Microsoft Windows 7 Features and Pricing

The Microsoft Windows 7, set to launch on 22 October 2009 world wide. The worldwide upgrade option programme is due to begin on 26 June. Those who want to upgrade to Windows 7 on a older PC will pay a reduced price for the software. Stand alone versions of Windows 7, that can run on more than one PC, will also be available.

Anyone outside Europe buying a new PC between now and then – running Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate – will get the chance to upgrade the operating system on it, at no cost, to Windows 7. While Microsoft will not charge for the upgrade, some PC makers may impose a fee to ship disks with Windows 7 on them to customers. Microsoft will make an upgrade offer to buyers of new PCs but will send them a full version of the software rather than an upgrade version.

The upgrade option was not available, Microsoft said, because it was trying to comply with European competition regulations. Microsoft has said that Windows 7 will be offered in Europe without the Internet Explorer browser on board.

The preferred remedy for Europe he said, was to offer users a screen when they first switch on Windows 7 that gives them a choice between IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera.

In Europe the full version will cost the same as an upgrade version. In the UK the upgrade version of the Home Premium edition of Windows 7, available to those with an existing Windows license, will be £79.99. By contrast buying this in a shop, and which can be installed on more than one machine, will cost £149.99.

The New Toshiba laptops are launched in India

Today Toshiba has launched new notebooks in India. The new Artfull range consists of four mainstream laptops and two mini laptops. Toshiba has designed these notebooks with elements like Chrome hinges, Borders, In-Mould Rolling patterns and textured surface.

The two mini notebooks include different versions of NB200 notebook. One of these comes in Cosmic Black Color with Fusion Stripes and the other with Satin Brown color.

The 10.1-inch Wide LED backlit screen bearing mini notebooks feature Intel Atom processor (1.6GHz N270/1.66GHz N280) paired with Intel 945GSE chipset. It is Preloaded with Windows XP and these mini notebooks feature 3D-acceleromter for detecting free falls, shocks or vibrations to send HDD turn off signals.

The other features include:

* Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR.
* WiFi (802.11 b/g) with missing support for draft N and Ethernet port.

Toshiba boasts of a unique USB 2.0 port that performs Sleep-and-Charge function, usable for charging cellphones and other portable devices. Both mini NB200 notebooks boast of a 3.5 hour battery life. Here one can add up to 160GB HDD which is kind of surprising, as netbooks usually support up to 250GB HDD storage.

All new Toshiba notebooks are available within the price range of Rs. 22, 990 to Rs. 53, 490, excluding taxes.

Tata Motors launched Jaguar and Land Rover Model Car in India

Tata Motors -the country’s top automaker launched its marquee car brands Jaguar and Land Rover in India. Earlier it had acquired car brands Jaguar and Land Rover from the US car maker Ford.

Tata group chief Ratan Tata told reporters, here announced the launch. It’s has been a quite memorable day in the history and heritage of Tata Motors. JLR has been well received and well established in India but over the years this brand has been disconnected from India.

Tata said now we have decided to extend the penetration of the two brands in India adding the two brands would give Indian public an opportunity to experience the “pleasure of driving the superior technology. The cars will exhibit the levels of technology and levels of performance.

Flying car will be unveiled sooner than we Anticipated in 2011

A flying car will be unveiled sooner than we Anticipated. An American company Terrafugia Transition, based near Boston, is set to unveil the dual-purpose car-cum-plane vehicle called ‘The Flying Car’ as early as 2011. The two-seater vehicle can let you fly if you wish to avoid the congested city traffic.

If you want to drive on the road, just touch the road. The vehicle will fold up its wings in 30 seconds and transform itself into a car. The Flying Car can travel up to 725 kilometres in the air at a speed of more than 115 kilometres per hour. Fuelled by gasoline, it has front wheel drive on the road and a propeller for flight. With its wings folded, it can be parked in your ordinary car garage.

The CEO of the company told Canadian TV (CTV) network here that they have successfully test-flown “The Flying Car” as many as 28 times. The tests have shown that the vehicle can drive, fly and switch from being a plane to a car in just 30 seconds. Testing has been very successful. Now we have got a very good handling vehicle and our test pilot said that the flights were just remarkably unremarkable. He said this miracle vehicle will ease problems for pilots who currently face problems like weather which sometimes doesn’t allow them to take off or land. This vehicle allows a pilot any time, if the weather changes, to divert to the nearest airport, fold up their wings and drive safely under the weather.

The company vice president Richard Gersh said that. the Transition the name for “The Flying Car” is not designed to replace the automobile. However, it will solve transportation issues for a variety of circumstances.

The vehicle will be able travel on ordinary roads. Its initial cost is expected to be around $200,000 (nearly Rs.1 crore), says the company which has already orders for 60 vehicles. The vice president of Terrafugia said that, Our depositors represent a wide-cross section in terms of age, interests, and intended use of the vehicle. We have deposits from both experienced pilots and non-pilots who intend to earn their Sport Pilot certificate.

Opera: Latest report On Mobile Search Arena and its Rapid Growth

The latest report has placed emphasis on the Mobile Search arena where Google still rules the roost. However, there are minor aberrations in specific and linguistically isolated countries like China and Russia, where other search engines like Yandex and Baidu compete head on with Google.

Opera on latest report shows us Mobile Search Shows Rapid Growth. The report consists of a monthly analysis of the trends followed by the users of Opera Mini, Opera’s light weight browser for mobile phones. Other interesting statistics include the fact that Opera Mini now commands a 24.5 million strong user base. This translates to an increase of 8.4 percent over the previous month and 136 percent year on year. All these users generated over 9.6 billion page views. This is a 27 percent increase over the data from May 2008. The traffic too has seen an upsurge with a phenomenal 245 percent growth.

The total data generated by accessing all this content has been pegged at 160 million MB. As most of you might be aware, for faster browsing, Opera Mini servers compress data before transmitting them to your phone. So, in effect, 1.5 Petabytes of data have been served by the Opera Mini servers over the past month.

Indian Opera Mini users seem to like Nokia’s 5130c a lot! That, in fact, happened to be the most used handset from which users have accessed the web using Opera Mini. Others in the top five position include the Nokia N70, n73, 3110C and the Nokia 6300. The only non-Nokia phone to make it to the list is the Sony Ericsson W200i.

India has moved up the rank of countries when it comes to the usage of Opera Mini. India has pushed Ukraine down by a spot. In fact, India has seen a huge 531 percent growth in the number of page views since May 2008. In terms of unique users, the growth is still impressive at 128.9 percent. The top five sites accessed by Indian users include Google, Orkut, Gmail Yahoo and Rediff.

Google’s AdSense On Mobile- Developers earn revenue by displaying Ads in their Apps

Google’s AdSense On Mobile- Developers earn revenue by displaying Ads in their Apps Putting Google AdSense on mobile phones provides the consumers with advertising information they (hopefully) want when they are on the move. With AdSense for Mobile Applications now in beta, Google joins other companies such as AdMob in the push toward in application advertising.

Developers earn revenue by displaying text and image ads in their iPhone and Android apps. The AdSense for Mobile Applications site offers answers to frequently asked questions and a sign-up to participate in the beta. To participate, developers must have an app that’s ready to implement, is free, already gets a minimum of 100,000 page views daily and runs on either Android or iPhone. Google will contact publishers who meet that criteria, and agree to participate for at least three months, on a rolling basis.

A number of partners worked with Google on the trial stages of this project, including Backgrounds, Sega, Shazam and Urbanspoon. Urbanspoon, an application that helps users locate restaurants in their vicinity, offers targeted and related advertising content that enhances the search experience.

Nokia and Vodafone have joined their hands to offer Indian customers a smooth and speedy internet Services

Nokia and Vodafone have joined their hands to offer speedy internet service in India.The service would be starting with Nokia N97 devices and later it would be available on other Nokia make cell phones.

Nokia and Vodafone Essar have collaborated to offer Indian customers a smooth and speedy internet experience on their handsets. This initiative will starts off with the highly exciting Nokia N97 devices. Users will obtain loads of information by accessing the internet with efficient while traveling. The Nokia N97 will enable greater internet connectivity, and hence we are coming up with special data plans to make accessing information on the net easier.

V Ramnath, Director Operator Channels, Nokia India, said that the Internet is now an everyday part of people’s lives, something they can’t live without and devices such as the Nokia N97 give them greater freedom to be always switched on. Customers will enjoy browsing the internet 24×7 on the N97 phone they will obtain an exclusive free data plan for three months. It will provide high speed internet at 2.75G speed and Edge networks.

The Nokia N97 introduces the concept of social location. With integrated A-GPS sensors and an electronic compass, the Nokia N97 mobile computer intuitively understands where it is. The Nokia N97 makes it easy to update social networks automatically with real-time information, giving approved friends the ability to update their status and share their social location as well as related pictures or videos. The home screen of the Nokia N97 mobile computer features the people, content and media that matter the most. Friends, social networks and news are available by simply touching the home screen.

The store offers a collection of applications, games, videos and podcats. It also includes productivity tools, web with location based services and more. It provides paid and free content from a series of global and local content providers and developers. Facebook, Paramount Pictures and Twitter applications are the inclusive content developers and providers. Indian customers in particular will get an option of 50 free to download items by Indian developers under the aegis of Forum Nokia.

This service is expected to be available in India by next week through all Vodafone Stores offering Nokia phones.

T-Mobile “MyTouch 3G- second phone on Google’s Android operating system” Plans to Launch on July

t_mobile-mytouch-3gT-Mobile on Monday announces availability of MyTouch 3G on July, the second phone on Google’s Android operating system. Google first announced Android in 2007. It gives the operating system to manufacturers for free. Google has 5,000 applications available for Android from its network of developers.

