| Samsung showcased the new Bluetooth Headset (WEP 420), designed by Bang & Olufsen, for the first time at CeBIT 2007 in Hanover , Germany . |
Samsung has demonstrated its versatility in the mobile industry by targeting the rapidly-growing mobile accessory market with the launch of new Bluetooth headsets. The latest Bluetooth headsets are elegantly designed and have superb sound quality. At CeBIT 2007, Samsung's designated a special booth do showcase Bluetooth headsets, including the new products WEP 420 and WEP 500.
To offer simplistic design and usability, the WEP 420's buttons are hidden behind a sliding cover. The special sliding cover blocks static to increase the overall sound quality of this exceptional headset. To enhance its value, the WEP 420 comes packaged with a uniquely designed charger cradle that may be used as an interior decoration item.
|Texas Instruments introduced today the industry's lowest input voltage DC/DC boost converter, which will enable portable electronic end-equipment to draw power from new energy sources, such as solar and micro-fuel cells. The tiny power circuit can operate with input voltages lower than 0.3-V with high efficiency, allowing designers to overcome the low-voltage design barrier of incorporating these alternative energy sources in applications, such as mobile phones, portable medical devices and media players.|
|Sony Europe’s Recording Media & Energy (RME) division has announced the launch of a new addition to its range of colourful, ultra-portable USB storage media – the 4GB MICRO VAULT Tiny. Available in a stylish purple colour with a fashionable clip-on carrying case, the 4GB MICRO VAULT Tiny can go wherever its user goes - ideal for sharing large numbers of music, pictures and video clips, keeping access to business or personal files whilst travelling and enabling access to personal files from any computer.|
Intel today revealed that it is using two dramatically new materials to build the insulating walls and switching gates of its 45 nanometer (nm) transistors. Hundreds of millions of these microscopic transistors – or switches – will be inside the next generation Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Quad and Xeon families of multi-core processors. The company also said it has five early-version products up and running -- the first of fifteen 45nm processor products planned from Intel.
The transistor feat allows the company to continue delivering record-breaking PC, laptop and server processor speeds, while reducing the amount of electrical leakage from transistors that can hamper chip and PC design, size, power consumption, noise and costs. It also ensures Moore's Law, a high-tech industry axiom that transistor counts double about every two years, thrives well into the next decade.
Go handsfree in style with the HBH-PV705 Style Edition. You can wear your PV705 Style Edition in different ways. Hung round your neck on a beautiful necklace strap or kept at hand in a soft closeable pouch, it also comes with detailed attachable jewelry which can be worn on the necklace strap or pouch – whatever way you want. 3 different panels allow you to personalize the headset to match your outfit, coming in black with an embossed floral pattern, white with purple floral detail and an elegant purple.
The headset is compact and light enough to leave on your ear for even the longest conversations. Weighing a mere 14 grams and resting on your ear with a soft ear hook, it boasts exceptional talk and stand by time despite its small size. 12 hours talk time is backed with the reassurance of 300 hours stand by time meaning you’re ready to take a call throughout the working day, on the daily commute or when winding down at home.
Available from early Q1 2007.
Playing the music you’ve saved on your phone through external speakers without any wires is the simple beauty of the Bluetooth Music Receiver MBR-100. You can then play it in hi-fi quality by simply plugging the receiver into your hi-fi stereo or your car stereo and streaming the music on your stereo Bluetooth-equipped phone through the speakers.
The MBR-100 comes with 2 different cables, an RCA cable and a 3.5 mm input cable so it can fit almost any audio device at home or in the car. This means that once your phone is paired to the MBR-100, you simply have to walk into its range to accept an automatic invitation on your phone screen to play your music as loud as you want. As the music plays through the speakers you can use your phone as a remote control, with the ability to play, pause and skip to next track.
|Samsung announced that it has developed the thinnest reported LCD panel, one no thicker than a credit card at 0.82mm, which is 0.07mm thinner than the panel previously reported to be the world’s slimmest. The company also announced that it has developed a new mobile technology, which it is calling, “i-Lens”, for integrating the entire panel assembly, including a protective layer, into a single, thinner module that is more shock-resistant and easier to read than conventional panels.|
|Samsung announced the introduction of a 1 Gigabyte subscriber identity module card solution, S-SIMTM that expands customer experience in multimedia intensive services. |
The 1 Gigabyte S-SIM card will be demonstrated at booth 3C 029 at Cartes 2006.
