  Turnover Gross profit Profit before taxes Net profit EPS (NT$)
Q3 Q1-Q3 Q2 Q3 Q1-Q3 Q1-Q3 Q1-Q3 Q1-Q3
Asustek 21763* 60525* 15.2 No official info
Gigabyte 7164 20657 11.6 No official info
MSI 14385 40294 13.0 11.7 12.5 2621 2302 4.15
ECS 15931 47621 8.4 8,3 9.1 2451 1898 4.4
Chaintech 1412 3717 3.0*** 8.4 7.7*** (271) (265) (1.73)**
Abit 1877 5133 - - 6.5 (620) - (1.45)
USI 6585 20666 No official info
DFI 867 2762 - 8.1 11.3 - - 0.52
Biostar 1140 3400 7.5 9 9.6 80.27 88.92 1.03
Shuttle 1330 3679 No official info
Soyo 239 1270 No official info
Jetway 842 2406 11.0 12.5 12.9 139 107 2.27
Epox 894 2789 No official info
Acorp 513 1172 - (4.3) - (118) - (2.25)
Albatron 861 1180 - 9.4 10.5 - - (1.02)**
* combined revenues
** EPS after taxes
*** expected values

: The DigiTimes

ASUS announces V9280S graphics card on GF4 Ti4200-8X

t-Break posted the first photos of new ASUS V9280S graphics card on NVIDIA GF4 Ti4200-8X (NV28) GPU.

As you can see on the package, the company claims the card to provide 20% higher performance than standard NVIDIA GF4 Ti4200-8X. Its worth to mention that the novelty features 2.8 ns 600MHz DDR memory from Samsung instead of 500 MHz memory in reference version. ASUS V9280S pricing and shipment dates are still unknown.

New CPU RightMark beta announced

New beta posted on CPU RightMark website.

Despite the project still continues the limited provisional version stage, installed Excel XP will enable to browse test results.

Final reports are generated in XML. Overclocking and CPU Info table parts have not yet been finished. Look for more details at the project website.

Photo of the day: Thermaltake A6420A XaserII 6000 in action

Introducing you photos of a PC in new A6420A XaserII 6000 420W 5fan Aluminium Silver Window from Thermaltake.

According to the "eyewitness" (actually, our video editor Andrew Vorobyev) who assembled this system, the design first of all surprises by low-noise characteristics: "The quality is perfect, ideal. Maximum comfort provided by bay slides. 420W power supply, five 2000 RP fans assuring the quiet environment..."

Only illumination is not supplied, being rather a case modd addition. :-)

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