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IDF Fall 2004, day 3

AMD showcases dual-core processors

Nokia 7260, 7270, 7280: three new fashion phones

IDF Fall 2004, day 3

Yesterday it was day 3 of Intel Developer Forum Fall 2004 in San Francisco. First, there were speeches of Pat Gelsinger and Vinton Cerf (also known as the "father of Internet"). Gelsinger underlined that modern Internet has evolved far from DARPAnet and is now used to transmit very different content. The increased amount of users and the need to maintain QoS (Quality of Service) bring to life problems, which, according to Gelsinger, require a radical change in network infrastructure.

That´s what should provide us a better future:

Well, obviously the development of Computational Services Overlay will bring Intel some good earnings. ;)

Besides, the last IDF day brought two interesting press releases: about new portable data storage interface and SATA development.

The new CE-ATA interfaces (CE — consumer electronics) will be developed by Intel, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Marvell, Seagate and Toshiba America Information Systems. CE-ATA defines hard-drive storage of small size, low energy consumption and minimal pin count. CE-ATA specs are expected to arrive in H1 2005. Some months later we should see the first products.

As for SATA, they announced creation of the new SATA-IO, Serial ATA International Organization, that will gather about 40 electronics vendors. SATA-IO will promote 3 Gbps devices, according to the latest SATA specs. At IDF they showcased working 3 Gbps systems from AMCC, Seagate, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and Silicon Image.

AMD showcases dual-core processors

At IDF AMD, according to its Japanese branch, showcased a working prototype of a dual-core Opteron in a 4-processor Proliant DL585 server that was recognized as a 8-way model by software.

According to the source, AMD makes its dual-core CPUs using 90nm process. The showcase won´t change company´s roadmap and such products will enter the market not before mid-2005.

Source: PC Watch

Nokia 7260, 7270, 7280: three new fashion phones

At Totally Fashion show in Shanghai the company announced three new handsets: Nokia 7260, 7270, and 7280.

Nokia 7260, resembling 7610, is desinged for GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 MHz networks. It has TFT LCD display (128x128 @ 65,536 colors), digital VGA camera (640x480) and weighs 92 g. Talk time is 3 hours, while standby is 350 hours.

More traditional Nokia 7270 clamshell for personalization needs utilizes textile cases instead of plastic panels. Nokia 7270 is sized 88x46x22 mm and weighs 121 g. The internal TFT display has resolution of 128x160 @ 65,536 colors, while the external one is 96x65 @ 4,096 colors. The digital camera has resolution of 640x480 and 4x digital zoom. The handset also works in GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 MHz networks and supports Push To Talk (PTT) and EDGE. Talk time is 4 hours, while standby is 270 hours.

Nokia 7280 is the most unusual of all three. Sized 115x32x19 mm, it weighs 84 g. As its width provides no place for keyboard, 7280 is exclusively controlled by voice. Nokia 7280 works in GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 MHz networks, supports Bluetooth, has 104x208 @ 65,536-color LCD display. Talk time is 3 hours, standby is 240 hours.

All three handsets support SMS, MMS, feature XHTML browsers and email clients, basic PIM apps, FM radio and OMA content protection. Novelties are expected to go on sale in Q4 this year.

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