Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hanvon WISEreader E920 High-Resolution e-Book Reader

Hanvon is preparing to drop their first high-resolution e-Book reader ‘WISEreader E920′ for the mass market. Due to be out in June 2011, the device will sport a 9.7-inch display with a 200 dpi resolution, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), a text-to-speech function, Chinese to English translation and a long-lasting battery that can last up to 15 days in standby mode or over 10,000 pages of reading. Unfortunately, there’s no word on pricing yet.

ASUS Eee Note EA800 Notepad/e-Book Reader Coming To Europe

Already available in Taiwan, ASUS’ brand new notepad/e-Book reader ‘Eee Note EA800‘ is finally making its way to European market in February. The device will be sold for 259 Euro (about $355). In case you didn’t remember, the Eee Note EA800 packs an 8-inch 768 x 1024 64-greyscale display, a Marvell processor, a 2.0-megapixel camera, a 4GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, WiFi, a 1W speaker, a USB port, a headphone jack, a 3700mAh battery and runs on Linux OS. [Notebook Italia]

Amazon Kindle Receives New Software Update

Here is good news for all Amazon Kindle owners. Amazon has recently issued the Kindle Software Update Version 3.1 for this famous eReader. Some of the features included in this update are Public Notes, Real Page Numbers, Before You Go, and New Newspaper/ Magazine Layout. The Public Notes lets Kindle users choose to make their book notes and highlights available for others to see, while the Real Page Numbers adds real page numbers to tens of thousands of Kindle books. With the Before You Go, you can immediately rate the book, when you reach the end of the book. And finally, the New Newspaper/ Magazine Layout is a new and improved layout for newspapers and magazines. This new layout gives you a quick snapshot of the news and helps you decide what you want to read first. All latest generation Kindle and Kindle 3G customers will receive this software update automatically via Wi-Fi once it becomes available. [Amazon]

Hanvon HPad A112 Multimedia e-Reader

Hanvon is reportedly planning on showcasing their newest multimedia e-Reader at the upcoming CeBIT 2011 (March 1-5). Called the HPad A112, the device features a 7-inch 800 x 600 (capacitive or resistive) touchscreen display, a 720MHz ARM11 processor, a 3.0-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2GB of flash storage, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), WiFi, Bluetooth, a mini HDMI port, a USB port, GPS (optional), 3G (optional), a 3300mAh battery and runs on Android 2.2 Froyo OS. The HPad A112 is expected to go on sale in the second half of this year for 399 Euro (about $545). [Softpedia]

Gajah International Releases BK7005 Touchscreen eReader

Gajah International Releases BK7005 Touchscreen eReader
Gajah International has rolled out its new product in the form of the BK7005 7-inch touchscreen eReader. Powered by the Google Android OS, the gadget supports Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to surf internet freely and download your favorite e-book titles from e-book stores. Too bad, there is no info on pricing at this moment. [Product Page]

Samsung Restore m570 Hits Sprint

Samsung Restore m570 Hits Sprint
Korean giant Samsung will launch their latest eco-friendly handset in the US via Sprint network. The Samsung Restore m570 is 84% recyclable and features a QVGA display, a 2MP digital camera, Sprint Navigation, stereo Bluetooth, One Click access to social networking sites and a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. The handset also has a full QWERTY keyboard and an alphanumeric keypad. Sprint will launch the Samsung Restore m570 on June 6th, 2010 for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. [Samsung via Upcoming Cell Phones]

Apple iPhone 4 Is Now Official

Steve Jobs today introduced the new iPhone 4 at WWDC 2010 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The iPhone 4 features a new design with both a glass front and back, and stainless steel edging, which actually functions as part of the antenna. The handset also measures at just 9.3mm thick, which is 24% thinner than the iPhone 3GS.
The new iPhone 4 boasts a 960 x 640 resolution display, offering a 326-pixel-per-inch density – “more than limit of the human retina,” according to Jobs. The new model is powered by Apple’s own A4 power-efficient processor, which should give the new phone a speed boost over the 3GS and a longer battery life. The new iPhone is powered by a 5-megapixel digital camera with an LED flash on the back and a front-facing camera for video calls. The main camera is able to record 720p HD videos at 30fps.
What’s more, the new iPhone 4 uses the iPhone OS 4 or also known as the “iOS 4″. The new operating system provides more than 100 new features and allows you to access the Apple iBook store, and share your books between your iPhone, iPad and iPod. Other important specs include an accelerometer, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11n), GPS navigation with compass, a 32GB max storage, UMTS/GSM and Quad-band HSDPA/HSUPA (7.2Mbps down/5.8Mbps up).
The iPhone 4 will be available on June 24, 2010 in both white and black cases. The 16GB and 32GB models are priced at $199 and $299, respectively. You should be able to order the iPhone 4 over at the Apple Store starting on June 15th, 2010.

Nokia E5 Messaging Phone To Be Released In Australia, North America, And South America

Nokia E5 Messaging Phone To Be Released In Australia, North America, And South America
Nokia will launch the new Nokia E5 messaging phone in Australia, North America, and South America. Announced at the same time with the Nokia C3 and C6, this new Symbian smartphone comes with a QVGA display, a full QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, HSDPA/HSUPA, A-GPS, Ovi Maps with free navigation, a 3.5mm headset jack, a 5MP camera with LED flash, a 250MB of internal memory and a 2GB card in the box. According to rumors, the Nokia E5 will retail for €180 ($220) unlocked. Stay tuned for more updates. [UnWiredView via Upcoming Cell Phones]

Jawbone ICON For Cisco Bluetooth Headset

Jabra Go 660 Bluetooth Headset System
Jawbone and Cisco has collaborated to release the Jawbone ICON for Cisco Bluetooth headset. The headset allows users to connect to their Cisco Unified IP phones and cell phones simultaneously, creating a truly unified, wireless, and hands-free communications experience as they move from in-the-office to on-the-go. Features of the headset can also be enhanced via new software applications and functional updates via the Jawbone MyTALK platform.
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Folio 100 Tegra 2 Tablet Feature Highlights Video

Folio 100 Tegra 2 Tablet
Official Promotion video from Toshiba goes through the most important features of the new Toshiba Folio 100 Tegra 2 Tablet. The Folio 100 has a 10 inch screen, with a resolution of 1024×600 and will have the ability to send HD video out of it’s HDMI port. The tablet will have 16gb of internal storage as well as an SD card slot to provide additional storage, and supports ports for both full size and mini USB ports. Internet access will be taken care of by both Wi-Fi and 3G, Bluetooth is enabled here also. If you are a video chat fan this tablet has a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera only.

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Galaxy GTX 460 Video Card Streams Content To Your TV Wirelessly

Galaxy GTX 460 Video Card
I have often wished that I could get Hulu or other streaming video sources on my TV, but I lack a media player that can do that or wireless streaming tech for my computer. If you are a gamer that needs a new video card, Galaxy has unveiled a very interesting NVIDIA GTX 460 card dubbed the GTX 460 WHDI Edition.
The new video card will ship in October and its cool feature is that it has built-in wireless streaming that will send any video content to your TV. At the TV, a wireless receiver connects to receive the streamed video. That means you can watch Hulu or even play a PC game using your TV in the living room.

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CSL Renames ViewPad 7 As DroidPad Spice MI700

CSL Renames ViewPad 7 As DroidPad Spice MI700
The ‘spicy’ DroidPad measures 179.4 x 110 x 11.5 mm and, just like its ‘long lost’ sibling promoted by ViewSonic, it has a Qualcomm MSM7227 chip clocked at 600 MHz, 512MB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity, GPS, a back-facing 3 megapixel camera, a microSD card slot, a G-sensor, and a USB port. The tablet packs a 3240 mAh Li-Pol battery that’s supposed to last for up to 6 hours per charge and costs about $518.
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Ray Kurzweil’s Blio E-Book Launch Met With Confusion, Controvers

Blio 300x144 Ray Kurzweil’s Blio E Book Launch Met With Confusion, Controversy
This week, K-NFB, an e-reading company founded by Ray Kurzweil and the National Federation for the Blind, launched its much-anticipated Blio reading app and e-book store. Blio was immediately and widely panned by publishers, developers and readers. “Many of the failures are fundamentally at odds with the one thing that Kurzweil was touting above all else: accessibility,” wrote Laura Dawson, a digital reading industry consultant, formerly of K-NFB initially promised to make e-books more accessible to blind readers; yet Windows, currently its only enhanced books platform, has known text-to-speech conversion issues.
K-NFB and Kurzweil responded by saying the software had been released before a fully-accessible version was ready, and that they plan to release an improved version next week. “People understandably have very high expectations,” Kurzweil said in an interview with Thursday. “We believe Blio is very usable and has many features other book formats don’t. And there are many features that we want to add.”

Click Here More Full Article : Wired