10. Gresso Luxury Phone = £expensive

The Russia based Gresso, is a new entry into the luxury phone market. Their aptly name “Gresso Luxury Phone” is made of gold and African Blackwood. Apparently they will be releasing a collection of five models called the Black Aura collection, and the designer is a “well known” Italian designer. Currently there are two versions of the African Blackwood phone, one with pink gold highlights named the Gresso Blackwood Gold Edition, and one made entirely of African Blackwood. In addition to the two African Blackwood phones Gresso also make a phone made entirely of pink gold named the Gresso Gold phone. Initially, the phones will be on sale only in Russia.

9. Lamborghini 8800 Sirocco from Nokia = $To be announced

The Lamborghini Nokia 8800 Sirocco is another special edition, like the previously launch Aston Martin branded Sirocco. It will ultimately be a standard 8800 Sirocco but with the addition of the famous Lamborghini logo engraved on the font and the back, plus ball bearings from the auto company to in the slider phone mechanism. The Lamborghini phone will be a limited edition with only 500 being made. It will also feature Lamborghini graphics as wallpapers, screensavers, ringtones, and even has a short documentary video about the Lamborghini.

8. Bang & Olufsen (Samsung) Serene = $1,250 (£675)

Bang & Olufsen hooked up with Samsung to design the sleek but unconventional Serene. Its not a bad looking phone and it even has a built-in motor to assist you in opening and closing the phone. It’s not very practical however, requiring a special screwdriver to access the battery and the SIM card, and its circular keypad will take some getting used to. Also, for some strange reason they have positioned the camera lens on the side of the device, which will make it difficult to align snapshots via the viewfinder on the display.

7. Mobiado Professional EM (wood) = $1,900 (£1,027)

The Mobiado Professional EM, is a wood-clad upgrade of their earlier Nokia-based phone that includes a 1.3 megapixel camera, music player, FM radio, Bluetooth, and according to Mobiado it’s the first production phone with Titanium buttons. Only 200 are being made and each one has its limited number engraved on the back. At $1,900 however, you’re still paying an awfully high premium for a fairly basic phone encased in wood!

6. Gold Edition Nokia 8800 Phone = $2,700 (£1,459)

If you have $2,700 to spare, you can now buy the Nokia 8800 in 24K gold. However, be warned, if you think you’ll be getting a better phone for your extra cash, you wont! The features found on the Gold Edition are the standard 8800 features, which are pretty basic. It includes a 0.5 Mega pixel SVGA camera, 64 MB of internal memory, 64 voice polyphonic rigntones, FM Radio, Mp3 Player, video recording and 180 mins talktime. However, the Gold Edition does includes a special edition box and charging dock!

5. Motorola V220 Special Edition = £28,000 ($51,800)

Austrian designer Peter Aloisson, has taken a standard Motorola, studded it with 1,200 diamonds and added a keyboard inlaid with 18 carat gold. The outcome is a £28,000 handset, suitable only for footballers and film stars!

4. Vertu Diamond = $88,000 (£47,567)

The Diamond is Vertu’s premium range of high-end mobile phones. As the name suggests the handsets in the Diamond range are diamond-encrusted handsets made from platinum. Only 200 of the handsets are being produced, the most expensive believed to be worth an estimated £50,000.

3. Sony Ericsson Black Diamond = $300,000 (£162,162)

Apparently the Black Diamond will be available in 2007, not from Sony Ericsson but by a company called VIPN. Initially only 5 unique numered pieces will be available for the unbelievable price of, wait for it… $300,000.
With regards to the specifications, don’t expect anything remarkable for your money. It will have Quad-band with Wi-Fi, an Intel 400Mhz processor running windows mobile 5, and a touch sensitive 2″ screen. It will also include internal memory of 128mb and will come with a 2Gb SD card for external storage, plus a respectable 4 Megapixel camera.
The designer Jaren Goh has used some pretty impressive materials for the build, featuring titane with polycarbonate, mirror-finish cladding and diamonds.

2. Vertu Signature Cobra = $310,000 (£167,567)

Vertu is now taking orders for the Signature Cobra, designed by French jeweler Boucheron, but you had better be quick as only 8 are being made! The Cobra will feature one pear-cut diamond, one round white diamond, two emerald eyes and 439 rubies. Vertu will also be offering a “cheaper” version, ruby free, at $115,000 (£62,162).


