Dec 202012

Although previously there are many external devices used to collect solar energy to power a notebook, this notebook designed by Andrea Ponti will be the first pure solar-powered laptop, also may be the most environmental protection notebook in the history.

The notebook will be configured with two solar panels: one is behind the display, and the other is below the touch keyboard, these two panels bear the important tast to continuously power the computer. It is not clear whether the test has succeeded, but it’s obvious that to use the computer in the sun is more power consumption than to use in the room. One possible solution is to use electronic ink display to replace the traditional backlit display.

It is reported that the notebook material is mainly polycarbonate, weighs about four pounds, and it had previously selected as the Fujitsu 2011 Design Competition contest.

It’s not clear if Fujitsu will actually produce this notebook. But it is clear they are not the only company which take the sunlight into account a computer design, last year Apple applied for a patent of collecting external light source to illuminate the display .

In Apple eyes, different angle folding reflectors can add the display brightness, and there are rumors that they are also considering solar cell integration into notebook.

Dec 192012

Recently, the Windows Phone 8 has become the new darling of the mobile operating system, the topic heat has even cought up with Android and iOS mobile operating system. The major mobile phone manufacturers have hurried to launch their own phones equipped with Windows Phone 8.

Samsung is no exception. According to the latest news, Samsung first Windows Phone 8 mobile phone ATIV S has obtained the network license, which means Samsung ATIV S last obstacle to release in the domestic market has been swept away.

Samsung ATIV S is equipped with 4.8-inch 720P Super AMOLED display which is the largest size among the WP8 phones, 1.9 million front camera and 8.0 million rear camera, the built-in storage space has 16GB and 32GB versions, and it supports microSD card expansion, NFC , Bluetooth 3.0 and some other functions. It is expected to be listed at the end of this year or January next year.

It is reported that the date when Samsung ATIV S gained the certification is December 13 this year, and the network license is WCDMA version. This phone also supports WCDMA, GSM (GPRS) signal systems.

Dec 192012

According to media reports, HTC will launch a new flagship model in the spring of 2013, the model of this phone is said to be “HTC M7″. But it’s unclear whether it’s the final name.

According to the exposured news, this phone will be powered by Android Jelly Bean System, with 4.7-inch 1080p (1920 * 1080 pixels) SoLux full HD screen (SoLux screen is called as new technology based on the Super LCD2), the screen pixel density reaches 468ppi. In addition, the product will be equipped with 1.7GHz Qualcomm quad core processor, built-in 2GB system memory and 32GB  storage space, it’s equipped with a 13 million-pixel camera (maximum aperture f/2.0) and 2300mAh battery, and it supports 4GLTE network.

Dec 182012


What kind of performance will there be for Apple in 2012? There following are the top five forecasts the American CNET made.

1. The advent of 1.Apple TV

Same with the IPad and iPhone, the Apple TV has had a lot of rumors before the launch. As the saying goes, where there is smoke there is fire, the launch of Apple TV will become a hot topic in 2013.

It remains uncertain that what the Apple TV will look like. Apple has produced its own set-top boxes, but it does not fit to plug in cable television cable. On the contrary, its main purpose is to connect Apple’s digital stores and third-party streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. In 2013, Apple is expected to launch a full-fledged Apple TV, but the premise is to create a better set-top box which is able to receive television programs and have basic control functions.

2. To live in peace with competitors

The 2012 is an unrest year for Apple, while the 2013 will be the year of peace, which we have seen between Apple and HTC. Then, such peace, of course, can also be implemented in Apple and other competitors (especially Samsung and Google).

3. “IRadio” streaming music service launched

It has been years since the rumor that Apple will launch iRadio streaming music services, but there has been no more information. At the same time, competitors such as Spotify and Rdio have already significantly been ahead in the field.

Apple products have been to act as a platform in the past few years to allow many companies sell their application. BUt Apple slowly increase more functionality for iTunes through iCloud.

Sources told CNET, Apple with three major record companies trading negotiations still “nowhere near enough.” However, this does not rule out the possibility that Apple use its huge cash reserves in the next year, the possibility of completing the transaction.