It’s the first of 18 new Google-powered phones coming worldwide by the end of the year. Tech and telecom analysts expect Sprint to have an Android phone by year’s end.

T-Mobile has sold 1 million of its first-generation Google phone, the G1. That’s tepid compared with the 21.2 million iPhones sold in the last two years, but T-Mobile says it’s thrilled with the response. It expects the new phone to sell at a faster clip.

The MyTouch is smaller, can sync with Microsoft Outlook and has an improved battery, Andrew Sherrard, T-Mobile vice president Said that we have addressed some of the concerns from customers. The Current T-Mobile customers can order beginning July 8 for delivery later in the month. General retail availability is planned for early August. The touch-screen phone made by HTC sells for $199 with a new two-year contract. T-Mobile will offer a discounted rate for current customers but hasn’t finalized pricing.

T-Mobile’s selling point is personalization, with customizable menus, wallpapers and icons. A new program called Sherpa learns your favorite locations and preferences and makes recommendations accordingly. The phone also has instant access to Google services.

HP launched six latest innovative range of notebooks in India

HP launched six latest innovative range of notebooks in India.

The models are:

* Dv2 series.
* Dv3 series.
* Dv6 series.
* HP Mini 110 series.
* CQ 610 series.
* HP Pro Book.

HP Pavilion dv2:

* The HP Pavilion dv2 Entertainment notebook PC is a sleek notebook weighing 1.64 kg.

* Stimulated  liquid metallic forms, the dv2 series of notebooks feature a 12.1” LED backlit widescreen display along with a lustrous glossy chrome finish.

* The device offers much more power and performance than before.

*The dv2 series starts from Rs 38,490 excluding taxes.

HP Pavilion dv3:

* The HP Pavilion dv3 series possesses a 13.3” diagonal LED widescreen display.

* It features the latest 16:9 widescreen panel, an integrated webcam, dual digital microphones and much more.

* According to the company, the lightweight and sleek device in an HP Espresso Black Imprint offers a host of features including the ultimate mobile entertainment.

* It fits easily into the users’ busy schedules and bag. The dv3 is available at Rs 50,990 without taxes.

HP Pavilion dv6 series:

* The HP Pavilion dv6 series Entertainment notebook PC, it is specially formulated for tech-savvy users.

* The notebook claims to be an absolute entertainment medium.

* It sports the HP Imprint of Espresso Black.

* The moment users turn it on; invisible controls come alive with gleaming radiance.

* The dv6 comes with a price tag of Rs 40,990 plus taxes.

HP Mini 110:

* The HP Mini 110 is designed with an intention to offer information ‘snacking’ and content enjoyment.
* The notebook is devised to provide an enhanced Internet-centric experience.
* It weighs 1.17 kg and features pink chic, black swirl and white swirl imprint finishes.
* The notebook can be purchased at Rs 22,990 plus taxes.

Compaq 610 notebook PC:

* The Compaq 610 notebook PC encompasses a 15.6” diagonal LED-backlit high definition widescreen display with 16:9 aspect ratio.
* It claims to produce brighter images like the HDTV.
* It is even power efficient as compared to regular LCD screens.
* This notebook PC will cost Rs 33,500.

HP ProBook:

* The HP ProBook offers excellent style and enormous features that will fascinate small and medium business users.
* The keyboard’s layout presents visually open and raised keys.
* The range starts from Rs 40,990 plus taxes.

This new range has been conceptualized after extensive research to offer the best digital experience and a variety of options to consumers. HP continuously works to ensure that its product line appeals to new markets, segments and sub-segments.
The latest range of HP notebook PCs would be available via the network of HP stores, multi-brand outlets and other large format retail.

Google Looks to Enhanced its Google Books Search By Making it Social

Google has enhanced its Google Books service with interface refinements and easier sharing options. The preparations under way to start selling e-books online later this year.

Last October, Google resolved complaints about Google Books and is awaiting approval of the settlement by the court and the Department of Justice. Perhaps in anticipation of the end of resistance to its service, Google recently confirmed its intention to become more involved in electronic book selling.

The new book search features introduced Thursday suggest that Google plans to leverage its social infrastructure to faster user engagement and to drive sales.

Google has scanned more than 7 million titles for Google Books. The service offers more than 1.5 million public domain books at no charge to users of Android mobile phones, Apple’s iPhone, and the Internet. It also allows people to search through millions more books sold online and provides links to online stores selling those books.

The new features are the availability of link and embed codes for Google’s online book collection. Just like YouTube users, Google Books users now have access to HTML code snippets that can easily be copied and pasted into blogs or other Web pages to present book content. Other new features include improved search in public domain books, a thumbnail overview of public domain books and magazines, a drop-down menu for easier book navigation, a plain-text view for public domain books, a page turn button and page turn animation, and an improved overview page for listed titles.

By this reader can more easily share pages from books you love, while publisher partners can gain even more awareness across the web to promote their books.