1. Goldvish “Le million” = $1,000,000 (£540,540)
A PR stunt it may be, and they surely can’t be expecting to sell any, but the Goldvish “Le million” is officially the most expensive mobile phone in the world, according the Guiness Books of Records. There’s even been talk of a $1.3million phone, but this has fewer diamonds than the Goldvish so I can’t see where the extra expense comes from! The “Le million” is a one off, featuring a blinding 120 carats worth of VVS-1 grade diamonds, according to designer Emmanuel Gueit. If $1 million is out of your price range. the Geneva-based Goldvish also offer several other diamond-encrusted 18k gold models in your choice of rose, yellow, or white, starting at a much more reasonable $25,600 (£13,837)

Top 10 Smallest Cell Phones

If you are looking for the smallest cell phones, here are those (North-American market only) that have the smallest overall volume, calculated by multiplicating height x width x thickness.
* Get a personalized list of your own best phones with this test that easily finds your 5 best phones.

Top 7 Digital Camera Accessories and Extras

Now that you have a great digital camera, you can enhance or improve the experience with many different digital camera accessories. Some (such as a decent camera bag to protect your investment or extra memory cards) are crucial, some (like a good photo printer or tripod) are simply handy. Here is a list of the best digital camera accessories that should be the next on your to-buy list once you get a camera.


Dell scoops up Intel's new 45nm Penryn chips; OLPC sued for patent infringement

The Information Management Roadmap

Grab a coffee and tune in to "The Information Management Roadmap", an original Computerworld webcast on information management. Join Computerworld, SAS, IDC, and others for this on demand Webcast as they explore this important topic.


In this issue:
* Dell scoops up Intel's new 45nm Penryn chips for its workstations
* OLPC sued for patent infringement
* Verizon ships XV6800 smart phone for business pros
* AMD's struggles knock it off Top 10 list of chip makers
* Windows, Linux grow while Unix stays flat (but undefeated)
* Opinion: Tech 'Safe Drivers' Deserve Maintenance Discounts
* IBM sues company for selling fake, flammable batteries
* Unlocked iPhone could go for just $742 in France
* Google to develop electricity from renewable energy
* Toshiba and NEC join forces on 32nm chip research
* Fujitsu unveils 320GB mobile hard drive
* Review: Sony's flash-based notebook -- a road warrior's dream.


