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Introducing BlackBerry 8707v UTMS

New Data Transmission Record - 60 DVDs Per Second

Alcatel OT-C850 - MP3 Phone With EDGE

Introducing BlackBerry 8707v UTMS

Vodafone could be the first to get the BlackBerry 8707v with UTMS supported. The quadband phone allows you to roam almost anywhere in the world. UTMS connection allow fast browsing and emailing speed.

The BlackBerry 8707v operates on the latest high-speed wireless networks and provides leading BlackBerry functionality, including email, phone, web browsing, MMS, SMS and organizer applications. The BlackBerry 8707v is the first BlackBerry to take advantage of broadband on the move with its built-in 3G IP modem.

BlackBerry PDA 8707v phone features:

  • Intel PXA901 at 312MHz
  • 35-key backlit full QWERTY keyboard
  • Hands-free speakerphone
  • Voice Input/Output: Integrated speaker and microphone
  • Hands-free headset capable
  • Bluetooth v2.0 hands-free headset and car kit support
  • Thumb operated track wheel and ESC key
  • Intuitive icons and menus with a variety of themes
  • Vibrate mode
  • LED indicator
  • Dedicated Send, End, Convenience, Power and Mute keys
  • Internet browser
  • Embedded RIM 3G wireless modem
  • Mini USB
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • 3G
  • GPRS
  • Push email, SMS, MMS
  • Polyphonic and MP3 ringtones
  • 64MB flash memory, 16Mb SRAM
  • Calendar, Address book, Task list, MemoPad, Calculator
  • Quad-band Operation - North America, Europe and Asia: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Source: SlashPhone

New Data Transmission Record - 60 DVDs Per Second

German and Japanese scientists recently collaborated to achieve such a quantum leap in obliterating the world record for data transmission. By transmitting a data signal at 2.56 terabits per second over a 160-kilometer link (equivalent to 2,560,000,000,000 bits per second or the contents of 60 DVDs) the researchers bettered the old record of 1.28 terabits per second held by a Japanese group. By comparison, the fastest high-speed links currently carry data at a maximum 40 Gbit/s, or around 50 times slower.

"You transmit data at various wavelengths simultaneously in the fiber-optic networks. For organizational and economic reasons each wavelength signal is assigned a data rate as high as possible", explains Prof. Hans-Georg Weber from the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut HHI in Berlin, who heads a project under the MultiTeraNet program funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

A few weeks ago the scientist and his team established a new world record together with colleagues from Fujitsu. Data is transmitted in fiber-optic cables using ultrashort pulses of light and is normally encoded by switching the laser on and off. A pulse gives the binary 1, off the 0. You therefore have two light intensity states to transmit the data. The Fraunhofer researchers have now managed to squeeze more data into a single pulse by packing four, instead of the previous two, binary data states in a light pulse using phase modulation."

"Faster data rates are hugely important for tomorrow's telecommunications", explains Weber. The researcher assumes the transmission capacity on the large transoceanic traffic links will need to increase to between 50 and 100 terabits per second in ten to 20 years. "This kind of capacity will only be feasible with the new high-performance systems."

Source: gizmag

Alcatel OT-C850 - MP3 Phone With EDGE

While lacking behind the mobile phone market share, Alcatel has displayed few new models in CeBIT, mainly targetting at low cost market. Alcatel OT-C850 comes with 1.3 megapixel camera, 65k colors screen at 176 x 220 size.

It works as an MP3 phone, providing you unlimited music with expandable 128 / 256 MB memory. The storage space can be expanded through the microSD card slot. The Alcatel OT-C850 is 102 x 44 x 13 mm, and supports EDGE network.

Source: Gizmo News

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