09 January 2008

Samsung SGH-F700 touch screen phone reviewe

I am looking forward to Apple Iphone but it won't appear until mid of this year. LG has come out with vierty and now Samsung is playing catching up this time roudn with it's SGH-F700.

Here is a quote "Samsung F700 aimed at the busy executives features productivity tools like a full browser, email, document viewer. It also comes with a full touch screen, touchpad interaction and QWERTY key pad. With a full QWERTY key pad that slides underneath the display, it will give users enhanced access to mobile e-mail and text messaging services. "

Review of Samsung SGH-F700.

04 January 2008

Motorola showcase MPEG4 STB at CES 2008

Motorola is using CES 2008 to showcase its first MPEG-4 set-top boxes for the cable industry. The DCX series enables on-demand and interactive digital programming for the home, and is aimed at growing consumer demand for HD content.

"The Motorola DCX series brings today’s applications to life with the capacity to host new applications in the future and enables cable companies to effectively manage the transition from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4," said the general manager for Motorola’s Digital Video Solutions group, John Burke.

A hard drive that is described as "generous" by Motorola enables time shifting of TV shows and the storage of user-created multimedia content. This can then be shared with other networked devices in the home - an increasing focus of Motorola's - using the DCX as a multimedia hub.
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Breaking down the MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) series, the DCX3400 is a dual-tuner, high-definition DVR host set-top, the DCX3200 is a single-tuner, high-definition host set-top and the DCX100 is a single-tuner, standard-definition (HD in / SD out) host set-top.

With 1 Gigahertz tuners and "DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications) downstream channel bonding", the products support MoCA, HTML, DOCSIS, MCard, OCAP, and Dolby Digital Plus technologies, according to Motorola.

In terms of availability, the DCX product line is scheduled for release in the third quarter of 2008.

Wireless HD Standard to be showcased at CES

In the run up to CES 2008 in Las Vegas, Intel, LG Electronics, Matsushita Electric, NEC, Samsung, Sibeam, Sony and Toshiba have announced the completion of a joint wireless specification for high-definition baseband video transmission, known as WirelessHD.

WirelessHD is a wireless high definition digital interface standard operating in the unlicensed and globally available 60GHz frequency band for consumer applications. It is expected to be used for televisions, HD disc players, set-top boxes and gaming consoles.

It is based on a 4Gbit/s wireless digital interface with secure content protection technology. The specification also includes provisions for universal remote control of all WirelessHD compliant devices.

With its specification for content protection, the Motion Picture Association of America will work with the group of companies to protect film copyrights during wireless in-room transmission.

“It is imperative to foster a secure environment that protects this high-value content from rampant theft and illegal redistribution. WirelessHD has worked closely with us in meeting these critical goals, and we are encouraged by WirelessHD’s commitment to foster content protection in the wireless, digital age,” said Jim Williams, senior v-p and chief technology officer for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
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WirelessHD has commenced development of its compliance program and associated test specification plan. WirelessHD is also preparing a logo usage and license program that will permit consumers to properly recognize interoperable WirelessHD products. In conjunction with this program, WirelessHD has garnered support of major test equipment manufacturers.

According to John Marshall, Chairman of WirelessHD: “This important industry initiative will change the way manufacturers develop and market devices, as well as reshape how consumers interface with these products.”

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