Philips unveiled its latest development in the field of mobile camera-enabled handset displays. In particular, it introduced a prototype of a clamshell device with internal 1.9" 176x220 color TFT, external 1.3" 98x65 CSTN (color super-twisted nematic) and an integrated digital camera. Both displays and a camera are encased into a compact body just 6.8mm thick. The display module provides the same backlight for both displays, changing its brightness, depending on time of the day and light.
The prototype is aimed at company´s OEM partners. The display unit features a realtime JPEG codec that allows to use the display as an electronic viewfinder and hardware 2D processor for performing simple operations on digital images. Besides, the prototype features a polyphonic speaker and a Vibrating alerter.
Transcend introduced its new USB2.0 compliant 7-in-1 reader supporting CompactFlash Card (Type I/II), IBM Microdrive, SmartMedia Card, Secure Digital Card, MultiMedia Card, Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro and featuring optional 256Mb flash storage. The price naturally depends on different capacities ranging from 64 to 256 Mb.
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It seems those times, when a large manufacturer could only release cards on GPUs from a single graphics processor maker, are passing. When ASUS had released ATI-based products and Gigabyte had announced NVIDIA-based solutions, it seemed like an artful chess castle. However the reality turned out to be even more interesting, as both companies had continued to make solutions on GPUs of their older partners. Moreover, both of them are going to offer models on the freshest novelties from ATI and NVIDIA.
As for ASUS, we know it will release ASUS V9980 Ultra/TVD on GeForce FX 5950 Ultra (475 /950MHz) that will have D-Sub, DVI, VIVO connectors. On GeForce FX 5700 Ultra the company will make ASUS V9570/TD with 256Mb of 128-bit DDR SDRAM with 425/550 MHz clocks. Both models are expected in November already.
In its turn, Gigabyte plans to release cards on Radeon 9800 XT and Radeon 9600 XT GPUs alongside NVIDIA graphics. But there´s still no details on this in the Web.
Kingmax released new 512Mb DDR400 DRAM SO-DIMM modules for desknotes.
Transcend announced its new 1GB unbuffered DDR400 SDRAM modules on FBGA chips, which are positioned for i865/i875 and Apple Power PC platforms.
Japanese branch of Creative Labs launched sales of the low-profile Blaster 5 RX9600 SE AGP card with 128Mb RAM. The price is still open, though expected to be about $125 in retail.
This low profile card has fanless cooling and is clocked 325/400 MHz (GPU/memory). It also has DVI-I, VGA and S-video connectors and supports resolutions up to 2048x1536 (D-Sub), 1600x1200 (DVI-I) and 1024x768 (S-video).
Besides, the company cut prices for some of its soundcards: Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 Digital Audio now costs $52, Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 $42 and Sound Blaster 4.1 Digital $21.
Source: PC Watch
The first GeForce FX 5700 Ultra cards reached the Japanese retail proving that FX 5700 Ultra announcement wasn´t a "paper" one.
The first GeForce FX 5700 Ultra products were ASGW-FX57UCDT-A128D models from Japanese ASK SELECT. You can clearly see the Gainward label on boards, as this company is actually their OEM maker that sells them as Gainward FX PowerPack! Ultra/960XP 128MB Golden Sample.
ASK SELECT ASGW-FX57UCDT-A128D feature 128Mb memory, 475/900MHz clock speeds. As you can also see, these products have 2 x DVI-I and TV-Out and are supplied with two DVI-VGA adapters. In Japan models cost about $240.
Source: Akiba PC
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