Archive for July 5, 2009

Nokia tops Greenpeace ranking

Posted: July 5, 2009 in Tech

Greenpeace International has issued the latest edition of its Guide to Greener Electronics, rating Nokia as the best achiever of environmental practices.

Nokia attained the same number of ‘points’ as the previous quarter for activities such as its voluntary take-back programme, which provides 5000 global collection points for end of life mobile phones.

Samsung remained in second position for its commitment to reduce absolute emissions, while Sony Ericsson, LG Electronics and Toshiba all moved up two places for providing energy efficient products.

Sony Ericsson’s second generation XPERIA phone code-named “Rachael” is reported to be powered by Android.

The SE Rachael Android phone would be based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon platform, processor up to 1Ghz, and HSPA speeds up to 7.2 Mbps. It would be equipped with an 8.1-megapixel camera, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a miniUSB port.

Google owned video sharing service YouTube has announced that they are now letting their members to upload videos of up to 2GB in file size.

The increase means users can upload longer videos at a higher resolution as well as large HD files directly from their camera. The changes allow users to share links directly to the HD version of their video, as well as embed the HD version on their blog or website.

Dell announced that their Mini 10 netbook will get a GPS option in the US. The Dell Mini 10 netbook computer will be equipped with GPS hardware as well as hybrid GPS and Wi-Fi-based location-finding software from Boston’s Skyhook Wireless.

Dell Wireless 700 location solution will initially support Windows XP. Vista and Windows 7 support will come later. The Mini 10 is the first system that we’ll offer with the optional Dell 700 Wireless location solution.

Cisco might offer own Office Suite

Posted: July 5, 2009 in Tech

Cisco Systems might become the latest player to enter the highly competitive office productivity office suite solutions.

Cisco Senior Vice President Doug Dennerline said that they are considering plans to offer a service that would allow their customers to create documents that can be shared through their WebEx meeting and collaboration service.