Asus R2H UMPC Review at brighthand!

“The R2H is eye catching. It’s typical in the Asus look with a brushed aluminum type of finish. The build is rock solid, the case is a very rigid and firm metallic material. It’s much sturdier than the somewhat cheap feeling Samsung Q1 UMPC device released in early 2006. The overall device is quite thick; I measured it to be about 1.4-inches thick when lying flat on a table — it does have four rubber feet on the back so in actuality it’s probably more like 1.25″ in overall case thickness. Still, it’s no skinny minnie and many an ultra-portable laptop can be found that’s slimmer. At 2.2lbs it’s only slightly lighter than an ultra-portable laptop too.” Read more here:

Sprint and Motorola Announces Motorola Q

“Sprint and Motorola have officially announced the Moto Q will be available starting later this month from Sprint. The Sprint Moto Q will be available initially through business sales channels and online with retail stores expected to receive shipments in mid-February.Consumers and professionals striving to be more organized and productive in the new year can rely on Sprint and Motorola to help them achieve their New Year’s resolution. The companies announced today they plan to begin offering the Sprint Mobile Broadband Smart Device MOTO Q by Motorola later this month in Sprint business sales channels and online at . Sprint is expected to begin offering the MOTO Q in all channels including Sprint Stores in mid-February.Slim and stylish, the MOTO Q offered from Sprint operates on the Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone Platform with the Messaging and Security Feature Pack and gives customers easy access to mobile email*, Web*, calendar, music, video and phone functionality in one pocket-sized device. Exclusive features available only from Sprint include: Sprint Mobile Broadband Service on the Sprint Power Vision(SM) Network. Customized Sprint Powerdeck – The NEW Sprint Powerdeck Located in the Internet Explorer Favorites Menu will provide users with Featured Content, optimized content links and an online searchable User Guide for convenient access to tips, troubleshooting techniques and how-to instructions. NFL Mobile – available exclusively from Sprint, this application brings the world of NFL to your handset. Access team content, check real-time scores and stats, and shop for NFL downloads. NFL Mobile is included with any Sprint Power Vision data pack starting as low as $15 a month. On Demand – retrieve customized, up-to-date web content such as sports, weather, news, money and movie information with the push of a button.Life today goes beyond the home or office. The Motorola Q operating on the Sprint Power Vision Network gives our customers the power of information that moves with them in a sleek, ultra-thin form factor,” said Danny Bowman, vice president of customer equipment for Sprint. “And with a Sprint Power Vision Access pack, available for as low as $15 per month, Sprint customers have the power do more for less each month.” In addition to the exclusive Sprint offerings, customers can benefit from the following advanced features: Enhanced email capabilities with Good Mobile Messaging – provides secure, real-time access to email and corporate data with a familiar, Outlook-like interface. Available directly from the Sprint Powerdeck allowing for convenient and easy installation QWERTY keyboard for easy, accurate messaging Flexible push e-mail capabilities including support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Good Mobile Messaging, as well as consumer email solutions such as POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP protocols Wireless synchronization with Microsoft Outlook e-mail, calendar, tasks and contacts Windows Media Player 10 Mobile for playback and streaming of music, video and audio Large, high-resolution display Integrated version 1.2 Bluetooth wireless technology 1.2 1.3 MP camera with flash and 6x digital zoom, video capture with sound and playback Externally accessible mini SD card slot for additional storage Five-way navigation button and thumb wheel for single-handed operation Sprint is enabling the MOTO Q with flexible connectivity options including phone-as-modem functionality to allow customers to use the device with a laptop for high-speed data access via the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.”The MOTO Q is a great example of how Motorola is executing upon its vision of seamless mobility, providing complete and reliable mobility,” said Peter Aloumanis, vice president and strategic account manager, Motorola Sales and Services. “On the Sprint Power Vision Network, the MOTO Q provides Sprint customers with high-quality voice and data in a sleek and intelligent device that is ideal for productivity and entertainment.”

SAMSUNG Develops First Truly Double sided LCD
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world’s largest provider of thin-film transistor, liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels announced today that it has created the first LCD panel that can produce independent images on each side of a mobile LCD display. Samsung’s new double-sided LCD can show two entirely different pictures or sets of visual data simultaneously on the front and back of the same screen. Other conventional double-sided LCDs can only show a reverse image of the same video data.This new development will replace two display panels with one, thereby reducing overall thickness of mobile products by at least 1mm.Executive Vice President Yun Jin-hyuk, in charge of the Mobile Display Division of the Samsung Electronics LCD Business, says, “Our new double-sided mobile display underscores Samsung’s commitment to equip our customers with advanced display technology that accelerates the trend toward slimmer mobile products. We anticipate high demand when we commence mass production in the first half of 2007.”The breakthrough LCD product makes use of Samsung’s new double-gate, thin-film transistor (TFT) architecture. TFT gates are electronic components that convert the necessary voltage at the pixel level, which controls the liquid crystal alignment needed to reproduce on-screen images. Samsung’s new double-sided LCD has two gates that operate each pixel instead of one, so the screen on the front can display different images than the one on the back. The double-sided display makes use of Samsung’s proprietary Amorphous Silicon Gate (ASG) technology, which accommodates the increased number of TFT gates without increasing the size of the driver integrated circuits. Driver-ICs typically increase in size when more TFT gates are used.The new Samsung mobile display requires only one backlight, while competitive double-screen LCDs require two. One side of the panel operates in a transmissive mode, while the other operates in a reflective mode. By using a unique reflective design that utilizes the light trapped in the opposing screen’s transmissive mode, the reflective mode does not solely rely on external light sources such as the sun.The double-sided, dual image LCD’s efficient use of light to display images in both transmissive and reflective modes promotes slimmer, more cost-effective products.The new double-sided LCD is 2.6mm thick and 2.22” wide, with QVGA (240 x 320 pixel) resolution, and has brightness values of 250 nits for the front and 100 nits for the rear display. It will be exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show, which opens in Las Vegas on January 8.About Samsung ElectronicsSamsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 120 offices in 57 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information,visit[ Main Specifications ]

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[ Reference Data ]- 1 pixel, 2 transistorsA pixel design that allows separate control of the liquid crystal on the transmissive and reflective sides, enabling both sides to display separately.- Double gates The gate is a transistor element to which voltage is applied to turn on or off the circuit that provides the signal needed to drive the LCD. Normally, one circuit is needed for every pixel to make a single screen function, but Samsung’s new double-screen LCD has two gates to control each pixel, a necessary condition for allowing the same pixel to be used for two different screens.- Resolution formats for small and mid-sized LCDsqqVGA: 128 pixels horizontal by 160 rows verticalqCIF: 176 pixels horizontal by 220 rows verticalqVGA: 240 pixels horizontal by 320 rows verticalqSVGA: 300 pixels horizontal by 400 rows verticalVGA: 480 pixels horizontal by 640 rows vertical- Amorphous silicon (a-Si)Non-crystalline form of silicon- Transmissive modeTransmissive mode uses a backlight through the liquid crystal cells to display the images to the viewer. – Reflective modeReflective mode uses external light such as the sun to display the images to the viewer.
– NitAn abbreviation for the measure of brightness, also referred to as “candela per square meter” or cd/m2