Nokia introduces Booklet 3G Netbook26 August 2009 13:03:56
The world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones will join the PC market with its Nokia Booklet 3G netbook.
The Windows-based device has a 10-inch screen, is HD-ready and will offer 3G connectivity as well as wi-fi. Analysts said the laptop was a "natural extension" of the company's product range but the firm would face stiff competition.
"We are in the business of connecting people and the Nokia Booklet 3G is a natural evolution for us." said Kai Oistamo, Nokia's executive vice president for devices.
The Booklet also has integrated Bluetooth, GPS, a webcam and an SD card reader. Nokia claims it has a 12-hour battery life. But if the Booklet has an edge in the crowded netbook market, it may lie in the device's heritage.
"Nokia now faces new and different competitors for the Booklet that are strong in the laptop PC space such as Dell, HP and Sony that are weak or non-existent players in mobile phones," wrote Forrester analyst Ian Fogg on his blog.
Mr Fogg said the Booklet's unique selling point was an "internal mobile broadband card with a SIM slot."
"Other netbooks rely on external USB mobile broadband modems for Internet access," he wrote on his blog.
"The presence of this internal wireless modem is why the Booklet 3G is a natural extension to Nokia's traditional phone handset product range."
SSD Drives Now Available in 64GB & 128GB in the Kingston SSDNow V Series24 August 2009 12:17:18
Kingston has released a new series of solid state drives intended to make the price more appealing for desktop and notebook computer owners.
Kingston introduces its SSDNow V Series drive to help consumers enhance the performance of computers with a Serial ATA (SATA) interface. By improving a computer's performance and durability, SSDNow V Series drives help increase productivity, and extend the life of existing computers.
The SSDNow V Series solid state drives offers capacities of 64GB and 128GB, and users can select to receive the drive bundled in kits that include desktop or notebook installation accessories.
Top features include enhanced productivity, with no moving parts S.M.A.R.T Support (Tells the user when a drive is about to fail), and a life expectancy of 1 million hours before failure.
The Kingston SSDNow 64GB drive is available now and costs around £129. The larger 128GB and 256GB drives are expected to reach Europe in September, but pricing has not yet been confirmed.
Jivo Jellies Headphones make T3 Top 50 iPhone Essentials List24 August 2009 11:44:03
The Jivo Jellies – Where fashion meets function!
Listed as one of T3’s 50 Essential iAccessories, the Jivo Jellies Noise Isolating Headphones come in a range of funky colours and are compatible with most MP3 Players and the latest iPod Nano and iPhone.
Included in the pack are 2 pairs of ear-tips to guarantee a secure fit and block unwanted noise so that nothing will stand in the way of you enjoying your tunes. Also included is a tangle resistant cord designed to easily stop those annoying knots that mysteriously appear.
These fun and funky Jivo Jellies In-Ear Headphones are definitely a brilliant alternative to more expensive noise isolating headphones.