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BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380 announced

Today RIM announced two new additions to its lineup of smartphones. The QWERTY-packing Bold 9790 and the full-touch Curve 9380 both run on BlackBerry OS 7 and feature HVGA+ (480 x 360 pixels) screens.The BlackBerry Bold 9790 comes with a 2.45" touchscreen display, a 1GHz Marvel Tavor MG1 processor, 768MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 5 megapixel camera with VGA video capturing and a microSD card slot. The Bold 9790 is well geared connectivity-wise too - Wi-Fi, 3G with HSPA, GPS and even NFC.
BlackBerry Bold 9790 The compact new Bold comes with a full four-row portrait QWERTY keyboard and an optical trackpad. The phone runs on the RIM's latest BlackBerry OS 7 and will hit the stores in the following few weeks. The BlackBerry Curve 9380 is the first Curve ever to come with a touchscreen. It measures 3.2" in diagonal and, as we said, comes with HVGA+ resolution. The rest of the specs are not quite impressive though - the new Curve runs on a 806MHz processor and has 512MB RAM and …

HTC Zeta image leak, has a 2.5GHz processor and runs ICS

Possible design and specs of an upcoming handset codenamed HTC 'Zeta' have been leaked courtesy of Engadget. This phone is supposed to have a 2.5GHz quad-core APQ8064 CPU and 1GB of RAM. Other interesting items on the spec sheet are a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 display and Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed along with Sense UI.

The handset supposedly measures 109.8 x 60.9 x 9.8mm and weighs 146g. Inside you'll find 32GB of storage space, 8 megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash and 1080p video recording, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, Beats Audio and an 1,830mAh battery. On the outside the device has an interesting pincushion design that is narrow in the middle and widens towards the top and bottom. We can see the earpiece grille right at the top edge along with the camera sensor. What is curious though is the presence of the keys below the display. Since this phone will come with Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed, ideally it should not have any keys. Unless, HTC…

Nokia Lumia 800

Also known as Nokia Sea Ray
General2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 Announced2011, OctoberStatusAvailable. Released 2011, NovemberSizeDimensions116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm, 76.1 cc Weight142 gDisplayTypeAMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSize480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches (~252 ppi pixel density)- Gorilla Glass display
- Nokia ClearBlack display
- Multi-touch input method
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Touch-sensitive controlsSoundAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtonesLoudspeaker Yes3.5mm jack YesMemoryPhonebookPractically unlimited entries and fields, PhotocallCall recordsYesInternal16 GB storage, 512 MB RAMCard slotNoDataGPRSClass 33EDGEClass 333GHSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 MbpsWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nBluetoothYes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDRInfrared portNoUSBYes, microUSB v2.0CameraPrimary8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flashFeaturesGeo-taggingVideoYes, 720p@30fpsSeco…

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan delivers a baby girl

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan  have become proud parents of a baby girl. The actress gave birth to a girl this morning at the Seven Hills hospital in Andheri, a western Mumbai suburb on Monday night.

An ecstatic Amitabh Bachchantweeted, "I AM DADA to the cutest baby girl !!"
While first-time dad Abhishek tweeted, "IT'S A GIRL!!!!!! :)))))"

Ash was accompanied to the hospital by her parents Vrinda and Krishnaraj Rai, brother Aditya, husband Abhishek and in-laws Amitabh, Jaya and Shweta Nanda.
The news of Ash's pregnancy was broken by Amitabh Bachchan through Twitter in June this year. As Bollywood's first family  and their well-wishers celebrated the Big B received over 2000 congratulatory tweets the same day and people thronged the Bachchan residence in Juhu to celebrate.
Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan are also grandparents to daughter Shweta Nanda's two kids -- daughter Navya Naveli and son Agastya.

Motorola unveils its Facebook-friendly phone, the Motokey Social

Motorola has released pictures and details of its Facebook-friendly handset, the Motokey Social, on its website.
The feature phone, which sports both capacitive touchscreen and a full QWERTY keypad, has a dedicated Facebook key that allows easier access to the social networking website.
Weighing just 87 grams, the phone measures 105.5 (h) x 60 (w) x 9.98 (d) mm and has a 2.4 inches QVGA (320 x 240 pixel) TFT LCD display.
It will ship with a 910 mAh battery which will allow continuous usage time of up to approximately 480 minutes and standby time of up to around 672 hours.
The Motokey Social will have 'Smoke Gray with Licorice accents' for colours.
The website is yet to release details about the phone's price or release date.

EF Cinema Lenses Wide-Angle and Telephoto Cinema Zoom Lenses for EF and PL Mounts

Canon Casts EF Cinema Lenses In Starring Role For New Cinema EOS System
New Lens Series Debuts with Seven Models and more in the wings
HOLLYWOOD, California, November 3, 2011/TOKYO, November 4, 2011 – Canon Inc. and Canon U.S.A., Inc. today announced the introduction of seven new 4K EF Cinema Lenses, an all-new series of video cinematography lenses that, in addition to the company’s current lineup of interchangeable EF lenses for EOS single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras, form the core of Canon’s new Cinema EOS System. The launch of the Cinema EOS System marks Canon’s full-fledged entry into the digital high-resolution production industry. The new professional digital cinematography system spans the lens, digital cinema camera and digital SLR camera product categories.
Canon’s new EF Cinema Lens lineup includes four top-end zoom lenses covering a zoom range from 14.5 mm to 300 mm-two models each for EF and PL lens mounts-and three single-focal-length lenses for EF mounts. All seven new len…

Canon EOS C300

A Star Is Born: Canon Launches New Digital Cinema Camera For High-Resolution Motion Picture Production
HOLLYWOOD, California, November 3, 2011/TOKYO, November 4, 2011 – Canon Inc. and Canon U.S.A., Inc. today raised the curtain on an all-new interchangeable-lens digital cinema camera that combines exceptional imaging performance with outstanding mobility and expandability to meet the demanding production needs of today’s motion picture industry. The camera, which features a newly developed Super 35 mm-equivalent approximately 8.29-megapixel CMOS sensor, will be available in two models: the EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera*, equipped with an EF lens mount for compatibility with Canon’s current diverse lineup of interchangeable EF lenses for EOS single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras and new EF Cinema Lens lineup; and the EOS C300 PL Digital Cinema Camera*, with a PL lens mount for use with industry-standard PL lenses.
The introduction of the EOS C300/C300 PL coincides with the launch of the Ci…

Canon EOS 1D X review

Canon EOS 1D X Sample images

キヤノン提供の「EOS-1D X」高感度作例を掲載する。「縮小画像のみ」という条件付きでの掲載になるが、ISO102400相当をはじめとした超高感度ならではの作品をセレクトしたのでご覧いただきたい。
EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II USMを装着したEOS-1D X いずれも撮影はβ機によるもの。トリミングは行なっていない。
 音楽のライブ演奏を撮影したものだが、ISO51200やH1(ISO102400相当、拡張設定)といった高感度に設定することで、 1/1,000~1/5,000秒といった高速シャッターに設定できている。そのため、ジャンプしたギタリストやドラマーの持つスティックがブレること無く写されている。
 なおEOS-1D Xの最高感度は拡張設定時のH2(ISO204800相当)だが、今回この感度のサンプルは入手できなかった。
EOS-1D X / EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II USM / 1/125秒 / F5.6 / 0EV / ISO12800 / マニュアル露出 / 165mmEOS-1D X / EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II USM / 1/125秒 / F5.6 / 0EV / ISO12800 / マニュアル露出 / 200mmEOS-1D X / EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II USM / 1/1,000秒 / F2.8 / 0EV / ISO51200 / 絞り優先AE / 110mmEOS-1D X / EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II USM / 1/1,600秒 / F2.8 / 0EV / ISO51200 / 絞り優先AE / 105mmEOS-1D X / EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II USM / 1/3,200秒 / F2.8 / 0EV / ISO102400 / 絞り優先AE / 100mmEOS-1D X / EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II USM / 1/5,000秒 / F2.8 / 0EV / ISO102400 / 絞り優先AE / 115mm EOS-1D Xは、キヤノンが2012年3月に発売するプロ向けのデジタル一眼レフカメラ。有効1,…

Canon EOS-1D X

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 18, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is proud to introduce a completely revolutionized EOS-1D series camera, the Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera.* As the new leader in Canon’s arsenal of professional DSLRs, the EOS-1D X will be a high-speed multimedia juggernaut replacing both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models in Canon’s lineup. Enhancing the revolutionary image quality of the EOS-1Ds and speed capabilities of the EOS-1D series, the EOS-1D X DSLR features an 18-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processors, 14-bit A/D data conversion and capable of shooting an incredible 12 frames-per-second (fps).  Canon’s EOS DSLR cameras and accessories have a long-standing legacy of providing high-quality results to professionals in a wide range of markets, including sports, nature, cinematography, wedding and commercial studios. The addition of this new model will help take this tradition to a whole new l…

