Saturday, April 19, 2008

Dow Jones Industrial Index Testing Downtrend Resistance Line

Strong upthrust has propelled the index towards the black downtrend resistance line. Next week may see a test of this line and probable breakout above it. Next resistance will be the red bold line. Failure to breakout above 13000 will result in fall back into trading zone and retest previous trough at 12269.80 . Interesting week ahead.

Stem Cells Lineage

Main article: Stem cell line

To ensure self-renewal, stem cells undergo two types of cell division (see Stem cell division and differentiation diagram). Symmetric division gives rise to two identical daughter cells both endowed with stem cell properties. Asymmetric division, on the other hand, produces only one stem cell and a progenitor cell with limited self-renewal potential. Progenitors can go through several rounds of cell division before terminally differentiating into a mature cell. It is possible that the molecular distinction between symmetric and asymmetric divisions lies in differential segregation of cell membrane proteins (such as receptors) between the daughter cells.[21]

An alternative theory is that stem cells remain undifferentiated due to environmental cues in their particular niche. Stem cells differentiate when they leave that niche or no longer receive those signals. Studies in Drosophila germarium have identified the signals dpp and adherins junctions that prevent germarium stem cells from differentiating.[22][23]

The signals that lead to reprogramming of cells to an embryonic-like state are also being investigated. These signal pathways include several transcription factors including the oncogene c-Myc. Initial studies indicate that transformation of mice cells with a combination of these anti-differentiation signals can reverse differentiation and may allow adult cells to become pluripotent.[24] However, the need to transform these cells with an oncogene may prevent the use of this approach in therapy.

Viewty KU990

  • The Complete Camera Phone
    Following the huge success of the LG Mobile Black Label Series Chocolate and Shine, LG has progressed into the high-technology camera phone category with LG Viewty.
  • View the Next Technology
    5 Megapixel Camera, 3 Inch Touch Sensitive Screen, High Speed Video Recording (120 FPS), Auto and Manual Focus, ISO 800 and SmartLight


  • Capturing the best moment even in low light
    Increasing the ISO standard to 800 and including SmartLight™ technology users can capture better pictures in low light without the artificial glare of the flash.
  • 5.0 MP Camera certified by Schneider-Kreuznach
    LG Viewty’s 5 megapixel camera is capable of taking clearer and more vivid images with its high-resolution capturing technology.
  • Manual & Auto Focus, Face Tracking Focus
    LG Viewty not only includes the conventional auto focus function, but for the first time in camera phone history, it offers a manual function that enables users to focus independently.


Camera phone
5.0 Mega pixel auto / manual & auto focus camera with Xenon Flash

103.5 * 54.4* 14.8 mm
3.0-inch 262K TFT-LCD, 240x400 (WQVGA)
RF Band
HSDPA (3.6Mbps), WCDMA, Tri-band (GSM/GPRS/EDGE)
1.2 (A2DP)
Memory Slot
Micro SD 2Gb
Weight (g)
Battery Capacit..
1000m Ah, LI-Ion (inner pack)
Yes (2.0)

LG gets smart with the KS20

Asian launch of LG’s first Windows Mobile ® 6 smartphone in Singapore

• Fully Integrated HSDPA Technology with 3.6Mbps downloads
• 2.8” Wide LCD, full flat Touch Screen and Stylish & Slim look (12.8mm)
• Microsoft’s Windows Mobile® 6, Push E-mail, WiFi connectivity

LG Electronics, a worldwide technology leader in mobile communications has today announced the launch of its first Windows Mobile ® 6 smartphone in Asia – the LG KS20. Designed to provide an enriched mobile internet experience in a slim and stylish device, the LG KS20 smartphone features a full complement of multimessaging and multimedia functionality including push email, instant messaging, video calling and even an inbuilt FM radio. The LG KS20 also provides unsurpassed flexibilities in wireless connectivity options with built-in WiFi and support for HSDPA (high speed downlink packet access) wireless broadband at speeds of up to 3.2Mbps.

“LG’s first Windows Mobile®-powered smartphone integrates the latest in connectivity and productivity technologies in a compact and slim device,” said Mr. Jae Bae, Managing Director of LG Electronics Singapore. “The innovations found in the LG KS20 – together with its cutting edge design - have made it a compelling device for individuals that want to balance work and leisure while on the go, further extending LG’s leadership in next-generation 3G mobile devices.”

