Tablet PC News
The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet:
From our sister site BargainPDA.com:
“We attended a press event that is usually filled with PDAs and Smartphones, this time around though it was much more quiet. That doesn’t mean there was nothing to see though, the Motorola Q and RAZRWIRE were there, along with Nokia’s 770 Internet Tablet.
Nokia 770 Internet Tablet
Nokia claims the 770 is going to be huge with Bloggers. I’ve been bored with blogging since the media christened it the biggest thing on the Internet, but that doesn’t impact my thoughts on this device. The 770 is flat out a cool piece of hardware. You can’t see it in the pictures I took, but the web browser does support full screen, no toolbars, and several zoom levels…
Link to full story, pics: http://www.bargainpda.com/default.asp?newsID=2663
Laptop Design Launches Laptop Branding Service
Brand Your Laptop:
The service has been launched to commercially brand laptops with companies and organizations’ colors, logos and trademarks.
It is estimated that more than 15 million laptops were sold in the USA in 2004, and sales are projected to steadily increase over the next few years. At the same time, laptop theft also increased to nearly half a million units.
“The interest in branding laptops depends on who we talk to within each organization,” said founder Peder Blohm. “Marketing people understand the value of branding, while accountants and administrators see its value in reducing loss and theft.”
The average replacement cost of a laptop computer is estimated to be US$5,000 which includes hardware, software, and peripherals plus the cost of time for the laptop owner while the computer is being replaced.
Laptop Design has developed a process to apply a durable, automotive-quality finish to the exterior top surface, without touching the computer’s internal parts or affecting the manufacturer’s warranty . The company’s paint specialists can match virtually any color to produce matte, high gloss and metallic finishes. Using a customer’s proprietary colors, logos and trademarks…
Link to full story: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?ContentId=5185
Samsung Creates Flash Memory Capable of Replacing HDD in Laptops
Samsung’s 16GB Flash to Replace Your Hard Drive?
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has developed a high density NAND flash, capable of storing 16Gigabit (Gb) or the equivalent of 2GB (gigabytes) per NAND memory device. NAND is the most widely used memory for multi-feature mobile applications.
“Memory is opening a bold new world in consumer electronics,” said Dr. Chang-Gyu Hwang, Samsung Electronics’ semiconductor business president and CEO, at a press conference in Seoul today. “With cards containing multiple 16Gb flash memory chips, you will be able to take your entire music and personal video libraries with you on one small portable device.”
The 16Gb NAND density was achieved with the use of 50-nanometer (nm) technology directly applicable to mass production processes and by using Samsung’s 3D-transistor architecture.
The new 16Gb memory creates the conditions for companies to develop and accelerate the use of NAND flash in mobile and portable digital applications, as an alternative to mini-HDDs…
Link to full story: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?ContentId=5177