The subscriber identity module (SIM) card is a smart card IC-based card used to identify users in GSM mobile environments. As multimedia features increase on hand-phones, high data capacity and high-speed transmission has been added to the encrypted SIM solution.
|84% of all people have a mobile phone. When leaving the house we check three things: keys, wallet, and most importantly, our mobile phone. The GSM-doorbell is a system that connects a visitor, who is ringing the doorbell, to the mobile phone of the homeowner. The homeowner is now able to speak to the visitor via the intercom system, and to open the door by entering a pin code on the mobile phone. The patented concept meets a need in accessibility, usability, security and comfort. |
| Samsung Electronics today announced that it has developed the industry’s first 40-nanometer (nm) memory device. The new 32 Gigabit (Gb) NAND flash device is the first memory to incorporate a Charge Trap Flash (CTF) architecture, a revolutionary new approach to further increase manufacturing efficiency while greatly improving performance.|
The new CTF-based NAND flash memory increases the reliability of the memory by sharply reducing inter-cell noise levels. Its surprisingly simple structure also enables higher scalability which will eventually improve manufacturing process technology from 40 nm to 30 and even 20nm.
New Cards to Support New SD Speed Class 4 and Class 6 Performance.
Toshiba announced that it would launch two new series of SD Cards offering high level data transfer rates and read-write performance. The “high-speed series” will offer a maximum data transfer rate of 5-megabytes (MB) a second, while the “ultra high-speed series” will push transfer rates to as high as 20MB per second, double the rate of any other Toshiba-brand SD Cards. Both series will be rolled out this autumn; initially in Japan in October, and globally in November.
Sony Electronics has begun U.S. shipments of 50GB dual layer Blu-ray Disc recordable (write-once) media with AccuCORE technology.
The company also confirmed that it plans to start shipping 50GB dual layer rewritable BD media later this year.
“The arrival of 50GB Blu-ray Disc media is an important milestone in the evolution of this new format,” said Mike Lucas, director of marketing for Sony Electronics’ Media and Application Solutions Division. “The capacity represents more than four hours of HD quality video, at a 24 Mbps transfer rate, allowing users to take full advantage of Sony’s Blu-ray Disc burners and VAIO desktop and notebook computers.”
SanDisk introduced a 2-gigabyte microSD card to meet demand for a new generation of MP3 music phones, including the forthcoming Verizon Wireless Chocolate by LG mobile phone.
Using the SanDisk microSD card, the Verizon Wireless phone can store up to 1,000 digital songs downloaded from the company’s V CAST music service. The card, which is sold with an adapter that enables it to fit into a standard-size SD slot of other devices, will debut in the U.S. exclusively at 1,900 Verizon Wireless stores for the next 60 days. Internationally, it will be sold by a variety of mobile retailers.
|Sony Japan unveiled its latest high-end Memory Stick PRO Duo, the MSX-M4GS which is available in 4GB. With 4GB of memory storage, you could store up to 2,000 of your favorite’s songs, 3,000 JPEG pictures and almost 9 hours of animated recording. MSX-M4GS will be available in August with an open price of 29,800Yen (USD257). Within three months time, Sony upgrades their memory card from 2GB to 4GB. We will see a large capacity of 8GB pretty soon.|
| Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced that it has begun mass producing an 8-Gigabit (Gb) NAND flash memory device, providing a much larger and more affordable storage density for consumer and mobile applications such as mobile phones, MP3 players and gaming consoles. The high-density MLC (multi-level-cell) memory is being produced with 60-nanometer (nm) process technology – the smallest used today. |
By developing and adopting a voice-coil method, our auto-focus linear motors are designed to drive the lens unit in the cameras of mobile phone handsets.
A floating mechanism and power connection adopting a newly-developed flat spring made it possible to attain a very quick response time for lens focus, and to maintain high levels of stability and reliability.
|Multi-function flash drives are making headlines lately so LG is trying to grab our attention with its new cellphone charging thumbdrive. The product, designated UBNM 1GS01, not only stores up to 1GB of data, but also charges and synchronizes data for your cellphone. As of this writing, we know Nokia and Sony Ericsson handsets are supported with other brands planned in the near future.|
Plantronics has unveiled its new range of .Audio headsets at Cebit. The company claims that the .Audio 340, .Audio 510 USB and Audio 550 DSP combine excellent sound quality with stylish, contemporary design.
The .Audio 340 (pictured) features a pressure-free headband with a feather-light fit, along with swivel-mounted ear cushions for comfort during long periods of wear. Ideal for chat and VoIP communications, the .Audio 340 features a noise-cancelling microphone for improved speech recognition and is compatible with all major services. Available for around £25.