23 February 2009

How to enable the 4th core on AMD Phenom II X3 710 & X3 720

What! The hidden 4th core on the phenom II X3 processors can be hacked to work! Here is a proof on the net that it actually works.


18 February 2009

LG Arena (KM900) is the real iphone killer

The interface of the LG Arena looks very similar to the iphone. Powered by AMD processor, the 3D interface cubes let's you spin yto your contacts, music and more with graphics interface. It gives you fast multimedia access and an intuitive customisable visuals.

The LG Arena (KM900) comes with Dolby Sound Experience the power of surround sound with Dolby Mobile. With 3.5mm audio jack and 30 hours of playtime, you are bound to be thrilled by the sound quality.

It also has a FM transmitter, allowing you to transmit your audio to your FM receiver e.g. of a car. You can now broadcast your music wirelessly in your car, at home and on any FM radio.

The phone comes with a video player which can playback DivX/Xvid movies on the 3.0" WVGA LCD display. Enjoy the Dolby mobile sound and hook it up to a wide LCD widescreen TV

In terms of multimedia, become your won movie director. You can record with effects, 120 fps with slow motion at DVD resolution / D1 Recording (30fps). It also comes with a noise-free microphone.

For still pictures, the 5 megapixel camera takes pictures with Face tracking, image stabiliser and up to ISO 800.

Other features include A-GPS, high speed internet access using HSDPA 7.2mbps, Google Mobile service and a full HTML browser, you can surf anywhere under the sun.

Use widgets to customise your screen and jump direct to your favourite applications.

The LG Arena is ony 11.95mm thin, it is sleek and stylish and has scratch resistant tempered glass.

Check out the videos and click this link to find out more about the phone.


17 February 2009

StarHub TV to go into full digital mode , takes out analog sign by 30 Jun 2009

StarHub TV to go into full digital mode

- Analogue transmission will cease from 30 June 2009 -

Singapore, 17 February 2009 – From 30 June 2009, all StarHub TV customers will enjoy digital-quality reception of TV programmes and a suite of interactive services on TV as StarHub goes into full digital mode with the cessation of all analogue transmissions.

Households currently receiving analogue Free-To-Air TV channels will not be affected by this migration. This means households – both StarHub TV subscribers and non-subscribers – will continue to receive programmes on Free-To-Air channels.

StarHub’s digital platform was launched in May 2004 and by end 2008, 96% of its pay TV customers are already on the digital platform. Digital TV has provided StarHub TV customers with more choices, flexibility and interactivity, as well as improved visual and audio quality.

It is a worldwide trend that operators, suppliers and vendors around the world are phasing out their analogue services. Similarly, the Analogue set-top boxes deployed by StarHub, introduced in 1995, have been phased out by third-party suppliers and the supporting systems necessary for the analogue service are no longer offered by manufacturers.

”Now that the analogue service is no longer supported by suppliers and manufacturers, we have decided to cease our analogue transmission so that the service quality rendered to our customers will not be compromised,” explained Ms Ong Bee Lian, StarHub’s Head of Pay TV & Entertainment.

The introduction of the digital platform in May 2004 allowed StarHub to offer a wider selection of channels. Due to the limited capacity on the analogue platform, StarHub was only able to offer 50 channels prior to May 2004. Today, StarHub carries more than 130 channels.

StarHub TV customers who upgrade from the Analogue set-top box to a digital box can enjoy access to selected Basic Group and Sports Group channels that were launched only on the digital platform in recent years. For example, existing Education Basic Group customers who upgrade to digital will be able to access The History Channel at no extra cost. Existing Sports Group customers will stand to gain as well. They will be able to enjoy six additional channels – Eurosport, Eurosportnews, Goal TV 1, Goal TV 2, Golf Channel and SuperSports Plus when they upgrade to digital. In addition, all digital customers can enjoy complimentary access to five international channels - Arirang TV, Australia Network, Deutsche Welle, KBS World and TVRI.

“StarHub is committed to providing the best value for their customers, as well as to provide high quality service at affordable prices. The digital platform is able to provide a significantly better service with more channels and innovative services for our customers. On top of the additional channels, digital customers can also enjoy features such as On-Screen Programme Guide, Video Mosaic, Programme Alerts, free TV games and access useful information such as stock listings, cinema schedules and lottery results via Interactive TV (Channel 800),” added Ms Ong.

To give customers choice, StarHub currently offers four set-top boxes to access its digital TV services. Customers can choose between Digital set-top box, HD set-top box, HubStation and HubStation HD. HubStation and HubStation HD come with an in-built hard-disk and two-way interactivity that enable customer to watch and record programmes, as well as access Demand TV. The rental fee for each box starts from $4 ($4.28 with GST) monthly.

To ease the transition from analogue to digital, customers will enjoy a $2 ($2.14 with GST) waiver off their monthly Digital set-top box rental fee for a period of six months for each Analogue set-top box that is upgraded to a Digital set-top box.

StarHub TV customers can upgrade to Digital set-top box, HD set-top box, HubStation or HubStation HD by returning their present analogue set-top boxes [1] to one of the four StarHub Customer Service Centres [2]. Alternatively, they can contact StarHub at 1633 to request for an appointment to conduct the exchange in their homes [3].

For more information on StarHub TV, visit www.starhub.com/tv.



New phones simplify information access with HTC Push Internet and unify personal communication with single-view contact integration

BARCELONA — Feb 16, 2009 — HTC Corporation, a global designer of mobile phones, today unveiled two new flagship devices, the HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2. Integrating innovative simplicity with unique style and an intuitive interface, the devices balance function, form and cutting-edge technology to personalize the communication and mobile Internet experience.

"The HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Touch Diamond2 introduce a mobile communication experience that simplifies how we communicate with people in our lives whether through voice, text or email,” said Peter Chou, president and CEO, HTC Corp. “HTC is delivering the latest, cutting-edge sophistication in a broad portfolio of mobile phones that improve how people live, work and communicate."

The HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2 utilize HTC’s latest TouchFLO 3D interface. TouchFLO 3D has been more deeply integrated into a customized version of Windows Mobile 6.1 to deliver more consistency throughout Windows Mobile applications and menus. Focused on making navigation easier and more intuitive, TouchFLO 3D brings important information to the top-level user interface, including quick access to people, messaging, email, photos, music and weather. As part of this improved Windows Mobile integration the touch focus areas have been enlarged to be more finger-touch friendly.

With the HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2, HTC is introducing a new people-centric communication approach, providing a single contact view that displays the individual conversation history of contacts regardless of whether voice, text or email were used. This can be viewed from the contact card or the in-call screen during a phone conversation, ensuring the latest communication contact-by-contact is always at hand.

Continuing its commitment to making the mobile Internet easier and more enjoyable, the HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2 introduce HTC’s Push Internet technology. HTC Push Internet alleviates slow downloading and rendering of Web pages on a mobile phone. Users can preselect their favorite Websites to get immediate access to them when needed.

The HTC Touch Diamond2 is the next step in the evolution of the successful HTC Touch Diamond. Crafted to fit perfectly into the hand, the Touch Diamond2 evolves the compact design and iconic style of the original HTC Touch Diamond. It incorporates a larger 3.2-inch high-resolution wide-screen VGA display for a greater viewing area in a design just 13.7mm thick. The phone also includes a new touch sensitive zoom bar for even faster zooming of Web pages, emails, text messages, photos or documents.
Leveraging HTC’s TouchFLO 3D experience combined with a people-centric communication approach and HTC’s new Push Internet technology The Touch Diamond2 offers an advanced touch experience that is optimized for one-hand use.

With fifty-percent better battery life, a five mega-pixel auto focus camera, expandable memory, gravity sensor and an ambient light sensor, the Touch Diamond2 brings the most sophisticated capabilities to a broad consumer audience looking for the professional benefits of a smartphone without sacrificing size, looks or functionality.

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Designed for business professionals, the HTC Touch Pro2 is architected with distinct style and strength while delivering the most powerful productivity experience available on a mobile phone. Leveraging HTC’s TouchFLO 3D, people-centric communication and Push Internet technology, the Touch Pro2 features a high-resolution 3.6-inch widescreen VGA display for an expanded viewing area and large finger-friendly QWERTY keyboard. With improved battery life, expandable memory, a touch-sensitive zoom bar as well as gravity, proximity and ambient light sensors, the Touch Pro2 is optimized for touch as well as heavy email use.

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The new HTC Touch Pro2 leverages voice in a new way to create one of the most sophisticated communication experiences found on a mobile phone. HTC’s new Straight Talk technology delivers an integrated email, voice and speakerphone experience. Users can transition seamlessly from email to single or multi-party conference calls and turn any location into a conference room.

In addition to the new simplified calling experience, Straight Talk includes an innovative mechanical and acoustic design that features a sophisticated speakerphone experience similar to those found in corporate boardrooms. Straight Talk delivers a high-fidelity voice and sound experience enhanced by asymmetric speakers and advanced noise suppression with full duplex acoustics. When the Touch Pro2 is flipped over it automatically turns into a conference room speakerphone system.

The HTC Touch Diamond2 will be available to customers across major European and Asian markets in early Q2 2009 with broader global availability coming later in the year. The Touch Pro2 will be available across major global markets beginning in early summer.

Samsung launches first HD recording 720p mobile phone

Samsung OMNIAHD Dazzles at Mobile World Congress
with Its HD Brilliance

Barcelona, Spain, February 16, 2009 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today unveiled its ultimate multimedia powerhouse with HD brilliance. OMNIAHD is Samsung’s first Symbian full-touch handset, and features the world’s first 720P HD video recording and decoding on mobile, as well as the world’s largest AMOLED screen on mobile. Samsung launches OMNIAHD at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, as part of its portfolio of innovative mobile devices that incorporate the latest multimedia features and fastest data communication, to offer a complete media solution for consumers.

Samsung OMNIAHD is the newest, high performance full-touch screen phone that brings together style, multimedia and business performance in one device. The mobile follows on from the phenomenal success and heritage of the OMNIA last year and extends Samsung’s market leadership of all-in-one full-touch phones. Samsung OMNIAHD has a stunning design with a sleek finish and delivers the ultimate in digital entertainment thanks to its HD capability and 3.7” AMOLED screen. The Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED) touch screen offers unrivalled sharpness of tone, vivid colours and greater clarity in direct sunlight as well as less power consumption.

“Samsung OMNIAHD is an incredibly exciting product for us as it is a mobile perfectly suited to the needs of today’s consumers who want exciting multimedia experiences on the move,” said JK Shin, Executive Vice President and head of Mobile Communication division in Samsung Electronics. “OMNIAHD demonstrates our vision for the Samsung mobile business, which is to provide premium phones for users who desire functionality, style, usability and entertainment in one innovative device. With Samsung Mobile, I believe that our users can enjoy being at the forefront of work and play, staying connected anytime, anywhere.”

Brilliant HD

The HD video recording feature enables you to capture precious moments in HD (720p) quality, enjoy HD content on HD TV via DLNA technology and share real-time live video as users shoot it via qik.com. The 16: 9 screen of QHD display with 16M colour and dual stereo speaker reveal a whole new world of mobile multimedia experiences on the move, enabling users to enjoy SD (Standard Definition) /HD (High Definition) videos in cinema-scale quality with caption.

Brilliant Convergence

Allied to the industry-leading 8MP camera which allows you take digital camera-quality photographs on your phone, the Samsung OMNIAHD ensures you capture the best possible photographs of your friends and family.

Users can enjoy super-fast internet access of HSUPA 5.76Mbps and HSDPA 7.2Mbps that enables you to download or upload a 4MB MP3 song in less than 10 seconds and a 40MB movie in 1 minute(※). 3.7” Auto-Rotating Display on the large screen means that you can enjoy PC-like web-surfing on your phone. [※ Based on theoretical values]

GPS with integrated compass makes OMNIAHD suitable for both pedestrians and drivers, and the navigation touch control and voice guidance via dual stereo speaker provide drivers with easy and safe navigation.

The generous internal memory (available in 8GB and 16GB capacity options), with the addition of a 32GB microSD card, allows you to store up to 48GB, which translates to 35 DVD-quality movies or 18,000 8MP photographs.

Brilliant Interaction

With its easy to use and intuitive 3D interface, OMNIAHD offers effortless and convenient viewing, allowing users to move around and multi-task seamlessly. Motion-enabled features including 3D games make it intuitive and exciting to enjoy the best ever mobile multimedia experiences. Moreover, Samsung Mobile Widget delivers up-to-date information of your choice with just one touch, creating a personalized interface with which to access the infinite wealth of web content.

Samsung OMNIAHD (I8910) Product Specification


HSUPA 5.76Mbps / HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
EDGE/GPRS Class 12 Quad Band (850/900/1800/1900)
UMTS Tri Band (900/1900/2100MHz)


Symbian S60 5.0 (Full touch UI)


3.7" 16M Full Touch QHD AMOLED (360x640)


8 Megapixel CMOS + CIF

Auto-Focus / Power LED Flash / Face Detection/Smile Shot / Blink Shot / Panorama Shot


DivX / XviD / H.263 / H.264 / WMV / MPEG4, RV

24fps@HD(1280 x 720p) Video recording

DLNA & HD TV out (DLNA dongle needed, optional extra)

Video Editing: Trim video, Audio dubbing, Live dubbing, Add subtitle, Image capture


FM Radio with RDS

MP3/ AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WMA / RA

Dual Stereo Speaker & DNSe 2.0: )

Value-added Features

GPS / S-GPS / Xtragps with Navigation, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, Compass, Accelerometer

Advanced TouchWiz UI with Widget

Mobile Widget, Share Pix, Document Viewer, E-Dictionary, Biz Card Recognition, Podcasting, 3D Games, Application Download, Push Email (MS Exchange),Real-time video uploading, Smart Search


Bluetooth v2.0 / USB 2.0 / Wi-Fi


8GB / 16GB Flash + External Memory slot : microSDHC™ (up to 32GB)


123 x 58 x 12.9


1500 mAh

Samsung Omnia HD
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Acer launchesWM6.1 phones - Tempo M900, F900, DX900 and X960 WM6.1 Smartp

Acer launches Acer Tempo M900, F900, DX900 and X960 WM6.1 Smartphones
Acer, the third largest vendor in the global PC market (source: Gartner data, 1H 2008) is introducing a new line of smartphones with a broad range of features and innovations. These first devices are mainly targeted at consumers who want to make use of excellent technology both for their personal and their professional needs.


For all your communications on the go.
For those who need to have access to email and files at all times, the M900 is an ideal smart handheld device. It allows you to keep track of your activities and access your contacts and files through synchronization with your notebook or desktop computer. With a full keyboard, it is ideal for emailing and editing documents. Preinstalled with Windows® Mobile 6.1 Professional, Outlook® Mobile email and Office Mobile (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) users will maintain efficiency on the go. HSDPA connectivity enables fast data transfer and the large 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen dramatically improves your web browsing experience. An embedded fingerprint sensor secures the smartphone and simplifies password maintenance.
The M900 comes equipped with GPS, FM Radio, voice recorder and voice-command, as well as expandable memory, and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with flash.
High tech and reliable, the M900 provides security and convenience for the effective management of your business communications on the go.

Slim and Smart Internet
The F900 was developed to give total control over web browsing on the go. With a 3.8-inch WVGA touch screen and new easy-to-use touch keyboard, the F900 is able to display more information on screen while offering an excellent mobile browsing experience. The new user-interface makes navigating through the device a pleasure, providing quick links to contacts, email messages, bookmarks, calendars, date and time, world weather and music. The F900 comes also with an integrated 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera with flash, GPS, FM Radio, voice recorder, voice command, and expandable memory.
With direct access to key applications via the widget-based home screen, The F900 features easy one-hand navigation with the new Internet Explorer® 6 supporting JavaScript and Adobe Flash Lite, providing access to various webmail clients and a suite of must-have internet applications. With high-speed 3.75G HSDPA/HSUPA and WiFi connectivity, users will enjoy excellent data connections.
The F900 is the perfect solution for stylish Internet connectivity anywhere.

Versatile and functional navigation.
The X960 is an all-purpose tool designed for those who want multiple features without having to carry several devices. A high-resolution 2.8-inch VGA touchscreen and five-way navigation button allow easy maneuvering. The intuitive widget-based user interface provides quick access to all your contacts, emails and messages, browser and bookmarks, calendar and events, date and time, world weather and music player. Windows Outlook and Office mobile allow for quick email access and easy reading of attachments.
The embedded GPS functionality provides reliable positioning and easy navigation with software available through retailers. The X960 comes with a VGA 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with flash as well as a front-side camera for video calls and a classy black and silver design.
Sleek and compact, the X960 is ideal for quick access to all your navigation needs.

Double connectivity and convenience.
The DX900 is the world’s first Dual-SIM Smartphone to support both 3.5G (HSDPA) and 2.75G (EDGE) SIM cards allowing you to keep track of both personal and business communications. The touch screen allows effortless one-hand navigation while the ultra-sharp 2.8 inch VGA display improves the web browsing experience. The DX900 has a new interface designed for easy navigation with large finger-friendly buttons for a smooth browsing experience. It also features 3D animated icons and transition effects with all your most important information displayed on one screen. The speed dial panel features photo contacts for most frequently used numbers

With Outlook Mobile email client you can access your business email and easily read attachments. For easy management of two phone lines and multiple wireless connections, the DX900 is equipped with an intuitive communication manager including a Flight Mode button to instantly turn off all wireless connections while each individual function can also be activated or disabled with the press of a button. The DX900 features a front-side VGA camera for video calls, voice recorder, voice-command, 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera with flash and expandable memory.

Combining 2 phones in one, the DX900 is dually perfect for your professional and personal life.

The Tempo M900 is the most fully featured of the set with a slideout QWERTY and a 5MP camera. Both the M900 and F900 have big 3.8-inch touchscreens, which of course spell iPhone-killing multi-media phones. Terrific connectivity on all four with WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, SiRFstar III GPS and at least HSDPA. Three–M900, X960 and F900–have additional HSUPA connectivity…. In other words, Acer’s Tempo series will blow the minds of industry watchers and competitors. Oh, all screens of the Tempo phones are VGA or WVGA quality. Indeed!

16 February 2009

Samsung announces UltraTouch S8300 at Mobile World Congress 2009

Similar to the Pixon M8800, it uses a proprietary OS and supports the TouchWiz. It also has a slide out numeric pad for quick convenience. It also offers GPS and Geotagging with HSDPA high speed internet access. Compared to the Pixon M8800, it has a smaller screen size at 240x400 (2.8") compared to PIxon's 240x480 (3") screen.

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