Nokia announces Supernova Series 2008

28 June 2008

Hello Friends !
Nokia has announced the launch of 4 new handsets. They are part of the Supernova Series and available in many colors like pink and blue. The models 7210 and 7310 have a 2 mega pixel camera, microSD support, FM radio and have EDGE. They are likely to hit the market in mid 2008.

The 7510 Supernova is a folding phone available in blue, red and green colors. Its features include a large 2.2 inch QVGA display and 512 MB microSD card. It has a 2 mega pixels camera with 4x digital zoom and LED flash. Nokia browser with Nokia Maps 1.2, links to YouTube, WidSets have also been incorporated.

The Nokia 7610 is a slider phone with better looks. It has Xpress-On covers that allow users to select various colors. The camera is 3.2 MP with an 8X digital zoom. These handsets are likely to be available in the third quarter of 2008.

Ja Harlow, vice-president, Live category, Nokia stated, “As we rely heavily on mobile phones to stay connected, they increasingly know everything about us and have become a window into our world.”

Vodafone India pre-registering Apple iPhone Customers

26 June 2008

Hello Readers,

Its already been a tug-of-war between Bharthi Airtel and Vodafone India for the Launch of Apple iPhone 3G to India.

By this time, Vodafone India has apparently started pre-registering interested customers for the Apple iPhone which is scheduled to launch later this year.The company said that the device would be launched very soon in the Indian market. However no dates are released. Vodafone is also saying that the device would only support the 2G networks in the Indian market. Apple had hinted that all the markets would get the new 3G enabled device. The company has given out very little info. Looks like they just want to book customers so that they are not taken away by Airtel who are also going to launch the iPhone in India.

Just to be clear, Vodafone doesn't appear to be saying anything about the advance selection of iPhone 3G plans and contracts, probably because there's still no Indian launch date for the device. July 11 has been mentioned as a possible date, but I suspect Apple has its hands full already and will put off the Indian launch for a bit. The lack of a 3G network in India also complicates things a bit, since it means that the iPhone will be limited to slower EDGE speeds, possibility limiting some features.

Data speeds aside, all Vodafone seems to be trying to do with the preregistration is gauging consumer interest, and perhaps trying to get an edge on Indian iPhone 3G rival Bharti Airtel. The preregistration page looks quite similar to O2's site, as it just asks for contact information and Vodafone status. It's unclear for the moment if Vodafone will be offering contract preselection in the future, though.

Whatever, Its been a pleasure to all Vodafone India users. So, hurry and reserve a place in iPhone Indian Debut's queue.

HP Pavilion dv 6000 Notebook

24 June 2008

Like all the laptops in the HP Pavilion line, the dv6000's sleek design and shiny finish hold their own next to systems from style-conscious manufacturers such as Apple and Sony.

Aside from its good looks, the dv6000 also provides a solid set of entertainment features and high-end components for a fair price. Those components didn't result in record-breaking performance, and its battery life was below average. For these reasons we recommend the Pavilion dv6000 for home users who want a laptop with basic entertainment features and who don't plan to spend a lot of time away from the power outlet.

The HP Pavilion dv6000 measures 14 inches wide, 10.1 inches deep, and 1 inch thick--about the same size as the Dell Inspiron E1505 and the PC Club Enpower ENP680. However, at 6.2 pounds, the Pavilion dv6000 is the lightest of the three; its AC adapter brings the total travel weight to a still portable 7.2 pounds.


We like the HP Pavilion dv6000's 15.4-inch wide-screen display; its native resolution of 1280x800 provides ample real estate for work or play. The screen's glossy finish makes colors pop and look brighter, though we noticed a distracting glare when working next to a window on a sunny day; there is an option to bypass the glossy coating if you intend to use the dv6000 in bright environments. Above the display sits a 1.3-megapixel Webcam that's useful for videoconferencing; two built-in microphones on the display bezel eliminate the need for an external microphone.

Like all Pavilion laptops, the dv6000 includes a row of light-touch buttons above the keyboard that launch the media player and provide volume and playback controls. We like the sleek look of the keys, but we hate the beeping that indicates you've pressed a button; the sound can be disabled, but doing so is rather complicated. The Altec Lansing stereo speakers, located above those controls, deliver decent-quality sound, but unfortunately the sound becomes muffled if you close the laptop lid. The Pavilion dv6000's keyboard is ample and comfortable to type on for long periods, and both touch pad and mouse buttons are entirely usable. We love the Pavilion dv6000's touch pad on/off button, which keeps you from accidentally misplacing the cursor while typing and makes it easy to use an external mouse.

