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Berly Demo

November 2, 2007

This is a Ubuntu based demo of Beryl

Quite amazing, isn’t it; the things one can do on Linux

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Hail Apple Inc. Hail the iPhone.

January 10, 2007

After months of speculation, its here. Apple has officially released its iPhone. This lovely device is a mobile geeks dream. Awesome, sleek design and very user friendly, just like the iPod. I came to know when I read the ‘theINQUIRER.net‘ feed. Here’s a rundown of whats on the article.

Introductory prices are as follows:

4GB flash-based storage: US$499

8GB flash-based storage: US$599

Geeks in the US can expect this “revolutionary device” [If I may say so] around June ’07. Alas, the lads in Europe may have to wait until the end of the year; hopefully not. And what about us, the people of Fiji? Well, for us, its somewhere in the not so distant future.

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Here’s a quick rundown of the currently known specs:

Specification overview

  • Screen: 3.5-inches, 320 x 480 @ 160 PPI
  • Storage: 4GB or 8GB
  • GSM: Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0
  • Camera: 2.0 megapixels
  • Battery: Up to 5 hours Talk / Video / Browsing; Up to 16 hours Audio playback
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces / 135 grams
  • Source: theINQUIRER.net

     

     

    Many, many industry analysts have speculated on what Apple would eventually produce to push into the crowded mobile phone market. The final product might possibly be the most perfect culmination of all the speculation, desires, and needs of every Apple fan and Apple speculator over the last several years. µ

     

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    It is blissful news indeed. What say?

    Fintel To Cover Fiji Islands With WiMAX Using Alvarion’s BreezeMAX™

    January 9, 2007

    FINTEL finally decided to introduce their own broadband service. Currently, FINTEL sells bandwidth from the Southern Cross Fibre-optic cables to ISPs in Fiji (Unwired Fiji and Connect) and as a result the prices are high. Hopefully with their own ISP, FINTEL will be able to provide faster and cheap internet and data servives. Named Kidanet (pronounced as ‘keen-da-net’) ; meaning a new dawn (or sometthing like that). FINTEL has chosen the WiMAX wireless standard for their network. While details are sketchy, FINTEL has partnered with Alvarion, using their WiMAX Certified™ platform: BreezeMAX™. The equipment is said to be provided through Paclink, an Australian based I.T. company who is also a partner of Alvarion. Here is the press release on the Paclink website.

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    LG to Sell HD-DVD/Blu-ray Combo DVD Player

    January 8, 2007

    In the past, it was that one throne is too small for two capable kings. LG Electronics has disproved this by introducing a combo drive that can play both HD-DVD and Blu-ray discs. Heres the full story:

    HD-DVD/Bluray LogoLG Electronics announced Wednesday that they plan to sell a DVD player that will be able to play both rivaling high-definition DVD formats. This will be the first dual-format DVD player to support both HD-DVD and Blu-ray.

    The player will be unveiled at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, further details on the player and details on pricing and availability will also become available then.

    HD-DVD and Blu-ray have been battling for market share since their introduction last year. Both are expected to get a boost this year as more studios release films in the formats and more players become available.

    But there is one mayor problem, the two formats are incompatible, forcing consumers to choose. Studios and electronics makers have said the resulting format war would delay widespread adoption of high-def DVDs, which contain sharper images and extra features not possible with standard definition discs.

    LG Electronics will try to solve this problem with it’s new DVD player, you no longer have choose between the two competing high-definition disc formats, you can play both.

    Source: Releaselog