Friday, July 30, 2010

Huawei S7 Ready To Ship

Huawei S7 Ready To Ship

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The Huawei S7, a long-awaited and much anticipated MID/tablet PC is now finally ready to ship after months of delay and confusion. The shipping date has apparently been set as September the 6th of this year, and quite frankly the sooner the better. To refresh your memory, the Huawei S7 MID runs on the Google Android OS version 2.1, is powered by an impressive 768MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, even though previous reports had it clocked at 1GHz. Word has it won’t be particularly cheap, with a $360USD price attached.


via ubergizmo


HOTT’s 5-Inch MID Stocking Shelves

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The HOTT MD500 should now be starting to stock shelves, according to imp3, after months of hype and promotion. To refresh your memory, the HOTT MD500 is a fairly unremarkable 5-inch MID that is set to run Google Android 1.5 - a surefire hint that inside it houses the Rockchip Rk2808 chip. Another surefire hint is that the MID is capable of decoding up to 720p videos, which is the limit of the 2808 chip. The firmware is looking to be slightly customised with preloaded apps such as QQ. All in all, nothing to get terribly excited over, though it does add another MID into the 5-inch range which is a welcome addition. It, however, is not selling for particularly cheap with a 899 Yuan price point attached which will no doubt be inflated when sold overseas. The RAmos W7 is a better choice.




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Media Mogul PMP With DVB-T

Media Mogul PMP With DVB-T


Looking for a new budget-friendly PMP that comes with a built-in DVB-T receiver? Well if you do, why don’t check out the Media Mogul from Chinavasion. Priced at just $103.16, the player offers a 3.5-inch 320 x 240 touchscreen display, an 8GB of storage, a microSD card slot, an FM radio, an e-book reader, a photo viewer, a voice recorder, built-in speakers, a USB port and has a built-in DVB-T receiver for watching your favorite TV shows wherever you go. [Product Page]


Gadmei P82 & US-P82: 8-Inch Monsters

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Looks like two more 8-inchers is coming to town, the Gadmei P82 and the US-P82. Both players run a very impressive resolution of 1280x768. The P82 will be 720p capable PMP while the US-P82 will be the ‘big brother’ and 1080p capable. Quite frankly, at this screen resolution both are bound to look gorgeous. One can only hope for a good screen with vibrant colours. Viewing angles are expected to be poor on this behemoth. More info as it comes in.


via imp3


Saturday, July 10, 2010

New SmartQ Tablet: T7 / T7-3G

New SmartQ Tablet: T7 / T7-3G

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SmartQ are coming out with a new tablet/MID (the 7-inch range really is the no-man’s-land for this distinction), the successor to the SmartQ R7 and this time it’s called the T7. Can’t say the naming is creative but it is certainly straight forward. The SmartQ T7 is coming in 2 models: 3G enabled and not (T7-3G and T7 respectively.) Both the 3G and non-3G model have WiFi connectivity. This devices packs a 7-inch screen and runs on Android OS version 2.1 (which is nice) and will be able to decode videos of up to 1080p which extends the versatility of this MID/tablet even further. The SmartQ T7 also packs a 4500mAh battery *phew* which should provide this device with some impressive battery life times. Even snazzier is that it is being said that the 3G version will be able to send text messages and duplicate some phone function. More as it comes in.




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Cowon’s New Player/MID: The V5W

Cowon’s New Player/MID: The V5W

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Cowon are releasing a new PMP/MID, the V5W likely the successor to the V5. This player is fully 1080p capable, WiFi connectable and runs on WinCE 6.0 (like their previous player) and it seems to sport a similar UI to their previous iteration. The UI does indeed look good. The Cowon V5W packs a 4.8-inch 800x480 touchscreen, has HDMI out, several dictionaries, an e-book reader, email and weather apps, games as well as an ‘Office’ suite. The lines blur between MID and PMP again with this player and that is a thoroughly welcome direction for advancement. The Cowon V5W will come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB flavours.  The V5W weighs in at 197g and measures in at 128x82x15.7mm.


via Akihabaranews


COWON V5W HD PMP With Wi-Fi

COWON V5W HD PMP With Wi-Fi

COWON V5W HD PMP With Wi-Fi


Korean PMP manufacturer COWON has rolled out the new version of COWON V5 HD. The new model comes equipped with WiFi-connectivity, a 4.8-inch (800 x 480) display with full HD support (1920 x 1080), an HDMI out and a web browser. The VW5 is currently available in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage capacity. [Cowon]


BenQ’s S6 MID

BenQ’s S6 MID

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BenQ’s S6 MID is entering the fray at the 4.8-inch size with a resistive touchscreen for added stylus input support. The BenQ S6, which will come with a built-in Unicom 3G module (to allow for SIM cards), will be powered by the Intel Atom Z500 processor clocked at 800MHz, will feature 512MB DDR2 RAM, pack an 8GB SSD hard disk, come with Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, and sport a 1800mAh battery for ‘2-3 hours’ of battery life. Phew. It will also run on the Windows XP Home operating system by default. All in all, an interesting offering from BenQ, certainly more geared toward a defined use rather than just casual web browsing.


It’s really quite thick, though, measuring in at 158mm x 90mm x 22mm and weighing in at 370g (apparently).




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Energy Sistem Unleashes Energy 52 Touch PMPs


Energy Sistem has recently unleashed a new series of PMPs called the Energy 52 Touch. Coming in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB models, these PMPs boast a 2.8-inch touchscreen display, a microSDHC card slot (up to 32GB), an FM radio, a voice recorder, an e-book reader, a built-in speaker for direct listening, a TV-output and support most audio and video formats including MP3, WMA, WAV, DivX, XviD, FLV, RM, and RMVB. The Energy 52 Touch PMPs are available now for 68.88 Euro / $87 (4GB), 81.81 Euro / $103 (8GB) and 102.59 Euro / $130 (16GB), respectively. [Energy Sistem]


ICOO E300P Full HD PMP Now In Black

ICOO E300P Full HD PMP Now In Black


ICOO has rolled out the black version of its E300P Full HD PMP in China. Just like the white version, this new black version also boasts a 4.3-inch 480 x 272 display, an 8GB of storage space, a picture browser and supports 1280p Full HD video playback. The E300P Black will cost you 299 Yuan (about $44).



[iMP3]


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Teclast C700 Full HD PMP Available In China

Teclast C700 Full HD PMP Available In China


Teclast has announced the availability of their new Full HD PMP ‘C700‘ in China. To refresh your memory, the player is packed with a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display, an 8GB of storage space, a microSD card slot, an e-Book reader, a photo browser, an HDMI output and supports 1080p Full HD video playback. The Teclast C700 retails for 699 Yuan (about $103). [Teclast]


Snazzy Dual-Display E-Reader: Hanvon T61

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Even though the Hanvon T61 e-reader pictured above is just a rebranding of a fairly generic e-reader technology, the dual-display does make for an interesting concept. I can’t really think of much use the dual-display serves other than to boost up the price of this e-reader, and to provide superfluous functionality that nobody would really use. Aside from that, the second screen makes the reader a lot larger, with the first screen being sized 6-inches (800×600) and the second being sized 3.5-inches (320×480). The first screen uses an E-Ink panel, as seen on many other e-readers, while the second is a colour touchscreen. I suppose the second screen does allow for easier navigation of books while in a book, but one can’t help but feel that this second screen is largely useless, draining battery life and offering limited extra functionality. The device runs on Android and is not generally recommended.


via zol


Expand 3G Tablet.MID

Expand 3G Tablet.MID

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This device from Shenzhen manufacturer Expand is a 7-inch (800×480) MID/tablet that is powered by a 1.2GHz VIA C7-M processor paired with the VIA VX700 Chipset. It comes with 16GB of RAM as well as a 16GB SSD hard drive and a 2500mAh battery. The tablet, though, will run on Windows XP which differentiates it from the barrage of Android and WindowsCE tablets and MIDs that have bombarded the market in recent times. The device will also have a built in 3G module, as well as WiFi connectivity and the works. All in all, an interesting if slightly underwhelming entry to the market.


via Shanzhaiben


Yet Another Android Tablet: ezGear Surfboard

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Ludicrous and thoroughly unattractive name aside, this is another Android tablet offering, a 7-inch 800×480 device. One interesting thing though is that according to the ezGear website, this tablet runs on Android 2.1 and is powered by the Rockchip RK2818 chip, rather than the more popular RK2808 which can only handle Android 1.5. That certainly is intriguing and hopefully promises a better experience than the myriad RK2808 tablets on the market today. Other standard features include WiFi, HDMI out and a TF card expansion slot. No word on price yet.


But why would they even call it a surfboard? Yeah, cowabunga…




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Coby MP620 reminiscent of Zune original

Coby MP620 reminiscent of Zune original

Who could ever forget Microsoft’s flagship Zune original media player? Well, apparently the folks over at Coby can’t get it out of their heads after the company revealed it’s new Coby MP620 PMP.

The new player is being marketed as a cheaper alternative to the iPod nano with its audio and video capabilities. While it has an initial appearance of a Zune, it’s dimensions and design bring it more inline with the nano.

The device packs a nifty 1.8-inch LCD display, but no word on a pair of matching speakers. The device will be available in both 4GB and 8GB flavors packing an FM tuner (and a host of other features).

Available in black, red or blue, the player will retail for just $29.55 or $43.05 for the 4GB and 8GB respectively. Eat your heart out, Apple.



(Via PlayerBites.)

Musician MID - Android & WinCE

Musician MID - Android & WinCE

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These Musician brand MIDs are able to double boot into both Android 2.1 (which is quite nice) and WinCE 6.0, a ‘feature’ we have been seeing more and more in recent times. This MID is powered by the Telechips 8902B processor, clocked at 720MHz and ultimately based on ARM 11 tech. The device itself packs a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1280×768, which is certainly refreshingly high, has 256MB DDR2 RAM, WiFi and 3G connectivity, and HDMI 1.3 output. All in all, this small MID looks very promising.


via Chinitech


Cube H500FHD Availability Imminent

Cube H500FHD Availability Imminent

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The Cube H500FHD, first announced in May, is coming into full bloom now with mass availability expected immediately, if not already. The Cube H500FHD is a 5-inch player which houses the Boxchip F10 which is the Sochip SC9800 in disguise, so you can expect excellent video playback capability at full 1080p HD (and up to 1280p - 1920 x 1280 resolution) and good battery life. The file format support will be extensive, ranging from WMV to MKV to AVI and MP4 - file format support is really another area where the Sochip excels. Models will first start appearing in 8GB flavour.


via iMP3


Saturday, July 3, 2010

itoos M9HD Launched

itoos M9HD Launched

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itoos have launched the M9HD, a new button-operated player with a 5-inch 800x480 WVGA screen. The player is being marketed as supporting up to 1280p, as you can see in the picture above, a telling tactic as this means it most likely is a Sochip SC9800 player which is currently the only chip on the market which can use such resolution-marketing tactics. What this means is that the player can supposedly play up to 1980x1280 video resolution. Since the M9HD uses the Sochip (we guess), file format support will be excellent ranging from RMVB/RM to WMV and MKV and all the usual suspects in between. In addition, the player will have OTG functionality, come with a remote control, be able to read PDF files and apparently has up to 6.5 hours of battery life (take that with a grain of salt.)


All in all, a promising, if not now-generic player.


via iMP3


Piano Silhouette MP3 Player

Piano Silhouette MP3 Player


Designed by Jia Peng, the Piano Silhouette is an MP3 player that comes with a roll-out piano keyboard. The player allows you to record compositions directly to the player and listen to your favorite music. Too bad, it is only a concept so far. See more pictures after the jump to get more details.




[Yanko]


Well Hello There… Cube H880FHDR

Well Hello There… Cube H880FHDR

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This time the Cube H880FHDR gets the babe treatment, and who are we to complain? This vapid sexualisation of PMP products is nothing short of telling and embarrassing. Anyhow, let’s have a browse at the Cube H880FHDR in the hands of a babe.




(Via MP4 Nation Blog.)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Some Microsoft related file types (docx, emz and mdi)

The MDI file type is mainly related with 'Office' by Microsoft Corporation. The MDI is a a high resolution, tag-based graphics format. MDI files are only supported by the Microsoft Office 2003 version of Microsoft Office Document Imaging. Microsoft Office Document Imaging uses Microsoft Document Imaging Format (MDI), a file format based on the Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) that is designed to store images by page layout. Both formats (MDI and TIFF) are capable of storing text recognized by optical character recognition (OCR) along with images and using this OCR may be turned into a Word (.DOC) document.
In general, images that are saved in the MDI file format take up less disk space than the same images saved as TIFF files. The image quality of an image saved in the MDI file format is comparable to that of the same image saved in TIFF.

The DOCX file type is also mainly related with 'Word' by Microsoft Corporation. This is the new format for Microsoft Office documents (2007). It is a combination of XML architecture and ZIP compression for size reduction. It's a completely open standards based file format; contains document text, images, formatting, styles, drawn objects, and other document settings; commonly used to author documents in business and academic settings.
Changing docx documents into other formats is very easy if you know how, or have the correct docx converter software. Converting docx to the older doc format used by Microsoft Word or to Adobe’s pdf format is possible, offering better compatibility with partners and colleagues. DOCX files are designed to make document contents accessible; for example, document text is saved using plain text files and document images are saved as individual image files within the DOCX file.
Docx isn’t just qualified to use on a Windows based computer, other operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X also include software or filters allowing users to share information thru the docx Office Open XML format.

Compressed image file used by Microsoft programs such as Visio and the Office suite; contains an Enhanced Metafile (.EMF file) that has been compressed with the .GZIP compression algorithm. The EMF file type is a type of image file incorporating a recorded sequence of Windows GDI (Graphics Device Interface) graphics functions and is the successor to the older WMF (Windows Metafile) format. The GDI is a set of functions for Windows programmers that supplies basic drawing functionality, and anything that can be drawn with the GDI functions can be saved to an EMF file with very little attempt.
EMZ files are simply EMF files that have been compressed using the extremely common GZIP type compression and so they can simply be decompressed prior to viewing by any compression/archive software package with support for GZIP. For example, changing the extension to .GZ will often enable you to use software such as WinZip or WinRar to extract the EMF files. Sometimes the files holded in the EMZ might have their extension replaced to EM upon extraction. In these cases, adding the missing F on to the file extension is all that is needed to open the files.






Window G89 Touch Magic PMP Gets $52.26 Price Cut


Normally priced at $135.60, the Window G89 Touch Magic PMP is currently on sale at Ownta’s online store for as low as $83.34. Based on the Rockchip RK2728 chipset, the player offers a 4.3-inch 480 x 272 touchscreen display, a 4GB of storage, a microSD card slot, an FM radio, a voice recorder, an e-book reader, a picture browser, built-in games and supports 720p HD video playback. [Product Page]


Samsung YP-MB2 Android PMP Confirmed


Samsung has finally confirmed the availability of the Samsung YP-MB2 (Galaxy Touch). This Android-powered PMP boasts Wi-Fi, GPS, TouchWIZ 3.0 user interface and Bluetooth 3.0. The new Samsung YP-MB2 Android PMP is priced at 400,000 won or around $330. [MovePlayer]


Pantech Releases Sky Player PMP In Korea


A new portable media player has recently entered the Korean market, this time from Pantech called the Sky Player. This stylish device boasts a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, a 16GB or 32GB of storage space, a T-DMB tuner, WiFi, Bluetooth, an HDMI port, 720p HD video playback support and runs on Android 2.1 OS. The Sky Player is now available in Korea for around $244 (16GB) and $326 (32GB), respectively.



[ReviewChosun]


Sea Lion Waterproof MP3 Player

Sea Lion Waterproof MP3 Player

Sea Lion Waterproof MP3 Player


The Sea Lion Waterproof MP3 player from Chinavasion is the best way to enjoy crystal clear audio when swimming in the ocean, relaxing by the pool, or even taking a shower. The gadget provides a 4GB of storage space, which is enough for holding all your favorite tunes. Transferring files to the device is done through a plug-and-play USB 2.0 connection to your computer. If you want one, you can purchase the Sea Lion Waterproof MP3 player for $45.07 a pop. [Chinavasion]


Jeep Floor Mats

One should buy Auto Floor Mats to protect the interior of the vehicles form everyday wear and tear, protect from disagreeable visual aspect, foods and drinks that sticks on the floor, supply year round shelter against the most terrible weather conditions, sand and mud that can stick on your shoes before entering the jeep, and to change the look of your car, jeep or SUV, etc.

Don't forget to consider the region where you live, when buying Jeep Grand Cherokee Floor Mats.
North, South, East and West. Different types of floor mats for each region cause they have singular weather patterns and conditions. In this case, you should consider buying an carpet floor mats, witch in general are made with durable nylon and berber yarns, comes with a vast selection of colors, logos designs, etc..Or you can choose an all-weather floor mat witch are usually made with heavy duty rubbers and others materials, if you live in an area with temperamental climate conditions.

Also consider that floor mats are not universals, i.e, does not fit every vehicle. There are specific mats for every needs (manufacture, model and year).
Pay attention for the coverage of the floor mat, and the mat quality. Of course, look for mats that are easy to clean.

Do you home work on the internet. There's a lot of online stores that sells Jeep Grand Cherokee Floor Mats.