Moto Razr 2

Sharper Than Ever

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The MOTORAZR2 brings the revolutionary RAZR form to a new level of sophistication and function. Packed with powerhouse features, this unbelievably strong stainless steel structure feeds the appetite for music, browsing, email and video. With an impossibly sleek profile that’s slimmer than the original RAZR, MOTORAZR2 makes faster connections and features bigger, more brilliant screens. You get all the style plus all the power with the new MOTORAZR2.

The RAZR 2 comes in three different variations. The V8 will be a quad-band GSM/EDGE phone. It uses Motorola’s Linux-Java user interface. The V9 is the 3G HSDPA model, but it reverts to Motorla’s older Synergy UI. It is also quad-band GSM, plus HSDPA 850/1900 in the US version. Also using the Synergy platform is the CDMA EV-DO variant, the V9m.

They all share a similar build. The form factor is sleek, smooth, shiny and definitely thin. Motorola shaved 2 mm off the size of the original RAZR and slimmed the GSM and CDMA RAZR 2s to just 12 mm thick. But as the RAZR2 got thinner, it also got slightly larger, as though Motorola’s designers just pushed down on the RAZR and let the volume ooze out a bit.

As shiny as it was, it did an excellent job of collecting fingerprints and smudge marks; the RAZR 2 is not alone in this respect, though. The pictures below show off how much of a fingerprint magnet this phone is. (No, this phone isn’t sitting under dirty glass – those smudges are on the phone.)

Certain Bluetooth features including those listed may not be supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices, or by certain wireless carriers. Contact your wireless carrier about feature availability and functionality.

The top surface is polished metal, but the back has a somewhat textured paint job, similar to the RAZR maxx. The sides of the phone were slightly different depending on which model you looked at. Some had a fine golf-ball texture. Others were simply smooth plastic.

The volume buttons are on the left side of the phone, as is the USB 2.0 port. The port is the new “micro” variation of USB. Yes, this means you will need to buy even more cables. Depending on which version of the RAZR 2 you have, it will or will not include a MicroSD memory card slot. The ones that have a slot (V9 and V9m) have a typical amount of on-board memory (45 – 65 MB). The V8 lacks an expansion slot, but makes up for it with ample built-in memory. The initial version of the V8 will have 512 MB, but an update – and the version that should ship in the US – sports an impressive 2GB of on-board memory.

The front exterior of the phone features a large 2-inch screen. Trust us when we say it’s big. It looks good. It was sharp and displayed crisp images and menus. It wasn’t exactly bright, though. In fact, the backlight is downright dim. The screen seems to be the rare reflective type, though, so it seemed like it would be readable even outdoors (though we didn’t have a chance to test it.) The outer screen can be used for taking pictures, reading text messages, replying to text messages using pre-set messages, scrolling through the phone’s contact list and more.

The outer display also features a new and unique type of touch interface that’s half soft-key and half touch-screen. Instead of soft keys below the display, the touch-sensitive soft keys are actually on the display. It’s like a touch-screen, except only part of the display is touch-sensitive. Making it so you only touch the bottom part helps keep fingerprints off the rest of the display, which is important on such a shiny, glossy phone. The buttons let you interact with whatever function of the phone you may be using, and provide micro-vibration feedback (haptics) whenever pressed. The haptics worked well and we had no trouble determining when we had pressed any of the buttons. You can see how the buttons labels change in the gallery above.

Inside, the keypad of the RAZR 2 was hardly discernible from that of the original RAZR, except perhaps slightly roomier. The action and fit and finish of the metal plating is very similar. Different versions of the phone had different keys here that take you to the music player or the camera. The V9 has a slightly smaller D-pad due to the addition of an extra key.

The hinge is made of machined aluminum. It was solid and strong and looked good, though it also collected smudge marks.

The interior screen is only slightly larger than the exterior screen at 2.2 inches. This screen looks very good, including ample brightness. It’s a definite improvement over the original RAZR’s screen. We were able to watch a full screen movie with the RAZR 2 in landscape mode. The movie flowed quickly and without any hiccups thanks to the RAZR 2’s much faster processor. According to Motorola, it has the new ARM 11 processor that operates at 500 MHz, which is 10 times faster than the original RAZR. This speed improvement is noticeable when zooming through the menu system. It wasn’t instantaneous, but it was very fast. Faster than many phones we’ve tried recently.

 

Using the camera UI to pan around the room a bit, it showed the red blazer of a Motorola staffer with accurate color. The camera UI itself was fairly quick. Taking a picture was almost instantaneous, but saving it to the phone took a little bit longer.

The Linux Java platform lets you move application icons to anywhere you want in the menus – including in and out of folders – just like on S60. Motorola also made the ability to re-arrange Synergy’s main menu easier to use.

We were able to hear music via the RAZR 2’s stereo speakers, but it would be unfair to really characterize the quality when the environment was so noisy. Still, what we heard seemed like good quality stereo sound coming from a phone.

All three major versions of the RAZR 2 will launch at least somewhere in the world by the end of August, and are planned for release in the US by “the end of summer.”

All in all, the RAZR 2 is a definite improvement over the original RAZR. Its design is more advanced and the upgraded feature set make it a promising performer.

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Orkut Enabled HTML Scrapbook

html code in scrapbook – how to insert/embed image and other contents in scrap

Hi, all orkut users, you will be surprised to know that orkut has now html embedding feature, like any other networking site. You can now insert image, video, youtube , google video, animations and whatever possible with html code. You just need to know about little bit of html code or you can simply copy paste the code provided by many other supporting sites which provide codes for their relevant images and animations like myspace and others.

 

 

Here is few simple steps to do it: Say if you want to insert an image which is on other link.

I am selecting this image free icon

which you can find on this link: http://www.freeiconsweb.com/Freeicons/rabbit_icons/chat.png

So you just need to put in well html code format, you can do it with <img> tag like this below:

<img src="http://www.freeiconsweb.com/Freeicons/rabbit_icons/chat.png“>

that’s it just copy paste this code in scrap and post it, it will get converted in relevant image.

Lots of other similar images can be found at this link: http://www.freeiconsweb.com/rabbit_icons.html

Note:- You can only scrap these kind of scraps only to your friends in list.

New Fantastic Looks for Orkut

Orkut New Looks

When you think Google, you picture primary colors; when you think orkut, you see blue. And though we’re updating the look, we’re staying true to blue. We’ve added some rounded corners and new icons that make orkut look a little more sleek and modern. Check out a screen shot of the new homepage.

We’re rolling it out to groups of users at a time over the next week.


Coming Soon: A New Look!

Remember the first time that you logged into orkut? Maybe you received a coveted invitation from a friend, heard about it in a blog, or stumbled upon it when searching for a social network on google.com. But no matter when your first login was, whether yesterday or 3 years ago, you were greeted by the simple blue site with a friendly purple logo that remains the same today. Looking back, our site has grown up a lot. We’ve added features like photo and rich content scraps, favorite videos and feeds to make it easier to communicate with your friends and share content. We’ve also translated the site into 12 languages so you can add orkut friends from all over the globe. Since our network has grown, we’ve had thousands of suggestions through our Help Group, Help Center, focus groups, and of course from our orkut friends. The one comment we always hear is how orkut’s simplicity keeps long-time users coming back and new people signing up. So as we work away planning improvements to the site, we always keep this in mind.

Today we’re announcing our latest improvement to the site: an updated look! Just as you change your profile picture to keep with the times, we’re updating the look of orkut. The change isn’t live yet, but starting soon, we will start rolling-out the new look. To start, we will roll it out to a small group of users randomly selected, and will continue to do so until everyone is on the new site. We’ll tell you a little more each day, so come back to the blog to get a few sneak peeks.

Yoga

Yoga is a way of life, an art of righteous living or an integrated system for the benefit of the  body, mind and inner spirit. This art originated, was perfected and practiced in India thousands of years ago. The references to yoga are available in ‘Upanishads’ and ‘Puranas’ composed by Indian Aryans in the later Vedic and post- Vedic period. The main credit for systematizing yoga goes to Patanjali who wrote ‘Yoga Sutra’, two thousand Years ago. He described the principles of the full eight fold yogic discipline. He composed the treatise in brief code words known as ‘Sutras’. ‘Yoga Sutra’ is the most important basic text on Yoga. It is through this basic treatise that the essential message of yoga spread throughout the world.Aim of Yoga is the attainment of the physical, mental and spiritual health. Patanjali has recommended eight stages of Yoga discipline. They are

