Official Press Photos of Nokia E66 and E71

For those of you waiting for the announced Nokia E66 and E71, the wait is almost over. A website recently got their hands official press images of what is supposed to be the Nokia E66 and Nokia E71. The E71 phone will the successor to the successful and popular E61 and E61i while the E66 follows the E65.

These devices is said to include Wifi, HSDPA, GPS and a 3.2 megapixel camera. They are not the prettiest smartphones in the market if you base your judgement on the pictures, but we’ll all just have to wait and see.

3G iPhone ‘Real’ Photos

3G iPhone
We have showed you so far a bunch of so called 3G iPhone designs. They were black, they were white, they were slim and curvy. We even had some of AT&T choice menu for the new iPhone 2. All these proved to be misleading rumors or human errors.

That’s why I though I’d show you some more ingenious edited photos. This isn’t the 3G version although that’s what they pretend it its. They say the new iPhone will be available in red, white and black and they try to hint some changes like the camera placement or design. For starters they were showed on a greek iPhone site, which is hardly the place they will be released first.

Moving on then. We have almost two weeks for others to deliver more iPhone 3G designs.

3G iPhone

3G iPhone

Will Apple Go for Solar Batteries?


Apple filed a patent application on April 24th 2008 with the title “Sollar cells on portable devices”. Is that thinking out of the box or what? Imagine having your iPod, MacBook or your brand new iPhone equipped with such an alternative power means? They would charge as you go giving you extra hours or wireless fun and work.

The application says

Solar cells are typically stacked with other layers made of transparent or semi-transparent materials… Some of these layers may be used for display or input purposes, and some layers may be coated with various materials or they may be etched with product logos or other patterns.

That means that no matter how you hold your Apple device or no matter what weather we have, you would get some energy from the sun. I can’t wait to let you know these batteries are actually used in a device.

TeliaSonera to sell iPhone in the Nordic and Baltic markets

TeliaSonera, the dominant telephone company and mobile network operator in Sweden, Finland, Northern, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Spain, has announced their agreement with Apple to bring the popular Apple device to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia later this year.

TeliaSonera provides telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, in Spain and the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey. Given the wide range of coverage that TeleSonera has, there is no doubt the iPhone will gain worldwide popularity in a few years to come.

Zune 2.5 adds TV shows, Zune Card sharing

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Microsoft has released their latest Zune software upgrade, and while it finally offers gapless playback and features the return of the playlists, though not quite as robust as they once were, the most notable difference on the Zune itself is the ability to view and play your friends' playlists directly from your Zune rather than having to run over to your browser, so long as you both are Zune Pass subscribers. This feature takes about 100meg per friend's card.

Don't worry if you're not a Zune Pass subscriber though, you can still see the playlist, you'll just have to flag the track you dig for purchase later when you get to a computer. And when you do get to your browser, you'll find that the video store is now full of 4,800 music videos and downloadable TV shows for $2 a pop. You'll have to stick to YouTube and other social video networks to share original content, for now, but Microsoft has left that particular door open. In fact, the social aspect of the device is increasing dramatically.

Not only do you get the aforementioned playlist access, you can see dynamic lists that show what your friends are jamming to right now. And you can turn around and review the album it came from for everyone to see. They've integrated "now playing" data into Windows Live Messenger and even offers drag-and-drop metadata editing. They've also borrowed from X-BOX by offering achievement points for listening more than anyone else to a specific artist or helping others in the Zune forums.

Clearly, Microsoft is trying to build a whole Zune community, and 2.5 is a step in the right direction. I'm not sure if they can encroach on iTunes domination in this market just yet, but with the prevalence of the PC and continued strength of the X-BOX, more smart moves in this direction could only strengthen their position. To really succeed though, Microsoft needs to fully integrate all of these devices. For example, why not let people port over video purchased on the 360 to the Zune for mobile viewing? Microsoft is supposed to be about ease and convenience, so make file sharing and compatibility standard between Microsoft devices. Then everyone wins.

Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000, VX-500 and LX-2000: Webcams with bendable base

LifeCam VX-5000, VX-500 and LX-2000

Microsoft unveiled its latest accessory, the Microsoft LifeCam. The series includes three models, including the VX-5000, VX-500 and LX-2000. With a unique bendable attachment base that you can use with pretty much any surface (either on your laptop or your desktop), it comes in a convenient size so you can carry it around.