The HP Pavilion dv6000 offers an average mix of ports for a laptop its size. There are four-pin FireWire, VGA, S-Video, and three USB 2.0 ports, as well as a microphone jack and--for those who like to share movies and music with friends--two headphone jacks, one of which supports S/PDIF output. Card slots on the dv6000 read the latest ExpressCards, plus Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, and xD formats. Networking options include Ethernet, modem, and 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi; Bluetooth is available as an option. The laptop's double-layer DVD burner includes LightScribe, which lets you burn your own labels onto compatible discs.


  • Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
  • Model: HP Pavilion dv6000t (Core 2 Duo T7400)
  • Screen Size: 15.4 inches
  • Weight: 6.1 lb
  • Processor Name and Options: Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 (2.16 GHz/4MB L2 Cache)
    • Choices:
      - Intel(R) Celeron(R) M Processor 420 (1.60 GHz)
      - Intel(R) Celeron(R) M Processor 430 (1.73 GHz)
      - Intel(R) Core(TM) Solo processor T1350 (1.86 GHz)
      - Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor T2050 (1.60 GHz)
      - Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor T2250 (1.73 GHz)
      - Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor T5200 (1.60 GHz)
      - Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor T5500 (1.66 GHz)
      - Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor T5600 (1.83 GHz)
      - Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor T7200 (2.0 GHz)
  • Chipset type: Intel 940GML
  • Graphics Options: Integrated, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400, 256 MB Dedicated + Shared
    • Choices:
      - Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 950 - Celeron
      - Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 950 - Core
      - 256MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) Go 7500
  • Memory /RAM: 1GB DDR2 SDRAM @667 MHz (2 x 512MB)
    • Choices:
      - 512MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
      - 512MB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm)
      - 1024MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
      - 2048MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
  • Hard Drive/Storage Capacity: 120 GB
    • Choices:
      - 40GB 5400RPM SATA
      - 60GB 5400RPM SATA
      - 80GB 5400RPM SATA
      - 100GB 5400RPM SATA
      - 120GB 5400RPM SATA
      - 160GB 5400RPM SATA
      - 200GB 4200RPM SATA
  • Primary Optical Drive: DVD+R DL
    • Choices:
      - DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
      Super Multi 8X DVD+/-R/RW w/Double Layer Support - LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD+/-RW w/Double Layer
  • Networking Options: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11 a/b/g
    • Choices:
      - 802.11b/g WLAN
      - Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
      - Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network w/Bluetooth
  • Primary Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
    • Choices:
      - 12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
      - Extra 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
      - Extra 12 Cell Lithium Ion Battery


- Great Multitasking.
- Decent Battery Life.
- Comfortable Keyboard.
- Quality Audio.
- Excellent LCD.
- Media Card Reader.


- Max GPU is Go 7400.
- Missing a HDMI Port.
- No PCMCIA Port.
- Fingerprint Magnet.
- No Recovery DVDs.
- Easily Scratched.

The dv6000t is a great customizable notebook for all kinds of people. Whether you need just a basic laptop to surf the web and write documents, a medium range gaming machine, or something to just crunch lots of data this notebook can do it all when configured appropriately. It’s hard to find things wrong with such a beautiful and well built laptop, I can’t stop admiring its zen-type design even while I type this. Overall I think this is very balanced and priced very well comonentwise. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who needs a powerful machine, while still retaining stylish and futuristic looks.

Lets Solve Global Warming !!

17 June 2008

Nature's Disaster to be unveiled

Hi friends its the time to put global warming solutions into place and we can't wait any longer. Scientists say we need to turn the corner on global warming within 10 years to prevent very dangerous impacts from becoming inevitable. Each year that passes without tackling global warming head-on makes the problem more difficult and expensive to solve.

But at the same time, global warming has finally gotten our attention -- Americans are increasingly aware that a warming climate is a real threat to our way of life, and that we have a choice about how bad it will get.

The choice lies here: $16 trillion dollars will be invested in energy development over the next two decades. Will it be poured into polluting, obsolescent technologies that will bring on the worst of global warming? Or will these investments be shifted into to advanced, low-polluting technologies that will create the new energy economy that's needed to shut down global warming?

It's up to all of us to increase the heat on our elected officials: we need the right policies -- and we need them now -- to ensure that the technologies described here are deployed on the scale and timeframe that is needed to achieve deep reductions in global warming pollution by mid-century.

1. Boost Energy Efficiency

The cheapest and fastest way to cut global warming pollution is to make things that use electricity -- like appliances, industrial equipment and buildings -- more energy-efficient. We know this works -- most of us have bought an Energy Star appliance or two, and have seen firsthand how much money and energy they can save. But there's still much room for improvement, and we must continue to push for products that waste less energy. Likewise, "green building" design and construction can dramatically reduce the enormous amounts of energy that buildings consume in heating, cooling, lighting and water use.

2. Better Cars and Smart Growth

Our gasoline-burning cars are the second-largest source of U.S. global warming pollution. But Americans will put more than 300 million new cars on the road over the next 20 years -- if these cars are the best, most efficient vehicles Detroit can make, we'll take a big step toward solving global warming.

Using hybrid engines and other ready-to-go technologies in today's cars could nearly double the mileage they'd get from a gallon of gas, saving a lot of money at the pump. By 2050, fuel-cell technologies and other advancements could boost efficiency to 54 miles per gallon.

We can curb our appetite for oil even further by adopting "smart growth" principles in our cities and towns, encouraging developers to build compact, walkable communities that allow people to spend less time behind the wheel.

3. Biofuels and Renewable Energy

Business-friendly, cost-competitive and ready to meet a significant portion of America's energy needs, renewable energy has gone mainstream. Wind power is the fastest growing form of electricity generation in the United States, expanding at an average annual rate of more than 20 percent. Solar energy employs more than 20,000 Americans in high-tech, high-paying jobs. And clean-burning biofuels made from plants show great promise as a replacement for gasoline -- ethanol producers already make 4 billion gallons of fuel a year, and new methods for making ethanol from farm wastes or energy crops could compete with oil on a very large scale in addition to providing extra income for farmers. By 2050, renewable energy and biofuels could meet a significant chunk of our energy needs.

4. Return Carbon to the Ground

Coal is the most carbon-intense of fossil fuels. Reducing use of coal through energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies will be the cornerstones of the solution to global warming, but the plain truth is that hundreds of new coal-fired power plants will probably be constructed around the world in coming years. Coal generates more than half of the electricity we use today, and it is in plentiful supply in such countries as China, India and the United States.

A critical choice remains. Power plants have a long lifespan -- build the new coal plants with dirty, 19th-century technologies and we lock ourselves into high levels of global warming pollution for decades. We can instead choose a 21st-century alternative: Using existing technologies -- each in commercial operation today -- we can convert coal into a clean-burning gas and capture and dispose of the carbon dioxide deep underground, dramatically reducing air pollution from this dirtiest of fuels. If the United States doesn't invest in this technology, neither will China, India and other countries with large coal supplies.

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BMW - A new Radical Concept Car

16 June 2008

BMW , Our all time favorite luxury wagon just unveiled its latest design philosophy — via a radical concept car — that will sure to raise some eyebrows in the automotive industry. Touted as the "game changer" for the "development of tomorrow's mobility," the new concept centers around the GINA principle, for Geometry and Functions In "N" Adaptions. What this means is the ability for BMW to think outside the box and innovate maximum ideas with mininum amount of the usual constraints associated with car design.

The first translation of the GINA philosophy into physical being is demonstrated in the Light Visionary Model concept. The only specs that may be familiar are the car's realistic 8-cylinder powertrain package residing in a roadster built from an aluminum space-frame chassis with two double tailpies and 20-in. alloy wheels at the corners. Other than that, it is the Visionary's exterior body that will catch all of us by surprise. It is skinned by four large pieces of flexible material that can stretch and contract based on a number of substructures that can move about on the chassis with electro and electrohydraulic controls.

There are four main pieces of skin that make up the Visionary's body: The largest component starts at the front of the car and extends all the way to the base of the windscreen, then down and across the two doors, ending at the rear edge. The next two fabric-like skins begin at the front lower rocker panels, then run across the rear wheel arches to the back. The last piece of skin makes up the rear deck. The roadster's scissor-type doors open with its outer skin wrinkled in a very clearly defined pattern, but they are stretched back into a silky-smooth surface when the doors close.

The fabric that covers the Visionary's body is constructed from a waterproof and temperature-resistant mesh netting on the outer layer, supported by a flexible metal- wire structure underneath to maintain the skin's tension and smoothness. Around a few areas where curvatures of the skin are called for, carbon struts are added to allow for higher flexibility while keeping the rounded contours.

The Light Visionary Model is striking not only because of its fabric outer skin, but also its utility in form following function. Because of the flexible skin, the headlights can be hidden or exposed when necessary. The side markers to signal lane changes are not visible on the outside until they are turned on during use — their light shines though the translucent (but not transparent) cover. Airflow around the car can be managed actively as the skin can be closed, opened or stretched based on need; the rocker-panel shape can be adjusted for better aerodynamics. And because the rear deck is covered by one single piece of fabric, the spoiler can be completely hidden when it is not in use.

Chris Bangle, Head of BMW Group Design, says, "Personal customer requirements will broaden the context of our products and change the core values that define our industry along the way." That's why BMW is focused on breaking new ground and finding innovative design solutions. And by the looks of the GINA Light Visionary Model, BMW is in the forefront of ingenious automotive design.

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