In today’s Tech Bytes, the world’s largest cellphone maker is said to release its first laptop（手提电脑） in the US. Nokia starts taking orders on the booklet 3G beginning October 22th.It will run Microsoft’s new Windows 7 software, have a ten-inch screen and a GPS navigation（导航） chip and a 12-hour battery life. The computer will be sold at Best Buy stores and online. It costs 300 dollars with a 2-year broadband contract from AT&T or 600 dollars without that contract.
There is a new version of the popular pocket-size flip video camera. The premium（溢价） version of the MinoHD can record 2 hours of video, double the previous model. It also has a larger screen and a port that lets users plug into an HDTV. The flip software now uploads movies directly to the Facebook in addition to Youtube and Myspace and it has a movie magic mode that automatically arranges video clips into a movie. The camera costs 230 dollars.
Well, it appears digital cameras（摄像机） can’t kill the Polaroid after all. The instant film is making a comeback about 18 months after Polaroid said it would stop producing it. The company’s new owners say that new cameras and film will go on sale some time next year. The film would say thanks in large part to a group of fans, entrepreneurs（企业家） and former Polariod employees who’ve been working since last year to design new film for the instant camera.
Finally, the fan is getting a high-tech makeover. The British inventor of the Bagless Vacuum has come up with a bladeless fan. The Dyson Air Multiplier works by drawing air into its base and enforcing the air out through that ring. Inventor James Dyson says it creates a smooth uninterrupted flow of cooling air unlike a traditional fan with blades that chop the air. But this kind of comfort does not come cheap, a 10-inch model costs 300 dollars.
For information of all these stories, log on the technology pages at the abcnews.com. Those are your Tech Byte, I’m Jerremy Harberd. (本文由在线英语听力室整理编辑)