Transcend Releases Its 32GB 2.5 inch IDE Solid State Disk (SSD)

“Transcend is very pleased to announce its 32GB 2.5-inch IDE Solid State Drive (SSD), which is compatible with most mainstream PC and notebook computers. The 2.5-inch IDE interface SSD has a tough outer metal case, enormous capacities, high reliability, low power consumption and anti-shock features that make it ideal to replace Hard Disk Drives. Transcend’s 2.5-inch IDE SSD series has a distinct advantage over standard 2.5” HDDs in that it is a solid-state memory with no moving parts, and therefore not susceptible to mechanical failure as a result of vibrations. It is now available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB memory capacities. Transcend’s 2.5-inch IDE SSD is compact in size and its thickness is only 7.4mm, which makes it very easy to install in PCs and notebooks. In addition, the 2.5-inch IDE SSD has built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) functionality that ensures highly reliable data transfer and increases your systems energy efficiency. Product Features
Fully compatible with devices and Operating Systems that support the IDE 44-Pin standard
Built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) to ensure higher data-transfer reliability
Supports up to Ultra DMA Mode 4
Lower power consumption
Shock resistance” Check it here:

Nokia losing market share in US cell phone markets

Sp3220070418134139“Nokia on Thursday said that while its global market share rose to 36% in the first quarter from 35% a year earlier, it suffered a “significant” market share decline in North America.In the region, handset volume collapsed 43% to 4.8 million units. Nokia attributed the decline to delays to the launch of its N75 smart phone as well as to “the excess inventory of certain competitor’s products.”Morotola which posted a loss in its latest quarter, recently slashed the price of some of its older handsets such as the Razr in order to get rid of an inventory buildup. Nokia Chief Executive Olli Pekka Kallasvuo told analysts on a conference call on Thursday that he’s confident the N75 will hit the U.S. market soon and that delays were mostly due to operator testing.In particular, he said that a new business model at Verizon Wireless and increased cooperation with Sprint Nextel on a long-range wireless technology called WiMax are unlikely to bear fruit until 2008. “50% of the U.S. market won’t see a real impact until 2008,” he said. At AT&T, however, the story is a bit different. Kallasvuo believes the benefits of having a research-and-development center dedicated to the design of U.S.-specific products in San Diego is going to bring about higher sales this year.” via

Pocket Heroes Version 1.01 is out for Pocket PC!

Sp3220070418134139“Pocket Heroes is a fantasy turn-based strategy (TBS) with elements of a role-playing game (RPG). The game is quite complex and can be divided in two parts: the development part and the fighting part. The first one involves raising a castle n order to recruit creatures. For doing this you need resources and gold that you gather from terrain or mines. In order to advance in the game and reveal the territory, you’ll have to fight against monsters and other players. You can do this by giving armies to your heroes and going into enemies’ land. A skilled tactician will have to know the timing for development and fighting, as this is crucial for winning.Heroes are very important in the game. As they gain experience, they advance in skills and stats. They can cast spells during battles and carry artifacts. Managing heroes and everything involving them represent the RPG part of the game. Most of the times having a good hero means winning the game.” Check this nice game here:

Sony Ericsson P990 Reloaded

“9 months in the making, the Sony Ericsson P990 has finally reached a stage where its firmware can start to be taken seriously. Or so Asri al-Baker writes in his illustrated report, looking below at firmware R5A17. Major improvements are in RAM handling and transitions that can be switched off, though low media volume seems to be something of a drawback. Read on…The R5A17 (Organizer number) firmware upgrade for the P990 is what Sony Ericsson should included in the device since the very beginning, ideally. Still, it’s here now. Read on….Transition or no transition?One of the most frequently requested feature additions in the P990 was transition effect management. It’s all about that little graphic effect where everything in the system was animated. In the previous firmware revisions, there was no way this could be disabled, but it’s now a relic. Users can disable it from Control Panel – Device – Transitions. Phew.Users who are not bothered about the transition effects can still use it. But for those who want to feel the P990’s real speed, just switch them off. The system is faster, scrolling contacts and reading text messages are more comfortable, applications launch in a snap and you feel that the P990 is finally behaving like its predecessor, the ultra stable P910. ” Read this nice article here: