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Transcend Introduces 80X 2GB miniSD card, V20 USB Dongle

Samsung Develops 7-inch WVGA, Single-Chip LCD For Mobile Devices

ASUS Unveils V75 With Stereo Speaker, VX1 Details



Transcend Introduces 80X 2GB miniSD card, V20 USB Dongle

Transcend Information released 2GB miniSD flash memory card belonging to 80X Ultra-Performance series. The novelty is compliant with the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) portable device requirements.

Another novelty from the company is JetFlash V20 USB dongle. Based on the design of Transcend's best selling JetFlash 120, the V20 features the same shapely chassis and semi-transparent colored mid-band that glows during use. You can store, and transfer data in capacities ranging from 512MB (orange) for personal data, MP3s and photos, all the way up to 4GB (green) for full-sized movies and applications. With JetFlash V20 you can protect your information using a secure password, and even lock your computer while you are away from it. The bundled Password, PC-lock and Boot-up software protects your PC as well as your flash drive.

Source: Transcend Information

Samsung Develops 7-inch WVGA, Single-Chip LCD For Mobile Devices

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has developed its first amorphous silicon (a-Si) seven-inch, single-chip TFT-LCD panel that reproduces colors in high resolution (WVGA-level, 800x480 pixels).

The seven-inch LCDs are mostly used in mobile devices including DMB (digital multimedia broadcasting), PMP (portable multimedia players) and CNS (car navigation systems), and normally require 4 to 7 drive ICs(integrated circuit). Also, on a conventional seven-inch LCD panel, the T-con (time controller that drives the screen), power platform and other components typically are attached to a circuit board on the exterior of the LCD. The complexity of this integration point has been a major obstacle to slimming the package profile of mobile LCD devices.

The new single-chip design, with a contrast ratio of 400:1 and a brightness level of 450 nits, uses Samsung's proprietary ASG (amorphous silicon gate) technology. The ASG incorporates the Gate-driver IC function directly on the surface of the glass panel, while simultaneously integrating the T-con function within the Drive-IC. In the single-chip design, the surface area of the drive circuit and the number of components that it contains are each one-third less than that used in existing WVGA panel designs.

The one-chip seven-inch WVGA panel will be first publicly displayed during the first week of June at the SID (Society for Information Display) Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

Source: Samsung Electronics

ASUS Unveils V75 With Stereo Speaker, VX1 Details

ASUS today introduced the V75 mobile phone, which incorporated a stereo speaker, 17 phi amplifier, FM radio and MP3 player functions, and miniSD expansion slot for up to 1GB cards.

Besides leveraging an audio equalizer function, the V75 incorporated seven special modes Classical, Pop, Rock, Bass, Party, Treble and Dance to enhance adapt to different types of music.

ASUS also included a PC tool CD, which comes with download software for music, images and games, within the mobile phone package. Music editing features are included as well, allowing users to turn music into ring tones or combine audio effects with videos to create personal music videos.

Specifications:

  • GSM900/1800/1900; GPRS Class 10
  • 99.6x43x17.5mm, 80g
  • 720mAH Li-ion battery
  • 2-5 hrs/200-300hours talk/standby time
  • Available in white, purple and blue colors
  • 260,000-color, 1.8" TFT, 176x220 resolution display
  • WAP 1.2.1, WAP 2.0, OMA DRM
  • SMS, MMS, EMS, Email
  • MISP and 3 JAVA games built in
  • 1.3M-pixel CMOS, MPEG4/3GP camera
  • 64-chord polyphonic ring tones, Midi, MP3 AMR, AAC
  • 300-entry phonebook, incoming call portraits and 8 quick dials
  • 32MB built-in memory and miniSD slot (up to 1GB)

The company also unveiled the final details of its ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 notebook, which debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Based on Intel Core Duo Processor T2500 and Intel 945PM chipset, the VX1 is expected to be available in the market at the end of April priced at 2799 EUR (VAT included). The notebook will also be available on Lamborghini e-shop (http://www.lamborghinistore.com) and from the exclusive merchandising shop at the Automobili Lamborghini headquarter located in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy.

Source: ASUS, image from oc.com.tw

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