The LifeCam VX-5000 webcam has a colored ring around the front of the webcam, available in Cool Blue, Lucky Green and Fire Red. It comes with MSN Photo Swap, allowing you to share photos during a video conversation. The other two models are affordable ones: the VX-500 is your basic webcam while the LX-2000 features a full-size headset.

Pricing and availability:

  • LifeCam VX-5000: available in June 2008, retailing at US $49.95
  • LifeCam VX-500: available in May 2008 for US $16.95
  • LifeCam LX-2000: also in May 2008, for US $29.95
  • iPhone on Windows Vista

    Vista iPhone
    I thought I was having a nightmare for a second there. Why would anyone create a skin based on a Microsoft operating system that not only didn’t work as supposed to but it also tried and failed to copy Apple’s OS. So why on Earth would you do that to your iPhone?

    VistaPerfection 2.0 is a Windows Vista skin with icons, wallpapers sound effects, a Sidebar and a Start menu. Would I do it to my iPhone? No I wouldn’t. Would I throw eggs at Steve Ballmer for what he did with Vista and more? Where’s the eggs basket?

    iPhone on Windows Vista

    Vista iPhone
    I thought I was having a nightmare for a second there. Why would anyone create a skin based on a Microsoft operating system that not only didn’t work as supposed to but it also tried and failed to copy Apple’s OS. So why on Earth would you do that to your iPhone?

    VistaPerfection 2.0 is a Windows Vista skin with icons, wallpapers sound effects, a Sidebar and a Start menu. Would I do it to my iPhone? No I wouldn’t. Would I throw eggs at Steve Ballmer for what he did with Vista and more? Where’s the eggs basket?

    Does Your MacBook Air Need More Air?

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    Apple's Macbook Air has at least one important problem to solve, and that is overheating. This problem has been reported and I would assume Apple would solve it by the time they launch the next version. Just in case your Air needs more air in order for you to keep doing what you're doing without any time off for cooling, here's an external cooler, the Zephyr from Moshi. It might be the world's slimmest cooler designed for the world's slimmest laptop.

    This cooler is made of an aluminum cast and takes the necessary power from your Apple Air through an USB port. The ultra silent fan conducts heat from the main components through the compressive thermal interface compound. Temperature decreases up to 10 degrees Fahrenheit and also the noise of a MacBook Air is reduced by removing load of the internal fan.

    What cooler are you using?

    XP available for HP 2133

    View imageHP 2133 Mini-Note is a slick PC released on April 4th. Is it a direct answer to ASUS EEE, which was a huge hit all over the world?

    Sure it is, with customizable configurations starting from 1.0Ghz CPU, 512MB RAM, 4GB SSD Hard Drive, SuSE LED 10 to the top of their class at 1.6Ghz CPU, 2GB RAM, 120GB 7200 Hard Drive, Vista Business. The ASUS Eee PC 900 is also available for $550, but they can't say they have that many versions.

    HP 2133 is now available in about 8 versions with prices ranging from $500 to $800. And they have one important upgrade, which can be selected when buying a Mini-Note. That is, drums rolling, the option to downgrade to XP instead of the very useful and original annoying Windows Vista.

    Atom Asus PC 901 to be Released

    We have gone through (already) the Eee PC 700 and the Eee 900. Eee lines are going to be created for desktops and monitors. Asus isn’t fooling around, are they?

    The new Eee PC 901 is the new 900 version. It’s still an 8.9 inch cheap laptop which will be released on June 3rd and sold for less than $650. The new Asus will have an Atom Intel chipset (cool, right?), Bluetooth, and some metal parts added to the keyboard, hinge and to the border of the touchpad. Furthermore, Linux operated 901 will have more applications added to them.

    One more important change is the brand name. Asus puts their fate in the Eee and its future so the 901 will feature an Eee logo instead of the Asusteck logo.
    What do you think? I’d still go for the HP 2133 Mini-Note but that’s just me!

    Seagate Momentus 7200.3 320GB Hard Drive Now Available with Dell and Alienware Laptops

    Momentus 7200.3

    Seagate’s new Momentus 7200.3 hard drive, the first 7,200-rpm, 320GB hard drive for notebooks, are now shipping in select Dell XPS laptops and will also be available in Alienware laptops. I guess this officially marks the entry of the high capacity, high-performance 320GB hard drives - which only means you now have more data to lose if the drive goes bust!

