Thursday, September 30, 2010

Telenor to build LTE ready network in Hungary

Telenor Hungary has announced a contract with ZTE to build a GSM/UMTS/LTE network in Hungary. As a result of the deal worth some 200 million EUR, ZTE will provide Telenor with radio and core infrastructure over the next five years.
The contract is valid until 2015. The first phase of the project, the actual swap of network elements will happen within two years. As the new network will be LTE-ready, the introduction of this technology will depend on external circumstances, such as the change in the economic climate in Hungary and the regulatory environment.
Under the agreement, ZTE will switch, expand and operate the GSM/UMTS/LTE network and deploy over 6,000 base stations, including LTE eNodeBs throughout the country. With its SDR-based (software-defined radio) solution Telenor's will have a unified 2G/3G/LTE core network, supporting multi-mode and multi-band wireless services.
ZTE has previously built unified GSM/UMTS/LTE networks for Telenor in India and Montenegro, according to the company statement.


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Released Microsoft Windows Live Essentials 2011

Microsoft made its new Windows Live Essentials 2011 available for download Sept. 30. The software suite offers services for photo sharing, blogging, e-mail and document productivity. However, it is available only for Windows 7 and Vista users.

Windows Live Essentials 2011 can be downloaded here. In addition to updated versions of Messenger, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker and Mail, the suite includes features such as "Family Safety" parental controls and Windows Live Mesh, which allows users to access and synchronize files on different computers.Windows Live Photo Gallery lets users share photos on SkyDrive, Flickr, SmugMug, Facebook and similar services; it also incorporates new facial recognition technology that allows the program to tag people in photos.

The Windows Live Mail 2011 e-mail client supports multiple e-mail accounts, and brings calendar and RSS feeds to the platform. E-mail accounts can be color-coded for easier management. Users can also take advantage of Windows Live SkyDrive to send albums' worth of high-resolution photos to others.
Messenger incorporates feeds, photos and updates from social-networking services such as Facebook and LinkedIn; it also offers Hotmail notifications, and the ability to add comments to others' social-networking updates without needing to leave Messenger.

Microsoft originally rolled out its Windows Live Essentials beta June 24. The company has a tradition of launching software betas for millions of users, and then using the inevitable tsunami of feedback to adjust the product ahead of its final release. Microsoft has said its engineers used the Windows Live Essentials beta to weed out some 95 percent of reported bugs ahead of the final version's release.
With Windows Live Essentials 2011, Microsoft is also continuing its recent tradition of denying its newest products to Windows XP users. "If your computer is still running Windows XP you can, of course, continue to use the current Windows Live Essentials software, and then switch to Windows Live Essentials 2011 when you buy a new PC or upgrade to Windows 7," Chris Jones, vice president of Windows Live engineering, posted on The Windows Blog Sept. 30.

The recently released beta of Internet Explorer 9 is also incompatible with Windows XP.
Microsoft also recently updated Office Web Apps and Hotmail. "A few months ago, we released a reinvented Windows Live Hotmail designed around what people said they wanted," Dick Craddock, group program manager for Windows Live Hotmail, posted Sept. 23 on The Windows Blog. "We put a lot of time and effort into careful planning, but we also recognize that with any release, we can improve, so we do our best to listen closely and respond actively."

Updates to Hotmail include Facebook Chat integration, the ability to track packages from within an e-mail, a new e-mail attachment size of 25MB and subfolders for more precise mail management.

Official biography for incoming HP CEO and President Léo Apotheker

Léo Apotheker has been named chief executive officer and president of HP, effective Nov. 1, 2010. He also will join the HP board of directors at that time.

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Apotheker worked at SAP for more than 20 years in a variety of positions, most recently as chief executive officer. He served as a member of SAP’s executive board from 2002 until 2010. In addition to serving as co-CEO and CEO, he also previously served as deputy CEO, and, for five years, as president of Global Customer Solutions and Operations. For a period, he also had responsibility for SAP’s North American operations. From 1999 to 2002, he was president of SAP EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); before that, served as CEO of South-West Europe Region; and was CEO and founder of SAP France and SAP Belgium. He started his career at SAP in 1988.

Apotheker was the founding president and chief operating officer of ECsoft BV, one of the largest European venture capital start-ups, from 1992 to 1994. He also has held leadership and management positions at ABP Partners, McCormack & Dodge Europe, S.W.I.F.T. and Altex GmbH.

Apotheker was born in Aachen, Germany on Sept. 18, 1953, and graduated with a B.A. in economics and international relations from Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He is fluent in five languages (English, Dutch, French, German and Hebrew) and was awarded the French Légion d’honneur in 2007 in recognition of his business leadership and contribution to the French economy.


Apotheker currently serves as vice chairman of the supervisory board of Schneider Electric SA, and is a member of the board of directors of GT Nexus and the board of PlaNet Finance, a not-for-profit organization.

Official: Léo Apotheker Named CEO and President of HP

Léo Apotheker Named CEO and President of HP
Ray Lane Joins HP as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sep 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
The Board of Directors of HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced the election of Léo Apotheker as Chief Executive Officer and President. Apotheker, who previously served as CEO of SAP, will also join HP's Board of Directors. The Board also elected Ray Lane, Managing Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as a new member of the Board and designated him as non-executive Chairman. Both elections are effective November 1.


During Apotheker's more than 20 years at SAP, he was a driving force in making it the largest business software applications company in the world. Apotheker helped develop and implement the most significant changes in SAP history. During his tenure, he transformed R&D and technology platforms and expanded business models and customer segments. Apotheker also helped lead SAP to 18 consecutive quarters of double-digit software revenue growth between 2004 and 2009.

Lane has served on the Board of Directors of more than 20 public and private companies and joined Kleiner Perkins in 2000. Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Oracle Corporation. Earlier in his career, Lane also worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, EDS and IBM.

"Léo is a strategic thinker with a passion for technology, wide-reaching global experience and proven operational discipline - exactly what we were looking for in a CEO," said Robert Ryan, lead independent director of the Board. "After more than two decades in the industry, he has a strong track record of driving technological innovation, building customer relationships and developing world-class teams."

Ryan continued, "Léo has been a leader in anticipating the transformation taking place in our industry, and we believe he is uniquely positioned to help accelerate HP's strategy. He has demonstrated success in the U.S. market and also has vast international experience - which will be a major asset as HP continues to expand globally, particularly in high-growth emerging markets. HP has the right assets and market positions, and now we have the best team to realize the company's enormous potential."

"HP has a powerful mix of businesses, products and services, one of the most innovative cultures in the industry, and an accomplished management team who have played a critical role in its success," said Apotheker. "I am deeply honored to be joining the more than 300,000 dedicated HP employees."
Apotheker continued, "Given HP's diversified products and services, its financial strength, and its leadership position across markets, no other company is as well positioned to drive - and profit from - the revolutionary changes under way in the marketplace. As we move forward, HP will continue to be a valued partner with our customers as well as a fierce competitor. I look forward to working with the outstanding people at HP to write the next chapter in the company's long and proud history."

"I am excited to join the Board of this pioneering company, and look forward to working closely with Léo - and the rest of the Board and senior management team - as they capitalize on the changes taking place across the industry," Lane said. "I have known and admired Léo for almost 20 years. He is ideally suited to build on HP's strong foundation, leverage its many assets and keep the company at the forefront of innovation."

Apotheker will succeed Cathie Lesjak, who was named interim CEO in August 2010. Lesjak, who has served as HP's Chief Financial Officer since January 2007, remains CFO and continues to serve as a member of the Executive Council. Ryan said, "Cathie is and will continue to be an important part of HP. We are extremely fortunate to have one of the deepest, most talented senior management teams in the industry and to have someone of Cathie's caliber lead HP during this interim period. On behalf of the entire Board, I would like to thank Cathie and our senior management team for maintaining HP's focus on serving customers and continuing to execute our strategy."

Financial analyst conference call details
On Friday, HP will host an audio webcast for financial analysts and stockholders to discuss the elections. Details are below:
When: Friday, October 1, 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT
URL: www.hp.com/investor/home
It is recommended that attendees dial in 15 minutes early to avoid registration delays.

About Léo Apotheker
Apotheker worked at SAP for more than 20 years in a variety of positions, most recently as Chief Executive Officer. As a member of SAP's Executive Board from 2002 until 2010, Apotheker oversaw the full sweep of the company's operations. He led worldwide sales, service, and field operations for five years and more than doubled the number of customers; successfully turned around SAP's North American operations; and led more than a dozen acquisitions, including the approximately $7 billion takeover of Business Objects, the first major acquisition in SAP's history.
In addition to serving as co-CEO and CEO, Apotheker also previously served as deputy CEO, and, for five years, as President of Global Customer Solutions and Operations. For a period, he also had responsibility for SAP's North American operations. From 1999 to 2002, he was President of SAP EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); before that, served as CEO of South-West Europe Region; and was CEO and founder of SAP France and SAP Belgium. He started his career at SAP in 1988.
Apotheker was the founding president and chief operating officer of ECsoft BV, one of the largest European venture capital start-ups, from 1992 to 1994. He also has held leadership and management positions at ABP Partners, McCormack & Dodge Europe, S.W.I.F.T. and Altex GmbH.
Apotheker was born in Aachen, Germany on September 18, 1953, and graduated with a BA in Economics and International Relations from Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He is fluent in five languages (English, Dutch, French, German and Hebrew) and was awarded the French Légion d'honneur in 2007 in recognition of his business leadership and contribution to the French economy.
Apotheker currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Schneider Electric SA, and is a member of the Board of Directors of GT Nexus and the Board of PlaNet Finance, a not-for-profit organization.
About Ray Lane
Lane is a Managing Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He sits on the boards of Fisker Automotive, GreatPoint Energy, Luca Technologies, Xsigo, Elance and Quest Software. Prior to KPCB, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Oracle. Before joining Oracle, Lane was a Senior Partner with Booz Allen Hamilton and led that firm's Information Technology practice worldwide. Prior to Booz Allen Hamilton, he served as Division Vice President with EDS. In addition, he spent ten years with IBM in various product management, sales, and marketing positions. Lane received a bachelor's degree in mathematics and an honorary PhD in science from West Virginia University. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University, is on the Board of Governors of WVU, and serves as Vice Chairman of Special Olympics International.
About HP
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP is available at www.hp.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning expected development, performance or market share relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the achievement of expected operational and financial results; and other risks that are described in HP's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2010 and HP's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2009. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.
© 2010 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

SOURCE: HP 

Xperia mini pro chega ao Brasil


Original post in Portugués, You can scroll down for the English and Spanish version:

PORTUGUÉS:
Primeiro foi o Xperia X10, depois o X10 mini e agora, finalmente, a Sony Ericsson completou a família. O Xperia X10 mini pro acaba de chegar ao Brasil com toda sua pequenez e também um teclado QWERTY físico.


Não era novidade que o mini pro chegaria poucos meses depois do mini. Na verdade, a Sony Ericsson já tinha feito o anúncio de que ele não devia demorar. Mesmo assim, não tem como não ficar empolgado. Com excelente desempenho para o seu tamanho, o mini pro era animador, mas dificultava a vida de quem tem dedos mais grossos. Ele só tinha um teclado virtual alfanumérico, ruim para fazer buscas e digitar endereços no browser. O teclado físico do mini pro agora torna a vida mais fácil e praticamente não altera a configuração do aparelho. Mas ainda precisamos ver, com testes, se o teclado desliza com firmeza, se as teclas dão boa resposta ao toque, se têm bom espaçamento etc.

Segundo o site da Sony Ericsson, o teclado deixa o smartphone pouca coisa mais pesado. Mais precisamente, 32 gramas. As medidas também mudam muito pouco. Enquanto o mini tinha 8,3 centímetros de altura por 5 centímetros de largura e 1,6 centímetro de espessura, o telefone com teclado tem 9 centímetros de altura, 5,2 centímetros de largura e 1,7 centímetro de espessura.

De resto, o sistema operacional é o mesmo dos outros Xperia: Android 1.6, a ser atualizado no final do ano. O processador Qualcomm de 600 MHz, a tela de 2,6 polegadas e a interface para integrar mensagens e redes sociais, chamada Timescape, também não mudam em relação ao mini. A câmera é de 5 megapixels, há Wi-Fi, 3G, A-GPS e um cartão microSD de 2 GB incluído.

Falando em preço, o mini pro custa 99 reais a mais que o mini custava em seu lançamento. Enquanto o mini tinha uma etiqueta de 900 reais, o mini pro sai por 999 reais (valor recomendado pelo fabricante). Agora, o mini sai por uma média de 800 reais desbloqueado e o mini pro já é encontrado em lojas a partir de 900 reais desbloqueado).


ENGLISH
First was the Xperia X10, then X10 mini and now, finally, Sony Ericsson completed the family. The Xperia X10 Pro Mini just arrived in Brazil with all its smallness and also a physical QWERTY keyboard.

There was news that the mini pro would come just months after the mini. 
In fact, Sony Ericsson had already made the announcement that he should not take. Still, can not help but be excited. With excellent performance for its size, the Mini Pro was exciting, but it made life difficult for those with thicker fingers. He just had a virtual keyboard alphanumeric bad to search and enter addresses into your browser. The physical keyboard mini pro now makes life easier and practically does not change the configuration of the device. But we still need to see, with tests, the keyboard slides securely, if the keys give good response to the touch, so if they have good spacing.

According to the site of Sony Ericsson, the keyboard makes the smartphone little heavier. 
More specifically, 32 grams. The measures also change very little. While the mini had 8.3 cm high by 5 cm wide and 1.6 cm thick, the phone keypad is 9 inches tall, 5.2 cm wide and 1.7 cm thick.

Moreover, the operating system is the same from others Xperia Android 1.6, to be updated at the end of the year. 
The 600 MHz Qualcomm processor, the 2.6 inch screen and an interface to integrate messaging and social networks, called Timescape, also do not change over the mini. The camera is 5 megapixels, there's Wi-Fi, 3G, A-GPS and a 2 GB microSD card included.

Speaking of price, Mini pro costs 99 dollars more than the mini cost at its launch. 
While the kids had a tag of 900 dollars, your mini pro sells for 999 reais (manufacturer's recommended value). Now the mini sells for an average of $ 800 unlocked and the mini has been found in pro shops from 900 real unlocked.

ESPAÑOL:
Primero fue el Xperia X10, X10 y luego mini ahora, por fin, Sony Ericsson completa la familia. El Xperia X10 Pro Mini acaba de llegar a Brasil con toda su pequeñez y también un teclado QWERTY físico.


No había noticias de que el mini pro vendría pocos meses después de la mini. 
De hecho, Sony Ericsson ya había hecho el anuncio de que no debe tomar. Sin embargo, no puede dejar de ser excitado. Con un rendimiento excelente para su tamaño, el Pro Mini fue emocionante, pero hizo la vida difícil para aquellos con dedos gruesos. Él acaba de tener un teclado alfanumérico virtual mala para buscar e introducir las direcciones en su navegador. El pro mini teclado físico ahora hace la vida más fácil y prácticamente no cambia la configuración del dispositivo. Pero todavía tenemos que ver, con las pruebas, el teclado se desliza con seguridad, si las teclas de dar una buena respuesta al tacto, por lo que si tienen buen espacio.

Según el sitio de Sony Ericsson, el teclado hace que el teléfono inteligente poco más pesado. 
Más específicamente, 32 gramos. Las medidas también cambian muy poco.Mientras que el mini había 8,3 cm de alto por 5 cm de ancho y 1,6 cm de espesor, el teclado del teléfono es de 9 pulgadas de alto, 5.2 cm de ancho y 1,7 cm de espesor.

Por otra parte, el sistema operativo es el mismo de los demás Xperia Android 1.6, que se actualizará al final del año. 
El procesador Qualcomm de 600 MHz, la pantalla de 2.6 pulgadas y una interfaz para integrar las redes de mensajería y social, llamado Timescape, también no cambian con el mini. La cámara es de 5 megapíxeles, no hay Wi-Fi, 3G, A-GPS y una tarjeta microSD de 2 GB incluido.

Hablando de precios, los costos de pro Mini 99 dólares más que el costo mini en su lanzamiento. 
Mientras que los niños tenían una etiqueta de 900 dólares, su mini pro vende por 999 reales (valor recomendado por el fabricante). Ahora, el mini se vende a un promedio de $ 800 desbloqueado y el mini se ha encontrado en las tiendas reales a favor de 900 desbloqueado.

Nokia Ships New N8 Smartphone







STOCKHOLM—Nokia Corp. said Thursday it has started shipping its much-anticipated N8 smartphone, having warned only last week that it would hold shipments to do some final amendments.
Preorder customers were due to receive the phone by the end of September, but will now have to wait until October after the company warned last week that deliveries would be pushed back a few weeks, without explaining what had gone wrong.
However, the Espoo, Finland-based mobile-phone giant said Thursday that customers who have preordered the phone will be the first to receive it while market availability will vary by country and by operator, with broad availability in coming weeks.
"The Nokia N8 has received the highest amount of consumer preorders in Nokia history," Jo Harlow, senior vice president of smartphones, said in a statement, adding that 100 wireless operators have been signed up to offer the phone.
Nokia hopes the N8, with a new version of Symbian software, will compete with rival high-end smartphones from Apple Inc. and those based on Google Inc.'s Android software, but the launch has been dogged by delays to the development of the Symbian 3 software used in the phone as well as last week's unexplained problems.
The N8 comes with a 12-megapixel camera, high-definition video capabilities and will be priced at €370 ( about $504) in Europe, excluding taxes and subsidies.
Following the earlier delays, investors are relieved that the N8 will now be widely available to consumers ahead of the important Christmas season when sales tend to be particularly high, said analyst Greger Johansson at Redeye. The N8 will sell at a relatively high price so it should be able to give Nokia's profit margins a boost, he added. Nokia's new smartphone doesn't match Apple's iPhone in terms of services and application availability, but it could still sell well in the wider smartphone market as it offers very good hardware for its price, Mr. Johansson said.


  
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Nokia N8 Features and Specifications


Dimensions
  • Size: 4.47 x 2.32 x 0.51 in
  • Weight (with battery): 4.76 oz
  • Volume: 2.91 oz
Product dimensions
Display and user interface
  • Screen size: 3.5"
  • Resolution: 16:9 nHD (640 x 360 pixels) OLED
  • 16.7 million colors
  • Capacitive touch screen
  • Orientation sensor (Accelerometer)
  • Compass (Magnetometer)
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light detector
  • AMOLED screen
Keys and input methods
  • Physical keys (Menu key, Power key, Lock key, volume keys, Camera key)
  • Finger touch support for text input and UI control
  • On-screen alphanumeric keypad and full keyboard
  • Dedicated camera and volume keys
  • Possibility to use capacitive stylus
Colors
  • Anodized aluminium casing, available in:
    • Silver white
    • Dark grey
    • Orange
    • Blue
    • Green
  • Color availability and timing will vary
Personalization
  • Up to three customisable home screens:
    • Widgets
    • Themes
    • Shortcuts
    • Icons
    • Menu
  • Customisable profiles
  • Ring tones: mp3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
  • Video ring tones
  • Themes
    • wallpapers
    • screensavers
    • audio themes
    • pre-installed themes
    • changeable color themes

Hardware

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Power Management
  • Internal battery
  • BL-4D 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Talk-time (maximum):
    • GSM 720 mins
    • WCDMA 350 mins
  • Standby time (maximum):
    • GSM 390 h
    • WCDMA 400 h
  • Video playback time (H.264 720p, 30 fps, maximum): 6 h (via HDMI to TV)
  • Video recording time (H.264 720p, 25 fps, maximum): 3 h 20 mins
Operation times may very depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.
Memory
  • Internal memory: Up to 16 GB
  • MicroSD memory card slot, hot swappable, up to 32 GB
You can record high-definition video with Nokia N8. If you are recording video to a memory card, for the best performance, use fast, high-quality micro SD cards from known manufacturers. The recommended micro SD card Class is 4 (32Mbit/s (4MB/s)) or higher.
Operating Frequency
  • GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100
  • Automatic switching between WCDMA & GSM bands
  • Flight mode
  • AT&T and T-Mobile 3G
Data Network
  • GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 33
  • HSDPA Cat9, maximum speed up to 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA Cat5 2.0 Mbps
  • WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n
  • TCP/IP support
  • Capability to serve as data modem via tethering
  • Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes
Requires data service. Data Services may not be available in all networks. Data transmission speeds may be as high as HSDPA 10.2 Mbps, but may vary based upon network capabilities and other conditions. The establishment and continuation of a data connection depends on network availability, provider support and signal strength.
Connectivity
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • HDMI
  • 2mm Charging connector
  • Micro USB connector and charging
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 (micro USB connector)
    • USB On-the-Go
  • 3.5 mm AV connector
    • FM Radio
    • FM Transmitter
Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

Software & applications

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Software platform & user interface
  • Symbian ^3 for Nokia
  • JavaTM MIDP 2.1
  • Qt 4.6.2, Web Runtime 7.2
    • HTML 4.1
  • Software updates Over the Air (FOTA) & Over the internet (FOTI)
  • Flash Lite 4.0
  • OMA DM 1.2, OMA Client provisioning 1.1
Applications
  • Key applications: Calendar, Contacts, music player, internet, messaging, photos, Ovi Store, Maps, Videos, Office document editors, Video & photo editor, Mail, Radio
  • PC Applications: Nokia Ovi Suite, Nokia Ovi Player
Personal Information Management (PIM)
  • Detailed contact information
  • Calendar
  • To-do list
  • Notes
  • Voice Recorder
  • Calculator
  • Clock

Communications

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Email and messaging
  • Easy-to-use email client with attachment support for images, videos, music and documents .doc, .xls, .ppt, .pdf, .zip
  • HTML support for email
  • Unified email client for multiple protocols: Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail™, Windows Live™, Hotmail and other popular POP/IMAP services, Mail for Exchange, IBM Lotus traveler
  • Editing of key office documents
  • Email web widget for home screen
  • Unified MMS/SMS editor
  • Conversational view for SMS
  • Push email and expanded portal support available through Nokia Messaging for Email and Instant Messaging
* Some services may be available only via downloading or dependent on the market. Only devices that offer compatible multimedia message or e-mail features can receive and display multimedia messages. Content appearance may vary. Some images and ring tones can not be forwarded.
Call management
  • Contacts: advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and e-mail details per entry with personal thumbnail pictures and video clips
  • Smart dialling to find phone numbers quickly
  • Speed dialling, voice dialling (speaker independent) and voice commands
  • Logs of dialled, received and missed calls
  • Conference calling
  • Integrated hands-free speaker
Wireless service is required to use many features. Some networks have limitations that affect how you can use this device. Contact your service provider about feature support and availability.

Sharing & Internet

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Browsing and internet
  • Full web browsing of real web pages with pinch to zoom
  • Web browsing with touch control
  • Supported markup languages: HTML, XHTML MP, WML, CSS
  • Supported protocols: HTTP v1.1, WAP
  • TCP/IP support
  • Visual history, HTML and JavaScript support
  • Flash Lite 4 will support a majority of Flash Player 10.1 content
  • Nokia Mobile Search
  • RSS reader
  • Support for streaming video
Using Nokia or other consumer internet services with your mobile device may involve transferring large amounts of data. Your service provider may charge for the data transmission. The availability of particular products, services, and features may vary by region. Please check with your local Nokia dealer for further details and availability of language options. These specifications are subject to change without notice.

Navigation

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GPS and navigation
  • Integrated GPS, A-GPS receivers
  • Ovi Maps with free car & pedestrian navigation
  • Wi-Fi Positioning
  • Compass and accelerometer for correct orientation of display
  • Nokia Map Loader application via PC to upload maps to the device memory
* Downloading of maps over-the-air may involve transferring large amounts of data. Your service provider may charge for the data transmission. The availability of particular products, services, and features may vary by region. Please check with your local Nokia dealer for further details and availability of language options. These specifications are subject to change without notice. The availability and accuracy of GPS location services are dependent on wireless networks, satellite systems. It may not function in all areas or at all times. You should never rely solely on GPS products for essential communications like emergencies. A-GPS is a network dependant feature that requires a data plan. Additional charges may apply.

Photography

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Camera
  • 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics
  • Fullscreen 16:9 viewfinder with easy-to-use touchscreen parameters
  • Xenon flash
  • Face recognition software
  • Autofocus
  • Focal length: 5.4 mm
  • F number/Aperture: F2.8
  • Still images file format: JPEG/EXIF
  • Zoom up to 2x (digital) for still images
  • Zoom up to 3x (digital) for video
  • Secondary camera for video calls (VGA, 640 x 480 pixels)
Image capture
  • Automatic location tagging (Geotagging) of images and videos
  • Images automatically taken in the correct orientation
  • Pinch zoom in Photos image viewer
  • View photos by tag cloud, month, album, slide show
  • Photo editor
  • Online Share with connectivity to popular sharing services
Other
  • Internal memory: Up to 16 GB
  • MicroSD memory card slot, hot swappable, up to 32GB
  • High-Speed microUSB to PC connectivity

Video cameras
  • Main camera
    • 12 megapixel with Carl Zeiss optics
    • HD quality 720p resolution
    • Shoot 16:9 videos in HD
  • Video capture in 720p 25 fps with codecs H.264, MPEG-4
  • Settings for scene, video light, white balance, color tone
Video codecs & formats
  • H.264 (base profile, main profile, high profile), MPEG-4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, Real video 10
  • Streaming: H.264, Flash Lite 4 (Flash 10 compatibility for video), On2 VP6, Sorenson Spark
Video sharing and playback
  • HD 720p Video playback on HD TV through HDMI cable
  • *Dolby Digital Plus surround sound when played with HDMI & a home theatre
  • Support for download, streaming, and progressive download
  • Video editing software
  • Videos application: collection of stored videos
  • On demand WebTV widgets to watch local & global internet streaming TV
  • Support for Flash video
  • YouTube browsing and streaming
*Dolby Digital Plus technology. Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories.

Music & audio

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Music features
  • Cover flow user interface to browse the albums in your music collection
  • Nokia Music Player
  • Music codecs: .MP3, WMA, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
  • Bit rate up tp 320 kbps
  • DRM support WM DRM, OMA DRM 2.0
  • FM transmitter
FM radio requires headset to be attached. Sold separately.
Radio
  • Stereo FM radio (87.5-108 MHz/76-90 MHz)

Gaming

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Gaming
  • Use the touch UI to play games
  • Dedicated graphics processor with OpenGL 2.0 enables 3D graphics
  • Use the accelerometer to play games

Environmental features

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Energy efficiency
  • Power Save mode, ambient light sensor, unplug charger reminder, Nokia Compact Travel Charger AC-15
Materials
  • Free of PVC, free of nickel on the product surface, free of brominated & chlorinated compounds and free of antimony trioxide as defined in Nokia Substance List
Packaging
  • Made of renewable, 100 % recyclable
Eco content and services
  • Available at Ovi, maps for route optimization and pedestrian navigation
Recycling
  • All materials of the device can be recovered as materials and energy
User guide
  • Interactive user help in device and online, only Quick Guide in the box, eco tips on Green Page
  • Full Eco declaration
Eco content and services
  • Reduced size printed user guide in the sales package, full user guide in the device memory and web
    Maps for route optimization and pedestrian navigation
Recycling
  • Device is up to 80 % recyclable
User manual
  • Reduced size printed user guide in the sales package, full user guide in the device memory and web
    • Eco tips on Green Page
  • Full Eco declaration

Package contents

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Standard Sales Package
  • Nokia N8 mobile computer
  • Nokia Battery BL-4D
  • Nokia Connectivity Cable CA-179
  • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-701
  • Nokia Compact Travel Charger AC-15
  • Nokia Adapter Cable for HDMI CA-156
  • Nokia Adapter Cable for USB OTG CA-157
  • Quick start guide

Accessories

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Recommended accessories
  • Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-905
  • Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-505
  • Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-608
  • Nokia Extra Power DC-11
  • Nokia 16 GB microSDHC Card MU-44
  • Nokia Mini Speaker MD-9
Compatible accessories SAR Full Eco declaration Declaration of conformity

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Internet Tethering Feature Found on iOS 4.2 Beta 2 for iPad


"Cupertino, California-based Apple made available yesterday the second beta of its upcoming iOS 4.2 to registered developers. Already, quite a few new features have been discovered such as new YouTube tools and new iPad app-switching animation.

Today, a new Internet Tethering option was found within the APN network settings on an iPad 3G with iOS 4.2 Beta 2 on European wireless carrier 3. The feature is pretty similar to that found on the iPhone, which suggest that the iPad will be able to provide Internet access rather than receive it.

Do take into account that the feature was/is not accessible from an iPad 3G with iOS 4.2 Beta 2 on AT&T.

The iPad 3G might be able to be tethered in the future. Some believe that the feature might arrive when iOS 4.2 is released in November."


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Motorola DROID R2-D2 - unboxing and Star Wars content tour

Unless you have lived on a different planet for say, the last 40 years, you are somewhat familiar with the Star Wars saga and the movies that make up one of the greatest money making series of all time.  Out of those films rose stars such as Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.  It lent life to all forms of games and action figures, more than you could possibly imagine.  It also gave birth to some classic lines still in use today by countless people.  One of the most famous lines?  How about "May the force be with you".  Well, did you ever figure the force might come to your cell phone?