Appealing to those who admire a phone for its design as much as its features, the glossy KS20 has a 2.8” LCD flat touch screen with an intuitive touch system that users can navigate and input instructions with a stylus as well as with their fingers. Slim and sleek at only 12.8mm thin, the LG KS20 further integrates a 2 megapixel camera, MP3 playback, Bluetooth 2.0, Cursive script recognition, WiFi connectivity, 128MB internal memory, Micro SD external memory support and video calling.

Customers can also appreciate the LG KS20’s full complement of office productivity applications from Microsoft®, such as Outlook®, Office, and Windows Live™ for Windows Mobile. Productivity users will be able to sync with Microsoft® Exchange out-of-the-box, create and edit Word and Excel documents, as well as view PowerPoint presentations.


 Video Telephony: 2.0 Mega Pixel + VGA videoconferencing Camera
 3.6Mbps HSDPA Capability
 Full-Touchscreen and 2.8” Wide Flat LCD Screen
 Natural Handwriting Recognition
 Internet Environment: Windows Mobile 6/Windows Live/Windows Media DRM Playback
 MMS/Push E-mail/Java/WAP2.0
 Bluetooth 2.0 / MP3 Player
 MicroSD External Memory
 128MB Internal Memory
 FM Radio

 Radio Bands: HSDPA (3.6Mbps), WCDMA, Tri-band (GSM/GPRS/EDGE)
 Display: 240 x 320(QVGA), 2.8”, 262K TFT-LCD
 Dimensions: 99.5mm x 58mm x 12.8mm
 Talk Time/Standby Time: 4hr/400hr
 Battery: 1050mAh
 Weight: 92.5g

For more information,
Please visit LG-KS20 Microsite:

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications, employing more than 82,000 people working in over 110 operations including 81 subsidiaries around the world. Comprising four business units -- Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media with 2006 global sales of US $38.5 billion -- LG Electronics is the world’s largest producer of CDMA handsets, air conditioners, optical storage products, DVD players.

LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company (LG) is a leading producer of UMTS (WCDMA), CDMA and GSM handsets. LG draws upon its cutting-edge technology and innovative handset design capabilities to create a higher quality mobile environment for its customers around the world. With a total range of wired and wireless solutions, LG is rapidly expanding its presence and market share in the global mobile industry. For more information, please visit

About LG Electronics Asia
Based in Singapore, LG Electronics Asia is the Asia-Pacific regional headquarters for LG Electronics Inc, a major global force in consumer electronics, home appliances & mobile communications. It serves as a "center of excellence" for service, human resource, supply chain operations and brand marketing for LG’s Asian operations outside of Korea, in South Asia, South East Asia, and Oceania. The new Asia Regional HQ, with the injection of senior management and regional operational expertise, signifies LG’s efforts to take its business to the next level and strengthen LG’s goal for 2008 to redefine itself as a premium international brand and a global top-three company across all business categories.

About LG Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd
LG Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd. is a fully-owned subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., the pioneer and market leader of the Korean electronics industry for over four decades. In recognition of its vision of bringing great design to category defining products, and its fast-growing market appeal in Singapore, LG Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd is a recipient of leading local and international industry accolades such as the Red dot Design and GfK No. 1 Awards. For more information, please visit

LG KS20 review: Fashion Pocket PC

With the highly successful KE850 Prada and KU990 Viewty, it's a point taken for LG - users just love their touchscreen handsets with big displays and no keypads.

Seeing the next in line was only a matter of time and last summer's announcement LG KS20 makes a glorious entry running on Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional.

LG KS20 official photos

The new KS20 obviously takes after the prominent KE850 Prada, losing the haute couture ring to its name but adding some Pocket PC depth to the picture. The LG KS20 is a sleek lightweight phone of compact (in Pocket PC terms) dimensions and a large 2.8" QVGA TFT display. The handset has the mere Call and End keys and a joystick on the front - a direct reference to the Prada looks.

LG KS20 views

Key features

  • Custom LG implementation of the UI
  • 2.8" 65K color touchscreen TFT display of QVGA resolution
  • HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
  • 400 MHz Qualcomm MSM7200 processor
  • 128MB RAM and 256MB ROM, microSD expansion slot
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
  • Surprisingly good 2 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • USB to 3.5mm jack adapter
  • Sturdy build, quality casing and compact dimensions

Main disadvantages

  • Can't-keep-clean casing
  • The joystick is too short and hard to operate
  • No reset hole
  • Proprietary LG USB connector
  • Battery fixed to the rear panel
  • Hard-to-pull-out stylus
  • No GPS

Just as HTC are venturing to pitch their handsets beyond the confines of the smartphone segment, the LG are somewhat unwilling to make Windows Mobile Pro the focal point of the LG KS20. They are keen to have the KS20 rub shoulders with the Viewty and the Prada and keep it hush about the Pocket PC in most of their marketing.

By the way, LG have their own personal touch to the Pocket PC platform. With the KS20 we get a custom LG implementation of the user interface. Also to mention is the very useful PSNote application. LG KS20 also brings two very amusing games (at least the Vodafone firmware handset that we tested) and Google Maps. More on this later on.

At this stage, there is only a black version of LG KS20 available, but given the LG approach, a silver version is sure to follow somewhere in the future. We already saw this happening with both LG KU990 Viewty and the LG Prada, which recently got dark silver outfit.

LG KS20 will be standing its ground to a mixed bunch. HTC Touch and Samsung Armani just come to mind on the spur for the fashion and for the smart of it. But we may as well make it a complete Apple and oranges.

The KS20 next to Apple iPhone and LG KU990 Viewty

LG-KS20 GSM Mobile Phone

Enrich Mobile Internet Experience

LG KS20 provides customers with an advanced mobile internet experience with its ’Broadband Mobile Internet’, ’2.8 inch Large Screen’ and ’Intuitive Touch Input,’ and is only 12.8 mm thick. Compatible with highly advanced Broadband Mobile Internet networks, the phone allows users to enjoy the full benefits of 3.6Mbps mobile internet, music downloads, video clips and Windows Live! ™ content, as well as push email.

• 2Mega pixel Auto Focus Camera
- Auto focus, Optical Zoom, Flash
• MP3 Player
- 128MB internal memory + Micro SD external memory card slot (up to 2GB Expandable)
- Windows Media DRM Playback (over 1 million songs from 14 online partners)
- Pluggable 3rd party DRM and CODECs
• Downloadable free applications
- Game, utility, business applications
- Auctions eBay, MySpace and Google Map Service etc.
• Bluetooth v2.0



Video MMS


Predictive Text Input (T9)

Basic Specifications


RF band900/1800/1900

Dimension [LxWxD] (mm)99.8 x 50.6 x 13.8

Weight with Batt. Standard (g)118

Standard Battery, Max (mAh)800 mAh,Li-on(Inner Pack)

Stand-by Time, Max (hrs)280 hour

Talk Time (hrs)2hr 40min

Vibration Alert

SIM Toolkit




WAP (version)●(2.0)

Download/Save as Support

Data Connectivity

USB/PC Sync●/●



Phonebook (# of names)●(1000)


Wallpaper/Screen Saver●/-

Picture/Ringtone Downloading●/●

Advanced Features

Java (version)●(MIDP 2.0)

MIDI (palyphonic)●(40)

Key Tone Effect

Built-in Game (# of games) / Java Game (data CD)●(2)/●


Image/Video Capture●/●

Camera●(2M, AF CMOS)

Internal Memory (MB)Over 50M Byte

External Memory (MB)

Voice Memo



Enrich Mobile Internet Experience

LG KS20 provides customers with an advanced mobile internet
experience with its ‘Broadband Mobile Internet’, ‘2.8 inch Large
Screen’ and ‘Intuitive Touch Input,’ and is only 12.8 mm thick.
Compatible with highly advanced Broadband Mobile Internet
networks, the phone allows users to enjoy the full benefits of
3.6Mbps mobile internet, music downloads, video clips and
Windows Live! ™ content, as well as push email.
Application of the 2.8 inch large screen allows you to have an easy-to-use mobile internet environment which
is just the same as that of a PC screen. Also, the landscape function provides you with the optimum
convenience to enjoy video clips.
A completely flat touchscreen, a perfectly stylish and slim design and a fluent and direct interaction further enhances your mobile internet convenience.
With LG KS20, you can enjoy your mobile internet experience anywhere at any time.

Faster means more

Faster means more

  • - Broadband Mobile Internet
  • - Fast Music Download
  • - Seamless Video Streaming
  • - Push Email
Enhanced Usability

Enhanced Usability

  • - 2.8 inch Large Screen
  • - Intuitive Touch Input
  • - Natural Handwriting Recognition
Microsoft OS & Windows Mobile 6

Microsoft OS & Windows Mobile 6

  • - Microsoft Windows Mobile 6
  • - Windows Live Support
  • - Customized UI for Mobile
Stylish & Slim Design

Stylish & Slim Design

  • - Pitch Black
  • - Full, Flat Touch Screen (Minimal Design)
  • - Slim Dimension - 12.8 mm thick
Advanced feature

Advanced feature

  • - 2Mega pixel Auto Focus Camera
  • - MP3 Player
  • - Downloadable free applications
  • - Bluetooth v2.0