    Anyway, jokes apart, the Momentus 7200.3 comes in a 2.5 inch form factor featuring SATA 3.0 Gbit/second interface as well as a 16MB cache that enhances performance. The drive also features G-Force Protection, where a free-fall sensor detects any changes in acceleration equalling the force of gravity, and quickly parking the head off the disk to prevent major damage in a free fall (even as low as 8 inches!).

    Seagate

    More features in the extended entry.

  • Highest available notebook performance increases productivity
    in all environments.
  • Developed with proven Seagate 7200-RPM laptop technology
  • Available in capacities from 80 GB to 320 GB
  • SATA 3Gb/s NCQ interface
  • 16-MB cache on every capacity
  • G-Force Protection™ available for added robustness in mobile
    environments
  • Green features:
    – Leverages Seagate laptop power management technology,
    delivering the lowest-power 7200-RPM laptop hard drive yet
    – Utilizes ramp load features which remove the head from the disk
    during idle periods, improving idle power consumption and adding
    to the durability of the drive
  • QuietStep™ technology enables ultra-quiet load/unload acoustics
  • Perpendicular recording technology
  • Seagate 5-year limited warranty
  • MikeMingLaptops.com from MikeMingLaptops.com from Dell

    mike ming laptopsDell has finally registered MikeMingLaptops.com. Why finally? They have launched their new Inspiron customized laptops a while ago, but failed to registered a domain for it.

    While I understand why Dell is trying to offer personalized notebook skins to their customers, I can’t understand why the need of a customized site which will lead to Dell’s home site. Are they going to get 40 more skin models from 20 artists and register a domain for each one?

    They are lucky no one thought of registering MikeMingLaptops.com. But then again, who would have? It’s not going to be that famous is it? It’s long and it doesn’t seem official, so why bother registering a domain few will remember. I can bet that most people looking for a customized Dell laptop are going to go to their site first and then redirect to MikeMing.

    If Dell was more popular then web opportunists would have tried at least to spam the internet with look alike domains. But nonetheless this delay shows that even a big company like Dell didn’t think of registering a domain prior to launching a new product meant to raise popularity. Maybe next time…

    Acer TravelMate 5320 Series Notebooks

    Check out the new Acer TravelMate 5320 Series Notebooks. The TravelMate 5320 delivers performance and functionality you can depend on for your daily computing requirements.

    Encased in Acer’s stylish, professional ProFile chassis, this capable notebook runs on the latest Intel Celeron mobile processor and hosts built-in security features such as HDD password management to prevent intrusion and theft.

    Acer TravelMate 5320 create standards in mobile technology for small and medium-sized companies and self-employed professionals. Powered by the latest Intel processors and featuring a 15.4-inch wide-screen display with optional integrated Acer CrystalEye video camera, the Acer provides a new variety of laptop.

    Asus X81H Notebook China Bound

    ASUS X81H Notebook silently marked its entry in the China market. This latest stylish Notebook looks like the A81. This black colored model is expected to be available at 6999 Yuan. This 14.1 inch wide screen notebook operates on Linux operating system.

    ASUS X81H equips a camera and a microphone. What’s new in it? I don’t think any captivating thing is added, it is just that a few things are eliminated and a few things upgraded, that has resulted in the making of ASUS X81H Notebook.

    It runs on Intel T2390 processor and equips Intel PM965 motherboard chip set. It is provided with 802.11b/g wireless local area network module, 1GB memory, 160GB hard disk and built-in SuperMulti DVD Writer.

    MacBook Air Gets a Proper Envelope


    Did you buy your first MacBook Air already? How do you like it? Most importantly how do you carry it? Light as a feather, it could go into anything right?

    The Guys over at BeyzaCASES have created this envelope created the Thinvelope. It’s made of leather and fits perfectly your MacBook Air. It doesn’t fit all the extra components I would fit it with to make it a truly dependable piece of technology.

    For those of you interested in this Thinvelope, its price matches the Air’s. You can have one for $215 should you definitely need one.