Star Wars fans can rejoice and take their devotion to a whole new level, courtesy of your friends Motorola and Android who have come up with the limited edition Motorola Droid R2-D2 smartphone.  Yep, you heard correctly, Motorola has produced an R2-D2 decked out smartphones, complete with all sorts of things for the Star Wars nuts to flip over.  Your experience will hit you as soon as you glance at the back cover of the phone which is going to be graphically designed to look like our old, short 3 foot tall robot friend R2-D2.  Nice detailing will make you recall the little guy fondly.
The fun is only beginning at that point though folks.  When you go to pick this little gem up, which incidentally will run you $249 after 100 dollar mail in rebate, you will find it waiting for you in a carbonite looking box, which you will remember as being used by Boba Fett against Hans Solo.  A neat little feature indeed.  Once inside the box, take a peek at the neat accessories, which will include a wired stereo headset as well as a media dock which is fashioned with Star Wars themed images.  Please don't think though that the goodies of this limited edition phone end with exterior designs because there is more fun on the inside.
The makers of the phone have been nice enough to include any number of pre-loaded Star Wars based content for the true fan to enjoy for some time to come.  How about a ringtone and sounds for you to set under your notify options that sound every bit like C3PO's miniature white friend.  You’re going to get video content from Episode IV which will come with the original music score from the movie as well.  Don't like the lame wallpapers that typically come on your cell phone as stock? Well feel free to change it to one of 4 live wallpapers, all with a Star Wars theme.  Why it even will give you an R2-D2 clock widget!
If you don't fear the Dark Side and are looking for a little extra, there will also be things like an Empire Strikes Back app that will be available for purchase for those carrying a device with Android 2.1 or higher.  For everything else, you’re most likely going to find many of the typical things found on the Android models, with the exception that it will have 1.2 GHz processor as opposed to the 1 GHz one found in the standard model of this Android. 
For the sake of Obi-Wan though, don't wait too late to take advantage of this opportunity because it will not last long.  Each store that sells them will only get 200, and then after that it’s over.  Thus that word limited in the title.  The phones should be released to the public tonight around 11:30 September 29, and certainly not be available for much longer as collectors grab them up.  So let the force be with you Jedi friends!

Enjoy the Video:

Motorola DROID R2-D2 - unboxing and Star Wars content tour



Jaguar's C-X75 Concept: A 205MPH Electric Supercar | Popular Science

Jaguar's C-X75 Concept: A 205MPH Electric Supercar | Popular Science




Happy 75th birthday to British automaker Jaguar! As a birthday present, they've actually given ussomething new to drool over: A 780 hp mostly-electric supercar capable of hitting 250 mph with a whopping 500-mile range, all wrapped in a body inspired by the 1966 XJ13, the car the chief designer calls "possibly the most beautiful Jaguar ever made."

Unveiled at this year's Paris Auto Show, the Jaguar C-X75 is a vision of the future, perhaps a decade or two from now, when high-efficiency, ridiculously high-powered electric cars are possible. The C-X75 is a hybrid, relying on four electric motors (one per wheel) rated at 195 hp each. Powered by a (one assumes absolutely massive) lithium ion battery pack, Jaguar says the two-seater car can get to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds, with a range of about 68 miles.
The battery works in pretty much the same way as other mostly-electric vehicles like Chevy's upcoming Volt. The car is powered exclusively by battery for the first 68 miles (the Volt gets about 40 miles, for comparison) and is then boosted by two small gas turbines. These turbines provide about 94 hp each, for a range of about 500 additional miles (the Volt's teeny gas engine nets about 300 extra miles). Those turbines work independently and can refill the electric batteries as well.
The interior is luxurious as well, featuring a new series of touchscreens and a speaker system that relies on transducers that line the walls and ceiling, supposedly to compete more effectively with the giant noisy engines right behind the seats.
Of course, the C-X75 is just a concept--I doubt the quoted stats are even possible with today's tech, considering they outpace by a large margin the capabilities of modern hybrids and EVs--but usable, practical ideas could absolutely spring from it. Here's hoping we get to drive something like this one of these days.


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CES 2018: Samsung will introduce the Galaxy A8/A8+ 2018 at CES, confirmed.

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