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Samsung Introduces New Bluetooth Headset Designed By Bang And Olufsen

BenQ Launches P51 PDA Phone

CeBIT 2007. Jetway: Motherboards

CeBIT 2007. Foxconn And OXCCO

CeBIT 2007. Tyan: New AMD-Based Solutions

CeBIT 2007. Foxconn: Enclosures

Samsung Introduces New Bluetooth Headset Designed By Bang And Olufsen

Samsung Electronics showcased the new Bluetooth headset (WEP 420), designed by Bang & Olufsen, for the first time at CeBIT 2007 in Hanover, Germany.

To offer simplistic design and usability, the WEP 420's buttons are hidden behind a sliding cover. The special sliding cover blocks static to increase the overall sound quality of this headset. To enhance its value, the WEP 420 comes packaged with a originally designed charger cradle that may be used as an interior decoration item.

In addition, Samsung Electronics also showcased the newest Mini Bluetooth Headset, the WEP 500. Samsung emphasizes the compact size and distinctive design of the WEP 500 for the first time at CeBIT 2007. The new Samsung WEP 500 prides itself on an innovative design of round shapes and easy-to-use features.

The Samsung WEP 420 will be available this month and WEP 500 will be launched within 2nd quarter 2007 in Europe and Asia.

Source: Samsung Electronics

BenQ Launches P51 PDA Phone

BenQ today announces the launch of the BenQ-Siemens P51 PDA phone - the successor to the P50, offering enhanced feature set including WLAN technology as well as an integrated GPS receiver for navigation service. The P51 operates on Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system and comes equipped with a 1.3-megapixel camera, 2.83-inch touchscreen and an ergonomic QWERTY keyboard.

Based on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, the BenQ-Siemens P51 arrives with an array of functions needed by business professionals on the go including Microsoft Word and Excel applications for document browsing and editing, push mail support for real-time e-mail receiving/sending, the PIM (Personal Information Management) applications that include task reminder and personal memo function, the ActiveSync application for quick syncing with a PC and a speech commander function for an intuitive way to operate the P51.

The BenQ-Siemens P51 features a media player and supports A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) via a Bluetooth headset, bringing full-bodied stereo sounding while enjoying digital content on the P51. The phone also comes equipped with a USB port for data syncing, a SDIO slot compatible for SD/MMC memory card and a vast array of optional accessories.

The P51 is currently available in Singapore and Turkey.

P51 specifications:

  • Dimensions: 122x60x20 (mm)
  • Weight: 170g
  • System: Quad-band, GSM / GPRS 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • Color: Platinum Sliver
  • Battery: 1320 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Talk Time: 5hrs
  • Standby Time: 185 hrs

Source: BenQ

CeBIT 2007. Jetway: Motherboards

We know Jetway primarily as a motherboard vendor. However, recently the company has also entered the graphics card market as well.

At CeBIT 2007 Jetway showcases motherboards, which have some very unusual exhibits among them.

The J9F2 Extreme based on Intel 945GM is built in the more and more popular Mini-ITX form factor. The board supports Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile processors, features Gigabit LAN, 8-channel audio, 2 x SATA, and even an IDE channel. A good solution for a powerful, low-noise and compact media center.

The J8F8 is even more compact, being built in the Nano-ITX form factor. This one will be shipped with an integrated AMD Geode LX800 CPU. Features are closer to those of notebooks than desktops: 1 x DDR400 SODIMM, 1 x IDE for a 2.5" HDD, 1 x mini PCI, 1 x Compact Flash, Gigabit LAN. Jetway names mobile navigations systems as a particular appliance for such products.

The company also introduces a motherboard on the newest AMD 690G - M2A692-GHG - designed for AMD Athlon 64/FX/X2/Sempron with an up to 1GHz HT bus.

Jetway M2A692-GHG specs:

  • Integrated ATI Radeon X1250
  • PCIe x16 interface
  • Up to 16GB of DDR2-800/667/533/400 in 4 sockets
  • 2 x PCI
  • 4 x SATAII, 1 x IDE for 2 drives
  • 8-channel Azalia HD
  • 10 x USB 2.0
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • mATX form factor

The motherboard is also supplied with a POST code indicator - a proprietary feature of most Jetway products.

Source: Our reporters at CeBIT 2007

CeBIT 2007. Foxconn And OXCCO

As our reporter got to know at CeBIT 2007, Foxconn decided to try a new approach in PC component delivery. Customers will be receiving kits consisting of a motherboard, a graphics card, memory, and an enclosure tested for compatibility. Since Foxconn doesn't product memory, it will be receiving such components from OXCCO.

According to Foxconn, any resemblance writing and spelling is purely accidental. However, perhaps, this memory vendor is actually a subsidiary of Foxconn.

In either way, while there's no information about memory quality and kit compatibility, it's early to think of purchasing such a solution. Moreover, there's another problem: the company will also have to convince customs that an enclosure with a motherboard, graphics card, and memory is still not a PC, but only a kit of components shipped together.

Source: Our reporters at CeBIT 2007

CeBIT 2007. Tyan: New AMD-Based Solutions

At the booth of Tyan that specializes in high-performance server solutions our reporter was attracted to these AMD-based products:

The Thunder n3600QX board based on nForce Pro 3600 core logic supports up to 4 x AMD Opteron Socket F processors of 8000 series. It features 32 sockets for DIMM DDR2-667/533/400, which totals maximum memory capacity to 128GB. The solution also offers 8 x SAS and 4 x SATA interfaces, an HTX port for Torrenza-based daugtherboards. There's also the lighter dual-way n3600U, which also supports HTX.

The Transport VX50 series supports quad (or even 8-way) configurations of AMD Opteron 8000 processors in rather compact 5U enclosures of 26.8" depth. The new models support and up to 128GB of DDR2 memory. Features include dual Gigabit and single Fast Ethernet controllers, 2 x PCI Express x16, 8 x hot-swappable SATA II. Such a machine powers from a 1620W PSU.

Source: Our reporters at CeBIT 2007

CeBIT 2007. Foxconn: Enclosures

At CeBIT 2007 Foxconn introduces a number of computer enclosures, this business being one of company's primary.

Note the mATX solutions optimized for media center PCs.

As you can see, the vendor experiments with drive bay layouts, forms, and colors.

Source: Our reporters at CeBIT 2007

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