    NEC FOMA 906i phone

    A lot of people have been hearing of NTT DoCoMo’s 906i series. Well, here are some pics of the devices released straight from NEC’s website. These are the NEC clamshell phones that is part of NTT Docomo’s 906i series. All of them take on the clamshell scheme factor and they look pretty sweet, large screen and all.

    Here are some details on the NEC handsets:

    N906i
    * 3 inch WVGA display
    * 5.2 mega pixel CMOS camera
    * 14 mm thick

    N906iL
    * 7.2Mbps HSDPA
    * Wi-Fi

    N906iμ
    * 3.2 mega pixel camera

    NEC FOMA 906i phone

    A lot of people have been hearing of NTT DoCoMo’s 906i series. Well, here are some pics of the devices released straight from NEC’s website. These are the NEC clamshell phones that is part of NTT Docomo’s 906i series. All of them take on the clamshell scheme factor and they look pretty sweet, large screen and all.

    Here are some details on the NEC handsets:

    N906i
    * 3 inch WVGA display
    * 5.2 mega pixel CMOS camera
    * 14 mm thick

    N906iL
    * 7.2Mbps HSDPA
    * Wi-Fi

    N906iμ
    * 3.2 mega pixel camera

    NEC FOMA 906i phone

    A lot of people have been hearing of NTT DoCoMo’s 906i series. Well, here are some pics of the devices released straight from NEC’s website. These are the NEC clamshell phones that is part of NTT Docomo’s 906i series. All of them take on the clamshell scheme factor and they look pretty sweet, large screen and all.

    Here are some details on the NEC handsets:

    N906i
    * 3 inch WVGA display
    * 5.2 mega pixel CMOS camera
    * 14 mm thick

    N906iL
    * 7.2Mbps HSDPA
    * Wi-Fi

    N906iμ
    * 3.2 mega pixel camera

    NEC FOMA 906i phone

    A lot of people have been hearing of NTT DoCoMo’s 906i series. Well, here are some pics of the devices released straight from NEC’s website. These are the NEC clamshell phones that is part of NTT Docomo’s 906i series. All of them take on the clamshell scheme factor and they look pretty sweet, large screen and all.

    Here are some details on the NEC handsets:

    N906i
    * 3 inch WVGA display
    * 5.2 mega pixel CMOS camera
    * 14 mm thick

    N906iL
    * 7.2Mbps HSDPA
    * Wi-Fi

    N906iμ
    * 3.2 mega pixel camera

    Samsung SPH-W4450 Phone

    Samsung’s latest phone SPH-W4450 discovered in the wild. This titanium pink colored slider phone is awesome. Here are a few features of the cellphone:

    • MP3 Player
    • USB 2.0 support
    • Bluetooth
    • Supported formats: MP3/VOD/MOD
    • Digital Camera 2.0 MP
    • Memory 1GB
    • TFT LCD 240×320 resolution

    Somehow, we got these amazing images of the cell phone. Enjoy the pics:


    Samsung SPH-W4450 Phone

    Samsung’s latest phone SPH-W4450 discovered in the wild. This titanium pink colored slider phone is awesome. Here are a few features of the cellphone:

    • MP3 Player
    • USB 2.0 support
    • Bluetooth
    • Supported formats: MP3/VOD/MOD
    • Digital Camera 2.0 MP
    • Memory 1GB
    • TFT LCD 240×320 resolution

    Somehow, we got these amazing images of the cell phone. Enjoy the pics:


    Samsung SPH-W4450 Phone

    Samsung’s latest phone SPH-W4450 discovered in the wild. This titanium pink colored slider phone is awesome. Here are a few features of the cellphone:
    • MP3 Player
    • USB 2.0 support
    • Bluetooth
    • Supported formats: MP3/VOD/MOD
    • Digital Camera 2.0 MP
    • Memory 1GB
    • TFT LCD 240×320 resolution

    Somehow, we got these amazing images of the cell phone. Enjoy the pics:

    Samsung SPH-W4450 Phone

    Samsung’s latest phone SPH-W4450 discovered in the wild. This titanium pink colored slider phone is awesome. Here are a few features of the cellphone:

    • MP3 Player
    • USB 2.0 support
    • Bluetooth
    • Supported formats: MP3/VOD/MOD
    • Digital Camera 2.0 MP
    • Memory 1GB
    • TFT LCD 240×320 resolution

    Somehow, we got these amazing images of the cell phone. Enjoy the pics: