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Sony Ericsson Introduces W300 Quad Band EDGE Clamshell

Fujitsu Presents LIFEBOOK Q2010

Canopus Announces MVRD4400 MPEG Encoder/Decoder

OCZ Announces New Ultra-Low Latency 2GB Dual Channel Kits

Sony Ericsson Introduces W300 Quad Band EDGE Clamshell

Sony Ericsson expanded its line-up of Walkman phones with the W300, a quad band EDGE clamshell.

The W300 Walkman phone, which supports both MP3 and AAC music files, offers up to 30 hours of music listening. The handset features direct music keys, shuffle function, as well as a built-in FM radio with RDS and flight mode. The Disc2 phone software supplied with the phone, allows to transfer tracks to mobile phone.

The W300 is shipped with a removable 256MB Memory Stick Micro (M2) expandable to 1GB, as well as a stereo headset, USB cable and music management software. In addition to music features, the W300 can take and view snap-shot pictures or record videos using the integrated camera with 4x digital zoom. The monochrome 1" sub display on the outside of the clamshell allows users to view media player information or caller display without opening the phone.

The Sony Ericsson W300 will be available in "Shimmering White" and "Shadow Black" colour variants and starts shipping in Q2 2006.

W300 features:

  • 128x160 pixels TFT main display with 262k color, 101x80 pixels Monochrome sub display
  • VGA Camera, 4x digital zoom, video recording/playback
  • 20MB internal memory
  • SMS, EMS and MMS, email (POP3/IMAP4), standard Push Email
  • Polyphonic 40 voices
  • Media Player (MP3 and AAC support), Direct Music Keys
  • Integrated FM radio with RDS
  • Streaming Audio/Video
  • Java MIDP 2.0
  • OMA DRM phase 1
  • USB 2.0
  • EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, Class 10
  • WAP 2.0
  • Bluetooth
  • Infrared
  • Kit Contents: 256 MB Memory Stick Micro (M2), Walkman stereo headset, USB cable
  • Talk time: up to 9.5 hours, standby time: up to 400 hours
  • Size: 90 x 47 x 24 mm
  • Weight: 94 grams

Source: Sony Ericsson

Fujitsu Presents LIFEBOOK Q2010

Fujitsu Siemens Computers presents its new LIFEBOOK Q2010 today at the Geneva Motor Show.

The LIFEBOOK Q2010 belongs to a professional series featuring embedded UMTS. Weighing about one kilogram, the compact LIFEBOOK Q2010 is 20mm thin in DIN A4 format. As for the style, the LIFEBOOK Q2010 was designed using titanium joints, magnesium housing and black piano lacquer finish.

Technical highlights:

  • 12.1-inch WXGA-TFT display
  • Embedded UMTS with data access and telephony features
  • Integrated WLAN and Bluetooth
  • VoIP ready with integrated array microphones
  • Based on Intel Centrino mobile technology, Core processor ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) with Intel 945GMS chipset
  • Six-cell battery enabling up to 8 hours of operation without external power
  • Port replicator with integrated dual-layer multiformat DVD burner
  • Top security with integrated fingerprint sensor and SmartCase Logon+ software, and with TPM Modul 1.2

The new LIFEBOOK Q2010 will be produced in limited quantities only. It will be available in the second quarter of calendar year 2006 with prices starting at ˆ4,000.

Source: Fujitsu Siemens Computers

Canopus Announces MVRD4400 MPEG Encoder/Decoder

Canopus announced MVRD4400, the latest in their line of MPEG encoding/decoding hardware. Designed for OEM’s and custom video recording and playback systems, MVRD4400 provides realtime, high-quality MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoding and decoding. Featuring software for capture and playback, MVRD4400 also includes a software development kit for creation of custom applications.

MVRD4400's pre-filtering features include advanced 3D Y/C separation to reduce color noise and improve image quality, 3D digital noise reduction to eliminate noise in the analog video signal, a line time base corrector (LTBC) to correct video images that jitter, as well as frame synchronization and auto gain control. MVRD4400 also allows for display of the multiple-input screens when using multiple MVRD4400 boards.

When combined with MediaEdge, Canopus's LAN-based video delivery solution, MVRD4400 provides support for live external video sources, such VCR's, DVD players and satellite feeds, which can be encoded and rebroadcast across a MediaEdge network in realtime.

The Canopus MVRD4400 will be available by the end of the month from Canopus and its authorized resellers and system integrators.

Source: Canopus

OCZ Announces New Ultra-Low Latency 2GB Dual Channel Kits

OCZ Technology announced the release of the PC-4000 EL DDR Platinum XTC 1GB module and 2GB dual channel kit with 3-3-3-8 timings.

Each 1GB PC-4000 XTC module features a high-quality, platinum mirrored XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreader for a more effective heat dissipation possible by promoting greater airflow by means of micro-convection throughout what is usually the dead air space inside conventional heatspreader designs.

According to the press release, the PC-4000 EL Platinum XTC parts will be offered at a lower price point than the preceding PC-4000 Platinum EB series.

Source: OCZ Technology

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