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iPhone 5 Rumored To Get Dual LED Flash

Recent market rumors have stated that the iPhone 5 from Apple is likely to come with a dual-LED flash. The top candidates for the dual LED are Everlight Electronics, Edison Opto, and Lite-On Technology.

The rumors had begun when reports about Apple indicated that it had reduced its orders for the production of Lumileds high-power LED flash products from Philips and switched orders for LED flashes to Waiwan makers.

Micron’s RealSSD P320h- Fastest In The Industry

Micron has recently introduced the world’s fastest enterprise solid state drive, the RealSSD P320h. The drive uses a single PCI Express slot and comes in 350GB and 700GB capacities. The new drives use 34nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory chips, offering up to 3GB/s of sustained data throughput, which is more than double that of its nearest competitor.

Storage drives are typically measured in terms of input/output operations per second, or termed, IOPS. Micron rates its P320h line at up to 750,000 IOPS for its read speed and up to 341,000 IOPS for its write speed. Micron claims that its IOPs speed is equivalent to what an Exchange server would need to support over 1.5 million Outlook users.

KT Telecom Reveals TAKE Janus KM-S200

The Korean wireless carrier, KT Telecom has just priced the TAKE Janus KM-S200. The TAKE Janus looks similar to the Samsung Galaxy S and is the world’s first 1.5GHz dual-core smartphone. The device runs a tried and true Qualcomm MSM8260 and features 1GB of RAM, as well as a vibrant 4.3″ qHD display, running a resolution of 960 x 540.

The Janus KM-S200 shoots full HD 1080p video and has an eight megapixel camera with an integrated DMB-TV digital tuner. With 16GB of storage, you can be sure to pack your favorite songs in this little device, and a 1.3MP front-facing camera lets you video chat with friends.

HP Recalls Another 162,000 Laptop Batteries

HP has just recalled 162,000 lithium-ion batteries after discovering a product model series that was missing in last year’s worldwide recall, ITNews Australia reports. The laptop batteries were shipped between July 2007 and May 2008 and are prone to overheat and rupture, which may result in fires or burns, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The new model series was discovered on the HP Compaq 6520 and one of the HP Pavilion models. The recent recall of 162K batteries adds to the already 124K previously recalled within the past two years, bringing the total up to nearly 300,000 recalled batteries, ouch!

Sharp Brings Aquos Smartphones To Entire World

We’ve all heard of the Japanese electronics company, Sharp. They have a wide variety of products from home appliances to cell phones and are known to deliver superior products. I am happy to tell you that Sharp has big plans to bring its Aquos Android Smartphone, globally. The electronics giant has already launched three versions of the Aquos series earlier this month (we’ve covered a few), and is planning on bringing these devices worldwide.

The Pantech Vega Racer: World’s Fastest Phone

Pantech, a Korean based company, offers many impressive handheld cellphones, the newest of which is called the Vega Racer, claimed to be the world’s first 1.5GHz dual-core smartphone. The Vega Racer uses Qualcomm’s MSM8660 Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM and an Adreno 220 GPU. The device carries a large 4.3″ LCD screen giving users the simultaneous enjoyment of beauty and brains.

The piece of hardware weighs to be about 4.23 ounces and is 9mm thin. The smartphone features an advanced 8MP rear camera with a 1.3MP front-facing camera and seems to be quite a contender against next-generation smartphones.

Samsung Receives Bomb Scare After Bin Laden’s Death

Shortly after the main news stations had reported on the death of Bin Laden, Samsung Electronics received a bomb threat. The threat was made to the main branch of Samsung in Seoul, Korea. Interestingly enough, the Canadian division of Samsung also received a similar threat. The threat to Samsung in Korea also threatened other targets around Seoul. The targets listed in the the threat were embassies of Turkey, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Syria and Egypt. All the embassies immediately raised security according to reports.

Apple Refuses To Ship iPads To BestBuy?

According to CultofMac, Best Buy has not been releasing their entire shipment of iPads once they have been reaching their sales quotas for the day. This made Apple very angry because the company’s goal is to get everyone an iPad before they either change their mind and get a Motorola Xoom or fall “victim” to a competitor by purchasing one of their tablets. Best Buy has internal quotas that are set for iPad 2 sales, but the quotas do not take in the actual number of iPad 2 sales in the stores.

Rumor: iPhone 5 Will Come This Summer

According to CNN, a South Korean news site has reported that Apple plans to release the iPhone 5 at the end of June. The translation was done by MacRumors site on ETNews.co.kr and the site claims that Apple has confirmed the time frame to be in stores on June 26th. This conflicts the information from Apple’s manufacturer located in China, that the parts have not yet been ordered.

CNN also questions whether Apple would really…

Asus Slams Brakes On Netbook Production

Tablet PCs have taken the portable computer market by storm. Although netbooks are inexpensively priced at around $300, tablet PCs are sexier and deliver quite the statement for those who use it. Asustek Computer noticed a dip in its netbook sales and decided to hold production, aiming at a similar number as Asus’ 2010 sales. Taiwanese manufacturer, Asus, came out with their well known Eee PC about four years ago and have been a key player in the netbook market. Eee stands for Easy to learn, Easy to play, and Easy to work.

Now, Asustek does not expect tablets to…