Worldwide mobile phone sales grew 15% in Q3 2007

Worldwide sales of mobile phones to end-users in the third quarter of 2007 reached 289m units, a 15% increase from the same period last year, according to Gartner. The top five vendors increased their market shares and accounted for 81,6% of the global market share.
"Even though relatively few models were introduced this quarter, overall sales exceeded expectations. Mobile phone sales were mainly driven by strong performances in Asia/Pacific and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa," says Carolina Milanesi, research director for mobile devices research at Gartner, based in Egham, UK. "The third quarter also saw Samsung gain the No. 2 position, taking advantage of Motorola’s continued weak performance."
Nokia’s mobile phone sales to end-users totalled 110,2m units, reaching a market share of 38,1% in the quarter. This quarter, Nokia not only exhibited the highest year-on-year market share increase, but also raised operating margins thanks to effective cost management and global distribution strategy. This was achieved despite the average price of its phones falling from €90 to €82. The lower average price was linked to the higher proportion of ultra-low cost devices sold in the quarter. Nokia was also the main provider of those devices, as Motorola shifted focus away from them.
Samsung’s sales to end-users reached 41.8m units and saw the vendor gain the No. 2 position as it better managed its channel inventory. Sales of its Ultra Edition II series continued to gain momentum in key markets such as Western Europe, where Samsung reached 21% market share, its strongest performance in the region. "Samsung will have to continue to closely manage its inventory in the last quarter of the year so that it does not start 2008 on the wrong foot," Milanesi says.
Motorola’s sales into the channel remained weak and, with limited surplus stock, sales to end-users were not enough to maintain its No. 2 position. Motorola’s market share dropped by 7,6 percentage points from the third quarter of 2006, relegating the vendor to the No. 3 position. "Motorola today is a pale version of the company it was a year ago," Milanesi adds. Although the Razr2 was well received, and accounted for 900 000 of the overall sales, Motorola needs a much stronger portfolio to return to its former market share.
Sony Ericsson’s positive performance continued in the quarter, as sales reached 25.4m units. As Sony Ericsson built up sales volume and presence in some regions, such as Latin America, it also saw a slight increase in inventory among distributors. "With Sony Ericsson’s change in leadership earlier this quarter, we are hoping that Mr. Komiyama’s expertise of the US market might help Sony Ericsson to make some inroads in what remains the vendor’s weakest point," Milanesi says.
LG sold 20,5m units in the quarter, and reached a market share of 7,1%. it faced stronger competition in markets such as India, where the code division multiple access (CDMA) market has become challenging as operators closed deals with new entrants such as ZTE.
In Asia/Pacific, mobile phone sales rose to 101,8m units, a 26% increase from the third quarter of 2006. India saw the largest growth, reaching 24,5m units during the quarter.
"India’s performance was driven by CDMA phones and fierce competition among operators of global systems for mobile communications (GSM) networks, which stimulated sales of replacement phones and allowed operators to penetrate rural areas quickly," says Ann Liang, principal analyst for mobile devices research at Gartner, based in Taiwan. In mature markets, demand for replacement phones gravitates toward the extremes and sales of mid-tier models flatten out, while those at the high and low ends increased, she adds.
Sales of mobile phones in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa reached 49,6m units in the quarter, a 3,5% increase from the same period last year. Growth in the region remained strong as mobile operators in Africa continued to add new subscribers to their networks. Sales in markets such as Russia and Ukraine picked up slightly compared with previous quarters. In addition, seasonality in many countries of the Middle East helped as sales grew after the Ramadan period.
In Japan, sales to end-users in the quarter were 13,1m units, an increase of 21,8% from the third quarter of 2006. "Japan performed extremely well this quarter, exhibiting one of the strongest performances worldwide. Sales to end-users exceeded sales to the distribution channel by about one million units and excessive inventory that was built up in the second quarter was successfully reduced in the third quarter," says Nahoko Mitsuyama, principal analyst for mobile communications research at Gartner, based in Tokyo.
"Sales of mobile handsets to end-users in Latin America reached 32,2m units in the quarter, an increase of 8% from the same period last year. Despite a decline in new subscribers, aggressive technology migrations and healthy upgrade and replacement sales helped to maintain the market’s overall performance this quarter," says Tuong Nguyen, analyst for mobile devices research at Gartner, based in Arlington, Virginia. Brazilian operator Vivo continued to make notable progress with its CDMA-to-GSM migrations, helping the vendor more than double its number of GSM subscribers this quarter.
The North American handset market continued to exhibit strong growth. Sales to end-users reached 45m units in the quarter, a 10,3% increase from the same period in 2006. "The Apple iPhone was a major catalyst for AT&T’s performance this quarter, as it drove customers into AT&T stores. Apple iPhone sold more than one million units in its first quarter," says Hugues De La Vergne, principal analyst for mobile devices research at Gartner, based in Dallas, Texas. The quarter also showed sales of significant new products from major vendors, in preparation for what Gartner predicts should be a record fourth-quarter holiday season.
Sales of mobile phones in Western Europe reached 47.2m units, a 14.9% increase year-on-year. Even though only a small number of new models were launched in the third quarter, replacement sales remained strong. New connections continued to exhibit growth, up by 2,3% from last quarter, driving average penetration in the region to 115% and reached more than 100% penetration in all countries except France. "We expect the fourth quarter to be particularly strong in terms of shipments, as new models from key players such as Nokia and Sony Ericsson will arrive well in time for Christmas. The long-awaited iPhone will have been on sale since early November in the UK and Germany and available later this month in France," says Milanesi.
"Although the quarter was stronger than we anticipated, we are confident that sales in the fourth quarter will continue to be strong. We expect a quarter-on-quarter growth of at least 10% and, possibly, as high as 15%. This would result in worldwide mobile phone sales for 2007 being in line with our expectations of 1,134bn units or slightly higher," concludes Milanesi.

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Apple Mac Pro RAID Card is an SAS controller

Apple, probably because they don't offer SAS hard drives as standard or add-on for their MacPro machines, neglected to mention that the SATA RAID card they are selling for their MacPros is also a SAS RAID card.

AS configurations offer much more speed and different network configuration options than SATA.Thanks to Flickr user Trancepriest who points out that Apple's uber-expensive $999 SATA RAID (Revision 1306) card is also a reasonably-priced SAS card. It turns out that if you plug in a few 10,000 or 15,000 RPM SAS hard drives into the motherboard, you'll be grooving along with some pretty seriously fast hard drive access. Our new friend, Mr. Trancpriest is rocken 1.78Tb of it.

