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Sony and Toshiba will be demonstrating their latest products at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona. TransferJet technology works on the principle of combining the speed of Ultra Wide Band (UWB) and Near Field Communications (NFC) to enable high speed data transfer.
TransferJet is the latest in technological arena that has been doing rounds recently. This is a new mode for transferring data between any two devices like camera, tablets, smatphones and PCs. It requires the devices to be in close proximity with each other. They just need to be touched together to enable quick exchange of data without taking aid from any physical mode for connecting. The maximum transmission rate depends from 375 to 560 Mbit/s. This is dependent on the wireless environment, in which the system is. It utilizes the bandwidth of 560 MHz. Around 50 companies, including Sony and Toshiba are participants of TransferJet Consortioum, which was established in July 2008.
The Mobile World Congress 2012 will see the demonstration of TransferJet technology on prototype and devices like tablets, PCs, smartphones and cameras. While Sony is boasting its ability to transfer at a speed upto 560Mbps in a single tap; Toshiba is all set to showcase the first Single-Chip TransferJet solution (TC35420).
As you all know that the Android operating system has created a mark in the market by its great features, compatibility and easy to use. Android 3.0 is the latest version on the Android platform that optimized very specially for the devices having a large screen such as Tablet PCs. It announces a brand new, really effective and holographic UI make, as well as a stylish, content-focused communication model. The system has all the application which mostly a user wants is that the users have fast access to notifications, system position, and spongy navigation switches in a System Bar can be accessible at the underside of the screen. The System Bar is there all the time and is a key touch point for the users, but you can also be dimmed for big screen viewing such as video in a latest lights out mode.
Every software, the user have ways to appropriate options like widgets, navigation or any different types of content in the Action Bar, which are shown at the top of the screen. The Action Bar is always there when any application is in use,even though its theme, content and any other properties are arranged by the application. The Action Bar is an added key touch point for the users, particularly with action items and a run over dropdown menu, which users regularly contact in the same way in most applications.
With the five customizable Home screens provides the users direct access to all the element of the system from any background. Every screen gives a big grid that keeps the spatial display in all orientations. The users can choose and operate application shortcuts, Home screen Widgets and wallpapers using a devoted illustrated layout mode. Arrived for a moment in the first half of 2011 Toshiba’s unidentified tablet focuses on media capability all hard-pressed by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor. To differentiate itself from the other big-screen Android tablets from Samsung and Motorola, Toshiba manufactures a media center tablet with a 16:10 featuring ratio display at a 1,280-by-800-pixel resolution. The tablet PC has the great features like two cameras: the one which is at the back is a 5-megapixel shooter and the other is at the front which is a 2-megapixel camera for video calling. There is an in-built HDMI-out playback on the Television from the Toshiba tablet, as well as you can connect external storage devices or cameras through a full-size USB port.
As an additional bonus, the Toshiba tablet is also having a micro SD card slot for the memory card to expand the memory and also a mini USB port for linking with phones and digital cameras. Toshiba Honeycomb tablet move toward with WiFi; a divided version will have the in-built 3G connectivity. Toshiba will also permit the users to change the batteries for the tablet. You can change the cover on the rear side if the Tablet PC as well and Toshiba will sell the covers in different colors and changing of the housing would change the monotonous tablet into a new one every day. Toshiba is now to declare the pricing for its Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet and the date of availability.
In the recent past, product recalls by various manufacturers have been making news worldwide, bringing consumer product safety to a peak and massive market losses, inevitable. When a core component is recalled, like in the case of Intel, it is not only Intel which suffers, but a whole range of product manufacturers, having had designed and manufactured their products, using the said defective components as their core parts. Code named “Cougar Point”, Intel’s chip is a part of the total chipset contained in the second generation Core series of Sandy Bridge processors. Having had released this product in early January, Intel had already shipped over 8 million chips which will need replacement after detection of the design flaw and are in a way happy that the realization came in quite early, limiting the extent of damage to Intel.
This unfortunate debacle has definitely put Intel on a backfoot, but their prompt and quick handling of the situation with the “Cougar Point” recall is estimated to cross the 1 billion mark, net loss, in the first quarter of 2011 considering lost revenues in addition to repair and replacement expenses associated with the fallout.
Some of the companies affected in this debacle include, Acer, ASUS, Toshiba, etc. In the US, product recalls is a known concept as early as 1959 – 1960, when Cadillac recalled and the steering linkage was replaced on a phenomenal number of cars. 1994 saw Intel Pentium processors recalled, setting them back financially, in a massive way. 2010 saw Toyota recalling several million vehicles because of faulty accelerator pedals. Internationally, consumer protection is now coming of age. In many other countries also this adds value to the brand if they can do it in an honorable manner. Each country has their product recall agency defined.
Lenovo is well known in the US for its business laptops with the brand name ThinkPad. It has now formed a new group of businesses for developing Internet based electronic devices for consumers, including smart phones, digital TVs and tablet computers. Its recent announcement refers to the Chinese company Lenovo’s continuing thrust into the consumer markets outside China. In the year 2008, the company introduced its first type of consumer products in the US which is the IdeaPad line of personal computers.
Lenovo while making the announcement did not mention about launching any new sort of products, but concentrated mainly on the formation of the new group. Former senior vice president and presently president of the company for its product group, Liu Jun, will be heading the digital home and the mobile Internet business group. Liu is from Beijing and is the president of the new group.
Lenovo is contemplating the diversification of companies further than PCs into upcoming mobile devices like smart phones and tablet computers. Sales output for such types of electronic devices are poised to overtake the stagnant market for laptops and desktop computers. Forrester Research has predicted that tablet sales will double during the current year and it will attain the figure of more than twenty four million units as compared to the last year figure of nearly ten million units. According to the fourth quarter sales figure available for PCs in the United States, it has been observed that percentage wise drop is around 4.8 percent because of Apple’s tablets and iPad using the Android operating system of Google.
Lenovo has already stepped into the tablet market. In the Consumer Electronics Show held at Las Vegas during the current year, it launched the new product IdeaPad Slate comprising high resolution display and a tablet having 10.1 inch thickness. This tablet, about to be introduced in the market in the current year, will utilize Windows 7 and challenge the similar products available now in the market like Android and tablets from the manufacturers like Toshiba, Samsung, Motorola and many others. The company has also displayed the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid. This computer appears like a laptop, having a detachable display, and the user may carry it while moving like a tablet. Its screen is located in the chassis and the computer operates on Windows 7. The touch screen operates Android like a tablet. Lenovo has not yet confirmed when the product will be launched in the US market.
The all new Sony VAIO F series 3D laptop is an impressive gadget. Sony is a highly reputed electronics company and their famous products are mobile phones, laptops etc. Their Sony VAIO laptops are very popular and have a great consumer base. At the recent CES 2011 event, they showcased some of the most innovative technology to look out for. 3D technology is becoming very popular and many companies are trying to develop 3D devices. Some of them successfully implemented 3D technology to their devices like laptops, TVs, digital cameras etc. This new product from Sony will require 3D glasses but many other companies like Toshiba and Sony are also developing glass-free products.
Sony has recently launched the 16-inch multimedia powerhouse. It has so many specifications like it is built around the second generation Intel Core i7 Processor with 4 cores and it also supports Intel Hyper-threading and Intel boost technology. This laptop is supported with the brand new Sandy Bridge platform. This notebook also sports an exciting graphics card i.e. NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M with 1GB dedicated VRAM graphics card. It has also an S-force front Surround 3D audio system. The audio system is also powered with extended stereo effect and simulated 5-channel surround.
The best and main selling point in this laptop is the Full HD 3D backlight display. It is paired with the built-in 3D sync transmitter and also includes 3D active glasses. Over all, you will enjoy a wide array of 3D content, including photos and videos.
It is also powered with standard connectivity and networking options and sports an HDMI output. Sony VAIO F Series is pre-loaded with the Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. Mike Lucas, senior vice president of the Sony VAIO business group, said that the laptop is a multimedia powerhouse with cutting-edge technologies such as Blu-ray Disc Player and 3D functionality in one portable device. He also added that now consumers can experience an unparalleled, immersive entertainment experience on their terms — in the living room, on-the-go, wherever.
Among other brands if you compare, you will find that Sony VAIO is the most expensive laptop out there and there will be no surprises about this new Sony VAIO F series 3D laptop. It comes at a very high-price point and starts at around $1,700. Viewing the recent trend in the market, this high end product can be seen as a revolution in 3D technology. Many companies are developing 3D products and this new Sony F series 3D VAIO is just the beginning in the line of innovative technology.