Archive for September 10, 2008

Nokia enters e-mail deal with Microsoft

Posted: September 10, 2008 in Tech

Nokia announced that it is expanding its device range that will make available Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync to all Nokia S60 3rd Edition devices. 43 Nokia devices will now feature the Mail for Exchange mobile email application, making Nokia’s device range the largest ever to enable the solution chosen by more businesses than any other messaging solution.

Nokia also announced that Mail for Exchange will be available out-of-the-box in future releases of Nokia Eseries and Nokia Nseries devices.

Nokia owners whose companies use Exchange can set up Mail for Exchange for free on their devices in various ways without paying additional services or subscription fees

Research In Motion (RIM) unveiled the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone, the first BlackBerry phone to come in the popular flip form factor.

The quad-band EDGE based BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone presents a sophisticated look with a sleek design and a chrome-finished frame surrounding its smooth, luminescent face. Packed with an abundance of powerful features, it weighs only 3.6 ounces and measures approximately 3.9″ x 1.9″ x 0.7″.

Featuring two high-resolution, light-sensing color displays, the external LCD makes it easy to preview incoming emails, text messages and phone calls without opening the handset, while the large, 240 x 320 internal LCD displays messages, videos and web pages with impressive detail and contrast.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a new iPod Nano, new iPod Touch, and a brand new iTunes.  The new iPod Nano will allow you to shake to shuffle, with its motion sensor technology, and will be the thinnest iPod to date.

The new iPod Nano will come in an 8GB model for $149, and a 16GB model for $199.

Apple also announced three new iPod Touch devices.  All will be released as of Tuesday, and will sell in an 8GB version for $229, 16GB for $299, and 32GB for $399.

The last big announcement was that of iTunes 8, with a new Genius feature.  This new feature is going to allow iTunes to sense what you are listening to, and build playlists off of it.

Other announcements included the release of iPod Touch firmware 2.1, and iPhone firmware 2.1.

Symantec launches NIS 2009 / NAV 2009

Posted: September 10, 2008 in Tech

Symantec Corp. announced the availability of Norton Internet Security 2009 and Norton AntiVirus 2009, setting a new industry standard for speed and performance.

The Norton 2009 products were designed with a “zero-impact” performance goal, supported by more than 300 improvements that span nearly every aspect of the product, from the scanning engines to the user interface.

RealNetworks Introduces RealDVD Copying

Posted: September 10, 2008 in Tech

Real Networks has a new program known as “Real DVD”. It allows you to copy your DVDs to your PC. For $30, Real DVD will let you rip your DVDs to your hard drive. It works much like illegal burning does now in terms of space and time to burn.

But the video files will only play in your Real Player, meaning you can’t send the file to your other video devices such as your iPod or phone. Real Networks does allow you to view your movie on up to four other PCs. You will be charged $20 for each computer you want to view the movie on.