Nowhere in the description on Apple's web page (pasted below) does it mention this functionality. Likely, Apple isn't going to let this power go to waste. Expect to see product announcements in the near future that take advantage of this functionality. See ten more things we'd love to see in the next MacPro.
For those of you who need a refresher on Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) versus SATA RAID, hit up Wikipedia. Apple's SATA RAID card description:

The Mac Pro RAID Card offers improved storage performance and data protection to your Mac Pro system — up to 304MB/s of sequential read performance in RAID 0. Ideal for video and creative professionals with demanding storage needs as well as for tower server applications, this hardware RAID option supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 0+1, and Enhanced JBOD. It has 256MB of cache and an integrated 72-hour battery for protecting the RAID cache. The card occupies the top PCI Express slot (slot 4) and connects to the four internal drive bays.
To enable your Mac Pro for hardware RAID, install the Mac Pro RAID Card and two or more hard drives in bays 1 through 4. Each RAID level has minimum requirements for the number of

hard drives:
RAID Level
Drive Requirements
Enhanced JBOD
One to four drives
A non-RAID configuration with the ability to migrate to a RAID set at any time
RAID 0 (striping)
Two to four hard drives
Maximum performance and capacity for the most demanding I/O requirements
RAID 1 (mirroring)
Two hard drives
Maximum protection for critical data
Three or four hard drives
Data protection, up to 199MB/s of sequential read performance, and efficient capacity utilization
RAID 0+1
Four hard drives
A mirror of striped drive pairs providing performance and data protection
The Mac Pro RAID Card supports the creation of multiple RAID sets in a system and multiple volumes per RAID set. For optimal disk utilization in a RAID set, all hard drives should be the same size. Using Apple’s RAID Utility software (included with Mac OS X v10.5), you can migrate the drives into a RAID set without reinstalling Mac OS X or reformatting the drives, and you can customize your RAID volumes to meet your exact requirements.
Please note: The Mac Pro RAID Card occupies the top PCI Express expansion slot (slot 4).

Face social Network's Risk

November 05, 2007 -- Starting this month, Skype Ltd., the voice-over-IP division of eBay Inc., and MySpace, News Corp.’s popular social networking site, will begin a service that will let the 110million MySpace members who have Skype accounts call one another with the click of a button in an online profile. That news raised a red flag for Don Montgomery, vice president of marketing at Akonix Systems Inc. in San Diego. He says IT has to be wary of young workers bringing social networking activities to the office. Why? Because Skype opens ports to the Internet with an encrypted data stream, so IT can’t know what the traffic is. And it may not just contain idle chatter by bored kids in their first jobs. Montgomery points to various Skype-specific malware programs that do everything from stealing passwords to turning PCs into spam bots. He says it’s vital for companies to develop and effectively communicate policies about technologies like Skype and “then enforce the policy with some measure of technology” — including Akonix’s own security appliances, natch — that can identify and shut down things such as the Skype protocol.

Don MontgomeryKM Could KO Compliance With the first baby boomers trundling off to retirement, companies are using knowledge management (KM) systems to capture their wisdom for the future generations of workers, says analyst Jim Murphy at AMR Research Inc. in Boston. That will help spur 16% growth in KM technology in 2008 compared with this year, he forecasts. One technology that companies are evaluating is internal social networking — in part, Murphy says, because younger workers expect to use it on the job. But compliance and privacy issues might arise as a result, he says. “Kids are not taught about compliance and privacy in school,” he warns. They are “looser” with information than is considered good business practice and are apt to post information that ought not to be public to a social network, internal or external, Murphy notes. Perhaps discretion should be core to the wisdom that departing boomers bequeath.

Oracle Users Embrace Open-Source Systems At next week’s gathering of Oracle aficionados at OpenWorld in San Francisco, Ari Kaplan, president of the Independent Oracle User Group in Chicago, will present some interesting data about open-source usage culled from the group’s annual survey of its 21,000-plus members. He says one thing is certain: Open source continues to gather momentum among members. About 13% of the survey respondents said that in 2007, the “majority” of their companies’ applications were running atop open-source tools such as Linux, Apache and JBoss, vs. 9% last year. However, while a vast majority of Oracle sites also ran apps that use open-source databases such as MySQL, Postgres and Oracle Express, Kaplan points out that “they’re tiny by comparison.” That is, 81% of those open-source databases were a puny 1GB to 50GB in size and mostly used in noncritical environments, whereas Oracle databases average between 500GB and 1TB and are vital to a company’s business. Although Kaplan expects open source to continue to make inroads into Oracle sites, he doesn’t foresee them displacing mission-critical Oracle deployments. “They’re three to five years ahead of open source” in technology, Kaplan concludes. He cites Oracle 11g’s ability to compress data within a database and its Database Vault and Audit Vault tools that support compliance initiatives.

