Posts Tagged ‘specs’

After finding some more concepts, I decided to share them with you guys. In my opinion looking at concepts can sometimes change the mood to a better one or could make you think “Oh! So that’s gonna be next!”. These microwaves on the steroids could be the next step in our daily lives thus it’s a good idea to know what’s coming.

This Nokia phone looks rather similar to the average mp3 player. However, it delivers a nice black touch with a centred display screen, which might attract some teens. In my opinion, nothing special here, just another Nokia phone.

The Connext concept seems to me like one of those concepts that delights everyone but will probably never reach the market. Looks pretty similar to the Nokia Morph concept with the bending technology, however, it looks more like a A/C remote control. The only Unique Selling Point it has, is the bending ability, excluding that, nothing  interests me in this concept.

Nokia has yet again surprised me with this amazing  E97 concept, which I hope will find its way on the market soon. It has a very practical design, which includes a QWERTY keyboard, a neat and sleek design with a nice glossy black touch and a very intelligent changeable memory technology. The display, which also contains the memory of the phone, can easily be removed and changed amongst other phones, which enables a fast and easy transfer of information and data. The main flow behind this idea, is the assumption that this phone will sell like iPhones or Blackberrys. If a very small number of E97 will be sold, then the memory transfer technology will be quite useless. On the other hand, i would buy this phone just for the looks, so this memory transfer idea won’t really affect me. Overall, Nokia has really nailed this one and has created a really attractive model.



Posted: March 1, 2010 in Electronics and Gadgets
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These days i was so bored at home due to the lack of activities and my Sony PSP 3000 suddenly cought my attention. After using it for a while, i remembered the PSP GO came out a while back. So i decided to write a review on these two similar portable gaming consoles realeased by Sony.

The PlayStation Portable (PSP) is know for its brick-like aspect which fits very well in the hands of the users. Its dimensions are Approx. 170 mm (L) x 74 mm (W) x 23 mm (D), with a weight of approx. 260g (including the battery). The system performance of the PSP CPU is around the 333MHz frequency with an embedded DRAM of 4MB, which gives the user a pretty good gaming experience. Another very important aspect in my opinion is the actual TFT LCD display size of 4.3 inches which is very useful when watching a movie. It provides 480×272 pixels and 16.77 million colors. The built-in stereo speakers are not the best, the sound quality is good but the actual power and intensity is poor. Even the headphones music experience is not that great.Main Input/Output:IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi), USB 2.0 (Target), Memory Stick™ PRO Duo, IrDA, IR Remote (SIRCS). The PSP uses a disc drive to play the UMD Drive (playback only) in order for games and movies to be accesed.

The PSP GO is very simillar to the PSP 3000, however there are some differences.The PSP Go has a 3.8-inch wide screen (versus 4.3-inch on all previous PSP models). This is one of the main disadvantages for the GO, as one of the motives i bought the PSP for, was for the relatively large display. So the gaming and movie watching experience just got worse for the PSP GO owners. This new model lacks the UMD Drive as the games will be downloaded directly from the Sony Playstation Store, thus no hard copy will be needed. In my opinion, many peple preffer having a hard copy of a game, thus there will be more dissapointment. Also there will be no way to play existing PSP software you might own due to the lack of the UMD Drive. The abscence of the UMD Drive made the PSP GO 43% ligher than the PSP 3000, as if the 3000 was as heavy as a PS3:| . The only aspect of the PSP GO which attracted my atention was the built-in flash memory of 16GB which elimantes the need for a memory stick, thus extra costs of purchase are cut. However the GO still provdes and expandable memory slot via a Memory Stick Micro (M2). In addition to Wi-Fi support, the PSP Go adds Bluetooth capability to the Sony handheld platform for the first time. The Go boasts the same support for music, video, and photo files as earlier PSPs.

To sum it all up, the PSP GO will provide Bluetooth capability, a sliding screen to uncover the keys, a built-in flash memory of 16GB but will give a smaller TFT LCD display by 0.5 inches and no UDM Drive plus a higher price than the previous PSP 3000.

Size and weight

Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
Weight: 1.5 pounds (0.68 kg) Wi-Fi model;
1.6 pounds (0.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model


  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously


  • 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive


  • 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip


  • Wi-Fi
  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
  • Cellular (Wi-Fi + 3G model)

Audio playback

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit



Size and weight
Height 119mm
Width 59.8mm
Depth 11.5mm
Weight 130 grams w/battery
100g w/o battery

3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen
800 x 480 pixels
100,000:1 typical contrast ratio
1ms typical response rate

Camera & Flash
5 megapixels
Autofocus from 6cm to infinity
2X digital zoom
LED flash
User can include location of photos from phone’s AGPS receiver
Video captured at 720×480 pixels at 20 frames per second or higher, depending on lighting conditions

Cellular & Wireless
UMTS Band 1/4/8 (2100/AWS/900)
HSDPA 7.2Mbps
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
A2DP stereo Bluetooth

Qualcomm QSD 8250 1 GHz

Operating system
Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1 (Eclair)

512MB Flash
4GB Micro SD Card (Expandable to 32 GB)

Assisted global positioning system (AGPS) receiver
Cell tower and Wi-Fi positioning
Digital compass

Graphics, video and audio

Audio decoders
AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1 (AAC+), HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+) Mono/Stereo standard bit rates up to 160 kbps and sampling rates from 8 to 48kHz, AMR-NB 4.75 to 12.2 kbps sampled @ 8kHz, AMR-WB 9 rates from 6.60 kbit/s to 23.85 kbit/s sampled @ 16kHz., MP3 Mono/Stereo 8-320Kbps constant (CBR) or variable bit-rate (VBR), MIDI SMF (Type 0 and 1), DLS Version 1 and 2, XMF/Mobile XMF, RTTTL/RTX, OTA, iMelody, Ogg Vorbis, WAVE (8-bit and 16-bit PCM)

Image JPEG (encode and decode), GIF, PNG, BMP
Video H.263 (encode and decode) MPEG-4 SP (encode and decode) H.264 AVC (decode)
Audio encoders AMR-NB 4.75 to 12.2 kbps sampled @ 8kHz

Language support
Display: English (U.S), French (France), German, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Korean, Japanese, Russian,
Keyboard: English (U.S), French (France), German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil)



Cu ocazia lansarii noii versiuni a renumitei console de jocuri Sony Play Station 3 Slim (250 GB) m-am gandit ca ar fi folositor un review pentru gamerii romani de pretutindeni. Dimensiuniile consolei au ramas identice cu versiunile anterioare Slim de 20GB, 40GB, 60GB, 80GB, 120GB si 160GB acestea fiind 325mm x 98mm x 274mm. Greutatea sa fiind estimata in jur la 3,2kg comparat cu cele 5kg ale consolei Phat. Consola PS3 poate fi orientata vertical si orizontal pentru a putea fi asezata in diferite spatii de mobilier.
Cei de la Sony s-au gandit ca versiunea anterioara a PS3-ului Phat cu finish-ul acela lucios de piano black era foarte usor de murdarit cu amprente si tot felul, asa ca au decis sa schimbe carcasa cu un plastic negru mat pe care teoretic ar trebui sa nu se vada amprentele si murdaria. Consola merge destul de silentios din cate am observat eu, si din cate am aflat e mai silentioasa decat Xbox 360 care este in competitie directa cu PS3.
Sony a decis sa inlocuiasca cell processor-ul de pe PS3 Phat cu unul mai puternic si mai efficient din punct de vedere al consumului de energie electrica. Noul processor de pe PS3 Slim a fost conceput de catre IMB in colaborare cu Sony si Toshiba. Deci, rezulta ca noul sistem are capacitatea unui numar mult mai mare de frame-uri pe secunda decat vechiul sistem. Consumul consolei Slim este de 250 W maxim, care este cu 30 W mai putin decat varianta Phat.
Capacitatea si performanta sonora a fost imbunatatita si ea, prin adugarea specificatiei de Dolby TrueHD si DTS-HD Master audio codecs ce poate fi numit si un Rai pentru unii fani ai echipamentului audio de ultima generatie. Aceste functii sunt subliniate si mai bine prin disponibilitatea unitatii Blu-ray.
Consola vine echipata cu doua porturi USB pe fata si un port HDMI pe spate. PS3-ul de asemenea are si un port pentru cablu Ethernet in caz ca nu detineti un router Wireless.
Pretul unei console PS3 Slim 250GB este de 349.99 $ in SUA, deci sistemele cu memorie mai scazuta pot fi achizitionate si mai ieftin. Dar ce trebui retinut este si faptul ca jocurile nu sunt deloc ieftine, ci chiar relativ scumpe daca sunt abia aparute pe piata. Daca doriti jocuri la un pret mai acceptabil puteti apela si la jocuri second hand dupa o inspectie a suprafetii discului sa nu existe zgarieturi foarte multe. De retinut este si faptul ca pretul este asa ridicat din cauza tipului de storage folosit care este disc Blu-Ray, ultima generatie de discuri pentru stocare Sony.