September 16, 2008
Products and Services
New Brand Studio is a new consumer product line from Dell that it says is designed inside and out for self-expression and creative living. The first Studio products are two distinctively styled laptops, the Dell Studio 15 and Dell Studio 17. Inspired by the Inspiron portfolio, the Studio laptops offer several custom color options that customers can pair with optional color-coordinated Dell accessories and peripherals such as backpacks, slip covers, mice, and ear buds. In addition to their sleek designs, striking visual color elements and personalization options, the laptops feature standard built-in Web cams, capacitive touch media control buttons, slot load drives, built-in mobile broadband and either a 15-or 17- inch high-definition LCD display. The new brand also introduces unique user interfaces such as the Dell Dock, a task-based application organizer that places the most frequently accessed programs front and center. Additionally, Dell Video Chat, a one- click video and voice communication program, helps families and friends stay connected with features such as four-way PC-to-PC phone calling and video e-mail. Dell Inc., Round Rock, Texas.
Sprint Gets "Touchy" Over iPhone
Samsung introduces the Instinct for Sprint customers who love the sleek and stylish touchscreen experience offered with Apple's iPhone but not the idea of switching wireless service providers to enjoy it. The Instinct is Sprint's first EV-DO Rev A consumer-centric device designed to leverage the vast majority of Sprint's upgraded Mobile Broadband Network. The new technology of the upgraded NOW network increases peak download and upload data rates. Key features of the Instinct include access to the Sprint Music Store and Sprint TV; a slim and fashionable design with integrated speakerphone, a 2.0 MP camera and video camcorder. Sprint Mobile e-mail provides easy access to home and work e-mail services such as AOL, Yahool, Gmail, Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes Domino. Additional features include SMS text messaging, visual voice mail, a customizable favorites menu and a Speech to Action feature. The device is stereo Bluetooth-enabled, offers GPS navigation with audible and visual turn-by-turn driving directions and includes a 2 GB MicroSD memory card. The slim touchscreen device weighs 4.5 oz. and measures 2.2- x 4.6- x 0.5-inches. The included 1000 mAh Li-Ion battery provides up to 5.75 hours of continuous talk time. A battery cell charger comes included, along with an AC charger, carrying case with stylus, a USB cable (charge capable), a 3.5mm headphone set with microphone and Sprint Media Manager software. Sprint Nextel, Reston, Va.
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