Computer Deal of the Week

With the Thanksgiving holiday and the following Black Friday retailer specials coming, retailers are a bit more reluctant to make huge savings and specials. That made selecting a deal quite difficult for this week. There was also the issue that most of the advertised deals this week are only valid till Wednesday. Because of this, I instead am featuring a clearance offer.
NewEgg is offering a great deal on a the Sony VAIO VGN-C250N/B notebook for only $1100. This system kind of falls between an ultraportable and thin and light notebook. The 13.3" screen keeps it quite small and portable, but it still weighs 5 pounds that put it well above he weight of an ultraportable. It is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 processor with 2GB of memory, 160GB hard drive and DVD burner. Unlike most notebooks though, it uses the Vista Business operating system. This makes it a great notebook for a business person looking for a highly compact but powerful system.

Disclaimer: This offer was generated by the retailer in question and may contain rebates or other conditions on the purchase of the item. Be sure to thoroughly read any disclaimers by the retailer and manufacturer before purchasing.

Types of Viruses

your guide to Antivirus Software, resources providing information on the types of viruses as well as the platforms they affect.

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Windows Update Errors - Solved

Given the critical severity of unpatched vulnerabilities, one would think Microsoft would leave no stone unturned in ensuring every Windows user had reliable, easy access to Microsoft security patches. But just Google "Windows update errors" and you'll find there's no shortage of users frustrated by their inability to access Windows updates. One of the most ubiquitous error conditions is error number 0x8024402C. The error is so common, there are dozens of websites devoted to troubleshooting the issue, with little success.

Fortunately, there is an easy way to resolve these common Microsoft update errors. Use the free WindizUpdate service from a non-Microsoft browser. Supported browsers include Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, Mozilla Firebird, Opera, and K-Meleon. Not only does WindizUpdate work extremely well, it also works extremely fast - much faster than accessing Microsoft updates directly. In fact, in the ten minutes it takes for Microsoft updates to finish "Checking for the latest updates for your computer...", WindizUpdate can have your entire system patched.
As Martha would say, it's a good thing.

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Sample Curriculum Vitae - International

Name: Ollman Mohd. Kishk

To increase the shareholder value and maximizing profit by improving the operational efficiencies and maximum utilization for the available resources.

Keys of success:
Integrity & Ethics
Continuous Improvement

3rd Ind. city RiyadhP. O. Box 9999913333Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Phone: +99999.1111111 (Ext. 999)Phone (Evening): +9999.2222222Mobile: +999.3333333Fax: +99999.4444444E-Mail: mail@mail.com

To find a challenging position to meet my competencies, capabilities, skills, education and experience.

Resident of:
Saudi Arabia
Birth date:
14 Jan, 1973
Marital Status:
Number of Dependants:1

September 2005 -Present:
Production ManagerGulf Hygienic Industries LTD2ed Industrial City - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 1.Establishes production standards of efficiency, minimum wastages and maximum utilization of resources (machines, raw material and manpower). 2. Supervise production processes to ensure implementation of company standards. 3. Prepares annual production plans and obtains approval of Director of production. 4. Coordinates with Sales Managers to: a. Plan production capacities according to yearly sales projections. b.Monitor production vs. sales to review production schedule accordingly. Ensure enough replenishments of finished goods supply. c.Applay effective modification on production plan for timely production of special orders or promotional items. 5. Coordinates with procurement officers to ensure smooth supply of raw materials. 6. Establishes quality control standards and procedures. Ensures strictly adherence to those standards. 7. Supervises machines maintenance programs. Recommends machines modifications if needed. Ensures smooth supply of spare parts. 8. Prepares annual manpower plan. Makes sure all vacant positions are filled in coordination with personnel manager. 9. Coaches and trains production staff prepares on job training programs. Evaluate performance of staff, recommends promotion, additional training or termination. 10. Prepares employees safety procedures and makes sure that these procedures are enforced.

December 2004:
Middleham University, United StatesMasters, MBA by Distance Learning

November 2004:
Hilal Conferences & Exhibitions, Dammam, Saudi ArabiaCertification/Diploma, The Annual Insulation Conference 2004

Years practiced

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