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Photo of the day: Gigabyte RADEON X800XT and Leadtek WinFast A400 GT graphics cards in our lab

Pocket LOOX v70 — a local variant of LOOX 720?

IO-Data GH and G: lead-free ecological memory modules

Alcatel unveils One Touch 756 handset with video recording features

ABIT RADEON X600XT and RADEON X800 PRO in our lab

Imation introduces 4 new FlashGO card readers



Photo of the day: Gigabyte RADEON X800XT and Leadtek WinFast A400 GT graphics cards in our lab

We are now also testing Gigabyte RADEON X800XT (256 MB, 520/1120 MHz, AGP, 16 pipelines) and Leadtek WinFast A400 GT (GeForce 6800 GT, 256 MB, 350/1000 MHz, AGP, 16 pipelines) graphics cards.

Gigabyte RADEON X800XT
Leadtek WinFast A400 GT

Pocket LOOX v70 — a local variant of LOOX 720?

Fujitsu informed that in mid-June Pocket LOOX v70 is to hit the stores. The novelty will have a 1.3Mp CMOS camera and a localized Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition (thus it´s not likely to be sold outside Japan).

The camera has 4.56mm focal length, F2,8, 60cm to inf. focusing distance, 1280x960 max. resolution. SD and CF cards will be utilized to store photos on.


The 3.7" LCD display has 480x640(VGA) resolution and can work in both portrait and landscape modes. The model is based on 520 MHz Intel PXA270 CPU, 128MB RAM, 64MB flash memory, and supports IEEE 802.11b networks. As already mentioned, the device has SD slot (with SDIO Now! support), CompactFlash Type II slot, as well as IrDA and USB ports.

Li-Ion battery provides about 13 hours of operation, while an optional battery provides 20 hours already. USB interface enables to power up the device while it´s connected to PC.

Sized 73x16.9x118 mm, it weighs about 165 g. In general the novelty resembles Pocket Loox 720 that is to be sold in Europe and USA, and differs mostly by appearance.

IO-Data GH and G: lead-free ecological memory modules

IO-Data is to launch sales of lead-free GH and G memory module series that also halogen compounds.


GH series includes Unbuffered and ECC DDR SDRAM 400/333 MHz (PC3200/2700) modules with 256MB to 1GB capacities and also 128-512 MB PC133 SDRAM.

The lead-free modules meet the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) standard that will take effect in two years in the European Union.

Source: PC Watch

Alcatel unveils One Touch 756 handset with video recording features

Alcatel unveiled the new One Touch 756 handset with a built-in digital camera able to record video.


The new mobile device stands out of other products by its design with a compact "capiton" keyboard, diagonal lines along sides, a circled "OK" button, and embossed circled on the back panel. The model is offered in four body colors: blue, red, green and metallic.

Alcatel One Touch 756 specs:

  • GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz
  • GPRS Class 10
  • 640x480 (VGA) digital camera, 8x zoom, night mode, movies up to 30 sec
  • 33x44mm TFT LCD, 262,000 colors
  • MP3 playback
  • MMS
  • 32-tone polyphony, 128 instruments
  • 4MB memory, 20 polyphonic ringtones, 4 x 15-sec MP3 files, 5 x 30-sec movies, 2 x Java games
  • PC sync and Web Box Service file transfer service
  • Up to 9 hours in talk mode, 250 hours in standby

ABIT RADEON X600XT and RADEON X800 PRO in our lab

We are now testing ABIT graphics cards on RADEON X600XT and RADEON X800 PRO. The former has 128MB RAM, 500/680 MHz clock rates, PCI Express interface, 4 pipelines. The second card has 256MB RAM, 475/900 MHz clock rate, AGP interface and 12 pipelines.

RADEON X600XT:

RADEON X800 PRO:


Imation introduces 4 new FlashGO card readers

Japanese Imation extended its reader series with 4 new USB 2.0 models: FG-MULTI2M, FG-Lite2M, FG-SD/MSD2 and FG-MS/Duo2.

The first one is a multi-format reader that has 4 slots for 10 types of flash media; the second one supports Memory Stick (including PRO, Duo, PRO Duo and Secure Digital; the third one works with Secure Digital/miniSD; finally, the fourth one also supports Memory Stick and Memory Stick Duo. All models will go on sale on July 22.


Size and weight:

  • FG-MULTI2M 102x25x40 mm, 210 g
  • FG-Lite2M 73x56x10 mm, 50 g
  • FG-SD/MSD2 35x10x65 mm, 17 g
  • FG-MS/Duo2 35x10x65 mm, 17 g

It seems that "10 types of cards" supported by a multi-format model include all Memory Sticks (slots are marked Memory Stick/SD, Memory Stick DUO/miniSD, CompactFlash/Microdrive, Smart Media).

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