4. Apple map improvement

In 2012, the launch of the Apple Maps application and mistakes bring great embarrassment to Apple. In 2013, Apple map must have some improvements, but please do not expect it to completely change overnight.

5. Siri mature

It has been more than a year since Apple introduced Siri. But Apple still has some tough work to do about Siri. In IOS6 system, Apple has added some new tricks to Siri. Next, Apple will greatly enhance the speed of Siri, and integrates more third-party applications and services. In addition, there are indications that Apple will have more products equipped with Siri, such as Mac and Apple TV.

Dec 172012

According to the information Nokia updated on the Mexico site, this new machine Lumia505 for the low-end market will be tailored to the Mexican carrier Telcel and it offers red, black and magenta three colors, and it is expected to be within the market in the coming weeks.

Nokia Lumia505 continues the past style in the appearance, the curved screen and colorful shell is still the most attractive in appearance. As for the configuration, this new machine is not so special, it is equipped with a 3.7 inches AMOLED WVGA resolution touch screen, joined Corning Gorilla Glass and ClearBlack technology, with 256MB RAM memory and 4GB ROM capacity, but it does not support memory card expansion.

Nokia Lumia505 is also loaded with Qualcomm Xiao Long processor, although the official did not disclose the specific model,according to previous news rumors there will be a 800MHz single-core processor, which makes the overall configuration of the machine is basically the same level with the Nokia Lumia510.

Nokia Lumia505 also has built-in 800-megapixel camera, but there is no Carl Zeiss lens, and also it does not support auto-focus function, and it can even only record VGA resolution video screen, while the lack of front camera is also regrettable. Still, the phone provides a thorough wireless connection, it supports WCDMA/HSPA network, Wi-Fi wireless Internet access and Bluetooth 2.1 technology.

The Nokia Lumia505 is also equipped with WP7.8 system, the upcoming new features will include providing new start screen experience, changeable dynamics magnet size.

The Nokia Lumia505 also has a big advantage that it has a long standby time, as equipped with a 1300 mA battery, it can support 36 hours continuous music playback time, and be able to get 7.2 hours talk time in 3G network and up to 600 hours standby time.

Dec 172012


It’s quite good to be the U.S. exchange carrier Verizon employee, one of its benefits is that they can get the limited edition phone staff specifically. As a special Christmas gift, recently Verizon released a limited edition HTC 8X only for their employees. The most important feature of the model is that it gas a silver-gray shell and little lemon yellow embellishment, obvious compare with other Windows Phone 8 Smartphone coloful body.

By convention, each Verizon limited edition HTC 8X has a stand-alone product number to highlight its precious quality. Although it’s not known which employees are eligible for this limited edition phone, but if consumers want to spend lots of money to buy one, you can pay attention to Craigslist and eBay, there may be a small amount of products in the market for sale at high price.

Dec 142012

Fujitsu today officially announced the ARROWS Tab series flagship 10.1-inch tablet F-05E, but it’s a little disappointed that the tablet is on sale only in Japan by NTT Docomo operators. The new flagship F-05E is very similar with the previous Stylistic M532 in appearance, the ultra-thin waterproof and dustproof design (IPX5/ standard) is equipped with NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.7GHz processor, it’s with 32GB storage and also it supports MicroSD card expansion, it has 2GB RAM, a resolution of 1920 x 1200 10.1-inch display and 8.1 megapixel rear camera, the whole body is only 9.9mm thick, while the 10080mAh large battery capacity will not let you down in the battery Life. Currently, the price is still unclear.

As to the interface aspects, this tablet provides HDMI interface, supports 802.11b/g/n wireless networking, Bluetooth 4.0 also supports Docomo LTE Xi high-speed network connections, and also it can  wirelessly connected to the DNLA devices.

Dec 142012

The user mentioned today is not an ordinary one, he has done a lot of functional improvements for smartphone before, this time this user adds wireless charging for the Google Nexus 7 Tablet PC, his name is -Rod Whitby, and I think he is not a stranger to some people. Currently that Rod Whitby adds wireless charging technology for Google Nexus 7 Tablet PC has reached the final step, his uses a Touchstone charging dock and an old circuit on an old Palm smartphone to complete this experiment, just like some software hackers have done.

