Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Waterproof Sony Xperia Tablet Z Coming to UK

In a short and somewhat low-key announcement at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony spoke about its recently-revealed flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z, before revealing that the Tablet Z will be coming to the UK, US and others in the spring.

The tablet will be priced at £399 for the Wi-Fi-only version, and £499 for a 4G model, making it an attractive and well-priced alternative to the iPad,
Announced in Japan last month, the Xperia Tablet Z is a 10.1in device with a full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution display, and is powered by the Snapdragon S4 Pro, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM.
Measuring just 6.9mm thick, the Xperia Tablet Z is thinner than all other tablets, even the iPad mini, and at 495g it's comfortably lighter than its rivals too.
The tablet features an 8-megapixel camera, NFC for contactless payments, and an IR blaster to control your television. As with the Xperia Z smartphone, the Z tablet is waterproof and can be submerged in water for up to 30 seconds.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Swift Sport

One of Asia's leading car makers, Suzuki Motor Corporation, has been conventional in approach by rolling out fuel efficient cars in various segments. In the quest to rebuild its brand, Suzuki Motors Corporation of Japan has recently unveiled fourth generation Swift at the 64th International Motor Show (IAA), held in Frankfurt. The new generation Suzuki Swift Sport has been acknowledged for its smooth driving experience, along with impressive turning and stopping.

Suzuki Swift, which had received warm reception in almost 40 countries, is one the verge of becoming an icon in the automobile industry. The recently showcased Suzuki Swift Sport has been designed on the same platform as its predecessor. The re-engineered Swift Sport has better handling, driving performance and environmental compatibility in comparison to its predecessor.

Suzuki Swift Sport is a refined sport hatchback, which is defined as evolution of the Swift family by the top Suzuki officials. This edition of Swift exhibits aggressive appeal with elegant exteriors, top-notch stability arrangements and sporty cabin with premium finish. In the foreign markets, it will compete with cars like Volkswagen Polo GTI and Ford Fiesta ST.

Engine & Specifications of the Suzuki Swift Sport

The latest edition of Suzuki Swift Sport is loaded with a 1.6 L, four-cylinder VVT petrol engine that delivers 134 bhp power, 160 Nm torque and 1,586 cc displacement. The advanced engine combines with multi-point injection, variable intake system, optimisation of the intake VVT and increased valve lift for an excellent on-road performance. Moreover, Swift Sports is complemented by six-speed manual transmission that allows sporty driving along with fuel efficiency. Along with smooth transmission and great fuel economy, Suzuki Swift Sports has minimal level of CO2 emissions (147 g/km, 18 g/km less than its previous edition).

Performance of the Suzuki Swift Sport

Suzuki Sport Swift is assimilated with load bearing chassis for achieving high level of performance. Equipped with greater toe, camber rigidity in the torsion beam, greater lateral rigidity in the torsion-beam bushings and larger rear wheel bearings, Suzuki Swift Sport ensures better control for the driver. Furthermore, it has increased spring constants for front and rear coil springs to contribute towards stability. Moreover, a triple-cone synchronizer for first and second gears is present in the vehicle for ensuring lower shift effort.

Exterior, Interior & Safety Features of Suzuki Swift Sport

New generation Swift Sports stretches 3,890 mm in length and has a width of 1,695 mm. The revived exterior design illustrates its sporty ambitions. Front grille flanked along with gracious fog-lamp bezels provides an eye-catching character to the front end. Aero components have introduced in the Swift family for the first time in this car; these components include control airflow, suppress lift and low visual centre of gravity. Furthermore, high definition discharge headlamps with metallic-grey coating and rear combination lamps with cylindrical design are some of the noteworthy exteriors. Interiors of the new Suzuki Swift Sport have been redesigned, bringing in the sporty finish along with new age styling.

In comparison to previous editions of Swift, safety issues are well-addressed in the sports edition. Evolving in terms of safety, Suzuki Swift Sport features high-end safety technologies that amassed laurels during European New Car Assessment Programme. Suzuki’s Total Effective Control Technology for passive safety ensures absorption and dispersion impact by external forces. Usage of high-tensile steel has further increased safety of the body ensures better performance in case of accidents and collisions.

Additionally, seven airbags have been placed in the front, side, curtain, and knee areas for safety. For active safety, Swift Sport is loaded with Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic braking-force distribution (EBD).

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Intel demands ultrabooks add touchscreens

Get ready for a wave of touchscreen laptops.

That blurs the line even further between a notebook PC and a tablet. It's a move Microsoft is also backing: Its recently released Windows 8 operating system works on both desktop and mobile devices, but it operates much more smoothly with a touchscreen.

Intel which makes the processors most laptop makers use to power their devices, has been trying to steer the industry toward lighter, sleeker, faster machines that take full advantage of its latest chip advances. It calls those machines "ultrabooks," a term it created and gets to write the rulebook for.

Intel boldly predicted at last year's CES that ultrabooks would dominate the industry and account for 40% of all consumer notebook sales by the end of 2012. The reality came up far short. Industry analysis firm IHS iSuppli chopped its ultrabook estimates for the year in half in October, citing the devices' "nebulous marketing and unappealing price."

Price has been a big sticking point: Ultrabooks typically go for more than $1,000. Intel claims that price tag will come down this year, even with the expensive addition of a touchscreen. The company predicted that entry-level ultrabooks will retail for $599 by end of the year -- just in time for the 2014 holiday season.
Kirk Skaugen, who heads Intel's PC client group, said the fourth-generation ultrabooks coming out this year "will be game-changers."

The new ultrabooks will run on Intel's upcoming Haswell chips, which are the first processors designed specifically for ultrabooks. The processors can provide "all-day battery life" and are designed to work "naturally" with voice and touch, Skaugen said.

The touch focus is part of Intel's push for "perceptual computing," the company's clunky term for a cool concept that wraps up recent advances in mouseless computing. The idea, Skaugen said, is that PCs will "have senses, like we do": touch, sight, hearing, and so on.

Intel demoed a few experiments along those lines from its developer partners, including a gesture-controlled version of the game "Portal 2" that lets users move items around the screen simply by grabbing at the air. A "Where's Waldo?" demo showed off eye-tracking, in which a user simply scanned the screen and blinked when he found the stripe-clad cartoon.

Intel also unveiled a new smartphone platform that's aimed at emerging markets, codenamed Lexington. Acer, Lava International, and Safaricom will offer devices that run on the low-power platform.
Jumping into this market was a no-brainer, Intel said: It cited forecasts that the so-called "value smartphone market" could reach as many as 500 million units by 2015.

On the tablet front, Intel announced a new quad-core Atom processor family called Bay Trail. The chip will deliver twice the computing power of current Intel-powered tablets, and it's slated to be available by the 2013 holiday season.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

upcoming Sony Xperia ZL


  • 3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • Announced: Announced January 2013
  • 2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • Status: Coming soon. Exp. release 2013, Q1

  • Size

  • Width : 9.8 mm
  • Weight: 151 G
  • Height: 131.6 mm
  • Length: 69.3 mm

  • Display

  • Type: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display Size: 5.0
  • Display Color: 16M colors

  • Memory
  • External Memory :64 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Card Type: microSD

  • Features
  • Browser: HTML5
  • Colors :Black, White
  • GPS :with A-GPS support and GLONASS
  • OS: Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Java: via Java MIDP emulator
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
  • Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS