Samsung has finally announced long-expected world?s first phone with 12MP camera and optical zoom – the SCH-W880 (also called AMOLED 12M). Although we?re not sure whether it?s a cellphone with a great camera or a compact camera with mediocre phone functionality, it?s certain that ?the device? comes with 4000 x 3000 pixels sensor, 3x optical zoom, dual Xenon and LED flash, dedicated hardware buttons to control shooting mode, shutter and zoom, 720p video recording at 30fps, 800 x 480 3.3-inch AMOLED WGA screen and 4GB internal memory. It also supports face detection, touch auto focus and image stabilization. Smart Auto function will automatically select the scene according to environment. It doesn?t have WI-FI and GPS but rumors say Samsung will incorporate this features into M8920 ? the international version of ALOLED 12M.
SCH-W880 is expected to hit the Korean retail shelves in October this year.
Biz-News.com interviewed Jurjen Amsterdam, Category Manager for Home Electronics for Harman International. He introduced to us Harman International and the brands under the umbrella of the company, a company that aims improve the listening experience of homes around the world.
Jurjen gave us a live demonstration on Harman-Kardon?s newest product; the AVR 760 High Quality AV Receiver. The system supports various Dolby formats such as the innovative Dolby Volume technology which automatically adjusts volume levels when you switch between sources and channels.
Continue reading IFA 2009: The Clarity of Sound by Harman
Originally appeared on VoIP Biz-News.com on 18/09/2009
In a nutshell Voxbone provides services for telephone numbers also called DID numbers. The provision of these numbers to communication service providers exists so any type of company can be a VoIP company, it could be a call conferencing company, or it can be a call center.
Continue reading Interview with Rod Ullens, CEO and co-founder of Voxbone
Originally appeared on VoIP Biz-News.com on 18/09/2009
VIDEO INTREVIEW. This time at IFA 2009 our reporters interviewed Riddhi Patel, the iSuppli analyst. Riddhi is responsible for the television and plasma display panel (PDP) analysis. She shared with us her latest discoveries on HDTV market as well as her opinion of the nearest future of LCD technology that has dominated our living rooms.
She was visiting this year?s Berlin expo looking for some big innovations. Watch the video to check out if she has found anything that took her breath away.
Continue reading IFA 2009: iSuppli Analyst About HDTV Market
Originally appeared on HDTV.biz-news.com :: Latest HDTV Business News on 16/09/2009
?Your entire social life now in a single streem!? ? announced Motorola at GigaOM?s Mobilize ?09 conference, unveiling the company?s first Android phone, ?the first phone with social skills?. But all that buzz was not much about the new device, it was more about the new innovative interface solution.
Developed by Motorola, MOTOBLUR is a solution that manages and integrates communications: it syncs contacts, posts, messages, photos, etc. – from sources such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Gmail, e-mail – and automatically delivers it to live widgets on the home screen. There is no need to open and close different applications or menus.
Continue reading Motorola Introduces MOTOBLUR ? the New Vision of Android Phones
Originally appeared on Smartphone Biz-news.com on 15/09/2009
Eric Matthes, Channel Manager of HTC, was interviewed by Biz-News.com reporters at IFA 2009 in Berlin. He explains the innovativeness of the two company?s handsets ? Magic and Touch Diamond2 ? that have been nominated for Plus X Award.
Our reporters were also one of the first to see the HTC?s Tattoo, short of the release.
Continue reading IFA 2009: The Magic Touch of Hero
Originally appeared on Smartphone Biz-news.com on 14/09/2009
VIDEO INTERVIEW. At IFA 2009 in Berlin, Biz-News.com reporters interviewed Jacques Giribet, CEO & Founder of IDAPT.
He showed us the company’s star product ? a universal desktop charger that allows to charge several portable devices (such as mobile phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, PDA notebooks, GPS, Bluetooth devices, game consoles, etc.) at the same time, through a system of interchangeable tips. According to the company, it?s compatible with over 3000 devices.
Continue reading IFA 2009: IDAPT Presents Universal Desktop Charger for All Devices
Originally appeared on Smartphone Biz-news.com on 10/09/2009
Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom are planning to merge T-Mobile UK and Orange UK. The companies have entered into exclusive negotiations to combine T-Mobile and Orange in a new 50:50 joint venture company.
If the negotiations are successfully accomplished (the deal is expected to be completed by the end of October), the new joint venture will create the UK?s leading mobile operator. It will have a combined mobile customer base of around 28 million, representing approximately 37 percent of UK mobile subscribers.
Continue reading T-Mobile and Orange Merge to Create the UK’s Largest Mobile Carrier
Originally appeared on Smartphone Biz-news.com on 08/09/2009
For professional designers, filmmakers, photographers and anyone who can’t live without multitasking while on the move, gScreen introduces the first dual screen laptop with two 15.4-inch identical screens and a full-size keyboard, built into one laptop unit. It features a unique sliding mechanism which allows one of the screens slides behind the other for easy transportation. Planned specs includes Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 320GB 7200-rpm HD, NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT with 512MB dedicated memory, 9-cell battery, IEEE 1394 1 Graphics Card Output, HDMI slot and PCI Express Card. It will run Windows VISTA or XP PRO. Starting from December, gScreen Spacebook will be available directly from Amazon for shipment to 29 countries. The price is rumored at $3,000.
Digium, the Asterisk Company, and Skype announced the general availability of Skype for Asterisk.
Skype for Asterisk is an add-on channel driver for Asterisk-based PBX systems. The software is compatible with the free and open source Asterisk versions 1.4, 1.6 and AsteriskNOW, as well as the commercially licensed Asterisk Business Edition. It enables multiple concurrent Skype calls from a single Skype account, and supports both G.711 and G.729a calling.
Continue reading Skype for Asterisk Now Available
Originally appeared on VoIP Biz-News.com on 03/09/2009