Rod Whitby for Google Nexus 7 Tablet PC to add wireless charging technology has reached the final step, his old circuit to complete this experiment on the use of a Touchstone charging dock and an old Palm smartphone, just like some software hackers done.

However, in this process Whitby had to overcome some difficulties. First, he needs to find a large enough space to install something in the real cover of the Tablet PC. Then, he found a single charging coil can not meet the Nexus 7 Tablet PC charging voltage demand. How to solve these difficulties? He used two parallel wires to provide more stable power supply. He is currently testing another method, which is to remove the larger coil from the HP TouchPad to provide large enough voltage.

Although these tests have not yet completed, but we are very confident on Rod to add wireless charging technology for Google Nexus Tablet PC. As to the success, then please pay attention to his dynamic on Google to obtain the latest information about the message.

Dec 142012

Google released the 2012 search list, from the list we can see in this year’s consumer electronics search results that the third-generation iPad equipped with retina screen ranks the first, the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Microsoft Surface are among the top ten. Every year, Google releases Zeitgeist list, and this year is no exception. The company obtained the various categories of the search list through the analysis of the 1.2 trillion search requests in 2012.

The following is top ten consumer electronic products with the most search range on Google in 2012:

1, the third-generation iPad

The retina screen brings amazing ultra-high resolution for the iPad. The clarity and brightness of games and movies are outstanding, and it brings new vitality to the boring Tablet PC display market.

2, Samsung Galaxy S III

The phone seems to be the standard of the Android camp, even been honoured as iPhone in Android family.

3, iPad mini

The 7.9-inch iPad mini has become the most cared Tablet PC this year. Its function is identical with the full size iPad, just slightly smaller.

4, Google Nexus 7

As Google’s first tablet computer, the Nexus emulated the Amazon Kindle Fire strategy. However, Google cooperated with Asus closely and personally involved in the design and then launched such a Google 7-inch device that truly meets the requirements.

5, Samsung Galaxy Note II

It is a tablet computer and mobile phone hybrid product. And it is definitely the best choice for people who like big-screen phone.

6, Sony’s new PlayStation 3

Sony has slimmed the PlayStation 3, and lowered the price. Itis not easy to keep the heat and competitiveness on such a game system released six years ago.

7, iPad 4

It is the latest full-size iPad, the configuration is upgraded and the retina screen is retained. This product also uses the latest lightning interfaces, so the original cable can not be used, which makes a lot of people unhappy.

8, Microsoft Surface

Microsoft enters the Tablet PC market this year by virtue of Surface, due to the use of the latest Windows RT system, it becomes the first choice for users who concerns the office and portable.

9, Kindle Fire HD

As an upgraded version of the Kindle Fire, the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD price is from $299, with a clear price advantage compared to the $499 iPad. With Amazon’s huge content library, the product has become a real competitor for the iPad. In addition, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD starts at just $199.

10, Nokia Lumia 920

Lumia 920, released earlier this year, is a flagship Windows Phone device. It is elegant, the camera is also improved, and it’s even with wireless charging function.

Dec 132012

The news from the Wall Street Journal, Apple is currently testing the Apple TV set design. The company has Apple TV “Hockey puck” device, which allows the content of iPhone smartphone and iPad tablet computer displayed on the screen in the home, and there are a wide variety of services.

It seems to get closer and closer, “although it is not an official product, it’s in the early stages of the test.” According to insiders, Foxconn invested and portfolio Sharp big screen factory in Japan SAKAI city.

Sharp factories is mainly for the 60 inches or more large screen size manufacturing, Foxconn investson it and gives half of the orders for large-size screen support. For example, Foxconn has assembled Vizio 60-inch big screens, so they also have a TV production experience, and we all know it has been in production of iPhone smartphone and iPad tablet computer, so at this point, Apple is likely to have Foxconn to produce Apple TV.

It is reported that a few years ago Apple has been doing tests on TV products, but rumors and pressure did not as ferocious as this time, the authenticity of the message still needs to be examined further, but we expect to see the birth of the Apple TV .