  1. Yamas- Yamas (abstentions or restrains)
  2. Niyamas- Niyamas (observances)-austerities, purity, contentment, study, surrender of the ego
  3. Asanas– Physical postures or exercises
  4. Pranayama– Control of vital energy (Breathing control)
  5. Partyahara- Withdrawal of the senses
  6. Dharana- Concentration of the mind (Contemplation)
  7. Dhyana- Meditation
  8. Samadhi- Attainment of The super conscious state

Bollywood’s Ash to star in Pink Panther

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai is to star alongside Hollywood actor Steve Martin in the upcoming sequel to the 2006 movie “The Pink Panther”, a newspaper reported on Friday. The Hindustan Times said the former Miss World will play a detective in the new film about the clumsy French policeman Inspector Clouseau, played by Martin. The sequel will also star Andy Garcia and John Cleese, it said.

“It is true that Aishwarya has signed the film,” Hari Singh, Rai’s business manager, was quoted as saying.

Singh said 33-year-old Rai was currently finishing Hindi films “Akbar-Jodha” and “Sarkar 2” and would start shooting for “The Pink Panther 2” from the beginning of September.

Based on the 1964 original starring Peter Sellers, “The Pink Panther” saw singer Beyonce Knowles star opposite Martin.

Hiper PSU with USB port

Source Name :: Wassim

Features

Supports NVIDIA SLI & QUAD-SLI.
4 x USB port and 1 x portable device charger port.
Four independent 12V rails.
Complies with latest ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91 form factors.
Fully compatible with AMD 64 bit and Intel LGA processors.
Active Power Factor Correction.( APFC)
ExTender™.
Gold plated connectors for minimum power loss and optimal conductivity.
PCI-E, SATA, MOLEX with EZ-Grip, floppy, P8 & P4 connector.
Modular power cord (European model only).
20db under normal load.

Cables and Connectors


Specifications

Specification

Description

HPU-5B770

Wattage

Rated Wattage

770 Watts

Peak Load

980 Watts

Switch Type

Manual

Rocker

Auto Standby

ATX Logic

Fan

80 x 80 x 25 mm – R.P.M.

1800 ~ 3800 R.P.M.

Bearing Type

Dual Ball Bearing

Input Parameter

Voltage Range

100 – 240 V

Current

11/5A

Frequency Range

50-60 Hz

Form Factor

ATX12V

2.2

EPS12V

2.91

Efficiency

Average

80% +

Output Parameter

+5V (± 5%)

0.5A – 30A

+12V 1 (± 5%)

0.5A – 16A

+12V 2 (± 5%)

0.5A – 16A

+12V 3 (± 5%)

0.5A – 16A

+12V 4 (± 5%)

0.5A – 18A

-12V (± 10%)

0A – 0.8A

+5VSB (± 5%)

0 – 3A

+3.3V (± 5%)

0.5 – 25A

Output Load Regulation

+12V 1 & +12V 2 +12V 3 & +12V 4

< 720 W

+3.3V & +5V

< 170 W

+3.3V, +5V & +12V

< 755 W

Output Voltage Protection

+3.3V

< 4.5V

+5V

< 6.5V

+12V

< 14.5V

Power Good Signal

Rise Time

< 10 ms

Signal On

100 – 500 ms

Signal Off

< 1 ms

Power Hold

18 ms min

PFC

Power Factor Correction

Active

Chassis

Thickness

1.0 mm

Unit Size

Dimension

180 x 150 x 86 mm

7.1″ x 5.9″ x 3.4″

Weight

Net Weight

3.4 Kg

Nokia N76 review: Elegant and smart

Nokia N76 will fascinate you! Not only will you fancy its slim clamshell body, but you will also like its rich functional portfolio based on Symbian S60.

Key features

  • attractive slim design in clamshell form
  • two excellent displays
  • OS Symbian 9.2 with S60 3rd Edition user interface
  • “improved” Feature Pack 1
  • possible download of additional applications
  • microSD memory slot
  • 2 megapixel camera with diode flash
  • Records video in QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) resolution
  • UMTS and video calls
  • multi-item repeated alarm clock
  • functionally rich music player with external controls
  • FM radio
  • voice recorder with a 60 minutes limit
  • great web browser
  • standard 3.5mm jack and a miniUSB connector
  • 256MB memory card, data cable and stereo handsfree in the package

Main disadvantages

  • only 26 MB internal memory
  • the phone is extremely susceptible to fingerprints
  • joint toughness makes opening a bit difficult and less comfortable
  • uncomfortable keypad
  • switch-off button is unreachable when the phone is open
  • the phone does not open full if earphones or data cable is plugged in
  • no Wi-Fi or HSDPA
  • camera image quality is below average
  • music player constantly runs in background
  • Bluetooth does not support A2DP profile

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Nokia N76 in black and red

Not so long ago phones with open OS, the so called smartphones, were significantly bigger than standard feature phones. And it was just size that would often deter users from purchasing a smartphone. Nowadays, however, smartphones are slowly assuming the dimensions of standard phones. The new Nokia N76 – the first slim clamshell based on Symbian S60 is a brilliant example of this trend.

Tracing RAZR

A single glimpse at the elegant curves of the new Nokia N76 reveals clearly and immediately that the Finns have drawn from the experience of the competition. N76’s design unmistakably resembles elements of Motorola RAZR, which was the first mobile of a slim clamshell body featuring a flat etched keypad. Along with these two characteristics Nokia has also adopted the famous Motorola “chin” naturally associated with RAZR. Anyway, Nokia has given N76 a real flashy look. The phone is attractive and stands out among other smartphones.

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Nokia has drawn from the experience of Motorola

In dimensional aspect Nokia N76 is an above-average clamshell. It is bigger than common phones (106.5 x 52 mm), but also extremely slim – its thickness is mere 13.7 mm. The phone weighs 115 grams. Nokia N76 is going to be offered in two color versions: a decent black one that will surely catch the fancy of gentlemen and a more attractive red one that will definitely be preferred by ladies. The model we have been testing is black. It features a lot of plastic elements that look rather cheap, which does not respond to a high-class phone. Nokia N76 deserved more steel. Yet, the real disaster is somewhere else: the awful susceptibility of the phone to fingerprints, visible on its entire surface: on the black matt plates, on the protecting glass of the external display, on the silver band winding the phone… In other words, cleaning is going to be a full-time job for the N76 owner.

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Slimness follows the latest fashion trends • buttons beneath the external display • the external display is hidden behind protecting glass

Although the external display is active and is TFT, its legibility behind the glossy cover is poor. Legibility is especially limited under direct sunlight. The good news is that it displays 262K colors on a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels. Beneath the external display you will find three easy-to-manage keys controlling the music player and the FM radio. Their legends are illuminated. There are more external keys on the right side of the phone: a dual volume control key, a camera release button, and a key for an instant view of the last image made. A tiny connector for the charger is also situated here.

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Three control elements on the right side • charger connector is almost invisible • the “chin” including the loud speaker

The standard jack is always welcome

The rest of the connectors are on the top of the phone body: a standard protected miniUSB connector and a standard 3.5 mm jack (a very unusual, but welcomed decision on behalf of Nokia, as this connector permits users to plug into the phone any type of headphones). The last element on the top of the phone is the on/off button, which can also be used for changing ringing profiles. Situating a major part of the connectors on the top of the body was not a happy solution, though, because plugging a device in them limits opening. Another inconvenience is the inaccessibility of the on/off button when the phone is open, which makes changing ringing profiles impossible too. The bottom of the phone only features an eye-let for a wrist band and a handsfree slot.

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3.5mm jack, miniUSB connector and switch-off button on the top of the phone • the cap of the memory card slot does not stick perfectly

As usual, a great part of the rear plate consists of the battery cover that also incorporates the “chin”. It is made of trivial plastic material and is not easy to remove. In the bottom of the battery cover you will see a rubber stub, which prevents the phone from sliding on even surfaces. Nokia N76 has a Li-Ion battery of moderate capacity (700 mAh). A single charge is said to provide the phone with enough energy for 165 minutes of talk time or 204 hours on stand-by. In reality, Nokia N76 requires charging every 2 to 3 days.

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Camera is untraditionally situated on the back • accompanied by the LED flash

The SIM card is inserted in an untraditional way: you have to first place it into a yellow drawer and then insert it into the phone body. The 2 megapixel camera, represented by a non-protected lens and a flash LED, is situated above the battery cover. A few millimeters aside you will also see the slot for microSD memory card, whose silver protection cap does not fit nicely (at least in our test unit). An additional 256MB card is enclosed in the retail package. Nokia N76 works great with 1GB memory cards too.

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The battery cover surrounds the entire “chin” of Nokia N76 • the SIM card is first inserted into an uncommon tiny drawer and then into the phone body