Nissan Motor Co CVT

The Japanese automobile major Nissan Motor Co has unveiled a new generation CVT (continuously variable transmission) for 2.0 to 3.5-liter engines used in front wheel drive vehicles. According to a report in Autonewswire, Nissan has mated its Xtronic CVT with a new  engines , both of which are said to be based on newly developed environmental technologies that improve fuel economy and environmental performance of internal-combustion engines.
It was reported that the new CVT is said to have leading ratio coverage of 7.0, with friction reduced by up to 40 percent. Combined with Nissan's Adaptive Shift Control - a feature that adapts shifting patterns to match each driver's style and the road - the CVT delivers responsive and powerful acceleration. The two also prevent the engine from revving too fast at high speeds and help minimize noise. The report mentioned that Nissan said it has combined smaller shaft diameter pulleys with a new and differently shaped belt with the range of…

Nokia 800 ad Rumors

Nokia 800 ad leaks, confirms the name of the WP smartphon More proof that the Nokia 800 is going to be announced at Nokia World at the end of this month just came from India. It was brought by a leaked poster, advertising the availability of the Windows Phone Mango-running smartphone on Airtel.
The Nokia 800, which will share its design with the Nokia N9 (but for the three keys that have replaced the bottom part of the display) was previously said to be named Nokia Sun, but that name is nowhere to be seen on the poster. It was either a codename (though we also saw Sea Ray as the codename for this device) or the name of some carrier-specific edition of the smartphone.
The new leak brought no new information about the Nokia 800 specs, but those are pretty clear already. The Nokia flagship for Windows Phone will come with a 3.7" AMOLED of WVGA resolution, a 1.4 GHz CPU and a plastic unibody (that will hopefully be in-depth colored as the one of the N9).
We also got word of the availa…

Nokia 703? romoured

Image Leak: e branded Nokia 703? This one just came in from WMPU, who just posted a leaked image of a carrier presentation flyer showing a device said to be named Nokia 703. Take a look at the image below:
This device looks just like the Nokia Sea Ray revealed by Stephen Elop back in June, which uses almost the same hardware design as the MeeGo-based Nokia N9. In fact, the existence of the Nokia 703 was recently revealed by WPCentral via the “I’m a WP7!” app statistics.  From what we can make out from the image (let us know if you can make out the tiny text!), here’s some of the details revealed in the flyer above:
Size: 112 x 60.8 x 12.3 mm, 114 g
Display: LCD 480×800 pixels, 3.7 inches
Camera: 5 MP 2552 x 1964 pixels, autofocus, 720p, 30 fps
Memory: 8 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
General: 27(?) NovemberThe specifications, if our eyes are good enough, seems to indicate that the Nokia 703 is quite an average phone, however this phone may be targeted for the lower-end market. We understand that Nok…

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Rumored

Samsung Galaxy Nexus to be announced October 19th We've all been aware of the continued partnership between Samsung and Google with regard to the birth of the third Googlephone, following on from the Samsung Nexus S, for some time now. The Nexus Prime or Galaxy Nexus as it has more recently been known, was set to take center-stage alongside the official launch of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest edition of Google's mobile OS. Unfortunatley, we encountered a slight snag as the Unpacked event at the CTIA conference in San Diego, intended to pose at the platform for the October 11th annoucement, was cancelled by Samsung, apparently out of respect after the death of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs.
So with the event now turning its back on us, we were left wondering when Google's next 'chosen device' would officially get to show its face. After rumors and speculation we received the word; October 19th was to be the new date.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

General  2G Network  GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network  HSDPA 900 / 2100 - LT18i
   HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 - LT18a
Announced  2011, August
Status  Available. Released 2011, September
Size  Dimensions  125 x 63 x 8.7 mm
Weight  117 g
Display  Type  LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size  480 x 854 pixels, 4.2 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
  - Scratch-resistant surface
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
- Multi-touch input method
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Timescape UI
Sound  Alert types  Vibration; MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker  Yes
3.5mm jack  Yes
Memory  Phonebook  Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records  Practically unlimited
Internal  1 GB (320 MB user-available), 512 MB RAM
Card slot  microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included
Data  GPRS  Up to 86 kbps
EDGE  Up to 237 kbps
3G  HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps
WLAN  Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth  Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

Nokia N9

Also known as Nokia N9-00, Nokia N9 Lankku
General  2G Network  GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network  HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Announced  2011, June
Status  Available. Released 2011, September
Size  Dimensions  116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm, 76 cc
Weight  135 g
Display  Type  AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size  480 x 854 pixels, 3.9 inches (~251 ppi pixel density)
  - Gorilla glass display
- Anti-glare polariser
- Multi-touch input method
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Sound  Alert types  Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker  Yes
3.5mm jack  Yes
  Dolby Mobile sound enhancement; Dolby Headphone support
Memory  Phonebook  Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records  Yes
Internal  16/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Card slot  No
Data  GPRS  Class 33
EDGE  Class 33
3G  HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.7 Mbps
WLAN  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth  Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Infrared port  No

Nokia N8

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 
Announced 2010, April
Status Available. Released 2010, October
Size Dimensions 113.5 x 59.1 x 12.9 mm, 86 cc 
Weight 135 g
Display Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 360 x 640 pixels, 3.5 inches (~210 ppi pixel density)
  - Multi-touch input method
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Scratch resistant Gorilla glass display
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker  Yes
3.5mm jack  Yes, check quality
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Detailed, max 30 days
Internal 16 GB storage, 256MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, buy memory
Data GPRS Class 33
EDGE Class 33
3G HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2.0 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, UPnP technology
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support

Windows 8

Windows 8 Features & Release DateWindows, being one of the most used OS, brings great challenges for Microsoft to keep its users impressed in the next version of Windows.
Although Windows 7 has done exceptionally well since its release, Microsoft has been constantly working to make the next version of Windows a better one by further improving upon the existing features, and have added new impressive Windows 8 features along with a stunning UI.
Microsoft released the early version of Windows 8 on a prototype tablet last week. Those of you who would like to taste and experience the all new Windows 8, you can download the Developer Preview, which is currently in pre-beta version. The developer version shows off the current stage of the OS. It is available for free download, and comes in three different packages:
(1) 64-bit version – Only the OS(2) 32-bit version – Only the OS(3) 64-bit version with developer tools
Windows 8 FeaturesWindows 8 offers a number of new Windows 8 features fr…

Apple iPhone 5 Features & Release Date

As the 5th generation of the iPhone is on the verge of being released, and with all the speculations spreading on the Internet about the iPhone 5, people are anticipating and desperately waiting for the launch of the smartphone. Many fans and current Apple iPhone consumers are wondering what groundbreaking features Apple will add to the new iPhone 5.
This articles summarizes the various features and specifications that are expected to sport the device.
iPhone 5 FeaturesAlthough Apple does not reveal the exact specifications and features until the device is officially unveiled, we could dictate some of the main features that are expected. However, rumor of the new iPhone 5 features, in terms of both hardware and software upgrades, will definitely entice any smartphone buyer.
The upcoming phone is expected to sport the Apple’s latest and greatest A5 processor chip, iCloud service, higher-resolution camera, and a 4-inch screen size. Here are some of the most anticipated iPhone 5 features:

Apple releases Aperture v3.2

Apple releases Aperture v3.2
Apple has released an updated version of its Aperture Raw-conversion and photo management software. Version 3.2 adds compatibility with the company's iCloud online storage functionality and the latest iOS 5 operating system. The update also resolves minor bugs and adds miscellaneous improvements. It is available for immediate download from Apple's website.

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera

DSLR cameras are equipped with relatively large sensors, and are defined by having a through-the-lens (TTL) optical viewfinder – light enters through the lens, enters a light box, reflects off a mirror, then reflects off a pentaprism (or pentamirror) and exits through an optical viewfinder. When a picture is taken, the mirror flips out of the way, and the light instead hits the imaging surface (film or digital sensor).
Compact cameras are equipped with small sensors, do not have a TTL viewfinder and do not have interchangeable lenses: a small sensor can in fact be well-served by a single lens, which can even be a superzoom: see bridge cameras, some of which allow an additional, secondary lens. Small sensors, however, have relatively poor imaging in many situations, most notably low light, being unable to capture as much light as large ones. Though superzoom lenses exist for large sensors too, they suffer disadvantages in criteria such as optical quality and weight compared to more rest…