Thursday, December 7, 2006

100 GB ipod to come soon

With respect to my yesterday's post about 100 GB mobile drive and how it could benefit the IPOD or MP3 or MP4 market.

Here is what in the store for you.

CNET noticed that Toshiba yesterday announced plans to introduce in the early new year a 100GByte hard disk of the size (1.8in) used in iPods - and moved on from there in the knowledge that Apple has traditionally snaffled up the company's latest and greatest mini hard disks to boost the selling power of iPods.Naturally, as usual, Apple was unwilling to comment on any future product launch when CNET asked for its take.

WOOT! It seems we are IN for 100 GB surprise :-)

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Toshiba unveils 1.8" 100 GB hard drive

Great news for the fans of tiny lil Mobile HDD. Toshiba has unveiled a 1.8" 100 GB mobile HDD.
The new model MK1011GAH has two platters, four heads, and can transfer data at 100 MB per second, according to Toshiba. The company also reports a 4200 RPM platter rotation speed, a weight of 59 grams, and dimensions of 54x71x8 mm.

Impressed with the stats? Now here is what in the store. Similarly, another company Hitachi is currently in the final stages of introducing a 250 GB HDD...Thats sounds pretty cool.

You guys must be wondering how does that help me? Well it can improve the capacity of IPODs etc.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Microsoft Launches Vista Officially

On 30th November, Microsoft finally lauched much awaited VISTA in a business conference. It was almost 2 years since it was proposed codenamed as Longhorn and later renamed as Vista.

The launch of Vista has been repeatedly delayed because -- by Microsoft's own admission -- it over-complicated the product. But it now claims the software system makes loading and playing digital music and displaying digital photographs much easier.

Microsoft's chief executive, Steve Ballmer, claimed the company's new launches were "game changing" developments. "We expect that more than 200 million people will be using at least one of these products by the end of 2007," he said. "I believe they signal the beginning of a new wave of innovation that will have an even more profound impact during the next decade."

Does that mean vista can offer more to the gaming communuity. Well they said the same thing when they launched XP, but besides offering Latest Direct X drivers, they didnt do much. In fact screwed up many games after patching XP 2 intial version (it was fucked up if you remember).

As we all know, with micrsoft products being highly utilised by other vendors and game developers. Its very unlikely that we wont switch to VISTA and considering Microsoft sheer hijacking techniques when it comes to distribution, you can imagine all new desktop being VISTA ready before they hit your desk.

eventually Microsoft will leave you only ONE choice, Upgrade to Vista or DIE!