Vertu – Luxurious and Most Expensive Mobile Phone Handsets

Vertu brand is considered to be one of the most expensive mobile phone handsets in the market. Vertu is a subsidery brand of Nokia which is a finnish company. The handsets of Vertu are usually either gold platted or both gold platted with original diamonds on it. Expensive stones are used in making of the sets including, Diamonds, Rubies, Sapphire, etc. and also leather is used for their casings. All the handsets are hand-made. The most expensive handset of Vertu was called Vertu Signature Cobra which costed US$310,000 and the regular handset is called Signature Diamond which costs around US$88,000.

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Nokia to leave Japanese Market

Nokia has today announced that they will now leave the market of Japan and will not sell or market any nokia product in Japan. Nokia claimed that the sales in Japanese market of the past years is not what they were expecting. To give a little clearer picture of what they meant by withdrawing from Japan means that only their sale and marketing of new nokia products will not be made in Japan anymore. Whereas the Nokia’s luxury mobile phone brand Vertu (Vertu brand is counted among the most expensive mobile phone sets) will still be sold in the Japanese mobile market. On the other hand the research and development process will also remain in Japan.

Timo Ihamuotila, the executive vice president of Nokia made the following statement: “In the current global economic climate, we have concluded that the continuation of our investment in Japan-specific product variants is no longer sustainable.”

Nokia N95 Slider Fix

I bought a new Nokia N95 after bringing the box home I opened the set and was like, what the hell? The top slider of Nokia 95 was lose from the right side. When you tap the slider from the right side it gives the click-click sound and is pretty much lose. Then, I was told that Nokia N95 Slider has a manufacturing fault.

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LG to make HD Video Camera Cell Phone

According to LG, the future of HD video, mobile phone cameras, and the point-and-shoot varietals couldn’t be more, well, the same. At a round table event in London this past week, the company hyped up convergence between the industries, and used its camera-happy KC-910 to show why there is no reason why mobiles should not overtake or absorb digital cameras in the near future. When one looks at what the KC-910 (aka Renoir) will bring to the cell phone market, it’s hard not to agree. As we’ve detailed here before, this “phone” comes equipped with an 8-megapixel cam with a Schneider-Kreuznach lens and xenon flash. ISO is rated up to 1600, and it also does VGA video at 30fps as well as high-speed 120fps filming (at QVGA resolution).

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Google Audio Indexing (aka GAudi)

Google two months ago introduced a new technology in the video search. They are still testing it and that kind of search is only available on the US Political videos.

With Google Labs GAudi, now you dont have to search videos with the title of the video, or tags, instead GAudi searches the AUDIO of the video. It uses the Text-to-Video speech recognition technology. When you search anything with GAudi, Google actually search the words which are spoken inside the video and give you the relavent result.

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RFIDs in New York Driving License

First of all let me tell you what is RFID. RFID is short for Radio Frequency Identification, which is basically a very small chip which is embeded into anything for digital identification system, by anything I mean anything, this anything even includes YOU ­čÖé Yes! even the human beings.

RFIDs are like tags. There is no need for a scanner to be close to the tag to read the data, i.e. and RFID transponder can be read by the RF device from even meters away, or even behind the wall.

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Finally! TDK 6x Blu-Ray Recordable Disc in US

TDK (Imation) finally is launching the first 6x Blu-Ray Discs in US. There will be two kind of capacities of the Blu-Ray Disc.

TDK BD-R – Dual Layer : 50GB/GO (1-6x) BD-R DL
TDK BD-R – Single Layer : 25GB/GO (1-6x) BD-R

I am not sure about the expected price of the 6x BD-R. I have heard that it will be somewhere like $13 for single layer and $34 for the dual layer disc.

Panasonic introduces two new Blu-ray players with BD-Live

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Panasonic Corporation of North America has shown off two new Blu-ray players, the DMP-BD35 and DMP-BD55, at this year’s CEDIA Convention. While both devices offer improvements in video and audio with enhancements such as “True-to-Life Colors” and HD Audio Decoders (Dolby┬« TrueHD, Dolby┬« Digital Plus and DTSTM-HD Master Audio Essential), one of the most anticipated features, for the general consumer, has to be the included BD-Live support.

With a BD-Live capable player and a Blu-ray movie which also supports the feature, viewers can use their Blu-ray player to connect to the internet to download additional subtitles, images related to the movie, and other digital content. In addition to such bonus features, users will also be able to take part in interactive games, including multiplayer games, which are linked to bonus content related to the movie.