Friday, February 25, 2011

With Android 2.3.3 Google stops synchronization of contacts from Facebook with phone book

С Android 2.3.3 Google спира синхронизацията на контактите от Facebook с тел. указателIf you use a smartphone with Android and you have lost the use of Facebook, you may not have noticed, but it can keep your Facebook contacts in the phonebook. Apparently by Google are not very happy with this convenience. With the release of Android 2.3.3, which has already reached Nexus S and Nexus One, the situation is different. According to the company data of Facebook can not be exported easily by the user, and Google wants consumers to have the freedom to have their contacts as they see fit. Therefore, this synchronization will not be possible with future versions of Android. From Google commented that all authors of the applications on Facebook and can use the API for contacts of Android, to integrate the information into the devices and consumers will have more control over it.

North Korea already makes phones for rent for foreigners

Северна  Корея вече не дава телефони под наем на чужденцитеNorth Korea has not allowed foreigners to make international calls while in the country
Apparently the authorities in North Korea are seriously worried by events in the world in recent weeks. Foreigners reported that by early 2011 the state no longer allows mobile phones to rent to people who come into North Korea. So far, when a stranger enter North Korea, he had to leave my mobile phone in stock and received cell phone rental, where you can place international calls. On the other hand, local residents, they can only use phones which can not make international calls. Of course, comments from local authorities so far gone.

Nook occupies 25% of the market for electronic books for readers in the U.S.

Nook заема 25% от пазара на четци за електронни  книги в САЩSince Amazon is still not officially reported how many of the Kindle sold, suggesting that competing airlines also have reason to do so. As a result, anyone can tell us what you like about the market for electronic readers for the books and we should believe him because we do not have accurate information about its distribution. Therefore now accept on trust that the reader for electronic books Nook of Barnes & Noble owns 25% of the market for such devices in the U.S.. From the publisher also did not report how many of Nook are sold so that we remain waiting for someone to deliver more accurate information to orient yourself. Meanwhile, the company reported a 25 percent drop in annual profit for its fiscal quarter ended January 29, due to increased investment in Nook. However, revenue for the period have increased by 7%.

iOS 4.3 may come early next week

iOS 4.3 може да излезе още през следващата седмицаAccording to Boy Genius Report, Apple completed work on version 4.3 of iOS and we might see a new version of the platform as early as next week. Then forward the premiere of the iPad 2, which would be really appropriate time to present the new version and operating system. As we know, when things Apple never random, so it's hardly a coincidence.

The new MacBook Pro (Early 2011) already on the market!

Apple released its new line of MacBook Pro computers are all new Sandy Bridge processors, even the cheapest 15-inch model has a 4-core Intel Core i7 processor.

13-inch MacBook Pro, like its bigger brothers use the same design with its previous model, its weight is also kept the same. The main difference with him is the presence of 2.3-GHz Intel Core i5 processor (or 2.7-GHz Core i7), thereby integrating Apple jumped into 13-inch machines Arrandale line of Intel and Intel Core 2 Duo went straight to the 2nd Generation Core processors. The resolution of the display remains the same - 1280 x 800 pixels. Impressed Thunderbolt port capable of transferring data at up to 10 gigabits per second and FaceTime HD camera. Its price is 1199 dollars.
15-inch model comes in two configurations - the cheaper it is equipped with a relatively slow AMD Radeon 6490M graphics card with 256 MB of GDDR5 memory suite. More expensive does have a very fast AMD Radeon 6750M graphics card with 1 GB GDDR5 memory. When needed, the operating system switches automatically to the built-in CPU Intel HD Graphics 3000. Processor, 15-inch MacBook Pro e 2.0 or 2.2 GHz Core i7, and both versions come with 6 MB cache. Optionally the machine can be ordered with the 2.3-GHz i7 with 8MV LL cache. The price of laptops with 15-inch diagonal starts at 1799 dollars.

17-inch MacBook Pro is of course at the high-model - the display is a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, and weighs 2.99 kg. All other features are identical to those of 15-inch proposals, other minor difference is the presence here at ExpressCard/34 slot and one USB 2.0 port. Other course is the price starts from 2499 dollars.

All the new line of notebooks are equipped with Thunderbolt port, SuperDrive optical drive, FaceTime HD and battery, up to 7 hours of use per charge.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Samsung will provide Galaxy Tab with 8.9 "screen?

Samsung ще представи Galaxy Tab с 8,9" екран?Samsung continues to expand its product range of tablets and seems to be trying to offer a product with a known amount of the screen. According to agency Yonhapnews in the next month the company will announce a tablet with Android, which has a 8.9 "screen. So far no details of its features, but it is very likely to use Android 3.0 Honeycomb, to compete successfully with the proposal of LG. According to the information immediately after the premiere will be available from mobile operators worldwide. Samsung already has a tablet with a 7 "and 10.1" screens, and mobile products and provide Congress with a 5 "screen that called multimedia player, but may well to go and tablet.

Will there be a white iPhone 5?

Ще има ли бял iPhone 5?Maybe you've asked the question whether Apple prepares a white version of the iPhone 5 after the epic delay of white iPhone 4 you finally expect to see soon in the coming spring. According to the newspaper Economic Daily News, however, the company prepares and white version of the iPhone 5, which otherwise will use the touch screen, manufactured by Wintek. Wonder how much of the information is correct because if so, the appearance of a white iPhone 4 in the spring will be too close to the premiere of the next phone model of Apple, which is expected to be in early summer.

More details on the thinnest smartphone in the world - NEC Medias

Още подробности за най-тънкия смартфон в света - NEC MediasI recently wrote about NEC Medias, which with a thickness of 7.7 mm can go for the thinnest smartphone in the world, but in the meantime there were official details of the device. It is made by NEC Casio Mobile, named Medias N-04C and will be available from March 15 in Japan in the network of the largest local operator NTT DoCoMo in black and white version. The smartphone weighs 105 grams, which is impressive as one of its features are 4 "LCD screen with 480 x 854 pixels and the protection of glass Gorilla, 5.1MP CMOS camera, 1Seg TV tuner, an electronic book and even an infrared transmitter. Medias is compatible with the standard i-mode and will be sold with Android 2.2, but this summer will receive update to version 2.3. Other phone features include a microSDHC slot, GPS receiver, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and Wi-Fi.

Tablets with Android 3.0 are prohibitive high prices

Таблетите с Android 3.0 са с възпиращо високи цениBy placing a year ago the base version of the iPad for $ 500, Apple pressed significant other producers who had ambitions to enter the world of tablets. And until last year iPad was almost no competition because most other tablets relied on to put up this type of device versions of Android, the beginning of this year things changed. Google introduced Android 3.0, a version that is optimized for tablets, and with it began to appear and devices that take advantage of it - most of them rely on dual-core processor, NVIDIA Tegra 2. The first tablet of a new generation Motorola Xoom and in fact was the first reached the market - for now only in the U.S.. Surprising thing is the price at which proposed tablet - Verizon sells it for $ 600 with a two-year contract for mobile services or for $ 800 without contract. Expensive, right?

CEO of Motorola, however, that price is quite normal. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Sandzhey Shah justifies the cost of the device, especially compared with the iPad, a fact that has 32GB memory and that after the free upgrade will support work with the new, faster 4G networks. For comparison: iPad with 32GB and 3G capabilities costs $ 730. Such is the situation with the most expensive version of the tablet of Apple, the difference in the base becomes even more drastic - though iPad with Wi-Fi sells for $ 500 stateside. Motorola intends to offer a version of Xoom and only Wi-Fi, the price will be such as iPad 32GB with Wi-Fi - $ 600.

Do not think that Motorola Xoom is an exception. In recent days show information and the expected price of some of the other tablets with Android 3.0 and things do not look much different. According to the website of Vodafone Portugal, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which also relies on Android 3.0, and NVIDIA Tegra 2 will be sold in the country in March for 700 euros. In turn, tablet HTC Flyer, which later will receive updates to the same version of the platform, maybe it will cost 500 euros for the version with Wi-Fi capabilities and 600-670 euros for versions with Wi-Fi and 3G. Prices come from the sites of German stores in search Again from Germany and understand the cost of another new generation of tablets - LG Optimus Pad. According to LG, tablet will appear in the country in April at a price of 999 euros. True 3D camera there, but this is hardly justification for such a value.

For now, the fate of the new generation of tablets with the Google platform seems a little vague, especially in terms of consumer interest. Such deterrent prices will have more to convince us to open their wallets but do not forget that next week Apple is preparing to submit iPad 2. The company certainly will not let it slip leadership in tablets, but with these prices of competitors with Android 3.0, will hardly be difficult to maintain it.

Apple updated series laptops MacBook Pro, include technology Thunderbolt

Apple обнови серията лаптопи MacBook Pro, включват и технологията ThunderboltAs expected, Apple presented new versions of the series laptops MacBook Pro, which models come with 13 ", 15" and 17 "screens. Among the changes are the addition of dual and quad core Intel Sandy Bridge, HD cameras FaceTime calls, high technology Thunderbolt (Intel Light Peak) and replacing the video card from NVIDIA with the proposals of the Radeon ATI. According to the company that makes the new laptops to two times faster compared to the models of previous generations.

The two new 13.3 "(1280 x 800 pixels) with laptop processors Intel Corei5 and i7 of 2.3GHz or 2.7GHz. The base model (in 1199 dollars) with 4GB RAM memory, 320GB hard drive and integrated Intel HD Graphics video system 3000. The second option is priced at 1499 dollars and includes hard drive capacity 500GB.

MacBook Pro 15.4 "(1440 x 900 or 1680 x 1050 pixels) is available with dual or quad core Intel Core i5 and i7 of 2.2GHz or 2.7GHz. Standard RAM is 4GB DDR3, the base model (1799 dollars) has 500GB hard disk, and the next (in 2199 dollars) has a 750GB drive. Both include graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6490M with 256MB or AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB memory, the operating system will automatically switch between them depending on the load .

17-inch MacBook Pro (2499 dollars) is a quad-core processor of Intel Core i7 2.2GHz (with an option for Core i7 to 2.3GHz), HDD 750GB, 4GB RAM memory, Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB. Screen resolution is 1920 x 1200 pixels.

All laptops are equipped with slot SDXC card, Wi-Fi a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, two USB 2.0 (three in 17-inch model), Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 800 port, 8x SuperDrive optical drive and FaceTime HD camera. Batteries for all models should provide up to 7 hours per charge. Most interesting is the replacement of the interface with the new Mini DisplayPort port Thunderbolt. It has backward compatibility with DisplayPort, but provides much higher speeds for data transfer. Thunderbolt is based on technology Intel Light Peak and includes two return channels, each with up to 10Gbps for connection to external peripherals. More details on the characteristics of the laptops can be found at:

The premiere of the iPhone 5 may be all in September

Премиерата на iPhone 5 може да бъде чак през септемвриAs noted previously, placing the white version of the iPhone 4 of the market in spring would be too close to the prime minister assumed the iPhone 5 in early summer. On top of the iPhone 5 is rumored to be working with CDMA networks, which makes its premiere and close to that of a CDMA version of the iPhone 4, which recently hit the market. It seems that Steve Jobs may also be taken account of this fact because, according to Business Insider Information on the premiere of the next generation iPhone could be made only in September. The grounds for such claims are not small. Besides that most of its phones bought in early 2011 will not feel screwed because only a few months later, Apple releases new version of their expensive acquisition, there are purely technical reasons to believe that Apple will provide iPhone 5 at the usual time of year. According to Business Insider majority of suppliers of components for the phone has not yet received final orders of the quantities to provide to Apple. Usually in September, Apple unveiled new versions of its music players, so that in any case again mentioned a month in which we are accustomed to the company is active. When, however, will be premiered on the iPhone 5 to be seen.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

What devices prepares Dell's market of smartphones and tablets in 2011

Какви устройства подготвя Dell за пазара на смартфони и таблети през 2011 г.Dell has not yet become a big name in the market for smartphones, but the company gives all of himself. Thanks to Windows Phone Central learn what they are prepared by the end of the year for fans of portable devices. Most of the new company products using Android, but there are several that will work with other versions of Windows Phone.

Venue Pro is the first phone with Windows Phone, you will see and who will work with Snapdragon processor 1 GHz and 8 MP camera. In the third quarter does it appear maybe his successor - Wrigley. Expectations are its technical characteristics are better than VenuePro, but this time lacks information. The phone will work with the new version of Windows Phone, which will support multi-tasking and IE9.

Hancock does it will use Android Ice Cream and we can expect the market in September. Here you might want to note that by this time Google will have submitted the new version of the platform. Hancock will have 4 "display with a resolution of 960 x 540, will have a QWERTY keyboard, dual-core processor and 8 MP camera which will record 1080p video, and an additional 1.3 megapixel camera on the front panel. At the end of 2011 or beginning of 2012 did we expect Millennium, which seems to be version of Hancock, but no hardware keyboard.

Several tablet prepared from Dell this year. Streak One is 7, for which we already know enough and will be available until the end of the second quarter. Prospective owners can expect an update to Android Honeycomb in late summer. Gallo likely will be the first tablet of the portfolio that will work with Android Honeycomb. At the end of the year we can expect tablet Sterling, who will be heir to Streak 7, but details about it yet. The same goes for Silver Oak and Opus One, who will work with Android Honeycomb, but they will see in early 2012, however there is one tablet that will work with Windows 8. His name is Peju and Dell will introduce us to him too early next year.

PlayBook can change the future of RIM

PlayBook може да промени бъдещето на RIMRIM's decision to buy the Canadian company and QNX operating system that develops, can be very successful move for the manufacturer of BlackBerry. This year the company decided to bring together the various activities of the mobile congress in a booth located in Hall 7 (dedicated to mobile applications), much of it was devoted to tablet PlayBook. We managed to spend some time in his company as a whole and our impressions are more than good. The company responds extremely fast and multitasking capabilities are impressive - although the background is reproduced 1080p video and multiple applications were open, the work of the tablet is not delayed in any way. The dimensions of the device are suitable for everyday and unlike iPad predisposes to greater mobile use. Once I realized that over time will reach the platform and smartphones RIM, the company will apparently be able to respond adequately to attacks by competitors.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Nokia's unlimited rights to modify Windows Phone

Nokia с почти неограничени права за промяна на Windows PhoneNokia may have expected the arrival of the next version of Windows Phone, to offer the first phones with the platform, but also will have many more rights than other phone manufacturers with WP7. These rights will be discharged its hands on the appearance of the interface, which means you can change it according to your desires. However, whether he chooses to do so is another matter. Information is shared by Niklas Savander in an interview on Phone Scoop. He said Microsoft has given almost unlimited freedom to modify the Nokia platform. From his words we understand, however, Nokia intends to refrain from any changes that would delay our reaching the Nokia updates the operating system from Microsoft. So he said the changes will mainly into two categories - those that can easily be transferred to subsequent versions of the platform, and those who will be deeply integrated into the WP, will be doing with Microsoft and will be available to other phone manufacturers.

Android users visit most sites over the phone

Потребителите на Android посещават най-много сайтове през телефона си
By GfK Network Intelligence is play around to collect and summarize some data on how and what people use smartphones. Interesting information about the online activities of the owners of smart phones, from which most active online users of Android. They attend an average of 9.1 pages per day, while fans of Apple and iPhone attend eight site daily. BlackBerry users visit 5.7 sites per day in their phones, while owners of phones with the Symbian 5.2 site seeing day. It turns out that the size of the phone screen affect online activity, but this fact is quite understandable, given that the larger screen is, the more convenient it is to work with sites. People with phones whose screens are diagonal, less than 2 ", visiting an average of 2.8 pages per day, while those with 4" and larger displays an average of 10.4 browse the site. Interesting are the figures for attendance at social networking sites such as Facebook. By GfK reported that most owners of Symbian phones visit the site on Facebook, but at least - the owners of phones with Android. Such information could be misleading if not careful, since Facebook is no formal application for working with Symbian, which is why users of this platform more frequently than others used mobile site social support, while all who have phones with Android or iOS, may use specialized applications.

And Sony prepares Tablet PC gamers, compatible with PlayStation

Sony Tablet
If you ever think that Sony is the only company that still has not submitted any tablet on the market does not lie. Although there were rumors that the company is working on a similar device to date we have not seen any results of their work, and even less a confirmation that is so, even if it informally. However, it seems that Sony still preparing a surprise in the form of a tablet. According to credible, yet anonymous sources to Engadget, the device features a 9.4 "screen and will work with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. The team that worked on the lines S1, is under the umbrella of the VAIO, but the final product will not carry this brand . Actually tablet will be certified for use with PlayStation and should be particularly attractive for avid gamers. According to Engadget Sony is working on changes to the interface of Android Honeycomb, which will make interface more attractive and that of the iPad. The end result will is greater integration with the service Qriocity the company through which Sony offers music, games, electronic books, videos and other content in Europe. The tablet will work with Tegra processor 2 will have two cameras, infrared, USB-A port and Wi -Fi and 3G capabilities. S1 is expected to be available in September at prices of $ 599 for the model only with Wi-Fi.not ATMs in this Budapest, respectively, and accordingly no pocket.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

LG Optimus 3D uses dual-core processor OMAP4. The OS is Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

LG's press conference in Barcelona on Monday, but the company has already released a press release, which said details of the key devices that will show the mobile Among these are data on smartphone LG Optimus 3D, which not only can record 3D video, but also will have 3D display for viewing this content. It is interesting that the smartphone will not use dual-core processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, as in Optimux 2X, but instead will rely on dual-core chip with a clock speed OMAP4 1GHz, who has dual channel memory architecture. The company claims that it provides 4 times more video decoders to competitors, which will double the graphics performance of the phone. There are two cameras to record 3D video, it can be seen on both the 3D TV using HDMI output and 3D on your phone screen with a diagonal of 4.3 ".
Another star in the Korean company's portfolio is tablet LG Optimus Pad. It is equipped with 8.9 "display with 1280 x 768 pixels thanks to dual-core processor, NVIDIA Tegra 2 can play full HD content. Copes with and record 3D video and photos. OS is Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Started update, adding multitouch in Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

Xperia X10

At the end of 2010 Sony Ericsson promised at the beginning of this year to release another update for the smartphone Xperia X10, X8, and these series mini, which will add the first smartphone support for popular multi-touch capabilities to manage what is happening on screen. The company kept his word and updates Xperia X10 already started, it can be installed or wirelessly or via PC and use Sony Ericsson Update Service. Multitouch new option is available only in Xperia X10 and in a limited number of applications - browser and Google Maps.
Започна ъпдейтът, добавящ мултитъч в Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
In updates to all products - Xperia X10, X8 and model series mini, are removed various bugs and added support for languages such as Arabic, farsi, Thai and Hebrew. For X8 and mini models is enabled and compatible with standard wireless ANT +, which will allow work with various accessories. In addition to the blog Xperia X10 Sony Ericsson's additions are mentioned more as an option for trimming videos, improvements in the Mediascape and automatic resizing of clips for sending via MMS. Next week should begin and updates for other models.

Tablets with Android reached 22% of total sales

Таблетите с Android достигнаха 22% от общите продажбиIn the third quarter of 2010, Apple boasts that sales of the iPad represent 96% of total sales of tablets for the period. According to Strategy Analytics, however, in the last quarter of last year this figure has changed seriously owing primarily to Samsung Galaxy Tab. Otherwise at the end of 2010 sales of tablets with Android have increased their share of total sales of tablets rose from 2.3 percent in the third quarter to 22% in the fourth. The share of the iPad has decreased to 75%. The agency did not specify in sufficient detail what devices considered as tablets, ie do not know if Dell Streak with 5 "screen also falls within the list. According to Strategy Analytics, however, Galaxy Tab is among the devices that have contributed most to increasing sales of tablets with Android. Overall, for the period were sold 7.3 million number iPad and 2.1 million models with Android, while in the third quarter drives with Google's platform were only 100 000. However, we expect the market situation has yet to change with the arrival of Android 3.0 Honeycomb and new generation devices.