Archive for December, 2009

Philips Xenium K700: “long-playing” phone

31 Dec

The network has more details about the mobile phone Philips Xenium K700. This is a fairly simple device with a 2.8-inch touch screen and no keyboard. It does not work in third-generation cellular networks, does not support Wi-Fi and GPS. But he has one non-standard for normal phone capabilities: support for audio format FLAC. That is, the device can play music in high quality, comparable to CD. At Philips Xenium K700, moreover, supports a wide range of audio formats ivideo. Otherwise, the characteristics of the device medium. While nothing is known about when it goes on sale and how much it cost. 

Specifications Philips Xenium K700: 

*. Cellular: GSM / EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz 
*. Built-in Memory: 48 MB 
*. microSD-slot (cards up to 8 GB) 
*. Audio formats: MP3, AAC, AAC +, WMA, FLAC and APE 
*. Video formats: AVI, DivX, RMVB, RM, FLV, MPEG4, H.263 and 3GP 
*. * Display: 2.8-inch touchscreen, 240х400 pixels, 262K colors 
*. Camera: 3.2-megapixel 
*. Interfaces: Bluetooth, USB 
*. Battery: 1000 mAh 
*. Hours of talk time: up to 8,5 hours 
*. Dimensions: 101x52x13, 2 mm 
*. Weight: 97 grams


GSM code hacked and published …

30 Dec
The fact of breaking the encryption code cracker has already told the world, moreover, he even opened access to the fruits of their work. How many calls from mobile phones, takes place in a day, impossible to calculate, but know for certain that all of these conversations are protected 64-bit encryption algorithm, which is already 21 years old. Previously, decrypting the code needed to several weeks, but now, thanks to a German programmer Karsten Nola (Karsten Nohl) decode any conversation can be just a few minutes.  

For your reassurance we can see that in 2007 GSM Association introduced a new 128-bit encryption code A5 / 3, but it is subject to cracking, so his algorithm is similar to its predecessor. 

It is important to note that in order to overhear the conversation, not just to have the code, and the attacker will be confronted with unimaginable digital data stream, but Karsten wants to convince us that the interception of the software is already available, but just in case notes that important conversation is better conduct a personal meeting

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Nokia is preparing a completely new phones

29 Dec

Company Nokia in 2010, plans to significantly change not only the range of smartphones, and phones on the Series 40. New models can be equipped with a QWERTY-keyboard, touch screens and support for two SIM-cards. 

In 2010, Nokia plans to not only provide cheaper smartphones and halve their range, but also begin to produce normal phones with a completely new functions for them, reports IntoMobile with reference to the chapter divisions Nokia Devices Oystamo Kai. 
According Oystamo, “next year, Nokia plans to release phones based on Series 40, which will have a standard keyboard QWERTY, support the simultaneous use of two SIM-cards, touch screen and other new features. 
Currently, the company’s portfolio is conservative. Simple phones are limited to three form factors: monoblock, slider and clamshell. QWERTY-keyboard and touch screen is only on smartphones based on S60. Support for two simultaneous SIM-cards in the phones Nokia, in contrast to, for example, many models of Samsung, is absent. 

Recall earlier in December, Nokia announced that the number of new smartphones in 2010 will be reduced as compared to 2009 is approximately two times, then there will be submitted approximately 10 new models. In addition, next year the company intends to update the S60 user interface and significantly increase the proportion of devices with touch screens and / or keyboard of the standard QWERTY. 
Compared with previous years, the share of Nokia in the global market of mobile phones, including smart phones, and if declined, it is insignificant. However, the vendor’s position on the background of smartphones Apple, RIM and related services such as the incredibly successful App Store, several weak. The Nokia realized that her own shop applications Ovi Store with App Store is not able to compete, but analysts doubted that the future is yet another service company, Comes With Music. 

In general, Nokia believes that mobile phones should play the role of devices that give access to mobile services, and operates in this direction. Variety of models and their more precise positioning enables us to offer more depth and quality experience.


Nokia N900 in 3D

27 Dec

The company Nokia has opened its new site on which it is now possible to look at the n900 in 3D space! Phone can flip, rotate in all directions and even see it in the clear. This site is ideal for those who just want to buy yourself this model. 

Recall that the N900 – is the new flagship device with Nokia, which first appeared a new OS Maemo 5! 

Main technical characteristics n900: 
* Support GSM EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA / HSPA 900/1700/2100 MHz 
* OS Maemo 5 OS 
* TI OMAP 3430: ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX supports * OpenGL ES 2.0 support 
* Up to 1 GB of memory (256 MB RAM, 768 MB of virtual memory) 
* 3.5-inch touch screen with raresheniem 800 × 480 (WVGA) 
* 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and Carl Zeiss Tessar optics 
* Integrated GPS, Assisted-GPS 
* Wi-Fi b / g, an integrated FM transmitter 
* Port Micro-USB, High-Speed USB 2.0, Bluetooth v2.1 
* 32 GB of internal memory 
* Support for microSD memory cards with up to 16 GB 
* Fully functional tactile QWERTY keyboard, full-featured virtual QWERTY keyboard 
* Browser based on Mozilla with support for Adobe Flash 9.4 
* Support for media formats. Mp4,. Avi,. Wmv, .3 gp; codecs: H.264, * MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, H.263 
* Battery BL-5J 1320 mAh 
* Dimensions – 110.9 × 59.8 × 18 mm 
* Weight – 181 gr.


LG Prada 3 is possible to work on Android

26 Dec

The network has information that LG is preparing a continued line of fashion mobile phones Prada. 

Prada Model 3, according to unofficial information, will have a QWERTY-keyboard and touch screen. The most interesting is that the machine will be running OS Android. 

We also know that LG Prada 3 supports work in the networks of CDMA, a spread smartphone will cellular operator Sprint. The appearance of the device for sale expected in the first quarter of 2010. 
Perhaps, LG Prada 3 will demonstrate this at CES 2010.


iPhone up 30%

25 Dec
As expected, the growth of the euro will lead to a significant increase in the cost smartphone iPhone 3G, which in the new year will increase 20 to 28 thousand rubles. Price new model 3GS be not less than 30 thousand rubles. 

Originally iPhone 3G went on sale at the price of 25 thousand rubles. for the version with 8 GB of memory, then the price dropped to 20 thousand rubles. Retail price of the phone consists of the procurement (400 euros for iPhone 3G) plus 5% customs duty and 18% VAT. Do not forget about the cost of logistics, as well as the margin of the operator. 

Adequate price for iPhone 3GS can be considered the threshold of 25 thousand rubles. In larger value operators are unlikely to sell an impressive koliechestvo devices that are already in Russia are significantly more expensive than in the United States. 

Moreover, iPhone 3GS almost indistinguishable from the previous model, whose owners probably will not change your old phone.


Samsung W9100 – phone, saves life

24 Dec

South Korean company Samsung Electronics, together with the National Emergency Management Agency will release a mobile phone, in whose memory will be downloaded videos with a description of resuscitation procedures, including artificial respiration and indirect heart massage. 

Detailed specifications W9100 models are not reported. We only know that the machine will be executed in the form factor “clamshell”. In selling the device will appear in January. 

By the way, the initiative had on the soul of another South Korean manufacturer – company LG Electronics, which has promised to release its own phone with similar rollers later.


4-th generation iPhone

24 Dec

Two rumors about Apple’s devices again captured the attention of waiting for new products from Yabloko. 

In the first hearing that the iPhone will be the next generation of cameras with a resolution of 5 megapixels. The second rumor is that we will see the same Apple Tablet with a 7-dyuymovm display. 

According to the information resource DigiTimes, producer of CMOS sensors, OmniVision has received an order from Apple for 5-megapixel sensors, and the device is expected in 2010. The same company now delivers 3.2 megapixel sensors for iPhone 3GS, as well as, sensors for cameras iPod nano. Representatives OmniVision evasions, but another to expect and not worth it. 

At the same time, the resource BGR said with 100% certainty that the 7-inch Apple Tablet will be released in 2010, and already in the month of January. The source is not specified, will be released along with a new 10-inch Apple Tablet, about which much was said, or instead of, but given the BGR reputation and track record of their sources, the rumor can be trusted.


Motorola Opus One – “guglofon for iDEN-network

23 Dec

In the Internet appeared unofficial information about the new smartphone Motorola, running a software platform Google Android. 

Opus One model is based on the Android version 1.5, equipped with a 3.1-inch capacitive touch display with a resolution of 320×480 pixels, 512 MB flash memory, 256 MB RAM, 3-megapixel camera with autofocus, an accelerometer sensor modules for approximation and wireless Wi -Fi 802.11 b / g and Bluetooth. 

Also provides for microSD-slot, 2.5-mm jack for headphones, the function Push To Talk, support A-GPS. It weighs about 100 grams of novelty. 

When and at what price the device goes on sale, is not yet known. Most likely, the new product is designed exclusively for the American market


The Big Three reached an agreement with Apple – iPhone 3GS will appear in the spring

22 Dec
According to the edition of Kommersant, operators of the Big Three managed to negotiate with Apple to supply iPhone 3GS. 

MTS, VimpelCom and MegaFon will release a new model of the communicator Apple next year, tentatively in February or March, although the terms of the agreement operators, of course, do not reveal. MTS has agreed to supply Apple with the iPhone 3GS two weeks ago. 
MegaFon has reached an agreement in principle with the U.S. company at the end of last week and plans to bring iPhone 3GS market in the first quarter of 2010, told “Kommersant” The Director of Public Relations operator Peter Lidov. 
On the agreement, VimpelCom and Apple is known from an informed source. 

Recall earlier in the network is constantly circulating rumors that the “big three” can not agree with Apple on iPhone 3GS conditions of purchase for resale. Supplier set too high prices and stringent conditions on sales to the end consumer. However, it turned out, the demand for iPhone is considerably lower than expected. 
For example, MTS, VimpelCom and MegaFon pledged to sell 3.5 million vehicles over two years, but still managed to sell only about 300 thousand. While it is difficult to say how will the situation with iPhone 3GS and whether the new model is more successful.