Saturday, December 26

Nokia N97 Launched!

5MP Cam + QWERTY = Joy

The N97 might be one of the most exciting devices Nokia has launched in a long time and it seems like Nokia is hell-bent on taking on HTC, Apple, Sony Ericsson et al.
The Nokia N97 doesn't look anything like earlier leaks have suggested and it's easily the most exciting device Nokia has announced this year.
The design of the N97 might bring your thoughts to the HTC TyTN II as it shares the same slide out keyboard and tiltable display, but the similarities end there. The fascia doesn't look that different from the iPhone, albeit in white and having three buttons instead of a single one.

The specifications are truly awe inspiring,

Saturday, September 26

Top 15 Dream Cars to Possess in 2010

Favourite stylish cars to hit the market, they are prudently stylish to lavish supercars :
Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe
Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe
Aston Marin One-77
Aston Marin One-77
Volvo C30
Volvo C30

Friday, September 4

HTC announced the Touch2

This Windows Mobile 6.5 handset is HTC's reply to Nokia's introduction of three new phones, the N97 Mini, X3 and X6 today. Codenamed Mega, it will be the first smartphone to use the upcoming 6.5 version of Windows Mobile. Other features includes HTC's own TouchFLO overlay with Flash support,

Thursday, August 20

Top 5 Desktop Replacement Laptops

Desktop replacements are one of the largest growing segments in the portable market. These system pack in the features and functions that make them competitive with full sized computers. There are even a lot of specialized multimedia and gaming models. Based on my research and experience, here are the top desktop replacement laptops.

1. Dell XPS M1730

For those looking for a high performance system for gaming, Dell's XPS offers the XPS M1730 laptop. The system is highly customizable to fit to a wide variety of budgets but does offer some superb 3D graphics performance thanks to its ability to run a mobile SLI setup with NVIDIA GeForce mobile graphics processors. They even offer the Core 2 Extreme mobile processor for some of the best processing power available. Of course, the top of the line performance will cost a lot. Dell even makes a specially skinned version for those who play World of Warcraft.

2. Gateway P-173XL FX

If gaming is one of your primary reasons for getting a desktop replacement but you don't want to spend the huge sums for a gaming oriented laptop configuration, check out Gateway's FX series of laptops. The 17-inch P-173XL FX offers a very well balanced system configuration with a very strong GeForce 8800M GTS graphics processor that is even capable of playing 3D games up to the 17-inch screens 1920x1200 resolution. The RAID drive setup helps boost performance and storage space and the wide variety of peripheral connectors lets you hook up just about anything. The only real drawbacks to it are its fairly large size and battery pack that extends out from the case.

Monday, June 1

LG KM900 Arena

LG’s latest touchscreen handset that’s been making waves with their new S-Class User Interface since February of 2009 made its way to our labs before hitting the stores. Yours truly got a crack at the prototype and instead of waiting for a review, when it launches perhaps sometime in June (not confirmed yet), I thought I’d give you a quick preview of the handset. Please understand that this is only a prototype and while I did have a few issues with the handset, it’s very possible that the actual review piece may be perfect. With that in mind I’ll update the preview with a Review when I do get a proper handset so you’ll have to be a little patient guys. Until then here’s what I can tell you about the Arena and its features.

Form Factor
The design is quite typical for a touchscreen handset. Unlike the iPhone its front is designed to be a full touchscreen with the Call Take and end keys and a shortcut option all being touch sensitive. This is quite like the HTC HD’s functionality; the difference is that these keys light up.

Friday, March 13

Samsung Pixon 8MP Touch Screen Camera Phone

The Samsung’s Pixion is here in all its 8 mega pixel camera glory and touch screen wonder. The M8800 Pixon is the latest addition to Samsung’s growing touchscreen range of handsets following the F480 TouchWiz and i900 Omnia.

"Samsung Pixon is made for users who want to experience the best multimedia
entertainment on their mobile phone with the ease of a touch. Right from enjoying music and videos on the 8.1cm wide full touch screen, to high quality image and video capturing, to sharing them with their friends and family, Samsung Pixon offers consumers the real benefit of mobile entertainment,” as per Country Head, Samsung Telecom Division.

The Samsung Pixon features the latest camera functions found in digital cameras, like advanced shake reduction, blink, smile and face detection, panoramic shot, geotagging etc. The photographs taken on the phone can be edited and users can even make a photo memo by scribbling on the photos. The phone also facilitates easy mobile blogging. For scrolling through images, flick control may have been one thing, but the Pixon takers it to a whole new level with what I’m calling ‘tilt-to-scroll’. It also has video recording capability and TV output for both PAL and NTSC systems.

The Pixon is also equipped with –
* a 3.2-inch WQVGA (240 x 400 pixels) touch screen featuring Samsung’s TouchWiz UI with auto screen rotation
* Samsung widgets on the desktop
* DivX, Xvid, mp4 file support
* Music Player with SRS 3D surround sound
* MicroSD card support
* 8MP AF camera with LED flash
* Bluetooth with A2DP and USB 2.0 (micro)

Samsung Pixon is also ideal for enthusiastic gamers as it comes pre-embedded with a host of popular games like Brain Challenge, Diamond Twister and Millionaire-3. Apart from these, users can also enjoy the motion-sensor based game - Tumbling Dice.

The SAMSUNG Pixon is priced at US$550 which is almost US$400 less than the INNOV8. That in mind I’m presuming that there’ll be no 16GB memory card included with this one.

Wednesday, February 18

First Solar Powered Full-Touch Phone

The Samsung "Blue Earth" is made from recycled plastic called PCM, which is extracted from water bottles

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. unveiled the innovative solar powered full-touch screen phone "Blue Earth", alongside Samsung's vision for environmental sustainability. Under the slogan: "The Blue Earth Dream: Eco-living with SAMSUNG mobile", Samsung reinforced its commitment to protect the environment through the design of eco-friendly products and a programme of activities for its customers. It will be showcased at Mobile World Congress 2009 for the first time.

Designed to symbolize a flat and well rounded shiny pebble, Blue Earth is the first solar powered full-touch screen phone. By charging with the solar panel located on the back of the phone, users can generate enough electronic power to call anytime anywhere.

Blue Earth is made from recycled plastic called PCM, which is extracted from water bottles, helping to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions in the manufacturing process. The device, including charger, is free from harmful substances such as Brominated Flame Retardants, Beryllium and Phthalate.

The latest in a series of eco-friendly products, Blue Earth comes with a unique user interface which is designed to draw attention to preserving our fragile environment. Simple to set screen brightness, backlight duration and Bluetooth to an energy-efficient mode, this new user interface allows the user to be energy-efficient with just one click of 'Eco mode'. Through the 'eco walk' function the user can count their steps with an in-built pedometer, calculating how much CO2 emissions have been reduced by walking as opposed to motor transport. This unique function allows user to calculate the value of this footprint through the number of trees that have been saved.

The packaging for Blue Earth is designed to be both small and light, made from recycled paper, and comes with a 5 star energy efficient charger which uses standby power lower than 0.03W. As part of the Voluntary Agreement of European Commission IPP (Integrated Product Policy) pilot program, Samsung has agreed to start using rating on energy consumption on the no-load mode of the mobile device charger.

Sunday, February 15